by Nanice Ellis
Do you know that you are dreaming, and that nothing is happening outside of you?
This means that there is no competition and there is nothing that you cannot be, do or have. This is your dream and you are the dreamer. Indeed, this can be a scary realization or the most liberating. Possibly both?
Waking up in the dream state requires 100% responsibility for everything in your dream. This includes close and personal experiences as well as the global container in which you live and breathe. If you are even aware of something, it is a part of your dream.
When you are ready and willing to wake up, you must stop shifting responsibility and you must take complete ownership of the dream called your life. Every time you blame someone or something you give your power away and you stay asleep.
Instead of asking why something is happening to you or why someone is doing something to you, the only question is “Why are you doing it to yourself?” Everyone whom you experience is simply reciting the lines you gave them and fulfilling the roles you cast. No one is doing anything to you or taking anything from you. It is simply you and you.
I know that this can be difficult to digest, but if you have gotten this far in reading, at least a part of you remembers the truth of who you really are.
You might wonder, if we are all just dreaming, how does it all seem so real? Well, don’t let the real in “reality” fool you. This is all just smoke and mirrors disguised as a flowing and logical story that the human mind can project, process and accept as real. If you could step back for just a moment, you would clearly see, that when you withdraw your energetic and emotional participation, the “state of reality” melts away as the dream.
This is the beginning of spiritual awakening. This is the beginning of true freedom and liberation from perceived bondage. After all, how can you be imprisoned in a dream? And, if you do perceive yourself as imprisoned, abused or condemned in some way, it is just you doing it to you. This means that the key to unlock the prison door is in your hands, and at any moment you can put the key in the lock and turn it.
Freedom does have a cost – that cost is surrendering the illusion in exchange for the Truth.
All suffering is believing that the dream state is real and absolute – and that we are subject to unreasonable forces outside of our control. But, in a dream, there is nothing that exists outside of you and therefore nothing can control you, unless you are dreaming it as such.
You may be asking, if this is true, then why would we cause ourselves pain, and why would we ever withhold love and abundance from ourselves? From a state of amnesia, we simply don’t remember that we are dreaming the whole grand story, and that any time we can change the course of events simply by waking up and dreaming a new dream.