Posts Tagged ‘dreams and spirituality’

67umlThroughout the universe there is only one way for something to attract what it wants more of, or what it wants to be with, and that is to become more like it. It is an energetic law that says that like is attracted to like. In the physical world we understand this in terms of appearance, or environment: we learn to look a certain way, or we can create a space for something specific to happen. Energetically, we want the whole of our being to be an attraction to something higher, and so our development is to let go of all the things in us that might be too coarse for what we are trying to attract. Little by little we can shed things like judgment, or ego, and replace them with qualities such as compassion or kindness, and then see what happens next. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: We are at a point where the schematic of this is repeating, and it’s got a fairly close parallel, and I’ve been dreaming this part over, and over, and over again for quite some time. And last night it was almost like I needed to see a greater, bigger picture again, and then from that greater, bigger picture I then needed to be told that what I’m doing is creating a problem in relationship to the way I need to be in a letting go state, and that, then, was my sleep dream.

So my meditation dream portrayed something that’s impossible to be, in existence, in that it portrayed the inner, the deep, deep depth inner.

So, in the meditation dream, I’ve gone to an inner dimension in which the spaciousness is so extensive I can’t put my finger on anything. In this place I don’t have to know because I am intertwined with all that exists. My interconnectivity is to a oneness of beingness. I can settle back in my all-pervasive knowingness.

In other words, on the inner you can see the intertwinement, and so in the intertwinement you’re not stopped, you’re not blocked, you can just go, and go, and go. I mean you’re accommodated in that expanse. Or, you could say that I traveled, in my meditation dream, deeper and deeper within and, at no time, did I find myself in a place where separation existed. The intertwinement made what I was doing acceptable.

But, when I opened my eyes, and I found myself having to contend with the outer, the sensation was that of having to contend with the illusory belief that in everything there is a quality of a separateness – in some capacity. Such a veiled belief system estranges me from a heart that embraces the essence of everything as being me.

So what does this imply as a result? When I am unable to accept who I am, and struggle to see myself in a separate capacity way, such bewilderment blinds me from a connection to what is going on. To be like this is to deny an all-pervasiveness. Another way of saying it is, I am talking about the soul that is the only thing there is – when we’re talking about an all-pervasiveness – and then we’re kind of estranging ourselves from that when we are looking at things as having a distinction.

A shutting down illusion occurs when I open my eyes and am shocked at trying to sort things out, because that is a sorting out that fails to include the intertwinement, just the separate capacity aspects. To be like that is to veil. A veil is a lie to one’s self, because, when such a veiling is removed, there is nothing going on. You can say, okay, now you’re talking about something in such a capacity that that isn’t how it is when you’re in the planes of manifestation. So how do you somehow cope?

So, to try to cope, I start off then by going and I shift into a more expansive scenario, from a limited scenario that I had been confined to. In other words, there’s still the rub off of knowing that there’s something greater. So even though I’m confined to something more limited, a bit of a grasp of this greater beingness of myself causes me to be able to shift a bit into a greater wholeness. Or, in other words, having a sense of the higher self. And what I see is that I am not actually grounded enough for this bigger picture.

I am told to observe that which is positive, in other words, because I’m not really grounded, by positive it means look at that which is a quality of something that is okay in the flow of the outer, because there are things that are running into resistances, and other things are naturally unfolding. Try to see that which is naturally unfolding because that is an energetic that is at least supported and activated at this time. It doesn’t mean it will stay activated, because I don’t see the full picture. I am in a more openness, but only deemed to be in a position of aspect in relationship to the overall beingness that has a bit of revelation to it – and I have to see that like reading the tea leaves of something.

The reason I am so handicapped is because I’m blocked from seeing. I just see the top part. I just see kind of an upper part. It’s as if there’s a wall, and I could see something that bobs just above the wall, just a small, small portion, whether that’s a third of it, or a quarter of it or whatever it is, I don’t see it in terms of how it’s standing on the ground.

So when it’s like that apparently I’m meant to make due with where I am at by taking the flow that is anew, and identifying it correctly as something that is a flow, or an unfoldment, and thus facilitate it into the overall in and through me.

Well, if you think about it that is going to be a challenge because I am not seeing the all-pervasiveness that is me, and the allness that is me. That is what the meditation dream indicated me to be in the overallness of myself. I am only getting glimpses from what rises up as a kind of above, yet not in the below, kind of, so to speak, off the ground unfoldment.

Whether that is a flow with the required groundedness it needs is not something I can tell yet. It’s left for me to somehow determine, because I am only able to see this very subtle inflection.

