The Semi in the Room

bncmurewyiPersonal and spiritual development doesn’t require that we resolve everything within us that isn’t “holy.” But it does ask that we come to know ourselves, or face the psychologies we use that don’t support our choice of a spiritual journey. In other words, we need the awareness of what is working within us, and sometimes awareness alone can get us on the path of neutralizing any negative effects. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my dreams I seem to be doing a lot of that same sort of thing in which I first of all am denoting how the overall flow was not received by the outer world and, as a result, I’m scrambling to find or figure out a type of unfoldment that will be acceptable.

In other words, what I have is two images, one in which there’s the great big expanse and overallness of things in which there’s a lot of collective, and people and everything, and that’s really out of whack. And so because that’s so out of whack, it’s like I’m trying to scramble around to something else that might be acceptable.

And so I turn my attention to kind of a personal, now, in other words, an alternative energetic, and I feel that I can bring that into the equation in some fashion. But the appearance and effect of the outer stimuli is so overwhelming, comparatively speaking, that I notice that my demeanor is influenced by that, in terms of what could happen in relationship to what is happening in the collective overall – so it is effecting me.

So I notice that I went with the overall flow a little bit by siding with the image to a certain degree that then carried the contamination of the collective that was overwhelming as it was unfolding. In other words, I took a step back from the collective but it was still in something that is a personal overwhelming that is putting me into a weakened condition.

And as a consequence from this dream you can gain an appreciation to cater that which satisfies your individual focus, first and foremost, that is very hard to do because to what degree is that contaminated. You can’t stay in the collective, but then whatever you formulate in relationship to the collective around you is still trying to satisfy your individual nature. In other words, it has a personal orientation.

So to act according to this individualistic positioning is to embrace that which is being projected by the outer that’s in a state of decline. The consequence of that is rubbing off on you, the collective force is rubbing off on you, and they are to such a degree that the tendency on a personal level is to fumble back to what you hope is a balance, but you’re actually still part of that same general issue.

So there’s a loudness in that personal that’s affected by the collective, but then as the night progresses the image of that which is affected, or personal, in the prior dream that’s having to react to the environment around it, or have a reaction, starts to shrink more and more. Eventually it’s at a size that is hardly visible.

So as this has changed then the issue then also becomes addressed in a dream in which I am in a work area and am dealing with that which has been abandoned by me, that needs to be put away.

Now at first I don’t notice this, all I notice is I’m in a work area and I felt I’ve done what I needed to do, and in this huge large yard work area is all kinds of things that are kind of lined up and placed there. And I went at it little by little taking care of things, but there was one thing that I left feeling I didn’t have to take care of – and I even blanked it out of my mind.

And this one thing is a large, unloaded semi-truck that sits in the lineup yet with these other objects. It’s gotten to the point I can’t get to it anymore and I have adopted the perspective that this which remains is somebody else’s responsibility. In other words, I no longer even see it as something that I have to contend with. And a work area has been filled up with, because I dealt with my stuff, the work area is now filled up with other objects and my attention of course is moved from that.

Suddenly I see a crane which lifts this semi from where it is parked amidst these other items and is airlifting and swinging this over to where I am at so that I finish the work.

So what is happening is, the difference in the dreaming, the aspect that’s being brought in, is that what you’re putting your attention upon is secondary to that which is real inside that is trying to come through.

And in my dream, because one is always having to sort out thoughts and ideas, I have conveniently let go of, or released, or taken my focus away from a certain attentiveness of thought of the process of action to the point where I’m actually convinced that it’s no longer at hand, and yet it is still something that, at a deeper depth inside, has to be contended or dealt with, that fits with what my nature is really all about – and I can’t get away from it.

In my particular case, because I’m off the ground with thoughts and nature and whatnot, I’m trying to just let it go, and I can’t just let it go because it has to be grounded or brought down into a magnetic focus.

