August 28, 2016, marks the beginning of a new class on Sundays. Entitled, Praying Without Ceasing. Perhaps a majority of Christians has taken Paul’s admonition literally until the enlightenment. I confess that I do as well. Thus dreams & visions are prayer happening in sleep. This is one place that the malignant EGO cannot go. For that reason, alone dreams are worthy of investigation.
DREAM: THE TEMPORARY CESSATION OF THE WAKING STATE.
1. From time to time in this period anything from a single picture or figure to an elaborate story may be vividly perceived, which is in no sense a direct perception of the outer physical world. This happens 4 or 5 times per night.
2. In addition, there are periods of conceptual activity or thinking between dream periods. [Parts of the brain never go to sleep].
3. A third form of dream is the spontaneous image or vision that appears to a person in the borderland or wakefulness when a person is not sure they are awake or asleep.
4. The waking dream or vision consists of dream images that intrude into waking consciousness. The images are not different than the ones in sleep.
God, Dreams, and Revelation – Father Morton T. Kelsey