As we evolve our relationship to our dreams, by writing them down and trying to understand what they are saying, a deeper relationship with them can develop. If we have questions about certain aspects or struggles in our lives, we can ask these questions to ourselves before we sleep and see what our unconscious has to say when we wake up. So much of the development process is learning to use all of our natural systems (not just the brain) to help us find our way, or to keep on track. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: And then when I go to sleep the first is, one’s asked to give up a seat for another in back of a bus area – and that’s more humbleness and devotion. That’s like a good image, and that’s subjective. That’s the first aspect of a subjective influence.
And then second is a going to a depth where I disappear from a scenario. And when it disappears, I see at the depth ants. That could be like a bad image, trying to do it in one’s own way. But it’s also objective and that’s kind of Chisti, and the other is kind of Naqshbandi. That set the contrast. That’s the in between, right?
And then comes this other. It was contrast after contrast in the dreaming in which I would start out an image in which everything was whole and intertwined, and the energetics were in flow and in sync with themselves or each other. Then a mood or tone would hit, and the place would be compromised.
In one dream image, invaders in dark attire invade the space. And then there was the balance of wholeness in which I could look out ambivalently over everything and be at peace with all that I saw. This was a soothing vibration in the image of completeness merged into this presence with a calm stillness.
In other words, both started with this image of a wholeness where everything was in order, but then that shifted and would go into the stillness, in which even that would fall away and everything was just held, or beheld. That’s kind of the Naqshbandi manner.
And then there was the starting out again, with the same wholeness and image, and it now has to contend with the factors and features that are just in life, like invaders or something. It has to absorb or deal with that. And that’s more of the Chisti; it requires a very saintly way of feeling it, very angelic, to be able to hold the space sufficiently enough to make the effect work.
And so, this is like being in an inner classroom effect in which I am shown, and this is like an octave of this dream but another kind of dream yet, and it’s like being in an inner classroom effect in which I am shown that there is a way of discerning changes that need to be taken in with an accepted calmness, and they’re kind of done in two ways. Like I set the scenario up above as two, I describe this as two, and so now I’m recognizing that there are two ways.
The first way that is more Chisti-like works with a wholeness which then has to accommodate changes that are reflected in the outer. This is more akin to a vibratory effect that corresponds to the moment—not necessarily the moment, you could then afterwards hold, as you indicated, you hold that, you can hold that in an aftertaste; a moment taste, a before taste, and then an aftertaste.
The other way that seems more Naqshbandi, seems to work with the light or, as heard in the dream, the colors. As the wholeness is correlated not just to the merged essence of an intertwined wholeness, but there is an expansiveness in the light, not just the sound. It’s not just sound going on, which affects the scenario as well. Chistis work much more with the sound. The Naqshbands try to see things.
Both incorporate an all-embracing image of accepted overall intertwined wholeness, but the Chisti path accommodating that which is out of sync and making it right in an absorbed way, while the Naqshbandi sits in a seeing state in which the vibration is held in a stillness akin to just light and that effuses out over it all.
By working more in creation, the Chisti are playing more with the objective forces while the Naqshbandi are working more with kind of an inner probing, which is more subjective. A human being gets really twisted up when they look at this objectively and then also try to simultaneously handle life subjectively – because the two seem to be separate. In other words, inner and outer seem to be different. They can be brought together as an inner/outer, or as the outer reflecting the inner, but this is not how mankind per se is used to functioning.
Man is in creation. The divine essence is an association with the creator – more on the inner. Merging the two as one is what the Sufi path is about, in their focus and attention that unfolds consciously.
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