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Dreams can be more than real

They can be valid predictions.
They can be valid predictions.

When I was just a kid, my dreams were more than real. They were predictions – valid ones. It was almost a comfort zone to have “forewarnings”, as I came to think of them as. The last few I remember however, offered no comfort at all, and changed my life.

Our home was one of the first four in a newly developing neighborhood. Behind our house was a huge apple orchard. Between the construction and the orchard, there was no end to the mischief we could find to get into. Then, I dreamt that a neighboring boy was going to break an arm while playing. It seemed a safe enough assumption since he was quite reckless. None-the-less, I passed the warning onto him with a full description.

He rallied his friends together to make me the laughing stock of the century. When he did break his arm, exactly as I had described, he and his parents blamed me – as if I had caused the incident. Rumors spread quickly - I became some sort of 20th century witch in the flesh. Even my mother turned against me because of those rumors, ostracizing me not only from neighborhood children, but also, from my own family members.

We try to fit in and bury our gifts…

courtesy of Donna Moratelli

"shattered dreams"
"shattered dreams"

When a new dream showed he was going to break his leg, I said nothing – just witnessed in silence. A repeating nightmare began of my entire family abandoning me. I could describe it to this day in detail. Every night for 3 years, that same nightmare would frighten me and I would wake up terrified and alone. The vivid characters in that dream all had meaning – each one made sense to me, even then.

Dreams became synonymous with "awful". I did not want to see any more of those real predictions or the frightening forms they took. The solution I came up with was to train myself to be such a light sleeper; I would no longer reach that dream state. My parents did not ever see me asleep again. As soon as they would touch the door handle to my room, I would be wide awake!

Over the years, I continued to stifle that gift as if it were a curse rather than a blessing. I would bear the burdens of real life misery instead of paying attention to or heeding the warnings that were mine to see freely without consequences.

Richard Bach's book shows the possible...

One Brain - breaking through emotional barriers

Even the words help us feel...
Even the words help us feel...

As a teenager, I read “The Bridge Across Forever” and hoped I’d find someone to love so deeply, we’d be willing to cross that bridge, as they did in both their waking hours and sleep, yet I still blocked that avenue by myself.

In my 20s I attended and volunteered in seminars that practiced going to the deepest levels of consciousness with many techniques. We would tap into universal mind and wisdom, healing through thoughts.

Purposeful soul travel started as I discovered we can easily transcend time and space.

My 30s brought metaphysics to become aware of subconscious memories and creations for greater alignment and manifesting. Centerpointe Research introduced methods to instantly reach the “theta” meditative state.

By the time I reached my 40s, I was a Reiki Master and One Brain Facilitator (just to mention a couple).

Over the years, and decades, learning about anything and everything out of the ordinary was awesome and helped me see 'miracles' unfold before me, but still refused to pay attention to my dreams.

HU - ultimate cleansing - Eckankar

Finally, I was guided to Eckankar and the fellowship of like-minded, like hearted, like experienced souls. To advance beyond the initial awareness and protection it offered, stage “2” required utilizing our gift of dream guidance. I dipped my toe in by asking specific questions for specific guidance before going to sleep. The swiftness of the answers astounded me. The warmth of that wisdom ought to have made me rejoice and shout to share it from the rooftops! Instead, I ran from it.

Consciously, I now know that this gift does not make me the laughing stock of the century and it is not as unique as suspected - we are all capable of it if we want.

Still, after so many decades of running and avoiding it, I became a pro. I even created a living situation with someone who was as far from walking that path as could be found, while still living a kind life. He is the real pro, having mastered even the suppression of emotions. We remained housemates for years. I pretended the reason I left the TV on all night was to drown out his loud snoring in the adjacent room.

Detailed directions - guidance is here for the asking

Addt'l information - cannot hurt

Then I met TR, my housemate’s friend from long ago. You have had those immediate connections too I am sure. The intense ones where you feel as though you have known each other forever. Anytime people like that arrive in our lives, within a very short period of time, discussions reach such deep soul levels it’s as though you’re catching up on lifetimes.

