Confusing Dreams and Direct Contact
At whatever pace gives us comfort and a sense of learning we are all moving along in our inner journeys. And whatever stage you find yourself present is of less importance than the act of doing the travel as consciously as possible. We all have our preferred methods of exploration, rituals we enact when the time is ripe and the urge is on us.
Sometimes it appears our efforts are successful and we arrive at our chosen destination to enjoy, explore or exchange with those we meet. We discover the huge variety of spirit residents and travelers, from dumb ghosts slunk in dusty corners, to wiseacre uncles with a beer at the barbecue, to puffed up former community leaders still leading some pack or other, to angelic beings so loving one feels like melting, to wise old souls who could pass for children, wrinkled children at that. We are charmed, we are mystified, we are overwhelmed.
On other occasions we set out determined and wind up derailed, going places we hadn’t planned on or asked for, dragged by some jerky leash operated by who knows what, to landscapes and communities we do not like or fit in with, and characters who are less than sympathetic or congenial, annoying little shits who seem to delight in non-sequiturs and general mystification. These failures to launch are often accompanied by overlays of brain-produced anxieties and fears, where people we know well, act strangely and surreally. Like a few nights ago where the movie actor John Cusack was helping me out of a meat locker where I had lost my luggage after traveling from a distant city. Needless to say I arose to urinate with a chuckle.
Many of us have these types of experiences, and when we’re not chuckling, wonder why. For many years I have suspected the story is this: on our way out of the body we pass, quickly or slowly, through the lower astral, with all its messed-up spirits, dark misty negativity and malicious intent. As newbies we can get stuck there, and frightened back into the body, with shreds of nightmarish memories. With experience we can move quickly through onto the paradise words where souls we love and activities we can learn about are waiting. And with confidence and empathy we may return to the lower astral where we can practice the arts of rescue and retrieval. On our return to the body, we blend our own astral to that of our physical,
and in the process picking up some of the brainwave patterns repeating themselves as they do, – anxieties, fears, plans and ambitions, not to mention memories of interactions, of both the ‘intimate’ and ‘entertainment’ variety. This can, and often does, result in some haphazard mish-mash of contacts and fantasies that serve only to confuse and amuse over the breakfast table. From my own life I could give many surreal examples.
Not so, of course, when I am inner directed to contact specific souls, often recently passed, for the kind of trans-dimensional communication or wide ranging exploration I have become known for. Is it then a matter of determination and willpower? Well, more or less. One can still be sloppy with one’s willpower, which results in the astral body, being the one of emotion and desire, being magnetically drawn to the unresolved vibrations animating its current incarnation, – issues like vanity, pride, lack of love, low self-esteem, frustrated expression of sexuality, and so on. On other occasions I have noticed people’s higher selves and guides taking on a fairly insistent leadership position, ramping up the adventure quotient in the process, leaving the perhaps timid soul puzzled and amazed. But however it manifests, the unpacking of the mysteries goes on regardless, usually leaving behind more questions than it answers. Which, of course, keeps us curious.
June 11, 2021 @ 5:29 am
Thank you for your beautifully written piece, I found it just as amusing as I did insightful and salient to my own experience with bizarre, fantastical dreams.
Personally, I find that we often get bogged down with the literal actions or scenes playing out in our dreams which obscure their true meanings. An article by Mysticsense.com, accessible here; https://www.mysticsense.com/What_are_your_dreams_trying_to_tell_you/, outlines that we need to pay far more attention to our overall feelings during times of dreaming. In sum, regardless of the strange and eccentric situations we experience, if we had an overall feeling of sadness, fear, joy (or anything in particular), it is those feelings that represent the deeper goings-on of our subconscious minds. I’d be keen to hear your thoughts on this particular interpretation!
Also, do you have any other tips or techniques to help differentiate between the pointless and random aspects of dreams, and the particular signs that point to something a little more salient?
June 11, 2021 @ 8:56 am
Hi Rachel, Welcome to the website! I agree it’s hard sometimes to see that dreams have so much meaning. Here’s a strange few dreams that I had where the dreams were prophetic and I’m glad I paid attention for my physical health. https://sovereignabilities.com/2021/06/01/sometimes-guidance-is-sitting-in-the-front-row-with-a-yellow-bowl-of-popcorn/
Excellent question for Gordon. I feel like I have received other important news in dreams but didn’t know their importance until after the event in question has passed (hindsight). It is hard to distinguish between real dreams that are prophetic and just the brain getting rid of stress. Luggage in a meat locker? That seems to have some meaning.
Nice to see you here, Rachel!
June 11, 2021 @ 10:45 am
Glad it resonates Rachel! That deep wellspring of feelings that seems to power our imaginations, both in daydreaming and night dreaming, is an unfolding mystery that for me, must include our thought processes. Our subconscious thoughts, derived from belief systems, pretty much engendered by the low vibration of our physical plane on this planet, going back to, you know, the early days, give us all this material about being separate from the divine, from God, casting us as wanderers seeking answers. Whereas in reality, we know why we’re here and what we’re up to. Of course religious and political authorities refuse us that knowlege, often with punishment. We’ve been told for centuries not to think or feel for ourselves, but to rely on the ancient sacred books as interpreted by the priestly caste, who have an investment in telling the story their way, just like corporations and governments now.
I’d say “enjoy the surreal circus of those mad dreams for what they are and don’t sweat out the meanings too much.” If asking guides or the soul for a direct contact that does not pan out, wait it out with patience, with the understanding that part of you is not ready for it and wishes to remain in the enchanting mystery of it all. You already know that you create your reality moment by moment, so why do we create a kind of giddy confusion when we could be seeing things as they are? There is a long term comfort zone (over many lives) about this giddy confusion and many of us, even on the inner journey, are reluctant to give it up, we are so used to it.
As I say to clients here for sessions, “Go to your place of knowing and tell me what you see”. That place has always been there, you just have to have the nerve to open the door. MInd you, you need to know the door is there in the first place!
June 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am
I would have to agree, seems I am very fortunate in that I seem to have a ‘knowing’ if you will of expanding consciousness and realizing that we are all ego driven, we are what we think we are, the door is ajar always for me, so I do take any opportunity to advance my knowledge as fast as I can absorb it. I am blessed beyond any comprehension by my self…dreams are wanderings by our ego driven world into our subconsciousness, and may at times lead us where we need to be, not only for us but also for others here in the so called 3D world. So I follow my intuition in most cases, along with help from my spirit guide. I think Gordon knows for sure why we are all here, seems as if our religious affiliation plays a big part in this. He knocks the ball right where it needs to be. Its not easy figuring out some dreams while others are seemingly elusive. I’ve proved to myself that my leanings are genuine. I am what I am!
June 12, 2021 @ 12:46 pm
Well Harris, that sounds like a great place to be, as you describe it. The ego is so good for some tasks, here, and a pain for others. We just have to sort it out. From Spiritualism I learned we are here to love each other unconditionally, and from Theosophy I learned we are here to discover out true nature beyond all the bodies, – physical, astral, mental, causal, etc, and to bring that true nature into focus here. Not an easy task, but one we are well fit for.