posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 08:56 AM
I don't know what dreams are, but I find it interesting that dreams create their own reality. Last night I dreamed that I was a pilot in some kind of
battle in orbit above the Earth. In my dream, I knew, as a matter of course, that I was a pilot and that I had always been a pilot and that my mission
was to protect the planet. When I woke, I found it interesting that my dream was able to convince me that I was a wholly and completely different
person, with different beliefs, memories and personality. It had fabricated a reality that was, for the duration of the dream, my primary reality.
I also find pain in dreams interesting. I have often dreamed of being shot or stabbed. Once I was stabbed in the arm in my dream and I felt the pain
go through my arm into my shoulder and chest. Now, in the dream, I don't really have a physical body. There are no nerves, no impulses, no muscles
and therefore there should be no pain. The conclusion that I reached was that your physical body must act on the situations in your dreams, sending
pain signals when you are hurt, for example. How else could you experience the physical sensation of pain in what is essentially a non-corporeal
state? After all, even if you appear to be on a battlefield, or at your childhood school, you really aren't anywhere. You are, in reality, in your
own mind. I am aware that your body is essentially paralysed during sleep, to stop you from acting out your dreams. But do certain physical processes,
such as the transmission of pain signals, actually complement what is happening in your dream? Any thoughts?