We can't help but notice the electrifying energy, no matter what is happening in our lives at the time. Perhaps you too have discovered or experienced those connections as re-uniting with soul-mates from past lives? Michael is the expert in explaining those in “Finding Your Soul Mate” along with Elizabeth Claire Prophet in “Soul Mates and Twin Flames” and apparently now in “Soulmates” by Jess Stearn. That however is a subject for a whole other hub.

I needed to meet TR to yank me out of the fear of travelling in my dreams. As he spoke of his own enlightening dreams, times he would write all he saw, felt and heard in his sleep, my daydream of finding a man I can walk the “Bridge Across Forever” with is re-awakened. Although it feels as though I could cross that bridge with him, that may not be why we met.

What I do know for sure is that our meeting saved me from a fate worse than death: believing that my haven of safety and not growing was a “comfortable” way to live. Just as when we look at a wooden table and believe it to be “stable”. It is not stable at all. It is in a state of decay from the moment the tree was cut from its life giving roots.

Stability is an illusion - we're either growing or decaying...

No point disbelieving...

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I used to boldly face the fears I was aware of. There is no way they could be anywhere near as debilitating as our vivid imagination and creativity paint them out to be.

Perhaps now that I am in my 50s, I am wise enough not to be concerned with who will laugh at me out of ignorance as I openly share to find others who want to know.

Maybe I can even enjoy getting out of ignorance myself because some people are where I was and still afraid to recognize that

dreams are an opening door – into the heart of what we’re looking for…” – Bill Mann


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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Now that comment is what I call having a way with words Cher Anne! Welcome to hp - I can already say, we're glad to have you join us :) I shall be steering my vessel to your hubs and look forward to it!

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      Cher Anne 8 years ago from Earth

      Nice! The Theatre of the Imagination is a deep profound yet "simple" voice inside to guide people,it is up to the individual how to steer the human vessel in life.

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      YEAH Susana S! Thank you so much for returning and your hub is outstanding! We are definitely on the same page - I too will add a link to your hub! This one was created hoping to open the door of curiosity or freedom of speech if you will and have been blessed with many who did just that. Yours is the next step, giving the nuts and bolts of 'how to'. Although it may be difficult to explain the mechanism - your work in progress is already masterfully unfolding! Great job!

      The bottom line is indeed "all you need to do is ask for help and be open to the answers" = the fundamental foundation of truth. Trusting this foundation, our journeys continue to be guided on the path of enlightening awareness :)

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      Susana S 8 years ago

      Hey Sylvia! I've only just seen your email. I've already read this hub and rated it up :) There's something very compelling about your writing style - so much energy & soul leaping out of my computer screen as I read!

      Like you, I've also dreamt of future happenings and I've spent a lot of the last year trying to find the words to explain the mechanism of it - not easy! For me it's like a memory of the future, just like we have a memory of the past. I've been reading a lot about the nature of time, as well as how we can explain ESP through modern physics. It's a work in progress ;P

      Thanks for your positive response to my website - lately it has taken a very back burner as I'm spending any free time on here! I need a week off work to edit the whole thing really and give serious thought to where I want to go with it.

      I've just published a new hub on dream incubation if you're interested - it's called "Solve life problems the creative way". I'm gonna link my dream related hubs to yours :)

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi 1kmjs - thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Glad you didn't hit the back button but God forbid my gift lowers me to pride again - took too long to let go of that stuff :)

      Guess you had to be there. As kids, it's tough to see or appreciate a gift as special when we're no longer accepted within our own families because of it. The 3 years of nightmares didn't help either. Ah well, can't move forward while looking backwards.

      Your comment might help others see that it can be considered a tremendous gift - for that I appreciate your addition more than words can say :) BTW welcome to HP! I look forward to reading about some of your own gifts.

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi again Jenny - found a new hubber who has an entire website on dream interpretations. Contacted by email but haven't heard back. Have had such a busy day - haven't had time to go back to check her hp name or site - will post as soon as I find it K?

      The book mentioned on my response to DynamicS above has the ISBN and all - it's FABULOUS because it helps us understand the whole "why spiritual dreaming" and what things mean from the clearest perspective I've found on my journeys. Her site has the meaning of symbols and the why and feelings as well though. If you don't want to get the book, might be a GREAT connection for you. Check back - I'll make a point to post it as soon as I can.

