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r4G3We could say that any understanding of the universe, and its greater purposes, is on a need-to-know basis. First, we can see clearly that flora and fauna are not trying to solve the meaning of life – they live life. But we humans are different, and we are designed and coded to seek to understand our purpose. That is the journey we are meant to make. And, if we make that journey as a service to what created us, rather than an ego boost, we will attract and connect to the intelligences that will show us the way forward. In this way, the universe is a system that rewards those who choose to be part of its plan and unfolding. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Now I tell a long story. I have this really long story about this. It’s a nice little dream story.

In this dream, I am the new guy in town. My reputation of what I am supposed to be, or represent, seems to proceed me. And so, in this town, there’s the town folk and hidden in the woodwork of things are all kinds of bugs, animal-like bugs that almost have a human quality aliveness to them.

And they’re all dormant. They’re all hanging back. They’re not being bugs, in other words. Let’s put it this way: not only are they acting real good, but you don’t even notice them. And the locals in this town are having an election, and, because somehow or another there’s some expectation about me, part of this election has to do with being able to stand up in the front and sing.

So everyone is there. And their expectations in regards to me are way out there, as I am now supposed to, so to speak, sing. And however it is I sing, supposedly indicates something. And so before going out there, it’s like I go through, inside of myself, what it is that I could possibly sing. There’s all kinds of possibilities, but I’m not really sure, so I just kind of leave it be. And I figure, okay, I’ll do it spontaneously.

So when it’s my turn to sing, I can’t think of a single one. And so I fall back onto some little simple, trite, ditty. And I sing: “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” Kind of an old, old song.

It is a song that I was compelled to sing long ago. This is a flashback now. I was compelled to sing this song, long ago, when I was coming to the process, and I came before a teacher, and the teacher, because he excelled in this particular area himself of being able to feel the vibrations through music and sound in the airwaves, he made everybody sing a song.

And so when it came to be my turn, that was the song I sang. And, when I was through, I looked at the teacher and he had tears in his eyes. And, of course, when I sang I closed my eyes and did the best I could, which wasn’t my thing. And so I see the tears in his eyes, and I go: how did I do? Then I said, “Was it that bad?” And he said, “Yes.”

But he saw what he saw that caused him to have tears in his eyes. And if that were a qualification for anything, in terms of how it needed to be, it certainly didn’t seem to affect what he did because I was selected, and initiated, by him, into the secretive techniques of Raj yoga.

So now it’s as if everything has come full circle. I’m up there and can feel the expectation – only this time it’s reversed. There’s the expectation placed upon me that is so loud that my mind goes blank. So I sing this little song, and I even forget the words. It’s kind of like in the design that it’s hidden like that.

And when I am done, chaos goes rampant. All the bugs and wood cutters come out and start acting up. Up until that point in time they were staying in their shells, and they’re hidden. So, as I’m walking along and all of this is going on, I see the sneer of one of these bugs – who sees no reason to not be just outright brazen, because obviously there was an apprehension of what I was about, and now they have seen that I’m not a threat to them.

You might say that we’re in a situation, in the world there, in this town, in which everything is flushed out into the open. I go up to this guy, kind of grab hold of him, and say, “Are you sure you know what you are doing? You expected me to be able to sing, or to come across in a particular way. What was the upside for me to come across that way? Do you really think that is the only song I knew? A trite, simple song, sung in a simpleton way?”

Meaning: I knew Leela long ago, that’s the divine play. And one of the outer conduct practices, that I came to ponder and look at, had to do with how you handle things as they were occurring in the outer.

It is said that there are three ways to deal with a problem in manifestation. The first way is you see the problem before it affects things and you take steps to deal in advance with the problem, so that it never really becomes that big of an issue.

The second is you deal with the problem while it is happening, and that’s where half of the people can see it, and half of the people can’t.

And the third is you wait to where everybody can see it. Other words, you notice the problem, you could do something about it, but no, you go stupid. You step back. You do nothing. You wait. Eventually the problem gets so bad that even those that are the most unsophisticated and immature, everyone, sees the problem. It stinks up the whole place.

When the rot is so great, and so widespread, that everyone gets it, you act, and you act with precision. No one questions whether your actions are right or wrong, because everyone knows what the problem is. And so when something is, then, effectuating itself upon whatever the issue is, they don’t sit and throw arrows and barbs at you because they are disgusted already in terms of the fact that this is such a problem.

