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Rene Magritte

When we look around us at the world today, we think we are looking at the human condition. But that is not so: we are looking at a species of human that is disconnected from their natural condition. And that’s a problem, because the world we have created makes it ever more difficult to grasp the point: the human design is the most sensitive and amazing technology, and it is designed to connect to and work with the infinity of higher energies in the universe. In this way, every human has a unique, potential genius. But higher energies must be wooed and invited, by us; they cannot respond to our coarseness. In fact, we are invisible to them when we are at our most coarse: when we are angry, cruel, or judgmental, or when we are just out for our personal gain, rather than seeking to help the whole of things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So the theme of the dreaming last night is whether or not we’re getting the right diagnosis. In other words, if nothing can shift, if things aren’t shifting, if things are continuing to break down, if you can have a descending of a lot of energy, tremendous vibration of energy, and still there remains, after a period of time, still there remains a problem, does that mean that life isn’t able to transition, or shift, because something isn’t coming across in a way that it needs to come across?

And so, I think the thing that is driving all of this has to do with the design, and there needed to be something brought through in terms of an understanding of going back to the basics, and understanding the design, and everything is considered not having the proper diagnosis if one isn’t in accordance with the design that’s meant to be.

In other words, first there was this huge download of energy, in other words we’re describing the scenario. First there was this huge download of energy on the first night and the second night of the program, and then something kind of tapered off as you saw individuals have to contend with what had happened. And it seemed like people are very sincere in trying to contend with it, but they’re having issues with stuff being unable to ground out. I mean their kundalini energy is jumpy and it’s affecting their way of dreaming.

And so the proper diagnosis that unfolded, that got flushed through, had to do with the particular thread or note of this particular path, which has to do with holding a vibration, being in a vibration with the dhikr, that there’s only three things to do and everything else is kind of a waste of time. There’s the holding of the meditation, the prayer, and the dhikr.

I suspect under meditation, a quality of meditation, is dream work and such, too, where you’re probing the depth of things, and that works in relationship to prayer, and that opens up a lot of energy, and that energy then is held during the day with the dhikr.

And so it creates the whole sense that the individual, then, is tying in, and connecting to, energies, light energies, that are far greater than what they are used to accessing in the physical. And because they don’t access it in the physical, and yet it is part of their being, and that ultimately somewhere down the road one goes from loci to loci as an embodiment of light without the physical aspect of one’s being.

So that’s presented as the motif, the principle lesson. That’s the doctor’s diagnosis – and he needs to get both sides to agree: the side of yourself that’s a shadow orientation, and the side of yourself that needs to somehow or another hear this.

Is this possible? It seems that it’s the only thing that makes sense, from what is presented. It’s the only thing that makes sense, or otherwise you go around and around with trying to untangle the process, in terms of getting it so that it can be understood. Or you go around and around, going up and down in various vibratory ways, that can have a set definition to them, but those definitions don’t shift very readily. And you can have individuals with flexibility in relationship to those energetics, and those individuals can’t readily communicate with others that are set in some way. And so you really do have a tremendous language barrier.

So it seems that there is this whole beingness of one’s self that exists, in a way, that reaches beyond the conditions that one finds one’s self in, and yet the complexity is: how is it possible to exist in terms of the human condition, and the divine condition? And it’s been tried, in terms of trying to just do the divine condition, and when one has tried to do just the divine condition that doesn’t work, so there’s something to the human condition.

Now the human condition is a condition in which there is this tremendous amnesia, in terms of the other part of one’s self, the greater part of one’s self. So how do you bring in something into that amnesia? In other words, how do you awaken the light hidden in matter? How do you do that?

And so Lewin was basically presenting his understanding of how that’s been designed to be done by the Naqshbandis, and how it works is there comes a point in time where, he indicates, that he couldn’t do what he does without working with the angelic, which are beings of light. And so that’s presented, that’s all there, but is that something we’re capable of understanding? Is that something that we’re capable of taking in?

How does that comport with the human condition? It, in and of itself, sounds like something that’s outside of the human condition, in terms of the density of things, and yet, at the same time, it is said that the human condition has to be taken into account. So there’s the dilemma. You get your diagnosis that this is kind of how it is, and it’s a real paradox condition.

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Jeane: In this dream, I’m with my sister and we’re going out to dinner with two women who are the daughters of a woman that my father has started going out with. We haven’t met her yet.

Then it seems as though we get to meet her sooner that I thought we would. I have taken her aside because I want to speak with her. I like her, but I have some concerns that they’re moving a little too fast. That was the first dream.

John: Okay, so you’re anticipating that something is going to happen. That’s what that image is pointing to, but I can’t tell what that might be.

Jeane: Then I had a dream where there is a scene in a courtroom. It feels like it’s a British court, except that they aren’t wearing wigs. The judge sits up on an elevated platform and there is a series of benches set below that.

The courtroom is filled with people of all different ages. I’m in the courtroom with my small dog, which I’m holding. The dog is really eager. There’s one bench in front of me before the stand where the judge sits, and my dog has put his paws up on the back of the bench. His mouth is open and his tongue is hanging out a little because he’s just so excited for the whole courtroom experience.

