John: In my dream, I saw a person take a forklift, as an expression of love, and pick up refuse on a pathway. The person was completely genuine in their expression. So guess what: the story is written up in the media. It catches everyone’s attention because what he was doing was so uncharacteristic in these times.
So, I realize through this imagery that there is a hunger in people to know what is going on, but this hunger can blind us to the perils that exist. This hunger is like a first love – there is an allure and a closeness that’s intriguing. But when such a feeling exists, the difficulties of a given situation are often ignored.
It’s hard to be alone with this hunger, this kind of longing, yet at the same time there is nowhere to go with it. There is always some limitation that puts itself in the way.
The point is this: the whole world quests to know what’s going on, but doesn’t know how to recognize what’s real, so it’s drawn to reporting any kind of action. People may have an interest in the true mysteries of life, but the culture feeds on the dramatic. It’s like hunger in that we are always seeking a sugar rush to satisfy our cravings, rather than the sustenance of a healthy meal.
So it’s easy to get sucked in by the feeding frenzy of the media. It’s really a reflection that our lives are based in our ego. Everyone thinks the best way to stay out of trouble – to stay out of the tabloid glare of the world – is to keep a low profile. But, of course, keeping a low profile creates its own problems.
What is necessary is to hold onto what is real, inside, in a quiet way. High profile actions are newsworthy, and there are reasons for that. It’s usually when a person is still searching, or is in need of approval, or at least the appearance of approval. That results in personal identification, and identifying with something personally always sways what is real. It pulls one further away from that inner state that wants nothing.
My particular view is that I think it’s important to awaken to situations that are fresh and open. It’s important to penetrate barriers and free what is pent up inside. That’s a delicate situation.
For one thing, most people can’t deal with what there is to see and handle. Secondly, if one isn’t totally removed from the effect, i.e., in a place of inner peace, then a responsibility can be set forth in the outer world – that creates a karma. Third, whenever the Kundalini energy opens up prematurely, it’s unbearable to the recipient and can lead to bizarre reactions.
Hopefully a person has a defense mechanism in their nature to veil this effect. Ultimately, all this creates a conundrum, because that which one experiences on an inner level, cannot become known to the recipient if it’s not put into life.
So it has to be lived, but lived in a way that doesn’t run around trying to make something happen. What needs to happen is designed from within, in a subtle, quiet space. The intended effect shouldn’t leave traces (meaning big actions that create newsworthy stories), it should just be emanated from within, invisibly into the world. It’s effect will be unseen, but no less real.