"As separate individuals, we live in separate cultures haunted by the vague memory of an intimacy that we all share. Let us, all together, chase the very horizon of existence, the edge of understanding, the point at which new sensations, emotions, thoughts and ideas begin to emerge… and let us bring this intimacy alive." ~Alex Mero
When we are dreaming, we are accessing a consciousness that is less dense and less conditioned than our consciousness in the wake states. Dreams enable us to experience a different reality. There are three different types of dreams: the common dream, which is the most frequent, permits the release of tension by clearing our visual, auditory and tactile memory; the lucid dream, in which we are aware of the fact that we are dreaming, and in which the situations we encounter prepare us for certain events in real life; and the third type, the most extraordinary one, is the exceptional dream, which is really an astral projection. This is literally when we leave our bodies during sleep and journey in the astral world towards other dimensions. ~Alex Mero
Is intuitive perception and for what purpose do we experience it?
Intuitive perception –an inner sense or “feeling”- comes to us before our minds have the chance to name or interpret what we are seeing or hearing. It’s a perception that is outside the flow of our ordinary and conditioned thoughts, in a state where the ego does not intervene, and which permits an inner connection with an intelligence that transcends ours. Intuitive perception gives us insights into our personal destiny. The particularity of intuitive perception is that it comes to us effortlessly and without intellectual exercise.
Wanting to know more about our person and the situations from the past that have contributed to making us what we are now, is not an unhealthy curiosity in itself. However, it is important to keep in mind that the information we obtain from such sessions, permits us to know more about our person, the ego-based content, and not our true selves. Psychoanalysis is but a first step. If we want to know who we truly are, we have to undergo a further step, and that is to leave behind this ego content once we recognize it for what it is…
“Happy? What is your definition of happiness? Mauro asked him.
“Happiness…? I’m not really sure. I’d like to know what makes YOU happy.”
“My happiness comes from wishing for what’s beneficial to myself.” replied Mauro.
“Well said! ” Laura exclaimed.
After hearing that, Y Chao thought about his own definition of happiness; however he doubted Mauro would agree with it. He hesitated, but finally stated: “For me, happiness is about realizing my dreams!”
“Dreams are important.”
Y Chao looked at Mauro a little surprised, but happy with Mauro’s approval. He completely forgot what his motive had been in the first place.
“But dreams also take place in our imagination…” Y Chao stated.
“Dreams are messages we receive from within to help us discover our true mission.”
“Really? That’s marvellous!” exclaimed Laura.
Mauro explained: “Before realizing a project, an idea had to have occurred first.”
“What if I dream of wanting to become rich?” asked Y Chao. Mauro wanted him to reflect on this.
“What does it mean to you to be rich?” he asked Y Chao.
“Rich means having enough money to be free!” He answered.
“Enough?” Mauro questioned.
Mauro said nothing for a few moments, giving silence its place, and then continued: “Our desires have no limits, and keep growing as we nourish them. Therefore they can never fully satisfy us. Only we can satisfy ourselves.”
“How so?” asked Y Chao.
“By becoming aware that the only real wealth we have does not consist in increasing our fortune but in controlling our desires!”
What most people don’t understand is that happiness is not something you search for, but comes as a result of living from your heart. When you live from within, a sense of peace and happiness naturally becomes part of you.
Dreams can bring insights to guide or keep you on your journey. For something to be actualized, it’s idea has to be thought or dreamt of first, otherwise it will never find its way into existence. So dreams are important.
What type of person or personality do you consider a role model?
I generally accord little importance to a person’s reputation or the extent of their reputation. Instead, I focus on their spiritual power. I have had the opportunity to meet many wise people in my lifetime, and I have noticed that they all generate a natural power which is very apparent to those around them. Something I find exceptional about these wise people is that none of them seem to have a semblance of an ego; ego being that which leads to self-centeredness and egocentricity. The spiritual power that these people radiate comes from a deep inner knowledge that gives them serenity, freedom, and unshakable certitude.
“The Lucid Voice” is a book that accentuates existential questions and conveys the idea that in order to have an authentic and positive influence, we must search for our true potential, explore all possibilities and envision all manners of exchange and change. This book should help us integrate into the present while developing our hidden talents, so that we can live in harmony with ourselves, others, nature, and the energy that vivifies the Universe.
Your novel is, amongst other things, a human adventure experienced through natural elements. However, today, nature and its very existence are being threatened. What do you see as a solution to this problem?
The answer to your question can be summarized briefly: we need to reassess human greed. Looking back in history, man lived in harmony with nature for many years, but then a sense of ownership developed, and this resulted in exploitation of all our natural resources. In order to increase our prosperity we’ve abused these natural resources, and the consequences are being seen and felt today, and will be for generations to come. Given the limitless greed of humans, the earth has begun to respond, because just like human bodies, the earth is a biological organism with an intricate level of balance, and so when its balance is disrupted, it reacts. The only solution is a better relationship with nature, and a change in our behavior, so that balance can be restored. We need to review and change those aspects of human behavior that seek to satisfy unlimited desires- all which stem from greed- and to adapt new behaviors that respect the limited resources of our planet.