Using Dreams Spiritually

As some of you may know, our dream time can be a deeply spiritual time. I think there’s a spectrum of dreaming, from the totally mundane dream that echos the day’s events to the highly spiritual visitation where you encounter an angelic presence. In our lifetime, we’ll likely get to experience this entire spectrum.

But how is dream content spiritual? The main thing to know is that our mind is divided into two main aspects, the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part of our being that we can see and know clearly. The conscious mind is where the limited, individual sense of self resides. It’s practical and useful. The subconscious is that part of our psyche that is just beneath our conscious awareness. We can sense it intuitively in dreams and meditation, but not quite “see” it directly. The content and experience there is not limited to the small self or the individual personality. Rather, it reflects the higher-self, the broader consciousness that connects all things, and the higher soul. 

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It’s Egypt Week at the Apollo

Since Egypt is one of my core spiritual interests, I’ve decided this is “Keys of Egypt Week.” Yes, a whole week of all things Egypt.  

Every day this week, I’ll be making compact entries on this topic, but if you’re an over-achiever and into the Egypt angle…here’s the big mama-jama Keys of Egypt post.

In case you’re new here, I’m what you’d call a mystic. I’ve practiced many years of prolonged meditation and have developed the siddhe or spiritual gift of intuitive sight. Anyone can do this with a few months of discipline. So, if you’re interested in developing this area of your life too, do check out my Basics of Meditation post. 

In short, I’ll be sharing about Egypt based on my meditation journeys and past lives there. I do have an anthropology degree and a natural intellectual interest in Egypt as well, so that will be in the mix too. 

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The Keys of Egypt

How to access the spiritual legacy of Egypt for your healing and growth

You might be wondering what Egypt has to do with spirituality. I might’ve thought the same thing before I started meditating. But after I developed a strong meditation practice and acquired a clear connection to my spirit guides, it became abundantly clear that Egypt was a core theme for me to explore in this life. And that’s true for a lot of us! That’s because Egypt represents a very important time in human history and a unique expression of human consciousness.

In short, Egypt developed a highly advanced spiritual system. Mystics of that period grounded a lot of spiritual science and truths that we are meant to rediscover at this time.

Not feeling up to reading a whole thing? Click here if you’d rather learn about this in my short ‘Keys of Egypt’ video.

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Day of the Dead

‘I’m a Dreamer’ by Josephine Foster

And how we can connect to those in the after-life

Like any good card-carrying mystic, the topic of ghosts and spirits is one of my favorites.

Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? They’re nearly always interesting. They’re also a great entry-point into broader spiritual considerations. 

You might’ve noticed that experiences with spirits can seem almost like a “gateway drug” to a more spiritually-oriented life. For a lot of us, before we believed in the “other side,” we had some brush with the paranormal. Often, these experiences with ghosts or spirits in the house or other unexplained sightings may have been a seed for our later spiritual development. Our first clues as to the realm of the soul.

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Cosmic Intuition

You can only discuss meditation and connecting with spirit guides so long without mentioning “cosmic guides.” That’s because many of us who’ve developed a consistent practice of sacred meditation have connected with spirit guides who appear as star guides or as inner guides who seem like they are from other parts of the cosmos. 

The topic of star guides is admittedly a stretch for a lot of people. I remember when I was first discovering meditation in 2013, intellectually accepting the concept of God (that there was a benevolent higher intelligence responsible for all of creation) was already a leap. But after developing a strong meditation practice, a lot of us find that inner guides come forward and they’re not always from this planet, time or even this star system. 

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Active vs. Passive Meditation

And why we need both in our practice.

For anyone interested, I speak in detail about the meditation routine I employee in my “How I Meditate” video. Check it out.

Active Meditation 

Active meditation in a spiritual context is a working meditation. It’s any sitting wherein you have a question for your higher soul, inner guides or for God/Source. The point is to receive communication. 

In short, what one of these sessions entails is getting your mind still and quiet, softening or letting go and expanding your subtle senses wide enough to receive input or impressions. You need to be relaxed and surrendered to your higher power in this state for communication to flow to you unobstructed. This is the ultimate trust fall. 

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The Basics of Meditation

When I started meditating in 2013, the way forward wasn’t super clear.

I just knew I was onto something.

Now, 7 years into my practice, I’m so glad I went down this road. Meditation has been the single most important and rewarding aspect of my life since I began exploring it. Every year that I practice, the benefits to my general wellbeing and my sense of spiritual development seem only to increase. My experience on a daily basis is one of deep peace, grounded happiness and an organic mysticism.

When I started my practice back in 2013, I vacillated between different forms of meditation. Because, honestly, I had no idea where to start. I had a friend who gave me some general pointers, but mostly I was on my own. So, I basically tried a little bit of everything.

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