Master of Illusion

Rob Gonsalves

If the world around us is an illusion, as many spiritual paths suggest, who is the master of that illusion? That would be our ego, the part of us that takes everything personally (“Why does it always rain when I…”). The ego itself is useful to our journey, but our cultural and social upbringing has taught us that the meaning of our life will play out in the arenas of our career and family, which solidifies the illusion. What is the illusion? Well, in part, the illusion is our belief that this planetary life is the most important thing, when it can be just the beginning for us of something much more important – if we choose the universal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The example that’s used in the dream is that I used to be able to carve out of wood the most amazing designs. In the dream, suddenly that ability eludes me. I have a faint memory of it, but I’ve forgotten, kind of.

So I go over to an area where there’s a younger student who is excited about a design he has carved on his piece of wood. It’s a big piece of wood kind of like a statue, and you make designs, and you draw things on it, you know you shape it into an image, a better image.

I point out to him that what he is seeing, and what he is enthralled about, is coming from his limited personal perspective, and though this is fine for now, the time will come when a more in depth meaningfulness is going to be needed. But, of course, he’s in an area where it’s like a step back area, where things are still in a gestation period, or something. Well, I’ve stepped into this gestation period when I have deep, deep within a greater sense of how something is to be designed.

To advise the student of life – to say this is in other words, now – I had to come from an inner place down into this place in manifestation, a place where the ego predominates and becomes the master we serve instead of the higher self.

And this is shown as this progresses, because as I am making my comments the boss comes into the area. Immediately, I am self-conscious because I know I’m out of place and I need to be where the inner creative flows through me, not where my options involve juggling a mind/sense orientation. I am embarrassed. It is as if I know that if I am here I’m forsaking something somewhere else.

In other words, there’s going to be consequences. That’s what it’s like when you get self-conscious. So I try to hide myself with a sheet, but it’s a veil attempt and I know it’s a veil attempt because I’m caught – and I know deep down that trying to distinguish myself, you know, to try to hide in other words, is not going to go anywhere.

The boss comes over, touches my third eye for several seconds before proceeding with his general inspection. I’m suddenly seeing within, no words were expressed, and what I’m seeing is, if I do not snap out of this waywardness and start creating the inner into outer purpose and flow, that there are going to be reverberations. I am shown that which I care for will suffer.

In other words, we’re involved in things in the outer and, in our doingness, when it needs to be something more, what you’re doing and trying to shape doesn’t actually come together then, it suffers, that which you care about will suffer. This is like a warning to the mind/senses and corresponding ego, that is in the way, that much, much more is expected and I had better get with it.

And so another way of portraying this as a kind of meaning is that a dense person sees duality and, in doing so, is thrown around by the ego. The ego is a master that keeps a person in an illusionary condition of coping in life as if everything lies upon their shoulders. The master of illusion loses its way when we awaken to the inner self, which is the plane of the soul. This is who we really are, and we know this when we access the soul, which serves all of manifestation.

In doing so, we are awakening to the plane of the soul in a way that enables us to serve the higher self, and the more we are able to reside in this oneness, the closer we are to inner guidance.

The dream points out that when we are afflicted, and spin off on our own, that we are serving the ego, which is a shadow dynamic that exists in an illusory wayward capacity. I am shown the distinction so that I will know that I am not a who, or what. I am an inner predominant, overall oneness heartbeat to all there is. That’s this first dream. Sometimes the dreams are pretty good at night, huh?

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Nothing is Needed

mandala1How many times, in waking life, have we felt something was missing, or something could be improved? Every day, most likely. But from a dream perspective, and from a universal energetic perspective, in any given moment each of us will fall into one of two roles: we are either supportive of what is naturally trying to happen or unfold, or we are disruptive of it by creating separation. And, in a sense, a spiritual journey is just the way to learn how to choose, more and more, to be in support of the universal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: And then the next dream it’s like I’m at this place where a wedding is going to take place, and everybody feels somewhat like they’re from another country, either South America or the Middle East, and they’re all very formally dressed; the women all have poufy dresses on.

