(First of all, I would like to mention that this is not a fiction story and that the examples have been taken from people’s experiences. The reason as to why I am saying this at the beginning is that the examples may be a bit ridiculous and therefore the ideology at hand may put off the reader so therefore I want to assure you that this is something that went research into as well as some past knowledge.)
Dreams are a very interesting topic as there is not much certainty as to why we dream or why do we dream certain things. However, in many cases, people would dream themselves taking part in different types of actions that they have never performed before however they somehow exceed in performing those actions. It has also happened to me quite some time ago. I have entered a lucid dream in which I was driving a car with perfection even if I have never driven a car before in my life. I guess that the experience that the lucid dream brought to the table has accentuated the experience as I was in more control than in a normal dream. Does this dream tell me that I was born a driver, therefore I do not require any schooling or preparation? No, because as most of you would say at the end of the day it is a dream and initially a dream to just wake up knowing how to drive a car.
On the other hand, if you think about it, it is not rocket since to drive a car therefore I see the potential. Let’s start by looking at much simpler actions or tasks that in real life may not require that much preparation. This may sound like stupid or in some cases ridiculous examples however they are true.
Many good chefs around the world wake up with a perfect recipe that they have just dreamt about, many do say that they have a dream in which they cook that recipe by the book and wake up from the dream knowing the exact recipe and quantities to use. Even if in reality they are cooking that recipe for the first time it seems as if they have done it a million times. This also takes us into the one-second dream in which you only catch a glimpse of the dream or the dream instantly happens in one second. So who knows how many times he has dreamt that recipe beforehand without even realizing as based on a research on dreaming from 2012, on an average of only 40% of times we remember what we have dreamt.
This has not only happened to chefs but, even people that are not able to cook very well therefore the biased factor does not exist. You may ask how I exactly know this and it is from spending too many hours reading various forums about dreaming and lucid dreaming. In a way, those forums are very interesting as there are so many people with different perspectives on dreaming as well as experiences. It is still something that interests me today but, at the moment my time does not permit me to do a lot of extensive research in this department.
We need to remember that every person has a balance between reality and beyond consciousness. Therefore dreams can depend very much on the type of person you are or even the type of personality. At the same time, the dreams that we have and especially the dreams in which we perform new actions can be very much influenced by observational learning. In the examples mentioned so far, it is something as watching too many hours of Top Gear (car show)or just looking at a person while they drive can have a potential impact on the dreams you manifest. As cooking is a more predominant action (or at least I would like to think so) it is something that is much more likely to happen while you dream.
Another example that is not so specific is people having various problems. Let’s say people that are trying to fix certain objects however they do not have the knowledge or just simply do not find an answer to the problem yet as they may need to look at the problem from a different perspective in order to find the answer. A good thread that I have read quite some time ago was about an upcoming engineer that was trying to finish his invention. I am not able to recall what exact invention he was working on but he mentioned that he has reached a point where he got stuck and was not able to find a solution to his problems regarding his invention. One day he had this dream where he dreamt fixing the invention with a simple solution which he did not think about. The solution he had was very simple but he said it required thinking outside the box which he did not do much. Therefore this shows again that dreams are showing us a different perspective therefore we may find them strange as we are seeing different things in life from a different perspective.
This idea may be farfetched to say the least however, I think there are still quite many things that we can explore and do while dreaming which we have not identified yet. This topic may be vague but, it is something that we end up doing every night therefore we should ask ourselves more, why do we dream?