Energy and matter are the two fundamental states in the universe. And each one is seeking to be the other: energy wants to become matter, and matter wants to return to energy. Is it any different for the human, who always seeks a higher connection, back into the energetic realms of its arising? And this is what our spiritual and religious paths point us to, these connections and interactions between matter and energy, but raised to a level of consciousness – which changes everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: And that’s what my dream was like, too.
In my meditation dream, I was looking at something in life, in the outer, as a light that kind of opened up in the outer, and that I was letting go of that light that opened up in the outer. And what I was doing was I was actually, in the dream, catching up with matter, a type of matter, that was on the inner.
Now this is complete bewilderment. What was going on was the breath was being flipped. The breath was being flipped – and it didn’t matter if the breath was flipped. It really didn’t matter, although at the time, it was a sensation of complete bewilderment because I’m inclined to sense something more in light on the in-breath. And then to get the sense that there is an out-breath coming through, and yes, maybe that’s kind of so because it’s with the out-breath that you come down into things, and the thought-upon-thought is that’s a type of matter, and that was something I was trying to settle for. And I went around and around inside.
I was looking at it almost in the opposite regard way, but I was still looking at it with respect to the breath and I realized, not right away, instead I was still trying to make it make sense because I was using flip sides of the breath. I was attempting to make it make sense, and so in the meditation dream I wasn’t able to wake up with the meditation dream, and so I couldn’t come out of it because there was no resolution in that regard.
And so then I kind of went into a sleep. In other words the meditation dream was there inside, I dreamt movement around that, trying to find something, trying to make it make sense, and in trying to make it make sense I was trying to find the lightness, or why the out-breath somehow or another, as an aspect of matter, because that’s how I was looking at it, it was like the light was being given up, and that I was in a presence of light. The light was being given up, and I was trying to deal with matter. And I guess it was the flip side because I’m used to thinking that matter is the problem, and that I’m trying to deal with something more in the light.
So it was like the opposite side of the breath, flipping the breath around, just like when one does the dhikr. The Naqshbandis do it in which you release, vibrationally, in the in-breath, and the Chistis do it in the out-breath. And it was like I was getting a sensation of a visualization in the opposite way, and, in trying to view this as something that was significant and important, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t, it was just more of the same of how an illusion is perpetuated with the in-breath and the out-breath, and that this takes you outside of the stillness. But I never got it in that. In that I was in a state of bewilderment because I was still trying to make it make sense by futtering with the breath. And I got it in the dream.
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