And it’s like when we go in we’re going to sit in these semicircular high risers that kind of start high and go down low until they are at the place where the ceremony takes place. So you go in and you sit. It’s almost more like how you sit at a basketball game, it’s that type of seats, and then they go down right to the floor to where the ceremony’s going to be.

Beforehand I’m looking at everybody and all the relatives and the people kind of amassed and the way they’re dressed kind of similarly. And I’m walking around with several people, including a woman that I recognize that wants to get married, but I don’t even know if she would know the person she was marrying. I’m discouraging it a little bit. I don’t understand quite the push for that.

But when we get down to the front she does something where then she does get grabbed by a man, whoever this man is, and then she’s going to marry him. And I see actually she’s okay with that.

But then I turn around and I notice where I’m standing near the front, so I might be blocking a view so I let some people kind of grab me and sit down kind of nestled in with them so that I’m just part of the group now.

And then I just have to kind of get comfortable because you have to push all of these dresses and things aside because everyone is dressed so formally, and kind of nestle in just to be part of watching what’s going on.

John: So you’re there, where there’s actually going to be a wedding, right?

Jeane: Yeah.

John: And what you’re describing is a condition of not being able to accept all of the pieces and components of all of that. In other words, you’re acting up.

When you come to a wedding, there’s a tone. The wedding includes all of the elements on both sides. In other words, it’s kind of a wholeness that’s been formulated as the expression for the wedding even, and it’s an expression of a completion, of a type of awakening—a completion and an awakening—and you have to stop all doingness, you just have to take and everyone applies a common attention as a type of support and oneness to the unfoldment of that process.

What you’re doing is you are undermining that process when you’re still looking at this from the standpoint of “something is needed,” you know, or that you want something. If you can sit there and sustain and uphold that whole overall process, what you’re doing is you’re supporting an image of something, an image, a reflective image of something, that has a joy to it, that has the support of all of the components, so to speak, in other words on both sides of the family.

As a theme begins, so it ends, and so if you’re at something like this in which you are, because you are in life, you are in creation. And if you’re continually trying to do something to try to make what you feel needs to come together – because when you see something, when you experience something, it sets in motion your own sense of inadequacy, rather than being in support of the whole, that is a misalignment.

Acting like that, conducting yourself like that, it’s not something the masculine is inclined to do. That’s something the feminine is inclined to do. In other words, you need to pay attention or recognize the flow, the energetic unfoldment, the music, so to speak, of the situation. Because within that music of the situation is a cadence, is an energetic, that pulls things together, that support something more so that things can become anew, afresh, so a new beginning can occur.

That’s what a wedding is and just being able to take, and sit, and observe music at the very beginning, like you were doing, leads to this kind of cadence. However, in this dream, you’re proceeding to act up and carry on yet. And if you would sit and catch up with the flow, and support the flow, then you would be at a point where you would be able to do what you’re meant to be able to do: you would be part of the process of something, a new unfolding. You’d be part of that.

Instead you are kind of in a position of—well, you’re veiling yourself from it. You’re keeping yourself from catching up with the sight of that. It’s a very interesting dream because I notice, for example, I decided to just take last night and pay attention to the real loud vibration of the music sound that resonates in my ears, and just let go of any tone, or mood, or mannerisms, or thoughts or whatever it might be, or concerns, or however it is that I might have, and just go into that as a type of music soothingness.

And when I did that, I realized that there is a spatiality there, that’s outside of time and space, that one can catch up with, or one can be in, in which everything is okay. When you drop that is when you have the barriers, and the gaps, and the confusion. And that’s when you could come out and you can look around and you can see where things are misaligned, or not acting up, or not coming together. But they do come together in that vibration just like the music at your beginning.

