It’s generally accepted that the best way to tackle big challenges is to break them into their smaller elements and work through them. This is a strategy that helps keep us from being overwhelmed. But is it a good strategy for our spiritual life? Perhaps it is the bringing together of all our inner aspects, into a oneness, that will allow us to be and to do in a more holistic way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I just remember a dream that I was struggling a lot in, and in this dream it’s like I’d been captured along with somebody else by some kind of an evil doctor,
Something that was embedded in the chest of the person I was with, at first I thought it was you, but then it might have been a woman, but in the heart it’s like there were little pieces that were embedded in the chest, one of which represented a baby, but the pieces had come apart and some of them were either lost, or broken. And in order to escape from this doctor’s house we had to figure out how to put it together and to get out of there. And if we put it together and didn’t get out of there, it’s like he would take it.
But I waited till everybody was asleep, including him, and it felt like I grabbed some blankets or something and tied him up and then was able to open the doors, the daylight came, and get friends of ours to come in. But then we had to figure out how to put together the little pieces of the puzzle that made up like the heart that represented a baby.
And not all the pieces were there, some were broken, and I was trying to get them to take maybe something out of a replica one that somebody had to figure out how the puzzle came together and make it whole before we could leave. And so I was just struggling to do this; it was just really frustrating.
John: The dream carries a parity on two levels. The one level is in terms of how it is that one functions so that everything in the world pulls together, in terms of how you see things and how you are able to move about.
And then the second part indicates that it’s more than just a clarity, or a sight, about something, it’s also about causing a greater spaciality. And to find a greater spaciality is dependent upon taking qualities that are embraced, in which everything is embraced, making that natural. In other words, the heart being broken into these little pieces that are all scattered this way and that way means that there is a loudness of association and identification that is getting in the way of a greater capacity that needs to be in the equation.
And so you’re playing with this dynamic of trying to find the rhythm upon which this comes together as a kind of functional cohesiveness. It’s kind of like you’re portraying finding yourself actually doing something vibrationally that, on a dense level, is a problem for people.
It’s a problem in that everyone gets themselves having to try and create, or cause, to happen something that is distinct and clear cut. And when something gets distinct and clear cut, then it shuts off a certain way of there being a kind of free flow.
And that’s what you were looking at: how to not have a clear-cut formula of nature because you see that within the matter of things is something that, in order to go into the matter of things, you have to be able to let go to a greater capacity, or overall beingness, or otherwise there’s all these pieces that have to continuously be dealt with, which is how it is when you’re functioning with your mind and your senses in terms of the perception of the world around you as being what you see, is what you get.
And it’s interesting that you do it with the heart because the heart is the one thing that incorporates and takes in everything, and when there is identification, when there is a need to try to make something black-and-white. In other words, the quality, I guess a way to put this, is the quality of being able to identify things within the heart, and to sort that out, instead of it being a million pieces is the same note of being able to touch matter, or others.
In other words, the feeling that you have in the heart pulls together the variables and makes everything okay – without having to understand what the variables are, you can feel the higher octave of things.
In your mind you are trying to create this tranquility, or balance, by way of seeing where this needs to be, and that needs to be, that takes you away from the feeling that’s needed in order to go into the essence of yourself in everything that is around you.
If everything is distinct and you have to contend with it, and struggle with it, then what you end up having is a sense – when you’re starting to recognize the greater meaningfulness of the heart – you’re having the sense that your heart’s in all of these different pieces, or all of that has to be somehow or another put back together in order for the dense perspective to be able to pull off its dense perspective.
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