Fragment from the book (Chapter IV. Coordination of Dreams)
Since someone is born, he or she gets into a certain situation: ‘I was born poor and I can’t get out of it. I’m forced to make do with what is available, and I will do what I have to do”. This situation hypnotizes, grabs people and they are controlled by dreaming awake, which “happens” As long as one sees this situation through dreaming, it becomes more and more affirmed in the mirror of the World. Thus people become a slave of this reality and simultaneously support it. The poor get poorer, the rich get richer.
Remember, in the last chapter we spoke about the illusion of a dual mirror? This is focusing on the reflection that turns a life into unconscious dreaming, where you are fully dependent on circumstances. Reality is stronger as long as you, as if mesmerized, watch anxiously whatever is happening in the mirror. It is similar to being engrossed by a film, however in life this immersion is by far deeper. You are hypnotized by the reflection – it literally pulls you around the mirror circle. How can one transform the existence into conscious dreaming which can be ruled?
You have to understand a simple thing: in this world you are the mirror. You will stay inside of the mirror until your attention is focused on the reflection. Everything that is going on there doesn’t depend on you. You life resembles a computer game, and rules are not determined by you. You are of course allowed to make efforts in order to influence it. However, you are deprived of the most important thing: there is no way you can escape it.
Meanwhile it is nothing but your attention that keeps you inside. You are capable of escaping the mirror. Inside of it is unconscious dreaming, outside of it is conscious dreaming. Reality is identical on both sides as the mirror is dual. However, inside the mirror it is not you who rules but reality. You are a slave of illusion: don’t think it is possible to change it with your touch! But this can be only done from this side, where the inner intention turns into the outer intention. To come out you have to refocus your attention and concentrate on the image, rather than the reflection. Having realized you are in front of the mirror you acquire the ability to form reality in harmony with your thoughts.
After you break free from the illusion, you should (according to the fifth principle) re-channel the flow of ideas from “what I don’t want” to “what I want”, from “what I dislike” to “what I like,” from illness to health, from the means to the final goal. If you look carefully, you’ll see you have to accept the circumstances whatever they are and conform to seemingly inevitable events. You are used to taking the dream passively, “as is”. At best you are trying to fight for your scenario, confronting the flow of variations. However, the only thing you need to do is to change your attitude – the image in front of the mirror. Then you’ll stop being a captive of the game, and it will develop outside of you and at your will. A dice turns into the player.
However, a new rule comes into force: if the combination seems unfortunate to you, you have to reconcile with it and consider it to be a fortunate one. You should follow this rule if you don’t want to find yourself inside of the mirror again. Re-channelling thoughts is not enough – you have to switch the control of you mind from development of the scenario to its dynamic correction. You are a master of your world as long as you follow the sixth and seventh mirror principles.
The mind usually objects when a new event doesn’t fit the concept that it created. It has to be the other way round from now on. Whenever your mind shows its dissatisfaction with these deviations of scenario, you should wake up and accept this changer: everything is going on as it has to. The mind cannot come to terms with the idea that at the start of the way, when nothing is yet known, there is no need to care about the means. It can’t but notice itself that it is thinking how this could happen and plays all the negative scripts. And you really want to say: “Can’t you realize, this is none of your concern, idiot! Just fix attention on the ultimate purpose!”
People think of something and don’t let it happen themselves. Making a wish your mind always works out a draft plan of what is ahead – this is how our brain works. When something unexpected occurs, it seems everything goes wrong. Quite the opposite in fact: everything is as it needs to be! Because the mind which is used to clichéd thinking doesn’t want to make any corrections in the script it wrote, people start doing things that spoil the whole picture.
This is the paradox. No one can know for certain what exactly will happen to materialize your order. If one insists on knowing, though, nothing will work in the end. Your dreams seem hard to fulfill, because you are trapped by clichés and simply don’t let these dreams come true. Your doors are locked by stereotypes.
Create the desired image in your thoughts – the purpose, and then just walk, step by step, towards it. No matter what happens is done to implement your order. Take the intention of the Ruler: everything is going well because I ordered so. In my world I do whatever I want. I am not dependent on the rules, but at the same time I am not trying to influence them. When rewinding a target slide, I am not forming the circumstances; I am creating the picture of the world I intend to live in. The efforts to influence the events belong to the inner intention of the mind trying to impose its own scenario. The mind can’t know what there is on the way to the aim. Circumstances are formed by the outer intention and the flow of variations. My task is to direct the vector, but I don’t care what particular path it will go.
Imagine: one day you wake up in your mirror dreaming. Something is happening around. The ordinary events and scenery, but you look at all this with new eyes, as if you broke out of the flow of events and found yourself in the centre of an enormous spherical mirror. A giant kaleidoscope slowly rotates around you, and the sides of reality are shimmering. You are part of this reality and at the same time you exist separately, independently. The same thing happens when you wake up in your dream and realize that it is the dream that depends on you. Mirror “dreaming awake” is similar too, with the only difference: reality doesn’t react so quickly. But as soon as you learn to accept this slowness, you’ll discover amazing things – reality flexibly changes, following your thoughts. What does all this mean? Where are you now?
You are outside of this world – you’ve stepped out of the mirror.
Fragment from the book (Chapter IV. Coordination of Dreams)