We have talked about the importance of writing down our dreams to train our memory and to focus our minds. However, there are other reasons why recording our dreams is necessary. At some point along our spiritual path we have to throw out the rubbish we have accumulated during the years.
Beliefs that don’t serve us, that we don’t need. It’s not important how they got there, we are constantly bombarded in our society and many of our beliefs may have ‘infiltrated’ us without us even realising. I was shown this in a lucid dream a good few years ago now. I was sitting in my head (in the dream of course) with my old geography teacher, Mr. Cooper. He was one of my early guides and may have been a representation of my higher self, I am still a little unsure but it doesn’t really matter, important is that the message got through. Anyway, we were sitting inside my head, it was as if we were sitting on a rubbish dump, and Mr. Cooper was showing me all the stuff that would have to go, that would have to be thrown out. I had a lot of rubbish in my head! Robert Bruce had a similar thing happen to him, though his experience came to him in a different way. He called it the ‘Catch Basket Concept’. I have made a podcast out of his article and it is well worth a listen.
Dreams show us many things and paying close attention to them can help us work through and finally let go of the things we don’t need, leaving us free to work on other things. Simplifying our belief system will simplify to a certain extent our OBEs as we are no longer swimming around in unnecessary beliefs and symbolism. What we have in our minds is reflected in the Astral, so if we simplify what we have in our belief system we will have clearer and more concise astral projections. We need to reach beyond the things that seem to make life more complicated than it need be. We cannot separate our physical life from our astral life for one reflects the other, even if we are not fully aware of what goes on on the other side. We are multi-dimensional beings focused in the Physical, but with many other aspects that we are not aware of.
So Stage 9 involves examining our belief system, it can be an uncomfortable ride as Robert explains but well worth the effort. If we want to progress it is necessary.