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universe-dWe may have experienced, in small ways, the settlement of knowing where we fit in and what role we play in the world. Whether that’s as a family member, or on a project, or singing in a choir, we can feel a certain well-being from understanding the relationship we have to everything else involved. Now imagine the settlement we can feel when we take to heart the understanding that we all, individually and as a species, play a specific and important role in the unfolding universe. In this way, we don’t need to fight for more, or for what’s “ours,” because we are already an integral part of everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in the next dream, I see myself as seated in the middle area of a trial room. It’s like  there’s this courtroom, and a whole bunch of people are in this courtroom, the courtroom is packed, there’s the judge upfront, everybody likes the judge, he’s a very fair judge.

And people are there observing. I guess they’re not used to things being fair, and so they’re there to appreciate something that has changed. And I’m sitting back in about the middle area, observing the process, or picture of things.

And then there are always those that are your politicians, or movers and shakers in life, that take it upon themselves to do this, that, or the other, or can be easily be corrupted, or have their notions or whatever. And they’re closer up front. But because of the direction of this judge being as fair as he is, they plug in fine, too, because deep down their intent is to be real; it’s not to be a run amok.

So that means that everything that I look at is participating in the unfoldment. And in kind of a way that’s very enjoyable. Now, in terms of all of this, I’m like a stranger that has come into this town. I seem to know the people in this town, but it’s not like I’m part of it like they are. It’s not like I go through the ups and downs of things to the degree that they do.

And so I guess I didn’t know what to expect, and suddenly realize I’m able to breathe a sigh of relief, because that which is unfolding is taking into consideration the needs of everyone. Everyone that’s there; in other words, there’s nobody acting up. It’s all following along; it’s like they finally got a good judge out there for change. A fair judge, in every regard, who takes everybody into account. And, as a consequence, then, a calmness can permeate the atmosphere, and everyone feels that they are involved. And that there is no need to feel left out, or dubious that some sort of power and control is at play, manipulating things.

So what is unfolding, and the meaning is, is that I’m experiencing in this dream an all-pervasive stillness that permeates the atmosphere of the courtroom, as everyone is okay with what the judge is doing. This is a judge who has an awareness of what the best interests are of everyone, and is able to take all of that into account without creating any conflict or difference of opinion.

So I’m at ease, with how this all is, as I leave. And I’m also able to pick up all of my accoutrements that I brought in there thinking that I needed to try to find a deeper stillness. And what I found, instead, was it was all A-OK. So I pick up all of that which I brought with me, because in the stillness and balance, therein, there already is a peace. In other words, it’s not something that I have to try to fall into, it’s already there, it’s already present.

And so this causes me to note that: what was I doing when I was there? What was going on in my head when I sat down, only to be surprised that everything was fine. A-OK. I guess I had adopted a role of being a kind of counterbalance force, as if all around me there is some sort of misalignment and imbalance from an overindulgence of personal self interest. But that is not a way to look at things.

There is a way of looking at things in which everything, if you can see it, is in a quality of a certain depth stillness, where everything that is unfolding is just as is needed, and intended, for one and all.

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