If we observe the animal kingdom we almost never see animals exhibit frustration or anger. If a bird’s nest requires a 100 attempts to get right, that is what the bird does. And there are 100s of attempts, starting and stopping, to build a bee’s nest. That’s because these animals are not taking their struggle personally – they just respond to the reality in front of them and understand what needs to be done next. And, just because we have a big brain and evolved feelings, it doesn’t mean we are supposed to feel frustration and anger, it just means that we have a more nuanced palette to work with. We still want to deal with the reality before us with a sense of: it’s the only thing to do at this moment. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: I’m going to try to tell the last dream from kind of a memory. One can see how this fits in, because I have three other dreams, and all are additive to each other.
In the last dream, there’s three things, three distinguishable things, in a kind of composite situation. The key is to recognize whether one is meant to be in that composite situation, or not. In other words, you can change, and you can leave that scenario and be different – in fact, significantly different.
And the difference that you are may not necessarily be good, or bad. But when you leave that scenario, or that atmosphere, and you change, means that you are affected by a different environment. In other words, this kind of points out just how mutable we are, and it also points out that one has to observe how we are affected – in whatever atmosphere that we’re in – and that we don’t just act in this way, or that way, in relationship to a particular atmosphere that we come upon. We just have to realize that, in our outer condition, we have an openness that absorbs and connects because it’s intertwined and connected to things. It absorbs and intertwines, and that we have to notice that, recognize that, acknowledge that, distinguish that, in order to more properly function.
When we are in an atmosphere, in which we’re affected by variables, we are able to slingshot from that atmosphere in a heightened way. In other words, the opposite of what is inclined to happen where the atmosphere can get a hold of you, and keep you from being something more. Instead of the atmosphere getting a hold of you, you recognize the condition, how the reflective condition plays itself out upon you, and, when you can do that, then that is like a quality in the outer where you’re having things happen, that you, when you find the greater stillness behind whatever it is that’s in the atmosphere, as opposed to being affected by what’s around you, it kind of distinguishes you in kind of a slingshot capacity.
And that is what makes something interesting come out from the maze of things – is a person having the ability to be in various outer atmospheres, be affected to a degree by those atmospheres, but be able to drop that effect and find the catalytic aspect of a greater stillness of their being that’s like the flip side of the aberration, and be able to go into that with a greater stillness of being that can have an effect which exudes in a way that is just kind of a sight to behold.
But it’s not exuding necessarily by what it does, it’s exuding by what it finds, or maintains, in terms of its stillness within. It can do things, but it knows better. It generally doesn’t; it knows better. It can’t tell others what to do, it knows better than that. All it can do is, hopefully, catch up with a kind of timing. And each person has a different sense of timing, in relationship to how it is, or what it is, that they’re able to let go of, or not.
Because in the letting go, you’re letting go to catch up with the timing. When you catch up with the timing, you catch up with more and more of a greater inner stillness – on levels of how you are within.
It’s like a type of meditation, or is the meditation, in which what happens is that instead of saying that the thoughts come up, and noodle around, and noodle around in one’s nature – you have to keep letting go of those – in order to go stiller and stiller into the heart. Just trying to say it like that, where you’re taking and putting everything, all the thoughts, into the heart, instead of saying it like that, what you’re doing is that everything just automatically goes into the heart when you don’t react to anything, when you don’t make a distinguishable choice, in some regard or another.
And, as you go into that, you hit a deeper and deeper quality of vibratory stillness. And that, when you hit a deeper and deeper quality of vibratory stillness, there is something that is magnified in one’s beingness, as a presence, and you still don’t buy into that, you still just keep putting more, and more, and more in and you actually are dissolving more, and more, and more going into an empty space more, and more, and more.
And the tendency, the choice, that every human being makes, is, at some point in time, they strike out. But if you can keep from striking out, and go into whatever atmosphere that you find yourself going into, and can emerge from that atmosphere by letting go of it into a deeper and deeper stillness, you go from atmosphere to atmosphere, to atmosphere to atmosphere, and all of it makes you more empty when you don’t have to buy into any of it at all.
And that is what is so amazing, and so out of the the ordinary. And it’s something that no one talks about, because it is a condition within the spaciality of time and space having disappeared, in which your beingness is so much in a quality of essence, the limited perspective cannot grab it, or touch it, anymore.
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