Dream Your World with Power and Grace

Dr. Alberto Villoldo

Edited by Nan Frient

In his latest book, Courageous Dreaming, Dr. Alberto Villoldo, medical anthropologist and psychologist, teaches us how to dream our world with power and grace. The ancient shamans of the Americas understood that we're not only creating our experience of the world, but are dreaming up the very nature of reality itself. When you don't dream your life, you have to settle for the nightmare being dreamed by others.

Through Courageous Dreaming, we learn to look beyond ordinary time and dream our destiny into being, whether this means creating greater well-being, abundance or world peace. Dr. Villoldo reveals ancient wisdom teachings that explain how to birth reality from the invisible matrix of creation:

  • Learn techniques to interact with the matrix of creation.

  • Discover tools for accessing the deep creativity accessible through the cosmos

  • Find the courage to create the joy you desire!.

Whether you realize it or not, we are all dreaming the world into being. What we're engaging in is not the sleeping dream we're familiar with, but the waking dream we craft with our eyes open.

When we're unaware that we all share the power to co-create reality with the help of the Universe itself, that power slips away from us and our dream turns into a nightmare. We begin to feel we're the victims of an unknown and frightening creation that we're unable to influence or change. Events seem to control us and trap us.

The only way to end this dreadful reality is to awaken to the fact that it, too, is a dream, and recognize our ability to write a better story, one that the Universe will work with us to manifest. The nature of the cosmos is such that whatever dream you have about yourself and the world will become reality. As soon as you awaken to your power to dream, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can begin to create truly original dreams that germinate in your soul and bear fruit in your life.

Excerpt from book:

"Courageous dreaming allows you to create from the source, the quantum soup of the Universe where everything exists in a latent or potential state. Physicists understand that in the quantum world nothing is "real" until it is observed. But quantum events do not occur in the laboratory only. They also happen inside our brain, on this page and everywhere around us. When you access any part of the dream, the great matrix of energy, you can change reality and alter the entire dream...

Modern physics is describing what the ancient wisdomkeepers of the Americas have long known. These shamans, known as the Earthkeepers, say that we are dreaming the world into being through the very act of witnessing it. Scientists believe that we are only able to do this in the very small, subatomic world. Shamans understand that we also dream the larger world that we experience with our senses. Like the Aborigines, the Earthkeepers live in a world where the dreamtime has not been pushed into the domain of sleep like it has for us. They know that all of creation arises from, and returns to, this dreamtime."