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ae10As may often happen in life, we find we have to leave something that we have attachments to: a person, a school, a job, a home, a town, or a city. The feeling can be bittersweet – and there are many and varied reasons for this, individual to each of us and the specifics of the situation. But our spiritual journey wants us to understand that our entire life is a visit to a special place, where we are meant to learn and grow – according to our design and possibility – all in preparation for our next adventure. Our spiritual quest helps keep us from becoming anchored here by planetary attachments because we open ourselves to our universal potential. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In this dream, everything has come together into one place. In other words, everything is visiting. I mean, I’ve got the spiritual elders, and my relatives that go back generation upon generation upon generation. We’ve all got together. We’re meeting at this one place. In fact we’ve already had our meeting, and now it’s time for them to take the elevator right back, or the in-breath back.

Well, I’m the elevator operator. And so they’re all lined up, and I still carry a certain density in my nature, and this is an elevator that’s designed to carry lightness. And so I figure, oh, everybody’s got to have a little density; there’s got to be a little weight. But the weight is me.

And so I figure, I can do this. There’s only three people. You know, a whole bunch were there, but only three got on the elevator on this first trip – and I have to do this. Can I do this? Well, this is pretty hard because how do I relate? What do I say? What can I do? Where am I at in relationship to that, because there’s nothing there? They are a lightness. They are breathing in; they are following the in-breath of the light.

And so, in that elevator, everything is taken in as a wholeness, and I’m sitting there struggling because I, as the elevator operator, what can I say to them? How can I be? You know, I’m still caught in my complexities. In order to do this I have to, somehow or another, breathe this light, this in-breath, that is there, and then yet I have to come down then with this same kind of light bring that down, you know, to pick up more in the in-breath that are going back.

This is how you take in everything. This is a dream that takes in everything. Now I once saw how the out-breath works. This is the first time I saw how the in-breath works.

So the meaning is… you know, to jump into the meaning, the meaning is the setting I am part of is an overallness that is not in a this, or that, condition, having let go of, and set aside, the effects of the reflective, and therefore exist in a singular stillness.

That’s a statement of what it is; describing it as breath is another thing. The elevator is the vehicle that knows the difference, but the elevator is like the breath. It is a vehicle that can go up and down as the breath, with the breath.

In this instance, it is going up. What is going home on this elevator had breathed back in the light that was in the out-breath they brought into this place to visit. To be in such lightness of being I can have no separate action in my nature. In other words, that’s me trying to be in the elevator with them. I must breathe in the light to be amidst those other side beings. And, to the degree I do not, the density of my diverse mind, still mired in the diversity of the outer, will weigh me down and I will not let go to be in the light of the heart. And this elevator is designed to take souls who are weightless, in terms of the outer, back home.

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On a spiritual journey, it often seems that there are so many things to think about, and remember, and understand that it can seem overwhelming. But the truth of it is much simpler: we are designed to make this journey, and everything that is natural is designed to support us in this journey. The difficulty is that we have been born into a situation that is completely detached from this truth. So our work is in dropping all the acquired concepts that separate us from what is natural, and that begins with our view that the universe is here for us, instead of us being here for the universe. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So I do something quite similar to what I did the other day, which was I look at something one way in the meditation dream, and then I took and I flip it over and look at it almost as how it would look in the outer in which it can have an absurdity to it. And so there’s a depth in one way of looking at it and an absurdity in another. There’s something in terms of how to see the flip side of each.

Well, in the meditation dream, I am shown the state of beingness needed for a letting go to naturally be there. In other words, I’m trying to describe your third way. In other words, you don’t just retreat into a deeper innerness and then utilize that as a tool, just like there’s some people who can retreat into a wealth effect, and use that as a vehicle or weapon of modality.

The state of beingness needed to experience a more expansive reality requires a letting go of the way we carry ourselves. There’s five or six steps and one of the steps, after the concentration, there’s the Dhyana step and then Samadhi. In other words, these are various steps in a process of unfoldment and, when you really look at the definition of Dhyana, Dhyana incorporates this concentration.

