Uncontrolled fourth-dimensional thinking is what Neville Goddard defines a dream. At least that is what he stated in one of his 1948 lectures titled Remaining Faithful to Your Idea. I have been sharing my dreams and mystical experiences here on my blog for several months now. However, in today’s post, I thought I would share one of Neville’s dreams with you.
Neville states that “man seldom dreams of events in the order in which he experiences them when awake.” Based on my experiences I agree with this statement. Neville goes on to say “he (man) usually dreams of two or more events. These events are separated in time fused into a single sensory impression. Basically, he is saying that man rearranges his single waking sensory impressions. So much so, that man does not realize them when he encounters them in the waking state.
Neville’s Dream Example
Here is what Neville shared in the lecture I mentioned above…
“I dreamed that I delivered a package to the restaurant in my apartment building. The hosted said to me, “You can’t leave that there,” whereupon, the elevator operator gave me a few letters and as I thanked him for them, he, in turn, thanked me. At this point, the night elevator operator appeared and waved a greeting to me. “
“The following day, as I left my apartment, I picked up a few letters which had been placed at my door. On the way down I gave the day elevator operator a tip and thanked him for taking care of my mail, whereupon, he thanked me for the tip. On my return home that day I overheard a doorman say to a delivery man, “You can’t leave that there.” As I was about to take the elevator to my apartment, I was attracted by a familiar face in the restaurant. And as I looked in, the hosted greeted me with a smile. That night I escorted my dinner guests to the elevator and as I said good-bye to them, the night operator waved goodnight to me.”
As you can see by comparing Neville’s dream with what actually occurred, the sensory impressions were simply fused together into one impression and rearranged in a dream.
Unfortunately, I never realized that dreams were simply uncontrolled fourth-dimensional thinking. I know that God speaks to us in dreams. In addition, I also know that dreams can be a combination of a few things. They are what we encounter in our 3D world in addition to receiving messages from God (our higher self).
I have been recording my dreams and often see patterns in them. However, I have not paid attention to what follows in my waking hours. After reading this lecture excerpt, I will certainly be paying more attention now.