The Impermanent

sand-castleIt is a universal fact of energy that it is neither created nor destroyed – it merely changes appearances. So, that points us to the reason and purpose of spirituality and religion: to get us connected into the energetic aspects of the universe. Because it really doesn’t make much sense to put all our efforts into something that can’t possibly last – the physical world around us, and our bodies – when we can connect to and become a part of the things that will last forever. And that, of course, is the only true safety that exists. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So that’s how you dreamt the thing, and I dreamt it in an opposite way. So, in other words, where your dream is similar to my dream is you were dreaming it as if you’re starting in manifestation and bringing something back to the top, more of an in-breath. I’m starting at the crown, and then figuring out how one has to go through all of the levels, awaken all of the levels, by coming down into the lowest level, or what is prescribed, or said, to be the lowest, or slowest, or most dense level, which is manifestation, and bring all of that right straight through – so you have the seeing and the hearing in manifestation – just like you can have a perception of an awareness, so to speak outside, of time and space.

So, in the meditation dream, I’m shown that in my nature, on a deep level of the self where there’s kind of like defense mechanisms that are apt yet to remain, I notice that in a dire outer situation I will blink to what is unfolding around me – and act like that is real.

In other words, what has happened is the experience in the meditation is an experience that gets really speeded up to the point where, if I was to be able to describe the image, it’s like I’m untouchable in a sense, but I can’t really be untouchable because things that happen to me, as an aspect of a density that is reflective in the outer, can become so dramatized, can seem so real that I’ll buy into them. That’s what I’m saying. So I don’t actually hold that place. I will at some point in time act like whatever it is that’s unfolding around me is actually real. I will buy into it.

In other words, in the dream I see in a scenario where the outer seems so overwhelming that if I do not do something in kind of a self protect, or defining, way that something dire is apt to happen to me in an outer capacity way. The dream is significant for me because it points out that when the situation is overwhelming I will, like everyone else, backed in a corner by outer appearances, I will respond in self defense. In other words because what I was experiencing there was no reason to do that, yet all of a sudden something’s so loud that how do you not pay attention to it?

So to see this about myself is to notice that I still do not really know that all that is really going on in the outer is that the outer is just a self reflection, and that on a level within, where my true beingness resides, it is not possible to be put in harm’s way. In other words, the outer is a reflection; on an inner everything is okay, always okay. Coming into life it’s always okay.

It doesn’t come into inner with any meanness or whatever, with any intent to be counterproductive. It always comes in in kind of a connective, intertwined, real way. And it’s how it is taken in, in terms of the reflective sense, that causes the harm’s way mentality of reacting to the images and reflections, and reacting to what goes on in manifestation. In other words, on an innerness level I am an immortal vibration that can never die. Only in the illusion is there such an outerness.

So if I’m truly connected to the inner flow, which is penetrating all there is, I am always on a level that is in accordance with an inner design and flow – so I’m never put in harm’s way. Harm’s way is when things break down in the outer. On an inner level they never break down. They are immortal. Only on an outer way is it impermanent. Only on an outer level is there a danger and appearance of death. On the inner level I’m always protected. On an inner level energy is neither created nor destroyed.

That’s why nothing can possibly happen. It is just transmuted into some other level of beingness from the perspective of the inner, as the inner. In other words, it’s from the perspective of the outer that you can have something breaking down. The only time when fear is real, and death and destruction predominate, is when there is an outer identification that one takes on as if it’s real.

If I have the faith, and an inner connection, that is unflappable and focus upon the only thing going on – which is an inner flow of oneness – then and only then can I be free, then and only then am I able to transcend the outer appearances.

So that’s still a statement that acts like, okay, now we’ve got the inner coming in and the outer is some sort of delusion, which I cover that in the next dream. The importance of this dream is to point out that outer appearances, in terms of the fact that they are impermanent, they can break down, you can fall for what is happening in the outer, and believe the outer is real, and this is when a person acts against the inner will. This is when a person acts as if there is an exception of the rule, in terms of a divine inner beingness, when there’s something separate from them, and therefore you will act against that.

