Oneness of the Heart

Everything is on the move, are we on the move with it? What is it that makes us feel out of sync, or anxious, like we are late for something? Our systems have an internal sense of when we are at odds with the energies that are at play. For us that can turn up as a strange feeling of angst, or it can turn up as a dream where you are scrambling for the bus that is about to arrive. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So I kind of did this, too, but started off first doing it one way, and then switching to the opposite. 

So, the one way, the way that works, was in the meditation dream where I’m experiencing, first of all, I’m experiencing a pressure to be ready to go when my ride arrives. I’m scrambling to be ready because I sense that there is something that’s going to just flow. 

So in this scrambling to be ready, in which I will be able to then go the instant the bus arrives, I am seeking to put myself in a position to experience the common connectiveness that is everywhere. And in everyone else. 

If the bus were to arrive and I am not in this inner space – in regards to the relationship to everyone else – I will be in a discombobulated state of being. In other words, scrambled, not in sync. 

And I want to feel the same way as everyone else; in other words, be in the same motif. If everyone is feeling excited when the bus arrives, I can’t be sitting there feeling like I’m still scattered. So I don’t want to be the one out of touch with this common state of beingness, and of flow, so I am looking at what it takes. 

I’m identifying with the recognition that there is a flow, and that the flow is something that you can feel sweeping through you. And you can say, in terms of what is going on, that what I’m describing in this scenario is an example that has to do with us being naturally interconnected and intertwined. 

When this isn’t so, because the situation in which there is a threat is misaligned, we see our experiences of self and life have been discombobulated, and out of touch, and out of sync. And when we’re like that, we denote ourselves to be removed from a connectiveness that goes right into a common inner flow

And this common state, which is just nothing but a flow that leads, and is, in a oneness, this common state permeates our beingness, is a naturalness, which, when askew the heart suffers because it longs to be united with the one.

And the meaning is we embody a feeling capacity that permeates everywhere and everything with an interconnective heartfulness. Such a heartfulness is what facilitates the natural flow. Or, you might say, it’s what the natural flow vies for and is all about. The state of oneness is a heart that hears and feels the intertwined essence vibrating through us all the time.

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Aliveness Within

We consider artists to be those who can capture the essence of something and bring it into the physical world, whether through a new poem, song, painting, dance or any other medium. Yet spirituality tells us that we are all such artists, and the essence we are trying to capture and bring through into life is the energetic aliveness that surrounds us in everything we can connect with. In that way we can be fully with something, giving it expression, and also in service to what the essences are trying to emerge as in the outer. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, the theme of the dreaming was, like we mentioned, was that of having to work with the aspect of a flow being more predominant, in terms of what is going on, than what is reflective. And that you can bring this through the breath, with a rhythm, down into life. 

And the degree to which you can contend with a density, and take it on, is the degree to which you are able to work with this flow – and its more predominant naturalness. 

So, in the meditation dream, I start out reading a poem that has to do with there being a greater awareness. And this poem, because I’m in one spot and the poem is in another spot, and the poem is in front of me, I am having to immerse something from the essence of this poem that I am reading. In order to grasp this poem I have to be this poem in some kind of immersed, beingness, aliveness way in order to touch the hidden fabric of a flow. 

So to be immersed inextricably into the fabric of life, as this poem and image portrays, is a consciousness in which physical space isn’t predominant. You can play with it and work with it, and whatnot, but keep and hold to the spirituality. 

So, similarly speaking, I am finding myself standing before the physical denseness that I am unconscious towards – you’re unconscious towards it initially – and then you come to perceive what I am before that is a physical, dense black-and-white image, but there’s something behind that, within that, as a flow. And that is what is important. 

And, if you don’t realize that, then you get caught under kind of the spell of the magnetism, because when you do these practices and whatnot, you do increase the magnetism. And then that magnetism becomes a kind of quality of state. You can’t take that with you, what you can take with you is the stillness or quality of a flow that pulls down with it from the inner. And, when you do that, well the purpose of doing that is to recognize a greater hidden aliveness within.

Or, to say this another way, the initial black-and-white dense objectification is in the way of an inner aliveness that is all-pervasive, but doesn’t have to be that way. Initially, it’s more in the way, and then in the end, the flow is more there. And so the outer then becomes something that you play with to bring the flow through. You can use the physical then in terms of what you’re doing, as part of pulling that flow through. 

That’s what made Bruce Lee so good, they claim that Bruce Lee was not necessarily built of a certain physical condition so that you could say that it was a matter of strength and whatnot, yet he had a tremendous, tremendous strength because he had the strength of that flow. And it just didn’t make sense to people, that he could be like that, being the little guy that he was. So he could go up against a real strong guy and he could actually match up, hand on hand. And it was just amazing what he could do because he channeled that inner flow. 

