On this road where we are unaware of a beginning and of an end, nothing is certain, we only have beliefs.
For a believer, only is beliefs are true and synonymous with reality. What we believe to be true in the moment, is what exists, it cannot logically be other than that.
I love discovering other realities — whether it be walking in the city peering down street at night to catch a glimpse of how other people live, or to listen carefully to someone’s truth. I love to explore some of the other beliefs in our Universe. I recently “traveled” in the spiritual world the Aboriginal Australians call the Dreaming.
After reading many articles and watching many videos, I dare say I still understand very little about this concept but I find it fascinating. So, failing to be an expert, I will call myself an explorer, an adventurer. With an open mind and a willing imagination, I will try and find some common ground in this concept to connect with my inner reality.
From what I gather, the Dreaming explains not only the creation process, but also the present. It encompasses where we are and the world in which we live. It is not a concept of time past, present or future. These concepts do not exist in Aboriginal culture. It is more about transformation than about continuity.
They consider all things connected, alive or dead. We are all responsible for each other. Their belief systems are connected to Mother Earth and not to one or more deities.
“ We don’t own the land, the land owns us. The land is my mother, my mother is the land. Land is the starting point to where it all began. It’s like picking up a piece of dirt and saying this is where I started and this is where I’ll go. The land is our food, our culture, our spirit and identity. “*
– S. Knight
“ What we draw on from our memories, and think, imagine and create in our daily lives is our dreaming. “*
– Djon Mundine
We live in a dream. We live in our dream. That’s the part that piques my interest. My dream. The more I become conscious of this reality, the better I am able to mold it to my very cells, and so live without separating the interior from the exterior. Just as it is possible to connect with our nocturnal dreams in such a way as to consciously change their course, this concept is the same in daily life. In the guise of concrete reality, life is but a dream where we have the power to change things.
Aboriginal Australians believe that everything, be it animated or not, is alive, and that we all share a common soul. That is fascinating. If this is the case, what’s the use of getting angry at the guy who waits too long at the stop sign? Maybe that guy is me in another body? If I knew it was my brother, a friend or a colleague sitting in that car, would my reaction be different?
Is this belief eccentric? We can’t deny that life is central to all beings. Is that not proof enough that we are all interconnected? The intangible life force that courses through all matter, could that possibly be the common soul?
Recognizing this is life changing. It is no longer a question of fighting for one’s place, as everything around us is a part of our very being. If we cannot accept our dream’s direction, maybe the answer is to listen to our other “parts”. Much like nerve endings that send a message to the brain to draw a hand back from an open flame, what message is the Universe sending me?
I am curious – about what is within me, what is around me, how the two link. Eventually, I will be fully aware that there is no longer any difference, any distance.
Whether we like it or not, we are the center of our Universe, everything revolves around us. This is true for every being who explores life. And all of our dreams are interconnected.
How is your Dreamtime, dear Seekers?
*Quotation Source: https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/spirituality/what-is-the-dreamtime-or-the-dreaming#ixzz5IjqmReOd – June 17, 2018