Be Gentle with Your Dreams: An excerpt from Morpheus Speaks

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The Encyclopedia of Dream Interpreting

Be careful as you walk through the hidden forests of your dreams. They compose the unprotected essence of who and what you are. They are the messengers of your soul and your deeper self.

They harbor all your worries and fears, your dislikes and rejected aspects, your hopes and desires laid bare. They are born of the irrational, the imaginative, and the intuitive—a world of being as real and as informative as the rational world of science.

Both the outer masks that we all present to the world and the masks turned inward so that we don’t look too deeply at the mysterious inner self are stripped away during our sleep, allowing us to see our most beautiful faces and darkest shadows.

Through our dreams we get a glimpse of what God sees in each and every one of us without judgment or condemnation. Dreams are a grace unearned and a gift to those who learn to accept and interpret them.

Treat them with care, respect, and compassion, for they reveal the best of us and the worst of us. They represent our guide through life and the equilibrium and balance that all living creatures need in order to survive in what is often a chaotic world. Our dreams are our inner saviors.

Dreams reveal a truth about our emotional state of mind, our physical well-being, our psychological health, and our sense of the spiritual. They are our deepest connection with everything, one another, and God or the universal spirit.

Dreams create a nightly map to the experience of being human, and if read properly, they can guide us to worlds not dreamed of through the conscious mind. And they do all this uniquely for the dreamer who has them.

Interpreters can hold our hands briefly and point to the way of the psyche, but the individual needs to walk this path alone. It is about the person’s story and life narrative, and only he or she can know the true meaning of dreams.

In a way, how we interpret our dreams may be about how we interpret ourselves and how we think and imagine ourselves into being.

Knowing your personality type: Excerpts from Morpheus Speaks

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Looking for patterns within a single dream or across a number of dreams can be a useful way to decode the dream’s meaning.

Whether or not you are able to see a theme or pattern may be affected by your individual personality traits. Whether you are perfectionistic, possessive, image conscious, self-absorbed, secretive, anxious, engaging, scattered, self-confident, willful, easy going, or self-effacing these traits are at some level going to affect your interpretation of dream themes and patterns.

 

The more you know about your traits, the more you can spot what the pallet you’re using to create your dream picture looks like.

Knowing something about your emotional makeup is also going to help in understanding your waking world behaviors as well as your dreams.

There are several personality type indicators with each focusing on different foundational philosophies of personality and personality development. For the purpose of this book I’m highlighting two that I have the most experience with—The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram type indicator. Both will provide the user with rough, though usable information.

I’ve taken the liberty of sharing these links to sites that I believe to be useful:

 

 

Both these sites can be quite useful at an entry level to getting a handle on how you respond to the symbols, circumstances and events of your life and make the process and results of dream interpretation all that much richer and meaningful.

In both the books The Dragon’s Treasure and Morpheus Speaks I discuss in some depth some of the variables that affect our relationship to both the sleeping and waking consciousness.

Not only does your personality determine the symbols and the interpretation of those symbols, so does the extent to which you have immersed yourself in the beliefs of a religion and the values of a culture.

The Quran, the Christian and Jewish bible, the Vedas and other books of religion are used to interpret one’s life and to attempt the understanding of God, so why would they not influence your dreams? The danger in this is that rigidly narrow interpretations can sometimes only give you information about what you already know and not what you don’t know.

In any event, I’m not sure that the ‘self’ of the unconscious adheres to any religion, though it may use your belief as a way of communicating to you. This may add yet another layer of complexity to be unpeeled before getting at the small kernel of truth hidden within.

A magical time portal

 

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Kotor, Montenegro (Black Mountain)

 

I hope you will forgive me but as I have been writing a new novel (working title “A Primer on Magic”) I ran across an earlier article I had written some time ago and wanted to share with you all. The experience of which I wrote was more like a dream or vision at the time and it still feels that way. I hope you enjoy it.

 

The ancient Greek, Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman world is steeped in myth, mysticism, and magic and that was never made more clear to me than when I found myself climbing with four other intrepid souls the mountain battlements of Kotor a coastal town in the small Dalmation Coast country of Montenegro (part of the old Yugoslavia) along the Adriatic. This area was first mentioned during the Roman era around 168 BCE. It is an area in the Aegean/Adriatic where many ancient Greek legends were born and where I was researching the ruins of several Asclepeions where people from all over the ancient world would come for healing. They were clinics where people would incubate a dream and the onsite priests would decipher and prescribe cures.

