The Right Breath

im442It is said that everything breathes, in its own way – even the universe itself. As humans, we can breathe on many levels. We can breathe on the level of our lower self, purely for oxygen, and we can breathe at the level of our higher self as a way to attune ourselves to the energies and cycles of the the whole of things. One is only in sync with the physical aspects of the planet, and the other can bring us into sync with the fullness of the breath of creation itself. One is limited in its possibilities, and the other is not. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The only other dream I remember, it’s like I was dreaming about the TV show “The Blacklist” with James Spader, and so it’s like his daughter and I are in one room and we want him to come, I don’t know whether it’s to help or whatever, but he’s in another room and he’s been tied up. He’s been captured and tied up, so he can’t come.

And it feels like anything else that happens in that dream has that same kind of energy, like we want something to be occurring but the person is not there, or they’re not available, or they’re bound up in some way.

John: Yeah, that’s adding more information to the situation, in that you have your identifications, and you sense your limitations. And, as you were telling that, I kept realizing one needs to say more about what that is in terms of the light; in other words, how is it that you breathe out light and then sweep that all back up again? How do you do that?

Well, this is done when you let go, and if, for example, you don’t have joy and you feel in pain by things, and you’re not able to touch life, you’re not able to be with the wholeness of things, in your out-breath you’re out-breath won’t be rejoicing. Your out-breath, as you’re breathing down, it won’t have an exhilaration quality to it.

This is what was behind teaching this, he was teaching this through a practice. He started off by going hah, hah, hah, and everybody laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing. And can you do that without it being forced? Can you actually literally let go to where everything is that kind of exhilaration, and joy, and exuding?

If you can, if you’re able to do that, that’s why laughter is so interesting because in the laughter is a letting go, and is something that propels, a true laughter, one that’s just a true belly laugh, propels into the outer a vibration of letting go. In other words, a laughter is a laughter because it takes and what it sees as a heaviness it is able to let go, and not let its mind get caught up in it. And it’s able to let go in a way so that the subtler aspects of the heart can see something, or are able to be subtle enough to see something so much more in terms of an overallness. And it has this tingle of laughter to it when it can do that.

You can’t laugh when you’re dead serious and you’re completely in your mind. There’s no laughter in that. You know, you can’t be distracted or anything because you’re all caught up then. But if you can just suddenly drop that, there is that laughter and that laughter effuses itself into the outer.

Now the reason why that heals things, laughter heals, is in that laughter there’s something kind of cosmic that happens in that the other person then breathes that in – and it relieves them. Do you see how big the breath is, the in-breath and the out-breath? They may start out as if they are individual lights, but they actually take in the wholeness of all that there is.

And so a person who is able to laugh and break the density, and the heaviness, of things, and it’s a genuine laugh, then it effuses into the atmosphere as another person in-breathes. It effuses into the atmosphere the breathing in of light. They breathe in a light and they can get it. They then are healed in a way in which they can let go of whatever the heaviness is that they had been carrying, only for a split second. I mean the laughter goes and then you’re back into breathing in the multiplicity of things that vie for attention, and you resort back to the fallback position of trying to grapple with that with your mind – and then your mind shuts off the heart.

That is why the training is generally a training towards working with the mind, to get the mind from grappling in its density. And then, when you do that, the process of doing that, the subtleness behind that, is the heart. You fall into the heart.

So that’s why you have all these breath practices, but nobody knows what they’re doing in the breath practice. Now the thing that is interesting is after the hah, hah, hah, then when he said okay, now without saying anything, feel that, inside yourself, as an out-breath. And you could feel that. You could feel yourself bringing down an expansive lightness, an auric light.

And then he said, okay, now breathe it back out, now breathe it in, and when you did that it’s exhilarating. And what you would find when you breathe like that is that you now are able to let go. That is what’s letting go, and what is it letting go of? It’s letting go of the mind, it’s stopping the mind.

