We may have learned how to pack for travel in light of the new airline fees and regulations, but do we understand the baggage limitations of our spiritual journey? If we were to fly away tomorrow, and we could only take a few things with us, what would those things be? Our need for safety? Our fears of the unknown? Our hesitations to trust in what we can’t see and touch? It’s an interesting consideration, because those precious things are the ones that will hold us back at the last moment, and keep us from making our next elevation and development. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Initially, I’m with a group of people, men and women. We’re young; we’re like college age or something. And we seem to be trying to make decisions about where we’re going to live, like whether we’re going to live more in a group setting, or get our own apartments. It’s as though whenever someone talks to one, you know, they’re trying to sway one, one way or the other.
And then we’re all going to get on a train that goes a little more into the country, I think. Now, as we leave for the train station, I have this sense that I’m not sure that I trust the whole system around our bags, but we’re supposed to leave them all behind and then they’re going to be loading them and they’ll catch them up with us.
And we seem to be taking these empty carts, like a grocery store cart almost, up to where we’re getting on the train. And I see that some people had grabbed some of their stuff, and I do have this sense that I’m not sure I like, or trust, the system, but it feels too late to go back and try to grab bags – so I just have to let it go.
I don’t remember the train ride, because it suddenly seems like we’re just in this house in the country, and different people are arriving earlier, and some are coming later. So there’s kind of a mix of who one’s talking to that might be different than before, and I feel like that there would be some pressure from some people when they arrive because maybe they’re interested in a relationship, so they would be pressing me to get my own place. And other people I’m there with are just fine with us all living more communally.
I’m standing over near a window at one point, and it feels like the young people I’m around are kind of having this conversation of having some confusion with their sexuality, because they feel like as they talk, and they get close to people, even if it’s someone that’s the same sex, they may feel more attracted – but that’s not normally how they identify themselves.
And then I go over from there, because I think someone arrived that I feel a little crowded by, and I want more space. And so I’ve left there and I’ve gone over and I’m standing on this stairway where there’s a bathroom above. And there’s a woman waiting for the bathroom, so I start talking to her. It’s like I’m waiting my turn for the bathroom or something; she feels like someone that I can talk to about what I’m noticing going on around me, and I think that was when the phone rang.
John: Your dream, if you follow it energetically, seems to be a progression towards more a complete breath. To begin with, before you get on the train, you’re kind of in the world, or in the city of things, and those indulgences just kind of have a way with you that kind of keep you in their trance.
Then when you get on the train, it’s like traveling towards God, or trying to travel towards God. You’re caught in kind of this period of time that yo-yos back and forth: do you have everything with you from the city? And yet are you traveling in the right way? And then you have the illusion kind of hitting a type of destination.
In other words, you make a distinction with it, in that you point out that one arrives at a place that seems okay, but isn’t actually really quite okay, either, because you’re still trying to sort out. You’re now able to look at things a little differently, and able to sort out what has a magnetic pull, or attraction to you, and what doesn’t.
When you’re initially just in the dumb outer, the natural physical world of things, you don’t have any sense of anything more going on, you can seemingly enjoy that because you don’t know any different or any better. And in a way that can even seem like that’s all that there is. But once you start on a path of looking for something more, and trying to see what you can take with you in terms of that something more, that’s when you start playing in this in-between zone of trying to sort things out.
And in that sorting out, you’re making a distinction that there really is something more, that there is a quality of a home, and in that quality of a home you reach a point, where, on a magnetic level, you’re looking then at what you feel you need, which is still a type of indulgence. In other words, instead you’re even subtler with this in terms of what you’re looking to sustain, or maintain, in terms of the outer in your home, or as an innerness. And that is the realm of the spirit.
In other words, it’s able to reduce things into a really, really fine sort of state, but it’s still caught in that, and so you can have a certain sense of balance, and completeness, but it’s still not the original breath. The key is a recognition that goes to a letting go of any kind of buying and selling, even on a subtle level like the spiritual illusion level, or when you’re yo-yoing.
And the key is to let go of all of that, in order to hit the magnetized breath, that encompasses the wholeness of everything that there is in all of life. And the way this develops, or the way this helps a human being, is that the original breath kind of becomes a sort of magnetized naturalness that is charged with a more all-encompassing, inclusive energetic, and that the indulgences, that had been in the city, you really do see as nauseous now, when before you didn’t necessarily see them as nauseous.
And thus you were still sorting things out, in terms of what bags to take as you were attempting to do something anew. And you were still trying to then take those bags, reduce them to something of a subtler need, and still keep this subtler need in a place that was more like home, which is a spiritual illusion, because those bags had now turned into a type of spiritual essence quality, brought with you to a home.
But you make headway against this middle area, the subtler second breath, you make headway against it only by holding the original breath and thus you see the nausea of experiencing in the outer.
When you’re able to see the nausea of experiences that are just strictly in the outer, meaning with the mind senses only, it becomes more and more difficult to try to take some sort of mind sense orientation with you, or baggage as you would call it. And then from baggage to something of a subtler essence spirituality, into your home, which again is just a finer substance of the baggage, and the baggage being what you are reserving your right to hold onto, that is quasi-personal, still personal, but an aspect that is not totally indulged, that you are attempting to travel with.
By letting go of that, you are put in a position to where the yo-yoing and the spiritual illusion aspect of things is something that you’re able to make headway with, even though they’re subtler, and harder, to work with, because they still have as a foundation of a substance the shell orientation, not the essence orientation, not the orientation that’s one of light.
It’s easier to come to grips with the yo-yoing where you’re taking baggage back and forth, trying to take baggage with you from the city to some place that you’re going, and it’s harder when you get to what you think is a home and you still are holding to your spiritual ideals, or images, and that is a subtle personal aspect. It’s harder to let go of that, but it is made easier, the recognition is made easier, when you have taken and died, so to speak, to the idea that there is something in the outer that can be utilized, or experienced, in some edification way.
So the more grounded you can be, towards the density of that outer breath, and not caught in any of that, the more you’re able to truly adhere, or in that more holding on to the original breath, that is the only means by which you’re able to see the limitations of the other quality.
When you go into the original breath, which is magnetized, you sort out the two. In other words, as things get subtler, and you’re carrying your spiritual illusion up, and things are brighter, they cannot get to the total stillness of where the in-breath turns to the out-breath because you’re still holding on to spiritual illusions. It can have a real angelic quality to it in terms of how you can convince yourself that this is meaningful.
On the flip side of that, is where that energetic that can’t be lived in a stillness, is trying to come down into manifestation. And so it is only the holding onto the original breath at the top that you pull those two together.
When you let go of it, when you hit the heart breath, or just let go of the mind sense orientation, then that is when you have the deeper realization of something in terms of what you really are all about, in terms of this complete stillness, or in other words devoid of spiritual illusion, and devoid of the need to try to steer something in some capacity.
When you are like that, then, this other vibration, which is the only aliveness that there is, the magnetized vibration is the only aliveness that it is, it then is able to play in a way through the human being that is really quite magical. And change then can happen, and shifts can then happen. And to the degree that the human being is still functioning in life just like everybody else, no one notices, because their mind is caught up in having to sort out and make sense of things.
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