"What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you went to
heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if
when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?” –
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I saw the movie Inception last week. I
loved it because it so fantastically reminded me of the increasingly
blurry lines between our current reality and dream reality. In the movie
Leonardo Di Caprio plays the role of a ‘dream architect&; whose job it
is to ‘insert’ an idea into a person’s subconscious, with the goal being
the person is influenced to do something in his waking life that he
otherwise wouldn’t have. The ‘dream architect’ can insert – or steal –
ideas by creating and entering a shared dreamspace. The ‘dream’ feels
so real, that all the people working on the job carry with them a small
totem that will tell them whether they are in a dream reality or in
their usual reality. For example Di Caprio has a spinning top that spins
without toppling over if he is in a dreamworld.

While watching
the movie, I thought of something my guides tell me all the time
‘reality is whatever you think it is.’ On its simplest level this means
that your perception determines whether you think an experience is
great or hard or transformative or abundant or lacking. We all have
numerous layers of mental and influencing our
perception, and that’s why no two people are ever truly living in the
same reality even if they are sharing an experience. On a more
physically tangible level it means exactly what it says; reality is
whatever you think it is. Your life today is exactly a snapshot of what
you at one point thought, felt and believed. Your health, ,
home, relationships and work are direct physical representations
showing you really clearly the focus and flavour of your dominating
thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The exciting thing is, we are all now
waking up to the realisation that we are creating as we go! We are
consciously creating as opposed to subconsciously creating.

What
does this mean? It means that the state of your health or bank account
today doesn’t have anything to do with how those things are going to
look tomorrow – unless you want them to. They are simply a result of
what you were predominantly focusing on whilst in your ‘dream architect’
in the days, months and years up until now. You are living your
own personal movie. You are living, and creating, your own personal
dream. The only reason we repeat scenes is because no-one taught us that
we don’t have to! No-one taught us that we are the writers of our own
script, we are the architects of our own dream, and we can design our
reality in the way that we want.

We have been taught that our
reality is our dream world, and our physical reality
is our real world, when quite the opposite seems to be true. Our
vibrational energy reality is more our real world, as that is where our
true power to create lies. That is where our tools of thought, belief
and feeling lie. That is where our sabotaging issues and old patterns
lie. If we want to change anything in our life, we have to go into our
vibrational energy fields because that’s where everything originates!
Energy is the play-doh of the universe. You can mould it and tweak it
and use it any way you like. It will show up in your life in exactly the
way you think it will. Our physical reality is simply a result of our
energetic play.

Our higher self predominantly exists in the higher
vibrational energy fields, so for anyone reading thinking, well we
can’t override our soul’s higher need to experience something we
wouldn’t necessarily consciously choose for the purposes of growth, or
we shouldn’t be trying to manifest something that isn’t in alignment
with our authentic desire, I’m not suggesting that in connecting to our
‘dream architect’ we turn into ego control freaks. I don’t recommend
putting our ego in charge of our dream architecture. Ideally, we want to
step into our ‘dream architect’ role in alignment with our authentic
and higher self. Remembering your ‘dream architect’ role is a gift to be
used wisely. It is a positive and exciting sign that millions of
people around the world are remembering this gift, because it is a sign I
believe that collectively we are entering the maturity level required
to consciously and responsibly use it.

Many people are now finding
themselves awakening from the illusion that our physical world is the
more ‘real’ world or the only world, and rubbing sleep from their eyes
to see that there is another, greater world available to them. This can
actually feel quite confusing, shocking and even disorientating at
first. It reminds me of Jim Carrey’s character in The Truman Show,
finding out that his whole life has been one big reality show, and after
years of thinking life had to be one way, finding out that life is
running on a whole other ballgame of rules now.

