Posts Tagged ‘the in-breath and the out-breath in dreaming’

3erx090In this dream, the dreamer sees a piece of property, that has been covered in junk, for its deeper qualities. And this says something true about all organic forms of life, especially humans: no matter what we have become covered up by in life, we are, at our essence, fine, and we have everything we need. It is when we focus on all the surface junk too intensely that we get thrown off course. In the end, none of these things matter. What will matter is how much of our essence we allowed to emerge. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And, in the dream, I had come, it’s like on the edge of town, or there was this piece of property, anyway, that was like on a corner, a corner parcel, and for all intents and purposes it was a nice looking piece of property, good sized lot.

But, on this lot, was a trailer, and it was kind of junked up. But I had come to just accept the appearance of things, it being what it was. And then one day I came along and all of that was gone: the trailer, the junk that was scattered around this lot, everything was gone. And as I looked at the lot I realized, this is kind of a pretty lot.

Of course, it was on a corner, made it kind of desirable, and it didn’t have any obstructions or anything so it looked like it probably had a decent view. So then I go onto the lot, and when I go onto the lot, because it had a trailer and junk that had been cleaned up, the lot had been altered. It was disturbed in the center – and I even hear a voice that says something about how it’s horrible, how things are horrible.

So I turn around, and so I’m in the center of the lot, and I start looking. And my eyes can’t help but fall upon everything directly in front of me, which is how this lot has been misused and abused. It’s all torn asunder. From before it had a natural beauty, and with what was there, gone, it had what I saw a kind of hope. It could heal, or be redeemed, or now used in a better way or something. But when I went on the property, and then looked around, what my eyes immediately saw looking around this was miserable.

And so, at one point, I take and I go up near the edge, where the property joins another piece of property, and there I see ant piles and stuff, and my sensation is to get a shovel and bust these ant piles up, or something, because they were so old.

The meaning, and the essence of this dream, is how to let something just be. That piece of property had been abused and, in its abuse, yes, you could even see it as encroaching with its awkwardness to, say, an adjacent property, and you would notice this if you got too up close and personal with this parcel; if you went into it, and stared around at it.

But if you stepped back from it and you looked at it, and you didn’t indulge, you could see that there was something very wonderful and interesting that could potentially emerge, that this piece of property, in the context of the way it was naturally situated, really was a desirable parcel that was a corner lot.

The significance of this dream was to point out that deep, deep, deep down I have a sense that something, that is completely fine and copasetic, it may not be if you stare at it too closely. It may not be if you try to orient yourself in relationship to that, and that alone. But if you’re able to look at it in terms of a larger picture of unfoldment, able to look at this thing not in some sort of limited context, this piece of property was just fine. And that was causing the problem was the indulgence.

Now the way this corresponds to the meditation dream is the indulgence was in the breath. And, like I understood yesterday, and then had to look at and dress rehearse again in my dream, meditation dream, sleep and all, was that it really doesn’t matter which part of the breath you’re on, whether you’re on the in-breath, or the out-breath. Both of them are breaths that journey, and that you have to stop that journeying in order to have a beginning and an end, an above and below, a microcosm and a macrocosm being one and the same. You have to find the note of a stillness, and you have to find that note by quit trying to noodle around.

And we have come out of the stillness as if we have something that we can live, and play, and not get caught up in, and when we come out we are caught up in the journeying, either moving away from God, or moving towards God, in terms of the breath.

Away from God is the out-breath, and towards God is the in-breath is one way of saying it. Or you can just ignore however it is that you say it, and just point out that whether you’re looking at it in this regard, or that regard, as long as it involves the breath, per se, the effect upon an effectuality that involves the breath, and an intention that indulges with in-breath, or out-breath, in some capacity, that that stands in the way of the letting go of the stillness, of letting something be, and letting it emerge as an essence and a wholeness in and of itself.

The motion and all of the action of the breath and whatnot has actually undermined, indulgently, the sense of things – because there’s a deeper sense that is fine. The in-breath and the out-breath kind of contend with how things are in relationship to sorting out what touches the heart, and doesn’t touch the heart, because both of them go back and forth. That’s a yo-yo syndrome with the heart. You just keep letting go and letting go.

There is a quality of one’s self that knows what that is like, in the stillness from which it all originated, and that it is the motion and movement of the in-breath and out-breath outside of that  that’s mired things up. And it’s not a matter of this side of the breath, or that side of the breath, or anything like that. The thing that’s important about the breath is that there is an energetic behind that that is an intensified energetic behind the breath, and that intensified energetic comes from the stillness. And the bifurcation is us trying to rip it off, or steer it, for our own edification. Whether we steer it in as an in-breath, or steer it as an out-breath, we’re still being disrespectful and repudiating the importance of the essence.

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2261751Energy and matter are the two fundamental states in the universe. And each one is seeking to be the other: energy wants to become matter, and matter wants to return to energy. Is it any different for the human, who always seeks a higher connection, back into the energetic realms of its arising? And this is what our spiritual and religious paths point us to, these connections and interactions between matter and energy, but raised to a level of consciousness – which changes everything. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And that’s what my dream was like, too.

In my meditation dream, I was looking at something in life, in the outer, as a light that kind of opened up in the outer, and that I was letting go of that light that opened up in the outer. And what I was doing was I was actually, in the dream, catching up with matter, a type of matter, that was on the inner.