And what are you experiencing? The essence of the soul, or the essence that is so subtle that it takes in the heart, and the heart takes in the world. Everything in the world is put in the heart. Only what is there in the world? There’s only this innerness which is this light.

In other words, the essence is this quality in which you bring something down which is everything, all that there is, in an out-breath. But if you don’t know that then how can you breathe it back in as light? And if you can do that, then there’s nothing ever going on. And then you go around able to have some experience, but you are having the experience with this quality of breath.

It’s the right breath. It’s the one breath. It’s the only breath. It’s the breath upon which everything is. It’s the one thing. You know, when Rumi makes his poems he talks about maybe there being 99 things that a person can do, and they can do all of those well. In other words, you can breathe down a certain momentous energy, and you can try to steer, and direct that in some sort of capacity, in a way that bicycles around in the myriad of things, maybe do 99 different things really, really well – but that’s not what you’re here to do.

What you’re here to do is to let go, to get into that breath, that quality, that condition that takes you to the emptiness. That’s what is meant behind those three words: Jalal, which is the masculine, which is the out-breath. Jamal, which is the feminine in-breath. Kamal is where you don’t need either one of them. They have come together as one, as a stillness, as an emptiness.

And to put that into words when that has happened, for there to be the emptiness or the stillness, that is because you’re only breathing light out, light in, inner coming into outer, and then that touches everything and gets swept right back up again. That’s how you’re supposed to breathe. You’re connected like that.

And so the key is to have all of it coming down, all of it going back, all of it coming down, all of it going back. And the out-breath and the in-breath come together as just a will of light, rolling in the light.

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A Reference Point

singularityThis dream brings up a truth that can be applied to many aspects of our lives, in the sense of how do we bring things from chaos into cohesion? One of the most powerful ways is to align to a unifying principle, whether we’re speaking of a project, a company, an individual life, a relationship, a country, or a species. Without such a reference point, every day a new importance can arise and create a huge detour from the original goal. With a unifying principle, decisions can be made against it so that every choice brings us closer and closer to our aims. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well my dream last night was somewhat odd. It’s like I lived in a society that must have had some kind of a breakdown, because it’s like when I left the main compound where everybody lived – and I was in a relationship with you there, but you looked kind of like Harrison Ford.

I had left there and it felt like when I went out into society, and I went into town, it almost felt like I got captured and people had become almost like vampires, because it felt like they would hunt in gangs, and tear people apart, and it was all bloody. And they kind of kept me captured to be part of that, so I was always looking for a way to escape.

Finally one day I locked some of them in a room and I managed to get out, and they were trying to come after me but I managed to get back to the original community. And in the original community, somehow the breakdown had been… it seems like you were in charge of the original community, and somehow the breakdown had been stopped and that was represented by everybody kind of had silver fingernails.

But things were a little tenuous, and I was looking at how things were done differently now. Instead of a regular banking system, or taxing system, we had some system where everyone was called upon to put a certain amount, it varied I think by person, into a central bank and they were in someway part of the bank then.

And then there were also ways that things were given away now and then, and there were celebrations in town. And I was going to one celebration, and it’s almost like a bunch of adolescent kids without any clothes were getting into some kind of a wrestling match and some of the boys had sent one other boy to do something that they told him the girls would like and, of course, it had the opposite effect, and they were all joking or teasing him and that was a little crude but it was also like in good fun.

And I’m also looking around at other things. It’s like I haven’t tried to get back together with you yet. It’s almost like people want to keep us a little separate because I’m not sure if they’re concerned about change or something, and I’ve gone back to the area where I live. They’re kind of like these whitewashed huts, and it was where I’d lived before, too, and some people come to me and I guess I had been a nurse.

We all seem to be wearing blue and white, and I still had some supplies from before the breakdown and so I sell somebody some supplies that I know how to administer. And someone’s asking me about that, and I’d say the supplies are limited and they do have a value. It’s not like I wouldn’t help somebody if they really needed it, but it’s something I’m able to do, and it makes them more valued in a way, too.

