Which Is More Important Dreams or Meditations?

Question: Which is more important on the spiritual path dreams or meditations?

Answer: Both are important. Dreams help us realize our thought patterns and many times give us secret information about ourselves and others. I definitely feel that paying attention to our dreams tells us quite a bit, and can even give us many answers on how to proceed in various areas of our lives, once we learn how to read and understand them.

Meditation, however, is even more important than dreams because our focus and meditations help to determine what type of dreams we have. I know in my life that my meditations helped to raise my vibration and made it quite easy for me to be able to understand my dreams. In addition when I am on top of my meditation, I have dreams of a higher quality, giving many answers to things going on in my life. I even sometimes choose to go to sleep and expect more clarification to whatever is going on at the time in a dream. I never did this or thought about doing it until I was on the meditational path. Meditation also brings more peace and overall growth in my world when I consistently practice. I have not just seen these things in my life, but also in the lives of many others.

Who Has The Quarter

Something interesting happened to me the other day. I read my message for the day taken from my book Wise Words and for a brief moment did not like what I read. It said, ‘If someone gives you a quarter and you don’t accept it, who has the quarter?’

I knew it meant that I should not internalize any negative feelings anyone has towards me or anything I do. I did not want this to be my message. I did not even want to deal with or think about negative feelings being directed towards me in any way. I wanted something more uplifting like ‘As a man thinketh, so is he’. Then I would begin to think all kinds of wonderful things while keeping this in mind. But I told myself to move into what has come my way completely. “The ‘quarter’ was my message for the day.  I will keep it in mind.” Next I went downstairs and meditated. It was a very good meditation I was feeling very good. I was not only peaceful,but I felt very connected and at one.

Shortly after that I went back upstairs. It was still early in the morning and my wife was not in a good mood. She reacted in a way I did not like. I reminded myself “Who has the quarter? Do not take it.  Getting caught up will take away my meditative state.” I reminded myself that when I wrote Wise Words, the idea behind it and everything my teacher, Mr.  Ambrister taught me, was not to let anything take me away or distract my mind. Otherwise, it would affect my meditations, and my overall happiness. I even remembered how he would say it is better to express anger if you have to. Get it out and let it go, rather than hold it in. If you hold it in, the situation will stay on your mind, and you won’t have good meditations and you won’t be at peace.

Anyway, I decided not to take in my wife’s temporary mood. Suddenly I found myself feeling unbelievably good. I heard the inner sound (OM vibration)very loudly, and felt like I was floating once again. I realized that I read the passage to prepare me to stay in the mystical state that morning, and actually move me into it even more than when everything was seemingly perfect. It was as though it was all magicly orchestrated for me. As I thought about how it all came together I found myself in a better state of enjoyment than I was prior to the situation. I was in a world where nothing could touch me,and everything was magically happening for my benefit, and it felt so good.  Soon my wife’s mood improved also. She was back to her normal self up beat and happy again, but as for me, I enjoyed every step along the way. I thanked God for the message, my wife’s temporary bad mood and my mystical teachings. They all led me into an incredible world once again.

Those Who Are Near and Dear to Us

Recently my grandfather asked me if I wanted to play a game of chess. I politely turned him down. I am not sure what reason I gave at the time, but suddenly to my surprise I woke up. It was just a dream.

When I woke up I was upset that I did not take the time to play with him doing what he liked. In real life, my grandfather had passed years ago and I could not believe that I had a chance to play chess with him in a dream and turned it down. I will say in my defense that in the dream I did not realize that he had passed on in real life, and is not quite as accessible as before. As I was lying there thinking about it, something dawned on me. My son asks me to play chess all the time. Sometimes I do, but not nearly as often as I can. I thought about the people in my life who are looking for my time and attention and how much they mean to me. I thought about how although work and my business endeavors are very important, at the end of the day it’s all about the people in my life, the wonderful souls who I have been blessed with having in my life. I also thought about how it may not always be as convenient in the future for us to spend time together. I decided my connection with the people in my life who are looking for my time is so important that I must value our time together more. In the end I was thankful for the dream and my reaction in the dream because it serves as just one great reminder of what really matters in life.