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Actually what is really funny is that this or last weekend there was an episode of Through The Wormhole, with Morgan Freeman, which talked exactly about this. I never seen it but my friend told me about all the topics in the episode. So search online for “Through the Wormhole” episode “Is reality Real?” and it talks all about how humans are in a dreamstate eagerly waiting to “WAKE UP”
@sandman, I do agree with what you said. I dont know why but about 7 or 8 years ago I started learning all these things about life. We are here to learn, and become more spiritually sound and all. But Im still looking for I guess what people would call “The meaning of Life”? But hey Im just glad im not the only person in the world who believes this these things are true. So whts your take on why we are here?
While this alternative offers a warm escape from our mortality, I find it it difficult to defend. If you damage parts of the brain have the possibility of losing certain faculties (recognizing faces, speaking, etc) but somehow after we die and the brain is completely destroyed, people hold convictions that we will be seeing clearly, recognizing the family, speaking, etc. If there is any sort of afterlife, I strongly maintain it would not resemble anything close to the nature of human perception.
This immediate reality seems to be in a never ending cycle of games dominated by the ego. If we were to die, our consciousness would transcend to heaven (collective unconscious). Right now, the little me exists in our conscious reality but when the mind transcends time and space we can reach god’s realm (again, collective unconscious). There are many technologies that we can use to alter our consciousness in order to become closer to the realm of god, holy spirit, collective unconscious, and hell we can even label this as intuition. These technologies include entheogens (psychedelics), meditation, brainwave entertainment, prayer, lucid dreaming, hypnosis, biofeedback, and various forms of deprivation.
Essentially these tools allow your brain waves to descend (as you would do so when sleeping) to lower and lower states, states such as the alpha, theta, and delta. When these states begin to breakdown the barriers blocking the unconscious, information from the collective unconscious passes through the conscious mind (I believe this is where intuition derives from, the unconscious). Sometimes (not always) one can experience “ego death” when the little me dies and merges with collective unconscious, or big mind, ultimately revealing the true reality of the human spirit. I believe Jesus Christ’s ego died, and so he experienced such a mind and knew that by living positively and acknowledging humanity’s inherent intuition would save us all.
I am not religious, but recently have made some interesting connections between psychology and religious ideas, and it all makes so much sense now.
well what is the difference between life in a dream and life in a “reality”? either way you are living it now….. honestly i hate it when people say WHAT IF… because WHAT IF anything!! anything can be anything if you say WHAT IF.. What if we were all sperm and when we die we are actually the conception between the sperm and the egg?? What if humans could fly? What if A cat could give birth to a hippo through its ears?
I find it pointless to imagine things like WHAT IF
AND IN ADDITION, if this life WERE a dream, then the person waking up would have already been awake before hand to be able to fall asleep. Subconsciously, we all know when we are dreaming. so if this were remotely possible we would already know that it is true.
Why does it even matter? Either way we still feel pain & joy in this world, so we should live our lives as best as we can. It’s impossible to know whether this life is a dream or not so there isn’t any point in thinking about it. Just live like a pro so you can die (or wake up) feeling satisfied.
@esko918, I think you’ve got it right: we’re here to learn. As we stumble through relationships, work challenges, family quarrels, and emotional tumult, it starts to become obvious what we’re each here for (it’s very individual). If you read C.G. Jung, you realize that anything you hate or fear is probably your own stuff projected out onto others. (See complexes, the shadow)
That’s all stuff to work on: to become more empathetic, to accept yourself, to be honest even when it’s difficult, to become more accepting, to find a place in the world, to discover the pleasure of helping others, to work on something bigger than yourself.
All this sounds like moral rules: things you’re supposed to do so that you’ll be rewarded, and if you don’t do them, you’ll be punished. But that’s a very juvenile way to approach this. You only punish children when they don’t understand something, like yelling at them to keep away from a hot stove, to ingrain the lesson. Once they comprehend (as we all do as adults) we simply need knowledge and experience to work our way towards a fulfilling life.
