wilderness path

a significant inner journey

 REGARDING DREAMS AND MONEY

Desert Spirit

8/22/2021

Sent: 8/17/2021 3:36:25 PM

From: Prince

Subject: Dreams

 

     Hi David,

     My apologies for the delayed response. It took me a while to reflect on my remembrance of the dreams.

     My remembered dreams centered around 3 characters and 3 repeating themes of struggle with school, unarrived trips to nowhere  and job seeking. Two of the people that featured prominently in my dreams have been dead for a while. Ever since I came to the UK they appear less in the dreams. These two are my late cousin named W. who died of tuberculosis in 2001 and my late best friend C. who was a medical doctor and died of a heart attack in 2002.

     The most disturbing dreams involved W. because I somehow associated the dreams with dying although he appeared harmless and on my side in the somewhat abstract dreams that involved him. What confused me in the dreams was that I would know that I was in the company of a dead person.

     C. usually featured in the  dreams in school settings. These dreams usually involved a nagging sense of not being prepared for the pending exams just like was the case 30 years ago when I did my A levels and subsequently during university where I dropped out an alcoholic.

     I had met C. at high school and we became friends. Our friendship continued through my university days and into our early adult life before his death at the age of 28. 

     K., my old friend and former boss appears in recurring dreams of job hunting offering me small and incomplete favours. I usually appear to try to manipulate the dreams to happy endings in the moments just before I gain full consciousness from the dreams.  

     I remember a dream I had a longtime ago in S.A. where in the dream my passport stamped visa denied by an immigration official. I went on to spend 3 years trying to get a work visa through bogus visa middlemen and paying them large sums of money. I ended with a fake visa that resulted in me losing my job and subsequently leaving S.A. in 2019. 

     The visa refusal pattern repeated when I got a job offer in 2019 and waited for over a year hoping to get the work visa but nothing materialised.

     In a more recent dream I was involved in an accident where I crushed my old car. The accident was caused by brake failure while I struggled to stop the car which was I strangely driving I’m reverse downhill. Car accidents used to be a disturbing theme for me long back when I used to drink as these would precede real life accidents.

      Thank You for your time.

      Kind Regards,

      Prince

THE REALM OF DREAMS

Desert Spirit

8/17/2021

 

     Thank you for resending these, Prince.

     Please Invoke Spirit before you proceed to this study. 

     So I have some of insights I will share with you as they were introduced to me as I studied these tonight. Of course, your own perceptions of these events, with the help of the Spirit Guides, will be valuable also.

     I was told the individuals in dreams are always aspects of ourselves but appear as others because then the lessons would not make sense if we only perceived our own image IN the dream. When we sleep and images appear in our inner vision (dreams), take note that it is YOU who are watching you in the dream as yourself when you see yourself in the dream, but also you are looking at other parts of yourself as they appear as others.

“My remembered dreams centered around 3 characters and 3 repeating themes of struggle with school..."

     The struggle with contact with Spirit Creator and your Self and the lessons Spirit would have you learn. The Higher Powers do not struggle with lessons that They offer us. We DO struggle with the lessons when we try to understand THEIR Level of Thinking FROM our level of thinking.

“unarrived trips to nowhere...”

      This is our conscious ideas that the external world appears chaotic and is happening TO us, to which we react, over which we think and feel we have no control, rather than understanding there IS ONLY Order in the Universe. So one thinks he is “misguided, lost, life is confusing, and makes no sense”. It is a condition of unconscious helplessness.

 “and job seeking.”

     The function Creator would have us fulfill IN the world, which is only “Know thyself.”

“Two of the people that featured prominently in my dreams have been dead for a while. Ever since I came to the UK they appear less in the dreams.”

     These are parts of yourself that you have outgrown and shed. Moving to another geographical location is an external manifestation of an internal shift in consciousness. So these parts of yourself you are shedding are less and less influential over you; they appear less and less; they are less intrusive but some aroma of them may still linger. A scar is evidence of a wound that has healed. The scar has no pain, because the wound is healed. But there may be discomfort in the MEMORY of the wound of which the scar is a constant reminder.

“These two are my late cousin named W. who died of tuberculosis in 2001 and my late best friend C. who was a medical doctor and died of a heart attack in 2002.”

      So again characteristics of yourself that you have outgrown;. C. is the part of you that thought an education was essential to your survival in the world, as many think. Yet clearly you must be aware that the educated have not helped the world. There is plenty of education but there is hardly any wisdom or true intelligence.

      Education has merely conditioned us to perform skills that serve the societal demands imposed on the human being. This education can build satellites and space ships, and Jeff Bezos (Bozo) and Elon Musk, billionaires, have nothing better to do with their money than play "I want to be a spaceman!" Ask P. if you can read the lesson THE CURSE OF EDUCATION AND THE EDUCATED I sent him.