They all can now see it because it’s as if the veils, that we’ve put in place in relationship to things, have been lifted. And then the consciousness comes into life as it is needed. That is a consciousness of awakening that is hidden, so to speak, by the Creator, purposely. The quality opens up from the top down, not from the bottom up. Meaning when it’s from the top down there are veils in place that kind of keep things that way.

We do not know how to see beyond the obvious. Everything that is rubbed in our faces is taken to be real. So, as a humanity, we have forgotten what divine revelation is about. The one being, of which we are all part, is an essence embedded within each of us.

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dowad2Let’s review: we are born into the physical world, we are here to do things and have processes that are not possible unless we are in the physical realms, yet we are not supposed to get involved in the physical world. That about sums it up. We are here to learn things that will be useful elsewhere; there’s no reason to fall in love with kindergarten because we are only passing through for a short while. Where we go wrong is that we make this place, and this process, our everything, when it is just a preamble for something much greater. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: For some reason, when you came to bed, it jostled me and I lost the dream I’d been going over. And, after that, the only thing I had is I had this dream that, apparently, whoever builds dams had completed building two dams.

And, as a result, I felt like there were some people that were supposed to be executed for crimes; maybe six people. And I was trying to get the president to pardon them because I felt if they went ahead and executed the people it would be like, in the olden times, when they used to kill people after they built something, as like a sacrifice for it, or however they did that in olden times.

So I was going around trying to get the president to pardon these six people, rather than have it look like we were still sacrificing people to bless things that we built.

John: Well, the reason why you suddenly couldn’t remember what you were going through was because you weren’t aware, or noticing, that you got impacted by a shock of stillness.

In other words, you were going along and you were experiencing a kind of state in which there was something in your nature that was moving about, in other words there was a ripple out of the stillness, and so out of that ripple was the dream, or was an imagery. And then all of a sudden the aspect of me coming to bed hit that, and caused that to go “poof” – because it shifted it.

And so it was like being shifted into a letting go of that, or a shifting back into a kind of a quality of stillness. And it had to have been a stillness or it would have actually shifted into some other subtle, vibratory state. And whether you would have remembered the dream images of that, or not, would have been dependent upon the degree to which you were able to retool and pull back a focus to that as a succinct kind of flow.

So what we’re talking about is a type of empathic merging, even. In other words, the larger part of it, or, I should say, the big step in it, leads to a stillness, and leading up to a stillness are similitudes; that is why when you dream something, I can dream a corollary, and vice versa, because there is an intertwined connectivity.

And if there is a quality in which something gets hit by a stillness, or a letting go, and that is going on as a mannerism, in other words, there is a jumping through a veil, or going through the door, so to speak, into a nothingness or a stillness. And, you can’t have that stillness if there is anything going on; there comes a time when you can just let go of things. If you can truly, truly let go of things, you can experience the stillness.

In the second part of the dream, it’s pointed out, it is taking the principle of “die before you die,” and showing it to you from the perspective of why it is that the friend slays the friend. You build something, you’re doing something in the outer; and whenever you’re doing something in the outer, your attention is in the outer. And when your attention is in the outer,  your heart is going into that as an outer quality environment.

And so when you’re relying on that to volley around, and vie for the heart, so to speak, because your heart goes into it, then you are in a projection. And when you’re in a projection, you are affected by things, your senses are affected. You are play acting that which is imaginative of the collective in its unrealness – as if it has something to offer.

And so your dream is telling you that whenever you build something, what happens? You have to be destroyed, right? It’s a Catch 22: those who try to build something have to be destroyed. That’s a very cute way of saying it. In other words, the masculine would not probably say that, the feminine would, a feminine that catches up with the quality of the greater depth meaningfulness of a stillness, will recognize the fact that everything that is built has to be destroyed – because the identification to anything and everything that is built results in something then that has gotten in the way of a wholeness.

And so, if your true self is a wholeness, that means that which has gotten in the way is going to have to be destroyed. Isn’t that interesting? And you’re trying to pardon it, because you’d like to keep up the doingness. It’s hard to let go. There’s always something that one likes to do.

So, the scenario for this aspect of dreaming is the recognition of the fact that what we go through, where we identify, how we perceive, including our dreams and the reflections of the dreams, which is another reality being created, only this time in terms of something that is rising up and happening in what we call our dream sense, because if it was in the outer we actually act like it has more realness to it. And yet the outer is still the real because it’s the collective imaginations and actions put into a manifested form, a collected manifested form in the dream, it still has not yet necessarily been brought through.

