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When a Voice in a Dream Gives You “The Answer”


{Subtitle: The Codicils: A Vision for 21st Century America & the World.}

© John W. Robinson Dream Awareness Network Oct. 6, 2020


Some definitions of the word "idea" are as follows: [1] a thought, plan, or suggestion about what to do, [2] an opinion or belief, [3] something that you imagine or picture in your mind [4] any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, mental awareness, or mental activity.


With this lead in, I want to present an idea for any explorers that are new to the world of understanding their dreams. This is the idea that you can incubate a dream by suggesting and affirming to your inner self and your conscious self that you wish to experience a dream about a certain topic or more specifically to receive an answer to a question, or to receive practical guidance in the solving of a real life problem.



This is a practice in the art of dreamwork that I have been using for over 50 years with many successes. Jane Roberts, author of the Seth material, refers to it and other practices as becoming A Dream Art Scientist. At times, the practice will take persistence to develop. But if you are disciplined in the practice it will eventually become your expectation that you will receive the information from a dream that you seek. I believe this practice illustrates the admonition to:


• Seek and you will find.

• Ask and you will receive.

• Knock and the door will be opened.


The practice is that of dream incubation, or to develop or produce a dream about that which you are incubating. One of my most recent experiences at dream incubation deals with a concern many people have with the present state of perceived chaos, confusion over a vision for the future, and a lack of a continued movement toward equality & justice for all. These are all indicators that the experiment in democracy that our American culture has been involved in for so long, appears to be evolving. But, it is not just an American experience, it is a global experience.


It is with a history of proving this method in my dreamwork and a belief in its power that one night a few weeks ago, before falling asleep, I suggested to my conscious mind, subconscious mind and inner self that I desired and expected more insight and a solution to the societal anguish and confusion that millions are experiencing at this historical time. How do we as a society move forward?



With that background, I awake from a dream that night with this action taking place. My dreaming self like my waking self is asking the question to another personality in my dream. I am aware of another personality being in the dream event even though upon awaking I could not identify that personality. What impacted me was a voice that stated very clearly – “Reread the ending of Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time and you will discover your answer”. Awakening from this dream and the certainty of the voice in the dream, I felt that I had received the answer to my suggestion, or incubation of the ideas stated above.


Immediately upon getting out of bed, I went to the family room which now serves also as a writer’s office for me. I found the book among the many books authored by Jane Roberts,  or books by others sharing their experience with the material. At last count I think it totaled about 35 volumes.



I opened the book to the section suggested by the dream voice and began reading. It did not take long before I discovered the answer to my specific request for the dream incubation.


There it was in plain sight in black & white very clearly laid out. The word is Codicils.


I knew then I had read about the Codicils, previously in the books “Psychic Politics” and “…The Museum of Time”, and at the time had an idea, that I wanted to write a blog about the Codicils because I believed them to be a touchstone in the evolution of civilization and its move toward justice and equality for all while developing humanity’s nature to it full extant.

(Moment Point Press - 2000 edition – Copyright © by Robert F. Butts

© 1976 Jane Roberts (Prentice Hall)


I will now share with you my rediscovery of the Codicils as recorded by Jane Roberts in The Oversoul Seven Trilogy and Psychic Politics. The source I begin with is the literary fiction work The Oversoul Seven Trilogy. The Trilogy was transmitted and written by Jane thru altered states of consciousness. The quotes I will use come from the 1995 Amber-Allen Publishing edition of the Trilogy, published by Robert Butts (Jane’s spouse) over 10 years after Jane’s physical death.


The following quotes are from sections of the referenced work beginning on page 538 and ending on 545 (last page in the trilogy). Open your mind to a new awareness and understanding. To set the stage, passages from the book’s last chapter follow.



“George was always embarrassed for Window when he spoke for Christ or Monarch; he couldn’t look him in the face. Grinning, he said, “the George?” “Well, I’m George anyhow.”


“I’m deeply honored,” “Monarch said.”


“He is the George, “Leona whispered mentally, and he isn’t, I can tell. Something’s …distorted.”


“And then obviously you aren’t trying to steal the Codicils,” Monarch replied to George, with relief.


“Seven interrupted.” “We’re trying to make sure that the Codicils do appear in your time. You must be dream travelers.”


…”George shook his own head. He knew that whatever Window would say was true. But how did he know”?


“Window began: “I use to speak for a personality called Monarch—as you know. Well, suddenly that consciousness and mine merged. I knew Monarch’s life and he knew mine. But his was a world that makes ours really look sick. I’ve never been so happy in my life as when I glimpsed pictures of that world through his mental images. And his world was based on completely different ideas than ours is….”