      Thanks for stopping back by - so glad you told your friend about your dream. She'd be wise to heed your advice!

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      1kmjs 8 years ago from Iowa

      Very good hub..I was actually going to hit back and go to the hub menu but your article pulled me in. Very interesting stuff. I dont know how on earth you could have seen this gift as anything but super special. Seriously. Many of us would kill to have it. Be proud of it for the rest of your life.

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      JennyAtla 8 years ago

      thanks :)

      i actually had a dream last night. Another different one though...

      this one was about my friend katie. it was kinda weird. she had kidney failure and she needed a new one or something.

      ive never dreamed something like that. something specific about a friends health.

      i dunno what it means. i actually just texted her just now to ask her if she is having any internal problems...

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your vivid dreams Jenny. As my wonderful friend pointed out, perhaps if more of us are open about what we see and know clearly, the less it will be considered "loony". There are some wonderful fellow hubbers who recognize our universal connection and even science is now proving that all is energy. The days of thinking we are mere mini disconnected islands without purpose, are quickly coming to a end.

      We are all an integral part of the whole. It serves no one to hide in fear of what is true.

      Maybe if you too delve deeper into your insights, you'll see a balance of predictions - and be more openly accepted when you share them with everyone. At least that's my theory for me and I'm going for it :)

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      JennyAtla 8 years ago

      I appreciate the way you think...beautiful.

      I'll share something with you. PPl think i'm crazy every time i tell them but it's no lie. i really dreamt it.

      back in the day i always dreamed of planes crashing....tornadoes. things like see, i've never flown and i've never seem a tornado.

      well, it stopped. for a couple years anyways. then i had one last one...or so i thought....

      a vivid one i remember and then lights firering up at the sky from somewhere i didnt recognize.

      ill explain....

      ...a month or two before the prediction came true i had that dream....a plane crashing into the ground...very distinct scenery: grassy and slightly hilly area with a black charred crater where the plane crashed....nearby were tall trees that the plane barely missed and a barnlike building nearby....that was really it.

      so i woke up.

      month or two later 9/11 occured. the trade centers had fallen and part of the pentagon was missing....and then the last plane....the one that crashed in penyslvania i think it an area outside of the city that was supposed to crash into the white house i think it was.

      And the lights shooting up in the sky that i dreamed of is what i think to be over there in the east where war erupted after 9/11 happened and where the ppl there were just shooting up in the sky bc our fighter planes were believed to be there.

      thats the first one...

      second is a week ago i dreamed of another plane crash. i havent in a yesterday afternoon i saw a plane crash in front of my very own eyes. it just disentegrated.

      the man died on impact.

      no one saw it.

      but i did. so did my bf who was with me.

      i live by an airport so that may be why i dream what i dream. however i didnt always live there and when i did live somewhere else i had these dreams.

      i feel like sometimes i can see things. i think i may be just imagining things but i dont see why. ive never flown and i dont think about flying.

      ive always wanted to know if we can see things before they happen

      oh and one more thing i forgot to mention....we havent had a plane crash in 24 years here.

      im 24

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      What a wonderful message Montana Farm Girl - thank you so much for sharing it! You're a VERY SPECIAL mom!!! Your son is very lucky too, but if I were you, I'd plant the seed after a little research to share the "usefullness" of his gift. Without knowing how it can help us first, and others after that, there is little incentive to revive it.

      For example, I attended a series of phenominal seminars and volunteered for over a year. We learned much, they changed our lives and were all about leadership, of oneself first. After being so involved, I'd definitely digested and applied much but in one advanced seminar, they were teaching how we can mimick another's body language and breath at the same pace initially, then lead them. I almost walked out because to me, this was pure manipulation. Accepting responsibility for how I influence people, the last thing I wanted to exercise was a power of manipulation!

      I explain all this because I couldn't, in any way shape or form, see how these techniques could improve my life or the life of anyone I'd ever touch.

