PART SIX: Fantasy And Reality
[From Buddhas Heruka and Naropa]
You can also use your dreams to create your waking life.
This differs from literally turning your fantasy world into your ‘real’ world, because the dreams and wishes of the other actors powerfully affect the ‘real’ world.
You can, however, use your wishes to bend reality somewhat, and influence energies to flow in the direction that you’d like.
How quickly and to what extent this can manifest depends considerably on the wishes of the other people surrounding you (this is one reason why many spiritual traditions emphasize community). But even if you often feel like a stranger in a strange land, your wishes constantly affect your experience.
For instance, let’s say you’re in a job that you really don’t enjoy. Or maybe you just need to find a job. If you focus your mind on an imagined situation that you wish to find yourself in, the energies of your wish flow in the direction of that outcome.
If you can also manage not to think negatively about your ‘existing’ situation, that keeps the way clear for the energy to flow more precisely in the direction of your desires. Your energy goes where your mind goes, so negative thoughts, especially discouragement, tend to divert or short-circuit the fulfillment of your wishes because they dilute the amount of energy that actually goes in the direction you want.
It’s essential to understand that this manifestation process works in a rather unpredictable way.
So it’s best not to focus too much energy on the specifics of what you wish for, or you may miss opportunities arising.
This shows another example of how grasping may sneak in, disguised as part of your spiritual endeavors.
Generate your wish enthusiastically but try not to grasp too tightly at how you think it ought to come true.
The more clearly you can understand what it is you’re really wishing for (the stripped-down version), the more latitude Enlightened Beings have to influence outcomes. Then, the more quickly and easily you’re likely to notice results.
Even the smallest inspiration you get could be coming from Enlightened Beings trying to help you open up and allow your dreams to come true.
You can do this with any wish you have in your life. The state of mental relaxation that allows Us to plant seeds resembles a dream state, and with some people, dreamtime is the best time for Us to plant those seeds. You can take your wishes to sleep with you, and We may use that opportunity to both give you ideas and show you how you may need to fine-tune your wishes.
During your waking time you can process what you remember from your dreams, and also work on focusing your energy towards them.
In this way We can help you to dream yourself to a more fulfilling life.