Tag: Don Miguel Ruiz

Dreams: A Penchant for Doorknobs

I look at life through a metaphysical mirror. If you stare long enough and hard enough, everything is a metaphor for life. This is the reason the first thing David and I talk about when we get up in the morning is about our dreams.

  • Did anything significant happen in your dreams?
  • Did you see any signs or symbols that may lead us to answers about the past or future?
  • Is Spirit trying to communicate something through our subconscious dreaming stage a fear that we need to see, define, and liberate?

In Psychcentral.com:

“Dreaming is non-essential when it comes to survival as a body but is essential with regard to our development and evolution as metaphysical beings,” according to Sumber, who studied global dream mythology at Harvard University and Jungian dream interpretation at the Jung Institute in Zurich.

Dreaming is the communication between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind, helping people create wholeness, he says. “Dreams are the bridge that allows movement back and forth between what we think we know and what we really know.”

“Last night I dreamed about doorknobs,” David said.

The first thing I thought of was…

Continue reading below.

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Continued from above:

… the old television show Bewitched. My favorite character, Aunt Clara, collected doorknobs from everywhere she travelled. I knew, however, from a vast study of dream interpretation that David’s dream was not about Aunt Clara. However, it was about turning the doorknob into a brand new future with me.

When I shared my thoughts, he immediately said, “Yes, that feels right.”

Sometimes, though, we make suggestions for each other, and we don’t feel as sure as we did this morning. We continue to discuss our thoughts until one of us comes to a resolution. Why is this so important to us?

In developing relationship the most important aspect—the thing itself that defines relationship—is transparency. How beautiful to be so honest with someone that you can share your deepest feelings and fears, even those struggles and temptations you do not see quite so clearly in the physical, deductive mind?

Recently, I had a dream that was so awesome that I couldn’t even describe it in human words to David. The colors, the textures, the feeling of existing in a place so incredible and empowering had no human counterpart. Yet, I was able to, not only have a glance at it but actually felt as if I was awake enough in my meditation that I experienced it. I’m still tingling as I write about it now.

Don Miguel Ruiz and the Toltec tradition of spiritual study uses a practice called “Dreaming,” in which the participants stay in a half-awake and half-dreaming state all night. The practitioner leading the group will waken the group periodically throughout the night and ask them to walk or run or move about to keep their dream state active. Here is a rather long quote about it from Don Miguel’s son, Don José. He speaks of the process of “Stalking” in this tradition:

Stalking is used in dreaming to find the mental and emotional images that prevent us from being free.

When we dream, we must learn to discover in our dreams the forms or energies that limit us. They may repeatedly take the same form, or they may take different forms. They may appear in many different dreams, or just one dream that reoccurs.

We must dream with the purpose of stalking, to try to stalk who is within ourselves and see what our beliefs are.

We primarily stalk two things in dreaming: thinking (what is in the head) and heartbreak.

By heartbreak, I mean the incredible pain we feel from the terrible things that have happened to us. When we feel the pain of heartbreak, we close off parts of ourselves. In some way, we stop living. If the same situation comes up again, we say, “Oh, no, I won’t let myself be hurt again!”

But this is no way to live. Life is so short and so incredibly beautiful. It is such a gift. You must forgive yourself for experiencing heartbreak. You must love the heartbreak in your life, because it is part of living. Most importantly, you must create a better dream.

We also stalk to find the thoughts that keep us chained in “reality.” These thoughts that we think so many times limit us. If we can identify these limiting thoughts, we can pull the energy back from their mental patterns and create anew.

It is so important to take back these lost energies and share with the world the gifts given to us from the angels and God. Heartbreak and limiting thoughts are like a cage. They keep us caged, imprisoned, in the three-dimensional world. The cage is created from the fear of being the Self, of being authentic.

Lies and fears about our Self are the forces that keep us in the cage — and they are not real. We must reclaim the key to our cage by pulling the energy back from our thoughts and our heartbreak. In this way, we become free.

Stalking in dreaming can be compared to opening gates. If a state of mind or heartbreak has been identified in dreaming, then we find the opening point of the wound, or the judgment, and we go in our memory to the point just before it occurred. When we remember the time before the memory occurred, we find a closing point for the wound — and then we go a little further back in time, so we can avoid returning to the wound.

Now we can see an entirely different world, or movie. We have created a better dream.

As you can see, the Toltec process is similar to inducing a meditative state with the use of an Insight Timer App, which rings a bell at certain intervals. These bells wake your consciousness enough to be mentally involved in what happens in the dream state.

As Don José says, the process is about discovering what is present in the consciousness and subconscious so to that we can begin the awesome challenge of rebuilding the subconscious with positive and freeing attributes for our sure-to-be beautiful futures.

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You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

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Don’t Take NUTTIN’ Personally! #thefouragreements #donmiguelruiz #selfesteeem

I know you have heard it a million times, but not taking anything personally is much harder to do than anyone can imagine. Yesterday, I was working on a national commercial with a bunch of wonderful actors, three of whom I took a great shining to. Much of the work on any film is waiting for the cameramen to get the shot just right, then you work for about an hour or two in a ten-hour day. So, having great people around you is a blessing for company and laughter. For me, hanging with these people, telling stories, and “cutting up” made for the most pleasant of days.

All of the union actors were set to work the entire weekend. So, we showed up bright and early the second day of the shoot ready to start over again. I immediately got a hug from two of the three people who became good friends, but the third was running late. When he finally arrived, I chided him. He looked a little annoyed with me, but this usually was the way he reacted when he was trying to be funny. Because we had spent ten hours joking around the day before, and his demeanor was the kind that had a rather severe tone to it, but was playful nonetheless, I poked at him a second time. To my great surprise, he told me my comment was out of line and walked away. My other two friends looked at me with surprise as I shrugged my shoulders.

Normally, I would have taken this man’s action personally. But, that morning, I decided to take a different approach to life. I told myself, I have no idea what he was thinking or what kind of morning he had. But I do know this, I am the same person as I was yesterday, and I meant no harm, as he probably will realize after he cooled off. I simply walked away as well, didn’t obsess about it, and went on with my day introducing myself to new people and living in the very perfect NOW.

As if God had dealt the cards, I ended up having to do a scene with him for an hour—just him and I having to walk back and forth from a building, probably 20 times. Each time we had to shake hands and smile at each other. He had no other choice but to make amends, I think. After the direction of what he had to do, I heard him make a joke about me and smile in my direction.

I said, “So, you in love with me again?” He laughed and shook my hand. I could tell that this was his way of making concession. He told me the story of why he had been so irritated that morning and apologized. I told him it was okay and that I didn’t take it personally. To that, he said, “That’s really great! You’re a good guy!” Then we proceeded to have a great time cutting up the rest of the day.

Imagine how this day would have gone had I played this scenario out using my old story of feeling bad and taking responsibility for him and the entire world. I would have missed out meeting some great new people, laughing a lot, and probably would have had a stomachache from feeling bad the entire day.

No one wins when you take someone else’s bullshit personally. If you know that you are simply being yourself, the best you can do is to simply get out of the way of a person in a bad mood. I, also, believe that you should make room for that same person to invite him/herself back into your space, by continuing to be as nice as you normally are. Don’t put on the cold shoulder or mirror that bad behavior. Instead, create a platform or grace, compassion, and forgiveness.

If what you experienced from someone was out of the norm and not abusive, eventually, life will return to normal. Also, you will realize that the world has many ups and down, and you simply have to ride the tide, sometimes. Just continue to stay authentic! Most of the time, life will settle, and you will not have to worry about any of your own actions that made the situation worse.

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Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

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