TITLE : ” FOAL and the Angels ; Wisdom comes through”
Dreams… I thought I knew about dreams. They were dots of entertainment to lighten up my nights; be it a thriller, or a love story or an outright horror movie, or a bizarre comedy completely out of my understanding, they always made my sleeping time an adventure of some sort. And I loved the fading afterglow of a dream. Actually, I loved everything about dreams. They had been a constant companion through my journey on earth, and I thought that I, of all people, would know what a dream was. But I was wrong. This time, it was different. In 2004 my dreams blew me away and shook my world up like nothing I had ever experienced before.
These dreams came out of nowhere, sudden, inexplicable. Some of them were so real, so tangible in every aspect, that I could not bring myself to call them `dreams`. I felt more alive in there than I ever felt in real life. I could feel any object I`d touch in the most detailed and tactile way, but most of all, I realized I could think in such conscious way I even knew my body was in my bed asleep. That is why I felt compelled to make a distinction of term, and so I called them `physical dreams`. *
Some other dreams, instead, were so beautiful, ethereal, so unrelated to my daily life, so vivid, so full of power, of Love, of Life. Even a thousand hues of colors could not recreate the scenes that were being shown to me in those dreams. And the immense feeling of Love all pervading them was not possible to translate into any word. Again, they weren`t like anything I had ever experienced before and again, they shook my world up as nothing had before. It felt like the life I was living in the daytime was only a shadow of the life I was living at night. And when you have that kind of powerful dreams, they become to you more real than `real` life itself. You don’t just see the dream, you experience it, you live it. There is no way you can doubt it.
There is so much more I’d like to say about the dream experience in itself, and I will, eventually, in later blogs, but since this is my first blog – ever -, for now I want to stay focused and try to illustrate how my dreams pushed me , insistently and in the most subtle way, to write and publish my first book : “FOAL and the Angels”.
Throughout a number of years, starting from 2004, I had these dreams coming to me , like every night, showing me, sometimes in precise details and other times through meaningful metaphors, how to look at what life was bringing to my doorstep in another light. In waking up I knew I was being given insights and intensive lessons on the meaning of life, and also on how to cope with it better. It felt like it was an intensive course of wisdom, imparted through dreams, messages, and voices. I knew I had to write it down, I knew it was not meant for me only.
So why did it take me so long to put it down into words? Doubts at first, and then the fact that I couldn’t find a good thread to stitch up the whole experience into a story without turning it into some kind of personal memoirs. And I knew that was not how it was meant to be, and certainly not how I want it to be. For me this book was all about and had to be about the message and not the messenger. It was simply the sharing of a gift. The idea of writing it in the format of a story, of a fairytale, and of using the pseudo of FOAL finally resolved the issue.
So, what kind of book is FOAL and the Angels ? Well, it is a story told by a boy (FOAL) through the unfolding of his dreams and the impact they have on his life. You may look at it as a fairy tale or an allegoric spiritual journey, or even just a metaphysical fancy, yet what I describe in the book is almost exactly how it happened, or at least how it was felt and registered in my mind. It is a story of how dreams and `messages` led me, a.k.a. FOAL, on a spiritual journey that of course is still on its evolving way .
And, in the development of the story, FOAL`s ten thousand questions get finally answered through his dreams and his adventures with the Angels. I called it “Angels School”. But you can call it however you like, your Super Conscious Mind, your Higher Self, Collective Consciousness, or you can call it the voice of your conscience, the little voice inside, that everybody hears. Even atheists! It is a short story anybody can read, from old to young, from well educated to not so well educated, and what`s more, coming from any religion or belief . So that anybody can have a glimpse of God`s Wisdom exposed in easy words, understandable by all.
I felt this need to put it out in the world, not because it is unique, which is not (all these things must have been said over and over again in the centuries), but because it is so un-academic in style, that just anybody can easily read it and possibly gain some drops of wisdom out of it … just as I did. I tried to keep my focus on making it an easy and quick read. And I hope you`ll let me know whether I have succeeded or not. Looking forward to your feedback!! Please, do let me know your thoughts!
*At that time I had no idea such a phenomenon existed and occurred to other people too. It took me 5 years to find out there was a proper term for it, that is : `astral projection` or `OBE`.
Click on the image to read about Foal and the Angels on Amazon.
Hi Lory! I made my way over here, and think this is a great start! But it was a little hard to find, because I was looking for the URL name, which has ‘for life’ in it, and the blog itself is ‘of the soul’.
I hope it becomes a bit easier to find on the vast net, because you have so much to offer the travelers of cyberspace! 🙂
HI, ANDY !! glad you found it ! you are THE FIRST !!!! i thought i had changed the name to the new title, but i guess i didnt do a great job, huh ??? 🙂 well, that`s me and technology ……. will try to se how to adjust the problem !! thank you so much for the feedbak!
got here from FB no problem!
I read Foal and the Angels last year, and it has changed my life! I used to feel frustrated when life didn’t make sense to me, and now it doesn’t have to (most times). There is a higher meaning and if we can accept that, we can live in peace. Thank you for your beautiful book and blog post. Hope to hear more from you soon!
Thank you Denise ! when you write a book, it is so important to get feedback as yours. it keeps the will and fire to keep writing strong and alive. it gives a sense to all the efforts put into it. so it is with a sense of humble gratitude that i say THANK YOU THANK YOU for these beautiful words of encouragement ! and i am so glad to know you liked this blog !!
Hi, Lory. A marvelous account, in your inviting and reassuring style. Although I usually dread the tedium, and sometimes the violence of my dreams, you make me want to try again. Marco
YES! give a second chance to your dreams , Marco ! That would make me very happy ! The other day i had a dream where we were suspended in the Universe and imagine what? some beautiful music starts and we start dancing a waltz !! Unfortunately forgot the rest, but it was pretty cool.
I do believe i can meet friends in their etheric forms there in the dream world. I know for certain that i met my husband in his etheric body in a OBE, and we even talked and laughed, but in the morning he didnt remember a thing. So i guess that the problem is mainly and basically in the REMEMBERING. We all definitely go out of our bodies and have crazy adventures, but it so difficult to come back and remember them.
Anyway, thank you for taking the time for me , and as always , i do appreciate your words immensely !
You have achieved what I can only dream about (no pun intended); both a full OBE, and the talent to share this with the world. I’ve had many conscious dreams, but none in which I felt I had left my body. I’m pretty good at remembering, and always try to figure out if they are trying to tell me something, or are just one more form of entertainment. I really do hope some day to traverse the ether, and now perhaps to meet you there. Rose
Rose ! I`d certainly love to meet you up in the ether ! but it seems it is not that easy even for experienced astral travelers (and i am certainly not among them!) to have a meet-up !! although it is possible.
For me (and i really have no idea why) OBEs were always spontaneous, but there are actually many methods to help them happen. and many people have succeeded in this way. So never give up if you really want to try. 🙂
In my case, a few times it felt as if I was leaving the body, but in many other cases, it felt more like using another body to move around.
I am not indeed the most experienced OBEr and have loads to learn, but I am grateful I was given the opportunity to have these experiences, even if , at times, they were pretty scary indeed.
If you want to give it a try for real, let me know. I can give you references.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for stopping by !