“While Oversoul Seven was so concerned with finding the Codicils, the words “the Codicils” kept sounding through Josephine’s mind. She sensed some odd familiarity as if she herself had run across that particular phrase in some significant way before. That is, she thought the words meant “appendages to a will.” Yet suppose in this connotation, they meant “appendages to the will” – to man’s will?” {My note added: In this use “man’s will” refers to mankind, or humanity’s personal will in the generic sense.}




“With no particular destination in mind, she walked up the stairs to her small study and found herself examining the piles of books stacked so neatly on the bookshelves. “The Codicils”, she muttered angrily, anxiously. As if by themselves, her hands began rummaging through the books, fingering the pages. Yet she had the odd feeling that her fingers knew what they were doing, that she had in mind some particular goal beyond her conscious knowing.”



“…She suddenly yelled out in triumph and exaltation as she found the phrase, the particular phrase that was so vital. It was in an old book, Psychic Politics, by Jane Roberts, written many years before. There it was – the blueprint for mankind’s future, the blueprint that she was now completely sure was also written in the tissues and cells of the species itself. She read quickly, triumphantly:”


CODICILS


(Alternate hypotheses as a base for private and public experience)


1. “All of creation is sacred and alive, each part connected to each other part, and each communicating in a creative cooperative commerce in which the smallest and the largest are equally involved.”


2. “The physical senses present one unique version of reality, in which being is perceived in a particular dimensionalized sequence, built up through neurological patterning, and is the result of one kind of neurological focus. There are alternate neurological routes, biologically acceptable, and other sequences so far not chosen.”


3. “Our individual self government and our political organizations are by-products of sequential perception, and our exterior methods of communication set up patterns that correlate with, and duplicate, our synaptic behavior. We lock ourselves into certain structures of reality in this way.”


4. “Our sequential prejudiced perception is inherently far more flexible than we recognize, however. There are half steps – other unperceived impulses – that leap the nerve ends, too fast and too slow for our usual focus. Recognition of these can be learned and encouraged, bringing in perceptive data that will trigger changes in usual sense response, filling out potential sense spectra with which we are normally not familiar.”


5. “This greater possible sense spectrum includes increased perception of inner bodily reality in terms of cellular identity and behavior; automatic conscious control of bodily processes; and increased perception of exterior conditions as the usual senses become more vigorous. (Our sight, for example, is not nearly as efficient as it could be. Nuances of color, texture, and depth could be expanded and our entire visual area attains a brilliance presently considered exceptional or supernormal.)”


“Josephine’s glance slid down the page. The Codicils were followed by comments by the author. There was a paragraph called Comments on the Codicils. It seemed to apply to Codicil #1 and to the five Codicils in general at the same time. She read the pertinent passages quickly and impatiently.”



COMMENTS ON CODICILS


“Acceptance of these first codicils would expand practical knowledge of the self, break down barriers that are the result of our prejudiced perception, and restructure personal, social, and political life.”


“Concepts of the self and practical experience of the self must be broadened if the species is to develop its true potentials. Only an evolution of consciousness can alter the world view that appears to be our official line of consciousness.”



I, John, will digress from quoting from the book and say to the reader of this blog that there are two more pages of Comments on the Codicils that are a must for reading and understanding if you hold the view I do that our culture and the world needs to change its current direction, or the survival of mankind as we know it may be in jeopardy. I encourage you from my heart, to seek, find, read, and become aware of these Codicils. The realization of your human potential may be at stake. Now I am returning to quoting from the book to bring this blog to an ending.



“…George the First cried out: “Zounds, what luck!”


“You’ll never know,” Seven whispered to George mentally. “Goodbye, dear friend, at least for now.” He grinned and added, “It’s been a –uh—super relationship. You succeeded in your pursuits far better than you know.”


And Seven knew that it was all right, that everything was all right, always had been all right, that it had only been their anxieties and doubts that ever made it all seem wrong. They were all couched and safe, forever secure, forever jubilant at the heart of their own beings. There was never anything to be afraid of, if only they trusted the great sweet security that forever held the vitality of their beings, for they were all truly splendid, a part of a loving universe that cradled them forever in a safety and love literally beyond all comprehension.”


In closing this great example of the type of information you may get when you choose to incubate a dream, I encourage you to follow my lead. You may become aware of a new worldview that may be in your future now. A future governed by the CODICILS discussed in the two books referenced. Or, you may just become aware of the power of your dreams for releasing dramatic changes in your life. Either way the process is a win-win situation.


