A Seemingly Rude and Yet Positive Awakening (Interpreting a Dream for Embracing Life)
I found myself awakening from the strangest dream. It all took place in a dark setting even though it was daytime. It was sort of like in certain movies when it seems like the theme is dark and the sun rarely shines. In such a setting, even when the sun does shine, it seems to only peer through the darkness. This is how it felt in my dream, quite dark.
In the dream a very good friend of mine was working for my business and he also had a crew to help with his work. He and his crew were stranded on the road, and could not get to the next job. Not only was he trying to get to the next job, but he was trying to get to my wife (The beautiful lady I was with in this strange dark world) He was very much interested in her sexually and about to make his move. The two of us, my dream wife and I, were having some marital problems at the time and my friend in this realm knew this. And yet, there he was pursuing her despite our friendship, and in despite of his own marriage. It was surprising, and felt like a big betayal.
I soon felt myself awakening, not understanding why I was having this strange dream. I just kept laying on the bed asking why I would have such a dream, when I could have had any other dream. Perhaps one much more positive is what I would have expected. Then I remembered talking to my son about the movie Ground Hog Day, and how we must repeat situations until we get our lesson. This begged the question. What was the lesson in this dream?
Then right away, my page for the day came to mind. It was the very page I had read the day before in my book 30 Days of Metaphysics, Miracles and Enlightenment in Your LIfe. This was the second book I wrote quite some years ago. It is a combination of sayings and parables I learned from my teacher, and my explanations of them. Everyday I look at a page and make that my message. So do many other people who I know. It’s the way the book was designed to be read and experienced. And as I said, the dream reminded me of my page I had read just the day before the unpleasant dream. Oh yeah, the page I got was titled “When Sexual Energy Is Aroused, It Has The Power Of 21 Buffalos.”
As I remembered my page I had an aha moment, where I laughed to myself as I thought about how my teacher would at times ask, “Have you ever tried to stop 21 buffalos?” I realized that in the dream this energy had definitely been aroused, atleast in my friend’s case for sure. In the book it also mentions how we must be careful of the situations we place ourselves and our family members in. As I thought this, I realized something interesting. I was no longer upset by the dream. I was enjoying figuring out the message. I felt like the world was magical once again. I now understood my friend in the dream, and I realized how in my dream I was not careful of the situations I placed my “dream wife” and “dream friend” in at the time. I also realized that in my world I must pay attention to such things more carefully, and never forget that we are all human. I could see it all so clealy.
At this point I felt honored that the Universe was talking to me through my dream. I felt connected on account of my page showing up in my dream to give me a message. I was reminded of how the lessons in my book seem to magically show up in the reader’s world. Many times people have told me this was the case in their lives when reading and applying their page in the book. And once again I knew I had to share the book and the message of how spiritually connected we all are with more people.
I also remembered what I shared with my son the evening before. When Phil in the movie Groundhog Day decided to lean into the lesson, his life became grand. He magically became unstuck and was able to move on to the next wonderful day on account of really loving where he was and getting into the present adventure. This was the same thing I was doing while analising my dream. While thinking about all of this I was reminded that this is what life is all about, enjoying the here and now, looking for and getting the lesson, and becoming who the Universe wants us bo be. I found myself looking forward to the next wonderful lesson in my life, knowing I am magically connected to it.
Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru
You Are Him Whom You Seek (The Next 30 Days)
One day I was telling my teacher about several dreamlike meditations I had back to back. In each one I was a different person living in different a country. In one experience I was teaching meditation at a college. In another I owned a bookstore in an Asian nation. In another, I was living in a mideastern region near the water in a fabulous home. All of these lives I was living seemed to be in today’s times and felt quite real. I asked him what was his take on all of this? His answer was “Sonny you are him whom you seek. Do you get it?” My reply was “but Mr. Ambrister, I am seeking God” He replied. “Yes now you get it.”
