posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:23 PM
Dreams are many things. The most important function of a dream is to allow the subconscious to communicate with the conscious mind to overcome
obstacles and errors in the emotions or in the conscious mind.
Example, a toddler crawls into a closet and accidently closes the door firmly. In a short while, they may become tired, hungry or need a diaper
change and will be uncomfortable. They wail out and cry, which summons the parent.
This experience goes into the subconscious mind.
Then say twenty years from now, the toddler is grown up and has a series of dreams of being trapped in a mine. The person has always had
claustrophobia and never knew why.
These dreams are where the old forgotten buried memories in the subconscious mind, are coming out to the conscious mind (everyday thinking mind) so
that the old fear can be dealt with.
Everybody dreams, though, some people do not remember their dreams. If we did not have dreams at all, some hypothesize we would go bonkers. Dreams
actually are important for good mental health.