Posts Tagged ‘human possibility’

d62xoadWhen it comes to any imaginable subject, people can be open or closed to it, and it may depend on the specific time, or the specific subject, or the specific circumstance. That’s why it is better for people to find things for themselves, in their own time and circumstance. And we can make that possible by being in a space, inside ourselves, that neither puts them on defense, nor hands it to them without any effort; it’s to be in an inner location to enable them to find it for themselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I dreamt a lot, but I only remember bits and pieces of it. I remember one dream, it’s like I think you’re there, my dad’s there, and Lee’s there, and it feels like I’m trying to do something to recharge Lee.

And rather than recharging somebody like you usually do when you charge a car, I’m kind of talking about some motion you do with the heart. It’s like a sweeping motion with the heart, or something, that you do in a certain energy corridor between two people. And then she can step into it, or not step into it.

I’m wondering if it will work. And that seems to repeat a couple times.

John: See what you’re doing there is you’re trying to spin a certain vortex, in her nature, and the way you spin it is that some part of yourself recognizes a stillness.

And, although you’re doing something like this, what’s really taking place is that there is a quality of the mirroring, in which that sort of thing is taking place, in terms of you holding a different space inside yourself, in what exists in the environment around you.

And, when you hold that different space, you can elect to just hold that space, or you can elect to try to spin something into a different motion. It’s generally a conductor of practice, or something that might be associated, perhaps, with what certain teachers do. But, ideally speaking, a person doesn’t necessarily have to do that, when the stillness is where they need to catch up with.

There’s a danger in trying to spin something because then that’s going into the identification of what it is that you perceive, and, to some degree, that you take and you spin something, you’re also taking a responsibility in terms of a type of mutability, of your own nature, to be able to go into and recognize that that something other needs to shift a little bit.

It’s a very common in-between step that a person has to contend with because, in the true stillness, per se, you don’t engage in having to inflect this way or that. But, in the physical, in which you run into circumstances in the outer in which there is a mannerism that presides, the tendency is to engage in that mannerism, you seek to do things that create a certain kind of inflection within that mannerism.

And, deep down, everyone is trying to reveal something. As you become more conscious, you’re trying to create the inflection to something that causes them to relate to themselves in a deeper way. A person who doesn’t necessarily know how to relate in a deeper way, who is talking to someone, is always trying to let you know where they’re at, or inform you in terms of how they are. And they see how they are, and where they’re at, as meaningful, because this is the best that they have gotten to in terms of catching up with things.

And if they sense and see that you accept them, or get that, then that is a wonderful experience for them in terms of that way of being. So I’m describing a lesser step there. And then I’m describing an in-between step to something more of the stillness, in which you attempt to spin something, or create an inflection.

And then the hiddenness – and that’s why there are so many hidden teachers – the hiddenness is where you just mirror without actually going out of your way to create an inflection. And they either get it, or they don’t get it, but that’s where you are so surrendered into a stillness, that this is where you are at – as opposed to some kind of in-between approach.

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John: In your dream Breaking Free, you saw the image of the dancer in high heels, and that portrayed a freer vibration in you that was trying to come across. That vibration, that mannerism, was a way of flowing with one’s self so that you can stand above the burdens of the day.

It’s not that the dancing was exactly the right expression, but what was behind it was an aspect of inner focus. It requires attention to hold that note, that freedom, in the midst of the outer world, and most people aren’t able to do that.
But then we saw that in your next dream (An Uneasy Feeling), you lost that vibration – you couldn’t hold it – so you were unable to flow with life or be open to various expressions. The result is that you experienced a crash, which is a type of depression.

And then in my dream (see The Dark Side), we saw how carrying, or feeding, the negative in oneself can alter the course of events in undesirable ways. The state of being negative in one’s viewpoint is a state of being even further removed from the flow and the freedom that is natural to a human life. It’s a disconnection that can have disastrous consequences.

We see people on the Vegas Strip walk around behaving in ways they never would in their home town. That’s because the local mores, would, in most cases, be too prejudicial against them. People would cast such negative energy towards them that they would become self-conscious and, ultimately, it would cause them to shrink back into the “normal” way of things.

But here in Vegas, everything is carefree and nothing really seems to matter. Everyone lets their hair down. That desire for freedom is actually a very positive impulse trait.  

We see the same freedom in young people, but as they get older they take on a more conservative presence. Even though we were all young once, as a group, older people frown on the behavior of the young. Such constant negative judgment slowly takes its toll and the young begin to fall in line with the “ways of the world.”

