Initial Reaction

bddIf we look throughout history, protection often came in the form of hilltops, walls, or moats; it was the only way to ensure safety. And it is the main method we use in our personal lives as well: we stop things we fear at our borders and don’t let them in. But we live in different times now, and our ways should evolve. It is better to be open to all things, but have the inner development to sort them – and reject them if need be – on the fly, as we proceed. It is such a development that will keep us safe no matter what happens.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a headache, which kind of interfered with my dreaming last night. What I remember most about the dream is it felt like I was trying to get away, or help some other people get away also. And we ended up down at the convention center where we were yesterday.

But these four or five people had gone into a different area that supposedly was somewhat locked. And I wanted to get them out, but the only way I could think of getting them out is if I could rope them and pull them out. I remember that part.

And, other than that, I don’t remember the details as much as I feel like, in the dream, I was trying to get away and making different moves to get away. But I wanted to get them free, too. I just remember the impression more than the details.

John: Well, what you’re dreaming is, the first thing, the first part, in other words, whenever you’re confronted with something that is a bit overwhelming, or is going to take time to understand, or grasp, or catch up with, to absorb, the first reaction is kind of a defensive reaction.

Whenever you’re presented with something that, speaking of it just in a great, big, general sense, is something that you have to somehow or another take into account in terms of your overall perception. The challenge that you’re presented with, and it’s almost as if it’s always an over-the-top challenge, the challenge is to be able to put it into a stillness, to be at peace, or at rest with it.

Stillness is not a place that has a lot tangibility to it, because, with our senses and whatnot, we’re drawn out of that. Yet, whenever anything comes up that is affecting our perceptions in some way that causes us to have to ponder, or see, and look at where we’re at in relationship to the situation, our reaction, our tendency is to do something that has a defense mechanism orientation. And everything that takes and works outside of pure stillness is a defense mechanism reaction.

And that every dialogue, every discussion, everything that goes on has underneath that, latent underneath that, is a quality of separation – that is a defense-mechanism way of being. And rarely is there a situation in which there isn’t something like that that exists.

So, on this level of unfoldment, that’s what the buying and selling looks like now. It’s a reaction that has that as its modality.

So you were essentially dreaming of being in an orientation in which you were presented with the option of letting go of it completely, and being able to stay still with it, and not be affected by what was happening. Or, having to adopt a type of step-back position. And so, you were looking at, and it’s important to look at this stuff because it’s part of the path of looking at the degrees, and in the areas, in which one takes a step-back position.

In other words, this is another octave. See, most people’s understanding of stillness has to do with being able to be quiet and watching – as if they’re gathering more information, and holding a reserve. But there is another level of stillness in which you don’t even do that as a defense mechanism.

It’s a good spot to look at. It’s a good way to look at things. What is good about that is that enables you to accept everything. And when you accept something, then that leads to a stillness – because not being able to accept something, in some capacity or another, is a step back. It’s a type of defense mechanism.

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