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im51wsOur experiences each day trigger different aspects within us. And, in the internal processing we do because of that, our dreams can give us a status report. Here we have a little fish – too small to keep – that must be thrown back into the water, back into the unconsciousness it arose from. When we see a child in a dream, or anything young and in a state that still needs to grow, or needs protection, we are being shown another inner aspect that needs further nurturing. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the other dream I remember it felt like I had taken somebody, I know it’s a guy, and I’m taking him down to this glen and gotten into a rowboat. I know there’s some seaweed in the water, or something that looks like that.

And it feels like I want to catch some fish. But my line goes in the water a little too soon, and the fish I pull up is a little too young and looks too much like a sucker to me. So I want to get it off the hook because I do want to catch fish, but it feels like the timing was off there.

And that wasn’t quite the fish I wanted to catch; it didn’t look that edible. It was more like just an accident. And we’re kind of gliding through the water, which has a little bit of seaweed in it. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Well, if you were to take that image as a type of revelation, what you’re basically saying is that you’re capable of feeling parts of yourself that don’t quite feel copacetic to that of the heart.

And so the heart is reaching to something bigger and so much more. And that you have to keep letting go of the little nuances, and the little things that have you abstracted, in some degree or another, which in this case is the little fish. Because you’re dealing with fish, you’re dealing with consciousness. So you throw back that which isn’t a completeness, or wholeness, to your being, or an essence of your being.

Now, this is also an in-between dream, it’s an in-between dream because you’re talking about the subject of consciousness as opposed to stillness. And consciousness still has an action, or a motion, about it. It still has an identification orientation, in that there’s such a thing as the big fish. And there’s such a thing as the little fish.

And so it’s like the type of journeying yet where you’re opening up to more, and more, and more of a depth inside of yourself. So you’re still on an aspect, in this this dream, of the in-breath where you’re still in a process of going, so to speak, to a home or a stillness. And you haven’t reached that, yet, you’re aspiring towards it.

It’s an interesting image, though. It’s used in the Bible and whatnot, and that’s probably why you pulled all of the symbolism out, in terms of the fish. Well, the theme of the dreaming was kind of a nature of a step back, a step back in relationship to having to contend with what’s going on, so to speak, almost as a whereabouts, based upon, you might say, a scenario. And the scenario you could portray to be like the scenario of Lee’s family, and the congregation, you know the event that we did at church.

And so that was the loudness, so to speak, that was in the outer, that when you take to the inner, you spin around to see what is going on in that. Ordinarily, we don’t spin around that sort of thing. But, in this particular case, it was the food, or that which we invibed to take into account, to absorb, so to speak.

Ordinarily, we have a sense of what is outside of the breath, of just the stillness, the emptiness, but the environment that we were in, yesterday, the scenario of what we were in yesterday, is caught in some aspect. The aspect that they’re caught in is all in the in-breath. It’s not an out-breath orientation. It was an in-breath orientation.

And so, in taking a step back to deal, or to be, with that, because you couldn’t sit in a stillness, you can’t sit in an absenteeism, to take a step back to deal with it. And one doesn’t know how to maintain something that’s completely reflective, so in taking a step back with that, your approach was to spin it a little. My approach, rather than use the word spinning, was probably to contend with the vibration of that, in terms of how it had its motion, and knowing that the motion was pointing to a nucleus, or to a center of things, and to try to have a mirroring, revelational inflection that did two things.

That, number one, enabled them to look at where they’re at, because they’ve been through a lot and so you take that in a neutrality. You don’t take and beat up on it by the fact that it is holding them in a trance, in a tone, in a mood and a bewilderment, in kind of a confusion. You don’t beat up on that. What you do is you notice that it is pointing to something, they are traveling towards something, they haven’t yet caught up with that.

And so, the actions that they are in, or the moods and whatnot that they’re in, are like verbs and adverbs that modify towards something that they still see as a principal thing, which is like a noun. Now we know this to be better than this. We know that what it really is about has to do with a stillness that is outside of the breath. And that this is still something, and everything about the congregation was still something, that had to do with trying to accentuate a quality of a traveling in the in-breath to a sense of something, the sense of something being more like a essence, that’s more like a noun, yet, instead of the stillness.

