A spiritual response is one that affects every part of our being and is a reaching out to whatever we deem the Ultimate to be. An instinctive response is often one drawn from us by a situation that has personal resonance. If a response is needed or if a reply is given there must have been a question. This will often have been a subconscious one. In dreams it is unfortunate that we sometimes have one without knowing the other. To reply is to respond, usually in words to a question or an action. In dreams any response we make should be carefully considered as to whether it reflects our feelings accurately in a waking situation. Also consult the entry for Question.