As we trekked through “black Mountain” hillsides we climbed over 1300 stone steps that lead us to a fortress lookout high above the city making the crème colored stucco buildings with red tile roofs look like a miniature diorama nestled in a narrow valley sloping from the high mountains to the sea. When Kotor was part of the maritime Venetian empire and prone to attacks from pirates and Arabs of the Ottoman Empire this medieval fortress was built to protect the region.

Exhausted at the end of the climb on an unseasonably hot day I was not looking forward to our descent back to the town, but Rok our Slovenian guide who was climbing with us lead us down to another path that would take us off the mountain through a little known back door.

100_3455.JPGA few hundred feet down the way we had come he left the steps, veering onto a path that traversed a defensive wall perpendicular to the one we had been traveling beside. Built into the wall was a narrow stone portal barely high enough to allow a person to duck down into a crouch in order to pass through. On the other side of this tunnel was a verdant valley hidden from the town below. It was then that I noticed that the temperature had dropped considerably. “That’s curious!” I thought. But the sun was on the western side of mountain now so I didn’t think any more about it.

Unknown to me at that moment was that we had passed through a portal in time.

We climbed down the rocky side of a cliff and landed upon a narrow path that lead us down into the valley toward a stone ruin of a church. The rocky cliff gave way to a forest of olive, pomegranate, and fig trees.

As we made our way deeper into the trees I caught movement to my right and turned to see long horned mountain goats grazing the hillside from whence we had come. A female herder sat among the rocks and under the shade of an old and twisted olive tree. There she sat paying us no attention and rolling some tobacco she’d pulled from a pouch into a small sheet of paper. Behind her one of the goats tried to pull a low hanging fig from a tree growing from a crag in the cliff above.

We approached the ruins of the ancient church, that from close up had somehow morphed into a building more intact and still useable and looking for all the world as though it had been built yesterday, I noticed other stone buildings with their roofs collapsed or missing, connected by high walls that may have formed courtyards and pens for animals at a much earlier time– a Hereford cow munched on the grassy area between the ruins.

Something nudged my rear and I turned to see what was happening and saw a black goat nibbling at a stash of wild flowers I’d stuffed into a pocket for later inspection. “So much for that” I thought and pulled the last of them and offered the bundle to the cheeky little fellow who then devoured them gleefully.

The day was getting late and we still had some distance to go so we left this bucolic scene from another time and place and headed down the gently slopping switchbacks that would lead us toward the outskirts of the town. The road was covered with stone what with the Venetians having used this passage to shuttle both cattle and cannon to and from the fortress but offered us many an opportunity to trip and stumble down the hillside. The way demanded careful negotiation and caused slow going.

Eventually the trail led to a seasonal river, a wash really, and we crossed a stone bridge into the outskirts of the town. At the crossing I noticed immediately that we had passed through yet another portal in time for there before us was a modern mall where we stopped for a few smoothies in a refreshing air-conditioned space. From the window the world we had come through could no longer be seen.

The contrast between these two worlds helped me to be more aware of the realm the earlier peoples of the region were immersed in and how the terrain, weather, and culture conspired to infuse magic into everyday life. This was a phenomenon that was much harder to see in my world.

 

Active Imagining: Allowing your unconscious wisdom to express through fantasy.

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Dicken’s Dream by–Robert William Buss  (1804–1875) 

Back in May of 2017 I wrote and article on Embodied Cognition a means for “acting out” material to be learned or discovered and thought I would catch up to myself and expand on the usefulness of this as a dream tool.

What do I mean by Active Imagination? You might think, don’t we all have an active imagination? Yes, that’s probably true to varying degrees, but that not what this is all about. Active Imagining is a dream study/therapeutic technique used by some analysts to assist people in their exploration of their unconscious motivations.

In this technique the ego remains fully conscious. The ego gets to observe and even feel unconscious content, but gives up critical content to be open to what might be available. Once the unconscious has downloaded its content with respect to certain dream images, the ego can then elaborate (activate its imagination), then after doing so as completely as possible, it then determines the meaning. This last part is critical, just enjoying the elaboration isn’t enough.

