Follow the Energy

rsdTo be in the flow of life means that we surrender our attempt to steer everything toward some imagined outcome, and instead be with what the universe is offering at the moment. In ancient Babylon, their daily calendar plotted celestial effects for morning and afternoon, showing what was a possible, or a recommended, way to proceed with one’s efforts. If the heavens didn’t support something, they wouldn’t try to do it – until the heavens shifted to a more supportive configuration. But we don’t need a celestial map to respond to the cues and clues we get from our systems, and the world around us, on how to best proceed – we just need to take the advice we are being given. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then comes a dream, in the wee hours of the morning, that kind of puts that into action.

In the dream, a new birth has occurred in terms of the group. I am coming into a dining room late. I’m not sure if there is much food left for me. I am informed that I need to sit at a table with the group in support of what has happened, in other words, like there’s a new birth there. Something is coming alive there.

The group is situated in a center area. In other words, there are tables around the center area, but I can’t get into the center area, plus I’ve come in late, and so the place that I find to be available is along the perimeter.

Because I’m kind of told that I need to support this, I’m looking for a place like that to sit. Ordinarily I would’ve been perfectly comfortable going off a little bit on my own. It would’ve been a little alone and awkward, but that’s my nature. And that’s my self-denial.

Well, even though I came in late, I assumed that there was going to be trouble finding the food I needed from the service line, but it turns out that that concern isn’t founded. There’s just enough of a little of this, and a little of that, that I get more than what I need. I even start off with a small plate, as it doesn’t look like maybe there’s much left – and I fill it with ease. And then I use a regular normal size plate for everything else. And it even seems to surprise the servers, you know, that I have such a full plate. Even I have to glance at it because it’s full of a lot of different colors and nutritional vegetables.

The main dilemma, after after stepping from the food line, is finding juice to drink. I mean I guess there’s some water, but I’m looking for some juice. And it seemed like I saw some juice bottles that others have claimed, but I’m now looking from where the actual juice is at, and when I come across where they’re concentrated, the bottles are mostly empty and/or contain juices I had never heard of before.

So there’s a bottle there that’s got a little more in it than other bottles that are there and I pour this into a glass and it immediately fills the glass right up, which was kind of shocking. I just splashed it right in; and it’s an orange colored juice called Lean, L E A N. Someone who is standing there with me said, “It is probably very good.” Just because I have never seen it before doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious.

I don’t see anything else right there in the juice line, that’s concentrated, that grabs my attention, so I’m off a little bit to one side, right next to the juice area, and I’m taking a jar, I’m tipping it upside down so the liquid can flow to the top. It has to strain to the top through the roots, and through the coloration and whatnot, that is there. In other words that is sitting in kind of a depth within, I’m trying to get it to come to the surface.

And what I’m planning on doing is I’m going to give what looks like a multicolored object, the liquid that can be brought to the surface, pour that into a glass and give it a try. I just assume I’m still in the juice area. The person who said the Lean juice glass is probably very good, comes over and says, “You do not drink that. This is a plant. You’re in a plant area. You only drink in the juice area.”

I pause and realize that, sure enough, what I am staring at is kind of an arboretum area next to the juice area. It’s kind of exotic. Well, it’s as if a buzz goes up from the group, you know, as if somehow or another they hear of something bizarre like that that’s going on, that I’m trying to get the juice from a plant, as if that’s intriguing to them, it’s fascinating that I would even consider drinking a plant’s liquid as juice, a thought that never crossed anybody’s mind before. It sure is odd, it sure is different, that I would consider doing such a thing.

Nevertheless there is something about this action that draws their attention to me. It kind of draws me in, in that it offsets a bit of my stand alone nature, that I am also feeling, that enables me to support the perimeter of the table arrangement for the group, which is more in the center.

So the meaning is, in the dream, I am flowing with a feeling that is carrying me along. Everything I need is actually in ample abundance, even though I may question that by thinking this isn’t so. But all I have to do is look at my plate and I have filled it with a lot of wonderful vegetables, maybe overindulged. In other words, I’ve taken it to a point in time that goes through what I would have, and was acting as if, was going to be difficult.

I am feeling within a stirring that won’t go away. It is this inner energetic that compels me to scope about. I find juices I need, and naturally find fascinating, the life blood liquid of plants to be like a juice. This is the inner space I am in.

I support the group indirectly as my attention takes me into probing the aliveness around me and learning to better appreciate it all. To my surprise, this endears me, indirectly and directly, to the group. It is a surprise because I see myself as being on an outside edge trying to look in, knowing that in the center, where the group is more situated, something in need of support is being born. Or to put it another way, my actions are able to point to something emerging in an unusual, non-assuming way.

