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6wioWhat is a bias? Well, one way to think about it is that it is a partial view that we have settled upon as final. And, once we do, it is very difficult to re-open the discussion, or to add new information to whatever that bias is about. But what is important to remember is that everything we know is just a partial view – we don’t know the whole of anything. In that sense, we can see that there is always more information to be discovered, and, therefore, a possibility of greater understanding, if we continue to add new knowledge to whatever subject we are dealing in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: I’ll tell my sleep dreams first because the sleep dreams kind of correspond with this sort of thing. One is like an image of something more that hearkens to the innerness, and then the other is all action and all words. So I’ll start with the one that’s all verbal. One is an image, and one is all verbal.

The one that’s all verbal is this woman has called me up on the phone. She doesn’t believe in dreams, but I talk her into telling me some dreams that she had that night to try and show her that there is something more going on in the dreams that she considers just insignificant.

So the first dream she tells me has to do with a whole state of a closeness and relatability that she has with another person, that goes on and on and on and on and on. And the next dream she tells me is a dream in which she is criticizing, or critical of something. She is reacting. She’s very strict with something.

And so what do the two dreams mean? And she’s convinced, of course, they have no meaning. And I tell her that in the first dream she was overwhelmed by an inner vibration, that she is seeking to look at, that has to do with a soothingness. And then that soothingness is being contrasted in the second dream by that which is critical, and she’s having to reconcile those two. By reconciling those two, she creates an alignment for herself in terms of the inner vibrational essence that she needs to be more rounded with, and take in in a more complete way.

In other words, you don’t just go for the soothingness, you also have to be a realist and take in something that sees things, or appreciates the unfoldment that doesn’t necessarily go according to some sort of script, that also can be firm, and poignant, and probing in terms of its affect upon one.

And you have to align that and contrast that and, if you don’t do that, then each of those dreams is like a quality of amnesia. You dismiss it as having a meaningfulness, and therefore you do not reach, or go beyond, the external effect. You dismiss it, so you don’t relate or correlate yourself to that inner essence that’s waking up – and yet, in her dreams, the game was afoot. That was in motion.

And what’s behind all of that is that inner essence quality trying to come across in two distinct ways, the bringing of that through from behind a reflective world, the bringing of that through to a vibratory presence in her – and that’s soul.

So that was a dream… I’ve never had a dream where I had an all action of dreams told to me, that I then was required to interpret in order to prove a point that there is something behind all of that that is what is real and not what is being reflected.

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bddIf we look throughout history, protection often came in the form of hilltops, walls, or moats; it was the only way to ensure safety. And it is the main method we use in our personal lives as well: we stop things we fear at our borders and don’t let them in. But we live in different times now, and our ways should evolve. It is better to be open to all things, but have the inner development to sort them – and reject them if need be – on the fly, as we proceed. It is such a development that will keep us safe no matter what happens.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a headache, which kind of interfered with my dreaming last night. What I remember most about the dream is it felt like I was trying to get away, or help some other people get away also. And we ended up down at the convention center where we were yesterday.

But these four or five people had gone into a different area that supposedly was somewhat locked. And I wanted to get them out, but the only way I could think of getting them out is if I could rope them and pull them out. I remember that part.

And, other than that, I don’t remember the details as much as I feel like, in the dream, I was trying to get away and making different moves to get away. But I wanted to get them free, too. I just remember the impression more than the details.

John: Well, what you’re dreaming is, the first thing, the first part, in other words, whenever you’re confronted with something that is a bit overwhelming, or is going to take time to understand, or grasp, or catch up with, to absorb, the first reaction is kind of a defensive reaction.

Whenever you’re presented with something that, speaking of it just in a great, big, general sense, is something that you have to somehow or another take into account in terms of your overall perception. The challenge that you’re presented with, and it’s almost as if it’s always an over-the-top challenge, the challenge is to be able to put it into a stillness, to be at peace, or at rest with it.

Stillness is not a place that has a lot tangibility to it, because, with our senses and whatnot, we’re drawn out of that. Yet, whenever anything comes up that is affecting our perceptions in some way that causes us to have to ponder, or see, and look at where we’re at in relationship to the situation, our reaction, our tendency is to do something that has a defense mechanism orientation. And everything that takes and works outside of pure stillness is a defense mechanism reaction.

