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spiritualismIn this installment, John continues his description of the new energy that has been sensed in the world. One of the natures of this energy is that it requires something of us: it requires that we let go of our personal focus and agenda, and connect into the greater Whole. Only that inner location is supported energetically now.

(For the first two parts, see The Rules Have Changed and The Central Rule.) (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: It’s kind of like a teacher saying he has this practice in which he takes and he looks at how everyone is. He can glance to see how everyone is, because he holds them all in his heart.

And some people are acting up, and some people are not, and you’ve heard our teacher say that, you have heard the Chisti teacher say that, that they have a practice where they take and they absorb everybody on the path, or whatever, is the way the Chisti teacher will say it. The way the Naqshband teacher will say it is he puts everybody in his heart.

And if you remember him, he remembers you. In other words, that’s the intertwining. And he has found that he is inclined to forget those who tend to forget him. It also works that way in terms of attitude, like for example, if you are confused about something, or blaming the conditions of things, and have an attitude towards the teacher, you get the immediate feedback because of the intertwining.

If you’re in a state of tremendous gratefulness, you almost can see something smiling somewhere. In other words, this is just another way of trying to say a way of connecting, being connected, that takes you from an intention that is inclined in the lower-self way – to be upon yourself – and placing it outside in a quality that soars in the Whole.

And those who cannot do that will suffer, because the need of the time is to do that. There’s lots of help here; something has shifted. When the teacher says that what’s coming into life is a Oneness, and it’s just being given to life, well, that’s both positive and negative.

The positive of that is wow, that enables you to recognize how the interconnectivity and intertwining is, and that it’s all one being – you’re not some chip off of the old block having to do something in some separate capacity; that it all comes together as a Wholeness.

Okay, that’s positive. The negative side of that is, if you don’t do it, and you’re caught in the density of your own peculiarity and mannerism, you’re stabbing the heart. When you create a veil, how do you get out of the veil?

It’s almost like something almost needs to happen to pluck you out of it, because when you take on a mood, or a trait, or something, you can carry that for who knows how long, perhaps forever?

I mean you could blow a whole lifetime just in one tone that you can’t shake, that you try to track down as the end all, be all of how it is that you see yourself. And it doesn’t work that way. It works in relationship to you being in the outer, doing something, I should say, outside of yourself.

Now, there are little steps along the way of that even. In other words, it’s like we have all had a dream process in which you’ve noticed for example, in your dreams, that you came to realize you had certain gifts, skills, and qualities that opened up inside and wow, weren’t those amazing.

You hadn’t paid that much attention to it, and now all of a sudden they’re opening up. And it’s possible that you could go around and get a little puffy about that, or a little floaty about that, or think you even know something as a consequence of that opening up, because it’s not there for other people that you know.

And then all of a sudden, okay, that has happened, and now somebody turned the page, something turned the page, and those propensity qualities and traits that are the energetic of you, that are that beingness of you, now takes and effuses itself into the overall.

And there was a period of time where you would follow, for example, the idea or the principle that you had to take one step back from yourself to discover what was real. And so you would tend to look at all of the interests and the nuances of your nature, and realize that it kept you pinned down, and poisoned down, and veiled from being able to scope out in a more conscious, overall way.

And so it’s almost like you put a foot on that in order to be more receptive. And now what I’m seeing is, okay, yeah, maybe you had to do that because it was still too loud in your identification nature, but now that trait, that quality, that particular thought of God or whatever that is, now just takes and augments itself, magnifies its ability to touch something in a much more Whole way.

So, one is given all kinds of ways and means by which to do that. In other words, when you experience this new energy, in this new energy are hints of vibrational acuity around you. And you need to allow yourself to feel that, and see how it is that you are just part of that.

And that you then are intertwined in a way that you facilitate that becoming more and more in terms of what is real.

For example a few nights ago I had this dream where I was on this lake, and it was 11 miles around this lake, and I was floating on this lake and I was looking at the shoreline and whatnot. It was kind of cloudy and dank out, and what I was trying to determine was whether this vibration on this lake swept this whole lake and whether this alivement was something that was there now, at a point in time when nobody was noticing?

And then when I realized that it was, then I’m presented with the dilemma: what can be done, what is possible? Is it possible, so that everyone can come to grasp this, so that someone can come from whatever space they’re in and pick up this, when normally the loudness of the space they’re in would never be able to notice it.

