Do our dreams actually mean anything or are they just meaningless psychic garbage, our brains attempts to process the days events?
And if they do have meaning, can we access their power?
Current psychology has many current theories ranging from dreams not having much meaning outside of what we project onto them to memory processing to simply being a response to biochemical and electrical changes as we sleep.
The psychotherapeutic approach goes a little further because every dream can be seen as being a message from our unconscious that can be interpreted to enhance our understanding of ourselves.
In ancient Greece dreams were seen as a direct source of healing from the god Ascelpius. Entire temples were devoted to healing through dreams.
Then there are also Lucid Dreaming, Tibetan Dream Yoga, Shamanic work to travel to different worlds- any number of different ways to work with and understand dreams.
So who's right?
When was the last time you saw an image of a blissfully peaceful woman sitting cross-legged at sunset by the sea like the one above?
Or a monk eyes closed in deep contemplation with on a mountain, blue sky stretching out to infinity?
Probably pretty recently.
Maybe even in the last 10 minutes if you’ve been logged into Facebook or searching any site that is even vaguely wellbeing related.
It is such a powerful image holding out the possibility of a deep and abiding sense of calm that no amount of stress, commuting, family dynamics, money worries or anything else could touch.