Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22573986 Quoting: High Plains Jester Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22573986
... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22573986
Solarson, I think you're getting close. You're reaching out, that is true, because you don't know, none of us know, but you're on the right track and you can feel it and you're fishing. There is no justifiable reason for us to all be floating on this rock in the middle of this vast expanse we call the universe. None whatsoever. People can try to explain it away using their gods, if that's what helps them sleep at night. But to be fighting over land, politics, it's all just a giant facade. Nothing that is going on in the news today matters.
I believe that the answer lies in our dreams. Now bear with me. There is a place, between awake and asleep. When you close your eyes, you can see shapes. You can travel through those shapes and see things you've never seen on this earth. The shapes are fractal in nature, constantly morphing, changing, but you can get in if you try hard enough and you don't let yourself be taken by sleep. These are portals. They are ways of showing you the other, hell, I don't know, dimensions, universes, options, realities. All I know, is if you relax and focus on them, you can fly through them, and if you do, when you DO fall to sleep you will dream something that impacts your daily life here on earth. I don't know if it's the pineal gland that is the source of this, or what it is, but I know you can see the most amazing things. And I think, between that and lucid dreaming, you can find more answers than what we see and feel in this reality.
You can't trust your eyes and ears in this world. We see and hear only a small amount of the spectrum. There is so much more out there. So if our eyes and ears have, through evolution, made it so we filter out MOST of the frequencies in our world, doesn't it make sense that we should trust more, the things we see when our visuals and sounds are cut off?
There's this reality (you control it),
Then there's day dreaming (you control it),
Then there's the place between awake and asleep (you do not control it),
Then there's dreams (you do not control it),
I think these different levels of consiousness will someday bear much more fruit than we give them credit for these days.
I know I'm quoting myself here, but I think there is way more to sleep and meditation than we are letting ourselves be aware of. Here's a new study, out of UCLA from today:
[link to www.medicalnewstoday.com
Our brains "behave" as if we are remembering when we are sleeping.
Now what does this tell you?
I think we have much to learn about this 8 hour period of "non-conciousness" that we all take for granted. We should give much greater importance to it.
We ARE remembering. But what happens when we try to remember our dreams in the morning? They get shut off. Like someone is turning off the water spigot.
I think we're remembering the past lives of our own souls.
But then there is lucid dreaming. I have been proficient in this area for about three years now. You do not forget these in the morning. And I am certainly taking an active approach in these and not simply remembering.
However, I will agree with you that the auto load type dreams can be past life memories. I think dreaming is like any cognitive function. It can be controlled.
Or maybe the lucid dreams are a way that we actively participate and develop our past memories? You can do anything you want, is that right? I've only had a few in my life, but I try to do it every night.
Well, have you ever played the game Black & White? After about a year of getting the hang of lucid dreaming, I began to begin the construction of my own island. I can be limited to a "physical" body, or not. I can be 30 miles above the island or right there walking and enjoying it. If I want to increase the size of it, I can. Mountains? Done. My only limit is my own creativeness. The next night, if I choose to be back there, I can be, and resume right where I left off. My hope is upon death, I can use this place as my retreat. You know, my own private paradise. If not, at least I have had fun creating it :)