Into the Abstract

AbstractionNo matter what point we find ourselves, there are always two directions (at least) that we can go: toward further dispersion, or toward more settlement. It’s the struggle between chaos and serenity. Sometimes this struggle is forced upon us by external events, and sometimes we are the catalyst for our own dispersion. Yet we can always decide how we want to be in the unfolding of events – we can adjust our attitude and inner location. And, when we are able to be conscious of this process, we often find, in the end, that the residual effects are much less when we actively choose our course through any maze. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So the only dream I remember, it’s like I’m in New York City. At some point I’m gonna have to get to the airport, feels like it had something to do with you, go see you or take you somewhere. I’m not sure whether you’re there, or I want to go to where you are. But it feels like there’s something that’s disrupting transportation in the city.

So, before I can go to the airport, I have to go see some friends of mine, and they’re at another friend’s apartment. So I make it across the city to where the apartment is, and the apartment is kind of chaotic. In fact, they seem to be taking up two apartments in this building and everything about it is pretty chaotic. There’s stuff all over the room. Plus there’s something that I brought, and, at some point, when they have to leave the party and with all these people in it, I had gone over there to see them I think because they seem to know how to get around, and I’m worried about whether we can get to the airport without people somehow sabotaging, or blowing things up.

But right before we’re all ready to leave, it’s like I go into the apartment. When I come back, they’ve already left, so I hurry down to the street and see them getting into a cab and rushing off. And I haven’t really gotten clear with them how it is that one gets to the airport, it feels like they’re going by cab, I guess. But, again, I’m feeling like there’s something that people are doing that disrupts transportation.

So I go back up to the apartment to get my stuff. And I can find one bag, but not the other. Then I think one bag has some bottles in it and somebody wants it. It’s like people are just trying to take everything. I don’t even know if I find one bag that I have. I don’t seem to be very attached to it, it’s just that I brought it so my thought about taking it seems to be more like the apartment should be cleaned, and straightened up, and cleared out.

And I seem to feel like there are kind of almost like missiles that fall in certain areas, so you don’t feel like you can necessarily get where you’re going in normal ways. And I think how I’m going to get back home, I might even be walking.

Then I suddenly find myself not there, but I walk by a building and I look in, and it’s been kind of taken over almost by the Swedish Ambassador or somebody. They have a bunch of people in there. There’s somebody that had been really happy to see me, but it’s like they’re grabbing me and kissing me there in front of everybody. It’s not really a place to be private. And again, to me, it feels like I’m just trying to still get somewhere. That’s about all I remember. Both dreams just felt so chaotic.

John: Well, before you started to describe the dream, the thought came into my head as to what it was about before you even opened your mouth, which was interesting. I wish I could repeat just that, but it had to do with you having to sort out the subtler levels inside of yourself; to access the subtler levels inside yourself.

The difference between your dream and my dream is you’re just presented in the midst of an environmental set of conditions in which, whatever it is that’s going on that occupies, or holds, your attention is in the way of you shifting, or making transitions, to an aspected flow or continuity that streamlines from a depth inside of yourself.

We have this need or this quality to press ourselves to these traits. And, of course, what your dream is doing is showing you that you are taking and trying to access or probe something more, at a depth within, and are hitting, or running into, veils or qualities that kind of keep you abstracted; that keep that from happening.

So what you’re really doing inside is you’re going around and around, cycling around and around, to try to get to those depths. Now, the level that you’re doing this on is not the level that you’re going to end up finding, in terms of how you take and attempt to do this, that, or the other and make something happen. The level that you’re doing it on still involves some sort of a level of trying to function, or be involved, in a context way with the conditions in the environment around you. You will find that, ultimately, that can never work. And it will always be like a bouncing this way and that way.

What does work, in terms of the levels inside of yourself, is reaching a type of level, a quality of a level, of stillness. And so you look at various parts of where you’re at, in relationship to becoming quiet, or at peace, or at ease – where things kind of come together. And when things come together, that is when there is an inflection to something more. An inflection that’s an inner inflection, an inflection that goes to the depths of something more about one’s beingness.

And so you were dreaming something, you were taking the overall vibration of what existed and you were contending with what that looks like as a vibration in the ethers. It’s a vibration in the current environment that we’re in, and you were attempting to sift and sort that out. And the means upon which you were utilizing to do that was blocked, because the energetic dynamic that was holding your attention was too much of an outer orientation. And this prevented you from coming to a point where you could be relaxed, or soothed, in terms of how something is meant to be, or how something can be.

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