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Bits and Pieces

4760It is easy to wonder why there are so many religions and spiritual paths in the world. Yet if we consider man’s search over thousands of years, and arisings from distant geographical locations, we can see that knowings always came through man and were interpreted by him as best he could at the time – like snapshots of a journey. The point is, a path can bring us to our own inner connections and knowings because, ultimately, only we, as individuals, can provide the gateways to God and creation for ourselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The reason why you couldn’t remember your dreams and you couldn’t pull them out was because you’re too close to the shaman way.

And it’s easier for you to get caught in this inner-plane world, which has an importance, like was described long ago, as something that’s on the path. It’s an important key element to the path, but the path that we’re on, in relationship to looking at the way of the shaman, it’s kind of like a traffic sign along the way. You have to take it into account, you utilize the tools of it, but you utilize them in an entirely different depth way.

What we did yesterday was we dealt with the earth tools, essentially, the earth elements in life, where you go down and you find your animal and things like that, you get information from it. And all of that is really useful in that it is a much, much, much more conscious space than just wandering around ordinarily, because you’re accessing a tremendous wealth and depth by doing that.

And, of course, in our practice within, that delving down is getting into the prima materia of yourself, and facing the dark side of yourself, and your shadow and all of that sort of thing.

In this particular case, you haven’t made necessarily the decision, initially, to do that. I mean, it comes to that sort of thing on this process and this path, too. But all of it, it’s just different and it works with earth and it brings in above and it brings in below. It creates a greater wholeness of yourself because you’re able to connect to the energies about you – but do you bring it into a oneness?

You still, on this practice, view this stuff as coming from outside of yourself, that you’re beckoning in and calling in spirits and that sort of thing. You’re still dealing with it as if you’re developing your light, instead of the light of the whole.

And, as a consequence, you are putting—if you wanted to be rude about what this is all about in terms of describing where it has a limitation—you’re putting a spell upon yourself in terms of taking and looking at this as something that honors the spirit energy and energetics that come in and doesn’t get to the point where it realizes that it’s all within you.

And so it’s still dealing with multiplicity, which is what earth energy is all about, but it’s dealing with it in a higher-octave way. But when you’re dealing with something that takes in the world soul and the one light—in other words, the wholeness, the absolute—you only find that by taking and working with all of that being within you, that you find all of that within you.

It’s so easy, however, to characterize this as if it is comes from without, but then that leads you quickly to acting like there’s more than one God, and yet we’re all one God. I suppose you could rationalize this and say oh, there’s God, alright, but then they’re all the components of God, or something like that. And so you’re running around looking for bits and pieces, and getting information in a bits-and-pieces kind of way.

The animal nature, by and large, is earth-oriented, just like the spirit energy, which if you’re going to the upper world, is going to be masculine-oriented and more higher-self-oriented. Masculine-oriented because it works with spirit energy; going down to the depths works with earth energy.

You go beyond spirit energy, as well, on this path. You’re working with an aspect of magnetism when you’re working with earth energy and spirit energy. And you have to let go of all of that in order to function and be in an emptiness and in a nothingness.

Otherwise, you’re still constantly having to untangle the web of things. And, of course, for a shaman, they see the webs of things, and they approach it that way. But the higher octaves of shamanism do get to the point where you just have a direct knowingness. You get information and then ultimately it jumps to a knowingness.

Just like dreams, there comes a point where you have to really gauge and get what it is that is being communicated to you, because it has its symbolic element or something. It’s not necessarily as literal as you think. So ultimately, they do come together.

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A Counterbalance

yin-yang-moon-sunThe “dreamed” state was discussed in our last post (see The Dreamed State), and here John continues his exploration – from a masculine perspective in this imagery. What is being shown is that there is no way forward without a balance between masculine and feminine. It’s as true in our inner lives as it is in our dream lives as it is in our waking lives. God and creation have built everything in a state of balance. Could the future of man hold out any other possibility? Particularly if man wants to be an agent of God on this planet. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my meditation dream, the first thing I had to make note of was that from the way I have been living I have gained an appreciation for life and, as a result, I am seeing more balance and enjoyability in terms of how things are, overall, when there is the inclusion of feminine nature, or the feminine aspect. In other words, basically being able to be content with things in the outer.

