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Astral vibration when falling asleep

Last night I experienced an unpleasant feeling and sound that happens to me sometimes when trying to fall asleep; I was vibrating in and out of the Astral plane. It had a loud sound, almost like the chopping sound of a helicopter flying overhead; in fact, I wove that into the dream on the astral side, where I dreamed I was lying in some different bed in a different house, and some helicopter kept flying around the house, trying to spy on me; and I got up (in the dream) and looked out the window, but could not see the helicopter.  It was very loud, and moving around my head.

I did not get very good sleep last night – at 3AM I woke up and could not go back to sleep. I took some melatonin which usually helps me become drowsy again, but this time it did nothing; there’s something more powerful in the human psyche that can override melatonin (both the natural one we have in our bodies, and extra ones you take as a supplement); which kept me awake until about 5AM when I fell asleep again.  Luckily I was able to sleep in until 8:30AM, because I am on vacation (holiday) from work.

I think the main reason why this happened last night is primarily because I bought some new teas at a nearby world market, and I couldn’t stop myself from preparing a cup of Jasmine tea after dinner, which was fresh and delicious; but it is basically black tea – high in caffeine.  Taking any caffeine in the evening can keep you from going to sleep (or sleeping soundly), especially if you are 30-35 years old or older; and more so the older you get. That’s my experience anyway. I will not drink any tea (except maybe a herbal chamomile) tonight after dinner. Violent or scary TV shows and movies right before bed can do this, too, hold you down so you can’t sleep and rest properly; I don’t recommend it.

If you feel you have some kind of unreasonable fear of helicopters flying around overhead, maybe this Astral-vibration happened to you a lot when you were growing up (it did for me). Either that, or you watched the movie Area 51 when you were young and impressionable (like me), and it left an emotional scar about helicopters flying around overhead at night, shooting at defenseless people. If either of these might apply to you, you might be able to clean this from your system the way I did – use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to clean the emotional painful connection to helicopters. Then go for a helicopter ride someplace that offers them – it’s really fun!

Another thing that can help some Astral problems with falling asleep is to sit up in bed, drink a little water, go to the bathroom if you need to; then rub a tiny bit of pure eucalyptus oil along the spine of your back. Then try to go to sleep again.

Whatever the resistance is when entering the Astral plane while falling asleep, it has to be eliminated, so you can slide smoothly right in to sleep. The Astral plane is the “dreamland” that so many people experience on a regular basis.  There is a bit of a thin wall between waking consciousness and the Astral level that you have to get past, to actually sleep. And then, from the Astral plane as they call it, try to find a way to climb up and enter the next higher energy level – the Mental plane. That’s where the real fun is.

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Solve Your Problems from the Level Above

Physical problems usually cannot be solved by just physical action alone; you have to rise up to the Emotional level to solve those problems.  That’s the level where people connect with each other, and work together to solve problems.

Emotional problems usually cannot be solved by just emotional action alone; you have to rise up to the Mental level to solve those problems. You have to use your mind, or recruit people who are good at using their mind, to formulate the right things to say and do, in the right order, of the right magnitude, to solve the problem. This includes problems between people – your mind is the only thing that will help you out of the jam you’re in. Practicing changing your reactions to events. Reading books can really help, taking courses, Internet research, talking to trustworthy friends & advisers who can really help you think thru the problem and come up with some good solutions.

Mental problems usually cannot be solved by just mental action alone; you have to rise up to the next higher level to resolve those issues. But what is that next level? What’s higher than mind? Many people get stuck here, and don’t know that they can go further.

The next level up is Intuitional Level – or Heart level.  Leading with your heart.  The funny thing is, our minds want to reject the idea that there is anything greater than the mind!  Our brain scoffs at the ridiculous idea that Heart could be greater than Mind.  How could that possibly be?  The heart doesn’t even think!

Except that it’s true.  The Heart is greater than the mind.  The intuitional level of a human being.  Pure Heart “knowledge” (for lack of a better term) can solve problems that our minds cannot figure out.  It can even solve problems that our minds created! Because that happens a lot to so many of us.

