Happy 82nd Birthday Elvis!

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Happy birthday Elvis Presley – your 82nd. You never stayed around to grow old but your light  and your music has never faded. I remember you from my childhood, when my brother mimicked your moves to the music of “Blue Suede Shoes.”  I used to giggle at his “wiggle” and  often we’d  both end  up on the floor laughing.  I loved your songs and I loved the way you moved and grooved to that old rock and roll music. I don’t have a favourite song from back then – all are magic.  There’s no one like you. Keep on  Dreaming Elvis, wherever you are tonight.

“Before Elvis there was nothing!” ~ John Lennon.

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Then the famous singer began to speak, incorporating a favorite Roy Hamilton Rhythm and Blues tune, “Without a Song.”

“When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. These gentlemen over there, these are the type who care, are dedicated. You realize if it’s not possible that they might be building the Kingdom, it’s not far-fetched from reality. I learned very early in life that: ‘Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend, without a song.’”

About The Video posted.

“Way Down” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in October 1976, it was the last single released before his death on August 16, 1977. The song was written by Layng Martine, Jr. and was later covered by Status Quo and Cliffhanger. Released as a single (with “Pledging My Love” on the B-side) on June 6, 1977, it was his current single when he died. It was racing up the top 40 when news of his death broke. Shortly after his death, it became the 33rd Number 1 of his career. It reached #1 on both the American Country and British Pop charts just days after his death, and almost six years after his previous Number 1 single. It was re-issued in April 2005 and reached #2 on the UK singles chart.

Lucid Dreaming – Stephen LaBarge -Spirituality

fish-dream-big2aawhiteedJust  found an old  document about lucid dreaming.  I’d forgotten all about it, simply  because I do not lucid dream anymore. I used to. When away in India and meditating daily, I found my dreams changed dramatically. I’d fall asleep and find myself literally flying. I could fly anywhere and the feeling of lifting off and flying all over the place was liberating.  In those dreams, I was utterly alive and a feeling of joy and freedom flooded my being. I felt the same euphoria  as (A.F., Bay City, Michigan) describes in paragraph one of the book excerpt posted below. When I stopped meditating daily, my lucid dreams stopped. Also long spells away from India and the guru, also rather took the shine off my dream-world. To truly lucid dream, one does have to be in a heightened state of awareness and fully focused on reaching a higher spiritual state. This is not easy to achieve by any means. 


w York, 1990…               

 


Here is a small excerpt from:

Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming

Stephen LaBarge, PH.D and Howard Rheingold. Ballantine Books. N.Y. 1990 – Lucid Dreaming

“I realized I was dreaming. I raised my arms and began to rise (actually, I was being lifted). I rose through the black sky that blended into indigo, to deep purple, to lavender, to white, then to very bright light. All the time I was being lifted there was the most beautiful music I have ever heard. It seemed like voices rather than instruments. There are no words to describe the JOY I felt. I was very gently lowered back to earth. I had the feeling that I had come to a turning point in my life and I had chosen the right path. The dream, the joy I experienced, was kind of a reward, or so I felt. It was a long, slow slide back to wakefulness with the music echoing in my ears. The euphoria lasted several days; the memory, forever.”

(A.F., Bay City, Michigan)

“I was standing in a field in an open area when my wife pointed in the direction of the sunset. I looked at it and thought, “How odd; I’ve never seen colors like that before.” Then it dawned on me: “I must be dreaming!” Never had I experienced such clarity and perception — the colors were so beautiful and the sense of freedom so exhilarating that I started racing through this beautiful golden wheat field waving my hands in the air and yelling at the top of my voice, “I’m dreaming! I’m dreaming!” Suddenly, I started to lose the dream; it must have been the excitement. I instantly woke up. As it dawned on me what had just happened, I woke my wife and said, “I did it, I did it!” I was conscious within the dream state and I’ll never be the same. Funny, isn’t it? How a taste of it can affect one like that. It’s the freedom, I guess; we see that we truly are in control of our own universe.”

(D.W., Elk River, Minnesota)

“One night I was dreaming of standing on a gentle hill, looking out over the tops of maples, alders, and other trees. The leaves of the maples were bright red and rustling in the wind. The grass at my feet was lush and vividly green. All the colors about me were more saturated than I have ever seen. Perhaps the awareness that the colors were “brighter than they should be” shocked me into realizing that I was in a dream, and that what lay about me was not “real.” I remember saying to myself, “If this is a dream, I should be able to fly into the air.” I tested my hunch and was enormously pleased that I could effortlessly fly, and fly anywhere I wanted. I skimmed over the tops of the trees and sailed many miles over new territory. I flew upward, far above the landscape, and hovered in the air currents like an eagle. When I awoke I felt as if the experience of flying had energized me. I felt a sense of well-being that seemed directly related to the experience of being lucid in the dream, of taking control of the flying.”

