Yesterday I had dreamed of something very poignant: something that I knew was very important in my life. But I could not remember my dream. Sometimes I wake up, and remember a dream, but unless I consciously remind myself to remember the dream, I cannot recollect the vision later. Infrequently my wife asks me if I had a bad dream the night before. I find out that I had screamed in my sleep. But usually I cannot recollect the dream.
Do these dreams have a meaning in our lives, and why is it that we cannot remember them? Psychologist have often hypothesized that our dreams are an important part of our lives. They often alleviate the stresses and sufferings that we experience in our awakened world. It may be that these dreams are as important to us as what occurs in our wakening hours.
What would happen if we were to remember all of our dreams? There may be an overload of our minds with information that may obstruct our daily lives. Distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary may become difficult. We classify these people as psychotic. The only problem with them is that they may not have the capacity to forget their dreams. Is there a natural amnesic chemical in our bodies that make us forget our dreams, or is it derived from God? Does God use this amnesic technique elsewhere in human maturation?
Believers in reincarnation would say that death also brings upon this amnesic agent or power that erases all our memories of this life. Like a dream, if we were to remember all our past lives, it would be difficult to concentrate on the present life. Reincarnation gives us a different slate (environment) to purify our minds.
The next time you are not able to remember your dream, or are unable to understand them, consider the possibility that you may have lived before. Your dreams may not only be of this life, but it may also be about the lives of your past!