Have you ever had a dream that was so incredibly rich with feeling and emotion that it actually seemed real?
I love it when I dream. Some of my dreams have provided logical answers about issues I have had in my waking life and some have been extraordinary fantasies that don’t seem to be grounded in any reality I know of. I have even had the experience of being aware that while I was dreaming a vivid dream, I was both sleeping and watching my dream at the same time.
Many people believe that dreams are just a brilliant fabrication of our consciousness. Yet what if there are parts of ourselves that are actually having legitimate dream time experiences? It’s fascinating to consider, don’t you think? All we know for certain about our dream state is that we don’t physically go anywhere. Everything is happening in the mind.
Could it be possible that all of life is a dream within the Mind of God? Shamans use this analogy and say that what we term real life is actually a dream. Quantum physicists believe this is closer to the truth of reality. A wonderful book to read on this subject is The Field by Lynne McTaggart. This book along with many others is showing that everything is energy and that our illusion of matter is being played out on a multidimensional screen called the “field”.
I believe that we are Creators of experience and our opportunity to create is carried out in the unlimited, unbounded consciousness of God. Any experience that the mind of God can imagine is being brought to life. There have been no limits to what can be explored nor could/should there be. The boundless dream world in the mind of God is running non-stop from the beginning of time to infinity. If it exists in this reality it is because the mind of God dreamed it.
Our Opportunity to Create
Imagine what fun it would be to design and create your dreams before you drifted off to sleep each night. Where would you like to go? What would you like to be? What emotions would you like to feel? The possibilities are endless. You can sail the high seas as a one-eyed pirate or rob a bank and get away with it. It would be as if a genie gave you a special power to safely experience any adventure or drama that you would like to create.
Forgotten it’s a Dream
But here is the conundrum: It’s hard to fully experience what it’s like to be chased by a tiger when you know that it isn’t ‘real’. The tiger is an illusion. Who you are in the dream is an illusion. And soon enough the real you will wake up and discover that none of it actually happened. So, the question is: how can you make it “real” to yourself?
Well clever you! Turns out you thought of a way to “forget” so that you can be totally enmeshed in the experience. You have fallen asleep to who you really are on purpose so that you can be fully engaged in the illusion. Thus, the dream will seem very real indeed. This is how, I believe, that we are able to have innumerable lifetimes and yet not remember them.
Life is certainly entertaining, isn’t it?
Is it possible that all of our experiences are being carried out in the imagination/mind/dreams of an infinite being? Understanding how all of this happens has been pondered by the most brilliant of minds of science and poets throughout history and we whereas we may think we have come up with some plausible explanations we may also find out in the end that we haven’t a clue.