One Orientation

d6f3oadAs we are seeing, there is a cost to the separation and the distancing of people and things. It might be more useful to always look to understand how things are connected, and how they interact with other things, and, in doing so, we can see that to separate any one thing out is to lose the perspective we need to work with it and change it. Bringing everything together might be a better model for the future, as opposed to making infinite distinctions. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember my last dream. In this dream, I seem to be working someplace where we work and then we kind of go up a level, and go into a room, an open room, but it’s just up a few feet from the rest of the room that’s like a dining room. We all sit around a rectangular table.

When we sit around the table, initially, there seems to be a lot of tensions going on. And then one of the young women there reveals that she’s gay. And, after a few minutes, it’s like another young woman there, who I think is like the daughter of somebody who owns this place, suddenly comes to the realization that she’s gay, too.

And, during all of this, it’s like some stuff got spilled on the table. And she’s wondering if this is us being upset with her – the reason things got spilled or mixed around. And I make a comment that, no, it’s about the tension from everybody trying to not reveal what was so, as opposed to the upset being about what has been revealed. Although I realized that her father, who’s not there, that maybe he’s one of the owners of the restaurants or something, might have trouble with the whole issue, particularly because she’s kind of taken time from when she should be working right now to stay at the table because she wants to sort this out with all of us sitting there.

At the same time, I’m realizing that, whereas with the other girl, she was very aware, with this one, who’s her close friend, this is more of just like a revelation to her, too, and that we need to take a few minutes to kind of reassure her. At the same time this is causing some tension because she’s supposed to be back at work. That was the dream.

John: What you have to do with this dream is you have to take out the action of the appearance of the dream and look at the transition, vibrationally, that is behind what is a sequence of outer appearances, or mannerisms.

And when you do, you realize that what you’re perceiving, and what you’re seeing in front of you, is a far cry from the way that there is this inner state that is spinning you. It’s like, can you catch up with how this just spins you?

You can take and you can look at and have an epiphany over here, of an insight. And then all of a sudden that leads to another epiphany over there as an insight. And you can see that this epiphany of an insight is different than the depth of the epiphany of the insight over here. And so you could easily have a sense as to how this to that and how that works, as an importance and as a flow, or you can suddenly drop even that spaciousness of pulling those two together, you can even drop that spaciousness and fall into the recognition that the whole thing is being spun.

And that, in the spinning of this over here, and that over there, you end up with something that just melts together, where something gets spun and all of a sudden it changes. This is what this is like, only its on a vibrational level. And that you could take and notice, you have the recognition inside of yourself that it’s more than this and that, and then all it requires, then, is another little letting go kind of subtle drop.

And you’re able to have those two areas, those two places in which there is some question, or bifurcation, or nuance, or aspect in terms of reaching between this and that, it just spins. And the whole thing becomes one orientation, not an orientation over here that is kind of interesting, and an orientation over there that’s more profound, and that you sort out this which is interesting from that which is profound to come up with the differences to why this is to that and that is to that, as if you’re able to schematicize the unfoldment.

Instead, rather than trying to steer, or schematicize, or to control, or to have a piece of the way you hold on to the unfoldment, as if holding on to the unfoldment is where it’s at. You just suddenly allow yourself to be spun. And then when you’re spun, it’s like you’re spun into something. And it’s no longer visible in the form that it had been – and goes into something else.

As it’s spun, all the features fall away, and it becomes something else that is just there; but no features anymore. They get spun out of it. That’s the vibration behind what you’re dreaming, that you suddenly catch, or fall into, in one fell swoop. If you catch up with it, if you feel it, if it comes across in a way that is still having to sort something out, or to recognize the distinction between this place and that place, then you’re not really quite letting go. You’re still trying to put the whole thing into your own personal cognition.

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A Bright Spot

oasiNo one likes to be ignored. Why do we often thrive when there is attention upon us? Attention is energy, and, if the attention is good, and heartfelt, that energetic attention can be like a type of food for that thing when we put our focus upon it. This tells us something about the dangers of focusing on the negative side of things, rather than the positive – we should be conscious of what we are feeding in our life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, the meditation dream was, in this dream I’m walking across a footbridge. It’s like being in a desert. And then there’s a footbridge that maybe crosses a kind of a little ravine; rather than going down the ravine and up, just happens to be a bridge that goes across that – that keeps things more on an even keel.

