Is The question as it was posed;
I have read in some of your articles, that a portion of our consciousness actually is split off and resides somewhere else in a dream universe? Is this dream personality part of my life that I just don’t know about, and why don’t I know? I have had reoccurring dreams where it seems like I am in love with someone in the dream. Is that real or just my imagination?
This is a very interesting question and one that many people have had some experience with. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple, but nothing about the true nature of reality is simple, as many of you are learning. Dreaming is a wonderful thing for the human being, the animals, insects, birds, trees, flowers and all other living organisms.
Dreaming is an essential parameter of any physical reality system because of the construction of the physical organism. The physical body is made up of psychic, electromagnetic and chemical values and it is these, which gives the body its solid appearance. The physical body builds up chemical excesses during the daily activities that must somehow be discharged.
During the dreaming state, these chemicals are released and the system cleared of the chemical excesses. It should be understood then, that in non-physical reality systems similar to the one you will enter after death, dreaming is not one of the rules of the game as it is in the physical world.
You dream your dreaming self into existence each night and during that time; your body is ridding itself of these chemical excesses while you go about your business in the dream world. Because your dream self is not in a physical body, he does not need to dream and has other attributes and freedoms that you do not have in the physical world.
Your dream self creates objects and events in precisely the same way as you do in the world of matter, except for one thing, the results are completely different, since objects and events appear solid, and they are not.
In functionality, dream objects and events are as real as are physical objects and events, but they lack mass and bulk. They do have form, they are quite vivid and possess consciousness, but otherwise the dreaming self has other freedoms that you do not have at this time, at least not while you are focused in the physical world.
When you sleep, the ego is lulled into drowsiness and loses its dominance over the subconscious and this allows for the sleeping self and the inner self to create its dream adventures. The key word here is creating. The dream self actually creates its environment and events just like you do in your awake physical reality. There is one great difference between the two however, and the difference is in the number of people that can perceive the dream objects and landscapes.
In the physical world of your everyday life, you obviously create your reality unconsciously through processes, which we have discussed many times before so I won’t bore you by rehashing it over again at this time.
The important criterion in creating physical objects and events is that they must be able to be perceived by everyone around you where dream objects and events, being private creations, viewable only by you, need not be bothered with that requirement.
Dream reality then, is the creation of objects, landscapes, and events and yes, even other people who participate with you in the dream drama. Since you create the people in your dream scenario, they are real enough and do posses a somewhat limited consciousness and are capable of further development in the dream universe. These dream people that you create and interact with in your dreams are only minimally self-aware and are always connected with you the dreamer. They are not individuals in the sense that you use the word.
The dream universe is the closest actual, fully functional universe to your own physical universe. You might say that it is located on the other side of your physical universe, but not in what you would consider distance or space. When you dream, you revert to your dream aspect of yourself, you create the dream dramas, and you create the other personalities in these dramas. These dream personalities that you create are actually extensions of you, and possess fragments of your consciousness.
Everything that exists in the dream universe exists within the space of your cozy bedroom or comfortable living room as you doze on your couch. In a somewhat convoluted way, you go nowhere, but in another sense; you can travel across the country. Time and space simply said, do not hold sway in the dream universe. You can perceive and travel through a landscape that extends for miles in your dream, and never leave the confines of your bedroom.
Now, here is the interesting thing about all of this; while lying in bed dreaming, you cannot perceive the bed that you lie on or your familiar dresser or chest. Because, while you dream, you are not creating them and so long as no one else is in the room, they no longer exist. Instead, you utilize the very same atoms that make up the bed, chest and dresser, to create your dream landscapes, dream personalities and dream objects.
When you awaken, you cannot perceive those dream landscapes either from the awake condition, since you are no longer creating them, the atoms that made up the dream environments, are used to create your familiar bed, chest and dresser once again.
Since we have now covered some background, we can move on to the original questions. I think everyone at one time or another has experienced love in a dream, perhaps with a dream personality that you found very attractive. Under the right conditions, this could be experienced as dream love.
