Something Different is Needed

John’s dream explores the idea that something fundamentally has changed, energetically, in the world. Because of this, the way we respond to it requires a different approach. The images in the dream point to a greater need for cohesion, and the understanding of the intertwined nature of all things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In this one dream, a second dream or so that I had, you’re sitting in a chair, in which you try to turn around and listen a little bit, and then behind you Shah comes up and he says, “Something would have been a lot easier if I hadn’t changed my mind,” or something hadn’t changed.

I said to him that, “Nothing has changed.” It’s just that when we talked about it he indicated that he can see people, on an inner plane, that should be part of that. That didn’t mean that one still wouldn’t do the expeditions and whatnot that were generic. It just naturally came together.

I said you know, “I kind of have a feeling though that maybe it’s not meant to work that way where something is selected, but then again…”.  And as I’m talking to him, his face gets to looking like the one guy in The Mummy, you know, sunken eyes and stuff like that, like he’s somewhere else, something else.

All of a sudden that dream kind of transports, and it’s like we’re in a room and I’m sleeping at a table, and he’s sleeping, and something comes around the corner, like a maid, to clean things up. And that’s where the scene kind of ends.

And I know that what I wanted to say to him, that I wasn’t able to get out – and it seems like he didn’t want to hear it – was that my sense is that everything is breaking down, and that something different is needed in order to touch things in a more precise or dynamic way.

Unless something is touched in a more precise and dynamic way, well, essentially, it’s my feeling that whatever is taking place isn’t working. I was about to try to tell him that I just knew a person who came back from Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and all these places, and the whole sense was that that was tenuous. But I didn’t get a chance to say that. It was almost like he didn’t hear it.

Now, as I was reaching and probing inside to hear it, it went really deep inside. I mean, that knowingness went really, really, really deep inside. Yeah, that’s a case and that something more has to be done in order to facilitate… in order to effect something. So that was like a subsequent dream.

My dreams had to do with trying to find, or establish, or to work, or bring about a type of cohesion, and that the process of establishing the cohesion had to do with the way energetics intertwined, came together. And so the dream started out utilizing a particular mannerism or trait that I carry as I went to bed, which was kind of pondering what was going to actually be happening, in terms of an unfoldment, of silver, in which I could tell that it was dangerous in terms of what silver was at.

So it seemed, in terms of what other people saw as a raw energy of things, and that I had had a sense of too. And yet at the same time one was tenuous because now one was playing with tight timing before things became more appropriate.

This dream starts off where whatever the objects are, are suddenly all over a back wall, and what does that mean? And so there’s a meeting that’s held, and at this meeting there’s a couple of people that I go with, that I’m familiar with, and then there are these others that are there, too.

And there has to be the pulling of something together to hold an election, an election in order to establish a cohesion, an intertwined energy. In other words, everything that is done has, and aims, and points, in some direction. And what that is about, it’s not just a sequence of all disconsolate energies out there, and we each are going in our own particular drift in the outer. That we each connect to something, in an inner way, in some fashion, even though we don’t know how that pulls together, comes together, cohesively, energetically.

There is a member of a group who speaks on behalf of his group, and he speaks real loud, and I could tell that that is kind of a raw energy and whatnot, and he’s attempting to promote that person as perhaps the president or something, that he could do that. And I realize that that isn’t quite right, but wouldn’t be bad as a vice president in terms of the raw energy.

And a person in our group that is really soft and easy going and energetically smooth, he then naturally becomes president. It’s like it’s a foregone conclusion that he even recognizes of course that he would be just put into that position.

And then I go in as treasurer, and I know that that leaves two positions left, a secretary and kind of a member in general, and that will make up the cohesion in terms of what can come together.

Now, this is important because it takes the energetics that one has, that go about doing this, that, or the other and it brings it into some sort of focus flow cohesion, for some reason, or purpose, or another. Once something like that is clear, it takes out a kind of bewilderment, because the intertwining then is powerful, and it flows. So this is the template that’s created.

Now, as I’m sitting, I’m trying to determine who in that setting is the calm person that’s balanced and works well with everything, and that to me, in my imagination of looking at the dream, is like Shah, and the raw energy that’s bringing in something that’s not yet here and settled and is all over the place in terms of shaking things up, can be like the teacher, and that I’m like the natural treasurer.

The secretary that reports what all of this is about has yet to be established, and something that gives it a general semblance balance, kind of a lilt, has yet to be chosen as like the fifth member.

