Posts Tagged ‘the human condition’

freedom_of_choice_by_i_am_jenius-d3cys1yFreedom of choice is an ability unique to the human. But what do we use to guide our decision making? Personal preference? Our latest whim? Fear? Pleasure? All of these, of course, yet perhaps we have an inner guide that wants us to choose God and creation rather than our ego identity. When we do that, we begin to connect to creation through our heart – because then our wishes are aligned with the wishes of creation. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in this dream, my involvement in trying to get people to understand that which is important in order to save time, in terms of what I see to be important, takes my attention away from where it needs to be placed for my own well being.

In the dream I see myself get carried away as I am trying to help the situation. The issue involves having to relate or contend with a subject matter that I feel needs explaining or rationalizing.

The first time it happens in the dream, when I am able to get back to where I need to be, I am lucky to be able to catch a much needed ride to where I am meant to go next. A wise person would have realized that the agreement world of the outer is symbolically reflective and points to an inner aliveness – if we are paying attention to our inner self.

In the dream, I am not realizing or recognizing that the greater teacher is the outer. In the dream I have taken on an excursion from where I am meant to be to help my brother receive the inner guidance he needs. Those who are questioning him, trying to see what he needs to catch up with his underlying issue, from my perspective aren’t getting the job done.

And we only have an hour to do this, so I think I can speed the process up, so I interrupt them to alter the focus of how they’re looking because I know that what they’re trying to catch up with psychologically is important and I want them to get there with their sight.

As soon as I interrupt, a woman who is with me comes to some sort of conclusion herself and just starts talking. As she talks, I talk. I have to talk over her because I am caught in trying to get my insight and energetic understanding across so that they can see what I consider to be of importance.

Because the flow is jangled the cross-talking creates a disorientation that makes the issue worse. I see this when I leave to go back to the place where I am to catch a ride home. In other words, this time it’s repeating because I had the memory of doing this earlier and I was all concerned and shaken up by it but, lo and behold, I was able to figure it out, I got a break.

But this time no one is there that I can turn to to help me out. The fault is mine. I wasn’t paying attention when it was important. As a result I fell out of a flow and who knows when it will be that I will be able to get it back.

Scenario: Among other things, I couldn’t meditate for a long time last night because I had discombobulated myself earlier in the day and had not recovered from this condition. This occurred when I tried to explain something in terms of how chess is played from an inner sight within, and not with the outer faculties of sense/mind – but wasn’t able to be heard.

The reason is because even though I understand the process, just because it is something that is easy for me to do, or I have done this before, doesn’t mean that it is that obvious to anyone else. Those who are unable to see how this occurs from an inner consciousness level adopt their own way of rationalizing and explaining this based upon their mind/senses. When they insist upon maintaining this way of being, who am I to challenge that?

Meaning: The reflective example that I sighted as the scenario for the dream occurs over and over in the outer for me. By that I mean I am continually trying to explain something that I think is reaching beyond the external appearances. I am not noticing that I am taking an issue that is typically perceived by the mind/senses to an attempted free-flow, or place, that is often deemed foreign to the typical frame of reference.

When I hit opposition reflected as a rejection, defense mechanism, or change of flow, the shutting-down sensation hits the heart. I am meant to know that inner heartfelt shift. To try and force myself through this sudden barrier is being disrespectful and is abandoning who I am in terms of the bigger picture whole.

The language of the soul that comes through the heart during the day, and then at night through our dreams, must be honored at all times. We do this by respecting freedom of choice as the most important, in the outer that is, reflective trait. To honor that we have to hone the listening to come more from the heart and less from the mind/senses. This is an alignment cadence I am slow in recognizing because my listening center is a bit askew.

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dance-of-joySimple dream images revealing great truths: just as our dreams can be a reflection of our current state, the outer world can also be a reflection of our journey from the purely physical back toward the energetic, or spiritual, realms. And that’s because our experience in this plane of existence is meant to be connected to and guided by our deeper, inner realms, as a way to learn, refine, and evolve – for ourselves, and for the purposes of creation. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well my problem a little bit is that I had a lot of dream images and so the sequencing I’m not sure of.

But I know in one it’s like I have some neighbors – it almost feels like I even sleep outside – and I go over to their house and they’ve got this narrow passageway that goes around their house and around to the back where maybe they have a little corral or barn or something.

And when I talk with the wife, I think I talk with both the wife and the husband, but the wife particularly, she seems to want me to use something. Like I go back there and I come back to my place and I bring something that maybe plays a little music or something.

It’s something that she has but she wants me to borrow for just briefly. I’m kind of gauging how to do that. And then it feels like I have a sequence where I’m seeing these patterns….

All my dreams ran together, though.

John: Yeah, it’ll be alright if it runs together because it will be a repeat. But you’re describing a condition in which you have a position of yourself in the outer in which you’re able to access tools from the inner in order to facilitate the life you’re in.

