By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I dream at night as if I would live forever, and I dream by day as if I were to die tomorrow… Everyone who follows our blog or works with me, knows by now that we are those who vision naturally, and do not set our standards to vision plants or drugs, but rather take the long journey of awakening through healing, spiritual disciplines and facing one’s fears in life. We earn our visions with the focus on the soul bodies, not the mental bodied visions, and invest in our sobriety dreaming potential as a real and viable spiritual path without any shortcuts.
In the world of our dreams or our waking life (dreams or visions) there are many aspects of the self, equal to aspects of illusions and the diversity and depth of our dreaming, our visions and our illusions that we carry not only in our life personally but also our karmic life. How do we know what we carry concerning our disillusion and our personal illusions?… exactly. Waking up from illusion is one of the most painful and difficult spiritual journey that there is and one must prepare with other disciplines and healing before that level can awaken. This is why no one does it and why people write books instead or go to ayahuasca or peyote circles, or lead workshops. They are not doing the work, they are talking about it and teaching about it, otherwise it is a full time commitment to heal and there is no time to write books or teach until its completed.
Illusions in our real life requires much time, personal relationships, awakening, and this of course, since its our real life, takes decades to go through the motions of them building illusions, peaking within them, experiencing the destruction and then the awakening through those three processes. We have even believed in illusions we thought were real and thus our soul becomes involved when we wish to overcome our pain or sorrow, grief or abandonment.
These are the principles of detoxing the soul, not the emotional body. Old emotional “cycles” play a part as an effect, not a cause. The Soul is huge lifetimes of cycles that influence and like a stream, enter our great river of life. People do not know the difference between the emotional body, its intuitive and empathic nature and the small bit of soul we reincarnate with. These are huge differences.
In dreaming and waking dreams, we must live, walk, breathe and express a mirror life. Mirror work is mandatory to be able to see the self without looking at the self. The first two steps of mirror, obsidian mirror and collective mirror of the self (work), and at the foundation it starts with signs and syncronicities and learning how to structure them with the moon. This is what I teach her at Elder Mountain after walking it, practicing it and living it monthly for 30 years. Its a trickery and masterful walk, and does include awareness as it grows which does bring much sorrow.
As we walk through our life, the human illusions must be healed because the soul body which we know is real is very elusive and hidden from us. There is the unconscious mind, but there is also the unconscious soul. The bridge between waking up and dealing with our sleeping illusions, rests with our mental body and our mental astral body dreamer – who both know nothing of the soul’s existence, its world and literally tries to protect us from it. We experience deep emotions, sensitive feelings, empathic depth through our own natures about who we are and still… this is not the soul or the dreaming soul’s reality at night.
Our three bodies (mental body, physical and emotional body) all function in this world and only the mental body has an astral body which can leave the physical body and roam the dreaming planes (mostly during sleep unless one is a sorcerer or takes a lot of drugs and shamanic plants and generally causes trouble because the person is not conscious or has enough awareness to know). When the mental astral body returns to the physical body, the mind then analyzes, dissects and tries to discern our nightly dream life or our experiences and visions.
Some believe its real, and those on shamanic plants believe its even more real of what they are experiencing… but its not, its all a “projection.” Its like a movie that our mental astral body project what we wish to see, both in visions and in dreams, not whats actually there and happening. What is actually there and happening is hell and shadows of the soul’s life. This is why its important to heal all our issues in the waking life. To dream in the real, it is both wrathful and an extremely painful and debilitating life.
The soul is worth saving, her beauty and strength for all of us, costs us, and is a sacrifice to do such work, but in the end, it is worth it. There are no short cuts, there is nothing free when it concerns the soul, and pot, alcohol, drugs, shamanic plants, peyote, and all these things keep her in bondage, regardless of what ones philosophy is. Once you experience your own bondaged soul, philosophers have no experience, otherwise they too would be sober in the spiritual and mystical worlds.
Lucid and astral dreamers agree with themselves, that they are flying around the world, what they are doing is flying in their “projection” bubble with their mental astral body which includes lucidity and astral flight. There are only certain ways to break that bubble, or have the water break to be born, so to speak, into the dreaming reality of the soul. As I said, its painful and on the edge of wrathful and horrific and oh how humans love to judge when you enter the soul realms of waking and night life. We are still in the mental astral body, which has no consequences and no pain in dreaming.
When we fall asleep at night, the soul in which we get to reincarnate with, is only about twenty percent, of our many souls and it lives strictly in the dream worlds with or without the mental astral dreamer knowing. Some of us seek to find her other lost parts called karma because we are paying a karmic dept and that is immensely painful for our entire life. Our souls have been fragmented so much by our past lives, that she lays imprisoned in dreaming, and a slave to the shadows there.
