The Clearest Mirror

Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor

When we examine what is happening in the universe, we can see that it is in a process of refinement. In other words, it keeps what works and either repurposes or refines the rest. And the universe does this without any judgment upon what isn’t working. Our development journey should be just such a process. It does us no good to condemn ourselves when we falter; we’re not meant to be perfect, only continually refining. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in the next dream I notice that what I conform to, that is in my environment, is not as awakened in all of its aspects as I am giving it credit to be. In other words, there are parts that are denser that you can identify with, and will hold you back, that cause you to take a step back.

And there are other parts that are more alert or, as I say, there are aspects that are quickened, and this is showing where I make a mistake about things. And so I assume that in an overall way there is a naturalness that is more inclusive than it is.

In other words, what makes a Sufi a Sufi is they have something that is awakened or accesses, in a rear doorway of themselves, that then puts them in touch with something that starts the process to waking up. But that doesn’t mean that they pass all of the tests, so to speak. That part may be coming into a focus, but other parts of themselves are still haywire.

And I notice that I am surrendered to a situation, in the overall that I am in, that assumes that because there are parts that are more complete that this is equally true in a general sense. This is a big misconception. In other words, it’s like if you like something then you kind of put up with the other that you don’t like. In the same way, you’re not necessarily attendive to that and you have to be attending to all parts of everything – in your surroundings, and in terms of yourself – to pull something into an attunement.

Because that part which accesses a higher quality part of yourself becomes the mirror to pull the other pieces back into a cadence. So I am realizing that everything around me is alive, but not necessarily in the general capacity that I am assuming, Because some aspects are more present doesn’t mean other aspects are okay.

So how am I to handle this? This is noticed in my dream when I hear you cough at night and this jostles me from some deeper depth that I’m at and I take that as a type of agitation, because a more inner focus space that I am drawn to has been affected by this imbalance in the outer.

So how do I resolve this? What this is doing is it’s showing a weakness, or imbalance, or like this good, better, best quality of me is haywire. So I notice in the particular idiosyncrasies there are in a more dormant condition, and dwell upon them, and this causes me to be more discriminating. When I am like that my focus and attention tends to waver as the environment around me kind of influences or affects that. The result is I am apt to be slowly drained as I take in the minutia that is still finding its space.

The correct way, and that’s the reason for a dream like this, is if I put my focus upon that which is peeking through, in other words it’s the divine part or something that peeks through, or backdoors, through everyone I come across. And I honor that with my heart because that is something that is real, the need which remains more remiss, in other words that means that their other parts have a need then to that part which is awakening, and so the need element or the part that you now note is off based upon the mirror of the part of yourself that’s awakening, you recognize something that’s remiss.

It’s compelled to awaken because it has a mirror upon which to work with. Otherwise it would just continue to run amuck. So if I were to look at the idiosyncrasies this leads to an undue emphasis to accentuate that which is not yet in alignment, which distracts from what is important; it actually helps create further traumas and self-consciousness and all of that.

Instead, because such an appearance tears threads and causes the evolving to short out, the result is a breaking down instead of a coming together. What the dream is trying to show me is the importance of accentuating that which is most conscious and alive. The awareness of that as a presence transforms and aligns the other parts that are still remiss, or are in a weaker state of being.

Which reminds me of the statement: “everyone is tested.” And, of course, the main test that they pass is the backdoor test that makes them somehow or another workable in terms of an awakening. And they are okay in some ways, but not in others. And because they are okay and pass some of these mannerisms – in terms of an insight and a clarity – they are accepted because one can then work with that to cause the other to be supported and reinforced reflectively, to further the awakening and the aligning.

The parts that are okay are like a mirror to that which is remiss. And then of course the clearest mirror is the teacher. If one can lose one’s self into that essence like that “less than dust at its feet,” or just a total letting go of all of the other aspects of vibrations that aren’t that essence. And when you do that, then that is the brightest and clearest mirror that readily aligns and creates the letting go.

So this third dream, what wasn’t included in the first dream, and what wasn’t included in the second dream, was the recognition where you have to be kinder to yourself and everything around you to realize that you’re working with something that’s awakening, and you don’t take and deal with the dark energy of the aspects of yourself that you’re trying to shame, or whip into place: because you don’t shame or whip anything into place.

Everything recognizes what is real through a reflective mirroring which has to do with delving into the depths and bringing out and probing out that which is real. That which is real automatically tends to create the gravity, or the flow, or the magnetism, or the energetic, or the transitioning so that whatever is still flopping about in an estranged way finds its cadence in relationship to that, as if that note permeates through.

And it does. That’s why it’s like every part of one’s body is identical in terms of from cell to cell so to speak, and the fingerprints are the same and whatnot. It’s a matter of holding, and it’s a matter of supporting that which is awakening. And that which awakens, then, through a soft-handed approach and a graciousness, the other parts of yourself advance accordingly.

They don’t advance if pressure is put on them, if they’re held accountable in some way that doesn’t flip you back to the mirror. If you flip back to the mirror, it’s okay. But if instead you’re just put on the spot as if shaming, or making yourself consciousness works – it doesn’t work. That just throws you backwards.

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