Our Dream-Like Reality: Waking Up to Navigate the Dream of ‘Life’ (Evita Ochel w/Paul Levy)

EBTV with consciousness expansion teacher Evita Ochel (http://www.evitaochel.com) with featured guest Paul Levy (http://www.awakeninthedream.com/) in a dialogue about the dream-like nature of our reality and how to wake up and navigate it.

Paul Levy is a teacher, author and artist with a background in economics, art, Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism and Jungian psychology.

Topics covered in the video include:

1. Paul shares about his spiritual awakening and how it brought him to do the work he does today. (1:15)
– the role of suffering in Paul’s awakening
– how mental health can be associated with spiritual awakening

2. Paul shares about his latest book “Awakened by Darkness”. (8:00)
– connections to Shamanism

3. What does it mean that this reality is dream-like? (14:00)
– Paul shares about his approach via “The Dreaming Up Process”
– how the sleeping dream state mirrors the waking dream state
– interpreting the symbolic nature of dreams

4. Why is it important to wake up within this dream-like reality? (21:00)
– the role of quantum physics

5. How to approach this dream-like reality if we don’t like what we see in our personal ?(28:08)
– the difference between being lucid and being awake (inner vs. outer dream control)

6. What is synchronicity and its significance in our dream-like reality? (30:39)
– the connection between matter and psyche
– the connection to the archetypal dimension

7. Exploring the symbolic nature of our dream-like reality. (34:14)
– the connection between synchronicity and symbols
– the meaning of symbols
– how symbols are different than signs (37:00)

8. How do deal with personal and collective suffering in a balanced manner, given the dream-like state of this reality? (38:35)
– embodying bodhisattva and bodhicitta (40:05)

9. How to deal with challenges of interacting with others within this reality, who are deeply entrenched and not aware of its dream-like nature. (42:35)
– the importance of embodying the realization
– the importance of surrounding ourselves with a like-minded people/community

10. Paul shares concluding tips for navigating this dream-like reality. (47:07)
– the importance of compassion
– the importance of not ignoring, repressing or pretending something does not exist; finding a balance between the light and the dark
– how negative energy feeds off of polarization/duality/separation (50:48)

Related videos:

1. Healing Fear & Anxiety at the Root Level (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYHN1…)

2. Awakening to your Shamanic Journey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSrik…)

3. Shared & Collective Dreaming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XRgB…)

4. The Meaning and Language of Dreams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxoKC…)

5. How to Help Others Change, Heal or Awaken (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4PeJ…)

Streamed live Mar 18, 2016