Amidst the People

1We don’t often fully acknowledge the process we are involved in, in terms of being born into a physical body and living a life. Because everything is in process – in the entire universe – and in our life we contribute to that. But, as we know, humans today don’t really play the role they were designed for because they have stopped having curiosity about higher purpose and are content to chase personal satisfactions. This is a great loss to us and, ultimately, to the universal process itself.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And so, in this sleep dream, I’m on a walk and come to a place which has a barrier wall that’s been erected along the path. Now the path goes down one way, and then up another way.

And, initially, there’s a gate there that I see and I glance over at. And inside there, where people go and vacation, and hang out, and recreate and such, and it’s all done within the definition of what is put together there for them. And I can avoid all of that by just taking this walk and ignoring all of that.

But, as I start to walk by, I suddenly realize: why don’t I go in and check it out? I’m kind of a little bit of a rebel. I think I can possibly pull this off, if I go inside and am very careful to not get caught by the establishment in this place, and figure out how to fit in with the guests that are there.

And so, when I go inside, the first thing that I do is I notice that there are people leaving, so I have to get into the pace as if I’m one of those that’s checking out, in which case, in terms of checking out, I would be going back out through the main entrance.

So that gets me to a certain point inside, but to get to the far side, those that enjoy the far side of the compound are those that are still there, in a recreating vibe, that are partaking of everything that’s inside this place, yet hanging out and laying back. And so I have to take on that spatiality, that vibration.

So when I go over to where those people are at, because only through them, and a quality of how they’re recreating in this place, not ready to check out and leave and go out yet, but are taking in more in this place, there is an access that will take me to the very far wall where the path that I would normally have been on, if I’d have walked around all of this, rejoins, and I can flip over the wall and be free.

So, when I go over to where four or five of them are hanging out, I notice that just in looking at them that each of them would be quite something if they were to ever connect to a quality about themselves that I can see just at a glance. It’s kind of unique and special about them. So, at the same that I’m talking to them, I’m seeing this amazement about them that they don’t see about themselves, or don’t accept about themselves, and, as I see that, and as I relate to that and relate to them, in a way then putting them inside of me because I’m able to see this about them, even though it’s not at a level yet in which they can be different than how they are, this enables me to kind of fit in more with the overall and the wholeness that exists, that they are a step towards and in, recreating in this place, and having access to this other side of the compound even as part of their recreating.

And so I am fitting in by getting into that pace, into that modality, and of course from my ulterior motive perspective, I am doing this to not draw any suspicion about myself for being here because I have snuck into this place. I’m curious. And what I see is each of them sharing with me is a reason why something can’t be done, or is not to be challenged, or even looked at. But as they each share that with me, as each one speaks independently, I can’t help but notice, I can’t help but see in their beingness this incredibleness lying beneath the surface.

And, as a consequence of seeing this, what I hear does not discourage me in terms of what I have to do, which is go to the other side, and flip over the fence, and rejoin my walk because I’ve gone on this deviation to look into things inside this compound. I’m not going to be turned back, because if I get turned back, then I take a step back, I lose a part of a process.

And what surprises me is, instead of this discouraging me, it’s almost having an opposite effect and it’s as if it is something that I needed to go through, and see, as if it was a type of food to better understand the distinction of things in life. Or is it to understand the distinction of things, or is it to take in a greater overall wholeness to it all. And, in taking on the greater overall wholeness to it all enables one to take a clearer, more all-encompassing step.

So the step that I have brought myself into a fitting in, as you would call it, or basically a connection to everything in this establishment, or in this compound or whatever you want to call it, is that I can easily now go over to the fence where I need to go over to the path on the other side. Everyone else in here is still, you know, within the conformity of the fence of this wall. I know I came in not being in conformity with the fence, knowing that you didn’t have to be in conformity with the fence, but willingly came into it, put myself into the conformity of the fence knowing that there was something there that I could experience, and see, and recognize, and be party to, and take in, as part of who I am – and it was not going to limit me.

So even though no one else knows this, I have no doubt that I will be able to go over the fence with ease. And on the other side is the path, of course. So what surprises me is that by doing it this way, as I come over to where that fence is, there’s like food hanging from the fence. And actually I can climb up the food a little better, too, to get over the fence, although I didn’t actually think that I needed to do that when I went into this place, but it’s nice that I could partake of the food. So it’s like something special there that I had not expected to come across, and would not have ever noticed, and realized, if I had gone around the compound in the outer.

So the dream is indicating, in terms of its meaning, that because we’re all intertwined and interconnected it’s important to be amidst the multiplicity of everything, everyone, amidst the people, so to speak, and able to appreciate all there is because I’m able to see, in others, me, and me in them. What I see may be perhaps not in a fullness of time in a realizable way, aspects may be unrealized, but I can tell that this is able to change because I can see the latent potentiality in this aspect of life.

By allowing myself to have the exposure and experience of this place and its fullest context, rather than avoid it, or go around it, I strengthen my inner beingness and take in more of the wonders of creation latent within me.

This dream is a parable that portrays the virtue of being amongst the people, however they are, wherever you find them, because deep down they are you, and you are they, and there is nothing to be avoided. Just seeing that, and challenging myself, is what the overall process is about.

To go around what there is, is what the mind would have you doing in order to try to protect its concept about the essence of life, and what existence in the physical is all about, which would be defining what is real and shutting down, inadvertently shutting down, the process, and therefore not having, or able to recognize, how important everything is in its intertwined nature.

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