"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives," as Newsweek quoted. Are dreams real? or are they unreal? A common question. According to ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, all believed that the dreams that we have are divinely inspired. Dreams should not be looked past, and should not be looked at as meaningless, because they are indeed manifestations of our unconscious fear and hopes, fundamental insticts and drives, and also possibly our real personalities.
Sleep is very essential and crucial in our every day living. Its well needed for our health and well-being that we are even believed to spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. While we fall asleep we allow our bodies to relax and let our minds come into action and bring about our nightly dreams that range from here to there. There is so much that can influence our dreams, it can be the people that we see that day, the last movie that we saw, the last thought that you had in your mind, your stresses, happinesses etc, that help conform our unconscious state of dreaming.
Do you ever wake up wondering where that dream came from and why you had it? Do you ever try to unravel the true meaning as it pertains to your life and what is going around in it? I always do that with my dreams, thinking about everything around me that would have influenced my dreams.
There are so many different types of dreams from false awakening dreams to inspirational dreams, from nightmares to past life dreams, and out of body experiences to wish fullfillment dreams. There are many more types, but the one that interests me most about dreams is the re-occuring dreams.
It is often said that recurring dreams are about ongoing wakening situations. sometimes suffering from an actual phobia. Though in my case i beg to differ. I have this one vivid dream of my teeth falling out. Its a dream that Ive had numerous times. Ive come to conclusion that no, my teeth arent really going to fall out because maybe I didnt brush them enough, but that my teeth falling out stands for "new beginnings." Think of it, as children we lose our baby teeth, to let the mature ones come in...a new beginning, growing into a different stage in life. I see a "new beginning as a job opportunity, a new life, having children ect. I see it as something new and better to come. It is also sometimes said that recurring dreams is to help one come forward with their fears and consider them rationally, and soon they will be less intense and eventually go away.
Dreams are fun, interesting, and sometimes scary. Dreams are one area that I am very interested in learning about this semester in Psychology, its a secret life, that still is trying to be unraveled. What do your dreams tell you? What questions do you want answered about your dreams?