As soon as we wake up, and get out of bed, we are in a flow. Yes, but that is our flow, not The Flow. We have many automatic routines that we play out: shower, coffee, commute. But the universe has a different flow, and although we may not be able to drop our world and follow it completely, we can be aware of, and sensitive to, the energetics of life unfolding. To do so will put us more in sync with what the universe is supporting, in any given moment, rather than always pushing our own agenda. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: The meditation dream was long and strung out because it’s dealing with the ups and downs and the noodling of things.
So, in the meditation dream, to begin with I’m unable to trust in a particular way of being that has served me well in the past. Not able to trust it means like I’m affected by something, like you might say, a due process, on the understanding of how things naturally unfold, how there’s a due process. I’ve been able to rely upon that as important in the past, but now I can’t trust it.
That frame of reference is something that I see getting set aside because a change has occurred that gives me something more, from within, to look at. We’re acting as if the present is irrelevant here. This something anew takes me out of my usual frame of reference that goes back to the very beginning. And that frame of reference is a flow, or an unfoldment process, that is special and is part of me. It’s a recognition; it’s part of me.
I have an established special recognition and connection to a way of being that is who I am. I can just see it as an ancient part of myself. Is it unique to me? Well, I’m even willing to say that it’s unique to me in the face of a world, an environment in the desert in which nothing lives, then that’s still unique, somewhere deep inside.
In this dream, what is going on is that I don’t need to rely upon that anymore. Something else is going to happen; I can’t rely upon that anymore. What I can’t stumble over the top of, and let go of, is this breakthrough within, that is part of the unfolding story. I can’t jump over the top of that and change the story without regarding the unfoldment process, or the flow. It’s as if, is there a windfall, setup from within, that can do this? Can I place my attention upon a futuristic-ness that is being provided in some unexpected way, that is out of the usual, or ordinary, as the valid approach, in spite of what I know in terms of a flow, in the here and now?
This is causing me to indulge in a way that is outside of my normal way of being because my normal way of being is something that I’ve come to indulge in, as a prior beingness, in the whole. In other words, it’s set forth like that.
We’re also talking about things that are in the blood set forth, too, some of those get in the way. So what is set forth is so much so that it is hard for me to let go of the way that fires away, in terms of having to maintain a certain way of being.
I guess what you could say is that I’m going back and forth with a kind of pragmatism that can take and ignore the flow because, in the outer, you can sometimes get away with distorting and distorting and distorting as an unfoldment process for a while. In other words, man can kind of do that, because embedded inside of me is something basic in terms of a flow.
So I’m playing with something that is almost contradictory in terms of how it pulls itself together. That’s the aspect of a here and now, that sticks, which can be like in the bloodlines now, because how one lives, and how one is, and how one relates to a here and now – the orientation that one has to how one is, wherever one gets it. That’s like a bloodline trait; that can stick to such a degree that one is dumbed down by it. And, at the same time, if you ignore it completely, then you have no semblance of sanity, either, because you don’t have any foundation of flow to build off of, to come off of.
So not having to continue that way – to be able to ignore the bloodline – can enable me to step back and look at this. I guess what I’m trying to say is: to be able to step back from the way something actually is, as a stickiness, and as a loudness, which is important, but to be able to step back from that, and look at it, because in that is a repetitive, energetic nuance. And sometimes that thing just goes round and around too, so something more can’t unfold, is a type of affliction that keeps one on the go; meaning functioning in the outer, in a limited way, and not knowing any better.
I mean, this works both ways, if you think about it, because in the sleep dream it’s recognized that the here and now is important, and that there are certain things that need to stick as part
of a flow, and a process – that is all part of the shaping of an unfoldment in the future that one can see is important.
But, at the same time, that which one sees in the here and now can’t be so dense that you have no perspective in terms of the future. Like, for example, those who are caught up in, let’s say, religion, can get so dense about all of that that they can’t accept others. They can only accept what it is that they have tunnel-visioned into. And that’s a stickiness that is such a stickiness that one doesn’t know what the future can be in terms of a proper context because it gets smeared, mired, and cause one to relate to life with a different dynamic. But you can’t ignore the flow. That doesn’t drown out the flow; it isn’t the end all, be all.
So to be able to see a bigger picture you have to let go of a prior setup approach that consumes one’s attention.
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