In the Dream: The Journey to Understanding the Dream Self
Have you ever wondered about the nature of your dreams? In the world of dreams, your dream self plays a crucial role. Bentinho dives into this fascinating subject, highlighting how our dream selves reflect our current state of consciousness and assumptions.
Imagine your dream self as an actor on a stage, surrounded by curtains. Each curtain represents a layer of perception or belief. When you realize that what you perceive isn’t the ultimate reality, it’s like stepping back, allowing another curtain to open. This journey takes you deeper into an indescribable realm of experience, beyond the confines of space and time.
Our experience of space and time, as Bentinho suggests, are merely assumptions, sensations we’ve believed to be true. By adopting a stance of pure, empty awareness, we come to understand that what remains is an indescribable purity – the true ‘you.’
This process isn’t about rejecting or accepting perceptions but about transcending them. True transcendence, according to Bentinho, comes from inclusion. By fully including something without resistance, we become the container of it all, thus transcending any of its individual components.
The essence of this teaching lies in neither accepting nor rejecting, but in allowing things to be as they are. This approach leads to a purification of individual consciousness, making it transparent to the essential, formless nature of being. It’s about recognizing that we are not the forms and phenomena we perceive.
Bentinho’s insights align with a profound spiritual truth found in the Bible, in Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This verse echoes the idea of transcending our current perceptions and assumptions to embrace a higher understanding of reality.
“Transcendence is not about escaping reality; it’s about embracing it in its entirety without bias or resistance. It’s about being the container, not the content.” – Bentinho