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An Inner Way of Looking

Psychic-Mind-Powers-MeditatHere John continues the discussion caused by Jeane’s dream in Diffusing the Energy. One can almost get a glimpse of the kind of inner connection it takes to relate to others from a place of oneness. That is how we are meant to relate: to let the spark of the higher self in us communicate with the higher self of another. We have to keep remembering, we are not the smart ones – what we can connect to through our higher self knows what we need or what another needs. In this way, we are all capable of profound, genius-like intelligence. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This dream is about diffusion and it’s probably one of the biggest, hardest things that there is to do – is to be able to function in the outer and not be diffused.

A person uses all kinds of techniques to try to create the shortcut to the very infinitesimal echo that they hear from a power base that is bigger than themselves. They may interrupt, they may change subjects, they may try to shift the energy, the whole bit. And what you’re doing is you’re creating resistances in the atmosphere around you. And the reason why you’re creating these resistances is because everything that comes before you, is part of you.

It’s from having dreams like this and the dream that you just had, that I now understand how Shamanism actually works in terms of being able to do soul retrieval, or actually to capture power and energy. The better example is how you capture the energy of, say, something that will appear, that is something that is needed, that then you give to someone else.

The way it works is you’re not doing this in terms of aloofness to aloofness. It doesn’t work that way. I mean it’s presented as if it works that way, as if you’re looking at another person and realizing what it is that they need. But your ability to recognize what it is comes from a higher self that has intertwined and is part of that, can put that particular being, in some fashion, into the whole that you’re in and that they are in.

In other words, it’s not something that’s distinguishable. And so, it is from that point that you are able to recognize something that is adrift in terms of the power, that it needs to be conducting itself with, in terms of being able to be whole and complete and balanced.

A person is always striving to find that. All of the peculiarities that they kick off are just screams and yells and hollerings in terms of trying to get it right. And when you’re around something like that and you’re flinching, it’s because, you know, you aren’t able to shift and adjust in a way that compensates, and completes, and fixes that so that it is able to be okay in the environment.

And so, when you take and you find something that is lost on a power level, you actually find it from an aspect of the intertwining. In other words, you are they, and they are you, and you see what you’ve been, that you happen to have the ability to hold a focus onto a flow and onto an energetic – that they don’t recognize and don’t see – because they have lost the power and therefore are just doing all kinds of mannerisms.

You can actually see that, you can actually tell that, and so you’re just recovering it inside of yourself, that’s all you’re doing. You’re recognizing that from inside of yourself, that is inside of them, but is more veiled. That’s all you’re doing. You’re not taking and going down and finding something or another that’s somewhere else. I mean that’s how it would look, but in terms of the functionality and the reality, that’s how it works.

So, the same thing is true in your dream. In your dream you have the mouse and you shrunk it into something that causes it to come closer to the sense of power, which is a little game. It’s a little tricksterism that’s going on, because it’s that power of that furnace that you need to get close to.

But you can’t reach down there, you can’t go down there, it’s too small. It’s because you still identify with the pet world up above that. You still identify with the space that takes up more area.

And because you are holding onto that, your attention is that, and you will be speaking from that. You’ll be acting from that. You’ll be complaining from that. You’ll be saying that this has shrunk, and this is this, and this and that, and what you’ve got to do, all in regards to this other.

And that’s because you’re putting all of your attention upon the other, so your attention is misplaced. If your attention gets misplaced enough, you even forget the power; you even forget the vibration of the flow and the intertwining that is necessary. Then you’re giving up your own power yourself.

The vibration itself that is intertwined, you have to bring it across in that way. And in that regard, it’s kind of invisible. But what it does is it increases the etheric energetic in the surrounding, but you can’t do anything condescending.

The sense of where you’re going and what we are talking about there has to do with, not the outer way of looking at it, but the inner way of looking at it, in terms of having an energetic that feeds you. That keeps you whole. 

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