Big Picture Flow

When we are truly enjoying ourselves with friends, it usually has a very natural sense of flow, with no discordant moments or awkward feelings. It happens when we are harmonically synched up, and the energy is all at a similar frequency. If, however, any one person gets in a mood, or gets upset, it can throw off the greater flow for everyone. Now extrapolate this to us and the universe, where we think everything should unfold according to our needs and timing, rather that according to universal design.(At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my meditation dream, I’m holding my attention as intently as I can to keep from losing a sensation. I hold it, and I hold it. I’m not moving, staying in tune with a zeroed-in focus to the sense and sensation. 

So, as the dream progresses, when I pick up a woman who is coming home and has arrived from her trip, the setting is such that she is also meeting her boyfriend at the same time. We’re both to meet her at the same time. The pent-up energetic that I’m harboring within, which comes from holding and staying intensely in a focus, comes out. It is as if this sensation had to percolate. 

See, I have an imbalance in the fire energy. I need to hold that in a continuity and a balance or my fire comes out. The ability to touch in that kind of place of a firing out is easily skewered. So it is as if this energetic had to percolate, so to speak, and let off steam. It’s too much; in other words, it just came gushing out. 

So as I go up to greet her, he’s going up to greet her. And my mannerism was too much for the situation. The situation was a woman who had just arrived at a depot is to be simultaneously greeted, because we’re both waiting for her. And the flow to that reception, from me, is overwhelming. It is natural to experience that, in other words, something welling up within that is pent up, but not natural when what is pent-up is coming across too loudly, or too quickly, or too abruptly, or in a way that can’t be handled. That’s not proper zigzagging.

So, in the dream, I need to step back so that things are absorbed. She greets me and her boyfriend simultaneously, she can only handle so much. In other words, the moment needs to be recognized in terms of what is going on in the situation because she can’t meet and greet us both simultaneously if there isn’t adequate space and timing. 

My problem in the dream is knowing how to settle back. I need to let her boyfriend come into the equation, not overwhelm the situation with my presence. When that is done properly, she picks up the flow by saying to her boyfriend, I thought we should take you with us to an ice cream parlor that is on the way where we are going. That is relieving to hear because it indicates I am being taken into account, which apparently I need or I feel left out and am hurt.

So what is missing? In this dream, I am remiss when it comes to tying together a flow. The tying together is meant to be in keeping with the overall unfoldment. My sense of flow is too much. It isn’t the flow that is important, or my sense of things isn’t what is important, it’s the overall general flow that’s important, that takes into account the big picture. So, as a result, what occurs becomes over the top, and a balance and evenness are lacking. 

I do not know how to let what needs to occur, occur as it needs. To not allow this to unfold naturally, that is what is missing. Or the meaning is, in terms of what is missing, the dream is pointing out that I need to take in a situation with a rhythm that is in keeping with the pent-up energy that is in the atmosphere. To flow too much with a thread that is behind an energetic unfoldment is to be over the top, and when over the top I shut off or overwhelm the inner into outer dynamic and take a naturally unfolding scenario into such a pitch that it cannot keep up without there being something that gets frazzled.

A temperance is needed for the flow and attention to embody the overall wholeness. I must greet each aspect in the dream as me, and, when I do, I will immediately know the overall sensation’s timing and flow.

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