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Path-In-The-Forest

Claude Monet

What are saints, and prophets, or even saviors? They are people who have developed, spiritually, far beyond the average person, and they spend their time working in the realms of energy. They are guides, and teachers, but their role is to change things energetically – that’s why they don’t become leaders of countries or politicians, because that is work done in the realms of matter. But we are meant to see the example of the saint, prophet, or savior, and understand that such development is possible for us, too, and that we can also effect change in the energetic realms by focusing our intentions and actions on purposeful pursuits. To change something energetically is to make it available to anyone who can connect, now and into the future. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember one dream. It felt like I was trying to investigate something. And, in order to investigate it, I had to go visit this school for high school-aged kids. But one of the things I’m cautioned about is that it’s like the rules of the school are pretty rigid, like the girls either are separate, or, if there’s a boy around, they have to sit across the table from them.

But somebody’s gotten me this ticket so that I can sit in a seat where maybe there would be a boy that would sit across from me, or I could get access to talking to them, anyway, and get a better idea of what was happening. But the school feels kind of ominous.

I really just go into the cafeteria and I see I do have a ticket where I can sit across from someone, and I notice that sometimes there are places where maybe a girl can sit across from a boy, but it’s kind of like these very rigid rules for interacting.

And then one of the teachers takes me aside, and takes me to a back building in which there’s an old car, and one of the young men from the school emerges from the car – so maybe he can talk to me, and tell me something about what I’m investigating. But the whole thing feels a little ominous. I mean it’s kind of like all in shadows and everything.

And then I glance out of the corner of my eye and I see what looks almost like some kind of a prehistoric cat, not like a house cat, but like a wild cat, like a tiger or something, except the thing that’s kind of prehistoric about it is it looks like the backside is huge, and then it looks like the backside legs and things are kind of shorter than the front legs which are taller. And I can’t see it all, and I almost wonder if the boy has kind of morphed into this cat. And I think that’s when I wake up.

John: Before you started the dream I had kind of like a visionary inflection, wondering how it was going to be possible to try to describe this kind of evolution in life. What you’re doing… Well, I should describe the way this evolution is.

What you’re describing is not an evolutionary path that is keyed towards the saint, or even the master path, in that you are taking and going into conditions in the outer. You’re living those conditions in the outer. You’re going into the school of things in the outer – as they are – and you’re contending with that as it is.

In other words, you’re not following the path of purity. The path of purity is followed by the saint, and the path of purity is pointed to by the master, but there is another stream of evolution that runs counter to the path of the saint and the master in that it has a different responsibility – in terms of the consciousness of life.

It can even be said that this undermines the saint, in a certain way of looking at things, in that it doesn’t just completely let go. It mixes itself up in things in life. And where the saint is trying to cause a purification to happen, this dream of evolution seems to be burdened with having to experience what is taking place in the outer, blow by blow, instead of taking and purifying one’s self away from it.

It’s a type of indulgence. Now this is a type of indulgence that’s important to bringing something out into the open, that’s in a thought-by-thought way, that needs to be accentuated so that the potential purification process can work. But it doesn’t do the purification process, and, therefore, an approach like this tends to look like it’s running counter, yet it leads something forward, in terms of the times, by taking what is going on and drawing it out, holding onto it as it draws out – and it is awkward.

Now this is the path of the prophet. This is the prophet energy. The prophet energy comes in and isn’t the kind of energy that takes and approaches things in terms of attempting to create a complete letting-go purification. The prophet energy comes in and works with the thought-upon-thought of the collective, and does so in a way that causes it to kind of be accentuated. It’s kind of an awkward, painful, way to go about things, and you find the prophet kind of energy in the midst of the chaos of things. You tend to find the saint and the master as an energy that is absolving itself, pulling off to one side, creating an atmosphere for the letting go. So that’s what you’re describing.

It’s important to kind of know what you’re doing. If you think that you are indulgent in the idea that the path has to be one of purification, steady and straightforward purification, then you would reject the prophet quality inside of your makeup, inside of your being. That’s a different stream of evolution. That’s a different approach.

The saint generally tries to work with the stillness in a way in which it is completely let go, in which there is this total letting go. The prophet is aware that there is the stillness, but isn’t generally allowed to get out of life. And so, if you were looking at the nature of the prophet, the prophet’s role when it is like that generally only changes maybe when they’re in extreme old, old age, and then they’re allowed to check out, but otherwise they never really totally check out.

And it’s an interesting kind of schematic that serves its own role, and creates an interesting conundrum, when a person is trying to conceptualize what the unfoldment process is meant to look like. And the prophet energy has that sense, as well, and so would throw himself into doing things that would be absolutely completely ridiculous in the eyes of the saint energy, where he might go out and kill somebody, or even steal, do things that touched and evoked an energetic important, not necessarily in terms of how one was inclined to conceive it in terms of an angelic or saintly adab, but more inclined with what was needed in order to bring about into the collective, into life itself, another way of being able to awaken – even though that aspect of awakening, from the standpoint of looking at it from a saint, would be considered negative, would be considered maybe even demonic, or devilish.

The saint would be a type that, if you were looking at the naffs of things in the world, the saint would be a type that would know how to reflect a purity that caused that to be set aside, would be able to denote when something is vibrationally off, and add, by their presence, an inflection that touched it in a way that could cause it to inflect in a clearer, cleaner, more pure aspect, that being an aspect towards going home, towards letting go, towards the stillness.

The prophet is a little bit like an agitator. A good prophet will sit there and go through what is taking place by being part of it, not fighting it, not trying to purify it, letting it draw itself out, knowing that if the prophet does his role properly, in allowing something to draw itself out, it will become so obvious to everyone that the echo of a quality of letting go, the stillness with inside, will be something that a person will be able to catch up with. And, often times, that comes at the expense, almost the martyrdom expense, of that kind of energy.

So that’s kind of what you were dreaming.

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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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