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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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Politics in the 21st. Century

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 4:46 PM
21st. Century Politics: The Struggle between Fear and Reason

Part One: Exploring the psychology of the “Far Right”.

In one of my previous posts (on the Face Book page Dream Awareness Network), I brought up the topics of fear, anger, and hatred in politics.  I think the recent Republican Political Party has been a shining example of these detrimental emotions. This is not to say that the Democratic Party is void of them. Only that the Republican leaders have been the shining stars in the politics of fear. It cannot be more evident than in the last debate on December 15, 2015.

In this post and future ones, I will explore the reasons for this in regard to the Republicans leading their charges. I will look for the reasons why they display such fear and paranoia. What are they afraid of?  This post gives some underpinnings to reflect on. Othert post will deal more directly with the fears of the “Far Right” in general and how this influences political ideology.

And then I will move on to the “Far Left”- I will do the same for the far left liberals. Why have they been so reluctant to bring about even greater positive changes in our national climate? What are they afraid of? How do they help foster creating a victim mentality?

Through this ongoing analysis I hope to show why this country needs to support Bernie Sanders at this point in our experiment with Democracy.  Yes, it is still, I believe, in the experimental stage, not yet fully realized. Maybe, it is Bernie Sanders that can take us one step closer. It will not be a “piece of cake”. Hopefully, the outcome will be that after the radical changes, we end with political institutions that are a blend of the rational and intuitive powers of Mind.

  The Nixon Example
  I could not paint a better picture of what I am attempting to show than the following excerpts taken from the book – The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events(INME), 1981, by Jane Roberts, Sessions 856 & 870.

The sessions deal with frightened people, idealism, and interpretations of good and evil. It deals with the “Watergate Affair”. This moment in our national history happened in 1972. If you are part of our country’s largest voting bloc, the New Millennials, you may not know the history.  This synopsis will give you an idea of what happened. A thorough understanding can easily be discovered by researching the topic.
The Watergate Affair was brought to us by the conservative Republican President Richard M. Nixon. For more details read the article referenced by the link at the end of this post.

From the book The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events:

“Let us look briefly at that entire affair, remembering some of our earlier questions: When does an idealist turn into a fanatic, and how? And how can the desire to do good bring about catastrophic results?

The President at the time and through all of his life before was at heart a stern, repressed idealist of a rather conventionally religious kind. He believed in an idealized good, while believing most firmly and simultaneously that “man” was fatally flawed, filled with evil, and more naturally given to bad rather than good intent.

He believed in the absolute necessity of power, while convinced at the same time that he did not possess it; and further, he believed that in the most basic terms the individual was powerless to alter the devastating march of  evil and corruption that he saw within the country, and in all other countries in the world. No matter how much power he achieved, it seemed to him that others had more- other people, other groups, other countries – but their power he saw as evil. While he believed in the existence of an idealized good he felt that the wicked were powerful and the good were weak and without vigor. 

He concentrated on the vast gulf that seemed to separate the idealized good and the practical, ever-pervading corruption that in his eyes grew by leaps and bounds. He saw himself as just. Those who did not agree with him, he saw as moral enemies. Eventually it seemed to him that he was surrounded by the corrupt, and that any means at his disposal was justified to bring down those who would threaten the presidency or the state.

  He was as paranoid as any poor deluded man or woman is who feels, without evidence, that he or she is being pursued by creatures from space, earthly or terrestrial enemies, or evil psychic powers. Those poor people will build up for themselves a logical sequence of events, in which the most innocent encounter is turned into a frightening threat. They will project that fear outward until they seem to meet it in each person they encounter.

It is obvious to most others that such paranoid views are not based on mass fact.

Your President at the time, had at his command vast information, so that he was aware of many groups and organizations that did not agree with his policies. He used those as in other circumstances a paranoid might use the sight of a police car to convince himself that he was being pursued by the police, or the FBI or whatever.

The President felt threatened – and not only personally threatened, for he felt that the good for which he stood in his own mind was in peril. And again, since the idealized good seemed too remote and difficult to achieve, any means was justified. Those who followed him, in the Cabinet and so forth possessed the same kind of characteristics to some degree or another.

