I am not normally very philosophical or metaphysical but this has just occurred to me… perhaps I’m behind everyone else here, if so, bear with
me… it’s kind of a revelation to me.
Let me start with saying that I’ve always been interested in dreams but haven't really done any research on them except for the occasional
curiosity about what a particular dream meant. I think my interest stems from not being able to remember almost all of my dreams and what I may be
missing out on. I only remember about 10 a year – but those that I do remember always leave me with a strong emotion that lasts, most times, through
the following day, almost nagging at me to think about it. It is this that convinces me that dreams are important in some way.
So, I’ve been thinking…
… (lol, my family hates it when I start a conversation with that phrase…)
Could it be that dreams are memories of future events? Most of the research done on dreams says that dreaming is the process that the brain uses to
record events into memory. Since the concept of time is supposed to be limited to this existence (or this whatever we're experiencing), then minus
the concept of time, wouldn't that mean that dreams are very likely just memories?
Said another way, because I'm having difficulty explaining what I'm thinking:
Our biological (and thus time-restricted) brains acting the way they should combined with our non-biological mind could result in dreams here that
look like they are predicting the future (in our time restricted reality) when they are just recording the memory of the non-time-restricted mind.
Remembering the future, per se.
Going further with this thought... when dreams don't come true or manifest in this reality, then could it be that we have changed this reality in
some way? Or, could it mean that the particular mind-memory (non-biological), manifesting as a dream in this reality, is from an alternate future
reality? This would imply that dreams are even more important than normally considered and, to either consciously or unconsciously ignore them is
Is this a form of free will? To choose whether we adjust ourselves, our surroundings, etc… (and thus our futures) based on this knowledge? Do we do
this adjustment anyway, even if done subconsciously? If we don’t remember our dreams (as is in my case), could it mean that they are
“remembered” at some other level and, in some way, acted on? Or does it mean that I’ve missed an opportunity to act altogether? I’d like to
think that at some subconscious level it does impact me and therefore my actions but who knows…
Sorry for the rambling, just had to get it off my chest…