And so this is the initial dream that I had, and from this dream is where this thing seemed to pop into something that had to do with Shah just kind of coming up to me out of the blue saying something would have been a lot easier if I hadn’t changed my mind, which I hadn’t ever really changed my mind.

It’s not just an adventure, there has to be something that actually works. And of course I guess I’m also in this dreaming trying to sort out the fact that I’m hearing that there is a certain kind of cohesiveness that is breaking down, in terms of how the collective can make a shift, and yet I think I’m coming to the understanding that the individuals themselves catching up with something as a depth inside themselves, can carry something that still has a poignancy even though it’s not graspable. I think it’s just a higher octave of what needs to happen.

I think it’s done as a hiddenness. Shah even said that one of the problems with the Khwajagan was that they became too out in the open, which was like a hint that this whole thing needs to work in a greater hiddenness. Like this one person, a younger gal that was there, that was a photographer, she was impressive, and she was impressive from the standpoint that Shah pointed out that she was there as a person that didn’t know exactly where she stood in relationship to the future.

In other words, it was important for her to be on the trip because this was something that was a catalyst emerging. She was like one of the templates for the future. So, what is confusing is how do you take and do this, and does the teacher have the right to help bring together the cohesion as a selective process? He does draw things to himself.

Is there something about the process that would be too apparent and too obvious, or does it already just naturally come together when he holds the stuff as if these people are all naturally selected? Are they like all naturally selected as it is, and just don’t know it, and they come together and that’s part of the great chemistry and mystery of life?
If so, then what is missing is this cohesion where a knowingness needs to naturally be there. And so it’s like my first dream is trying to show that something is a little unsettled when it is there in a vacuum, not quite cohesively in flow, and that just putting it into a cohesive flow, like in other words, the taking and creating the organization so something could flow with an intertwining, caused me then to see it in its calmness as a golden inflection.

I just saw it just really, really quick and was amazed at how calm it suddenly got when something had all intertwined and come together, so that an intended result, shaped somewhere as a flow, that occurs in the outer, that’s lived out in the outer, could occur.

It’s as if something comes together that you hold, and then it reflects, and you’re able to take it into the reflections in the outer, and it has a lot of power because you tend to know exactly how it is that you are.

The other thing that was so baffling, and that is something that’s jarring to me, is it’s like to what degree am I assigned a particular aspect or role in the equation of all of that? Was I seeing that in the dream, that indicated okay, I’m the natural treasurer?

The secretary hadn’t been chosen yet because the secretary reports this, however it’s to be reported, can always come together later. But what needs to come together to begin with is something really calm at the top, that kind of knows how to just naturally carry something in the balance, and then a raw energy as the vice president, of which it’s totally comfortable being that, it just needs to know where it needs to be placed so that it can continue to evolve and emerge.

If it isn’t placed then it’s apt to try to think that it could be this, that, or the other, and it just needs to be brought into where it fits in the cohesion of things. Then I was the treasurer, which I just needed to be told because I already kind of knew that.

And then because the other parts hadn’t quite come together, I knew that there still needed to be a secretary and a fifth member, but that didn’t need to happen at that point in time. The framework for taking a step, or for unfolding, was now in place and the rest of that could fall into place as it flowed.

And the whole thing was important in terms of a flow, an intended flow, that could be in the outer reflection of things, and the intertwined energetics worked together in an alignment that made something meaningful almost from an inner level of something, made something meaningful, capable, and able to transpire.

However, in and of itself, each of those particular things lacked something. They needed something further to have as a cohesiveness, and once you had the cohesion then everything about one’s self was at ease. But before you had the cohesion it was like the energy was disconsolate, and in need of an alignment, and without the alignment and the coming together and intertwining, you could be on tangents of confusion – and all of it was an aspect of the heart.

In other words, you denoted all of that. You knew what was taking place, or could take place, by having this balance that then worked in conjunction with what naturally rubbed off or flowed from the heart. But to look at a given energetic, in some sort of separate vacuum, would be extremely confusing.

However, in an intertwined positioning, everything became golden. Just for a split second – I glanced and was shocked and surprised to see how golden it was. I could only see it for a split second.

It’s a dream that kind of typifies the type of evolvement where something is kicked into order, and there’s actually, as a consequence, a type of sadness too. The sadness is that it’s as if a decision has been made where these roles have been assigned, or expressions or thoughts of how something then works in conjunction with it have been assigned, and it’s almost this part can’t be undone. It has to come together in order for it to be viable.

