Where the brain functions during the day, it is like a computer collecting data but keeping it all in memory. During sleep, the data is tucked into databases and
cross-indexing is done. The soul does not go Out-of-Body during sleep state, contrary to what many suppose. The soul in a normal incarnation is fascinated with
the body, and the action of tucking way and reliving the day's events is likewise fascinating. While the brain is having these memories sorted out, the conscious mind
is treating the replay like an occurrence, a dream. The subconscious does not need the tucking away into databases that the conscious does. The subconscious in
fact gets it all straight and is aware all the time. It is the conscious that needs sleep, as it has learned to take advantage of the sleep state. Humans who wake during
these states recall the replay, and try to find meaning in it. In that the most imperative action an evolving creature on Earth had to do was survive, the first memory
to be tucked away and processed at night involves surviving.
During sleep, the brain is also communicating with other brains, via telepathy, as the Alpha wave is predominant and this is the state used during telepathy and meditation. If two humans connect on the same wave length during sleep, one may begin to tape into the reply the other is experiencing, and take a trip, so to speak. The meaning of a dream can thus be:
Thus, in deciphering what a dream might mean, one must take into consideration the possible origin and not take it too seriously if it appears to be simply the
tucking away of the days' events.
Recall from the subconscious, such as a contactee does or an ex-amnesiac does, where the memory is recorded only in the subconscious and not at all in the conscious, creates a different kind of "dream". During hypnosis, or meditation, or when coming out of sleep, a contactee will allow the subconscious to function, while damping down the conscious, turning it off and clearing it so it is, essentially, idle. When the subconscious replays a memory it holds, the conscious is thus experiencing, and recording, for the first time, this event. Thus, the funneling of memories are full, including touch, smell, and not just the types of memories the conscious is trying to sort out during sleep state. Why don't normal dreams include such features as touch and smell? These sensory memories are tucked away during the day, being without association in complicated connections. They are simple, and have only a slight connection to what we could call the resident memory of the day, not yet processed in databases. When the days events are replayed by the conscious, during the tucking away time, the connections to smell and touch are retained, but do not need replaying. They are simply reconnected to the database location, not resident memory, to use computer system analogies. However, when an event is relayed from the subconscious, this is not the case, so the conscious mind must get all these peripheral part of the memory - touch and smell and the like.