In the dream realms, the soul exists in the unknown and the abyss, and those students who work with me, being in a dreamers (shamans) space, for the first time get a taste of her bondage in the darkness shadow in dream planes where they are not protected. I assure them this soul of theirs has been in that demonic realm since birth and from one’s previous karmic lives and you are just getting your first real glimpse of your soul astral reality, with your mental dreamer. For the average lucid and astral traveler, they have no clue or idea why their mental astral body is traveling in the first place or that its even their mental astral body flying. Or even what its looking for because of life’s distractions.
Our distractions in our waking life and our regular addictions equals our distraction-projections in our nightly dream life. Pot, alcohol or shamanic plant uses in the day, equals the false distortions and fragments our nightly dreams. Our 20% soul within cannot operate fully until we commit to the purifications required as dreamers and these are not easy.
The most common separation and brokenness of our life, is our own karma from our past lives which splits her apart for lifetimes and literally these pieces of our soul (in broken states), sits where damage was done to her, in our past lives, which effects our emotional struggles, here in this incarnation. When we suffer emotionally, our most painful experiences are because we are separate from her and/or him.
Modern religions and paganism after the first century, call her dream territories Heaven or Hell, the Indigenous or shaman’s call her homes the Upper, Lower or Middle worlds, the Vikings call it Helheim or Valhalla, each has its own names and descriptions for the energetic levels of the dream planes. When you feel intuition, or the gut feelings, or have prophetic or pre-cognitive dreams, it is she (your own astral mental body dreamer) who has been feeding you such information from these energy realities, not your soul dreamer.
Any other ‘givers’ of information and messages, are to be caste out and rejected and said “no” to. Saying no to these roaming souls and soulless mental astral body humans (what people call spirit) is the first steps in clarifying your own journey and benevolent spirits soon turn evil when you do say no over and over again to their visits. Just say no to their astral bodies, their voices because they do not belong in your space if you are a spiritual person.
There are many blocks between you and your own soul, this divine feminine and masculine, over millennia of disconnections, karmic separations, patriarchal abuses, self-destruction and more. These are what sorrow, struggle and dis-eases express to open these realms back up so you can begin your spiritual ‘healing’ journey and purify when things become difficult in your life.
We cannot purify our dream body until we dedicate to sobriety (no pot, drugs, meds, shamanic plants etc), otherwise, we cannot get clear enough to work with the illusion projections of dreaming, both waking and nightly dreams.
These illusion causing substances destroy your soul astral body and all you have is the projection body (mental astral body) to believe in as reality, when its not dream reality, its dream projections. Energy work is one of the exceptional purifiers of our astral bodies, to wake up, and how we flow or where we are blocked in our personal life, but make sure your healer is sober as well, especially if you are an empath.
When one dedicates to the emotional body (the prerequisite for the dreamer), one will find there are two journeys: 1. the karmic life we live, which is painful, and 2. the healing life of detoxing mind, body and emotional body to wake up. My motto as a shaman is to learn how to “Slay” the self, so life doesn’t have to, because then we are able to reconnect our bridges, the dream-weaving of our ‘whole’ soul (cloud) back together again slowly over lifetimes. We can do it consciously, accepting pain as our teacher or be knocked down asking why of the minds repetitive mind distractions.
Our real “well-spring” or “fountain of youth” begins with our energetic body, both the mental, soul and animism astral bodies (or its many names: chakras, chi body, dreamer body etc). Once we start the journey of healing our real life, real relationships and real purification, we slowly becoming like the Spring, which flows clear and pure water from the earth, and our mind-body is then constantly renewing itself through the energy of the Soul and its purest cloud.
The dream worlds of the lower, middle and upper worlds, equals the level of where our vibration is from our past life karma, which manifests some of the physical reality of our personal inner world of our lower, middle and upper realities. If we are willing to see and experience the truth and work with it, without our belief systems getting in the way and the mental body calling all the reality beliefs even when they are illusions, we can find some flexibility in our spiritual learning.
This is very painful to let go of the things we thought were real, or what book writers tell us what is real, and in order to move ‘through’ our real life troubles, not around, underneath or above them acting as if our dream life is separate from our human life, then we can begin a truthful journey. We can fill the empty hole which is missing and return home our soul (to the wholeness) and health that many of us crave in our spiritual path.
To begin to touch your soul and soul body dreamer, go to real holistic sober healers once a month for the next fifteen years, and also become sober of pot, drugs, shamanic plants, alcohol, anything that alters perception first and foremost. Then we can begin to unwind the ball of string known as your karma. Not everyone is here to pay their karma, for those who suffer this, you are the blessed ones who can work towards inner health and peace and have the gates of the soul open.
This is a slow and steady path and walk, that crushes your ego, that humbles you beyond belief, and let life teach you the mystery and its wrathful ways of how to purify your soul. Only those who are already suffering greatly accept this challenge because they have nothing to lose, because the pain is already there daily. It is here, you begin to understand the SOUL in which ancients and antiquities have led you astray.