To 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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