The minister did say, however, something very profound, in that he said that after each song try to notice the stillness.

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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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transformation_The idea of traveling a difficult road in a dream can seem to be a pretty straightforward image, but it is an important idea in terms of a spiritual journey. And that’s because there is no teacher or religious figure that can make this journey for us – we must do it on our own. There are many that can help to guide us and keep us on track, but in the end it is between us and the universe. It is a journey of transformation, and therefore will be a different experience for each individual. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I have this dream in which I seem to live in this house that’s a little apart, so when I travel to this house the road that I travel on isn’t paved, and it goes through some woods, and it’s a little difficult, and I don’t notice that the first time I go to the house. It’s just the way I go home.

But I go home and I need to check on these critters that I’m raising for an experiment. They’re some kind of an insect. You know, they look almost like a long legged, furry, big legged spider, but they’re not quite that. I don’t think of them as that, and they’re kind of a manageable size right now. I raise them in kind of a dry aquarium, but I realize when they get too much larger maybe you need to feed them to the cat, or you do something else with them in the experiment, I don’t know what you do, I’m raising them for something.

I’ve invited somebody over to the house so I realize if these critters got too much bigger they might make that friend uncomfortable. I don’t even like them when they get too much bigger and start getting out of the aquarium, or run around, but they seem to be needed for some experiment that I’m doing for work or somewhere.

And then as I travel from there with my friend back to where I’m going, I’m realizing that actually my house is probably pretty difficult for other people to get to because it goes through these woods, and on an unpaved road, and up a hill. It’s not even quite two lanes, and I don’t seem to think anything about it, but I feel like it’s probably a little uncomfortable for other people.

But it feels like for the time being I’m living somewhere like Germany. I have work that requires me to do this, and so there’s not a lot I can do about it. I don’t even normally even think about it, it’s just reflecting back on it I notice all these things. That’s really all I remember of the dream.

John: The theme of the dreaming last night was that the world is changing, from the standpoint of our perceptions, and that we’re opening up to experiencing more and more of what is going on, in terms of our consciousness or awareness, as a being.

And what you’re being shown is that even though conceptually you might think that the idea of taking and expanding, or reaching other levels, or awakening in some capacity is something that makes a lot of sense and is readily embraced – that’s not necessarily the case. There is a certain resistance to that happening because it involves you having to contend with things that you never had to contend with before.

In other words, you have a sensibility in terms of more things occurring around you that you have to now be able to handle as part of a newfound awareness. And this sort of thing destabilizes how it is that you are inclined to see yourself, in terms of being, in relationship to others who do not have this sort of thing going on with them.

So they tend to come across in a different way, a way that’s still in keeping with how it is that is safe for them, and is simple for them. And you are inclined to have scoped out something more, and also recognize and realize that you are kind of alone in that capacity because it’s not something that can be readily shared without there being reverberations.

And so it’s almost as if what you’re doing is you’re taking and you’re looking at all of the ways in which you have changed, and looking at this as if this is something that, from a standpoint of coping in terms of an ordinary world, it’s a big shift in terms of how you have to conduct yourself.

So this dream is showing you what this really looks like, which is a little different than how you would have been inclined to believe it in kind of a glorified perspective, in which the average person sits there and they think that waking up, and becoming more aware, and taking into account more of what’s going on around them in their environment, they idealize that. They don’t realize that when it is actually happening that it causes you to have to be different, you can’t be as open in terms of revealing things that you perceive because what you’re able to perceive is something that took you awhile to know how to handle, and that others aren’t perceiving, aren’t familiar with all of the levels and ways of being because they do not know how to let go enough to be able to handle that. They still need their creature comforts.

So what you’re portraying is not at all glamorous, although it would have been conceptually deemed glamorous if you were kind of looking at this from a standpoint of that being an end all, be all sort of thing. And so what the dream is doing is also showing you a whole other reason why a person takes a step back and takes and says no to certain things because it can be too much.

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