Look for more blogs on this site in the future expanding on these Codicil concepts while being related to my personal dreams and experiences or related to the dreams or experiences of others.




(Note: Incubation image courtesy of C4DL Lab)



Appendix


The Codicils were first received by Jane Roberts from her mental library and published in her book Psychic Politics-An Aspect Psychology Book, published in 1976. The Codicils I share above were included at the end of the third book of the Oversoul Seven Trilogy, Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time, a fiction novel. This is the reference to which my dream voice first led me, pointing me in the direction of the answer to my question. Jane published the first book of the trilogy The Education of Oversoul Seven in 1973. In 1979 The Further Education of Oversoul Seven was published. The last book of the trilogy Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time was published in 1984.


In the book Psychic Politics, chapter 21, Jane shares how she received the Codicils. She describes the source as a type of psychic library.


…Finally one morning as I sat at my table, I saw the library transposed against the living room wall. My double sat there, reading a book. At the same time, the word “codicil” kept coming into my mind again. I heard it mentally, at first faintly and then it sounded louder and louder until I wrote the word down and waited. Then I knew that the material to come represented an alternate model for civilization to follow, and that I was transcribing my book from one depicting such a model—a model that we hadn’t chosen in the past. The codicils would represent a fresh hypothesis upon which to build a new, better civilization.”


As Jane reflected and expanded on what she was receiving, she suddenly realized:

“That the rest of the book would deal with an alternate model for civilization to follow based on the codicils I had just received and others to follow”. … “The rest of the material came very rapidly, and I found myself caught up in a vision of the world far different than the one we know.”


“The codicils, followed, would lead to a government as natural, orderly, and spontaneous as the seasons in which each individual brings personhood to fulfillment to the best of his or her ability, and in so doing automatically plays a potent role in the development of the entire society. Such a civilization would be based upon the following codicils, added to those already given.”


Additional Codicils


1. Each person is a unique version of an inner model that is itself a bank of potentials, variations, and creativity. The psyche is a seed of individuality and selfhood, cast in space-time but ultimately independent of it.


2. We are born in many times and places, but not in a return of identity as we understand it; not as a copy in different clothes, but as a new self ever-rising out of the psyche’s life as the new ruler rises to the podium or throne, in a psychic politics as ancient as humanity.


3. Civilizations both past and present represent projections of inner selfhood, and mirror the state of the mass psyche at any given time. We hold memory and knowledge of past civilizations as we hold unconscious memories of our private early current life experiences.


4. From our present, we exert force upon the past as well as the future, forming our ideas of the past and reacting accordingly. We actually project events into our own new past.

5. Each generation forms a new past, one that exists as surely as the present, not just an imaginary construct but as a practical platform—a newly built past—upon which we build a present.


6. Options and alternate models for selfhood and civilization exist in a psychic pattern of probabilities from which we can choose to actualize an entirely new life system.



And so, just as a dream can have a false awakening; an experience where you think you have awakened from a dream and begin reflecting on it, only to find out you are still dreaming when your consciousness in the dream gives you a clue pointing toward that fact; - I will now have a second ending to this report with a quote from Seth (Jane’s teacher) used as the closing to Jane’s book Psychic Politics.


“I am a poor imitation of the voices of your own psyches to which you do not listen. I will be un-needed, and gladly so, when you realize that the vitality and reinforcement and joy are your own, and rise from the fountain of your own beings; when you realize that you do not need me for protection, for there is nothing you need protect yourself against.”

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Symbols of Coincidence & A Tiger in the Zoo

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 10:17 PM Comments comments (28)
     
A Tiger in the Zoo
 
By John W. Robinson
Dream Work & Personal Growth Facilitator - Enchanted Spirits, in Dunedin, FL
 
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful party. Although a diverse group of people, they all did have a lot in common. Each was exploring their world and their own consciousness in a way that was outside of “the officially accepted dogma”. You might say each had a different world view.
 
The energy level seemed high as the evening progressed so I decided to ask the host if I could share a game I had learned with the group. The host was gracious to accept my offer. The game was called “The Coincidence Card Game” as I learned it from Robert Moss, Dream Work Educator & author of many excellent books. In the spirit of the ancient Greek Dream Temples, I called it “The Oracle ofEnchanted Spirits card game.”
 
The game went like this: Each of the players was given a 3x5 index card on which they were asked to write anything – really, I mean anything. Whatever popped into their mind that moment and keep it to themselves. I collected the cards with the writing turned down and shuffled them. On another card   I asked each player to write down a question or make a statement that they would like to receive guidance on when they visited the Oracle of Enchanted Spirits. Next, each player chosen at random picked a card from the Oracles deck and shared the thought that had been written down originally by an anonymous player. The anonymous response becomes the answer from the Oracle to the player seeking guidance.
 
