The Human Condition

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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A Reflective Trait

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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A Reflective State

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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