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rsdTo be in the flow of life means that we surrender our attempt to steer everything toward some imagined outcome, and instead be with what the universe is offering at the moment. In ancient Babylon, their daily calendar plotted celestial effects for morning and afternoon, showing what was a possible, or a recommended, way to proceed with one’s efforts. If the heavens didn’t support something, they wouldn’t try to do it – until the heavens shifted to a more supportive configuration. But we don’t need a celestial map to respond to the cues and clues we get from our systems, and the world around us, on how to best proceed – we just need to take the advice we are being given. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then comes a dream, in the wee hours of the morning, that kind of puts that into action.

In the dream, a new birth has occurred in terms of the group. I am coming into a dining room late. I’m not sure if there is much food left for me. I am informed that I need to sit at a table with the group in support of what has happened, in other words, like there’s a new birth there. Something is coming alive there.

The group is situated in a center area. In other words, there are tables around the center area, but I can’t get into the center area, plus I’ve come in late, and so the place that I find to be available is along the perimeter.

Because I’m kind of told that I need to support this, I’m looking for a place like that to sit. Ordinarily I would’ve been perfectly comfortable going off a little bit on my own. It would’ve been a little alone and awkward, but that’s my nature. And that’s my self-denial.

Well, even though I came in late, I assumed that there was going to be trouble finding the food I needed from the service line, but it turns out that that concern isn’t founded. There’s just enough of a little of this, and a little of that, that I get more than what I need. I even start off with a small plate, as it doesn’t look like maybe there’s much left – and I fill it with ease. And then I use a regular normal size plate for everything else. And it even seems to surprise the servers, you know, that I have such a full plate. Even I have to glance at it because it’s full of a lot of different colors and nutritional vegetables.

The main dilemma, after after stepping from the food line, is finding juice to drink. I mean I guess there’s some water, but I’m looking for some juice. And it seemed like I saw some juice bottles that others have claimed, but I’m now looking from where the actual juice is at, and when I come across where they’re concentrated, the bottles are mostly empty and/or contain juices I had never heard of before.

So there’s a bottle there that’s got a little more in it than other bottles that are there and I pour this into a glass and it immediately fills the glass right up, which was kind of shocking. I just splashed it right in; and it’s an orange colored juice called Lean, L E A N. Someone who is standing there with me said, “It is probably very good.” Just because I have never seen it before doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious.

I don’t see anything else right there in the juice line, that’s concentrated, that grabs my attention, so I’m off a little bit to one side, right next to the juice area, and I’m taking a jar, I’m tipping it upside down so the liquid can flow to the top. It has to strain to the top through the roots, and through the coloration and whatnot, that is there. In other words that is sitting in kind of a depth within, I’m trying to get it to come to the surface.

And what I’m planning on doing is I’m going to give what looks like a multicolored object, the liquid that can be brought to the surface, pour that into a glass and give it a try. I just assume I’m still in the juice area. The person who said the Lean juice glass is probably very good, comes over and says, “You do not drink that. This is a plant. You’re in a plant area. You only drink in the juice area.”

I pause and realize that, sure enough, what I am staring at is kind of an arboretum area next to the juice area. It’s kind of exotic. Well, it’s as if a buzz goes up from the group, you know, as if somehow or another they hear of something bizarre like that that’s going on, that I’m trying to get the juice from a plant, as if that’s intriguing to them, it’s fascinating that I would even consider drinking a plant’s liquid as juice, a thought that never crossed anybody’s mind before. It sure is odd, it sure is different, that I would consider doing such a thing.

Nevertheless there is something about this action that draws their attention to me. It kind of draws me in, in that it offsets a bit of my stand alone nature, that I am also feeling, that enables me to support the perimeter of the table arrangement for the group, which is more in the center.

So the meaning is, in the dream, I am flowing with a feeling that is carrying me along. Everything I need is actually in ample abundance, even though I may question that by thinking this isn’t so. But all I have to do is look at my plate and I have filled it with a lot of wonderful vegetables, maybe overindulged. In other words, I’ve taken it to a point in time that goes through what I would have, and was acting as if, was going to be difficult.

