Subjective Reality "techniques"
Steve's article left me wanting more "methods" for Subjective Reality. He mentioned "remembering things" the way you want them to be. Which I've been using, but as he mentions, a method only works if you believe it will. So I would like to play around with some other techniques like this. Any suggestions?
I would be interested in some techniques, too.
A couple I have used are the following. First, I am trying to keep track of synchronicities, situations where I am thinking of something a lot and I later see something in my everyday life that reflects that. Second, I sometimes ask myself "If this were a dream, then what would X represent?" (X being a person, thing, etc.)
I look forward to others' answers... :)
Read every post you've posted here, listening to it as if it's someone saying something to YOU.
Because it is. ;)
The only techniques I could advise would just be reminding yourself it's a dream. Over time you will see the evidence of that, and at that point you won't need any more techniques.
@HeartExalted I need to start doing more of that, where I ask myself what different things represent. Lately, Ive been trying to affirm to myself that "I" have created everything - good or bad. Like if I'm stuck in traffic, I remind myself that I created the traffic. Or if I get something unexpected, like money or a gift... I like to affirm that it's all part of my creation.
Its the easiest to internalize too. Very effective :)
Some years ago, I became interested in lucid dreaming. I did a fair bit of reading on the subject, and one of the suggestions was that in order to condition yourself to question your reality, you should regularly pause and say to yourself, "Is this a dream? Am I dreaming now?" The idea is that you get so in the habit of doing this that you start doing it even when you're asleep, and it can trigger a lucid dream.
Doing that regularly did start to make me actually question my reality. Eventually, it became more and more spontaneous, i.e., I didn't have to ask or do a "reality check" any more to have the awareness of the "unreality" of my "reality". In time, this became a more or less permanent way of experiencing the world. I do sometimes step very deeply "into character", still, but that's no longer the default.
The amusing thing is that I'm no better at lucid dreaming now than I ever was. Now and then I still manage to become lucid, but for the most part, my dreams are entirely unconscious. So the technique did work, but not quite the way I thought it would... :cool:
I'm so glad we brought this up again.
If you don't already read Raptitude.com, you should at least check out the last several posts regarding Douglas Harding and his work on being headless. The experiences help one grasp oneness, which is very relevant to SR.
Another way to embrace the concept that this is all a dream is via A Course in Miracles. I'm kind of surprised nobody has mentioned it yet, though I guess it appeals to an older audience, maybe? In spite of language that sounds very Christan, the Course is not embraced or approved by the Catholic church or many of the other prevalent Christian religions. It is channeled material clarifying what Jesus really said and really meant before humans tweaked, adjusted and enhanced it all. And it is mindblowing, hard to wrap your head around, and absolutely freeing.
In a nutshell, it comes down to total forgiveness. Unconditional love, complete absence of judgment, and forgiveness... because what we see in others is what we see in ourselves, and if it is painful, we are resisting or failing to forgive this aspect of ourselves.
That kinda sums up what Steve's been talking about, in my mind.
Many of the teachings feel like Tolle's treatment of the Ego. (speaking of which, A New Earth is another good doorway to moving your thinking in this direction)
I hope there are others who will share thoughts on the Course since I am new to it. I found out about it via The Disappearance of the Universe, which is related material.
|All times are GMT. The time now is 06:45 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.1.0
Copyright © 2010 by Pavlina LLC