That could very easily be taken into a talk about how vortexes work. How certain energetic spots on the planet have an aliveness to them – if you are able to be receptive to it. The whole world is like this already, and maybe you can only notice it in certain specific isolated ways to begin with, but eventually you have to notice it in terms of it being like this all the time, all over the place.

And that your sense of beingness isn’t exalted, and a true beingness, until there is nothing that can phase you because you are the Whole. You’re able to be the Whole.

But I don’t know if that s an experience that people can have always, like a sheik can, perhaps, have that more readily always, or whether it’s something that kind of flickers in and flickers out.

All I’m seeing right now is the qualities and the traits and the characteristics as, you know, the bits and pieces I should say, that enhance it a bit, like where you can do something for someone that they can’t necessarily do for themselves, that takes nothing out of you to do it.

And that enhances something, that sets in motion something, that wouldn’t normally be possible and the fact that that gets set in motion leaves you just thrilled, elated. A side effect of this is, you can get lightheaded.

That’s more of a feminine nature quality, than a masculine nature quality, where you get a little lightheaded. And you think, oh, golly gee, is my blood pressure changing? What is the difference here? And that’s because you slipped up, and your attention isn’t dwelling as rigidly as it normally is, upon your own motif, your own mannerism of yourself, and it’s almost like you accidentally started to appreciate the Whole in a more overall way.

And doing so in a capacity that sets some part of your normal motif aside. That will leave you a little lightheaded – a woman anyway, it will tend to leave them a little lightheaded. For the masculine, it makes it look like they are on some sort of speed or something. They just, you know, somebody turned the juice on and enough is enough, can you just step back, can you taper off a bit here? And you just go and you go and you go until you trip something, you hurt something, and then that slows you back down.

But you don’t have to hurt anything. You can take it all into account. You’re meant to be able to take it all into account. You are meant to be able to live throughout the Whole.

This is the new energy.

Ann: Just incredible. Wow. It’s just incredible. Oh boy.

John: And who can you explain this to? How can anybody get it?

 
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John: In my dream, there’s a component in which there’s a distraction. It’s east to denote the distraction, in my case, because it can be seen as something that’s bugging or hurting me. This distraction lies in the fact that I’ve got a painful shoulder that I have to contend with when I sleep.

This distraction can be dealt with as something that’s separate from whatever else is going on in my surroundings. The distraction or pain or awkwardness is something that I deal with singularly, but then, as I deal with it singularly and get free of it, I’m able to take and look at the traits outside of me that are in others.

I can’t do that if I remain dwelling on something in a singular way, or if there’s any tone or twang that I still carry, because that then projects across and discolors, as a bias. It doesn’t come across with cleanness or emptiness or wholeness. It comes across as a projection from that state where I’m still struggling.

So when I project some aspect of that, it contaminates the inflection from within, and the outer becomes a reflection of what I project. If I struggle with that, I don’t quite hear that which touches from within. It’s an interesting kind of touching too, because I’m shown that it touches in terms of pulling a common connection together. In other words, it bridges the gap between inner and outer.

I’m shown this though the dream where I have a distraction, but once I overcome the distraction, I totally let go and it doesn’t get in the way at all. Then I’m able, now that I’m free of that bondage, to take a crayon and write various little things. These things may not make sense, but they portray another part of an aliveness in me.

For example, I might write the word “raw” with a crayon. Whatever I write is just “R” and “A,” I don’t have the “W,” but it’s something that depicts how something is, which is a part of me. Yet in the dream I don’t see it as part of me. I see it as something that stands out, let’s say in another person. But because I don’t hold a stigma that I project, I can then say or joke or point out something and that pointing out doesn’t come from my singularity to their singularity – it’s not personal.

Instead, it comes across as if I’m talking to myself, so the other person can’t object to what I say because I don’t have any discoloration or bias. When one does it like that, the other person can hear it completely because it’s as if they’re talking to themselves, even though the words are coming out of me, or the energetic is coming out of me.

That’s what a teacher does in terms of mirroring. In terms of getting to a point where we no longer sit and dwell on our own neuroses, we can automatically become the mirror for ourselves. We’re always relating to ourselves.

