It seems clear that things are speeding up: what used to take decades to happen, now can unfold within months. So, is it wise to put our faith and trust in a target that is constantly shifting, as the outer world does? It would seem to be a safer strategy to put our faith and belief in universal things, those things that remain constant over the billions of years. And that is just what religions and paths seek to offer us: ways to reconnect to the universal energies, and truths about them, that will be the safety and fulfillment of our ongoing journey. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So, in this dream, a person is trying to take away a kind of a precocious kitten that’s on a table. And, what I’m doing is, I’m taking a hand and I keep hitting the kitten’s head down as if I can change its gaze; its focus, and its attention, but it seems to be in some sort of strange trance.
So the idea is you take the kitten away, because the kitten isn’t acting like a kitten needs to be. He seems to be stuck on something. Then, suddenly, I realize that the kitten is paying attention to a weasel that I hadn’t noticed right away. The weasel is sneaking up on a salami I am holding.
So, as I move away from the table, the weasel follows. The weasel does not want to give up on the salami he was fixated upon. I try to push the weasel, who is following me, away, which causes the weasel to respond by biting me. I don’t think of a weasel as biting me, you know. I am so surprised by how forward the weasel is, in its adamant fixation over the salami, that it would bite me for having gotten in the way, that I wake up.
As I settle back, pondering the meaning of this, in terms of what is changing and unfolding, I suddenly see a flash image of something so much more that it’s almost mind boggling because it’s such a shift, and such a change. In other words, I see sugar prices suddenly increase by over 40% in one day. In other words, things are speeded up, and it’s easy to conclude that there’s a haywire-ism, in terms of the reflections of things, because one has gotten lost in a fixation.
The meaning is, is that which was bottled up, energetically, has suddenly shifted. To begin with, before making itself present, there was a sneaky, slinking, stalking kind of energetic; in other words, not really in a quietness. In this particular case I have the kitten, and the kitten is not acting right. And then I come to find out that what I hadn’t been paying attention to, that is also happening, is you have this weasel. I’m not able to relate to the kitten or the weasel simultaneously because they’re intertwined.
The kitten is the usual reflection, the weasel is the new inflection, and my attention is missing this because I’m fixated on the kitten that’s not acting right. So the dream is suggesting that I am paying attention to a reflective distraction, and not noticing that change is afoot, in that it has kind of has snuck up on me or, in other words, there’s the reflection, and then there’s inflections to the reflection. There’s the outer reflection, and then I can realize that there’s an even deeper inflection.
Now I suppose if I wanted to critique that deeper inflection, I can critique it by saying that it is a type of vibration yet. And so it’s as if the stillness is not being the stillness, and I’m seeing it within that there is that going on.
Well, really, what’s going on is that there is an inflection that is deeper, coming from a deeper stillness, that is affecting the reflections that are of a lesser stillness, or a greater density or vibratoriness.
And so, I suppose that, if you’re looking around and you’re seeing things acting up and whatnot, and you’re reacting as if the outer is the end all, be all to things, even though you should know that the inner comes into the outer, and that you also should know that God doesn’t self-destruct, that that which is the universe, or however you want to describe it, goes on and on and on and on and on. So then this idea that there’s something haywire… are these just games that we have to play in terms of getting closer and closer to the ultimate stillness?
Because to be reactive or shocked is to not let go to the inner stillness. To say there is something amiss with the inner stillness, because the vibration that’s coming out which reflect into manifestation, and to conclude that they’re disconcerting, in other words, that things are being torn to pieces as a result, is not letting go to an even deeper stillness within. Because what’s the worse that can happen?
I mean it used to be, on the Sufi path, you would say that to the individual. What’s the worse thing that can happen? Well, what is there that you could lose? Like in a shipwreck you can even lose your life – so that’s the worse thing that can happen.
Well, does that mean that everything goes kaphlooey? The suggestion is is that you have to be willing to lose all of it. Well, why would manifestation have to be any different? Why wouldn’t we have to lose all of our concepts about manifestation in order to catch up with a deeper stillness?
So the questions that come up is, am I missing out on an even deeper stillness within, the need at this time being this deeper stillness, in order to offset the intensifying inflections affecting the usual reflections? And, if so, is the deeper stillness calling for a greater letting go which would be needed to absorb the changes that are afoot vibrationally?
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