A blind person dreams about images, textures, and smells just like anyone else; but his or her dreams are also heavily influenced by feelings and emotions. Dreams of a blind person differ from those of someone who has sight in the amount and vividness of imagery.
Trying to get a picture of what a blind person dreams about is a very interesting topic, and not something that you hear all that often. In fact, I don’t think anyone has ever been able to successfully answer this question, or at least not in any conclusive way. But it’s still a very fascinating one none-the-less, and it’s one that is worth exploring whether or not we’re ever able to shed any light on the subject.
Blindness is as old as humanity. Whatever its cause, it has been considered a curse of the supernatural since ancient times. The most important definition for blind people is that they are persons who have no sight at all or have very limited vision. A blind person dreams; however, dreams can never be compared to those of sighted persons during absence of light in the dreamer’s eyes. This article describes how blindness impacts dreams in different ways. However, the importance of human dreams should be appreciated and they should be explored by everyone.
Sensation, feeling, hearing, touch, and taste are the five main ways of receiving information via the body’s sensory organs. When we think of the senses, these five sense organs almost always come to mind right away.
What Does A Blind Person Dream About
What does a blind person dream about? This is an extremely popular question that has been asked for years. The simple answer to this question is yes, a blind person dreams about just about everything you would expect. Like anybody else, they have dreams of flying, walking underwater and swimming with the sharks. Just like any sighted person, they dream of being able to see again. However, the dreams of a blind person aren’t exactly the same as a sighted individual and there are some amazing differences due to the inability to see.
Ask most people what they think of when they hear the word “blindness” and you’re going to receive a variety of answers. Most will tell you that they imagine things will become fuzzy, blurry and unreadable when they think about blindness. This is, in fact, a reasonable response. After all, a person who cannot see obviously isn’t going to be able to see details clearly. But the thing is, what does a blind person dream about?
What Do Blind People See
A fascinating question that even the experts aren’t sure of an answer to. One thing they do know – if you’ve ever seen the movie “The Miracle Worker” with Audrey Hepburn, she wasn’t blind when she dreamed. Do you really think this rare subject has never been explored before?
Have you ever taken a second to think about what it would be like to be blind? Just stop reading for a second and think about whether your answer is yes or no. If you said yes then take some time to imagine what that would be like for someone. It’s easy for us as sighted people to ignore the idea of blindness because we have never experienced this loss and have never had to live with it.
A dreaming blind person experiences more sensations of sound, touch, taste, and smell than sighted people do. Blind people are also more likely to have certain types of dreams than sighted people. For example, blind people seem to experience more dreams about movement or travel.
Do Blind People Have Heightened Senses
The visual aspect of a blind person’s dreams varies significantly depending on when in their development they became blind. Some blind people have dreams that are similar to the dreams of sighted people in terms of visual content and sensory experiences, while other blind people have dreams that are quite different.
The Congenitally Blind
Researchers tend to disagree when it comes to dreams of the congenitally blind, or those who were born blind. Some experts argue that people who were born blind do not see visual content in their dreams, just as they do not see anything visual while they are awake. Others, however, beg to differ.
People with congenital blindness experience fewer eye movements during the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep phase than their sighted counterparts. Since most complex dreaming happens during the REM stage and eye movements are hypothesized to correlate to visual dream content, this could suggest that people with congenital blindness don’t experience visual content while dreaming.
However, people who became blind at a later age also experience fewer eye movements during the REM stage of sleep. These sleepers do experience visual dream content, suggesting the hypothesis stating that a lack of eye movements during REM indicates a lack of visual dream content is likely untrue. Eye movements made during REM may correlate to visual dreaming in sighted people, but they appear not to in blind people, regardless of when they went blind.
Other experts have noted that people who were born blind report that they experience visual dreams. Like sighted sleepers, blind sleepers can draw some of the visual content of their dreams after they’re awake. Additionally, their EEG activity during dreams they report as visual is similar to the EEG patterns of sighted people during visual dreams.
Although blind sleepers might experience some visual dream content, they likely experience quite a bit less compared to sighted sleepers. Their minds appear to make up for the lack of visual content by increasing other sensory experiences. For example, congenitally blind individuals experience more elements of sound, touch, taste, and smell in their dreams than sighted individuals do.
People Who Went Blind Before Ages Five to Seven
People who were not born blind, but went blind in early childhood, likely experience more visual dream content than those who were born blind, but less than those who went blind later in life. Researchers hypothesize that the later a person goes blind, the more visual content they experience in their dreams.
