“CHANGING MENTAL CHANNELS (So You Don’t End Up in Podunk When You Wanted Emerald City)”
by Glenn Younger
Creating a story from reader’s input—rough first draft.
**Author’s note: This Mystery Missive that Edwina reads to Tandy SHOULD BE in a different font, but my lack of coding knowledge has gotten the best of me. 🙂 I’ll fix it in the rewrites and edits.
Chapter 19: (Mystery Missive) CHANNEL CHANGE #3
Edwina pulls the passenger seat up straighter and reads aloud to Tandy.
Channel Change #3: GET OUT OF THE BOX—DARE TO DREAM
Someday… some way…somehow…
Those are the whispers that haunt us, and give us hope at the same time, as we go about our daily lives. Then, as time goes by, reality kicks in and we think it’s too late… or we’re not good enough… or it’s for someone else, not for me…
That’s so not true. It’s never too late! And if you want it, it’s for you.
Okay, if your dream is to open a hamburger stand, it might be a little more problematical after you finished your human experience in the body. You might find yourself having to convince etheric beings on the value of etheric hamburgers with or without catsup. Then again, you’ll probably have other dreams once you leave here so cosmic hamburgers are moot points.
But in 1954 Ray Croc was a fifty-two year old ice cream machine salesman when he first envisioned MacDonald’s. It wasn’t too late for him and nobody had even thought of the idea of fast food. He knew how to dream, and dream big. Here’s the kicker: it was an idea that came to him in a flash and the ideas kept coming as he continued to let his idea grow.
His someday… someway… somehow… became a reality.
Those flashes of inspiration are what I call flashes of illumination. You suddenly feel something is right, it resonates, and the ideas flow. And it doesn’t always happen in an avalanche. More often than not, illumination comes one small flash at a time.
You see, each flash of inspiration carries a certain vibration to it. Your mind and body have to assimilate it, grow into it, before the next one comes. That’s why I tell you to do the Basic Activation of Divine Light Vibrations Guided Meditation every day. The vibration of your heart, body, and mind will evolve, which will allow deeper flashes of illumination to come to you as you move along the spiral of your own self-awareness.
But you’ve got to get out of your head, home to your ego-intellect; move beyond your human heart; and towards your Divine Heart, the home of your Divine Soul. Dreaming—both big and small—is great exercise for getting out of your ego-intellect’s head and into the heart of your Divine Soul guidance.
Start a dream list and write down anything you’ve ever wanted to do, be, have, or become. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, important or banal. Just write it down.
Maybe your dream is to walk on a beach and feel the sand in your toes.
Maybe it’s to fly to the moon.
Maybe it’s to learn to cook rice without burning it.
Maybe it’s to change jobs, fall in love, learn to dance, play a guitar, become a rock star, or speak telepathically. Whatever it is, write it down. No judgments. No intellectual thoughts about how you’d ever do it. This is dreamtime.
Once you start getting out of your ego-intellect, which works off of past conditioning, interesting things happen.
Two examples come to mind. One is from the dream list that I started eons ago. The other just happened to someone recently.
When I first started a dream list, it was difficult because every dream I’d ever had was squished down inside my psyche, safely hidden from the judgments others had laid on me over the years. I won’t sugar coat how difficult it was. That blank space of white paper just stared up at me, daring me to dream. Meanwhile my ego-intellect told me I dared not. I didn’t know I had that metaphorical bankcard from the Universal Bank of Being at my disposal. So I scratched my head, chewed my pen, wiggled a nervous foot, and tried to come up with something to write.
Here’s how my inner dialogue went:
I want to be on television.
Write it down.
But I’m not trained as an actress, so I can’t do that.
I want to anyway.
You’re too old, though. (I was all of twenty-eight at the time.)
Sigh. But I really, really want to be an actress. Maybe it’s not too late.
Well, you have no contacts, no training, so move on to something else.
Okay, I want to travel deep into South America. See Machu Pichu.
How are you going to pay for it?
I don’t know. It’s a dream list. I want to sail on a cruise ship as a passenger. Circle the South Pacific.
Money, honey, aren’t you listening?
Yeah, but it’s a dream list and I also want to live in a foreign country…
For every want, my ego-intellect had a reason for why I couldn’t have it. Talk about past conditioning blocking your way! The white paper was still pristine at that point.
“Write something!” I told myself impatiently. “Anything!”
I’d like to learn to sing, I wrote.
There wasn’t much I could argue with on that one since writing it in the conditional—I would like —gave me a margin of safety and the desire was a vague enough to not be too threatening.
I’m sharing this with you just in case you have a combative inner dialogue, too. I haven’t met too many people who haven’t if they go deep enough.
One of the key points in the book, “How to Make the Most of Your Earth Experience (14 Principles for Living Unconditional Love)” is to start from where you are and not from where you’d like to be. That’s really important. Even with something as simple as writing down what your dreams are, start from where you are. Acknowledge where you are. Accept it in a loving way. Sooner or later, you’ll be where you wanted to be, or someplace better.
After the first one on the list, I wrote a second, then a third. It got easier as I went along. I gave myself the homework to write at least three new things on my dream list every Friday so I got lots of practice at dreaming. It got to where it was fun to write down any passing fancy as it came to me.