  No one is as fanatical, and no one can be more cruel, than the self righteous. It is very easy for such persons “to become religiously converted” after such episodes (as in Watergate) lining themselves up once more on the side of good, searching for “the power of fellowship -  Turning to church rather than government, hearing in one way or another, the voice of God.”

I will interject here the actions of Republican President George W. Bush, 30 years later in 2003, who openly and publicly stated that he heard the “Voice of God” tell him to invade the non-threatening country of Iraq.

The consequences of his actions resulted in the deaths of 6,700 U.S. servicemen, the maiming of approximately 40,000 more that came back from the experience with missing arms, legs, or eye sight, unstable mental conditions, and consequential suicides that continue to this day. There were also hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people who were killed; men, women and children, who continue to suffer today from depleted uranium poisoning spewed out by the weapons used in that war of aggression.

  Is that what  “Christian God” would tell someone to do? Is that any better than those you fear and their actions? Was that really the teachings of the historical Christ? I hardly think so. At least, from my perspective and the experience I gained as a leader in a Christian church for several years in my past. (I served as deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, prayer group facilitator and personal growth group facilitator).

Research the facts for yourself if you do not believe me. This summary does not even consider the deaths resulting still today from the consequential actions of that decision in 2003 (as in terrorists wanting to “get even” through the development of ISIS).

What karmic entanglement will the U.S. be in store for in the future if it does not change its destructive direction? I have not even brought up the environmental impact that we may experience because of the G. W. Bush’s administrations decisions, or lack of them regarding the environment. He was supported by many Republican congressional persons; since they cannot accept the fact that we humans, as a part of Nature, are having a detrimental impact on all of Nature.

I think many of the supporters and those dedicated to the Bush administration ideals believed they were taking the right actions, according to their deeply held beliefs that were rooted in fear. The power of fear can feed irrationality and destructive behaviors. One must look within themselves to discover a power greater than fear. It is not external.

We have forsaken our roots. The window of opportunity may pass us by if dramatic changes in our political system are not implemented. Some believe we may be at a decisive moment in our history.

Back to the Watergate affair from The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events ...

“So how can the well-meaning idealist know if their good intent will lead to some actualization? How can he or she know, if this good intent might in fact lead to disastrous conditions? When does an idealist turn into a fanatic?

Look at it this way: If someone tells you that pleasure is wrong and tolerance is weakness, and that you must follow this or that dogma blindly in obedience, and if you are told this is the only right road toward the idealized good, then most likely you are dealing with a fanatic. If you are told to kill for the sake of peace, you are dealing with someone who does not understand peace or justice. If you are told to give up your free will, you are dealing with a fanatic!”

I will interject again with my experience of the last Bush administration. Their mantra, which was also used by the Hitler Nazi regime

(See the relevant post on the Blog Page:Language, Words and Thoughts; A Journey From Beliefs To Action: What It Means To Be A Liberal.  It is under the category Politics, World Events and Dreams.)


  “You are either with us or against us,” was the Bush mantra used to intimidate all opposition to the so called  “Bush Doctrine” and their destructive plans. It seems that the Homeland Security Project was also implemented in order to take away many of your freedoms and to create a state of perpetual fear. 

Those who spoke out against the administration were treated with suspect. I believe this is why I was put on the “do not fly watch list” during the entire Bush administration after they started to implement their plans. I had been outspoken in various communications to many people as being in opposition to the policies. Air travel was important to my career. I was not removed from that list until Obama was elected President. …Now back to the excerpt from INME.

…”Through your mundane conscious choices, you affect all events of your world, so that the mass world is the result of multitudinous individual choices. You could not make choices at all if you did not feel impulses to do this or that, so the choices usually involve you in making decisions between various impulses. Impulses are urges toward action. Some are conscious and some are not.” …

…”To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.

You begin by accepting your own worth as a part of the universe, and by granting every other being that same recognition.

You begin by honoring life in all its forms.

