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LIFE IS BUT A DREAM: UNDERSTANDING CREATION THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS AND CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES IN DREAMS, JOURNEYS, AND VISIONS
“If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.” ~Lewis Carroll
In the famous story of Alice in Wonderland, the main Character (who is metaphorically you and me or anyone you see) falls asleep while resting by the river bank with her sister. As the narrative begins to unfold she ends up running after a rabbit carrying a pocket watch and finds herself entering ‘Wonderland’. However, that’s not what actually took place at all, as you know when you get to the end of the story-- you find this out. If not, then what do I mean by this? Well, Alice never had any of those adventures, never chased a rabbit down a hole, or got small and entered a keyhole only to find herself at a crazy “tea party”. Nor did she get chased by the wicked queen after painting the roses red. She never physically left the tree.
You either agree with me at this point, or you are shaking your head and wondering if I’m the one who missed the point of the story.
I absolutely get that viewpoint. She had a grand adventure and then woke up and realized she fell asleep. Every child knows that Alice merely went on an inner journey though her consciousness and met all her aspects (good, bad, clever, funny, mysterious, annoying, and downright pathetic). She traveled to places that actually exist, and woke up excited about what happened. But she physically didn’t go anywhere. Why is it that as people get older they lose touch with this fundamental understanding of themselves, and chalk it up to ‘just a dream’, or ‘i had the strangest dream’ last night? Like you have to physically travel somewhere out of the ordinary or at great distances for it to be considered ‘time traveling’ or anything of that nature. All of creation exists inside of us, we have an entire playground inside. Time and space are not separate from our own consciousness.
Normal every day life becomes just that, normal. The imagination thrives on events changing, and expanding into different territories. We dream our soul home every night, but may not consciously act on the messages that come through. Life is but a dream, and dreams are as real as what takes place during daylight hours? In fact, the daytime always reflects the night, and vice versa. They play off each other like the predator and prey. Can’t have one without the other, just like death is half the part of life. We journey inward and have visions about ourselves and for our surroundings all the time. What we call magic is occurring around us in every moment. There are no ordinary happenings, ever. It’s all in the awareness.
We have an image come to us while working, or standing in line at the Postal Office, but may not think anything of it. But these signs are always speaking to us, which are really our own manifestation, and our own creation talking. As within, so without, and vice versa. Everything on the out, is on the in. Apply that to whatever is happening in your life right now. It’s interesting how science just revealed the first image of a black hole while the consciousness movement and self realized individuals are coming out in great numbers like never before. In sync. So much is happening everywhere!
Why as adults do we find it strange or something foreign to do... Shamanic journeying, guided imagery, having day and night time visions, are all the same. Dreams are our true home (day dreaming, or falling asleep and having a night time dream). You are constantly dreaming yourself back home. You won’t go home when you die. You go in, and that is where home is. Instead of saying “go to the light”, it’s “go to the crown Chakra”, ha! It comes to you.
Like the cosmos out “there”. All those NASA photos you see of stars and planets, and outer space activity are all inside you, and me, and everyone you see. There is no “out there”. It’s an individual happening when the Soul is ready. This doesn’t mean you won’t be surprised by outer events or be in awe when you see a beautiful sunset, or picture of a super nova.
Gnosis is the inner knowing of being God while simultaneously being surprised by everything. You will indeed appreciate and feel much more. It’s a joy to see yourself in all that is. Alice woke up and was a changed person, because she knew it was real. She knew she existed there and here. “I exist! And so do you!”, she ended up telling that silly rabbit who kept chasing the Sun.
Perhaps you don’t remember your dreams, or feel you are the type that never has, nor will. Or you did, and feel they may never come back again. Like any athlete that relies on their muscles for strength and endurance, so do we when we venture inside the self through the multiverse of creation. We utilize our psychic muscles, and it takes some practice or an opening. There are many things you can do to enhance all of this, or simply reading this article will also assist in your remembering. My writing has that affect. This same strengthening applies to anything that we do for our inner journeying. It takes time, and then you find the opening happens, and you begin to remember yourself. There are places that do not exist until you get there. You will continue to chase your dreams, until you realize they have been chasing you the entire time. After all, you created them.
I love applying Lewis Caroll’s brilliant creation here, and his own inner journeying that he brought to the world as a metaphor to how we don’t physically go anywhere to find the self. Maybe three inches, if you’re lucky, haha! Wherever you go, there you are. Your own inner workings are the very means to travel and understand all of creation, which is essentially your own Godhead. Everything is dreaming itself into existence all the time. We all dream well, and we all die successfully.
LIFE IS BUT A DREAM: Understanding creation through self-awareness and conscious experiences in dreams, journeys, and visions written by Muriel Shickman 4.11.19
***Muriel is an Author and Shaman. She provides life coaching/healing services (long distance or in-person). As a new energy creator, she shares her experiences of self-realization through articles, books, and online webinars/live events. Find her on Amazon Author Central to check out her books and free articles. Soul Ship: A Personal Account of Embodied Enlightenment is available in full-color as ebook and paperback. Visit: www.murielshickman.com for more information.