The Heart can solve catch-22 problems, chicken-and-egg problems, cart-before-the-horse problems.  It can solve supposedly “unsolvable” problems.  When two are directly opposed against each other and there seems to be no compromise, the Heart steps in and offers a third alternative nobody thought of before – which just may be surprisingly acceptable to everyone involved.  What sort of things in your life are like this today?  What world events did you think of, when considering this idea?

When the Heart comes up with an answer, it takes no time at all. There is no thinking, only knowing the answer. The complete solution, understood from beginning to end, is done, ready, in your consciousness all at once, without having to agonize through a slow mental process fraught with delays, dead-ends, confusion; there’s no hypothesis, no procedure, no questions, no assumptions, no beginning-middle-end; none of that. There’s just the answer, immediately.

It’s the strangest thing to experience.  You can only hear these Intuitional Heart answers through silence – silencing your mind from all thoughts, silencing your emotions from all feelings, silencing your body from all impulses. Just for a moment, not forever. Temporarily put a stop to your automated knee-jerk reactions – which we participate in constantly throughout every day of our lives, or haven’t you noticed? When the “three stooges” are trained to stop reacting when needed, when you can silence your three musketeers for just a moment, your three amigos, it gives opportunity for the silent inner thinker to take over and make a suggestion – the only real true suggestion that will absolutely work when that inner advice is heard, understood and followed.

The inner unwavering advice of the Heart.

Are you saying this Heart mechanism has been inside me all this time?  Yes.

If so, then why haven’t I noticed it before?  It’s not easy to hear a loved one whispering while in the middle of a loud raging party. You can’t hear a cat purring when voices are shouting in the house.  First, stop all the shouting.

Every time you see a person who is suffering from problems directly caused by their thinking – you are going to see clearly, now, that they haven’t found a way to reach beyond their mind, they haven’t gone past the Mental level.  But they need to.  Desperately.  Could you perhaps be one of those people?

Virtual Reality – the Archetype

Sometimes when there is a great idea what we lock on to in our physical world, something that’s a great idea that everyone understands but really hasn’t been implemented properly yet, and everyone’s working hard to make it a reality – sometimes that very thing already exists in perfect form on the higher planes.

Virtual Reality is one of those things.  But Virtual Reality, it’s basic essence, doesn’t make any sense; you want to create a computer simulation so good, it mimics the real world? Why not just experience the real world, then? I know there’s a lot more to it: something that everyone desires, the ability for a human being to create a computer model and visualization system, with pictures and sound, that are so real and responsive to our movements and actions, that it feels real, that it can fool your brain into thinking it’s completely real.  You can tell by the feel of thinking about Virtual Reality that there’s something more to it than just “making things feel like our regular boring life.” There’s a greatness to it, a purity, a perfection, an outcome that excites us.  But why?

Because it already exists on the Astral plane. We have already created true Virtual Reality on the Higher Astral level, for all people who have an Astral vehicle and know how to use it, to reach that level and hang out with everyone else there.

The greatest games exist on the Higher Astral plane. It’s truly amazing.

I visited a new game up there one time, that started in an all-white lounge, with post-modern oval furniture and huge windows looking out over a massive hillside many miles across, and maybe a thousand feet tall. It was an impressive view. It was more interesting, though, to see the wide variety of people hanging out in this all-white observation room, which was the starting point of the game. Most of them were just standing around talking to each other, having fascinating conversations they were totally absorbed in, hardly looking out the window at their friends running around the hillside playing the game. There were hundreds of them out there, many that were separate from many others because of the size of this massive playground.

I didn’t feel like joining any conversations, that seemed boring to me; I wanted to play this game! I don’t think I had ever played it before.

So I jumped into the game — donning my play suit, armed with a cool gun with a tube running back to the backpack that was on my back. All of this just appeared out of nowhere, and I was placed in the center of the hillside; I could tell where my position was, relative to the spot up in the observation room I was in just a few moments earlier.

I looked at my gun, being held by my gloved hands; it seemed to have two settings.  I tried the first one, and when I pulled the trigger a white foam sprayed out powerfully from the barrel of the gun all over the ground – and in half-a-second, flowers sprang up where the foam hit the ground!  If I concentrated the foam at one spot, it would grow a tree; spray it randomly, and the most beautiful multicolor flowers would suddenly spring up from nowhere.  It was amazing.  I went to a dirt-area, and covered it with flowers in just a few seconds.