My dream list ended up with close to three hundred things I wanted to do, be, have, or become on it—everything from go to the moon and come back safe to learning how to cook rice without burning it. I had a long list of places I wanted to see around the world. I wrote down all the things I wanted to do as an actress, not just that I wanted to become one.
As the list grew, so did I. Amazing things started happening, starting with a shift that opened doors to getting paid as an actress. But that’s not the best part.
The best part was the mental and emotional flexibility that started to grow. My understanding of how I had been unconsciously blocking the flow of my own happiness grew. The natural by-product of meditation and dreaming was my understanding of how Divine Light Vibrations work through us to create all the things we ask for—the things we truly want, the things we thought we wanted until we got them, as well as things we wouldn’t wish on the nemesis in a block buster movie.
So will your understanding grow.
When your Divine Soul is the driver in your life, She/He/It always takes you in the direction of your highest good.
About six or seven years ago, someone in Italy sent me an email saying they’d seen me on a rerun of Carroll O’Conner’s television program, “In the Heat of the Night”. I laughed at thinking how I must have sounded with the dubbed voice speaking in a perfect Italian accent. My real live Italian accent has a distinct foreign flavor to it.
Later that day, I felt a niggle from within that told me to dig through an old box. I didn’t know what I was digging for, but I was curious to see what my Divine Soul was urging me to find.
When my hand touched that old dream list tucked away in a folder, forgotten in my move to Italy, I felt a vibration of recognition ripple through me. That was what I was supposed to find.
Memories flooded through me and I clearly saw how far I’d come. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t written on it in a long time. By then, I was so accustomed to living from the heart, and my Divine Soul had become my best friend, that my dreams were coming forth organically. In other words, a ton of that past conditioning was behind me. My ego-intellect had become well trained to be a good assistant, rather than the driver in my life.
My Divine Soul niggled at me again, urging me to highlight and take count of how many of my dreams I had lived thus far.
I was blown away! All those years of asking for my highest good in meditation, and letting Divine Light Vibrations do the transformational work, had paid off even more than I had consciously recognized.
Eighty percent of the things that were written on my dream list, I had done, had, or become. Most of them had happened without me expending a whole lot of effort other than allowing them to unfold on unconscious levels.
That’s how powerful getting out of your ego-intellect and letting Divine Light Vibrations do the work can be.
Let me share one quick story of a totally different nature. It happened to someone just last month and it will show you how important it is to allow the process to work.
When he gave me permission to tell it, I asked him to pick any letter of the alphabet for me to use instead of his name in order to protect his privacy. He chose the letter ‘O’. I cracked up laughing at the irony. Read on and you’ll see why.
‘O’ hasn’t started a dream list at the time of this writing. In fact, he’s only started doing the Basic Activation of Divine Light Vibrations Guided Meditation. But I did ask him in an email to ponder what it is he wants.
Divine Love has some totally indescribable sensations to it that defy human adjectives. At the beginning, it’s easy to frame them as sexual because those are often the most exquisite sensations we’ve experienced in the adult human body until we go further into our heart space.
He told me he wanted to experience a spontaneous orgasm through his breath.
It threw me for such a loop that my eyebrows shot up in utter surprise. Seriously, I felt my hairline recede to the top of my head instead of stopping at my forehead where it belongs. It probably isn’t the first time someone had a spontaneous orgasm in mind when they began doing the Basic Activation Meditation, but it was certainly the first time someone wrote it out loud to me.
“Let it go,” I advised him. “Try to feel the sensations of the meditation without framing it as sexual.”
“Breathe through them,” I wrote back. “Observe the sensations as if you’ve never experienced anything like them before. Be open, curious, and detached from what they might be until it comes to you from an inner knowing.”
He agreed, even though it was difficult because his ego-intellect was so attracted to the idea.
“Trust that your Divine Soul will show you that spontaneous orgasm in the right way and at the right time,” I wrote. That’s true for everything, not just orgasms. “You can’t know how to do it from your current point of view or you’d have already done it, so let it go.”
“That makes sense.”
“When you finish the meditation,” I added. “First ask for peace. Then ask for transformation into illumination.”
‘O’ wrote back a few days later telling me other sensations he’d noticed while in meditation and what he thought they meant.
“Good,” I wrote. “Keep meditating and observing.”
Ten days later, he experienced his spontaneous orgasm.
“I don’t know how it happened,” he wrote. “But it did.”
“Yay! Are you happy about it?”
“I’d like to know how I did it.”
“You’ll understand in the right way and at the right time. For now, keep that experience as a piece of information to be tucked into a new memory bank. It’s a piece of the puzzle called ‘you’, and its meaning will snap into focus sooner or later. Continue to let your Divine Soul do the guiding.”
I like that story because our Divine Souls will always speak to us in a way that is intimate to our own understanding and in a way that will resonate with our ego-intellect. He needed to see that working with Divine Light Vibrations wasn’t magical ju-ju, that it could produce very concrete results. A spontaneous orgasm spoke to him loud and clear.
So no matter what it is that attracts you, dare to dream it. Write down anything you’ve ever wanted to do, be, have, or become—there’s nothing too big or too small or too quirky. The trick is to write them down with no judgments attached.
And, then, Channel Change #4 comes into play…
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