If the dreamer knows they are dreaming – and in light of this epiphany – why would it remain possible at all for the dreamscape to loom painfully large instead of being navigated effortlessly in ways the dreamer prefers?
Some who viewed The Secret DVD [an introduction to Universal laws] or immersed themselves in other related resources experienced that certain desired changes came quite easily. Others seemed to struggle, continuing to try and understand where things may have gone ‘wrong’ in the attempt to reorder their lives.
There could be a million reasons why certain individuals would easily pick up and run with these teachings and why others would appear not to. Including but not limited to the possibility that each of us is born with beautiful and unique gifts we may not yet have fully cultivated. Or that every single one of us is only, once again, dreaming what we perceive to be these differences. And that one of the ways to free ourselves is to know that the awareness of this – lucidity – can serve as tool. One for deconstructing the metaphors of experience in a fashion that has the potential to answer and resolve every question we have about ourselves.
Where the rubber may meet the road is when we’ve come to believe we finally have enough data under out belt to apply gleaned wisdom in a practical manner. This, perhaps, via books, workshops, videos, meditations. We may even have encountered spontaneous & real, in world opportunities to practice our new skills in ways that have seemed quite successful.
But then something happens: a primary relationship is feeling painful, a job is lost or maybe one we hoped for did not come through. Perhaps that experience of family was less than stellar or an application for college was denied – a friend might have betrayed our trust or our child that we love so much rejected us. We then look up and the sky appears to be falling….fast. What happened to all of that new-found wisdom? What about that great day we had yesterday when the call we were waiting for happened and the neighbor who had, historically, been so difficult suddenly showed up with vegetables from their garden and a genuine smile? Are we back to square one? Do we have to begin policing our thoughts after all?
The answer to those last two questions can be, “No.”
Because when the uncertain-self [a.k.a., the ego] attempts to solicit our psychological services there are actions we can take, including internal ones, that can help this part of our being be in service to our spirit-personality and our soul instead of the other way around. In this way we can meet self-condemnation, often reflected back to us outwardly, at its root and re-route the power source towards loftier pursuits. This can also help us to remember that light shadows are telling us that whatever good or beauty we see is true about self. Whatever dark shadows we see in life are are the opposite of lovely truths about ourselves – but we’ve only temporarily forgotten them.
No need to struggle in the intention. No need to attempt the crazy-making task of trying to know our every mental blueprint no matter how deeply it might be buried in our sub-conscious awareness. And there is also no requirement to, with or without great effort, ‘ascend into higher consciousness.’ All we do need is to make use of something many of us have taken for granted. Something we may even have been taught is of no value to us outside of random free leisure time. Children have often been scolded for making use of this frequently overlooked and underestimated power that each of us has within us. In unlimited amounts it exists everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. What is this incredible and supreme master key?
It is the Power of Imagination.
Imagination is one way for us to invite the source of life to meet us wherever we may be.
Every video, book, workshop and seminar – every single thing we are invited to make use of in the activity of reordering our lives makes use of this inexhaustible & supra-temporal source of infinite wishes come true.
Neville Goddard, Thomas Troward [quotes], Genevieve Behrend and many others remind us that our Imagination is our fortune. However we may decide to make use of it in our activities of creation [tuning in to the version of life we prefer].
No matter what system or paradigm ‘language’ we apply, if we choose to know it is real enough to work it has no choice but to do so. Because, like all things formed [tangible or not], every paradigm is a conscious creation, wants to live and may be a part of what Rupert Sheldrake describes as a “morphic field,” which he tells us works, “… by imposing patterns…” and “…are evolving structures that, “…underlie our mental activity and our perceptions and leads to a new theory of vision…”
Melizza Zollo, in the tradition of Neville, shares that even if we have observed ourselves struggling in our efforts to live new lives the solution to each and every problem we have known is ultimately simple. And that resolution can be known and experienced via our commitment to a brand new conscious mental blueprint. One that represents the actualization we prefer. We can also make use of this as an adjunct to physical or mental health care if needed.
Outcomes we desire can be accomplished by the imagining of a simple activity, experience or image that would already be true were our new life already real. We tune in to an internal ‘picture’ or ‘video clip’ that has meaning for us. It could even be something we cut out of a magazine or a representation we drew or painted ourselves.
This is key: nurturing a relationship with our chosen imagined ‘object of attention’ by remembering it as a “present memory.” No matter what our external senses many be telling us. Because it is in the dimensionally larger inner world where all versions of things, people ideas, feelings and all experiences are first born. This is where, in fact, they are already true right now. From there they project outwardly, then materialize in our external 3-D world. To know a reality stream is real we only need resonate, by focused imagination, with whatever it is we are wanting. External action without an internal frequency shift yields no truly lasting changes. Internal action without corresponding external activity has moved mountains – these may appear to be miracles. Inspired external activity can lead to the most amazing materializations.
Space is a means for form and time a conveyance for change. Therefore a frequency locale exists for ever possible condition or event imaginable. As Neville Goddard and Melissa Zollo help us to remember: a reality or state of consciousness is like a city where each of s comes and goes as we please. The city cares not whether it is inhabited and by whom and yet continues to exists without opinions or judgments.
One way to a destination or event is through another one. Winston Churchill advised, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Never let go a dream – remember somewhere it is already true.