Lifting the Heart

Keiko Katsuta

We speak often about the difference between acting from inner into outer, as opposed to acting from outer into inner. The first is a connected, and connective, universal process, while the latter is a reactive, disconnected, and personal process. Yet on the journey to that way of being, we must enlist all the aspects of our life into a single, conjoined, in agreement state. And what better way to get everyone together than to hold a reunion? When everyone comes together, we can see who is moving forward and who is clinging to the past. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The first dream I’m a little more vague on the details, but it feels like I’ve gone back for some type of a class reunion, except we’re all fairly young in the dream, like maybe the age we were when we last saw each other in high school, or a few years older.

And everybody has gone to the school auditorium in an area where there’s a stage. And when I go there everybody else is out in the common area, and I’ve gone up behind the curtain to the side of the stage – because it feels like I have some kind of a job which will be involved in whatever show is being put on.

But there are a couple of other people back there with me because sometimes I’ll kind of peek out from the curtains and see people. You know, they’re going to have tables where they’re eating, and watching, the show out front, but I’m behind the curtain. And there are two other people that have come and are at a table near me behind the curtain. I guess they’re helping with putting on the show that’s going to be going on, too.

And we start discussing, because I had peeked out, because there was a person that I knew that I want to see if he has come to the reunion or not. And somebody else has said that he knew that this person wanted to see us, but that he’s not there. And then somebody comments that, well, they understand he’d been newly married. And so we kind of laugh and say that’s probably why he hasn’t come, you know. And that was that dream.

John: Well, the theme of the dreaming was the recognition, or a recognition, of how what takes place in the outer is: it’s personal if it’s of a reflection only, but it has a soul quality nature, or it has a quality nature if you don’t want to call it that, that comes from the inner, that awakens then in a reflective mode – perhaps secondarily, or subsequently, in the outer.

What happens is when something opens, from inner into outer, that’s a flow that lifts the heart up. When something awakens from the outer to the inner, that contracts the heart. That’s a contractive vibe on the heart.

The reason why it’s contractive is you’re identifying, when it’s like an outer to an inner, you’re identifying with the physical senses and, therefore, you’re making something separate and personal.

And when it is opening up from inner into outer, it is an expansive thing, it is a revealing thing.

So what you did is, instead of the detail, you just looked at it as a kind of placement where you’re in a setting in which something new is to emerge, and that you’re part of this something new that’s to take place, before all there is that’s out there seeded. And that you’re gathered with those who are part of the putting on of this something new.

Now to some degree you still have some identification with some aspect that you think is still holding you back, or that you have an interest in, or are paying attention to, that is in the outer. And so you look out to see where that is at, and you find out that that has advanced as well, or has moved into no longer a reflective state where it is observing. And when you’re observing, you’re only able to denote reflections because you’re just observing with your senses – that this part of yourself has taken and made a transition. It’s gotten completed, in some fashion, and that’s why it’s no longer in the reflective mode, or setting. Isn’t that interesting?

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