It’s interesting and at the same time sad, to observe that the notion of dreaming is so dismissed and discredited in our current societies, perhaps even more so in western ones. And for good reason – The rhythm of life has steadily increased ever since industrialisation, but particularly in the past few decades. Stress has become so omnipresent that it is now a norm, a part of the “just the way life is” collective belief.
As we are engaged in an almost constant struggle to survive, we lose sight of the notion of dreaming altogether. Dreaming has become redundant in relation to the current world paradigm. Which is that life is inherently stressful, harsh, and a struggle. This is also the paradigm of victimhood, where we see ourselves as powerless beings in a merciless universe, which is separate from ourselves. In such a world, we just cannot afford to dream, if we want to survive.
Dreaming and dreamers have thus become something that is threatening to the current world order and the stress ingrained society we live in. Because dreaming comes together with a sense of freedom, the awareness of choice, and knowledge of our true nature and power. Current society would ultimately lose the cogs in its wheels if dreaming was “allowed” and encouraged. As those who dream know from their heart’s wisdom that a different world is possible. That the current world is not fact, but just a paradigm, which is unconsciously maintained through certain belief systems.
It is the acceptance of the “that’s just the way it is” belief, which keeps the world in its current state.
A reality creating tool
Let me be clear: I am not talking about the dreams we have during our sleep, but rather the waking dreams we all have – the way we see the world through our mind’s eye, what we see reality as.
Quantum physicists now know that at the basic subatomic particle level – which is ultimately the foundation of all reality – everything exists as wave like energy. What ‘s fascinating about the experiments that have been done, is that the wave energy takes particle form, when witnessed by the person expecting to see a particle. It has been determined therefore, that consciousness and reality are directly linked.
Interestingly, shamans from certain indigenous cultures around the world, such as the Incas and the Aborigines of Australia, seem to have known this for millennia. The Aborigines believe the world was created in the dream time. And the shamans of the Andes and the Amazon have the sacred task of dreaming the world into being, in order to insure that the coming generations inherit a world of peace and abundance. They understand that we are all participating in the creation process, which has been continuously unfolding since the Big Bang. For them, the dream time has never ended, but it is a process that they believe we are all constantly engaged in and responsible for, whether we are conscious of it or not.
The shamans believe that the key to accessing the power of dreaming, and deliberately co-create reality alongside the rest of the Universe, is to raise our level of consciousness.
Our current reality is not “just the way the world is“, but rather a direct reflexion of the way we see the world, the way we think the world is.
Conclusion and final thoughts
Far from being merely something romantic idealists do, dreaming can be one of the most potent tools we have, to create our reality – both in our own lives and in that of the collective. The reality that we really want. Not the one that we innocently succumb to, when we unconsciously assume the victim state of being.
Dreaming has been beaten out of us. We have been blindly driven onto society’s conveyor belt, where we live an automatic existence, meant to prop up and perpetuate a system that is based on artificial limitations.
Once we have woken up to this truth, we can chose to consciously and deliberately dream up a new, different world, based on the reality of life, instead of the illusions we currently live under.
As we dare to step off our treadmill, fear of change is likely to kick in. This is just another aspect of social conditioning that we will have to transcend. As there is nothing to lose when we step off this treadmill, except a deceptive, dysfunctional system, which no one was truly happy about in the first place.
We are already living in a dream, just not a very good one. The key is realising that we can always change it.