What do dreams mean? If I practice chikung, will I stop having dreams? Will my dream pattern change?

Lao tse said, “TThe superior man has no dreams." This means that when a practitioner has reached the highest level, his consciousness is able to control his subconsciousness in a peaceful and balanced mode which then enables him think of nothing and avoid reacting to stimuli.

Dreams come from our subconscious. Although everyone has dreams while he is sleeping, the difference is that the superior man is able avoid connecting to the waves and frequencies that are irrelevant to the harmony of his system, and thereby avert squandering his energy. Ordinary people, being unable to stop either the conscious or subconscious activities in their lives, waste their energy on the resulting interference and blockages within their mind. We label this interference or blockage "stubbornness," "rigidness," "trouble" or "karma." So, the practice of chikung will enable us to reach the state of relative balance which provides a protective shield. This allows us to eliminate external stimuli and distractions while maintaining the center peacefully without blockages inside.

Dream analysis theory holds that dreams are mental activities which are released while we are sleeping, a time when we are relaxed and our spirit is able to work freely without any restraint from our consciousness. The problem confronting most ordinary people is that they are not able to discern the way to relax during the daytime or calm themselves at night. In other words, ordinary people, being under the constant control of their own consciousness and subconsciousness neither understand what they are doing in some situations nor understand why they have so many dreams at night. The practice of chikung will help us to perfect our body and mind which will lead to a harmonious balance and flexible response to all external stimuli. Therefore, chikung practitioners will not be affected by dreams or external stimuli as easily as ordinary people.


Chi Kung Culture Society of TAIPEI