An Illusory Expectation

b5fSpiritual development moves us away from reaction and toward response, away from judgment and toward neutrality, away from all the little inner noises and toward an inner listening. It is a process of moving us away from our personalized, disconnected state and toward a more universal state of connection. It is an incremental tuning, and we shift on an inner level. When we let go of our desire to be in charge, we become gifted with the guidance of greater intelligences.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This still is an interesting story.

I am the new number one. I’ve been renamed and I’ve been reprogrammed, and something about me has been supposedly changed. And I’m at this arranged living complex. Like I say, the old me has been reprogrammed to fit in with the way things are at this installation, or complex.

So as I walk through the door, having come down a corridor and because I’ve been reprogrammed it’s now okay as a reprogrammed and changed person, I’m able to go into this new section of the installation. The old me could have never gone there because I was too something or another, and so as I go inside I’m ushered to a table to eat where I can sit and eat.

The whole sensation is I’m like a new recruit in the eyes of them. However, what the system at this installation doesn’t know is that the reprogramming didn’t take, and I’m still the same old person from before – but I’m not letting on. No one knows that but me. I’m going along with this as if I have been changed just to see where this is going. You’re always play acting an illusion, don’t you to a certain degree?

So I’m led to a table that as I sit down is initially empty, and as soon as I sit down two others join me. One sits to the left and one sits to the right, and I know that they are preprogrammed because they come in looking alike, and they each have the same deep blue suit jacket. I’m not dressed like that. I’m not programmed like that. I’m dressed casually and so I realize I’m not quite programmed to be like them. I’m programmed differently, but not like them.

And then others join and they sit further down to the right of this long bench-like table. And then the food is brought out and so as I take… my silverware is all wrapped up in a napkin or whatever they call that. Anyway, it’s all wrapped up in that and so as I go to get it out to eat I notice that all of the silverware is dirty, unwashed. No one picked it up. It’s got food particles, everything on it. It hasn’t been washed. I don’t have clean utensils.

With a little effort, I finally get the waitress’ attention. She is a cutie pie, but boy you just can’t get her attention. So she apologizes profusely but really isn’t serious because I mean she’s not quite real. She’s not quite right. It’s as if I have interfered with the flow of things and her preprogramming. But she does bring me over a handful of silverware, and as she lays them down I look at them and they’re all spoons. I’ve got five or six or seven spoons.

I comment to those at the table, “What am I to do with this?” So again I have to try to get her attention. I want silverware. I don’t have a fork or anything like that. She’s like a zombie going around in a trance. So I actually stand up and talk in a loud voice, and interfere whatever the heck she’s doing, break her trance, to get her attention.

When I get her to kind of come over I say, “What am I to do with this? Bring me some real silverware. I would slap you if I thought it might wake you up.” I’m really carrying on here.

As I sit down after having confronted her like this, I look again at the silverware. I have three forks. In other words, initially it was all spoons. I now have three forks and two knives. It’s still a mishmash but I kind of realize that out of all of this hodgepodge I probably could make a set of silverware, but now I’m into my reaction.

And so at the other end of the table there’s a woman that is asking this guy, “What the heck is going on.” The guy next to that woman says, “Two knives and three forks.” That’s the answer. In other words, he doesn’t have what he needs. He has got two knives and three forks. He hasn’t got it precisely the way it should be.

So what is going on? The dream is saying that I live in an orchestrated world of illusion in which nothing is real except my pretended belief that I am entitled to expectation. In other words, nothing is real, although I’m pretending that something is real in terms of the expectation that I’ve slipped into, just like I have this righteousness issue. It can get me in a lot of trouble. I can be okay with things and then I go off on some cause or something. I need to let go of this self indulgent veil before it carries me away into a trance-like illusory expectation realm.

The meaning is, is when in a dream of illusion it is hard to get out. In other words, especially when you fall for it. I mean for a while I can play act, but eventually you tend to fall for it. And every energetic mannerism has its own outer corresponding reflection. The illusion, when you’re caught up in it, continues to continue. It’s maintained based upon human reactionariness. It is from a reactionariness that a person gets dumbed down consciously and placed into a veiled trance.

