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212esIt seems clear that things are speeding up: what used to take decades to happen, now can unfold within months. So, is it wise to put our faith and trust in a target that is constantly shifting, as the outer world does? It would seem to be a safer strategy to put our faith and belief in universal things, those things that remain constant over the billions of years. And that is just what religions and paths seek to offer us: ways to reconnect to the universal energies, and truths about them, that will be the safety and fulfillment of our ongoing journey.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in this dream, a person is trying to take away a kind of a precocious kitten that’s on a table. And, what I’m doing is, I’m taking a hand and I keep hitting the kitten’s head down as if I can change its gaze; its focus, and its attention, but it seems to be in some sort of strange trance.

So the idea is you take the kitten away, because the kitten isn’t acting like a kitten needs to be. He seems to be stuck on something. Then, suddenly, I realize that the kitten is paying attention to a weasel that I hadn’t noticed right away. The weasel is sneaking up on a salami I am holding.

So, as I move away from the table, the weasel follows. The weasel does not want to give up on the salami he was fixated upon. I try to push the weasel, who is following me, away, which causes the weasel to respond by biting me. I don’t think of a weasel as biting me, you know. I am so surprised by how forward the weasel is, in its adamant fixation over the salami, that it would bite me for having gotten in the way, that I wake up.

As I settle back, pondering the meaning of this, in terms of what is changing and unfolding, I suddenly see a flash image of something so much more that it’s almost mind boggling because it’s such a shift, and such a change. In other words, I see sugar prices suddenly increase by over 40% in one day. In other words, things are speeded up, and it’s easy to conclude that there’s a haywire-ism, in terms of the reflections of things, because one has gotten lost in a fixation.

The meaning is, is that which was bottled up, energetically, has suddenly shifted. To begin with, before making itself present, there was a sneaky, slinking, stalking kind of energetic; in other words, not really in a quietness. In this particular case I have the kitten, and the kitten is not acting right. And then I come to find out that what I hadn’t been paying attention to, that is also happening, is you have this weasel. I’m not able to relate to the kitten or the weasel simultaneously because they’re intertwined.

The kitten is the usual reflection, the weasel is the new inflection, and my attention is missing this because I’m fixated on the kitten that’s not acting right. So the dream is suggesting that I am paying attention to a reflective distraction, and not noticing that change is afoot, in that it has  kind of has snuck up on me or, in other words, there’s the reflection, and then there’s inflections to the reflection. There’s the outer reflection, and then I can realize that there’s an even deeper inflection.

Now I suppose if I wanted to critique that deeper inflection, I can critique it by saying that it is a type of vibration yet. And so it’s as if the stillness is not being the stillness, and I’m seeing it within that there is that going on.

Well, really, what’s going on is that there is an inflection that is deeper, coming from a deeper stillness, that is affecting the reflections that are of a lesser stillness, or a greater density or vibratoriness.

And so, I suppose that, if you’re looking around and you’re seeing things acting up and whatnot, and you’re reacting as if the outer is the end all, be all to things, even though you should know that the inner comes into the outer, and that you also should know that God doesn’t self-destruct, that that which is the universe, or however you want to describe it, goes on and on and on and on and on. So then this idea that there’s something haywire… are these just games that we have to play in terms of getting closer and closer to the ultimate stillness?

Because to be reactive or shocked is to not let go to the inner stillness. To say there is something amiss with the inner stillness, because the vibration that’s coming out which reflect into manifestation, and to conclude that they’re disconcerting, in other words, that things are being torn to pieces as a result, is not letting go to an even deeper stillness within. Because what’s the worse that can happen?

I mean it used to be, on the Sufi path, you would say that to the individual. What’s the worse thing that can happen? Well, what is there that you could lose? Like in a shipwreck you can even lose your life – so that’s the worse thing that can happen.

Well, does that mean that everything goes kaphlooey? The suggestion is is that you have to be willing to lose all of it. Well, why would manifestation have to be any different? Why wouldn’t we have to lose all of our concepts about manifestation in order to catch up with a deeper stillness?

