If we look at the bigger picture processes of the universe, it seems that we are in an evolving state or, said another way, that we are part of something that is “heading somewhere.” This can be evidenced by the uncountable aspects of life that show signs of a refinement process, i.e., they’re not finished but are still improving. So perhaps it makes perfect sense that one role of a human life in service to something greater is to be assisting that refinement process. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Well I just remember one scene out of my last dream. In that scene, it’s like I have a brother who’s somewhat crazy and off medication. I’m with somebody else and I feel like they can’t really approach him because they’re going to disturb him.
So I’ve gone over to talk to him and I realize that he’s seeing ghosts. So I try to get him to focus on me so that he’s not focused on seeing the ghost. And I can ask him if he’s seeing ghosts because, you know, to acknowledge that something is causing him to freak out a bit. I’m trying to kind of get his attention on me so I can calm him down. And that’s all I really remember from my dreams.
John: What’s very interesting about this is you’re working with the image of how a person can be in life in a merged way. The idea of a student/teacher relationship from the standpoint of something that advances in a mystical, merged way is one of devotion. And, in the devotion, you become like the teacher who mirrors the connection to the wholeness, in which everything is intertwined in a state of wholeness.
So in the dream, you don’t look at the detail because you don’t dream in the masculine, so you just look at what it’s like to be in a state where things are able to be in a natural flow.
The theme of the dreaming had to do with flow, or evolvement. Or, as you have added in terms of the note or the dream, the quality of being in a naturalness in which everything is taken in as a wholeness.
In your dream, you start off in which the scenario in front of you is out of balance and needs alignment. In other words, you’re dealing with the quality in which there are reactions and a lack of cohesion because what is experienced is in discord, or is an illusion, to what there is that is plausible to be experienced in the environment. And you see this condition as a person that is caught up in seeing ghosts, and you’re using that allegorically to represent a state of imagination and illusion that keeps the person from being real in the naturalness of life.
And so you then do what the teacher attempts to do to the students, in regards to the devotional path, in which the teacher acts as the wayfarer to linking and intertwining to the divine. You step into the shoes of something like that, in terms of the divinity inside of yourself, and seek to have the attention placed upon this inner wholeness. When you see that there’s something misaligned and acting up, you naturally know how to try to pull that focus of attention to a vibration that includes all that there is in a naturalness in life or, to put it another way, into a merged essence.
You’re just portraying, in a very simple way, how things are meant to be, as opposed to jumping all over the place in some sort of illusory way. It’s an interesting way of presenting the theme.
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