The other setting on the gun was the “bullets”, if I was facing bad guys, I could shoot at them and take them out, supposedly, in this game.  I loved that you could approach the game either way – healing, or hurting, using your flower-foam, or bullets.  After playing with the foam for a bit, I decided to try to pursue a piece of the normal story line of this game – which was to free hostages, being held by the bad guys. I know I’m not real good fighting bad guys, but I wanted to try any way, maybe I could help some hostages become free.

So I started sneaking left and up the hill, where I saw a building and some structures.  As I got closer, I could see that next to a small 1-story house was a man-made jail made out of bamboo posts, tied together with ropes. And there were 4 people inside it!  I snuck up near them, and waived to them – they said “help us get free! The key is inside the house! But be careful, there’s bad guys in there!”

So I motioned to them that I would come back for them soon – and started sneaking to the open door I spotted on one side of the building. I ducked beneath an open window, and sneaked thru the open door, and looked around. It was dark inside, but I could hear men talking and moving around. I knew they were the bad guys.  So I ran into the room to shoot and capture them – and I was tackled and caught!  So much for scoring any points in this game.

The game was over for me, and I was back in the all-white waiting room with the other people chatting with each other, who never noticed my absence or my return.  I felt let-down, like I knew I was bad at shooting games, but that was ridiculous. I would have to come back another time and try again.

Another time I was visiting the Higher Astral plane looking at the amazing game constructs people had created, I was with a friend, who was showing me a game he liked to play – and amazingly enough, in this 3-D world, it was a side-scrolling game!  It was a huge (50-foot-tall or more) rock surface, with different shaped and sized rocks protruding, and lots of caves all over this roughly flat rock-side-surface, that stretched into the distance farther than I could see.  It was obvious to me that the left side where I was currently standing was the “beginning section”, and as you worked your way up and to the right, you get to more intermediate, and advanced, sections of the game.  You could only get to the next few caves by conquering a number of the current caves you’re currently near by.  In other words, you didn’t have to solve every cave in every order, but you couldn’t get any further until you had conquered a certain percentage of the ones you hadn’t solved yet.  I remembered, I had played this a few times in the past, but not recently.  I mentioned to my friend that I got up to a certain point, pointing to the spot, over there, up and to the right where I was standing.  He said, “oh good, do you know how to get past that room there?” pointing to one I was stuck on.  “No,” I admitted.  He gave me some advice.  I don’t recall what he told me now, but it was something like doing a special kind of jump, to go higher than ever before, or getting an object to get past a dangerous spot, or something like that.

Looking up I could see dozens of people playing right now, and going from one area to another, walking, climbing, hanging from ropes, catapulting, jumping, swinging, crawling thru tiny crevices, avoiding bigfoots and yetis, snakes, etc., and making progress slowly through the interesting experiences that many people had created and interconnected into one giant massive game – far larger than any “paper mario” you may have experienced in the physical plane.

 

The sense I get is that these games are stored on the “hard disk” of actual people’s memories and feelings – there are people who are probably more advanced than many of us on Earth, who have more storage capacity than we do – who create and maintain the intricately detailed worlds or partial-worlds that comprise these games, as a donation to the world for the benefit of all of Humanity, to make fun experiences and interesting explorations and entertainment for hundreds of thousands of people who have advanced to the level that they can reach these Higher Astral levels and play around with these virtual worlds.  I think that all of us can create virtual worlds on the Higher Astral plane, however until we become more spiritually advanced, we cannot “store” as much stuff as more advanced people can.

I distinctly remember waking up from a nap one time, and as I was returning to my body lying on the couch at my parents house in Sedona AZ, I knew I was in my body and about to open my eyes; but I heard a little girl’s voice say to me, “can we build a world now?” and I replied, “I can’t, I have to go,” to which she responded – “oh, PLEEEEESSSSEEE?” in the loudest voice, directly into my ear – it was startling.  And I opened my eyes.  She sounded like the cutest little girl! I don’t know what she looked like or where she came from. But from that experience I surmised that I have the ability to create Virtual Worlds myself, and that apparently I have friends up there who like to build things with me as well.  It sounds like a lot of fun actually, doesn’t it.

Teachers create experiences on the Higher Astral plane as teaching instruments for their students.

