The Refinery

oil-refinery-900In our spiritual journey, and in our dreams, we are trying to connect to an inner level, a level of the unconscious, and bring it into consciousness. We can do this while awake if we are not too full in ourselves with the nonsense of daily life. We can do this with our dreams if we are able to remember them upon waking and gain the insights that they can offer us. And we can also get glimpses of the unconscious when we are in that in-between state, between waking and sleeping at night, and between sleeping and waking in the morning. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: There is a quality within that is ordinarily so repressed, and so pent up, that it’s like at a stop sign, or it is limited from flowing, because it has tones, moods, mannerisms, outer involvements, whatever you want to call it, that keep it from awakening as a presence of being.

For me it’s more of a type of flow and action. The way I approach that is, first of all, I’m starting to contend with a kind of hypnagogic as I’m falling into the stillness of meditation. Now this opening up happens in the hypnagogic of the falling asleep zone.

Now I’ve heard, of course, that the hypnagogic was both in the falling asleep and in the waking up, and had only been in touch with that as a quality of contending with the myriad of vibrations, and streamlining those myriad of vibrations, in the waking up process – or the hypnagogic coming from sleep to the senses again.

I am only recently coming to realize that the hypnagogic works in the going to sleep. And, when it works in that regard, it does take in the qualities of being able to recognize how something is meaningful in relationship to an unfolding revelation around you, or, in other words, like a translucent going to sleep imagery that has a vibration that can be deemed quite applicable to going from inner into outer.

The hypnagogic zone in the waking up is more like a zone that is coming in touch with an intertwinement kind of alignment. The hypnagogic when you are going into the stillness, and it is suddenly there before you’re somewhere deep, deep somewhere, is a zone in which there is the breakthrough of that stillness into the outer, or into life. In other words, it’s where the revelation is lived, so to speak, when the other is waking up.

And so my meditation dream, the way that came across was that I was able to tell, based upon the meditation dream, that what I’m going through within, or able to see from within, is connected to an innerness as a value, and I am able now to know the importance even when in the outer you’re not generally ready to notice the correlation, yet to live it you have to see the correlation that everything is part of this coming together.

And in this meditation dream I somehow know that, as strange as that may sound. To know what isn’t visible based upon an unwritten, and unfulfilled, essence, is a reaching to a connection that comes from within and touches the outer appearances. I am shown that I am able to live this inner essence in some aspect in the outer, in fact change that aspect in the outer, even though there’s no evidence other than the innerness in this hypnagogic that is visible.

The importance of an intertwined oneness is the dominant energetic of the dream. Appearances in the outer suggest that there is no reason to proceed any further, in other words, in terms of how things are without this other being there tweaking things in its own little unique way. In other words, what looks like a disconnect, discombobulated unfoldment is able to be, from deep within, intertwined to all that there is, or to what there is that’s meant to come into fruition at this time.

You can characterize it by saying that the day arrives where I need to make a choice. The choice I need to make is to the inner essence, seeable by the eyes of a subtle, all-pervasive connection. The situation is as follows, and so now I describe a scenario, and it’s from and through this scenario – in a hypnagogic way – that I was able to describe the above.

I am in possession of a value, that I need to access, that lies hidden in my beingness and the need exists for it to play a role in the outer. In the scenario, I possess a value, which is this ore deposit, that if shipped a great distance, which means that there’s no place to handle that locally, it will lose too much of its essence, because to ship it a great distance kills the awakening, and it kills what’s possible. It drains the life’s blood out of it.

What is needed is a refinery that’s nearby, that’s inclusive, to work with this, so that it can retain more of the value of its inner essence. So, in the scenario, I am shown how it is possible to bring that connection to a greater closeness, or how to go about a nearby refinery as it is in an outer appearance, in order to protect and facilitate the inner revelation, in terms of coming through.

So the meaning is, is to be able to see this, what has taken place as one is going into the stillness, I’m able to see, and dream, how to connect to an intertwined essence which predominates; in other words, it’s a hidden innerness, but I know how to flow with it, or bring it to the surface into manifestation. I’m able to do this based upon a connection I have, and therefore able to take this innerness and make the outer reflective.

