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Section 4-1 - How to interpret Universal communications
Overview
This page provides information about a new form of meditation. It teaches how the Universal guides communicate with us, the importance of asking questions of our guide, and tools to find the spiritual meaning of our dreams and meditations. Sections 4-2, 4-3 and 4-4 teach how to interpret dream and meditation colours, numbers and symbols.

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Meditation and dreams

This newer form of meditation 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 and growth. One of the first things to notice is the number of images and phrases that appear in our thoughts, in dreams and meditation and even everyday life. It may seem as though this is something new, but it really isn't - it's just that we don't usually take time to pay attention to them. Meditation helps us to slow down and listen, and become more adept at recalling our dreams.

In the early stages of developing spiritual self-awareness, the Universal Intelligence will help us to hear our own thoughts so that we can learn what we're really doing and creating in our lives. The process of learning new belief systems that are based in Truth enables us to find resolution for our traumatic experiences and to release negative patterns that can keep us 'lost in the playground'.

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Paying this much attention to our thoughts, attitudes and emotions can seem like a lot of work, but our willingness to do so shows an attitude of self-worth and self-acceptance, and a commitment to improving our lives.

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


How the guides communicate with us

Our guides communicate with us telepathically. They use the Universal language of symbolism to show us areas of our lives that need attention. Why? For them to simply tell us that we are doing something "wrong" would be judgment, criticism, condemnation and control on their part. They also have an uncanny way of drawing certain people, places and things to our attention. They give us clues in the hope that we will ask questions to help us learn Universal Truth.

Symbolism can take many forms. Numbers, colours, pictures 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)

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The guides will often make a play on words. For example:

  • One dream highlighted the wallpaper in a room. The important point seemed to be where the wallpaper met the 'ceiling'. The message was, “See the link”. Another time, a car was shown - a Lincoln Continental...same message
  • A metal disc was shown during meditation. The important point was not that the coin was metal, but rather that the person had "mettle". Positive feedback!

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

  • Our earthly mother can represent the old days, the old ways or even old-fashioned concepts, or the idea of nurturing
  • Our earthly father can represent some aspect of the relationship that exists or existed between us, but it might also represent our heavenly Father
  • The image of a family member might mean that there is a relationship in some area that is as yet unrecognized or is misunderstood, or it could mean that someone around us is behaving in a manner that is similar (or dissimilar) to that relative

The guides often use pictures of books, computers, televisions and telephones to show us that communication is required. Then we must ask what issue needs to be discussed, and with whom.

A guide may repeat, several times, a few lines from a song. Although the words may seem self-explanatory, it is only by asking questions that the message can be fully understood.

A guide may repeat a person's name over and over until the correct questions are asked. Start with, "What am I doing that is like (or unlike) this person's behaviour?"

With the vast number of possible explanations for the meditation / dream symbols, it's easy to see the importance of asking questions of our guide.


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 what we want, expect or fear to hear, so we must ask questions designed to allow our guide to give us new information.

The more questions we can ask, the better. We must be willing to acknowledge that we have preconceived ideas or belief systems, even if we do not know exactly what they may be, and we must be willing to set them aside. We must be truly willing to confront a Truth about ourselves, our loved ones or our experiences that may not be what we have been taught or what we may prefer to believe.

If the information received is free from ego, control, anger,  condemnation, etc., we can be reasonably certain that we are receiving Universal Truth; likewise if the answer is logical, sensible and straightforward. After all, if the Universe tells us what we already know or believe, how can we change?