God, The Universe, The Eternal, is everywhere appearing in everyone and everything. The more we meditate and move into the oneness, the more we find and have experiences telling us we are not limited to this one expression that we know ourselves as.
I Will Be With You Until The End Of The Earth (The Next 30 Days)
In time, the sincere student learns that by following the instructions of the teacher and meditating often, a true bond is formed. The teacher will show up in thought, dream and meditation to help the student both in life and along the meditation path. This experience and bond further teaches the student that we are much more than these bodies we find ourselves in and our connections in life go far beyond the physical. The more we meditate and live by the philosophy, the more we find this to be true.
On the meditation path, through experience we begin to realize that the teachings and the teacher’s words are forever and will always be there in time of need. Not only is this the case. The teacher’s spirit will also be with him or her until time passes away. So even when the teacher is not physically present, the teacher and the teachings are still there forever. This also holds true with those who are near and dear to us and anyone who has imparted life lessons with us. Their spirit makes a lasting impression and never leaves, especially when we become more aware of our oneness and realize that this is the case.
As I Wake Up I Enthusiastically Choose New Life, While I Lay There With Two Broken Ankles And A Stuggle to Keep My Business Going. (From Craig’s Journal)
by Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru
I had just woke up from my dream excited, as I lay there not yet able to walk again, but looking forward to walking in the near future. I lay there happy and enthused about my businesses and life, even though I was struggling to keep my two businesses going without me being there physically. I was thankful to have the chance to live the best life ever. I could truly say I was happy to still be here as Craig with my two broken ankles and all.
I was 56 years old (still am) and on the mend from an accident and injury, and just about to learn how to walk again, still in a wheel chair. It was truly blowing my mind that I was going to choose to be happy in this particular situation. I was asking myself, “Why choose this life and situation, when the others are so great without that level of challenge?” I was half asleep and half awake, coming out of the most interesting dream.
(In Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield June 2, 2021)
In the dream I was one of several young people marveling at the realization that we could time travel and choose who ever we wanted to be, at whatever point in life we choose and live from there. It was a feeling of being beyond limits and quite comforting. The posssibilities were vast. It felt totally real, and somewhat mind blowing at the same time. I was realizing that I had a choice of any of the lives I was viewing and I also had the choice of the life I was living as Craig here in this time space that I am in right now from whence I am writing.
All of these possible lives and experiences looked quite tempting, and was a part of who I was. Sort of like I had been living them all and now I had to chose only one to continue in. What I found quite fascinating was that I was leaning towards choosing to be Craig, and not just Craig, but me during one of the most challenging times in my life. And yet I had this opportunity to be in these other freer lives, and not have the challenge of being in pain and wondering if I would walk again, learning how to walk again, and having to rebuild my businesses.
But then in the midst of making my choice, it came to me in a flash, so keenly. “I have children and people who love and need me.” I could see the various ways I had to be there for them. I also had such great potential to live out the most incredible story and life. One in which I would be helping so many, and be totally into my Dharma, my passion, my proper place in life, and living it to the fullest. This is when I found myself waking up to this reality, totally excited, ready to jump into my new life! I was Craig once again, on this new journey ready to learn to walk again, and revitalize my business, with my two broken ankles, broken tibia and all!
(Halloween 2021 Me and my girlfriend Kelly, and my good friend Terrill. I was starting to walk again. Terrill was the Hulk, I was The Spirit, and Kelly was, An Athenian Goddess)
An Inner Roadside Revelation
I was standing by the roadside when four ministers pulled up with the window rolled down. They told me how lucky I was to have such a wonderful church, as they pointed to the large beautiful structure behind me. As I looked back at the place that seemed to stretch for miles, I recognized that this structure was the one I had seen so many times within.
I always thought of this magnificent structure as a wonerful ashram or temple, that although within a dream, seemed to be quite real. This time I was being told that this was my place, where I was to teach meditation and share the light, and remind people how we are all one.
