Dreams can be so flighty and ephemeral and yet so profound and weighty. It makes one wonder where they come from in the first place. The answer is that they come from many places inside and outside the body. According to the quote to the right, Edgar Cayce says they can come from the body, mind and the soul. This is so because of the amazing nature of the body itself. The body is a conduit of energy and intelligent information at three levels: physical body, mind and soul. It can not only send messages about itself to us, such as when we feel pain in an arm, it can also send messages from what is happening in our environment such as when we read information on a billboard. But more than this, the body can be a receptor and sender of information purely on the energy or spiritual plane—as in cases of intuitive understanding such as mental telepathy and remote viewing. This is so because the body is connected to the wider energy field in which it lives and can pick up messages if the person’s intuitive receptors are open to this form of communication.
While sleeping, the ego’s strong filtering system of weeding out strange and frightening information is also dormant with its guard down, making the dreamer much more open to receive messages from body, mind and spirit. For example, the soul can send its messages of value and purpose to the dreamer much more easily than when ego is saying, “I’m afraid to do that!” The body, itself can send messages to the dreamer if it feels like it’s usual messages of pain are being ignored as when a warning dream of needing to see a doctor presents itself. Or the mind may send messages of a solution to a problem that the dreamer’s waking mind just can’t grasp. This is why dreamwork is so effective for keeping in tune with the needs of the body, mind and soul.