Hiddenness and Visibility

John: To continue, we have been exploring this idea of a hiddenness being made visible. In making a hiddenness visible, it is a very tricky thing. Conditions have to be just right for it not to be seen as scary, and therefore be obliterated back into hiddenness.

So the dreams take us beyond the images we see to the invisible – to the energetic itself. Out from this connection to the energetic quality, a heartfulness arises. The images from Creation are at the core of all of the swirls of energetic.

In your dream, you were in the swirl of the energetic, but you experienced it as an expanse (a feminine view). The experience shows that you cannot accept any of the riches of the world because connection to the energetic requires that you leave no trace of yourself, no ego whatsoever.

In my dream, I was evaluating the riches of the world in terms of bottom-line cash value, so I was shedding the complexity, but not close enough. Then I glimpse the four Greek pillars that takes me back to a purer state, to the inception of western civilization, so I have let go of even more of the illusions that have ensued in the last 3,000 years. Then that image disappears and I am left only with the invisibility, the energetic.

So I’ve gone beyond the image to something that is everything. To maintain that, I cannot have any semblance of something that creates a visibility of this in the outer world, because the visibility in the outer causes a recognition, and recognition ends in obliteration.

I think it is important, though, for the outer to get it. Yet at the same time that it gets it, is the moment that it begins to cloud it over, to apply veils to it. If one were to put it out in a way that could not be clouded over, it would rock our reality.

It’s similar in a way to the Catholic Church eliminating the feminine mysteries, or selecting only certain books to be part of the canon. Otherwise the visibility of those ideas jeopardize its power and control.

And it’s just like a true teacher cannot tell you everything – you wouldn’t be able to handle it. So a teacher has to provide hints about where the truth lies so you can discover it yourself when you are ready.

What we are describing is the fifth level of the heart, in a nutshell, and at its core. That is the level that shapes the energies of the world.

When something in life recognizes that that level exists, it cannot be allowed to exist. It’s like the story of one of the last Khans, where the merchants and shopkeepers had to rise up and overthrow the Khan because he was a figure held in reverence, like a god, and they were caught up in their personal interests. It was too great a contradiction, so they had to obliterate the “visibility” of the Khan.

That is the idea of the invisible becoming visible (the Khan a god-like incarnation) and being too scary for the place or the time – so it is obliterated back into hiddenness.

But I think that the hiddenness can come out now. As that hiddeness comes out, it is still largely hidden, yet it comes a bit closer. Now for this hiddeness to create a great change in the world, it has to be a hiddeness that stays a hiddeness and yet at the same time creates a visibility. That’s a very tricky thing. It has got to be hidden, under the pillow, so to speak. Under one’s own pillow.

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