Making a Claim

Exploration And DiscoveryThis dream beautifully illustrates the nature of a development journey. John is standing in the midst of an ocean (to start), as we are all born into the wholeness of the universe. And there is abundance that he can access (the fish), but he can’t just grab it. The universe and its higher connections are there, but not for the casual taking. Yet we can access all of it, when we are in the right alignment of space in our selves – energetically. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in this dream, I find myself standing in the ocean and then I suddenly think, I wonder if there are fish nearby? I mean there are waves going up and down and whatnot; you don’t see any fish, so it’s just a thought.

I no sooner than have the thought then it’s kind of like the tides coming in so I’m going to have to exercise on this thought pretty quickly to see what I make out of it. And I think I had the thought just before the tide started to come in, and just before the tide started to come in I had taken a kind of a makeshift thing that I somehow found that has a haphazard hook that’s not really capable of catching anything, but you throw it out there, it might be enough if there’s something out there – you could feel the fish hit it if there are any fish.

And when I do that I can feel that there’s something out there because I can feel the effect striking the pretend hook. It’s at that point in time that, just when I find something, now the tide’s coming in. And so I’m going to have to start backtracking in the waters, and does that mean that the fish will get swept in with the tide? I mean who knows?

So I take off what I have on as a bright colored jacket and, holding onto one end of it, I throw it out into the water seeing if this bright object will attract the fish. What I suddenly notice is that the fish seem to gather, and they seem to be hitting the jacket, and the thought even comes to my mind of jerking the jacket real quickly and any fish that are biting, or holding onto the jacket, at that moment can get flipped all the way to shore.

But I no more than ponder the idea, it’s as if the fish sense that there’s danger, too, because they pull back a little. And now, of course, I’m able to see a dark mass which are all of these fish, all kinds of them, so I just leave the jacket there because they’re somewhere within proximity of the jacket, and I cycle around, and I’m thinking that I can get around where this mass of fish are, reach down, there are so many of them, that I could just take my hands and just fling them up, and fling them up, and be knocking the fish to shore.

In other words, this is my idea of fishing because I don’t have a good fishing pole or anything. I’m not covered with the right accoutrements. But this idea doesn’t work out, either. But as I attempt to do this, I suddenly find, as if something shifted to change the image or illusion, that I’m dipping into a container with water in it and there are fish in there that I can touch, that I can reach.

But as I start to follow up on this idea of flipping them to shore, I suddenly realize I have no right to do this because this container with these fish in it, in other words no longer the big ocean, belongs to a woman. And in the matter of a split second I learn from this woman that the fish literally jumped into her container. And after I hear this, I also hear a voice from afar that says, “Let him have it,” which means let them have the fish or something. But when I hear that it could mean something else, too, I suppose. When I hear that it causes me to pause, draw back, and wake up.

So the meaning is I come to realize that the unseen consciousness is all around me. As I come to notice that, I tend to lose a more ambivalent composure and I instead realize – when I may not have realized it before – that I can draw the consciousness to me but, try as I might, I can’t indulge in it as I would like. My idea of doing or catching up with it doesn’t work. Yet in the right space, it literally jumps in to a feminine container of myself – but the masculine side can’t catch up with this. What I do to try and close the gap is overly presumptive and, thus, it doesn’t work that way, and I don’t have the permissive right to make that work like that.

When I suddenly realize what I am doing, I hear a voice that says “Let him have it,” so I stop. I have to stop, I’m almost in shock that something is watching, or seeing, or noticing or whatever, observant. And I didn’t realize that I was clutching at that which I have no right to claim.

The dream is portraying that I am in the midst of it all, you know of a consciousness and such, and that I am able to perceive it, in other words, look at it and notice that it’s there, but I’m unable to claim it. And, as shown in the first dream, when I don’t let go to the proper flow, and act out my own approach or ideas, I create repressed conditions that stifle the unfoldment. Isn’t that interesting?

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A Systematic Approach

160Just like a painting is made of thousands of brush strokes, each of us is made up of many parts that each have their own aspect and role. In a spiritual journey, part of the process of connecting to the universe is to get all our separate aspects into the alignment of the spiritual purpose itself. In that way, everything becomes supportive of the direction we are traveling. If we don’t get each part on board, we will run into resistance and find ourselves separate from the flow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In the next dream, I must go somewhere… Okay, so now that dream stands independent, and so you understand what that first step is. So then comes the next step where I must go somewhere during this time of year, which is a time when one tends to do their taxes, or has to report how it is, and what it is that they have done, to the taxman.

So I have rounded up the bits and pieces that are put together for the presentation, or the report, and those bits and pieces each carry a story in terms of an energetic unfoldment, or as a thought, or process, or aspect – the multiplicity. Just like you had the multiplicity trying to figure out how it was that all of these different quality singers came together as a whole. All of the parts are intertwined and when put together tell a story that is important.

So in the dream, before I leave I am carefully explaining that I am putting everything that has to do with the process of compiling my tax return off to one side so that it can be referred to for future reference. And there are parts of it that are already understood by the person who is going to be working with it.

And so where I have this pile that has to do with income from ranching a person who is exclusively of just this nature suddenly sees the similarity or something because he’s also in ranching and says, “So you’re part of a grazing district,” because he recognizes that I’m involved in ranching, I have cows or something, but they’re not necessarily mine. And because this is a big, big ranching country, he just assumes that it’s a huge districts that you become part of and you have rights in the district in addition to the small amount of land that you own and the rest of it is leased.