And that every dialogue, every discussion, everything that goes on has underneath that, latent underneath that, is a quality of separation – that is a defense-mechanism way of being. And rarely is there a situation in which there isn’t something like that that exists.

So, on this level of unfoldment, that’s what the buying and selling looks like now. It’s a reaction that has that as its modality.

So you were essentially dreaming of being in an orientation in which you were presented with the option of letting go of it completely, and being able to stay still with it, and not be affected by what was happening. Or, having to adopt a type of step-back position. And so, you were looking at, and it’s important to look at this stuff because it’s part of the path of looking at the degrees, and in the areas, in which one takes a step-back position.

In other words, this is another octave. See, most people’s understanding of stillness has to do with being able to be quiet and watching – as if they’re gathering more information, and holding a reserve. But there is another level of stillness in which you don’t even do that as a defense mechanism.

It’s a good spot to look at. It’s a good way to look at things. What is good about that is that enables you to accept everything. And when you accept something, then that leads to a stillness – because not being able to accept something, in some capacity or another, is a step back. It’s a type of defense mechanism.

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120tairsIt is fundamental to our lives, and to our growth, that we stay open and keep evolving all of our days. The universe follows the rule of grow or die; when something no longer is evolving, changing, or adapting to its world, it begins a decline toward its end. In everyday life we may complete many things and move on, but we ourselves should always feel unfinished, interested in new possibilities, and seek ways to learn and grow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then I have this dream, which is a little bit like you in your dream. In this dream, what is going on is like an R&D project, in other words, kind of a type of researching to figure something out, only in the dream the experiment is in trying to put together a menu that everyone likes.

In the dream, my role is that of kind of an advisor. In other words, I don’t do this, I’m just kind of like a type of advisor, in that I am concerned about the way the food is being prepared, but I’m not the one that’s preparing it.

So the final item, in other words the final food item, in other words the day is coming to a close of which there are many more days, and I know that there’s many more days, but the final item for the day, before it is ended, in which it will have to be continued in terms of the unfoldment process, involves a sandwich that is like a French dip, except that it’s more like a rib inside the bun – that has the bone in it. So I wake up saying, no au jus for the sandwich? I mean, because it’s a French dip kind of sandwich.

What has happened is this is a process which has unfolded up to a point where what was put together is out there. It’s out there, it’s all laying out there, but from an offshoot of the menu. Because I am kind of like the advisor, or the sampler, they hand me this thing to eat; but over off to the right, they have this other going on.

This is a reflection, but not the actual of what’s going on over on the far right. This is like a communication gap, but it’s a reflection of the reflection. That’s what I mean it’s an offshoot of the menu; an offshoot of the menu that they’re working with, is this sandwich for my review. The decision has already been made. In other words, they’ve got this over here, but, now of course, they’re offering this other as if they’ll get some sort of feedback, confirmation, opinion. But that decision has been made.

And so what is presented to me is, well, what would you call it? A type of offshoot or appetizer, or whatever, to see if I buy it. I’m not given all the information, in other words. I’m not given the full deal. And I could tell what they’re doing over there they’re hunkered down on that. And I’m still not satisfied. I’m still working on it. That’s good enough for today, maybe, but that’s just the beginning.

So my feeling in the dream is, it is a start, with more to go in what is presented as an outer project, to know, or realize. What they are assuming, I can’t accept. So, what is this? Why this interest? Why this interest to get to this in any in-depth way? What I am describing is the trait of getting to the bottom of what is going on in a scenario.

Why am I doing this? I seem to be a systems person needing to see an end result that is satisfying. The challenge expressed in this dream involves an inclusiveness that is relevant. For that to be, there is a sense of completeness that is needed – and I do not settle for abstractions of a process that is incomplete, even though there’s the sense that it is complete. No, it’s incomplete. To do so, is to accept a reflection of a reflection – meaning the main food, deemed okay, isn’t, when that which is reflected requires more work. I can tell from what is reflected that it requires more work, even though I barely have a sense of what the main food’s about.

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