There is the idea that we are either part of the problem, or part of the solution. To be part of the problem usually means we generate our energies “against” something, which only compounds the problem (by adding still more energy to it). To be part of the solution can mean to generate our energy to being accepting of what is and to try and improve it: first energetically, through our intentions and higher reasons for doing so, and then through our actions inspired by our intentions. And this all begins with an acceptance that we are here to help life, at all levels, refine, which is the very process that helps us refine. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: Now there’s stages in which this is done, and one of the first stages is what you’re describing, in your dream, where you take and you are in an environment that gives you greater spatiality. In an environment that gives you greater spatiality you develop more chi in your nature, in order to be able to radiate your beingness.
When you’re oppressed, and your environment is restricted, and you have things that have to contend with because there are things that are imposed, your chi is going to be limited and, therefore, your spatiality, as one of the initial ways of being able to have those flip side moments, is going to be choked out.
So you dreamt of one of the ways in which you are able to function in kind of a counterclockwise change of pace. The key, though, is not to understand the steps as much as to understand the overall burden, or challenge maybe, it’s like a burden, it’s like a purgatory to have to figure this out, is to understand that there is a way of hearing and denoting something really, really deeply inside of yourself that is only there when the heart is not afflicted.
And since everything vies for the heart, when is it that the heart is not afflicted? The heart is always going to be afflicted if it draws some sort of attention that causes a reaction. And so how do you function without drawing some sort of attention that causes a reaction? How do you function, because there’s hardly anything that you’re able to do that doesn’t invoke something like that? Just the way you carry yourself, and the way you look, is going to invoke some sort of reaction.
It’s just like driving on an icy road. You don’t fight the slide. You go into the slide, and then come out of it. And you have to go into it by accepting the fact that you’re sliding, and when you turn into the direction of the slide you can easily go off the road. But if you try to fight the slide you could flip the car. So the best way of driving is to accept the inevitable, to go into the slide and then try to slowly pull yourself out.
That’s the most effective way, and that’s just a principle that, you could say, is something that you can denote or learn without having to get spiritual. I mean that’s just an understanding in terms of how the outer works, because in the reflective conditions of things there is always more to be seen. I mean it, too, reflects to the inner, and this principle then is a reflection in the outer.
But what we tend to get caught in is the dense reflections in the outer where we have issues, and take sides, and carry moods, and have mannerisms. And the problem that is very, very difficult to understand, and it only takes a split second to set this problem off and then it will reside for almost ever, is when you get to a particular point of consciousness it’s very, very easy to go over the top in some small capacity and not realize it. And when you have done that, it’s almost impossible to figure out how to take that back because it’s usually some subtle part of yourself that’s misaligned, that has done that, in a zone in which there is a greater freedom but still that blindside snuck in.
And so how do you come back and reconcile the blindside? The key is every person has to do that. They have to do that because this is what sets off things that then get inflected back that vie for the heart. See, the whole thing comes back to working with the principle of the heart, and you work with the principle of the heart in terms of the breath as well.
The Divine Play of things is where you come down into the reflective and realize that there’s something more going on in the reflective. It’s very contracted, and it’s going to have its impositions upon the heart, and then when something more, the greater beingness that’s intertwined in the whole of everything, in which there is an absolute, total acceptance because there’s just the essence then, in that there is a bliss, and in that there are no oppositions. In that there aren’t the multiplicities. It’s like being in another realm. And in order to have that flip that changes the world, you have to be so acceptive that you’re able to function in whatever environment you find yourself in.
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