Posts Tagged ‘awakening to yourself’

portal-of-lightIt’s easy to look at the boundaries of our skin and think we end there. And, of course, physically we do. But what about the boundary of the universe? Energetically, that is our only limit. And that puts human beings in the middle of a grand unfolding, in which what we do, what we think, and what we connect to energetically in our lives matters. It makes a difference, just as one bad cell can become a disease. That’s why all religions and spiritual pursuits ultimately point to a person choosing the higher purposes of life, because otherwise we become a diseased cell within the higher system (and all healthy systems in the universe seek to rid themselves of disease). (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So before I went into meditation, the seed thought for the night was established through the following statement, this comes from David Spangler, and this following seed thought is added and then we have to see what is revealed in relationship to this seed thought.

And the seed thought is: “When we speak of our incarnations as journeys away from God and spirit, when we think of life as a kind of exile from our real home, when we think of ourselves as divided into souls and personalities, when we think of the physical world as simply an illusion from which we must awaken, we may well be speaking and thinking in a language of separation rather than connection and wholeness-making.”

So that’s the seed thought. So what arose out of that seed thought is a dream in which the energetic of what was taking place has a vibration and a note to it. And it’s also part of you. Everything that is affected is part of you, and you are able to denote that in a world in which there is only this, as David Spangler would say, connection and wholeness-making, for that to be truly so you have to quit keeping the subtle notion of time.

If you drop the subtle notion of time you can’t die. There’s only a soul awareness. It is always with you, which would be the same thing as saying that you’re able to recognize yourself to be all things, or different things, or parts of this, or parts of that, and you’re able to transcend the limitations of space.

But now let’s transcend the limitations of time. And when you do that, the physical body can die and you can have an awareness that still resides in the physical plane. But things have changed even further and, in terms of the veils that are kept based upon expansive and contractive, in other words, the expanse being the ethers, the cosmos, and the contractive being manifestation, when you remove that veil, in other words, everything being wholeness-making, that which is here you are able to live through and know, as if you are still in the conceptualizations that had prevailed of time and space.

Yes, there’s some vibratory truth to it, but it’s fairly well hidden. In the future, where consciousness is going, those veils are being thrown away. The two are intertwined.

When you’re talking soul level, you’re actually talking not just others, but you’re talking in the physical as well. And when you’re talking soul level, you’re talking about effectuating something that transcends in, and over, and upon manifestation.

And a human being is typically, because of the veils kind of confined in terms of what that effect can be. Generally it’s only a temporal effect that can extend during their lifetime, during the magnetic energetic of a world bounded by a here and now, or the physical of time and space, but in the future, as you hone the closeness to the soul level, you will find that there is no time and space.

So what you connect with and catch up with in the physical now, that goes beyond the veils of perception that keep things separated, based upon time and space, once you are able to get beyond that, that’s why it’s important for the energy not to go into the heart, the life force has to go into the soul, and when it goes into the soul it goes out into all of the essence of everything that ever existed because that is you. When it does that, then the veils of time and space drop.

Well in the future, in where we’re going, there’s not going to be the redo overs, you know, where you come back and you have the veils that exist from a prior reincarnation. The word reincarnation again is playing with things in a duality. It’s keeping things in a double, instead of just the wholeness-making, a wholeness-making that is complete.

So where this is going is that ultimately you may drop the physical body, but you’re still going to be in both places – or you will have a soul that will know itself in its overall – and you will have a consciousness of oneness emerging in the world. So it’ll be like the physical can drop away, but not really, in terms of the aspects of a physical are still in cohesion in terms of the senses. But the sense is at a different, subtle level. Do you see what I’m trying to say?

Everything’s going to be there, all in one fell swoop. That is a very radical thought, isn’t it? Who can accept that thought? But that was what came out of this seed thing that I took and made a copy of: “Yet when we speak of our incarnations as journeys away from God and spirit…”, in other words, acting like there’s something on high, the heavens, and then there’s the manifestation.

