September 2010 Monthly Visions: Life Is but a Dream and You Are The Architect!

"What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I saw the movie Inception last week. I loved it because it so fantastically reminded me of the increasingly blurry lines between our current reality and dream reality. In the movie Leonardo Di Caprio plays the role of a ‘dream architect’ whose job it is to ‘insert’ an idea into a person’s subconscious, with the goal being the person is influenced to do something in his waking life that he otherwise wouldn’t have. The ‘dream architect’ can insert - or steal - ideas by creating and entering a shared dreamspace. The ‘dream’ feels so real, that all the people working on the job carry with them a small totem that will tell them whether they are in a dream reality or in their usual reality. For example Di Caprio has a spinning top that spins without toppling over if he is in a dreamworld.

While watching the movie, I thought of something my guides tell me all the time ‘reality is whatever you think it is.’ On its simplest level this means that your perception determines whether you think an experience is great or hard or transformative or abundant or lacking. We all have numerous layers of mental and emotional energy influencing our perception, and that’s why no two people are ever truly living in the same reality even if they are sharing an experience. On a more physically tangible level it means exactly what it says; reality is whatever you think it is. Your life today is exactly a snapshot of what you at one point thought, felt and believed. Your health, bank account, home, relationships and work are direct physical representations showing you really clearly the focus and flavour of your dominating thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The exciting thing is, we are all now waking up to the realisation that we are creating as we go! We are consciously creating as opposed to subconsciously creating.

What does this mean? It means that the state of your health or bank account today doesn’t have anything to do with how those things are going to look tomorrow – unless you want them to. They are simply a result of what you were predominantly focusing on whilst in your ‘dream architect’ chair in the days, months and years up until now. You are living your own personal movie. You are living, and creating, your own personal dream. The only reason we repeat scenes is because no-one taught us that we don’t have to! No-one taught us that we are the writers of our own script, we are the architects of our own dream, and we can design our reality in the way that we want.

We have been taught that our vibrational energy reality is our dream world, and our physical reality is our real world, when quite the opposite seems to be true. Our vibrational energy reality is more our real world, as that is where our true power to create lies. That is where our tools of thought, belief and feeling lie. That is where our sabotaging issues and old patterns lie. If we want to change anything in our life, we have to go into our vibrational energy fields because that’s where everything originates! Energy is the play-doh of the universe. You can mould it and tweak it and use it any way you like. It will show up in your life in exactly the way you think it will. Our physical reality is simply a result of our energetic play.

Our higher self predominantly exists in the higher vibrational energy fields, so for anyone reading thinking, well we can’t override our soul’s higher need to experience something we wouldn’t necessarily consciously choose for the purposes of growth, or we shouldn’t be trying to manifest something that isn’t in alignment with our authentic desire, I’m not suggesting that in connecting to our ‘dream architect’ we turn into ego control freaks. I don’t recommend putting our ego in charge of our dream architecture. Ideally, we want to step into our ‘dream architect’ role in alignment with our authentic and higher self. Remembering your ‘dream architect’ role is a gift to be used wisely. It is a positive and exciting sign that millions of people around the world are remembering this gift, because it is a sign I believe that collectively we are entering the maturity level required to consciously and responsibly use it.

Many people are now finding themselves awakening from the illusion that our physical world is the more ‘real’ world or the only world, and rubbing sleep from their eyes to see that there is another, greater world available to them. This can actually feel quite confusing, shocking and even disorientating at first. It reminds me of Jim Carrey’s character in The Truman Show, finding out that his whole life has been one big reality show, and after years of thinking life had to be one way, finding out that life is running on a whole other ballgame of rules now.

Even those of us who have felt pretty awake for a long time can find it hard to let go of the mind’s grip on the old reality, on the ego’s insistence that ‘Some things just have to be hard’ or ‘It takes money to live and I can’t make money doing what I love’. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you will always be right.” Watch your thoughts now more than ever. Do you ever think ‘that’s just the way it has to be’ or is there anything you think would be impossible to achieve? Do you have a dream or goal that you keep repressing because you just can’t imagine how it could happen? What if you started imagining it happening? What if you decided to play with this idea of being your own ‘dream architect’? What would your dream look like? What would you dream into being? If you could create your dreamscape, your world, with no limits, what would it look like?

“There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

- Lewis Carroll

Our biggest obstacle is our own mind’s lack of belief in the reality and validity of the ‘dream’ world and our ego’s lack of belief in anything that it can’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell with its five senses. The ‘dream world’ exists on a higher vibration, and so of course the mind can’t logically understand it nor can the ego perceive it! It’s like someone with access to only 5 public television stations refusing rigidly to accept that there are literally thousands of other shows available out there to the many people hooked up to satellite!

Sometimes it isn’t our refusal to believe that stops us from fully opening to our dream reality, it’s a lack of a frame of reference – we simply have never had this great new experience before. I’ve been seeing a lot of clients lately who’ve made the quantum leap from being in unhappy marriages to meeting their soulmate, from existing in unfulfilling jobs to suddenly find themselves retrenched and free to finally do what they’ve always wanted to do. Others are receiving unexpected travel invitations or financial gifts. It’s as if someone is tearing down the veils and gleefully shouting “Welcome to Fairy-tale Land where all your dreams come true! Come in, come in, there’s so much to see and even more to do!” What do most of us do when this happens? We nervously hang out by the curtain, only daring to take a little peek at this mysterious up-until-now elusive Fairy-tale Land. I mean, meeting soulmates and doing what you love for a living only happens in fairytales, and fairytales aren’t real are they? Well guess what? They are meant to be real!

