Out of the Comfort Zone

John: In the next dream I’m relying upon conditions to stay the same as I proceed with a particular approach in life. I feel that as long as conditions stay as they are, in terms of their setness in the outer life, I’ll be okay.

In the dream I see this represented by a person who has a deck of cards in their hand. They play with the cards and that’s their life. I’m able to see the hand that everyone at the table is holding. It would be confusing if that were to change. I’ve gotten comfortable with those conditions – knowing what lies before me, seeing how everyone else is – so I’m prepared for what I’m seeing.

The image in the dream shows me that each person has been dealt a similar hand of cards that they are meant to play. I’m aware of what they have. If I weren’t aware, then I would find myself in an awkward position because I’ve designed myself for that which I can perceive.

What does this imagery mean? It’s showing that I have a game plan that works – that I feel comfortable with – in terms of what is dealt to me in the outer life. But I also feel that my approach will only work smoothly as long as the outer remains as it is. I’ve come to believe that this is how things are (in the outer) and that this is how they will continue to be.

However, should these conditions change, then my way of life will have to change as it expresses itself in the outer. If things change, then my current game plan or approach would have to die to make room for something new.

By indulging in these outer conditions, as I perceive them, there is concern that this will result in some sort of personal benefit. That is, if I’m attached to this state, then I become like a pig (see The Game Changer). To let go is to be part of the great experiment and journey of life as it unfolds in Creation, without leaving any residue behind of one’s outer self to stink up the place!

Another meaning behind this dream, and yesterday’s dream, is that when I let go of all my (personal) identifications then, and only then, can something new from within truly emerge. Until then I am an unconscious piglet, proceeding through life based upon set perceptions as to how things will unfold.

Such set perceptions are always temporal and, although I have figured out how to cope, it doesn’t lead anywhere. It’s okay for me to get close to those conditions, providing those conditions don’t rub off on me and become my reality. I can’t identify myself with what is happening in outer life. I’m meant to shift with the ever-changing enfoldment.

In other words, I can come close to it, but can’t lose the ability to shift because being able to shift with life as it unfolds is part of the design. By being able to shift I help bring through the inner as a reflection of the next picture for Creation.

It’s a dangerous dream because it’s full of pitfalls. One can easily become set in some mannerism and then the process gets stopped. That’s why when we came to Vegas and were all discombobulated, we dreamed up a storm and even got physically sick. So much was coming through that we were in a state of bewilderment.

But now that we’ve been here for a while, we’re able to adapt to the new circumstances around us and find familiarity, which takes the edge off. We sleep more soundly. Once humans get their bearings, they tend to go along with the environment and, before you know it, they’re unconsciously advocating for that environment because they’ve fully bought into it – they’re functioning within the parameters of it.

When we start doing that, we’re shutting out the inner flow because our attention is consumed by a preoccupation with the outer. To whatever degree we’ve developed perception or clarity of the energetics within ourselves, we can use that understanding to free ourselves from being too identified with the outer.

Just that idea – being of the world but not in it – makes even the little indulgences we all get into work out better because we won’t be so consumed by the collective nature of things around us. It means not totally buying in to external events and allowing something else to come through.

You could say that the process is to take a human being up to the point where they can see that if they keep letting go, and quit tying themselves in and making everything outside of themselves of great importance, they’ll begin to allow their inner guidance through, which provides a service to Creation. That gives a person the opportunity to participate in the enfoldment of the universe.

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