Or take an even younger child, who explores the world with such an innocence. There’s something about that that’s really refreshing for an adult to see. But all the while, the focus of the adults is placed on trying to shape the child to be more predictable and controllable.

It’s often said that a young child is close to the angelic realms, but then they’re taught about “the boogie man,” or are told that invisible friends aren’t real, and they lose those levels inside themselves where other realities have play. They lose their connections and end up anchored in the denser outer world with everyone else. It’s a negative pressure that eventually snuffs out the innocence of the child.

The idea here is that when we, as individuals, as a group, or as a society, radiate negativity towards others – in terms of judgment, anger, and all the rest – we impact the course of events in a negative way. We affect our own lives, and the lives of those around us.

In the example of our friend (see An Uneasy Feeling), he walks around in a negative vibration. To spend a lot of time with him can be very draining energetically. Any effort to change his perspective becomes a battle. He’s intent on making his vibration stick as if he’s right, and he’s good at doing that. He’s learned to fight the entire world.

But that’s not a natural state for humans. Life comes at us in various ways, and we are designed to go with the flow of it. Our only resistance should be in saying “no” to the aspects of life that are not in line with our deeper connections. When we consciously choose in favor of our universal connections, we confirm them, and we strengthen them.

But most of us do the opposite. We let go of our universal connections in favor of personal indulgences, such as old patterns, defense mechanisms, and psychologies that separate us from others and the world around us. We may do it as a “survival” mechanism, but in truth it becomes a self-destructive process that feeds the negative and severs our connection to inner guidance and flow.

That’s what the work of most spiritual endeavors really entails: making the journey back (letting go) from our ego-based perspective that supports our feelings of separation, toward a universal-based perception that includes us in, and is connected to, everything.

It’s every person’s choice whether or not to be a part of the whole we find ourselves born into. Whether we accept that notion or reject it doesn’t change the truth of it. But our decision changes completely our relationship to it and, ultimately, our human possibility.

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John: Whenever I take a position in support of what I think is important, that very act makes me indulgent. The degree of that indulgence, meaning how strongly I want to impose my personal perspective on a given situation, determines how much I disconnect myself from an aspect of the natural flow.

I can see this pattern happening in me repetitively, and I can recognize its effect on my heart. It causes the cringing that I’ve been referring to (see Righteousness Rising and Inner Adjustments). This recognition causes me to sharpen my hearing, so I’ll be more aware when it arises again. Because it’s too painful and unnatural to keep hurting the heart, or feeling myself cringe, or becoming caught in a righteousness that leads to a hurt.

So I think that when my focus and attention are in the right place – becoming aware of inner patterns rather than remaining unconscious to them – it creates a reflective contrast from which I can begin to let go of those patterns.

I created these repetitive patterns during my life, yet I can see that something much greater becomes available to me if I can set them aside or diminish their effect. First of all, I have come to see how I get shut off when I get obsessed, or righteous, or adamant. Letting go of the ego, or not letting the ego have its way, requires ongoing attention and awareness. That opens me up to the faster speeds and greater knowings that come from within.

Said another way, our lower-self aspects make us feel separated from everything else; they create a me-first, egocentric view of life. When we are able to let go of these limitations, we can begin again to integrate into the whole of the universe, where there is a natural flow of energy that can carry us along. In that flow we are no longer separate, and no longer limited by our ego-based needs.

When we look at nature we can see how every aspect is integrated into the whole. There are no elements that “don’t work.” Each of us should be integrated into the whole in just this way, but humans aren’t limited to just planetary aspects, we’re connected to the universal aspects and energies throughout Creation.

To reintegrate, we first have to acknowledge the Oneness of life and surrender ourselves to the flow of how it is unfolding. That’s natural to us, and to our design. Over many centuries humans have become more and more disconnected from this flow, during which time this connection was replaced in us by our ego-driven self-interest. Not surprisingly, the journey back into the flow of life requires letting go of the idea that we are the “center” of anything.

When we try to control reality, or impose our expectations on it – which are egocentric actions – we are furthering our disconnection from the flow. This causes stress and cringing on an inner level, and on an outer level we narrow the possibilities of the way a given moment can unfold – we lose in two ways.

To pursue a spiritual life, we must reopen the doors in ourselves that prevent us. These are the doors of personal involvement, fear, anger, righteousness, judgment and many others. We get there by going through them naturally, by consciously letting go of these repetitive patterns as they arise. That causes an elevation and a reconnection, bit by bit. Otherwise, our lives become an ongoing repetition with no access to what is new, what is natural, and what is really going on.

Then, what we can experience is far greater than anything we might have anticipated.

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