Dreams Are Not Meaningless: How Dreams Changed History

Most people would, in public, dismiss dreams and dreaming as a pointless activity that occurs during sleep. Secretly, however, almost everyone wonders what dreams mean. It would seem that people want to dismiss dreams as meaningless because they cannot explain them. Sadly, most people are too willing to accept the latest fad in science that dreams are just random electrical discharges in the brain or the brain purging itself to make room for more memory. Really? Maybe it is time to take a moment to examine the historical evidence that dreams have changed the world, and that some dreamers saw the future in their dreams. It hardly seems likely random brain activity or reorganization would produce such concrete events.

Dreams have effected famous people who in turn have had a profound effect on history. Dreams have provided warnings, sometimes heeded, sometimes not. For example, it is said that during the first world war, Adolf Hitler had a disturbing dream which made he leap out and run from a trench where he and his fellow soldiers were holed-up. Moments later, an artillery shell hit and killed everyone in the trench. How different would history be had Hitler slept soundly that night.

Albert Einstein's Famous Dream

Albert Einstein Literally Dreamed Up The Theory of Relativity

Everyone who had to sit through a high school science class has usually had to stare at that Periodic Table poster on the wall. Of course, the Periodic Table was and is one of the great scientific breakthroughs in history allowing us a far better understanding of physics and chemistry. However, that Periodic Table we were staring at was a vision from another man’s dream. Dmitri Mendeleev, creator of the modern Periodic Table claimed he saw it outlined in a dream and only had to wake up and draw it out.

Of course, we live our lives thinking we are in a world where we can rationally explain almost everything. Would it surprise you to know that one of the great philosophers, scientific thinkers, who advanced rationally understanding the word, began his philosophical journey due to a series of dreams? I speak of Rene Descartes. Perhaps you have heard the saying, "I think therefore I am"? That is from Rene Descartes. He also put forth this idea: When you are dreaming you are in no position to know you are dreaming. What makes you think when you are awake you are in any position to know you are awake?

Napolean's Precognitive Dream

Napolean Dreamed Of His Defeat At Waterloo

It is sometimes called Descartes Dream Arguments … it is also something one might hear from a skilled dream psychic. Nonetheless, we in the Western world today have been profoundly effected by Descartes’ philosophical works which began with dreaming.

If Albert Einstein had dismissed his dreams as meaningless, we would not have The Theory of Relativity. Albert Einstein dreamed he was speeding down a mountain at near light speed and witnessed the stars in a night sky changing appearance. Upon waking, Einstein began pondering the dream and working out The Theory of Relativity. The scientific breakthroughs due to dreams are too numerous to list here. It is odd that the scientific community (and those who think the world is wholly ‘rational’) are so quick to dismiss dreams and dreaming as meaningless. Clearly, history proves this idea incorrect. What might be disturbing to this group is another aspect of dreams: Precognitive dreams. And, there have been a number of well recorded dreams that seem to have predicted future events. Unfortunately, a lot of the dreamers could not change how those events unfolded.

Most people know that Abraham Lincoln had a precognitive dream regarding his assassination. Less known are that other famous people in history also seem to have had precognitive dreams: Some say Caligula had a symbolic dream of his death;

Abraham Lincoln's Famous Dream

Abraham Lincoln Had A Precognitive Dream Of His Assassination

Pompey dreamed of a defeat in battle and of Caesar’s death; Napoleon is said to have dreamed of his defeat at Waterloo. Some scientific dream research indicated that as much as 8 percent of the population has had at least one precognitive dream or more.

That dreams and dreaming are somehow how have a spiritual, metaphysical connect also seems beyond dispute. Out of body travel, astral travel have connected to the dream state. Edgar Cayce, The Sleeping Prophet, is famous for his psychic readings during and apparent dream states. Both Native Americans and the Australian Aborigines understood that dreaming somehow allowed the dreamer access to the ‘dream world’ or ‘spirit world’ and had a healthy respect for dreams and dreaming.

People generally enjoy a private conversation about dreams, but publicly, when the topic of dreams come up, it is as if there is an unwritten rule that dreams, the mystery of dreams, is suppose to be categorized the same as the belief in bigfoot or UFOs. This is especially true when in comes to exploring dreams with someone who actually understands the power of dreams and the connection of dreams to things more metaphysical and spiritual. Hopefully, the next time you hear someone dismissing dreams as ‘meaningless’, you can make use of some of the facts in this article. Yes, many or most dreams may not seem to mean very much, but dreams and dreaming is FAR from meaningless.

Should you have an interest in exploring the meaning of your dreams, especially the spiritual or supernatural aspect of you dreams, give Psychic Judy a call. She is a skill clairvoyant and dream reader. You might also enjoy trying live dream chat.