Saturday, October 10, 2009

Connecting Through Dreams, by Deepak Chopra

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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