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volcano2 In my next dream I see that I’m purchasing something from a friend, an artist, who’s rather down and out. I buy some candy from him and it seems like I pay more than it’s worth. That way I put some extra money in his pocket.

Then I see that my friend has stepped away, and I’m being told what bad shape he’s in financially. My friend has gone off to one side where a homeless person is asking him for money. When he comes back he says, “What can you do, this guy is always hitting me up for money?”

My friend had given him $2.40, which is a good portion of what I had given him when I bought the candy.

Strange, right? Again, it’s showing levels, but now it’s showing how to recognize the nuances and the humor of life as this is going on in the outer and being brought all the way through. These dreams have explored levels of consciousness, and how we identify with the outer perception only. To do that causes us to see life with varying degrees of limited perception, where we only see certain things and completely ignore others. (For the previous dreams in this sequence, see A Perception of Depth and The Connected State.)

The key is to be able to relate energetically from top to bottom. To only bring things through to a particular point is to deny life that which it needs. I feel that in Vegas I’m trying to note a side of life that has been ignored or even abandoned – it’s the opposite of the outer life here that has an over-the-top expression of opulence. The external expression of Vegas is an example of only bringing energy through to a limited point.

So in the dream I’m shown that it’s important to bring whatever that energetic is right down into the plane of existence. What I see – because all of the people in the dream are aspects of me – is that I’m bringing the energetic right down to the lowest common denominator, represented by the needy people I’m helping.

In Vegas, the underlying energy can really be considered looking at the lowest common denominator because it affects everything. Yet nobody pays any attention to it. If something is trying to awaken, or to touch things in life, the tendency is to try to see it from the lowest common denominator, not the highest.

There’s a question in spirituality: What’s worse off, the lowest common denominator or the highest common denominator? It’s generally said, as perceived spiritually, that it’s the lowest common denominator that’s worse off, but actually it’s the highest.

I guess the only thing I could add to that is that the perception in life, when looking at the spiritual path, is that one assumes they are relating to that which is half empty – meaning a person who empties their cup is more receptive. The person who’s “half full” sees themselves as fully engaged with the material life of the outer and, therefore, is less likely to be open to receiving what’s new, in terms of energy.

I guess I have a tendency to believe that it’s important to recognize and hold the “other half.” Does everything in the outer have to be crushed and destroyed in order to allow other levels to reveal themselves? Or, does every indulgence have to be stripped out to make room for something else? If so, that means we’re not capable of having the attitude of the creator (top to bottom), only the pain-of-love aspect of how a consciousness awakens.

If it’s only going to go in one direction, then the result for this world looks pretty bleak. We can see that things are breaking down and dynasties are falling apart; what needs to fall apart is going to fall apart. But, on the other hand, there’s nothing holding an order to things together, in terms of scientific breakthroughs and marvels that exist that benefit mankind, at least in a way of living in the outer.

So what’s useful can be torn to pieces as well, and in the instances where things are breaking down in the outer – Egypt, Libya, etc. – that’s what’s happening. Infrastructures are being destroyed; treasures are being lost.

What I’m pointing to is the importance that the other half sit there too, in terms of being able to maintain some semblance of Creation when it gets rocked and rolled. You can’t just have it go “poof” and start all over again, in another Sodom and Gomorrah scenario.

I think what I’m recognizing and acknowledging is that in life you’ve got to be able to touch the light in the top of things, the opulence expression, and not only the lower expression where there’s longing and desperation.

Both states need to be held together or else everything is going to self-destruct or burn itself out. It’s probably because people are used to seeing that life ultimately ends in some sort of fiery inferno. But it’s not good to have to go all the way back and start from scratch.

That’s what happened when Atlantis was lost to humanity. It would be nice if humanity could get through these times, to make the next step, without having to be completely crushed and going back to square one again.

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John: So, as a continuation of this conversation from yesterday (see The Energy to Change), I had this sense inside that I needed to shift from where I was and to follow another vibration. Basically I sensed that I needed to follow the shift in energy, rather than to resist it. And if we are not quiet enough to listen to those intuitive feelings that we all have, we end up disconnecting from the inner guidance that is always available to us, and through us.

I mean, this whole shift from the Northwest to Las Vegas came out of the blue. It would have been so easy to dismiss it, based solely on the common perception of what Las Vegas represents – you know, Sin City. Why would we choose to pursue a spiritual journey in the Sodom and Gomorrah of our time?

Yesterday we drove around, getting lost and looking at places to live, and the one thing that stands out is the view, the perspective, from that one apartment that overlooks The Strip. I mean, do I really need to see a view of the lights at night? I know that’s something interesting that I can take in just by looking within. I know that can automatically happen.

So, it caused me to wonder what there is about being able to just peer at this view of The Strip that is so fascinating. It’s not fascinating in the sense of sitting and pondering it as an incredible view. Instead, somehow or other I’m going to be touched by all those lights – the aliveness of them. It’s the flickering aliveness of those lights that has an effect. 

Now, I’m not even limiting this feeling to those specific lights, either. Yet somehow they create a trigger to other memories. I can still see it, having stood in that unit and looked out at the view. Normally I can’t see things.

Normally I don’t know what street I’m on, or whether I’m heading north, south, east, or west. I’m usually all twisted around. But I can still see that view. Not in specific detail, but I can see it vibrationally. I can feel the energy of it. And it will give a very different sensation depending on whether it’s nighttime or in the day.

Then it can take on a whole different dynamic. There’s a quickening of that feeling. When we joke around about whether other people could enjoy this city or this view, I’m not sure they’d know how. They might see it as a violation of the vibrational state we are seeking. I don’t know for sure, but when I contemplate the reaction of others I get the sense that it might create a stigma.

The other thing that causes me to wonder – and it seems very, very strange – is the idea of trying to keep the presence of the former owner alive there somehow. What is there about her presence? What has she done there that has set an energetic tone that is still there, and that I’m worried might leave or disappear?

I really can’t get clear on that yet, but that energy is important to the place. Will she drop it? It was so odd when we were there and the toilet was definitely running. When I walked into the bathroom, I jiggled it, and it was still running. And when we were on the verge of leaving I decided to point it out to her.

As we walked to the back I heard it go “kerthunk” and then it stopped running. As we walked up I said, “Well, it was running a minute ago,” and she said, “Yes, I heard it running. It must know I’m back.”

That was amazing. That was a very unusual statement. When you think about that you almost think that she maintains a certain kind of magic in her nature, and that that, somehow or another, is in the place too.

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