In these images, John is contending with different aspects of himself that operate at different speeds. As we elevate in our journey, parts of us begin to operate at higher speeds. That’s actually how we get to a state of stillness – by being able to handle very high energies and fast processes. The world will then appear to be in a slowed-down state to us. An important point about this is, we have to get all the inner parts of us in unison, or we will often feel out of balance. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: My dreaming had to do with being speeded up. In my meditation dream, the issues I was contending with was that of being backed up to make it as hard as possible for me to go forward. Whenever there was any question in terms of what to do, the response would be: back him up. That was the dream. In other words, slow me down or something.
So the significance is, although this suggests never-ending limitations and drudgery, the positive feature to this was that this made me stronger than ever. In other words, it forced me to focus and channel in my concentration, and recognize exactly what was required, or the proper need, and in doing so I would gain confidence and fortitude as I would rise above the obstacles.
To get to where I am meant to be I cannot dwell upon the difficulty. I must strive to overcome, in other words, find the focus that holds the flow that has the clarity within it; in other words, the energy that comes down. And sometimes that has to be grounded because you can be overwhelmed with it, too, and generally are when you’re speeded up.
This dream’s net effect was to cause me to adopt the attitude that resistances were there as a challenge for me. The resistance I’m describing is like a type of kundalini energy. In other words, it hasn’t quite been factored in naturally. For an easily broken-glass-bottle person such barriers would be taken on in a demoralizing way. It just becomes difficult to do the most obvious, the easiest.
The barrier would be like this as if one could easily give up or act as if the world was against them. In other words, just not able to get the thing to be in sync. The purpose of the dream is to instill a proper attitude and commensurate adab.
Opposite to this trait is the mannerism of a defeatist complainer who sees the world as always being against them. That’s the opposite for the masculine. For the feminine, the opposite, or the struggle, would be to find the appropriate timing that meets the need – being right there at the moment that you need it, and that the world around would be in agreement and in support of it as well.
So this dream set the tempo, and then how I work with this was the next aspect of a dream with two parts. And one of the ways that I had to work with it was, well, first of all I had to recognize that the dreams the last two days are about being able to go as I need to go, and how I need to flow. Whether or not I have the right idea how to flow is the question, but it’s about the flow.
In this dream, working off the template of something being speeded up, and having me pay attention more to how not to be limited by things around me, or slowed down by things that are moving at a staler pace.
I’m in a vehicle. I’m coming to some event that’s being held. It’s not something I’m familiar with. I’m not certain just how everyone is going to be gathering, but I have to take into account what the possibilities might be and select a spot, this being a place where I can place the car so that when this event that I’ve come to is over, I will be able to leave without any problems. I won’t be blocked in or inconvenienced by others ahead of me that will be pushing out and then balling things up or something.
By taking all of that into account in advance – and you question why I’m acting like this because from your position you just park the car and you deal with that later – but I’m caught up in a part of me that surges out yet as if it has to take into account my speeded up adab, therefore the choices that I make must comport around that as well and take all of that into account right at the beginning.
Then in another aspect or scenario of how I apply this, is that I’m traveling with various parts of myself like a vessel in a waterway or something, and each of these vessels has its own mind or its own means of how it’s powered to flow the way it flows – and that creates division.
And so I need to make a decision which vessel is going to be the dominant vessel in terms of the flow and focus, and then the other vessels kind of de-power a little bit as they fall into line, and maybe even give up a tiny bit to the dominant vessel because they then fall in line. They don’t have to think about it. They don’t have to figure anything out. They just proceed under the direction of this main vessel.
At the same time that this guidance issue is established, these other vessels, like I say, let go of the need to have to struggle anymore in that particular regard because it’s laid out for them and made simple for them. In other words, their type of individual bewilderment confusion no longer gets in the way as they surrender to a central guidance that comes up from within.
Well, the meaning of dreams like this is first of all the issue is that of flow, and in the main meditation dream I am having to contend with an energetic that is causing me to be more speeded up than usual. It can just be something that just stirs in you and you can’t settle down. That makes it hard for me to sometimes read simple instructions. I’ve got something jumping inside that energetically does not want to ground, slow down, and take that sort of thing in. So in that regard, I am kind of unbalanced or ungrounded.
When like this, I act as if there are things in my way. I am impatient. I can’t go at an even pace. I see myself as being kind of clear about whatever it is that I want, but when I need to focus upon specific detail I struggle.
The appearance of my condition is that of having my kundalini energy more animated or activated than usual so that the surroundings around me tend to be hard to contend with. So I just can’t seem to find a proper equilibrium that comports with the pace of this inner – in terms of the outer around me.
Because I tend to dwell more upon the inner energetic, so I tend to see my condition as a type of awakening, or a need, that is important to get things done. But I can’t help but notice that something is off about this way of looking at it when the outer environment throws up resistances, or causes results that are not as fast as I am expecting.
And often times it takes me even longer when there are other aspects to contend with because, in going too fast, I’m roughing over things and can’t seem to be in sync, timing-wise, in the moment with the proper focus and clarity as I need to have.
So, in the sleep dreams, this mannerism carries over as I plan my positioning in terms of parking. And so in this dream where I’m parking I’m having to consider the options so I will not be held back when it is time to go, or get blocked off by others as they leave.
And, similarly, in the other aspect of the dream, I need to bring my faculties under one focus. In other words, it’s like I have other parts in the surroundings around me, which are like other boats or whatever, are at a different pace and I’m trying to rally or pull the momentum of everything under a simplicity, or under one focus, so that then one can direct all parts of one’s self without any confusion. And then the focus becomes concentrated.
The deeper meaning is that the dreams last night are about how to deal with inner forces that are still raw and haven’t yet been naturally harmonized into outer life.
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