It’s quite difficult to forget what we know, or what we think we know. Are we ever really able to put “new eyes” on familiar situations? On our spiritual journey we will reach a point where the ways and means we have used to get us to that point won’t be valid for the next phase we are ready to enter. This shift will require a willingness to let go of our linear, brain processes, and listen instead to the intelligence our higher connections seek to give us, every moment, as guidance. This is the way we are designed to work. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: The thing that’s becoming difficult is, it might help in terms of pushing something more, but as far as hearing that stuff, it’s all spoken generally within the context of having to contend with, and be in, manifestation in a way that is in-breath and out-breath.
And the sense of a moment being somewhere on the breath. And, thus, in a variability that continues to vary and vary, and that even listening to it kind of puts things into a different vibratory – that’s almost like a type of stigmatization – in which you draw from that an orientation. And when you draw an orientation, it tends to be an orientation in relationship to having to be in some aspect of the in-breath and the out-breath.
That doesn’t necessarily have to be so. And when you take and you are oriented to looking at it that way, then all of that seems really significant, and really interesting, in bits and pieces. And, as you listen to it that way, you hold a particular focus in that motif, in that way. And that’s okay to do that, and it’s okay to understand that because it all adds to one’s ability maybe to help explain things, but, on an energetic level, that is an energetic in and of itself, in terms of the nuances of things in the outer.
And it’s almost better to not know anything, in that regard. When you start to experience things in a subtler format, it’s just like, even in the investment world, it is now getting to the point where those who take and look at things the way they are, are going to get caught in the breakdown. It’s better to not know anything now, and to be able to have a sense of things. And then, can you respond from your sense of things?
The chances are that you’re not going to be able to do it because you’re going to, at some degree, put it into some sort of aspect of breath. And every little aspect breath, then, becomes a limitation. And that’s the dilemma. Can you listen to this stuff without doing that?
And behind what is said, is what is important. And it’s interesting, from the top-down kind of thing, one can still pick up inflections of that, but from the bottom-up way of talking about things, that energy isn’t going through. A top-down coming down, is coming from a source of an emptiness, but the bottom-up isn’t actually going through. There is something that has developed a quality of sight up to a point, but doesn’t actually recognize that there is so, so, so much more. It has to see that it shifts into that so much more.
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We all have experienced the feeling of running out of energy in a process we are in. That could be a project, or a job, or even a hobby. We can only get as far as our passion and energetic drive will take us. But, in life, there is one urge that is never-ending, and that is the urge to connect to our true purpose; it will be with us all the days of our lives. That doesn’t mean we won’t feel tired or overwhelmed sometimes, it just means that we are designed to overcome anything that deters us – it is in our design, and the intelligence to prevail comes from our higher connections. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: I woke up, it’skind of the vibrations of being in the midst of everything within, an atmosphere. I woke up within the maze; it’s like a maze, energetic maze, of being in the midst of everything within an atmosphere of vibrations. That’s the best I could do to describe the general overall sensation.
So, at first glance, my reaction was this is too much for me. I am overwhelmed. I somehow hold it together as I know that what I am doing is creating from within this overall maze. It is as if I am creating a house to live in, and that this is what happens when I hold my focus and attention and don’t crack up straightaway; in other words, by the fact that things are overwhelming.
What I am formulating is a base that I utilize for delving even deeper. That’s like an energy. That’s like a presence. The base is not something I have found for myself, it is just a presence that has somehow come together, a tiny bit, in the maze for clarity and flow purposes.
This is, as the expression goes, a presence that is with soft hands because if I am leaning on this for indulgence purposes that would be an identification problem. In other words, sometimes you just accept things as useful, but you’re not dependent upon it. So, instead, this is simply a lightbody form of inner beingness I need to function with, in terms of the maze of endless subtler and subtler vibrations. That is how the sensation is experienced upon a heart that is immersed in manifestation.
In other words, this is how you experience everything, really, you know taking it all in. I’ve broken it up a little bit in realizing how you, somehow or another, come out of that, or try to come out of it. But you do come out of it, and what you have to come out of is revealed, in that, at a depth deeper than the sensation upon the heart, is a still longing that if I am able to abide in breaks all of the vibrational spells.
