Sunday, 12 May 2013

In dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own -Albus Dumbledore

In case you didn't guess it by now this entry is going to be about dreaming.

So, Albus Dumbledore once said "in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own". He would, most likely, be correct. What about nightmares though? If I willing created this world, why am I afraid of it? Or perhaps this world has been created through my innermost feelings. When ever I've had one of my dreams explained to me, they represent feelings I wasn't feeling so they must be very far in. Heck, I didn't even know I could feel such things. Dreams are also supposed to give you a message about your life. It's not very helpful if I've forgotten 90 per cent of the dream in the first minute of being awake. (That is a legit fact)

In the case of recurring dreams, they recur because the message in the dream is too important for us to forget. If you think about it, if I need this message so badly that must mean that I have no previous knowledge of the message. So how is my subconscious transferring the message to my dreams if I don't already know about it? My subconscious is me right?

I hope that made sense. It probably wasn't the best idea to write this straight after waking up. I'm so damn professional. ~Zoe

Here are some facts about dreaming for your enjoyment.

1. Human beings spend roughly around 6 years of their lifetime dreaming
2. Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians were the first to create a dream dictionary in 4000 B.C.E
3. Humans tend to have around 3 to 7 dreams a night. We dream around 2 to 3 hours in a whole night
4. Men tend to dream about men more than women, and women dream about people of both genders
5. You can lucid dream for up to 30 minutes if trained properly
6. It is impossible to dream when you're snoring 
7. Babies don't dream about themselves until the have reached the age of 3
8. 12 per cent of people dream in black and white
9. Some blind people can see images in their dreams.
10. While dreaming we become temporarily paralyzed (unless its a very dramatic dream about falling or being physically hurt)

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