A Shift Away

ThecessIf we look at history we can see that there have always been battles between different viewpoints, and there are books filled with the exploits of the stronger side, the side that won out. Yet we also see that very little has really been resolved over the years, the control has just changed hands. There is only one way to resolve the clash of two perspectives, and that is through the finding of a third perspective, an elevated perspective. For example, one person may want a new car, while the other wants a vacation – but their higher perspective is that they are saving for a house, which is agreed to take precedence. This is why it is so important for a person, or a species, to understand their higher purpose. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in my meditation, I come across new information for being able to try to explain something that is going on. In my particular case, I’m coming down into something, and I’m trying to understand how it is that I’m supposed to experience, and indulge, because I see all these kinds of actions and stuff that are going on – and know that there is something more than that.

So, in the meditation dream, I’m experiencing an inner pressure within that is designed to cause a breakdown. So I am positioned to avert this sort of thing that perpetuates, because a breakdown causes you to not get through.

So, in the meditation dream, I am overwhelmed. I know that for this to happen there is a concerted attempt to tear down my positioning. What I mean by that is that under ordinary circumstances, this is something that you don’t notice – when you just kind of go along with things. So, in other words, something is going on inside that is tearing away at the fabric of my condition.

So I am positioned in a positive way, within. It’s a way that doesn’t quite accept the appearance of things because it knows there’s something more. And knowing something more, that’s a positive mannerism, even though everything is kind of constantly acting against that, which means it has a negative charge.

So what I am dealing with is situated in a negative alignment. When something is in a negative alignment, there is no telling to what degree forces go – in terms of committing to a maintaining of a projection. Because everything’s a projection. So it’s almost as if, if you get the attention of projections, or you contend and fight other thoughts, you find yourself doing battle with those thoughts, or those projections. And who knows how far they will go, in terms of trying to sustain themselves.

So, in the dream, the day ends, where whatever I do is countered by the overwhelming force. Anything that’s visible, or anything I do, it’s always countered. So if the projective flow is adamant to overwhelm, I have to agree, from what I’m seeing, they’re well positioned because that’s the nature of the outer. Everything is thought-upon-thought; they’re well positioned. And that approach will win out.

So my consolation prize is, in getting close to looking at this, and then somehow or another being able to recognize that all of this is constantly dribbling out, by getting close to it, my consolation prize, even though I’m overwhelmed by it, I did accomplish something, I averted an assassination. I did so by going against the energetics, as if this slowed them down. I find myself in an awkward position, as if I was fighting a rear-guard action.

So what do I mean by a rear-guard action? It’s like I’m not necessarily in the stillness, and yet I’m recognizing the stillness, so I don’t do this with thought-upon-thought against this because they’re too well positioned. They have all of the means at their disposal. I don’t have all the information, outwardly that is.

What I am doing, or seeking to do, in terms of an alternative stillness to all of that, is to absorb the projective, which will enable me to have an understanding of what is meant to be in the future. In other words, that these thoughts-upon-thoughts come from somewhere, and they’re meant to go somewhere, and they’re meant to be. This is just not something that is haywire, it’s an ignorance with something behind it that is a brilliant. No mistakes are made.

I know it isn’t the projections that control in the future. What I don’t know is the extreme to which projections are willing to go in terms of their sideline mannerism to avert a shift, from within, from unfolding. So this is a presumptiveness, on my part, that there’s a shift that’s unfolding, with something anew. That’s kind of where we never quite truly give up. We always kind of carry this because we hear the stillness. That stillness is, if nothing else, a shift away from the loudness.

So to catch up with that answer, I have to expand my inner parameters. And, when I do, I open up myself to what you could say is more awareness, but is actually more open. I’m more open, instead of more linear, so you’re inclined to take in more. And the ability to take in more is only possible if you have a certain degree of accepted stillness, because otherwise, you’re still hunkering down and holding on to your nuance, of some sort, in the breath – meaning, whatever is concerted, as a projection, I am able to see where there is a counterbalance. This is the start of new information, where everything that’s a projection has a counterbalance.

So the way that that is found on the breath is you have the coming-down energy of a thought, or a quality, that’s coming into life. That aspect has, on the other side of itself, the flip side of the coin, the in-breath trait, that is going towards a stillness, in which there is a subtleness. You have the one that is contracting, coming down, and the other that is expanding, going back. And they actually are mirror images of each other as they pass, or as they are on the flip side of each other.

And so that is called a counterbalance. If you catch up with the counterbalance, you kind of get an inflection. It’s almost like this is the way of being able to be in both places: as the stillness, and yet something in the outer, because you can accept the counterbalance. Normally you can’t. Normally, when you’re in some aspect of the breath, the other is pushed off and veiled.

So the counterbalance is how a need of being is being affected upon another, by, and within, and in terms of, another intertwined level.

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Beneath the Skin

John: I keep dreaming that there is a dominant, inner expression that dictates the outer life. This is an influence that is familiar, deep within my natural frame of reference. However, the loudness of everything else – the superficial – drowns out this effect over the short run. 

So this influence silently dictates the overall way things unfold, even though it’s not readily apparent in the outer.

In one image, I see this inner expression represented as a skeletal frame that holds things together. The outer features are what I notice at first, and am apt to be swayed by – like the skin and the flesh on this frame – on a moment-by-moment basis. As a result, the controlling feature in life (the inner expression) takes a backseat to everything else in the outer environment. Or so it seems, even though in the long run the skeletal backbone to life is what ultimately wins out.