There was a scenario that I experienced over and over again, which usually means it is a training situation that you have to re-take until you get it right, because that’s what happened for me with this one.  In this scenario it was a big square bamboo maze, sitting on the ground – lots of different rooms that you had to visit in order, to get past the distinct unique puzzles at each one, to move on to the next one – maybe 12-15 puzzles in all – to come out the other end, which was where the greatest things were, the smartest people and the best experiences beyond that point.

I know I tried to get thru this maze at least 80-90 times.  Eventually I was able to get completely thru it in one night, and eventually I did even better than that.

Each room helped you face a different type of fear, that you had to conquer to pass it.

The first room I remember vividly – it was a 3-headed dog, sitting in the back of it’s cage, and you had to walk by the front of the cage, well within reach of any of the 3 snarling long-fang-ridden faces of this 3-headed dog. It was really scary.  It snarled and barked at me.  There was a piece of meat hanging high up inside its cage, that the dog-thing couldn’t reach.  I could reach it – but I would have to stick my arm completely inside the vertical rungs of this cage – the dog could bite my hand or arm at any moment!  I could never get close to it at first, the dogs would scare me too much, and I couldn’t walk past, with those heads and long necks reaching around, trying to bite me, drooling all over the place.

Eventually I learned the secret.

If you maintain a calm attitude with no fear, the 3-headed-dog stays completely calm too, just looks at you.  He’s looking at your fear, to measure how to respond to you!  So I avoided looking at him, and held my fear in check, maintaining a fully calm attitude, and he just sat down, and did nothing.  I reached in, calmly, to grab the steak, and succeeded!  I threw it over to the 3-headed-dog, and he was grateful and appreciative for the food- and all 3 heads started eating the stake at the same time.  I walked calmly and in conscious control of my emotions past the cage, to the next section, which had yet another puzzle to solve.

After solving all the puzzles many times, over many nights, I eventually figured out some tricks — after solving the first puzzle, I could smash thru the bamboo wall in this spot right here, to cut off 2 whole rows of puzzles, and solve only 3 more puzzles, to get thru the maze much faster. Then I could spend more time in the huge area beyond the maze area.  That was where the real fun was.

Another time I know that a teacher friend of mine (someone I greatly respect on the physical plane, who was my spiritual teacher for a while) created a scenario to help me and many other young men at the time learn more about our world, and about heart quality, and doing the right thing, etc.  She made us go thru this scenario she created on the Astral plane, and I ran thru it with them about 3 times, doing the best I could.  But I started getting bored of it, tired of it, and my lower self was starting to wake up which didn’t want to go thru the game a 4th time – so I decided to start screwing with things in the game, doing the opposite of what you’re supposed to do – because I knew it was just a fake scenario and an artificial construct.

Along the shore line of some kind of aquaduct system there were unconscious people whom I was supposed to stop and help.  But I already did that a bunch of times, I was tired of it, she was having us re-play the same scenario with no changes over and over; so I decided to start kicking the bodies into the water!  Just for fun.  “Fun”, not that I would want to hurt anyone (unconscious people), but “fun” in the sense of “this is just a dumb game, I’m done with this game, I’m not playing by your rules anymore, and here is how I am going to show you that.”

Anyway, it’s what I chose to do.  So I ran along doing that, but some of those other young men were also taking the course from this teacher, and half way thru the teacher stopped the course and pulled us all together to her, to see what was wrong.  I was just standing there watching – and this boy started shouting, “did you see what he did? He can’t do that! He shouldn’t do that! He pushed the bodies in the water so they would drown! That’s not what you’re supposed to do!  Why did he do that?  He can’t do that?!”

This was getting really interesting now! I watched my teacher to see what she would do – this was partly my way of judging my teacher, if she was a wise enough person to handle this situation properly, or if she would yell at me, or drive me away or something.  Here’s what happened next:  She listened to this boy exploding his emotions about all the wrongs I just did, while I was thinking how fake the whole scenario was; and the teacher just stared out into the distance, in between that boy and me, not looking at anyone or anything, accessing information we don’t have access to in her mind; and she said, “it’s OK, don’t worry, no it’s not like that, it’s not that bad, it’s OK…” kind of reassuring words to the boy.  Then she said “I know why he did that, and it’s OK, you don’t know why he did that but I do, it’s OK, don’t worry about it, you’ll be OK,” that kind of thing.  I was watching her and listening to her, wondering if she really was seeing the reason why I did that, and the fact that I am not a bad person, and would never do that to a real person ever, but that I was fed up with the scenario and did not want to redo it a 4th time.  Around that time I left the training center, and went someplace else, and woke up shortly thereafter.  A lot of times that I become “conscious” up there, means that I have to wake up pretty soon, it’s my lower consciousness regaining consciousness, up there, wherever I am at the time, and bringing those memories back down to my physical body/brain so that I can remember them to write them down, to tell you on this blog. At least that’s the process as I understand it.