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On the Side of Everything

galacticThis is an interesting way to look at it: Who’s side are we on? If we are on “our” side, then that splits us off from everything else – by definition. If we are on the side of this or that happening, we have closed ourselves to any other possibility. Perhaps, instead, what we should be is on the side of the universe and how it is unfolding, and seek to be in support of what that evolution and unfoldment is. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: I’m kind of awake and this is like a vision. And in this vision that I’m seeing, it’s like there’s this house, and in this house I can be down one corridor – this is the normal expectation. In the center of the house is a main entryway. And I’m deemed to have like a room or something that’s down the hallway, and that I plug in from that room.

However, I’m not limited to just having to exist on that level alone. And so others tend to see me as just on that level, but I can actually see them by going completely on the opposite side and looking around the corner and watching them do whatever they do, and even try to factor me into the equations of things, in accordance with how it is that they see me as a person who lives down that other particular corridor.

And so, the main doorways that are seen in the center of this house have a definition to them. They have an established norm to them. And everything follows according to that established norm. But I’m not something that’s defined according to that established norm. I could go 180-degrees onto the opposite side and still observe all of this that’s happening and be right in keeping with everything that is taking place because I add that component or aspect to the overall picture of things.

Now, the host or the person that’s in charge of the house is inclined to see everything in a very specific, defined way. And so, if I’ve got my room down the hallway in a particular way, that means I have a particular definition in relationship to the position of how things are.

But what nobody seems to know and only I seem to know, is that I can move about. That I can be like something that’s etheric, that I can be completely on the opposite side, too, taking it all in and almost have a sense of humor that whatever unfolds, is just fine. Whatever definition is placed is okay, I can work with that. It’s not going to affect me. I can be on the opposite side of things, too.

And in that regard, there is a certain exhilaration that exists. There’s a real fascination, there’s a wonderful intrigue. It’s amazing to observe what is taking place. And, of course, I can be included in that to the degree to which the host of this place wants to go get me down the hall. But what they don’t know is I’m already part of it all. I’m able to observe it all and, yes, I can be included in the ways and the dynamics that they want to have as a definitional modality, but deep down, the unseen and hidden and unaware thing that exists, is that I have a sense of so much more.

In other words, there can be that definition, but I’m not bound by that definition. You know, I’m not part of a particular kind of projection of things. I’ve already seen that and seen more, by being rounded to be able to go 180-degrees on the other side.

And so the whole thing, what it leaves me with is in seeing this, like having done what I’ve done and being unawares to all of that, it leaves me totally impressed or exalted, or whatever the word would be. Outside of the strict dictums that have a formality to them, and yet at the same time, wonderfully appreciative of the formality that something has, or the mannerism that something has, but I’m not limited by it. I’m not affected by it. I’m not controlled by it. I am able to be all of that and then some.

And so, there’s nothing that is a contrast, or is in opposition, or is an adjustment that has to be made. I‘ve made all of the adjustments, and then some, naturally, knowingly, casually, easily. I fit into something as it unfolds.

In other words, the definition in the main house that was holding some big reception that people come in and whatnot, you know, you could probably put a definition on that. You could put an image on that. You could say that it was this and you could say that it was that. And however it is that you would say that it was this or was that would be in contrast to something else that it isn’t this and isn’t that.

And that me down the hall would be something that was part of that in some capacity, and therefore defined by that, and therefore limited by that at the same time. And also then maybe subject to something that isn’t unfolding in that particular way, and that therefore then would make a contrast of something that would be hidden from me, or a force or reaction or mannerism in life that would have a different energetic impact.

But I don’t have any of that because I can humorously look at this from the other side of the equation, from the other side of the hall. In other words, go completely 180-degrees, and look at this whole thing as if I’d let go of it all and can be over there, too. And so one is able to naturally enhance however it is that something is designed to unfold – once it’s in this enhancement mode.

If I didn’t sit in this enhancement mode and if, instead, I was in a space, in which I supported the way something was conventionally unfolding and deemed to be wonderful in and of itself, like a type of party and whatnot, then I would be defined in accordance with that. And to the degree that that left a wonderful sensation of things, I would be just drinking up that wonderful sensation of things. But there wouldn’t be the elation or exaltation that goes beyond something being streamlined in a particular way, that exudes out, and is at home and in place and is unopposed to all that there is. And is, instead, on the side of everything that wants to happen.

And it just moves around with what happens, as it happens. Things get tweaked this way or that way or whatever. It doesn’t oppose a thing. It helps. It assists at whatever and wherever and however something is.

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On the Precipice

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Is it so hard for us to surrender to what the universe wants, rather than what we, personally, want? This world gets worse every day, yet the universe gets more beautiful every day. Maybe it’s time to put ourselves in the hands of the professionals, and stop thinking we know best. We don’t know anything, but if we’re willing, we can be a part of everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The crux of the meditation dream was that everything was in a delicate balance; the slightest variance could send situations over the edge, in this direction or that direction. And there’s no right answer because if it tips this way, it’s going to have a particular kind of effect that might be another type of meltdown, than if it tips that way.