And it’s almost like once it is said, it has to manifest. And that part is saddening to me. It’s saddening because it creates the inkling of so much more that one hasn’t come to grips with that is part of the putting together, or the establishing, of a cohesion for flow purposes in the outer. It’s not random anymore.

I never did get a chance to express that something needed to be done differently, because things were still breaking down. I never did get a chance to do that because the calmness really does not want to hear that. It wants to be totally positive.

And yet that isn’t completely realistic because the raw energy knows, and is more of a realist, and the treasurer energy cannot work in conjunction with something that doesn’t actually effectively unfold. And the reporting of all of this, to however it’s reported, and the greater balance is something that just naturally fits in as an innocent fifth party or something.

All of that can be there when the timing is right. I had this as the initial template of dream that did that, and then it flowed into the calmness part, thinking that it could continue to go along. And I kept saying no, nothing has changed. I still can do whatever one wants to do.

It’s just that things are still breaking down. I can tell that. There’s got to be a way of pulling energetics together differently, of which Shah has said that he can see that on the inner plane. So that’s what needs to happen.
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The Heat of Kundalini

John: I woke up in a total body sweat, and I was under the impression that I went back in time to resolve some issues. I feel like I’m now situated to move forward.

I start out on a trek, following a trail that goes up and down over hilly terrain. I’m not sure what causes something to change, but I suddenly feel compelled to speed up.

As I notice this, a woman behind me says, “Well, I know not to try and get in front of you.”

Until she made the comment, I had no idea there was anyone behind me. I thought I was going along at a balanced pace, but then I realized that I must have been going slowly, not even conscious that I was having an effect upon someone behind me.

Anyway, the stigma of her comment causes me to notice that I was moving slowly along a fairly ordinary stretch of trail. In other words, it has ups and downs, but none of the big loops that you had in your roller coaster image (see The Adventure). 

Not really knowing what I did to cause this comment, it seems to compel me to noticeably pick up the pace. Then, almost immediately, I come to a loop in the trail where it starts to do something like what you described in your roller coaster. It’s a spot in the trail where people have to slow down, and they tend to get hung up there.

I’m catching up with the people who are strung out along this curve, and I have the ability to pass them by, as if there is a simple shortcut I can just find in stride that is okay for me to take.

The next thing I know is that I’m treating the ups and downs almost like I was on a pogo stick. I can sweep by the curve where people are getting congested, then I can leap down an incline as if I would come down on the spring and bounce up.

I felt no danger to it, but most people would look and think, “Oh my gosh, that’s a huge drop!”  But I would hit it and just bounce back up.

Then I reached a point in the journey where there was no one else behind me. I might come across people caught in these switchbacks, but otherwise I never met a soul. There was nothing compromising my journey any more.

This dream took in multiple levels, just like we discussed with your dream. In this imagery I learned where I needed to put my focus and where I needed to let things go. I developed that discernment by continuing to push forward on the path.

The first level shown in the dream was my moving along the path, but without any real awareness of what was around me or who was behind me. Still, something was able to get my attention and I realized I needed to keep my focus going forward and even speed up. It was a spark from Kundalini energy.

Although I couldn’t drop the Kundalini heat that caused me to sweat, I was okay with that because I saw how much I was able to burn through – I used it to burn through things. Without it, I, too, would have gotten caught up in the curves and switchbacks that caught the others.

When the Kundalini energy is tamed down, there isn’t the power or speed needed to break through and keep moving.

What’s also interesting is that there seemed to be a third level unfolding deep inside, but not quite ready to come out. Somehow it allowed me to grasp a certain depth to Las Vegas, and a sense of what has occurred here over the last ten years. This shocked me because I haven’t been to Las Vegas in that time.

But this third level blinked in regarding Las Vegas, as if I’d lived it – I felt I gained an intimate knowledge of what unfolded. Not the specifics, but an understanding of the energetics that sat behind, supported, or sustained what was unfolding.

What’s the deeper meaning of this? 

Dreams enable a person to drop the linear view and perspective of our waking, outer life and see behind the veils. In doing so, the effect is that a human being is able to catch up with parts of themselves not otherwise accessible. There is generally too much internal noise and personal involvement when we are awake, so the veils filter our experience and the inner dynamics are lost.

Dream work can take a person back to where life is intertwined, at multiple levels, and it is possible to see what is occurring as it is embedded on these inner energetic levels. The challenge for humans is in taking the responsibility to accept the linkage, and thereby safeguard the underlying design as an ordained, divine space.

The Energy of Place

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.