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Dreams—A First Step to Discover Your Life as a Spiritual Adventure

Featuring Mary Carroll Moore, keynote speaker and workshop presenter.

What is the purpose of dreams? Why are they important?

Someone who knows the power of dreams is Mary Carroll Moore, who has years of experience working with her dreams using techniques she learned through her study of the teachings of Eckankar.  Mary gives talks and workshops around the world, sharing how personal experience with dreams, past lives, and Soul Travel can help bring spiritual enlivenment to seekers from any faith.  She is an award-winning author, teacher, and artist who will be the keynote speaker on May 20th at Discover Your Life as a Spiritual Adventure, a free one-day seminar from 12:30-8:30 pm at Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center in Branchburg, sponsored by Eckankar in New Jersey. 

       Eckankar puts strong emphasis on dreams being real experiences in our inner worlds, which can teach and heal us. Recently Mary shared how a dream experience helped her resolve a challenging work situation.

A routine work meeting had gone sour—there were unexpected conflicts among the members, and especially towards me, the trainer for that session.  I came away feeling perplexed and upset at the outcome; although many people said they’d benefited, I was aware that a small group had not.  I went over my notes and my training approach, but I couldn’t find what I had done to cause such conflict.

I called and apologized for anything I might have done, but it didn’t help.  Weeks went by and discord was evident in the team.  It made me not want to engage in my job or with these people, with whom I used to be very friendly.

I even thought of quitting my position.  But I decided first to ask my dreams for help and guidance, especially because another meeting of the team was scheduled and I knew I had to attend. 

The night before the meeting, I wrote a message to my inner guide, asking to be shown how to approach the meeting.  If there was something I could do or say that would help resolve the conflict, I’d be very grateful. 

That night in my dreams I was driving a fun car.  I could soar above the landscape. I laughed a lot and felt very free.  At the end of the ride, I tried to find the brake and clutch with my feet, but when I looked down, I realized I was driving a picnic table!

I woke up and shared the dream with my spouse. “A picnic table,” I said, “What a weird dream!”

“It means, this meeting will be a picnic,” my spouse said.

We both laughed, but I pondered this during my drive and decided it was a message from my dreams, answering my question—treat the meeting like a picnic, and all will go well.

When I walked into the room, I saw the person who had been most upset with me all these weeks.  I walked over and gave a big hug.  “I’m so glad to see you,” I said.  I got a stumbled and astonished reply back, “So glad to see you too.”  Following my dream guidance, I went around and greeted everyone with equal fun and enthusiasm, as if we were gathered for a fun afternoon, not a tense confrontation. 

By the end of the meeting, everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves.  The people who had been upset were smiling at me, talking freely, as if we’d never been in conflict.  I left the meeting in awe, once again, for the healing power of dreams.

Mary suggests singing a sacred word before bed to spiritualize the consciousness and aid dream recall.  She sings the word HU, an ancient name for God. You can experience the sound of HU and learn more at miraclesinyourlife.org. To receive more of Mary’s tips for accessing the healing power of dreams, email spirituality@eckankar-nj.org with “Dream Tips” in the subject line. At the seminar, you may also ask for a free copy of Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams by Harold Klemp.

       In addition to her evening keynote talk, Mary Carroll Moore will be conducting a special afternoon workshop, Living from the Heart in a Challenging World. As life speeds up and challenges increase, learning spiritual techniques can help each of us stay balanced, uplifted, and energized. Seminar features also include talks, music, poetry, discussion tables, spiritual art, and youth activities. All are welcome to attend the seminar and explore spiritual tools to live an adventurous life, filled with divine love!

The Discover Your Life as a Spiritual Adventure seminar takes place at 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ and is free for those new to the teachings of Eckankar. For more information, visit eckankar-nj.org, email spirituality@eckankar-nj.org, or call 800-870-9139.  For other events, check out meetup.com/the-nj-spiritual-experiences-group and facebook.com/eckankarnj.

 

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