      As explained in the hub too MFG, through-out most of my life, dream understanding wasn't synonymous with useful to me either - especially if I wouldn't be able to tell anyone what I saw. Since then, I've been blessed to be able to help many in areas of healing but you know what, I cannot seem to help the many who suffer from Dementia - if only I'd learned to mimick and breath with them to lead them, perhaps I could be of more service...

      There must be a delightful use for seeing auras. There are books written about it and there is no gift that isn't a very powerful tool of love for ourselves and to be of service. If you see the "why", this is what I'd share with your son. If only a slight meaning comes to mind, as a mom, I'd probably be curious about additional applications anyway. Might be worth reading a book or two - then I'd be more than honored to know you shared my article with the books and your genuine, loving encouragement.

      Please keep in touch - I'd love to know what happens and in the meantime, I look forward to reading your hubs and getting to know you too! Matter of fact, I've been thinking about relocating to somewhere in your neck of the woods or a little further north in Alberta - could use much of your country girl wisdom!

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      Montana Farm Girl 8 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      How very eye and heart opening!!!! My middle son, has a gift~ he is now in his mid twenties... twice in his life, as a tot, once at age 1 while he was in a stroller, once at age 9, women have approached us, looking at him, saying: "he is very special...he has a gift!"... (they said much more than that, but that is the basic message) We did not realize until the after the 2nd incident, he did have a unique gift! We sat with him and talked about the message conveyed by these women and he explained how he could see "colors" around people!!!! (he was seeing auras!!!!) I immediately asked about mine and he explained in full detail what he was seeing and went on to share other family members auras.... throughout the years I tried to nuture his "gift" and encourage him to appreciate this God given gift. Things happen, life happens... he grew up and began "stuffing" his gift and ignoring it... (just as you had).... he is now 26 and in talking to him as an adult, he said he "can no longer" see them. He said he had to concentrate so hard, it became painful, so he stopped. I believe he has that gift, just as you were born with yours... I pray he will "revive" it one day if he can find the peace and level of acceptance you have!! Thank you for the wonderful hub!!! You have given me much food for thought...perhaps I should write to my son and plant a new seed~~~

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      I love that dream too Peggy! Sounds awesome - I just might try it. I woke up the other day as if off a hot air balloon but missed the conscious memory of doing it :(

      The HU link/video is a definite key for clearing energy. After a mere few times listening/singing, the tranquility becomes a welcome caress.

      Thanks for visiting and reading. I'm going to head back to yours to revisit the desert too - might be a great spot to fly above one night :)

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What an eye-opening hub. Will take a while to digest all of this and I have to go back and look at some of the many links.

      I used to have a recurring dream where I was flying. It felt so wonderful to soar above people, buildings, etc. and I could control it turning this way and that at will. Have not had it in quite some time. I loved that dream!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      So glad you clarified Ivorwen! Just as when I was a child and saw accidents or "disaster", I blocked it out. If I had seen "death", I wouldn't be writng this hub. There are reasons though and perhaps you too might look into it further so the "knowing" includes things not as dramatic.

      Are you into dream analysis? The one who disappeared out of your life after discussing it, may also not have wanted to take it any further, thus, you two had the opportunity of a like-minded soul with whom you could "compare notes" - no interest, no need. That's what I meant by it being our choice. As DynamicS said above, when the student asks, the teacher will appear. If we don't ask, the opportunity may appear but leave quickly.

      I disagree with the old adage of "opportunity only knocks once". Perhaps that was the awareness when the world was less connected. People would work the same job and in the same career their whole lives. Reminds me of the story of the man who started and owned IGA grocers because he got turned down at a position he wanted for being illiterate. When someone said, "Wow, what would you have been doing if you COULD read" to which he replied, "I'd be a bookkeeper in a whore house".

      These days opportunities abound everywhere and we have abundant choices. My housemate has worked in the same job for 29 years for a narcissistic boss with his world filled with co-workers - all of whom cannot be fired (doncha love our government!) so the daily "drama" is more intense than most of us can handle - law suits pending for bad working conditions etc. That's why he has learned to stifle even his emotions. His choice to use his time off to rise above - he chose not to, waiting for that future retirement freedom before "getting on with the business of living" as he puts it.