And then it feels like I go somewhere where I meet you. I notice people are a little nervous about our getting together again, but we’re just kind of walking together. I think that’s when the dream ends.

John: So your original image is almost like a type of cannibalization. And you’re trying to come back from this cannibalization and create a balance in which things could exist again. And your perception of that is that you have to come back to a wholeness in which there is something central from which everything derives. And you call that like a central banking system.

The masculine is an image that goes to something that brings things down through for the benefit of creation, so in that sense it’s an access point to an inner wholeness; you’re finding manifestation in and of itself is kind of vampirish. The way it’s going it’s tearing itself to shreds, and you’re just trying to go back to something that is before all of this started, and there you find they still show the remnants of something that may have been cannibalizing, but it’s now like silver fingernails. In other words, they’ve learned to hold it, or to be content with that.

But in terms of going all the way back like you did, you had to find something that could pull everything back into a wholeness. You had to find some common thread to focus around, and that was the one central bank. So it means that if everyone supports the whole, the whole is bigger than some of its parts, and that everyone contributed.

So, in a sense what you’re doing is you’re taking the existing condition, in terms of how life is, and you’re looking at a new way that it could be made workable – because what currently exists has a tendency to go off and cannibalize, or tear itself to shreds. And so in the new way that it needs to be, everyone needs to come together and contribute equally into something that has a centralized basis upon which it relies, or stems, and give up this whole way of clawing out to try to reach something that is exclusive to them.

In other words, that’s the wrong approach. Instead, the approach is to come together in terms of what serves the greater interest of everyone involved, and do so under a common thread. And, in doing so, you bring about a state in which not only can everything prosper, but more and more can be given because there isn’t the need to fend from something that’s doing and causing a pariah-like condition to predominate. Because when the pariah-like condition predominates, eventually everything gets torn to shreds. It’s an interesting resolution, isn’t it?

It makes one wonder if it’s possible that there could ever be such a thing, and can it work, or what would it take for that to work? In other words, you’re dreaming it as if it’s a solution for the outer, but as a solution for the inner it would be the going back, or coming back, to an essence that follows a reference focus that is in keeping with you and all of the parts of yourself are able to be at home in the outer.

And this is possible if you can awaken and open up to that quality that permeates through everything that exists in support of the whole, and you are able to take all parts of yourself, that normally fly this way and that way, and bring it into that same cohesion. And even though those parts of yourself have this tendency of wanting to go askew, that in letting go of that, in other words going into the depths of yourself to where you have taken this part that reaches and tears things apart and strikes out, you have withdrawn the fangs so to speak. You still have the claws, but you don’t go tangential with them as you hold onto a reference point inside of yourself that brings you back into a wholeness.

And when in a wholeness like that, and able to sustain and maintain yourself in this kind of cohesion, you are able to grow and prosper and continue to unfold in accordance with this as your connection, as your thread back to that which is all pervading from within.

So that’s a way of looking at it too, right? That’s probably the realistic way. To expect the outer to be able to change is not likely.

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Breaking Free

1ebaDoesn’t it always seem that we feel a bit trapped and frustrated before we make a big breakthrough? Perhaps that’s because we already have a sense of the new territory we want to move into, which makes us even more determined to get there, and that is when we reach inside ourselves for whatever is needed, that last piece of the puzzle, before we can proceed forward. Until then, we feel trapped by our own circumstances. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So last night’s dream it’s like I’m with a group of people, including my husband, and we get captured, and we’re captured and we’re kind of kept in some kind of a camp. And one of the people who’s high up with a group of people that captured us has an interest in me, so I’m kind of playing that a little, just staying a little out of reach, and playing on his interest to buy time because I have a feeling that usually they just kill you. So it’s like any kind of connection with my husband is kept a little hidden.