Even those of us
who have felt pretty awake for a long time can find it hard to let go of
the mind’s grip on the old reality, on the ego’s insistence that ‘Some
things just have to be hard’ or ‘It takes money to live and I can’t make
money doing what I love’. As said, “Whether you think you
can, or you think you can’t, you will always be right.” Watch your
thoughts now more than ever. Do you ever think ‘that’s just the way it
has to be’ or is there anything you think would be impossible to
achieve? Do you have a dream or goal that you keep repressing because
you just can’t imagine how it could happen? What if you started
imagining it happening? What if you decided to play with this idea of
being your own ‘dream architect’? What would your dream look like? What
would you dream into being? If you could create your dreamscape, your
world, with no limits, what would it look like?

“There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I
dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the . “When I was
your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve
believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

– Lewis Carroll

Our
biggest obstacle is our own mind’s lack of belief in the reality and
validity of the ‘dream’ world and our ego’s lack of belief in anything
that it can’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell with its five senses.
The ‘dream world’ exists on a higher vibration, and so of course the
mind can’t logically understand it nor can the ego perceive it! It’s
like someone with access to only 5 public television stations refusing
rigidly to accept that there are literally thousands of other shows
available out there to the many people hooked up to satellite!

Sometimes
it isn’t our refusal to believe that stops us from fully opening to our
dream reality, it’s a lack of a frame of reference – we simply have
never had this great new experience before. I’ve been seeing a lot of
clients lately who’ve made the quantum leap from being in unhappy
marriages to meeting their soulmate, from existing in unfulfilling jobs
to suddenly find themselves retrenched and free to finally do what
they’ve always wanted to do. Others are receiving unexpected travel
invitations or financial gifts. It’s as if someone is tearing down the
veils and gleefully shouting “Welcome to Fairy-tale Land where all your
dreams come true! Come in, come in, there’s so much to see and even more
to do!” What do most of us do when this happens? We nervously hang out
by the curtain, only daring to take a little peek at this mysterious
up-until-now elusive Fairy-tale Land. I mean, meeting soulmates and
doing what you love for a living only happens in fairytales, and
fairytales aren’t real are they? Well guess what? They are meant to be
real!

Our fairytale life was always meant to be our real life.
Many of us are awakening to that life now, but we have struggled for so
long in the old dream, that we came to believe the old dream was our
reality and are finding it hard to let go! On top of that, others try to
convince you that you are dreaming for believing in Fairytale Land and
ask you to wake up and get real and get back into the real world, which
is actually the old dream world that you came here to wake up from!!!

I’m
passionate about using our awakening not just for our personal lives,
but seeing our personal awakening as an integral part of a bigger
picture: the awakening of a new, more empowered humanity and Earth. So, I
don’t want to insensitively insinuate that in our new world there are
no problems and everything is perfect and that somehow we have no more
people living in poverty or poor health or that we have no
responsibility to those still living that reality. (Although I’m pretty
sure that in time our future will look more and more balanced and
wonderful for more and more people). Rather, our newly constructed world
is a place and space from which we can use our consciousness more,
well, consciously! We can use it to move through our problems, be they
personal or international, in a more harmonious way. We can use it to
help our brothers and sisters in a more practical, useful way. We can
use it to interact with our Earth in a more considerate way. Again,
there is a big difference between being a dream architect from your ego
self, or a dream architect from your authentic and higher self.

So
step into your Dream Architect self and start constructing! Your tools
are your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Your power cord is your
connection to Source Energy which very handily also provides you with a
trusty that appears as your intuition and synchronicity. Your
tools, power cord and GPS will naturally lead you to the actions and
opportunities that will help your dreamscape materialise in the
physical. Construct with the attitude that nothing is impossible and
everything is possible. It happens in your dreams all the time ‘I was
sitting on a horse and it turned into a car and then suddenly I was in
’. So, if it can happen in your dreams, it can happen in your
physical life, because on some level of consciousness it happened!!

When
our mind and ego thinks we’re just playing or imagining or dreaming,
the defences go down. So, get out your journal and have a play with
this: “If life was a dream ……..” Include information about every
area of your life, and even extend it to information about how you see
your ideal greater world. Particularly include things that make you
feel happy, because it’s the ‘feeling happy’ tool that is one of the
most powerful in your construction kit. Have fun!!

(c) Dana Mrkich 2010. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the is credited, and the URL www.danamrkich.com is included.