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univers07_960_720Mostly we live in a state of denial or ignorance of our true human purpose. And it is not about being enthralled with the temptations of the physical world, but it is about accepting our role as an intermediary between the spiritual realms and the realms of matter. The human is able to make that connection and linkage, for the benefit of the whole universe. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The macrocosm is like the ocean of things. And extracting that through, being able to somehow or another know that, in terms of the sequence of fullness, that it’s also a nothingness.

Able to hold that note. Accessing the will of God, you’re able to recognize how in some infinitesimal way, something can be helped. And it’s always helped in relationship to a part of yourself. In other words, the borrowing or the paying forward or however you’d see that, is on behalf of another. And that other is on behalf of parts of yourself that are caught in, you know, you might say, the bad joke of being in creation.

And this is how you work it out. This is how you work through it. So that you break the cycle of reincarnation of always having to come back and contend and contend. Because every vibration that is outside of the singular thing that is going on has to live itself through.

And in order to keep it from having to live itself through and cause you to have to keep repeating and repeating and repeating, you have to catch up with that one thing, that is the only thing that is going on. That’s why Rumi has in his poem, that if there was 99 things to do or 100 things to do, if there’s 100 things to do and you did the 99 things perfectly, but didn’t do that one thing that you were meant to do, then you’ve wasted your life. And that one thing is this kind of note or quality.

It’s the principle behind the idea of doing the dhikr is to try to put yourself into an affinity with this one key thing that is going on, that exists in all of life. That is the underlayment for everything else that is reflecting. But you identify with the outer, and by identifying with the outer, then you let go of that note. Because the denseness of things in the outer gain and grab your attention; then that causes a person to have to suffer, and the transcending of the suffering is the saintly path. But beyond the saintly path, in other words, the recognition of the ocean, and then still able to be the microcosm in the macrocosm, the ability to kind of somehow do that, is mastery. And even that, then, leads to something else, that’s also in a type of invisibility, which is the ability to sense and see something in terms of outer reflections.

You can tend to sense and to see it in terms of the flicker of things, but the part that I’m struggling with in terms of the sense of seeing this stuff in terms of the flicker of things, is I still have this “doom and gloom” quality in me in that this gets dangerously close to everything going to getting blasted to smithereens. In other words, holding the central note in which there’s nothing going on, and yet then there’s the reflections of things going on, and then that changes the way the reflections are to some degree. There’s the sense and the fear that this is getting dangerously close to blowing everything to smithereens. Because to the degree that other, if it were to ever quit going on, quit being an estranged, off to one side, and it were to actually go into the nothingness, then the world could be destroyed.

The semblance of the world is held together by people’s notionalities and mannerisms that are in kind of a deviated waywardness, and those thoughts create. And of course, they haven’t done a very good job of being very, because they’ve lost the linkage to where and what is properly intended underneath it all, and it has gotten to the point where it has really created a huge complexity towards it all. If that complexity got completely taken out, how could you have creation or manifestation?

So, this is a conundrum. You know, it’s almost as if the underlayment of this whole thing, the saintly quality, is in and of itself, an ideal. An ideal that is somewhere else, that takes us outside and puts us, you know, in terms of our home, at a place that’s at the top of the breath. But where the in-breath turns to the out-breath, that’s our true home. But our breath comes down and we’re in creation. And so if we’re going to be in creation, we can’t deny that because the breath has to go up and it has to go down. It has to be that way. We are that way. We are set into this motif.

That means we have to be able to know our true place. Somewhere else being outside of manifestation, which is reflective of this central note. And at the same time, have a duty within the manifestation by which something can be pulled out as a microcosm to the emptiness that has a way of being touched. A way of being seen. And then not identifying with that, noting it however, and then even slipping to another dimension inside of one’s self where one can see where that thought goes.

When that thought sits there, in the face of a central vibration of it all, the one thing of it all, when it sits in relationship to that, that eventually falls apart, even though it’s denser. The subtler eventually, wins through.

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As-Above-So-Below -8The theme continues here, as John’s dreams find him wrestling with the idea of removing oneself from the outer world because it seems to have little of value left, and existing only on the inner realms as a safety. Yet as becomes clear, it is the responsibility of a human to be a part of the manifested world. We have a role to play in its unfolding, as much as we are meant to be the eyes and ears of God in this place. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So the object here is to see if you can recognize how your dreams and my dreams are actually talking the same subject, but just in a different way. And that I approach it from a mannerism that just has a different way of trying to shake the bush.

So in the meditation dream, what seems apparent, or obvious, and it’s based upon outer appearances, does not correlate to what I feel is going to happen soon. In other words, what I’m trying to say is, what is happening in manifestation, because it’s working at the speed of sound and I’m accessing something that is its corollary in the speed of light, I’m aware that something is about to take place, even though it hasn’t come completely through in terms of manifestation.

And I can’t state precisely what is going to take place. However, I know it is going to be overwhelming. This ominous sensation feels like there is going to be a tearing away of everything that I had been relying upon as true. Consequently, I am not sure how it is that I should be, I guess.