I am feeling within a stirring that won’t go away. It is this inner energetic that compels me to scope about. I find juices I need, and naturally find fascinating, the life blood liquid of plants to be like a juice. This is the inner space I am in.

I support the group indirectly as my attention takes me into probing the aliveness around me and learning to better appreciate it all. To my surprise, this endears me, indirectly and directly, to the group. It is a surprise because I see myself as being on an outside edge trying to look in, knowing that in the center, where the group is more situated, something in need of support is being born. Or to put it another way, my actions are able to point to something emerging in an unusual, non-assuming way.

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spirituali-wIn a life we may uphold many principles that guide our journey: we’re honest, and will never take anything that isn’t ours; we’re compassionate, and will never hurt anything unless our life is threatened. Yet to make progress on our spiritual path, we must adhere always to a higher principle. That principle could be: I’m in service to something higher, or however one would describe their human purpose. To uphold a principle means that we honor it in every situation. And that’s how our spiritual growth should look: we check everything we do against our highest principle and, even if we make mistakes, we make them with our best intentions. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in my meditation dream, I find myself placed in a position that proves that, in the outer, change occurs from the inner. In other words, the appearance as the outer can be pretty resounding that something else is being pointed out, or poked towards, as happening. There’s no vibrancy in that; it’s just an appearance.

And I’m being shown that to be able to read behind that, in other words, to look at the timeline of something, in the spatiality that exists, and to know what the actual pinpoint meaningfulness is.

So in the dream I’m looking at conditions in life and they seem to be unfolding in the outer as the outer is being shaped, in a scripted way, by man. The outer conditions portray a particular outer mannerism as prevailing, and yet there is a spiritual inner image power which is what really prevails in the dream, not the appearances.

Each thought that I feel in the circumstances, I seem to be off about any thoughts, or thinking, or mind that’s going on, because when I look at it in that way I expect something different to happen – it being obvious. And, if that were to occur of course, in terms of my senses and the feedback that I’m getting that has caused me to perceive in this way, it would be something that’s in repudiation of an established inner norm.

In other words, inside of myself I really do recognize and can see percolating around something as an inner to outer flow, but the outer can look so convincing that you can get sucked up in it. So when it comes down to the inner into outer result that night, in other words, in the day it’s one thing, in the night it’s another. At night what I touch and see within has a different established norm that prevails.

However, even though the effect of this I am told is established therein, circumstances in the outer belie or attempt to disprove this rule, such that, based upon appearances, you can expect a different result. But that’s not what occurs. That’s something that I just keep buying into all the time, that it’s going to be like that, because the inner into outer effect sets aside that quality -because it’s the inner that ultimately always prevails.

So the reason for the dream is it is pointing out to me that I am carrying within an attitude that renders a grief upon myself that is unnecessary. In other words, I do this when my attention is upon the outer and not yielding and paying attention to what I kind of know, at a very subtle level ,with inside of myself. What is pre-established as the norm, is what is designed to ultimately occur. Everything would be so much easier for me if I let go of my personal predilections – caused of course by the senses and such – and yield to the inner flow, and look to the inner flow, experience that inner awakening as a guidance.

I’m presently situated in an outer motif nature which defies the inner into outer entrenched, embedded flow, which is what this meditation dream is portraying. And so, consequently, when I’m like that I always have it wrong. I am suffering because I am still holding out a defiant discombobulation – when I should know better.

The rule to follow, that offsets misaligned outer circumstances, is to live and function off of the interest unfolding therein. In other words, if the innerness has something that has a base to it, and then it throws off something as a byproduct, which is like an interest, and you spin or live that interest. You do not relinquish the underlying principle of your being, you know, which is what you do if you try to make something out of the outer that isn’t.

Or to put it in another way, which says the same thing and also corresponds to what is going on with the inner self, I need to honor the principle unfoldment that I am in touch with at night and let the changes flow. Those principles are what I experience as a secret of secrets being the foundation of what there is when I go from outer appearances to the inner levels of my beingness, and set off an interest effect that plays out in the outer in a naturally honorable way, an unfolding way. You know, it’s like I’m in touch with that instead of groping to make something of a flow out of something that is reflective only.

