You're lying in bed, you're half asleep and out of sudden you see a weird thing you're still here you hear the voices around yourself but you could see some dream, not just any dream something strange. you may fall asleep after that you may wake up. you don't know if it was a dream or real or what?
We call that a Vision. something popped into your head out of nowhere. and always contains a message related to your life either spiritual or physical. a vision could happen during the waking hours or even in the middle of dreaming.
But how do we know if that was not just a dream? to answer that we gotta define dream too.
What is a dream? a movie plugged into your mind's screen? or reality in another level and another world?
Most of us are familiar with Astral world. for those that are unfamiliar with astral world in simple words it's a world you see dreams in it regularly (regularly? yes because you may happen to see dreams in other worlds). that world is quite larger and more brighter than this world though Astral world got many sub-levels that includes darkest places aka "under world" Astral world is quite a world with people, cities, food, music and life, basically that's where you go after you die. and you could visit that place with astral projection or lucid dream Technic.
But what about dreams? Dreams are series of Adventures you encounter in astral world as a person and resident of that place, though dreams are out of your control because mind is the one controlling your body at that minutes.
Mind? isn't that the thing we control ourselves? not quite, Mind is a highly functional part of our soul. Mind is the horse you are forced to mount on, if you don't tie the rein tight and don't control it properly it will lead you to wrong places.
Mind is quite a player and it controls lots of things. why we can't remember some dreams when we wake up? or a better question what prevents us from remembering past lives? answer is clear.
So when we're dreaming we see series of images mind picks among the reality that happens to us in astral world, now some of them are important, we could see our future or past or something totally irrelevant to our lives. mind could censor it if we are not practicing on remember dreams. and it's a simple practice, write down your dreams with details every night. it needs a lot of discipline but the result is wonderful. but a huge caution:Do Not allow anyone read or hear about your dreams specially important ones! if you can't dream at all it doesn't mean you don't dream, it means your mind censors them all. if you just want to dream something, you will and you write it down. when you do that you keep yourself focused on dreams.
But what about visions? what defines a vision and what divides a vision from a dream?
A vision has different vibes from a dream, it's clear, has a message and is unforgettable.a vision does not include you actions and colors in a vision is different. a vision isn't black and White always colorful, for those who see black and white dreams this is a good sign to figure out.
Dreams and visions are playing huge part in our paths, a Vision is a message from God(s) and shouldn't be ignored by one or will regret it.