Essay on Losing yourself to dreams

Submitted By kberthelette
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Losing Yourself to Dreams

Deuteronomy 13:1-3
Melting clocks, fear of dreams, the blurring of the real and imagination, the man with an apple for a head, it’s raining men from the sky and shamanistic practices share one thing in common they are surrealistic thought. Surrealism was a movement in art that focuses on bring the dream world and reality together. It is the creation of a false sense of reality by combining our sense of dreaming with the reality of what is happening in our lives. The people in this movement often defined themselves based upon their dreams proclaim themselves to be visionaries and mad men alike. Often they preferred to live in this dream like state instead of allow the reality of what is happening. This illusion can lead people astray drawing them to places of false reality and idolization of a god of dreams. A lie which tears us away from the things we should see and is so powerful that it influences people to chase idols that are not God.
Deuteronomy 13:1-3
“Suppose there are prophets among you or those who dream dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles, and the predicted signs or miracles occur. If they then say, ‘Come, let us worship other gods’—gods you have not known before—do not listen to them. The Lord you God is testing you to see if you truly love Him with all your heart and soul.”
The surrealistic lead us to an altered state of thought. This idea that we will never be able to achieve perfection, so instead of fearing it and being inspired by a perfect God such as ours we should walk away from the notion. This idea is spawned in thoughts that encourage us to find outlets that allow us to constantly escape reality and thus create a sense of dual existence. The dual existence is the notion that we are living within two worlds simultaneously. These worlds are reality and the otherworld.
Reality is the world we live in a place where we work, deal with problems, and face our own humanity while dealing with others as well. The otherworld is a concept of a dream like world, a place where we can have full rain and change things as we see fit. The otherworld is druidic belief that transpires within shamanism and every form of sorcery. People practicing faiths outside of Christianity live their entire lives trying to make the otherworld exist within this world. In other words a surrealistic reality.
It begins as just a harmless thought or a dream that was bizarre. Then they begin to become passionate about these thoughts seeking to have those more and more. Slowly in this spiritual attack the mind turns and becomes focused on journeying into other ventures that suite our own desires. It leads Christians toward sorcery in a very subtle way seeking idols and doing things that they should not be doing.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.”
This sounds tremendously like the world I grew up in. Where you always seek the assurance that whatever you want will happen. In our prideful thoughts we seek justification for our own thinking denying correction or thoughts that would tell us we are wrong. It is in this sense of un-reality that we find the difficulties in talking with those of pagan beliefs. Their entire reality is based in duality. Praise of a god and goddess with a combination of six forms that is not indestructible, and cannot function without a sacrifice from the person giving into it. The closer people come to it the further from reality they begin to fall. Seeking this otherworld more and more and losing sight of the truths of God.
There is more to this, though. You see some people will find things to idolize that create another sense of reality. There are groups of people that live their…