Posts Tagged ‘dreams and human purpose’

htOn many subtle levels we cave in to the wishes of the collective during our lifetime, whether that is due to morals, or current tastes, or trends, for fear of the reaction. So to avoid the reaction, we decide not to do whatever it is we had in mind. That’s one thing in relation to the people and places we live, but it’s very different when it comes to our life possibility in connection with the universe. We must let go of much of what the collective deems important, or we won’t be able to make our journey. Again, that doesn’t mean moving to a mountaintop, but it does mean changing our fundamental relationship with the things around us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I didn’t pull much specifically out of my dreams. It few days ago I’d watched a program on TV about some people in a law office that are breaking off and going out and starting their own firm. And the original partners don’t want them to, so there’s this fight for resources, or clients, or all the things you have to do when you’re setting up your own office.

And it felt like I was just dreaming about that; I was just observing what happens. I was observing all the opposition to this, and what they were trying to do to start up, and that’s all I really remember as I was trying to watch that whole process, both the opposition to it, and then what they do to get around that, or sometimes don’t do to get around that. That’s all I remember about the dreaming. It just seemed kind of discombobulated.

John: The theme of the dreaming last night had to do with what one goes through to come to know who it is that they really are or, in other words, to get closer to what is real.

And, in your particular case, what your dream is doing is it is showing that you need to, and are, breaking free of a kind of collective, overall entrapment. And to do that, and to be breaking free, has impacts that… well, it’s just how it is. In other words, you can’t go along with the status quo when you have reached a point where you have to come into your own.

And so, to come into your own, it’s going to have an impact upon your established surroundings, in terms of how it is that you’re seen by others in what is considered to be an established environment. And that’s an environment that’s established in the eyes of the collective, but it is not the kind of place that is meaningful for you. It is something that you have to break free from.

And so you’re gauging that in your dream. You’re looking at what all of that is going to be like. In other words, you’re looking at it from the standpoint of the vibration of what it’s going to take to jar yourself out of a kind of prevailing overall stupor, or spell, so to speak, that you’re under in terms of the collective outerness.

So it’s in keeping with the theme of the dreaming in terms of the theme last night being one of catching up with more of who it is that a person really is. In other words, they’re not the appearances, and they’re not the reflections in the outer, that there is something more, and that one has to drop this other in order to catch up with this something more.

And, in doing so, you have to do this consciously, not unconsciously. You have to consciously take note of what it is that is unfolding, and what it is that you’re doing, and how it is that you’re affecting things.

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Connection and interaction concept . Mixed mediaIt should be great comfort to realize that what we seek on a spiritual path is also seeking us. We may be the seeker, but we are also the sought. And it has become easy for us to dismiss this idea and think that, in such a huge universe, how could we, as individuals, matter? But that is the first premise of human life: to respond to the call of creation that is built in us. And this is why we feel these strange longings, and get those moments of emptiness, because we are disconnected. That is the call we are meant to respond to; but it is not a wake-up club on the head, because it has to be our free choice. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well I had been reading a book about a woman detective in Norway, so in my dream I’m that woman detective. I’ve gone back to a small hometown, somewhere in Norway, to fill in for the chief of police while he’s gone on vacation.

And, while I’m there, there’s a murder of a man I knew in my childhood, and I’m investigating the murder. So it feels like all night I’m investigating that murder, going back and forth. But then, towards morning, I realize that I was the one that had committed the murder. Maybe there had been another murder that was like it, that was years ago; now I realize I did it whether I was at a party and I was drunk and I just forgot, I don’t know, but now I realize that I did it. I have to turn myself in. That’s the only dream I had.

John: That’s a good dream. That’s a dream in which there is something that is seeking you. In other words, you’re the detective. In that regard you could call it a higher self. The higher self is a detective. I mean that’s just putting a label on the fact that there is an inner beingness, you know some would call it God, that is seeking you. And that you are denying this fact when, in actuality, you turn out to be the one that is sought.