And so, as I’m crossing the footbridge, I’m able to glance to my left, and, in what is normally a nondescript landscape, because it’s like a desert setting, I see a bright spot. And so it causes me to pause, and as I stare at the spot I bring it more into attention; it’s like a blossom spot, it like opens up like a blossom would open up.

And I have a way of looking at it where it almost consumes the entire landscape because my focus can focus on that and it just accentuates, or it becomes an aliveness. And that aliveness, then, pulls my attention towards it. It creates a zooming in. And I wake up profoundly affected and enamored.

I am fortunate my attention is drawn to what I’m able to denote and glean, because if I had just glanced at it and ignored it, I wouldn’t have been able to pull it more in to something that can be denoted and gleaned, whatever denoting and gleaned means, because otherwise, where I was at the footbridge is important, because it’s like slipping between the zones of things where something more just suddenly appears.

So the meaning is, this is a dream in which I awaken to an inner depth of meaningfulness and the effect consumes my attention. My attention is so magnified that I am not able to draw myself away from what sweeps over me in an all-consuming capacity, all around me, which when taken in a lifelessness, instead of an aliveness quality waking up, all around me would be on the surface bleak and lifeless.

Now the aliveness that I see has opened up my awareness to a landscape in which what I see, therein, has me captivated. My attention zooms in upon this brightness, like a bee to a blossom or a petal. This being the all that I need to behold state of reality.

If you’re standing by a tree that has a lot of blossoms, and there’s bees there, the bees don’t paying attention to you. They may pay attention to you if they’re looking around; they’re in process to go somewhere; then, all of a sudden, you can be like something that’s in the way. Again, it’s a type of zooming in, and a type of focus. And that’s part of that rootedness.

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The Absurdity

i260Sometimes force is appropriate, sometimes a gentle touch is required, and sometimes laughter is the best medicine. We know this in our outer life, but what it is also saying is that certain energetic states, or conditions, give way, or can be let go, using different strategic approaches. The more conscious we are of the situation we are in, the more we’ll be able to apply the best solution. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, that was one aspect of the dreaming. Another aspect of the dreaming, that still is in keeping with this sort of thing, it has to do with holding a set agreement.

So, apparently, a person has an agreement with Dee that she is not to mess with their paper, called The Sands, it’s The Sands paper. This is an agreement that is kind of made with a person who’s kind of like your husband, and he has his little peculiarity off to one side, and it’s kind of like what he considers important. And so it’s a little stupid, and a little silly, but okay, you won’t mess with his stuff.

And then all of a sudden, he’s there saying, what did I tell you? Something like that. And you say, I didn’t do it. He’s the one who was messing with the paper – and threw a portion away. Which is true, I did. I had been messing with the paper and you were catching the hell, you were catching the blame, because you were supposed to understand not to mess with it.

And this actually was funny because it was an obvious oversight. He knew it was an oversight. So he laughed. And, knowing it was an oversight on my part, I laugh. This is really, really funny. Knowing that all of this to-do was about nothing, because nothing was intentional here.

The meaning is the approach is taking into account and looking at a certain ignorance in life, that exists, with a sense of humor. To be overly serious, or righteous, what it does is it sets the stigma, or the darkness, into a kind of way that causes the appearances of extremes.

So the scenario is, I am pondering the name of the paper, of course, that was messed with is called The Sands paper, his personal family paper. So, I’m pondering the taking of The Sands, a newspaper in my dream, and the old casino in Vegas, from pushing a bubble in a kind of overt action towards itself, and letting it unfold in a way so that there isn’t a pound down effect. It creates a hostility, or harshness, or a locking of one side versus another.

So what could cause this to change, in terms of the obtuseness of something that is happening, is when you are able to take on a demeanor, actually take on a letting-go laugh that slices right through – actually makes the whole thing funny, as if there’s no game going on, everybody gets that this is a joke. It’s a big joke, like an open humor joke for all to see, and so that no barriers can be there. As long as it’s like that, the barriers exist when there’s a contrast.

What happened is, I came out of my meditation rather early, and whatever was occurring in the meditation dream, which I’m curious about going back and looking at to see how this may apply, it set in motion all kinds of things in terms of like my Kundalini energy just went racing, and it was racing for hours, in terms of seeing the absurdity of the sort of thing.

And I realized that what is taking place there is going to affect thousands of people. So, anyway, I was set off in this whole sort of thing. And it was in the face of something going through a couple hours of this kind of deal that eventually, in letting go, I came to the humor, or the slapstick of it all. And that’s what enabled me to let go, so to speak, is to quit the digging, and the poking, and that sort of thing.

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