Posts Tagged ‘letting go on a spiritual path’

We may wonder: why are there so many religious and spiritual paths? One answer could be: there is only one purpose and reason to existence, but there are many ways to connect to it – because people are different. Some learn by seeing and doing, others by being in service, others by intense repetition of certain processes. So it is for each of us to find the way that most resonates with our passions and ways of proceeding; that will ensure that we have the greatest chance for connection and development. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my second dream, I’m sitting in a fairly large classroom being taught by someone who is also a physician. And I’m sitting near the back. And when I get up and leave, and somebody notices, I guess, they asked me about it because I guess I have a little bit of a judgment on a physician that teaches it because I mentioned to them that I know that he prescribes a fair amount of muscle relaxants to his clients. Not an abusive amount, he’s not out there selling them, but I just know that he does give things to his clients that will help them calm down. But that’s not kind of a route I want to go.

Then, as I’m walking down this pathway that’s outside the classroom, people are partying on the side and on the path. And somebody is feeling like I’m judging the doctor, and I say that, no, he’s not doing anything illegal. It’s just like I think it’s not the route I want to go. But they’re off partying.

For a moment I step aside and dance with one person, but then they start dancing with two other people, and I get back on the path because I realized kinda because of my attitude I’m kind of going down the path a little bit more alone – rather than being part of the party.

John: You’re comparing the Naqshband mannerism with the Chisti, basically. The Chisti approach is you come in through like a kind of classroom, and you’re able to appreciate and enjoy, and be party to, an unfoldment of tools, techniques, mannerisms, traits, characteristics – basically medicine for the soul – that’s handed out, that can help tweak this and tweak that, in terms of you able to be, then, more natural, as opposed to caught up in some capacity or another by the unfoldment that has its oppression upon you.

So that image could have just as easily been an image of going into a class in which Dean’s doing all of his techniques, and there’s nothing wrong with the techniques, the techniques are meaningful, the techniques are helpful to those who are in this particular motif of needing to look, and to listen, and to grasp something through this means, in which there still is kind of shaking out, or in-betweenness that is blurring things.

But in your particular case, you don’t need it, because if you indulged in it it’s liable to get in the way of something that you have a sense of naturally. And so, like I say, it’s like the comparison between a mannerism of truly letting go, so that everything unfolds naturally. Or, not quite being able to cut through, So you have these practices and mannerisms that are distributed and made available in which to help sort yourself out to the letting go.

These are things that are offered to those who awaken in this way. And you’re shown that you do not have to awaken that way. Other words, you don’t need that to truly let go.

It’s kind of like, for example, when you go to a naturopath and the naturopath can tell – if they’re energetically attuned they can tell – what it is that the body seems to need to break a confusion that seems to prevail that is keeping the body from self-healing. And they can prescribe, or make available, that which helps facilitate that energetic signal being naturally received.

Because when it’s received, it’s not the thing that’s prescribed that necessarily does it because the body has a wholeness, it is complete. And it’s meant to be complete, in and of itself. It’s just been distorted based upon inappropriate conduct of use of energy that has been shoved down on it. In other words, not recognizing that the vibrations are all intertwined.

And they are all intertwined because they’re all connected, and they’re all connected – well, the easiest way of saying it is, the human being is made out of everything that exists, so a human being is connected to everything that there is. So a human being, in its consciousness, needs to just let go and then everything is readily there, in that empty space.

And so you’re making the point, or being told or shown, as a realization and recognition inside, that consciousness, or the awakening, or the awareness, is automatic.

So, this is what makes it so difficult for a teacher on a spiritual path is because the students have an inclination to want to be told, to want to be led, do not realize how all-inclusive and powerful they are. And that all that they need to do is let go, to get out of their own way.

And there are practices that, for some, seem to lift a person a little bit closer, cause something to open up; that’s an exposure to something that leads to a greater natural knowingness that is part of you, in which you may have some cobwebs that come to be dropped just by the process of recognizing an energetic that has always been there, but, somehow another, got askew.

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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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