Here are some of the ways to tell when we are receiving our own human truth, rather than Universal Truth, in meditation:

  • If our guide tells us something and we have a feeling of, “Aha, I knew it”, that is a big clue that we are in the way and preventing our guide from giving us Universal Truth
  • If the information being given is already common knowledge, then we are limiting the possibilities in some way, perhaps due to a belief system. It is well then to acknowledge that a belief system exists, and then ask to have it set aside so that new information can be given
  • If the information is presented like a grand theatrical performance, it is likely that a belief system is in the way
  • If we are trying to decide on the best course of action, but we already know what we want to do (or if we know what we will not do), that will prevent our guide from giving us new options. They will not tell us that we are wrong. Additionally, if fear is making us want to avoid something, the Universal Intelligence will not tell us to walk through that fear. We must be willing to set our fear aside so that our guide can help us to face that fear
  • If a guide answers a question with, “As you wish”, this means, “Do whatever you want”. It is clear then that preconceived ideas are in the way, and that they are preventing the guide from giving new information. Then we need to state that we are willing to set aside our old belief systems and preconceived ideas so we can receive the newer Truth and new options

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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:

  • "No one will answer me because there's no one there"
  • "I'm not worthy to receive communication"
  • "I'm not capable of receiving communication"
  • "I already know what this means"

Even if we have one or more of these belief systems, rest assured that there is definitely someone there, we are worthy and we are capable. If we believe that we already know the answer to a question, we will not be disappointed, because the spiritual law of Free Will prevents the guides from interfering with our beliefs.


Ask questions

Even though we might think we know the meaning of our meditation/dream images, God may well have wrapped another, more important meaning within them. As long as we believe that we understand the dream fully, our guides have no choice but to agree. We will be unable to find any deeper meaning without having 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 questions does not receive an answer, ask your guide the reason why and then listen closely to your thoughts.

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Sample questions

Here are a few sample questions to help find the Universal meaning of our dreams:

  • Is this dream meant to show more than one idea?
  • Is this a vision of the past, present or future?
  • Who (or what) does this person (or thing) represent?
  • Is this the correct direction for me?
  • What is my part in my relationship with (name of person)? All too often, we blame the other guy for our troubled relationships and fail to take responsibility for our part
  • What is meant by the (colour/number/picture) just given?
  • Which of my beliefs prevent me from moving forward in life?

Until our guide says we've gained the necessary understanding, we'll know to keep asking questions.

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Recall the details

The first step in meditation and dream interpretation is to recall as many details as possible.

  • The guides can help with this if we invite them to do so
  • Every detail, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can be an important part of their message
  • Keep paper and pen or pencil close by when meditating or sleeping to record information while it is still fresh

Use a dictionary

If a word keeps repeating, refer to a dictionary to find all the possible meanings of it. Then ask which meaning applies and listen for the answer. The guides help us to recognize their intended meaning.


Be alert

By remembering consciously those questions we have asked our guide, we begin to see the answers presented all around us. Even if we forget that we have asked to be shown something, our guide can remind us (somehow) to be alert - that something important is happening. Then we must ask questions to find out what needs to be understood. Awareness of our personal environment reveals our thoughts, attitudes and emotions.

  • Answers may not come immediately, because the Universal Intelligence answers some questions over a period of time; maybe even over the space of a few days
  • Our daily experiences are used to teach us
  • Television programs, relationships of other people around us - at work, at school, at play - may show new areas to look at within self

When the guides communicate with us in a way that seems rude or cruel or unloving, it is to help us learn either 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:

  • Are you communicating this way to reflect my own behaviour to me?
  • Are you communicating this way to show me how someone treats me?
  • Why are you communicating with me this way?

A friend was out driving in her car when she was guided to, “Turn left here, Turkey”. She laughed aloud and said, “That’s just what I would say!”. That is precisely the point. Her guide was reflecting my friend’s own behaviour for her to see, and, hopefully, modify. Of course, if we see nothing wrong in addressing people as turkey, then the first thing to change is our attitude. The Universal Intelligence views such name-calling as judgment, criticism and condemnation though, and if we choose to change the habit, assistance will be given.


Self-test

  1. What keeps us lost in the playground?
  2. What is the best way to learn how to meditate?
  3. How do the guides communicate with us?
  4. Why is it so important to ask questions?


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