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let-it-go48So, we have realized that it is not our responsibility to save the world, or to save anyone else. But saving ourselves is another matter, because, as we let go, we come to understand that what we can control is the energetic ecology within our aura, and it is that ecology which is invitational to higher things, if our intentions, and actions, have a purposeful alignment. And, when higher energies connect to our aura, then good things can happen to the people and things around us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I only remember one dream. In this dream I seem to go over to a house, and it’s kind of a quiet, tree-lined street in a town, and I see in the house, but then I go down into a basement, like a daylight basement type, and they have a politician there, and I think his secretary. And we’re all going to be going to a meeting later, and they have given me some papers and some forms that somebody else has to sign, that’s an authority, that will be discussed at this meeting we’re all going to later.

And then I leave, and I go to the man who’s supposed to sign the papers, who looks just like Harry Reid, and he lives in another house. And it feels to me like I’m kind of the new person among this whole group, but when I’m just with him I tell him that there’s something about this whole deal that’s going to be signed that there’s something wrong with it, and I kind of point out to him what’s wrong with it and why I think he shouldn’t sign it, or he ought to get certain things changed before he would sign it, because there’s something not all kosher about it.

And then I go to the meeting with them and I leave the papers there. And then the meeting’s over, or I leave before the meeting’s over because it feels like the Harry Reid character, and the other man and the woman that’s with him, that’s kind of like a secretary, they all know about all these political things, but I’m kind of just new.

Well, the next day, then, I think the Harry Reid character, and maybe the gal that was listening, like the secretary, they come over and they give me some papers that I’m supposed to take to the man who’s house I visited in the first place. And they’re the papers that had gone to the meeting the other day – and then I see that Harry had signed them, even though I kind of said that once you signed them they weren’t really what everyone said they were. I’m not sure what’s going on now, because he acted like he knew there was something wrong with the deal, and yet he went ahead and signed it anyway.

So I want to go over to the house and find out more what’s happening, but I walk outside the house and I see some people upstairs that are the first man’s relatives. I don’t quite want to go barging in. I go looking for the basement, but then I just seem to wander away, because I’m just confused by the whole situation because it’s like people kind of ask for advice, or they look to see what’s going on, and yet they don’t listen.

John: What you’re describing is a process, and the process has multiple steps to it. Like in a process you can have something that’s all out-breath oriented, which means it’s a certain loudness that comes down with thoughts and whatnot, and it conjugates into being condensed as an outer effect. And that it can predominate its influence.

And then you can have an inner that takes and lets go of everything, and that’s important from the standpoint that it creates the contrast that shows that something can turn from something dense into something that’s more translucent, or like light.

And then you can have the various levels on the way that have to do with taking and facilitating the unfoldment. And the levels along the way are levels that come into being as a consequence of consciousness unfolding. It’s like steps you take.

And so, in terms of describing steps that are taken, you jump right into the way you are looking at things in a particular step way, and you start off with the master approach of trying to come to grips with something in the outer, in keeping with how it needs to be changed, or altered, or affected in a way that’s most copasetic to an unfoldment process. And you have an effect in this way, in terms of the design, in terms of how something can be more or less shaped. But it’s also based upon you having a sense of whether something is right or wrong, in terms of your level of looking at things, or your way of looking at things on this level, which is in accordance with your best understanding – given the circumstances.

In other words, you are working with a conduct that reaches out from yourself, and yet then brings it back into yourself for inflection purposes. So this is an energetic that’s proactive in terms of the consciousness, and whenever you’re proactive in any kind of way about anything that is going on there is still trepidation, there’s still up and downness, in terms of one’s nature. It’s because you’re still kind of playing with a cohesiveness that has to do with both the inner and the outer. You play with this cohesiveness as you come to grips with learning more and more of the intricacies of the refined breath, because all of this was played out on the level of the breath.

Somehow the up and downs or the back and forthisms of things, that just aren’t quite right and whatnot, somehow you’re trying and able to kind of shift a bit and look at it in terms of a whole other kind of cohesion, and that is that it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere to try to fix this. It just seems to be a prevailing situation.

And so a greater sense of you is catching up with the fact that perhaps it is like that, it has the appearance of that, it has the momentum of that, it actually hurts the heart to struggle to try to cause it to come across differently. So you come to recognize that this is something that is meant to be.

And so in the very end you find yourself stepping aside. Now that’s a shift into a recognition that what is taking place is greater than any kind of conceptualization that you, with physical senses,  limited to how those senses are best able to cope in the physical, you’re very limited in that capacity.

