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Dreams ... A Common Paraversal Gateway (edited extract)

Dreams are globally subjective and can be realized in many ways. Dream telling and dream interpretation can mean different things to different people. Culture, religion, age and even relationships all play a part in determining our nightly adventures in dreamland.
But above all, it depends on humanity's understanding of what dreaming actually is in the first place.

Dreams ... in the psychological and spiritual melting-pot
Whatever you believe dreams are, the way we determine their effect in our waking hours could make a difference to how we shape our day. Can our moods and decisions be influenced by the surreal, non-physical dream-state?

If we begin to understand the physical "science" behind dreams, we may be able to utilize their mysteries and metaphors to enhance our individual well-being.
But recalling dreams can also produce subliminal colourization or redefinition of their true contents ... and this is usually because dreams are hard to remember or simply too difficult to put into words. Of course, culture and religion play a significant part in interpretation - and dreams are where the psychological and the spiritual are mixed up in the same metaphysical melting pot.
Both trends can lead us to analyse how the human brain shapes our view of the physical world - our waking reality. It shows that things we are unable to comprehend in dreams simply can't be translated into this waking domain without distorting them into humanized logic. This is how "tangible" symbolism forms the spiritual foundation of many cultures.
On a broader scale humanizing dreams even acts as a physical way to aid our perception of them, regardless of religion.
In other words, we try to shape the meaning of dreams into a traditional perspective, which fits into our waking reality. We can only translate aspects of a dream that is humanly possible to correlate.
And so, interpretations become fairly predictable - and it's common to assume that dreams are true-to-life representations of our anxieties, traits or destinies.

Dreams ... the hidden side of life..
But what if we look at dreams as an entirely independent "life" existence, which doesn't really have any correlation with our waking world at all? The idea that sleep extends our consciousness through the quantum gateway and into the "paraverse", opens the imagination into a previously untapped realm of realization.
Instead of trying to determine a dream's meaning, perhaps we should analysis the experience as if it was a disembodiment of our human life cycle ... although as equally relevant and essential to our existence as our waking life is.
So let's consider our dream time as a factual happening - an experience which shapes our perspective. Something similar to journeying to an unknown planet for example ... awesome and completely fresh ... a "real-time" physical or even social event.
Our life in dreams may be hidden to the rest of the waking world, but we are able to reach infinite dreamlands and embark on inconceivable adventures in the paraversal dimension ... the other universe.

The space-time continuum in dreams
In sleep research, the dream-state period can be determined - usually through observing brain activity and REM (rapid eye movement). But monitoring our sleep activity shows that a dream's time-frame only lasts for seconds according to this physical universe, but we wake with memories of a dream adventure that can cover hours or even days.
This paradox suggests that time and therefore continuity doesn't exist in the non-physical dreamscape. In quantum physics, the superposition in space-time geometry means being in two places at the same time ... perhaps even at different times and in multiple universes. Therefore, if consciousness can free-flow between the biological vessel (us) and the sub-quantum plane (the paraverse), we can expect dreams to relay some conscious awareness back to us during the time we try to recall our dream.
This free flowing consciousness can cover paraversal experiences in many different periods, time-spans and places. The paraversal flow is unbound by time and is an indicator of how time and space is only subjective to a human's perception within the physical world; a second to us can translate as hours or weeks in other non-time cohesive dimensions - or even within different scales of our own physical universe.
But to reason why we live through surreal adventures around other bizarre worlds while we sleep leads us back to the basic principles of human exploration - through human perception - trying make sense of our dreams in this world.

Collecting snapshots of dream adventures
Conscious shaping of our dreams could perhaps be a futile attempt to explain the inexplicable - an infinite dreamscape of a non-physical dimension.
Think of dream-recalling as a brief series of snapshots or reference points - and this will only be the snapshots that make visual sense to us ... however bizarre. The rest is so incomprehensible that its context can't be registered clearly enough to cohere to our waking memories. In other words, the paraversal throughput that causes dreaming is an independent experience, unlinked to our body's own biological receptiveness (our memory). Only when we wake does our memory react by conscious signals that something has just happened while we slept.
What we recall of our dreams translates from our memory in tangible "bites". This is why many people recall dreams or near death experiences within similar physical / visual parameters. (This dream research also recognizes links with near death experiences.)
What we are in fact doing is attempting to correlate a universe of inexplicable environs into something recallable and therefore something metaphorical - all to try and make sense of it from a human's limited perspective.

