The Invisible – Clairvoyance, Dreams, Part 5/7

– Dream and Reality

Everything in life is simply an appearance, an illusion, but when you are faced with trials and difficulties, instead of telling yourself, ‘It’s only a play. It’s not really serious,’ you start weeping and lamenting and wringing your hands. Instead of moaning you should do some thinking. Try to understand that, relatively speaking, the same kind of play is being acted out in your everyday life, and instead of taking certain situations so much to heart, tell yourself that you are watching a play and that you will see things very differently once the performance is over.

Take another example: suppose you have a nightmare in which you are being pursued. You run away as fast as you can until, all of a sudden, an abyss opens at your feet and you tumble headlong into it. Your anguish is such that, even when you wake up, you continue to feel the terror of the nightmare as though it were reality. But it is not reality; you are alive and safely in bed. And you can have a similar sensation with a happy dream: a feeling of joy stays with you, even when you are awake, as though you had really had a happy experience.

And now, think about this for a moment: if you can experience a dream as though it were reality, couldn’t you also experience reality as though it were a dream? This is what wise people do. Whatever happens to them, they say, ‘I’m only dreaming; one day I’ll wake up. At the moment I am in pain, I’m ill, I’m persecuted, but it’s only a dream. When I wake up it will all disappear without a trace.’

Yes, life on earth is a sleep. This is why it is true to say that death is an awakening in the next world. But, even there, human beings are   still asleep – more lightly, to be sure – but they are still asleep. In fact, they will continue to sleep until they finally reach the causal plane, for it is only then that they become truly awake. Then, after a time, when they come back to earth, they will once again sink more and more deeply into sleep as they approach the physical plane. Once on the physical plane they are  plunged into a deep sleep from which they will not be aroused for years and years. Oh, of course, you will see them bustling about and talking and gesticulating – but they are still asleep.

And this applies to each one of you, too; don’t imagine that you are really awake. You are asleep, and just as when you are asleep and dreaming at night, you find yourself walking about, meeting people, talking to them, etc., so in the ‘waking sleep’ of everyday life you do exactly the same. In fact, sometimes, it is while you are asleep and dreaming that you are closest to being awake, for some dreams make it easier for human beings to be in contact with the true realities. When you wake up in the morning, that reality is once again hidden by a veil.

Of course, this question of dreams and reality, of reality and appearances, is rather abstract and difficult; it is not essential for you to grasp it intellectually. What is essential is that you understand how the notions I have just explained to you can help you in your everyday life. When something unpleasant comes along, remember to tell yourself, ‘Of course, I can’t pretend that this is not happening, but is it really happening to me? I am an eternal, immortal spirit; it is somebody else who is having this experience. This is an illusion and I am no more than a spectator.’

To envisage things in that way can give you a great deal of courage, a great deal of endurance and strength. It is not to your true self that these misfortunes occur; your true self is above every vicissitude of life. The entity that is suffering in you is that unreal self, the actor that has to act their part and go through all sorts of adventures as in a play. The only thing that has to be taken seriously is what I tell you, not what happens to you…

Whatever happens to you, therefore, however painful it may be, remember that your life on earth is no more than a dream. One day, when you wake up, you will exclaim, ‘How stupid I was! I thought it was all true!’ We are no more than a dream of the divine being that dwells in each of us; we are asleep and we must wake up. How can we make ourselves wake up? By thinking of our higher self, by concentrating on it and identifying with it. In this way, little by little, our ordinary consciousness will begin to unite with the consciousness of our higher self, our superconsciousness. It is this union that constitutes our true awakening.
To be continued…

Omraam Mikahel Aivanhov,
Izvor Book 228, Looking into the Invisible, Intuition, Clairvoyance, Dreams



  1. liping June 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    exquisite passages! Thank you, Valerie, for the amazing work you are doing. Thank you to Master Omraam for always illuminating our hearts and minds and cells like a beam of radiant sunshine.
    Love, Peace & Luminous Blessings <3, L.

    • Valerie Unite June 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you dear Liping for your kind comments.This Teaching is truly illuminating and transformative indeed.
      It was a blessing for me to have heard the Master say theses things, and it is a blessing to be able to share them with others.

  2. Sam June 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Reading this post just now has placed a difficulty I am currently experiencing in a whole new perspective for me! Just what was needed today, and probably worth considering every day. Thank you Valerie…:-)

    • Valerie Unite June 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Maybe another synchronicity dear Sam…? Wonderful! Have a beautiful day 🙂

  3. Tamara Matthews June 14, 2015 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Thank you Valerie, just like the others it is exactly what I needed. Thank you for being so instrumental in the Masters teaching reaching us all, Love and Light to you all x

    • Valerie Unite June 14, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

      Thank you dear Tamara. It is such a joy, as you know… 🙂 Thank you for being here!

  4. Doris Pauly June 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Very fitting for my life situation as well.
    Thank you!!!

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