“When we think of life as a kind of exile from our real home…”, okay, that’s again a this and a that. “When we think of ourselves as divided into souls and personalities…”, again a this and a that, a soul being something more and a personality being our dharma or something. “When we think of the physical world as simply an illusion from which we must awaken…”, in other words, like it’s a bad joke, and when we get through the joke we come to know something else? Which means that the joke falls away because it never really is, it’s not anything. That’s a duality now. “We may well be speaking and thinking in the language of separation, rather than connection and wholeness-making.”

So this set the tone for the dreams.

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rubik-fig9In this dream imagery we have a wonderful example of how the unconscious uses things we know from everyday life to tell us a story. And in this story we have an effort to make coffee – to release something from its confined state. And we have cats and dogs with their different natures, and we have water and milk with their different natures. And each of these elements holds a certain energetic essence that we can understand and relate to, which is how all dream images are used in the effort of our higher systems to speak to us in ways that we already understand. In fact, each person dreams in their own vocabulary of references and meanings. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a dream in which I seem to be working in a somewhat confined, felt almost like underground, space, or at least a confined space with other people. It felt like there was an overseer somewhere.

It’s like we were assembling all the ingredients for something. It might have been something as simple as coffee, but we only had the dry ingredients. And there would be times when we would try to introduce a wet ingredient, but milk didn’t work. And if cats came around the whole process didn’t work at all.

But if dogs came around, it didn’t seem to make a difference. But mainly there were two things I was doing, one was I was trying to find a way we could assemble and introduce at some point a wet ingredient, and that was just not getting it right yet, although if you had a wet ingredient water was going to work better than milk at this point in time.

And the other thing that seemed to be going on is, on another level, I seemed to be searching for someone that I used to know. It was a woman that had actually been in a relationship with another woman I knew, and I could find the one woman, but I couldn’t locate what had happened to her friend.

So I was just struggling to try to get the whole process to work at all, once you introduced the final ingredients, or something, or how you could do that. And so it was like the two themes kind of got intertwined. But that was about all I could remember from it.

John: Well, what’s striking here is, cats didn’t work in the scenario because cats are precocious, and dogs are considered the friend. In other words, the dog takes and relates to what you want or need as your friend. It supports you. But cats are precocious; you have to win them over.

And water works better than milk. Water again is more general. Milk is more specific. Water is colorless. Has a more translucent, colorless quality to it. Milk has a distinction in which there’s an effect. Milk is often associated with a type of purity effect, but it’s a designed purity effect. Water doesn’t have any of that to it. It leaves everything as is. It’s more of an invisible overallness.

So you kind of have to figure out how those two uses of energy apply. A cat that is precocious is more raw energy than a dog that subordinates, and is your friend, and goes along with however it is that it’s trained to be. A cat, you can’t abuse a cat or it’ll go wild, more raw energy.

And milk, in relationship to water, milk I suppose can be a belief, or spiritual quality, when water leaves everything in its overallness. It doesn’t try to distinguish or anything. So water works better than milk, and dogs work better than cats.

And so this is all done in relationship to trying to jumpstart yourself, in other words, to try to heighten something, to speed something up. And so you’re not yet able to figure out how to make it fluid, so you’re settling with just trying to get the components together for something that can then take a step forward or be speeded up.

And, energetically, you’re looking at a conduciveness, so the conduciveness you’re looking at you’re not able to get it to flow. It’s almost like you know part of it, but you’re still sorting out the other part. In other words, in my opinion, I think you’re right that water works better than milk because water is neutral, and something that’s neutral doesn’t go off and perhaps go into any kind of tangential way, even if that tangential way leads to a greater purity or something, it leaves everything alone. It’s neutral.

And when it comes to speeding something up, you have to have a neutral approach or otherwise you’re going to disturb. You have to be very neutral in your nature or you’ll disturb, you’ll impose. But when it comes to cats and dogs, yes, you can be friendly, but you can also be precocious. If you’re friendly you can make yourself more acceptable and you can get closer to the situation, but do you limit yourself in some way by doing that?

And yet a cat can’t get necessarily closer to the situation unless it’s on its own terms. It is a raw energy that has to be pacified. That’s a tougher call because, in the short run, the friendly energy works better. It leads to more openness and helps facilitate the free flow. However, the cat energy is an interesting energy in that it is actually more contractive because it is pushing off, and yet when it is able to let go it has a more soothing, rather than obedient, effect upon things. It can have a more soothing effect. It purrs and everything. It gets into a nice lilt.

