When a human being rests the physical body and enters the state of sleep, the soul does not rest. A soul does not sleep, only the human material body needs rest to allow regenerative processes to work, which can only take place during sleep – however, what is mostly unknown, is that sleep is also needed for the soul, although the soul does not rest – but the soul needs some “time off” from being in a physical body. Indeed, this “time off” is the prime purpose of sleep, contrary to the common belief that it only serves to give the physical body a rest, it is rather that the soul needs a rest. During this “time off” the soul enters areas of the spirit world, which some of you call the “dream world”. Many encounters here may seem very real and very earthly. These realms serve the soul to make special experiences, but also to get in contact with beings of the spirit world.
Often humans ask for the meaning of the symbolism of strange dreams, which seem to have no connection with the current own life. Detailed dream interpretation is a fascinating topic, however my recommendation is to go into the calmness of a meditative state and listen inside for the answers, because your higher self knows the meaning of your dreams. Many books have been published which try to analyze symbols, however these should only be seen as guidelines, as each soul is different, thus the meaning of symbols can differ greatly. Individual dream analysis is much more beneficial, however when done by oneself during a meditation, it offers the purest insight.
Often experiences involving fear are getting processed in this state of dreaming, which does not mean this is a way to overcome fear, rather a way to become aware of fear through nightmares, by getting confronted with what has been accumulated. If you encounter a nightmare, become aware that this is caused by fears buried inside of you, that your soul is trying to point out these fears to you, by experiencing what these fears create, on another level of existence. This offers an opportunity to deal with these fears and begin to dissolve them.
Some human beings can seldom remember any dreams, or claim to have no dreams at all, but this is no problem because the soul experiences dreams anyway. An observation of dreams is however important to the soul, because there may be important messages for you that should not be ignored. If you remember anything at the point of waking up, it may be a good idea to write those memories down immediately, so that you can easier return to your memories and later, during a meditation, to clear up some questions you may have or receive information on the symbolism or significance.
Dreams are also of importance because they can contain some information on upcoming events. Therefore, try to remember your dreams right after awakening in the morning (or if you awaken during the night), and observe the memories, write them down and investigate them in a state of inner peace during a meditation. This will allow you to let the experiences you make during sleep be a more active part of your spiritual development.