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 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)
The Universe is designed in a such a way that we are constantly being inspired, urged or pushed to new life and higher ways of being and expression. These promptings can show up in our lives in many ways. It can be in the form of dreams, ideas, situations, and challenges or problems. But the idea is always the same, to move us to the new life the higher ground and understanding. If we can see or feel the new life and make the changes, life once again becomes incredible, with wonderful new situations, and our connection feels miraculous.
When the process of the inspiring and prompting begins to occur, the question at hand is, Are we going to be open to the new even more wonderful life now, and make the needed changes while it may look far off and vague or are we going to have to be pushed more?
Last night I had a dream where I was experiencing the fulfillment of aspirations I have not yet fully achieved in my life, and at times have even wondered if were possible. This dream was truly wonderful, and the feeling I had was unbelievably good. When I awakened from this wonderful dream, I opened up to a passage that read “God is nearer than hands and feet, closer than breathing.”
Upon reading the passage I was reminded that the same God within me that created that dream can do the same thing in my waking dream, this life. I also reflected on many wonderful things that have showed up in my world, that initially looked impossible, and yet here they are. Quite often I did not even have to figure out how these things would happen, either they just did or ideas and information just showed up to help them come about. This is how it was in the dream. The situation was just there as if by magic.
I also remembered asking myself if such things were possible, prior to having my dream. The dream along with my reflections afterwards felt like an answer to that question. Not only did the dream feel like it was my answer, it was also a reminder of how whatever we think about most shows up in dreams and in life. This is something we must remember. If you want something to happen, think about it. Talk about it. Read about it. Do what you have to in order to expect it, and let go of needing it to happen. The results can be quite amazing.
Taking all of this into consideration, my task for today is to remind myself of incredible, even miraculous things that have happened in the past and trust that more are on their way. Sounds like a plan.
I had a dream last night about a friend of mine who expressed anger and resentment towards me some time ago. We have not talked since. In the dream the friend was trying to call me but could not get through. So he tried calling my wife, trying to reach me and I got very upset. Then I woke up.
When I awakened I could not believe that I had this dream, and reacted in this way in the dream. I reacted just like he did in this waking dream, with anger and resentment. I had another dream the same night where I was in a fearful situation. When I awakened from this dream, once again I was surprised. I was surprised because my dreams are not usually of this nature.
Upon reflection, these dreams told me that I am still holding on to some things in my world that I need to let go of. It also told me that I am in some way focusing on things that I don’t want to occur and now having them show up in my dreams. So for 2016, I choose to let go of fears, anger and resentments, as I move forward into this world with more peace and love. I will remind myself of this more as I step up my meditations, and focus on the good in my world.
Is there another life somewhere
where you know you that you belong?
is there another place
where you know you are meant to be?
Are there other ways
that you know you should be living?
Ways that go along
with who you are in this other place?
Does this other life
seem like it is a million miles away?
So far from where you are
and never to be reached?
Do you feel like
your getting there is almost impossible?
Too many hurdles to jump
Too many mountains in the way?
But what if this place
is already in existence?
What if it is real and
you are right there enjoying this other life?
What if you could see it for a moment
and truly get a glimpse?
Of this life in this other realm
would it change your life today?
Would you then know it is real
and feel that you belong?
Would you know that it is just as real
as where you find yourself right now?
Would you do what it takes
to be in the new place?
That you saw in your dreams
and said “that’s how my life should be?”
if you decided that you have to be there
if you determined to apply the great secrets
Yes if you choose to your live
in the great way
And and walk the magical path
enjoying all your steps
Positive Guru Reminder: The great ones say that everything is everywhere always. This means that your highest good, your supreme happiness, your wonderful situation is in existence right now, whether you can see it and are experiencing it or not. So the idea is to meditate to be at peace enough to see it and to live like the person who belongs in that situation. Place yourself in the atmosphere that convinces you that it is real. If you can do these things, you will find your greatest dreams magically manifesting.
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