Sunday, November 27, 2005
Dreams and the Near-Death Experience
Mellen-Thomas Benedict has some wonderful insights about dreams and the near-death experience he had. He states, "When I recovered, I was very surprised and yet very awed about what had happened to me. At first all the memory of the trip that I have now was not there. I kept slipping out of this world and kept asking, "Am I alive?" This world seemed more like a dream than that one. Within three days, I was feeling normal again, clearer, yet different than I had ever felt in my life. My memory of the journey came back later ... What happens when we dream? We are multi-dimensional beings. We can access that through lucid dreaming. In fact, this universe is God's dream.
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Dunno - I've always been interested in what we're NOT hearing about this stuff. ;)
Don't know anything about it, & don't care, actually.
I DID however experience a life-altering power dream, in which I crossed time & space, saw my own old age
(I was 35 when it happened),
saw my entire relationship life exemplified as free spirit flight with a beloved other
towards an overwhelmingly beautiful cosmic sky of light, color, and impossibly deep meaning,exuding an untranslatable message roughly paraphrased by the phrases "All Life", "All Beauty", "All Good",
"All meaning", along with side vistas of great meaning, where bishops in robes celebrated my existence in a subterranean Church/Cathedral/Lake beneath my family's front yard, while my anscestors sat in lawn chairs facing the sundown,
watching the priests at work below.
I found myself standing upright in my bedroom, never knowing when or if I had awakened from sleep, while a thunderstorm (in reality) sent a lightning bolt into the
trunk of the tree just outside the bedroom window.
Very, very numenous indeed!
I've lived my last 20 years or so by that dream, not so much trying to,
as discovering it in realtime,
again & again, at every turn.
The analytic capacities
are NOT mankind's greatest knowing tool.