And so Dhyana is both inner and outer, and it’s the Samadhi that gives you the altered states where you shut down the senses then for something more. But Dhyana, strictly speaking, is a type of meditation that can be done with eyes wide open and you do things in the outer, as well as eyes closed and doing something, and going somewhere, and being somewhere on the inner, with the higher states of the shutting down of the senses being the Samadhi component.

In other words, we already know this as something that normally isn’t talked about because then that gets confusing to a person who has to have a conceptualization of what the spiritual path looks like.

In the meditation dream I experienced and dealt with being able to hear what is going on, in the overall universe, by dropping expectations or basically dropping the concentration. For example, in the dream I am on an elevator that has 18 floors. I am on the 11th floor. The elevator comes to the 11th floor. I want to go into a vibration and letting go that will take me to a subtler level, which is the levels above the 11th floor.

I don’t push any buttons. I have to be in that state, and then the elevator will have a tendency to go there. Otherwise it will go to a lower level that is denser.

So in this dream each floor level is a subtler, and subtler, inner surrender, in terms of each upper floor level. Such a letting go touches the vibration behind going to an even more subtle level. This is again trying to put words to how you do it this third way that you had in your dream.

If I am in an indulged state, and am unable to let go of a kind of motif, that energetic will cause me to drop, and influence my beingness, and cause it to go down. In fact, this is interesting that I would dream it this way because this is also described in the Upanishads. One of the oldest Upanishads indicates that what happens is that a human being’s soul gets to a level of a type of freedom, in which it can like take and go into an overallness or an aboveness or something like that, which is a level of being that has a whole greater sense about itself.

As it flows in this zone, it is said to be burning up its good works. I mean this is the way the Upanishad presents it. Again, it’s not necessarily true but it’s trying to portray a system in terms of the creator and manifestation. So as that happens, as its good works or whatever its qualities are that it has released, and broken free of, as a certain heaviness is still there and it comes upon one more, and more, and more, then it’s said that you start falling. And it’s like developing a gravity, or a heaviness, and you then descend back into the physical.

And then, of course, the Upanishads is trying to lay this out in terms of thousands of years and how all of this process kind of works and whatnot, and it’s kind of an interesting portrayal. And here I’m dreaming of this in a type of similitude, in that if I can let go and be in a naturally let go state I have access to the subtler levels above the 11th floor. Or otherwise if I get on the elevator, the elevator is going to go to where my weight and burdens still carry me, which will carry me back down, down into the density, or into a south direction rather than up, or a north direction.

So if I’m in an indulged state and am unable to let go, the energetic will influence my beingness and cause one to go down. However, to awaken to a greater perceptive beingness that is able to take in more of life, I need to let go of a set conditionality that affects my state of being.

The meditation dream is introducing into the overall the state of being required to experience the existence of subtler levels of beingness. A person cannot experience subtle levels of beingness when stuck in a modality in which the demeanor is being conceptually restricted. What is needed to go to more subtle levels, in terms of being able to go above the 11th floor, involves a letting go to a deeper emptiness within which there is a natural free flow able to be there.

So the punch line is, the meditation dream in which I pondered what it took to be receptive to an above the 11th floor inner adventure, in a type of outer world, too, was provided as a healing image to experience subtler levels of beingness on the path of an intertwined oneness.

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elevator-arrowThe biggest barrier we face, in terms of reaching a desired goal, will always be ourselves. Humans have shown time after time that if they are fully committed, very little can prevent them. So it is with the setbacks and difficulties of a spiritual journey, because there are parts of us that like the status quo and will resist the changes we are trying to make. And because they are part of us, it will appear to us as rational thinking. That’s why we need to tell our whole self about the journey we are trying to make – and why – so every part can get on board in support. (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’m having to contend with things in an area that is deep below. I would like to leave earlier because I do not like how it is that things feel, but others, meaning other parts of an awakening consciousness of self, and these other parts are who I am in a wholeness, have not reached this awareness unequivocally yet.

So what I’m describing is this. I have this image in which I’m at some deep depth, and this is like a deep depth that you carry as a tone, or a mood, or a mannerism that you feel in your heart, where you’re weighed down by something. And actually you can be kind of fractured by what is going on because it’s almost a bit too much.

