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Rene Magritte

When we look around us at the world today, we think we are looking at the human condition. But that is not so: we are looking at a species of human that is disconnected from their natural condition. And that’s a problem, because the world we have created makes it ever more difficult to grasp the point: the human design is the most sensitive and amazing technology, and it is designed to connect to and work with the infinity of higher energies in the universe. In this way, every human has a unique, potential genius. But higher energies must be wooed and invited, by us; they cannot respond to our coarseness. In fact, we are invisible to them when we are at our most coarse: when we are angry, cruel, or judgmental, or when we are just out for our personal gain, rather than seeking to help the whole of things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So the theme of the dreaming last night is whether or not we’re getting the right diagnosis. In other words, if nothing can shift, if things aren’t shifting, if things are continuing to break down, if you can have a descending of a lot of energy, tremendous vibration of energy, and still there remains, after a period of time, still there remains a problem, does that mean that life isn’t able to transition, or shift, because something isn’t coming across in a way that it needs to come across?

And so, I think the thing that is driving all of this has to do with the design, and there needed to be something brought through in terms of an understanding of going back to the basics, and understanding the design, and everything is considered not having the proper diagnosis if one isn’t in accordance with the design that’s meant to be.

In other words, first there was this huge download of energy, in other words we’re describing the scenario. First there was this huge download of energy on the first night and the second night of the program, and then something kind of tapered off as you saw individuals have to contend with what had happened. And it seemed like people are very sincere in trying to contend with it, but they’re having issues with stuff being unable to ground out. I mean their kundalini energy is jumpy and it’s affecting their way of dreaming.

And so the proper diagnosis that unfolded, that got flushed through, had to do with the particular thread or note of this particular path, which has to do with holding a vibration, being in a vibration with the dhikr, that there’s only three things to do and everything else is kind of a waste of time. There’s the holding of the meditation, the prayer, and the dhikr.

I suspect under meditation, a quality of meditation, is dream work and such, too, where you’re probing the depth of things, and that works in relationship to prayer, and that opens up a lot of energy, and that energy then is held during the day with the dhikr.

And so it creates the whole sense that the individual, then, is tying in, and connecting to, energies, light energies, that are far greater than what they are used to accessing in the physical. And because they don’t access it in the physical, and yet it is part of their being, and that ultimately somewhere down the road one goes from loci to loci as an embodiment of light without the physical aspect of one’s being.

So that’s presented as the motif, the principle lesson. That’s the doctor’s diagnosis – and he needs to get both sides to agree: the side of yourself that’s a shadow orientation, and the side of yourself that needs to somehow or another hear this.

Is this possible? It seems that it’s the only thing that makes sense, from what is presented. It’s the only thing that makes sense, or otherwise you go around and around with trying to untangle the process, in terms of getting it so that it can be understood. Or you go around and around, going up and down in various vibratory ways, that can have a set definition to them, but those definitions don’t shift very readily. And you can have individuals with flexibility in relationship to those energetics, and those individuals can’t readily communicate with others that are set in some way. And so you really do have a tremendous language barrier.

So it seems that there is this whole beingness of one’s self that exists, in a way, that reaches beyond the conditions that one finds one’s self in, and yet the complexity is: how is it possible to exist in terms of the human condition, and the divine condition? And it’s been tried, in terms of trying to just do the divine condition, and when one has tried to do just the divine condition that doesn’t work, so there’s something to the human condition.

Now the human condition is a condition in which there is this tremendous amnesia, in terms of the other part of one’s self, the greater part of one’s self. So how do you bring in something into that amnesia? In other words, how do you awaken the light hidden in matter? How do you do that?

And so Lewin was basically presenting his understanding of how that’s been designed to be done by the Naqshbandis, and how it works is there comes a point in time where, he indicates, that he couldn’t do what he does without working with the angelic, which are beings of light. And so that’s presented, that’s all there, but is that something we’re capable of understanding? Is that something that we’re capable of taking in?