      As far as Reiki being OK - any in tune believer can feel it work. I know though, we want to help those who don't believe - often because we feel sorry for them.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      SEM, I'm not sure I understand you response. When I spoke of 'knowing,' I was referring to a sudden thought and feeling, that told me something that would happen. The first time it happened, I knew something really bad would happen to a guy I knew by name only on Friday. That Friday, he swerved to miss a deer and wrecked his vehicle, killing himself. After that time the 'knowing' became more specific, until all the people I 'knew' about passed out of my life.

      As to people with whom I have had an instant connection, once the information has been shared, they disappear from my life. One example was a coworker of my husband's. We saw each other frequently for over a year. One day, we finally talked and found that we had both had dreams that were very similar in content. Within a month, this coworker had changed jobs and shortly there after, moved from the area.

      I know what you mean by sounding "loony." There are many things that I don't share with most -- some question if reiki is 'okay.'

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi Ivorwen! Appreciate your comment and visit! Sounds as though there may be deeper truths to your feelings and knowing, but until we want to really know the "whys" or truth of things ourselves, those who speak of another dimension could just be "talking".

      I collected many books on past lives before - didn't read them because the authors could be telling the truth or not, I had no way of knowing. At one point, I was determined to find out - I asked, I stuck with it - I found out! Once my question was answered, it was revealed who those special friends and connections were - from when, and why and what had happened...

      Now, if I don't pay attention and "they are gone", there is a devastating change felt immediately upon seperating. It's not pleasant and is probably more real and deep than the initial "knowing" or intense electricity upon meeting.

      For me it's no longer the same as in your "nice" hub. Other than with Eckists, I have avoided sharing much of any of it, even with those I knew in another life, because I remember how "loony" it all sounded to me before. Going to deeper depths is our choice and ours only to make - we won't do it a minute before ready...

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      While I have never had a dream come true, I have often 'known' things that were going to happen. Sometimes the knowing is very specific, sometimes it is vague.

      I know what you mean by meeting those that you instantly connect with. I have met a few of those people in my life, though it is usually a single dream or experience we have in common that needs to be shared, then they are gone.

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Aloha once again Meta - I am honored you have taken the time to read so much of what I offer and added your wonderful energy and wisdom to each. Your words are close to the title of my book, (on profile) so I know we feel the same. Very glad we found each other :)

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Merci JJBvS! Yes, when your house is a little more in order, there is much to discuss. No need to feel rushed - the 30 years we have known each other in this lifetime, have been but a blink of the eye in the grander picture. Deep down, you knew that before I did. Our souls are not impatient, our connection eternal...

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Life is a mix of dream and reality. The truth unveil if we take the courage to cut throught the illusion.

      Thanks for sharing the journey of your life. It's fascinating and I have learnt a lot from it.

      God bless,


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      JJLBvS 8 years ago from USA

      Once again I can only marvel at how far you have come. Here you leave me in the dust, just wondering what went past. I have sublimated my dreams for so long that they are atrophied before they start! I thank you for opening my eyes yet again. I see now that there is much for me to do to set my "house" in order. As you know, I have never been one to fear others laughing at me for sharing my beliefs and feelings, but you have taken this to new heights and once again I admit to being humbled and awed.

      Your strength is growing every minute of every day and it is a joy for me to be able to share in this growth, in however small a way. I count myself privileged to know you

      and can only admire your determination! Please keep up the fine example as you are inspiring many to come forward, who would otherwise remain silent and afraid of their dreams and feelings. Remember me in Valhalla I am Loki.

      Salut mon amie vous etes maravilleuse!!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi Raven King :) Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, we do have several soul mates but I do believe to get into it, requires at least one if not a few hubs. Not to leave you confused, the books mentioned are wonderful if you're really interested! The one by Elizabeth Prophet says that we have one "twin flame" that we split with - they are the yang to our yin or vice versa (and even relates all to Biblical terms). Different soul mates, so the term is used similar to Australia's "mates" through lifetimes, thus not just friends here in this one... I love Carolynn Myss' explanations in "Sacred Contracts" as well - worth checking into.