And so the coming out of this is portrayed as something that actually works within manifestation because longing is where the out-breath turns to the in-breath. And the expression about that is that you can follow this longing as far as it can carry you, so the question is, how far is that? And the answer is, using the breath to paint the picture is to my true home of stillness upon stillness, which is at the interval where the in-breath turns to the out-breath.
Or, in other words, what happens is when you catch up with the longing, and you’re able to hold the longing and not go deviating off into the energy, and continue to maintain a certain presence vibration that is able to build – and not get attached to what builds, not get attached to your aura or anything like that that’s building – you’re able to take that, and hold to that, and go from that as it is recognized at being able to be like that in manifestation, and it’s at the point where the out-breath turns to the in-breath. And, if you hold that, everything else is set aside, and set aside, and set aside, you go all the way to the stillness where the interval where the in-breath turns to the out-breath.
So you could say it’s a beingness, a stillness, in which the interval of out-breath turning to in-breath, stillness there, is simultaneous to the stillness of where the in-breath turns to the out-breath.
So now we’re talking about how the end and the beginning are one and the same, or beginning and end one and the same, however you want to phrase that. Above and below is one. Microcosm and macrocosm are one. So the journey of an in-breath and out-breath is a journey in which you have reflections that adhere to, and contend with, indulgences. That in-breath to out-breath, when you hit the true stillness where the beginning and the end are one, it isn’t anymore. In other words, there isn’t some degree of it.
But here we are in a human body, and we breathe in, and breathe out, so that is our plight. Yet we have that, so we have to let go of that to have that stillness. And the in-breath and the out-breath, everything resonates there, and it is part of the illusion. It’s the plight we need to surrender.
You could say this is an interesting dilemma. There is nothing but nothingness that’s being the all-pervasive stillness, yet we are in-breath and out-breath in order to experience the sight and sounds of a thought-upon-thought manifestation, this being a dance that, when the reflective falls away, there’s just stillness.
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We know that ice is frozen water, and we can also say that matter is frozen energy. When the temperature is right, ice will become water again. And so it is with matter, which will evolve or devolve back to energy. What is being said is: everything is energy in one state or another. As humans, we are uniquely designed to connect from this physical state into the energetic states, while we are alive. That ability is called development, whether religious or spiritual, and is the purpose of our time as a physical expression. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So, to kind of repeat, first there must be the sweet pain of longing – sustainable as both an angelic heartfulness and out-breath reflectiveness. In other words, you can’t be easily broken, in too much emotion, too simplistic, and you can’t be too Wile E. Coyote, or otherwise you can’t hit that sweet pain stillness.
And, when you do hit it, it’s as if you’re suddenly magnetized to propel to the in-breath. In other words, it’s like you feel safe, or you’re willing to be able to do that. You’re able to let go of what had been your out-breath nuances that had you in its trance. And so then you start on the in-breath, that you don’t know much about, which are the higher planes of yourself waking up, that go to the stillness of an essence.
So, when the sweet longing is sustainable, the way home to the interval of essence stillness, at the in-breath to out-breath interval, is able to be revealed.
For most human beings the sweet pain at the interval of out-breath to in-breath stillness is not something that is acceptable, or sustainable, and it has to be acceptable and sustainable and surrendered to before there is a chance of propelling towards the unseen light at the interval of stillness between in-breath and out-breath.
In other words, that’s something that you have to have kind of a type of faith in, and you get that faith by the mirroring, a kind of mirroring that happens at the out-breath to in-breath interval of sweet pain sudden stillness that automatically mirrors, really, really finely, to something more, which is that same in-breath corresponding that is where the in-breath turns to the out-breath, that stillness point.
That’s why in the end a realized person realizes that there was no journeying at all. The in-breath and the out-breath were a trance modality tone, or mode, that they took on into varying degrees, and that there was only just the stillness and that there is no journey. So sustainability of the out-breath to in-breath interval of stillness is possible only when manifestation’s concretized denseness, which reflects our suffering plight, is healed. Until this happens, our true home, as a stillness essence at the in-breath the out-breath, is not even recognizable. It’s just a theory.