If done properly, the process can lead to a transcendent experience where as Ibn Arabi, 13th century Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic and poet suggested, “Spirits embody themselves through the power of imagination.” He thought that form is related to spirit in a significant way and to relate to the forms within the imagination can lead one to go beyond the boundaries of the psyche. If there is no difference between spirit and the imaginal form then this technique can actually lead one to the divine. We all have this potential within the latent self.

Key to this process is to not allow the ego to manipulate the process any more than it usually does. To do so would cause a degeneration of the outcome. Which is why I would recommend doing this process with a qualified therapist. Some groups can also be helpful if they understand the parameters and possible outcome of this self-exploration technique. Note, however that beliefs can bias the material that comes from the unconscious.

At first the material will be comfortable for the ego, but later the unconscious will begin to challenge the boundaries of the ego, thus becoming an important psychological and spiritual healing tool.

There is also the possibility that the ego will resist the process because it can be threatening to the ego’s status. Many objections might show up, “This doesn’t work!”, “It’s too boring!”, “It’s stupid!” and other ego impatience and critique. Stick with it and wonders can unfold.

This is an incredible technique for exploring that, which troubles us. So don’t wish your troubles away, show the courage and grace to transform them. This way, as Carl Jung suggested, one can transform oneself as an inner partner.

 

“Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking.”

–Carl Jung

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For more on this technique the website of Tony Crisp might prove useful.

Use of plants for sleep, dream intensity and nightmare control

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Ancient Greek Asclepeion on the island of Kos

Various cultures throughout the written history of humankind have used plants to heal and induce trances and dreams. The ancient Ayurveda method of using plants to heal and induce sleep comes from the Indian subcontinent and is believed to bring balance back to an unbalanced system i.e. to heal what ails you.

In Ancient Greece people used to come from all over the known world to stay at clinics called Asclepeion where they would sleep amongst such plants as Lavender so as to incubate dreams. They would then tell their dream to a priest who would then diagnose their health issue and prescribe certain herbal or diet remedies and even some surgery if warranted through the dream interpretation.

This practice has attained some recent popularity though there is a substantial danger in using the over-the-counter material in that it has been found to contain high amounts of toxins such as mercury and other heavy metals and because there is no real oversight of this industry the concentrations of the plant ingredients is often too low to affect any healthful usefulness.

To that end I have mostly grown my own plants so that I have better control over their quality.

These plants made into teas or just tucked under a pillow or growing in a pot next to your bed have been found throughout the centuries to induce sleep, dream recall, and the reduction of nightmares. I cannot vouch for all of them and note this with the following icon: X. Those that I’ve tried and found to work I’ve used the following code: !=works; !!=works well .

WARNING: Of course none of these should be used in any form without consulting a physician. Those taking prescription medications should consult with a doctor for any negative interactions regarding these herbal interventions.

 

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Lavender (as a tea additive–use sparingly; as an under the pillow sachet; growing in a pot near the bed) !! 

 

 

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Chamomile (as a tea, or growing in a pot near the bed) !!

 

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Licorice (It’s not Anise. Infused into a tea; or as a hard candy drop before bed) !!

 

 

 

 

Wormwood (Fresh and under your pillow; in a tea; has been used to calm nightmares. There are side effects [such as seizures] so if ingesting this plant in any form, one should be very careful–see warning below. It is also found in Absinth) !

 Vervain (used in its dried form in a sachet near your pillow helps with sleep) X

 Valerian root (as a tea it will promote restful sleep– can cause diarrhea and heart palpitations– see warning below) X

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Passionflower (the fresh flower can be used to treat insomnia) X

 

Violets (to aid in restful sleep in a tonic) X

 Hops (Yes, the flavoring used in beer can help in its non-alcoholic form induce a restful nights sleep and powerful dreams when sleeping on a pillow filled with it, or in a tea) X

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Ginseng (in a tea can help induce sleep) !

 

 

 

Thyme tea (to cure nightmares) X

Skullcap (as a tea it can help with insomnia) X

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Sage (burn it as a smudge during a meditation just before sleep) !

 

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Lemon Balm (as a tea for a soothing nights sleep) !!

 

 

 

Catnip (in a tea can help with insomnia) X

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Kava Kava (sleep inducer, stress relief as a tea– in some concentrations this tea has caused some liver distress and is banned in some European countries, though it is still allowed in the U.S.– see warning below) !!

 

 

WARNING: Of course none of these should be used in any form without consulting a physician. Those taking prescription medications should consult with a doctor for any negative interactions regarding these herbal interventions.

