Hitting the Senses

It happens so quickly we’re usually not aware of it: a defense mechanism in us has been triggered. In fact, we tend to think “that’s the way we are.” But our human design is made for us to choose our responses and our actions, consciously. Our psychologies are often formed when we first experience something, usually at a very young age when we have no ability to process or handle it (which is why parental protection can be so important early on). As adults, we can recognize these prints and choose to rewrite them, as a way to create in us the person we choose to be. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: What’s interesting is that you would set up the extreme contrast to what I dreamed; the extreme contrast. Maybe that’s important, or useful, or necessary, so that the building blocks to the opposite of this make more sense. 

And maybe it’s necessary to point that out so as to evidence the fact that, around us, this sort of thing is continuously going on in some way, shape, or form. I see it as even going on in terms of practices and such, that they, too, have a certain deliriousness to it, if there isn’t the scope, if they lack the means to catch fire with a quality that just scopes to such a depth that lets go of the conduct, or action, itself. Because most of these actions, themselves, that may have a borderline quality to trying to tweak something; if they don’t, they can actually be another form of heaviness. 

So what is happening with me is like four steps. And, once in a great while, I can dream in four steps. Well, this is one of those four-step deals: starts with the meditation dream, then it has two dreams that build, then comes the scoping, full step, the huge step that then is taken. And four being a symbol of going into a completion. 

So, in the meditation dream, the problem that lies before me, to be resolved, has to contend with a defense mechanism that I have at my disposal, that I feel that, on the surface, will handle the matter. Can I drop this defense mechanism? 

So everyone looks at what is going on in some capacity and assumes that the way I am handling the problem is okay. However, appearances can be deceiving. It is only a matter of time before I will crack; in other words, you don’t do it with defense mechanisms. You can use defense mechanisms, but they are illusions that you create within the projections. 

Or to feel this out, or tell it in another way, the pressure is getting to me, meaning whatever is going on in the outer is affecting me, because we’re hit with everything in the outer as having a density that has a time quality to it, and a space about it. 

So that sort of pressure upon me in terms of hitting my senses, in the way that it hits my senses, triggers defense mechanisms that I have for coping purposes. And that sort of thing fools the actual, casual, outer collective consciousness observer. 

In this meditation dream, I’m noticing that I am actually being slowly worn down and will eventually break; in other words, will eventually be consumed by that lowest common denominator out there of a density. 

On the other hand, the part of me that is bending is actually stronger, because little by little, by not taking things so literally and having to make decisions based upon the reflections, I’m catching up little by little with what I am up against – and am holding my cool as I do it. 

To the outside observer, this isn’t what is obvious. What’s obvious is all these projections. The casual observer does not notice that my bending, but not breaking, is a stronger and more effective approach. 

What I am doing is trying to observe and denote that there is something more. In other words, under this approach, I’m studying the parameters of the situation. Studying them from a kind of heart quality that is not able to stand on its own, yet, but can try to hold a reserve. 

So what is going on? This is a dream about inner flexibility and spaciousness; catching up with the inner spacious. That which is able to be fluid and composed at the same time is often more effective, in the long run, than that which refuses to yield one iota. 

This is true when the inner and the outer are equal in appearance, which they always are. In other words, the beginning and the end are one and the same, it’s just who knows that? We instead get all carried away and caught up in the 99.9% of an outer appearance, or mannerism. 

So the meaning of this dream is that the outer is reflecting and reveals what is coming from a stillness of the inner. A person who seeks to overcome an afflictive energetic pattern knows how to step aside from their ego to observe the reflective afflictiveness upon the heart. In this way, they see the importance of their calm, still, overall beingness that is able to absorb, or take in, the reflections; in other words, to work with the reflections. 

The wholeness of being is founded in the stillness of the heart, the natural state and condition of the universe. Everything that comes from out of a stillness is reflective. The reflective lacks the composure of the all-inclusive heart. That sets the tone, the meditation tone.

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