Research studies categorize blind participants according to different age ranges. People who went blind after ages five to seven tend to have fully visual dreams. People who were not born blind, but went blind before ages five to seven, could experience varying degrees of visual elements in dreams depending on how far along their development was when they went blind.
What do Christians think about dreams?
If a Christian has a dream that seems more important or authoritative than the run-of-the-mill nightmares, they should consult the Bible.
According to the linked article, the vast majority of Muslims who have dreams in which they meet Jesus do not have a Bible or easy access to one. In their dreams, they may experience a fleeting union with God.
Even if there have been instances of visions and dreams happening after the Old Testament and after the New Testament, Christians must remember that the canon of Scripture is their primary source of what God has to communicate to them.
The possibility that Christians in the end times would have prophetic dreams does not elevate dream interpretations above the authority of Scripture.
A Christian’s dreams may contain a message from God, a warning about an impending event, or a symbol with special meaning. If a Christian has such a dream, they can investigate its veracity by looking up the topic in the Bible.
Interesting though they may be, Christians shouldn’t wish dreams upon their fellow believers. Thankfully, Christians always have access to the Bible, which serves as the ultimate authority on dream interpretation.
The Old Testament contains the vast majority of biblical dreams. God utilized dreams and visions to communicate with the people of the Old Testament when they only had limited access to His written word, or none at all in the case of those who lived before Moses.
Essentially, it’s releasing our wants, needs, suffering, and sadness to God while maintaining an attitude of gratitude.
Giving thanks in all circumstances helps us see how much we rely on God’s guidance to thrive in this world. John 15:5 makes it clear that we are fully aware of our utter dependence on God.
As our relationship with God grows and we see His hand at work, we realize that His ways are superior and that His plan and purpose for our lives are truly magnificent.Praying regularly is essential for developing a stronger relationship with God. Similar to how you could confide in your best friend over lunch. Yet, in the first place, we can take our worries to God.
Paul reminds the church in Thessalonica that if we come to God in prayer with a ready heart, He will strengthen our bond with Him.
The first step in developing a closer relationship with God is realizing Who it is that we are praying to. Although we might have a deep personal relationship with God, and He knows us inside and out, we must never forget that He is worthy of the highest awe and regard.
To show our awe and reverence for God (Deuteronomy 13:4), we must celebrate God for who He is. We can do this with music or praise. To do this, we need just take delight in God’s manifold gifts to us or in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
An effective prayer life begins with praise to God. The next stunning sunset won’t last forever, so don’t miss it. Count your blessings that God has united you with a loved one.
Recognize God as the source of your success. Since the Lord has been there for you through the good times and the bad, you will eventually be able to find joy in Him despite your current circumstances.
When we encountered Jesus and learned about His life, His many acts of kindness, and His ultimate death on the cross, we saw God’s plan come to completion, as depicted in the gospels. That calls for a pause for thought and reflection, during which we might give God our deepest thanks and praise.
When Will My Prayers Be Answered?
Praying together strengthens our relationship with God and with each other. Our marriage will swiftly crumble if we never communicate with one another or give each other a chance to be heard. God’s power is equally effective. Our fellowship with God deepens as a result of prayer and other forms of connection.
I plan to cleanse that group by heating them to the same levels at which precious metals are refined. When my name is called, I shall come. If I can say, “These are my people,” and have them respond, “The LORD is our God,” then I have achieved my objective. (NLT) 13:9 – Zerubbabel
You can have anything you want if you keep in touch with me and let my words enter your own essence. (NLT) John 15:7
The Lord commanded us to make intercession. Because God commanded it is one of the most simple reasons to pray. Discipleship requires a life of obedient service to God.
“Remain vigilant and seek divine intervention. If you don’t, you’ll give in to temptation. Thought and emotion are on board, but the body can’t keep up. Matthew 26:41, New Living Translation
Then Jesus used a tale to impress upon his followers the need of persistent intercession. (Lucas 18:1)
And always, ask for everything you want, whenever you want, in the Spirit. Keep this in mind as you continue to pray for the saints and watch over them. (NIV) Quote from Ephesians 6:18
Why Bother If I Can’t Pray?
When you don’t know what to say in prayer, the Holy Spirit will show you what to say:
The Spirit strengthens us when we are feeble. When we do not know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit prays for us. Whoever examines our hearts knows the thoughts of the Holy Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the righteous in accordance with God’s will. New International Version (NIV): Romans 8:26-27
Always remember to put God first.
