Nope, I’m not talking about that Honda tag line. I’m just thinking out loud about how real dreams can affect our lives. Does it really mean something? Is it trying to show you something greater than the normality of our being? Or is it just that, a whimsical meander of our thoughts intertwined with the nodes of our medulla oblongata?
Someone once told me that when we dream it is actually our soul that traverses time & space. A spiritual time traveler if you may. If that were the case, then dreams aren’t just figments of our imagination. They are, for the lack of a better word, real. Albeit not time bound because we never really know when the events happen (or will happen). I have in many instances felt a repeat of events in my life; dejavu. The million dollar question is, have you really been at that particular point in time, in a dream?
Honestly I don’t have an answer and nor do I have a firm belief as to what happens when our eyes register REM (rapid eye movement) during sleep. I do however believe we tend to dream of things we think deeply about. The sort that captures your deepest thoughts and inner feelings. I also believe one does not need to be in a deep sleep to experience these ‘travels’ i.e. pre-sleep thoughts are more significant in engaging dreams.
Why on earth am I writing this you ask? Safe to say I had one such incident recently. As Hugh Grant said to Julia Roberts in Notting Hill, it was surreal… But nice 😉
Go on, think of something really deeply tonight and see if my assumptions hold water!