Is it possible that a form of life can exist and not be inherently interconnected with its environment? Anything that arises in an ecology must be a part of that ecology. Humans may feel themselves separate, but that is because we have stifled those natural connections through the centuries, and have turned to a reliance on our ego and brain for interactions with the things around us. But, as humans we are much more, and our spiritual journey must include reconnecting to what is natural in us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Okay, I really just remember my last dream. And, in this dream, I think you were there, and I was in a city that seemed to be being built out over water. Whatever formula was going on, whatever we were trying to do with people, or with building something, it wasn’t really working. And I could see things were going to crash and burn.
On the other hand, I didn’t want you, or the people doing it, to give up too soon because I had this feeling that we could actually figure out the formula about why it wasn’t working. If we gave up too soon, and then people just tried something again and it still wasn’t working – but they wouldn’t know why.
And I kept thinking that maybe if we could figure out what the formula was about why it wasn’t working, then we could figure out how to fix it. And if we gave up too soon, that wouldn’t work. But I don’t really know whether it was going to work, either.
John: The theme of the dreaming has to do with the fact that there is an interconnection to everything that exists, within everything that exists. It’s interconnected, intertwined, and that there’s a common flow.
First of all it’s interconnected, and it’s interconnected because it has a common essence, and it’s through this common essence that a common flow can occur. So the common essence could be, say, for example you can say the heart is the common essence from which a common flow is able to exist. And that common flow is where you end up with what is called an intertwined oneness.
And so, we all have this as a core component, whether we acknowledge it, or recognize it, or sense it, in other words, just to what degree do we denote this is a whole other thing. Now, we are inclined to have this common essence as a naturalness, in terms of the oneness, this common essence in which a common flow is able to be there. And the way this common flow works results in an intertwined commonality.
So, in a way, this may not make a lot of sense to physical appearances, in the world of physical appearances, that is, where you’re only taking something like that into account in a black-and-white way. However, because we can denote this other, within, where we have something more in common in an intangible way, and that there is a flow within all of that that is also there.
If we’re just trying to look at it in a black-and-white way, it can be most bizarre. We have to let go, and take in, and abide in this common oneness of flow, and do so in a way in which we don’t thwart, with the outer, this naturalness that is in the inner.
If we attempt to thwart in the outer this naturalness, which is in the inner, we choke ourselves off. We pinch the heart because the heart doesn’t function that way, even though it, in its denseness, can appear to be estranged. But the heart, basically, doesn’t function that way because the heart is the vehicle upon which everything connects and transmits through, and accesses through, or it absorbs all that there is and every mannerism in the wholeness of life.
So, if we resort to the strict outer tools of things, and hear the echo of something that is meant to be in an intangible inner way, but can’t get out of the way of the outer reflective, then it’s going to be very bewildering. And it can give you a headache – and that’s what you were experiencing.
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