Be The Change – Live Your Dream

March 4, 2015 by Rabbi Laibl Wolf
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Imagination is the most spiritual aptitude we possess. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf.

Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Rabbi Laibl Wolf

In a dream we can defy gravity. We can fly like a bird. We can thread an elephant through the eye of a needle. We can achieve the impossible. Why? Because imagination defies the laws of nature. It straddles the realms of possible and impossible, matter and energy, the physical and the spiritual. It is the way we touch the infinite.

Imagination reconstructs our reality into a higher reality. A dream-state can feel very real – so real that we actually live it. And who’s to say it is any less real than the tangible lives we lead in wakened state. Because it doesn’t leave material results like castles and palaces? But who is to say that our physical playthings are indeed real? Perhaps our reality is the illusion and the dream allows us to touch the truly real? The soul journeys daily, or better stated, nightly, where even angels fear to tread. As Kabbala teaches, the seat of consciousness moves up and down a spiritual umbilical cord locating itself in different realms, savouring the taste and fragrance of many realms. During the ‘consciousness’ hours of ‘9 to 5’ the soul is fully encumbered by its heavy armour, the body-suit that it must wear in the realm of time and space, navigating a world of molecules, confusion and the quest for meaning. At night it ventures ‘out-of-the-body’, via dreams, journeying upwards along its cosmic spiritual umbilical cord, looking for its truer home.

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream” writes Lebanese poet, artist and writer Khalil Gibran. The power to dream is power indeed. It transforms man and history. It molds people and future. It does so because it transcends time and space – it is truly spiritual, the epitome of the art of imagination.

The future of the world lies not in the hands of prophets of doom and pessimistic naysayers. Nor does it lie in the arms of despots and political egotists. It remains firmly in the possession of starry-eyed dreamers – those who weave their dreams with threads of worldliness and publicly proclaim, “I have a dream” and move heaven and earth to live that dream.

I imagine a world of peace, a people of wisdom, and nations who respect each other’s differences and help shoulder each other’s challenges. I dream of a time when nation will not lift up sword against nation nor learn war anymore, as predicted by a prophet of yesteryear who yearned for a new dawn.

Am I a foolish dreamer or will my belief in the power of change extinguish the ‘strange fire’ of the ‘realist’? You be the judge. But more importantly, be the change you wish to see in the world.

Just imagine – you are the dream

Rabbi Laibl Wolf is the Dean of Spiritgrow – The Josef Kryss Center, Australia

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One Response to “Be The Change – Live Your Dream”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Have you published a book yet Rabbi Laibl Wolf and where can purchase it?

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