To have a spiritual awakening is to open oneself to the greater possibility of life, the possibility of life aligned to the purposes of the whole, and in service to the whole. Yet such an awakening is only the transition point from “lost” to “found.” Then the work begins, where we let go of our personal viewpoints and align ourselves to the ways of the universe. In this process, over time, we begin to actually live the essence of this understanding, and instead of feeling separate from It, we become connected and intertwined with It. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: The way I did it seems very, very rebellious.
So, in the meditation dream, I am shown that for a long time only a certain result is possible. In other words, this is the precursor of talking about how the result that I saw as possible was how you saw the divine through outer reflections, or, as I try to say it, what I mean by that was my belief that the outer is limited in some capacity.
In other words, the outer is a reflection, and that the inner revelation is behind it. And this has been my belief based upon the way my breath has been able to correlate the reflections. I have held onto this belief until I had a dream last night in which I came to see, maybe it’s more of an experience than a dream, where I came to see that the consciousness of a human being exceeds all limitations. That’s like something beyond.
When you take and you note things like that reflectively it’s very easy to think, okay, now there are spiritual elders and there’s all kinds of other things, holy names, there’s all of this other kind of stuff that’s like outside of yourself. So when I have this experience, that actual essence of consciousness exceeds all limitations, meaning that there is nothing that you can see in a kind of distinguishable way. That’s when I realize that any limitations, that I perceive to be imposed, are conditions that still hold out to a mindfulness that is embracing the human being as a kind of reality in an outer illusion.
In other words, you have the reflective, and then, what is that when you have the divine essence revelationally behind it? And now, of course, I’m having to contend with that, you know all of the little nuances and ways of trying to say things to make a point, to try to point even more so to the inner revelation through other reflection. And so, if everything is a oneness, such outer illusions, you know when treated as outer illusions, are actually a limiting distinction.
You kind of have a bit of a duality there, even though you’re trying to pretend you don’t. I had an inner experience in which I went beyond all states of human limitation and was made aware that there isn’t anything that isn’t part of the overallness, and the human being, in the outer, is the platform for the inner oneness.
Now it’s interesting: human being’s a platform for the inner oneness. The reason this is so is because a human being accesses the Will of God. Understand now, I am speaking of this in the reflective, not yet in the living. When the platform and access become one, the inner access and the outer reflective platform come together as living essence. That is when I am able to perceive, in my dreams, that there is nothing going on but me. I am the inner vibration that is essenced. The idea that there is still something more than me was the old dream paradigm.
By old dream meaning a dream more associated with the out-breath. And an out-breath is something that comes down seeking to awaken, results in an awakening as it touches and penetrates the reflective. And so in that state you have a platform, then you have a soul coming in, you have the awakening and recognition through the reflective of the divine within the reflective. And so that’s the old paradigm for dreaming, and in that paradigm you actually then have the sense that there are two things, kind of like two things. There’s the platform and then there’s the Will of God. The idea that there is still something more than me, that’s the old paradigm.
This platform serves mankind while mankind remains asleep; in other words, asleep in the dreams of the outer. In this paradigm, the human being perceives that he has access to the inner Will of God, but isn’t the Will of God. And, in this dynamic, sees himself as waking up, or becoming conscious. That being the process of waking up. This paradigm is true while a human being is spellbound by the outer reflections.
A human being is spellbound and subject to the thralls of outer sorcery for as long as the human being remains in the realms of waking up. That’s why you’re always confused, and bewildered, and never really quite know what’s going on. You’re subject to all kinds of sorceries, inflections, reflections. This realm is most accentuated in the out-breath, and is noticed at the interval where the out-breath turns into the in-breath, the state called longing which corresponds to the outer and the hypnagogic state; the outer and the hypnagogic state.
Now there are two hypnagogic states. There’s the hypnagogic state that’s founded in the outer, where you’re asleep and you’re waking up, and you’re having the senses come in as the soul that is the expanse of the essence of it all seems to be replaced by the magnetism of the outer. Or, in other words, it’s the condition which is immediately prior to the return of the senses when the eyes open from a deep sleep dream state.
The state where a human being goes from being a platform for the Will of God, to being the Will of God able to live the inner stillness is accentuated in the breath at the interval where the in-breath turns into the out-breath – and this corresponds, in terms of the hypnagogic state, to what you are able to experience immediately prior to falling asleep. That’s where you’re able to take something that can rise up and be within, and change images, change the reflections in the world. This is the point where the Will and stillness are one. It’s where the platform, so to speak, and the Will, the platform in which something is hidden as an essence in that, and that being the corresponding Will, are one and the same.
Oneness is living the essence, and when the essence is lived reflections generate from a human being, as the so-called Will of God, that had seemed separate, in terms of human body platform, no longer is separate. There’s a merging.
What I am describing is the difference between being in a process of waking up, where in the reflections the inner divine is revealed, and the process in which living the Will of God through the physical platform, which is the point where the reflections stream from the divine essence. Isn’t that interesting? When you dream something like that you can only imagine you’re going to have a very bizarre dream.
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