What Dreams May Come
Some years ago I read a brilliant book, What Dreams May Come, whose storyline was that in plasmic substance of afterworld, people perceive only reality created by their thoughts, beliefs and expectations. They live in this reality until they wake up to their infinite potential to create and inhabit magnificent worlds of love, beauty and service.
This makes such perfect sense, doesn’t it, with quantum mechanics teaching us that physical reality adjusts to our expectations of it. So many of us, grasping this, have begun to perceive and create our realities from infinite fields of possibility that are open to us.
We are learning to look into mirrors in our lives–people, circumstances, books and movies–to see inside our own hearts and minds. If we don’t like what we see, we can rewrite script, repaint canvas, reshape clay. With awesome creative powers of mind, heart and soul, we envision a higher reality until energy of this thought-form permeates and uplifts us into a more beautiful dream of life.
It sounds ridiculously simple and is. According to late great psychic diagnostician Edgar Cayce, using a constructive ideal like peace, joy, oneness or love as a focal point in meditation atomically builds that ideal into body, mind and spirit.
By no coincidence, I just read an article supporting this in “Venture Inward” magazine (July-August 2004). It was written by a psychotherapist who created a 30-minute cassette of affirmations for an elderly friend developing Alzheimer’s Disease, according to his two physicians. The man played these affirmations each night at bedtime for 30 days and steadily grew happier and more tolerant, compassionate and loving. He did not develop Alzheimer’s and also cured severe macular degeneration in his left eye.
How do we know what to dream up for ourselves?
We go within, during a contemplative walk or silent meditation, says my still, small voice, so that we can come to know deepest recesses of heart and soul as our true nature. We go deeper than mind to touch destiny and hope of soul for self and All That Is, and here we ask: what is my heart’s desire? what thrills me with pleasure? what excites and inspires my self to soul and spirit?