- Mental Health
Volume 4, Issue 2, September 19, 2013
Our minds or what we call our brain can take us on an unconscious journey into a dreamscape where it could lead a pathway into a spiritual encounter. So is it a spiritual portal? Frankly yes, the mind in its unconscious reality and is a portal to a spiritual place. How many of us dream of our long departed love ones or have encounters of the departed in the spirit world come to us from beyond to tell us something in the dreamscape? I would suppose that a great number or there is about a 99.9% chance of most adults and some children that have experiences in the spiritual world or dreamscape.
Can our brains or minds be provoked or induced into dreaming these spiritual dreams is questionable because, we are human beings that over our lifetime have many behaviors that are learned behaviors that may or may not attribute to the dreamscape of a spiritual nature. Frankly put, it might well be, induced by some circumstance or emotion that we had during the course of the day in inducing or provoking an extraordinary dreamscape.
So could the dreamscape be chemically induced or provoked? Yes, it can. Our bodies produce a chemical called, “Neuron-Peptides” that influence interactions at the synapses of the body on the molecular level or in the bloodstream. The synapses are the major pathways to your major organs or body parts/joints, especially the brain or the mind. Different drugs, stress, desires, and hallucinogenic can induce dreamscapes but the determination of just what types of context in the dream, is questionable, and is not specific to the dreamscape (http://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships/2011/08/the-neuroscience-of-changing-toxic-thinking-or-behavior-patterns/).
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) believed that our lives are intertwined with our subconscious dreamscape, his interpretation of understanding personality is linked with what behaviors we encounter, live, and every action or thought that we have as human beings are linked and intertwined in the subconscious mind; nothing was or is left to chance. Sigmund Freud, made determinations and made dream psychoanalysis of the interpretations of dreams. Our urges, impulses, desires, and undesired stresses are all attributable to the dreamscape. Here is a three category aspects of the mind, in three parts of what Freud psychoanalyzed and made in his interpretation:
Id - centered on primal impulses, pleasures, desires, unchecked urges and wish fulfillment.
Ego - concerned with the conscious, the rational, the moral and the self-aware aspect of the mind.
Superego - the censor for the Id, which is also responsible for enforcing the moral and ethical codes of the ego (http://www.dreammoods.com/dreaminformation/dreamtheory/freud.htm).
With what Freud said about the mind not being void of behaviors and the fact that many of the events that play out in our lives affect our dreamscape is very profound.
So many factors are attributable to our dreamscape. Things that we do not desire are also present in our dreamscape by nightmares that we have. Some nightmares are not only realistic but unrealistic in a horrific type of way. Fear is one of those attributable emotions that could prompt a nightmare. But, it also could come without any provocation. Coming out of nowhere and scaring the heebie-jeebies out of you. What we see in movies can also provoke the mind into a nightmarish dreamscape. Especially scary or horror movies with you as the star, playing the lead as a victim in the horror movie.
It is fascinating the way the mind can place you in a role, in a dream, that is very lucid and real.
So guess what the most common dreams are that people have. They are:
- Being naked in public
- Losing our teeth
These three dreamscapes are the most shared by most people. They are also events that could play out in real life if the person were to choose this reality with exception to falling. But you could see that Falling is provoked by fear and being naked, the embarrassment, and losing our teeth is triggered by both emotions. So don’t go running through a forest naked, and not expect anyone to see you, if you fear embarrassment.
There are also several books that interpret dreams and dreamscapes the first to analyze this in depth were Sigmund Freud and psychology was further developed with his writings and psychoanalysis. The books that were developed and written to interpret dreams are not factual, but give theory of these dreamscapes, the benefit of the doubt is totally up to you on what you believe to be true, however, it can be refuted and not factual in a real setting. There are also other people who contributed to the the analysis to psychology and the theories in neurological studies. It also started further back in ancient times with philosophers in ancient times like Plato in Greek history who in all reality and history were the originators of psychology