You go stupid. You know, once you start reacting you no longer see things in the right perspective. A part of me knows that I am living in a fake, externally reflective society, but still I get carried away by the illusion. In other words, to a degree I could go along with what is happening as if it is real, but I will become lost when I take up the part that is seriously affecting me.

In other words, at some point this stuff goes and goes until you blink and you bite, right? When you bite you’re in trouble. You go off on a tangent and act as if the projection is real. The reason for having such a dream is to demonstrate the means by which I am readily deceived over and over again. And when the delusional reflection gets a hold of me, I become lost and fall right back into an unconscious reaction. I become lost by the process of falling back into an unconscious reactionariness. So that was an interesting dream, huh?

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Toward Mastery

heaven_mainIf we take our development journey into the realms of service to something higher, and keep going to a level that has been called “mastery,” what might that look like? And why aspire to it? Here’s a thought: to acknowledge that these levels of development are even possible for a human, it points to the notion that it’s possible only because that’s the way we have been designed. And if we have been designed that way, then that’s what creation wants for us and from us, to be an integral part of what is unfolding. In fact, to help It in its unfolding. And that’s a pretty amazing opportunity. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, the other key about working with the energies and knowing how to handle them as essential characteristics and qualities that are part of life, rather than going around and trying to purge them or to set them aside, like the saint is always doing, is that when you learn to accommodate it, when you learn to be able to play with it, when you learn to allow it to catch you, for example, as part of a container. When you learn to go along with the process of a flow that acknowledges and recognizes that something has to come down and touch something, and not be concerned that by doing that and touching something, that you are doing something wrong or something, or violating something in life, when you realize that it’s important that that quality of flow has to flow.

When you learn that you have to function and can function like this, this is what leads to mastery. This is what takes it the next step from the purging and the annihilating, that goes into just a nothing but a nothingness emptiness, but then mirrors things, but doesn’t necessarily shift or shape in terms of the energy coming through, out, and touching, you know, in some small way through a mannerism of the vibration, that you’ve run and flow through you. Instead of sitting in an absenteeism or in a mirror of that, you are taking and letting that flow through you and, you know, managing it.

So this leads to a big discussion in Sufism as to which trait, which quality, is the quality that gets you to God in the best way. And this actually is a big discussion in Sufism. The words I use is subjective and/or objective, in other words, the quality of being in a surrendered state where things come to you and you handle that in an emptiness. But often times, you’ve got to be careful because there’s a fine line to where emotion can get caught into that. Or it’s an objective, where you take and you can function in an outer, but in a way in which you’re not doing it for personal gain – or getting lost in that.

That’s how I would say it in using the language that I’ve come to look at things through, subjective and objective. Subjective being contractive. Objective being expansive.

But there’s also the word “Bhakti” and “raj.” Bhakti is the quality where you allow things to happen to you and you are surrendered in it. And raj can be where you’re the effector of the action, but you’re not doing it to take and manipulate, or for personal gain, or something like that.

So see how this is such a hard transition in a way? In other words, to begin with, yes, it’s kind of a light coming down and touching light, and getting to a point in terms of doing that where there’s the emptiness and everything. But then when the light rises up to touch light, that’s where you start the process of mastery. And from there, it goes again to something as a sight. In which from this sight, you can actually see more of what’s going to be kind of happening in the future. In other words, it’s a knowingness.

So, within our dreaming last night, there’s a big, big, big schematic and theme to it all.

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The Time Has Arrived

fhe-index-imageHumans have a purpose in the grand scheme of things. And that is a purpose that can be discovered in the very capabilities we have, compared to other creatures, such as freedom of choice and consciousness. But, if a creature is given freedom of choice, it can’t be forced to act according to its design – it has to make that choice as an individual. That’s a tremendous gift, but what we truly are is printed in our very genetic make-up and can be discovered if we look and listen deeply. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This starts out with me in that I am realizing that everything that goes on is the result of a thought pattern, you know, there’s a thought pattern in life. And so it’s as if there’s an Olympic event for everything manmade, or inspired by thoughts, that is held.