You were trying to bring it through, in the dream, but it’s still reflective, and it still is a contamination, the dream is still a contamination, thus it’s the burning off of the dross, it’s the living out of that dross by putting it into the dream. And the burning off of the dross causes a result in which, if you were to truly burn off all the dross of whatever can inflect, you would go into a stillness.

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We may wonder: why are there so many religious and spiritual paths? One answer could be: there is only one purpose and reason to existence, but there are many ways to connect to it – because people are different. Some learn by seeing and doing, others by being in service, others by intense repetition of certain processes. So it is for each of us to find the way that most resonates with our passions and ways of proceeding; that will ensure that we have the greatest chance for connection and development. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my second dream, I’m sitting in a fairly large classroom being taught by someone who is also a physician. And I’m sitting near the back. And when I get up and leave, and somebody notices, I guess, they asked me about it because I guess I have a little bit of a judgment on a physician that teaches it because I mentioned to them that I know that he prescribes a fair amount of muscle relaxants to his clients. Not an abusive amount, he’s not out there selling them, but I just know that he does give things to his clients that will help them calm down. But that’s not kind of a route I want to go.

Then, as I’m walking down this pathway that’s outside the classroom, people are partying on the side and on the path. And somebody is feeling like I’m judging the doctor, and I say that, no, he’s not doing anything illegal. It’s just like I think it’s not the route I want to go. But they’re off partying.

For a moment I step aside and dance with one person, but then they start dancing with two other people, and I get back on the path because I realized kinda because of my attitude I’m kind of going down the path a little bit more alone – rather than being part of the party.

John: You’re comparing the Naqshband mannerism with the Chisti, basically. The Chisti approach is you come in through like a kind of classroom, and you’re able to appreciate and enjoy, and be party to, an unfoldment of tools, techniques, mannerisms, traits, characteristics – basically medicine for the soul – that’s handed out, that can help tweak this and tweak that, in terms of you able to be, then, more natural, as opposed to caught up in some capacity or another by the unfoldment that has its oppression upon you.

So that image could have just as easily been an image of going into a class in which Dean’s doing all of his techniques, and there’s nothing wrong with the techniques, the techniques are meaningful, the techniques are helpful to those who are in this particular motif of needing to look, and to listen, and to grasp something through this means, in which there still is kind of shaking out, or in-betweenness that is blurring things.

But in your particular case, you don’t need it, because if you indulged in it it’s liable to get in the way of something that you have a sense of naturally. And so, like I say, it’s like the comparison between a mannerism of truly letting go, so that everything unfolds naturally. Or, not quite being able to cut through, So you have these practices and mannerisms that are distributed and made available in which to help sort yourself out to the letting go.

These are things that are offered to those who awaken in this way. And you’re shown that you do not have to awaken that way. Other words, you don’t need that to truly let go.

It’s kind of like, for example, when you go to a naturopath and the naturopath can tell – if they’re energetically attuned they can tell – what it is that the body seems to need to break a confusion that seems to prevail that is keeping the body from self-healing. And they can prescribe, or make available, that which helps facilitate that energetic signal being naturally received.

Because when it’s received, it’s not the thing that’s prescribed that necessarily does it because the body has a wholeness, it is complete. And it’s meant to be complete, in and of itself. It’s just been distorted based upon inappropriate conduct of use of energy that has been shoved down on it. In other words, not recognizing that the vibrations are all intertwined.

And they are all intertwined because they’re all connected, and they’re all connected – well, the easiest way of saying it is, the human being is made out of everything that exists, so a human being is connected to everything that there is. So a human being, in its consciousness, needs to just let go and then everything is readily there, in that empty space.

And so you’re making the point, or being told or shown, as a realization and recognition inside, that consciousness, or the awakening, or the awareness, is automatic.

So, this is what makes it so difficult for a teacher on a spiritual path is because the students have an inclination to want to be told, to want to be led, do not realize how all-inclusive and powerful they are. And that all that they need to do is let go, to get out of their own way.

And there are practices that, for some, seem to lift a person a little bit closer, cause something to open up; that’s an exposure to something that leads to a greater natural knowingness that is part of you, in which you may have some cobwebs that come to be dropped just by the process of recognizing an energetic that has always been there, but, somehow another, got askew.

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