This doesn’t seem to bother the people on the bench in front. I’m not sure how the judge will feel about it, but the judge seems to be fine with kids and the dog and everybody in court.

There is a recess and we go out, and then I realize that when the court reconvenes there’s going to be a new judge. I’m standing at the back of the room, looking for a seat. I realize that the benches are filling up and that the dog is going to be upset if I don’t get a seat up near the front again. It would be great to get within a row or two of the front. That was the second dream.

John: The first dream has a sequence of something getting set up to take place, and that thing points to a breakthrough that refreshes one’s nature, or that refreshes the atmosphere of the overall way of life, the overall conditions around oneself.

The second dream has to do with a quality of one’s animal nature (the dog), and it’s showing an eagerness and excitement to place itself in a position where it’s able to take in what it would ordinarily not be allowed to do.

And it is able to take it in because it has a certain kind of eagerness and excitement to its nature; it’s able to take it in in spite of appearances. That goes along with the first dream in which what is taking place is also something that defies appearances (or common sense appearances), but both dreams have the same sense or feeling to them of a quality that lightens something up, that frees something up, that expands something, that opens up an ease in the energetic.

You might say it’s like a natural highness in the energetic – the natural highness being something that takes place that opens and rejuvenates something in an exciting way (imaged as your dad and all of that transitioning). Then the excitement is something that pulls you forward in relationship to a part of yourself that’s eager to see what happens next. That causes you to step into an area you don’t ordinarily choose to tread. And you do that more or less out of a sense that is a fascination, but is also an excitement.

I’m trying to think of what that is characteristic of as another kind of example in the outer world. The only thing I can think of is when I did something foolish once in a courtroom where I was defending myself and I didn’t have a prayer’s chance of succeeding. But I had an attitude and an energy that was such that swept something up, that caused a recognition to occur that was refreshing and amazing, even though the case was already a done deal.

It caused a certain freedom in my nature, which the judge even acknowledged afterwards when he called me over and said, “Whatever you do, don’t ever get rid of that attitude” (the frame of mind or an exuberance or an excitement). He saw that as an amazing thing – probably going up against something where it didn’t matter what I did or said.

However that mannerism made an impression. I remembered at the time the judge snapping to a state of attention as I was going through the presentation because there was something about the way I was coming across that was making a lot of sense.

So, this dream is expressing something like that. A dog going into a courtroom and being able to be there and be accepted just by the nature of the way the he is able to carry and conduct himself pushes him ahead of the more usual folk that fill the place but are doing it more as spectators.

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John: In my first dream, I am working with three cohorts, behind the scenes. We are working to change the established way of doing things, but we are up against strong resistance from the “powers that be.”

We do manage to effect some change in the way things are being done, but that action has created a higher visibility for us. Whenever you create a change, you also create a visibility. So my cohorts are now out in the open, which means that anything else we try will be exposed to greater scrutiny and greater resistance. The knowledge of our workings could allow others to strike back against us and do damage.

Basically, we had been operating under the radar, but now our cover is blown. I can sense that this awareness of our actions could be sowing the seeds of our own destruction. When a vibrational energy becomes manifest in the outer, it gives rise to the energies that will try to resist it, or try to stop it.

I initially talk to my cohorts and I say, “Well, we can’t do anything more here because we’re exposed. If we try to do more we’ll risk attack and the whole thing will fall apart.” So, rather than risk a surprise attack, I suggest that we go into another hidden location. So we have a van that we have to move to a place that’s less accessible.

Now within the context of the idea that, in a journey of spiritual development, it’s important to bring the inner connections and guidance into the outer world (into physical life), how do you do that without, at some point, creating a noticeable appearance? Because what appears in the physical world immediately begins to lose the potency it had in the inner state, so it begins to decay, or corrupt in a certain way.

So the idea is to figure out how to allow something from the higher, inner realms to manifest, but without it being something that the establishment can rally against and try to destroy. How do you allow this new manifestation to have a real lasting effect, rather than becoming just another mess? How do you allow it to cause something really wonderful to take place, rather than it becoming just another widget in the machine?

So in this dream, the best solution I could come up with was the idea to reposition ourselves, in terms of our headquarters, so that from the new position we could not be attacked. If what resists us doesn’t have a clear idea of what they are fighting against, they won’t have enough information to strike back upon what is trying to create the change. Subtly, then, change can continue to take place.

Part of the idea is that you don’t want the new changes that are being introduced to be swallowed up in the existing structures, where they will lose their potency and become part of the machine. That’s what happens in big governments, big corporations, and big religions. They all have a construct that’s designed to keep things status quo.

So whether we are speaking of making changes in the society and culture around us, or within our selves through spiritual development, it’s the same mechanism. Old habits die hard, and new efforts can lose their potency when they become absorbed in the established mix of things. In both scenarios it requires care and finesse to allow any change to blossom fully.

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