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Andrew Lang (1844-1922), a prolific Scots author best-known for his popular "color" books of fairytales, wrote a book on dreams that is one of my favorites. Titled The Book of Dreams and Ghosts, it was first published in 1897. Lang affected a cool skepticism towards this subject material, which allows him to slide readers cunningly into the deep end, as he recounts case after case of timefolding and interdimensional travel in dreams.
As a Buddhist priest, I hear quite a bit about compassion, that brand of unconditional love we imagine ourselves to be incapable of having for one another. Talking about compassion may be one reason it is so frequently misunderstood as something that we should be doing. But compassion doesn't need doing. It exists already in the harmony of things just the way they are.
An excerpt from Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain:
Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life. There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day, every minute, in fact. It is your natural power of imagination, the basic creative energy of the universe, which you use constantly, whether or not you are aware of it.
One minute of clearly focusing on a dream or goal can overcome months, even years, of misguided thinking.
One minute of visualization can overcome a great many doubts and fears and bring you a step closer to realizing your dream. One minute of prayer can work miracles.