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mikey

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sea journey themes in dreams
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:27:44 PM »
hi tony,
had a stab at interpreting this dream my self,would appreciate your thoughts on it especially something i may have missed or miss interpreted,
i am sailing on the ocean in a yacht,i am a crew member,and the skipper is very capable,the sea gets very rough, we down sail ,and motor on engine only,i feel the boat is well able to cope with anything the sea can throw at it,i also feel the skipper knows what he is doing and that we are in capable hands,
looking out across the ocean,all i can see is water,but out there is our destination,i then realize the skipper knows exactly where he is going ,
i looked up to see a gigantic hood like structure above my head protecting me from the elements,

this to me was a big,vivid adventure filled dream,my own thoughts on it are that,
it represents my journey through mid life,that rather than being at the mercy of the wind,(outside forces)i do have control of sorts ,being driven by unconscious forces,ie the engine which is down below,and  some higher aspect of my own psychic makeup (the skipper,old man of the sea)that knows instinctivly where to go,this may be  ref to inuition,
the latter part,the giant hood protecting me,reminded of buddha ,when the cobra sheilded him ,as i am not buddha,but mear mortal,would like any thoughts you may on this aspect,
kind regards mikey

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Re: sea journey themes in dreams
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 10:54:46 AM »
Mikey – I would like to remind you that you are Buddha. This is very clear in the Buddhist and Christian teachings. In the New Testament it says, ‘Lift up the stone and there shalt thou find me: Cleave the wood, and I am there.’ In Buddhist teachings it says, The Perfect Mold of a Cosmic Christ or of a Buddha exists everywhere…and remains the same, for everyone, since they are made of the same pure essence of Primordial Wisdom and therefore, all Perfect Molds and Models are ALIVE and ACTIVE expressions of the same substance.

In Hindu Ramana says: What is the end of the path of knowledge (Inana) or Vedanta?
It is to know the truth that the ‘I’ is not different from the Lord (Isvara) and to be free from the feeling of being the doer.

And Shirdi Sai Baba said: “Then there is no need to give him knowledge but simply to remove the veil of ignorance that hides the existent Knowledge. This, of course, is not to be done at one stroke, since the disciple is immersed in age-old ignorance and needs repeated instruction, perhaps through life after life. And what is this instruction through speech about what is beyond speech? Isn’t it like removing the cover? Ignorance conceals the pre-existent Knowledge just as water plants cover the surface of a pond. Clear away the plants and you have the water. You don’t have to create it; it is already there. Or take another example—a cataract grows on the eye and prevents a man from seeing; remove the cataract and he sees. Ignorance is the cataract. The universe is the efflorescence of the indescribable Maya, which is ignorance; yet ignorance is needed to illuminate and dissolve ignorance ... Jnana is not something to be attained, it is eternal and self-existent. On the other hand, ignorance has a cause and an end. The root of it is the idea that the devotee is a separate being from God. Remove this, and what remains is Jnana.”

So Buddha and Christ are already there – are YOU!

And your dream is a wonderful dream. Full of assurances, and I think your interpretation is right. And if possible make use of what you have learned. Turn to the image of the Skipper when you seek information. And also remember that he knows the way and you are certain to get there.

But something I learnt one of the first times I touched the Core was that we are all “Waves on a shoreless sea; From no beginning I travel to no goal, Making my movements stillness. Constantly I am arriving And departing, Being born and dying. I am always with you And yet have never been.”

We are entering the world of paradoxes now.

Tony

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Re: sea journey themes in dreams
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 04:12:08 PM »
hi tony,
phew !deep stuff,i have to admit that i have difficulty with any phrase that suggests i am god or buddha in my deepest identity,which obviously reflects my veils of ignorance ,that which needs to be removed,
and if it is true,as joseph campbell said, that  myth is the map,then i have a rough idea where i may be in relation to it,
feels like the place where the ego has to surrender to something greater than itself,and for this to take place must involve a shaking of all the ego has built its house on,
thanks again,you have given me plenty to think on.
mikey

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Re: sea journey themes in dreams
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 12:04:21 PM »
Mikey - That is the death part. And it isn't an awful thing usually. It can be like giving birth, something inside you becomes so big it has to burst through your usual limitations of mind, and sometimes of body.

Perhaps the feature Aphorisms http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/aphorisms/ will help.

Tony
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 11:20:50 AM »
thanks tony,
followed and read the link you suggested,ended up reading them all,
i get the impression you have made the breakthrough that we all seek,thank you for sharing all this stuff with us,stumbling through the dark wood has become a little less daunting.
mikey