Shaping the Outer

hqdefaultTo be “in the flow” requires first a type of surrender to it – an ability to trust its guidance and to accept the wisdom of its outcome. Said another way, what happens may not look the way we expected it to look, but we need to trust that that’s for the best. And the second phase of being in the flow is to become an agent for its outplay into life. That’s when we don’t judge the way things unfold, we merely allow them to manifest through us. That is the nature of service to creation, and a potential unique to being human. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: I just had two dreams and one dream dealt with the questions that exist in terms of jerking something through, as far as the particular flow, versus then the natural flow at the end.

And so when it is coming through roughly, and isn’t coming straight through evenly, you can actually look at it as requiring a slightly different mannerism in order to stay in touch with the inner coming into the outer. And then when it becomes more natural it’s more joyful, it’s more fluid, and more things become possible naturally for you.

So, I don’t have that, of course, in the first part. And so in the first part I see myself as carrying a demeanor that I must make conscious. How do I do that? Because the demeanor and image I have of myself is mostly unconscious in the dream.

I know I am part of a deeper unfoldment, but I am not able to identify, with the perception from within, in a way that matches up with the outer manifestation. So in the dream, I am not able to remember the outer standings and, therefore, I am not competitive or matching up outwardly with the energetic I can feel latent in my being.

So in the dream, I am part of a wrestling competition and two matches occurred yesterday. I still don’t know where I plug in. These two matches don’t involve me, as far as I know. I know the results of one of the matches, but not the other. I have no memory of the second match. I just know I’m part of the competition.

I remember what happened on the first match. I don’t know about the second match. And now it’s the next day and I have the opinion that there’s going to be two matches again today and, of these matches, one of them has to involve me I would think because I can feel it in my bones.

So I come into the day feeling I am pulled into this competition. And so I’m expecting I must be up next. And so I ask, who is on the schedule for the next match? I am shocked and surprised that my name isn’t mentioned – and I wake up. I am stunned trying to figure out what it is that I missed.

So the dream explains why it is that I feel compelled to keep up with a flow I feel resonating within – to keep up with it, that is, in manifestation as a general expression with its physical correspondence.

Whenever things in the outer repudiate the effect I sense and seek to emulate outwardly, or reflect outwardly because they coincide, the inner shapes the outer, the heart is stunned because of a lack of correspondence energetically. In other words, when you’re out of cadence the heart is stunned. The heart wants to know what the flow and inner connection is. It knows it.

So then comes the detail. I do not know the timing, in other words, I can just feel it inside. Nor do I know the correspondence because my idea of what it’s about could be haywire. But I do know that one, that the inner flows into the outer, and two, that I am able to sense that inner pulse.

Then comes the “but,” or the however, but one, I cannot tell the timing of the correspondence with regard to manifestation. Or two, I cannot tell how precisely that is destined to occur, in other words, by precisely meaning I may think it’s one thing and it’s another. And three, do I know if the impulse of energy has a distinct correspondence that is predestined or not? Or four, if the manifested effect is left to me to live or work out?

And then there’s the fifth possibility, which portrays an even deeper consciousness, which lies beyond the grasp of one’s comprehension, which is, will the inner into outer be an effect that I will never ever really catch up with?

And so if it’s something like this, then this begs additional questions. One, is there really anything going on other than energy that is undulating this way and that in its essence? And two, is this energetic trying to be seen and known in manifestation? So then you go, “What is missing if that is the reality?” As I try to catch up with the reality, is the best I am able to do this captured as outer reflections only?

So you go through this A, B, C, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 kind of thing when you’re not necessarily in flow, when you’re disjointed, when you’re yo-yoing about, when you’re one minute veiled and the next minute clear, when it hasn’t quite come through.

And that’s kind of what you were doing with your checklist and doing the laundry. You had it figured out and down to a flow that could work in relationship to a focus and attention. And then you went flat and dull and then everything abandons you. And then all of a sudden you were back into a flow again. And it worked out more wonderfully than you could have ever guessed because you now instinctively knew things – how did you know that using parsley made sense? You could have never known that ordinarily. You just naturally knew that that worked best for the flow.

And that’s kind of how this dream is, too. In this dream I am shown that because I am flowing at a more vibrant energetic pace that this makes life easier for me. And that which wouldn’t be there, or open for me, ordinarily, now becomes possible. I see this as being important in terms of being able to connect and relate as needed.

That’s my preface to the dream. Now the dream itself is, I have property that is leased up more readily because of the space I am in. In other words, I can relate and communicate and associate and, as a consequence, I can pull the action together as opposed to me just sitting off to one side.

As it turns out, next to me is a tract of land that is owned by the government, which is open, and this party that comes to me to lease isn’t aware of this. It’s because of my focused and straightforward energy that enlivens the situation, and enables this tract to be put together for them more easily.

And the meaning is, is the dreams last night dealt with the need to be connected to an energetic flow that facilitates a greater openness in life. In the first dream I do not have to know the specifics of where this is going. I just need to let go and transcend my personal outer limitations. In other words, this is where focus and attention is important – when you can’t see. This is possible if I adhere my focus and attention to the inner energetic that is trying to come through.

In the second dream, it comes through, so there’s kind of like a joyousness that arises in this flow, which incites and ignites and shapes the outer. I am no longer having to struggle with barriers that complicate and confuse like in the first one, you know, when’s the wrestling match?

And so I just stay in the flow is what this indicates. That is the only difference, I’m just staying in the flow and, because I’m doing that, I am able to watch, and enjoy, and participate in, and affect what unfolds naturally.

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