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The Dream

We live in a convincing dream

The world we seem to live in is like a dream ... a fiction. And therein lies a key concept
if we are to fully progress with Optimal EFT. To access that magnificent World
Beyond Our Senses we must at least be open to the possibility that our senses are
deceiving us and thus hiding this far grander reality from our awareness. Our senses
report a world filled with pain, pleasure, business, politics and an unlimited number of
diversions... from the Super Bowl in America to Tsunamis half way around the world.
And yet, despite how convincing it all seems, none of it is real. It is a perpetual
distraction machine ... a spiritual error that is obscuring a joyous reality where nothing
exists except Love.

Evidence for the dream


For evidence of this dream, let's go back to Optimal EFT -- Essential Intro where
Quantum Physics tells us that this world we think we occupy doesn't really exist. It is an
illusion. There is no time, space nor separation. All atoms are connected within a grand
Oneness and we are part of that. There is only one of us. "There is no out there, out
there."
Remember that Quantum Physics involves the intricate study of atoms, the ultimate
building blocks of our bodies and everything else we perceive in this world. As such, it is
literally the study of the physical foundation of our existence. Amazingly, it points
authoritatively to a reality that contradicts our senses and violates every belief we have
come to cherish. Thus a tree that you may see outside your window must be a mirage.
Since all atoms are connected, it is impossible for a group of atoms to separate from all
the rest of the atoms and form a separate tree. The same goes for bodies, bugs, buildings
and everything else our senses detect. Separation cannot be. It is impossible.
A Course In Miracles echoes the same idea. It says, "The world you see has nothing to
do with reality. It is of your own making, and it does not exist." See the Workbook,
Lesson 14.

This, of course, violates every belief we have. Our every sensory input "proves" the
world exists in that we convincingly see, hear, feel, smell and taste the "separate" things
of the world. And we do so 24/7. And since our senses appear to be our only tangible
connection to "reality," we have little choice but to dutifully obey their dictates.
Or do we?
Fortunately, we also have a "sixth sense," a knowing or intuition that there is more to our
existence than what our senses report. It is that instinct that keeps you reading this and it
is that instinct that will eventually allow you to realize the benefits of Optimal EFT.

The fork in the road

So we are now at a fork in the road where we can either stay within the prison house of
our own sensory inputs ... OR ... go the route of Optimal EFT and explore that World
Beyond Our Senses. What to do? Which fork to take?
I fully understand if you choose to ignore our premiere scientists and leave us at this early
stage. It is a bit much to digest. However, if you stay with us for awhile, you may find
some truth along this path. Perhaps a glimmer at first but later to generate a full eyeopening "AHA"! Time will tell.
So let's adopt the idea that we are having a dream - a perceptual error - and the world
doesn't really exist. A Course In Miracles has some interesting insights on this. It draws
from our night time dreams for a comparison.
Does not a world that seems quite real arise in dreams? Yet think what this world is. It is
clearly not the world you saw before you slept ... You do not find the differences between
what you see in sleep and on awaking disturbing. You recognize that what you see on
waking is blotted out in dreams. Text Chapter 18, Section II
"You recognize from your own experience that what you see in dreams you think is real
while you are
asleep. Yet the instant you waken you realize that everything that seemed to happen in the
dream did not happen at all. You do not think this strange, even though all the laws of
what you awaken to were violated while you slept. Is it not possible that you merely
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shifted from one dream to another, without really waking?" Text Chapter 10, Section I,
Paragraph 2
Think about it. When you have a dream at night, isn't reality as you know it violated
profusely. I mean one moment you are having lunch with a famous person and then, in
the next moment, you are floating above Japan in a parachute. Only when we awaken
from this dream do we see the absurdity of it and say to ourselves, "Oh, it was just a
dream." However, while you are dreaming, don't the experiences seem very real? Do
you even question the reality of those events while they are happening in your dream?
Most people don't. In fact, if we attached monitoring devices to our bodies while
dreaming, we would detect substantial changes in our heartbeat, adrenalin flow and other
bodily reactions. All these point to the seeming reality of our sleeping dream.

Are we dreaming now?


So it's time to ask the question, "Are we dreaming now?" Could this world we are
experiencing within our senses be nothing more than the dream to which Quantum
Physics and A Course In Miracles point? And when we awaken, will we not look back on
this dream and say, "Oh, it was just a dream?" I can give you an emphatic YES to these
questions because I have had a momentary awakening and, by comparison, this world
became a fiction ... a dream. See Gary's Revelation in Optimal EFT -- Essential Intro.
Our true reality is not contained within this illusionary world. Rather, its center is in that
exquisite state of Love that exists in the World Beyond Our Senses.
In summary, Optimal EFT adopts this notion that we are dreaming and its many tools and
ideas are designed to wake us up. Our various awakenings will unfold on an individual
basis. Some may wake up gradually or partially while others may do so in an instant
state of astonishment. Complete and permanent awakenings, while possible, will likely
be rare. However, any awakening, even if it is small, will color your world forever.
e-hugs, Gary
PS: More to come.