Each event has contenders who live out the thought. Now what tends to happen is, as these thoughts are living out they follow a pattern, or mannerism, or type of collectiveness that unfolds in particular ways, that people think nothing about, that’s called life. However, if you were to take and try to look at them in terms of what they signify in terms of a greater consciousness, this is one aspect of what can occur.

So this thing starts off in which there are all these various aspected mental events almost going at it back and forth; it’s like the Olympics, the top ones prevail or do something and all of them taken together is what life is about. And the established collected mental order and net effect has changed. Never before has that really been opposed, but in this particular case, I’m seeing this as something that’s no longer set and established, and that there is a way of working with this so it’s no longer a secret in the hands of the powers that be.

Whereas the powers that be know that if they exude their control and their influence over the thought patterns that are important in them, and they impose that upon life in general, that they can get away with things. And they have been getting away with things, but I know that there is a way of flipping that.

So if the game is no longer a one-sided controlled effect, it won’t be a one-sided controlled effect if the divine Will that’s underneath everything in life is able to open, or is able to be accessed. And so I cite an example: for example there is one event where the result is designed in a predetermined way, in terms of the end result and the winner of this kind of Olympic kind of thing is going to be. And of course this is a result that’s designed as part of the powers that be to see that there’s no problem in terms of how they play in the collective.

Well, I have a friend that entered in this kind of mental particular quality of an event and he gets scratched from the official entry by the officials who have their idea of how this collective image needs to unfold.

Well, something’s different now. What is different is a shift is meant to take place, something is meant to change in society. Before maybe that could be allowed to go and go and go as kind of a freedom of choice, and who’s to say that what I’m describing is not a freedom of choice, it’s just that something has gotten to a crescendo where it’s time to surface, or in other words, life is actually designed by the divine and so there is a way to penetrate the manipulation.

Initially it looks like this, my friend cannot change how he is in terms of how his thought is. You can’t put the lid on that sort of thing anymore. It’s got to come to the surface soon. He can’t be just stomped out and pushed off to one side. When something’s got to change, it’s got to change.

In this dream my friend can either start early, ignore them that scratched him and just go ahead and start and end up way faster and whatnot. You can’t help but notice it because everyone’s going to notice what the participation was even though he doesn’t belong and doesn’t fit. He still is going to be noticed in some fashion, in other words, thus win the race by such a large margin that it would make a mockery of the so-called legitimized contestants, or he could start late, let them all start and then when no one’s paying any attention he starts and he could catch up and pass them all.

Well, what was decided is he’d hold back. Understand this is all a mental game, it’s not the actual running. It’s a thought game where a thought is living itself out, and some thoughts are pretty trite and other thoughts have a greater depth to them. So it was decided to hold back and enter in kind of an unofficial wild card way. In other words, you start and because life is designed to manifest thoughts, and the way to be free of the cycle of desire was to be in the heart of it all – consciously – of which most thoughts don’t have that, the potentiality is enhanced when there is this matter of focus and attention upon the divine Will.

What this means is that when the mystique illusions over life no longer control the effect, the effect gets out of man’s hands in other words where they’re just living off of the senses and whatnot, you can actually go to something that’s higher self, that goes behind all of the senses, and it creates an unfoldment so that which is able to stay unwaveringly to how it was designed from manifestation as a thought of God, in other words, something that’s in place, it’s not just something that came up, now it’s something that is exploding in its moment of time as a type of thought, carries the divine principle that no manmade design can defy.

The meaning is the time has arrived where that which was predicted long ago and is set forth in the latent inner synapses of man takes precedence over the short-term powers that be that have misused their manmade thoughts to hold sway for a long time.

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