to dream or not to dream

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In a meditation today, I was ‘told’ something about dreams and desires which I would like to share. My Heart completely gets it. The logical mind is struggling to put it in words. I hope what I write will make sense.

We all have dreams. We all have desires. We are always in a quest to find ways to fulfil our dreams and desires – small or BIG. We plan things in our life so that we can bring our dreams and desires about.

We pray, we visualise, we say affirmations out loud, we do ‘manifestation meditations’, we do vision boards, we stick post-it notes on every available space in our house (and workplace too! Perhaps the only place left is our family members’ faces – i know, a bit of exaggeration), we hang ourselves upside down (maybe not), we scream, we shout, we cry, we try to feel in our bones skin muscles how it feels when our dreams come true, we try to stay positive, we falter, we doubt, we beat ourselves for wavering, we gather ourselves, we become desperate, we try to surrender to Higher Power (if we believe in one – if not, we may try to believe in a Greater Force just to fulfil our desire to eat an ice-cream), we stay the course!

In short (really? after so many words?) we do whichever trick our minds can think of so that our desires can be fulfilled, our dreams can come true.

Now, let’s pause for a second and step away from all or some of the above mentioned mental and physical activities that we put ourselves through. And think ‘What if the very reason I conceived a particular desire or dream is because the Universe knows I am capable of bringing this about!?! And no matter what I do or not do, the dream WILL BE realised’

Let’s take it a bit deeper and ask ourselves:

  • What if the only reason I am having this desire is because the fruition of it is already waiting for me up ahead?
  • What if my Higher Self gave me a thought for a particular desire, however BIG or small, which is in alignment with my Higher Purpose and It (my Higher Self) has not only devised a Plan for me to get there, but also already formulated a Guaranteed Success?
  • What if the realisation and success of a dream was also ‘installed’ (for the lack of a better word) in our own personal World/Life/Universe/Consciousness at the exact moment of it’s conception?
  • What if I got a desire because my Future Self is already basking in the fulfilment of it?
Hound Tor, Dartmoor

Hound Tor, Dartmoor

The analogy that I’d like to use is I like travelling. I want to go and see the Tors in Dartmoor in west country Devon (one of my favourite places btw). Tors must come into my awareness first for me to like them and have a wish to go see them. Most importantly, they HAVE TO already exist in the first place to come into my awareness.

So the object (or subject?) of the desire is already present at the time of having a desire, if it makes sense!

The only thing that remains then for me is deciding when and how do I want to go, and which route I want to take. From the moment of the inception of the desire, I lead myself toward it.

I reckon, and this is indeed a supposition, call it ‘thinking out loud’, our bigger radical dreams of a grander nature are somewhat similar to our desires like in the analogy above.

My ‘get’ from the meditation is that a dream in it’s manifested state already exists in a ‘future’ timeline. And the dream is brought into our awareness. We like it and decide to walk the timeline.

Our Higher Self, our All Knowing Eternal Soul already sees the dream, which starts in the non-physical, manifested in the physical plane. It knows we are indeed going to make it. And the reason why It planted a Seed of a dream in our minds in the first place is because It has already seen the Fruit grow. And from the moment of that seeding, It has already started us on our journey towards it. Again if we say yes to it.

Chances are we will say yes because our Higher Self knows what’s best for us (provided we step out of our ego mind)!

However, because we so identify ourselves with this third dimensional physical reality, unless we see a tangible evidence within the time frame we have set for it to occur, we doubt if we will ever make it. We begin to worry if we hit a stumbling block. We wonder if the path we have taken is indeed the correct one. We are so attached to the outcome and with the ego mind’s control of how it should be and how it should look like, we are for most part focussed on the destination and forget to enjoy the journey. 

But if we start taking this new perspective onboard that the very reason a desire or a dream takes a form in our awareness is because it’s actualisation has taken a form too in ‘future’ space and time, then our journey would be much easier, much more joyful, much more relaxed and our eyes wouldn’t always be on the destination. We would start appreciating the journey.

My car may break down whilst travelling to the Tors. But I will get it repaired and continue my journey since I know regardless of what happens on my journey, the object of my desire is already there and I will make it in due course.

We may be aware of some of the incidents that happen in our life, some actions we take, people we meet that contributes toward our dream. Some seemingly adverse conditions – we would wish them away. However, those are part of the Plan too. Nothing is working against us. In fact, everything is helping us evolve and bringing us closer to our realised dream(s).

