posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 11:19 AM
I'm about as spiritual as they come. Check my threads for proof! But I do not believe we go somewhere else when we dream. When arranging a meditation
class for a student, I asked her what she wanted to get out of it. First she said she wanted to work on awareness. I asked her to be more specific.
Then she said external awareness. Then I asked for more clarification. Then she said she wanted to get in touch with energies. I asked the purpose she
had in mind. She said she wanted to improve her ability to remember and understand dreams. I said "To what external place do you think you go when
you are dreaming?" she said she believed that the soul leaves the body and visits higher realms, and hence deja vu and such happen.
I do think that that hers is a viewpoint that many in the spiritual community have, but I do disagree. It's not my job to force my perspective upon
others. I feel that when we dream, the Conscious Mind turns it's intention to the Subconscious Mind, which plays out scenarios that the deeper
Collective Consciousness wishes would be beneficial if remembered and looked at.
My interpretation is that Matter is a more dense, more refined, less abstract manifestation. If you break down Matter, you will find that everything
is composed of Energy. Energy being less dense, more abstract, less defined, occupies the same space as Matter. If you could break down Energy, you
would see the Mind Substance, which is even more subtle, less defined, more abstract. If you broke that down, you would find Spirit, which again,
occupies the same space as everything else, simply at a much smaller, more refined level. Finally, you reach the level of highest consciousness, the
Divine, where there is no distinction whatsoever, that permeates everything.
As such, everything existing simultaneously, occupying the same space, I feel that there is no reason for the soul to actually "go" somewhere. I
believe we just turn our minds around to pay attention to a part of ourselves that in our waking hours, gets little to no attention.