So, there’s simply no way out of the dilemma that’s evolved. And it seemed that, for a good portion of the dream, I was kind of in the position of thinking that I needed to be on the razor’s edge with it all. In other words, I know that if something happens this particular way, it’s going to have this kind of effect. And if it happens this other particular way, it’s going to have this other kind of effect.

And deep down, the confusion I have is both of them in a way are going to be hard on life, and hard on people, and hard on everything, and neither of them are an answer to anything. They’re just a result of the conditions of the way something is right now cannot continue. The fabric of something that has held a particular demeanor over the course of time, has now been destroyed, and the vestiges of something slipping either this way or that way.

Well, for the longest time, I’ve been confused about my role. Am I some sort of peacemaker, or arbitrator, seeking to perpetuate a dire situation? Or kind of ameliorated or hold something that is destined to breakdown and fall apart? That has to change? That has to shift?

But then what I saw that really inspired me is that holding some sort of tenuous situation or status quo was not my calling. In fact, deep down I really didn’t care which way it tipped. I mean, because I knew that it didn’t matter: this wasn’t what it was about.

Each end was a disaster, so, you know, you don’t pick sides. Nor do you try to hold the status quo because as it tips this way or that way, that that means, what? That you have to go through some dire consequences, so it’s better to stay in the trance you’re in? No. The disaster is a given. It can’t be averted, and this is where I have gotten.

My problem of course has been exhausting me and heavy on the heart and leaving me frustrated, wherever I turn, is that I’m trying to maintain some sort of balancing act, instead of letting something just go all to pieces. Because my role works—to my surprise to find out—my role comes into play when the situation tips over the edge. This is kind of perverse, if you think about it. I even seem to welcome the idea of it bringing it on, so to speak, even though it’s a state of confusion that’s going to have everything chaotic.

My whole dynamic was that of contending with and finding a flow. In other words, to be able to work in the guidance, the steering of that, that made the best of the dire conditions as they broke down. An image that surprised me. I would never have guessed that I am designed and wired to come alive during the breakdown. Until this, I was basically a monitor, neutral, to the inevitable and even opposing something that was about to change that could be for the dire.

I mean if you apply this to where we’re going to Egypt, or where we went to Israel now, there’s something that’s going to fall apart there. We’re not trying to be peacemakers to try to keep that destiny from happening. That destiny is going to happen. The aliveness is what is made possible when that happens. That’s where the excitement comes in. That is where the role is at.

But as long as you have a bias in your nature in a particular way, as if you need to change or alter what is unfolding, then you’re going to be fighting forces. And when you fight forces, you’re going to have veils. And when you have veils, you’re not going to see anything of any consequence that is more important, and the veils and the mannerisms and whatever it is that you’re fighting, that hiddenness then drains you, and you lose a certain heartfulness. You lose a certain connectivity or intertwining that’s possible. There is no exaltation. There’s just pins and needles kind of thing. And whatever direction and decision that you make, there is always something opposed to it or offsetting it. And so wherever and however you are seen, there’s always something that is going to have another perspective.

So you’re not supposed to hurt the feelings of anything, no energetics, not even the dark energy. So, you bring it on, you welcome it, who cares? You know how to work with it. You know how to play with it. You know how to guide it. You know how to steer it around. You know how to intertwine with it. So nothing is hidden. Everything is revealed, and when it’s like that, it’s an exaltation.

So, the meaning is, it’s a common conception that we are keepers of a way that keeps society and mankind from destroying themselves. In other words, we have our religious conceptualizations of how something needs to be ordained.

Deep down, I feel that what is breaking down is actually a natural inevitability. It’s at a point where something has gotten to this and it has to happen. And so if I am opposing this, it is a hopeless rear-guard action that, in the end, will fail. Well, it fails all the time when you get exhausted. It fails all the time when you stab the heart. It fails all the time when you take positions that seek to make something different occur.

You change things. You affect things by holding the need inside, connecting to something and allowing what is a momentum to occur. Now, that momentum has a lot of force to it. And that part that you have inside of you, that can do something about this, is a kundalini energy.

But anyway, to a degree that I may be looking at the teeter-totter of things, knowing that we live at a time of suspense on the edge of a precipice breakdown, it is not my role to try and avert those consequences. It is my role to go with the flow of the breakdown and help to shape and establish a cadence in the dire effects of it all. It’s actually okay, the dire effects are okay. It’s only our concepts that it needs to be such and so, in terms of a particular kind of packaged arrangement.

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