Memory takes you home.
If you can only remember a place you have visited, beyond the Shadow World of ordinary cognition, you are halfway there. If you can recall the place in vivid detail, and enter it fully with your mind and your inner senses, you are there. I mean this in the most literal sense.
This (says one of my inner teachers) is why much of the life training centers on the Art of Memory. Among humans, the most effective way to practice this is through dream recall and dream reentry. The memory of a dream is the memory of a journey. It may have been a short visit to a neighbor’s house or the place where you will find yourself on Tuesday week, It may have been a far journey, to a distant galaxy or a vast dimension enfolded inside a pearl a hundred million billion times smaller than human instruments can detect in earth reality. Perhaps you were drawn here, to the sphere of Luna, to study and play in this realm.
So often the dream fades, or you abandon it, not trusting your memory. But when you hold onto the dream, or gently let it return, a road opens before you. Move towards the dreamspace, and you travel between the worlds. Stay fully inside the dream, and you are home.
Night staircase by Adolph Menzel