Well, I do not have the time to try and explain how it is that I am somewhat like this, because this is simply one aspect inside of me. I also have these farming income that comes from the strips, you know like in the first dream, and each strip has its own history and effects life in its own way. I have bundled these strips together, each with its own independent income stream and source connection of paperwork, but I’m doing it in groups of three, three strips at a time.

And there are other aspects of income, these are just the two that are correlated most directly to the land. And the person who is going to help me is already familiar with some of these bundles and the source revenue data they’re in, so that is why I have to put together the connective pieces to it all too so that it all kind of aligns from the parts back to the whole.

First of all you had the system for how something needs to unfold, in other words, you have to get in and on the path, or on the journey towards awakening, which is often times referred to as the journey towards God or something. That’s why in that journey I have gotten on the Tariqa or recognize that there is a system and a flow that one puts oneself into so that one doesn’t stay in an outer illusion one has.

One knows that there’s something more, and then as you come to know that there’s something more, you have to contend with the parts of yourself, and you can’t leave any part of yourself out, every part is important. So you have to compile all of the different aspects into a wholeness orientation, and you can’t leave until you have shown responsibility, that pulls all of this into alignment, so that everything is understood and answered – no matter what little questions there might be that could arise.

So as a deeper meaning just using the two dreams now, the first dream explains why each expression of a human being is dealt with the way it is. I am told and shown that this has to do with how we are designed. The various ways are dealt with as best corresponds to how we need to specifically awaken when at a particular point of unfolding consciousness.

In the second dream, it is shown that the various particularities of our nature must ultimately come together in the whole so that they unfold more naturally as unique nuances and mannerisms that aren’t just this way or that way, but are catered in their own way at the same time as a part of the whole.

I am shown that something gets lost if the unfoldment flow, being the various strips and such that reflect who and what we are, is not dealt with systematically. I am also shown that each aspect of my being is unique and has its own energetic history, much like the second part of the dream now.

What is important is how each energetic feature is part of the whole and must be approached for alignment to the whole and not as an isolated bifurcation or, in other words, portrayed like in the dream in terms of the distinction between ranching versus farming or other streams of energetic beingness.

This dream is to let me know that I should not beat up on myself when I go about my consciousness unfoldment. Every thought, manner, impression, and expression is an aliveness that needs to return to the overallness of the whole from the illusion of isolation, separation, etc., which is nothing more than a misdirected disassociation in which we suffer from our unconsciousness.

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Awakening Process

Figure emerges from lightMany people who are serious about their spiritual journey have chosen their specific path, which is different from being raised in it, or meeting it in some other way. The reason for the attraction to a specific path is because of the frequency that it resonates on; when we find one that resonates with who we are, our own frequency, we feel we have connected to our path. In this way, the world should be able to accommodate many different paths, and worry only whether the true essence of its ideas are being upheld by the people who teach it.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So what you’ve kind of described, although one had to work at it with the visionary aspect of the recognition push in terms of the dreaming, one had to look at the dream as having a language on that level. In my dream, they’re set out distinctly. Yours ran it all together.

In my dream each of these is set up distinctly and, in and of itself, you kind of are not quite grasping where we are going, or what’s taking place. They each seem to be significant in and of themselves, but they’re each a step: a one, two, three, and if you call that going through the door or whatever, a four. And each step builds to the next –  but I took each of those as distinct dreams.

In the first dream, there is some land that I own that is kind of confusing to me because, when I view it from above and I ponder it, it’s like a checkerboard. It has these distinct strips in which you have a black strip and then you have a stubble strip or something, or that’s not black anyway, and then another black strip, and so on.

And to begin with I don’t know what to make out of this and I’m thinking I need to rearrange or change that because this back and forth, or black and another color… Now, what I am perceiving, but don’t really catch on to this, is I’m seeing how you farm rotationally. In other words, you take and you summer fallow a strip, which means you leave it dormant; you plow the stubble of whatever had been planted there back into the ground, and you let that kind of decompose and enrich the soil, and you keep the weeds from growing and everything else, and you just keeps stirring it up and stirring it up.

And the soil gathers moisture this way because there’s nothing draining it. It tends to gather more moisture this way, just sitting fallow. And then next to it is a strip that you farm, that you plant, and you keep rotating it. One year that strip is in production, the next year it’s fallow. And in dry land farming this is the superior way of maximizing your property and getting the most out of it.

Well, in the dream this has to be explained to me because a neighbor comes over and notices that I’m starting to mess with the way something is and he says, “Hold on, I can explain this because I am identical.” In fact, if you were to roll this across, which means that he has the adjacent field, and if he was to just slide the adjacent field across over on top of me, it would line up. There would be the black strip and then the stubble, and the black strip and the stubble, almost as if they were mirror images of each other. He points it out, that this is like a mirror image carbon copy.

And then he says, “It has been shown that when you farm in this carbon copy way, the productivity is greater.” And this is his explanation for why it has this characteristic.

And the meaning is the dream is explaining why the process is designed the way that it is. To begin, with the reason why it may seem initially strange, or peculiar, or strangely unfamiliar is that I’m not familiar with the tradition of how something best unfolds – and it has to be explained to me. And I am told that it is done like this over and over because it has been shown after a lot of, and I call it Tariqa experience, that goes way back before I am able to recognize or realize, in other words it’s a process, that this is the quickest and most productive approach to being able to awaken a process.

I’m able to see this when I align to this approach. When I mess with it, I confuse myself. This is a dream that depicts the importance of a spiritual process in which there is a common supportive note that is played over and over again for those who are designed for this particular way.

I needed to understand why it is, in other words, as a deeper inference to this, this leads one to understand why it is that a teacher works with the students differently in terms of one path or another. I am shown that each tradition has a system that is most efficient and productive for those who are similarly situated.

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