I've always had lively dreams, some of them recurring, a lot of flying , and generally fairly busy. And more recently, I've had an increase in Lucid Dreaming. I've also started to realise something .....
Through certain experience lately, I believe that dreams are the result of the conscious mind coming up with "logical" interpretation of subconscious programming it is unable to compute.
I've heard people say that dreams are the mind working stuff out etc. but what I'm talking about is slightly different...
For example, if you've seen the movie, "The Matrix"... when the characters are out of the matrix, and they look at it on the monitor, they see the code, there are no pictures, it is code. But when they're in the matrix, the conscious mind interprets that code as pictures, people and experiences. Neo, of course, learns to see the code from inside the Matrix as well.
It is slightly different in that, in The Matrix, the code is created specifically for the Conscious mind to interpret as those particular pictures, people and experiences. Whereas I believe that in the case of dreaming, the Subconscious is simply getting on with the processing, while the Conscious mind, unable to comprehend the processing itself (like putting a DVD into a Video player), comes up with pictures, people and experiences which are as close as it can get to interpretting the processing.
Another way of describing it is: a rural tribe, seeing a motor vehicle for the first time, unable to comprehend machinery, may see a strange and threatening animal.
Because the processing the Subconscious does is so beyond the ability of our Conscious minds to comprehend, the Conscious mind sees pictures, people and experiences which make some sense of it.
For example, you may be trying to change a life-long negative pattern or belief, and while your Subconscious is busy processing that, trying to change it (not easy because it's so engrained, so there's a lot of resistance, like trying to scrub out a stubborn stain, or even a feeling of danger and fear at making changes to the status quo), and while this is happening during sleep, your conscious mind, aware of the feelings and emotions connected to getting rid of this pattern, but unable to comprehend the actual process itself, creates the closest thing to it that it can comprehend - and so you may experience a dream of conflict, with the pattern or habit represented by a person, or a dream of being in danger.... or whatever.
I just thought this was interesting, and it's given me a whole new perspective on my dreams - I'm finding it absolutely Fascinating. I've also found lately, that part of my Conscious mind is actually begining to comprehend some of the incomprehensible (if that makes sense lol) there are now things I understand while I'm dreaming, that, on waking, are so incomprehesible that it's like trying to grasp a piece of wet soap in the bath.
I'd be interested to hear from others who have insight into this.
Love and Light and Magic xxx
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