The next few blogs will be on dreams.
The upcoming talk in July deals with how ancestors script our dreams but I thought I would add to the subject more generally in the next blogs.
There are several dream paradigms besides the most popular psychological approach which relates to how our subconscious shapes our dream time.
Less well known is how we are informed by our guides while we sleep. This more Shamanic form of dreaming occurs when spirit guides reach and teach us usually from the Astral realm. The Astral is a vibration where we reconcile with our karma and reincarnate to perfect the soul. We lose free will in the Astral but can assist others on this or the other side of the veil between worlds especially in dreams. This is the subject of July's talk.
Jungian dream analysis is more Shamanic in nature and acknowledges the importance of a source outside of the subconscious that he called the archetypal world or the collective unconscious. This is more akin the shaping of dreams by spirit forces.
Yogic dream interpretation involves a more sophisticated accessing of the higher Causal realms we will deal with in a later blog. The Causal is the realm of self-realized enlightened beings who retain free will, can operate freely, and do not have to reincarnate. Highly accomplished yogis can access the teachings, and doctrines of their gurus and even download music from the "spheres" or what the Druids and Celts called the Oran Mor (see below.) Yoga dreaming also included shape shifting and the visiting of other locas in the dream world. Yogananda called this the semi-superconscious state and Patanjali, Cataleptic consciousness.
Kabbalists also connected with their teachers on the other side to obtain information. There is a story of a Kabbalist who was in a Yeshiva for many years. When he emerged to reconnect with old friends many years later and they asked him what he had learned in this school of higher learning. He answered; "I learned how to sleep."
The Tibetans look at the dream time as a rehearsal for the Astral or what the Tibetans called the Bardot or the intermediate stage of death where we go before reincarnating. By paying attention to our dreams, learning to navigate them and especially being lucid one would more easily be able negotiate the Bardot and have less chance of getting lost or becoming earth bound. Here they can visit past lives, since the Astral is timeless, access prior karma or store consciousness and correct old unskillful behavior. These mystics seek to pierce the veil of Maya or illusion to glimpse transcendent truth and awaken out of the illusion of life's dream which is no different to the dream of sleep. Hence the Ancestors teach...
One of the features especially of Causal and even Astral dreaming is the power of prophecy. Prophecy is limited by free will and the number of variables involved. Hence it is difficult to obtain prophecy on complicated global events because of the huge number of variables each of which is governed by free will. Our guides in the Astral may be able to help us with the more immediate future because they are not localized in space and time and have access to our life book or Akashic records and know what our destiny is. The future too far ahead also has too many variables for accurate prophesy. This lower Astral order of prophesy has usually to do with keeping us out of trouble and warning us in our dreams though we can still ask specifically (because of free will) in the form of "how does it look for...?" this or that.
The Ancestors add...
Deep or dreamless sleep or the yoga Turiya occurs when we first fall asleep. Dreams occur during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep in the early hours of the morning when the veil between worlds is more permeable and our Astral guides can contact us. Click to highlight then download and play
"Oran Mor; the Melody did not stop. It continued its song, filling all of Creation with its divine harmony. And so it continues today, for all those who listen.
The primordial myth of Creation, common to all people, tells of a mighty melody – the very breath of the primordial God – that sang Creation into existence. To the Celts it was known as the Oran Mór, "The Great Melody", a melody that did not cease with the initial creation, but goes on and on and on, inspiring Creation along its holy pilgrimage of giving and receiving blessing."