In the Blood

MatthewWhen we think about human purpose, we need to include all that has gone on before us in human history because we are part of a continuum, we are part a line of progress and development. So our genetic is carried forward for us to develop and evolve further, each generation adding to the progression. So we can’t abandon that aspect of our past, each of us has a role to play in the furthering of the line we have been born into. Not in the sense of family lines, but in the sense of overall human evolution. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my dream, it’s like I’ve been living further away and I come in state to visit with my father and my sister; and I seem to have a second sister. I have two or three sisters, but two I’m sure of. And I’m going to be going with them to a concert performance.

And the concert performance is being performed by people that maybe made a movie together, or something like that, that we’ve seen, and now we’re going to see the movie as well as the concert.

But, on the way there, I stop in the mountains at a condo that it seems like I now have. It almost feels like something I inherited, or was given to me, but I haven’t spent much time at it. And because we’re going to the concert we just make a brief stop. And when I stop there I see that I had been there and I had left like a duffel bag, or something, outside, under a little covered porch next to a shed.

And then there’s the condo itself, and there were maybe some things that were kind of precious that I had left exposed so I put those in the duffel bag so that they’re more covered up. I may even take the duffel bag with me.

Then I’m going with my dad and my sisters to this concert. So I get to the concert and it’s really full, and there’s several different levels and tiers of people. And as Dad and I walk in, and we start walking down, I recognize some people that are in some performing areas. It’s almost like they’ve broken it up into different areas, and different people are in front of different areas.

But then, as I look around, I can’t see where my sisters went – and neither can Dad. So I spend a little bit of time searching for them, but it’s so crowded, and there’s so many people, and there might even be somebody from the movie or singing crew that recognized me, but I’ll look back and I can just see all these crowds of people and I can’t see where my sisters are.

So I have Dad sit down somewhere and I go looking, and I go down a tier and look there, and it feels like somebody recognizes me from the movie but they haven’t seen my sisters. I go over to the left and down and look there and, at one point, I even go out of the building. I find myself kind of climbing up, in an area that’s kind of scary for me because I don’t like heights, and I climb up in this old tree that seems to go right through a cloud. There’s a guy there that was a performer and he seems to know me, but, no, my sisters aren’t up there, so I crawl back down.

By now I’m a little worried about leaving Dad for so long, so I go back. I still don’t see my sisters so I just locate Dad, and then I seem to run into one of the other sisters – because I had several of them. And they told me that they had gone back and they had been staying at the cabin, and one of them is complaining that I had neglected it a bit. It had some repair work it needed.

And I realize we’re running out of time and I need to get Dad home, so I’m going to have even less time to spend at the cabin; but I feel like they’ll know where my other sister is so that I can get Dad home. And I’m not even sure how to get back to the cabin, actually, because I’ve gone there so infrequently, and I’m running out of time to stop there now if I want to get Dad back. That was the dream.

John: It’s a very chaotic dream, and it’s a strange way to approach an unusual subject matter. And, if you ponder the subject matter, it’s something that you’re going to be indulging in forever, but you’re not meant to indulge in it forever because you’re always going to be yo-yoing back and forth.

So your sisters represent to you the bloodline of things. In other words, your sisters are like a past and, within the makeup of some sort of body generational chemistry, there is something that’s compelling, that dictates in some sort of yonder and hilt way. It’s like a bloodline. It’s like a bloodline thing.

And your father represents the stillness. And the movie that you’ve gone into represents kind of like the life, or the line, of things, where you take and have the inner and the outer come together and there’s the movie. It’s that line in between the two as they interact.

And the concert represents the flow, and the flow is like a kind of natural water flow. So you have all of that going on, and what you need to try to grasp, or catch up with, or understand out of that is that the one thing that seemed important, that was intended to pull things together, was the concert. That was the flow.

The movie was on the line of things between inner and outer. The concert, however, represented the element of a water flow. The bloodline dynamics of your sisters represented a fire, a fire element. Your father epitomized the stillness, the journey home. The movie is the substance that is inclined to exist between the inner and the outer, that goes back and forth. It’s the line. It’s where you think all of everything is happening. It’s where people come to recognize that the quality of soldier between two worlds concept comes up – and so you have the movie.

