How do you know you are staying grounded on the spiritual path?
Especially as you dip closer into the Self, the ego can easily mistakenly
identify itself as the Self - inflation sets in, and the guidance
you receive is contaminated. The messages you harvest from your
dreams can keep you honest. Your dreams are much closer to the
real you than your conscious self will ever be. Only 7.3% of our
being is consciously available, the larger 96.7% we can tune into
through the declarations of our dreams.
The ego is a tricky guy and can disguise itself to look and sound
like your Higher Self. As an example: A shamanic student dreams
of his Power Animal, Eagle, swimming after his family and attacking
them in the water. In examining the dream, he realized that he
was using his spirituality to feel superior to his family. Since,
in this dimension Eagles dont swim or usually attack people,
his Higher Self was attempting to get his attention with this communiqué
- Hey Mister, youre on the wrong road, barking up the wrong
tree. Come down from there!
Another example: Excited about a new spiritual teacher and deciding
when to go to seminars with him, a practitioner dreamed a series
of dreams where this particular teacher was doing dishonest acts
and asking the practitioner to join him. In great dismay, the practitioner
decided this was not the teacher for him. His ego and conscious
mind were very excited about the relationship, but his Higherness
held a different opinion clearly expressed in his series of dreams--Not
a good idea! This is what it will be like!
On an opposite note, a practitioner was having great trouble with
her spiritual teacher, feeling unheard and untrusting and was considering
leaving. Her dreams offered her an experience with her teacher
that left her knowing she could trust her teacher but not her egos
version of events!
There are many places in spiritual practice where our patterns
want to stay in charge and will begin to distort the relationship
with the teacher in order to keep the status quo. Even Arjuna in
the Bhagadvad Gita went through this with his teacher, Krishna. Our dreams are an invaluable source of truth to walk this razors
Occasionally we all wake up from a wham bam powerful dream that
has had a profound effect - Its feeling seems to continue throughout
the entire day. Your Higher Self has really landed with both feet
in that dream. Do you know how to unfold your dream messages? Would you like to learn?
For individual consultation and dream group, call
Shannon Pernetti at Opening To Life, 503 234-1493.