“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.”
~ Akira Kurosawa ~
“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.”
~ Akira Kurosawa ~
The third step of process is FORM. This is the point of impact. The substance on which you are focused is given definition and purpose. By continuing to focus, you see that the substance you are focusing on is actually a flower called a sunflower.
We usually miss the Focus and Substance steps and only experience the form, the solidity, the matter of what attracts us. If we “slow” down and break down the steps, we can catch our pattern of attraction and change it, if necessary.
The second step of process is SUBSTANCE. Substance means your attention is focused, and you notice the object’s appearance within space. At this step, there is no definition, give-away, or purpose. The object can be used for many reasons or purposes. In our example, it has no definition or purpose. It is just substance.
Here is a simple exercise to help you focus your attention. It will also give you an idea of how unfocused and distracted your energy is. Take the tip of your middle finger (wind) of your right hand and place it over the top of the index finger (fire) of your right hand. With your fingers in this configuration, tap the top of the wrist of your left hand with your right thumb. Every time you get distracted, your mind wanders, or your attention is not focused on the now and what you are doing, tap yourself.
You may find, when you first start doing this, your wrist may become very sore within a day. If you are consistent with tapping your wrist every time your mind wanders from what you are doing in the moment, it will help you to focus your attention much better.
“All power is hidden behind the veil of innocence and illusion. Succumb to illusion and you will become ill with self-importance. Accept innocence and step into the Child Spirit Shield, into the center of your own essence. Keep your attention there and do not be distracted, for this is the moment of power. In your left hand, hold experience and the maturity to be able to integrate that experience. In your right hand, hold immediacy and action. Taking responsibility holds the hands together. Power will give you the gift of wisdom through ‘catching minimal chance’. This is the Warrior’s Act of Power and worthy of your Attention.” ~ SwiftDeer
This formula tells you that all wisdom and memory which gives you power is nothing but attention. Where you place your attention, what you focus on is the key. If you can focus and keep your attention on the attraction, you gain a true reflection of your image. By receiving a reflection, rather than a distortion, you gain energy, even when you are confronting a tyrant. This is true in both the tonal (substance) and nagual (spirit) reality.
Distorted energy occurs when you put your attention on distractions. Distractions are like little vacuum cleaner hoses hooked up to you, sucking out your orende or energy. For example, you are sitting at your desk doing your work and all of a sudden you think about picking the clothes up from the cleaners on the way home, the fight you had with your spouse yesterday, and a meeting you must prepare for in two days. Each one of these thoughts are like a suction hose. They are distractions that take you away from what you are focusing on in the now and suck your orende or power.
The key to dancing awake the daydream is to give one thing or task your full attention and focus in the moment. When you stop being distracted and focus your energy, you will achieve alignment with the present moment and actually stop the aging process. Your attention will always go to the strongest energy within your space. Distractions will take you away from Power. Most of the time, the average human’s psyche is consumed by the past. Trying to get into and stay within the present, the NOW, is another way to speak about maturity.
The acquisition of power is probably the most misunderstood energy on the planet today. Many try to chase after it, buy it and some think they can steal or seduce it. However, those who are wise know that there is only one way to have power and that is to make a space inside for power to reside. Power rests inside you—in your marriage basket around the navel.
Let’s begin with the Magician’s Formula of Power.
ATTENTION = POWER
ATTENTION + ATTRACTION + IMPACT + EMPOWERMENT + DOMINION =
WISDOM = POWER = ATTENTION
Attention, according to Webster, is the act or state of applying the mind to an object. Let’s call this focus. Attention + Attraction means we must focus our attention on our attraction. When we focus our attention on our attraction, whatever we are focused on has a connection to us, and therefore an equal giveaway of energy or value is involved. Attraction is a pure electromagnetic energy.
If you focus your attention on attraction, attraction will catch or know intent. All you must do is focus on the attraction. If you do this, impact will be created. Impact is essential to power. You can experience either positive or negative impact. Both are important.
Through impact, we gain empowerment. When empowerment is an act of mutual acceptance, that is co-empowerment. It produces a win-win result, and anchors you in power.
Through the power gained from empowerment and co-empowerment, you enter the circle of dominion. Dominion is the arena in which power plays. Here is where all power exists. Once you have co-empowerment, you put all your attention on your dominion. The Elders say that at this point you gain freedom. If I am empowering you, you are going to empower back because it is an automatic return. Therefore, we enter dominion. At that moment we do not dominate, manipulate, or control each other.
In order to truly discuss these teachings on dreaming, we must first talk about power and the magician’s formula: attention = power. What is power really and what does power have to do with dreaming? It takes power in the form of the O’larien (our psychic gifts) to do successful dreaming—in particular the gifts of Telepathy (communication), Ki (expansion of the aura), Seeing, and Dreaming.
John Two Crows, one of SwiftDeer’s clan uncles, asked him “Why are you interested in that particular stone?” SwiftDeer’s answer was “Because I like it.” Two Crows said “That is attraction. Attraction means you are connected to something. There is a give-away—an equal exchange of energy or value. When something catches your attention, it is said to be an attraction and, therefore, it has power.”
We know from other Course of Study Modules that there are four types of dreams:
What we will concern ourselves within this post is the Sacred Dream. The focus of learning to control the dream is held in these two questions: How can we learn to control our waking dream, our dance through everyday life, and our sleeping dream? How can we get the waking dream and the sleeping dream to become the Sacred Dream?
Most people think we only dream when we fall asleep at night and begin rapid eye movement, switching brain waves from Beta to Alpha to Theta. According to the Elders, when we are awake we are also dreaming. For example, while reading this post, you are doing what is called awake dreaming. However, this is the dream that is an illusion, Maya, the world of “realness.” The fifth-dimension dreamtime is truly “reality.”
To read more about the Controlled Dreaming, see the Course of Study, Series A, Module 6, The Art of Controlled Dreaming
Are you really aware of what you have been dreaming into your reality? Are you happy? Are you aware of what we have been dreaming collectively on this planet? Are we closer to peace and freedom? Do you know that controlling the dream is a way to actualize your Sacred Vision in your life?
As stated in the Gold Horse prophecy, 18,000 light warriors from each of the Eight Great Powers are needed to put the Gold Horse solidly out in front, win the race, and bring in the four colts of Beauty, Power, Knowledge, and Freedom. That is 144,000 totally awake, aware, and alert men and women who are knowledgeable of the reality of the situation on Grandmother Earth and are able to walk their talk and be part of the solution. They must have the courage to defeat “the enemy,” first the inner enemies of fear, anger, guilt, blame, and shame; and then their external manifestations in the form of sickness, disease, pestilence, and the New World Order (in any of its manifestations).
The Sweet Medicine SunDance teachings help prepare you to be able to respond to the Great Mother who is calling in her markers. The alarm clock is going off to awaken the 144,000 Rainbow Warriors. Have you heard her call? Can you awaken and free yourself from the layers of anesthesia and accumulated armoring? We have all collectively and individually created the dark and negative energies that manifest as destruction of the earth. We have the capacity to dream a different dream, which manifests as healing and empowerment.
How have you been dreaming this dance? What is your part to play in making sure you awaken from the nightmare and dream a new dream for Grandmother Earth, one that includes autonomy, individuality, and freedom for all peoples? You are learning about one of the most potent tools available to effect this change in yourself and in the collective: The Art of Controlled Dreaming.
To read more about the Gold Horse Prophecy, see the Course of Study, Series A, Module 6, The Art of Controlled Dreaming