Posts Tagged ‘awakening the spirit’

TanedSome ancient civilizations, before the rat race, knew that, energetically, hour by hour things were changing and shifting. What this meant is that they would be aware of these energetic shifts, and optimize what they did at any given moment, whether it was a time to be together or alone, a time to be more physical or more cerebral, a time to make decisions or to let things be. In other words, they lived in connection with what was energetically supported, and responded to the nudgings of the unseen. As we let go of our desire for forced, external outcomes, we can begin to be with the possibilities of the universal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Before I went to bed last night, I had been watching some episodes of The Good Wife on TV, and they want her to run for state’s attorney general in Chicago – but then there’s all these conflicts because she’s had a client who’s a criminal and stuff like that.

So it felt like I was dreaming about that, like I was her, and everybody was suddenly scrutinizing every single thing you did. And there’d be these things you’d weigh up on the right, and things you’d weigh up on the left. It went back and forth, and it just created this really restless feeling of what it felt like when you had everybody scrutinizing every single thing, and weighing it, and not even weighing it correctly, or seeing it correctly, and my having to try to sort that out and kind of take a stance somewhere, at some point, or else if you don’t you have everyone just tossing you around.

So it just created a very restless night.

John: Well, the theme of the dreaming had to do with a principle called awake. Actually, that’s a movie, and it’s basically the story of Yogananda. And so the principle, however, is the theme that you’re finding in your dream, is that “awake” is not where you take and you suddenly get to a point where you’re on top of everything that’s going on around you, so that you have a certain kind of hypertensiveness, and an accentuated consciousness, in that regard, with respect to the pros and cons of things.

Awake is a principle where you come to let go of everything, where deep down you know that what is happening around you is happening for reasons that are more than you can comprehend. And so it’s not the end all, be all, of the world when things happen, and, thus, you’re able to be in a surrendered state, and you’re able to let things go.

It doesn’t mean that you’re not aware, so to speak, of things going on. You just don’t go carrying it around on your sleeves in such a way so that you create a neurosis, in terms of your overall beingness. That’s what it means to die before you die, in yet another way of saying it, which means that you can go about in life, and things can be happening, and you’re not sitting there knee-jerking with an opinion about this, and an opinion about that, because you know that everything is working something out in terms of a karmic unfoldment.

That’s kind of what it was about there, was you were looking at yourself, noticing that to indulge in something perception-wise, or whatever, in the outer, will just simply throw you around – because it is based upon the idea that something else is better, or something else should be happening.

But in the outer as there’s an old expression, just like you die before you die is one expression, is kind of a Sufi expression, there is an expression in the Bible, too, in that it says, vanity of vanities, everything is vanity, meaning that everything that happens, no matter what it looks like, whatever the appearances are, it is all something that is working itself out into a state of letting go of an emptiness.

And, that for that to happen, you have to be able to be at ease with your environment, with the surroundings, knowing that that’s not the end all, be all, that there is something of a depth of a stillness of an innerness that is a greater, permeated, inner being – in terms of who you are.

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Jeane: After that first segment of a dream (see To Have and To Hold), I remember a few images from another dream. I’m not sure of the sequence, but in one part I’ve gone to a resort. It’s in the countryside, and to get a spa treatment you have to go outside to another building and down some steps.

There’s a deep green hot pool with women there, and that’s where the massage takes place – underwater. I dip once in the pool, after a couple had gotten a treatment, but I don’t want the full treatment because I don’t like the idea of the treatment being underwater.

That’s one part of it.

John: What you’re describing is an image that comes back into Creation because there’s something apparently that’s needed.

This inner process is like a swinging pendulum and the object is to be right over the top of something, but in a grounded way. If it swings up to where it gets too far off the ground, then as it comes back it doesn’t stop right on the ground, it swings further into the unconscious (the hot pool in the dream).

In other words, your earlier image showed you rising up off the ground among the structures, and now you’ve swung back from that elevation back down into your unconscious. The degree to which you traveled off the ground (gaining insight) becomes the degree to which you go back into a greater veiling (the unconscious). This is a process of testing to what degree you can be open and receptive to something in a greater aspect of the masculine, which is represented by your swings off the ground.

As you lift off the ground, you start to sense imbalances there – as opposed to a wholeness. Then the pendulum swings back, as a way to return to groundedness. You can visualize this pendulum as the out-breath of something coming down, which is masculine, and the in-breath as something coming back, creating a linkage (feminine).

When you’re on the up slope of the pendulum, you’re off the ground and feeling what the structures are like and you only go so far before you realize that you need to come back down. But you don’t come straight down into Creation.

The degree to which you struggled with something on the up slope, or didn’t accept it, you swing back past the original point and down into the unconscious. To the same degree that you go into the unconscious, you realize that you have erred in the other direction. You don’t like that, and you have to try to come back.

In other words, you have a similar reaction in the unconscious where you notice that things aren’t quite balanced and you want to come back to that one particular point.

The pool is green, right?

Jeane: Yes.

John: Which is Creation. I’ve never thought of it like that, but it’s true. That’s what happens and you go back and forth.

