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dreamingWhat we see happening in the outer world can affect our dreams, and the message to us is the same: trust in the flow of life, rather than trying to control it. In fact, it seems the best way to be stable in an ever-changing environment is find that stability on an inner level. Then we can take it with us everywhere, and have it in any situation. To try to control external outcomes is a path to anger, frustration, and disappointment – all energetic states that disconnect us from the flow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Because I’m probing out to gain a grasp of this, it has to be pointed out to me the foibles of such a thing, and that’s what the next dream does. It’s like 180-degrees from the big, big picture, and goes back to the here and now process of where I’m at and why it is that a human being can never ever, ever gain a kind of control over something like this.

In my sleep I see myself as confident that I can do good on a multiple choice test, which has to do with what is to unfold in manifestation. I feel this way based upon my understanding of the flow that is accessible from the inner and, as a result, I feel that I should be able to recognize the consequences more so than others. But what follows in this dream proves that that’s not necessarily so.

The dream is suggesting that I am still quite veiled by the reflective mannerisms of things in the outer, plus, in the near term, just how the inner is to unfold, the variables out there are so, so much, is designed to be out of my scope, in other words my capacities can’t handle that. That would be the mental capacities in this case and gaining an edge that way.

Because I’m developing more of an inner flow relatability, my problem has to do with the grounding needed in the outer in order to be effective. The outer is an area that I will always be struggling in. In other words, you have the inner and then yet still there’s the outer which is the counter flip side of the coin

So, in the dream, there is an average person that takes the test and passes it. It is a multiple choice test that is composed of ten questions, and then there are four choices that you choose from. So now it is my turn. And he just passes it; he doesn’t do any great shakes with the thing, and I’m confident I should knock it out of the park, or do a whole lot better.

And I take and I answer the first question, and I’m allowed to see how I did on that first question. And I got it wrong, right off the bat, and I’m shocked. Even though someone says it isn’t fair, I now seek to get a handle on the next four questions by looking ahead – but I can’t seem to retain the questions and the answer simultaneously as I glance at the answers. In other words, I have to go step by step, and I can clearly see what the answer’s going to be on the fourth or fifth question, but I can’t hold onto it because I haven’t caught up to that question yet, because it isn’t in the natural flow for me yet.

What I notice is I am unable to retain then, in this way, and I can sense, because I am now trying to get a handle, or a scope, or not be embarrassed by the fact that, for whatever particular reasons, I’m not able to depict what is going to happen next right here and now, even though I can have a scope of the inner. I get the sense that the way the questions are designed is I am caught up in a hit-and-miss capacity, and I’m unable to ground the knowingness.

I can’t translate this across when I even see the answer to the fourth or fifth question. I can’t translate it across until it’s there, so it just falls away from me. I’m unable to retain that information. And so I’m seeing that I’m not connected to my inner knowingness on a deep enough level to maintain the natural flow; in other words, a natural flow that I would like to say is something that one can take and dribble out beyond the present, and know this and this and that and that and that. It just doesn’t quite work that way.

I am shown this dream to point out that a human being never ever really knows what is going on. I know that keeping to the natural is where it is meaningful, and that my attempt to peel and reveal what I sense is unfolding is not how I am able to best proceed. I need to stick to my inner sense of things and be natural with that in terms of my actions – and the inner will be there, the inner will will be there.

I do not have to know in advance because this is inclined to cause me to go astray with myself. It is also the problem in the outer these days. Everyone’s trying to have a handle on it, and that keeps the duality going as one person is trying to offset another. In the process that everyone thinks that they can handle about things and therefore able to finesse short-term reactions and bring something in to a knowability that way. It doesn’t work that way. It can appear to work that way, but generally they’re big shifts that knock the dickens out of it and what has to happen remains to be seen.

I had this dream to settle myself down to stay in a natural flow and not let the up and down outer cycle of things sweep me away from this inner center.

What’s happening is there’s a huge number of steps in the outer that are being taken to try to finesse things in order to shape the image of things that has to do with the election, that has to do with the problems that are existing with the economies of the world slowing down, that has to do with man’s idea of how to try to keep and maintain some sort of stability that is on a little bit of a tilt. And the problem is, all of these things that man does are not going to work.

But in the short run, it can have and create the appearance of tremendous results, as if this is really, really effective, but it’s an illusory effectiveness because you can’t change what is intended to unfold. And one can feel what is intended to unfold, but how you’re able to take that in a day-to-day basis and translate that, and work with that, in the outer, you just don’t see the really big picture in terms of how that needs to be finessed into how all of this inner unfoldment needs to come through.

And the best I can do to understand this is that, in terms of the stuff that goes backwards and takes a step back and deals with more putrification and problems, is that it actually has a kind of compassion to it in that it allows a human being to kind of catch up with it. In other words, rather than be in a state of total confusion, they’re able to gain a sense that everything is busted. They’re able to come and see that, as opposed to getting hit in such a way that they just get angry, and they get bitter, and they shut themselves off even more. The whole goal has a compassion there to try to bring a person forward, and this is all happening from an inner level because from an outer level we’re still running around trying to control the outcome.

So, our nature of dreaming these days seems to be directly correlated to what is going on in the outer, and we’re getting bounced around in our dreams in relationship to still trying to… having a sense in the innerness of how something is coming, but having the predicament in the outer sense of still trying to struggle in some capacity and not stay attuned to a kind of inner caring or compassion that we can access.

It’s kind of like a statement that I think that’s in the Bible, that talks about the naturalness that a person needs to have. They need to have a kind of understanding: they’re a little bit like the lily in the field. What takes care of it? How does it get by? It doesn’t seem to be doing anything to fend for itself.

And so what we’re seeing is all this fending for itself in the outer, and attempts to gain some sort of advantage, or way, or angle on things – and none of that is going to be happening, or working. And every attempt to maximize some sort of little edge has a putrification quality that is running into a brick wall. And one has to be more like, however you would say this, the sense of the naturalness of the lily of the field. And, of course, one is not, and that’s why you have dreams and reactions and mannerisms now that are directly correlated to the state of things in the outer.

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