When a beaver builds a dam, or bees build a hive, it is done with the genetic intelligence of its history applied to the current circumstance. Said another way, even processes that are done repetitively always face new challenges in the reality of the new situation: for the beaver that could mean the cycles of flooding and drought in the area, and for the bees it could mean the way wind moves through the branches. The outer world provides the canvas for progress and development for every species, including the human, because it will always challenge us to stretch to the farthest reaches of our possibility (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I just remember part of one dream, and the part I remember it felt like I was more of an observer, and I had gone to spend the night with these young people that were sharing an apartment. And they were all kind of computer geniuses, but they were a little flaky when it came to how to relate to people, or ordinary things, in the world.
They were trying to decide on whether they were going to share a house together, but they didn’t seem to know quite how to go about knowing how to relate to each other, so it was like I was talking about them. I was kind of amazed really about the amount of money they had earned just working with computers and things like they did, but at the same time they just didn’t seem to have some common sense about how to relate to a roommate. So I was talking to them about some decisions they should make about whether they shared a house together, which room who would take.
Then I seem to go out on the street again and I was observing, what were they going to do next? I was just curious. And then, as the dream progressed, again I felt like I was just an observer trying to figure out how some things worked in the world, but I lost some of the dream because I had a headache.
John: Well, the reason why one would have a headache over a dream like that is usually things unfold and you have your attention placed upon kind of a rhythmic unfoldment. And, in this particular case, it was like you were confronted with having to bring parts of one’s self that are accentuated, in terms of having developed, or gotten to a particular point, and you’re now having to bring that together into a connectivity.
It’s one thing to be able to deal with parts of one’s self in kind of an aspected way. It’s another thing to have to integrate all of that in order for there to be yet another kind of overall flow. Now what that’s really pointing to, and probably that more than anything else is what gives one the headache, is that the pulling of that together causes the dropping of something. The pulling of that together, that chaos of all of the parts is pulled together in the outer, and when that gets pulled together what it’s pulled together into is a greater subtleness of being.
Now when one says a greater subtleness of being, really what you’re doing is you’re catching up then with a way that you can come across, and be, that you’ve never seen before, or you’ve never met or known before. And so it’s apparently close to the surface, and it’s more than you can essentially handle, simply because you’ve never dealt with it before. It’s kind of a Greek part of yourself.
So the new information here is that the parts of yourself that are kind of unique, and genius, and this and that and the other, however they all are, that have developed or been brought up through, and to, a certain point, now have to be brought into a common cohesion, into the same house, into a connectivity. And the effect of doing that causes the spirit energy, which is an aliveness, which is like a beingness, which is like a higher-quality connectivity, it causes that to be there. And it’s a bit of a gulp when that suddenly pops in, or is there, because it’s not in keeping with your usual way of looking at yourself. In fact, you’ve never looked at this before. It’s just a whole other shift.
All of the aspects had caused a certain kind of an intention, and a certain kind of dwelling, and a certain kind of preoccupation, and they were like sparks, or flickers, off of this other inner, essential being that is you. And so when you take the sparks and the flickers back into the house, into the connectivity, then this other is suddenly there – and that’s a big gulp because whatever this other is, however this other is, is something that you have no report on until all of that other is pulled together. Then that comes into a sense of knowingness.
See, the theme of the dreaming, the question in the dreaming, was: what is the importance of the outer? There are qualities in the outer that are futile, and you can’t reject anything. And so if you can’t reject anything and you have all these futile things going on, in the outer, and all of that is connected to you in some fashion, how do you pull all of this back, or bring all of that that has flickered out, how do you bring all of the flickerings back into a connectivity, into a communion, into a cohesion of yourself? That isn’t recognizable until all of the parts that are shattered, and scattered, until all of that is brought back, and then what you see and come to grasp is a whole new kind of, whatever you want to call it, a whole new kind of consciousness of being.
In other words, this is the importance of the outer, and this is the importance of why there is the expression that goes out into the outer, even in futile ways, is that it’s necessary to pull something of a whole other level that is possible in the outer.
So it’s like you have these various practices, that’s kind of like of an inner nature, and in the outer you have all the chaos of things that, when brought together, cause something to emerge too. They look like they’re both doing opposite things, but they pull to the same kind of consequence, kind of awareness, of a greater beingness of yourself.
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