reply to post by jackieps1975
You are on the right track (though I fail to see a strong connection from sleepwalking to alternate realities, you have made a strong connection
between dream within a dream and alternate realities)
Dreaming within a dream does very much bring up the idea of alternate realities. Because you have to ask the question: Is it my dream body actually
doing dreaming at this point? Or is it the same dream, the same stream of conciousness and my mind doing it all? If it is the first then that means
that your dream body has the ability to create it's own point of perception, and now you have to ask if that is sustainable or if it all goes back to
your sleep body like layers.
Now if it's the second possibility meaning it's all one perception point (stemming from you, not the dream body) then that means... well what does
that mean? It means to me that the perspective in a dream within a dream is still only one stream of conciousness originating apparently from you.
That would mean that the dream body is not in fact it's own point of conciousness and simply an illusion of one. So either way, a can of worms is
Because at that moment, the dream body is either it's own point of conciousness, or the illusion of one. It may be different things at different
times, but it can't be both at once I don't think!
What does that have to do with alternative realities? Hmm... well. I think we can admit that alternative realities exist on some level.
Possibilities is a good word to. When I'm dreaming of others I begin to realize how things would be different, "In another world." Which to me is
the same thing as saying, "Under different circumstances."
So in another world, we'd be friends, lol. Under other circumstances, we'd be friends. That to me is saying the same thing.
Alternative realities exist on some level, the dream within a dream forces us to ask the question of "how." Before we even understand what's
really going on.
Is the alternative reality created by a new point of conciousness, can a point of conciousness awaken to create it's own reality? Or is the apparent
new reality creation with the dream body as the vantage point only an illusion of the dream, and the dream body is not doing the dreaming. It only
seems to be when it reality your self (spiritual)/mind (physical) is the only thing creating the reality.
What is interesting in my personal experience, dreams within a dream have a different feel, they feel even lighter and more dreamlike than regular
dreams. This leans towards the possibility that the dream body can in fact be it's own point of conciousness. It affects the way the dream within a
dream is "felt." It effects the reality as attitude and thoughts do, in that subtle way (I'm not talking about the Secret lol, but perception).
But if the second possibility is the true one, it's still very compelling because that points to the idea that ILLUSIONS OF points of conciousness
ARE POSSIBLE. Meaning that this very body we live in is not the actual point of conciousness this human experience derives from.
Well that's dreaming for you, the lazy mans complicated way of understanding. No wonder so many opt for meditation
It was not easy for me to describe that, I hope it wasn't a painful read.
[edit on 18-6-2009 by Novise]