The Language In-Between

f475We spend most of our awake time in our consciousness, and much of our sleep time in our unconsciousness. And the symbolism we see in our dreams – and see in folklore and at ancient ruins – points to a way of communication between the two states. So what does that tell us? That our unconscious wants to communicate with us, and has been given the means to do so. That seems reason enough to pay more attention to it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The hard thing about my dream, and it repeated, is because it was symbolic it’s difficult to describe. Because it’s like I’m in a room with several people and as I look to the wall to the right it represents a game that goes on, but the game is almost like maybe because we watched a show about some crooks it’s almost like the game might be represented by, let’s say, a dark circle in one point, and a line that goes over to another point, and then above it there’s another game that goes on.

And those games might represent even something like taking something from the mob, or the mob pulling a heist, or something that you do that you can do much quicker by following it symbolically.

And I seem to have permission to do that, but there is only a certain time limit one can do it within even though it’s done faster.

John: The theme of the dreaming had to do with the way something is waking up with a slightly different manner or wrinkle to it. And things are going to have a slightly different wrinkle or manner to it if there is a quality of the inner that carries a precedent over the way things are as an outer. It’s going to have a slightly different wrinkle to it.

The way my dreams progressed with this was as if there was a whole different note, or science, or something just opened up in a different, greater, myriad of ways and it created the impression as if there are other ways of doing the same thing off of a baseline.

The way your dream opened up is instead of having to try to evaluate, you’re able to see that everything in life is symbolic. It all relates to something else that is much more than your ability to understand things with your usual faculties, or is inclined to be able to portray.

And so you come to know that when you identify with the symbolic depth and meaning of something, which means that you’re catching up not so much with the literal outer, but you’re catching up with the inner quality and essence of things, that when you catch up with the inner, when it comes through in an inner way, it is going to be different than your literal way with your senses.

And because you’re in the physical world, and you’re used to things being literal, and now you add in the inner the result is kind of a symbolic unfoldment, which means that you grasp things in one octave in the outer, and you grasp things in a whole other way in an inner – and the symbolic is the language in between. It has a whole greater dimension to it, and a whole greater and different speed to it.

And so you’re just looking at yourself in life now with this as your awakening. The dilemma or the problem of this kind of awakening is it’s impossible to explain to others because everyone has to try to establish parameters upon which they perceive the world. And people are interesting and unique when you first meet them, sometimes more often than when you meet them again, or relate to them again.

And the reason is because most people only catch up with an inner quality of their heart to a certain degree, and the degree to which they’ve caught up with they subrogate that in terms of how they function in the outer.

Most people don’t realize that you never subordinate it to the outer, that you always work with this unfoldment that comes from the inner and is constantly revealing to you different things in the outer, as you peel back the veils of the outer, so that it all becomes more and more and more symbolic.

So what happens is, in relating to the outer, you come to a point where the timing is in relationship to the symbolic unfoldment and you can’t rush it, you can’t race it out, and it has its own pace, it has its own speed. And what you can come to know and express, and the way that you’re able to be, can be one way one day, another way another day; there’s just no one way to do it. You never know what it’s going to be.

That’s kind of another overview in terms of how this process, that you just find yourself plopped into, that has to do with the symbolic mannerism, this is like another way of depicting how it is constantly at play in terms of the way you’re unfolding.

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Follow the Heart

Marian Beck
Marian Beck

How often do we feel those twinges of dissatisfaction, when things are not as we’d “hoped,” or “expected”? Usually that comes from our brain, or from our pre-wired psychologies. But our heart is big enough to embrace everything. This is not to say that we have to put up with every circumstance, but it does mean that unexpected things shouldn’t put us into a state of imbalance. We should maintain inner balance in the best scenarios and the worst.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So I saw this from the way the dreams caused a sadness and confusion in the heart, because I wasn’t meshing with what I had to work with.

The group within the dream was a performing music group. In the dream, I and another person were doing the choreography. We selected a main theme song that turned out to be too low for others in the group to resonate with.

As this is pointed out by the others in the group, there is a struggle to find the cadence. Because, you know, we’re still sticking with that low note, but now trying to figure out how to make it work when you need to actually maybe change something in terms of how it needs to back off a little bit, or do something to change something, so that it comes together properly.

So the question is raised, is it allowed? And because I don’t do that, I raise the question, is it allowed to recruit someone new from the music school? We’re doing our rehearsing in kind of a music school.

And, somehow or another, I think that the answer is yes. And so I take the liberty, or start to entertain the liberty of this adding another equation, bringing in another equation to try to bridge the gap. And even though I expected this to be a kind of breakthrough, to do it like this and find someone that could kind of bridge the gap, the idea itself actually did more damage than good.

Even if I could tell inside myself, and even if I was able to find a person to facilitate the transition, that this would be an imposition, that something else would be hurt, would be rejected, would be pushed away.

So, I came to realize that all impositions suggest a lack of acceptance. When a breakdown exists to any degree, the effectiveness of what is able to be, gets compromised. The problem is that the compromise that is caused comes to be seen as okay to the mind, but the heart says no because there is a subtle aching. And in the aching, there is a sense of threads being torn.