Eventually you realize that hurting people causes distance from others and your own suffering. And the fix is not punishment, but penance. It’s working off the bad feelings you created in yourself. Some lifetimes contain a lot of penance: you chose to take something on because of past actions. Some people call this karma. Again, the solution is not divine punishment, it is a choice you make to earn back your own self-respect.
So, there’s a long process of learning these lessons, experiencing many lifetimes from many perspectives (rich, poor, man, woman, religious, non-believer, sickly, powerful, etc.)
If you want the BIG big picture… This takes a bit of a leap of imagination, and more explanation that I can do here, but basically we are each sparks from a divine sun. We choose to experience limited consciousness, an individual personality, and ignorance of our true nature so that we can learn from a limited perspective.
It’s a bit like choosing to go on an Arctic expedition, where you’ll be cold, hungry, and have to carry all of your supplies on your back for 3 months. Why the heck would anyone do that? Because we get something from deprivation, limitation, and challenges that we’ll never comprehend just sitting bundled up on our warm couch safe at home.
A buddhist monk once said: “I once had a dream as if i were a butterfly. Now, i don’t know if i’m a man who saw a dream as if he were a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming it’s a man”. We should always doubt and ask questions like that. It’s part of what makes us human. Like, people have friggin trained apes to talk and act humanly, but one thing an ape hasnt done is ask a question. One simple ‘how’ or ‘why’ defines our entire being. ^^
It makes sense. Our “hardships” in life (ex: teen pregnancy, divorces, bad childhoods, cheating, being used, etc.) is happening to teach us how to deal with something deep inside of us. And overcome it.
Most people are so consumed in gain ( $, job titles, better clothes, bigger houses, fancier things) that they dont realize our goal is to evolve and learn.
If this life is just a learningexperience for the future… id be ecstatic. Loke things finally make sense. (I know weird, right?) I’ve always asked “why?” Why do males act this spexific way, why do kids hate their parents decisions until THEY become a parent. What can I do to remember what it was like to be a teenager? Why can’t I feel that way again? Why do people lose their imagination? Do those that don’t know something Iont know?
Maybe this “video of a dream” isn’t so bad. I can make mistakes without feeling like I ruined my whole life.I can make decisions from my heart without fear.
I think for most people its just hard to wrap your head around it so we instinctively tune out.
There is an inherent contradiction in that question. If this was a dream, with all the complexity, evidence, testable hypothesises, coherent languages, many you don’t even understand but remain consistent with everything you do understand, then you would be something so unexplainably different from humans as we know them, your question wouldn’t even make sense if you did wake up. It would be like asking a slug “what if you wake up you’re Albert Einstein?”.
When we go to sleep , we, most of the times dream.The dream is nothing but events which have left deep impression in our waking state. However the dream may not be the same replica and not very logical to our real life because of the limitation of the computer in our brain. Similary our waking state is nothing but the dream state of your higher self, living out the deep impression in the waking state of your higher self.
Well, i got news for you, this IS a dream, a conscious dream, and when you sleep, if you have enough energy and knowledge, you can turn any ordinary dream to reality, with the same clarity and integrity just like here, and even better. When you die, you don’t wake up in your “true life”, you lose consciousness after the initial bliss, and vanish, unless you have enough power/lifeforce to preserve the consciousness. So, this IS “true life”, and your dreaming can also become your second “true life”.
Well i’m telling it as a fact, because it is :) Proof is my own experience, and some other peoples experiences, what kind of “proof” do you need? :) These are energetic facts, and anyone who didn’t waste their life solely on simple pleasures, ego games, etc, and who actually did something with themselves, knows these things.
and what is “true life”? maybe when we wake up we live another life dreamed by another human being… life inside another one so who are we?
Well, after all, this could be less terrifying than the void, an absence of existence (meaning absence of perception)
But, regarding the life review near-death experience, i’m starting to see through a new perspective… in a way related to relativity (concerning different time “dimensions”)
Maybe it’s just a hunch…
Realize that no matter what the truth is, we all would change so many things in regards to our current existence, why? The human condition is never satisfied with our current condition. That can be both good and bad, good if we strive for excellence to better ourselves……bad because no matter how good we better ourselves there is always better.