A Higher Order

The-AscendunFrom our first moments we have had teachers, and elders, guiding us in our journey. But who is our true teacher? Well, if we consider that, as a human life, we are born with everything we need to make a purposeful journey, we can say that we are our teacher, “we” being our higher self, the aspect that may not be in charge all the time, yet seeks always to guide us as we grow and evolve through our life. And, in our dreams, teachers, and elders, are often popping up to show us this, and those teachers and elders are the voice of our higher self in action. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I think I lost a dream right here, and then the last dream it’s like I’m with you, but you’re my brother, and a woman that’s probably my sister. She’s kind of a little more vague. It’s like we’re in a city, and we visited family. And then we’re going to be staying in the city for the night, but not with the family, because I remember we’re driving.

And you’ve dropped me off somewhere for the night, and then you’ve left. And now I want to get in touch with you, but of course you never carry a cell phone. And I don’t know where, if you two went back to the family, which I doubt, I could call the house. But, if not, and you’ve just gone on to a motel or something, I won’t be able to reach you till the morning – unless you left a number with the family. The most I can think of is that maybe I can call the family.

But I’m frustrated because I’m the only one that seems to have a phone. I want to be in touch, but I don’t really know where you’ve gone. And it’s just a frustrating feeling. So I wake up.

John: So what you’re talking about there is you have a responsibility over the accoutrements, but you don’t have a responsibility over a quality of sight – that’s the masculine principle. So in your overallness that’s spread out, in terms of how it is that you have to encompass things in manifestation, there is the need to know what is going on, or what is meant to be – kind of like a will of things. A greater sense, in other words, than just the atmosphere of the overall.

And that is an aspect of your masculine nature. It’s an aspect of sight. So it’s almost as if this dream is making clear delineations: wherever you put your attention in terms of manifestation, like you have the accoutrements of things, the cell phone, the this, the that, the other, that is something that you have done. And once you have done it, it’s been invoked, and once it’s invoked there is a quality of something missing that is implied.

In other words, in your previous dreams, you were working with an aspect that has, at its essence, a quality of completeness about it, that you are meant to embrace, assist, guide, direct and fulfill. In this dream, as you’re going about this particular process, there is something more that helps you in this process, that helps you zoom in better, that helps you take on a greater, all-encompassing overallness in manifestation, and that is the principle of sight, which is a masculine quality principle.

And so, sight, in a highest, purest way of talking about it, is the responsibility of the teacher. In other words, if you take you go and you do something that causes you to fall into a huge pool of despair, or collapse in some awkward, strange, malingered, out-of-it way, when the teacher has taken you on, the teacher has the responsibility of doing the heavy lifting.

And so you’re meant to be able to keep stretching, and meeting challenges, and whatnot, but when you goof up, is it your fault? Deep down, no, it’s the teachers fault. The teacher needs to figure out, okay, I didn’t thread the needle correctly, and figure out how to thread the needle. Because you have, as the principle, as your essence, you have this completeness about yourself, but in the aspect of bringing something through, which the idea of bringing something of the sun, or from the Godhead, or something down through into life that touches, and shifts, and changes life, that aspect of bringing something through, from inner into outer, that awakening process that breaks one out of a type of density, that’s the responsibility and role of the teacher.

And if you continue to fumble and go off on this tangent, and that tangent, the teacher suffers because he has taken on that responsibility. So it’s an awkward thing, because the teacher chooses those that he’s willing to work with. And then, once he’s done that, he can’t just throw them away. He has to work with guiding them forward. And he has to suffer the price of them when they fumble and stumble, because, somehow or another, he has an adamant quality about himself that is transmitted across into everyone that he works with, in terms of a way in which they are to unfold, they being him and him being them.

And that is a very, very amazing and peculiar chemistry. Now, that happens whenever you get the teacher’s attention, The way the teacher puts it, it’s like something then gets transmitted to God with that look. And once that has happened, I’m the only one that can change that. Unless I do something really radical and wrong, that doesn’t change. The teacher is required to continue.

Now what we’re talking about is basically the masculine principle working with something that is a completeness in manifestation. Because this works slightly differently between the masculine and the feminine in creation. The principle of sight is worked with directly, in terms of the feminine, to awaken a completeness. The principle of a knowingness, or a wisdom, is worked in terms of getting the masculine to catch up with the wisdom of themselves – as they are in creation.

But it all is the working of a higher order of oneself, which is considered the teacher, or the principles that work with us from that higher self, or other side, that has to break itself out of its trance and nausea.

