Living a Dream – Episode 7

The 10 Major Concepts of Living a Dream

Original Air Date:  July 9, 2019

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Complete text of Episode 7 of the Living a Dream podcast series:


The 10 Major Concepts of Living a Dream


Welcome to the seventh episode of the Living a Dream: A Transformational Journey podcast. My name is Jo Calk. I am a Life Awareness Coach, Reiki Master, author, and speaker. Today’s episode is “The 10 Major Concepts of Living a Dream”

First, I want to share my Life Purpose Statement:

“The purpose of my life is to be present, joyful, and compassionate, and to share my gifts, make a difference, and be a role model to others, so that I might inspire others to also make a difference in the world.”

My Ultimate Goal is the global enlightenment and peace on our Earth, our physical reality, through the awakening, awareness, and action of all its people in transforming our beliefs about each other and the Earth.

I am not alone in having this Goal of “Peace on Earth” and cooperation, caring, and sharing by all people. However, my approach is a bit different: I am enlightening the Earth from within.

You Must Be the Change You Want to See in the World.” – Mahatma Gandhi


During this podcast series, please be open to the possibility that your life can change and improve in ways unimaginable now.

10 Major Concepts have been introduced in the previous 6 podcasts in this series. In this episode, we will examine each major concept individually.


  1. God/Source/All-That-Is are synonyms

God, Source, and All-That-Is are synonymous terms for the all of everything, seen and unseen, simultaneously everywhere and everywhen, the eternal universal life force energy.

Consider the possibility that some of your beliefs about “God” may be totally opposite of the actuality of God as All-That-Is, Source, and Unconditional Love. Test your beliefs against the “gold standard” of Unconditional Love showering all of us in the golden light of being within God as All-That-Is/Source and having God as All-That-Is/Source within us.

Like the individual physical cells that make up our physical body, we are each a spiritual “cell” of God/Source/All-That-Is. I choose the term “Source” as a neutral, non-religious term for the all of everything.


  1. We are all connected with everyone and everything at the atom level

At the level of the atom, we discovered we are all connected; there is no distinction between an atom in our skin cell and an atom in another’s skin cell or in an object we are holding.

We learned a visualization technique of holding hands with others or touching an animal, a tree, a rock, or any other object. We visualized first an area on our hand that is touching another person or object, noticing the skin’s texture and color, then focusing on one skin cell, then the molecules of that skin cell, then the atoms. We noticed that there is no color, sound, or texture at the level of the atom. We also noticed that we cannot distinguish an atom from our skin cell from an atom of the person or object we are touching. We are all connected, we are all ONE, we are all united, we are all Source.


  1. We are within Source and Source is within us

We’re not here by accident

We, as human beings, are not the result of random mutations of our genes

We are not a clone of anyone else – at least as far as I am aware

We are not alone

Thus, we are not only connected with each other, we are connected with every thing and every one on Earth. We are all connected within Source and Source is within us.


  1. We are ONE with Source

Each of us, while unique, is also a part of Source. Source doesn’t play favorites, loving one part of Itself more than another. Synonymous with Unconditional Love Itself, Source does not put “conditions” on Its Love of, nor punish, any aspect of Itself.

We are all ONE with Source, playing a physical game of our own creation, in physical bodies of our own creation, on a physical playground of our own creation.

We are all ONE and we are all unique. We learn from each other through our uniqueness. We explore new expansive possibilities we never even dreamed of in the old version of the physical game. The Love Edition of “Earth: the Virtual Reality Game” allows us to dream BIG and live the dream. The dream is now expansive, unlimited, engaging, fun, and joyful. We are still unique, we still experience the contrasts, and we still have choices – the only difference is the replacement of “fear” with “Love” as the basic foundation of the game.


  1. We ARE Source

Remember that Gandhi quote I mention in every podcast:

 “You Must Be the Change You Want to See in the World.” – Mahatma Gandhi

That quote takes on an expanded meaning beyond physically working toward a change in the world. Because we ARE Source and we ARE ONE Soul, when we change our beliefs internally, our new beliefs are shared with all others and create an immediate shift in the world – in Source, in the very Soul of Source. We change the world from WITHIN. I slightly modified a great quote from Neale Donald Walsch:

“We Are All One, each expressing our uniqueness;

ours is not a better way or the only way, ours is merely another way.”

