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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:”


(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.”


“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)


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.”



The Law of Attraction Revisited

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 4:47 PM
The Law of Attraction
Dream Awareness Network
Next class at Enchanted Spirits in Dunedin, FL will be July 18.
Facilitator:  John W. Robinson.
The next class in the series Creating and Living a Magical Life will deal with the popularized “Law of Attraction”.
The Law of Attraction was commercialized and popularized in the DVD movie “The Secret”, produced by Rhonda Byrnes, an Australian television producer. The movie was based on a book published by Ester and Jerry Hicks in 2006, “The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham.”  
“The Secret” claims to reveal the single most powerful law in the universe - a law that no matter who you are, no matter where you are, you can change your life. Ester and Jerry Hicks’ teachings were first included in an audio cassette series they recorded in 1988. Their teachings began some time after Jerry had become enthralled with the teachings of Seth, as present in the body of work known as the Seth material, published by Jane Roberts.
Our introduction of the Seth material began in December 1963 when the writer, poet, mystic and psychic Jane Roberts began receiving information from a non-physical entity that called itself Seth. Jane Roberts then spent the next 20 years receiving and publishing this valuable information which presented an alternate view of reality. The material covers the mechanics of reality creation in the physical world we exist and live in as well as a deep and thorough teaching of the Law of Attraction. In my opinion, to this date, it is broader in scope and richer in depth, as compared to more recent material repackaging the same information.
I am not saying that the work of previous nor subsequent teachers is not valuable, because it certainly is. Everyone is an individual and therefore, will have a unique collection of experiences and beliefs. Variations of the same messages will be necessary in order to resonate with the various world views held by different individuals. What I think is important is that the teachings communicate the truth that the real power for change resides within the individual and not external, in the hands of some other authority or institution.
In the next class, we will deal with the law of attraction and such questions as:
·   If, in 2014, everybody now knows about “The Secret”, why do so many have  such difficulty in creating the kind of life they say they desire and wish for?
·   Why is the current divorce rate reported as still remaining at slightly greater than  50%?
·   Why are 40 million people reported as living in poverty?
·   Why do so many say they are searching for their “soul mate”, which will bring  them happiness?
·  Why are mass killings on an increase in America?
·  Why does the political system seem so in shambles and not in tune with the real needs of people?
·  Why does the Rand Corp. report that the number of people with a chronic    disease condition is l rapidly increasing – (now at 45% of the population)?
·  Why did the world economy collapse in 2006?
·  Why does life seem so tragic at times?

·  Why are personal relationships so difficult to manage sometimes?
·  Does a soul mate even exist for any individual?
Being a student of reality creation and consciousness for over 50 years, I know there are answers in general for each of those questions. The big question is - how do I apply the teachings in order to live a more fulfilled and richer life?  In class, we will look below the tip of the iceberg of information we have been told before and explore the archeology of the inner self, the source of such concerns.
If “The Secret” is not working for you in the manner you desire, this class may be for you. It will launch us into deeper explorations of our true selves and our place in the universe. The classes to follow will expand on the ideas presented and explore answers to the questions in detail.
Below are some quotes from antiquity that put both Seth & Abraham in perspective. There have been many teachers in the past that have tried to grab our attention:
The Maitri Upanishad (800-400 BC): “Let us therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks that he becomes.”
David of the Old Testament (1040–970 BC): “As one thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Jesus of the New Testament (6–4 BC to 30–33 AD): “Whatever you ask for with all your mind, believing in, you shall receive.”
Annie Besant (1847-1943): “The mind is like a magnet, attracting and repelling, and the nature of its attractions and repulsions can be determined by ourselves.”
Ernest Holmes (1887-1960): “The Laws of Attraction and Repulsion are entirely subjective. This means that whatever man thinks falls into a Universal Creative Medium, is accepted by it, is at once acted upon and unless neutralized tends to take objective form.”
Bardol Thodol – Tibetan Book of the Dead (700’s AD): “I will abandon all thoughts of fear and terror, I will recognize whatever appears as my projection.”
Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas (50-125 AD): “The difficulty which you expect will surely materialize.”
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)): “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
Publilius Syrus (1. century BC): “A wise man will be master of his mind; a fool will be its slave.”
John Milton (1608-1674): “The mind is its own place and in itself can make heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.”
Shakespeare (1564-1616): “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): “Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world.” …”A man is what he thinks all day long.”
David J. Schwartz (1927-1987):  “When you believe, your mind finds ways to do.”
William James (1842-1910): “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” …”Both thought and feeling are determinants of conduct, and the same conduct may be determined either by feeling or by thought.” …”The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” …”There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” …”Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”
Emile Coue (1857-1926): “Always think of what you have to do as easy and it will become so.”
Henry David Thoreau (1818-1862): “Events and circumstances have their origins in ourselves.” …What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.” …You conquer fate by thought.” ...”Our thoughts are the epochs of our lives; all else is but a journal of the winds that blew while we were here.” …”Fear creates danger and courage dispels it.”
Aristotle (384-322 BC): “The soul never thinks without a picture.” …“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Seth via Jane Roberts (1929-1984): “Experience is the product of the mind, the spirit, conscious thoughts and feelings, and unconscious thoughts and feelings. These together form the reality you know.” …”What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret of creativity” … “Basically you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality.” …“You create your experience through your expectations.” …”The present is your point of power in your current lifetime.”
My intent was not to bore you with quotes but to paint a picture of the rich history of our civilization and how it was molded and influenced by people who understood the concept of one’s personal responsibility in the creation of one’s reality.
And yet, we still ponder: “why is there so much going on in the world that we deem undesirable?"

Seth gives us an explanation of how personal and mass events are created.
I’ll see you in class on July 18. Namaste’,
John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, June 11, 2014


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