A Perception of Depth

John: In my dream I’m examining and looking between the floors of a building because I’m aware that there’s a space. I’m able to detect that there are at least three other levels perceptible to the (inner) naked eye.

In other words, when we’re in waking life we can look at a building and see all the floors, but we have to ask: “Is that the correct perception?” Are there other levels there beyond what we can readily perceive?

It’s a strange image. It’s trying to create a contrast between what the normal senses can perceive and what can be perceived at a deeper, inner level. Normally we look at something and our senses say, “ I see x, y, and z.” This is what it looks like. This is what’s there.

Yet on the inner level we can say, “If we perceive each floor as constituting a distance, and there are levels between up and down, then that means that what we’re perceiving is going to have more floors. It’s going to have in-between floors.” So, from the inner levels, I’m able to experience an awareness of greater detail as I’m swept up energetically.

Basically, when I’m in this state I can go beyond the natural limitations of the physical world. I’m able to perceive other levels of awareness that help sort things out. That deeper awareness allows me to move faster because, in the physical world, if I only perceive the basic structure, that’s all I have to work with – that’s all I have to go on. Yet when I understand that other things are going on, I’m able to recognize correlations that are opening up in life on the other side. It’s a speeded-up perception – I’m taking in more information.

It’s actually coming from the inner into the outer, which is a counter reflection of the outer coming back. So in the dream I notice that there can be up to six levels, but when I try to note this (when I involve myself), it affects my perception and I lose those extra levels, only perceiving three. In other words, when I just observe without pondering it, I can access an even greater perception. So my active involvement is affecting what’s meant to be (it’s shifting me to a lower level) in the unseen, and this causes the further levels to disappear from my consciousness.

So, I woke up (in the dream) and got up. I went out to a table where I met two friends. It was now morning in the dream. My friends were very quick energetically and I was not able to keep up with them. I realized that they were living levels of awareness beyond my spontaneous perception.

I also felt guilty because I had had this dream and I hadn’t written it down. I hadn’t pulled it out. So I wasn’t quite bringing something into life to the same degree that they were, so I felt out of sync. I announce that I’m going to go back and see if I can reawaken this inner space. 

I could still sense the vibratory note in the background inside me, even though it hadn’t been pulled through. I went over to a couch where I started writing (the only way I know how to get it to come through is to try to write it down and, as I write it down, I get closer and closer to it and at the same time I’m also pulling it all the way through).

As I’m working at this, one my friends ambles over to say something. He condescendingly asks if I’m having any success. I tell him I’m getting there, but I’m not there yet.

It’s at this point that I notice that even in this in-between condition, where I’m striving to catch up, I’m more alive energetically and quicker than my friend, which wasn’t the case when I was at the breakfast table. 

Because of the inner change awakening in me, he is now more in the outer (slower) than I am. He continues to make small talk, which makes it harder and harder for me to retain the inner note that I’m trying to sustain. 

At one point I want to react, but I hold myself back and instead try to focus on this inner thread. I know that if I react I’ll be lowering my state of energy back into a denseness, which will do me in, and the thread will be lost. 

This dream is revealing of the greater perception that is possible at deeper levels within us. Tomorrow, we will further explore this territory.

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