A dog always stays at a point of attention in a subservient way. A cat, when it’s in its raw energy state, is more precocious, and then when it chooses to intertwine it can let go and go into this interesting purring state that’s very, very soothing. So in the long run if you can work with the raw energy, the cat energy, you can accomplish more.

And so what you’re trying to do is you’re working with this in terms of the schematic of speeding something up – in order to see. So you’re using the comparison between a cat and a dog and water and milk. Now water’s more important to the overall, for coffee, and for releasing what’s necessary to be released, for purposes of something working as an aspect that speeds things up. And if you’re just doing this in a literal way, you can do it faster with dog energy, with friendly energy. But if you’re trying to do this to a greater depth, and you’re trying to have a greater depth with it you would need more of the cat energy, the raw energy that gets to a purring which reaches the soothing quality state.

So in the long run it’s better if this opens up before it seals, or becomes effectuated, in your nature. It’s better if you can open up to the cat energy in the process, along with the water. In the short run, for expediency purposes, the other works and the cat energy and the water can appear to oppose each other, initially. In the long run however this leads to something that’s a better end result.

Well, you’re not there with that better end result, and there is something about the friendliness of the dog that must bother you in some capacity because you’re not doing it. You’re still trying to figure out the best way of doing it. A cat energy is going to enjoy a dark area better than a dog energy. Yes, you would need the dog energy to try to get close enough, to create a friendly enough atmosphere, to figure out what the components needed to be to be put together.

But in terms of the actual release of the energy, of the qualities of something that speeded something up and can facilitate a greater seeing, the cat energy would then come into play. You would have to use both. So that means in terms of the water you’d have to actually use both, too, because the milk’s going to be important in the end, like a cream, to finish the coffee.

So you’re going to need water to begin with, you’re going to need dog energy to begin with, but then for the depth you’re going to need the cat and the milk. And in terms of the expediency of something, if you try to do it with just dog and water you can only go to a certain depth, to a certain point. To go to a greater depth you need to utilize the milk and the cat.

Some part of you knows that, or you wouldn’t have created that contrast to try to unfold. You created that contrast in order to better understand an intertwining – because everything is correlated, and when you live in a dense outer world you tend to look at this looking like that, and that looking like that, and you don’t necessarily see the correlations. And therefore you keep things distinct, and then as part of a process of an energetic release that is all pervasive in things, it has to be an energetic that’s composed out of everything in the environment. It can’t be an energetic that goes back and forth.

And, of course, there are qualities of things like the milk that gets ingested and turned into a product, a byproduct of all of that, which has healing capacities, nurturing capacities. In other words, you have to work with all of the components, some that are just generic like water, and then others that are refined like milk.

And a human being needs to find acceptance in order to function, which is a dog energy, but comes to realize that there is something so much more that can be found in a more soothing way, even though it may not look like it, when you work with the precociousness of a raw energy like a cat. So you’re sorting out animal energy, which is an interesting feature of the feminine nature.

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Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

When we examine what is happening in the universe, we can see that it is in a process of refinement. In other words, it keeps what works and either repurposes or refines the rest. And the universe does this without any judgment upon what isn’t working. Our development journey should be just such a process. It does us no good to condemn ourselves when we falter; we’re not meant to be perfect, only continually refining. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in the next dream I notice that what I conform to, that is in my environment, is not as awakened in all of its aspects as I am giving it credit to be. In other words, there are parts that are denser that you can identify with, and will hold you back, that cause you to take a step back.

And there are other parts that are more alert or, as I say, there are aspects that are quickened, and this is showing where I make a mistake about things. And so I assume that in an overall way there is a naturalness that is more inclusive than it is.

In other words, what makes a Sufi a Sufi is they have something that is awakened or accesses, in a rear doorway of themselves, that then puts them in touch with something that starts the process to waking up. But that doesn’t mean that they pass all of the tests, so to speak. That part may be coming into a focus, but other parts of themselves are still haywire.

