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A Type of Food

Harrie)We see it everywhere in the natural world: a bee circling the field to find the flower it likes, the deer sniffing out its favorite grass, the hawk watching for movement in the meadow. The universe exchanges through the feeding process, and energies are no different. Energetic frequencies are attracted to like frequencies as a way of feeding and growing. Compassion, as an energetic quality, can come to be with a person whose actions and intentions signal that they could be a good source of food for the essence itself, and, in the exchange, both person and essence are fed and grow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a long dream that was like the same dream, and it felt like a continuation of the last two nights, almost, except the form it took this time was almost like I felt like I was running too much heat. And you were in bed, and I could roll over closer to you and the heat would increase, and then I was trying to increase the heat enough to remove something – but you could remove too much, take away too much. So I was trying to get it to the right point.

It was almost like you could see it almost like in sections, it would move like in sections, at least three of them. It was hard to actually get it to where it would only remove as much as you wanted, or it was removing something all the time, and there was some state in between I was trying to reach where it removed so much, but not too much, so it wasn’t too hot. It was almost like I kept doing it over and over, but it seemed like it was almost impossible not to just remove way too much.

John: There’s all kinds of ways in which there is kind of a stillness grace that is always trying to be there – if we can sit with, or be with, our need. This is actually a very deep subject that’s behind the principle of prayer, as a type of healing, and as a type of letting go to whatever causes us to be all jumpy, and throws us around, which can be a quickening in our outer nature instead of a letting go to more of a stillness.

And when one comes to understand that there is this letting go process that is behind what causes a healing connection to occur, or the recognition of being able to have an inner divine presence come to grips with our need, this is a very deep science and it’s one of the reasons why people might fast, for example, and at the same time you don’t want to carry your extreme nature, chanting, fasting, austerities, and such to such an extreme that you go beyond the point of a kind of true letting go, or true sincerity.

In other words, you could get into it as a means of controlled action, in which, then, that need, and the sincerity to the grace, is contaminated. The underlying principle behind all of this, the reason why this works where there is a need, and then there is a letting go, and that there is a way of going away from how we see ourselves that may even appear to be going into a weakening condition, the reason why there’s so much behind this is because, in a reflective outer condition, we are groping about, and yet in our groping about we can come to recognize that there is something more.

That we can maybe let go of the intensity we place upon the outer reflective, and come to glimpse that we have a need. And it’s as if the need is drawn back into the essence, or, you might say, it’s as if that’s like a type of food for the essence.

In other words, it’s like the reflective is astray. The need to come back into the essence, or, in other words, the food of that essence, of something as an essence, able to digest, or take in, and contend with, and service the need is what life is all about.

That’s why the idea that when a person has the sweats when they have a cold, or a fever, or whatever it is that that they have, and you take and you do the opposite condition inside of yourself where you strip yourself down, you are actually letting go. A person, when they’re really, really sick, however it is that they’re sick, if they are all jumpy and reactive then they are counterproductive to something right there able to service the need.

When you go to sleep at night, the reason why sleep is important is you let go, and in that letting go you are in a spatiality to where something can access your need – to where your need is there in the stillness.

And so, if you’re physically weary, if you’re spiritually, psychically, weary from the heat and burden of the day kind of thing, there is a way that you can let go and be in the stillness. I suppose one could call it come to grips with your soul, which is the essence of all there is, as opposed to the nature of your thought-upon-thought and mannerisms that exist in terms of this in-breath and out-breath, or combination of the in-breath and out-breath, always projecting some sort of modality that you take on as a bifurcation instead.

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Power Presence

mredtSometimes the doors of life open easily for us, other times we can’t open them no matter how hard we try. In many instances, it is because of our energetic state. And this is another reason why it is called spiritual “development,” because usually our energetic state seems completely random to us (though it never is), so we develop to become the master of our energetic state, consciously. Yes, the developed are known as masters, not of religion, but of themselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I remembered the end of my dream. It felt like I drove into this garage, I think with some of my friends, and went through a checkpoint which was run by the people that had been trying to capture me. And they let me through. And it looks like I’m getting away free, then.

And, after I’ve driven off a ways, the man who had started all this out by kind of falsely reporting me shows up, and he’s absolutely furious that I’ve gone through the checkpoint. But then, for some reason, I drive in this kind of square around the garage and park right where he can see me.

I think I’m going to have something to say to him about this whole process. I don’t run away. It’s like I park still in the garage somewhere where he can see me, kind of headed towards him in the car, because it’s like I want to say something. It’s like I drove around in a little square, or something.

