Sometimes we can look back on our lives and be surprised by how little we knew, or understood, even five years ago compared to today. We are constantly evolving and learning, and it is the same with the universe and the energetic realms. This is also true of spiritual and religious paths, as they move on through time and are added to by the generation into them by their adherents. So, when we take up a path or journey, we want to connect to its essence, to its fundamental core, but we also want to be with it where it is today, evolved forward for perhaps a 1000 years. Nothing healthy stays static, and we want to be with the most alive energetic aspects of everything we seek. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: In my sleep dream, I’m aware that I see inside of myself, almost in a visionary way, more or less how the process, or the system, of unfoldment in general looks. In other words, you can lay out what is involved in terms of letting go of this, and reaching the stillness, and where the angelic is at, and where the naffs are at, or the thoughts are at, and how there is this process in terms of the stillness of where the thoughts are put into the heart. You can look at all of this, and, out of that, is a schematic, and a schematic that’s been written up, and is well known, and is the path. In other words, it’s like a science.
However, what is really interesting is that this thought-upon-thought, that makes up what manifestation is, that this is always evolving, and this is always changing. And so, as a kind of example, if you look at the old painting masters that were incredible, but they didn’t work with certain kinds of awareness – and awareness often times is depicted as a kind of access to certain colors, or pigmentations, of light. And they couldn’t see, it wasn’t awakened for them, those pigmentations that certain master painters now have access to.
Similarly speaking, in a process of conscious awakening, there is a general energetic that remains the same, but what awakens, and unfolds, is different. In other words, you can’t go back and study the lives of, we’ll say, the saints and the prophets before you, and tailor your life 100% along those lines expecting that same kind of evolutionary process to awaken, to unfold, almost in a one-to-one correspondence. Yes, it unfolds in its basic way, but with each age, with each point in time, it is tweaked. It is tweaked somehow differently as something new comes in.
We live in such a time when this something anew is heightened on the horizon, to be caught up with, that comes from within. What’s so awkward and odd about this is one can go along and beat up on manifestation as being a thought-upon-thought process, and almost treat it as if it’s a second-rate child, but it is in this second-rate aspect of thought-upon-thought that new images that you catch up with are caught up with as an aspect of thought-upon-thought, out of the stillness, that is important to first of all catching up with your greater beingness, and then being in a receptivity to the unfoldment that comes through you anew, that is part of you. And the degree to which you come to know this something anew, you come to know it in kind of a bifurcated way, again a limiting way, of thought-upon-thought.
So if after the fact you were to sit there and you were to describe your awareness process, as if you could do it in a one, two, three, four, five, six, and start with the denseness and show how the denseness got you to a certain kind of awareness, at some point that then corresponded to a deeper depth or higher-self recognition with inside of yourself, and then all of a sudden there would be maybe something a little sideways from the one to ten, paint-by-color chart.
There would be something slightly different and, of course, you could say, okay, each egg is cooked one at a time and that’s why it’s something different. That’s one way of saying it, but another way of saying it is that you have evolved, consciousness has evolved, it is continually expanding, and this has to now be accessible to you.
So there is a danger that’s involved in trying to understand, or come to grips with, an understanding based upon what occurred in the past, where you could study the lives of those that came before you, and you can even have an access to bits of that, and, of course, since your in manifestation as you become more and more still, and let go more and more, you have an access to more and more of the tradition of who you really are, you catch up with that more and more, but the danger that exists is still trying to use the thought-upon-thoughts, which are limiting, to explain, and portray, and control, and effectuate your evolvement – and thus the danger of knowing too much about the path, or the system.
The spiritual concepts, so to speak, then get in the way. You have to let go because everything is constantly evolving. How you have evolved now requires, in terms of awakening, something anew. And you have to be in a quality of stillness and letting go so that this something anew can come through.
And generally when it comes through, it comes through also bifurcated, meaning it comes through with images of thought-upon-thought, because anything that becomes visualized on a very subtle level is still a thought-upon-thought – but at least it came through – when ordinarily the stiffness of one’s conceptualizations, the rigidity and the linearity of one’s conceptualizations, would prevent one from being able to connect with the inner essence.
So, what are we talking about? We’re talking about a schematic that has to do with stillness, too, in that, ultimately, it is through the emptiness, or the nothingness, or the stillness that we’re able to find a spatiality. Some may call it a magnetized breath that has a greater acuity to the overallness, in that it lets go of the linearity of an overindulgent thought-upon-thought so that something more like this can inflect through. You might say it that way.
So we’re constantly dabbling, so to speak, with this plane within of a stillness.
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