      From what I've experienced, if we cannot imagine ourselves in someone else's shoes, if we have no compassion, empathy or understanding for who they are and what they're experiencing, we will be given that opportunity! That realization definitely inspires to stay out of judgment :)

      Dream reading or remembering or understanding is an "art". As an art, the more one participates, the better the expression(s). I do believe anyone can participate - and we do all sleep every 24 hours. I once heard that it's not our body that needs sleep, it's our soul that needs the break from this contentious world of duality. Perhaps that is why I sought so many alternate avenues in the years I refused to allow it the freedom to soar while sleeping.

      Soul travel, meditation etc. allow us to detach. When it comes right down to it, that is the glory of any of the avenues in my view. As mentioned on fb, the simplicity is soothing "out there" :)

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      We can have several soul mates? That's wild.

      The instant connection, yes, I have felt that.

      Let me understand soulmate is a friend not necessarily a lover right?

      About the dreams I had similar but for an event to happen the same day and I never knew to whom because I was in their shoes whoever they were. My explanation is strange.

      Wow I am kind amazed that your dream are so specific!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Prophetic Kitty :) Thank you for visiting and commenting. Seems strange that it takes courage to accept blessings doesn't it? As explained here though, sometimes it can take a long time to accept our growth out of the expected mold we're raised to fit into. I've lived outside the box in so many areas, but my childhood "punishment" for expressing what happened naturally, kept me from developing and utilizing that strength.

      Until we do accept, celebrating our uniqueness is often a foreign paradigm. My challenge in writing and sharing some of the many alternate ways we can soar to learn, is to help others understand the "why" of doing so. How can the avenues of spiritual growth help us in daily life?

      As an example of how, let me share another excerpt from "The Art of Spiritual Dreaming": "...A person who learns to dream well can usually take everyday life in stride, because dreams give him or her a perception that others cannot help but notice. An understanding of dreams can steady us for the surprises of the day, and so aid us in learning to manage stress with more foresight and grace."

      After acceptance and digesting that concept, it is understood that soul travel and previous life experiences become "allowable" without having to fight our egos. As Deepak explains on the gratitude hub, the latter cannot co-exist with one's ego. If we want to know and witness a previous life it cannot be to return to say or feel, "I'm so good" or "I know more than you do (na, na, na-na na)".

      I may write several hubs to help digest the seperation or fundamental changes of thinking that can free us from the delusion that ego is beneficial with it's inherent ability to keep us seperated from each other and our eternal soul's enlightening journey.

      The lack of traffic I see on some of the other hubs such as "You are Perfect" and the gratitude log are evidence that either I'm not explaining it well enough yet, or few are ready to absorb without defeating comparisons. Some concepts cannot be digested in 500 words or less either :)

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      SEM Pro, so few have the courage to accept their gifts. Glad you've taken the first step. Do write about soul travel and previous lives....there are many here who want to learn more. :)

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      So glad you will DynamicS! Even without an Eckankar group, the guides do of course transcend time and space so they'll be there for you when you want. Delving deeper into it is like coming home to all you've known - no more puzzles with missing pieces... By your comment of past dreams, sounds as though the only missing piece was trusting that you knew. I look forward to hearing back from you!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Emohealer - that is one of the most power-packed, profound pearls of wisdom I've ever heard! 100% intention = 100% results indeed. Sums up perfectly how easily anyone can enjoy and gain from anything new that comes onto their path - let it flow... no fumbling there at all!

      I read a poem once in a Tao book that has guided my life since: "Learn to be water. Direction is any way you can travel, your shape whatever you naturally become..."

      Hasta Valhalla entonces! :)

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      I look forward to a meeting in Valhalla! No practice necessary, only the intention. Once the ice is broken, the river begins to flow.

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      SEM Pro, thanks for the info. I have taken note of the website and books. I'll be delving deeper into them.

      Some time ago I wrote down the dreams that I remembered and I would try to analyze their meaning. On looking back on them they all seem to have a similiar theme, so I know that I need to work it out.

      I'll look up the Eckist as I've never heard of it. Thanks and I'll let you know how it goes...

