No Surprises

Why are we continually surprised by the way things unfold in life? Is it because our imagined ideas, and preferences, for the future are at odds with the reality before us? It is a common trap we fall into, whenever our ego expands beyond its scope. We have a brilliant system of senses and faculties designed to read and process what is happening in any given moment, and to help us navigate whatever is unfolding – but we have to let go of our ego control and allow the system to work. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And then I have something else going on in which I then go: the theme of the dreaming is about coming down in a way that pulls things together, energetically, in terms of a focus of directed attention. 

In the dream I am using myself as an example when I talk to two women about why something is important to contend with. I say to them, I can see why that isn’t done, and that I, too, have let things like that go – so I understand this – when I used to have to take such things like that into account, and didn’t. 

And then I cite an example. The back seat cushion I sit on over there, like in a class or something, occasionally breaks. And I put up with this broken chair, even though it is an inconvenience, when I could fix it in 10 minutes and be done with procrastination. 

And so then I write up what is going on energetically. It’s an energetic confusion, I have a sense of a pulling-down energetic that is causing me to open my heart up to accommodate a greater overallness of nature. Ordinarily, when I see something in the outer that strains the heart because it is something my nature wants to ignore, the heart has to adjust, and, when it adjusts it contractively winces.

That is in accordance with staying separate. I am now looking at the flow differently, almost as if I’m going to now try to reverse the polarity: instead of an outward polarity, I’m looking at how it is possible to take a coming-to-grips with my dealing more with appearances in the physical by shifting the energetic for the purpose of freeing up a denseness that I am inclined to ignore.

That’s very, very shamanistic oriented. In other words, it’s a type of view and it’s a mannerism in which it says that whatever is happening in the outer is not of any surprise whatsoever. You know it, you’ve experienced it, it cannot catch you by surprise. 

And so if there’s anything that is new that comes into the environment, you work with it; you shift it, you shape it, you work with it. That’s very shamanistically oriented. It’s a different stream of attention and direction, as opposed to the direction that has you going into a greater soul depth somewhere else, which is more in-breath oriented.

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To Be in Sync

85b28eIt’s an interesting conundrum: we often like the aliveness feeling we get when we are in an extreme state – fear, passion, thrills – but the extreme state is not something that anything else in the universe seeks. Everything seeks equilibrium in their environment, and a state of balance. And, also interesting, is that if we were to truly find a state of balance within us, what that would allow us to connect to, energetically, universally, would be the most thrilling thing imaginable – but without the imbalance. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, to start off with, it’s like I couldn’t go very deep in my dreaming, because it was as if I had something dragging at my attention. Something that was bothering me, like yesterday was an awkward day, so it was easy to pick up rubbish that could have and hold an effect upon you.

So, to start off with, I notice that that which draws my attention as being significant, in other words, by buying into it, which leads then to a veil. This is just how one takes and stigmatizes themselves. Or, as a way of putting it is, I’m talking about a connection that I have in my nature that has, you might say, formulated, or found, itself on my breath.

I’m looking at this and noticing that this is limiting my ability to let go, and be more open and still. I have to get beyond such an identification, because the identification, this quality compromises the heart. And everyone, from time to time, has something in their pent-up nature that comes out in an outer way that causes them to get cluttered, or wayward, or identifying with some part of the breath.

When the heart is discombobulated, that’s the key to being able to denote that you’re lost in some aspect of the breath, because generally when you’re lost in the aspect of the breath, the mirroring process, by which something is right or not right, is what the heart does. The heart reveals, or portrays, the veils – if it is feeling heavy, or something.

So, last night, I wasn’t able to travel within like I usually do because I was overwhelmed and my heart was caught up, veiled, in a habituation. So the significance is, whenever something like this happens it is because I am affected by the sensitive, and reactive, side of the breath that is irrationally oriented when the spaciality isn’t in a stillness.

The part of the breath I am talking about, that readily goes off into a tangent, is the in-breath. Of course, you can have it start with the deviation in terms of the timing, which is the out-breath thought, which isn’t embraced because it isn’t still and it has a momentum, and then you get the reaction on the in-breath. But technically, that is if you’re in touch with the in-breath that way, otherwise you just beat yourself around with the out-breath.

