You think you know who you are. You don’t. Don’t take our word for it; IDL will prove it to you to your own satisfaction. Who you are is both much more and much less than who you think you are. When you become a dream character, the personification of a life issue, or a person or object from your waking life, you have the opportunity to step out of yourself and view your life from entirely different perspectives. Some of these perspectives are transformational and personify your potentials. You can feel their transformational nature. They may be full of fearless confidence, compassion, wisdom, acceptance, peace, objectivity, or other core transpersonal qualities. Such self-aspects become inner guides, totems, or muses. They become members of your internal spiritual support community or sangha.
Your Sangha is always there for you. Because it is a part of you, it will never leave you, like people do. You can’t lie to your Sangha members, because they know you better than you know yourself. Consequently, they afford you a priceless opportunity to build relationships without pretense, drama, pettiness, or fear. When you make friends with them you will never be lonely again. These relationships are built on intimacy and authenticity. They are manifestations of the “we” aspect of divinity and create a devotional or “I-Thou” relationship with yourself, others, and with the entirety of life.
Why should anyone listen to an imaginary table, carpet, or cartoon character? The answer is simple: if it represents a part of you that is stuck, then you will learn important information about how you are stuck and perhaps even how to get unstuck. If it scores higher than you do in qualities you seek, such as confidence, compassion, wisdom. acceptance, inner peace, and witnessing, don’t you think it would be wise to listen to what it has to say to you?