Don’t cast out the demon for he has something useful to tell you: A case for following your dreams

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From Narya Blackfyre

There is an uncontrolled and uncontrollable background world from which we are all born and out of which we motivate our lives. It is only through self-reflection, the art of transcending our conscious selves that we can discover a psychological resilience the likes of which the vast majority of people have never known or even knew was possible.

This is the art of reflecting on our experiences instead of being caught up in them. To do this we need to gain some distance from them. For example, we can experience being depressed and become so wrapped up in the experience that it’s like being caught in a never ending maze where we seem to wander aimlessly forever.

But transforming the experience from one of “being” depressed to the depression as being a signal that our approach to life has been outgrown and that a new approach needs to be developed can take us outside the experience and allow for a new perspective and change.

In short, by being our symptoms you can become lost, but by using the symptoms as signals of the psyche’s attempt to heal itself we can transcend, step out of, the maze of symptoms if only for a few moments but that few moments lets us know that there is an outside. As with everything else the symptoms aren’t what’s causing the imbalance e.g. depression, fear, anger they are only indicators that an imbalance exists. Too often we get caught up in our ego needs and forget that we are actually creatures of a much greater background world.

When we act as though we are our symptoms (fear, anxiety, depression, anger, powerlessness, jealousy, envy, etc.) we automatically try to avoid or cast out the demon. In other words, we try to reject rather than go into relationship with the symptom.

When we reject our feelings, our thoughts, or our unwanted memories we send the pains they cause into the dark cellars of our unconscious mind where they can fester and source all kinds of mischief in our lives. The art of reflection is the first step into dealing with our imbalances directly and one of the best ways of reflecting on our inner self is through the analysis of dreams. It is through our dreams that we can connect with that background world from which we all come.

In the dream it is the soul that reflects on itself while the ego sleeps rather than the daytime reflections of the ego upon itself that rarely produce any useful insight.

The dichotomous human: A world in imbalance

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In earlier blogs I have discussed the role of the archetypical symbols inherent in dreams. Carl Jung believed that an inherent dichotomy or dualist quality exists with human beings, if not all reality and that to lean too much one way or the other, that is to allow one aspect to dominate its opposite aspect, will create a destructive imbalance. This is true whether in human beings or in their societies, cultures and/or governments.

In short, Jung believed that what was needed in the world was balance between these dualist opposites. Because the world is dualistic, meaning for every A there’s a B, Masculine/feminine, up/down, conscious/unconscious, spirit/body, soul/ego, light/dark, or intuition/knowledge, rational/irrational, or liberal/conservative. Existence of one suggests the existence of its opposite i.e. they generate each other and cannot exist alone.

One of Jung’s favorite oppositions was the masculine/feminine (most likely one of yours as well). He used two mythical figures to describe these traits, Eros for the feminine and Logos for the masculine (labeling that I think of as being a bit sexist). Eros represents the intuitive, feeling (including mood), relationship, caring and playfulness. Logos represents logic, progress, reason, knowledge, and order. The world has for sometime been overwhelmed by a masculine dominated ego that has looked upon the emotional feminine as representing chaos and therefore the need for controlling it.

However, within each man is a feminine aspect that allows him to express the characteristics of caring, inclusiveness, thoughtfulness, emotional attachment and intuition. The more “masculine” (controlled by his masculine traits) a man becomes, and the more he represses his Eros qualities, the more likely that he will become unbalanced and fall prey to a lack of objectivity, literally losing touch with the “reality” he holds so dear. Hurt easily turns to anger and resentment because he can no longer see the reality. Contentment and security weakens and the overly masculine male begins to control his external world in ever increasingly violent ways. He is also cut off from meaning and is then forced to look for it in very bizarre ways e.g. through over-control, domination, drinking, lying, drugs, fighting, hyper-sexuality, and/or indulging in risky behaviors.

Women who are cut off from their masculinity frequently connect with men who show enough masculinity to compensate for their loss and will put up with a lot of abuse so as to not lose this compensating link with what they lack. This lack also may reinforce a woman’s greater attachment to family and home and suppress the urge to go outside the home to get her needs met, thus imprisoning her.

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People out of touch with or who repress the other aspects of their personality also tend to overestimate or underestimate the reality around them. In order to maintain control of a chaotic system they will ignore or demean certain aspects of their environment. Ignorance or rejection of their opposite aspects will also increase the number of errors they make when attempting to make decisions.

On the collective (national, worldwide) level, this imbalance seems to create an environment where men are dominant and women submissive. But both are unsatisfied in the arrangement. When unsatisfied (unbalanced), the male usually ups the masculine gradient for he knows little else and because, for him, the inner world either doesn’t exist, or is to be feared, so he tries to master his lack of satisfaction by controlling the outer world, through force and manipulation (yes the need to dominate and control is fear-based not power based). The female does the same often through passive aggressive force and manipulation.

So we’re all running around in a world searching for satisfaction, i.e. happiness, in all the wrong places and desperately trying to gain it through manipulation of the world around us. This is what happens when you leave everything up to the ego by detaching yourself from the spirit/soul. This is what happens when you cut yourself off from your opposite aspects. This is what happens when you treat half of yourself unequally.

 

You can’t find happiness through domination and control, or their

opposites: avoid-domination and avoid-control!

 

Happiness has the greatest success of being found through a personality that has discovered its opposite and has learned to integrate it into a whole and then project this wholeness into its relationships with others.

In my book The Archipelago of Dreams: The Island of the Dream Healer is a story about the imbalance in mankind and how one man finds an entry into the mysterious world of the Dream. Forced to let go of his Being he enters the Otherworld of the Spirit where at the potential cost of his life he will be challenged to right the imbalance and set a new course for mankind.

Color themes across dreams

 

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Page 118 of my Dream Journal from 2/2011 to 7/2016

In an earlier post on color I talked about color meanings and symbolism. I’ve collected a number of my own color specific images over the years and submit these (to the left of this column) of past images.

In the book Morpheus Speaks: The Encyclopedia of Dream Interpreting (2019) there is a section on color and on animals and their possible meaning in dreams. I’ve used this to assist in the following interpretations.

The split rainbow that could be seen only by shifting my visual perspective (this may be reinforced by the symbol of the window as well) may be a metaphor for seeing the whole, or more, of the beauty in life by shifting my perspective. It might also suggest the need for a bridge between my spiritual and earthly self.

The ascending yellow splotches may be about the need to increase my sense of self-worth, or to pay attention to my ever growing creativity, or the need for more moral behavior, right thinking, or can represent the need for lightness and vitality though it too could be pointing to the need for a different perspective, perhaps one that’s more bent toward optimism. This could also be a metaphor for how I see the world moving from a center, more balanced, position toward a radicalized rightwing bent. In this case the yellow may be broadcasting a warning and caution. It’s still ill defined however, hence the splotch-ness.

The green machine could represent my more mechanical behavior that seems to go on and on. The green could suggest growth in this area, or the need for serenity, or to show how hooked I am on the sensory area of my life. It should also be noted that green is the color of the heart chakra and the heart a machine in itself and thus represent complex emotions such as compassion and tenderness and in my case might suggest more compassion for myself.

The light blue bubble-like objects could have a spiritual meaning, or be intuitions bubbling to the surface.

The brown Raccoon could be asking, “What trouble am I getting into?” or be speaking to my more earthy aspects such as cleverness, wildness, and ingenuity. The little guy could be speaking to my inner animal nature and my more basal instincts.

Interestingly enough all these images have some connection with the right visual field and thus be speaking to some kind of action, or need for expression, or be advocating greater mental consciousness, or encouraging making the “right” choice about something.

All seemed to evoke some lightness in feeling as well, or were somehow affiliated with the intuitive me.

Four out of the five had an upward kind of movement suggesting a higher thinking, or experience. This could also refer to the rising of some passion, or spiritual ascent. The feeling of the numinous in each of these dreams might support the spiritual aspect as well.

You might want to add what the colors and images would mean for you if they had visited your dreams.

There’s a logic to dreams?

 

I’ve spoken of the logic of dreams before, or seeming lack of it. Things happen in dreams that follow no logic you would see in the waking world such as turning a corner and walking into your childhood home, the backyard of which sits on the edge of a great chasm (for those of you where that’s the norm, just ignore this example).