So, like what would be an example of such a tool? Well, the dhikr is an example of the tool. Another example of a tool, the first example that came to my mind of a tool, that as you go about in the outer life, going up and down the corridors and sleeping in the outer because you’re in the physical, is the prayer protection tool.

That was like the first one that you were given, or came to realize had an effect, or worked for you in terms of making things more palpable in the environment that you find yourself placed in outwardly. And so that’s what you’re doing, is you’re recognizing a need and finding that need from within. And initially it’s like a crutch or a tool, and eventually it becomes the entire breath (incorporates the heart).

Jeane: It then seemed like a series of designs, and it was almost like if you took about 12 cards and placed six above and six below, or maybe it was eight I don’t know, and there are energy designs on these cards. And some of the energy is flowing down from above to others, or sideways, or in certain patterns.

And I recognize that, in a way, it’s energy that’s available to me. But I also recognize that some of the patterns are way screwed up right now. So I just pick two of them to take on because the others are out of balance and so they’re not going to do me any good right now, or they wouldn’t be good to take on at the moment.

So I feel like I just take on a couple that I feel like I can work with, that have more balance in them. And then I’ve gone from there, now with my energy, I’ve gone into a building and I almost feel like I might be pursued, or I might have forces that are going to act against me.

John: That’s actually putting into that practice now. In other words, you have something that opens up inside. And when it opens up inside, you can’t own, or maintain, or sustain whatever it is that opens up inside – unless you apply it in the outer. So it’s kind of a strange Catch-22 in that whatever it is that you’re doing in the outer is, so to speak, applying something that is where you’re at, in terms of what’s awakening, that you’re accessing from within.

It’s always like that. You tend not to see it that way, and that’s the interesting beauty of the outer is that it provides the means by which that inner treasure can work itself out. In other words, it doesn’t just sit around there in an unconscious state. It kind of becomes somewhat consciously reflective in the outer.

You can’t take on all things at once, and so what is accessible or made available to you, you can only handle that maybe up to a point, or it’s a cumulative or steady unfolding thing. In other words, it takes a while to become aligned, so to speak, between the two places, planes of existence. And so what you’re acting out in the outer is the reflection of what has come through and been made aware to you from the inner.

You’re not describing how that is, however. How is it that something from the inner somehow has its effect, or hold, upon you so that you then, in terms of owning it, and catching up with it, there is the in-to-the-outer reflective result?

In other words, that a person who can see can look at the way one is in the outer and can inflect backwards that which is unseen, that is awakening for the person from some sort of innerness. You’re not describing how the catalyst of that, where the catalyst of that lies.

In other words it’s like, does the catalyst lie on some inner level? Well, yes it kind of does, however it’s beyond your perceptions. I mean you have a sense/mind scope of perception, so how are you going to note that, other than an aspect of the reflective enables you to somehow or another realize that an innerness has quickened in you, in some way, based upon taking this or that and dealing with it?

And that leaves you, or places you, in a type of reflective state. My dreams address where the crossroads are, where the in-betweenness is, the soldier between the two points of inner and outer, what that is like. You’re just describing the general motif.

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disjointedWe can think about the world we live in and relate to as a series of dynamic relationships. For example, are we in harmony with our environment (whether at home or in nature), or are we estranged from it? What is the dynamic of our personal interactions? Are they mostly positive or negative – energetically? We should also consider that we are the only thing in any situation that we can control. So, do we choose flow, or do we choose disruptions? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well I was coming down with a cold last night so it affected my dream state. It felt like I had two dream cycles last night. One was about people in a singing contest and the other was about where they were both singing and dancing.

In the first where people were just singing, I was mostly studying the geometric pattern that existed in the background, which was a square.

And then when I was studying a theme about people trying out for musicals, when I was studying that, I was mostly studying the dynamics and the people in terms of like maybe one person getting a part, but another person not knowing that they had somebody ready to replace them or that would be an understudy if they were a problem.

John: Well you were identifying, or being in touch with, the cadence of that which has a whole, which means the first part in which you were looking at the energetic designs in relationship to how it fit into, you might say, the matrix of it all.

In other words, the spatiality of it all, which is a way of being that is natural, that is in accordance with how something is meant to be. And is a mannerism, if you want to call it a mannerism, that fits in and intertwines with the whole.

The reason why I say that if you want to call it a mannerism it actually can go all the way to a type of nonexistence in that its effect can be so subtle that, for a person who is not connected in this way, they would never notice the natural unfoldment as being an aspect of the whole.

And then the other part where you’re sitting and looking at the tryouts in life, in terms of their idiosyncrasies, and how it is that they are inclined to hold a note, or position, that is specific, that is defined, that carries a kind of loudness to its nature – you notice that that’s fairly common or, in other words, easily replaced, has very little actual effect.

And thus, in terms of it being memorable on a deep, subtle level that is intertwined with the whole, it is easy to forget to let go of that energetic because it’s disjointed from the tie-in that is imperative to a person who flows from a sense of knowingness that embraces the whole.

Could you see what I mean by all of that?

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