Right in the midst of this roadside revelation I began to understand that I have this same place right here, right now in my world, and it should be cultivated. When I came out of this dreamlike vision, I could see possibilities for the scope of my own ministry in a way which I had not seen before . I saw my blog, books, classes, and various ways I was to share as being that wonderful place I’ve seen so many times within. And I have to admit, it felt quite good.
Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog
A dream as a visitor in a new land (from Craig’s Journal)
I was a visitor in a new land. This land that I was in was actually quite old. It was tropical and there was no materialism at least not in the way that we normally experience. There was no television, no expensive items, no cars, no planes, just the people and the land and the a struggle to survive in a way that I was not used to. I can still see the trees and the edge of the land that was being met by water that was vast and choppy and seemed impossible to cross. I found it quite interesting, the vast difference between it and our world. I was talking to a friend of mine who also found himself there, but he was no longer a visitor like me. He was living there on a more permenant basis, even though he was from where I was from. He seemed to not have a means of returning to the land where we are from which is this world where we are now. I was explaining the differences that I noticed between this land and the one that we are in. It seemed that he could not quite understand where I was coming from.
I told my friend that time was much different in this new old place than where we come from. It seemed to have a much longer lasting quality. I did not know if I liked the lack of conveniences that I had become used to, but I knew that I did like the difference in the quality of the time, and the peace of the region. My friend missed the conveniences too and was not sure if he agreed with the rest of my comments. He seemed to feel that too much time and energy were spent on survival and the rest of the time was spent on in many ways, just being bored. He said he would have rather been back to our world back here where we came from. And I must say I understood exactly what he meant. I did not want to struggle the way we were struggling, and did not want to miss out on many of the conveniences that I have in this life I live. I also felt as though if I was back in my old life I would appreciate my wonderful life and make the most of it with my family and friends along with the conviences, technologies, etc. I would never take it for granted and be more focused on my growth and mission in life. And then I woke up back here.
It’s Time To Get Busy And Fulfill My Mission (Today’s Poetry)
I saw him walking out of the place.
It happened so fast I couldn’t catch him.
Then I looked up and saw him again.
This time I caught him and grabbed his shoulder.
“I was told that you were gone. “
He looked back at me, and didn’t say a word.
But his expression said so much.
“It is you who have come to visit me”.
This is when I knew it had happened again.
Soul travel abroad, to the other side.
It happened in a flash, I awakened back here.
There is so much to do before I go back again.
Why did I go there? What does it mean?
When I returned I had so much purpose.
Buying more time to do what I must.
It’s time to get busy and fullfill my mission.
Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog
There are flower gardens within with fragrances that are so beautiful they have never touched Earth’s plane. (from The Next 30 Days)
Just as there are definite places you can travel to on this earth by car, boat, or airplane, and you can have definite sights and experiences in those places, the same is true of the inner planes on the meditation path. ‘There are definite places that can be visited within during meditation. And we can actually experience them once we are able to concentrate sufficiently. One of these places is a magnificent flower garden with the most beautiful of fragrances unlike any that we can experience in the physical.
I heard my teacher speak of such a place but I never really expected to see it or make it there. When I did it was unbelievable, and wonderful. It was like I was moving through and becoming the flowers. The fragrance was just as he described also, because when I came out of meditation, the fragrance was gone.
Traveling within to such places within convinces the meditator of life beyond this physical life, and gives the added benifits of coming back with the peace and happiness of these regions.
So Many Secrets in The Game of Life
“Do the thing and you will have the power.”
Be the artist and share your work.
Live this way and you will be living
your dream right now, behold it comes true.
So many secrets in the game of life.
This one whispers “the time is now.”
Live like it is no time to waste.
Live your dream and it magically unfolds
Don’t wait for perfection and resources show up
Now you are walking the magical way
How crazy would it be to long to smell the flower.
When you are sitting right here in the wonderful garden.
Craig H. Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog