Dreams are a beautiful reminder of the vastness of our sensory perception. Conceptualized to exist independent of the “waking” world as an alternate reality to our bodily selves, dreams have a truly greater purpose and potential.
Dream states, as I have come to realize them, are deeper realizations of the subconscious represented through the eye of our mind; the pineal gland. The intention is to tap into these heightened states of awareness and remain conscious to the underplay of the subconscious as it unfolds its grasp on karma.
We all have boundaries of conditioning due to the current ‘real’ world but few of us choose to battle through them to the states beyond. The art behind it is to recondition ourselves away from personal gains that ride our waking thoughts, birthing from the loins of passion with which we engage in worldly games. This can be done through: Vipassana, Tibetan Meditation, Psychedelics and Shamanic Medicines.
The point is to attain a state of non-objection to any sensations and realizations while working in the dream space. This causes the mind to momentarily stop the creation of thoughts while processing in reactions to any energy stimuli, and allowing us to deal with the blocked energy in our system.
We need to realize that the higher agenda of our time here is largely to prepare us to die; and awaken to the truly ultimate realization of our universe. Its only when we understand what it means to die can we thoroughly enjoy living and not just merely exist, chasing our selfish motivations and attachments. These attachments and emotions manifest as obstacles on our path, pulling us in to the wheel of existence or karmic debt (also known as Runanubandhana).
It is important to understand that the visual appearance of the dream no matter how enticing, entrancing or terrifying is a distraction from the esoteric work at play, and should be viewed as the analogy of a frame to a painting, that symbolizes our spiritual progression.
The concept of control over a dream is progressive that would change differently for each individual. Once we observe that we are the ego creating a thought and are not limited to the thought itself, we glimpse the true potential of our intention.
We open ourselves to intuition and through it communication with our surroundings on a vibrational level and experience the vast application of consciousness.
The common misconception that dream states are not real, often limits our potential for advancement. The dream is our reality of the present moment just as every millisecond of our waking world. The power of the dream state is deep rooted with our spiritual progression that is why some people among us often have clairvoyant experiences of interactions with higher-level beings even, alien encounters.
Once we achieve awareness of our presence in a dream we start to realize our power of influence on any manifestation through our intention. When we dream we are the dream, we are no longer bound to the physical aspects of regular existence and realise the need to function in this sacred space to learn the truth of our existence in that moment.
We feel our consciousness expand itself to encompass everything around us and we start to feel sensations as if we were awake; in truth we are forever connected to that same feeling but are distracted by the grosser elements of sensations and realizations. In dreams we are no longer bound by the conditioning of material existence and can merge wholly with the collective unconscious.
Jung on the Collective Unconscious, –
“so far as we can say anything about it at all – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious… We can therefore study the collective unconscious in two ways, either in mythology or in the analysis of the individual.”
Through this union we are in the receiving end of a lot of insights that are channelized through us based on our vibrational frequencies. In the waking world we see all we see because we are at the same vibrational frequencies with them, that is why certain people report sightings of spirits and other dimensional creatures. In truth it all exists on this very same plane, however at different frequencies.
Thus we need to alter our frequency receptors to perceive the real picture of existence. This is possible to a great extent through dreams as they provide the perfect platform for unobstructed expansion since we are not limited to the attachments of our personality.
“It’s clearly a crisis of two things: of consciousness and conditioning. We have the technological power, the engineering skills to save our planet, to cure disease, to feed the hungry, to end war; But we lack the intellectual vision, the ability to change our minds. We must decondition ourselves from 10,000 years of bad behavior. And, it’s not easy.” ~ Terence McKenna
Once we connect to the source within us we are no longer deluded by illusions of material gratification and can devote our energy to building deep roots to the planet and spiritual essences of the elements around us.
Dreams are a brilliant reminder of the true nature of things; it shows us that change is constant. A river in perpetual flow is never the same river. This same principal applies to all matter and energy and our dreams are an interactive play-haven for journeys far beyond the ordinary realm of understanding.
One realization I first experienced was an interaction in the dream space with guardian spirits as they led me through vast forests of tantalizing beauty and terror, where I was extremely well-coordinated and able to move in whichever direction I choose and felt the touch of my surroundings as I sensed everything.
The Symbolism revealed itself to me as I kept falling in my steps; whichever direction I went and felt the impact on my actual body parts in the dream. I then heard my voice of contemplation try to rationalize the situation and remind me I was dreaming. At this point it sparked a realization in me to not comprehend what was happening but to rather observe the revelations and flow with the lucidity of the dream as it changed from one scene to another rapidly with every step I consciously took.
I journeyed through my life and witnessed all my games in the world that we all play to further our sensory pleasures for that elusive feeling of achievement in our society. And I realized that the truest catalyst of evolution from our enslavement to material gain is to function without expectations forged out of craving or aversion for any outcome.
As I realized this I reached a cliff and without the thought of rationality and expectation of flight or fall I left the edge, to reach the infinity of the stars… before I awoke in my all too familiar surroundings. On further introspection of what had unfolded I happened to find this abstract of the sacred texts of Bhagavad Gita, 47th Verse, 2nd Chapter; that reads – karmany evadhikaras te ma phalesu kadacana ma karma-phala-hetur bhur ma te sango ‘stv akarmani.
This means – You certainly have the right for prescribed activities but never at anytime in their results. You should never be motivated by the results of the actions, nor should there be any attachment in not doing your prescribed activities.
It shows the importance of not expecting gratification or dissatisfaction but to embark on a journey for the journey and not the destination. As if every mystic or holy aspirant functioned with the sole purpose to become a Buddha, they would forever walk the same path in circles of oblivious retardation of the truth that being enlightened is not to seek enlightenment but to embrace your fuller, truer, galactic self.
This realization deals with the fact that we are all the same, and are but different expressions of the source, that’s pure energy. In this existence bound to our flesh we have and need to possess independence through sense of ego that is important for our existence and advancement in our journey.
However, we are not on this planet to feed our respective ego with all that our minds conjure to further magnify its perversion for self-gratification but to unite as one with all our differences and spread the love we each carry.
The call of our divinity is upon us to dare to dream a pure dream of love and create a world free of materialistic intention so that we may heal this planet and flourish to the highest potential of our spiritual selves.
Dream on you crazy diamonds, and let not the worries of the worlds below drag you down with them…