This dream makes the point that whatever we have attachment to in life adds a kind of weight, or denseness, to us. It is something that, ultimately, needs to be let go. In Egyptian iconography, the heart of the recently deceased is weighed against a feather. If the heart is lighter than the feather, then the deceased is allowed to proceed into the afterlife. How are we to become as light as a feather? By understanding that the universe isn’t here for us, but that we are here for the universe. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So, in the dream, the dream intent is to show another person how you let go. It’s almost like a contest. He has his way, I’m going to have my way, except I have to do this, and I am being hit with, having to be attentive to the physical.
So the challenge begins. I go into the dream confident that I can prove the point, however, at the end of the dream, I’m still holding onto something. In other words, I’m still attentive to something in the physical. I can feel that there is an effect, or an after-the-fact thing, that still remains.
As a result, the effect, that after-the-fact thing, that remains as a quality, makes me somewhat heavier or denser. In other words, because I am deep in the dream, I do not realize right away that what I have done is limited by that, and that what I have done is still revealing something to life and, as a result, there is a limitation which remains. Because as long as you’re portraying, or expecting, or doing something upon life with an intentionality, then you’re not being truly, truly empty.
The person I was trying to win over in this contest is a person who is able to go somewhere so deep that when he comes back he is empty. There is nothing to point out. He is like a feather in terms of his inner emptiness.
The meaning is, is the theme of the meditation dream is about the process of letting go into levels of stillness that are beyond physical awareness. As an image to exemplify what I mean, if I am a piece of property can I access the city water, and sewer system, imbedded in the property without carrying any consequential reverberations to pay attention to?
In other words, could I just do it, or do I have to pay attention to it? And, if I do, then there’s that added weight, and that added weight is a beingness, a potential beingness, in regards to being different than, meaning does that negate the nothingness, is it different? Is there a way for there to not be a limiting effect – whenever I access latent energies imbedded within – which, when latently still, are empty, but when activated does that cause an attention, or a beingness, that then has a distinction?
In other words, beingness and nothingness is of two different polarities. So, in the dream, I am aware of the nothingness and the beingness simultaneously. I still do not know how this is to be, meaning how do you resolve the two? Because in the dream the beingness was like a weight that I accepted in order to be in life, in other words, to pay attention to the physical. And the nothing was an emptiness in which the myriad of vibrations remained latent therein or, in other words, they weren’t vibrating about.
So in the dream you could say that both states existed – because I’m all parts in the dream. I’m both the one that went into the stillness, too, and I’m making note of this. I don’t have an answer for it. In other words, this was the challenge.
You saw how you did it; for you it was a nightmare. For me I’m making note of it. I don’t have the answer to it, and the reason why there’s no answer for it was it was like that Tao statement that you read. What it said was, that both are states of mind, yet.
Both the beingness and the nothingness are states of mind, because there’s something even more than that, and that when we portray it we’re still portraying it as a state of mind – because we’re not able to actually be that, to be any of that. In other words, even the nothingness is a state of mind like the beingness. And so, I don’t know what you do with that.
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