Medium Stephen Wakeling Answers Your Questions
Date: 31 May 2011
Thank you for your question. However, I am a little confused about your dreams. May I explain? You refer to Gods and Goddesses in particular the goddess Venus, who was a Roman Goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility that played a major part in Roman religious festivals and mythology.
The dreams are within the realms of mythology, legends and folklore. My spiritual work is within the realms of fact, based on an eternal life that exists in the dimension we acknowledge as heaven, or as I speak of as the world of eternal light and peace. In the next dimension, whatever terminology you wish to use, there is only one Supreme Being, often called God. Many people have difficulty in relating to a world which reacts to the vibrational movement of spirituality, and not the laws within this world of matter. The measurement of a person is not the same as within this world, money, power, wealth and possessions account for little, or nothing. It is the riches of a person’s spiritual growth, support of others and desire for goodliness that stand paramount. As a result, I believe that you dreams are interlinked with the balance of the material and interact with information your brain has received in this world.
I have attached below a footnote about the ‘State of Dreams’ hopefully this may help you to understand the process of dreams and their interaction within the normal movement of the brain. I hope it helps your understanding of spiritual matters!
The Process of Dreams
The process of dreams is an interactive communication between your body, mind and spirit, recognised as a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. In layman’s terms there is a process within our brains, which is constantly in activity. We acknowledge there are altered states of consciousness, moving between being fully awake, meditative, asleep, alert, lethargic, excited, bored or when we are simply daydreaming. Each individual state of consciousness causes distinct brain wave activity.
The conscious mind is the part we refer to as the thinking element - our portal into life. This takes up a very small portion of our brain activity. Dreams are identified as a succession of mental pictures, or images, which provide ideas, emotions and sensations. These images occur freely in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Some scientists and interested observers believe this is in relation to only ten percent of the conscious minds activities. The remaining areas control aspects such as breathing, heartbeat, converting light to vision, sound, and balance when we walk and so on. This too has its own small percentage. A further area controls our imagination, which involved the process of creativity and making of mental pictures. Too many people this is an area widely undiscovered, yet undergoing much ongoing research.
Mental imagination is much more than purely dreaming of a new holiday, or picturing something of which you may desire. If you look at movement, or at rolling clouds, you see numerous shapes, colours and see images, this is the process of disseminating ‘order from chaos’ again, a component of your imagination. In general terms, the mind doesn’t compact well with disorder and chaos; in reality it resists, in its pursuit of order. It is recognised that ‘order’ is an important component to the dreaming process. This too occupies a small percentage of brain activity. Subsequently there is a most important faculty of the mind – memory. Memory is a vast area, that absorbs more of the brains resources then generally people believe.
The activity called dreaming, to a certain extent, is something that happens all of the time. Even while awake our thought process does not stop. On the contrary the process is in operation inside our sub-conscious mind, out of view from our ‘visual portal’. Defined accurately, they may not be referred to as dreams technically, but the activity is very closely related. Through certain cycles of brain activity whilst we are asleep, we ‘view or see’ these dreams with our conscious mind and record them in our memory. This is why we recall certain mental images, from the spiritual perspective, this imagery is the interface into the spirit, and why we can get premonitions, or links to our loved ones, and why we sometimes remember images, thoughts and people’s characteristics.
So what are dreams? Your brain is physical, but the mind is more than just sight! The mind is the capacity of all of the senses; sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. The spirit, or spiritual body, like the physical body, is held through the ‘Soul’ the essence of which has its source through the hands of divinity. Perhaps, if you think of the Mind as the sensory capacity of Soul – it is more than just seeing, because it embraces the whole sensory capacity of life. Dreams provide a ‘key’ to inspiration, one that has been in evidence throughout all of the ages, going back through history and recorded since the early Egyptians. A spiritual thought passed to me many years ago may explain a little more: ‘Dreams give us hope for the future and take away the problems of the day’.
Whilst you are at rest, look at and analyse your State of Dreams. Try to breakdown your own long term, short term and spiritual memory. Emotions, thoughts, ideas, actions and interactions of the short-term memory are extremely vital. Each of us have certain traits and inclinations within our physical lives. An aspect of the ‘Mind’ is beliefs. Our beliefs fashion the way we act, perhaps through our desires, experience or way back in our childhood. During our lives these trends within our life will philosophy influence the way we act or interact with other people. Each of us has a different perceptive on spirituality. Because of our differences and perceptions our minds are processing spiritual information, our individual beliefs, and the interaction within ourselves of good and bad, like or dislike or beauty and unsightly. The information we gather through our spiritual intuition, religious likes or dislikes and of course, any interaction from our companions in the World of Light.
All of the information we assimilate within our subconscious incurs our own levels of interpretation. Our thought processes, and to what extent we do and tell others to do, is processed by you, and you alone. All information is a form of knowledge, within the capacity of your own mind. The Mind involves the process of imagination, analysing, values, feelings and emotions when put together in a form of visual imagery, is a combination of sight, sound, emotion and imagined interactivity. The conclusion is a dream grasped through the landscape of a dream!
We all know that in this life and the next nothing is simple. All of our dreams are easily influenced by factors in your life and spirit, and these influences produce categories that are boundless. We do generally catalogue them in terms similar to visionary, general, predictive, standard, physical and nightmarish etcetera. We can evaluate each on their own merits, in order to gain benefit from them.
A training course I took many years ago in management studies described the ‘Brain’ as a computer with millions and millions of cells that interact in perfect harmony – the perfect team! If you look at the back of an old television set it is a complexity of wires and components. Yet, turn around switch the television on – a picture. The analogy is the same: the complexity at the back of the television is the brain, the picture on the screen is a poor analogy – but an idea of the concept of the ‘Mind’.
So try to learn more about ourselves, your future, and the interaction in life of other people. Many things can be gained from dreams, better health both mental and physical, knowledge, understanding and even material and spiritual balance. Now that you know some of the basics about dreaming and what theoretically dreams are, you should have a better grasp of how to understand and use your dreams. Try to remember that throughout history, people have sought after the meaning of dreams, or how to grasp divinity through dreams. Dreams have also been described physiographical as a response to neural processes during sleep; expressively as reflections of the subliminal; and spiritual messages from deity, the deceased, predictions of the future, or from the Soul. Many cultures from the past have practice dream growth with the intention of cultivating dreams that are prophetic or contain messages from the divine.
People who seek spiritual knowledge through the interpretation of dreams are not alone. Judaism has a traditional ceremony named Hatavat Halom. Literally meaning ‘making the dream a good one’. Through this rite disturbing dreams can be transformed to give a positive interpretation by a rabbi or a rabbinic court.
Messages In This Thread
- My dreams -- Kwabena -- 27 May 2011
- Re: My dreams -- Stephen Wakeling -- 31 May 2011