In other words, what I’m doing is the step of taking the dreamtime into the outer. But I realize that the energetic cadence, which comes from outer reflections, when you approach it through the dreamtime is easier to handle when the flow embedded therein – you just embrace it. In other words, you don’t just see it as a nightmare, or as a peculiarity, or something. It’s meaningful in terms of trying to bring something to you as a quality that you carry through – and we each carry something through.

Now, we’re brought up to understand life as if it exists through our senses but, on a deeper level inside of ourself, our higher-self level, the self that is the three-million-year-old man, it’s brought up to understand life as existing in this dreamtime. This is how you shape and you change things.

And so this is the state that I recalled deep inside of myself, but I find myself instead in a place where things are in disarray and need to be put back together again. This is a place in which the predilection in terms of how you contend with things is based upon yielding to masculine conceptualizations and impressions, ideas, and so called flow.

So much is this so, that there is a general rule that lords itself over everyone and everything, so the conditions are actually so unbalanced that when it comes to dealing with life, the powers that be impose their conceptual way.

In the dream it is okay to look… in other words, it is deemed to be okay. In other words, this isn’t really true because the feminine is excluded in this kind of world. In other words, part of my three-million-year-old man looking at something in a capacity only. It’s okay to look at the masculine ideas to get things going again, in other words, that’s where the conceptualization exists.

I have found that inside that coincides with how things are in terms of idealization in the outer, but I am acting more in keeping with what feels right, in other words the deeper part inside of the dream body. This dreamtime state goes through the same phases, the same steps as you go through, it’s a shift, and you go through the same stages and the same steps that you go through when you’re just dealing in a dense outer capacity way.

But then when you start to contend with the light body, or the dream body, then you go through this same sense, too, in terms of how it gets polished and directed. And so within your dream you carried the essence of something that will keep you held back, but it’s still a dreamtime that you have to contend with.

Within my dream, I dreamt how I’m having to contend with this in a masculine-oriented dream, the outer being a dream, and I’m carrying a dreamed connection that knows it to be different, able to be different.

So I’m able to act more in keeping with what feels right and, in doing so, just without even thinking I pick up two objects that are deemed to have a feminine orientation. I am immediately reprimanded. I am told that it is only because we are in creation an exception can be made, or is possible, and I’m able to take one feminine aspect, but I also have to take one masculine aspect.

I could have, in other words, taken two masculine aspects, but the fact that I picked up two feminine aspects, well, they can let me have one, as long as I bring one masculine element to the table.

Well the deeper importance of dreaming like this is, it’s putting me in the condition, like it did for you, of waking up embodying an aspect of what that all feels like as a dreamed condition. So I wake up trying to not lose the space that I am able to resonate with, which as a flow has the ability to show, or catch up with, or shift into a greater appreciation of life.

In other words, I have found that in the dreamed. I am not taking and going with the motif that exists in the outer of shifting in more masculine. That doesn’t work. I’m shifting in more of the feminine to counterbalance it because the feminine holds the dream state; it doesn’t just float in spirit energy.

So I’m confronted with the masculine tone of things as still trying to impose their precedence today, and I’m recognizing that what is necessary, in order for life to be more natural in the outer, is the inner experience, which of course I’ve already said this before but this is the part that is in the dreamed state of one’s being, or what some call the dreamtime.

It is one thing to relate to the dream and the dreamer, but to live what one experiences as states that become like more towards a station of how you carry yourself and aren’t affected by outer conditions then, that’s more like a station, that is where the dreamed or dreamtime is sustained, or held.

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