The Retreat

Because of the way people, and information, move around the planet, because of the way we are connected globally, we have transitioned away from a situation where mere physical barriers can protect us from what may threaten us or throw us off-balance. Today our only true protection and stability comes from within. And this aspect can be made much stronger, within us, depending on our view of the meaning of life and its purposes. Said another way, our safety is greatest when we are aligned with the greater processes in the universe, rather than mired in the myopic view of separation and ego. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the last dream, I seem to be in an ancient part of Paris, where they have the huge cobblestoned streets. And these streets are like in the building that we’re in.

I’m with a group of people and, after a few minutes, I even recognize that it’s people from the Dean’s group. And we seem to be on a weekend retreat of some kind, although I don’t recognize that immediately.

All I recognize at first is that the group that I’m with, that I haven’t even identified yet, is going to be doing some breath work to regress, to remember something from the past. And I recognize that I have a lot more experience in using breath work to go back and pick up a past event than anybody else in the group. But there’s one or two people that have been selected to kind of either guide this, or do it as a demonstration for that day. So I just kind of step back and observe them as they do this. 

And then the group decides to move on. And then I recognize that this is probably a whole weekend workshop of some kind, I had just been seeing it as a moment, but that sense it’s a weekend workshop, I should, if I’m going to stay with the group for the weekend, I should find out where to register and pay for the event – and find out what the agenda is. And so I’m kind of looking for someone that can give me that information. Then I wake up. 

John: So you go back and you have the first part where you free-flow with ease. And in the second part you’re regulated in terms of how you kind of free-flow. And then the third part it’s because you haven’t sliced through the delays succinctly. And in the fourth part you’re inflecting how something is catching up. 

And you’re inflecting about an aspect of yourself that you have to pay attention to, that is important to pulling the one, two, and three together. It’s a quality of a kind of witnessing, but it’s a witnessing on an inner level. And that just like Dean said that we’re like the ambassadors of the Naqshbands, in a sense we have a recognition of how things inflect, or reflect. And one can denote that a bit in terms of the breath.

It’s a type of seeing. And so witnessing is a higher octave of seeing. And, when you’re like that, you’re in a pace that’s able to then go from four to one more readily. And one is where you have the sweet spot of a quality of yourself that free-flows more naturally. But without the witnessing, in the second aspect, you’re not sure where your moderations are at, you’re regulated, it’s a little more amnesia or something to that first. 

And in the third, third was the snake in the water and all of that, and that was having to recognize, through the collective of things, to be more succinct in terms of breaking through the collective of things.

But being succinct in terms of breaking through the collective of things doesn’t mean that you just reveal that because that doesn’t necessarily do something for someone else. Because in the second one, you’re in a bit of an amnesia. So the second and third is more in an amnesia. The first and the fourth are more on the inner. 

So if you’re able to hold the quality of witnessing, in other words, a sense inside, you don’t have to necessarily communicate it. In other words, you don’t have to add, you don’t have to try to point something out, that this technique takes you all the way to the first – connects something to a flow by holding the space differently than the second and third does. 

The second and third is the dilemma of actionability that one has to contend with, and the first and the fourth work in conjunction. And so there’s a greater stillness and silence in that. Now the silence doesn’t necessarily mean that all of a sudden you go silent. The silence just means in terms of how you’re able to come across. Because you have to be in a place in which what transpires is naturally facilitated. 

You can’t just go from a to z because even though you have the recognition and remembrance, you can’t just drop it out there. If you hold a proper witnessing state, everything in the outer will come around to what needs to unfold based upon what you have caught up with inside of yourself. It’s not your responsibility to try to hammer at the amnesia because then you stay in the amnesia. Nor is it your responsibility to try to communicate or relate to what inflects as you see, to race up, and race out, and do that. It’s important that you are able to denote it, but you have to recognize how to hold that, how to hold that as you denote it because you recognize how the collective of things is.

And the process upon which you facilitate this so that all of this works together involves the recognition of something on the inner. So you hold what is on the inner as you’re in something that’s more in the outer. So the inner is the first and the fourth, and the outer is the second and third.

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