I love to teach dream work. Most people who learn from me seem to love it, too. So, I could use my friends and students's help in getting out there more. Thanks so much.
But it's more than what I want to do; it's what I think I'm here to do. And, I'm not alone. There are some AMAZING dream teachers out there, on a global scale, like my teacher, Robert Moss, and inspiring teachers on a smaller scale in many communities. I think there's a very good reason for this; dreaming is a vital skill for achieving spiritual independence. It can help us get the world out of the present human quagmire that's choking all life on this exquisite planet. How? By helping us focus on our real spirituality, dreaming is a connection to where we came from and where we're going.
Why do we need this bridge; spiritual independence from what? From the tyranny of religion, from dogma. No one can tell you that you are a sinner, that Love can be withheld for disobedience. No one can separate you from the true Spirit Being you are. How can I know this? Every night I travel in another body, not my physical body, and sometimes, the things I experience as this being blow the doors off my previous waking perceptions and make me feel I am not alone and that I'm truly loved. Love is a huge, creative, forgiving and humorous presence in my dreams. It's a resource available to anyone who pays attention to more than waking reality.
Yes, PTSD dreams and severe nightmares need very special attention, but for many people, dreams are an avenue, perhaps a very neglected one, leading to true self awareness and self love. I'm guessing that's why I volunteered for a tour on the physical plane right now, at this time, in my place, because so much depends on us learning that nothing can conquer Love. No fear of some spiteful Father can eclipse the natural energy that is our very own nature, a nature we constantly share with the Divine. It doesn't matter how we speak of Love, what name we call it; it does matter how we Show what what we profess to Know.
The universal need to love and be loved exists because it is our Source; it's who we all are regardless of geographic place or cultural space. We were all born of woman and we will all dissolve with all the sacred elements of this planet at a physical level; we will all die. That's what I call a tour of duty or a lifetime; this lifetime, as opposed to perhaps others, past or parallel or to come.
Here on this plane, at this time we have an opportunity to turn things around, to replace Fear, Anger, Hate and Cynicism with Love. There are many saying this, like those who practice and teach Mindfulness; Pema Chodron and Eckhart Tolle come to mind, but, gratefully, there are a host of others. We're experiencing a spiritual revolution. Is the media reporting it? Not much, but Oprah does a good job introducing new concepts and many people are finding books or teachers that are challenging the toxic paradigms making us suffer so unnecessarily. The revolution may not be mainstream, but more people now realize that belief creates a psychic paradigm that dictates all we do and say and that is responsible for our joy or sorrow. When we believe things that oppress, limit and make us submissive, we lose the natural love of life we're born with. When we're discouraged from loving ourselves by the firm edict that we're born in need of redemption and God's got some conditions we need to meet, if we're going to get any love from Him, we eventually turn on ourselves and believe we are unlovable. We let charlatans put these ideas in our heads and then we self-police ourselves and create a world in dire need of Love.
Shall I enjoy sex? Shall I laugh, and sing and cause the rafters to ring? No, God is constantly asking us to suffer, just like He let his only son do. Was that His pound of flesh decision, his choice, his fault? No, supposedly, it's ours for being so rotten in the first place. This kind of catechism breeds self-loathing, a common problem these days, as most will note. But, what kind of a father could bear to watch his son suffer, especially as some kind of appeasement for a grudge the father himself is holding? Let it go, it was only an apple. Good and evil is basically Love or no Love. We all know that.
Dreaming can help us learn that. Because my dreams have shown me a landscape for my death transition, as well as allowed me to connect to those I love on the "other" side, I fear death very little. Through dreaming, I'm already familiar with many things I'll find very helpful to know; most practiced dreamers will concur. Yes, many of these revelatory dreams are lucid or out of body, but some incredible insights have come to me from my day to day, garden variety dreams. It's all good.
This is a very important time in history and it's important not to be swayed by dogma and rhetoric, to be our own independent spiritual authorities. Now is the time to place our hands on our hearts and ask to feel Love, to be able to give Love and to receive it. What we stand for as Americans and as human beings is at stake. The American dream was always about freedom, escape from tyranny - usually religious tyranny. Now, maybe for the last century, it's about money. But since we will all be exiting this planet, a question that we've relegated to the compartment of religion, what happens after this, is really the most important question to answer. Money is not a necessary commodity once we no longer have a physical body; goddess only knows when it became such a tyranny in the physical. It wasn't always so.
Once greater number of people connect to their own dreaming resources, religions that manipulate the followers they attract to exclusivity, to the point of violence, hatred and fear against all others, will no longer be the dangerous monopolies they've become. It's liberating to know that I have nothing to fear from death, but that I have something to live for on the physical, enough to commit to the here and now and trust the help that I know is available to me spiritually. The more we Love, the more certain we can be of being reunited with Love. The more we all Love, the more Real will be the experience of Love on this planet.
Now is a very good time to become a dream explorer. I hope I can help.