Let me share a bit of my understanding of the connection between The Secret and The Power of Now. Of course, this is going to be a watered down version of my teachings, because of the space limitations here. In my recent book Qi Dao - Tibetan Shamanic Qigong, I introduced my translation into English of an interesting term that should help us out on our quest. The term is Dream Being, which may be both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is synonymous to the Dao or the Source of the dream called life. Some may call Dream Being the Creator, although the dreamer of the dream and the world of the dream are not separate essentially, because everything in the dream is a projection of the dreamer’s consciousness. Therefore, the Creator and the totality of Creation are one. Our dream called life just appears to have all kinds of appearances of things and events made of nothing else than pure energy… that is why I call it a dream. Isn’t everything in a dream made of nothing else but the energy of consciousness that we tend to perceive as though is has some recognizable forms and names?
The process of manifestation of the dream is something happening moment by moment, which you can observe when your attention is focused on the present moment. Now is the only time when the process of manifestation occurs. So far we have been going hand in hand with The Power of Now. If we are interested in learning more about manifestation, the way to know anything about it requires being present in the dream. This is what I call Dream Being as a verb, which is also synonymous with being lucid in the dream. The moment you realize that you are dreaming, you may also realize that manipulating the world of dreaming is not what Dream Being is about, since it is not the ego that is the source of the dreams, but a much deeper aspect of your Being that is the deeper aspect of everyone of us, our common true nature. If you recognize that trying to manipulate the flow or struggle with it is the easiest way to turn the dream into a nightmare, you are ready to just enjoy being in dreaming. Dream Being as a verb means being in the flow of your dreaming, surfing the wave of manifestation as it were. When you experience Dream Being as such state (or process) of being in the flow, you are literally living your dreams! There is nothing that you strive to manifest or obtain, because you are enjoying the ride on the wave of manifestation empowered up by much greater power than your ego.
I consider this pretty close to essence of the teachings presented in The Secret, albeit the presenters may not fully aware of the intricacies of their own teachings. We tend to teach whatever we need to learn the most, do we not? I am also open to any suggestions and critiques, as I would like to learn how to share this teaching well in English, which is my third language.
Please check out my recent book The Art of Being in the Flow for more information on the basics of Qi Dao, my family style of Tibetan Shamanic Qigong and my teachings of Dream Yoga.
About the author
Lama Somananda Tantrapa is the holder of the lineage of Qi Dao that has been fostered in his clan for 27 generations since 1224 AD. He has over 30 years of experience in Qi Dao and other internal martial arts. After pioneering Qi Dao Coaching in 2000, he has provided wellness, peak performance and life coaching to hundreds of clients from all walks of life. His coaching has inspired many professional athletes, speakers, dancers, singers, writers and actors to open up to the infinite source of power that exists within everyone.
Lama Tantrapa authored a bestselling book and DVD entitled “Qi Dao – Tibetan Shamanic Qigong.” Being an avid speaker and presenter, he appeared on many radio and TV programs in the US, Guam and abroad. He currently serves on the NQA Board of Directors. For more information about Qi Dao Coaching, workshops, retreats, and long-distance learning opportunities, visit www.qidao.org.