Posts Tagged ‘radiating into life’

stones_zen_700It may seem counterintuitive to do nothing in a situation, but when when we begin to think about life in terms of energy, what may appear externally as nothing can actually be the most important thing happening. Here’s one way to look at it: in any given moment there is a limit to what is possible, because of the people involved, the situation, and the energies at play. So for us to try and steer that moment with our advice or strategies has a very narrow potential. Instead, if we work energetically, without judgment or criticism, we can hold in us the possibility for the best possible outcome. Whatever that may be, we can be in support of that as an outcome. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So it’s an interesting theme last night, this dreaming theme of having to recognize something more by way of knowing how to drop how one is.

The initial understanding of this came about as a buildup from yesterday’s dream, in which one was able to see that the way something wakes up is it feels like a descent, or something coming to you, or pulling you up. And then comes the challenge, at some point in time, when you kind of reverse that and have to come from a sense of self back into life – and not set off commotion, landslides, or something. You have to be able to do it in a more balanced, and natural, way that’s in keeping with everything around you in the atmosphere.

So that was yesterday, and then today is kind of like a type of continuation of this theme, pointing out a level of linearity, obsessive linearity, that is unnecessary and actually affects the way something is able to unfold.

What’s interesting in the scenario, if you look at it from yesterday, is that everything is out in the open. It’s not all washed away this way, or that way, like it had appeared to be to where something then needed to be drawn down, or shaken down, in a dynamic way to cause more of the situation to be taken into account.

Now, with what has happened, the situation has the pieces that are out there, they may not be aligned yet, but it’s not my job to align them. Under this kind of setting I can hold onto a mannerism, with a quality of demeanor and presence, that can take and handle the situation from here.

The secret to holding my focus and presence is to bring something through a little bit, and then know how to step back and let go so that you’re no longer caught up in any dynamic – because to get caught up in any dynamic causes a person to lose a greater sense of awareness, in terms of the whole. And so that whole is something that’s being designed and shaped based upon the input understanding, and how that is dealt with, just like a teacher takes with a student and causes them to become more aligned, more speeded up, and more aware about what’s going on, in the environment, so that they then can act upon a responsibility, and care, that they couldn’t act upon before because they weren’t aware of what was going on and how to sort themselves in relationship to the outer.

Just like it’s like that on the outer, on the inner it also stops right when it gets to a point where everything is left and able to figure it out from there. You don’t have to carry it all the way through as if, you know, that’s the end all be all. You don’t have to carry it all the way through. You can step back and let the component pieces sort themselves out; and if they get it wrong, they get it wrong.

This is what a teacher has to do with a student. The teacher has to hand out, but what the student does with it is their business, and this is a similar situation. I have gone to the length that’s necessary to point something out, and now I have to step away. Initially I may have had to do a few things that might have been a bit awkward in order to cause a shift of attention, but now, now that that has been done sufficiently, whereby people can catch up with it all on their own terms, however they’re going to catch up with it, however it is that they work with that, that’s what I now have to accept.

This is just like a teacher. A teacher has to hand something out as an awareness and recognition that the student catches up with, and what they do with it then is their business. The more polished and pure they become, the more their business is the teacher’s consciousness business in an overall consequence way – but that’s a whole other story.

Initially, in order for a person to gain a better handle in terms of how it is that they are meant to be and are, they initially have to only go so far and then settle back, because what they’re working on is establishing a quality that permeates without action. If the only way that they can permeate is to push the envelope themselves, get into the situation physically, then they blindside themselves by that digression.

And so you don’t make the digression after you have caused what is an epiphany understanding to come into place. You withdraw even more and, as you withdraw even more, then a certain sense of a greater beingness is able to take into account the situation. But if you stay in there in the dilemma, and you attempt to appreciate that setting in spite of things, then you are diffusing who it is that you are. You’re losing a sense of continuity and self worth, in terms of yourself.