Yes, you have this other depth that’s deeper and deeper within, but to access that you have to let go to the will, and to the flow, of something that, when it flows through you, you’re able to let it be. But if it hits on any level of greater density, like the very first thing that I described, or a quality of your conceptualizations on an angelic way, which is the second, you could get caught either in the first as coming down too linearly – like a masculine use of energy is inclined to be, with its ideas and such – or you can be too effusive, in terms of the way you are willing to hold things in some sort of capacity of purity, which is more the angelic and the in-breath.

And yet you, in your dream, are portraying this on another level yet, that has already taken into account those two components, and is now trying to figure out how to work with those two components. And the working with the in-breath and the out-breath, to begin with, requires a lot of catching up with the really, really, really subtle vibrations behind the breath, which happens the more you go up and down, and up and down, and up and down with the breath.

And so as you become more of a, so to speak, old soul, in which you recognize that there is a plan, and design, that is far beyond what you could possibly grasp, and that your reactions this way, and that way, only after a course of time you come to know that they are fairly futile, or don’t necessarily change anything, you come to realize that there is a way of feeling something inside of yourself, in a letting go way, that actually can put you in touch with a will, and unfoldment, as it is designed and meant to be – and that’s where you’re shifting to, at the very end.

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image002As we take our steps on our spiritual journey, it’s good to remember that we are not here to save the world. The concept of that is wonderful, and the compassion in that is noble, but it implies that we, personally, are going to do something. And that is the opposite of letting go. We let go of the idea that we are doing anything, and instead connect to the energies that actually cause everything. And by being with those energies, we actually are doing something: supporting those energies in the world for others to connect to, and benefit from – in their own way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then, in the next sleep dream, I see one black car after another turning off, in other words, it’s like making a left hand turn from a main roadway, and exiting to the left.

And the significance of this dream is, this is an image of aspect after aspect of restrictive nature that is pent up in my being falling away. In other words, if you put it in context with the other dreams, sometimes you just have to let things be, let it fall away.

Or, another way of saying it is, in this dream I’m looking at the mannerisms and pent up behavior I am interested in letting go of that poisons the heart, that causes you to react to this and react to that.

In the prior dream this had to do with accessing myself unconditionally, because this guy is me, you know, you take it into a context. You don’t take and noodle about. And, in the meditation theme, the unfoldment and flow is taken in, in stride, appreciatively. It actually isn’t hopeless. I mean if something goes on and on and on forever, in a way there can be a hopelessness to it, in terms of that vibe, or the thinking that it’s like that.

In this next dream, I learned a lot on a trip into life. It’s like this is a story now, it’s like a big unfoldment, in other words. I’ve gone out, almost like with the out-breath energy of things, I’ve gone out and I’ve done a whole bunch of things, and I’ve gotten pretty much coped out on how things kind of unfold, you know an understanding, a wised up, in other words.

So in returning home, kind of like now I’m coming back, occasions come up in which I am able to come across situations that could be done differently, or something is just not quite according to Hoyle. I have a bigger, better insight. And what I learn from this that sharing such an insight, unasked for, even when one sees that something is haywire, causes a problem. Others have to go through things in their own way.

So by knowing to leave things be that are other people’s business, I have been able to access, and gather up, the footwear of things that I’ve scattered all over the place along the path, and not have to take such excursions anymore along the way.

Thus, drive straightaway, in other words, not having to be distracted in terms of this or that, or basically the side adventures that I’m used to going on to work this out, or that out, in terms of my outer involvement, on behalf of others in manifestation, I’m now able to leave alone because there’s a bigger picture unfolding. It doesn’t all happen simultaneously.

Every little step I take doesn’t mean someone else has to automatically take the same step right behind me immediately. What has to happen is I have to hold the space, and that things that unfold in the environments around me glean off of that, in their own way, in kind of an invisible capacity. But if I am out there going up and down, and up and down, like a yo-yo with them, then we just stay stupid and I throw away my magnetism of a consciousness.

So when I was caught up in this and that, as being on the road of intention, I was constantly sorting things out – including the karma of others. This pulled me down; to let go and adhere to an unspoken and quietly composed presence is what it is about now for me.

And then there’s the final image in that there is a more accommodated process when I do not have to do this or that, and that there’s this whole inner level that takes and sweeps and encompasses more because things are more at ease. You don’t have the needling of things. And an image that facilitates that is the image of seeing rice that has been softened to an interesting absorbent food, not that one has to eat that, but that’s the nature of rice as a process. In other words, rice is a type of food that absorbs toxins, as opposed to maybe something like bread that actually makes you toxic, turns to sugar.

Now, as kind of an addendum that doesn’t mean that this is telling me that I have to eat rice. It’s just using that as a symbolic image as a way of observing myself, in terms of how to be, or as being. You have to let the dynamic do whatever that dynamic is meant to do as an unfoldment process, or design.

