Our dreams are wonderful with metaphors. Here a crow – smart, mischievous, but also frivolous – threatens a rooster – stable, with a responsibility to his hens. And in this exchange we can see exactly the threat of the external world, the bread and circuses, that constantly seek to entertain us and pull us away from our true responsibility, which is to fulfill our purpose and design – on behalf of that which created us. It is a struggle that has always been waged; unfortunately, the crow is almost always victorious. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So then, in the last dream, I experience an overall vibratoriness that is being pulled into manifestation. I feel this vibratoriness being drawn from me into a more dense outer need. This image then shifts, and I am seeing this in nature.
To begin with I see a more dexterous crow able to move about in an unrestricted way, in terms of hopping about this way and that way, that looks kind of free in terms of its taking of things in the outer.
The crow flies into an area where there are chickens. The hens accommodate or don’t oppose or do anything to affect the way the crow just goes and takes what the crow takes, but the rooster carries an energetic overall vibratoriness as a responsibility, in terms of the well-being of the hens, and that conflicts with the crow just hopping about taking what it wants to take.
And so you and I are standing behind a window, and we’re watching this crow who has pounced, or extended a wing, because he’s got more dexterity; he can fly. He’s come down and he’s thrown a wing over the top of the back of rooster, and is in a position to strike the rooster in the back of the neck. He hasn’t done it yet, and at the moment there is still a type of stillness. And I’m kind of frozen there: do I go and I rescue the rooster, or what? So instead, I’m like sitting in a trance: is he going to hurt the rooster? So far that hasn’t yet happened, but, if it does, the rooster will bleed.
So what is going on is this is an image in which a dense reflectiveness drains the aliveness of life. In other words, when you just identify with that, or when you just hold that, like the crow is the denseness in life that goes about just grabbing this and taking that.
And the rooster is the development of something in which it’s trying to hold a vibratoriness in a particular way, but maybe he doesn’t quite have the dexterity of the multiplicity of things. The crow has more mobility. A rooster can’t fly, and so the crow is able to get an advantage on the rooster.
And this is what happens when the outer, which is the crow and all of its bouncing around ways of taking things, is given a precedence over the inner vibratory essence. A draining process occurs when this happens, and this hurts the Will of God, which is now equated to being: it hurts the heart. Because you could see something very despairing in this poor rooster who has to do something and he can’t, and he’s helpless. He can’t stand up to the crow, and the crow’s up to no good all the time.
So, to begin with, it seems harmless, but the loss of spirit is a leeching and taking, and what that does, of course, is that takes you and separates you away from the inner essence of what is important – and rapes the spiritual world of its underlying essence. It’s a vibratory essence and the rooster embodied that as best he could, and now it’s for naught.
In that image, if the crow were to strike, the crow could kill the rooster, and the rooster has his head kind of down a bit. There’s not much he can really do. And that’s not how it’s supposed to work. It’s not supposed to work in terms of the outer taking advantage of the inner, of the vibratoriness.
The vibratoriness accommodates the denser, just like the rooster can accommodate what is needed for the hen. The hens can be kind of denser. The rooster has to maintain the vibratory energy of the protective space and whatnot, and the hens can just kind of be in life in a denser way even, if you wanted to call it a denser way, but the combination of that pulls something together.
But the seed thought of this thing is that the shadow… you don’t let the shadow run around behind you, and then you lunge out because then the shadow kind of drains you from behind by the fact that you’re ignoring it. You instead follow the shadow, and that’s how you become more conscious in terms of taking on what you need to assimilate.
See, the outer to inner approach is the wrong direction. In such an approach the Will of the inner is not honoring the Will of God. In such an approach, what is going on in the outer, or what is going on in the environment, is something that has its own freedom of choice or something. In other words, it’s not honoring the Will of something that’s the true essence that vibrates through everything, which is the Will of God.
The Will of Man thinks he can get away with this or that as a kind of freedom of choice prerogative. It is when the Will of God awakens from within that the orientation changes. When the Will of God is capable of coming into the Will of Man a natural communion occurs.
Similarly speaking, the shadow does not follow our perception of the higher self. The awakening occurs oppositely. The awakening occurs when the higher self follows the shadow to complete itself. The image of the crow submitting the rooster is a seed thought image. This is an unnatural effect portraying a wrong result or approach.
The spirit energy of the rooster who is adhering to an energetic vibratoriness in life that flows through him, as best as he’s able to catch up with it, is getting plundered, or there is a plundering of the heart energy, or inner aliveness, causing him to have to submit.
In other words, the crow is plundering the heart of the world, so to speak, by its activities of taking, which is errant behavior, which a crow is at home with in the outer world, and therefore predominates his mannerism that way. And such mannerism, when it predominates that way, results in a further veiling of genuine vibratory aliveness.
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