So, when like this, it means I haven’t intertwined the spatial in-breath with the time-oriented out-breath, and have lost touch with the emptiness and stillness deeper within. I’m shown this because time and space are an area of consciousness that has to be taken into account in my overall beingness – if I am to be in sync with the stillness.

To access the inner levels of my beingness, this being an aspect of the in-breath spaciousness, is what I’m looking at, along with the out-breath timing, as the dilemma I didn’t resolve, or haven’t resolved, as needed.

And then there’s the awkwardness that I am denoting in the environment, that is implying a breakdown between the inner and outer, as expressed by the principles of time and space upon the breath being out of sync. Likewise you could say that this is also the state of a being out of balance, in terms of timing, with the spaciousness.

When I am out of balance with the timing and spaciousness, the alignment needed for a pristine focus and attention is lacking. And then you got to be careful with this idea of pristine focus and attention because that generally leads you again into reflections because that becomes like a tool – and you don’t have any tools but the emptiness.

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The Better Way

fethe0It is a great issue, in a world of more than seven billion people, that we so often feel alone. But if we believe in the unseen, energetic worlds, we are never alone. All energy has intelligence, if we are open enough in ourselves to hear it. This translation ability can be improved, over time, with practice, so that, eventually, we feel the guidance of where we want to go next, and get the warning when something isn’t right. We can see in the natural world that everything supports everything else in its desire to succeed – could it be any different for the human? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in the second part of this second dream, I’ve been traveling over the mountains to go back and forth to where the yacht is. And there always seems to be some guide, some man, I never really see that is always watching over whatever I’m doing, that sometimes I consult with.

And as I go on the top of the mountain, at one point, then I know that there’s a place where it dips down and usually I go down to the sea that way. But I suddenly realized that if I dip down a little, then go past this one part on the rim, and then go back across, that I can drop down to a trail that will get me down to where I’m going much faster. And, that maybe, that actually I could continue along the mountain ridge, but there’d be one point where I’d have to walk or get past a point where I dip down and around.

And I’d have to have somebody meet me with another vehicle; that’s actually the fastest route. But it’s not direct in terms of if you have a vehicle, if you have a vehicle, you have to kind of drop down a little, go around that point, and then go across, but it is actually a shortcut to what I had been doing.

John: So what you’re looking at is you’re still, in your dream, you’re taking and you’re still contending with this boat, that has changed in terms of something about it, the way it was set up and the way that it is after having made a number of voyages of up and down, and back and forth, or whatever.

And so, that has left you in a quandary, and so in this quandary you’ve gone and you start contending with the obstacles. That’s what it means to go up a mountain. But how you’re coming down is your describing something, portraying something, in terms of a way of being that has to do with how it is that you’re to address the problems, or whatever it is that is in a type of disarray inside of you because you’re not properly letting go, or keeping up.

And so your tendency would be to come straight down. But how do you do this again? You’re actually describing a better way of handling it. So, in other words, what you’re saying is that in the past, your usual way of doing this was you would do this on your own: coming down in a particular way. But instead you come across another route, or another trail, that is then met by others. And then that is the way you come down.

I agree. In other words, that’s why I think it’s going to take more of an intertwining of all of this. That’s why I was saying earlier, that, from an earth element way of looking at things, you can get kind of dour about things. But you’re not including the other four aspects, or four elements, that pull together, make for a complete picture.

You’re instead holding on to a particular note, that, in that particular note, requires a deeper stillness and a deeper letting go. And if just dealing with the note of earth, you can get indulgent and grieve. And you can’t just watch what goes on on an earth level, because what is it that you’re going to be capable of watching and seeing if you’re trying to watch just in an earth-oriented way, as if that somehow or another has something to do with what is going on because of the reflections that occur.

But, yes, as I have seen the reflections come up in the inner, they are bigger than the reflections that seem to occur in the outer. But you know that those reflections that are coming up on the inner, that are bigger than the reflections that are coming up in the outer, still aren’t the answer.

It’s the stillness, that’s the answer. But those reflections are creating a change.

Now, are you to blame the stillness now? Are you to lay blame to something like that? Where’s the joy? Where’s the peace, in doing something like that? Well, that’s love’s strength. The other is just a failure to let go.

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