Monday, March 21, 2016

Is this a dream?

As part of my spiritual growth, to raise awareness of my surroundings, I was taught to do things to keep from falling into a rut.

Since most of us travel, whether it's from the bed to the bathroom, a job, a store, or a friend (to name a few), we quickly slide into an automatic mode and stop observing things around us because we think we've seen it all before.

A great example of this is when we misplace something. When we finally slow down and begin to really "look" again, we find that something hiding in plain sight as if house elves had kindly returned something we're sure had actually been moved.

This is the brains filtering mechanism which is quite powerful and acts in many ways. It's trying to help us navigate a complex reality but if we let it, it can slowly close down a person's view of the world until nothing new and magical is seen anymore.

Thankfully, there are a variety of ways of opening up the energy centers of our bodies and no longer walking through the world with our eyes wide shut which may be why you've heard the remark that this is all a dream.

One simple way to wake your mind up is to change your routines. Do them in a new order or take a diffent path to the store. Don't let excuses lull you back to sleep. See how long you can raise your awareness. Shake things up and you may wake things up. Things you may not even realize you had or that you had stopped using.

To quote Wikipedia, "... what constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate...",

As they say, live every moment. There are other things that can help too and you need to be patient and observant to see what works the best for you. There are many things to arouse the senses and many senses to arouse! You don't have to be a mystic to benefit from the many practices out there. You can obtain results without seeing how they work or even understanding why. Just do it! It's time to wake up!!!

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