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In a social gathering we all know that sometimes there are moments where speaking is important, and other times where listening is what is needed. Our relationship with the energies in the environment around us can be seen in the same way: at times we actively move the energy, through our own intentions and generation, and at other times we serve best by absorbing the energy at play, diffusing it, and thereby make room for something else to occur. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my sleeping dream, I’m trying to facilitate a change. I have been looking and looking as if I can figure out a way to effectuate a process where things come together, or fit, from the way the current state of things is. 

The reason I try to do this is because it enables an energetic to come through. And this energetic is necessary so that something coherent, a coherence, is possible. I am told that hearing, the aspect of hearing, which is actually a type of stillness, which in the dream is represented by a battery, an onion, which involves, symbolically speaking, a letting go of conditioning and the accessing to a compassionately soft heart, which is, again, a stillness where you’re not holding on to herself. And a tomato, which has to do with inner sight, is what is needed for this shift to occur. 

So I come to recognize, from this dream, that this is too much to ask for. By too much, even though I think this should be possible, this involves having to incorporate three levels of inner within-ness simultaneously. And then I note that that is expecting too much; I need to work with a type of hearing, any more is too much. So in the dream, I see myself starting there, letting the other go, and I’m putting a new battery into a type of recorder. 

Meaning, I have been trying to get people to let go of their set mannerisms and to look at things from a different perspective energetically. That is expecting too much. Instead, I should focus my attention upon helping them hear – and this involves mirroring. And what leads to a mirroring is a practice called witnessing. 

This practice involves holding an empty space, without flickering this way or that, to some flow of energy. The empty space absorbs the projection that is coming across. And, when the projection is absorbed, the person can see themselves anew. Until they’re able to see themselves anew they can’t let go of how they are, or see themselves, or be, in kind of a new state, or a shifted state, in which these other two levels are important, in a given moment, to facilitate that shift. 

And these other two levels, then, are actual sight, really seeing what’s going on. And being able to let go as you hear yourself. Otherwise, what is going on is too much, and when the effect is too much… In other words, you’ve got to start with the ability to see what is really going on, which is a witnessing. When the effect is too much a collateral damage occurs as a protection from having to take on more than what you’re ready for. In other words, you default to patterns that you’re more comfortable with, which are defense mechanisms. And that I need to be attentive to what can be absorbed, heard, and seen for myself. But for others, how can they see, and how can they hear, if they have all this racket going on? So something has to happen that enables that to be absolved, which is a type of witnessing that absorbs. 

So, in this dream, the process starts with the absorptive, and this involves witnessing within a still place. Scenario: the practice was called witnessing, and this worked best when I remained still, and, in doing so, was a mirroring of a person’s projected, misaligned bifurcation from the stillness.

The practice of feeling is a setup. The practice in which the person doing the feeling is taking a waywardness into their way of self-reinforcing an identity. So it’s almost as if feeling is a contrivance. It’s a contivace that we all take on, the idea that we feel this and feel that. And witnessing, and a stillness, and a quality of letting go has to be set up so the person can mirror back to themselves. 

That’s what makes something shift. It doesn’t shift in terms of the aspects of this versus that. I mean, you can develop a greater vibrancy and understanding of things, but it doesn’t shift. It gets closer to shifting, and it appears to get closer to shifting because as something gets quickened, the impulses hit. But if you can hold those impulses back, if you really can take those impulses into a deeper level, that can create the mirroring. Otherwise you have to act it out. 

And you then ride that energetic and come to know that all energetics, all vibrations, are going around and around making up what is matter, this world.

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spiralheart-innerfrontier-orgWhat brings the inner and outer together? What brings the higher and the lower together? What bridges the gap between separation and oneness, or closes the distance between a human and God? A connection to the heart, or a heartfulness as John calls it. If we consider the universe to be a feeling place, rather than a thinking place, it is easier to sense how the connection of the heart can join us to everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: You’re taking and you’re using a flow of yourself in the outer, kind of a guided flow in the outer, and drawing yourself close to something of a newness, but it’s going to have all of this in it, of the past, and it will be intertwined with the essence of that vibration of an ancient time.

All of that will be in that and you can sort that out because you will know that, because you don’t have the time or space. It’s very easy to take this into a talk or discussion about the soul.

In other words, the soul quality for the feminine is bounded and grounded in a home that is manifestation. And the soul element for the masculine reaches into this fibrous mannerism impulse that is fickle. You know, it isn’t rooted, it isn’t streamlined, it isn’t connected.

And it’s coldish, that in and of itself is coldish. The connection of the feminine in manifestation means to be warm, because manifestation is created out of the heartfulness of love of the creator, so it means to be warm but it doesn’t have the parts pulled together.

And the heart pulls them back together, because that puts you back into the thought of God, as opposed to just the manifestation. And so when you have the manifestation, and you have the thought of God you have a Will. And then when you have the speeding up, you have the black tail is all, so you have that catalytic aspect of the outer.

It’s a quickened Will or connection that the heart has to everything that exists. In other words, it’s a grace or it’s a softness, so you have the speed. You pull the two together that way.

