What are we developing in spiritual development? Well, one aspect of an answer is the ability to hold the higher energies that we can get access to. At first, we can’t, and we can be overwhelmed by the force. As we proceed, the energies can stay with us, longer and longer, as we learn how to ground these higher aspects into our daily life. This is what it means to make something real: by going beyond the philosophical discussion of religion or spirituality, and putting our understandings into the way we think and do in the expression of our life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So then when I came to sleep I get this, like you had the shoreline dream where you had to be both inner and outer, I get the dream in that too much of just the embodiment of the transcendent, esoteric you should say, has a problem. And it’s shown, in that in the dream, there’s a lineup of items choose from. I picked the one that is extremely bright because it accentuates the inner image of things.
By picking this I am able to then go and find potato pies that extend down from a tree, the potatoes form pies, potato pies, on a tree. And when I reach, of course, they try to move up a little bit, but I’ve got this transcendent thing down so they’re not going to get away from me.
And the pies are extremely ripe. In other words, in fact, they need to be kept in cooler conditions, is my feeling, instead of up high like this. And my sense is that not many people have access like this. So, in a roundabout way, I can almost accept this. I also accept monies in payment for a property that I have access to, from within, or on the other side.
And then, to my surprise, thinking that that was the only transaction, I am surprised by an offer for the other half that’s on this side. I pause as I am needing to adjust because, did I do something in terms of forming the agreement for the other, inner, side? Did I do something that may have cut off my rights and access to the outer?
The meaning is, in reviewing the potency of the inner, I have access to ripe potato pies in a tree. In other words, the extreme transcendence, or potency, of the inner. I don’t know if this will keep; they’re overripe, they are pies, they are an ungrounded product. Potatoes need to be rooted, and are best when in a cool and dark environment.
The dream repeats again to make sure that I get the memo, in terms of the importance of rootedness on the other side, meaning this side, meaning manifestation, to make sure that I get the memo. This time I see myself making an agreement, in terms of that which lies deep within. I am acting as if this is all that there is.
Suddenly, I get an offer, out of the blue, for the half that’s in manifestation; same terms, it’s just the other half, the other partner or whatever. I didn’t realize there were two partners, there were two parts, and I was only negotiating for half. The question I have when this is presented, is did I handle the paperwork in such a way as to not cut myself off in both directions? In your case you don’t have that yo-yoing; you sit more or less between the two worlds of things, saying, okay, I don’t like the bureaucrat dogma coming down at me. Nor do I quite appreciate what’s being shaped in the outer. The painter’s got to just do a better job here. It’s got to pull this together better. And that’s the polishing and honing, as kind of a soldier of two worlds.
That’s interesting. Well the deeper meaning of this is, from the meditation dream, I am shown that it is possible to take the vibratory and corresponding images – that rise up from a stillness deep within – to the overall essence within, but also the outer reflections that cannot be abandoned, as shown in the dream. Manifestation provides a purpose, a means, for a groundedness, and a reflective means for the vibrations and images to be made dumb by putting themselves out in manifestation. This is part of the cycle of creation.
So what is going on is, the innerness can be so much that the net effect gets transcendent. The sleep dream keeps things in a perspective for a human being charged with the responsibility of the universal soul in a physical plane of existence, and what that means in terms of denoting motion and the essence, both in and outside of creation. Or, as the statement goes, God is a hidden essence that longs to be known. Or as a statement that could be made in terms of your dream, that we are soldiers between two worlds.
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