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             The Dreamlike Qualities of Life  by Owen 

Here are some wise words from a Tibetan mystic named Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, from the book, LIFE IN RELATION TO DEATH: "Always recognize the dreamlike qualities of life, and reduce attachment and aversion. Practice good-heartedness towards all beings. Be loving and compassionate, no matter what others do to you. What they will do, will not matter so much when you see it as a dream. The trick is to have positive intention during the dream. This is the essential point. This is true spirituality."

The more you spiritually ripen, my friend, the more life around you is going to seem like a dream. Most people spend their entire lives caught up in the coils of attachment and aversion. They seem to be living in a parallel universe, and, in a very real sense, they are. So you may, at times feel isolated and lonely.

It sounds like your spiritual ripening has accelerated in recent months. Yes, you are awakening your creative energies, that were put in That's wonderful news! The months and years ahead are going to be rich and exciting and satisfying times for you. Creative projects will begin to gestate. And as they do, the lonely moments will fade and disappear. Why? Because you'll be living in what Joseph Campbell called "The Field of Your Bliss," the true life that God, the Universal Soul, intended you to live; the life that was derailed by bad decisions. And because you'll be in the Field of your Bliss, Doors will open for you; opened by new people you may not have even met yet, who also share the field of your bliss.

So be confident and upbeat! Listen to your deep intuition, your Inner Spirit. It will never deceive you; never lead your astray. Tell yourself -- and mean it -- that the best is yet to be. Because it is.

And be gentle to all those lost souls who are wandering in the dreamworld that you're rapidly emerging from. When the time is right, you'll find the right way to help any number of them. The living example of your gentle, spiritually ripening self, will do more for them than any words.

Enjoy your new path. Savor every moment!

Blessings,

Owen