And, when that happens, I am buying into the illusion as if it’s real, which makes you a hypocrite. And if I’m truly in a oneness in which the only thing going on upon the soul level is the inner flowing into the outer, the scenario played out in something that’s dense, or impermanent, does not affect me. And when such outer appearance appears to be real, that’s when I shift away from the deeper revelation of who I really am.

What I will find on an inner level is that there is only the aliveness of a oneness which is an inner energetic flow permeating all there is. On this level of realness there is no such thing as death. On this level of beingness there is the predominant heartbeat of the universe of everything, this being a stillness, and emptiness, residing as the plane of nothingness.

The song and dance of the outer manifestation is based upon a perceived separation from the oneness. The outer is created where there is a separate identification that is seeking to live itself out reflectively within the predominate inner flow. Such a reflection is of an outer context only. If the inner oneness were to have a perspective, the perspective would be that there is nothing going on in a oneness. If there is a motion that rises up from the oneness, it would be the only flow. A reflective outer is there whenever there is a separate illusory deviation from the oneness, and from the one mind, and one flow, of the absolute.

So you see how that got kind of esoteric?

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Beyond Appearances

It it often hard to understand the idea that “Life is an illusion,” that what we see and experience in the outer, physical world, is not the truth of life. Yet if you consider that all matter arises from the realms of energy, then the physical world (creation) can be understood as merely a reflection of those energies. To get beyond the “illusion” of the physical, is to become connected to the energies, and to know the purposes, that give rise to physical creation. And humans are designed to do just that. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I dreamed a lot last night, but I only remember the last dream, which seems to have two parts to it.

In the initial part of this dream I seem to go into a room. It’s kind of a large bare room with wooden floors, kind of light colored – whitish colored. I’ve gone into the room and there’s a group of men in there wearing Galabiyas and one of the men is a twirler. And I even see him twirling except the only difference is it’s almost like he has a cloth that’s just been put over his head and tucked into the Galabiya. It’s not like a hood. It’s more like a cloth that covers his whole head, so you don’t see his face at all.

I think the cloth that covers his head is purple, and at some point when I’m in there they accuse me of having stolen the twirler. I think I still see him, but I mean, I’m accused of having stolen him.

That’s the first half of the dream.

John: The twirler is a consciousness that exists inside of you, which is veiled. And you find yourself in existence accepting the fact that somehow that is gone, or missing, or stolen, but inside of you is the consciousness that is able to proceed through life, in creation, without being affected by the illusion of things in terms of the reflections of the outer.

In other words, you can see through that. You can see through the veils that that seems to present based upon reflections. In other words, the twirler, or the consciousness, is hidden within or underneath all that exists in creation, or in manifestation. Underneath, or from inside of that, is an essence of all that there is, and it only appears to be stolen away or veiled. It’s there for those with eyes to see.

Jeane: In the next part of the dream it feels like, again, a man wearing a Galabiya whose face I don’t really see, takes me over to what looks like a drafting desk. It feels like there’s some work people want me to do, but the drafting paper and the designs on the table are covered up with a sheet of paper. So it’s almost like they want me to do some work, but they don’t want me to see what’s being done.

I kind of lift up just a corner of the paper, even though they’ve told me not to do anything, so that I can kind of peek at the designs on the paper. And then I kind of look at the guy and I tell him I’ve got it figured out, even though maybe they didn’t want me to look, and they don’t want me to know it. You know, I’m going to tell him what’s going on.

John: In creation everything is at a different and slower vibration, so technically, light itself, which is at another all inclusive speed, and things in creation are at a lower, denser speed, remain hidden. And it’s assumed that you’re not supposed to be able to catch up with that when you are in creation. In other words, that’s the presumption that is generally taken for granted by most people who see themselves in this lesser capacity.

Nothing in manifestation, in terms of the senses, and the appearances, and the mind, take you anywhere. In other words, it’s not like those are the tools that you use in order to realize what needs to be realized as the actual realness that exists.