It could well be that everything we invent in our imagination ... the stuff of fairytales to every other paranormal entity are descriptions and metaphors for scientifically real variables across the quantum dimension. Perhaps some of us who see the world from a paraversal view can experience just a flavour of this otherwise invisible universe - when awake ... while most of us just capture brief elements while sleeping, which we (our memory receptors) then attempt to translate into a vaguely understandable dream scenario so we can recall it.

Do dreams fuel our personality?
If they do, then a total sleep inhibiting drug developed in the first decade of the 21st century is deemed to turn the people that use it into zombies. Since dreams are the most essential part of sleep, we risk irreversible physiological damage by removing them from our life-cycle. Whatever claims drug developers say regarding safety, sleep deprivation over very long periods will no doubt lead to a fundamental change of human personality. Dreams can fuel our physical consciousness with unique, colourful paraversal experiences, and eliminating our dream-life from our physical life risks turning even more of the human race into nothing more than soulless drones.

Dreams as self-healing therapy
Sleep, and therefore dreams are an essential ingredient to maintaining a naturally balanced, self-healing life. This is because what we experience within the dream-state is the counterbalance needed to maintain a healthy psychological outlook in our waking hours.
This may seem illogical for those who suffer from frequent nightmares or repetitious dreams that give vivid reminders of emotional turmoil. In those times, dreams can feel that they are causing more anxiety than alleviating it. But because we are able to assemble familiar imagery and scenarios in a dreamstate - whether subliminally or not - unsettling dreams should be regarded only as an "event induced" predisposition. This is because we bring all manifestations and metaphors - whether happy or unpleasant - into a dreamscape from our physical, waking world. Here they become integral to the way we recall the imagery in a dream.
Therefore it is conceivable that you can use your dreams to take control of your emotions and to actively repel those negative manifestations. If you can do this then you will be making effective progress in dealing with the trauma or anxieties in your everyday life.

So, dreams of all kinds may be turned (or tuned) to your advantage and therefore fuel your harmonically balanced well-being. Dream apparition and metaphor control is a method that is part of the same paraversal (or dreambeat) philosophy; normalizing will power with natural harmonic alignment - and because it originates from the paraversal flow itself, you can utilize its power during dreaming.
Some already find this easy to do in dreams, whereby you may be able to "refresh" your dreamscape by consciously* switching scenarios. However, in nightmare situations we normally wake up when the going gets too much to cope with. This is where the physical and mental state of our body is also reacting to daytime anxieties - and why it's important to establish a harmonic exercise that works in both your waking life and your dream-life - literally so that you'll sleep better.
With this in mind, the more you embrace your dreams (however disturbing they may seem) and understand that it is your waking memory recall that dictates your anxiety - you'll find that the negative imagery can be quelled to represent a more controllable and peaceful dreamscape memory. When you awake your memory based recollection will be more resolved and therefore far less traumatic.
In practising willpower normalization, you can learn how to alleviate and cope with emotional disruption and anxiety - from not just within your dreams but also in your waking life as well. This is why exploring the psychological connotations of "sleep reality" is vital to our mental and even our physical alignment.

* The parversal concept relates to a flow of (sub)consciousness on a quantum based level between a physical vessel (you) and the non-physical universe.

Sleep Reality
With the paraversal concept of "sleep reality" in mind, what is more interesting about dreaming are the aspects of the adventures you can't describe. What does the blur and nonsense of surrealism actually surmount to? During recollection, our memory tries hard to shape the dream experience into something tangible... but interestingly, dreams fade fast.
The surreal essence of a dream appears not to have a cohesive place in the waking world, and so it disappears for most humans very soon after a sleep period. This is because memory - as a biological, brain-structured host - is only able to equate limited paraversal recollection. Whereas a "paraversal" journey through dreaming - being outside the limitations of the physical vessel - may reach infinitely further towards existentialism.

To recap. Although dream outlines can be based on memory - such as people, places and activities - the space your paraversal consciousness is in when dreaming is a non-physical universe. The recognizable elements in dreams are the manifestation of memory alignment in the traditional, physical sense - But other events, entities and experiences you encounter in a dream-state may be un-quantifiable, unrecognizable and therefore impossible to comprehend.
Since around 80% of the known universe contains an unknown and unseen mass there is always the possibility - on the quantum level - that we are able to interact indefinitely with such a universe through a dream-state.
Dreamland may not be as "unreal" as we may think ...

Edited extract from "The Paraversal View" - by John O'Donnell ©
















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