Facts about Dreams
Did You Know?
• It may appear that you do not dream, although research shows how REM or rapid eye movement demonstrates that EVERYONE dreams.
• To remember your dreams, simply make an effort to start paying attention to them. Once you begin observing clues that come forward, which can accelerate growth, exploring the dream for direction will increase your ability for recall.
• Studies show that brain activity increases when you are dreaming. The brain appears more active during dreaming than when you are awake.
• Researchers explore how the mind functions like a computer in its ‘back up’ and ‘recycle bin’ processes. As another sensory organ, you revisit experience, explore potential and release outworn perspectives. This is how dreaming becomes a healthy aspect of psychic health.
• When you are ‘stuck’ in a transformative cycle, the dream always reveals ‘the way through.’
• If your dream recurs, it should be given careful consideration. Once you understand it, you will see that it will not recur.
• If you are awakened during REM sleep, you will be able to remember your dreams in more detail than in the morning.
• The human body is designed with a paralytic feature that keeps your limbs from acting out on your dreams. The body holds an inherent wisdom that allows it to heal itself, which requires no thought or action on your part. Similarly, the process of dreaming can be viewed as a perceptive or parasympathetic ‘organ’ that achieves a type of ‘healing’ while you sleep.
• Dreams often present the exact opposite of what you believe to be true about yourself. Often sharing them with another person will allow you to recognize how the dream reflects what you are ‘missing’ about your current circumstance.
• Understanding your dreams can lead to balance and wellness as well as helping you to become more assertive and self-confident.