We are all Eternal Pure Energy. We decided we wanted to experience our Oneness from different aspects, from different viewpoints, so we created the Physical Universe, with Earth as our Physical Playground. We created everything we wanted as pure physical expressions of joy and love.


  1. We are NOT a body, we HAVE a body

We are not identified as a physical body; we are eternal energy within Source that have a physical body. We will explore this major concept in depth in next week’s podcast.


  1. Soul envelops our physical body; our physical body is within our Soul

The true essence of “us” is far greater than any physical limits represented by the body-suit we wear. That Essence, Higher-Self, Superego, Soul-Self, or Soul is the purest expression of love, joy, and all the positive self-attributes we were born with and which still remain within us. My Soul always felt bigger than my body, but I was stuck in the long-taught belief that the Soul was inside the body. Neale Donald Walsch and others showed me that the Soul envelops the body – the body is actually within the Soul.


  1. Our Soul extends out forever

The realization that the Soul envelops the physical body was the link we needed to understand our feeling of expansiveness and freedom. We will explore the Soul, or energy bubble, that envelops the body and expands outward, in a future podcast.


  1. You were born with the gifts of love and joy

We were all given the gifts of love, joy, and all positive self-attributes when we were born; we still have all of our gifts, although they may have been buried under other people’s garbage we accepted in the form of their opinions, beliefs, and thoughts.

  • We each have our unique gifts, talents, skills, experiences, interests, and desires
  • We each came here to share our unique perspective with others for the enlightenment of all
  • We are each unique but all equal
  • We each have our own path on this Transformational Journey
  • We each have our specific goals and dreams
  • We each have free will
  • We always have choices

So many of the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs we have about our self have been placed there by others. We are merely parroting what we were told by our parents, teachers, and others who had influence over us at a very young age, when we were first developing our sense of self; when we were starting to recognize our self as being separate from everything and everyone else. What kind of self-talk do you repeat? Do you put your self down? Do you question your self’s value? Are you hard on your self? Are you much nicer to other people than you are to your self?

I sincerely hope you can be happy with your self, because wherever you go, you take your self with you.

Be open to the possibility that most, if not all, of what you have been told about your self were wrong. That the negative words your parents used to describe you, which you continue to use to describe your self, were actually the negativity your parents felt and believed about their own selves. You (and your parents) still have the Love, Joy, and all the positive “self” attributes you were given – although the gifts may be buried under years of garbage heaped on them, causing you to believe you never had them in the first place. Look deep within your self – all your gifts still remain, shining, awaiting your rediscovery of them.

Are you ready to change your thinking and your beliefs? No? Well, you get what you focus on. If you focus on the same things every day, you get the same day every day. Facing “reality” is like playing the same movie over and over because you think that is the only movie you have. Life is filled with more movies than you could ever watch. Life is like a smorgasbord or buffet, so try something else besides the white bread, OK?

Your past is NOT a predictor of your future, unless you want it to be. Right now, at this moment, you are creating your future. Will it consist of the same days you have been living for the past decade? It doesn’t have to, if you are willing to change your thinking and some of your beliefs.

We discovered what it takes to be happy: it is a change in our choices based on a change in how we feel about our self and our beliefs.

You have, within you, everything you need to be happy and to live a life of joy.


  1. Peace on Earth is possible; we can do it now

We must become the change we wish to see in the world – changes within us are reflected as changes in the world

We have experienced wars, economic upheavals, and natural disasters before. What is different now?

All these events are happening at the same time, right now. We have reached the “Perfect Storm” of major catastrophic events battering us from all directions.

Perhaps we are faced with this emergence of all our fear-based events occurring simultaneously, to force us to find another way.

Think of a dark nightmare that builds to a crescendo and, just before we “die” in our nightmare, we wake up. We recognize all the terror and fear were of our own creation. We change our focus, ease our mind, and return to sleep, with a different, more optimistic dream of a brighter future for the Earth and all of us dependent upon it for our physical existence.

We appear to be unable to recognize that we are “dreaming” this nightmare; we are unable to awaken from the “dream.” What else can we do?

We can recognize that everything – every situation, event, thought, and matter itself – has two aspects: what we want and what we don’t want. In physics, it’s Newton’s Third Law, which explains the nature of the forces between two interacting objects: “the force exerted by object 1 upon object 2 is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to the force exerted by object 2 upon object 1” []

The more you focus on the negative, the not-wanted, the fear, the more negativity, unwanted, and fear you attract.