Our fairytale life was always meant to be our real life. Many of us are awakening to that life now, but we have struggled for so long in the old dream, that we came to believe the old dream was our reality and are finding it hard to let go! On top of that, others try to convince you that you are dreaming for believing in Fairytale Land and ask you to wake up and get real and get back into the real world, which is actually the old dream world that you came here to wake up from!!!

I’m passionate about using our awakening not just for our personal lives, but seeing our personal awakening as an integral part of a bigger picture: the awakening of a new, more empowered humanity and Earth. So, I don’t want to insensitively insinuate that in our new world there are no problems and everything is perfect and that somehow we have no more people living in poverty or poor health or that we have no responsibility to those still living that reality. (Although I’m pretty sure that in time our future will look more and more balanced and wonderful for more and more people). Rather, our newly constructed world is a place and space from which we can use our consciousness more, well, consciously! We can use it to move through our problems, be they personal or international, in a more harmonious way. We can use it to help our brothers and sisters in a more practical, useful way. We can use it to interact with our Earth in a more considerate way. Again, there is a big difference between being a dream architect from your ego self, or a dream architect from your authentic and higher self.

So step into your Dream Architect self and start constructing! Your tools are your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Your power cord is your connection to Source Energy which very handily also provides you with a trusty GPS that appears as your intuition and synchronicity. Your tools, power cord and GPS will naturally lead you to the actions and opportunities that will help your dreamscape materialise in the physical. Construct with the attitude that nothing is impossible and everything is possible. It happens in your dreams all the time ‘I was sitting on a horse and it turned into a car and then suddenly I was in Paris’. So, if it can happen in your dreams, it can happen in your physical life, because on some level of consciousness it happened!!

When our mind and ego thinks we’re just playing or imagining or dreaming, the defences go down. So, get out your journal and have a play with this: “If life was a dream ........” Include information about every area of your life, and even extend it to information about how you see your ideal greater world. Particularly include things that make you feel happy, because it’s the ‘feeling happy’ tool that is one of the most powerful in your construction kit. Have fun!!


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rachelsnyder 2nd September 2010 8:26 am

Beautifully visioned, perfectly expressed. Or, to continue your architectural/construction metaphors: You nailed it! Thank You.

COBALT 2nd September 2010 9:37 am

Perfect! :smitten:

CanadianAngel 2nd September 2010 11:16 am

I loved this article...thank you! :smitten:

Ron Laswell 2nd September 2010 1:11 pm

Well said, Dana! As a child, I remember seeing the old Mary Martin, black-and-white, TV version of "Peter Pan." Ever since then (sometime in the 1950's), I can still remember the song..."I don't wanna grow up, I don't wanna wear a tie!" Even the other day, I was attempting to share a metaphysical reality with my 81 year old father. To my surprise, he became rather agitated and scolded me, "Ronnie, I would have thought that by the age of 62 you would have grown up by now!" Yeah, that happens to some people, doesn't it? No sir, not me!

One thing I like to explain to others about the realness of dreams is this: You can remember yesterday, and you say it was real. But, you can also remember your dreams, why would you say they are any less real?

In fact I find that my dreams are not bound by time. During my sojourns upon this planet, I've met people AFTER I DREAMT OF THEM. Depending upon how awake that person is, they may still be friends, and have much wisdom and learning to share with you. When not awake, they are just here to briefly teach us something. Pleasent dreams

k 2nd September 2010 2:35 pm

I am like Frodo at the end of Lord of the Rings, I just want to go home to Valnor. Nothing much on this earth holds my interest, so I reach for that other world.

k 2nd September 2010 4:49 pm

Whatever craving we have that we desire to manifest in the physical world will not give the peace and bliss that one will find in the other world. We spend time in this dream chasing illusions thinking that when we achieve or manifest what we want it will allow us to feel complete. The happiness initially felt fades and we start looking for something else to crave, when the only thing that will fullfill that craving can only be found "in the other world" or deep inside us as we gain victory over our cravings and attachments to the things of this physical world. Bliss is not found in a new job, or relationship, it comes from peeling away the dirt that covers the pearl that we have inside. I take what my higher self gives me with gratitude, but I do not believe in manifestation, because until I am finished learning my lessons, I am not in charge...I accept that.

A La Lansun 2nd September 2010 8:56 pm

As the author of What Are Your Dreams Telling You? now in 3rd edition, you are right on, Dana. 20 years ago I dreamed about slowly and hesitatingly backing up on a drafting type stool before a drafting table labeled DIRECT ARCHITECT. You even used this term in your message. Ten years later I wrote my book (info on website below plus a lot more freely shared)

Dreamtime can prepare us for important or traumatic events to come, delete the negative from our subconscious, and give us insights we do get when awake. Since we spend 1/3 of our lives in sleep, it's time we paid attention to this important school we atttend nightly and our higher self's help by paying better attention to our lessons so we can then apply them consciously.

A La Lansun

k 3rd September 2010 12:04 am

I guess this is the point in this particular human life where all attachments, hopes, desires are released, and there is full devotion to the Creator and the sacred contract, not wanting anything the world has to offer, but fullfilling the purpose of this life time. Complete surrender. The way of the mystics that have gone one before us.

aurora 3rd September 2010 3:01 pm

It's wonderful!!!

Thank you so much! :smitten:

k 3rd September 2010 8:59 pm

From a Rumi poem:If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm
that lives in us.

Exuberant is existence, time a husk.

When the moment cracks open, ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.

Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and future?

The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities
will find no rest.


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Energy Intuitive and Author of A New Chapter Dana Mrkich is an inspiring Writer, Speaker & Teacher with a passion for reminding others of their innate truth and essence. Holding the vision of a new reality from a young age guided by her star elders, Dana’s life focus has been to help people remember who they really are so that together we can create the best possible reality for ourselves and the planet.  

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