John: So we are exploring these two vibrations – the first vibration level of our physical existence, and the second level vibration through which our soul connects to creation – as it affects our experience of life (see Feeling the Vibes).
The soul knows that the energetic “nothingness” is a living thing, as real as the physical existence we experience through the first vibration. And this vibration operates at a level that is beyond the normal perception of our human faculties. The mystics call this nothingness “a world of light brighter than physical existence.”
This light is beyond what physical existence is able to bear directly, so it is veiled to us. The human being, created in God’s image, can connect to this quality through the soul. So the essence of this connection – and the knowing of it – is born and active in us through the soul.
This essence within cries out to be free from the limitations of the first vibration (the physical). We feel our disconnection from this essence as longing and a type of loneliness, which is meant to lead us on a path of letting go so that we can become, while still in our physical bodies, rejoined to the oneness of everything.
This path can be seen as a process of purification. The process of letting go of our attachment and focus on our physical density is a process of awakening to the higher self. When we do that, the first vibration finds that it can just disappear into the encompassment of the second vibration.
That is when we are able to fully experience what the higher self is all about. So what this aspect of my dream was showing me was that we have to develop both these vibrations in ourselves. Re-uniting the vibrations of the lower self and higher self while in this physical body is exactly the journey we are designed to make in our earthly lives.
What I find myself doing in my dreams, night after night, is that I am reaching for this higher self. Until the dense vibration of a physical existence is absorbed into the emptiness of the second vibration, the human soul is unable to go home and the human being therefore remains trapped in physical existence’s gravitational purgatory.
Well, what makes spiritual dream work so interesting is that at night, all our physical senses and brain are naturally powered down. The mind-ego barrier eases, and the soul, in that quiet, is able to experience this all-pervasive second vibration. So every night we have a chance to access this connection, and this intelligence, through our dreams.
Meditation can also take us to this realization, enabling us to quiet ourselves to a profoundly deep place that is beyond the confines of the first vibration. Our dreams emanate from this deeper place and they can show us levels of beingness that come through the soul – the second vibration – in a way that can be more recognizable to us.
Behind the images of our dreams are the interactions of our soul’s connection to creation. Whether we fully understand those interactions or not, they print themselves on our consciousness. To look at what is going on behind a dream is to get a glimpse of this essence, and its aliveness.
So our physical existence acts as a barrier; that’s why it is said that a human being must die before they die, to grasp such a knowing. Said another way, the mind, which is formed from the interplay of the senses with the four elements, must surrender to the love, i.e., the second vibration.
This love is experienced through the heart center. The mystery of creation is that the Creator has hidden himself in man. Man was created in God’s image, and a human being only can catch up with this infiniteness by surrendering the attachments of the lower self.