Dream: The Healthier We Are On The Inside…

Dream: The Healthier We Are On The Inside…

Jul 24


By David Sunfellow
First published: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Links updated:  Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Background Information:

While I’ve been aware of and working with manifestation principles for many years (we create our reality through the power of our thoughts, emotions, intentions), lately I’ve been getting a near-constant dose of reminders. My work with near-death experiences, for example, has led me to a tidal wave of stories wherein people describe how our inner world creates everything we experience in the outer world (for a good example of this, read this amazing interview with Anita Moorjani). A couple days ago, I was reminded of another amazing interview I encountered several years ago. In this interview, Andrew Cohen spoke with Peter Ragnar about a variety of manifestation-related issues. While almost everything Ragnar said struck gold with me, several parts of the interview leapt out with renewed vigor this time. Here’s one example:

“We have a wild boar — I mean, you ought to see this thing. He’s got a mane like a big black lion and burning red eyes — especially at night — and these big tusks. It would scare the hell out of anybody if they saw him. We call him by name; I call him Rasputin. He comes running up and dances around in a circle on the deck. He loves us. And this thing is totally wild. If a stranger came here, they’d never see this happen. They wouldn’t see a bear, they wouldn’t see a deer, and they certainly wouldn’t see the coyotes. The birds leave, too, when the vibrations are wrong or off.

“Now, what does that tell you about life? All life is one, and if you’re in harmony with it, you can walk out into the middle of a forest, walk up to a strange deer, and touch it. The first time a mama bear came, I was out in the woods. I laid down in front of her, and she came over and sniffed me. And I showed her that I was totally surrendered, that I wasn’t going to hurt her. I have not one ounce of fear or negativity about these animals. You know, she was pregnant, and she brought her three cubs. She brought them right to our bedroom door, and we babysat the cubs while she went off and had some free time. This is on a regular basis. I’ve got photographs of this. The cubs would come in the bedroom, and we’d watch them until she came back half an hour later. And then off they’d go with their mama, because there’s no disconnect. There is no separation. It’s all one beautiful picture. However, when people with other energies come — people with fears and apprehensions — they don’t see a thing. The world changes. It’s a different world…”

While the kind of relationship that Ragnar says he has with animals is something to ponder by itself, what leapt out at me this time were the last three sentences: “when people with other energies come — people with fears and apprehensions — they don’t see a thing. The world changes. It’s a different world…”

I thought about this all day — how people can literally be in the same space and see, feel, experience different things. Or, alternately, how we can draw experiences to ourselves (good and bad; wonderful and traumatic) that other people may be completely unaware of and be unable to experience themselves.

And that night I had a dream.

After repeating several scenes that reminded me of childhood wounds, and suggesting that I was inappropriately hanging on to and feeding off these wounds, the dream passed along this message:

“The healthier we are on the inside, the healthier the world looks to us on the outside. Instead of projecting our own woundedness on the world, and then feeling compelled to fix all the problems we see reflected back to us, we stop projecting, relax, and begin to see everything in a new, more beautiful light.”

Now that, I thought, was insightful — and definitely a message I needed to hear. While I’m still trying to understand how this dynamic works, it is clear to me that I often project my own hurts on the world around me and then spend time trying to make things feel OK within by fixing all the things I perceive to be wrong on the outside. What would the world look like if I was healthy enough not to funnel everything through my wounds? Maybe everything would look different. Maybe I would feel more relaxed and see less of a need to fix things. Maybe what look like problems now would disappear, or, if not disappear, loose their charge because they would be seen from a larger, deeper, more all-encompassing perspective.

Something to think about. Here’s another way to say what I said above:

“When we look out upon the world, and see things that desperately need to be fixed and, at the same time, feel a desperate need to fix the broken things we see, this is more a reflection of us, and our woundedness, than the actual state of the world.”

“Attempts to change the world that are based primarily on projection and compulsion are misguided, ineffective, and counterproductive.”



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  1. What wonderful reminders are in this article. Thank you David!

    Please publish this article every year just before Thanksgiving!!


  2. I sent out a piece a couple years ago to NHNE’s News list that included some of the best quotes on manifestation I have ever encountered. My all time favorite comes from the Pathwork Lectures. Here’s an excerpt:


    “Man constantly creates, whether he knows it or not. He creates by what he is, by what the sum total of his feelings, his conscious and unconscious opinions and convictions are, by his conceptions, which determine his actions and reactions, by his goals and his attitudes. Every thought is a creation and has its consequences. It brings about a specific result that expresses this thought. Since man consists of many conflicting thoughts, and since his thoughts and beliefs often vary drastically from his emotional conceptions, the result, that is his creation, must be accordingly. The mixed-up, conflicting and confusing lives most people lead testifies to this fact.”

    “There is an enormous difference between those who unwittingly create, never knowing that their unwise, erroneous thoughts, their destructive feelings and their unchecked wishes bring about a result as surely as if they were to commit a conscious act; and those people who attempt to check, test and challenge their concepts; who seek for the truth and adjust their ideas, thought processes and aims to it; and who purify their feelings by going through them with courage and honesty, wisdom, and the foresight that what exists inside, no matter how painful, cannot simply be avoided, but must be experienced. This latter attitude toward life can then result in DELIBERATE CREATION of one’s life…”

    “You are living in a highly potent creative substance. You live in it, you move in it, you have your being in it. Everything that consciousness emanates, sends forth, expresses into this substance, must take on form. The word you speak or think, the emotionally charged thought, knowing it and pronouncing it, is the creative act… This is how creation unfolds in its myriad ways.”

    “Understanding this principle, it will become obvious why one can tell exactly what a person is, thinks, feels and believes (consciously and unconsciously) when one sees his life, when you see where and in what areas has this person fulfillment and abundance, and in what areas impoverishment and want.”

    “It is, therefore, one of the most important aims on this path to make all you think and know, you perceive and conceive, you believe in and want, conscious. Only then can you see the conflicts and the misconceptions. Only then can you begin to create meaningfully a good life…”

  3. Thanks, Barbara. Always nice to hear from you.

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