The Aboriginals of Australia believe in a concept referred to as Dreamtime. Film producer Peter Weir tells us in The Last Wave, that these indigenous people “believe in two forms of time. Two parallel streams of activity. One is the daily objective reality...The other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the 'dreamtime,' more real than reality itself.“
Dreaming is another term for this “infinite spiritual cycle” and refers to the “time outside of time” or the “All-at-once Time.” In the section entitled, “Anthropological scholarship and terminolgy,” Wikipedia, tells us this....
“Time...is experienced as a co-existing confluence of past, present and future. This does not counter the Indigenous Australian people's concept of linear time, but it informs and qualifies it. Indigenous Australians considered the...dreaming to be objective, whilst linear time was considered a subjective construction of waking consciousness of one's own lifetime. This is in the converse of the European concept which views dreams as subjective and linear time as objective.”
In the typically inclusive manner of indigenous peoples, there are different facets to this concept of dreaming or dreamtime. It's often used to refer to an individual's or group's set of beliefs or spirituality. And is also used to refer to the “time of creation.”
In the infinite spiritual cycle of dreamtime, creation is a natural universal process. And as holograms of this universe, our minds co-participate in this creation process.
However, we currently operate within (self) limiting parameters. So what we perceive as reality can be likened to illusion or a dream-state - the collective dreaming of a shared set of self-limiting beliefs. This has led some to say that as individuals participating in this society we are not fully awake. Rather, we shuffle about in a perpetual sleepwalk, co-creating by default.
By default or not, on the essential level, we all agree to participate in the co-creation of this dream we perceive as reality.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allen Poe
This concept of dreamtime holds that we all exist eternally within the dreaming. It's similar in nature to an East Indian concept I'm personally fond of known as “Lila”. Lila roughly translates as 'Divine Play' and holds that Source (please substitute your preferred name) gave birth from deep within Itself to an imaginary world (a dream) in which we all became participants. Why Divine Consciousness would do this is not the subject of this article. However, the Kabbalah beautifully offers this summation: “People need God, and God needs people.”
Support for this concept of Divine or Cosmic Play continues surfacing in the sciences. Not only is the universe holographic - today's physicists tell us it is a “mental” construction.
Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote:'The stream of knowledge is heading toward a nonmechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter...we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter'.
R.C. Henry, 'The Mental Universe'; Nature 436:29, 2005
If the universe is a thought, then what are the qualities of this thought? With our limited physical perceptions, how can we reconcile the idea that the universe itself is an idea? And more to the point, how can we use it to heal ourselves?
Dr. Bruce Lipton says, “Your thoughts are not contained in your head - they are part of the Quantum Field”. He explains how our thoughts generate a vibratory field similar to that of a tuning fork. These vibrations interact and entangle with harmonically-resonant structures in the Field. And this activates (resonates) and brings into our lives those things we think about most...be that illness or wellness.
What is this “Quantum Field”? Actually, it's a theory. Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines it as:
“a theory in physics; the interaction of two separate physical systems (as particles) is attributed to a field that extends from one to the other and is manifested in a particle exchange between the two systems.”
Theory or not, this field is generally accepted as fact - this field exists. Furthermore, it has three distinct qualities:
This Quantum Field of Dreams holds the blueprint of all possibilities we will ever know or experience in our world. Within this field, all experiences exist as possibilities, as unrealized potential. The choices we make in any given moment, intentions we hold activate the energetic blueprints of our lives.
As children of the Divine Dream, as a society, as a community and as individuals we have the ability and the self-power to co-create our world and our experiences with and within the universal dreamtime. If this current playing field of dreams doesn't serve us well, then let's dream a new one.
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