Now this is complete bewilderment. What was going on was the breath was being flipped. The breath was being flipped – and it didn’t matter if the breath was flipped. It really didn’t matter, although at the time, it was a sensation of complete bewilderment because I’m inclined to sense something more in light on the in-breath. And then to get the sense that there is an out-breath coming through, and yes, maybe that’s kind of so because it’s with the out-breath that you come down into things, and the thought-upon-thought is that’s a type of matter, and that was something I was trying to settle for. And I went around and around inside.

I was looking at it almost in the opposite regard way, but I was still looking at it with respect to the breath and I realized, not right away, instead I was still trying to make it make sense because I was using flip sides of the breath. I was attempting to make it make sense, and so in the meditation dream I wasn’t able to wake up with the meditation dream, and so I couldn’t come out of it because there was no resolution in that regard.

And so then I kind of went into a sleep. In other words the meditation dream was there inside, I dreamt movement around that, trying to find something, trying to make it make sense, and in trying to make it make sense I was trying to find the lightness, or why the out-breath somehow or another, as an aspect of matter, because that’s how I was looking at it, it was like the light was being given up, and that I was in a presence of light. The light was being given up, and I was trying to deal with matter. And I guess it was the flip side because I’m used to thinking that matter is the problem, and that I’m trying to deal with something more in the light.

So it was like the opposite side of the breath, flipping the breath around, just like when one does the dhikr. The Naqshbandis do it in which you release, vibrationally, in the in-breath, and the Chistis do it in the out-breath. And it was like I was getting a sensation of a visualization in the opposite way, and, in trying to view this as something that was significant and important, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t, it was just more of the same of how an illusion is perpetuated with the in-breath and the out-breath, and that this takes you outside of the stillness. But I never got it in that. In that I was in a state of bewilderment because I was still trying to make it make sense by futtering with the breath. And I got it in the dream.

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444gesHere’s a simple view of spiritual development: Since the universe is trying to refine, if we help it refine, the universe will refine us. That’s not bad. And what that means is that if we put our energy and intention on making everything we touch better, not for us personally, but because it helps the everything improve, and because we want to live in a world that gets better every day, the universe will respond to that, energetically, and that energetic support will develop and enhance us. Does that seem strange? It shouldn’t because that is what everything else is trying to do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember one dream, and, in this dream, I’ve traveled somewhere with a group of other people, and we’re staying in this resort that seems like it’s more in the countryside with little cabins, and a main building, where everything’s kept.

And, at one point, I leave the cabin I’m staying in, and I decide that I want some things that I had brought with me from my hometown. And it’s like when we had arrived we had checked our luggage and our purse in, and I know at some point we’re going to leave, so I go down to the main area and go up to a counter And there’s some women behind the counter there, and I talk to one of them and I give her a slip of paper, and she goes and she brings me back one small bag.

I know there’s two other things, and I open up the bag and I show her that in that bag I just had stored two things. One was some beads or something that you would make things with, and I can’t quite remember what the other thing was. But now I want to accompany her and we’ll go over to a building where other things are stored and I’ll have to help her sort and find my bag, my other two things.

And then I’m explaining to her how things work where we come from, and what I explain is that one of the ways we kind of travel, or shift, there, is we’ll take something that’s kind of like from our hometown that’s lighter – lighter in all kinds of ways, like something pleasant – and then we put it next to something that’s actually a little darker, or heavier, and when we combine the two together then that kind of creates something that pulls us along, because it lightens up what was darker. And that’s kind of how we shift there, or how we travel there, because apparently it’s somewhat different where I am now. And that was the dream.

John: I was doing something similar to that, too. And the reason why one was dreaming like this was because the protocol of things was put into question, and has been put into question, in relationship to how things are.

In other words, I don’t think that it’s recognized that the in-breath and the out-breath, per se, are part of the illusion. And that on the other side of all of that, outside of the in-breath and out-breath, that, yes, the breath is important, but the stillness that is outside of the journeying motion is where something is at.

So what you were doing, in terms of your dreaming, is you were going back and you were reviewing how it is with the breath, and how something kind of comes in and realizes, and recognizes, something. And it used to be described as when you went through things you had kind of a blackboard effect, in terms of the density, and the gravity, of things upon which you could hold onto, or grasp, the recognition of something coming in. Otherwise, without a substance, or density or something, it wasn’t possible to catch up with it.

Well, all of this is along the lines of the breath yet, in-breath and out-breath, in-breath and out-breath, at a particular point, or in a particular phase, in a particular modality. And what you were dreaming was still trying to play with the in-breath and the out-breath – as if you’re stuck at having to journey in this way. And the reason is because things are so entrenched, in that regard, that it’s not something that’s easy to recognize, that the place where one has to get to, or be, is a place in which, yes, you have the in-breath and the out-breath, but you have the recognition of the stillness that provides you the relief.

So what you were doing is you were actually flipping around with the breath. You’re flipping around with the breath, and what was causing you to flip around with the breath was pretty much, as a scenario, this idea that shook something up. And in the flipping around with the breath, yes, you could see all kinds of reflective things. And when you dreamt it, it felt like bewilderment. In other words, it wasn’t like you understood it, or that it gave you any relief. It kind of like was like a flip side. In other words, you may have been dreaming in a particular way, and now all of a sudden you have this flip side.

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