The personal regard, in other words, when I’m trying to do it in the outer it’s a personal regard then, and that is a suffering because there are denials that tear away at the flow from within. There’s a repudiation of it in some sense where you’re trying to enforce your will instead of something that flows from within. That principle quality, that’s a wholeness. And so, to my great inner good fortune, I’m aware of this. I just need to yield to this unfolding therein.

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cosmologymeta500The biggest mistakes or regrets in a life can be from things we’ve done and decisions we’ve made. But just as often those regrets can come from the things we don’t allow to happen, or paths we don’t take. And that’s usually because we dismiss them as possibilities. It is the same in our spiritual journey, because what is trying to awaken in us has to be accepted and embraced – we have to agree to the purpose of it – before it can really awaken all the possibilities of a human journey. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember my first dream. The second dream, I remember coming over a hillside, and you’re walking ahead of me, and we’re going to go down this kind of cultivated hillside to a house down below.

And somebody walks up and tries to stop you, and you’ve pulled out a big hunting knife. You have it in front of you in a kind of threatening way towards this guy. Then I come over to you and tell you to put away the knife. It’s kind of got an orange or red handle, and you don’t really need the knife there.

And then we continue on down the hill and we go in this farmhouse, and there’s two things that really stood out once we were in the farmhouse. One is they have several dogs, but one of the dogs is a small little Tibetan dog that’s all kind of fluffy, but it’s pretty old. You can’t really touch it.

It’s like I go into the bathroom at one point and the dog has poo’ed all over the floor. So I leave there to go into another bathroom. And then I go up the stairs and the dog is lying on one of the stairs, and I realize the dog doesn’t really want people to touch it, but the dog starts talking to me and is telling me its opinion of the people around there.

It’s kind of got a little bit of a sarcastic tone to it, but I mean I understand it. And the dog wants to stand up on its hind legs and dance a dance with me. So that seems okay, I just have to be careful not to touch it too much because it’s kind of a 10-year-old dog. So I remember that, and then the dream shifts a bit.

John: What this dream is about is accepting the entitlement, what you’re entitled to. And so a part of your higher self knows that something is meant, or natural, to be there, that’s able to just open up for you. Yet your psyche indicates that it’s a barrier, or a resistance, or that there is something that you have to contend with.

So in your dream there’s mixed signals, where something is entitled naturally, in an overall way, and yet there’s some sort of rearguard action in terms of contending, thinking that there is a barrier or something that stands in the way. But your higher self knows that nothing stands in the way, that you don’t have to grapple to get there, to be there.

And the “there” that you’re able to experience, it has to do with your approach to yourself, has this aloofness, separation, inward aloneness to itself, it’s as if you’re washed out or something. Yet, in terms of a quality of your higher self energetic, that’s just not so. That quality of your being is able to easily dance and resonate in the environment.

So what you have is a dream in which you have two negative feedbacks, two negative qualities, that stand in the way of how it is that you’re able to be. One has to do with not accepting your entitlement, and then the other has to do with your screening, the way you screen yourself in relationship to what comes into your surrounding. You naturally screen yourself to be like the dog that doesn’t want to be touched. In other words, it’s kind of aloof and alone, hanging back, and it maintains kind of an appearance that enables things to just want to keep their distance.

But deep down there is a higher-self deeper depth that is able to bring alive this whole quality in a way that has been dismissed. And, so, what created the dismissing? Well, the dismissing had to do with the premise of not being entitled – you’re the ones that dismissed yourself, so to speak.

And yet what you’re seeing in the dream is, underneath all of that, is something that is just naturally there. In other words, you can act like it’s not, but it is. And in your shyness or bashfulness of that, you find, almost out of the blue, a whole quality of inner guidance as well.

In other words, it’s as if this trait has kind of sat in kind of abeyance, protected in a kind of abeyance, and has gotten to the point where no one pays much attention to it because you created a demeanor that nullifies it, that nullifies the effect. And yet what rises up, from how things are, is this whole trait of an exuberance, and exhilaration, that is part of your higher self. It’s not something trite, dismissible.

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