But there’s a way that you can peek, and you can see behind the curtain of all of that, in order to take the steps you need to take. And once you’ve figured that out, just you taking and discovering what needs to be discovered, creates a peeling away of the veils, a revealing. In other words, you bring something of a clarity or a light into an inflection, and this reaches beyond, or is a step that takes one beyond, the appearances that everyone else has bought into and takes for granted.

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A Safe House

John: In my dream I come home to find a group of thieves on my roof. I had placed carpets on the roof while I figured out where they belonged, and the thieves are throwing them down, onto the ground below. Once down, they can steal them, but I surprise them in the middle of what they’re doing.

I yell up at them that I’m going to call the cops, figuring that will make them stop. But when I go inside, I realize the phone has been tampered with. I figure if someone is going to go to that much trouble, they’re a real danger – so I take off running.

I run and run, knowing that, from their perspective, there’s a need to prevent me from making a report. That way they can finish the job without any concerns.

Eventually, I’m caught by one of the men in an open area. I manage to push him off and take off running again. This guy is much faster than I am, so I run inside a store, where an attendant is sitting behind a cage, walled off from the rest of the store for protection.

I plead with this man to call the cops because this other man is there to kill me. The thief can’t kill me in front of the attendant – he needs to drag me off – so the thief tells the attendant that I’m delusional and that he’s there to put me away.

The naïve clerk believes him. As circumstances would have it, a big, burly janitor comes in through the backdoor. I’m wondering whether the attendant called the janitor for backup, or he just came in by accident?

Whatever the circumstances may be, the man who’s after me is able to become buddy-buddy with the janitor, who’s just a big, simple guy. The two of them walk away as if on a break.

I know the thief is just covering his bases, making sure he has no witnesses, so I tell the clerk that the janitor is going to get killed. I know that means that the clerk is next because the thief can’t leave anyone to identify him.

With all this going on, I take off again, running through all kinds of different areas. Eventually I come to a spot where there’s a house. When I look inside, I see a group of men plotting to do some nefarious thing. They’re no immediate danger to me, but what they’re looking to do is not right either. This confuses me. Where can I turn for help?

I find myself again looking for a place to hide because help is nowhere to be found.

This is an interesting dream, and I’m just now realizing that it’s sort of the story of my life. When I used to go into courthouses and find properties that needed some problem resolved, by some quirk in my nature I also tended to look at everything that was going on in the system. If I found anything to be really out of whack, I would try and fix it.

Eventually I realized that it was impossible to fix those things because the people who had the responsibility were corrupt. I couldn’t turn to them for an answer. The deeper I looked, there’d be an even deeper fundamental problem. So I had to learn to keep what I knew to myself.

This dream seems to have that same pattern to it. It starts off with me discovering that something has become aware that I’m keeping things of great usefulness and value, even though I haven’t figured out where they belong (symbolized by the carpets on the roof). If there’s an attempt to take these things of value, there’s nothing I can do about it because no one will believe me.

Wherever I turn, I either find too great a state of innocence (the attendant and the janitor), because they just don’t function at that level, or they’re too corrupt. The corrupt can’t offer help because they’re off on their own tangential deviation.

How does this apply to my situation? Well, there’s something moving inside me where there’s a powerful insight, value, knowingness, or presence, or however you’d describe it, which has importance in ways I don’t fully appreciate yet. This has been exposed or discovered and that causes me to seek help.

This reminds me of the issue I recently had of exposing too much spiritual or esoteric knowledge to a person who wasn’t ready for it (see Pearls before Swine). And it reflects the issue of why so many esoteric teachings remain hidden: people are often too innocent to absorb it or, if they comprehend it, it’s too upsetting to their worldview and they want to destroy it.

That leaves any holder of such knowledge to either continually stay on the run, so to speak, or to remain hidden.

So in the dream, the things of value are on the roof, the highest part of the house, which symbolically speaks to the idea of something not being incorporated into the multilevel aspects of the life (house) of a human, i.e., the lower (basement, first floor) and higher aspects (second floor and above).

And, once these things of value become an inner knowing, can they be kept safe, whether from the outer world, or from the lower aspects in me (the thief)? Ultimately there’s nowhere in the external world to turn for a resolution to this dilemma, it can only come from within. I have to provide its safety in me.