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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