Do you know of anyone who actually experiences physical dreams in their sleep?

For instance, one night I was dreaming someone was throwing a beach ball at my face and I woke up feeling it and shaking…fell asleep again and they kept throwing it at my face…each time I felt it and I woke up scared. I even “heard” it.

What is this type of dreaming called?

What is the purpose of this?

What can I do to get a good night sleep as they experiences wake me up fully and it is very difficult to go back to sleep?

It seems each night it is something else (a huge metal ball hitting my stomach, a letter bomb blowing up in my hand, a car hitting me in my kitchen, being punched in the face). Each time, I hear it (it seems very loud) and I FEEL it. My body jerks or reacts to the dream (punching my husband, kicking, holding my face, etc.) and then I am fully awake. At first when I “wake up” I still am
stinging or hurting where I got hit.

Any advice? Any sources you could direct me to?
I appreciate your time,
M***, female

Dream Rule #1

Every Dream is about the Dreamer

Let me begin by letting you know there is nothing wrong with you. Just because most people do not share your experience does not mean you are wrong, abnormal, in need of medication or exorcism (although the latter two have been tried with some results of covering up or stopping the effects).

What is happening is you are experiencing multidimensional consciousness, awareness in more than the physical plane. All humans have evolved to this point by now, in other words they remember at some time having a dream, most remember a dream at least every once in a while. There are an increasing number of people worldwide who remember dreams nightly or almost nightly. And then there are the forerunners of intuitive man, like you, who experience lucid dreaming, extra-sensory awareness during the dream state.

This answers your first question: What is this type of dreaming called?

Now for your second question: What is the purpose of this?

The purpose is to further evolution, individually and collectively. We are, at this very instant, as individuals and as human beings evolving into a new species. This shows in our consciousness, worldwide, and it is beginning to show in our genetics. This is the purpose of your experience.

You are probably more concerned right now with the reason these dreams are happening to you, right? The reason is you have brought to yourself, to your soul, a heightened sense of awareness. You may feel alone in the experience (the sensory dreams) if the people in your life do not share such experiences, but believe me you are not alone. Many people experience the
reality of subconscious mind and its intuitive abilities. You may not appreciate it now, but what you have is a built-in stimulus for learning.

In other words your subconscious mind, your soul, your inner self (it is called many things by many people, that’s why the School of Metaphysics exists to help educate us all so we can understand each other and our experiences better), is constantly feeding you information about your consciousness. This is beyond the physical world. It is relevant to your waking life (that’s where learning the language of your dreams would be particularly helpful for you) while not being of it. This is exciting territory for the inquisitive mind, and can in time open you to worlds you presently have only an inkling of.

Like so many people I’ve seen, you are ready to explore what is beyond the physical world. The SOM Course in Mastery of Consciousness provides a comprehensive study filled with ancient and global concepts with instruction for the means to develop your full potential as a whole self. It is taught by teachers who want to pass on to others the wisdom they have gained (they are volunteers in this endeavor, like Socrates, none of us accepts payment), and that alone makes study an enriching experience for you find there are many people like you in the world!

That’s part of the answer to your last question: What can I do to get a good night’s sleep as the experiences wake me up fully and it is very difficult to go back to sleep? Other answers are to consider there is a reason why you need to remember this particular dream. Begin recording the dreams, write them down. Write about them. Learn the language and interpret them placing the relevance in your waking life. Become your own teacher, rising out of the collective unconsciousness of “I’m a victim”. Yes, these dreams are happening to you for a reason. Find out what it is by being a scientist about it! It’s great to be in control of your own mind and your own life.

In a very practical sense, we at SOM have learned that when people begin taking this kind of control, responding to their experiences, through disciplining their attention and will power, as a secondary benefit they develop the capacity to function in more levels of consciousness. Rather than a frightening or unwanted experience, this becomes a skill that can be put to use in every area of life, from enhancing relationships with those you love to seeing connections between past choices and present situations to relieving stress and directing your health. The connection between all of these is YOU, the consciousness that makes you who you are.


Since was launched in 1998, we at the School of Metaphysics (SOM) have interpreted thousands of dreams from people around the world.  This vast body of research supports the existence of a Universal Language of Mind, a language spoken by a group of intelligent beings known as humans, who SOM has been teaching since 1973.

Because these dreams come from dreamers on almost every continent, they reflect back to us who we are and how we can grow as a race into our potential. They tell us that as a planet we are in the midst of constant change, often unconscious of the cause or where the change will lead. They also tell us that we desire harmony with ourselves and with each other, and that we possess the qualities necessary  to create anything we imagine. They tell us that we are experiencing in increasing numbers the limitless dimensions of consciousness beyond the physical world and in that way these dreams give us a preview of what is to come.