Another time I remember joining one of my best friends on the Higher Mental plane, he was building a really cool scenario for people to play on the Higher Astral plane, and I was helping him build it.  He was wiring it up and designing it from the Higher Mental plane, but all the experiential portions were in the Higher Astral plane, which is below the Higher Mental plane.  In fact, my friend is so advanced, he cannot venture to the Higher Astral himself – he relies on other people to do that for him! That’s where I come in, because I am good at bopping back and forth between HM and HA planes and can stay connected to my friend, to talk back and forth like a walkie-talkie, the whole time.

So that’s what we did.  I saw him building this room that looked like a mini-living room with comfy chairs and a table, a picture or two on the wall, and a dial or button or something as well on the wall; it was a secret room, kind of like the “escape rooms” we have that are so much fun to play these days in many cities around the world now.  I gave him advice on how to wire it up, what would be cool to do with that room, things I liked to see with some puzzles I’ve solved before.  He was building one, and some of his friends were helping, along with me.  After helping for a while I got bored of how slow it was going (lots of discussion with his other friends), so I went someplace else for a while.  Later that night I went back to see how my friend had progressed — he had a whole set of rooms now, all “wired up” in the mental plane, so that they would function right when people experience them on the astral plane. The main room had a secret panel, when you found it and discovered how to open it, the wall slid open and revealed a passage way to the rest of the adventure!  It looked really cool, I wanted to try it!  I love stuff like this!  But then I woke up.

The higher-astral plane has the greatest Virtual Reality, right now, today. The VR and AR work we do on the physical plane will some day approximate the Astral plane; but I think not for a long time.  The Astral plane continues to be the greatest inspiration leading us to successful VR and AR in the physical plane, in the future.

 

Some People I Know

I know a lot of people on the higher levels, on the Higher Mental plane.  I know more people up there than I do down here in our physical world. I have more time to meet with my friends up there than I do down here.  Down here I spend the majority of my time just working.

The greatest scientists and spiritual leaders and interesting people are up there on the Higher Mental plane. At night I talk with them on a regular basis. I know I’m not the only person who has done this. Don’t be afraid to talk about this now, people need to be inspired about the higher worlds and experiences and reality, now, it’s time.  If you read Nikola Tesla biographies, near the end of his life he talked about talking to great scientists who have passed away, when a reporter was talking to him during a rare interview. Most biographies completely skip over that part because it’s so far-fetched and crazy sounding to most people. I’m sure it was true, I’m sure he really did that. That must have been amazing.

On the Higher Mental plane people are completely honest and up front, they never take offense, and don’t get mad and upset, and never misinterpret things, and never twist things. They aren’t using their emotions up there, because the Higher Mental plane is the level above emotion – it’s pure mind, in a way we’ve never seen down here in the physical plane. It’s unnecessary (and probably not possible) to bring junk from the “lower levels” to the Higher Mental plane. I think it’s not possible. Really those limitations from the lower levels is what holds people down, keeps them away from experiencing the higher levels that are so close to them they would be surprised if they only knew.

On the Higher Mental plane you can think much more clearly than here; you don’t have emotions and physical body problems that interrupt what you’re doing, what you’re thinking. It’s just not a thing up there.

One of my closest friends up there who I work with on a lot of projects (and have throughout my whole physical life), is apparently a very advanced person, because his lowest body is his Higher Mental body – in other words, he has no Astral nor Physical body; unlike us.  He doesn’t need them – he graduated from those levels, and does not need to go back, ever!  I think he can choose to go back if he wants to; one time I was talking to him about the fact that I still live on these “lower” levels – Astral and Physical.  I told him about a problem I was dealing with in our physical world, and he looked at me with sarcasm and a little apprehension, and exclaimed, “well, good luck with THAT…!”  in a funny way that made me laugh.  I could tell his meaning was “I’m glad I never have to deal with that stuff anymore!”

