The Theory of Sleep
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
“The Dreamtime is not what you think it is,” a spirit guide told me about a year ago.
I’d asked if they meant the Shamanic Dreamtime or
sleep, and they’d been a little impatient in explaining. They didn’t see the difference, really. Sleep isn’t what we think. It’s a time when our conscious and unconscious minds trade info and it’s a way of connecting with each other’s subconscious minds. That’s the way it was explained, in…I don’t know, Pleaidean?…some other language translated into English and none too well.
I’ve gained a better understanding of it in the past year.
One of the things I loved about the Florida Pagan
Gathering was my chats with Raven Grimassi and his wife, Stephanie Taylor. Raven and I compared some similar spiritual experiences that left me feeling…validated. You can see and understand something for yourself but when someone else can offer their insights on the same subject, it takes the experience to a whole new level. And it’s always fun to discuss quantum physics and the like with someone new.
What if, Raven suggested, we in our physical form are “particle” and in our sleep we are “wave”? We cannot stay in “particle” forever, so we lapse into sleep, into “wave.” But eventually we must come out of the “wave” and back into “particle.”
This is something that stays with me, even as the weeks pass. Sometimes I feel I make more “real” connections with people via our subconscious than in actual physical conversation. There are connections and insights that come in that “wave” form, that I’m able to bring back with me more and more into “particle.” In “wave,” I am part of that vast sea of connected energy, the Universe, the One and the Law of One. Sometimes physical confirmation in “particle” isn’t nearly as important as what comes from “wave” and yet here in “particle,” physical confirmation is the only confirmation of energy that seems to matter.
Ha! That seems to matter.