The Unseen Impulses of Intelligence

In your sleep, your physical body rests and repairs itself. In dreams your emotional body carries out its wishes, fears, hopes, and fantasies. Your causal body returns to the world of light, which some people perceive as heaven. By others, however, it is perceived as the sudden solution to a problem or an insight that strikes out of the blue after they wake up. In all these ways you are resetting the intricate coordination among all your bodies.

The most creative act you will ever undertake is this act of creating yourself. It takes place on countless levels, seen and unseen. It marshals all the intelligence of the universe, compressing billions of years of knowledge into every second of life.

The history of the universe has brought us here to this second. We are the privileged children of creation, for whom all of this was made.

Cells are not the building blocks of life, nor are the atoms and molecules that cells can be broken down into. The body is built on invisible abstractions called information and energy–both of which are contained in your DNA.

Your physical body grew out of the surging impulse of life contained in DNA. Without this impulse, information and energy are inert. Likewise your thoughts and emotions flow into the world from the unseen impulses of intelligence that make up your subtlest body, the causal body.

The reason we all go to sleep at night is so that we can put all these bodies in order after the exertions of being awake and active. But the subtlest work of all is done in pure silence. Your awareness has slipped between the cracks of the physical, emotional, mental, and causal bodies. In deep silence we return to the ultimate cause, pure Being. There you come face-to-face with the womb of creation, the source of all that was, is, or will be, which is simply yourself.

 

Adapted from The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 1995).

36 comments

Sheri J.
Sheri J.4 years ago

I think Deepak said something resonates me. When you sleep your casual body (I'm guessing your astral body) returns to the world of light. I've been sleeping alot due to health issues and sometimes when I awake, I get some answers/solutions to some problems. Therefore, it is a possibility that my soul has traveled somewhere since the soul never sleeps.

Lynn D.
Lynn D.4 years ago

Sleep - so healthy! Thanks for interesting article!

Miranda Parkinson

Sleep, wonderful sleep! Wish it was uninterrupted! No problem falling asleep, it's staying asleep!

C. Wright
C Wright4 years ago

Infinite/Eternal Divine Gratitude, Appreciation, Joy, Love, Harmony opened to/with the blessed best intentions for Deepak and ALL, Always.

Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider4 years ago

The history of the universe has brought us here to this second -

John B.
John B.4 years ago

Thanks for sharing?

Dot A.
Dot A.4 years ago

GoodDay, to my Friend, Gaby! Interesting personal observations regarding your dreams. You mentioned that there is little time for needed sleep, rest and relaxation,... I hope you find time in the near future to take proper care of yourself. - as the situation you tend to deprives you of your own necessities, you may have to find some creative management to put your health in the place of major priority in order to proceed anywhere,... -

You must be having some absolutely amazing dreams! Hope they're also entertaining on some level,...

When I consider for myself some of the implications of dreams, I tend towards the 'other' reality. Not sure what that 'other' reality is, as this one is pretty mysterious already on many levels, yet, also becoming more fulfilling on the spiritual level. It makes me ponder the ability to dream walk over to the other side, if you will, AND, to do so on the level of acceptance, confidence, and even the wonders of expanding beauty, greater love, - higher truths.

I wish you, Gaby, sweet dreams!

Gaby D.
Gaby D.4 years ago

Goodday Deepak, thank you for the synchronicity.....lately I've entered a phase it seems of very vivid, and intense dreams. Not alway the pleasant kind....I'm afraid.....it's a mixed bag really.
I suspect they are partially a reflection of the fairly intense 'phase' in my life emotionally....a bit of keel, of center due to many circumstances. So intense are these 'dreams' that I really wonder what is going on....what it is that needs to be sorted out? "In dreams your emotional body carries out its wishes, fears, hopes, and fantasies." you say. I can that happening.
I feel the need to sleep more....yet there is little time for rest and relaxation at this moment.
I need to meditate more....as that is another given here: "But the subtlest work of all is done in pure silence. Your awareness has slipped between the cracks of the physical, emotional, mental, and causal bodies. In deep silence we return to the ultimate cause, pure Being. There you come face-to-face with the womb of creation, the source of all that was, is, or will be, which is simply yourself." If sleep is restless and dream-filled, and time scarce....20 minutes a day of meditating....is the way to go!! Thank you for reminding me once again! Namaste!!
P.S. another book on my wish list!!



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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Elsie Hovav
Elsie Hovav4 years ago

Now I know why I love my sleep.
Thank you for this article