It’s as if I sense an horrific sequence of events that’s going to be unfolding, and is going to dominate. For some people that I know, they are letting the fear principle dominate. And those people are retracting from the conventional norm and trying to step aside.

But I haven’t done that. Instead, I reside in a state of anticipatory shock, stunned and frozen, unable to determine what course of action I should take to withstand the inevitable. In other words, still, in that motif, it’s just like if you’re presented two alternatives, one is okay, and the other one is a hazard to your health, which are you going to choose?

And most people will select the alternative that’s okay. Why put oneself immediately into harm’s way? So, that seems to be the sensation, yet in terms of what is to take place, what is okay is temporal, because what is coming, the flip side of the sound – meaning the light now – what is coming, in other words we have this illusion that in the light everything is always a certain way.

What is coming is going to shake things up. It could be construed, I suppose, to a person who wants things to be just a certain way, it can be construed as even a type of danger – coming from within. Now if you try to step away from that, that isn’t going to work, either. And yet, what is coming you just feel in your bones.

And so it’s easy to adopt a spiritual illusion where you basically say, okay, nothing is important. Nothing that is happening in the environment that is going on now is going to have any value whatsoever, because a big shift is coming. And so you just hang out in terms of that. And you can’t really do that either, because that also is irresponsible. And the next two dreams explain or show why that is.

Because that is a type of, then, seeking as an escape hatch to go to what you’ve accessed from within, and hanging out there and letting everything sift by. And when everything sifts by, it is like having adopted an attitude that you can let life be and go its own course, and that you’re going to just situate yourself in another center of awareness, separate from all of that.

And if you seek to do that, there will be consequences for doing that. You will become insipid, you will become a sicko, and you don’t really uphold the wholeness. The next two dreams portray two images that depict that.

In the first dream, I am in a family in which I am like the visiting guest or maybe I’m a type of long lost relative or something, and by family I mean there’s a mother and a father and there are kids. And, because I am a bit estranged from things the kids, who initially might relate to how I am, come to ignore me more and more, and relate to the father, and hug the father when he goes to work to work each day, and says goodnight to them.

In other words there is a similitude that exists. But as time progresses, I become more and more of a stranger in this family. And what I notice is, is I am not identifying with things in the environment that this family is identifying with. 

I am simply there, noticing that I cannot truly identify as important or take on as a value that which exists in the outer. And therefore I cannot project what is important to this family role model. In other words, I am separate now, from them. I don’t mean to be but I have gotten that way because I have rejected those things.

I have become more and more of a stranger to the day-to-day affairs of the outer world. The kids look up to the accomplishments of the father, but as for me, I am doing less and less that is memorable. I’m hearing a different drummer. It is not a drummer whose identity comes from accomplishments or mannerisms in the outer world.

So I’ve checked out from the outer world. That’s the first dream. If you were to take and try to evaluate just that dream you might actually make a mistake about what it means. But after the second dream you realize that we’re repeating this pattern again.

This time I’m in a college classroom. I no longer carry the excitement for the studies like I had in the first year of college; that was a year in which I excelled academically. This year I find myself having a hard time applying myself to the curriculum. I seem to be present, but I am no longer applying myself like the other students.

In the dream, the teacher is requiring the students to do homework in which they figure out answers on their own, to an aspect of the curriculum, and everything builds from that because if they don’t do that they will not be able to follow the next step that the teacher is to teach.

And also then directly after all of that there’s going to be a test. And in the dream, I am realizing that I will be hard pressed to get a “C” if I continue with this attitude, when in the past I always did better than that.

The reason is because I am not sure if I have it in me, or if I will take and put myself under the pressure that’s required, and the focus that pushes me into taking this sort of thing on which is a type of east/west energy. In other words, getting into the minutia of the subject and intertwine this into my being.

I have gotten accustomed to just letting be, or letting go, because to delve more deeply puts pressure upon the heart.

And so the meaning is, is like the first dream where if I no longer stay relevant I lose a connection to others and find myself separate from what other human beings find meaningful, in this dream, I’m also losing relevance in that which is making things tick in life.

The dreams are saying, this may look like a path in which everything in the outer is left behind, but if that is what you truly believe, then in the final analysis you lose relatability to others and to the environment that you’re in.

The relatability to others and the environment you’re in is the flip side of the coin. Or, said another way, the outer is the microcosm of the macrocosm. Simply because the energetics are slowed down doesn’t mean that such energetics are no longer relevant to the whole.

The path appears to be a journey in which the soul lets go of the effects of manifestation – that isn’t entirely so. The microcosm is grasped, and more deeply appreciated, when a person seeking a greater consciousness recognizes the importance of creation. Creation is the greater teacher.

The macrocosm cannot be grasped without the eyes of creation awakened. To awaken those eyes, the initiate needs to be intertwined with what is going on in manifestation. A student is a student of all of life, both above and below.

