Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Dream from October 18, 2005

[Note: I'm not sure I had this dream last night, but I just remembered it, so I either had it last night or in the past few days.]

There is a little boy with blonde hair sitting on the floor in front of a television. He is watching the cartoon series called "He-Man". I sit behind him and say to him, "I used to watch this cartoon when I was a kid."

[Note: I watched this cartoon all the time as a kid. I even had lots of He-Man toys.]

14 comments:

Vino said...

Hi Stacey,

I left you a comment in one of your previous blogs.

HE Man dreams... Personally that was my favourite character too. I think that character and arnold were my personal inspirations in the physique arena.

Anyways... According to Sigmund Frued Dreams extract their source from our memory. Sometimes dreams are wish-fulfilments, may be absurd or just a raw recollection but directed by the mind or brain activity that we are not controlling.

May be its a symbolic dream expressing feelings of you maturity comparing to your childhood or some child. Or just a rush of memory by the new you who is so distinct, mature and wants to see the past with passion.

Good that you have normal dreams. My dreams are wierd, long, unconnected, calcuative, problem solving and guess what... appears in the short sleep of 2 1/2 hrs.

Catch you later.
Bye.
-Vino.

Sophia said...

Hi Vino,

Yes, I'd say of all the cartoon characters I've ever seen in my life, He-Man had the best physique. :)

From what you say it sounds like I'm comparing my life now to the time when I was a child. Life then was so simple and secure. I can dream of being a child again and feeling that security once more, but then if I were a child, I wouldn't know what I know now... which isn't a lot... but I hope much more than back then. :)

It sounds like your dream work is coming along very well. I am anticipating your book!

Blow'n in the wind said...

Simple and secure...
So...the less we 'know' the better?

Zen Wizard said...

I think the dream means you want to have kids...but what do I know??

Sophia said...

Hi Blow'n,

Hmm... that's a good question. The problem with it is, maybe the answer to the question is "yes", but my problem is that I like knowing things. If I were to pick between simple/secure and knowing, I think I'd pick knowing.

What would you pick?

Sophia said...

Zen Wizard,

That's a very good guess. Sometimes I think about wanting to have children, but maybe part of me is too afraid. I love children, especially other people's children. :) I just think of so many negative things when it comes to children. Will I be a good mother? Am I grown-up enough to have them? Will the world come to an end while they're still alive? So basically, I have silly little worries that probably have no foundation whatsoever.

Blow'n in the wind said...

I'd say that there are two kinds of knowing. There is the innate 'knowing' that we are born with and the 'knowing' or knowledge that the world imposes on our open and innocent minds, primarily by unconscious minds.

Most of my adult life has been a process of unravelling and peeling away of the acquired 'knowledge' in search of the truth, that that we all know and were in touch with some time ago.

Sophia said...

Blow'n,

The world is a puzzle. I agree with you that we are born with this Knowledge. And then there is the acquired knowledge that our vehicles accumulate over time. This new accumulated knowledge seems to overwrite the innate knowledge, yet our vehicles need this new knowledge to survive in the "world". If our vehicles could not survive, we would not have the necessary time to figure out the real Knowledge.

What was your first step in attempting to unravel the acquired knowledge in order to start to remember the innate Knowledge?

Blow'n in the wind said...

And yet, what have we to show for all this learned or acquired knowledge ?

Has this 'knowledge' really served the world and or humanity? Or would you say that the additional knowledge has merely served to feed the ego?

What or who has managed to "survive" for centuries...

Two chinese characters are used to represent the word 'Buddha', the first is 'no' and the second is 'man'.

As long as we believe that we need this acquired knowledge to survive, we will conduct ourselves accordingly, but is it possible that real living begins when we know that there is actually very little that we know or need to know?

You asked : What was your first step in attempting to unravel the acquired knowledge in order to start to remember the innate Knowledge?

Probably beginning in my teens, when the realization came that, anything that could be imagined already existed by virtue of it's existence in imagination.

I don't think that the individual controls the process, nor anything else for that matter...

Sophia said...

Hi Blow'n,

I don't know what to say about all this new acquired knowledge. I think originally, there was the innate Knowledge, which probably correlated equally with Love. With the acquiring of the new knowledge, we distanced ourselves from this old Knowledge - and therefore Love - hence what we have to show for this new knowledge are wars, evil, hatred, destruction, etc. It's definitely only managed to serve the ego.

I might be in big trouble, then. My ego is like a blood-sucking tick that has attached itself to me and won't let go. Its prominent characteristic is a need to know things. It likes to wander around examining things, figuring things out, asking questions, learning.... and maybe that's only getting in the way of the big task at hand - unravelling all of this "learning". Maybe I'm doing the one thing I should not be doing.

But let me ask you, how else should we fulfill our time on this "planet", in this "world", if we do not do such things? Can we sit around doing nothing? How will our egos learn job skills in order to feed the vehicle which allows the Self time to reacquaint itself?

Blow'n, will you answer this for me.... Do you stop yourself from learning new things? Do you keep yourself from reading books? Aren't both of the above only adding to the dirt that has buried the real Knowledge?

Blow'n in the wind said...

"Can we sit around doing nothing? How will our egos learn job skills in order to feed the vehicle which allows the Self time to reacquaint itself?"

How much time does it take to reacquaint with the self? Is keeping busy more effective than being still?

In response to your question: Do you stop yourself from learning new things? Do you keep yourself from reading books? Aren't both of the above only adding to the dirt that has buried the real Knowledge?

I love to read, but I wouldn't classify it as learning, it's more like, unlearning.

~

How much do we need to know to survive...And what are we surviving?

:)

Pollux said...

I wanted to be big, muscled, and hairy when I was a kid.
I wanted to be a bodybuilder.
But it didn't materialize.
I still look the same. Only older.
Now that I am older I want to look like an angel. And maybe I still look like an angel.

Sophia said...

Blow'n,

Does anyone know for sure how much time it takes to reacquaint oneself with the Self? Doesn't it vary for everyone? An old man might become enligtened at 95 while a young boy could become enlightened at 15. In the old man's case, it took 95 years!

If we got free food and shelter, we could afford to remain still and focus on becoming enlightened, but that's not how it is. We have to work, and keep ourselves busy, or else we'd go hungry and die, never having had the time to finally become enlightened.

I'd say that what we are "surviving" is the time it takes to finally reach enlightenment.

Sophia said...

Pollux,

I wish I could say that I'm happy with the way I look. There was a time when I wanted to become a model, and I worked on it and had a couple of minor experiences. This happened when I was just beginning college. Then, as college went on, I became more interested in my education than I did my looks. Now, it seems almost as if I've let my looks go completely. I can't lie and say I don't care, because I do, but I've found that there are more important things in life than the way a person looks. Your heart will always be more beautiful than the most pretty of faces. Remember that. :)