So you have all of this laid out, and what is it that you’re supposed to understand out of this? Well, deep down you know that there is a flow that is more interesting than the movie. You’re interested in the concert. However, the flow, the concert, you’re too tight in this concert set. It needs to spread more. In other words, the confusion that exists in this dream is that you can’t get beyond the bloodlines; the indulgence of the fire.

In other words, the only element that is meant to be in balance here, that I can see that you are meant to be able to have some sense of catching up with, in terms of balance, is the flow, a water type flow, which is represented by the concert, the music. You’re not quite able to do that in the dream, but that’s the one that’s the closest.

What you’re kind of describing is something that’s impossible to portray, or understand, from the physical body way of looking at things – because this is outside of generations. When you’re talking about something in blood, you’re talking about something that’s in the body, that’s in the physical, and you’re talking about something that goes back.

In other words, what you have to look at is the chemistry of something that is in a stillness or in a nothingness. You have to start there, of which your father kind of represents some sort of pull towards that wholeness. And that wholeness state is a state in which the in-breath and the out-breath are at that interval of a kind of nothingness.

And that your sisters represent the action that is in the blood, and that action, that you’re looking for, you look for it first in a coming down way and then in a going up way, both in the higher in the in-breath before you could take your dad home, and you look at it in terms of the out-breath in terms of trying to come into the flow.

This is an imbedded quality and characteristic that acts as an inflection and vibration that affects you over generations. It’s an in blood characteristic. In Sufi thinking, transmissions are often carried by bloodlines, or Tariqas, you know where you follow a teacher from this to that, to this to that, which are like bloodlines, too, a way of saying it.

There’s a limitation in that that has to be overcome, in that, although the bloodline makes something more tangible as an aspect of motion and time, to understand this you have to pinpoint this on the breath. The state of nothingness, or emptiness and total stillness, is where the in-breath turns to the out-breath. The point where the bloodlines is at is in the inflective bloodlines, which is the dynamic, which is the latent dynamic. You can even say that this is a dynamic that comes from the archetypes of your nature, of your beingness, because they go back generations in terms of their imprint upon how it is that you’re having to unfold. I mean this is very, very subtle stuff.

In other words, this is not lifetime by lifetime consciousness. This is working with generations of it all, looking at the generational effect upon one’s self. And so you’re looking at an aliveness, a quickened aliveness, in which the inflective aliveness sits at the top of the in-breath, before it goes into the in-breath turns to the out-breath.

You’re also looking at the aliveness that is coming out of the in-breath and the out-breath that is then coming down. That’s where this is at on the breath, and those points of aliveness are your sisters. That’s in-the-blood quality. The movie, and unfortunately you’re blending the concert into being a little like the movie, because it’s so packed and, therefore, you’re not catching up with the flow. That happens away from the line of things, away from the zone.

What zone? The zone where the out-breath turns to the in-breath. So, the soldier of two worlds is this idea of being able to handle where the out-breath turns to the in-breath, but the problem with that is that that is a weakened state. That is a place in which you’re the furthest away from the stillness, and therefore you don’t have a good connection to your bloodlines. You’re kind of in more of a delirium, your heart hurts in that state, some could call it a sweet longing, and you’re not really opened up to much, and you’re subject to stigmatizations because you don’t have any sense in either direction. You haven’t caught up with, we’ll say, because it actually is like a type of step to catch up with the bloodlines of something that inflects.

It’s actually a step to be able to quit trying to deal in the merchant way, the buying and selling way, that is the point where the out-breath turns to the in-breath, because as an aspect of out-breath it still is the ego trying to do something. And as an aspect of in-breath there is the turning to move away from all of that.

So your dream is looking at this thing in this huge, overall way, and the parts that would be nice for it to be clearer would be the understanding of the concert from the movie – because that’s where the water flow is at.

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