In other words, what I saw is this skeletal structure, and it comes all the way down to the ground. So there’s something about the structure that makes an energetic connection to everything that’s rooted in creation. Then the shell, the body, the flesh, and the skin on it is what people pay attention to, it’s what they see, so they’re not aware that there is an aliveness to the structure that actually dictates what is meant to be and how things are to unfold.  

Everyone is paying attention to what is more apparent or obvious, i.e., the denser, outer layer, which is just the wrapper, or the exterior of the skeletal structure. So people base their choices and actions according to appearances, because that’s the easiest to sense and to see.

In other words, the invisible skeletal structure carries the energetic or vibration of what’s meant to be, not the skin and the flesh and everything else that’s visible. But it’s the outer, visible layer that has a loudness that captures the senses, and draws everyone’s attention.

Of course, in the long run, what wins out, in terms of what is meant to be, is determined by the skeletal structure.

Isn’t that a strange image?

So in this dream I feel fortunate in knowing what is actually affecting what manifests in the outer. It’s a wonderful feeling of relief to know that there is inner guidance, determined or destined to come to the forefront of my being.

First of all, I sense this in a fairly general way, but then I realize that my attention is drawn more to the skeletal structure than it is to the outer layers. I do not readily grasp this.

I can feel it and I can know it, but I lose sight of this knowing when I’m caught up in some situation that requires my immediate attention. Even then, when I’m unable to hold onto an inner balance, I’m comforted in a subconscious way with knowing that there is the essence of what is meant to be, like it’s waiting for me to go there, to look there.

In the dream, because I’ve made the choice to have the inner framework to life dictate how I’m meant to live, even my mistakes and detours are simply guided and shaped into what is intended. I find that amazing.

In other words, as I fumble about it’s almost like something else is directing me because whatever I’m doing is being transformed somehow. It’s affected. Sometimes I suffer when this happens, but at other times my input is redirected and guided to bring out the intended inner effect.

I come to know and trust this inner expression, even though it’s not visible; for me it is just as real as what is visible. What is visible in the outer is there for appearances only. I’ve become able to see the deeper thread of things, beyond the noisy surface.

This cannot be said, however, for my coarser nature that is still dominated by the appearances of the outer world, fed only by the physical senses.

What I’m describing is a subtle awakening, of my consciousness, to that which lies deep within my nature. It gives me joy each time I’m able to break through the outer barriers and be touched by this inner essence, which waits patiently for me to attune myself to its existence at the core of my being.

The Stirring Within

John: In this dream, I’m carrying the feeling of being cut off, or removed, from something that I’m looking for, inside. Try as I might, I can’t even remember what it is that I’m looking for. Ideas pop into my head, but I’m unable to hold onto them. It feels as though I’m looking for something that isn’t there.  

Still, I look and I look. Suddenly, you come back to bed (in the outer world) and I’m able to identify that something is being revealed in me. But what is being revealed is still only at a vibrational level. I’m excited because I feel as though I’m about to figure something out.  

When you return to bed it coincides with my excitement at having reached a crescendo, but I also get jolted awake. My feeling is that I haven’t completed my inner search, and I’m left with a longing inspired by the dream.

This imagery shows that I’ve gone back to the beginnings of things. We have been talking about dream work, and asking the question, “Is every person meant to awaken to a spiritual life?” So this dream finds me back at the beginning, where we all find ourselves at some point.

Yet even at the beginning we are seeking something more, even though we don’t know that we’re doing it, and we don’t know what we’re searching for, or what we want.

So to begin with, when we go to sleep, it’s like we give access to a vibration that seems to restore our sense of self. Not only are we recharging our energy for a new day, we are also being healed, to some degree, of the stresses and burdens that we face in our waking life. Sleep each night helps keep us from being overwhelmed.

Sleep, this period of “going home” – to an inner place – restores us and enables us to face the new day. Typically, we take the process of sleep for granted – just as we do our ability to breathe. Sleep is something that’s just accepted, yet few of us really consider what it is and the key role it plays in maintaing our health and helping us evolve during our lifetime.

So, in my dream, I’m looking for something, but I’m unsure of what. This is like the initial stage of a spiritual journey – having a sense that there’s something more, but not knowing what that might be or where to look. And we may have that sense of longing in our waking life, but it may well begin during sleep, where we are always connected to the higher part of ourselves, even if it’s at a subconscious level.

For most people, the usefulness of sleep begins and ends with getting a good night’s rest. The physical world we inhabit is the only reality of interest; we think that everything of importance happens “out there.”

Upon waking in the morning, we open our eyes and everything that was going on inside seems to fall away. We may or may not consciously remember any of the imagery of our dreams, and if we do we might consider them strange or confusing. Most people really only consider how well they’ve rested.

The switch to something greater – an awakening – can come to the person who is able to recognize that there is more to life than meets the eyes. That sense can come from a connection to nature, an inner knowing, or the nudging and guidance that happens during sleep and through our dreams.

So everyone experiences such vibrations, which refresh and restore, which we take in at night and take for granted, and for some there is an awakening to something more. It is only then that the spiritual world consciously begins to open up. The inner connections have been made.

This is incredibly important to the unfolding of a human life. The human design has embedded this process of awakening to a spiritual life as a latency within it. It’s really as natural to us as the desire to continue the species, but that is more robotic in nature.

A spiritual journey can be hinted at through this latent coding we all have, but following it can only be undertaken by free choice, otherwise we would be no different than slaves or robots.

Every soul that has the focus and attention can reach the deeper levels of themselves, but the choices required can only happen in their time. Thus, to answer the question “Is every person meant to awaken to a spiritual life?” the answer is “Yes, and it happens in accordance with how well they’re able to catch up with that which is astir within.”