From what we know about dreams, with the exception of those dreams of the mechanical type, a dream is a real happening in the astral plane. Now lets say I meet someone in the astral plane, it should mean I have really met them there as long as it was a conscious dream. Now I meet my friend consciously through astral projection in my dream, yet that friend is is awake on the physical plane since she lives in a different time zone. How is this possible? Was my friend in the astral world real and how is it possible since due to difference in time zone my friend was not sleeping during that astral encounter? Thank you from answering.