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We speak of higher states often, and there are many who aim toward Nirvana, utopia, or enlightenment. Yet, sometimes, a state of equilibrium would be an excellent achievement. Life comes at us more quickly every day, or seems to, and it means our systems are always commandeering energy to sort out what we are dealing with in an effort to rebalance everything. And new challenges often require new solutions, which means it may take us longer than usual to work through. It can help if, in these moments, we remember to trust our systems – they are doing the work – and not to always put the burden on our brains to figure it out. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So I neither meditated nor slept well last night. And it felt like my dreams felt really chaotic, and it’s almost like the last dream I had just epitomizes it because it feels like, in the dream, it’s like I wake up to an alarm. And it’s dark out, and I can hear people rushing about, but I can’t really see what’s going on. That’s just what last night felt like to me.

John: Well, you’re kind of describing a sense of maze of things, in which, in the maze of things you haven’t yet sorted yourself out. And that creates a kind of surrounding delirium

It was kind of the effect, so to speak, on an initial level of what took place yesterday. I found myself noting it to be kind of Leila, meaning that it was a play with an effect that had a bit of a contrivance to it. But it was enough for each person to find, and see, for themselves. 

The only hint of that was when Dean said that the idea of feeling tends to be something that’s oriented in a personal context way. And that the idea of witnessing that that had to be something in order for it to have a flow amidst everything, from out of the chaos, that had to be something that connected to a deeper inner depth that you didn’t witness it in its simplistic outer, you witnessed in its deeper inner depth in terms of what is really going on, pre the fact. 

And so it belied the fact that it was anything of any consequence really going on, in the outer, other than the letting go of the way a person overly feels things. And that the witnessing, it was the integral action and a witnessing that goes to something more in terms of the greater overallness that comes from within.

The effect you were left with, which was the effect that most people were left with, was they haven’t sorted that out yet. It was something that defied the logic of how they saw the path working; defied the logic. And so that hasn’t yet shifted. 

And there’s a whole bunch of that sort of thing going on, in which the currency of things is being put into question. The theme of the program has been that when you compare, so to speak, two sides, and you speak of it as East and West, then in the West there has been a sort of soberness that has added something, but has been rejected by the East.

And then in the East there has been something that has gotten too social or something, and, like Lemuria, fell apart, because it lacked its quality of individuality that was able to hold on to something above the midst of things. 

So what your dream was, you hadn’t sorted any of this out yet, you were just looking at this as a kind of chaotic maze. And that’s how most spiritual paths are viewed by the pragmatist, who is looking from the outside in, and it has to be viewed more from a top down approach.

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When anything begins, it is in its purest state, whether it is a seed, a germ, or an egg. In the unfoldment of life in the physical, the purity of the originating genetic meets with the unpredictability of the outer world and its forces. This causes responses that, over time, build upon the original, adding layers to it. We can view our psychologies in this way, as strategies for handling the unexpected in life. Many of our psychologies can prevent us from being our purest self, until we make ourselves conscious of their effects. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So I put it all into kind of a masculine way of looking at it. So then, when I came to bed,  in the dream I see an unfoldment that remains consistent under the outer scenario. In other words, something isn’t changing, it’s just staying, and staying, and staying the same. As a result, this results in layers that keep piling on top of layers. 

And so I take this image in as if it’s a type of food on a plate, except it’s been heaped on the plate where it comes to a point where it is necessary to cut into these layers of food. In other words, you just can’t sit there in shock, you have to cut into it. And so I see this as important for digestive and edibility purposes. 

The process involves starting with the outer part. It’s almost as if it’s, it isn’t this, but it’s like an egg. And in the egg you have the yolk and it’s like you can cut around the yolk; you don’t ever take the yolk out, but you can cut around the yolk. You can remove this excess. 

To continue as if it is business as usual is to continue the tradition unwaveringly – when a change is warranted at this time. So, in other words, you have to start breaking down what actually truly is there, as opposed to just the patterns and the mannerisms; it’s got to be more literal. 

In the meditation dream – the meaning is – the hierarchical paradigm was exposed as in the way of a oneness. In this dream the essence itself doesn’t change, but around the edges there is an impending burden. 

And then the last thing I have is, I have an image where a health inspector has reviewed the food storage a woman has that she maintains for some greater purpose of life, or something. And I’m standing there hearing him making a report that there’s a problem. 