And I realized how much I wish I didn’t have to deal with these physical things again, and I won’t have to, some day, but for now I do. And I kind of like these problems I have in the physical world, in a curious, conquering every problem in this world, kind of way!  I feel differently than he does.  I actually like it.  But I do admit, it can be painful to live in our physical world at times.

It’s hard down here. But I’m glad to be here.

Flying Dream Running Out of Energy

This is a dream I had on April 21, 2017 –
I found myself consciously awake on the Astral plane.
I was able to fly because I felt like it; I was in a neighborhood area with houses and backyards and fences, and I was standing outside in some back yard and decided “I want to fly now to get out of here, and see the whole area from a high up point of view” – something I like to do a lot because I can then go to wherever I want from there.
So I used a burst of energy to launch myself up into the air at an angle, mostly up and a little bit towards some other houses I saw.
I didn’t put any more energy into it after that initial propulsion, I just went along for the ride, which was fun; my body/viewpoint traveled in a long arc, way up, over, and down, landing on the ground. It felt like it took 10-12 seconds.
I landed in a field behind the housing area that I wanted to land in the middle of.
So I re-aimed myself and tried to launch again, up at a smaller arc, to fine-tune my position, but I realized I couldn’t fly – I couldn’t launch! I could not figure out what muscle to move to make myself fly up into the air again.
This happens to me sometimes in dreams, and I don’t know what to do when it happens.
I had to break myself out of some limitation that was gripping me at the time, remove some restriction that I have within myself, my beliefs, or something. This time the way I did that was to twist my head to the right about 90 degrees, jerking it quickly like that, which changed my whole viewpoint, and that made me launch up into the air suddenly!

Now I was travelling in a big arc thru the air, however I couldn’t control it or aim myself for some reason; so I landed on the ground again, in a different completely wrong location than what I wanted.
At that point, I believe I was getting bored with the whole idea and I just woke up. It felt like it was time to wake up, that realization that I am losing all my propulsion energy, and things in my dream start to fall apart; it’s usually time to wake up then.

Those flying curves I travelled in were gravitational arcs; up, over and down. Like if you threw a stone at an angle, up into the air, the kind of path it would travel.

Of course on the Astral plane there are no hard rules about space; there is no gravity, you don’t even have to stop moving when you hit the ground, that’s not a requirement, you can go right thru the ground if you feel like it. I’ve done that before.
But since gravity is such a strongly built-in feeling in my consciousness from living in our physical world on Earth for years and years, gravity feels natural, the arc my “body” should take when thrown is a known feeling to me, so that behavior naturally happens on the Astral plane.
I wanted to stay longer, to stay conscious there in my dream world, and I wished I had more control in that moment so I could fly around some more like before when it was easy; I just didn’t have the energy now for whatever reason.

It would be interesting to learn what that motivation force is, in the Astral plane; what really is it, and how do I get more of it? Is it related to the thoughts we think in the Physical plane during the day, and the emotions we feel too? Perhaps not hurting ourselves and others with our thoughts and feelings produces more motive-force energy the next night? Sort of like not punching holes in your bucket before trying to get water from the well; keep more by not losing it from a leaky bucket. Maintain your capacity of that motive force.

I think it’s closely tied to slipping out of the Astral plane and back into the physical world – like getting out of your car and stepping onto a scooter – for a moment you’re kind of “between vehicles” and it may be awkward for a small bit.  But then I wake up, and my body moves and functions, and I am wide awake in the world once again.

The Bird and The Pebbles

This is my version of an old tale I remember my dad reading to me before bed, when I was very young, probably 40 years ago.

A man was walking through the forest near his home one day when suddenly a giant bird swooped down and grabbed the shoulders of his shirt with its large talons and flew off! Stunned, the man watched the colorful houses and trees pass by quickly below him. The bird flew higher and higher, up to the top of a tall mountain, up, up, and over the top.  A valley appeared on the other side of the mountain, which the man had never seen before.

The bird swooped down and dropped him off in this strange land.

