Talking in sleep

Most people who have kept a dog have witnessed it bark while it is obviously dreaming. Talking or shouting during a disturbing or active dream is common to humans also. Some people sleep talk so frequently, they worry in case they disturb the sleep of others, or say things they regret. In some cases they will even respond to questions. One such person told me that she went to her mother’s room and asked her about whether of not to get married. The dreamer was single, so the subject of the talk may have been bothering her. Perhaps the most prolific and creative of sleep talkers was Edgar Cayce. See: Movements during sleep.

Some people talk so much they like to records themselves. Here is a little sample of a wife’s reporting.

Adam talked his head off last night, and I put a bunch aside for a quiet night. But these three were right in a row. It’s like STM went through an entire relationship over the course of 5 minutes…

“Okay. Brace yourself. I can’t be held responsible for the fallout. You ready? I Like You. Yeah, rock ‘n roll.”

“Oh. We’ve got to get out of  here. There’s a giant Aye Aye coming – and he’s Pissed Off!”

In life and sleep we have two powerful actions working in us. The first is our waking experience based on having a body, its limitations, vulnerabilities and a particular gender. Our second is the power that gave us life and continues to express as dreams, in our breathing and heartbeat – our life. This I have given the description as the Life Will.

While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. See Sleep Paralysis

This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will. As Freud pointed out this inner will has full access to our memories. It can do so many other things that are described else where – See Jesse Watkins Amazing Experience

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