You might say that we are supposed to be the director of the movie of our life. And it’s a good analogy, because a director makes the choices about what happens, frames the image to focus our attention, and tries to give a big panorama. What a director does not do is get personally involved in the action, thereby ruining the scene. A director does not judge the characters, merely offers a reflection that can help others see. We can think about our lives in just this way, and our dreams are the dailies to let us see how the film is progressing. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So it’s not like my dreams are long, but they are additive; they’re glimpses, and there’s a lot of depth inside those glimpses.
So, in the meditation dream, there are three properties, that are up for sale, that draw the interest of everyone in town. I know that this is not something I want to get involved in, meaning all three properties, but decide that I can play act with regards to a couple of them, and do so, then, kind of in support of the cause, or the fact that this is what is before me, in the outer.
The involvement is not the issue. The issue is not knowing how to keep from being indulgent, in other words, getting lost in that. With the first two properties, my presence, or involvement, is actually constructive. I helped in the transitioning that needed to occur. My problem was I got swept up, caught up, speeded up into the action of all of that, which always plays itself out in a capacity that’s lost in a situation in which there is decay, and millions of pieces that haven’t yet composited to a stillness. I got caught in the action, and didn’t know how to stop.
So I, then, dealt with the third thing. And, when I did, I got caught up in such a euphoria, and vibratory pandemonium, that I got lost from being able to listen to the heart. In other words, you can get speeded up, you can get going, and you can’t listen to the heart.
Now when you get caught up in something like this, it’s like a type of pandemonium, or vibratoriness, or euphoria. The end result is you find yourself where you don’t belong. And you would have understood that, and steered clear of it, if you hadn’t got caught up in something that tranced you out, that took you away from being able to handle a greater presence of an overallness.
So by being involved in something where I don’t have anything to offer, because when you aren’t listening and aren’t taking it in simultaneously, then you really don’t have anything to offer because you’re not taking into account everything that’s going on. You get weighed down by the minutiae of the situation, because you’re buying into a minutia, and getting caught up where you don’t belong.
The point is that whenever you get racing out, you can’t hear. Whenever you’re caught by something that influences or affects you in some dynamic way, or that has your attention and you find yourself feeling the mood, or the tone, of that, then you’re not able to respond with a deeper clarity within, in which there is a stillness, or something, that you know.
In other words, in the first of the three properties, in playing with those first two, I was okay. But, somehow or another, the infection that can come across about getting indulgent hit me, to some degree, so that when the third one was dealt with, I got lost in the third one. When I got lost in the third one, then, instead of being in this greater spaciality of stillness, I’m now in a place where I don’t belong.
And what is that place where one doesn’t belong? It’s caught in an identification, in some aspect of the breath, that keeps one sustaining the appearance, and the manner, and the demeanor within manifestation – instead of all of levels, too.
So the breath is meant to be reflective to where one gets to a point of stillness, and manifestation is the playground in which it facilitates all of that – and the heart sorts it all out. It sorts it out so that you go from here to outside of time and space, to who knows what?
So also, the meaning is, this is a dream which is indicating that I need to listen to the heart, first and foremost, and when I do, the heart will direct the flow, that I need, because it is not caught in a process.
And the reason for the dream is, this is a teaching dream designed to keep me from indulging in energetics where, deep down, I have nothing to offer that doesn’t quicken, or doesn’t lead to a confusion, or a bewilderment for myself and others. Whenever you have an opinion about how something should be in the outer, there is a confusion built into every opinion. So when I deceive myself, my heart gets heavy. And when I am like this, I unwittingly pull others around me down as well.
I do a greater service by knowing how to leave sleeping dogs lie, and stay away from situations that are not vital to how I am designed to mirror a beingness. That’s very, very difficult to do. To begin with, that’s an intention, and you’re on a road to that as a type of intention, because there are things that are going on, and, if you could just do it in one fell swoop, you would go into too great of a stillness to be able to touch things – as the night before indicated.
You’re meant to be able to touch things, and, in the touching of things, let go again.
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