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On a spiritual journey, it often seems that there are so many things to think about, and remember, and understand that it can seem overwhelming. But the truth of it is much simpler: we are designed to make this journey, and everything that is natural is designed to support us in this journey. The difficulty is that we have been born into a situation that is completely detached from this truth. So our work is in dropping all the acquired concepts that separate us from what is natural, and that begins with our view that the universe is here for us, instead of us being here for the universe. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So I do something quite similar to what I did the other day, which was I look at something one way in the meditation dream, and then I took and I flip it over and look at it almost as how it would look in the outer in which it can have an absurdity to it. And so there’s a depth in one way of looking at it and an absurdity in another. There’s something in terms of how to see the flip side of each.

Well, in the meditation dream, I am shown the state of beingness needed for a letting go to naturally be there. In other words, I’m trying to describe your third way. In other words, you don’t just retreat into a deeper innerness and then utilize that as a tool, just like there’s some people who can retreat into a wealth effect, and use that as a vehicle or weapon of modality.

The state of beingness needed to experience a more expansive reality requires a letting go of the way we carry ourselves. There’s five or six steps and one of the steps, after the concentration, there’s the Dhyana step and then Samadhi. In other words, these are various steps in a process of unfoldment and, when you really look at the definition of Dhyana, Dhyana incorporates this concentration.

And so Dhyana is both inner and outer, and it’s the Samadhi that gives you the altered states where you shut down the senses then for something more. But Dhyana, strictly speaking, is a type of meditation that can be done with eyes wide open and you do things in the outer, as well as eyes closed and doing something, and going somewhere, and being somewhere on the inner, with the higher states of the shutting down of the senses being the Samadhi component.

In other words, we already know this as something that normally isn’t talked about because then that gets confusing to a person who has to have a conceptualization of what the spiritual path looks like.

In the meditation dream I experienced and dealt with being able to hear what is going on, in the overall universe, by dropping expectations or basically dropping the concentration. For example, in the dream I am on an elevator that has 18 floors. I am on the 11th floor. The elevator comes to the 11th floor. I want to go into a vibration and letting go that will take me to a subtler level, which is the levels above the 11th floor.

I don’t push any buttons. I have to be in that state, and then the elevator will have a tendency to go there. Otherwise it will go to a lower level that is denser.

So in this dream each floor level is a subtler, and subtler, inner surrender, in terms of each upper floor level. Such a letting go touches the vibration behind going to an even more subtle level. This is again trying to put words to how you do it this third way that you had in your dream.

If I am in an indulged state, and am unable to let go of a kind of motif, that energetic will cause me to drop, and influence my beingness, and cause it to go down. In fact, this is interesting that I would dream it this way because this is also described in the Upanishads. One of the oldest Upanishads indicates that what happens is that a human being’s soul gets to a level of a type of freedom, in which it can like take and go into an overallness or an aboveness or something like that, which is a level of being that has a whole greater sense about itself.

As it flows in this zone, it is said to be burning up its good works. I mean this is the way the Upanishad presents it. Again, it’s not necessarily true but it’s trying to portray a system in terms of the creator and manifestation. So as that happens, as its good works or whatever its qualities are that it has released, and broken free of, as a certain heaviness is still there and it comes upon one more, and more, and more, then it’s said that you start falling. And it’s like developing a gravity, or a heaviness, and you then descend back into the physical.

And then, of course, the Upanishads is trying to lay this out in terms of thousands of years and how all of this process kind of works and whatnot, and it’s kind of an interesting portrayal. And here I’m dreaming of this in a type of similitude, in that if I can let go and be in a naturally let go state I have access to the subtler levels above the 11th floor. Or otherwise if I get on the elevator, the elevator is going to go to where my weight and burdens still carry me, which will carry me back down, down into the density, or into a south direction rather than up, or a north direction.

So if I’m in an indulged state and am unable to let go, the energetic will influence my beingness and cause one to go down. However, to awaken to a greater perceptive beingness that is able to take in more of life, I need to let go of a set conditionality that affects my state of being.

The meditation dream is introducing into the overall the state of being required to experience the existence of subtler levels of beingness. A person cannot experience subtle levels of beingness when stuck in a modality in which the demeanor is being conceptually restricted. What is needed to go to more subtle levels, in terms of being able to go above the 11th floor, involves a letting go to a deeper emptiness within which there is a natural free flow able to be there.

So the punch line is, the meditation dream in which I pondered what it took to be receptive to an above the 11th floor inner adventure, in a type of outer world, too, was provided as a healing image to experience subtler levels of beingness on the path of an intertwined oneness.

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