A Bright Spot

oasiNo one likes to be ignored. Why do we often thrive when there is attention upon us? Attention is energy, and, if the attention is good, and heartfelt, that energetic attention can be like a type of food for that thing when we put our focus upon it. This tells us something about the dangers of focusing on the negative side of things, rather than the positive – we should be conscious of what we are feeding in our life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, the meditation dream was, in this dream I’m walking across a footbridge. It’s like being in a desert. And then there’s a footbridge that maybe crosses a kind of a little ravine; rather than going down the ravine and up, just happens to be a bridge that goes across that – that keeps things more on an even keel.

And so, as I’m crossing the footbridge, I’m able to glance to my left, and, in what is normally a nondescript landscape, because it’s like a desert setting, I see a bright spot. And so it causes me to pause, and as I stare at the spot I bring it more into attention; it’s like a blossom spot, it like opens up like a blossom would open up.

And I have a way of looking at it where it almost consumes the entire landscape because my focus can focus on that and it just accentuates, or it becomes an aliveness. And that aliveness, then, pulls my attention towards it. It creates a zooming in. And I wake up profoundly affected and enamored.

I am fortunate my attention is drawn to what I’m able to denote and glean, because if I had just glanced at it and ignored it, I wouldn’t have been able to pull it more in to something that can be denoted and gleaned, whatever denoting and gleaned means, because otherwise, where I was at the footbridge is important, because it’s like slipping between the zones of things where something more just suddenly appears.

So the meaning is, this is a dream in which I awaken to an inner depth of meaningfulness and the effect consumes my attention. My attention is so magnified that I am not able to draw myself away from what sweeps over me in an all-consuming capacity, all around me, which when taken in a lifelessness, instead of an aliveness quality waking up, all around me would be on the surface bleak and lifeless.

Now the aliveness that I see has opened up my awareness to a landscape in which what I see, therein, has me captivated. My attention zooms in upon this brightness, like a bee to a blossom or a petal. This being the all that I need to behold state of reality.

If you’re standing by a tree that has a lot of blossoms, and there’s bees there, the bees don’t paying attention to you. They may pay attention to you if they’re looking around; they’re in process to go somewhere; then, all of a sudden, you can be like something that’s in the way. Again, it’s a type of zooming in, and a type of focus. And that’s part of that rootedness.

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