Meditation and Dreams

jerry_uelsmann_stone_meditationHere John describes how he meditates before sleep as a way to foster the inner connections. What he also comes to realize is the roles that dream imagery and symbolism play as a way for those inner connections to be brought through into life and realized. Both the higher and the lower are required in a spiritual process. Unless we take our inner knowings and manifest them in outer actions, we are only fulfilling half of our promise to God and creation. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, my way of looking at this was to recognize that I can have a theme that will resonate out of a meditation dream – if I stay with it long enough. In other words, by 2:15am in the morning or something. However, by midnight, I actually have, and am in touch with, the energetic on the other side – the inner. But I can’t bring it through. 

I have to somehow or another sit with that a bit longer before it comes through. What I’m actually sitting in, and with, is a type of light that, then, is reduced to an aspect of sound and is kind of brought through.

But the problem with this approach is that it’s speeded up, it’s awful transcendent and, ultimately, it’s exhausting to the body. And so what I’ve started to do was I started to notice that this 2:15am business can be 3:15am even 4am if you’re not careful.

And so I started to realize you can’t keep this up forever because what happens is a certain quality of dream imagery, it’s like a subrogation is taking place between a certain level of dream imagery that happens in ordinary sleep is compromised by the depth that one probes of the inner that one goes so much into that it’s as if there is a gap again in terms of a displacement.

And so as I started to say to myself, this is ridiculous, this is ridiculous, I’m slowly shortening the time frame up. And as I shorten the time frame up I have problems, I can use the focus and attention and still pull out the imagery, along with the vibration. If it’s before one am, but after midnight, I can pull out the vibration but not necessarily the imagery.

If it’s before 12am I come out of it in a state that has gone somewhere, but may not be able to pull out the vibration or the sound. However, what I was experiencing inside was fairly profound, and I can tell that.

And so what this is causing me to realize is that I have to ask a question. And when I came out of my meditation dream yesterday, the position I was in back in creation is one of anticipating a change that is coming. But in order to understand what that change would be, in terms of a symbolic depiction, I’d have to dwell another two hours to pull that out.

In other words the vibration wasn’t enough that I could make heads or tails, within it, out of it. And so I’m recognizing that what I’m doing has a problem. I just made a determination that I was going to see what my dreams can do about this.

In other words, the teacher said that you don’t need to meditate a long, long time. And it’s also been said that the true reason for the meditation is to establish a connective correlation so that something from within can flow through one.  

So that also raises the question, why is that necessary? What is that about? And so I thought, well I’ll just leave that as a seed thought now for the dream world to take over because I might be slighting the dream world by the experiences on the other side that are a little bit over-the-top.

Well in my dream I find myself looking for a consistent, unfolding consciousness. And what I’m looking at, and putting a criteria on, is that 40% of this has to come from the masses. Not the majority, 40%.

And 20% is the effect that kind of happens from within. In other words that comes down but at some point it has to go into and effect the masses. So when you total the inner coming through and then the effect upon the masses, you end up with a 60% overall.

And so the challenge is if I can reach the 40% polling, because it’s like a type of polling that takes place, then I can effect a meaningful change in the way things are flowing, or changing, or shifting. In other words, it just naturally happens then.

And so there is a simple system for determining if I have a 40% polling consciousness from the public. I don’t worry about the 20% because that’s kind of a given, as an effect that sits there from within trying to come across into manifestation. Reaching the 40% makes it easy enough so that the flow and the linkage then can automatically be like a 60% effect.

So the image that I have is that of a sifter, in other words I have a cloth upon which flour is poured across the length of this cloth. This cloth is held like a long, long sheet or something, and then it’s shaken a little bit with the flour on top.

And the flour is poured as consistently as possible. And the cloth continues to go outward, in other words, there’s more and more flour that’s there, it continues to sift outwardly. And the flour that sifts through is the 40%. And this is what carries the appearance of being like the cookie-cutter scenario.

In other words I do not need to expend much monies, that is, outer energies, I just need for there to be a constant effort that has a 40% overall influence. At times I get over excited and try to help things out when the flour that is needed is being sifted in its own due way – so that a result is reached.

And I am still trying to get the last of the flour off of the cloth as consistently as possible, in other words, trying to now pay attention to that as opposed to it just happening that way. This causes something to say, quit the agitation, it isn’t necessary.

So what is going on is this image and the overall intended effect this causes, was answered in response to a question raised at the conclusion of the meditation dream. I can feel that a shift is coming, I mean I can feel that in my bones or in my nature, but I’m not able to portray how it’s to occur, or how it works out.

And so I’ve left it in the dream world to symbolically portray. I also felt that if I remained in the meditative state, sleep state, longer, I would reach the sight I needed with regard to what is intended to happen, but instead I placed the issue upon the dream world to bring through, because I’m coming to a realization of the fact that one can’t potentially exhaust themselves with an over-indulgent meditative journey.

In other words, it’s not all about transcendence, it’s also about the imminence. You have to work with both. And this is where the sifting is taking place with the 40% effect, that is, in the outer. Because of freedom of choice, this is what is needed in life.

As the 20% effect emanates, in order for there to be the predestination of that, it has to set off a certain crescendo, or focus and attention, that is built in to the ethers as the 20%, but reflected in manifestation as a 40%.

That doesn’t mean that the 40% is clear – they can be completely confused, but their focus and attention about something needs to be different. That’s the precursor. It’s the 20% of the essence that sweeps through and brings about the insight inflections that are needed for it to go the rest of the way – for a shift to occur.

Or, as I said, the 40% effect is needed before the focus effect I feel in my bones is allowed to come through into life and effectuate the shift as supported by mankind. Until you get to that point, it’s not supported by mankind, and the darkness or whatever you’d say, the collective, snuffs all these things out or actually bastardizes or makes it even worse.  

The last two nights I was receiving the distinctions from within, and was able to reach the insight I needed, but was unable to pull it into a clarity without dwelling. I’m realizing that this is an over-indulgence that leads to its own kind of separation based upon the physical getting into an exhausted condition.

There needs to be the reflective effect of the outer that is absorbed in a grounded, sifted, sort of way. By that I mean it is one thing to go inside and take a look at what is knowable and seeable, where everything is known but nothing is for certain, to make it manifestly so this requires me to be conscious in creation, or manifestation. 

To stay strictly in the inner is an indulgence that takes one beyond a particular point in manifestation. All change does stem from the inner, that’s true, and that it is the inner need and imperative that brings things through into life, or establishes that which needs to be brought through into life, but this is done through the dream imaging.

This is how the knowingness is ushered from the inner into life. The knowingness is the 20% factor in the whole. The dream realized symbolically, as flow, sifted through cloth imagery-wise or symbolically is the 40% factor of humanity, or of the outer.

So what I was able to recognize can be summed up as follows: Meditation lays the foundation for the inner access. It is through meditation that we come into a space where the inner is able to access through us. The dream realized then carries the transmission into life. 

And this is how that principle works in terms of a human being being the conduit for change and shifts.

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