      W., being an aspect of yourself, refers to those who are members of your “family”, as well as the issues with breathing/lungs. You unconsciously felt/feel you cannot breathe, that someone is sitting on your chest, fueled by worry, fear, anxiety about your life and your “failures” and how this is suffocating you, with potential life threatening consequences. The "death" is the ending of these internal conflicts that once infected you severely. You are still worried and afraid but it is not as critical as it was once for you. It is a scar.

“The most disturbing dreams involved W. because I somehow associated the dreams with dying although he appeared harmless and on my side in the somewhat abstract dreams that involved him. What confused me in the dreams was that I would know that I was in the company of a dead person.”

     The harmless nature of this part of yourself is in the realization that in shedding it you see what it represented as I described above, and is no longer a threat to you. You are never in the presence of dead people but only they who have passed over, as well as those parts of you that have come to peace about the issues they represent about you. When we heal a part of our self, it is no longer a foe, but a friend. And it becomes the experience we extend to others in our lessons of overcoming these things.

 “C. usually featured in the  dreams in school settings. These dreams usually involved a nagging sense of not being prepared for the pending exams just like was the case 30 years ago when I did my A levels and subsequently during university where I dropped out an alcoholic.”

     So “not being prepared” represents you incessant need to try and control the trajectory of your life rather than letting go and trusting Higher Power’s Guidance and Direction for you. You think you can control and bring to order your perceived chaotic universe, because you do not see the Universe is IN Order and that only your misunderstanding of this makes you think and perceive it is OUT of order.

      You cannot bring disorder to Order because there IS only Order. In trying to do so you are being motivated BY chaos. You must bring Order to your disorder and correct it.

“I had met C. at high school and we became friends. Our friendship continued through my university days and into our early adult life before his death at the age of 28.”

     In Numerology, 28 is seen as 2+8=10. 10 is the number of Completion of a cycle and a lesson and a level of consciousness. The Higher Guides determine when we have Completed the lesson. It represents the completion of this part of yourself in Spirit’s Order of our spiritual journey. Be glad you have been Shown what you have outgrown. And you thought you were failing all His Lessons?

“K., my old friend and former boss appears in recurring dreams of job hunting offering me small and incomplete favours.”

      The part of you that sought an easier softer way, who likes to cut corners, wants to fast track his life, which Spirit saw that this was not in your best interest of highest good. There are no shortcuts to Awakening.

 ”I usually appear to try to manipulate the dreams to happy endings in the moments just before I gain full consciousness from the dreams.”

     You want to manipulate an outcome that is satisfactory to you rather than see it for what it is truly. You can ask Teacher His Knowledge of the lesson so that you may see it correctly. Remember always in every perceived disturbance there is a blessing in disguise to be discovered. You may perceive a scar to be a sign of a foolish act, but the wound that eventually BECOMES a scar always has something to teach.

 “I remember a dream I had a longtime ago in South Africa where in the dream my passport stamped visa denied by an immigration official.”

      You want to be granted access to higher consciousness without doing the necessary self-discovery work. You want the Knowledge of God and think you can "learn" It. You want to define Truth as something that is yours personally, as in "my truth".

 “I went on to spend 3 years trying to get a work visa through bogus visa middlemen and paying them large sums of money. I ended with a fake visa that resulted in me losing my job and subsequently leaving S.A. in 2019.”

      What I just revealed to you above. We attempt to reach a self-defined goal according to how we wish to reach it without understanding the pitfalls of a life governed by self-will and self-centeredness.

 “The visa refusal pattern repeated when I got a job offer in 2019 and waited for over a year hoping to get the work visa but nothing materialised.”

      The word “hoping” is the key word here. Do you think an orange tree hopes to produce oranges? Does a Cheetah hope to catch the Gazelle? Do you hope to breath your next breath? Does the sun hope to rise?

      God does not hope for you to awaken. He is Certain. The Plan of the Universe cannot fail because there is no failure IN Life. Remember the Lesson, "There are no laws but God’s". Commit this to memory. It will help you remember there is ONLY Order in the Universe and you are IN It and part OF It.

 “In a more recent dream I was involved in an accident where I crushed my old car. The accident was caused by brake failure while I struggled to stop the car which was I strangely driving in reverse downhill.”

      Even when you are going the wrong way, or feel you have no control of your actions, when you are misleading yourself so to speak, you will not be in danger. Although it may cause some bruises and damage to your ego, you will be allowed to travel the thorny byways until you have surrendered your direction to Him. Spirit does not interfere with us but welcomes us to unite with Its Direction. It is the Direction of Love that keeps us from moving forever back to It.