It is written in Exodus 20:3, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
The Golden Rule is the first of the Ten Commandments. However, just because we know something well doesn’t mean we can ignore it. If you claim to be a disciple of Christ, the first and foremost thing you must do is make God the focal point of your life and nothing else.
Put your relationship with God first.
One’s “heart” can be found wherever one’s “wealth” is, as stated in Matthew 6:21.
Jesus is not referring only to material wealth, but also to the internal riches of our most deeply held beliefs and ideals. When we care about anything, we want to make sure it lasts as long as possible in a secure environment. The risk comes when we make something other than God the center of our existence. If we put Jesus first, then our priorities will be set straight and our affections will be attuned to His plans for us.
God wants us to feel at ease, and he cares about us a lot.
God wants you to give Him your problems, 1 Peter 5:7 reads.
Instead of holding on to your anxiety, consider offering it up to God. God will provide for you and replace your worries with His peace, but you can be assured that it won’t be simple and will demand continual effort throughout your life.
To clarify, what exactly is a “church in cyberspace”?
A “virtual church” or “online church” is a congregation that holds its services only online, whether for live transmission or to offer sermons and workshops. Even a physically present virtual church makes extensive use of digital technology. The church may not have fully embraced digital technology, but this does not disprove the claim.
People used to not take online churches seriously. People were hesitant to recognize the potential of the internet, and televangelists in particular were frequently made fun of. The current epidemic and the decline of younger Christians make virtual church sessions tempting, yet many people still prefer to worship in person.
Because of advancements in technology, the initial outlay required to establish an online church has decreased to the point where even a modest congregation can afford it. These days, even smaller churches often have robust online communities where members and guests can interact with the church and one another. Churches with a wider scope can better serve the world’s poor as the population of the Earth increases.
Online houses of worship will continue to grow even after the pandemic. The church needs to minister to this demographic now that we have a better understanding of the difficulties they face thanks to the government shutdown.
You may help your church and the people in your neighborhood by getting involved in ministry and sharing your talents with others by hosting small groups. Churches would benefit from having their own web presence since it would allow them to reach more people and collect more money.
Studying the Bible is essential because of how important God is.
We should give our full attention to the Bible since it contains God’s message to humanity. We need to get in touch with him. Since we aim to take his words to heart, we will be giving them our full and undivided attention.
What a priceless piece of advice! A biblical passage describes them as “more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold; also sweeter than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10). More than the biggest joys that our world wants—money and food—the Bible satisfies us.
Paul told young pastor Timothy that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). As you speak, God “breathes out” each individual word in the Bible. It is absolutely original in this respect. That statement is true of the Bible but not of any other literature.
Reading the Bible is not the same as studying it.
The Bible is just another document, therefore we read it as quickly as possible. In contrast, we don’t rush through Bible study. We search for answers to the world’s mysteries as we attempt to make sense of it. What they say is given serious consideration.
Ephesians 1:1-14 can be read in 30 seconds, yet the lessons it contains will last you a lifetime. The Gospel of John can be read in its entirety in roughly two hours. But its complexity ensures that you’ll never get bored exploring it.
The reward of maturing in God’s word will be ours for as long as we live.
It’s important to devote a lot of time to Bible study and have faith in what you’re reading.
We put in the time and effort necessary since we value education highly. However, relying on God also calls for us to ask for wisdom.
Paul urged Timothy to “think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything” (2 Timothy 2:7). God endows us with wit, but we have to put it to use.
The evangelist George Whitefield began devoting himself to reading the Bible on a regular basis once he became a Christian. Author says, “I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and word… I daily received fresh life, light, and power from above.” Take note of how modest he is.1
Whether or not we choose to get on our knees to study, that’s where our focus ought to be.
People Who Went Blind After Ages Five to Seven
People who went blind after ages five to seven tend to have visual dreams. That said, they might not experience as much visual dream content as fully sighted individuals. Like people who went blind at a younger age, those who went blind later often have other sensory elements become more prominent in dreams to make up for the reduced visual content. For example, they tend to experience more tactile or physical sensations while they dream than sighted people do.
The visual dream experiences blind people have aren’t only of people and places they saw prior to going blind. While dreaming, they see things that have entered their life since they’ve become blind. This suggests that while we dream, our minds construct a world rather than replicating one we are familiar with, since someone with complete sight loss doesn’t truly know what something they’ve never seen visually looks like.