In this BodyTalk 4 Life newsletter we will talk about dreams. Dreams are intimately connected to your subconscious programming and can be very healing as long as your intellect does not get in the way. In this month’s leading feature you can learn where some dreams come from and what to do with them.
Dreams: What do they mean?
Where do dreams come from and what do they mean? Many of us ponder these questions. And many of us attempt to “decipher” dreams. To answer these questions, we need to have some understanding about the different levels of the mind.
It is widely accepted that there are at least two levels to the mind – the conscious and the subconscious. In actual fact, we can distinguish amongst at least five levels: the conscious, the subconscious, the sub-subconscious, the sub-superconscious and the superconscious mind. Here, we will examine the first three levels. They are related to the ego and can only access information confined to one’s personal experiences. (The last two levels of the mind have access to universal consciousness and all information that exists.)
As you go through life, you continue to add to your collection of experiences. Most of them are stored in the subconscious mind and that is perfectly fine. It allows your conscious mind to focus on the task at hand and forget about the rest. However, the subconscious mind can become overwhelmed with negative experiences. If that is the case, it will push them down into the sub-subconscious mind where they get bundled up into the so called “mind crystals”.
Mind crystals have a hybrid structure. They are formed from a bunch of negative experiences, all on a similar theme, with the result being a completely different vibration. Think of them this way: when you mix eggs with flour and sugar and bake the mixture, you get a cake. Once you have the cake, you can no longer distinguish between the flour and the egg. The combination has resulted into something with an entirely different vibration where the original ingredients can no longer be recognized and pulled apart. Mind crystals have the same property – once the bundle of negative experiences has crystallized, it can no longer be pulled apart and its ingredients can no longer be recognized by the conscious mind.
Mind crystals represent your deepest emotional baggage. They reside in the sub-subconscious mind and are totally inaccessible to the conscious mind, no matter what. They are the basis for self-sabotage for they tend to attract situations and recreate experiences on the same theme so the crystal can solidify and grow.
When you dream, especially when you are having strong, vivid dreams (sometimes even nightmares), this is very often your subconscious mind trying the break up and dissolve the crystals residing in the deep sub-subconscious mind. When you wake up, the worst thing you can do is try to remember your dream and analyze it (ok, writing it down is even worse than that!). If you analyze your dream, you are engaging the conscious mind which can’t understand the dream anyway. Remember, your dream is a crystal come to the surface which your subconscious mind is trying to break down and dissolve. If you tried analyzing it, it would be equivalent to cutting your cake and analyzing the shape of the pieces. No matter what you conclude about the pieces of the cake, you will never be able to know anything about the structure of the original ingredients because the whole vibration has changed forever.
Analyzing strong, vivid dreams can have its place, but only when it is done under the guidance and supervision of highly skilled professionals. Otherwise, most dreams are best left alone. Often times if you tried analyzing your dream, the only thing your intellect can do is grab the pieces of the crystal and put them back together, thus solidifying your worst nightmares. The result of that will be persistent self-sabotage patterns.
Have you noticed that when you receive BodyTalk, your dreams become more vivid? If that is the case, this is a good thing. It is a sign that your body is waking up to the process of self-healing. Your subconscious is starting to indentify your mind crystals and is breaking them down while you are sleeping. When you wake up after you have had a vivid dream, forget it as soon as you can. Occupy your mind with something else, especially if you have had a disturbing dream. Most often, this is simply part of the self-healing journey. If you get too intellectual about it, you are not just getting in the way of your own healing, you can actually manifest outwardly your worst nightmares.
Dreaming is by far not the only way to dissolve mind crystals. PaRama, which is the postgraduate qualification in BodyTalk, offers some specific techniques that prove very effective in reaching down into the sub-subconscious mind to discharge negative habit patterns engrained on that level. As most of you already know, after gaining my Advanced BodyTalk Qualification last year, I started studying PaRama. I am already using some of the PaRama techniques in my practice. Dissolving mind crystals is among the PaRama techniques that seem to accelerate what your body is already trying to do in dream state, namely clear up some very stubborn negative habit patterns.