It is even possible to have reoccurring dreams where you meet the same dream person, or dream lover again and again, but here is the bottom line. These people in your dreams, even though they do posses a limited consciousness, and are only real to the extent of the dream drama, and have no ability to act on their own. They are your creations, in a way; they are your personal hallucinations.
There is no difference in a dream hallucination and a real hallucination in the physical world other than the number of people that can see the hallucinated object, person or even Remember, your dream creations are personal and do not have to be seen by anyone else, or created to the same standards that your awake physical creations that must be perceived by everyone.
Both are hallucinations only one ends up with physical matter and the other with an apparition like structure with no mass or bulk. Both have consciousness and both are real with their own limitations within their own universe, and one cannot exist without the other.
Your dream travels and adventures, must by their very nature, stay pretty much within the range of your physical system, and usually in the dream state, your dream travels will remain close to home, in the neighborhood, so to speak, in order the maintain the threadlike connection with the sleeping physical body. As you know, as a rule, most dreams that you can remember, deal with daily life situations and only rarely, on a very limited basis are you flitting around the universe.
Dreaming is your touchstone with physical reality, and in your dreams you work on solving problems that you confront in your daily life. In this sense, dreaming is very therapeutic and many spontaneous healing take place in the dream state.
Practically speaking, you can have a dream friend or dream lover, but they will be of your own creation and have no consciousness of their own, independent of yours.
There is one final aspect here that is worth mentioning, and that is the ability for telepathic communication between those who have left the physical system through death to make contact while the self is dreaming. This should not be construed as the same thing as interacting with a dream personality.
There is another ability of the dreaming self that we must also consider in light of this conversation. Sometimes your dreams are used as platforms for “Out of Body Projections”, and this does place you in contact with others who you can interact with to some extent, and they are real people, just as you are real people.
The personality, you, can project from the dream state, out of your dreaming body and travel in any number or ways, too numerous to cover here. You do project spontaneously in your dreams, and could encounter another person whom you are very attracted to. These people do exist independently of you and interactions are possible to some extent.
The only problem here is that it is sometimes difficult when remembering your dreams from the previous night, to tell whether a dream encounter was a simple dream or an out of body projection.
There are some differences that will help you differentiate between the two. Your OOB projections will usually be far more vivid and actual than a normal dream, with intense and vibrant colors. Your OOB projections will not be limited to the familiar earth landscapes, and theoretically, you can actually travel to other galaxies in your astral body, so if the landscape seems “out of this world”, quite possibly it is.
There have been many documented cases where two people arrange in advance planned meetings at pre-arranged locations and remembered the meeting in the morning after waking. It is possible, with much practice, to become aware of these nightly excursions and before retiring, to request travel to a prescribed destination, view what is there and return to the sleeping body, remembering what transpired in the projection.
Your traveling body in these projections is your “Astral Form” that is always with you. It is important to stress that this type of projection is an actual projection of your consciousness out of the body while the body sleeps and is maintained by the inherent body consciousness.
The possible duration of this type of out of body projection varies, but they are relatively brief. Consciousness simply cannot be separated from the physical body for any extended length of time. In the projections, unlike in our dreams, there is no attachment maintained, and the projecting consciousness is completely separated from the sleeping physical body.
The objects and events occurring in these OOB projections are real and not personally hallucinated creations as are your dream images, so they can be interacted with to some degree, and yes, you could theoretically, fall in love with and visit with someone special on multiple occasions.
It is also possible for those who are adept at projections to have regular meetings, or to plan to show up in a friend’s bedroom as they sleep and view their sleeping body. Make sure they know in advance that you will be coming.
You could, for instance, plan to meet a friend at midnight at the foot of the Eifel Tower in Paris France. In a dream, you would create the Eifel Tower, the other person and the Parisian cityscape in your bedroom, but in a projection, you would actually travel to the Eifel Tower and if everything goes as planned, have your planned meeting on the actual streets of Paris.
Finally, depending on the intensity of the projected image, others who are not dreaming, but fully awake can see it, and this is the reason that apparitions are sometimes seen by other people. They are actually travelling images of sleeping and projecting dreamers.