(J.B., Everett, Washington)

an excellent website on the subject of Lucid Dreaming.

https://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter429/

Prophecy Dreams And Sai Baba – Science and Spirituality

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It’s happened to most people at least once. You have a dream. You might dismiss it or find it funny but a day or week pass by and happening before your very eyes is the exact dream you just had. Freaky stuff? Or is it just the laws of physics working itself out? You may dismiss some of these dreams as mere coincidences but some are so accurate and improbable that you cannot help but to wonder if the true nature of time and your mind are closely coupled. To dive deeper into the mechanics of our dreams, we looked Dr. Eric Amidi’s(a Particle Physicist and a Certified Hypnotist) fascinating overview of the Collage Theory of Time. Dr. Eric Amidi explains, physics has made great strides in explaining the nature of time measurement, but the nature of time itself remains to be quite the mystery to science. In fact, one of the reasons that quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of gravity cannot be unified is that science does not yet have a firm understanding of time. So why is time so omnipresent that you can feel it everywhere you go, and yet it’s so elusive that you cannot put your finger on it and explain what it is? Could it be because it’s within you? Could it be because it has its roots in your psyche and not the world out there?

Can Our Dreams Explain Time?

According to Dr Eric Amidi, the events and happenings are only snapshots of our lives. A “collage” if you will, and in no particular order. Imagine that all the things that have happened and will happen in your life are laid out in a collage of snapshot pictures on a wall, but you can see only a small portion of this wall due to the limited capacity of your conscious mind. In your waking life, your logical conscious mind constantly grabs these snapshots and puts them in a logical order, one after the other. This is what you perceive as being the passing of time. However Dr. Eric Amidi’s Collage Theory Of Time also explains that while you dream or when you’re in deep meditation you may see beyond now and into the future as your logical conscious mind shuts down. Your conscious mind is no longer able to categorise the events of your life into a logical order.


The above is a general theory of prophecy dreams. Can we will our dreams or can we re-arrange them in order to make them appear true? In the dream I had some 19 months ago, I neither willed it nor wished it!

The dream was not about me nor a member of my family or even a close friend. The dream was of someone well-known in Sai Baba circles. Someone I never knew.

I’d met this person, let’s call him “John”,  in the darshan area of Swami’s ashram during 2008. He’d left an impression on me but other than an awareness of each other, there was no further contact. Thus, why should I dream of this person?  Could this have been a “Swami dream” to point out the connection we have with one another? Swami mentioned so many times we are one, we are all connected. I suppose this dream could have been a teaching dream, as it came true some 12-13 months later. I would never have known of the dream coming true,  if I had not seen a video of this person, where he appeared, as he had in my dream, on a talk show, in the USA.

I might add here that I had written down the details of my dream the morning after, told friends, also sent an email to the person concerned. Though the email was not acknowledge, I am sure it was read. (I’ve been searching for the email but i had binned it after sending.. So cannot retrace it now.. Hence why the date is vague.) aaswami490

My dream was somewhere between Oct – Nov. 2011.

An acquaintance of mine was at a low point, let’s call him  “John,”  was distant from me on a physical level. I did not know his everyday activities. I had a dream where he appeared on a T.V. Talk show in the USA. At the time he was living in Puttaparthi or at least I think he was.The dream has to be one of the most vivid I ever remember. In this dream, he appeared on an American talk show as a guest,  along with him was a famous  Country and Western singer.  Everyone was saying to “John,”  “Oh that is big!”  “Wow! that is big…” The other famous guest also repeated the same words to John.  She was sitting next to him and laughing.  John then got up, picked up the lady and twirled her around saying, “I am so happy. I am so happy..” The dream had a very happy feeling, as if John was really excited and pleased to be on the show and back home. It was not revealed in my dream what was so “huge.”

Dec. 2012 – John actually appeared on a T.V. talk show in America  (video, on-line) discussing the renovation of the Nashville, Fairgrounds. In the video, he also talked briefly about the lady guest who had appeared in the dream. “Wow that is big,”  – the words I heard in the dream – has to be the gigantic  Fairgrounds Project in Tenn., currently in the planning stage.

I can only remember one other dream that was a clear prophesy and that took place when I very young..