It really was a fun and enlightening game. The purpose and outcome of the game is an experiential learning exercise dealing with synchronicities and coincidences.
 
When I started a study of dreams about 30 years ago, I also was involved in a study of synchronicity, coincidence and creative visualization/imagination. As I recorded my dreams in a dream journal, I was making notes on seemingly unrelated events resulting in a meaningful coincidence in my life. The experience, like my awareness of dream messages, had moved beyond amusement to the point that these events became grounded in my expectations. I became a believer in the concepts of the Collective Unconscious and Synchronicity as developed and written about in many books by the great Therapist and Psychologist, Carl Jung.  
 
 In the Oracle Card Game, I think the collective unconscious wisdom of the players became the collective unconscious as described by Jung. Many of the "answers" from the Oracle of the game were "right on". To me, dreams, coincidence and the imagination go hand-in-hand as written about by Robert Moss, in  The Three Only Things.
 
As an illustration, I will share the experience of one of the game players at the party. There were 17 players on this evening. You can play the game with any number of players. I will call this player with a female energy, Rachael (a pseudo-name).
 
Before drawing a card from the Oracles deck, Rachael shared with the group the question she was asking for guidance on – “I desire guidanceon what direction to take”. Obviously, there were some probable directions held in mind by Rachael which were not shared with the group. The card she picked from the Oracle’s deck stated simply: …..“A Tiger in the Zoo.”….
 
Now this may not seem very enlightening, but without passing judgment, let’s take a closer look at what happened considering what you may have learned about dream messages, imagination and meaningful coincidence, or synchronicity.
 
If I use a dream analysis method of Fritz Perls, considered the “Father of Gestalt Psychology” and consider the episode a dream segment, I have a dream segment in which I project my dreaming self as a Tiger in the Zoo. And, as a Tiger, if I look out from behind the bars I see a zoo full of “human spectators who appear to be trapped behind bars.” - A different twist of the imagination indeed. As a Tiger, I might even carry on a conversation with myself directed toward the humans behind the bars as Perls would suggest.
 
“Why do you humans trap yourself behind the bars of rigid dogma and unimaginative thinking, not realizing the power of your consciousness and your subconscious mind? Why do you stare at me like I am the one trapped?  As a species, when left alone my kind knows how to survive the way “All That Is” intended.”….. -  Something to think about?
 
Or, if I look at the Tiger as an archetypal symbol I get another take on the event. The idea of archetypes became meaningful to me as I studied the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. But, I will draw again on the writing of Robert Moss, in his terrific book Conscious Dreaming, pp. 52-53, to gain insights into the Tiger as an archetypal symbol from other cultures that does often appear in dreams.  As Moss writes,
 
……” Among the indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia, the tiger or clouded leopard is frequently the animal guardian and soul companion of the most powerful shamans. Such shamans are believed to be able to shape-shift into tiger form not only to fight enemies but also to heal and to test and initiate shamans-to-be…”
 
…..” The Senoi, a forest people of the Malay Peninsula, also believe that the tiger is the shaman’s most powerful spirit helper. The Senoi are said to teach their children that nightmare adversaries are hostile spirits (mara) that become spirit helpers (gunik) when they are confronted and overcome. When a dreamer develops the courage to confront and accept a tiger that challenges them in dreams, he becomes a shaman…..”
 
So, for Rachael, if there was an answer in the Oracles message, and if the event was a meaningful coincidence arising out of the collective unconscious of the players, maybe thinking about it this way will lead to other insights and direction. Maybe even in the direction of a shaman. Maybe the Tiger is Rachael's spirit animal helper that will revel itself to her in a dream.
 
As I suggested to Rachael and the others playing the game, "also take your guidance question (the idea you desire to receive guidance on) to your inner self before you fall asleep tonight and record what you remember from your dreams when you wake up in the morning. Give yourself the suggestion that your own  subconscious mind will bring you back a message from the dream world, the unknown reality where the fulfillment of physical world dreams begin. Be on the lookout for symbols and synchronicities that may appear in the days or weeks that follow. Know that night time dreams can help you fulfill your life dreams and desire".
 
If you work with groups in any venue, I have found the coincidence card game can be a great "ice breaker" along with being insightful regarding the coincidences our desires attract from the unknown reality. Our thoughts, beliefs and emotions become magnets attracting what we desire. This process commonly takes place in our dreams.
September 17, 2011

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