WHAT IS THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF
A man's thoughts and dreams are more far reaching than he knows. They exist in more dimensions; they affect worlds of which he is unaware. The are as concrete, in effect, as any building. They appear in many guises within many systems, and once created cannot be withdrawn.
The dream world is constructed within a field that you cannot physically perceive, but it has more continuity than the world you know. The same sort of psychic agreement holds the dream system together as holds the physical system together. There is one self and it focuses its attention in various dimensions. In the waking state it focuses in physical reality. In the dream state it is focused within a different dimension.
This does not mean that we do not sometimes leave our bodies and travel in our dream to other physical locations.
When you are manipulating within physical reality, you have a fairly simple set of rules to serve you. Within dream reality there is greater freedom. The dreamer creates his dreams for his own purposes, selecting only those symbols which have meaning to him.
Each dream begins with psychic energy which the individual transforms into a reality which is just as functional and real as physical reality. There is form within dream reality, but the potential form exists, within psychic energy, long before its materialization. Through our dreams we change physical reality, and our physical daily experience alters our dream experience. There is constant interaction. Our consciousness is simply directed in a different kind of reality when we dream, a reality as vivid as waking life.
On one level the personality attempts to solve problems through dream construction... and often this gives freedom to actions that cannot be expressed within the confines of waking life.
Dream action CAN be turned toward fulfilling constructive expectations, which will effect a change for the better! Dreams can be utilized creatively to improve health, gain inspiration, restore vitality, solve problems and enrich family relationships. You can have a pleasant and joyful dream that will completely restore your good spirits and vitality.
In our dream life we also visit other levels of existence, and gain needed skills.
The ego is not present in dream reality. The waking consciousness is not the ego. The ego is only that portion of waking consciousness that deals with physical manipulation. Waking consciousness can be taken into the dream state, but the ego cannot, as it would falter and cause failure there. When you take your consciousness into the dream state, you will meet with various conditions, some you can manipulate, some you cannot. Some dream locations will be of your own making, and others will be strange to you because they belong to other dimensions of reality.
Individual consciousness can be sent through systems of reality. This involves the transfer of conscious energy from a home system to an alien one, and certain automatic changes are made from system to system, involving the use of brain waves, certain patterns being normal in different systems.
As the personality is changed by any experience, it is changed by dreams. We may forget our dreams, but they are always part of us. The dreams experience is felt directly by the inner self. Dreams have their own actuality, they not only exist independent of the dreamer, but they also have tangible form, though not in the form of matter as you are familiar with it. They are forever contained as electrically coded data within the cells of the physical organism.
The dream universe possesses concepts which will someday completely transform the physical world, but the denial of such concepts as possibilities delays their emergence.
There are also shared or "mass" dreams. In these mankind deals with problems of his political and social structure. In these man dreams individually and collectively of ways in which changeabouts could occur. These dreams actually help bring about the resulting change. The very energy and direction of these dreams will help change the situation. The solutions reached are not always the same as those he accepts in the physical world.
The energy behind a "bad dream" is the energy of hidden fears, which could be formed by
anyone, since there are fears in anyone.
Evil does not exist separate from the dreamer, and even illness or fear should not be seen
as enemies, but rather as aids to understanding and means to a greater end. In larger terms there is no evil, only your own lack of perception.
Fear directs your conscious energy into the realm of reality of that fear, and you then must deal at that level. The words "May peace be with you." will get you through any difficulty in other layers of reality.
IDENTITY, PERSONALITY, EGO AND THEIR MULTIDIMENSIONAL ASPECTS
Consciousness is not a "thing" in itself, rather, it is a dimension of action made possible by a series of creative dilemmas. There are three dilemmas which represent the areas of reality within which the inner vitality of the universe can express and experience itself.
The first dilemma is inner vitality's desire and impetus to completely materialize itself, and its inability to do so. This results in action, which is a part of all structure. Identity may be termed as action which is conscious of itself. An identity is also a dimension of existence, action within action, an unfolding of action upon itself -- and through this interweaving of action with itself, through this re-action, an identity is formed. Identity and action cannot be separated.
Without identity, action would be meaningless, for there would be nothing upon which action could act. Action then must, by its very nature, create identities.
Identity, because of its characteristics, will continually seek stability, while stability is impossible. Action would seem to destroy identity, since action must involve change, and any change seems to threaten identity, however, identities are never constant, for consciousness without action would cease to be conscious.
Identity must seek stability while action must seek change; yet identity could not exist without change, for it is the result of action and a part of it. This is the second dilemma.
Identity is not the same as individual personality. Personality represents only those aspects of identity which are able to be actualized within three-dimensional existence. The ego at any give time in this life is simply the part of the inner self that surfaces in physical reality; a group of characteristics that the inner self uses to solve various problems. Even the ego as we think of it changes constantly.
Ego consciousness is a state resulting from the third creative dilemma, which happens when consciousness of self attempts to separate itself from action. This involves a state in which consciousness of self attempts to perceive action as an object... and to perceive action, which is initiated by the ego, as a result rather than as a part of ego's own existence. This is impossible since no consciousness or identity can exist without action.
Each of you exists in other realities and other dimensions, and the self that you call yourself is but a small portion of your entire identity. Within the self that you know is the prime identity, the whole self. This whole self has lived many lives and adopted many personalities. Personality may be somewhat molded by the circumstances that are created for it by the whole self but the prime identity uses the resulting experience.
Personality and identity are not dependent upon physical form. Your prime identity is an energy essence personality which is composed of energy gestalts.
As each individual consciousness grows, out of its experience it forms other "personalities" or fragments of itself. These fragments are entirely independent as to action and decision, while constantly in communication with the whole self of which they are a part.
These "fragments" themselves grow, develop, and may form their own entities or "personality gestalts".
You have constant contact with the other parts of your whole self, but your ego is so focused upon physical reality and survival within it that you do not hear the inner voices.
No individuality is ever lost. It is always in existence. Consciousness is the direction in which the self focuses. Action implies infinite possibilities of focus.
What you call death is rather your choice to focus in other dimensions and realities. You do not acquire a "spirit" at death. You are one, now! You adopt a body as a space traveler wears a space suit, and for much the same reason.
Each individual from birth forms his own counterpart from built-up, individual, continuous electrical signals that include his dreams, thought, desires and experiences. This counterpart of complete experience is a pattern which is then independent of physical reality. At physical death his personality then exists detached from its physical form.
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