Bright Socks Chapter 3
Friday: So, did you finish telling me about your first work with Ahmayo? I’m confused about the timing.”
Catalphia: “I can understand that! For me the timing is confusing too. Sometimes important things have happened between my sessions with Ahmayo, and it’s all interactive. The Dreamtime has an element of what some Buddhists call the Time Without Time, where in essence there’s no past and no future, and everything is NOW. But of course we live in a physical world where time (the sequence of events) is important.
And the timing of events isn’t the only thing that’s confusing.
There’s also a trickster element that’s sometimes in the messages of dreams and shamanic journeys.
Friday: “Can you give me an example?”
Catalphia: “Yes, I have one. It’s a relatively simple example, but I think it’s a good example of how the Dreamtime often communicates with us. I had recently gone to sleep asking for increased momentum in my writing. It’s been very difficult to begin work on the computer before 3PM, and I wanted to be able to start earlier. This morning I got a short message: ’See Through Channel’”
Friday: “What does that mean?”
Catalphia: “Yes! Exactly! I didn’t know either. I saw a transparent, faintly golden screen with a square electronic gizmo in the middle. I thought, ‘ this is about seeing through to the other side.’ Pretty straightforward. But what other side are we talking about? Seeing my audience? Seeing the new life I’m creating? It could be both of these things. I hope it’s OK to share my sequence of thoughts here.
Friday: I’ll try to stay with you.
Catalphia: Great! Then I thought, ‘seeing it through to completion.’ That also made sense. I had originally intended to write a book, but that was completely daunting and I was advised in the Dreamtime to do a blog. (Is there a conclusion to a blog?) Then I thought, “being able to see through illusions.” The more I thought about it, all three meanings seemed appropriate. And by ‘appropriate’ I mean useful. So even though I didn’t completely understand the message, I was able to start writing earlier. But the image stayed in my mind, because the square thing in the middle seemed like a block, and I realized that– although I had originally seen the image two dimensionally–if I thought of it three dimensionally I could turn the block 90 degrees like a swinging door. So I did that in my imagination and I began to get pictures of what I was moving toward in my life. That really did help my momentum!
Friday: “Wow! I never would have thought of that!”
Catalphia: “It surprised me too! For me, it’s totally fun that Dreams are like puzzles designed by a teacher who knows exactly what we need. And it’s so amazing that dreams are uniquely, individually designed for each dreamer. Our own psyches are interacting with a larger intelligence and a larger field of knowledge than we typically access in our waking lives, in order to support us.
Friday: “But what if people don’t remember their dreams?”
Catalphia: “That’s OK. Dreams are designed for our benefit whether we remember them or not.
Friday: “Can you say more about that? If our dreams help us without our remembering them, why go to all the effort of engaging them while we’re awake?”
Catalphia: “That’s a great question. First of all, if you’re inclined toward symbols or stories, dreams can be really fun! And on the practical level dreams help us move our lives forward. But actively working with dreams isn’t for everyone. Some people get the help they need by going to the gym. Some walk, swim or play sports. Others do crossword puzzles. All of these activities can build vitality and help us find solutions to problems. For me, though, working with the Dreamtime is one of my major passions. I find it completely fascinating and extremely helpful, not only for solving problems and amping up my energy, but also for giving me a larger perspective on my life. And sometimes in the middle of the night I am asked to help someone. It feels like a great honor.
Friday: “What kind of people have you been asked to help? Do you know them? Are they relatives?”
Catalphia: “Sometimes they’re from my family and sometimes they’re people I don’t even know. Sometimes they’re animals. Mostly, though, they’re people I’ve had some kind of interaction with.
Friday: “What kind of help are you asked to give?”
Catalphia: “ It’s usually some kind of healing or energetic support. Typically, I don’t know why my help is needed, but I don’t need to know. I have worked with my dreams long enough now to know that when I’m asked to do something it has a positive purpose and I try to do it. “
Friday: “Do you think that all of our dreams are positive? What about nightmares?”
Catalphia: “That’s a hard one. Nightmares are a huge topic in and of themselves. But the simplest way to think about nightmares is that they are scary dreams. Nightmares give us the opportunity to look at our fears. This can be very useful. For example, a nightmare can be a warning about a potential danger in our waking life, so we can take steps to avoid it. Other times, a nightmare can be a way of re-experiencing and releasing a fear from the past. Nightmares are challenging because it’s no fun to be afraid, and in the case of a nightmare it’s often important to think about it and try to determine its positive purpose. (Why am I having this dream now?)
Catalphia: “It’s interesting that you should ask about nightmares, because another early session with Ahmayo actually included a nightmare aspect.” I want to tell you about it, but I’d like to wait for our next conversation because it’s pretty complicated.
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