So when life is like that, this dream is saying, follow the intertwined heart because this is what is embraced for awakening. In other words, you hold to the surroundings and everything that is around you, because it is like it is for a reason and you don’t take and go and try to push beyond, as if you have a right to do that. Because consciousness unfolds in a quiet, unceremonious manner.

So the need is to support the obvious and not try to push it along too quickly, because this can cause the unfoldment to fall out of focus. Everything is subtler than I’m inclined to think.

This is a trademark of the connective intertwining. The rough edges, which push out expansively, always are having to contend with the issue of losing the subtle heartfulness. So kind of what may also have triggered this dream was, is I can sense there’s an imbalance. So we have to figure out how to subtly find a graciousness that I think goes along with what you said.

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A New Wrinkle

spacetimeAs we make our journey, it is important for us to continually update what it is we are trying to do – and to update the reasons why we are trying to do it. It’s important because life will constantly challenge us, and the greater clarity we have in those moments the easier it will be for us to navigate them. If we know the principles and qualities we are champions of, the road ahead will have fewer detours.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: My dream was influenced, I think, by the fact that I just kept eating this popcorn. And there’s something about popcorn. There’s something wrong with popcorn. It’s unnatural to my digestive system.

And, of course, usually a person identifies that as being the oil, or something, that they put on it in the theater, or something. I think there must be something more in the popcorn than just that. That may be something that one gets around for a while.

But the popcorn is really tasty and I just kept eating it, and eating it, and eating it, and eating it. And what it did was it caused, on a physical level, a certain state to exist that interfered with a normal balance that one needs to have that’s in a state of rest, so that something from deeper within can awaken.

It was an interesting thing because it tends to point out the process of eating all of that popcorn and not knowing any better and having any balance about that and just being kind of indulgent, pointed out something about a type of Adab in the outer. How there are things that you have to do in the outer that lay the framework for the inner to be able to unfold. To which, I had created a problem.

And so, I took and integrated this into the meditation dream, as if that was the theme. The way you did it is you just pointed out that you take all of the variables and sit with all of the variables, and what mushrooms out of that is the clarity and the understanding and the knowing.

And you have to find the space in which that can come together for you. Because there’s nothing more that you need to introduce into it all. You have before you all that is necessary. The masculine is always thinking that there’s something more. And the masculine is always confused why it can’t get away with this or that, too.

So, in my meditation dream, I was taken through a process in which the unfoldment had to be real. By that I mean, I was not able to take an experience that is unnatural to my physical body, and get away with it physically. Because what throws the physical off, will throw the inner off.

Everything that I did in the outer had a way of disregarding or compromising the essential nature that is important to an inter-balanced experience. As a result of doing that, I put myself into a type of imbalanced suffering in a physical way.

So if I live in the outer in a way that deviates from a fundamental flow to my physical well being, then I suffer. And I suffer, based upon having brought something about in the outer that creates a contanglement or confusion to the more subtle, subtle quality of the inner.

If, however, if what I do touches an inner essence, which stimulates creation, something heretofore not possible is able to awaken.

So what I am saying is, I need to be aware of my outer Adab because I affect the inner potential, in terms of it naturally awakening. And when I do, this tends to distance myself from a deeper inner essence of being. Now, nothing, of course, is absolute. And so, in my sleep last night, I had to look at this schematic, even though I had gone off on one tangent, I had to look at the schematic.

All night long the issue was that, as a group, we couldn’t be going beyond how it was that we were designed to be. So, all of a sudden, it’s like, the way I’m seeing myself is I and another person are kind of like the main leaders to a party, to a musical group, that has to be put into kind of a sequential arrangement flow that harmonizes and works for all of us, simultaneously. And the dilemma that exists is myself and another person seem to be over the top a bit, in terms of what it is that we can press out on. It creates a challenge for the others.

Well, the reason for a dream like this is because I have a tendency to want to tweak what exists, and this is a tendency, and when I do this it tends to discombobulate. When I get away with it, I am more or less hooked on the idea that something woke up better that way. And this then causes me to keep doing it, as if you can keep having this little breakthrough and that little breakthrough by doing it.

But the truth be known, I only think I’m getting away with it. Sometimes it was meant to be opened up that way. And if it wasn’t, and to the degree I go beyond what is able to naturally unfold at a particular moment in time, this new wrinkle doesn’t conform to the overall equation that takes in everything, in terms of the entire group energetic, and becomes the degree to which there is an unevenness or unsettling.

Well the dilemma is that whenever you unsettle something, you’ve been veiled. Or you keep something more naturally from being visually caught up with. Well, it also is kind of the hardest thing for a person to see, because there’s something in the nature that has the compulsion to try to enliven or shake something up, or to push the envelope.

But consciousness only really unfolds when everyone is at the same point, or is brought into the equation. You just don’t get along with an idea that breaks the envelope to cause something to expand. You don’t get away with that. Because there’s always a little bit of an ill effect that’s created from something like that. And it’s subtle, but it’s there.

So therefore, to do something like that, you have to have a type of permission, or a right, or a sight, in which to do it. Yes, it is part of a process, but it is not something that is imposed. It happens naturally when every denominator in a whole is embraced.

The flow then, reaches a natural crescendo, that is able to take a next step, as if that is effortless in the transition. But when there’s a push to break out, or to expand, or to cause it to be more, that doesn’t really work.

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