we sleep, is the one time we are open to the call of the Mother
hindrance or effort ... as we are not in our own way :)
travel during sleep is a matter of course... we do it without thought or
have to train ourselves in Astral travel
because we have to learn how to do ... intentionally ...
the mind does naturally every night of our lives
such dreaming time we are able to gather information
ourselves, things the Mother wills, direct information from other travelers,
kinds of information gathering is possible, on the Astral state
how to tell which is real information ?
is a dream more than just a fantasy ?
do we dream in allegory instead of real time images ?
are our dreams trying to tell us, if anything,
than we had way too much junk food, just before bed :)
are many people who interpret dreams,
interpretation is often needed,
the mind does not always give us a clear concept
why does it do that.. ?
we experience an event in our waking lives,
are points of reference, there is a layout to where the event took place
if we dream of, say ... walking in the park .. we see a park..
see trees, we see all the things one would expect to find there,
any actions we take, are actions we have taken before.
the mind can present a clear, concise image.
say we have been in the Astral and things happened there ?
what image does the mind use to represent this ? It has no referent to
is no analogy to your waking life to call on
the mind "clothes " the concepts in the closest thing it can find
common dream of mine.. I see Myself .. climbing a mountain,
a white Wolf with me, I have long white hair,
silver eyes , ( which would be very cool .. but onward : ) and there are misty clouds
trees, sometimes the climb is easy. Other times there are large rocks to
fallen trees to climb over and so on
this image and all the actions taking place in it, means
of growth and change on the path, it's the sign of working on adeptship
learning new things, hence the mountain to climb, the wolf is my guide,
silver eyes are for seeing beyond the mundane.
The dream is the minds attempt
allegory of doing self improvement work on an astral level
it must do this, in a form that my waking mind, can understand
at a higher level than the normal world,
the mind has to come up with images that both the mind and I, can relate to
"dream" always happens now when I am working on self improvement
I have reinforced the imagery, but it took a long time to figure out
it was and make the connection between recent events
my own attempts at self improvement
, how "hard" the climb is and how many rocks are in the way,
me pretty good indication of how well I am progressing on the chosen path,
how much more work there is to be done
.. I am sure your thinking .. ok that's all well and good but
has that to do with me.. ?
you accept the concept that dreams are just the clothes for information
we have gathered
that such dream time is often astral travel, then the concept of doing
it deliberately comes into play,
like we do when we are in a meditative state and go astraling
form is much easier, because as I said, it's what we do while we
are asleep anyway
how to make the dream time, go in the direction we want it to go ?
any trip, we need directions on how to get there
are a variety of ways to do this. I use the Cabala
of the time. I set in my mind before I go into meditative sleep of which "world" I wish
to attend and in my sleep
there and learn what is to be learned, as each "world" of the Cabala has
different things to teach,
way is very effective, others include:
an Astral house and inviting others in to share knowledge, what we build
on this plane is reflected above
above so below ... most of the time, if we
use the same space for ritual, we have built an Astral
it just by sheer repetition And can " visit " that copy while on the Astral,
guided dream time, we may need a more neutral space
house, a meadow, or like me, a mountain, to represent why we are there
and what we seek .
matter what referent we give the mind, the information gathered will be
as close a proximity to the image you give the concept,
more information we give the mind, the clearer the image will be
Ya can't take take color pictures
black and white film .... the Mind needs details......
of my first such places, I called the Grotto. A deep warm space ,with rock
walls and lots of plants and water
a very comfy chair .. some trippy doors to come in by, and a very deep
hole off to one side.
hole was my bottomless pit, that I would toss things into, that I no longer
angers, anything outdated and or incorrect in the mind ...
shot ... in it went !
still visit that little nook from time to time, just to dust and add a
thing or three
the group of outdated things, already heading off to oblivion
the image of the Asherkic records...
most people see a library with stacks upon stacks of books,
a hall of mirrors, where the past selves are displayed.
are common images, simply because they work for many people
how does one Know if such information,
we get it, is real ?
to tell fact from fiction ? By what relates.
the same as when you are given information from within,
meditation you have to decide if the information gained
valid, despite how the information is clothed
out the imagery , ( there are a billion books on the subject of interpretation
interpret it literally, weigh that information against...
have you been doing..?
did you go out to seek ?
the information gained pass the tests of Reason
and Logic ?
a list, write it all down, feelings, interpretation of it's parts, etc.
And kick it around,
open yourself to concepts that are already in the brain. Meditate on it,
it can pass all of those, it is likely real and you should act on
otherwise pay heed
like a lot of hassle right ?
gets easier over time and with practice ... :)
like you would do for information the Mother hands you
the day to day world on what to do, see " How
to Know " what to do
this is the same concept, the only difference is,
information, you went looking for !
worry about missing something this way ... if it's important ..
me Mother will Make Sure, you get the point !
an Astral Lighting bolt if need be :)
a Great many dreams can be no more than the twiddling of your mental thumbs,
practice, from time to time you can do real work with them
gain so much more than a few hours rest :)