Sleep, Meditation & Future Learning
- Hi Janine,
Thanks for your reply and apologies for a late response.
I was so disappointed when you decided to end your post as I was hoping to
read more. I find your practice fascinating.
I was intrigued with your observation that when you read your dream logs you
"see" the future. This is my understanding of how we create the future. If
we could remember all our dreams and understand them on a deeper level than
just the scenes created in the dream, I believe we would see the patterns
that would show us our future.
The key, I believe, is not to try to predict the future but to accept it -
regardless of whatever is happening. My sense is that it is the resistance
to things as they happen day to day that delays the inner transforming
As I dream, I get a sense for when things resolve and when they don't. When
they don't resolve, I know that the "scene" will repeat itself, very often
with new incidences that happened more recently. The awareness for me is
that I "created" these new incidences at the time I did not resolve it while
dreaming. When these new incidences happen in real life, I need an attitude
that allows the incidence to "register" with me. Resistance, denial, anger
without the underlying awareness of what is happening simply delays the
I hope I am making sense here since it is hard to put this into words. When
something happens to us, we are free to respond in any way we feel is best.
However, there is an inner transformation taking place that we need to
understand and help process so that we can advance "spiritually". If we can
observe this "inner" process, we can choose a better outer response to help
the "inner" process. Meditation helps you see this "inner" process.
Would anyone like to comment on this?
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Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 18:22:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Janine Cortese <janineerrn@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Sleep, Meditation & Future Learning
This is a really interesting topic and experience.
Sleep itself is amazing. I agree with the process sort
of being like a defrag. I found that an important
aspect of growing spiritually is to control as much as
the imput as possible. Al things the senses take in,
positive and negative energy. I try really hard to
make my environment as pleasant and positive as I can.
It was hard to change my perception and start looking
for the good in a bad situation, but it happened and
it changed me.
Its important to stay grounded to Earth. A lot of
people who are feeling this pull we all have are
getting a little obsessed, in my opinion, no offense
anyone, with the astral plane, psychic abilites, and
contacting the dead. We are here on earth for a
reason, our focus should be on our impact on Earth-
people, nature, energy-
I do a chakra meditation every morning and every
evening. I go through my Chakras backward at night so
I can open my crown chakra first and end with
grounding myself to earth.
I found that this meditation as I drift off to sleep
has helped the process of my dreaming. I also keep a
dream log, when you look back over yeaars of dream
logs you can see the future. So, I think your right in
a lot of what your saying.
Ill stop yacking now.