So the questions that come up is, am I missing out on an even deeper stillness within, the need at this time being this deeper stillness, in order to offset the intensifying inflections affecting the usual reflections? And, if so, is the deeper stillness calling for a greater letting go which would be needed to absorb the changes that are afoot vibrationally?

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treerWe know how it can be when we are trying to get something done: suddenly the phone will ring, or an email will make a request, or a friend will stop by and, before we know it, we forget what we set out to accomplish. Now magnify this concept in terms of our journey: everything about outer life – work, job, family, friends, money – can serve to distract us from what we are really trying to do.  But as has been noted, our journey is within us, so the work of it is maintaining the focus of that journey while we take care of everything else that arises. And that is an excellent struggle because it enables us to find an elevated view about everything we do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, I have that thing again where it feels like when you came to bed whatever dream I was going over kind of got jolted out, but then I did have somewhat of another dream afterwards.

It was hard for me to pull out the details of the dream last night because they were a bit chaotic, and they were tied up with the fact that I realized I have to go to the Apple Store today and get a thumb drive to load some things on.

So, in the dream, it felt like I had that in the back of my mind and I was going to have to get to a store, and get one of the thumb drives to put the material on. And it was important to me, but it didn’t seem real important to anybody else.

And when I go to the first store I can’t find what I want. Because I seem to be in a strange town, I go to a friend’s house and she works there, so I go see her both at her house and at work. But she has this preoccupation with her cats, and this one particular kitten, and she’s never cut the claws on the kitten so if you try to play with it, it scratches you really badly. I’m not really fond of cats anyway, and I feel like because of her preoccupation with this kitten, and her unwillingness to kid of limit it, that it makes it hard for me to work with her to stay on point with my task.

So I kind of decide to strike out on my own a little, and I’ll ask people for directions to the store where they said the thumb drive was at and, just about the time I’m going to cross the street and go to that store, somebody tells me, no, the really good ones are at this other store that’s a little bit more on my side of the street, but further down.

So then I trek off to find it, but at least I know where the other one is now. I know there were more details in my dream last night, but it just felt like it was more frustrating and I was just trying to stay on point for what I needed to get.

John: Well, your dream will make sense in relationship to my last sleep dream because, even though that sleep dream is doofus, I can take the same doofus slant and put it into your dream. And the doofus slant goes something like this: going to get the thumb drive and that thing that’s needed, in order to retain something that is important, is being affected by the conditions of things that you have to go through in the outer.

And the things that you have to go through in the outer take a toll on you because there isn’t the awareness, and the subtle clarity, or understanding, and so it can affect, or confuse, or hurt the process – or at least slow it down – so that it becomes harder and harder for you to recall, or maintain, the momentum of going out and getting the prime objective – something that is designed to maintain, and protect, an importance becomes harder and harder for you to stay on point.

In fact, you could get into trying to figure out how to contend with that which is off a bit, as opposed to just going out and getting, and holding onto, and retaining a vibratory quality that’s on point. You can go astray, and it’s going to be a blur of something in between, where you will have come down in a way in which you lost a certain purity of focus and attention, and you wont be able to effectuate the change, or maintain, or sustain that which you were trying to maintain or sustain.

If you try to contend with something that’s no longer cognizant, and hasn’t a shred of cognizance, in terms of what is, on a subtle level, real. In other words, this is a cat that is so haywire that when it comes to sustaining and maintaining something of a focus, or pure line of prime directive attentiveness, it can get blurred.

So the deeper level of this is, if the cat had a certain proper level of we’ll call it longing, in other words, using this in an interpretive sense now, of a certain type of longing which it wasn’t imbedding its claws in some sort of peculiarized way, in other words, where it could see beyond the peculiarized ways of its nature, and to something more that needed to be there, in other words, where it could catch an inflection of a hint of the fact that there’s this part that needs to have the thumb drive, the thumb drive being an overall presence in things, that sweeps over and through things, and maintains the order; the container for it all. And, without that, everything is a delirium.