All the things that we do or not do. All the affirmations we say or not say, all the visualisations we do or not do, all the vision boards we make or not – it doesn’t matter. Doing all these will get us to our destination. Not doing them will also get us there. I suppose the only ingredient required is we believe we WILL realise it and that everything that is happening (and that which is seemingly not happening) is taking us closer to our desired place.

I must admit I too have worried and doubted the actualisation of a ‘crazy’ dream that I am carrying within since few years. But this morning’s epiphany has a startling effect on me. In fact I am even grateful that the dream hasn’t materialised as yet because during this ‘waiting’ period, I have gotten and will get (until it’s time for it to ripen) abundance of opportunities to refine my smaller desires within the larger context of my main dream; I get ample of chances to redefine my priorities whilst I am on my way towards my destination.

And last but not the least, I perhaps wouldn’t have had this ‘weird perspective’ had my dream already manifested. I haven’t read any book on the subject but I would like to believe that there’s some Truth in what was revealed to me.

Friends, I’d love to hear what is your view on these thoughts that I have thrown out in open! I am well aware that my Truth may or may not be yours; nevertheless it would be great to hear different perspectives.

Till then keep dreamin’ and believing that the nitty-gritty will be taken care of (or already has been 😉 )

Update – 15.8.15 – The more I think about this ‘epiphany’ I had, the more it seems there’s Truth in it. At the very moment of the inception of a desire or dream in us by our Higher Self, a ‘point of success’ is also created so that we can move towards it. Without point B, how would we know where we have to go from point A? We have the choice of taking different routes from point A and depending on our choice, it will take however long (or quick) it takes. But point B HAS TO exist before we set out on our journey and to reach there our Higher Self gives us instruction on an on-going basis as part of the plan – provided we are NOT too stuck with our ego mind to listen to and/or identify the instructions!

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i know nothing

Energies are building up as Equinox is almost here. They say that Equinoxes and Solstices are major portals for deep transformation. And I can only agree with that. And with new energies come new perspectives, new ways of thinking, new ways of doing things and new wisdom and realisations.

One such realisation dawned onto me as I went through a spiritual experience today that literally made me laugh and laugh:

“There’s joy and relief in knowing that you don’t know anything”

This might sound absurd. But let’s think about it. How much of the knowledge that we have about ourselves in our life is through our direct experience. And when I say ourselves I don’t mean our human selves and knowing our personalities. It’s a deeper knowledge that is being referred here.

How much do we know of ourselves as a soul and a spiritual being? How much of a direct experience do we have, of ourselves, as something bigger than this human body? And how much of the knowledge is our OWN through our own personal experience?

I see a common phrase being spoken by many in the New Age spiritual movement that goes something like this “we are not human beings living a spiritual life, but spiritual beings having a human experience”

Yes, I agree and I’d like to imagine myself as such. Yes, I do see myself as spiritual. Yes, because of the transformation that I have gone through and going through, I don’t relate to many of the things that I, as a human, used to say, do or like. So there must be more to it than meets the eye.

However, I haven’t reached that knowing myself that I’m an expansive ball of energy, yet. It is NOT my experience and I can’t (and don’t want to) fake it by chanting “I am a spiritual being having a human experience!!!” I want that “there must be more” to become “there is more” 

So the question is is this our own personal experience? Or is it, like many other beliefs and paradigms, passed down from generations or handed to us by an author or spiritual teacher or a friend or whoever?

We read or hear something that sounds good, that we deem as wise words and that we resonate with. And we start utilising that which we have read or heard in our daily lives. We begin to incorporate the knowledge and begin thinking of us as higher spiritual beings.

But “thinking” is not “experiencing”, is it? Experience is something beyond the thoughts.

I am not saying that we shouldn’t think of us as higher beings. I am not saying that wisdom from others doesn’t help us. It has helped me. Though I haven’t read many books in my life so far, I have heed the teachings and words of my spiritual Master and others.

However, I do say that those words and teachings were only pointers. They weren’t my Truth. And I also say that unless we come to a certain higher conclusion about ourselves via our own “epiphany“, that thinking that we do shouldn’t be taken as our Truth. In a way, we “borrowed” that knowledge from a book or a person, so to speak!

Time to give it back to the “owner” and unlearn what we have learnt. And know that we know nothing!!

And yes, don’t take my word for it. Let it be your Truth 😉