So it’s a very, very fine line in that when, if necessary at times, is for something to shake through and come through and then, when it does, you have to be able to just drop it. You don’t keep going and going and going on some tangential mannerism. And then what’s meant to be will just be. And whatever that might be you have to accept that.

So the secret is, the issue is, can one do that after having gone to an extreme? If one cannot, then the extreme that you’re on will impose a lack of freedom upon the situation, and then you get some other strange outcome as a consequence of such deviation.

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57719As humans we are quick to dismiss our effect on other people and other things. Yet we know how profound the love of one person can be, and what it can make possible for another person. And that loves begins as an energy generated on the inside – by thinking about that person, by holding the best of them inside us, by having good intentions toward them – only then can it manifest in the many expressions of love that we see in the world. This is the mechanism of it, and it is applied by us toward anything, good or bad, that we put into the world, whether by specific actions, or just by the quiet, inner holding of the intentions and processes we have in our daily life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, the theme of the dreaming has to do with coming to understand what action is. And we’re inclined to think that action has something to do with an image in which we see ourselves doing this, that, or the other, in other words, a literalness to it. But true action is in being able to hold a spatiality from within – and that can take and awaken and do more as an aliveness than any literal moving about can possibly do, because you’re limited in terms of how it is that you’re able to move about.

In other words, you can only cut a certain defined swath when you move about, literally speaking. But if you move about in terms of the inner aliveness as an action, and that action as something that you feel you contained inside of yourself, it can take everything into account because it’s connected with everything.

I give many, many examples, in my meditation dream, of what that action actually is, as seen from within, but the simple way of saying it is that it is a quality of something that you can touch, as if it’s in your cellular bones or makeup, and that you can hold that, and you can create with how you hold that. And that the striking out with that in a literal sense dissipates that, and takes that which you can know literally in your bones, that being the real action, when you strike out with that in motion in a literal sense, you personify that which you can feel equating on this whole inner level – and thus you veil it, and that striking out causes you to lose the potency, puts you back into kind of an amnesia of paying attention to the action that you’re doing literally, rather than the real action which you carry latently, and creatively, in an intertwined nature within.

It becomes more obvious from my meditation dream, because I think my meditation dream is really loud about that.

In the meditation dream, action is a condition in which I access a presence within my beingness. The access I am talking about is nonverbal, and it is nonphysical, in the outer sense of the word. It is physical, however, from the sense that the action rises up within as a recognizing of an inner vibratory movement imbedded silently in the cellular tissue. Such access is action that does not require outer movement to be complete. The action is handled in the inner stillness.

For example, when a student is sitting before a teacher the student can go deep within, in a letting go way, and get an answer to a non-asked question. This action is from within. To rephrase the issue of action, from the perspective of an inner knowingness, action is when the beingness responds to nothingness without having to lift an outer finger.

Or cite another example: access is like being kicked from under the table in that I get the memo without an outer word having to be said. In other words, it’s like an energetic kick from under the table, and I get the memo without an outer word having to be said and I am able to respond to this, as a kind of stillness, pointing to a need that needs to be.

Or another imagery, and then I saw this one, this almost was quoted to me: action is the effect of taking a toothache, on the inner level, into an inner stillness and, in so doing, alleviating the condition.

In going to bed, as I’m about to fall asleep, the words from “Rhinestone Cowboy” come to mind as yet another way of portraying action in a nonvisible way. I didn’t realize the depth of that. It just came up. There’s a lot of meaning in that song. That’s actually a pretty profound song.

And so, one’s accustomed to looking at access from the standpoint of noticing this inside of one’s self in a sentient way. In other words, it’s like looking at one’s self, or I guess you could say that would be a looking at your personal light. Or I guess you could say it would be looking at your individual soul. But, in reality, in the wholeness of things and the oneness of things, there is no individual light. That light is the light of the whole. And there is no individual soul; the soul is the soul of the world.

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