Are Dreams a View into Another Dimension?

Thoughts brought on from watching The OA on Netflix

Do you ever wonder what dreams are — exactly? Scientists have long tried to figure it out. The basic definition of dreams is they are thoughts, images, and sounds that the subconscious plays in our mind like a movie.

Scientists have said that dreams are a way for our to mind to process memory offline and that dreams improve cognitive function. There are a lot of theories, but no one knows for sure. The brain is so complex that we can only guess at the limits of its function.

But what if dreams were something else? What if dreams were a portal into other dimensions? We don’t know how our mind operates, so what if one of it’s functions is allowing us a view into other universes?

What started this train of thought?

I’ve had an interest in the concept of the multiverse for quite some time. I have a fertile mind and a penchant for cosmology and quantum physics.

My most recent obsession has been watching The OA on Netflix. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s about a group of people who can travel to different dimensions because of some experienced trauma. I don’t want to say more because you should watch it yourself. I don’t want to ruin it for you.

Unlike many other shows on Netflix, the characters are real and relatable. The story is fascinating, and I am holding my breath until the third season.

The show opens a new perspective on the idea of the multiverse. To understand, you should know a little more about the multiverse theory.

The multiverse theory “states that there may be multiple or even an infinite number of universes (including the universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them.” — UniverseToday.com

So, the show opened a new thread in my brain, and I’ve been thinking nonstop about the concept. Like many of you, I overthink to the nth degree. So you can guess my brain has been churning so fast that smoke comes out of my ears.

After a night full of vivid dreams about my brother, I asked my wife if she ever thought that dreams were just a way for us to see into another reality. I know she was humoring me because I am always telling her all the ideas that my writer’s brain thinks up. But, it got me thinking about dreams.

Dreams are weird

Have you ever had a dream so real that when you woke up, you weren’t sure you were awake? Dreams can be so vivid, that you will swear that you were there in that place and time.

What if you were?

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What if one of the functions of our brain is to connect with other universes and give us glimpses of other realities? What if we are seeing a universe where you took a different fork in the path of life and things turned out very different for you and the people around you?

What about the dreams so fanciful, they are almost like science fiction? I have a reoccurring dream that I have god-like powers, and I fight injustice and heal the world of its ills. What if in some reality I am a god?

Spend some time thinking about the possibilities. You may begin to believe that there are other universes where our wildest dreams are being played out.

Think about this concept a little more:

  • What if ghosts occur in places where the barrier between worlds is thin, and “shadows” from another universe seep through?
  • When you die, what if your consciousness moves to another universe to start over?
  • Could the people who report seeing their past lives be seeing themselves in other realities?
  • Could people with psychic powers be people with parts of their brains that are more developed than others?
  • What if people with schizophrenia were not ill? What if they were able to see images and hear voices from other universes? (I for one hope this theory is true. It would explain a lot about me)

Yes, I know that some of you think I may have gone off the deep end. None of this has been proven, but at one time neither was gravity.

Scoff at me all you want, but real science is driven by dreamers.

Can we get proof?

Right now, nothing is science fact. But who is to say in a few years, after more technological advancements (like quantum computing), the multiverse theory won’t be a fact of our life?

If we can get some great minds to prove this theory, and we don’t allow dogma to incite fear in society, we can prove that we exist in other dimensions.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know that some form of ourselves goes on living forever in one of the other universes?

I for one, feel hope like never before!

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