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Section 4-1 - Ground rules for interpreting Universal communications

Meditation and dreams
Meditation or "Going Home" takes us into a world with much more meaning than we might ever have imagined. We become a conscious participant in our own spiritual development. One of the first things to notice is the images and phrases that appear in our thoughts, in dreams and meditation and even in everyday life. It may seem as though this is something new, but it really is not - it is just that we do not usually take time to pay attention. Meditation helps us to slow down and listen, and to become more adept at recalling our dreams.

In the early stages of practicing Going Home, the guides help us to hear our own thoughts so that we can learn what we are really doing and creating in our lives. Learning new belief systems that are based in Universal Truth enables us to resolve our inner conflicts. We can then release behavioural patterns that keep us repeating negative life experiences, also known as being “lost in the playground'.

What our thoughts can sound like

Figure 14: What our thoughts can sound like
Figure 14: What our thoughts can sound like

Paying this much attention to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions can seem like a lot of work, but being willing to do so creates an attitude of self-worth and self-acceptance, and builds a healthy pattern of working toward self-improvement.

Ripples
In the sea of humanity, our every action touches another. Our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires cause our actions to be either kind or cruel. If we are ever to gain world peace, we will need to vastly increase acts of kindness and vastly reduce acts of cruelty. Simply denying that we have negative thoughts serves no purpose other than to excuse ourselves from making changes. We all have them; it is as simple as that. Once we acknowledge that we have them, we can start refining and reducing them.

Know thyself
One of the best ways to learn about ourselves is to meditate, and the best way to learn how to meditate is to practice regularly. As my guide often says to me, "Practice makes progress."

Recall the details
The first step in meditation and dream interpretation is to recall the main characters or objects that were shown. The guides can help with this if we invite them to do so. Even seemingly insignificant details can be an important part of the message. Then ask questions of your guide to find out what the people or things represent spiritually. If you need some ideas, see Section 4-4. Hint: Keep paper and pen or pencil close by when meditating or sleeping to record information while it is still fresh.
Figure 15 Use a notepad
Figure 15: Have a notepad nearby
   
Use a dictionary
If a word keeps repeating in your thoughts, refer to a dictionary to find all the possible meanings of it. Then ask your guide which meaning applies and listen for the answer. The guides help us to recognize their intended meaning.


Figure 16: Use a dictionary
Figure 16: Use a dictionary

How the guides communicate with us
Our guides communicate with us telepathically, with pictures and/or words that symbolise the areas of our lives needing attention. Why? For them to simply tell us that we are doing something "wrong" would be judgment, criticism, condemnation and control on their part. This would violate the spiritual law of free will, with which they are obliged to comply. The guides also have an uncanny way of bringing pertinent people, places and things to our attention, to inspire us to ask questions. For example, having a dream about our earthly mother might be used to bring an aspect of ourselves into consciousness. Perhaps we have taken on one of her negative behaviours and it is causing turmoil in our lives. Until we recognize it though, we cannot change it. Once we know it is within us, we can find and resolve the underlying issue causing us to repeat the pattern.


Symbolism can take many forms. Numbers, colours, images of people we know, animals; everything we experience in life can be used to teach us about ourselves, anytime of day or night.

See Section 4-2 (colours), Section 4.3 (numbers) and Section 4.4 (symbols).
Figure 17: Dream and meditation symbols
Figure 17: Dream and meditation symbols
  

Other methods the guides may use to communicate with us
The guides will often make a play on words. For example:

If we are shown the face of someone we know or knew, we can ask our guide what this person is meant to represent:

The guides may also:

With the vast number of possible interpretations, the importance of asking questions of our guide is clear.


How can I be sure I'm receiving Universal Truth?
God, the Universal Intelligence, will tell us exactly what we believe (see Free Will) unless we specifically ask for Universal Truth rather than for what we want, expect or fear to hear, so we must ask questions designed to allow our guide to give us new information. After all, if the Universe tells us what we already know or believe, how can we change?


Stumbling block
Some belief systems can actually prevent our guide from answering our questions(s). If we ask a question and no answer comes, there may be a belief system in the way - could be something like:

Beliefs like this can be worked around with perseverance. After all, what does giving up achieve? Rest assured that there is definitely someone there, we are worthy and we are capable.

Figure 18: Guidelines for asking questions
Figure 18: Guidelines for asking questions

Ask questions
Even if we think we know the meaning of a dream or meditation image, our guide may well have wrapped another, more important message within it. As long as we believe that we understand the symbol fully, our guides have no choice but to agree. We must have the intention to look for it. Ask simple, straightforward questions - the more, the better. It is best not to seek information that would invade anyone's privacy, and it is best not to ask the guides to make a judgment about anyone. If your question does not receive an answer, ask your guide the reason why and listen closely to your thoughts for the answer.


Sample questions
Here are a few sample questions to help find the Universal meaning of our dreams. Until our guide says we have gained the necessary understanding, we will know to keep asking questions.



Be alert
By remembering consciously the questions we have asked our guide, we begin to see the answers presented all around us. This process produces epiphanies and brings spiritual enlightenment. We will find that which we seek. Even if we forget that we have asked to be shown something, our guide can remind us (somehow) to be alert because something important is happening. Then we must ask questions to find out what needs to be understood. Awareness of our personal environment can reveal new levels of information. Note the following:

When the guides communicate with us in a way that seems rude or cruel, it is to help us see how we treat ourselves or others, or how others treat us. Since the guides work only with unconditional love, there is no possibility that they are acting out of spite or revenge, or any other negative purpose. They hope that we will begin to ask questions. Try asking:



Meditation and the fine art of asking questions

Problem
Many people give up on meditating, claiming that they never receive answers to their questions.

Analysis
Make sure the wording is clear. Ask one question at a time. Do not explain your reasons for wanting to know the answer. Do not provide the answers for your questions - wait for your guide to answer. We often we make statements and then wait for the Universe to agree or disagree with us, so be sure that you have asked a question.

Solution
Think like a reporter and consider exactly what information is needed. It can be helpful to write out or type the question. There is no need to explain why we want to know. It is best to use as few words as possible and use simple, clear, straightforward phrasing. Ask one question at a time and wait for the answer before moving on to the next question. Be sure to get centred before asking questions. Ephanies will come with practice and perseverance.

Figure 19: Epiphany
Figure 19: Epiphany

Next steps
It is important to gain a basic understanding of colours, numbers and symbols because the guides use them to communicate with us in dreams, in meditation and in everyday life.

Self-test

1. What keeps us lost in the playground?

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Holding onto the pain of unresolved traumatic events creates negative patterns that keep us stuck in a cycle of karmic debt.







2. What is the best way to learn how to meditate?

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Practice, practice, practice.







3. What are the ways that our guides communicate with us?

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Telepathically, with ideas, words and pictures, as well as with physical signals.







4. Why is it so important to ask questions?

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The vast number of possible explanations for meditation and dream symbols, along with the fact that our guides will tell us exactly what we believe, unless we specifically ask for Universal Truth rather than what we want, expect or fear to hear.

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