If the cat has gotten to the point where it is gobbling everything up for its own attention, for its own edification, and has let go of this other for some reason, it has gone poof, then things have lost the catalyst that’s needed for there to be a natural transition and change. And, of course, how do you get the memo? Well, you would get the memo by way of what doesn’t continue to happen, which is the focus and intent to be unwavering in regards to having to have the thumb drive that is necessary for maintaining and retaining what is important.

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234gesWe all know the feeling of being in chaos in our lives, and we all have baggage from the arc of our experiences. What happens to them? And why does time heal our profound hurts? At one level, it is because we have processed the intensity of that energy through our systems so that it no longer has a hold on us. And that healing always comes from within. In this dream we can see the mechanic of it, where the dreamer finds herself in chaos, and literally engulfed in luggage. Yet she is able to find the part of herself that can absorb and process the heaviness out. We all have that in us, but sometimes it can be difficult to let go and allow the process to work. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Carol: The third one is really short, and it seemed like the whole dream was very confused, like just kind of jumbled up in a way. So I was staying in a hotel, with my sister again, and a friend of hers. And my sister’s friend’s relative just died, so we were in this hotel and I think it was a resort place.

We had like tons of luggage. We took over the whole hotel room with luggage, and like our clothes were everywhere, and it was kind of chaotic. And then, at some point, I go off to adopt a cat because I found this cat, and this was so beautiful. It had pink eyes, almost like pink diamonds. It was very unworldly again, a very unworldly color, and very shiny, and very much like a gemstone; less like an eye than a gemstone.

John: So let me try this out. So the pinkness in the eyes with the quality of this cat, this cat had the ability to absorb something. And the general aspect of the dream is a weightiness with luggage and something has died.

Does the dream have a quality of a little bit of grief, to which the cat has an ability to, in its way of throwing something out, but then also in its way of having the quality of something in its eyes able to absorb, heal by an absorbing?

Carol: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely.

John: Is that the vibration?

Carol: That’s it, yes.

John: Wow. See, that’s like a progression, isn’t it? You could see how that progressed from the first dream. That’s a tool.

That quality in its highest manifestation, meaning, like I guess however you’d say it, in terms of it being in the outer, where the eyes can be like that and, at the same time, it is an aspect of precociousness carried to a higher degree of a freedom aloofness – but not an aloofness that goes into a transcendence that doesn’t do anything for life – but it’s in life, but not necessarily touched or affected by it.

In other words, you can kick a dog and whatnot and its loyalty will always be there, but with a cat you know it’s going to hold, it’s not going to demean itself. And yet, at the same time, it rises above the demeaning aspect of energy in life, forgives in a way, so that it can absorb. And so with the light, that light, with the color of the eyes it takes something in.

Now the highest expression of that, it is said, that a teacher who can see and can touch, on a level of the soul, with that kind of quality, sends something straight to God. Now that’s a funny way of saying it, but that’s how it’s said.

And so, let me make up a manufactured image of this happening in kind of its… we’ll call it a trite way. Let’s say you’re going about and you’re profoundly touched by something, someone does something that really touches the heart. And so a certain quality comes to the eyes even when its deeply touched by that, and that communication seen as an effect that touches another, or another corresponds to that, creates a kind of interesting transporting or movement to somewhere very nice, and deep, and sweet and healing – on a consciousness level.

It’s that kind of cat, isn’t it? Wow. More information isn’t it? That’s a big marching order to catch up with something like that because most people always have some holdout aspect of themselves that shows, that’s part of their demeanor, that’s how they have to consider themselves in a separate capacity. But to have eyes like that puts you into the vacuum of a wholeness. That’s like transported to God, and can, if really, fully developed, transport in the environment that that can rest upon, and penetrate, can affect that in the same way.

It is said that just being in the atmosphere of a teacher creates interesting transformative effects. And the light of the soul is considered something that is seen in the eyes, that causes the connectivity to that, like a transporting.

In other words, if you were to take and substitute the word God in for soul it would be like that. That’s a very interesting thing because you actually do something like this invisibly. When you’re touched by things you’re just touched by things and, at the same time, you just being yourself don’t think anything of it. That has an effect that touches things around it. You just being how you are, you being like that softens heavy energy.

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