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Connecting Through Dreams

Connecting Through Dreams

As you go to sleep, say to yourself, “I am giving instructions to my soul, my spirit, my subconscious to witness my dreams.”

Initially you may not notice much of a change. But if you practice this every night for a few weeks, you will start to have a very clear experience that the dream is the scenery, and you are the person watching it all. When you wake up in the morning, recapitulate the night (put yourself in position of observer of your dreams, so that connections and themes and images and coincidences become clearer).

Once you are able to recall the movie of your dreams. Write down some of the more memorable scenes. Include them in your journal. Make a special note of coincidences. Nonlocal intelligence provides clues in our sleep just as it does in our waking hours.

The mechanics of the dream and the mechanics of what is happening to us in the so-called reality are the same projections of the soul. We are merely witnesses.

What starts to happen, then, is that gradually we see correlations, images that repeat themselves both in dreams and in everyday reality. More coincidences provide more clues to guide our behavior. We start to enjoy more opportunities. We have more “good luck.” These clues point out the direction to take our lives. Through this process of recapitulation we see recurring patterns and we start to unravel life’s mystery.

This process is especially helpful for departing from destructive habits. Life has certain themes that it plays out. Sometimes those themes operate to our advantage. Sometimes they work against us, especially if we repeat the same patterns or themes, over and over, hoping to get a different result.

The process of recapitulation can help us witness these patterns, and once we discern them, we can make more conscious choices. So remain sensitive, observe coincidences during both your daytime living and your nighttime dreaming, and pay special attention to anything that breaks the probability amplitude – the statistical likelihood of a space-time event.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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8:05PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Some of my dreams have forseen events to be and came so, with enormous acurracy. Almost prophetic. Only rarely though. When it was a life changing event. My divorce, my graduating college, knowing who the criminal was.

10:37PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Anybody else have dreams that come true?

4:18PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Jane B - you say "Shamans, the Catholic Church, spiritualists and psychologists charge MONEY for their "opinions","

Well, I don't charge for my knowledge, gained through a lifetime of personal experience. Please accept it as a free gift.

12:03AM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Thanks, I was experiencing something every morning, I think today I got the answer.

12:15AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Wes brought up a good point, the real meaning of "soul". Soul is music, art, drive, Testosterone, passion of human beings. Music is an expression of our animal soul and is sexual in nature. Shamans and spiritualists say that "soul" is some universal, infinite "spirit" that humans have that animals don't have and has nothing to do with sex. Not true, totally false. Humans are finite beings having "life", i.e. "soul". The only reason people are able to express their souls better than animals is because we have opposing thumbs and big mouths. Animals feel exactly the same emotions as humans, it's just very hard for them to express themselves without a voice.

11:59PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Shamans, the Catholic Church, spiritualists and psychologists charge MONEY for their "opinions", therefore my opinions are just as valid as theirs and I say dreams are delusions.
Dreams are fragments of memories and reflect our fears or hopes. From my own personal experience I know that insecurity and fear causes nightmares. The crazy old sand dudes who wrote the holy book of horrors had dreams, thought they were real and made up a whole bunch of BS. They were DELUSIONAL, they were CRAZY and they talked to burning bushes. If you realize that dreams are really nothing but the mind's meandering when you're sleeping, that is normal. But when you try to put superstitious significance on dreams and make up a bunch of fairy tales to worship, that's NUTS!

4:35AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Jane B - no psychologist would say that dreams are delusions.

Dreams come in different varieties.
There's the 'sorting out' dream which helps our subconscious file away memories, or handle fears or bring them to the fore to be worked with.
There's the 'self-warning' (and sometimes predictive) dream which the subconscious uses to draw some unhelpful behaviour or thinking patterns to the fore.

Then, less often but still well-documented in the literature, there's the predictive dream that can outline, sometimes with startling clarity, an event that is yet to happen - sometimes years in advance.

2:01AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thanks for the article

7:33PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

A lot of my dreams come true. Ever since I was a small child I have had this experience. Some dreams I remember for years because they've left an impressions, and out of the spur of the moment my mind will all of a sudden be thinking about one of these dreams. Later in life I will meet the person I dreamed about, this has happened many times. Sometimes I try to understand it all, but it eludes me.

5:04PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

I've always been one to remember a lot of my dreams. Often very long, complicated and convoluted stories. I think that in most cases, our subconscious is 'trying things on for size' as it were. We can experience things in dreams that we wouldn't do in waking life, just to see what it might be like.
But in my case, it's just BRAIN activity. Since I have no reason to see myself as 'having a soul', it's just my brain taking full rein and fooling around while my body is at rest.

I made my living for many years, singing and playing 'roots' type music (folksy, bluesy, country-ish, rock and roll, etc.) There's a lot of people who think I have 'a lot of soul'.
That kind of soul, I understand. The ability to relate and to emote, especially from where it hurts. But SOUL as in, some additional entity that in habits my body and will continue to be conscious when I'm dead? Nuh uh. Never seen a shred of evidence for it.

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