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Dream Gates

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Bear in the secret library

I have a secret library in my house. It contains several rooms filled with rare and precious books, many of them beautifully bound, arranged on galleried bookcases that rise to the ceiling.

It’s hard to believe, but I often forget the very existence of this amazing cache. Often I remember it only when I am thinking of moving. Then I am in a lather to make sure that I don’t leave any of the most important books behind. This task is not straightforward, because now I must find the comcealed entrance to the secret library. Things have to be moved to free the wall without a door that will swing open if I can remember how to work the hidden catch.

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It was like this just the other night. It took me a while to move what needed to be moved and open the false wall. Then I was able to go down a broad, rather grand staircase. I was surprised and delighted to see something unexpected on the bottom step: a very large bearskin. As I descended to it, the bearskin rose up and became a huge brown bear. I was so happy to be with Bear. I hugged him and danced around with him.

Then I noticed that the whole first room of the library was full of animals. At first they looked like taxidermy speciments, stiff and stuffed. In front of the fireplace, noses in the air, wre two great dogs who once lived with me; I loved them fiercely. Elsewhere in the room, I saw a red fox, a wolf, a mountain lion, a stag, a moose. As I moved around the room, they all came alive and I found myself at a joyous reunion with a council of animal guardians.

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Libraries can hold more than books. In your dreams, as in mine, you may find yourself in possession of a secret library. Try to remember it tonight, and see what you may want to transfer from your dream life into your waking world: knowledge that has always belonged to you, on another level;a book you have not yet written but can now bring through; a renewed connection with your animal spirits.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment BKConnelly

    That was a great dream Robert – Love the new blog graphics. As an artist/graphic designer I always notice those things.
    Bonnie

    • http://www.mossdreams.com Robert Moss

      Thanks, Bonnie. I am highly visual myself and though I have not done much in the way of art as an adult (other than sketching in my journals) I find that when I see something vividly I can write from that vision.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rachel MacNeill

    Hi Robert,
    Thanks for this post ~ as usual, with your work the synchronicity is there. (I know you like to call it another word, but I can’t remember what that is..)
    I have just finished a tarot reading for myself and have been reminded/inspired to reconnect with a book I am writing, but have done nothing about for the last couple of months. Until I wrote this comment I would have said ‘going to write’, but I have realised I have already started ~ this realisation is inspirational in itself!
    I will access my dream library tonight and see what happens.
    Thanks for sharing your power and energy with us.
    Regards
    Rachel

    • http://www.mossdreams.com Robert Moss

      Rachel – It is very mobilizing and sustaining for any writer to awaken to the fact that there is a placed where a book that may seem far from manifestation already exists, complete and whole. Then for the trick of brnging the pages through and letting them swirl together…

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment roy pales

    great advice robert! thank you.
    in a dream last night i was studying at a school that iv’e always dreamed of attending. quite the opposite of the schools that i’ve been enrolled in – in the waking life.
    teachers and students learned from each other, evolved and grew together.. i found seven words on a black board and decided to take three of them with me and apply them to my learning process, so they may serve myself and the community around me. unfortunately, i can’t remember them now!..
    all the best,

    roy

    • http://www.mossdreams.com Robert Moss

      Roy – Ah, yes, there are night schools. I would be eager to retrieve those words and might try to do this by seeking to reenter the dream consciously. Or simply by sitting down with ped and paper, relaxing my mind, and letting the words just come to me – and through me, on to the paper.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Don

    I was delighted to read about your secret library. I suppose we all have secret libraries. But not many of us know how to find and access them as well as you do.
    I was particularly delighted at your mention of animal guardians. Animals, too, are great teachers. And you had a bunch of them in your secret library. To me, that seems very appropriate.
    I am inspired by your dream to try to incubate a dream of my own like that. Thank you for giving me that inspiration.

    • http://www.mossdreams.com Robert Moss

      Don – Good luck in accessing your personal dream library. You can also attempt this as an exercise in conscious dreaming or active imagination. I give directions for that journey in DREAMGATES.

  • http://www.zianet.com/azima Azima

    I love this! I smiled all through the reading of it, from the secret way of entering to the bear rug coming to life, to all the animal allies. Great stuff! I have a secret garden, and now I think I will create/find my secret library!

    • http://www.mossdreams.com Robert Moss

      Thanks, Azima. We all want a secret garden as well as a secret library!

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