So, I’m trying to stay out of reach and play this along a little until I can maybe make an escape. And as the dream goes on, it suddenly feels like our group has grown. I don’t feel quite as much at risk of being assassinated. I’ve been gathering information and I’ve actually, through information I’ve gathered, been able to come up with a map so that a group of us, if not all of us, can escape from the camp.

And for some reason I’ve gone to what almost looks like an amusement park, but it’s actually for exercise, too, and there’s a contraption there that I get on that I feel like will help me exercise and it’s a really odd contraption. You like buckle yourself in and then it takes you really high in the air and maybe it flips you over, and it may either have you dive down on your side or dive down and come up the other side, and then it swings back. It’s very complex. But one of the motions, I don’t quite like diving down just looking straight down, I tend to turn on my side or something to cut it a bit – and somehow I kind of drop the map.

And there’s a woman I’ve never seen before that finds it, so I get down off the contraption and I go over and I take it back right away, but I realize she saw it. Not only that, I realize she looks like no one I’ve ever seen before, and so she makes me aware that there’s another group of people that have been captured at some point, that have a community somewhere on this world that I never knew about.

And I can tell they would like to escape, too, but our escape is planned for the next day so we don’t have time to find her and her community. I just know that she had a glimpse of the map before I hid it again. And I kind of regret that, but our plan is for us to escape the next day and by now we’ve got the responsibility to get the whole community out of there. So I wish I had time to stay and maybe map out where this new group lived so we could all escape, but there doesn’t seem to be that feature.

Well, the next day is the day we’re supposed to escape, so it’s almost like the people that normally monitor us are back in their own village more that day so that’s why we’re going to get into the woods and use our map and get away. Well, first we have to make a stop and it seems to be at the home of this Chinese master, or Oriental master of some kind. You can’t really tell him what you’re doing, but I think I just stopped briefly at his house before we go on to where we go next.

We’re still disguising our intent, but with a large group now, just when we should really be getting into whatever transportation we’re using, or getting hidden, suddenly the children have to go to the bathroom. I kind of even get annoyed with the mother and pushing her and saying you know, we just have to do this now and trying to hurry people along.

Then I go outside and I see that across the road where a fence is maybe there’s a graveyard or something, and some of the women from the enemy camp in a sense are out there for some reason that day and they may see us. So I’m trying to disguise this so they don’t see us, trying to get everybody loaded in some kind of a vehicle, but they’re all scattered out a bit.

And then I notice when I peek around the corner that they actually have some spies from the enemy camp up in trees, so if we don’t get anybody kind of hidden in the vehicles and stuff were kind of… this whole thing is beginning to look kind of impossible to get away.

John: You’re exploring the Moses side of your nature. It’s actually said that within a person’s psyche or synapses, or however you would describe it, that they carry the various levels of the prophet, so to speak. They carry Abraham, Adam, Moses, Christ, Mohammad, Buddha. You know, you carry all of this sort of stuff somehow or another in your nature as an expression of something that is part of your overall wholeness.

And in the Moses side of your nature, you’re looking for spaciousness. In other words, you’re feeling pinned in, or trapped, and that you have to break free – or as Moses would say, “Let my people go” or something. You have to break free. And in breaking free you have to deal with all of the issues that come up with spaciousness, in a spaciousness, in terms of establishing a spaciousness.

In other words, to start off with it keeps growing and growing and growing. What is the wholeness even because even issues and questions of a personified spaciousness and then there’s the complexity as you dwell upon what has to be done where you get overly indulgent in terms of the concern of this, and the concern of that, which then can start to collapse the spaciousness because there are guards, there are spies, there are this, there’s that.

So it’s an interesting way of looking at a side of yourself that is waking up, and just like in your previous dream there was the limitation of spaciousness in terms of being able to take on the power. In this dream you’re again able to feel the heebie-jeebies and the impingements of the vibration of things when they’re trapped in a lack of spaciousness, or feeling the whole characteristics of that.

Yeah, it’s like the Moses side of yourself was the thing that popped in. It’s like retelling the story in a whole other way.

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