“Be humble, for you
are made of earth;
be noble, for you came from stars.”
THE WORLD OF
In the distant galaxy, many light years
away from the planet Earth, exists a world quite similar to our own. It is
believed to be somewhere in the constellation of Orion. There isn’t a present name for this domain,
but old Babylonians were calling it “the world of Anu,” Anu being the main god
of the heavenly realms.
Most people don’t know that the world of
Anu is very important for the inhabitants of Earth. This is a secret that very
few know, but from the beginning of time this far away world was in a constant,
unbroken connection with our world. The reason is simple: Earth and Anu are two
parallel or twin worlds and the same people inhabit both of them simultaneously.
However, there is one major difference
between these two domains of existence. On our planet we are born, live, and
die in the material world, facing our realities regardless of circumstances,
whether they are good or bad, or at least that is the life process we believe.
In this other world people live forever in a world of dreams, or as we on Earth
would say, in the “virtual world.” We are convinced that our lives exists in a material
reality, however people on Anu are conscious that they live in dreams. Of
course, the world of Anu is not much different from ours except for the fact
that everything is a dream.
Some may wonder how it is
possible for living beings to be in two distant worlds at the same time. In the
dream world there are two kinds of inhabitants: permanent residents and
visitors. All of us go to Anu occasionally - that is all of us who dream, but
whenever we visit Anu, we are unaware that we are in a world of dreams. A
dreamer does not have to be asleep to visit Anu. There are many daydreamers who
are able to be awake and at the same time, be in the distant world of dreams. The
journey to Anu happens instantly; the moment we start dreaming we are already
When it comes to permanent residents of
the world of dreams, the story is a bit different. The soul of every living
being, including human, has a much longer life span than his carnal body. It
usually takes few journeys through many bodies for a single soul to complete
its lifetime in the material world. For some souls, unfortunately, it never
happens, and they stay forever in the vicious circle of life and death. But
those that succeed to complete their journeys continue to live eternal life in
the world of dreams.
So, it is not a surprise that from the
ancient times until the present, people gaze into night skies towards Orion,
trying to find Anu. Every so often we look at the stars saying, “Somewhere
there is my true home,” without ever realizing why we have that feeling. Many
legends were made, stories written, monuments built—all witnessing the efforts
of men to secure the successful voyage of their souls into the world of eternal
This story is about a man name Nini. He
was a god fearing and humble man who lived many centuries ago on the planet Earth.
Being a righteous man and a big dreamer, he was often visiting the world of Anu
during his lifetime on Earth, so often, that many residents of Anu thought he
was a resident. At Anu, his dreams were always about the same thing—love. But he didn’t dream just about any kind of love.
His dreams were always about absolute love, the kind of love reserved for gods.
His absolute love was not only the love
for a woman, it was about pure and unconditional love for everything that
surrounded him: the earth that he walked
upon and that gave him fruits, fruits that nourished him; for every plant,
flower and leaf; for every living creature that exists from the smallest to the
biggest; for air that he breathes; for water that sustains and gives him life;
for every human being regardless of origin, race, belief, or station in life;
and finally unconditional love for
oneself and the eternal joy of being part of that magnificent symphony of
creation called the universe.
For a human being it was a daring thing
to dream about absolute love and the gods were concerned, but, it was the world
of dreams. Everybody had the right to dream anything they wanted. There were no
limits. And Nini was a righteous man. It was expected that his dreams would be
pure and idealistic. Nevertheless, the absolute love was a divine category not
completely compatible with the human kind. So the gods, concerned for Nini’s well-being,
ordered angels to watch over him whenever he was in the world of dreams. Of
course, there was one more reason for the gods’ interest in Nini’s dreams.
There was a slight chance, after all, that men could have the ability of
comprehending and living the concept of absolute love. If Nini’s yearning for
the absolute love was the result of a genetically enhanced transformation and
not just an accidental glitch between his mind and his soul without the possibility
to duplicate, the potentials for a human kind would be unlimited. Nini could be
the beginning of a new race of humans, freed from hate, greed, evil,
selfishness, wars and conflicts, poverty and inequality, and all other carnal
instincts that humans in their present form possess.
So, after a long and fulfilled life, the
time came for Nini to leave the physical world. At the moment of separation of
his soul from his body, god spoke to him the words we all hope to hear, “Well done
good and faithful servant,” and with that, he left. Because he was a good man
with a pure soul, his soul was relieved from the circle of life and death and
sent to inhabit the world of dreams forever. But something strange happened
upon his final arrival to Anu - he didn’t want to dream about love anymore.
The souls inhabiting the world of dreams
didn’t know why. During many visits before, love was all he was dreaming about.
But now, when he was finally in the world of dreams and had opportunity to
dream such a precious dream forever, he didn’t want to do it anymore. There
were many speculations about what caused this change in Nini. Some say that a few
years before his death on Earth, he met a woman and fell in love, but it was in
the physical reality of the material world. The only love that he knew how to
share was unconditional absolute love, so of course this love for a woman
failed. The circumstances surrounding the events of unrealized love destroyed
him. Nothing could bring light to his face and those who knew him believed that
he didn’t die out of old age or sickness, but were convinced he died from a deep
As a result, he arrived at the world of
dreams without his dream. For a while he was wandering around trying to find a
place for his soul. But for that, he needed to dream and the only dream he knew
was the one he didn’t want to dream. In order to survive, he came up with the
absurd solution to steal other people’s dreams. Something like that had never
happened before in the world of dreams.
On Anu, you could dream about anything
without limits and without consequences, as long as it was your own dream. One
could dream even of being a thief and steal and never receive punishment
because the action only existed in a dream. Yet, to steal other people’s dreams
was unthinkable. In the world of dreams there were only two rules: 1. Dream
your own dreams. 2. Never interfere into the dreams of others.
Events that followed have shaken both
worlds and remain registered in the Book of Life forever as a warning—not only
to humans, but to gods as well. What follows is the story of what happened.
be noble, for you came from stars.”
(From the WEEKEND IN FARO - The First book of the Michael Nicolau Series - by Stevan V. Nikolic, -Chapter One -unedited version)