These dream images invoke the need to be intertwined with creation. What prevents such a natural state? Well, when we’re too intertwined with the outer world we cut ourselves off from the whole. Does that mean we must forsake the world to spiritually develop? No, the greatest service is to be in the world, but not be of it. In other words, don’t take it personally. The life of the culture and society is not why we’re born here. We need to be in the whole in an inner way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: And then in the dream, I am required to finish a kind of a task, or assignment, whether it’s term paper or just what it is, because it has a bit of a setting at a university in order to finish the image. And there’s only one condition: I’m not allowed to have certain identified limitations.
In other words, this is an assignment that has, as a guideline for what I am to do, this requirement. And in order to drill it in, I even see it written on a placard, and I notice that it’s supposedly an ancient quote of Plato. I’m surprised to see and hear it.
In other words, it is a direction pointed for the journey I am on, in other words as my assignment or guidance, and I also see it written on a plaque on the wall, as the one thing you cannot do. Other than that there are no rules.
How this is going to work out, I am not sure because the specifics of identification do not exist. In other words, in this dream I have not plugged into any defined curricula that I can say is definite and distinct that I go to, and that I do, and that I remember. I see others going to and fro, and I can pause thinking that I should be like that, but then I realize that I have not been carrying on like this for so long in the outer that I don’t know where to go. What the class is. I don’t have a good sense of how I’m handling time in that regard anymore.
And so how do I change, or remember, some limiting protocol that I have failed to comply with? Well, maybe it’s because that hurt me to comply with it, because just the glance back at it causes one to shrink. So on that level of looking at what is going on with everyone else around me, and my involvement in that, I’m not there. I have fallen off to one side from all of that; I’m somewhere else.
The sinking feeling of looking at that like I should be there, that sinking feeling keeps me from realizing that I just can’t do that that way. In other words, this is like repeating the guidelines of what occurred before in which I can’t do anything specific. I have to take on the assignment in the overall which flows through me in an undefined way, this being how it is meant to be both according to Plato and the guidelines I am under.
Also as a meaning is I am immersed in an overall that I am trying to make sense out of. I cannot do it if I dwell upon anything in particular. I am meant to be in an intertwined flow. If I am not, I am disjointed and am unable to be comfortable in my whereabouts.
And then I had this other dream that portrayed me holding an inner energetic in spite of things being chaotic all around me. And the way the image was, was I’m in a chair and I’m sitting against the wall trying to be quiet – just sitting in the chair. I don’t want to do anything that looks too out of place, so at least I’m okay with the image of just sitting in the chair with my eyes open – looking around, but not necessarily involved with others, just being in a quiet space.
And other people around me are acting like they’re enjoying themselves. They’re carrying on this way and that way, partying, drinking, carousing, gossiping, and at times it’s even spilling over and as they’re trying to get my attention, and get me to bite off and go into their antics, and it’s hard for me to maintain a presence that is connected to the flow of an inner energetic.
In other words, that sort of thing is pounded out at me in my direction. In other words, they’re all into their camaraderie or whatever it is, and I seem to be the quiet one off to one side. They can’t have that because they’re carrying on like they’re carrying on. But at some point I realize that I’m wavering and need even more focus and attention.
I get rid of the chair that I’ve been sitting on and, instead, sit on the ground in meditation so that I can actually go somewhere beyond all of that. And under this more quiet pose, I can maintain the inner space. But as time progresses the evening comes up, everything recedes, and then the entire area around me becomes a space where bedrolls are laid out.
And I realize that this has always been like this, and everyone has a claimed, specific place for their bedroll. It’s as far as you can see. And a young girl lays her bedroll in front of me where I am sitting, and I come out of my inner depth to talk to her.
She’s okay with what she was doing, ordinarily, though, her bedroll comes to the wall where I am sitting so this adjustment is going to set off a chain reaction shift to accommodate that. In other words, if she shifts, others are going to have to shift because she shifted into their space a little bit – because she didn’t have the spot that I am sitting on.
I’m the only one that’s sitting. Everyone else is going to be going to sleep. I didn’t realize that this would happen when I chose the spot to sit, so I am contemplating if I should leave or move, although I do not know where to go because the whole area, as far as I can see around me, is spoken for – so I wake up.
The meaning is to connect inside to a more inclusive inner flow is to relate to the whole in such a way that preexisting patterns naturally shift. And it also answers the question of the very first thing coming out of meditation in terms of: whose fault is it?
In other words, you could easily see, okay, the reason why you’re continuing to carry on and having troubles and anxieties and getting caught up in things is because you’re not getting the memo, something isn’t given to you.
And it goes on and on and on and on and on like this, and whose fault is this that you still see yourself doing things that you don’t really, when you really look at yourself, quite accept?
And the full sequence of the dreaming answers that question as well. It points out that you have the means to take and go into an intertwined connection, and you just have to adhere to that -and it all works.
But, if you’re unwilling to adhere to that, and feel that you can go off this way and that way and look at life in relationship to everything through the senses, then how can you complain? This is what you chose. And when you shift, it’s all there. It’s all provided and made available to you in as simple a format as can be possibly imagined.
But you have to allow that to be. It just doesn’t get imposed upon you. If you want it imposed upon you, then you would do something in terms of a natural realness. So nothing is straightaway influenced, and so you can’t attribute fault in the way that a person attributes fault in terms of evaluating things in terms of how they have to work out in terms of one’s understanding through the senses.
You just have to adopt the space, and hold the place, where you’re meant to be, that is cycled within, that has to do with the over body of the wholeness of yourself that is intertwined. And then everything shifts accordingly. That’s just how it works. It doesn’t work the other way around where you can complain about it having to work out, and be this way, or that way as if you’re entitled to defining things like that.
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