While asleep, we can gain rest and refreshment for our hard day of work.
That is, we are born onto this planet to learn to integrate specific aspects of ourselves through experience.
Integration is achieved through harmonizing imbalances between aspects of our functioning.
The problem here is that the subconscious never sleeps. Say your soul wants you to be less analytical / rational in your approach to life and to incorporate intuition / feelings into the decision making process. Ideally the dream is received and your conscious mind accepts the direction of your soul and begins a process to change in this direction.
Your subconscious mind asserts itself in the dream and provides all sorts of reasons why this change should be avoided. The simple answer is that there is no gain but the subconscious still retains control in the area, which was being addressed.
With this knowledge we can address the cause rather than the symptoms of an illness.
Dreams also have a Spiritual dimension and guide us by indicating abilities we have, potential or otherwise, and what abilities we need to develop.Less vivid dreams occur at other times during the night. If there is a loud noise or if the sleeper is shaken, it will take the sleeper a few seconds to wake up.The sleeping process is more complicated than some may think. Many things happen during sleep to keep our bodies moving and our minds working. If the sleeper is not disturbed by anyone or thing, he or she will quickly journey into stage 2 sleep. Only two things can wake the sleeper now, a loud noise or a repetitious calling of the sleeper's name. Both the sleeper's blood pressure and heart rate fluctuate, the sleeper's brain heats up.More coursework: 1 - A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I - J | K - L | M | N - O | P - S | T | U - Y Dreams and Dream Interpretation On average, we spend about one third of our lives sleeping.During a portion of that time, we are also dreaming.REM sleep occurs every 90 - 100 minutes, about 3 to 4 times a night, and lasts longer as the night progresses.The final REM period may last as long as 45 minutes. The eyes move back and forth rapidly under the eyelids, and the large muscles of the body are relaxed.Due to this, the message / request in the dream is effectively spoiled. The subconscious mind is being helpful as far as it is concerned and sees the reasons it provides for avoiding the change as valid.Drawing on your personal experience as evidence it will tell you things such as, "When you are open to your feelings you are open to being hurt, rejected and ignored.When we ignore aspects of our functioning, our dreams will redress the balance by giving 'symbolic' expression to these aspects, while at the same time attempting to give healing for the ‘conditions’, which cause us to ignore these aspects in the first place.If the messages and healing in dreams are constantly ignored or blocked then we may develop a physical problem in an area affected by the imbalance.