Ready to Launch

John: I’m laying back and I hear a voice that’s announcing that I’m ready for launching. Or something is ready for launching. It looks like I’m in an airport holding area where you go through screening before you board the plane.

I’m looking through glass windows at people sitting at loosely arranged tables in a cocktail bar atmosphere. I don’t have a ticket or pass to be in that room, but I know I want to get in there. I’m told the room is full.

Those inside the room are going to be released – they’re the ones who are going to be launched. They’re going to go have this wonderful opportunity to go out into the outer, into life.

Suddenly I’m in the room, too, and there’s no place for me to sit. I don’t identify with anyone. When I wanted to get in, I didn’t think I fit, but now that I’m inside, I realize I identify even less.

Some people are smoking, some are reading the paper, others are engaged in buying and selling stocks, some are talking to people of a like nature; everyone seems to have an identification. They all have something in common.

But I don’t seem to identify with any of them, nor do I want to. They seem different from the vibratory sense that I’ve been holding.

I go over to one side of the room where various guests have left their bags. It seems kind of lonely and cut off from the flow of the room. I don’t meant to be standoffish, either – I feel I have to join the flow because I have to be engaged in some manner to be launched into life.

I decide, given the available options, to relate to the people in the buying and selling game. I’ll adopt that as my profile. You know, I have to be serious about it – not just pretend. So that will be my way of coming into life – of being launched.

This dream continues the exploration of how we bring inner essences into our outer lives. The imagery is showing me that I have to put what I’ve been feeling, as an inner connection, into action. (For more on this theme, see Walking Softly and Joining the Dance.)

There are two aspects to this process, because I don’t want to deny it, as shown by me standing off in a corner and not fitting in. That’s not acceptable. At the same time, I can’t fully drop my connection to become like all the others in the room. So I need to adhere to my connection to something more.

To be able to do that is what it means to be launched, in this scenario, into the flow that exists. In other words, I can’t do this in a way that has judgment toward, or withholds, from the reality of life – that’s a type of baggage all its own. Yet I also can’t be prideful; I can’t wear this deep connection on my sleeve in a way that is an affront to others.

My opportunity is to put that inner vibration freely, and joyfully, into life. The outer scenario through which I do this, whether as a buyer and a seller or any sort of guise, needs to be understood as a sort of prop – it is the way through which I can work this into life. But I can’t get caught up in and identify myself as “being” that guise.

That is the challenge: how can this innerness, which is an emptiness – a nothingness – how can it come into the somethingness of physical life? Well, it needs a human, one that is more connected to the inner realms than fixated on the outer realms. I use the word prop because that’s what our guise is, a prop for this theater of life. It’s not really us, but we lose our inner connections when we believe that it is.

So this dream is a way of describing how we can carry an essence into creation. And we don’t need to do it with the idea that we are trying to make something “better.” In other words, it’s not about saving the world or something.

We just want to carry forth the essence, inside of us, into creation. We can use any prop in front of us, because we are not fighting the way things are, we are just flowing with what’s there. That subtle shift makes all the difference. That’s what enables us to be naturally connected to what the Divine has in mind.

It’s easy to see something in disarray and think it has to be altered or changed. But we don’t have to alter or change anything. We can just take it as it is, while holding the vibration and being in the flow of it. When we can do that, everything can change, without any further effort from us.

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