Dreams and Spiritual Beliefs
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Our dreams and spiritual beliefs
Welcome to our article (8), Dreams and spiritual beliefs
May God guide and help me to write the right things?
Dear readers, in these articles, of dreams and spiritual beliefs, we are continuing to explain dreams type two and three. Now to understand this issue better, we must look at the history of mankind, to see what our forebears believed in the world of dreams. You see, they believed that the spirit of the dead can visit us in a dream and give us messages, to warn us about what can happen in the future. Of course, this explanation covers only part of our question; while we want to know, where are the spiritual dreams that we dream come from?
Anyhow, first let us talk about dreams type 2 and 3, where we admit that they can be trigged from long past experience that surface in our mind while we are sleeping; or they are of psychological nature; so, while our mind is at rest, our brain tries to sort things out, to make sense in its own way while we are asleep. Some of these dreams may remind us of long past events, or they may be strange in nature and make no sense at all. They are a bit like the dream in type-one, but they are not because we can’t find the connection to our daily activities or present body needs; but there can be a connection, if we look for it in our life overall, and this connection is more mental than physical, because there are those things that our body requires but we are not aware, and then, there are our own religious beliefs that play a part in modifying our dreams.
When we think about it, all these things put together may create a problem for our mind, and this problem must be solved; so, our mind solves these problems by dreaming strange dreams. In my own personal experience, I always feel more relaxed after dreaming something no matter what, sometimes I feel as if some chemicals have been released in my brain; so, dreaming for us is beneficial overall, even when we don’t understand why we have dreamed such strange dreams.
Our dreams could they be useful?
Wanting to understand our dreams
We want to understand the dreams that we dream, you see, mankind has been interested about the meaning of dreams; because these dreams 2 and 3 are detached from our bodily needs, so, they are different, therefore, we ask ourselves whether our minds can tune-in another dimension, which can exist and it is believed to be the cosmic life-force of the universe, including the afterlife and world of the dead.
Some people believe that the dead people know everything before it happens, so, they want to warn us about these things, and they try to communicate with dreams, where they can give us coded messages, since they are not allowed to tell us in a straightforward way, at least this is what many people believe.
Because of these beliefs that exist in people minds, there are groups of people that are putting special meanings in these dreams, and they think that it is possible to foretell future events from the dreams that we dream.
In fact, there are people that believe in their dreams, and they want to know their meanings; these believers will tell their dreams to their partners, relative or friends that believe in dreams the same way they do; and by telling them their dreams, they hope that their friends can help them find what those dreams mean, but in the end, everything remains as confuse as before.
Anyhow, we don’t think that there is anybody that can answer what that dream means, because the same dream may have a different meaning to a different person. Because the person that is telling the dream must take into consideration his own feelings while he is dreaming.
I believe that those feelings are the most important part to consider for understanding dreams. But the feelings of a dreamer can’t be passed on easily, and for this reason it is hard to understand other people dreams. Because everyone has his own way of dreaming, and understanding dreams, therefore, the dreamer will dream his dreams according to his own beliefs and imagination, and it is for this reason, that only the dreamer himself is the person that is most capable of understanding his own dreams.
However, I believe that there are meanings in dreams, because if at night I dream something, and the day after something happens that is similar to my dream, I must accept that my dream has foretold me the happening; What else can I do?
I know that it is only afterward when something has taken place, that we can say that what has taken place is the same as our dream, and therefore we believe that, that dream was meant to foretell us the oncoming event.
So, it is events like these that will make us wonder, whether the dreams that we dream are there to foretell us the future. And if they are: Can we find an advantage by knowing the meanings of our dreams? Perhaps we can, if we remember our dreams and what happens afterward, so, let us try to understand dreams for ourselves.
Understanding our dreams
To understand our dreams, we must ask ourselves many questions and do the following.
(1) Let us keep a record about the dreams that we dream.
(2) Let us ask ourselves why we do dream such dreams, and what sort of dreams they are.
Are my dreams happy dreams, or sad dreams?
Do I feel secure while I dream, or do I feel threatened?
Are there friendly people with me, or are they hostile?
Can I move freely in my dreams, or I must struggle to move?
Am I alone in a large open space, or am I in a maze wanting to find my way out?
When a dreadful dream ends, does it end because I wake up from fear? Or does it end because I have overcome the dangerous obstacles and the dream finishes, and I wake up because it is time to wake up.
So, we can keep asking ourselves many questions: But in the end we will have only a confused idea about what our dreams can mean. Perhaps there is more meaning, if we look that the degree that the dreamer feels in the dreams; of happiness or sadness; of security or threat; of friendliness or hostility, and whatever else we can feel, that can be the way that we feel within ourselves in real life.
Therefore, these dreams can be of psychological nature, because they deal about our thinking and what we feel within our own mind, whether we are aware of it or not makes no difference.
So, all these dreams suggest that while we are sleeping our mind is not completely resting: but it is reviewing our life and our past, so that it can adjust our thoughts in such a way that they would make sense to our own mind, then our mind files them in its own way and be in peace with itself.
But there are dreams that cannot be explained like that; because they don’t belong neither to the body nor to the mind of the dreamer: But they seem to come from an outside source, which can influence our minds while we are sleeping. Perhaps our minds can listen to messages from the cosmos when we are sleeping, through our own sixth sense; or our subconscious mind can tune-in in a different dimension of the cosmos, since this is the only time when our mind is free and capable of doing this tune in, or could it be our ancestors’ souls that try to communicate with us.