That’s the closest I can get at this point. I mean I’m still trying to climb and understand, too. Now you might say one of these days I might go, the components of the third phase of the new energy are, step one, two, three, and four now, but I’m not at that point. Instead I’m just recognizing how you can overshoot, how speed and timing is such an issue.

How the sight doesn’t do you any good because you don’t know when, you don’t know the speed or the timing, you don’t know the hour and the minute or whatever of what is intended.

You have the inflection coming in, but you cannot tell, because those inflections are contaminated by the presence of your being yet, so you don’t have an instant, constant, in-tuned knowingness. I can have moments of it, but I’m inaccurate as can be because maybe something will dredge to the point where I’ll get it in one capacity but not in another. And yet I know that it can be in all capacities.

It can be like something that just undulates, you know, and just undulates this way and that way and this way and that way and that way and that way because it’s in tune. It’s just following the natural inflections. And I can’t do that because there’s still too much of this other that contaminates and gets in the road.

I contaminate the inner, so to speak. In a strange way it’s like contaminating the inner. In other words, it’s like I can see the place that I’m currently in, meaning the outer that I’m currently in – it’s going to be overrun and destroyed.

And so before that happens I’m able to scan across the open plain and come to another area where help is provided, where there are provisions for getting out of the elements. I don’t have the heartfulness to go fully into it because I still carry a stigma where I just left – and it’s apt to draw a problem yet that will manifest and rise up and hurt something that’s innocent. So I have to stay on the outskirts of that on the inner.

If I go on the inner, you know, it’s more comfortable, it’s more at ease, there’s more care provided – but I’m not ready for that. And so I see myself staying, you know, where maybe there’s a bit of a thatched roof or a bit of an overhang above my head so that I’m protected from elements above. I’ve got a wall on one side that is part of the structure of the inner that is open with the hot air able to come out from inside to kind of keep me warm.

I have a front wall, a back wall, in other words one, two, three sides, but the other side is open to a cliff, and open air, and no one will look for me there, no one can find me there. No one on the inner will pay any attention and go there either, and I’m leaning and getting something from the inner there.

Now, I can go into the inner, but that’s not a good thing for me to be doing because I’m not right. And so I can see that too.

That was yesterday’s meditation dream.

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John: Last night, because of my fever, I didn’t think I was going to have any dreams. All my attention was on the fact that no matter how I bundled up I was cold and, as a consequence, I consumed myself with trying every sleeping position so I wouldn’t create any additional aches and pains.

It wasn’t until 1:00am that I had this image. I was trying to figure out how to carry the image back to what was going on before, but I was blocked by the fact that my attention was also on my fever, aches and pains.

So, in this glimpse, or image, I see a woman who shows up from time to time at the dream group. She is accepted as part of the group; it’s as if she lives in the area.

Somehow I come to know (no one else seems to know, they just accept her), that she doesn’t really live any place in particular. She just flows freely and with ease. 

If I didn’t know that information, nothing about her demeanor would cause me to think she didn’t live locally. The image of this woman, the quality that she carried, had a great freedom and elegance to it. She would just show up.

There was no way I could draw any conclusions, or quite put my finger on what it was about her. All I knew is that she seemed to be around at important meetings or events from time to time.

So this image is creating an energetic space, and freedom, to move about at will. It’s an expression of composure and elegance that feels natural wherever it is. It’s an image that shows that there is more meaning and freedom available to us when we are not limited by a need for definition. This woman defied definition.

We see this in waking life, and it has been a theme in our dreams since we went to Las Vegas, that when we find ourselves in situations that are completely out of the ordinary, completely different from what we are accustomed to, it stirs things up inside us. From an inner (dream) world perspective we are shown, and can experience, that if we’re able to just flow freely and with ease, we’re much more alive.

Flowing freely allows for more amazing images and states to open up, which also gives us a greater understanding of all that’s going on. Whether waking or dreaming, this free-flow state is almost impossible when we see ourselves in terms of how others might see us, whether friend or stranger. That ego-perspective isn’t good because it defines us – it limits us – and therefore shuts down the magic.

A dream like this causes me to wonder, how does one do this in relationship to the home community? In going to Las Vegas, we were far from our usual dream group (meetings) and unlikely to find similar ones there. Maybe this is a dream with a hint to show a state, or a value, that exists when we’re not in any place in particular?

The dreaming has been showing that there’s a much greater dimensionality to things when we’re able to be at peace with, and accepting of, all situations. Whenever we (humans) find ourselves in an uncomfortable predicament, we quickly begin to put limits on our senses and we adopt old patterns – we focus on the particulars and details, and lose the bigger picture.

When we do that – begin to limit things by defining them – it causes hurt to the heart, because it’s a disconnection from what really is. If we can keep things outside of the specific, or not view them so personally, we can actually have a greater perspective of what’s transpiring.

We’ve been dreaming that, and noticing that. It’s might seem like human nature to want to define everything, but that narrows our experience into the predictable, when our real safety, and joy, is in the spontaneous, or in the aliveness and uncomfortability of the unknown.

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