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What if we were to consider all the different paths, taken by those on spiritual journeys throughout history, as an interconnected network, like our brain? When we do something new, our brain creates a new connection; if we repeat this process, a well-traveled energetic path is formed. And every one of these paths forms the greater network of our brain. So, has a similar process happened by the creation of energetic pathways through history, by this species? And is that greater network available to everyone born here now? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, for me, I had to maintain the recognition and connection in relationship to a void.

To begin with I was wondering if I was going to be able to do that, based upon something of an effect, that had occurred, that had caused a certain kind of overindulgence in the seeing, yet at the same time utilizing, in that overindulgence, an aliveness that can be quickened in a shamanistic side of oneself.

And I was able to do this more easily than I usually do, with a greater ease than I usually do, because, number one, I have a flexibility to something of a stillness space, or void depth, that I don’t necessarily know how I have that, but I have that, and that helps to facilitate a sight. And there’s a certain quality of something that’s denser in a spaciality and that tends to facilitate something that’s grounded. 

So, the theme of the dreaming was can I be, and maintain, something more, in terms of myself, in relationship to the shamanistic zone, which is really located more in the bottom of the breath? And it holds a person, when it’s in the bottom of the breath, into a particular modality because it has a chi about it that can hold one’s attention. 

And that a person is more than the shamanistic side of themself, but can you maintain that something more in the face of the chi that can be louder in its physical, magnetic presence or something? Can you use that chi for atmospheric purposes? Holding something together in terms of the atmosphere? 

Or can you speak through the chi and affect the atmosphere, and, at the same time, do so in a way that keeps something, and recognizes something, more in the void? In other words, go beyond the chi mannerism that can hold things in track. 

I have to look at it this way. You seem to have to look at in terms of what it’s like in terms of holding a quality of a space in relationship to the stuff that is going on. I hold that in terms of an actionability. You hold it in terms of a quality of trying to recognize and see if you’re able to maintain yourself in the space of something where there are things going on. I look at it in terms of an actionability, but it better be an actionability that isn’t infected by an overindulgence of this part of one’s makeup.

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walathNot all spiritual travelers need look like the Dalai Lama or Mother Teresa.  There is much work needed to be done in the universe and, just like here on Earth, everyone has unique skills and capabilities and can find their role in the unfolding process. A spiritual journey can be done through gardening, or through being a parent, or by being a musician. In fact, almost anything a human could think of can be elevated to the level of a spiritual journey – if one has the intentions of being in service to a greater purpose. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my meditation dream it just kind of opened up by waking up with a couple of statements that I had to untwine. And sometimes I can sit then back into those interesting statements from somewhere and go to the depth of the vibration, in terms of the imagery of a dream, then, that lies behind it.

And so the first statement that I have, that’s really loud, that almost drowns everything out when I wake up is: I have to be able to see the bottom, or it makes no sense getting in the water.

And then when I go to check out to see, because it’s a scenario, I impose my way to go and check out and see the water, and look at the water, to see if one could see to the bottom. And there’s a certain resistance to me maybe seeing it like that because, can I leave it be? Then there’s the statement: great, I can get in the water, but not today, because I’m not allowed to yet.

So the the dream aspect of it is, there is a family I know going swimming. It’s kind of like there’s a flow of water; it’s not like a river, but it does flow, and it has a certain depth to it, too, where it can go deep down. And the way this family goes swimming is they go into it and, at first, until I walk right up to the water and look at the water, I just assume they’re just going to swim, but, no, the key to enjoying this is to be able to dive down. And I push my way to this area.

So, in other words, what they’re doing is natural for them; it’s kind of how they’re situated. And I have somehow or another reached, or pushed, my way into this area, and have been allowed to push myself into the area because I have agreed – with the father of the family – that I will not go into the water because it is not right yet for me to do it.

And so I’m allowed to push myself into the area where I could come before the water, but not walk right up on top of it to look down to see that you can see right to the bottom. When I did that, that was a little bit, a little bit much, but that’s what I did. Because having come this far I want to see if I can see the bottom.

And I’m excited that this is possible and, also by doing this, I come to realize by getting closer that the temperature of the water is quite pleasant. What I do not understand in terms of this dream has to do with the agreement I made when I got to this place. I made it with the father. The agreement was, if allowed to come here, that I wouldn’t get into the water, and I must keep my word because this is what I agreed to.

But when I came this far, what I did was overstep the agreement by actually going and looking into the water and seeing to the bottom. That wasn’t anticipated that that would happen, but I just did that part almost on my own. So I do seem to be a bit at odds with myself, however, because even though I made the agreement the allure was such that I looked at this water and then there is this someday thing in which, after pushing through, the statement is made that I can get in the water but not today; honoring the agreement, but having looked a bit too much.

And the meaning is, in my case, it seems that I am intended to go through the ups and downs of life, and take note of that, but not go into the water because it is agreed by me that if I am able to see the water, I agree to only make note about it, but not check out from a journey. So I have to step back into the process and continue to work things out in terms of what is important on the path.