He spent the day exploring the strange new place he found himself. It was filled with new birds and animals he had never seen before. The ground was covered in tiny pebbles – the man thought to himself that he really should bring something back to show people back home, so he picked up two handfuls of pebbles and put them in his pockets.

After a few hours of exploring, the man wondered how he could return home again, when he spotted the giant bird that had grabbed him originally. He sneaked up to the bird and leaped towards it. The bird tried to fly out of the way, but not in time; the man grabbed its legs as it flew up into the sky.  After flying around in circles for a while, the man discovered he could steer the bird in different directions by moving its legs. He guided the bird back towards his town, down, down to the forest near his home; they landed very close to where they originally started.

He ran home to tell his family.  As he recounted the amazing tale, his family seemed pretty doubtful since nothing like that had ever happened to them. 

Feeling dejected, the man turned to leave and put his hands into his pockets – and realized he still had the pebbles he picked up earlier!  As he pulled them out of his pockets to show his family, he was amazed to discover that they had all turned into valuable gems and jewels.



Wrote it Down in the Wrong Place

I dreamed the other night that I wanted to remember something from my recent dream-experience when I woke up, because I wanted to do a Google search for it, so I sat up and wrote a few words in my notebook.

Except, I had only “woken up” to the astral plane at that point, I wrote it down there – so when I actually woke up physically, a few minutes later, I was still lying in bed, I hadn’t written anything down at all in our world!

This time I couldn’t remember enough of it to write it down for real, so I couldn’t actually Google it.  I was annoyed.  🙂

 

Learning New Things Can’t Hurt You

Some people have the misperception that they have to pick one side of an argument, and stick to it.  I’m a Democrat!  I’m a Republican!  I believe in Capitalism! Communism! Totalitarianism! Nihilism! Technology is good! Technology is bad!  And so forth.  But that is limiting, and doesn’t utilize your full potential. The reality is that most things are “grey scales” – combinations of good and bad; it takes some investigation to figure out if you want to embrace something or not.

The secret is, you can learn about other viewpoints and it doesn’t have to change you.  You can still be you. You won’t be suddenly transformed into an evil entity. You get to stay “you”. By learning opposing viewpoints, you can better understand the other side, in order to argue better against them – or, better yet, integrate what they want/need into what you want/need, and come up with a hybrid solution that (surprisingly!) works for everyone involved.

Some High Schools and some Colleges have a “debate team,” which is very useful for people to train their mental mechanism to argue either side of a topic – regardless of which side they believe in.  It’s super powerful and useful to do that, if you have a hard-time listening to an opposing viewpoint.  If you can’t say “I hear you, and here’s what you’re saying, but I don’t believe it myself,” then you could benefit from participating in something like a Debate Team of some sort.  It’s good mental training.  It doesn’t hurt you, you still get to be you, with all your viewpoints and life choices.  People without this training avoid understanding any opposing viewpoint, they don’t want to think about it at all; thus limiting their ability to work with people of opposing viewpoints.  Don’t limit yourself like that.  You deserve better.

Think about it: once upon a time you could not ride a bike. You saw other people riding bikes, though, and wanted to learn how. Someone gave you a bicycle. So you tried to ride it – and you fell down. You might have hurt yourself too! But you got back up and tried again. And failed again. And you were ready to give up, because it’s impossible! Two wheels in-line cannot balance! That’s mathematically crazy!  The physics don’t check out!  Except… everyone around you seems to have conquered it…. So you kept trying.  And eventually, after lots of scrapes and scratches and hurt feelings – and giving up for a few days – eventually you got it!  You can ride a bike now. And, you can ride a bike for the rest of your life.

Once upon a time you could not even WALK.  You had to learn that, from trial and error, trying over and over again, ready to give up, except that everyone around you can seem to walk, so why not keep trying; and eventually you got it.

Once upon a time you could not even TALK….

Your life is filled with examples of learning powerful things that set you up for success for the rest of your life.  And they weren’t easy. Did you learn to chew gum without swallowing it? Did you learn to blow bubbles?  Can you whistle?  Can you snap your fingers?  In each of these things you probably failed a lot before succeeding. And then, after success, you realized you were the SAME PERSON YOU ALWAYS WERE BEFORE, it didn’t change you; just, you could do this new thing, over here.  It’s great.  It’s amazing.

