How have I taken pictures in my dream, hoping that upon awakening my dream was somehow saved... Wouldn't it be marvellous to have a machine that could make one's dreams visible?
Dreams are an individual experience. You can talk about your dreams, you can write them down, or draw them, but you are the only one that was truly there.
Some dream in color, smell, sound and taste. Others in black and white. But there are also people that don't dream at all.|
At least that is what they say. Because everybody dreams. Only not everybody remembers them.
Here I present you some of the many theories that explain what a dream is.
"Dreams are random impulses of the unconscious which mean nothing at all. Your brain is, while you are sleeping, busy categorizing the previous day. All information transmitted in your brain is weaved into a dream."
"Your dreams are some kind of safety outlet for your unconscious. All things you can't say or do during the day, you can express in a dream. Your dreams help to lessen the pressure on your unconscious. Because the real thing would be too shocking, dreams are masked in symbols, that you have to descipher in order to understand the true meaning."
"Dreams are made of randomly fired neurons." This is the conclusion of Drs. Allen Hobson and Robert McCarley. In your brainstem some kind of 'dream generator' is localized, which is activated while in REM-sleep. Your Forebrain is then bombarded with partially random impulses. Your brain tries to make sense of all this and the result is a dream.
"In dreams you can receive messages from your unconscious. You can see dreams as 'unopened letters from God'.
By analysing your dreams you can find out their meaning and thus gain insight into yourself."
I see dreams as another reality in which other rules apply. In your dreams you are closer to your real Self, (Soul, Higher Self, God, the Universe...). Actually the life on earth is the dream, and in your dreams you can return to the source of all things. This is why it is easier in dreams to for example receive messages from deceased loved ones, or get in touch with your spiritual guide or angel.