Some scientists suggest that this is proof that dream stories are but a failure of cognition, while others suggest that this is an extension of the cognitive process and allows for inspiration, creativity and religious expression. It could also be a little of both in that dreams become so singularly focused that details such as your childhood home still being in existence when it’s not are incidental to the theme of the dream. Long-term memories that may be affiliated with the theme are allowed to come to consciousness in a dream where the waking logic system has been suspended. This allows for greater participation on the part of the dreamer, whereas they would reject the event were it to show up in a waking state, or if not reject, then just imagine it as ‘pretend’ and not engage it as thoroughly. In a dream one can interact with the non-logical dream material in a way not possible in the awake state. In short, dreaming allows one to interact with deep and frequently hidden, emotional traces, but can only do so if the conscious logic system is shut off.

There is also the possibility that non-logical thoughts, or patterning, in dreams create symbols that when run through the logical waking state transforms them. Is the unconscious sending out symbols it knows will be interpreted in a certain way by the wakened dreamer, based both on their personal and collective archetypal images?

I’m a firm believer that nothing exists without a purpose, that God doesn’t add meaningless junk to the equation. As I’ve mentioned before the sleeping brain shuts down the prefrontal area that among other things regulates our experience and mediation of reality and helps us to develop a logos for what we experience. This shut down is what prevents us from ‘reacting’ to what we see within a dream (known as REM Atonia). It also helps us to “accept” the logos of the dream and to then participate in it.

Fundamentally, the neurophysiology of the sleeping brain allows for an expanded consciousness because that which is not focused on during the awake cycle can be accessed, analyzed, and synthesized by the subliminal self and added to the overall awareness that we call consciousness. God seems to have given us this expanded potential for consciousness. I wonder why after so many millennia we seem to not use this ability more to our advantage? It may be an answer as to why humanity goes so much faster in advancing its technology while its social abilities remain so slow to progress.

You’re dreaming right now, “But I’m awake!” Are you sure?

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So how far removed is the sleeping and waking dream? We assume that the sleeping dream is a reflection of what’s going on in our waking life, but is our waking life also just a reflection of what’s going on when asleep?* Are they exclusive or inclusive? Do they each generate the other? Are we no more lucid in our waking life than in our sleeping life? Is it all just one big dream? How do you know you’re not dreaming as you read this article?

 

“Because this all makes sense, it follows a logical pattern” you might say. Does it? The pattern and logic in a dream while you are dreaming makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s only after you’ve “awakened” that the sense of it seems odd. But isn’t that because you’re comparing it to a different set of rules that you have labeled, “these make sense”. But when sleeping the rules change don’t they? For example, in a sleeping dream you can fly and time can move backwards, we can walk through walls, and people can morph into animals.

 

But in the waking-dream time only travels in one direction. Why is that? Physicists say that perhaps that rule isn’t as hard and fast as we experience it to be e.g. sometimes effect may come before cause.

 

In the waking world everything seems pretty solid, smash your toes into the leg of the coffee table and it hurts like hell– seems pretty solid to me! But physics says that nothing is really solid, there’s enough distance between each of our atoms so that they should never hit each other– we should be able to pass through walls without the slightest bit of pain!

 

And people who seem more animal than human? Tell me about it! I’ve seen normal, peaceful, fun loving people turn into violent monsters right before my eyes when certain fear triggers are pulled. One only needs to look at all the mass school killings, revenge murders, hate crimes, and honor killings to get a glimpse of how mild mannered can morph into a predatory animal spirit.

 

Definitely all the rules about reality aren’t as they seem.

 

There’s also evidence that not only does the waking world experience affect the sleeping dream but that the sleeping dream affects the reality of the waking experience– each informs the other, so much so that they are hard to separate.

 

So which rules are the real ones? Which are the fantasy or the dream worlds and which is the awakened world?

 

“Well I remember the waking world and I can’t remember my dreams!” you might say. But what you remember is never really accurate and most of it is affected by the 80-90% of your mind that you aren’t even aware of, the same 80-90% that produces your sleeping dreams. Besides, you’ve convinced yourself that only the waking world is important that of course primes the conscious memory to recall only that material. Shift that belief to include your dream memories and you’ll be surprised at how many dreams you’ll remember and after awhile they’ll all seem to run together making it even harder to tell when or not you’re dreaming.

 

No matter, I suggest that you are always dreaming and you haven’t even begun to wake up.

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*using your dreams to help solve vexing problems or issues: https://thebookofdreamsblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/the-ancient-wisdom-of-dream-incubation-and-application-to-waking-world-events/