And so something that is like that, a bit too much, can leave you a bit scattered. And so in that scattering you can then notice the various nuances of the multiplicity of things going on around you. And a person who is not able to have the courageousness, or fearlessness, or whatever it is to be in all of that becomes a person then who sees things busted into a whole bunch of pieces.

And so each of those pieces copes. These are all pieces of themselves. These pieces then cope at this delirium depth that they are at within, and it copes up to a point where all of these pieces get it that this is ridiculous and that they need to take a step beyond it. And it’s kind of like a light bulb goes on at the same time. In other words, you come together, and so all of these pieces then are then ready to leave simultaneously – but until then, you’re still fumbling about trying to find a balance.

Now the way it’s seen in the image is when this suddenly gets it you’re kind of somewhat surprised because you all get on the elevator at the same time, going to go to the top, going to go home. And when you all get on the elevator at the same time, and you look around it was like, huh, just a little bit ago this part was trying to do this, and that part was trying to do that, and of course none of these different parts and fractures of yourself were going to work.

And what happened here where you all kind of got it at the same time, and all got on the elevator to go up at the same time, all had this common epiphany. Now all these little parts of yourself as they come together into the elevator is a greater beingness of yourself. And you now realize that when you were fractured and cracked, so to speak, into all of these different multiplicities, that you were in a condition in which things could readily fall apart because you needed the wholeness of yourself in order to cope.

And so when you first get into an elevator that’s like this, you realize that it may not work. In other words, you’re still fairly close to the way you’ve been bludgeoned in your multiplicity of things. That’s still kind of an odor in the air of things. So when you get into this elevator there is a part of the elevator that has a hole in it, and in this hole you can see the cable, and it’s a cable that, you know, may even scrape on a portion of the elevator that has been broken, or is open there, and there is always the danger that the cable can break, which means you could come crashing back down. That yes, you can come together courageously, and yet still something else could happen and you come crashing down.

But in this image one is fortuitous in that this doesn’t happen, and they actually have come together in the nick of time, before everything has fallen apart, and are able to go to the top.

So that’s the image, and with that is a very deep meaningfulness, in terms of what is going on with the energy of things in life, which is what I am acutely feeling, in terms of this being a byproduct of how I am aware of things around me. In other words, the realization comes together for all of those who are with me, or in me, meaning the parts of myself that awakened, awakens to a greater wholeness. And when that greater wholeness is awoken it clarifies how a creativity is to be in this place. In other words, this is the responsibility that one takes on.

So I notice that what it is like vibrationally for each and everyone I am with or, in other words, all these parts of myself, as we all get on the elevator at the same time is how the design is to be, in other words, all of these parts, all of this catching up, leads to the greater design. And in the greater design there’s nothing really going on because we are everything.

We all feel a breakdown is imminent. We feel a breakdown is imminent because that’s the vibration of what it’s like when you see yourself floundering in all of the multiplicities of separation. And that we are all going in the elevator of life home, meaning when it comes together then you kind of break the trance, which means that a responsibility affects the whole. In the journey depicted as an elevator chain, that has a whole and whatnot, that is jeopardizing the unfoldment.

This now becomes a relatability between one thing on one hand, and another thing on the other hand, and then there’s the journey, and then there’s the whole suspense of the journey. Will this elevator be able to go home? Because here’s the elevator mechanism, a chain there, that’s exposed, that you can see into. You can’t just take for granted that this elevator can go up. This other could break. I mean there are still things that are in a state of energetic disarray in terms of how it is that you have caught up with what you feel in an overallness.

So a person warns me to stand clear of the chain which could snap and, if it does, a collapse of the elevator of life will occur. The outer effect, a direct consequence of an inner energetic, is something we all have to contend with, this being a reflective example of a direness that exists in the overall design. It’s a design that has a direness when the parts of yourself are all scattered this way and that way, but when they pull together there’s the true soul self.

Realizing that all of this are multiplicities of levels that open up, and that there is the denser quality, or the more direct way of looking at it, and then comes all of the little idiosyncrasies that have to all come together in order to go home, in order to take the elevator, so to speak, of life, the journey, the elevator being the journey.

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