The guru can represent our higher self and our innate wisdom. In dreams, she often takes a religious form - like Buddha, Shiva, or a saint - or appears in a long-bearded old man body, a priest, a prophet, a magician, or a king. She can also take a female figure (Mother Earth or a goddess). For example, the Virgin Mary is the oneiric symbol of supreme compassion and love for fellow beings. Dreams of this type announce your life opens up to a great spiritual opportunity. Traditions such as the ones of Tibetan Buddhists, Hindus, or Native Americans believe that our inner guide is someone who communicates with us through dreams. This guide may come from our own being or some areas of our spirit.
Gallery of dreams
Types of sleep
There are two types of sleep that most of the humans undergo - REM and NREM. REM refers to the Rapid Eye Movement and NREM refers to Non-Rapid Eye Movement. Every individual will alternate these two types of sleep. Non-REM sleep will occur for a short period of time in the first stage of your sleep followed by the REM sleep. Dreams occur during the REM stage, where it lasts for 20 minutes. According to a researcher, J. Allan Hobson, dreams that occur in REM stage are usually forgotten when the individual wakes up. Studies conducted on patients during sleep shows that the frontal lobes in the brain, that are responsible for storing information, are inactive during the REM stage, which is the main cause for forgetting the dreams. Studies also show that this is the stage where you have the most intense dreams.
Inflammation, it is associated with diabetes, stroke, arthritis, heart disease as well as premature aging. There have been researches showing that people who gets less than six hours of sleep a night have their blood levels higher than those who get more. A study done in 2010 has figured that the C-reactive protein is higher in people who only get a few hours of sleep every night. According to Dr. Rapoport, people suffering from sleep apnea or insomnia could develop high blood pressure as well as inflammation, so treatment of these sleep disorders must be followed.