“Trust the Dreams, for in them is hidden The Gate to Eternity” says Kahlil Gibran
I’d love to hear what you feel about this and if we both agree, your experiences as comments will be shared with other friends of our website while they have ideally that pearl-like quality: hide a symbol, open a gate.
For example, wonder to Ann‘s symbolic dream – sahaj experience. Also, check out if the below bites of sahaj “medicine” – knowledge taste as bitter true and real for you; introspecting on the following excerpts might lead to the real explanation behind a generally acknowledged disappointment about psychology: why is it failing so terribly in helping people to understand and cure the troubled human psyche?!
Now, really, can we follow Kahlil Gibran’s advise? Yes, he is our good trusted friend but we might need to definitely look inside and listen to other wise advisers, maybe even learn from each other.
** a notable and brilliant exception remains Carl Gustav Jung (and this exception also is explained within the same quotes: that one has to be a Realized Soul – which Jung was indeed – in order to understand the dreams encrypted message; one needs the “know-how” of a pearl hunter and as we know, Jung was born for this)
About Dreams and Kundalini
Shri Mataji, Lecture addressed to the C.G.Jung Society, New York, September 1983
‘”The Dreams come to you from the Kundalini itself, in a way. .. And what happens, that when you go very deep .., very deep into you, then the symbolism comes through that down below and passes through that blue line [Ida nadi = the Left channel of the past, emotions and conditionings] into your brain and that’s how you start seeing the Dreams. But when you are passing through that you see, you pass through all your Subconscious area, so the dreams get distorted, they get a funny symbolism. Sometimes you don’t understand what’s happening, it becomes a sort of a mixed up expression and on that to depend may not be so much good.
Instead of that we must get the Reality. The Reality is that you become collectively conscious and you develop this vibratory awareness by which you can feel the All Pervading Power… So at .. at the deep level, you get the communication with God if you know how to go in and come out fully aware. But if you get confused with supra-conscious or subconscious areas … your chitta [attention] is not so clear-cut. Then there can be a big confusion… The reason for Dreams is that when you are sleeping your attention moves either to the supra-conscious side or to the subconscious side. Your attention starts moving and then you start seeing things which are connected with your subconscious or your collective subconscious…. You may go into your supra-conscious side where you see your future and all these things … The reason why you get your dreams actually is that the unconscious [sushupti] pushes within you, or we can say the Kundalini or your Atma (Spirit) is trying to guide you to the right path. And how does it guide you to the right path, is through Dreams. But these are misunderstood. How are you guided by these dreams?
First you go deep into yourself and you touch the unconscious, sushupti. But from there, you come out. And then when you are coming out, you touch your subconscious or maybe the supra-conscious. So whatever anabhuti [feeling] you had or whatever experience you had of the depth of the sushupti gets confused. And you don’t know what you dreamt and you don’t understand and you forget it. But those who are Realised Souls, go to their sushupti and see exactly what they have to know.”
And because Artists can touch the Source too, through their inspiration – one great example at hand is Kahlil Gibran that initiated this thread on dreams – let’s conclude this essay in unison with its art-based beginnings, by introducing you to another artist, also a realized soul, not yet well known but that personally I appreciate as a poet: Mihai Dobrescu.
When I was a child
I had this recurring dream
That I was climbing a white ladder.
I knew that I had to look up
Because the height
The best part about this dream
Is that once
I dreamt I reached the top of the ladder.
It had a white gate
Through which I passed
To enter a garden of clouds.
The sun was shining beautifully
And the feeling of serenity
Was filling the air.
That promise has been fulfilled
As She has shown me the garden.
I am still climbing that ladder
And I would like to share this experience
With all the people I meet
And tell them that
If I don’t meet you no more in this world
Then I’ll, I’ll meet you in the next one
And don’t be late, don’t be late…
Such harmony between these 2 inspired souls that discover the Eternity through the same gate of Dreams and you’ll see that “She” (in Mihai’s poem) is the Guiding force and we can recognize it as Kundalini, the feminine power that was revealed by Shri Mataji as the one generating our Dreams. These ‘sahaj pearls’ on the thread of Dreams represent only a starting point for a beautiful necklace of pearls that we can gather together so She (Lady Kundalini) can wear it while carrying us in our spontaneous meditation beyond The Narrow Gate (or Agnya chakra) where the Eternity awaits us at the level of Sahasrara chakra. Did you know that white Pearl is symbolically the stone associated to Sahasrara chakra?! Please, Don’t forget to share your experience with Dreams 🙂