Living a simple life is usually imagined as one of austerity, with having only the fewest things that one needs. But that’s not really the point. Simplicity is seeing everything from one perspective, through the filter of purpose and meaning. In this way, a person doesn’t have to struggle with the many things, because when one knows who one is, and why one is here, the many things are only of passing interest and don’t clutter up our lives with their distractions. We can see things for what they are, without them affecting who and what we are. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: And then I had a series of dreams. This one dream I wrote up, I am with a person, and we go to where I am hidden from others. Now this dream, this vibrational aspect, kind of came up in regards to the stillness, and what I’m suddenly realizing, as reported in the meditation dream, that if people suddenly catch that they have to do something in terms of shifting, getting outside of how it is that they are, that they’re trapped by, that they will react to that. They won’t necessarily accept that. And because they don’t necessarily accept that, you almost have to keep this issue to yourself.
And so I find myself going to a place, a safe place, that is very simple, and doesn’t cause a concern. Stillness can cause a concern, stillness sets in motion things that act as a kind of a force of nature, in terms of the environment, because they inflect something more. And that something more can be hard for a person to take. It can create a reflective reaction that’s unpredictable.
So I see myself go to a place that is pulling myself off to one side. And in this place there’s a shower and one room, and it’s enough. And I am relieved to have found this place. In other words, at least it’s a place that I can sit with as a spot that I can occupy – as everything else around me goes on.
And so in realizing I can make do with it, I also notice it is in an isolated part of kind of an energetic town, or an area of town where there’s not a lot going on to cause a lot of unnecessary vibratory attention or something. So it’s in a place where to whatever degree maybe something has been stirred up, it’s not inclined to look for me there.
But I also have to go a distance with the companion who accompanied me here, so that he can go back, or find his way to where he needs to be, and where he has yet to cope. And that’s more out in the open; but it’s okay because no one is directly looking for him. But I still am concerned that he knows where I went to be still. But, I also know, if he remains hidden, in terms of how he carries himself, he won’t stir something up like a force of nature and he’ll be safe.
Now when I am back at this place, because I don’t have him, I get confronted with the dilemma of having to take on a roommate, and the reason that I argue that I have to do that is because this place has a shower in it that I wasn’t anticipating having the need for. I don’t know how I thought I was going to cope. And I don’t have a towel to use, and so I’m feeling that I need to have someone there that brings in the towels.
And then I wake up contemplating what other sacrifices I am going to make do with, in terms of involving and having to contend with parts of myself that are pushed aside, or are separate, in terms of this idea of trying to be alone with myself
And the meaning is that there are all these parts of myself, there’s the part in which I traveled to a hiddenness within, and you don’t just take and withdraw with that from the world, and so I need to kind of work with that, and accompany that; it’s like a shadow aspect of myself in terms of the wholeness.
But now I’m kind of doing some sort of herky-jerky where maybe I do it up to a degree, but not all the way through. And then that means that when I try to hold to the stillness, there’s still something affecting me, in which I’m not getting off my back. In other words, you function anew not by taking and obliterating things that you’re meant to pull in as a wholeness.
So the significance is, this dream is in a response to the sensation vibration of how do I function when my nature and beingness becomes something that is, by its way of holding a stillness, from the stillness the vibrations that exist around it are affected?
And this is one of the first dreams in which I look to contend with the energetic. Now I’m contending with it by trying to push away from it, which can lead to a spiritual illusion – which is shown in the next dream.
But, in this dream, I find myself coming up with the idea that the problem is that I am not taking into account the greater interconnected beingness. The connection may be grounded in the simplicity of life, and I must let go of creature comforts to stay simple in order to include others as part of myself. But to sustain this simplicity, the dilemma that I’m confronted with, that I haven’t broken out of it’s amnesia because what caused me to have to do this was an overexposure, and now, can I go the other way and not let them know anything other than what somehow leaks out inflectively?
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