Advertisement

Dream Gates

Dream Gates

The screen between the worlds

She notices there is a huge glass screen on the wall of a house, to her  left. The glass reminds her of the wall of an aquarium. Things are moving behind it. The scene on the other side is intensely animated and alive. It’s hard to make out what is going on, but this is not actualy an aquarium, and what lives here is something other than fishes.

 

Her grandmother is standing next to her, intent and curious. She is vaguely aware that this is not an ordinary situation, since her grandmother died many years ago. It does not occur to her that the dream is anything less than real, because it is vividly real.

Advertisement

 

She woke with many questions. What is the screen? Why is her grandmother present? Why would her grandmother want to jump in her dreams?

 

I suggested that if this were my dream, I might speculate that my grandmother’s curiosity is centered on whether I will understand that the screen between this world and the Otherworld, and between the living and the departed, is rather porous. We can step through – or simply see through – from either side.

 

It’s not clear whether the dreamer has joined her grandmother on the other side of the screen, or whether Grandma has stepped through to join the dreamer on her side.

 

Why would a deceased relative want to “jump” in a family member’s dreams? Because it is the easiest way for the departed to communicate with the living.

Advertisement

 

As for the screen, I am reminded of the saying of Handsome Lake that the dimension between the living and the dead is exactly as wide as the edge of a maple leaf. My mind goes to a series of encounters with the departed – facilitated by a special friend on the Other Side – in which my perception was trained. I was instructed that I would start by viewing the “dead” people selected for these interviews as if through the veil of fine muslin curtains. With practice, blurred forms on the other side of the screen would achieve higher resolution. I described what I learned in these conversations in my Dreamer’s Book of the Dead.

Advertisement

 

The woman who dreamed of standing with her deceased grandmother before the glass screen remembered that this was jot the first time she had seen something of this kind, in the kind of dream that awakens us. She had once dreamed that a poster on the wall of her bedroom turned into a glass screen, again providing a view to a lively scene whose characters she was not yet able to make out distinctly.

 

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Caroline

    Mike often sees windows and shifting dream scenes in the twilight state. A couple of nights ago my dream was interrupted by a phone call from my dad (dead 19 years now) who said something like “Don’t talk to that girl!” before hanging up. Still trying to figure out who he’s talking about…

Previous Posts

Dreams are not on our case, they are on our side
Our dreams show us things we may prefer not to think about — which is a major reason why many of us slam that door shut on our dreams and try to keep it closed. Those things may include future life problems, or parts of ourselves we tend to ...

posted 1:22:38pm May. 13, 2015 | read full post »

A short history of soul flight
In many human cultures the most profound insights into the nature of the divine and the fate of the soul after physical death ...

posted 12:09:30pm Apr. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Reading and releasing psychic cords
The essential things to know about life are usually simple - but can be sticky. One thing we need to know, to maintain our health and sanity, and work the true law of attraction, is that there are threads of psychic energy running between us and ...

posted 12:33:56am Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

The Books of Night and Day
We have direct access to sacred knowledge, in our dreams. Our dreams are a personal oracle that reveals the future and helps us prepare for it. We must not let anyone tell us what our dreams mean or stand between us and the direct experience of ...

posted 10:00:45am Apr. 10, 2015 | read full post »

Lucid dreaming and astral travel in the early Church
Early fathers of the Christian church were in favor of active dreaming and astral travel. Tertullian, who famously observed that  “most people ...

posted 5:17:18pm Apr. 03, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.