Dreams – Where do they come from and what doe they mean?
Dreams…?! Dreams can sometimes be very funny, but also very embarrassing. They say dreams reflects what is in your sub consciousness, protecting us from negative thoughts1. That I can often recognize. Like me Dreaming about a Pipe get together recently.
And funny enough, just a day or two later, Joshua Cole sent me PM on how great a pipe get together would be some day. I was dreaming that I was somewhere in the US, stranded for some reason during a heavy storm (we recently had Cyclone Dinea passing by). While I was finding my way in the back streets of wherever I was, I thought of the Pipe Community and was wondering how I could get hold of them in this place where I was, so that we can have that pipe get together!
Some studies2,3,4 on the brain functions and dreams made some interesting findings on vivid dreams and our REM sleep cycle, but it seems as if we still don’t really know where dreams come from and what they might mean.
We know that God spoke to many biblical figures through dreams; like Jacob and Joseph. Joseph had the ability to lay out dreams of other people. Since the New Testament period and thereafter, we have God’s revelation to us through the life and times of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Bible. Most of us believe that these are the primary methods how God wishes to reveal His will to us, but surely it doesn’t necessarily mean that God “can’t” talk to us today through our dreams. The only problem is – and I’m thinking about my latest dreams – we don’t know exactly how to interpret them. Doers my dream mean I should move to the US? Is it saying something about my interaction with the community? Is it warning me about something (referring to Hareyan’s suggestions1)?
Alas, it seems as if we wouldn’t know! But, it still is interesting and often enjoyable to dream about things, probably those things in our sub-conscious mind. Luckily, I don’t get many nightmares, which is another topic on itself.
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- Hareyan, Armen; 2004. http://www.emaxhealth.com/64/823.html
- Osborne, Hannah; 2015. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/where-do-dreams-come-scientists-might-have-worked-it-out-1515050
- Ferro, S. 2013; http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/where-do-dreams-come
- Robertson, Adi. 2015. http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/3/8337427/rat-rem-sleep-brain-activity-study