And so it’s almost like, both as a relief and as a shock, I say, “You have weevils.” But I’m almost humorous about that because I certainly don’t care. But suddenly I glance more deeply at my situation and say, “I can’t laugh. I have been blanking it out. I have a bug in my sugar.” 

The health inspector’s head jerks back in shock. I can’t be off to one side pretending otherwise anymore. 

The meaning is, the meditation and prior dream are about a shift, change, and step in the unfoldment process. This dream is denoting that there is a limitation that exists within what had presumed to be a well-established and pure process.

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Through the centuries, spiritual paths have helped us make our journey in a step by step way, learning, letting go, and connecting to something higher. Yet it is felt by many that in these times now there is a potential to connect into the wholeness of everything much more quickly, in the sense of shifting from not being with It, to being with It. But, of course, that possibility isn’t going to happen without an effort toward the journey in the first place. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Most of what I’m describing right now comes as a consequence of having done something that you don’t ordinarily do. Ordinarily, because most of these paths have to do with working through the states of things, and you take and you have a little breakthrough, and then you might have a reprieve, and then you have another little breakthrough, and then you might have a reprieve. That’s kind of how things have unfolded in the past, but what I was shown was, that doesn’t have to be that way now.

You can do it in one fell swoop; you can go from down to up, or up to down, or however it is that you connote the stillness to be, although, for me, I connoted it as being like a down to up. You can do this in such a way that there is no identification to something high on the in-breath; there is no high on the in-breath. Nor is there something that is high on the out-breath trying to come down and through, taking something pristine and bringing it through without it getting contaminated, and weaponized, and steering it and carrying it with a certain quality that comes down – that can then somehow effectively survive, and make changes, in the collective of the outer of all of these thoughts.

Trying to out Yang, the Yang, just like you can try to out Yin the Yin with the in-breath, being at some point on the in-breath, all of that is a type of delirium. And that the paths have you working with practices and processes that work through herky-jerky-ness, one little herky-jerky to another little herky-jerky, to another little herky-jerky. And, in the course of a totality, I don’t see an end to it. Although I can see that something can go from one fell swoop to the other – and barely make it. 

Now I’m talking about it as a type of moment. But whether that moment is a lifetime, or just how that is, it is hard to say. But in order for it to make it, it can’t get caught in the building blocks where you go to this little level, and then to the next little level, and most people make about two steps in a lifetime. 

It has to be more in keeping with what Owen described in terms of seeing himself in Tibet, long ago, where things that we’re used to going a little bit this level, a little bit to that level, and such and so on, were lower temples. And then all of a sudden there is a fell swoop step that is taken and you go to the highest temple. And there’s never any news heard from you again; that’s going into the stillness. 

And it’s very terrorizing because something that is like that is terrorizing to those who are caught in having to contend with some motif, or another, expression – a doingness of something out-breath-wise yet. In other words you make a journey on the in-breath up to a particular point, and you come back down with the out-breath and how to bring it into life, and try to shift, and shape, and co-create; there still is that being caught. 

But in a total, perfect, pure mirroring, you have a kind of communication that is truly there without any bifurcation or limitation. That’s the kind of communication that’s the most real. So that, again, is talking about a quality of stillness, but who can do that? Everyone has to try to do something, either in terms of trying to co-create within what they’ve caught up with, or to try to catch up with a greater spaciousness, of which you can’t do it that way, either, because it’s like you can’t grasp the expansiveness of God. 

And so then the idea is that you can kind of get glimpses of things, but those glimpses of things get caught as an aspect of the stillness in the out-breath turning to the in-breath interval. If you’re true enough to yourself, when you realize that running that course, which may get glimpses, the glimpses are really, then, to a complete total letting go and the stopping, which is the stillness of the out-breath turning to the in-breath, and that the two have to come together: the out-breath turning to the in-breath, and the in-breath turning to the out-breath. 

Those points of stillness, when they are one and the same, then there is no such thing as a journey, and there’s no getting caught on either aspect of the breath, either the in-breath or the out-breath. That’s what I had to dream about, that came together as a meditation dream, and was able to see that all of that can be done in one fell swoop – as opposed to having to dribble along, like everything seems to do. So we’ve got to hit the stillness behind everything, or we’re still in some part of the breath.

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