Now what’s interesting is, let’s do something with this because this is the theme of the dreaming last night, and let’s do something with this in terms of what is being purported in a way that is being laid out in a very subtle and quiet way – not meant to rock any cages, or disturb any equanimity, because everything that he does, including all the practices he gives and everything, that he just throws out there as kind of suggestions, by and large fall by the way boards.

Now what he was emphasizing, that I don’t know how many people realized, he waited until the last day to bring it up, and when it’s brought up on the last day you might say that there might have been a buildup to this from all what occurred in the days before to get to a point like this. And the point that he’s bringing up is not a way of being that is in keeping with the way the Chistis are inclined to see themselves. It is in keeping with the way that the Naqshbandis are expected to see themselves, but don’t.

And that is that there is, as your dream indicates, something that is trying to come across and grab our attention. And we may deny it, and be looking in other ways and regards, but it is nevertheless occurring.

In other words, in your dream, it’s the police detective and the denial, the denial that we dream, which is the way most people in our dream group portray it. They deny that they dream, yet in itself they are the guilty ones. They do carry that coming through them, whether they are aware of it or not, like to pretend that it isn’t happening for them, but everyone dreams prolifically and they refuse to admit that they’re the guilty ones. In your dream, they’re the ones that have committed the mayhem or the murder.

They refuse to recognize that this is them. In other words, the ability to bring through them something of a greater wholeness of their soul, of a beingness, that is the true them, that they refuse or deny because they choose to be lazy or asleep. And then he suggested, and of course this isn’t going to necessarily work but it might help, he suggested that they set alarms to wake up every 90 minutes until they realize that this process is alive, and quickened, and is functioning in and through them.

Well, just like most all the practices he prescribes, unless he gives specific guidance with those that he’s guiding that they start doing this, they are probably just going to hear this as just so much of all of what he represents and it will kind of fall by the way boards. And I’m not sure how much it would work, anyway, because when you set an alarm it wakes you up every 90 minutes, until you’ve trained yourself to be able to shift straightaway and drop, something quickly, which is what his practices were designed to do in terms of the thought patterns that we carry, you know, you’re just suddenly going to wake up and be blank because your thought patterns will still be somehow or another circulating in a louder capacity and be in the way.

I still remember how it was when I first started trying to realize that I dreamt, kind of also in this state of denying that I ever dreamt, and as soon as I started to realize that I dreamt I started to realize that I had been dreaming before and had been just purposely blanking that out. And that, for me to pull out the dreams, I had to apply what I call focus and attention that was very stringent because it was so easy for these dreams to be fleeting.

So it’s very, very interesting that you have a Sufi path that has, for all intents and appearances, gone along for a long, long time, refers to the fact that there can be dreams but doesn’t specifically direct one’s attention to focusing upon them like you have in the Naqshbandi path.

And now, all of a sudden, here you have a Chisti path that is accentuating the importance and even offering a technique or two to try to activate the significance of the dream world. And then you have a Naqshbandi path that has gone on accentuating the importance of the dream world, with students who are in a state of having pulled away from it and believing that they only dream when they need to dream, which is very, very infrequently – instead of realizing that, in terms of what is meant to come through them, that it needs to be very, very continuous, that you can have this kind of as something of a lucidity, from within, that is dream-like, with your eyes wide open.

You’ve heard the statement that we are the dreamed, and who’s the dreamer and who’s the dreamed? It just keeps on going. In other words, there’s the whole recognition of the importance of something that comes through, that is meant to come through.

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unti29292tledMost spiritual paths and religions point to the need to merge with something, whether it is called God, or a Oneness, or any number of other variations. And perhaps that tells us something about our human experience, here, on a planet, in a physical body. Being physical, we can’t be fully integrated into what is going on at birth, but maybe that is the work of our lifetime: to find ways to connect with what is already in process – by any name. Because there can only be one purpose and process at play in the universe, and we can choose to become a part of that. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, in my main dream, I’m in this card game. In the card game you’ll have stacks of colored chips, like one might be all blue, or all red, or all white, whatever, but as you play the game, the game seems to go fast as cards are laid down.