That’s why it’s said that the student has to become less than dust at the teacher’s feet, which means we have to let go. We have to let go of all the idiosyncrasies that we hold onto for identity purposes – which are our reactivities to this, that, or the other, or however it is that we continue to struggle and therefore see ourselves in a reflection and as separate.

We have to be free of all of that. When we’re free of all of that then the dialogue and the connection is always with ourselves, in every aspect, because we’re everything. We need to carry ourselves in this conscious way.

It reaches the point where it’s almost like there’s only one person. All characteristics that are repressions or limitations, which are based in seeing ourselves separately, fade away. That makes everything knowable – without reaction and distraction from ego (ego being part of reflection, reacting to reflections, in an outer motif).

In this way that which is needed in the whole can be healed because we recognize it as part of us and we are whole and complete. I mean, you really don’t have the outer, any longer, when you recognize everything as being One.

What I’m describing is an all-accepting genuineness that’s able to penetrate all barriers, and what is real then is just this pure inner sight and light that exists, from which all outer context and reflections are absorbed.

Reflections are projections and, if we have no projections we won’t have any identity issues because it all comes together as One. There are no veils and the heart doesn’t find itself struggling with having to sort something out in a duality. The inner stands as the inner, or, I should say, what’s real stands as what’s real in the face of the reflections because instead there is the connectivity.

The reflections are outside the connectivity. Thus the underlying theme is that there’s only one thing going on, and it’s a flow from inner into outer. Whatever is projected in the outer is a consequence of a flow coming from the inner. We can be in that inner and then what’s happening in the outer all makes sense in terms of a greater schematic, in terms of the wholeness.

But if we’re dealing with outer aspects or manifestations, then we’re dealing from the outer trying to get to the inner, and we’ve got the whole thing backwards. When we try to take what isn’t real and try to find what is real, we’ll never get there. We’ll always be struggling and banging our head against the wall and being distracted.

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John: In this dream, I receive a call from a realtor who says that I’m not tending to things properly. I’m not sure what she’s talking about – I can’t place the scenario in my mind. 

She tells me that the way I’m handling a piece of land makes no sense to her. She feels that “nobody does this,” and I shouldn’t be an exception. I ask her what she means. She says that this property has a person living on it, and I didn’t give that person permission to do so. The person’s name is Pilate, and he just decided for himself.

She’s assuming that I know all about this and that I should be responsible and do something about it. She feels I’m letting him superimpose himself on the space. There’s no contract or agreement, he has just moved onto the property and is acting as if he has a right to do that. She feels that I should put a stop to it.

It makes no sense to her that I’m not more attentive and responsible towards this issue. 

Well, this dream underlies what I’m feeling, which is a sense that my attention is being shifted to a different perspective on life. As in my last dream (see Hitting the Linkage), where my view encompassed the whole world and my responsibility toward God and Creation, here that’s being challenged because I’m being confronted by responsibilities of a mundane variety. The realtor feels I’m not “doing my job,” in terms of the outer world, whereas I’ve just been asked to do my job as part of the universal.

As a human, can we fulfill both responsibilities – our day to day cultural life and our spiritual journey? Of course we can. And it’s never been more critical that we do so in within the culture. Going up on a mountaintop for a spiritual life is no longer the way. Our spirituality needs to be held within in us everything we do – shopping, working, etc. We need to make it our first priority and responsibility, and live our life through the lens of that choice.

What this dream is showing me is the lure of lesser responsibilities, in the sense that they can create noise in us that can make us forget our spiritual journey until the “problem” is resolved. But that’s not the way it should work. What is spiritual in us should also guide us in making our decisions every day. The realtor is in a frenzy over this problem, yet because I have a more universal perspective, I don’t see it in the same way. It’s less personal to me, and I can understand that it means very little in the scheme of things.

Such a perspective actually makes me very capable of dealing with the issue, because I’m not coming from an emotional place. It’s a matter of priorities.

In a sense, we don’t become spiritual through studies or knowledge, but by acting in a spiritual way – in everything. We are all spiritual beings, but we mostly act like planetary beings. It’s an easy trap to fall into because very little in our culture supports a spiritual life.

Yet just as there is God in everything, there is our connection to God (or Creation or the universe), or lack of it,  in everything we think about and every action we make. Keeping ourselves connected is our first responsibility as human beings.

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