The world that we live in is a stream of projected five sense information that is observed by consciousness. We call it a world of sense-perception, but only intellectual perception, nonetheless. In maximum meditation, the goal is to get consciousness off the current information stream while still remaining conscious of your present personage. You want to abandon the information stream and be in personage as you explore other options. The information stream that is used to produce the illusion of a material self and world is a hard read. What I mean by “hard read” is that it is chock-full of information and streaming at an incredible speed. The analysis, combination, and projection of the information are so demanding that the observer (you) is practically locked into place like an astronaut under G-forces in a rocket to the Moon. Sleep is necessary to get consciousness offline for a break from the hard read. In maximum meditation, we want to get offline but we don’t want to lose self-consciousness. In order to kick start the process, we reduce as much of the information we’re processing as possible. This reduction starts to eliminate the projection of the illusion and frees up the consciousness to observe other things that the mind is doing, call up things from memory to relive, or to just be in the solitude of being without any mind play being observed at all.
The universe is mental, and it’s your baby; that’s the real secret to the universe and the law of attraction. You’re presently kind of flipped upside down and inside out in your own mental activity, not to alarm you, because you can’t really do any harm to yourself, but you have yourself caged into a limited amount of your own mental activity by a mental barrier known as “physics.” It’s a dream of sortS that the mind has created as a means of exercise and entertainment. It’s an interactive illusion that leads the mind into bouts of delusion in personage. Delusion because self forgets the reality of itself in the process, and takes on complete faith in a character personage in its own mental illusion. The illusion is good, it’s healthy mind activity. The delusion, not so good, as the mind becomes frozen in a very limited illusory cycle of life and death within its own mental activity. The mind loses sight of its true ability, and then the mental processes take over, and begin to run the mind instead of the mind running them. This can lead the illusion to something like a train wreck. I guess the only advantage to the delusion is that the world seems more real when you’re deluded into character personage.
Traditionally speaking, meditation is a practice used to relax the body and calm the mind. The benefits of meditation through scientific research are numerous. I could get into discussing those benefits, but I want to talk to you about something else related to meditation.
"The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental." - The Kybalion
Living the Dream is not another book about accumulating great material wealth and living a luxurious life by using knowledge of the fundamental law of attraction (simply put, you attract what you focus on). This book is written to awaken you to the fact that you’re dreaming now. Yes, you. Your life is a dream, an illusion in your mind, streaming across consciousness on autopilot without the power of individual direction from your point of observation. The pilot is asleep. Living the Dream is about finding your true being within the dream and deliberately, with knowledge and understanding, taking charge of and directing this mental process we call life. In formal education we were told early on that life is a dream. At that time we didn't have the faculties of consciousness to fully understand how true those words are. But, it's a new day! We're entering an age of great light and mass adoption of truth that has escaped us in times past.