How does that comport with the human condition? It, in and of itself, sounds like something that’s outside of the human condition, in terms of the density of things, and yet, at the same time, it is said that the human condition has to be taken into account. So there’s the dilemma. You get your diagnosis that this is kind of how it is, and it’s a real paradox condition.

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PddewIt is easy, in this world, to feel alone. And when we do, we often try to fill our lives up with one thing or another, or many things, which mostly serve to keep us too busy to notice how alone we are. But we are not meant to be alone, or to feel alone, ever; we are meant to be connected. And connection comes from being aligned to the purposes of life, and consciously trying to play our role in the unfolding of the universe. Then we literally can feel we are a part of everything, and everything is a part of us. Connection is the only way to truly soothe our sense of being alone. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So I only remember one dream from last night. It’s actually more this morning, and it’s like there’s this woman who hasn’t gone to the doctor for years, and so I go into the doctor with her. And the exam room is kind of almost like this bed, so she’s on that side of the bed, and I’m on this side of the bed, and the doctor’s standing at the foot of the room. And she’s just talking about how she’s been afraid of going to the doctor’s for years.

And I’m explaining to her that I know she’s been afraid to go to the doctor and all that, but I tell her about my own experience of having gone to the doctor, and I had some symptoms, and yeah, I had some cancer, but I had some surgery and I’m better now. And that she needs to go ahead and get her exams, and see how she is, and not be afraid. But I’m going to be right there with her while she goes through it, you know, just even the exam, you know, because I know she’s been afraid to go to the doctor.

And I’m asking her whether she’s had symptoms and things like that, but telling her she just needs to find out how she is. That’s it. That’s the whole dream.

John: So you’re looking at a part of yourself. You’re looking at a diagnosis, getting a diagnosis. And the issue that seems to exist is that you’ve never gotten a proper diagnosis, and so you’re in a situation in which you can get that diagnosis.

So the dream is basically saying that you’ve gone through life and have never bothered to get a diagnosis, in terms of how it is that you are. And so you’re standing at one side of the bed, the shadow part of yourself is at the other side of the bed, and the doctor is standing there that can give you the diagnosis that would put everything together.

And the image is one in which you’re fighting getting the proper diagnosis, so it’s a scenario in which what is needed is a proper diagnosis in terms of what to do, or how to, then, turn around and be. Because if you’ve never gotten a diagnosis, in terms of well being, and you’re suddenly getting a diagnosis, that suggests, then, that the way one has been living has not been healthy, or balanced, or proper.

That’s what’s implied if you’re in front of a doctor, and so to get this kind of diagnosis is like a starting over, or a shift, into how it is that you need to conduct yourself – in what is a transformative image.

Jeane: And the difference is it feels like she hasn’t gotten out before because she was alone, and I’m letting her know I’m there with her now. And if she doesn’t like this doctor, I know other doctors in town, but she doesn’t have to go through it alone. So that’s what felt different about it.

John: So I guess then the whole issue then is, what does alone really mean? Because the dilemma has been one in which one was cut off. So if one’s not cut off from the greater part of one’s self, then one’s able to take in what is meant to be known, or to unfold.

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M.C. Escher

It seems that when we become good at certain things in our life, there is a process where we learn, and grow, and practice, and hone. Yet, at the point of mastery, we are still letting go of all that work and just being in the moment of what we are doing. We switch from doing, to being. And in whatever process we can achieve that switch, we will have found a certain mastery of the flow of it. And never is that more true than in our spiritual pursuit, where we won’t find our way through understanding the journey only with our brain, but when we begin to live the process with the whole of ourselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Okay, one dream that I had, that I seem to keep coming back to, it was like I was studying these dots that were in-between two lines, or sometimes they were just out there. But somewhere you knew there were some lines that were boundaries for them.

And what these dots were, and they usually came in pairs, but I’d see at least four of them at a time, is that they would be where you would hook up like a sewer line, or some type of a water line, and they were supposed to be hooked up two at a time.