You begin by changing your thoughts toward your contemporaries, your country, your family, and your working companions.

If the ideal of loving your neighbor like yourself seems remote, you will at least absolutely refrain from killing your neighbor – and your neighbor is any other person on the face of the planet!

You cannot love your neighbor, in fact, until you love yourself, and if you believe that it is wrong to love yourself, you are indeed unable to love anyone else.”

To reduce the risk of cerebral overload, I will finish this post on the politics of fear with the next post. As a teaser, here is an excerpt to be in the next post. It is from the book What Happened to Divine Grace?, 1988, by Ramon Stevens.
 
“…How then, can you distinguish between a legitimate idea or philosophy and one based on fear? Fear provides two give away clues for the discerning mind to detect.

  First, it will cause its host to latch on to what appear to be contradictory beliefs. A logically considered philosophy is one that can be reasonably applied to every situation and found to be consistent.

A philosophy based on fear, however, latches onto a host of different ideas, some of them opposing, in its desperate attempt to camouflage its true reality. When you speak with someone whose beliefs seem to cancel each other out in contradictory shambles, know that you are speaking not to reason but to fear.

The second clue fear provides is that if a philosophy based upon it is allowed full expression and played out, it will invariably bring about precisely the opposite result of that which it claims to support. Why? Because as we have seen, an impulse that is denied out of fear is energized by the denial, the grid of intent behind it empowered to a much greater degree than the superficially desired goal.

Thus, inevitably, a policy based on fear will result in the precise opposite of what it claims to desire.”
 
You can gain more insight into the above idea by reading the posts on this web site Blog Page that deal with the Power of Suggestion and The Law of Attraction. There are several posts covering the topics.

Think about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and a few of his followers:
 -- Professed to conduct a “War on crime”, but had to resign his position of President before certain impeachment for criminal activities related to the Watergate Affair.
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  And also the presidency of George W. Bush and fellow neocons:

–  Professed a platform of Family values, protector of freedom, converses with “God”, but led to the total disruption or destruction of untold thousands of lives and families, took away individual freedoms, further enhanced spying on all Americans, took the politics of fear to the extreme for modern times, and whose actions resulted in the turmoil still existing in the middle east today.

We can do better! The politics of fear has to stop. The politics of separation has to stop. We need constructive ideas and problem solving. We need all the people involved who truly support a better future. We need thousands of visionary leaders. We can no longer afford a do nothing congress living fat off of tax payer dollars - Your dollars.

For more information related to this post see:
 
The below link was not discussed in this post but should be reviewed by all voters before the next election. I will cover some of it in another post. It covers the lies told the American public by the Ronald Regan administration - Another fearful Republican administration. George H. W. Bush was Vice President.
           
For information related to the lies told concerning the invasion of Iraq see the below link:
 

Footnote: For The New Millennials.

Being a part of our country’s largest voting bloc, the New Millennials, you may not know the history I refer to in detail, but I do think that you may be better able to discern truth as a group, than some of the generations that preceded you. You have had more access to information through technology than all previous generations.

My hope is that you have also gained a better grasp of the ideas of reality creation, exercised not only through your vote, but also through participation. You influence the creation of a better democracy through your thoughts, intentions, and actions.
You also influence the creation of a more just and fair world through your thoughts, intentions, and actions.

I also hope that you, like me, will obtain a copy of the speech delivered this week by Pope Francis and read it for understanding. How does it resonate with you and your role in creating the future you desire socially, economically, spiritually and politically? Which presidential candidate meets your standards for the future you desire?

   Based on what I have read, observed, and understood so far, for me it is Senator Bernie Sanders. His standards are supported greatly by his voting record in Congress and the Bills he has introduced. It will take a team of hundreds of thousands to support his effort for positive and dramatic change for all.

I may be two generations removed from the New Millennials, but, being a product of the ‘60’s I have an awareness of the ideals that were embraced then, which are similar I think, to your current ideals. You have all the resources for peaceful revolutionary success at your disposal.

Be bold – “Cape Diem”! - It’s your future at stake.
Express your dream for your country and yourself through action.


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