And I notice that I am surrendered to a situation, in the overall that I am in, that assumes that because there are parts that are more complete that this is equally true in a general sense. This is a big misconception. In other words, it’s like if you like something then you kind of put up with the other that you don’t like. In the same way, you’re not necessarily attendive to that and you have to be attending to all parts of everything – in your surroundings, and in terms of yourself – to pull something into an attunement.

Because that part which accesses a higher quality part of yourself becomes the mirror to pull the other pieces back into a cadence. So I am realizing that everything around me is alive, but not necessarily in the general capacity that I am assuming, Because some aspects are more present doesn’t mean other aspects are okay.

So how am I to handle this? This is noticed in my dream when I hear you cough at night and this jostles me from some deeper depth that I’m at and I take that as a type of agitation, because a more inner focus space that I am drawn to has been affected by this imbalance in the outer.

So how do I resolve this? What this is doing is it’s showing a weakness, or imbalance, or like this good, better, best quality of me is haywire. So I notice in the particular idiosyncrasies there are in a more dormant condition, and dwell upon them, and this causes me to be more discriminating. When I am like that my focus and attention tends to waver as the environment around me kind of influences or affects that. The result is I am apt to be slowly drained as I take in the minutia that is still finding its space.

The correct way, and that’s the reason for a dream like this, is if I put my focus upon that which is peeking through, in other words it’s the divine part or something that peeks through, or backdoors, through everyone I come across. And I honor that with my heart because that is something that is real, the need which remains more remiss, in other words that means that their other parts have a need then to that part which is awakening, and so the need element or the part that you now note is off based upon the mirror of the part of yourself that’s awakening, you recognize something that’s remiss.

It’s compelled to awaken because it has a mirror upon which to work with. Otherwise it would just continue to run amuck. So if I were to look at the idiosyncrasies this leads to an undue emphasis to accentuate that which is not yet in alignment, which distracts from what is important; it actually helps create further traumas and self-consciousness and all of that.

Instead, because such an appearance tears threads and causes the evolving to short out, the result is a breaking down instead of a coming together. What the dream is trying to show me is the importance of accentuating that which is most conscious and alive. The awareness of that as a presence transforms and aligns the other parts that are still remiss, or are in a weaker state of being.

Which reminds me of the statement: “everyone is tested.” And, of course, the main test that they pass is the backdoor test that makes them somehow or another workable in terms of an awakening. And they are okay in some ways, but not in others. And because they are okay and pass some of these mannerisms – in terms of an insight and a clarity – they are accepted because one can then work with that to cause the other to be supported and reinforced reflectively, to further the awakening and the aligning.

The parts that are okay are like a mirror to that which is remiss. And then of course the clearest mirror is the teacher. If one can lose one’s self into that essence like that “less than dust at its feet,” or just a total letting go of all of the other aspects of vibrations that aren’t that essence. And when you do that, then that is the brightest and clearest mirror that readily aligns and creates the letting go.

So this third dream, what wasn’t included in the first dream, and what wasn’t included in the second dream, was the recognition where you have to be kinder to yourself and everything around you to realize that you’re working with something that’s awakening, and you don’t take and deal with the dark energy of the aspects of yourself that you’re trying to shame, or whip into place: because you don’t shame or whip anything into place.

Everything recognizes what is real through a reflective mirroring which has to do with delving into the depths and bringing out and probing out that which is real. That which is real automatically tends to create the gravity, or the flow, or the magnetism, or the energetic, or the transitioning so that whatever is still flopping about in an estranged way finds its cadence in relationship to that, as if that note permeates through.

And it does. That’s why it’s like every part of one’s body is identical in terms of from cell to cell so to speak, and the fingerprints are the same and whatnot. It’s a matter of holding, and it’s a matter of supporting that which is awakening. And that which awakens, then, through a soft-handed approach and a graciousness, the other parts of yourself advance accordingly.

They don’t advance if pressure is put on them, if they’re held accountable in some way that doesn’t flip you back to the mirror. If you flip back to the mirror, it’s okay. But if instead you’re just put on the spot as if shaming, or making yourself consciousness works – it doesn’t work. That just throws you backwards.

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