Alice is the dreamer, the seeker of truth, and the manifestress of her own reality. Despite feeling confused and out of control of her circumstances, Alice is the dreamer, and therefore, the creator, of everything in her Wonderland.
Alice has fallen into your rabbit hole to remind you that, despite the appearance of disorientation, confusion, and chaos, you are the main character in this theatrical production titled “Your Life.” It may require many costume changes, size changes, and lots of supporting actors and actresses, but you are the dreamer, dreaming your dreams into reality.
Maybe the biggest mistake on the other side of the Looking Glass is that we have lost touch with the understanding that we are doing important work while we dream. We have lost the value of our dreams, and, therefore, the value of that which we create. We cannot create anything we have not conceived (mentally or otherwise), and we cannot conceive anything we have not yet dreamed. When we act unconsciously, we have no control over that which we birth into this world. The best way to control one’s own Wonderland is to be the creator of it, and one good way to do this, is to communicate with our dreams and give our imagination time to grow, and then to allow our dreams and imagination to develop and reflect that which we want. Once we have a clear image of this through a developed relationship with our dreams and creative realms, we have a literal map of what we want to create in our reality. Once we have this, we have the blueprint to start construction and make manifest, in the tangible world, that which we want.
Meditation #1: Sit comfortably and ponder the following flow of words which represent the birthing of the unmanifest into the manifest, the creation of dreams into the tangible world, from nothing to zero, to one, to two, to three dimensions, and beyond, which loops back to itself like the auroborus:
Breath (inhale & exhale)
Meditation #2: Sit comfortably and allow yourself to close your eyes in a quiet and peaceful space. Allow yourself to ground (send roots into the ground or feel yourself as solid as a mountain, connecting with your contact to the ground as if you are one with the earth). Call in a dream (this could be something you dream of making real in your life, or a dream you would like to understand better). Go into your dream as a lucent participant. If you would like to include a trusted witness who can help you deepen this experience, have him/her take notes on what you feel, see, experience or think. Allow yourself to explore different imagery in the dream, and if it feels comfortable, you could imagine becoming different parts of the image and describe how you feel and what light you can shed on the big picture. If you do not have someone helping as a scribe, it may be best to do several separate sessions, only going into one image at a time, then journaling afterward, so that the insights will not be forgotten. A final image to consider is floating above the whole dream and seeing it from the perspective of an eagle soaring above. How does seeing the whole picture at once, from a distance, feel? Does it add a helpful understanding?
If you are interested in doing deeper dream work, one simple practice is to take a moment before going to bed and connecting with your dream. Ask for continued dreams and images to help you understand what is being communicated or created. Ask that you remember these dreams and images, especially the most important elements. Keep something to record your thoughts, dreams, and ideas by your bed, and as soon as you awake, allow yourself to do free-writing about any images you remember from the night before. If you do not recall any images, allow mindless free-writing anyway. Continue to do this practice until you have the insight or answers you seek. Remember to look through your journaling, and pay attention to repeated imagery or imagery that might go together (say, a clock and issues with time, or a boat and water). These are your clues to the insight you are requesting. ***A great book to do further dream work with is The Art of Dreaming by Jill Mellick