Yes, there are many religions and many paths to a connected, developed life. But one of the points John is making here is that each one of them is merely the starting point for the journey, it is not the whole path. Clinging too tenaciously to the specifics of any path is besides the point. These are living essences that are being wooed, and it is only our process – our thoughts and actions – that can connect to them, not our narrow-mindedness. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: Now in my dream a couple of nights ago I was looking at was that I had to bring whatever there is of the inner into the outer. I had to be a facilitator to that – because that’s the only direction that there is.
The inner comes into the outer. The outer never goes into the inner. The outer is a reflection of something that has been stimulated because of the inner, and then that reflection changes. But the reflection can’t become something that it isn’t. It can only infer to the vibration that has touched the essence.
And so where the problem exists, where the mistakes are made, is where let’s say you have a tariqa and in the tariqa you have the presence of a teacher, and in the presence of the vibration of the teacher and whatnot there’s a clarity, and there is a closeness, and there is a connection and it goes for millennia, and so when things go from this loci to an inner loci, there it finds itself but is it finding itself complete? Or is it finding itself still carrying some sort of reservation, suppressed personal?
A good example that was used by Arny Mindell. Now Arny Mindell was one of Carl Jung’s protégé students and Arny Mindell of course went off on his tangents, too, but to begin with he understood something before he got into his tangent which had to do with dreambody. And where he messed up a little bit was he burned people with too much light; he did not know how to equate this. He basically felt that they had to somehow or another bear it.
And he likened it to the process that Carl Jung had established and what people went through in which they had to delve into certain depths of themselves to shake something lose that wasn’t awakened for most people, and then when that’s awakened then you had something that you could communicate with.
The problem is then when you have that something that you could communicate with, do you have the depth of an understanding and a sight to know how to do that without hurting them or without putting them through something that they’re not grown up enough or capable enough to handle or carry?
So when he used to do his dreambody thing, most people that I noticed that he did that with were worse off later because they did not know how to assimilate what got jarred. But he recognized that there was an importance to the challenging of one’s self, but he also recognized it a little differently than his brother.
His brother was a person that chose the aesthetic path, and so his brother went to India or someplace where there were caves, and he would go into a cave and he’d spend a year in there. He would go into deep meditation and he’d have just enough provisions and whatnot so that he did not have to relate to the outer world.
And he would have tremendous experiences where he would get into a depth of light and clarity and such that, under those conditions, under that set scenario, he would be phenomenal. But Arny Mindell’s joke was, when he came out of the cave if he ran into his ex-wife it could go poof just like that. All the issues of whatever it was that was incomplete would just completely destroy this tremendous, wonderful experience that he had harbored for a whole year, and worked so hard to get closer to for a whole year in the isolation.
Well, similarly speaking that is an underlying subtle problem on the inner level. You know, if you were to go and you were to look at the inner planes of things you will find that there is a tremendous degree of consciousness in this corridor, and this corridor, and this corridor, and this corridor but it’s been refined, it’s been tightened, it’s been streamlined, and it does not necessarily take into account as much fullness as it needs to take into account.
Now in terms of taking in this fullness, you had to be able to be in a city, in a city of all kinds of people, and you had to work with the animals, too, which means the lower-self vibrations. You had to take and work with all of that, too.
As a process, to contend with the problems that exist a higher level of the physical existence that we’re in, is to be able to take into account everything that is going on around us, to take it into account in a way in which you have the full exposure – where you’re not streamlining to a particular note or something, like in the cave kind of thing, but not able to handle ordinary things.
This is how I’m coming to see things are vibrationally, and it’s also how I am coming to recognize and see that the path to connecting to something on an inner level and bringing it into life is a path which cannot happen if you take and try to make it only in such and so a way. You have to take everything into account to do it.
Now the thing that is most baffling about this is the fix to the innerness is not a going to the innerness, in terms of an abandonship in the outerness. The fix to the innerness is to work in the subtle ways in which everything is in the outer, taking everything into account, the lower-self vibrations, taking them totally into account, and knowing how to somehow or another relate to them in a subtle way.
Now we’re playing with the inner into the outer, not the outer which is all reflective, which deals with lower-self natures and whatnot, which is the 99.9% of what is going on in life, we’re playing with this inner coming into the outer. We’re playing with the quality of burning things, as opposed to going into stupidity which is the direction of outer towards inner.
And so when you’re playing in that motif, you know, it’s a whole different ballgame in which you’re figuring out how it is that you can communicate and that you can relate to others so that they get something.
Now to do that, there’s a very fine line here. The fine line is that when you’re in their presence it can be interesting, exciting, it can be speeded up, it can be wonderful – but it won’t be sustainable if they don’t catch up with the fact that you and they are connected in a oneness.
But if, after everything that happens, there’s still the belief that you have to thread your way around in some fashion, that you yourself are somehow or another uniquely separate, if you still carry that motif then, within that, you are going to be shutting certain things out. You’re going to be defining yourself in a particular way that is a design in which you see yourself. And when you see yourself in this particular design, you’re going to see yourself as different from someone else. And the more you see yourself as different from other things, the more you then start going more and more and more into the outer, and the personal, as opposed to the intertwining.
Now if you can communicate with a person from the standpoint in which this one thing that is going on does not get lost, and this one thing being that you and they are one and the same, that are interconnected and intertwined, if that can always be held there as a cherished mannerism, then what comes across is a facilitation whereby you don’t worry about having to run from the fire, you don’t worry about being burned because you come into a wholeness and the wholeness is what it’s about.
But otherwise if a person gets speeded up and then has to step and fall back to their own ways, they have been burned. And when they have been burned they automatically slow down, and they automatically shut things off and they fall back to latent defense characteristics and mannerisms that they’re familiar with.
Now nobody wants to do that, but that’s just what happens. And the problem with spiritual paths is they too get caught in the same kind of mind/issue problem in that they tend to look at what is unfolding, what is coming into life, or what is happening in life, they tend to look at it in terms of trying to streamline, or to tighten the clarity or something, instead of realizing that everything is part of it. There is no good, bad, or ugly. There is no evil.
All of those ideas take and shut off a depth that’s there as well. That which is evil, or deemed evil or bad or however you want to characterize it, is just because you are looking at it in an outer motif way. You’re not looking at it from what is there underneath trying to sort and come through, that is pure and true, that’s very touching, that is intertwined, that is connected.
And so if you throw off something that is deemed to be evil or out of sorts with what is meant to be, in your idea of what’s meant to be, you then have defined the limits, or have set up the parameters we’ll call them, in a spiritual path way, of how to be.
It doesn’t work that way. It has been working that way for a long, long time but, little by little, the tariqas following the tariqas and the tariqas each doing their own particular thing, and each having their own clarity within a certain octave of the light, they all have bifurcations now in place that that needs to drop because every one of these little bifurcations is a vibrational disaster in terms of the wholeness of the light.
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