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi DynamicS! From regular books that oversimplify, dreams are either what we really want, or what we really don't want - great help right... I've read a few, as mentioned in my comment to k@ri, that offer blanket interpretations - none of which impressed in the least. I'm sure there are exceptions but my recommendation:

      All dream books offered from are from those who have travelled the path and usually from the Eck Master(s). "The Art of Spiritual Dreaming" by Harold Klemp (ISBN: 1570431493) is the most thorough to be sure. He has written another, "Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel" - might be better after the other though. His writing style is so flowing, usually with stories that are heart warming and clear.

      Getting deeper here DynamicS - your statement above is very, very accurate. If you decide to go this route - your teacher will soon be there for you in your dreams - especially when you ask them to be!

      Here are a couple "tips" from the book suggested so you can see if you like the style: "DREAM CHARACTERS - Human characters play leading parts in most dreams. They are often people who are close to us in everyday life. In many cases, they represent other things than themselves.

      Most dreamers can learn their own feelings or thoughts about a person by studying what the dream character does or says.

      If you wish to use this technique, write down not only the dream upon awakening but also your thoughts and feelings about it and the people you encountered."

      This is a wonderful tip for all dream understanding - it's more about the feelings than an attempt at definitions - with exceptions. Those would be the symbols you see which you can note at the back of your journal. The book shares that most dream interpreters won't share the obvious - as you grow or reach higher levels, your symbols will represent new meanings for you. It's an exciting transition when noted :)

      To share another example, because a purpose for dream awareness is how to change, or more clearly stated, how to "lighten" the darkness in our lives. "8 types of dreams (excerpt) - A photographer once pointed out to me that people are reluctant to have their pictures taken because they don't like to see the aging. I understood what he meant.

      A photograph cuts through the illusion of who and what we are. Like it or not, we get to look at ourselves a bit more honestly than we do in the mirror, and this cracks our personal image of how we appear to other people.

      The eternal dreamer starts to see himself more clearly, and often he doesn't like what he sees. He can then either resist who he is - or better yet - accept who he is. This is when he can say, "I am what I am, and I will be that with as much grace as I can muster at this time."

      Eternal in the true sense means not being limited by time or space. The eternal dreamer obtains his experiences here in the physical world as well as in the inner worlds..."

      Hope this helps. Please do let me know if there are Eckist groups now in Toronto DynamicS - they don't bite and you sound ready. I found them to be the best in person fellowship EVER!

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      SEM Pro, another GREAT hub. It is said that when the student is ready the teacher will show up. I know this is no coincidence, as I have been reading and questioning about dreams of late.

      As a child, my grandma encouraged me to share my dream and she helped me to find meaning. As I get older, I've kept my dreams to myself, especially the ones that scare me. Sometimes things happen and I feel a sense of dajuv and then I then I remember that I had dreamt about it.

      Over the last 10 years or so I find that I do not remember most of my dreams anymore - maybe avoiding. Ocassionally I have a dream that keeps haunting me and so I'd write it down. I also have lucid dreams. I explained it once to a friend and she thought that I was stressed.

      Thanks for sharing. What are some good books to read on the topic?

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Ahh I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s my dear friend, your secret is out now - it is 'pillow talk'! lol I can relate to the goosebumps when I first read about soul mates. After traveling back into other lives, what was once theoretical, is now clear logic. Freedom is so much more rewarding than fear isn't it!?! Pleasant dreams to you dear Lady! Thanks for sharing :)

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 8 years ago

      SEMPro- As always, brilliant hub. I got goosebumps reading about people we meet whom we feel that instant soul connection. Also, we have travelled a similar path to enlightenment. I am going to work on the questions prior to sleep, now that I have been getting a bit more than recent weeks. xD ~ I have a fresh journal, yet I typically use it for poetry, lol! See ya around. Sweet dreams! ;)

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Wow Alex - the "knowing" is the gift. That's what I've come to realize with any of it. There is that deep rooted clarity - not guessing, not doubting but knowing.

      When my brother began studying Chinese Astrology, he took it further than I had. Asking if I wanted a reading for 2 years into the future, I adamently responded "NO"! If it's that predictable, why not pick a day from the past, describe it and I'll tell you how accurate it is." It was dead on!