This is true for you right now, going forward.

What is it that you are facing right now, that you need to do but you can’t do?  That you need to learn but you aren’t learning? That you need to see but you can’t see?  What’s frustrating you, now?

Life-long learning – it doesn’t stop when you leave “school”.  School is just a man-made environment to learn a limited set of stuff; you need to learn a LOT more things to succeed in your life.  I know that, and you probably do too.

What exciting things did you learn last year?  You may have learned things that don’t work, in addition to things that do work.  What are they?

What exciting things are you going to learn this year?  You can consciously choose a set of things you want to learn or do, this year, that you’ve never done before.

The benefit of choosing the things you want to learn/do this year, rather than letting life choose them for you, is that you will fight against them less.  Because you chose them. They came from you.

Unbelievably, life will get our of your way if you are learning and working hard and focusing on areas of your life that you are legitimately lacking, things you want to get better at, and you are putting in the work to try to do them.  Life doesn’t care whether you succeed or fail – just that you are trying.  Because from trying comes failure; and from failure comes success.  It’s strange how that works.

Life gets out of your way if you live a consciously driven life.  If you don’t, then life steps in and throws obstacles at you to help you grow and progress in your life.  So, actually, you don’t have a choice about learning new things.  You can live your life either way – your life can be steered by you, or steered by life itself.  It’s up to you.  You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.  Until life makes you deal with things you never expected.

I strongly recommend cooperating with this overarching life system by choosing what you want to do, each month, each year, and consciously working on it.  Your life will be so much happier that way.  Mine is.  Because I choose what hard things I am going to work on each year, my car doesn’t break down very often; my health is pretty good, doesn’t cost a lot of money for medical bills; and my family and friends don’t constantly ask me for money; or if they do, I surprisingly have the extra available and I can sense when it is the right time to help them.

What I’m saying is this:

Life gets the hell out of your way when you are earnestly trying to take charge of your own progress in your life.

Life beats the shit out of you, throwing lots of new obstacles at you, when you are avoiding the challenges that you need to face in your life.

But don’t believe me, see for yourself.

Now, can you think of any good New Years Resolutions?

The choice is yours – choose wisely.

 

Participating in Great Projects

You can participate in great projects on the higher planes.  It’s really fun and feels so rewarding!

But you can only do that if you have a good foundation in your mind for the project – if you teach yourself the basics of whatever it is here in the physical world, then you can be of use on the higher levels related to that area. You will naturally tune in to the right people and projects and places on the higher levels in order to participate in projects involving the cutting-edge of that particular science, on those higher levels.

So: don’t be upset if you learn something on the physical plane that’s interesting to you and then you don’t end up using it here.  There was a reason you learned it.  Maybe you learned it NOT for this place, but for another place.

For example, let’s say you teach yourself a programming language, and write and debug a few silly throw-away programs for yourself to play around with the language until you clearly understand it; programs that you never release to the public, things you never share with anyone.  Doing that may have seemed pointless to you, but I assure you it’s not! You have fine-tuned your mental mechanism in a way that opens you up to accomplishing exciting things on higher planes, even if you never use that knowledge or ability in our physical world.

There can be amazing things going on in the higher levels, but if you didn’t build the requisite emotional and mental foundation for yourself, you cannot participate. So teach yourself new things down here, things that seem interesting to you. Practice new skills. Learn to dance or sing or paint. Learn how some aspect of modern communications actually works today. Learn modern things about medicine or biology; genetics, sub-atomic particles, encryption algorithms & digital signatures, crypto-currency and block-chain algorithms, solar power systems that can be used in third-world countries, water purification systems that require no electricity, new polymers and plastics, 3D printing advances, new clothing materials, properties of carbon nanotubes, the arctic seed vault, future voting systems with cross-checks and meta-moderation, new species of insects and plants discovered after the Mount St Helens volcano erupted, the future of quantum computing, where artificial intelligence is at now, how GPS knows where you are anywhere in the world.

You can teach yourself everything about these topics and so much more, thanks to the Internet, it’s really great for this; we’re so lucky to have the Internet today.  What’s interesting to you, that you’ve been thinking about researching?

Everything on this physical level has it’s higher equivalents on many higher levels.

Knowledge and experience are never wasted and never lost.