A Cherry-Picked Game

ReachingWell, there it’s been said: we humans spend our lives trying to create our own narrow band of reality, one that collects all the bits that we enjoy and value, and that deletes or suppresses all that we would rather not deal with or be part of. Would it surprise any of us to realize it (the universe) doesn’t really work that way? To become part of it is to embrace all of it, without see-sawing emotionally. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I have a dream, I’m not sure of the sequence of the next two dreams, but I think I have a dream in which I go into this building and there are some people in it that seem Middle Eastern.

Even though it’s inside a building I go into a room and what I have to do is to relate to animals. The first thing is one of the men has a really large horse that is kind of resting. You know, it’s not like standing up, it’s resting on the floor, and I have to go over and make friends with the horse. It doesn’t have a bridle on it, or anything. I go over and the horse almost has to show me how to relate to it before it stands up and everything.

And then I go over to the other side of the room and the people there have these snakes that are wound all around their bodies, and I have to let those snakes kind of come and crawl over me – and I don’t like that much. There must be six of them or so, you know like wrap around your neck and in your hair.

I really don’t like the experience, and one snake goes to bite a fly so I almost wonder if it kind of bit me, too, and so I don’t tolerate that quite as well, but it seems to be like something that I have to do.

John: The theme is to look at both sides of equations. And so when your consciousness develops you have to be able to look at the other side of the equation as well, and bring the harmony into the other side of the equation at the same time – even if it’s something that is radically different than, let’s say, the psyche of your nature. You still have to be able to see the harmony and the disharmony.

That’s kind of in keeping more with my dream than your dream, but the process is the same in that your first dream you had to look at the two options so that you don’t get black-and-white and locked into one, and get caught in something that throws an imbalance. You have to look at how both sides feel. And, in this dream, the step that is taken is that it is now pushed forward into a greater unfolding consciousness.

In other words, with the horse you’re catching up with power, and then when you catch up with power that invokes and brings in other things that normally you wouldn’t have to contend with, which is the kundalini energy, the snakes and all of that sort of stuff that crawl around and whatnot. And you now have to contend with that.

But if you didn’t bring in the power, you wouldn’t be bringing in the kundalini energy, which is an aspect of the power that causes something more to open up in relationship to what is going on in terms of how you’re unfolding. You have to unfold with both parts, and although you might want to relate to something being, say, more power, but then that comes with the territory of this other that can throw you around a bit, which is the kundalini energy.

So, in one sense then, what this dream is doing is it’s again showing degrees to going up involves the same degree of having to go down – and you have to be willing to tackle each. You can’t just segregate out, and pinpoint out, what it is that you feel, and design, and choose because if you do that then you distort yourself, and you don’t really properly let go into a wholeness, and an overallness, in which everything has to be left empty, and open, and free.

And in order to do that in life, you have to do that with yourself, and you have to do that with your consciousness as it opens up as well. You have to know how to, in other words, take in all of the components that come with the territory of however it is that you are unfolding. It’s not a cherry-picked game, you know, a wholeness involves… the word wholeness a kind of an overallness, a totality, an intertwining. And this is why there are such problems in the world is that people, left to their own cognition, they can steer their lives to where they get just what they think that they want streamlined to unfold, and then they reject whatever else there is going on – as if that somehow or another is extraneous.

The problem that comes up is that as you open up certain things come up in terms of your synaptic nature and such that may not have been in the equation of your life before. They come up automatically, and you just can’t rudely annihilate that sort of thing. So much involves a polarity, and that’s why the word grounding is so important. And an aspect of the grounding is to have to contend with all of the other kinds of variables that just naturally come through, or crop up, or enter into your way of being when you take a certain kind of step forward. It’s in both directions, so to speak.

And when you’re really talking both directions, this is actually a subject of inner and outer, too. It’s just like in the process of the breath: you can’t have just an in-breath going home, so to speak, and not have an out-breath coming back down. The equations of the breath, the in-breath and the out-breath, they are balanced in terms of each other, which is another way of saying that it all shows up in the breath, but it’s another way of saying that what unfolds is a steady pulling together of inner and outer into one.

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