John: Which is the right adab because it’s like there’s the statement, or there’s the situation, or the story, in which there’s a guy and he comes before a lion. And, of course, there’s something about the lion where he can’t take one more step. And it’s almost as if there is kind of like a third person in the scenario, observing this, that he’s reporting to, saying try as he might he can’t take one more step towards the lion.

And then he’s told that if he doesn’t get over that, the lion may think that he has an ill view of the lion – and will eat him. So, in other words, it’s like what you’re doing is, what this image is, this actually punches through the defense mechanism, to a certain degree, in that you adopt a type of freedom in a bodacious way.

Ordinarily, you would do what you would do, and go off to one side. But, in this particular case, you stand in clear visibility. To be able to stand in clear visibility requires the development, inside of one’s self, of a type of power presence. It’s on an inner level. It cuts through things. It’s what makes the difference.

And you might say that that is an outer dream, in relationship to an inner thing that I was trying to do to try to find what cuts through things, because I’m not looking for a one, two, and three answer. It doesn’t work that way. To try to come up with, or have some notion of, a one, two, and three answer would still be using the in-breath and the out-breath. I’m recognizing that to go beyond that, through that, and that’s the stillness, and to have the true stillness is to be in a spatiality whereby how it is that you’re able to function is untouched by the outer modality of one’s mind and senses. That’s what enables one to be where something isn’t seen, you know which is to see the light.

In other words, a Sufi doesn’t necessarily see the real light, but can somehow function there. That’s how that sort of thing is possible. What you did would normally have you, then, taking and going around a corner, but, instead, you were able to hold a space because in that space your presence exuded, and, therefore, you couldn’t be, on this inner level, distorted.

The whole principle of distortion, and the degree to which that exists in terms of the outerness of things, is really best represented by the Yin/Yang principle. And to be able to stand in the face of something like that, then, is to be kind of like the statement soldier between two worlds, but you’re really not that, either, because that still implies a demeanor, taking on a demeanor.

What you really saw, in terms of you being able to be out in the open, was not necessarily an adamancy. You could just do it. It could have been an adamancy, but you could just do it. It was removed of the defense mechanism.

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Against the Odds

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Morris Finkelstein

We are an ecology. Our body, soul, and spirit all live inside our energetic aura, which serves as a transmissive barrier to the external world. Yet, within our aura, we create the ecology, through our history, our current thoughts, intentions, and emotions, and an entire atmosphere of the energies we constantly create from the inside and process from the outside. This energetic ecology is an invitation to certain energies, and a barrier to other energies; just like a garden, what will be attracted to and grow in the ecology we have created and are creating? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So last night, in my dreaming, it’s the first time I never slept. I came to bed and never slept. I came in really late in the morning, and what brought me back was things suddenly went kaboom, just like there was a snap from someplace, a snap, and in the snap there was all kinds of lucid dialogue. And the final image that brought me back was I have a way of creating odds on something.

So I was creating odds on how something could unfold, in regards to a stillness, and the odds were against it. It was minus two. Not too bad odds, slightly against the possibility of it. You know, go down and you watch these UFC fights, it’s not unusual that when the odds are that close that it’s really kind of almost 50/50. So the degree of going into something, and then flickering out like that, was such that there wasn’t a whole lot to report.

It’s very interesting. It has me in a very bodacious mood to be like that because somehow or another I’m freed up, more freed up somehow. Just like what you were looking at was still looking at something, but then on the other side of that is a greater freeing up again. That’s the sensation of the effect.

All that I wrote about it was, in my meditation dream, I’m looking and looking for the stillness. At one point I am given some bad news about it, yet somehow just hang fire yet. In other words, I don’t just despair, and wake up, or come out of it, or go into thoughts or anything like that – and it’s because I know this is the only thing meaningful.

I shouldn’t say it’s the only thing meaningful; it’s the most meaningful thing, and so one hangs fire with it even though you’re not getting there. And then I am told that it isn’t supported sufficiently, meaning by the environment that I’m in, but I keep looking. And then, because I’m not taking no for an answer, the dialogue starts up and I wake up trying to grasp the lucid dream dialogue, but the last thing that is obvious, that I see, that causes me to just completely snap out, because what happens is the sensation just snaps, it speeds up, there’s the dialogue that’s there, and then there is the seeing of the minus two odds against this happening. And the odds are on the side of this not being possible, minus two, in other words.

If you were rating this thing for betting purposes, it’s kind of like being able to go inside to get a report. So this is what causes me to come back. You know, this is the succinct thing that causes me to shock open, come back. I’m surprised it’s 5 o’clock, just shocked. And then when I come back upon an inflection I realize, even though I went at it and went at it, and things had kind of like a stifling nature where one couldn’t get through and couldn’t get through, minus two isn’t too bad. That’s almost 50/50. So that’s all I dreamt.

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