Touching the Issue

houseAn important point is made through this dream analysis: on a spiritual journey we don’t leave where we are and go somewhere else, somewhere loftier or somewhere enlightened. We do it right here, where we are. We do it through us, by bringing our higher connections from inner into outer life. That’s the shift: life usually comes from outside us and we react on the inside. Instead we should be living on the inside and radiating that into the world – in any circumstance. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, my initial dream was like a reverb dream again, in the sense that I was coughing last night, and it was like the coughing became like this contest between a cough that created one kind of sound and a cough that created another kind of sound.

And I was studying that result, even discussing it with somebody else, because it was actually like a singing contest and a certain type of cough could even bring in a trill, or certain vibrato, in the voice, and another type of cough created another one.

I was studying and noticing that sometimes, when it got right down to, you know, winning the contest there was a certain type of sound that everybody liked, but that I felt it was almost unfair to bring in because you were pulling something that was outside of the normal range.

And I had a feeling that if you won it you should win it more within your normal voice range, which seems like a strange statement to make, but to me it seemed sometimes a little unfair to suddenly pull in something totally out of the range just to win the contest.

And so, I would study this one type of cough versus the other and see if you could actually win with the type that was more your ordinary voice. So, that was the initial dream.

John: That’s a very cute way of presenting the issue, because the subject matter has to do with the in-between doorway, between inner and outer.

And most people who are looking at how life is meant to become more awakened, or conscious, think that it’s a matter of going from one zone into another, or through a veil. In other words from lower-self to higher-self, or something like that, in which there is a leaving behind of a whole other quality or aspect of your being.

Well, that might be true on a whole other level of consciousness, but on the level of consciousness that I’m having to look at and confront, and am being shown that I have to deal with, it’s portrayed as being able to be in that split second, when the higher-self and the lower-self come together, which is at that doorway, merely a split second.

It’s not a one way or the other, because in the lower-self, the sound is horrible, as you were realizing. And in the higher-self, that sound is uncapture-able. But in the interval, there’s the proper lilt and, in that moment, in that rootedness, where there is a recognition, because it is fluid, that is between the inner and the outer, it touches the issue, instead of skirting it, in one way or another.

That carries the proper lilt. In fact, it’s more than a lilt, it’s a permission. And you can’t take—this is where the conundrum comes in—you can’t take and go into that and throw that around outwardly in order to, guess you would say, win a competition. Because this is something that each aspect of life has to embrace, has to want to engage in, has to want to flow with.

What you’re doing is you were doing a real cute portrayal of understanding how this principle worked. And of course you could take it to another level and say, okay, now one can kind of understand what the Battle of Jericho was about. There, something occurred that was outside of the ordinary, where a particular quality or note was hit, that then was able to affect the situation and the walls of Jericho come tumbling down, was able to create that kind of breakthrough.

Well, we don’t do that anymore because that’s generally a violation. That’s something that goes beyond the freedom of choice.

And so you’re looking at the fact that there is something different and distinct when you come to and reach a point in which you can more or less have glimpses of, and connections to, two sides, the inner and the outer, from which there’s a flow.

But it’s not a flow that can work in the collective because it’s not invited. It’s not something that the outer has selected or chosen. And so, as a consequence, there are all kinds of activities that you can do that are reflective in the outer, that really, at their deepest core, go all the way back to something between an inner and an outer cadence. And when it is like that, you have to stop. You can’t go forward.

Everyone’s subjected to it. They don’t really want to change it. They have reasons for wanting to stay behind the veil. And so a person can’t suddenly get real clear and think that they can pioneer this whole thing. No, it doesn’t work that way. You don’t work with cheerleaders. Nothing grows if they stay as cheerleaders. And the chances are you’re going to get torn down, because those who secretively don’t want it to change, will be very, very loud, and everyone else that’s a cheerleader doesn’t do anything. And so nothing changes.

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