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Losing the Here and Now

i21112sWe can think of it this way: in any type of serious relationship we commit ourselves to (a partner, our children, a work project) we must begin to put the needs of that relationship before our personal needs. We pay more attention to the subtleties, and respond in the best way we can to support the bigger picture of what we hope that relationship can blossom into. It is just this way with our unseen relationship and, by paying close attention, we develop our ability to understand what is required. It’s impossible to let go of our self all at once, yet we can put new foundations into the bigger relationship, and then we grow into it as it grows.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And so now I go into my approach of trying to contend with this. In other words, before this was just an experience, and now I’m contending with it in the dreams. So to begin with I’m in a large empty warehouse. I’m talking to Dean on the phone. He asks what I think is going to happen to the price of silver. I say, “It is going down.”

He seems surprised. I say to him, “I think I can explain to you by looking at this from the standpoint of what is going on in the outer.” In other words, there’s an energetic there and that energetic, how that energetic is, explains why something that may not make sense rationally, why it’s going down, I’m proceeding to say that I’m not quite sure; I haven’t quite reached inside to grab to do that. I can feel the articulation inside of me, but I haven’t pulled it out.

When, all of a sudden, I see some ruffians, a gang, trying to break into the place, into this warehouse, this empty warehouse I’m in. This is a huge empty warehouse, and I’m on the far side of the warehouse, and I see them trying to pry the door open.

So I say to Dean, “Hold on,” as I drop everything and proceed to immediately make my whereabouts visible so they will go away. In other words, they think that it’s abandoned and they can come in and rob it or whatever they’re going to do. First of all, it’s empty anyway, but that’s the nature of things; if it’s empty then there’s always got to be something you can carry away.

So the meaning is that on an energetic, inner level, I am situated in a place of emptiness. Outside of this space things are falling apart. To try and explain why that is strains the relationship I have in terms of where I am at. The dream is saying “hold on,” and, at the same time, I am making myself visible.

The theme of dreaming has to do with how do I relate to a self when waking up upon the plane of the soul, a place of nonbeing. The dream is an answer to that question. The answer is hold on and, in the holding on, I make myself visible in the empty space. Because the energetic theme of that is that of waking up upon the plane of the soul which, said in other words, is a die before you die. This being a dynamic where the physical senses mind no longer dominate, and that dynamic, in other words, is said to die, I am okay in hanging on and making the presence of the soul a more visible sensation in the empty space I am in.

So you could see the quibbling, and I go image after image where I quibble about this first one way after another, and then there are two images which further explain the dynamic I am contending with that is affecting my attention on a theme of waking up on the plane of the soul as the subject matter.

In the first image my response to this, as a process that I am having to contend with, is it is an issue I am not sure I can handle. In other words, there is a rearguard comment: I am just trying to survive. And I’m making this comment, and I’m inside a plane that’s flying high up above, and suddenly I’m jarred awake because a missile is hitting the plane.

Meaning: There is an awakening that is imminent. In other words, you’re not going to avoid it. However, it’s not all black-and-white like that, because here comes the next image.

In the next image I’m at a teller at a bank, kind of proceeding at the teller. The appearance is that I’m going to make a deposit, or I’m going to make an installation into life is what it amounts to, but there’s something that’s not quite fully sure of that. And that has to do with $100 that I gave someone, and that person is in the back of the line observing me, in other words, is part of a process, has an issue in that the person with $100 is not going to deposit that $100 until they make sure that I did my deposit. In other words, did I commit or not, you know, which way did I go? How did I do this?

The meaning is the awakening that is meant to be, and the seeing and knowing therein, is a tentative condition, in other words, it’s not certain. It is dependent upon whether or not I follow through with an inner beingness or not. I say that because in the first image, and in the meditation dream, I am reacting to this sudden shift as if it is too much for me.

Apparently there is a part of me that actually thinks it is dying. For that to be true means that, on the physical level, there is still a way I like seeing myself. So, in other words, the bewilderment is such that something can’t quite quicken energetically, $100 representing an energetic. Something can’t quite quicken energetically if you don’t figure it out, if you don’t come to grips with how it’s meant to be.

So, in the next image, I’m in another room of a house wondering how it is that I am handling the changes that are happening. I go into the little bedroom and in this room is a person who is hooked up to an IV machine.

Meaning: The theme is that, as a result of a pent up force, as portrayed in the meditation dream, I am wondering if it is possible to function on the soul level as a non-self reality. The other dreams are indicating that I’m having trouble accepting this shift, on a soul level, as a reality and am fighting on behalf of a dense physical energetic level as being important, too. So in this image I am noticing that the waking up process is engaged and I am contending with this unknowable shift by keeping myself tied to an outer orientation through artificial means. The artificial means in manifestation has to do with holding onto and injecting myself with an image of self.

