Exploring reality?

flowers moon 020It was one of those conversations where a simple thought ended up taking us a long way. There had been a dream… one of those where it seems more real than reality and a lifetime is lived in the space of a night, and though completely out of context in terms of the waking self, it has its own validity and depth.

In such dreams you have relationships… ones that feel, to the dreamer, to be as full and rounded as in an ordinary day. That’s where the discussion started. How do relationships work in dreams? They are built on memory… How can a dreamer have memories of events neither their dream-self nor their day-self has experienced? And if that is impossible, how can there be relationships of love, friendship, fear? And yet, when we dream, we feel them. An interesting one to ponder…

You could put it down to a ‘straightforward’ psychological ability to synthesise emotional relationships in dreams based on experience in ‘real life’. You might consider past life memories if you believe in that possibility. We considered the theory of parallel and multiple realities where a dream might be a glimpse through a rift between them… We came to no conclusions except that the phenomenon is strange, whatever the cause and must be akin to what is felt in full awareness with those who have visionary experiences.

The more you think about it, the odder it seems. Most of us can call up the image of a face of a stranger… any face will do… probably one you have seen but taken no note of that has lodged in the photographic part of the memory. The image may be sharp or hazy… but the emotions are basic, little more than a gut reaction, if that. What you are calling up is a deliberate construct. Nothing more than a mental photograph about which you know nothing.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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16 Responses to Exploring reality?

  1. Dreams, yes, those fields of wonder. I’ve had a series of dreams, sagas really. The places, times and occupants are the same, just with different scenarios. I used to remember my dreams, though as I grow older, less so. Which is disappointing because I enjoyed remembering them. Thought provoking post.

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  2. Reblogged this on Kathy Lauren Miller and commented:
    Dreams, those fields of wonder. This is a thought provoking post by Sue Vincent.

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    Message from Anita:
    This question has driven me mad for years.
    I have come to believe we are allowed a glimpse of the many parallel lives we live, each as real as the one we occupy now…

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  4. This 14 billion year old (approx.) Universe, with its 60 billion (again approx.) light year width.
    The myriad of signals created by Life, stellar, chemical and physical interactions.
    And that’s only scratching the surface.
    Are ‘We’ therefore the recipients of the messages, signals and concepts from all directions of Space and Time?
    I think so, and the notion lifts my Spirts to soar.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    Sue shares wisdom.

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  6. Widdershins says:

    In dreams there’s a whole backstory that we just … know! … how wonderful. 😀

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