The illusory journey that leads to outer stillness and the inner stillness has to deal with the spiritual illusion of the in-breath seeking an awareness. And then, of course, the out-breath seeking an awareness is us wandering about, traveling away from God, in a state of bewilderment.
First we must redeem ourselves in order to face our shadow plight of thought-upon-thought out-breath. We have to redeem ourselves by we face that. Actually, it just falls away as a type of darkness. The idea that we get through it, no, it just falls away. It’s like a type of darkness. It falls away at that interval – if we can hold that interval of sweet pain – and then the other planes of ourselves then start opening up.
I mean, obviously, it’s always going on, because in each out-breath and each in-breath there is implications of all of this. What I’m doing is looking at it as if we’re accentuating it, first by talking about out-breath, and then in-breath.
So, when the journey is away from God, this being depicted as an out-breath orientation, and that journey, or illusory aspect of it being like a journey, somehow hits the stillness and sweet pain, it’s almost as if something gets propelled by being able to catch the glimpse of that stillness as it opens up to a conscious choice of the heart – in an in-breath way. And, when that happens, then we have to contend with spiritual illusion because the out-breath is an illusory traveling in ignorance and bewilderment, and the in-breath is a traveling in terms of spiritual illusion is when it takes and acts like there are planes of light and such that is really who we are. But they are like qualities; again, very subtle, subtle essence qualities, but still not the stillness.
When it is, at best, only possible to touch the heart in the sweet pain interval between out-breath and in-breath, because that’s how it has to start, intermittently and unsustainably, because we are not ready to handle the stillness; in other words, you still have to be cradled or whatever, it takes so long for something to become. When you can’t quite do that, or sustain that, or hold it means more dense reflective outer suffering on the plane of collective consciousness’ manifestation is yet involved, or needed.
So what we’ve talked about is we’ve gone back and forth, and back and forth, and we’ve played with kind of a quality of innocence that is the in-breath, the planes of light that simulate the angelic, and a sense of sensibility, of which that sensibility leads to a stillness at the essence – if it follows all the way through in an in-breath way.
And we’ve talked about the out-breath way, which has to do with a defiance that comes down as a thought. It might have been an okay thought that we thought we could play out, or live out, or be, but only come to find out that we’re in the mire of a world of nothing but that. And, fortunately, we sit in this Bardo of in-betweenness of in-breath and out-breath, and when we’re like that we tend to then relate to things with the mind and the senses, which keep us caught up in this world of there being a time and space.
And so what changes that now, or what shifts that, or the next step beyond the quality of the angelic and then a masterful approach of trying to needle along, is an approach that, when it isn’t able to maintain, or recognize, the stillness, and yet knows that there is the stillness, almost as a whiff, or sense, of that, can it exercise the forbearance of letting everything just be? And, if it can let everything just be, it comes to know the greater overall as a letting go and a stillness; to the stillness place that is the in-breath interval to the out-breath, that interval which is the essence of it all. Those two come together as one and the same, the macrocosm and the microcosm.
Duality is broken when the two intervals of stillness of above, and below, come to see each other as one and the same. When the stillness permeates the illusory sensation of an in-breath and out-breath, journeying falls away.
To make sure this part is perfectly clear, I would like to repeat that stillness is not possible as a completion until first the sweet pain interval between out-breath and in-breath is accepted, in other words, you let go to it, you’re able to handle it instead of having to jump back into the thoughts and the breath action of out-breath and in-breath as a kind of amnesia.
The accommodation of this, as an inflective, is what directs us to journey to God. Instead of moving away from God, we’re now aspiring to the all-pervasive essence and stillness, which is, as indicated above, where the in-breath to out-breath interval is at, and the getting there causes us to travel through the spiritual illusions, which is the planes of light and all of that, and we break then the trance of all aspects of substance. We are just essence in that journey.