Wow my eyes just were opened up to the meaning of the nursery rhyme that I’ve never thought before. I just randomly sang it today…"Row, row, row your boat,Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream". BAM!! "Life is but a dream" it kicked in. Such a strong meaning and yet as a child you don’t really realize it. Its like watching a movie you haven’t seen since you were a kid and now you start noticing all the dirty adult humor that was incorporated in it.
The idea that I got from it was basically row your boat, or your body (vessel) down the stream, meaning life, and direct yourself merrily throughout because after all this is just a dream. Which I’ve heard time and time again that the "true reality" is what lies beyond this life.
Sure enough looking up the nursery rhyme with the help of Wikipedia, its meaning fit to what I had just discovered myself.
You may have already realized this for yourself, but this is the first time I actually realized the meaning of the nursery rhyme sung as a child and I figured I’d share how my eyes were opened.
Yes i forgot about this haha. for some reason i dont remember actually reading it up or realizing this form something but somehow i remember knowing this meaning. i wish i knew form what its bugging me lol.
@Megan yeah fucked up huh? ah childhood, so many hidden meanings :)
The river of human consciousness is the compression of our souls, joined and intermingled according to the quality of our souls. Our life experiences. This is our destiny. Just as Jesus said that he is the “Way” to everlasting life. Our souls will assent to God. Without Him, and his redemption through accepting our souls to Himself, we are doomed to eternity with the “lost”.
Now, you have the choice. Once you pass to the river of souls, it is to late. Your soul comprises of the decisions, thoughts, and actions of this life. The cause. In the after life, it is the effect that is experienced for eternity. So row your boat the best you can. Jesus walks on the waters. Only He can lift you out.