Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Romance of Sleep...


Neville:
SLEEP, the life that occupies one-third of our stay on earth, is the natural
door into the subconscious. So it is with sleep that we are now concerned.
The conscious two-thirds of our life on earth is measured by the degree of
attention we give sleep. 

Our understanding of and delight in what sleep
has to bestow will cause us, night after night, to set out for it as though
we were keeping an appointment with a lover.

"In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men,
in slumbering upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth
their instruction", Job 33. It is in sleep and in prayer, a state akin to sleep,
that man enters the subconscious to make his impressions and receive his
instructions. In these states the conscious and subconscious are creatively
joined. The male and female become one flesh. Sleep is the time when
the male or conscious mind turns from the world of sense to seek its lover
or subconscious self. The subconscious - unlike the woman of the world
who marries her husband to change him – has no desire to change the
conscious, waking state, but loves it as it is and faithfully reproduces its
likeness in the outer world of form. The conditions and events of your life
are your children formed from the molds of your subconscious impressions
in sleep. They are made in the image and likeness of your innermost
feeling that they may reveal you to yourself.

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