See, ordinarily, when you’re waking up, when it’s the hypnagogic of waking up from a deep sleep, or stillness, back to the senses, the outer is reflective at you, as something as a glancing back, so to speak, kind of waking up.

That’s what the sensation is like, and that’s the flow and the motion, when you are having the hypnagogic state of coming from the stillness back into waking up, or coming back into a strange kind of waking up, which is back to the senses. And, as you come back to the senses, you have that reflective to the inner.

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Inner Divine

Thomas Barwick

Why do we dream? Well, first in answering that it’s interesting to realize that almost anything we can study will have a sleep phase (or a dormant phase). And that those sleep phases allow for a renewed energy in the waking phase – not even so different from the dormancy of winter and the bursting of growth in spring. And in the human, dreams help us sort out what we are processing energetically during the day, so we can awaken clean and fresh in a new start tomorrow. At our deepest levels, dreams also help us see where we are in relation to our purpose and direction in life, because our unconscious is connected to, and in touch with, our inner possibility. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: When you’re trying to look at what’s going on behind the dream, the vibration behind the dream, and you’re kind of like asking the question: what’s really going on here? And what is that soul element, or whatever it is, that’s trying to come into the light of day?

Initially, when you have a dream, it’s important to do as much honor and justice as you can to the vibration. And the dream itself helps you to hold the vibration or, otherwise, it would be too transcendent. And when you pull the vibration down and through, you’re not just catching up with your light, you’re catching up with the light of the world – and you’re permeating that into the atmosphere around you. And you’re developing more auric space and everything else.

And then that energy that is you then can drop certain defensivenesses that are a heaviness upon the heart and, when you drop that, then you find yourself putting the world into your heart, or you put everything into your heart. And your heart is that big. It puts the universe in, and that’s how it heals. That’s how it’s really affecting things; that’s how it catches up with the innerness.

And what makes the dream and stuff awkward for people is, most people, when they have a dream, they tend to want to associate it with a bad experience that’s triggered it, they tend to associate it with something in the outer. And so then they try to look at the dream in terms of an outer projection and, when they do that, they shut the dream process down because they’re not dancing with that inner divine.

And when you reverse that, and start dancing with the inner divine, then that gets excited and you’ll have a tendency to want to dream, or some part of yourself will throw this stuff more at you – almost, can you shut it off kind of thing, it can get that bad. And you’re protected to a certain degree from that as a kind of affliction, when you have moods, when you have a kind of amnesia.

But you start breaking the amnesia, and you start seeing what’s going on behind the equation of things, that’s when you’re actually changing who you really are. You’re getting to the point where you’re no longer affected by the synapses in your nature, so much, as something has gotten so subtle that it is picking up the vibratory wave action of the universe.

And we need these Aesop type dreams to be able to kind of catch up with it, to be able to inflect with, because the actual transcendent vibrations that just goes away. You have an experience of it, you can write it up, you can even have some insight, it can be kind of profound, but then when that state lifts then it doesn’t make any sense to you. But the dreams still do have something more to them.

And to whatever degree that one looks at a dream, and you’ll notice that however you look at a dream there’s always many, many, many more dimensions to it than what is portrayed. And what also is interesting is, first you take and you bring it into something like a depth with inside of yourself, as if you are catching up with your own light. And then ultimately you come to know that your light is also the light of the world, and ultimately then you come to recognize then that everything that reflects around you is correlated. And then you can then reach to the scenarios around you – but only after you have gotten to the point where you’re doing justice to the inner.

When you tell a dream, and as you touch something that’s behind that, then you’ll know where that’s coming from. And then at some particular point, depending on the quality and the nature of the dream, one could then probe at what the scenario is of the outer. All outer projections are limited by the depth of one’s faculties, you know their sense perception and how that equates into a certain mind – as opposed to a mindfulness that includes the whole in an intertwined way. But I know that in the greatest equation of it all the inner and the outer come together.

It’s just this really, really strange dance in terms of the veils that exist. The closest I’ve been able to come to seeing that is to get to a quietness in which there’s a sound of the universe, and yet that sound cannot be heard if there is a mind that’s still inflecting off of say vibrations off of your synapses or something. There actually is a sound in the universe, and I was shocked to find that out that; there is a subtler sound than a person is normally capable of hearing because they make a louder sound that takes center stage by their thoughts and stuff like that getting in the way.

