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Rivers can carve their way through the landscape for thousands of years, creating a standard for how they flow. Yet we know that, sometimes, the rate of flow changes and the banks of the river are overwhelmed. When that happens we have flooding and collateral damage to anything that doesn’t fare well when it gets wet. But flow is flow, energetically we can experience the same results when we are energetically overwhelmed by events, or emotions. We, too, can have strategies for releasing the excess pressure and letting the flow follow its natural path. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The meditation dream I had last night also had to do with how it is that something is able to unfold. And it has to unfold in a way that is in keeping with what’s able to come through. And what’s able to come through, what’s able to be quickened, what’s able to be recognized varies from situation to situation. 

And every situation is extremely important. It may be in a different modality, but it’s extremely important. And if there is a repudiation, or disregard, or failure to acknowledge another situation simply because maybe it’s more in a state of distress, or whatever, if you don’t let yourself go on through that in an absorptive way, and not a type of absorptive way where you’re mired down by what comes across, because that’s the danger that a teacher has is they can get mired down and then have to retreat in order to catch up to a deeper depth of themselves. You have to get so that you can be quickened, in terms of holding something somewhere else. Because if you aren’t, then you lose the inflection to it. 

And so, in my meditation dream, what happened was I was looking at the way things hit in their extremes, or their degrees, in their intensity, emotional, however it might be, whatever it might be. And that my attention, when I note something like that, is to want to pop it, to try to redirect it, orient it into a timeline of unfoldment that slices through.

However, if you try to do that outside of a proper timing, an unfoldment, in other words, if it’s not put together from inner into outer, so to speak, properly aligned, you end up creating a type of collateral damage confusion that creates a leaning, creates a dependency, and, in that, it creates a veiling of oneself in a subtle way. Because it’s almost as if one’s buying into the karma of something else. 

And, of course, that’s what the teacher does, the teacher takes on the karma of a student and then hands it back in a way that somehow or another they get it. But, to the degree to which they’re experiencing it at the time, they can’t sort through it because it’s too much. Very dangerous work, because it’s playing with Kundalini energy and everything else; that’s very dangerous work. You’re messing with things. If you’re messing with things, then you’re also messing with your guidance and your inner link inside yourself – because everything is twined together – it works hand in hand. 

So, in my meditation dream, all of a sudden I’m meant to come back. And, of course, I’m meant to hold a continuity to something, somewhere, when I come back. But, somehow or another, I’m going into a drift inside of myself. In other words, I’ve taken and I’ve gone and I’ve looked at how something is off on this elongation, or accentuation. Initially, I’ve even forgotten that. And I’m going into a type of forgetfulness, within that, or veiled from having to sit in and break that out in one fell swoop as a kind of popping through it – almost as if as I’ve done this before or something.

And so I’m not going to repeat or something strange like that. Well, whatever it was, I was letting it all fall away, which means that I was not going to remember anything. And then all of a sudden, the phone rings, rings twice, all in the head. Such a jar that it jars me wide awake. 

And so in terms of being jarred wide awake, I’m really alert; I can’t even find the vibration. If I can find the vibration, then the dream will pop back. And so I’m looking for the vibration. And then I realized, I’m not going to catch it. 

So I decide to try the thing that I saw in the Tao, I even have a word for it. I don’t even know if it’s a correct word, just a word that came to me as to what this position was: asana. It’s a yoga term of some sort. And so the idea was, I could try the asana position to try to inflect. And it was through that, laying back in kind of the asana position, which I have done before, and would find the dream get accentuated, or elongated, or switched to help me understand it or something, or even sometimes it would throw it into another depth. 

This time, it caused me to be able to remember that I was throwing away those extremes that were hidden inside and going into a bland kind of asleepness. And so in terms of pulling that out, I recognize that what we were dealing with was an unfoldment process that had to go at a particular pace. 

And that pace is determined and decided by the degree to which you hold a quality of the innerness together. And in terms of trying to grasp a particular pace, only able to go at a particular speed, because of the conditions of things, that you can function, communicate, and relate in the outer that way. Or you can hear the note, inside of yourself, of something that goes with ease, flows with ease. 

And not only does it flow with ease, but in sitting with that flow with ease it holds a state that is able to be aware as a type of witnessing. And that doesn’t have to be verbalized. You don’t shake it through by its clarity, per se, in kind of a wizened sense in the outer as if you’re going to sort through the malaise of things. 

Because what’s going on in the outer is way, way, way too big, and if, all of a sudden, you’re trying to sort something out in the outer you can quickly put yourself into a dilemma of getting weighed down by that which is in front of you. And that can lead to a type of forgetfulness. A forgetfulness to the one.

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