This dream follows John’s prior dream from the same night (see The Devil in the Details), wherein his inner mannerisms were cutting him off from a natural knowingness. The problem still exists in this scenario, yet it is shown from a more profound inner depth where, ultimately, all answers are available to us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: I’m shown that in this dream when, in the morning, a woman knocks on my door, and she’s also a guest at this place, but she just happens to be someone that I recognize because she’s a Sufi, and she apparently must have been bugged all night long that I was doing something that wasn’t quite right.
In other words, like in the first dream there was this idea of the way I wandered around that a couple of other guests had apparently pondered that I should be more attentive to waiting and being helped, as opposed to just wandering around. And I maybe set in motion, or created the appearance, that maybe I’m not paying for the room or something.
So she’s coming there to check this out and I react, but I kind of keep it inside initially, because I feel she should know. I know she’s a Sufi. She knows I’m a Sufi. How could I be a Sufi if I hadn’t paid? In other words, it’s a greater adab ethics.
The issue is not the issue of whether I paid, and from my perspective now, that’s not the issue. The issue is that she would have to ask, that she would be so wrapped up in this that she couldn’t figure this out herself, that she’d carry this and then have to bring it up in the morning.
So, I explain to her that on this path the ethics are extremely high, but I’m not talking to her about the ethics from the standpoint that she’s thinking, like she’s holding me accountable to something. I point out that she’s not abiding by these ethics by having to ask.
As a result, she is unable to naturally know because she’s carrying some trait or mannerism that blocks her ability to naturally know. She should have been able to look within herself and find the answer, and once she found it she wouldn’t have had to confront me.
She doesn’t seem to understand what I mean, isn’t able to hear it, because she’s caught up in this mannerism that must have kept her spun out for who knows how long. So she backs away, knowing she shouldn’t have inquired. She got her answer, but she still doesn’t want to hear it at this other level of looking at it.
I, however, am concerned that she has not made a step with this principle, but I don’t think she’s getting it in terms of what I’m saying. She is unable to look at the bigger picture, and is acting too literally, and is not in the right state of mind to naturally shift to a greater inner responsibility.
So the meaning of the dream is, I am shown that if I settle back and flow, I will naturally reach a deeper meaning in the overall that is simply there. I must let go of predilections by carrying some question, concern, neurosis, or other malingering trait. I shut myself off from this inner knowingness that is naturally there.
The malingering aspects keep me from being in touch with the greater inner ethics of responsibility. This is also something you either get or you don’t. To try to tell another person, or part of myself, when I am in a neurosis and haven’t shaken that part, or that neurosis, away is unsettling to the atmosphere. In other words, I can’t hear it.
Thus, this is a principle of inner ethics that is carried as part of one’s being, which is not readily, verbally communicated. You find it kind of inside of yourself by the way you feel yourself. It’s hard to put something like this into an outer capacity.
In other words, what you see in the outer capacity will be the neurosis of it, of not quite getting it. When there is no neurosis there, and it’s quiet and everything’s accepted and recognized, you are actually in this inner ethics. That’s how this inner ethics works.
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