And that’s what this dojo is about: learning to channel that inner flow. And you play with the physical, but, behind that, find the inner flow, that spiritual quality. So, similarly speaking, to experience a grogginess, so this is what happens as a precondition to this where you’re kind of in the outer and can be caught under the spell of that, or you can kind of experience this pervasive flow. Maybe it doesn’t naturally come through because of the density of things. 

And when something is really, really dense it’s easy to checkout from it almost in a protective way. So, to experience a grogginess as I go from the outer denseness of physical perception of the senses, which is where the senses are at, the outer grogginess that I oftentimes experience is a protection from the denseness because I haven’t learned how to take the flow through it, so that I don’t damage the flow, or my heart doesn’t get mired in a way so that I go backwards until I caught up with how that flow can come through. 

That’s why sleep in movies and bad shows and stuff like that, I go into this grogginess that I can’t control because, from the outer denseness of physical perception an inner immersed beingness is in an understandable shift. It’s trying to shift, it’s trying to come in. 

So, what is going on is I am in sync with a flow, that’s what the dreaming is about, is to be in sync with a flow that goes through the objectivized outer to an intertwined overallness. This is possible when a subtle inner hiddenness is experienced as all-pervasive in its flow, and the feeling of all-pervasiveness permeates the consciousness. That’s the meditation dream.

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Vibrational Knowing

WavyEvery so often we experience a moment where we haven’t done something yet, but we can still see the outcome – as if it is a foregone conclusion. This is the sense of being in the flow. When it happens to us we may not know why, or how, it happened, but it feels like something else was in charge and we were just following along. On our spiritual journey, this is the type of flow that we can experience and align ourselves with, so that we are not fighting the unfolding of events, but rather riding along with them as they unfold. When we become conscious of this, we can begin to be with this flow more and more often. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In the meditation dream I am looking, from within, at an awareness that does not exist from the perspective of the outer. The reason it is like this is because, as I become more conscious, the barrier between inner and outer becomes less and less. It becomes less and less. I’m aware of it, but I haven’t pulled it into the outer. Yet I’m aware that it is affecting the outer, which is a big step. It’s more than just saying the inner and the outer come together. It’s a big step; I’m actually having a sense of the effect.

So, in my dream, I’m looking at a time when I will catch up with the deeper inner knowingness that exists in my deep sleep. The sense I have, of something to come, is from this inner plane that is outside of a kind of time and space orientation that is what you deal with in the outer.

So what is interesting, in my dream, is I found that I know about what is going on now, that somehow deep inside I know what is going on now, but when I see it from deep inside I’m not appalled. But when I see it in the outer, I might be. So I am able to accept what I see, and be okay when I open my eyes, because the inner and outer make sense in terms of what I perceive as unfolding.

What I’m saying is, I had a dream in which I took in an inner unfoldment awareness that, to some greater and greater degree, makes sense for me when I open my eyes. In other words, the degree to which I’m catching up with this innerness. I saw myself at a point, from an inner awareness coming into the outer, that I could work with the innerness.

I’m able to do this because I know what is to be, on a vibrational level, and thus go into such a vibration with a greater and greater inner into outer ease. Or, in other words, I should say bring the vibration from the inner into the outer. Basically they’re one and the same because everything is vibration, even though it appears dense as a time and space kind of appearance or mannerism.

So this is becoming a knowingness that is attuned to a play within, as if I am in a football game and am able to design the last play to accommodate the vibration. In other words, that image was, it’s like the end of the game. Everything is kind of hopeless. You have one play, just like if you’re watching a football game and the ball’s kicked off, and there’s six seconds left, and the game’s basically over; what can you do in six seconds when you catch the ball? And what you can do is you don’t try to run it back, you save the six seconds, and you have one play. And so you have one play and you’ve got to go the length of the field.

How do you go the length of the field? You have to have a certain vibration, that you can get into, that can will it to be – that can just make that happen. And so I’m looking and seeing how that vibration can be.

I’m designing and sensing the vibration that can make all of that Hail-Maryism possible. Isn’t that interesting? That’s what actually separates a good player from… you have two good players, but that’s the intangible. They can be equally good, but some can just will something in.

So anyway that’s what this image is: how you do this. Or, to put it another way, from a vibrational knowingness of the within, I am able to accommodate how I am in the outer from there to here, or however you’d say that.

So I’m not sure if the meaning makes much sense because I was in such a groggy space with this meditation dream. The inner and the outer are vibrationally intertwined, and I am able to see how this is, and let the unfoldment flow. When I am reactive, and distraught, it’s because I am not in conjunction with the unfoldment.

What I am finding to be interesting is the flow may be better accommodated, timing wise, if I access the inner into outer, and adjust accordingly. I may sense it, but can I do it?Or am I always to some degree on the fritz? If a violation of the process exists, my heart will suffer because I am not functioning in conjunction to the unfoldment process of the whole.

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