A state of consciousness, with biological and mental correlates, in which lowered inhibition in the nervous system brings about expansive shifts in time perception and spatial awareness, and a deep sense of reflexive inter-connectedness, in which what used to seem separate appear as intricate parts coming together in a seamless whole. In the context of innerdance, dream is an ubiquitous metaphor that applies to much more than the mysterious narratives occurring in REM sleep.
Inter-being is a term coined by Thich Naht Hanh to describe what it means to interdependently co-exist as a multitude of Beingness, held by the unfolding awareness of infinite selves networked in space-time dimensions.
Dream awareness describes what it is, to be an Inter-being. The mind within such states is confusing as it is clear. When we dive into the depths of Dream, consciousness is abruptly taken to parts of the whole, minus the self-reflective mirroring capacities our Waking consciousness takes for granted.
Dreamtime is characterised by a single-mindedness that we rarely experience in our wakeful states. Inception showed this to us through Hollywood's spectacular reflexivity. When we enter into a dream, we disrupt the usual overlays of "reality" where the constant bombardment of thoughts, emotions and sensations influence our consciousness through constant Displacements.
In 1978, Rechtschaffen wrote, "by the single-mindedness of dreams, I mean the strong tendency for a single train of related thoughts and images to persist over extended periods without disruption or competition from other simultaneous thoughts and images."
We are dreaming of each other. God is dreaming through infinite inceptions of visceral thought streams, an endless train of mu-vies that mirror a vastness of vastnesses. And in these moments of sudden rupture, the Dreamer abruptly awakens to its own inception. "I am just here," the baby utters, with a clear emphasis on who is the I am.