For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to write a book about dreams. As some of you may know, I only write fiction material. With, of course, the exception of here and a few movie reviews I’ve done in the past.
I’ve tackled this topic with only close friends and family. However, it remains a recurring theme and a powerful force in my fictitious psych-horror stories.
This begs the question: Do I really want to share my thoughts on this with the masses? Well, the answer is yes. However, I ask only one thing. Those that read any further keep an open mind and don’t…please don’t be judgmental toward anyone that may share their opinion or myself.
It can be agreed upon, that some dreams have a psychological significance. They could be traced back to trauma, subconscious wants or needs, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), just to name a few.
What about the other half? The dreams or nightmares we can’t explain? The ones that seem like (and may very well be) premonitions..
I’ve done years worth of research on this topic and would enjoy sharing with you the results (as I see them) from both sides of the proverbial coin.
There are a large amount of people from all different parts of the world that sometimes believe a loved one, relative, or even ancestor, can “send” them a dream. Telepathically, so to speak.
Another group of people believe it’s their psychic gift that helps them to have a so-called “prophetic dream”.
Lastly, a bit of us believe all three. They embrace all possibilities. Both from a psychological and spiritual standpoint.
I can’t tell you which way my own mind bends. However, sharing the following may be of some comfort. I don’t believe it’s possible to lump anything into just one small category or perspective. Things need to be analyzed deeply before anyone can make an assumption.
A great deal is still being learned about the human mind and dreams themselves. R.E.M sleep research, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry are all trying to get a better grasp and understanding of the subject. That’s not even a fraction of the people and professions trying to understand it.
I barely have a grasp on them myself. They definitely have a huge effect on me, though. Those around me tell me the same about themselves.
The photo displayed above is one I took just earlier today. When I saw how beautifully it came out, inspiration for this post flowed like water. It was a gift to me from my cousin. She said “It reminded me of you.” My closest friend echoed that sentiment when I sent the picture via text. They couldn’t be more right..