posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:44 PM
i took a bunch of dream, shaman, and tribal classes in college, so this is my view.
you CAN travel somewhere else. but my friends who astral project warned me, the further you get from your physical body, the harder it is to stay
conscious, and there is a chance you could get snapped back in without you knowing, and it then turns into your [imagination] dream.
we only use 10% of our brain to be. so im writing with my 10%, when i walk around and experience life, its that 10%.
the 90% is there to keep your body going. at night, its repair time. so your body sends reports to your brain, saying, 'hey, we injured the left
hamstring at the gym today, send more nutrients!'
the 90% brain has to relay this information to your 10% brain. it does this thru imagery, which sucks. it just does not say, 'hey don, your
hamstring is wrecked get some potassium tomorrow.'
so dreams are partly the 'report card' so to speak, every night, of your body.
then there is the chance we can astral project, at which point the entire universe is open, so that is an infinite possibility of what happens
then there is the 3rd dream, where creative types (and EVERYONE is creative!) can just have fun and dream, or nightmares and get spooked! ha.
those dream journal encyclopedias at barnes and noble are junk. every dream is a metaphor for something in YOUR life. a car in my dream could be
about my foot, a car in your dream could be about your hand, who knows.
the only way to really 'read' dreams is to write them down every day for at least one month. you need to see the patterns over the course of time,
to really comprehend what your subconcious is trying to tell you.
you cannot just read one night, and try to analyze it, you have to read every dream over a few weeks, to see what your body is saying.
its scary scary stuff sometimes. people with cancer will start dreaming of weird imagery, because your body knows something is amiss. but that is
the advantage! if you can read your journal over 2-3 months, you will see the patterns of metaphors, and if something keeps showing up, then you know
you should go see a doc, and early detection in cancer is what you want to find!!!
but like you could dream you have this giant tumor on your shoulders last night, and it could mean an infinite number of things. but if you had
similar dreams over the course of a month, then you know something might be wrong.
so if you really want to know, start a dedicated dream journal, and keep it going forever, and try to figure it out yourself.
but never be scared of dreams. the metaphors in my dreams are usually similar to what happened during the day, so even tho they might be scary, if i
can figure out where i saw it the day before, its all good.
if you have trouble writing in the mourning, my teachers suggested talking into a recorder and then writing it down later.
i write down my dreams from time to time, and even tho i am a an artist and writer, im a night person, and mournings are misery for me. so im too
groggy to start talking let alone writing, so i screw up, because i should be writing down the dreams every night.
NOW, if the dream is magical, which every shamanic culture believed in, (most shamans could fly thru the night, which is basically astral prjoection)
then its all up for grabs! i believe for sure everyone must do this to a point every now and then. and if you are on the astral plane, you can make
anything happen, which is why it is difficult to navigate. a simple random thought becomes reality.