The dream world is not only mysterious and absolutely fascinating, it is also a world in which the normal ‘rules’ of reality simply do not apply. It is a place where anything that can be imagined, (and some things that cannot be imagined), happen with regularity.

All creatures dream. Or, is it perhaps, that all creatures are dreams? Quantum physics would have us believe that perhaps the latter is true. We do not know.

Our culture has always held dreams in great esteem. We are not alone. Nearly every culture in existence since the beginning has woven the dream world into the very fabric of that culture; indeed some of the most revered of our collective rituals are based upon those dreams.

Dreams were once thought to be the realm of the gods. We humans, using our pitiful and woefully inadequate brain power attempted, through the interpretation of our dreams, to probe the minds of the gods themselves. Did we dream the gods, or do the gods dream us? The scientists hold to one point of view, the metaphysicians to another.

The dream world, by its very nature, is a confusing world of disjointed, distorted images and nonsensical subconscious blather. A dream can follow the laws of physical reality precisely or it can completely destroy all laws in a split second. Time and space are skewed in this dimension to such a degree as to be barely recognizable. The landscape we observe here is simply beyond our ability to comprehend.

Yet hundreds upon hundreds of books have been written regarding how we might interpret these images. All over the world people pay hard earned money to sit across the table from someone they feel can interpret their personal dreamscape and give them a clue as to what may happen or why something has happened..

Sometimes we are comforted by what we hear. At other times we are terrified.

Regardless of all the above, it is only what we believe those dreams mean to us, as individuals, that really matters.

This matters greatly to Ruben Bailey. He is a master of the dream world.

Mr. Bailey is the author of ‘In The Course of a Dream – Emanuel For Love’ Like many of the most advanced of physicists, Ruben believes that our dreams are the precursor of physical manifestation. He puts forth the premise that, if we can learn to become aware of what is offered us in dreams and visions, we will begin to see that there is much more going on here on this plane than meets the eye.

This is much akin to the theories held by most of our spiritual advisors, be they Christian, Buddhist or Aborigine. But Mr. Bailey does not wish to interpret the symbols in our dreams. Instead, he offers his own as experience.

He is unique in that he has penned a well-documented journal of his personal dream experiences. He is also, in a word, aware. Unlike so many of us who brush off our experience with a giant blue turtle or ignore the fact that we spent all night flying halfway around the world on the back of a scaly dragon, Ruben writes down these experiences and studies them from a different perspective.

There is a message here and he intends to find it. In most cases he does precisely that.

Ruben is also what has come to be called a ‘lucid’ dreamer and is an avid practitioner of meditative practices. If I were to be asked to encapsulate this in a single word, that word would be ‘explorer’.

As the result of his experiences he has managed to learn to ferret out many of the clues the universe offers us. He states that he does not believe it possible for anyone to interpret the dreams and visions of another. This is most certainly true.

However, throughout the book, he offers us a glimpse of his own attempts to determine the meanings these dreams hold for him. It is a fascinating process to observe.

His journey begins with a precognitive dream in which he finds a large number of pennies on the ground. He attempts to pick up these pennies but there are far too many to hold. The last penny looks decidedly different from the rest. It is a wheat penny.

The very next day, while leaving a bookstore, he experiences a moment of deja vu. Looking down he finds himself standing in the middle of a pile of pennies someone had dropped. Once again (this time in the real world) he attempts to pick them all up. And yes, precisely as in the dream, the very last one is a wheat penny. This event sparks the journey that eventually became ‘In The Course Of A Dream’.

Though the writing is somewhat rough and disjointed (as is the world of dreams) he does a very good job of allowing us to walk with him on his own personal journey. He is, at all times, sincere in his efforts to call us to awaken with him as he goes.

Our dreams confuse the greater number of us. It is for this reason we often discount them or reject them out of hand. We find the effort to interpret them to be perhaps too much trouble. We fail to see the helpful messages offered us each and every night.

Ruben has taken a different approach. He journals these experiences and interprets them personally. But he does far more than this. He listens actively and then acts upon these messages. He sees them as direct and personal messages from the other side, offered us for our own awakening. As he states on the back cover . . .

‘Today I live an enchanted life. There is only one purpose of manifestation; to bring about Heaven and to have our heart’s desire – to be in a state of true and utter bliss. This is the story of how it happened to me.’

You can purchase this book at Amazon.

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