In every practice you find a shadow. But purity is not reviling any part of life.
What do you see when you dream at night? Not the days events in a factual way, but your projections onto life. Dream is caused from intelligence not being able to sleep. Intelligence isn’t able to sleep because it doesn’t need to and intelligence projects. Your projections dictate your actions which dictate your future, and you are aware if not directly that people project onto you. This is why we assume roles, and we know where those will take us. So our dreaming mind does a remarkable job of synthesis, and voila we have predicted the future.
Couldn’t dreams be a lack of projection? Not a lack of projection, but there are two grades of projection. Only one is natural. We filter data. We can’t avoid it, and we need to. This lets us concentrate, but fear makes filters go opaque meaning we can’t see through it. For some reason we have decided we are powerless there, so the filter becomes a blind. In dreams the blinds are off. The dreaming mind sees through everything other than what you really think and feel. It even sees through your habitual conscious thoughts, but it doesn’t see through your real thoughts. That isn’t possible.
There are those who are minimalist or well ingrained in what they have decided is a realistic view of life. It may seem they don’t project, but they do. They project their realism and they tend to encounter a lot of people who seem to resist that, frustrate it.
So projection isn’t all bad. It is being divorced from the process and ignorant of what we do that is bad. As Jesus said ‘forgive them father for they know not what they do‘. That is the sin. That is the problem, not projection which is just our nature. We don’t see the world. This is even scientifically proven. We see ourselves and we are a part of the world. It is the only reason we can see at all.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.