So, now that we’ve identified what we definitely don’t want, what is it that we do want? What is the opposite of fear? What is the opposite of worry? What is another response than flight-fight-or-freeze?


Faced with any set of options, we often must choose between some representation of fear or love as our response. We’ve become so enmeshed in this physical experience that we have forgotten Who We Really Are. We’ve built forts to defend ourselves from greater and greater “enemies,” instead of rafts to calmly float down the river of life.

We see everything and everyone as either “with us” or “against us” – but never “AS US.” We don’t see ourselves mirrored in the “others.” We don’t see we are actually attacking ourselves. We don’t see how our fear – expressed as worry, anger, hatred, vengeance, or other such “negative” thoughts, feelings, and beliefs – only feeds the fearsome “monster” we, ourselves, have created.

We must first acknowledge that we are in a dream/nightmare of our own creation. We must recognize and know that we are safe in this dream – we are ONE with Source, having a physical experience. Then, we express only our gifts of love and joy – first to our selves, then to others, by gradually expanding our Soul – our “love energy field” which extends far beyond our physical body – to encompass the entire Earth – and beyond to the Universe. We are still in the dream, but we are changing the dream from within the dream.

This is exactly what I mean when I say that I am not alone in having the Goal of “Peace on Earth,” but my approach is a bit different: I am enlightening the Earth from within. From within the Dream/Nightmare and from within our selves.

There is much we can do individually and as a global community to effect change now. We are each a unique, but equal, aspect of Source, and each of us was born with unique gifts, goals, and purpose to be of service to others. We each have an important role in halting the further destruction of each other and our home (or playground, if you prefer). We are ONE with Source, so let’s unite in a single purpose of Peace on Earth, an end to violence toward each other. We can do this!

If you were offered a major role in an international project of critical importance, would you accept the role? Could you work with a team from all continents and islands? What kind of role would you choose?

Let’s all play well with others. We are all connected, and we are all ONE with Source, we are all Source. Together we can have Peace on Earth and unconditional love toward ALL.


Let’s look at this week’s tools, activities, and summary:



  1. Be open to the possibility that your life can change and improve in ways unimaginable now.
  2. You were born filled with Love, Joy, and positive self-attributes.
  3. We Are All ONE with God/Source/All-That-Is
  4. You Must Be the Change You Want to See in the World.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Compare your reaction and action toward a new person based on the “gold standard” of Universal Love, not on presumed guilt or innocence based on previously meeting someone similar – don’t make any immediate judgments or general statements about any new person you meet


  1. Envision the Earth as a giant Playground in which we all play as all being ONE with Source. What games do you choose to play? What part do you choose to take in the games? Is your game fear-based or love-based?
  2. Think of the people you meet each day. You may have a completely different reaction to one person than another person. Notice that difference and measure your reactions against the “gold standard” of Unconditional Love you feel toward your Soulmate. Can you change your reaction and behavior from fear-based to love-based, for every person you meet every day?


  1. God/Source/All-That-Is are synonyms for the all of everything, seen and unseen, everywhere and everywhen
  2. We are all connected with everyone and everything at the atom level
  3. We are within Source and Source is within us
  4. We are ONE with Source
  5. We ARE Source
  6. We are NOT a body, we HAVE a body
  7. Soul envelops our physical body our physical body is within our Soul
  8. Our Soul extends out forever
  9. You were born with gifts of love, joy, and positive self attributes
  10. We can awaken from this dream, remember we are energy/spirit experiencing a physicality filled with contrasts, choices, and senses, to better know all aspects of “us” as pure energy
  11. Peace on Earth is possible; we can do it now


You are welcome to visit my website at Under the “Living a Dream Resources” tab, I have added a bibliography of books that have inspired me and that resonate with my beliefs; I have also added new pages containing the text of the previous podcasts and will add the text of this podcast for you to review as you wish. In addition, Blog Talk Radio has recorded, saved, and makes available all the episodes of this Living a Dream: A Transformational Journey podcast series, so you can replay an episode whenever you choose. Please visit, to see the list of episodes and listen to one that has been recorded or a new one soon to be broadcast.

If you have a question or comment, please contact me at:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Our next podcast discusses the new Major Concept that we are NOT our bodies, but we HAVE physical bodies that we, ourselves have created.

I hope you will join me here next Tuesday, at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific US Time) / 7:00 p.m. (Eastern US Time).

This is Jo Calk signing off:

Blessings to all of us Dreamers on our Transformational Journey.



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