Each week I will feature another aspect of "The Recovery Process," which is the name of the work I do. As a trained Clinical Psychologist, in private practice for over thirty years, I had no choice but to focus on the dynamics of human suffering. No one made an appointment unless their life included suffering. I worked with both adults and children, couples and individuals, and in every case they were plagued with bouts of regular suffering, manifesting as fear, anxiety and depression. In every case, the question was, what is our suffering all about?
July 22nd, 2011 by Greg
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The dream, aka ‘right now,’ accurately displays where all the dreamers in the dream are with the fact they are dreamers in the dream mind is dreaming. The dream displays how much duality every dreamer in the dream creates to defend the fiction the self is real, and it belongs, therefore, to a person.
No dreamer in this dream can defend the fiction it is a ‘real person’ in this dream without the fiction the self is real. Defending the fiction the self is real is “The Main Event” in this dream because without that fiction mind can’t feature the dreamers ‘playing the part of people in this dream.’
The problem is, if right now is only a mind generated dream, then there is no way the dream can include people, only dreamers creating duality to create the self they use in the dream to do personhood convincingly. The lie the dreamer is a person depends on the lie the self is real. The dream features
July 13th, 2011 by Greg
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When a dreamer in the dream is stuck in the fiction it is the person it is imPERSONating, reality manifests as ‘people defending the fiction the self is real’ and duality will prove it. In this dream, what defends this fiction is amnesia: it serves to separate the dreamer from the truth it is a dreamer in this dream so it can fill time defending the fiction it is the person it is imPERSONating. This is what the dreamers do in this dream. It isn’t good or bad, it is just standard content in this dream. If mind is the dreamer of this dream, which the dreamers, posing as people, refer to as “reality,” than the dreamer’s reliance on the fiction duality is real is “The Main Event” in this dream. The dream is always what ‘right
now’ is, and it displays the intensity each dreamer brings to the fiction duality will work to prove it is the person it is imPERSONating.
June 25th, 2011 by Greg
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‘Waking up,’ like everything else, can only be an event in this dream mind is dreaming. There is no telling if and when mind will feature that taking place in the dream for you. In the absence of people, this being a dream, truth includes the annoying realization that it really doesn’t matter, since it doesn’t involve a person.
If ‘reality’ is the dream mind is dreaming, then ‘waking up,’ contrary to wishful thinking, can’t involve people, only the dreamers in the dream. A dreamer wakes up in this dream when the dream features it ‘waking up’ in this dream, and not because the dreamer, posing as a person, fills time ‘practicing enlightenment’ on a daily basis in the dream. When the dreamer wakes up in the dream, it realistically views all such practice as comedy in a charade. How can ‘waking up’ to the truth take place in reality if reality is the dream mind is dreaming?
June 16th, 2011 by Greg
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According to Buddhists who
are flat with the fact truth is absolute, like Wei Wu Wei, language is an event in the dream and not an event in reality. If mind is dreaming ‘reality,’ then reality, aka ‘right now,’ includes ‘language,’ or all the ways the dreamers in this dream fill time with ‘talking,’ revealing, on closer inspection, that most talk services “The Master Lie,” that right now is real, and not a dream, and that all the dreamers in the dream are the people they portray in the dream. If right now is a mind generated dream, then it pays to pay attention to language because it reveals where all the dreamers in the dream are with the fact truth is absolute.
June 9th, 2011 by Greg
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If it’s true right now is the dream mind is dreaming, and there are no people, only dreamers in the dream relying on duality to defend the fiction they are people, then every dreamer, on close inspection, relies on “The Default Setting” to sustain the fiction it is a person in this dream.
“The Default Setting,” which, in the name of brevity we can refer to as TDS, is what the dreamer reverts to in the dream to prolong the fiction the self is real. No dreamer in this dream can defend the fiction it is a ‘real person’ without relying on the fiction the self it invented is real. This is “The Dreamer’s Dilemma” in this dream. If the self can only exist as a concept in this dream, then how can any dreamer in this dream successfully defend the fiction it is the person it portrays in this dream? Obviously, mind makes it possible for the dreamers in this dream to drag out the defense of “The Master Lie” (that right now is real not a dream) with the fiction the self is real.