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222o4It is the constant struggle of our journey to try to apply what we know about human purpose, and a spiritual path, into the ongoing processes of our daily life. The tendency is to compartmentalize them: we will tend to the needs and demands of the outer, and then we will refocus onto our search and efforts – the care and feeding – of our inner life. The shift we are really trying to make is to a spiritual life expression applied to everything we do in our outer life. So one question we can ask ourselves is this: what would this normal, everyday task look like if it were done in a spiritual way? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So it felt like I can just remember one dream, because it was repetitive last night. It was like I was at the martial arts studio, and going over and over trying to get some part of the form right so that my breathing would be right.

I mean, really, on the outer I was trying to breathe right so I didn’t snore and disturb you, you know, but on the inner it was like I was at the martial arts studio trying to learn the form. But the difficult was that there were other people around practicing so there’s only so much space, and the time had been shortened so you couldn’t do the whole form.

So I was trying to learn a way of doing a shortened form, and get my breathing right as I did it, and I had to get it all done before it became time to go on vacation or something. So there was all this focus all the time, you know. That was pretty much it, because it kept repeating.

John: Well, that’s actually almost a masculine image, because the way the masculine sees this is they see that something is going on inside, in which there is a whole sense of freedom, and a whole sense of a greater recognition in terms of what is possible.

One can see that, in the inner, but then when one turns that around and relates that in an outer context, the outer context, because we don’t see the entire picture anymore, the outer context has complications to it.

And so we’re constantly fumbling with something that’s a greater speeding up, and a greater letting go, within, in which we have the greater picture. We’re constantly trying to wield that, bring that into the outer, which has, by its very nature, in terms of it being a sense and mind oriented spatiality, we’re trying to get that to open up more.

And so we have this dilemma, and I say it’s more of a masculine kind of dilemma than it is a feminine dilemma because where the feminine aspect of it comes in, is it’s just trying to maintain a presence, or a state of beingness. Where it’s a masculine dilemma is where it is constantly doing the yo-yo, in terms of comparative analysis or something, where it sees the innerness, experiences the innerness, but can’t seem to get it to copacetically come across into the outer.

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ghost_orchid_smallIf we’ve ever gone on a retreat, or been in a deep meditation, both relaxing states, we know how difficult it is to bring that state of being into our daily lives. A few stresses and we are quickly back to our old state. This is exactly the issue with our inner guidance for our spiritual journey: we come to know a truth inside of ourselves, but we can’t apply it, or translate it, into our outer lives because our outer lives are such a different ecology. We can’t grow orchids in the desert, and we can’t bring higher things into the coarseness and chaos of our daily lives. If we are serious, we will have to make changes in our life to accommodate the higher. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So there were three dreams, and the first is the meditation dream that sets the tone of it all, in that in the meditation dream I was able to tell that I could come back into the outer, and I was able to tell that I was able to come back into the outer, because I was in a more of a quickened way that is, because there was something sensitive in my nature in which I could tell that there was something missing – as I came back into the outer.

In other words, I had seen something inside of which there was no substance, there was nothing. So there was nothing to look to inside, so then I turn around and I try to go in the opposite direction into the outer. And, because everything’s fine, and everything is still, in the inner, and a glancing into the inner doesn’t do anything, it just is. So I come to recognize and realize that there is an area, or part, of me that’s missing, when I am required to come or turn my energetic attention back into manifestation.

So I knee jerk back and forth. I pull back to something, then I come and I look again. And I pull back, and I come and I look again. So I try and I try, but each time there’s no complete answer. The dilemma was that each time I glanced I could tell that I was not bringing back into life the full completion, because each time my heart hurt, and an absence existed from an aspect of the outer beingness of self.

So what is going on? I tried and tried. I just couldn’t bring back into the outer the inner that took in, on a one-to-one correspondence, all that was going on here. I peeked over and over to see if coming back could be done, in other words, if I could find the combination in which I could come back that would be complete, and each time I would notice a physical area that wasn’t okay.

In most of the instances, when I would glance to come back, the physicalness of coming back into manifestation had to do with going back into the physical body. And when I would glance I would notice that my neck was aching, or was in a strange position or something, because when I come back naturally I can be in any kind of catawhomper position and be okay. But if I don’t come back completely, then something is askew and my neck might be a little out of shape, or something, as if sore from having to hold the position without the inner-into-outer relief that I know is there – but is somehow or another missing, in terms of coming into the equation of the outer.

So the meaning is, that the meditation dream is reporting that in terms of bringing my higher self – a completely intertwined innerness – into the outer is something that I am not doing. I’m missing something. There’s something that’s not quite catching up, or being brought through.

And so I’m not able to make the inner and the outer a oneness and, as for the innerness, there is nothing to report in that regard because the innerness is the innerness. It’s complete and whole in and of itself.

So I just seem to be kind of astir, or kind of out of sync, in terms of at home in the all-pervading stillness within. In other words, it’s not astir; stable. I am stable in a home that is the all-pervading stillness within. That’s why there’s nothing to report there, but it doesn’t translate across into the outer.

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