There’s lots of people playing and the stacks of chips seem to move forward in a certain pattern, kind of a zigzag pattern or something, too, as you play. Well, I’m new to the game. I’m kind of playing along, you know, just kind of observing this, how it’s played as I’m playing along, but then suddenly I get dealt this hand that I know is a real exceptional hand, like I have almost all the aces in the deck but one, and other high cards in the suits. And I know I can’t play this hand like I played all the other hands because it’s exceptional.

On the other hand, no one has really explained the game to me, so suddenly someone who’s kind of to the right of me, and everything has to be done fairly fast, is explaining it to me. But I can tell the person on the left of me is annoyed at this because I think they think you just have to figure it out. And I’m listening because, you know, things move so fast I have to try to see if I can catch up as best I can. And that was the main dream.

John: So the chips represent the quality that exists in manifestation, in which you have the polarity of things. In other words, you could say, I suppose, that nothing would take place if you didn’t have expansion or contraction.

In other words, it’s the only thing going on, so to speak, is expansion and contraction, because if you take that out then all you have would be stillness. Well, in manifestation you have the gravity of things, that lead to the compositing, the formation of matter. Because without gravity nothing could be solidified into a state that isn’t just unbounded spirit energy in an empty wholeness.

And so you’re shown a game of life in which you have the energized qualities that you have to contend with. They’re energized, and they move, and they seem to have an aliveness or a magnetism of their own because of the polarity that exists in terms of manifestation.

And so you’re confronted with the common problem that everyone has when placed in the illusion of this place, and that is: how do you play the hand? And you play the hand in a world which has the magnetic variables going at it, you’re having to try to relate to those features and factors, the polarity.

Whenever you have a magnetism, you have a duality. The whole kundalini energy is based upon that, in terms of its part in the outer. And this magnetism is perpetuated by that aspect of the kundalini energy that comes into life and is able to give birth, or manifest, in matter. 

And so this is all we seem to know. In other words, our astronomers could take and study everything else and realize that basically when you get outside of the atmosphere of this place that the things are different. You don’t have the composite of matter. You have a weightlessness. You don’t have the polarity, and therefore you have just nothing but a huge empty space of nothingness – and yet there is an aliveness in that nothingness, but we are not able to access that very well.

In other words, we’re made out of the stardust of things, but the stardust of things includes this empty space, and the spirit energy bounded in a manifestation which has this magnetic polarity of things, and so everything in our makeup that’s bounded like this is affected, and has adopted, and adapted to the conditions of magnetism, opposites expanding and contracting qualities, where you have the expanding quality of a soul with the higher self, and the contracting quality of the conditions of manifestation.

And so a human being lives with the senses that work to grasp the outer conditions that are bounded in manifestation, and so you tend to view everything as separate because when you have polarity and you have magnetism you have differentiation. It’s probably no different than the school of thought that used to exist long, long ago that the Earth was flat and you could fall off the edge of the Earth and fall into a nothingness or something.

And then it came to be discovered that everything is held in place by some sort of natural law of which, then, a species is able to evolve based upon the magnetism that exists on planet Earth, and that without this very specialized way that things are, you would not have life as we know it. You would have life though, wouldn’t you, but how would it be? It would be in its essence as a quality of spirit energy.

So, in your game, what you’re doing is you’re having to contend, you’re having to go into a delirium. In your dream you’re taking and you’re looking at the aliveness of these chips. I mean they’re kind of like pent up raring to go, and you need to understand the principles of momentum in the outer because all of a sudden you’re presented with something to have to live, to do, a way of having to be, and you’re going to have to do this in relationship to the loci of this place, even though with inside of yourself there are these other levels or universes that exist.

The illusion comes in because you have to contend with conditions bounded by the magnetism and polarities of everything that is then bounded in terms of opposites, and polarities, and a contrast. And you, in your physicality, are put together in composite with this kind of atmosphere, and you’re nature as you know it could not, and would not, exist if this were to go away.

So what you’re dream is doing is it’s taking you to the point of portraying the condition you’re in. It’s not giving you the piece of that image. It’s just saying that this is how it is. You now have to know this game, because you have to play this hand that you’ve been dealt.

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