As some of you will know (if you are regular visitor) I have been having some crazy dreams of late, so much so I have opened a Dream Diary to keep track of if and when those particular dreams come back to haunt me.
Dreams, are they just a figment of our imagination? Could they be a fore-runner of events to come? Or are there just a brain exercise keeping our brain amused while our body repairs its self while we sleep.
What has got me interested is being told (not spoken with) that dreams are no more than the first question (a figment of our imagination). Others will tell you there is a lot more to dreaming than writing it off as a figment of our imagination.
Could a dream be a harbinger of death
Its not such a far out question as some of us may think. What do I know about death (not a lot). However, what does intrigue me is how those among us who have died come back after being resuscitated and comment on being drawn to-ward a bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Others speak of meeting a loved one/ones telling them it was not their time to die, and they promptly return to the land of the living. While non believers are aware of nothing but darkness.
Religion over the century’s has certainly been seen as away to worship God. What ever your religion they all speak of a supreme being with an endless capacity of forgiveness. Is that what we experience when we die prematurely a kind of stepping stone to the other-side through our dreams.
Maybe at the point of death the part of our brain that gives us our dreams, while a sleep, is also the harbinger of our death. Perhaps our head (brain) knows before we do that death is imminent and prepares us for the journey by lapsing us into a dream like state by releasing a chemical.
This particular chemical is only released at the appointed hour of our death causing us to experience some form of hallucinatory (false belief or impression) experience brought about by the realise of the chemical.
Our brain with the release of the chemical gives us what we would in our hearts like to see or believe in. Making the transition between life and death easier to accept.
If you believe in your heart of hearts of a possible meeting with loved ones that died before your own death, then the brain does just that.
If your belief is of no life after death then you get exactly what you would expect nothing/blackness.
These scenarios could be applied to any and all, what ever your beliefs. Once the brain has accomplished this final task it then shuts its-self down bringing the final curtain to our life here on Earth to an end (brain dead) nothingness/darkness.
So those of us who firmly believe there is no life after death may well be correct. … Only a dream … Our last dream brought about by a unique chemical and the appointed hour of our death.