Dr. Kajal Varma
The spectrum of dream is limitless. It encompasses all the conscious, subconscious,
unconscious and super conscious experiences and their timeless assimilation in the eternal flow of life..
Dream analysis is one way to understand the mind. On the basis of studies done, dreams are directly related to nature , character, and personality of a dreamer. Here discussion is made regarding manifestations of conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind in dreams, followed by correlation between homoeopathic drug personality and dreams.
Among dreams, nightmare and reoccurring dreams are our main concern.
Nightmares are long frightening dreams from which people awakened frightened.
Recurring dreams are caused due to traumatic events in the past, inability to cope up with the stress leading to maladjustment to the situation.
CONSCIOUS MIND AND DREAMS
# Consciousness is wakefulness which include perception , thoughts, logic and reasoning.
# Swami Vivekananda “ The whole life is succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer. That is all.”
# This explains importance of constructive ‘conscious dreaming’. Artists, scientists & mathematicians develop new ideas by day dreaming about their subjective areas.
#Qualities required for constructive day dreaming: high intelligence, sensitivity, refinement and artistic approach.
# Phosphorus-high intelligence, sensitivity, refinement and artistic approach. The diffusion of awareness is so strong that he gets startled easily.
# Staphysagria – Solitary artistic activities like painting, music, poetry in it is due to high degree of sensitivity (also true for highly emotional, introvert Ignatia and Natrum mur). As in staphysagria, the conscious mind is so strongly trapped in its own imaginations that, he thinks about her lover all the day long, imagine future possibilities and feels them as real.
SUBCONSCIOUS MIND & DREAMS
# The conscious mind cannot always absorb disconnected information as it would be an information overload. So the subconscious mind stores this information where it can be retrieved by the conscious mind when it needs to defend itself for survival, just like solving puzzles, skill etc.
# Sigmund freud- the pre or subconscious mind includes repressed childhood memories, socially unacceptable ideas, desires, traumatic memories, painful emotions.
All these repressions are expressed in dreams.
Indian texts Upanishads say that, dreams are merely expressions of inner desires.
# Adult ignatia is very sensitive and romantic: gets dreams of disappointment, sad dreams and dreams of drowning due to ordinary grief such as separation of an affair, marriage or emotional disturbances.
Overworking ignatia imposes logical conclusions on her, leading to overstraining and frustration in her job which leads to dream of exertion.
# NATRUM MUR:
When the grief is extraordinary , has become chronic and settled, Nat mur comes to the recue.
Parents fighting in front of a child who is very sensitive to disharmony will not react immediately, but will suffer inside leading to repression of feelings. This nat mur child gets anxious and frightful dreams.
He never forgets traumatic experiences like parental divorce, effects of emotional dependence of single parent, death of a close one or sexual abuse, cultivates painful memories.
Natrum mur gets dreams of robbers, being assaulted or being raped due to episodes of childhood abuse.
A good example of Freudian concept of ‘socially unacceptable ideas’ and for repressed desires.
Amorus and frightful in dreams in conium are due to sudden deprivation of sexual relationship in widows and widowers.
UNCONSCIOUS MIND & DREAMS
# Unconscious mind regulates the brain and intra body functions. It continues to perform these duties in a natural way even when the conscious mind is asleep.
# Attitude, inclinations, and overall nature of one’s personality are directed by the unconscious mind.
Dreams of Clairvoyance .
# Dreams- clairvoyant-acon. , acid phos. , phos. , sulph.
SUPER CONSCIOUS MIND & DREAMS
# Gives us knowledge about our true higher self.
It is the source of supreme peace.
The Super Conscious Mind contains
within itself the possibility as well as the probability of creating anything and
everything that can be conceived with mind…The possibilities are “Infinite.”
Within itself it contains EVERY probability, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small. It encompasses ALL things from the macroscopic to the microscopic and beyond. It comprises all things physical and those that are non physical.
# PANDA B. B., Significance of Dreams in Homoeopathic Prescribing
# According to Dr. Miller, “effects of sleep and dreams can be taken as general symptoms” Dr. Miller says, “again how often has the study of the dreams revealed the hidden key to the remedy. For in sleep, man is off his guard and his subconscious self can assert itself, and under. Such circumstances the veil is often lifted a little, so that we are able to apprehend in some degree the deep and hidden mysteries of that disordered life, we call disease. Of course, such dreams must be regular and persistent to make them of value and great care must be taken to eliminate the effect of all external influence.
# MASTER F. J., Homoeopathic Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams are one of nature’s miracles, not the result of a wandering mind in sleep. A dream is an interface between the process of life and our conscious personality.
in an overview of the study and research concerning dreams, there is an evidence that a dream can be
a. an expression of what is happening in the physical body;
b. a way of balancing the physiological and psychological activities in us;
c. an enormously original source of insight and information in us, e.g. scanning information and forming new ideas.
# SIVARAMAN P., Dreams and their Homoeopathic Medicine
It is not for nothing that dreams differ. Some dream of accidents, other of amorous subjects, others again off topics of varied nature – each dream in its turn specifying a particular temperament, or more correctly a special deviation of the individual from the normal. Important cure have been recorded, based on dreams alone. Hence a special study of the dreams, together with their remedies, will not be out of place.”