Are you a lucid dreamer? For the past two weeks I’ve had four lucid dreams…three in a row. Imagine that?
Lucid dreaming is not new to me, but having so many, so consistently is unusual, even for someone who’s been known to have…well, the odd dream or two. And in my dream I even woke up…although I was still dreaming…it was the strangest thing. Equally strange was the question I asked myself…”okay I’m dreaming, so I can do anything, hmm what shall I do?” I won’t go into details because it was the most boring thing you could imagine. I need to update my dream state, more than a little, believe me.
I’ve decided next time I have a lucid dream, I’m going to manifest an enormous jewel in the palm of my hand…I’ve always fancied rubies, or what about a nice bright green emerald? Yep, either will do for me. Then my next trick will be to see if I can hang onto it and bring it back with me. Will keep you posted…but don’t hold your breath…please.
In the waking world I found myself asking, what is real then?
Well it pretty much depends on what you believe.
The thing to remember about the law of consciousness is the fact that it doesn’t matter if what we believe is true or not, it will still be displayed in our outer world. The reason being, because we think from that place, so consequently we feel from that place.
Remember the story of my car where I believed the lease was up yet it actually still had a year to go? Didn’t make any difference, I ended up with a new car because I was thinking from that place, because I believed it to be true and even though the outer reality was entirely different from what I believed, the outcome was the same as though it were actually true.
You’ve got to admit, that’s pretty cool. But it doesn’t always work out quite so well for me. There are times when I believe something to be true, something I really, really don’t want and before you know it, there it is, smack bang in my face. Yow.
There’s no aspect of our life where we don’t have beliefs. We have a consistent, persistent belief system operating, oftentimes based on falsehoods or other people’s ideas or consciousness Makes no difference, all the conditions and events of our life are made in the likeness of these beliefs, so its perfectly clear that if we’re to lead the life that we currently want, we must choose the beliefs that support that life, beliefs that will allow that life to realized in our world and then to think ONLY from that place.
Believing that things are just the way they are, we remain powerless to alter our life, all the while continuing to create frustration, challenges and obstacles and of course we’re right and it is proven to us over and over.
As we continue to believe what we currently believe, there’s no growth. We’ve become prisoners of our own making. We become slaves to our beliefs. In fact they hold us in such thrall that something called the ‘backfire effect’ comes into play. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Georgia State discovered:
“Once something is added to your collection of beliefs, you protect it from harm. You do it instinctively and unconsciously when confronted with attitude-inconsistent information. Just as confirmation bias shields you when you actively seek information, the backfire effect defends you when the information seeks you, when it blindsides you. Coming or going, you stick to your beliefs instead of questioning them. When someone tries to correct you, tries to dilute your misconceptions, it backfires and strengthens them instead. Over time, the backfire effect helps make you less skeptical of those things which allow you to continue seeing your beliefs and attitudes as true and proper.”
We are all consciously creating our future or letting it happen to us. Those folk who deliberately, consciously, purposefully question their beliefs, and are capable of and willing to be open to new ideas, new concepts, and most of all able to choose a new belief are taking control.
It bears repeating that to create a different future takes work, discipline, effort and training and a change of belief, but it brings personal power, success, abundance, happiness and the ability to achieve all desires. Thank goodness we have each other to be the reminder when we fall back into old, unhelpful habits of belief.
Encourage one another.
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