Well, everybody had their ideas about this, and sometimes people would just hook up to one of them, and they didn’t hook up two at a time. They just didn’t quite hook them up right, and then they’d wait to see how it worked. And I would just keep studying this to see, well, did it work if they tried it that way? Or do you hook up two or more at a time? Or, okay, if we do just go and hook it up the way somebody wants to try, is that going to work, or isn’t it going to work?

And it felt like I would go back and forth studying this and see. Wait, okay, we tried it with just one, is that going to work? As far as I know you’re supposed to do it this other way, the way they’ve already been laid, and I spent a lot of time doing that.

John: The step that one’s being asked to take, at this conference, is to let go of how things work and just go ahead and plug in to a natural flow. That is the way the human condition is able to function in an overallness that’s impossible to sort out. That is so much that it leaves one, by comparison, the condition that one’s in, remains always trying to sort something out, always fumbling about.

And so what you’re doing is you’re taking the principle of an overallness, where you have the energy lines and everything, and you have an ability to catch up with that which is a little more profound than the average person is capable of doing, and you’re able to recognize that there is a way of delving into a flow, or into the depths of that; there is a naturalness there.

And you see the naturalness in composites of four. When in a composite of four, that’s in an ordering in which there is a naturalness, in which you’re able to surrender and flow. But you also note all that’s there, and you can try this way, and that way, the variables, and when you do that you find yourself having to struggle, and contemplate how this can be, and how that can be – which means that you’re making things overly complicated. Because it’s meant to just be a natural flow. When it’s just a natural flow it doesn’t matter what right or wrong is, or anything like that. It’s just a natural flow.

The isolation of things happens when one tries to comprehend how something should be. And you can develop an amazing kind of understanding about it, but that doesn’t necessarily go anywhere, when you can just have the natural flow, if you just surrender to that.

That’s why Lewin is saying that there’s only three things going on: there’s prayer, there’s meditation, and then there is the dhikr, the attention to the name of God, an energized charged condition. And it’s charged by something that’s sourcing from the absolute, or sourcing from the innerness of innerness. In other words, it’s not just a human being anymore.

In other words it’s like, it’s a common misconception, and was kind of thrown out there initially by Lewin, that a teacher is a person just one step further on the path. The path is endless. You just have to flow. You have to let go.

And Lewin is no longer looking at himself as just a mere teacher. He’s actually referring to himself as the guru, and a guru is a very significant term. To be a guru you can’t have the personal intertwinements that could throw something haywire, or off. You have to bring in the full transmission.

And so I’m looking and realizing that, yes, it can be kind of interesting to try to understand why it is that things get pulled and tugged this way, and that way, and there are people here who are overwhelmed by kundalini energy and such, but that’s part of the process, that’s part of the tugging, that’s part of the download that’s happening, and they will sort that out.

There is a greater design towards sorting it out. One can take and look at trying to understand that, just like you can try to look to understand all of the energetic points that lie in between two parallel lines, two Ley lines of life. You can look to try to understand that, but the understanding of that, by going from this, to this, to that, to that, as opposed to holding one’s self in a wholeness, taking each one on as a wholeness, as a greater overallness – and you can do that with the dhikr. You can hold that overallness by a certain quality that you can touch that with, with the dhikr.

But if you lose that vibration, then you can still try to needle along, but you’re going one at a time, two at a time, and you’re messing around in which you are actually tearing yourself up if you attempt to do that – and you’re making this whole thing complicated.

Because what that image is also about is a means of being able to delve in. You have this in-between, and this vacuous space in-between is something you could delve into like water. You can go to the depths of something there, but you’re not going to go to the depths trying to figure it out.

Like the gal I was talking to the other day, wonderful, wonderful person, but is trying to understand the meaning of what it is that she senses in order to find a sense of peacefulness for herself – and you never can find that peacefulness. That kundalini energy that you have will sort itself out, if you surrender. You have to surrender to a naturalness; a naturalness that flows within.

Your human condition works when it works in that capacity. It doesn’t work when it is constantly having to follow a path, or to try to be in a particular way, or to have a grasp of something in a particular light of understanding. Those lights of understanding get in the way of the heart.

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