The significance is that I’m doing the process this way because my purpose and role is to portray the path, and the journey, and what is involved on the way to a truth, consciousness, and bliss. And is part of a truth, consciousness, and bliss, too, because if done right the inner and the outer is all revealed through the path.

So I have agreed that I will not take what I see for myself, and I will keep doing the work needed in manifestation, although I have to admit I am surprised at how hard it was to step back, and I experience the vacillation and tug within to make an exception somehow, if possible. But the agreement was the agreement. I could come to this place, but I would step back and not take myself out of the unfoldment process.

So why this is of a greater importance: I’m able to see, appreciate, and understand more of the inter access of what it is like to be in physical manifestation, and how to contend with the spiritual illusions that many on this path tend to blank out. Because I keep stepping back, based upon the understanding that was agreed to long ago, in other words, stepping back and going home in a way, from leaving whatever it is that I can get beyond, I am able to see the subtle problem that exists in most physical paths in which there is a going into the depths too quickly, or going into the depths and staying there, rather, whether it’s too quickly or not is another thing, and staying there, because it can be done when you get that far.

So to offset the problem, I must remain able to let go so that I am able to cope, but not go so deep that I’m not able to come back out into the journey process to deal with what I agreed to do.

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im234agesIt is a wonderful urge to want to help someone or something, but there’s a caveat: everything is in process, and everything has its own timings. So when we seek to prevent someone from having a painful experience, we can’t know what lessons they may need to learn. In fact, in terms of other people, in terms of the planet itself, and in terms of universal purpose the most effective way we can be a help is to continue our development, because a developed life elevates all the lives it touches, which makes more possible for those lives. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Then here’s another kind of one that’s a little shocking.

In this dream a dynamic exists where I find that I go about teasing people who fall for the prank that I tease them under over and over again. This is a trait I always do. I seem to do that. I’m always setting something up. I’m a prankster. I keep hoping and thinking that in doing this it will cause something to get it, and find it odd in that even though I’m play acting the result and the reaction is as if it is real.

So what it’s doing is I keep doing something that shocks this person, and then in their shock there’s the split second of shock where they take it too literally, and I keep trying to get the person to see what it is, and how it is, that they are responding each time, over and over and over again. That there really wasn’t ever anything going on. I make that really plain.

Thinking that if they could see themselves they’ll get it, and the way I try to get them to visualize this is I make the comment that, if a picture were taken of the effect of what I’m doing upon them, in terms of how they react and fall for it, in some fashion each time, if they could just see the picture of that reaction, that shock, eventually they would see through their trance and, as a consequence, quit putting themselves under it. And that means that they would take a step into a greater freedom of themselves, rather than always falling into the same habituations and reaction over and over again.

The meaning is the ability to step back and watch, which is kind of what I’m trying to do when I take and shock and tease a person is to get them to step back and watch, just like I watch, or be a dispassionate watcher, meaning not something that reacts to every little thing, and that is a step in the path in terms of recognizing what is going on. And what is going on really isn’t what you think is going on, because nothing is going on, and they need to just see that the whole thing is a play act.

Okay, there’s that, but there’s also the other aspect, which is the part of me that partakes in doing this sort of thing as a dynamic. I let everybody know it’s an obvious spoof, and that by diffusing it like this I’m hoping to be able to reflect and inflect an insightfulness for others to get. And I do this sort of thing a lot, and I will act real serious about something hoping to flip it a bit to break a stigma, or trance.

This is a dream that is causing me to look at the mannerisms, both mannerisms, that which is attempting to do something, and that which isn’t; because you can get caught. It’s kind of a cynical thing; you can get caught in that, too. By looking at it I am able to better see what works and what doesn’t. In other words, the cynical aspect of approaching it like that, and playing like that, is still separate, and distant, and aloof.

So, at some point when I see that the shock keeps happening over and over and over again, and that there is nothing that’s changing, conceivably, then, I’m supposed to get it in terms of what works, and what doesn’t.

And so what I’m supposed to be able to see is that when something is too much, and I’ll notice it as being too much when over and over and over again something keeps repeating, what that means is that I have to actually, instead of keep the distance, I have to come down into life. I have to relate more directly with how something is in terms of how its at, and where its at, for there to be the participation of an intertwined nature – or otherwise, in a roundabout way, I will be keeping something hypertensive instead of breaking through.

The idea is to build something up, just like with the bum the idea was to offer an atmosphere so that the bum could go somewhere, and can get somewhere, could be somewhere. And in your dream the idea was to recognize that you just needed to hold a space, which is like an atmosphere, as opposed to relate to either part, either the ancient part that echoes in some capacity that can have a fascination, and you can indulge in the fascination, or on the part in which there is still something that you feel that makes life easier that you need, and that these are the levels upon which, in a feminine way of looking at things, in terms of your feminine way of looking at things, that everything rides in terms of its in-betweenness to some degree or another.

And what you find is important is this other part, what you come to glean is this other part, that comes to realize that whatever your placement is in life, to some degree you need to see that it has a certain quality of vibration, that there always is some quality of vibration, and that a true traveler doesn’t indulge whatsoever in any of it. So these are the sleep dreams.

 

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