We live in a parallel universe that is holographic.
We go to bed at night and enter dreams that take us to other worlds.
We know that our consciousness never dies.
We look up at the sky and see an infinite and vast world.
And yet we turn away from all of the above and go inside the loop of our thoughts.
Choosing to live in a reality that is repetitive and blunt.
As if none of this is true.
How dare we?
How dare we live as if the earth is the only planet.
As if we die when our bodies leave us.
As if this is the only reality.
Some might think that it serves us to live in this constant repetitive experience.
It’s easier than believing in this complex world of reality, illusion of dreams and out of body experiences.
I stumbled upon one of Einstein’s early experiences. Did you know that it was a dream that inspired him and put him on this path?
Imagine a dream.
An inner experience made Einstein think about the speed of light all of his life.
“He dreamt that he was riding a sled down a steep, snowy slope and, as he approached the speed of light in his dream, the colors all blended into one.
He spent much of his career, inspired by that dream, thinking about what happens at the speed of light.”
“Einstein said his entire career was an extended meditation on a dream he had as a teenager,” explained the Rev. John W. Price on the radio show “Engines of Our Ingenuity.”
Today I want to ask you about your own dreams.
Do you ever take them seriously enough?
Enough to allow for guidance and understanding of our human potential.
And no I am not talking about purchasing a dream book from the bookstore.
I am asking for a true delving into your dreams where other worlds show up and your other selves make an appearance.
Don’t be scared of this.
It’s part of who we are.
Pretending that we don’t go to places beyond this reality while we are asleep doesn’t really serve our species.
We stop our evolution every time we close our eyes and dismiss the experiences we are having while we are asleep.
I found an article in Psychology Today that discusses the hypothesis that dreaming may be about events occurring in a real alternate world.
If the many worlds framework is correct and dreaming consists of counterfactual simulations of what might have been and what might be for the dreamer in a world that branches off of the dreamer’s parent world then is it possible that dreams actually depict what is going on in the life of my counterpart?
Could these be portals into a parallel universe?
Could our dreams have answers to questions we have here in this universe?
I have had many of these dreams where I got answers and discoveries.
I know you have had those dreams too.
Did you also know that In 1965, Paul McCartney composed the entire melody for the song Yesterday in a dream.
He apparently woke up and the dream gave him the whole song.
“For about a month I went round to people in the music business and asked them whether they had ever heard it before. Eventually it became like handing something into the police. I thought if no-one claimed it after a few weeks then I could have it.“
Even though we don’t know how it happens exactly and where it is that we go when we are asleep the fact is that we do go somewhere.
And sometimes we come back with gems and treasures.
The sad thing is that most of us dismiss these dreams and we throw them away in the morning. Let’s try to remember them.
Try to make sense of them.
Use them to answer some of the questions you are working on in your life.
Let’s start from there.
And my guess is that it will grow into a bigger experience.
I now rely on my dreams to tell me what to write, how to teach my classes and when I see a dream like the dream when God visited me oh my dear friend I am in awe. I feel at peace.
And know that this reality is beautiful because it connects us to infinite realities.
Einstein, McCartney and so many others paid attention to their dreams and respected their validity letting them guide their lives.
So if McCartney and Einstein and oh so many others did that, why not you and I?
When you go to bed tonight pay attention to the reality you visit. You might just be given something very precious.
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.