      Finally remembering these childhood experiences (which I'd blocked for ages) perhaps gives a clue why I avoided future predictions from any tool or source unless I asked specifically. I'd just thought it was from the belief that if we were told what would happen, in our present level of awareness, we would do all we could to prevent it. In my case, his future prediction would have seen my becoming an only parent - which I would have avoided like the plague - and would have been the worst avoidance of my life! Guess that's why many don't want to hear predictions for themselves.

      Asking specific questions may be an answer for you as well. The more specific, the easier it is to decipher the accurate answer and guide the direction or hone the skill. Which of course is the key to keeping silent with any advice or predictions we can give as well - wait till they ask specifically :)

      Very appreciative of your comment Alex! Writing further brought greater clarification :)

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      AlexK2009 8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I sometimes get Lucid dreams and wonder how this fits with your hub. Glad you came to terms with your talent and learned how to know, dare and keep silent

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      AlexK2009 8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I used to get dreams like that and occasionally still do. Also sometimes i KNOW something will happen. It is an odd feeling and sometimes I miss it. I am trying to learn how to make this talent more reliable.

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      RandyB! Aloha Girl! Love your profile and attitude! James mentioned you may want to join a group of us to party with the band in FL - commended him for having someone who would dance on the tables for us LOL (comment on White Summer Reunion hub). Haven't read all of yours either - something for both of us to look forward to! So glad you stopped by!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Your comment warms my heart emohealer! I'm still fumbling with sharing much but this may break through the barrier once and for all. I've wanted to write about soul travel and previous lives and how to get there to know for ourselves etc.

      Until meeting "TR", speaking to a conservative Christian about any of this stuff was avoided like the plague - to the point where I was beginning to avoid Christians. By writing about it and letting "my truth" flow on paper, I came to understand why.

      It's so freeing! Hopefully it won't ostracize too many within hp. It is a huge offsetting treasure to become aware of like-minded people like yourself!!! We could meet in Valhalla after a bit of practice :)

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Tasty hub, I think I need to read it a couple times though. Lots in there.

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      What a beautiful way of sharing. I am so aware of your gift, and it is a gift. Your dreams and sleep become better as you allow the gift to express more freely in the light of day with your eyes open.

      I suppressed not the gift, but the sharing of it with others. As you said, by sharing, it somehow becomes interpreted you had something to actually do with causing the event to occur.

      Similiarly, I have followed the path of reiki and energy facilitator in many forms.

      How nice it is to read as you share in a way I still fumble with. I really appreciate this hub!

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Thanks Mighty Mom - so glad to see you! The books on soul-mates are actually very fascinating. They explain that we have many "soul mates". Some are friends who can calmly sit and share life with us. Then there are those who turn our world upside down "for better or worse". The "worse" can give us our most enlightening experiences for self-awareness and growth.

      Maybe that's the dilemma these days - we tend to think if they are soul mates, "it's all good", even knowing that few factors in life are all good - well, maybe in the long run, but not necessarily while risking vulnerability.

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Wow, SEM Pro! This hub has so many cool elements -- identifying your gift, denying your gift, finding your soul twin, rediscovering your gift, sharing your gift.

      This is all fascinating stuff. I enjoyed reading and learning more about you! MM

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Hi k@ri! If you want to find out, it might be a good question to ask before you go to sleep :) I too am rusty - clearly my first step is to turn the TV off.

      If you keep a blank notebook and couple of pencils or pens handy by your bed, the idea is to train oneself to allow time to jot down what can be remembered before doing anything else. The Eck Master once said he will sometimes write for an hour and a half - every single detail - that takes practice.

      I've also discovered that when we do this, the meanings and symbols are intuitively known. Over the years I'd read some of what others claimed were the "cookie cutter" interpretations and they made no sense to me. Eckists believe you'll know - and I think they're right. When I asked specific questions, nothing was hidden or doubtful - the answers were as clear as day.

      Hope you'll get back into it with me :) We could compare notes :)

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      This is a very touching account. I have also had real dreams, but not in many years. I do not remember my dreams very often anymore. Maybe this was once a conscious choice?


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