The human is considered a witness to creation, having the sensitivity and the consciousness to reflect back what it experiences. And when a person puts their attention on something, that thing invariably responds to the influx of energy that the attention provides. Now this can have positive or negative effects, depending on the type of intention, and the type of attention. Yet in a spiritual journey, the human can offer all forms of organic life an elevated, energetic experience, simply by putting their focus upon it – as a service to the whole. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: And so, the meditation dream was, in this dream I’m walking across a footbridge. In other words, it’s like being in a desert, and then there’s a footbridge that maybe crosses a kind of little ravine; rather than going down the ravine, and up, just happened to be a bridge that goes across that, you know that keeps things more on the even keel.
And so, as I’m crossing the footbridge, I’m able to glance to my left and, in what is normally a nondescript landscape because it’s like a desert setting, I see a bright spot. And so it causes me to pause, and, as I stare at the spot, I bring it more into a tension that’s like a blossom spot. You know, it’s a spot that opens up like a blossom would open up.
And I have a way of looking at it where it almost consumes the entire landscape because my focus can focus on that and it just accentuates, or becomes, an aliveness. And that aliveness then pulls my attention towards it. In other words, it creates a zooming in. And I wake up profoundly affected, and enamored.
I am fortunate my attention is drawn to what I am able to denote and glean, because if I would’ve just glanced at it and ignored it I wouldn’t have been able to pull it more in to something that can be denoted and gleaned, whatever denoting and gleaned means, because otherwise, where I was at in the center of the footbridge is important because it’s like slipping between the zones of things where something more just suddenly appears.
So the meaning is, this is a dream in which I awaken to an inner depth of meaningfulness and the effect consumes my attention. My attention is so magnified that I am not able to draw myself away from what sweeps over me in an all-consuming capacity. All around me, when taken in a lifelessness, instead of an aliveness quality waking up, all around me would be, on the surface, bleak and lifeless.
Now the aliveness that I see has opened up my awareness to a landscape in which what I see therein has me captivated. My attention zooms in upon this brightness, like a bee to a blossom, or a petal. This being the all that I need to behold state of reality, like to a bee its state of reality is finding that blossom, and once it finds that blossom it just zooms right in on that and extracts what the nectar needs to be that it needs to extract.
Nothing else is important. If you’re standing by a tree that has a lot of blossoms, and there’s bees there, the bees don’t pay any attention to you. They may pay attention to you if they’re looking around. You know, they’re in process to go somewhere, then all of a sudden you can be like something that’s in the way. But you can be standing right by a tree that’s full of blossoms and there could be hundreds of bees, and they’re busy with their business, when, if you were in an ordinary scenario without the blossoms and there are hundreds of bees around that would be scary.
So, again, it’s a type of zooming in and a type of focus, and the theme of this dream it has a similitude in that you go directly into the adhering of something, the holding onto something.
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