“Car accidents used to be a disturbing theme for me long back when I used to drink as these would precede real life accidents.”

      They are an unconscious warnings, psychic messages, the Voice of the Wise attempting to communicate to you some sanity and awareness.

 

Sent: 8/20/2021 10:13:20 AM

From: Prince

Subject: THE REALM OF DREAMS

 

     Hi David,

      Thank you for the insights on my dreams. 

      Spirit, grant me eyes to see and ears to hear beyond my limitations. Guide my mind to discern and heed the lessons in the dreams.

      I am really grateful for the perspectives you have offered me. I feel empowered and liberated from the self inflicted prison of my insane thoughts, plans and ideas. 

      Two other lessons you shared come to mind, on Giving and Education. I wish to share with you a scenario I’m faced with that relates to these. 

      Early in the year I decided to learn a Microsoft system (Microsoft Dynamics 365) related to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) my profession. This is to enhance my chances of getting a job while also helping me keep my skills up to date during this period I am not allowed to be gainfully employed. 

      I then asked P. to loan me some money so I can take certification exams that go with the training. He wanted to know how I was going to pay him back. I promised that I would pay back as soon as I am allowed to take up employment. I however felt a kind of push back from him. When I asked, I didn’t have expectations and I still don’t. I’m just struggling to reconcile if it’s right for me to be asking for financial assistance. A few days ago I brought up the issue with him and he said we can discuss my request tomorrow morning if he comes through for the butcher. 

      In all this my prayer is that God’s Will be done upon my life. I worry less about outcomes and try to always question the sincerity of my intentions. 

      Thank you for indulging me. 

      Kind Regards, 

      Prince

 

      Hello Peter,

      Regarding your request to P. for money for your education, when you see him, ask him, "Have you discussed the fee David charges for his study? It is 150.00 per hour."

      I have not shared with P. yet that I charge 150.00 per hour for counseling session.

     As of my last contact with him he has accumulated 30 hours of therapy.

      30 x 150.00 = $4,500.00

     Tell P., for me, that he can GIVE to you what he presently owes me.

      Then, after you tell him all this, and let it sink in for about five minutes, say to him, "I am just kidding."

      I do not charge for my services, as you rightly know. But he does not know this. He assumes I am sharing my experiences with him out of the goodness of my heart. Actually, you know Spirit does not charge for what It offers through me. I have never asked anyone to pay me for what I share with them.

      The principle here is that P. is being given FREELY my time and energy, and he may want to consider, if he has it available to him, to assist you in this way. The money we Receive in the world does not belong to him or us. EVERYTHING is Provided by Spirit.

      In this regard, you do not have to meet his criteria for "borrowing" money. Either he will assist you, WITHOUT PLACING CONDITIONS ON IT, or he will not.

      Jesus said to the wealthy prince who wanted to follow Jesus, "First, go give all your money to the poor, and then you can follow me." What do you think the prince did? He was too invested in his money. So he left and never studied with Jesus, "choosing" rather to cling to his money.

      You can share this with P. In fact, you can forward the email to him if you wish.

      David

 

     Hi David,

      Thank you for your response. You really brought to the fore something I have struggled to understand about my “rich” friends. I have never put any price to anything I do for them and they’re are all glad to get my assistance, but once money comes into question things change suddenly. Any help has to be on their terms and very conditional. I don’t envy money because of this. 

      To give more background; After I met P. on a men’s group and the training ended, he offered to pay for me for the follow up course so that we continued to interact. I agreed but after 3 months of the training I quit because it wasn’t serving me. He also pulled out of the program. 

      Later I asked D., a business coach, who was one of the mentors from the men’s group, to help me about understanding the world of business and he agreed but also advertised to the other men to join and pay him $150 for each 90 minutes session per month. P. also joined this group and he pays the fee upfront like other men. Dan waived the fee for me because of my circumstances.

      When I introduced P. to you I wanted to ask you about payments but I trusted that Spirit Guides your work and would define what relationship you were going to have with P. 

      The amount I meant to borrow from P. is the equivalent of $830. I liked the way you put the issue of fees in your email and it also reminded me of Jesus’ parable about the servant who was forgiven his huge debt by the master but went on to pressure his fellow servant to pay him back the little amount he owed but could not pay back on time. 

      I chose to walk the path directed by Spirit. I will share our conversation with P. tomorrow and give you feedback on his response.

      Thank You for the Guidance

      Prince

 

      Thank you, Peter, for sharing this.

"You really brought to the fore something I have struggled to understand  about my 'rich' friends."

      They who have secured the things of the world, are the poor in spirit, and so have never learned that anything that they receive IN this world must be Given back to Spirit in one way or another.