In the spiritual path you try to learn how to put something in perspective. You’re hearing something from the rootedness and the groundedness, and then you have subtle inner nuances that arise that swing you out, and you’re trying to let those go, or to relate to them and pull them back to the rootedness.

So, in having to contend with yourself, you find you now have to take in a bigger picture in terms of the inner levels. Thus the statement “As above, so below”: the deeper you’re able to go into yourself the more you’re able to break through the barriers, or the hiddenness, that lock you away or that keep you separate from a greater reality.

Now, the outer and the inner are supposed to come together in the human, so the first phase of development requires going into the depths of yourself. As you do this, you’re getting more energy. You’re redeeming yourself.

As you redeem yourself, you have some freedom which can start to swing up and take on more of the masculine that had previously been too much in your nature because you’d gone astray from your God connection. When this energy is astray, it loses its power, its recognition, and its place – you’re out of balance.

So as you start to face this part of yourself, you have more energy and freedom so you tend to indulge (which is a return to an ego-based separation from the whole). So you swing back to see if you can function more in the spirit energy.

When you awaken the spirit energy that lies within, and it becomes more visual to you, that is the more masculine energy. So, the degree to which you can go into this depth is the degree to which you can face your unconscious, and is the degree to which you can take on a certain element of the masculine that touches the world.

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Jeane: I woke up with this dream around 2am. I’m in a parking garage structure. It’s three or four levels of concrete. I’m near the top level and I’m talking to someone about the fact that someone is supposed to bring my cars up to where I am. I seem to have two cars.

The problem is the cars are invisible. I want the cars to do something so I can register them. It feels like even when I fall back asleep that I’m still dreaming about that parking lot and if the cars don’t register properly, it feels similar to how a will is probated. One has to make sure that the cars get registered.

That’s the best I can describe it.

John: You’re trying to catch up with an energy. If you can catch up with it, you can access something more – in a knowing way. It’s still at the point where it’s floating about in your psyche, but it hasn’t quite surfaced yet. It’s coming up. It’s rising more and more in your nature, yet it’s still out of reach.

So it’s still hidden, or still a part of your spirit energy that’s trapped in matter. However, the levels of it – the depth of it – have become more obvious to you, even though you can’t quite experience it or touch it in a way that makes it tangible in the outer, i.e., the cars don’t register. You can sense it and come near it as you sleep, but you can’t bring it through, as it needs to be brought through, from the depths into the outer.

It’s interesting that the level you’re at, the fifth level, indicates that some aspect of the intellect is helping it pop through. That’s very, very interesting because we work on… Hmmm.

See, there’s a lot of repressed energy that’s carried in the feminine nature that can come out when it’s touched by the thinking or intellect function. So this is the dream that’s showing you that you have the best access to it through something that tweaks it, in a ideation way. When it’s tweaked, it’s invisible; on the fifth level it needs the tweaking of the intellect to cause it to come through.

Interesting, being parked on the fifth level.

Jeane: I don’t think I said fifth. I think it’s three or four. You said fifth.

John: Yes, but it’s the fifth level. In other words, you didn’t get the information that you needed; if it doesn’t register, it doesn’t come through. If it doesn’t come through, you can’t fully connect with it. See, the Will comes down. The Divine Will is a masculine function.

The Divine Will (masculine) comes down and touches Creation (feminine) and finds the spirit energy trapped within matter. It awakens that and that’s what causes something new to register, as a knowing.

Now, the Will can come down and touch something in Creation in a number of different ways. If it’s done on the third level, it’s accessed through the inner dreaming. If it’s done on the fourth level, it’s done through the heart. If it’s done on the fifth level, it’s awakened or touched by the intellect. It comes down and creates a spark, which then creates a knowingness that connects with something latent inside of you – it causes that to pop open.

That’s how the Divine Will hits it and awakens something corresponding in Creation. That’s how it works on the fifth level.

So you have a huge movement inside you – that you have access to – that lies dormant. Your dreaming indicates that it lies very, very close, but it’s still invisible. The means to travel in it is invisible to you. To be able to have that kind of access and travel in that access, would be to Travel In God. To be looking at the means and the processes and the ways that give you glimpses of this, is to Travel Toward God.

In this scenario the access is still one of Traveling Toward God, but if it were to open up you would be traveling in a fuller radiance; you would be Traveling In God, which means then that the inflections of things would automatically be there, as opposed to still having to awaken them or to jar them open.

Then you would have the necessary power at your access, which would be like the second chakra. You would have the necessary dream work working, where the vibration energies are accessed through the innerness. You would have that cleared. You would have the heart guiding and directing it so that you’d be seeing more succinctly how it’s meant to be seen.

And you would have the process of intelligence at play, tweaking it too. That’s where the active imagination can come in – to the degree that it needs to come in – or the data, the info, the input, the impulses that come from an inflection that is also at the fifth level.

Now, there’s a sixth level in there too. Inflection could be like a spark light, a direct sight. In other words, if you keep going, these are the actions and levels that can take you out of the amnesia of this physical life, where you are really spirit energy trapped in matter looking for release, or activation.

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