Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Only A Dream (pt.1)

M: I worry that learning all this will paralyze me into complete inactivity.

J: You are learning that what you “do” has NO value. The “self” that demands value fights vigorously against this as a viable choice, because if its world has NO value, then neither does IT.

A dream can be whatever you want it to be, but NO part of it is valued, because you recognize it as ONLY a dream. To be “paralyzed” in a dream means you have failed to recognize it as ONLY a dream and, as a result, the dream controls you.

I simply teach that although you choose to be controlled by a dream, it is still ONLY a dream and you can choose to SEE it differently.

As I have said before, you can do anything you choose. However, every choice asserts VALUE and what you value you will idolize as “real” and forget that it is all ONLY a dream.

In a dream, there is no right or wrong choice, simply because ALL of it is ONLY a dream. No choice is more or less important than another, because every choice is made IN a dream.

The only real choice to be made is to awaken.

M: Well, this world may be nothing more than a dream but, in my dream, I have to make choices.

J: Make every choice in a dream, prove to you it is ONLY a dream.

M: I can’t just make valueless choices. In my "dream," I have to work to pay bills. My body has needs and must be fed and kept healthy. I have responsibilities and certain duties that I just can’t ignore.

J: You have idolized these choices as “real” and, hence, the dream controls you.

M: If I knew I were dreaming, much of it I wouldn’t do at all. I would simply change the dream.

J: Then why do you not do so?

M: Obviously, because I don’t believe it’s a dream. The world is real!

J: Indeed, choices become valued as necessary in a world interpreted as “real.” Your only option is to alter that interpretation. You have tried to make perception fit your plans.

You have given great value to specific parts of what you perceive, while attempting to devalue other parts. You have tried to deny and ignore. You have applied progressively greater control to what you perceive, often through anger and attack. You have cried tears of despair and begged the world to give you what you need. You have used chemicals to numb yourself to what you perceive and have sought to overhaul your constant suffering through idolizing pleasurable experiences.

Nevertheless, nothing has yet mitigated your suffering. None of these measures have worked and, if they have provided any relief at all, only a brief time elapses until your misery rises again to consume your mind. What more can you do? What other “choices” are left to you?

ALL of the options you have so far chosen demand your world be “real.” You have done many things to end your suffering in the dream, except realize it IS a dream and this is the only option left to you. I recommend you choose the only option that is guaranteed to work without fail.

M: So I should just tell myself every day that it is all “only a dream”? How will that help me to change the dream?

J: When you know it is ONLY a dream, the dream no longer controls you. Yet, you must recognize it ALL as ONLY a dream. No part of what is ONLY a dream can be of more or less importance than any other part. Otherwise, you will idolize specific parts as valuable and what is assessed as valuable becomes more “real” for you. This is the dream you now believe, and suffer accordingly, as “real.”

M: So I should not feel happy about some parts or sad about others? You want me to live a flat and emotionless existence.

J: On the contrary, I ask that you engage ALL of it with great joy and in deep abiding peace. I ask that you recognize that you do not “exist” IN a world. The world exists IN you.

M: So I should be joyful about war?

J: I simply recommend the means of escaping enslavement to what you believe “real.” You made war “real” because, in your dream, some parts are to be feared and hated. In your dream, some parts must be destroyed, else you believe they will destroy you. In your dream, you CAN be destroyed.

Accept it all as ONLY a dream and realize your infinite invulnerability.

To fully understand and SEE this is to experience a JOY that is beyond anything you have experienced or could even imagine experiencing. It is a freedom that offers infinite peace and a love that will encompass every part of your mind. For in this VISION is the realization that ALL suffering has never been “real” and, in understanding this, you can NEVER suffer again.

Yet, there is still another world for you to see. However, no “eyes” will show it to you because IT IS REAL. Words from the dream cannot describe its utter beauty and, hence, I cannot tell you what you will experience because there are no “dream words” that fit such a description.

Although, your dreaming does not suffice to keep you much longer from this experience. Because you REMEMBER, and have NOT forgotten, you have asked me to teach you again what you have always KNOWN.

It is only a breath away from you and waits patiently for you to accept its VISION.

But first, you must accept it is ONLY a dream and that is all that is needed to AWAKEN.

5 comments:

  1. How do you know it's merely a dream?

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  2. "How do you know it's merely a dream?"

    Me?

    I don't know anything...

    Thanks Nahnni

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  3. Oy, neither do I...know anything.

    I'm not saying it all isn't a dream, I'm just wondering why it is often said to be a dream.

    I know the so-referred sages of time and times say it is a dream, but people conjure lots of things.

    Blessings,
    Nahnni

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