(First Pass: “Chapter of the Week” 2011)
Last night I dreamt I was explaining the ‘way’ to a group of people. I was talking to someone and other people overhearing us actively started listening and asking questions. My smooth and coherent delivery felt unusually satisfying. That’s no wonder, given the way that can be spoken of is not the constant way. Of course, it was my dream so I surely knew the questions they were going to ask ahead of time…
Some years ago, a fellow did ask me to speak to an ecumenical group on Taoism. Elucidating Taoist thought to folks unfamiliar with the ‘way’ is particularly difficult to pull off in a one talk, if at all. East is East and West is West is fundamental, though not in a geographical ways. Anyway, my dream here turned out so much better; they actually understood what I was saying. It was almost as pleasant as a flying or floating dream.
So, perhaps I’m subconsciously preparing for public speaking on Taoism (oh perish the thought). Still, if that is in the cards, dreaming my way there is certainly the way to go. The power of the dream to figure out the un-figure-able is amazing, and often undervalued (at least officially I suppose). My most notable practical experience of dream-solving was while working out the correlations process. Dream time was the only way I could penetrate the most confounding aspects. Maybe someday dream time will lead to a way to communicate correlations better. Ah yes… dream on! (For all I know, dream time may be the only way to really understand correlations).
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