We will try to explain this, in Dreams from the other side, where we are using one of my personal dreams, as an example.
Dreams from the other side
Now, I believe that dreams can come from the other side; so, here I am going to tell you one of my dreams, that I believe has come from the other side. I have dreamed this dream a long time ago. This dream is kept within my mind because of its special message it has conveyed to me, and because it has almost proved to me that there is an Afterlife, and that the spirits of our ancestors can come to us in our dreams, and give us messages.
This dream can seem strange, because it seems to be a teaching dream from an ancient spirit, who wants to teach me how to wash dishes in a necessary and special way.
Anyhow, when I dreamed this dream I was in my late forties: but in my dream I was a young lad about twelve, and there was with me this old and wise lady in her sixties, (This difference in age between me and the old lady was there in the dream, to show that I was a newcomer to the world, compared to the old lady that must have been ancient, and that had lived her life longlife long before my time, as she seemed to me very wise.) anyhow, we were at an ancient fountain called La Cavallina, which is a fountain that I have written about in our article, The town I came from.
Anyhow, in my dream, while we were at this fountain, I had with me half a dozen dishes and some cutlery that I had to wash, and then I had to take them back home, which would have been the house of my grandma in the old part of the town; the old lady that I was with was instructing me to wash the dishes only under the first spout of the fountain, which is the most upstream spout, and to keep the dishes and everything else only in the small bay under the first spout, because that was the only way to have the dishes hygienically clean. So, I sure followed her instructions and washed the dishes how and where she said, but in the end a few of my dishes ended up in the second bay of the fountain, and I was worried, but the old lady said don’t worry: I protested to her and said; but you said to me, that to keep the dishes hygienically clean they must be kept only in the first bay, and now some of my dishes are in the second bay, and they have been contaminated; what can I do? And the old wise lady replayed to me again. Don’t worry just for this time, because when you wake up, you’ll know why it is all right just for this time.
The dream ends there, and when I woke up, I realized that it was only a dream: Therefore, if the dishes were contaminated it didn’t matter, because it was only a dream and it wasn’t real life. But the teaching of how to wash the dishes, in case there was an outbreak of infectious disease that could infect people using contaminated food or utensils was to be learned from this dream.
I believe that the old lady in my dream is the spirit of one of my forbears, and she must have lived during an epidemic of infectious disease, where she had learned that to survive one has to wash dishes and other utensils properly under running spring water. So, in my dream she wanted to pass her knowledge to me.
I suppose that my dream above is enough to make me believe about the afterlife, and that dreams can come from the other side. And that it is possible to get in touch with our ancestors through the cosmos, or whatever there is that can get us in touch with the souls of our ancestors.
But we don’t have power to make it happen. For us it is like coming across something that we have never seen or done before, so, we have no control over it. So, we can say that it is like tuning in something new, and while we are sleeping, we have accidentally tuned in. Now, let us look at this possibility of dreaming and tuning in.
Your dreams and my dream mean something
Dreaming and tuning in the cosmos
I believe that it is possible that we can tune-in the cosmos of the universe when we are asleep, or to spiritual forces that happen to be around us when we are dreaming. You see, we may dream of something, and when we wake up and talk to a family member or a friend, they start taking about the same thing that we have dreamed, even before we start talking about it ourselves. Or we find that they have dreamed a dream like ours. Can it be coincidence? Is it possible that there is an external force that has made this possible? Or, is it possible that our minds can communicate our thoughts while we are asleep?
These happenings suggest that, there are records available around us when we are dreaming, so, it is easy for us to tune in the same stuff at about the same time; or, our minds may have a sixth sense about communication without words when we are asleep, but our minds have no control about these communications, and they happen only if they happen, perhaps when two minds by chance tune on the same wavelengthwavelength.
This sixth sense that we have, in theory can tune in the cosmos, including the afterlife world, therefore, through this sixth sense, it is possible for passed-away people to give us coded messages in our dreams, as the ancient people believed. You see, people dream about their deceased relatives and friends, and believe that they want to tell them something in their dreams.
Here I’d like to say what I have been thought dreams could mean, if we want to understand them.
When we dream of passed away relatives or friends, are they males or females? Do we feel that they want to convey something to us? Do they seem concerned about us, or they seem normal?
Here I want to say that most people believe that, to dream about a passed away man is a good omen, but a passed away woman is a warning, and the degree of the dream being easy or complex, is the degree that the dreamer may feel if anything happens like the dream.
It is helpful to remember what dreams we dream, and the people that are in our dreams, whether they bring you happy tidings or warnings. And then keeping them in mind which people bring happy tidings, and which may bring warnings.
During my life I have had lots of dreams of all shapes and forms, and within these dreams there is a very special dream, and I believe that it is a very special dream for me.
Because in this dream, I have been mentally in touch with the cosmos, whether I have been in touch with the cosmos or not it, is not possible to prove, and it could turn out to be only all my mind work. But I like to believe that in my dream I got really in touch with the cosmos, and, I did reach the highest active life-force of the universe, God. Now I would have liked to talk about the most important dream of my life here, but I cannot because it has been published already.
Anyhow, I believe that we have said enough in this article, but, we will continue to talk about our dreams, since there are more spiritual dreams that we want to talk about, in our next chapter that we are calling; Cosmic spiritual dreams. See you there?
May God bless us all.
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