And then in the last one I wake up saying to myself that, in the outer, there are certain things that are not going to change. That it is just going to have to be that way.

And the significance, or what is going on, is I am contending with the here and there of my beingness, above and below, and I know that the plane of the soul is a plane of existence, yet this is also a plane of existence. I am both.

In the prior dreams, there’s a concern about losing the here and now of physical existence. Why the drama? Apparently I’m concerned about the ramifications of what is occurring with regard to what is entailed in the waking up process. I’m not convinced that the waking up on the plane of the soul isn’t a kind of checking out from physical manifestation and, as a result, I am concerned about the appropriateness of such a shift.

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The Principle

spirituali-wIn a life we may uphold many principles that guide our journey: we’re honest, and will never take anything that isn’t ours; we’re compassionate, and will never hurt anything unless our life is threatened. Yet to make progress on our spiritual path, we must adhere always to a higher principle. That principle could be: I’m in service to something higher, or however one would describe their human purpose. To uphold a principle means that we honor it in every situation. And that’s how our spiritual growth should look: we check everything we do against our highest principle and, even if we make mistakes, we make them with our best intentions. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in my meditation dream, I find myself placed in a position that proves that, in the outer, change occurs from the inner. In other words, the appearance as the outer can be pretty resounding that something else is being pointed out, or poked towards, as happening. There’s no vibrancy in that; it’s just an appearance.

And I’m being shown that to be able to read behind that, in other words, to look at the timeline of something, in the spatiality that exists, and to know what the actual pinpoint meaningfulness is.

So in the dream I’m looking at conditions in life and they seem to be unfolding in the outer as the outer is being shaped, in a scripted way, by man. The outer conditions portray a particular outer mannerism as prevailing, and yet there is a spiritual inner image power which is what really prevails in the dream, not the appearances.

Each thought that I feel in the circumstances, I seem to be off about any thoughts, or thinking, or mind that’s going on, because when I look at it in that way I expect something different to happen – it being obvious. And, if that were to occur of course, in terms of my senses and the feedback that I’m getting that has caused me to perceive in this way, it would be something that’s in repudiation of an established inner norm.

In other words, inside of myself I really do recognize and can see percolating around something as an inner to outer flow, but the outer can look so convincing that you can get sucked up in it. So when it comes down to the inner into outer result that night, in other words, in the day it’s one thing, in the night it’s another. At night what I touch and see within has a different established norm that prevails.

However, even though the effect of this I am told is established therein, circumstances in the outer belie or attempt to disprove this rule, such that, based upon appearances, you can expect a different result. But that’s not what occurs. That’s something that I just keep buying into all the time, that it’s going to be like that, because the inner into outer effect sets aside that quality -because it’s the inner that ultimately always prevails.

So the reason for the dream is it is pointing out to me that I am carrying within an attitude that renders a grief upon myself that is unnecessary. In other words, I do this when my attention is upon the outer and not yielding and paying attention to what I kind of know, at a very subtle level ,with inside of myself. What is pre-established as the norm, is what is designed to ultimately occur. Everything would be so much easier for me if I let go of my personal predilections – caused of course by the senses and such – and yield to the inner flow, and look to the inner flow, experience that inner awakening as a guidance.

I’m presently situated in an outer motif nature which defies the inner into outer entrenched, embedded flow, which is what this meditation dream is portraying. And so, consequently, when I’m like that I always have it wrong. I am suffering because I am still holding out a defiant discombobulation – when I should know better.

The rule to follow, that offsets misaligned outer circumstances, is to live and function off of the interest unfolding therein. In other words, if the innerness has something that has a base to it, and then it throws off something as a byproduct, which is like an interest, and you spin or live that interest. You do not relinquish the underlying principle of your being, you know, which is what you do if you try to make something out of the outer that isn’t.

Or to put it in another way, which says the same thing and also corresponds to what is going on with the inner self, I need to honor the principle unfoldment that I am in touch with at night and let the changes flow. Those principles are what I experience as a secret of secrets being the foundation of what there is when I go from outer appearances to the inner levels of my beingness, and set off an interest effect that plays out in the outer in a naturally honorable way, an unfolding way. You know, it’s like I’m in touch with that instead of groping to make something of a flow out of something that is reflective only.

The personal regard, in other words, when I’m trying to do it in the outer it’s a personal regard then, and that is a suffering because there are denials that tear away at the flow from within. There’s a repudiation of it in some sense where you’re trying to enforce your will instead of something that flows from within. That principle quality, that’s a wholeness. And so, to my great inner good fortune, I’m aware of this. I just need to yield to this unfolding therein.

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