 "I have never put any price to anything I do for them and they’re are all glad to get my assistance, but once money comes into question things change suddenly. Any help has to be on their terms and very conditional. I don’t envy money because of this." 

      So here is the issue...that you do not see yourself as someone who has something of value or IS someone of value?

      You are ENTITLED to compensation for whatever services you provide. Never forget this; THEY need YOUR service, not the other way around. And if this is true, then is it YOU who define the terms of the relationship.

      I do part time handyman work and lawn maintenance, plumbing repairs and a host of things the elderly around here cannot do; so called "rich retirees". Some are very generous, others like to count their pennies. All the calls I receive are referrals from other people for whom I have done something. I do not have to advertise my services.

      The Wise say, "Where is a need, it will be met". On business cards I designed and printed on my computer, I put, "Doing the work no one else wants to do". Spirit knows no lack. So it is Spirit Who brings all parties together.

      So when they call me for an estimate, it is the first thing I tell them: "I charge 25.00 per hour for anything you wish for me to do. Any portion of an hour is a full hour payment.  If I work 1/2 hour, it is still 25.00. If you think you are going to nickel and dime me and watch and count every minute I work, then I cannot work for you.  If this is not acceptable to you, then you need to find someone else to do the work for you. But the reason you called me is because NO ONE ELSE WANTS TO DO THIS WORK FOR YOU." 

      So this is how it is because Spirit makes these arrangements, not humans. If they do not like the terms, I am no worse off. And so I have people waiting for weeks sometime for me to come do work for them.

      You are entitled to be paid, and what you charge must be equal to or greater than what the services cost. THEY NEED YOU. You are not doing work FOR THEM. You are providing a service THEY NEED, which means if they do not want to pay you what you expect to be paid, then you do not want to work for them anyway.

      When you respect yourself, then you will command respect FROM others. You are not inadequate. Do not deny yourself all to which you are entitled. It is Spirit Who arranges those meetings for you. Do not ever think, "Oh I must do this for free to appease Spirit." No, that is not how it is.

 "To give more background; After I met P. on a men’s group and the training ended, he offered to pay for me for the follow up course so that we continued to interact. I agreed but after 3 months of the training I quit because it wasn’t serving me. He also pulled out of the program." 

 "Later I asked D. a business coach, who was one of the mentors from the men’s group to help me about understanding the world of business and he agreed but also advertised to the other men to join and pay him $150 for each 90 minutes session per month. P. also joined this group and he pays the fee upfront like other men. D. waived the fee for me because of my circumstances."

     So why do you think you need to understand the world of business when it is the world of business that has corrupted man? Do not use spiritual principles to justify your need for money. Money is just a tool, a medium of exchange. In ancient times there was no money, and people bartered; I put horseshoes on your horse, and you fix my saddle.

      Whatever you are to do in the world, and whatever are your needs Spirit will provide. What "business coach" can offer you more than Spirit?

      There is an eternal amount of service in this world to provide if you will allow Spirit to show you. Spirits know who has a need that only you can meet. So when you realize this then there is an endless supply of service to provide. Just never take advantage of others; that is the only "requirement".

 "When I introduced P. to you I wanted to ask you about payments but I trusted that Spirit Guides your work and would define what relationship you were going to have with P." 

      I have never had anyone ask me, "David, what can I do for you in exchange for the time and energy you have given to me?" This is because what I Provide is what I give to myself, and so consequently if it fulfills another's need, so it must be fulfilling to me. But there are ways Spirit compensates me in this world, because It knows I have to be IN this world, where so much emphasis has been placed on money. But if I were asked, I would say, "I need 5000.00 for equipment to restore the battery bank and inverter at my cabin in Arizona". And I would not be shy about it.

 "The amount I meant to borrow from P. is the equivalent of $830. I liked the way you put the issue of fees in your email and it also reminded me of Jesus’ parable about the servant who was forgiven his huge debt by the master but went on to pressure his fellow servant to pay him back the little amount he owed but could not pay back on time." 

     I was surprised P. would ask you how you intend to repay this, while asking me to give him my undivided time and energy.

 "I chose to walk the path directed by Spirit."

      Then you do not ever make yourself LESS than anyone OR as God created you. Retain your integrity, even if you have to clean toilets for some old person who is sick who cannot do it for him/herself.

 "I will share our conversation with P. tomorrow and give you feedback on his response."

      Yes, I would like to hear about it, if you can keep a straight face when you ask him, "Have you discussed the fee David charges for his study? It is 150.00 per hour".

     Here is something I was Shown about money:

      M - ONE - Y

      M is me.

     Y is you, the other person.

     The One joins us through the medium of money.

      David