It is often said that we must cut through Illusion to see reality.
But what is that illusion? What is reality? How can we see the difference?
We may have a craving to be rescued, but to be rescued from what?
We need to rescue ourselves from the dream state.
Consciously, of course we are doing our best. Of course we want to give ourselves everything we can to thrive, not just survive.
But self-sabotage comes in, seemingly from out of nowhere.
I’m stuck! But from what?
What is this invisible force that blocks me, keeps me down, limits how much love I can receive?
Meanwhile, when we go to sleep, “I” turn off and the chaos of irrational emotion is allowed to exist without judgment or resistance.
It is precisely this allowance that occurs in the dream state which makes sleep so necessary and healing. And, all of life can be this way.
Many people process their emotions and allow themselves to grow almost exclusively in the dream state because their “I” thought sees growth as a threat and blocks this while awake.
And this can be confusing because – I am love! Of course I love myself!
But the fact is, the “I” thought can never love anyone. It is the hall of mirrors that is posing as the real thing. It is exactly what blocks us from dreaming while awake.
So, if we’re looking under the hood (yes, the “I” thought is the hood), everything we have not been willing and able to surrender in waking consciousness makes its way out whether we like it or not.
And so the truth of who we are is actually trapped in the dream. Rightfully wanting out. Craving for freedom. Blocked only by a thought which has deemed itself a legitimate entity, but really acts more like a wall.
And of course, this wall blocks access to the very humility and receptivity which would be willing to see the wall we have habitually identified as ourselves.
In our mind’s eye, this “I” thought (which acts like a wall) appears as what we call our “self-image”. And so, instead of freeing the dream we are dreaming of the self-image being free. But something that doesn’t exist can never be free, it can only be deleted.
Just as a horse or a caterpillar or a seagull needs no self-image to operate, neither do we. It is only a wall that we have bought into over and over in every waking minute since we were children.
This self-image addiction keeps our incoherent perception in place, in a very specific position behind our right shoulder blade which keeps 99.999% of the world locked into the exact same perception, even though it is only one of many/infinite perceptual options.
Unlocking our true energy from the dream state means making the “I” thought permeable. This can feel incredibly scary as if it is a threat to ourselves if we are not accustomed to this type of inquiry. It does require an incredible assertiveness to bring the “I” thought to acquiescence – but know that people do this all the time and it is absolutely available to you.
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Joshua Edjida
Lead Storyweaver
Joshua Edjida is a multidimensional artist, experience designer, author, public speaker/comedian, and transformational leadership facilitator. Originally from California, he currently lives in Colorado, and also enjoys traveling in Thailand, Bali, or in Europe.

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