At 4:22 a.m. on April 28, 2010, I awoke from sleep and realized I had experienced a turn in the road.
Now let’s look at those numbers. “4:22” translated for me into “22 + 22” and “April 28, 2010” translated into “4 + 1 + 3,” which is again an irreduceable “22 + 22.” The number “22” for me is the master creator in form.
I awoke remembering a passage from Matthew Ward’s latest message of April 26, 2010, in which he said:
“What you think of as dream communication may be fragments of memories of your visits with those souls [i.e., dear ones and teachers in spirit]; but since third-density beliefs don’t include actual visits by the living to the ‘dead,’ the acceptable interpretation is that you dream about them. As Earth ascends into higher and yet higher vibrations, your consciousness will continue expanding until you can clearly remember visits with many souls in astral planes where the energy is compatible with your own. “
I’d had a dream visit with members of my soul group. During that visit, I’d been occupied with two developments.
The first development was that I made a transition from being a person who valued isolation and separation so as to accomplish the work of my life (research and writing) to being a person who valued relationship and connection. To the urge to work had been added the urge to connect with others.
The second development was that I saw how important it was to have a good working understanding of what Christians call the “Trinity” – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – because that working understanding leads us to know what the spiritual work in life is.
I shall look at the second development in Part 2 of this article and restrict myself in Part 1 to looking at the rise of what I facetiously called to myself “the urge to merge.”
I was in what reminded me of a Japanese restaurant, very spare in appearance. I was there with my wife and other members of my soul group when I felt come over me a great desire to connect with people, to relate to them, to join, unite and merge with them.
This desire was entirely different from my normal one to be a recluse or hermit. Previously I had wished to remain distant from people, stand-offish, apart.
It was a very strange feeling, entirely new. Fortunately it arose in a lean setting so that there was nothing to distract me as there would be, say, in a setting full of music and movement.
It was just “born” in me. I had finished with the period of time in my life where standoffishness was a plus or called for. I could now let that go and I did.
The others around me were not aware of my particular process. They appeared to me, however, to be engaged in theirs. I just felt a desire to join with them, connect with them. They responded well to this new impulse and did not ask me for an explanation.
My wife and I had both been learning a great deal during this experience. We somehow knew that this evening was a learning time. It’s possible that, in the background, was a teacher. I felt a vague male presence behind me.
We met in the restaurant and then proceeded from there out into the city, where we met and parted from members of our soul group in a steady and enjoyable flow. The whole time this learning experience was going on, we were engaged in other events. We travelled in a square, sometimes in a car, sometimes on foot, from the restaurant, around the city, and then back again. It was as if we were taking time out from a workshop.
What I was most aware of during this circuit was the play of this strange, new desire. I found myself deeply wanting to be part of things. I wanted to hold hands and hug people.
There was the sense in me that I had completed whatever the work was associated with reclusiveness. A new period in my life was opening up.
The trick for me was to avoid questioning and judging it and simply go with the flow. That was the first aspect of the dream. I’ll relate the second aspect in the second part of this article.