What does development look like? Well, we can look at our automatic system of breathing: the out-breath and the in-breath. We do not breathe consciously, our systems take care of that for us. Yet we can put our focus on our breath, learn the ways of it through our consciousness, and over time, that conscious awareness will become part of our automatic systems. You could say that this is how we upgrade our own software, using our consciousness, and developing through this process. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So to be aware of how something needs to be done involves the spacing of the out-breath’s way of being in focus in order to notice an objective awareness. This is my conclusion in the meditation dream. That’s not a correct conclusion, because then when I repeated this in the sleep dream, in which it was like, okay, now what if they always overlap? Because the breath goes back and forth, back and forth; it almost overlaps.
So, in my sleep dream, I get challenged by the seed thought, but what if they overlap? I have found a way of comfortability by being able to kind of think that there is an either/or. And I try to say that an either/or I can handle, which I say in the sentence: to be aware of how something needs to be done involves the spacing of the out-breath’s way of being in a focus. And, when I can do that, I can have an objective awareness and a seeingness.
And when I don’t like what I see, and seek to let go of a density that touches the heart is where listening comes into play. And listening is part of the in-breath going towards a stillness. So I’m trying to solve this, resolve this, as something in which you have the two halves or something, and you have, thus, seeing and hearing. Seeing and hearing, which is often where you see the speaking part because you can’t hold it together, you tend to blend them, is what we have to contend with.
Now, if one follows the dictation that I got at the very end of my sleep dream, which says that you have to do them both simultaneously, what that means is, that fits with the Sufi statement that you learn to speak without thinking. In other words, how to be in an expansive and a contractive simultaneously – it goes so fast. It’s rhythmic, intertwined flow; it goes through you.
So to be the eyes and ears of God, also known as a hidden treasure longing to be known, in order for such a consciousness to be accentuated, it seems that there’s a subtle guidance that has to be reached, or noticed, that involves an attentiveness and letting go simultaneously.
So I actually do get it; I deviate away from it in my sleep dream. I actually do get it: they have to be done simultaneously. Because, up above, I was struggling with how to separate them. A simultaneous attentiveness and letting go has to do with the rhythm in which the breath can be pulled together – so that there really isn’t an in-breath and an out-breath. They come together as one and the same, above and below, inner and outer.
It’s a rhythm of the breath, and a receptivity to all there is. And then I cover all that: above and below, inner and outer, seeing and hearing, feeling and believing, in which, as an emptiness, all is included, and, as a heartfulness all is embodied. I got it, but, not really. It’s nice to say that, but see I put it into practice and I go haywire again.
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