How Dreams May Be Made to Come True

How Dreams May Be Made to Come True
(from Pathways to Perfect Living by Vernon Howard)

Do you notice something interesting about the preceding ideas?  Do you see how many of them go against your present concepts?  That is good.  It means that they can produce the results opposite to those you have been getting.

This is a perfect example of what happens all along the esoteric path.   What we formerly took as an enemy, now becomes a friend.  What we used to think was the friend, is now seen as uselessness. True  there is a shock involved in changing our viewpoints, but beyond the shock is relief.  As Henry Frederick Amiel explains, “The natural man in us flinches, but the better self submits.

To grow in happiness we must distinguish  between what we can do and what we must not try to do.  We must see that we are not responsible for the cosmic life-movement in itself, but we are responsible for making our lives move in harmony with it.  It is similar to an airplane.  We need not create the scientific laws governing flight;  they exist already.  If there are faults in the airplane, making it unable to harmonize with the principles of flight, it is our duty to repair it.  Likewise with life.  Our task is to correct the faulty mechanism within, which makes psychic flight natural and pleasant.

By working on yourself correctly, your dreams come true.  But these fulfilled dreams are not those envisaged by your surface character, but by your essence.  Your essence hints at what could be true, then asks if you are willing to shed illusions in order to attain them.  By replying in the affirmative, your dreams come true.

Inner Life Exercise

Work to understand this Poem of Perception by
Vernon Howard:

I is a lie.



  1. Gina on October 9, 2019 at 7:57 am

    There is a very lovely song from long ago ~ The Very Thought of You ~ that comes to mind this morning. Who hasn’t been so smitten in love with one who could do no wrong… only to be rudely awakened by the reality of the situation? It was in fact ‘… just the Thought of you, my love.” that held my dreamy affection, Oh how we love to think, think, think… about ourselves and the world in relation to ‘me’. As Vernon Howard so eloquently put it, “I is a Lie”, as is all that “I” is in love with, which in reality are only thoughts. Time to wake up and break the spell. Look around at this incredible creation: When one can honestly witness the absurdity, the sickness, the ‘lie’ that I have so painfully tried to uphold, only then will Reality wake me and the miraculous come into view. The air is free and flowing… just take that conscious breath.

    • Terry Ingraham on October 13, 2019 at 10:22 am

      Gina, I was going to comment on Vernon’s words here, but I read your post and knew that you said it best, that you said all that needed to be said. So I ask everyone reading this to re-read your comments to receive the truth and the joy they reflect. Thank you. Terry

    • Steve on October 14, 2019 at 6:59 am

      “By working on yourself correctly, your dreams come true.” They may not arrive in the fashion you (Hah!) expected or wished them to, but by continuing to work with these super inspiring ideas you look around one fine day and see you have began to move away from the unpleasant and towards a nice life. You need no one else to confirm you, because there is no you and this is grand because you don’t need to spend anymore of your energies or life force maintaining this silly imagined ‘you’. Best wishes to all innerlife travelers!

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