To be in manifestation for the sake of manifestation is to remain spiritually healthy. To extricate oneself so that we shut ourselves off from what is going on with others, and what is going on in the surroundings – the first dream is about with others, and the second dream is about the surroundings – not only makes us insipid, and takes us out of the inner-to-outer flow, but it also shuts us off from the east/west energy described in a prior dream, which makes us irrelevant, insipid, and we come to be seen in the eyes of others as being a bit of a cop-out or sicko.

We also see this being out of touch and a bit of a sicko in our own eyes as well, but tend to justify this by admonishing the importance of this spiritual illusion. The spiritual illusion being that we have to die to this world in order to aspire to something or to take in something more.

Yes, you die before you die, but you’re still a soldier of both worlds. You’re not just situated in one dynamic macrocosm or the microcosm only. You’re situated in both the microcosm and the macrocosm.

And so there are a lot of little sayings that help you stay on track. Like one of them is, “as above, so below.” And there’s also the saying that a human being is the microcosm of the macrocosm. There’s also the saying that we are the eyes and ears of God in manifestation. In other words, if you died to manifestation completely, then how can you be the eyes and ears of God in manifestation?

And there’s also the saying that a human being is inextricably intertwined with all that there is. And there’s also the understanding, as portrayed in the Scriptures, that after God created manifestation, he still had one thing more to do which was to create man out of the substance of everything that existed. So, again showing that we’re intertwined.

And there’s also the saying that a true human being is a soldier of both worlds. In other words you die to what you die to – in terms of your overindulgence, but you awaken to the recognition that you sit in this world in all places.

And to put this together with my meditation dream, which is setting the template, I need to take responsibility for what I feel in my bones is coming, and not act as if what will be, will be. In other words, not the old Haight-Ashbury hippie mentality which is self-destructive and does nothing for manifestation, and is a poison that alienates me from the macrocosm. It alienates me from the microcosm. You’re lost in-between.

To adopt that demeanor is to act as if there is a north/south energy only, and not realize that the heart seems to also breathe in an east/west way as it contends with the condensed energetics of manifestation.

I must never forget that the condensed energies are akin to light in the form of sound. Sound is slower, but when speeded up becomes light. I am in a world of sound – if I ignore the sound and aspire only to the light I will remain estranged. The two are intertwined. 

The north/south energy is likewise intertwined because the heart cannot be whole if it isn’t able to put everything in manifestation, creation, the universe, the cosmos into it. We are part of everything.

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yin-yang-sym-proj-2When our dreams are guiding us on a spiritual level, a scenario that may appear rooted in outer life – such as a woman seducing a man – takes on the greater meaning of the archetypes they represent. So when Jeane’s character observes her female friends trying to seduce a man who turns out to be gay, what is really being shown is the subtle sorting out of feminine and masculine energies and how they relate inside us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I have kind of vague dreams last night, and the first one it feels like I’m with two other young women – we’re all young – and there’s a man they want to seduce. And the way they do this is that everybody’s going to sleep in a communal room that night, and the two other women and I are actually sharing a bed. So they’re just going to go take off all their clothes and get into bed as kind of a way of seducing the guy whose bed is a little distance away from them.

Well when I come up to the room they’ve already gotten into bed, so I’m going to have to walk around to one side to get in. And then I notice that the guy that comes up to the room that they’re interested in seducing, I recognize him from high school. And I realize he’s gay which I realize they don’t know – he never looked gay.

So I know this plot’s not going to succeed. So I leave my underpants on and get into my side of the bed. And I’m just observing. And I observe that he kind of is a little bit bewildered by how the women have behaved and maybe walks to one corner of the room, and then he walks out of the room into the hallway. 

And I just seem to be following and observing. And then the dream shifts.

John: The theme of the dream has to do with taking on, or taking in, both qualities of light. In other words there’s a quality of the inner, but an inner in creation in which you have the wholeness that you carry as a reference that needs to be awakened.

And the feminine seeks to bring in, or to invoke, that which awakens. And that, in this particular image, you’re sorting out, or having to contend with what that is, which is really a quality that invokes an awakening. In other words, recognizing what serves or satisfies the magnetic need.

In a really, really dense and unconscious world, that sort of thing is something that stays on a very shallow level. And that as person becomes more conscious, they tend to recognize that which awakens them as – especially the feminine recognizes that which makes life more meaningful, but in order to create the cycle of creation – in other words, in breath, out breath taking on the full energetics of what exists, the feminine has to be able to distinguish the difference between that which intertwines and that which goes and remains in a type of density that doesn’t really offer anything more.

The best way to understand the significance of the dream in terms of what it has shown, or explained, or taught, is to look at the theme, a theme in which the point is one of having to get and bring oneself, in terms of a step-by-step or process of awakening, closer and closer to the recognition of both yourself in manifestation, and the greater whole or part of yourself that connects to the macrocosm.

And that there is something about one in their condensed dense, in-the-body form that can sense of feel or aspire to that macrocosm, and can denote the difference between that which feeds the whole and that which doesn’t.

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