And I was really surprised to see that. And that is the oneness to everything that they talk about because that then puts you in touch with the language of things around you, helps you to note that you’re part of a whole. You’re not somehow separate. It isn’t about you, it’s about the whole, and hones you to recognizing that because you can hear it.

And what you’re really hearing, if you could sort out what all is inside of all of that that you hear, what you’re hearing is the vibration so to speak of how everything is created. In other words, because it was created out of sound,, and you can kind of hear a sound, and then you know you’re intertwined with that because that’s you, and it’s in everything.

That’s the oneness; that’s more or less, then, manifestation. And then there’s even other levels of stillness.

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Through the Shift

cleaninginwardWe often speak of the idea that we are all the characters in our dreams, and in this image the dreamer is actually observing herself in the action. Yet the person in the action doesn’t really know what’s going on, while the observer is much more settled and going with the flow. And it is that inner self, which we all have, that seeks to steer and guide us in our evolution, showing what needs to be let go of, and what needs to be embraced. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the next dream, I’m not sure what the start of it was about except I seem to be preoccupied with where to park a car, but it’s a little bit more in the countryside so you could go off into the woods and park – if you wanted to be concealed. Or you could park on this dirt area, or the dirt area runs into an area where there’s a lot of green grass, but it’s still a parking area.

And that’s what attracts me the most. So it feels like initially I’m just trying to decide where to park the car. And then I have the impression that I’ve been with some woman and now I’m going into a work area briefly. I’m not even sure why I’m there, but when I get there it’s like a man who seems to be an administrator suddenly talks to me about a job that’s something like an informational officer. And I didn’t even think I was there to apply for a job, so I’m a little confused.

And then I go on and I meet with a group of friends, and we’re all around a table, and what happens is I’m sitting in this table and it’s like I’m observing myself at the table from somewhere else – so I’m both sitting at the table, and I’m observing. And all the people are kind of excited around the table, and they’re having a good time; it’s almost like a party atmosphere.

The funny thing is they all seem to know something I don’t know. It’s almost like I’ve made a bet, and whether I won or lost the bet but something is going to happen, in somewhere between nine months and a year. I might even be getting married. And everybody at the table has figured it out but me. I have not a clue, so it’s like as the dialogue goes on there’s an excitement behind everybody else because they actually know this, and at the same time I don’t really know what they’re talking about at all.

The observing me knows, maybe, but the me sitting at the table does not have a clue about what’s going to be happening in eight or nine months. There’s kind of like this joke going on that everybody’s excited about, but the me in the outer world is kind of clueless, while the me on the inner world seems to know exactly what’s happening.

John: This is a good dream where a person could easily get into looking at the minutia of it, and miss what is going on. It’s easy to take and dwell on this dream in terms of what happens as you go into the building, and you run across this where something is happening, and something is able to open up, and something is meant to take place.

But the whole key to this dream is the very beginning. And in the very beginning you have to be able to hear the loudness of that which occurred in the beginning, which you overcame, but you still have to hear the loudness of it. But you shifted and you went right through it, but what occurred in the very beginning is the most important part.

The best way to visualize this is to actually take it into the outer as an example. Experience what it’s like if you have something that’s extremely important that you have to do, that you have to go to a place, and you can’t find a parking spot, and you’re running a little late. And so you’re getting all into a tizzy.

And then when you finally do get parked, and then you go inside, you can’t let go of the tizzy and, therefore, you can’t settle into whatever it is that you came to do because you got yourself all betwixed and beside yourself in terms of having to contend, or break through, something that was a barrier just to get inside. And your little barrier was finding this parking spot.

And then, take a look at the difference in the energy. This is a dream that also, to understand it on the inner, it’s almost as important to understand it in the outer. In the outer in this case it can be louder because you made it fairly quiet on the inner. In the outer, if you have a condition like this and something extremely important is there for you to have to contend with, can you then, through the struggle that you went through, drop that struggle, walk through the doors, and be totally at ease and embrace what is there in front of you – that was so, so important that you got to? Or will you still be carrying something like, oh my gosh, the parking was just such a difficult thing to find and, oh, I’m late or, oh, I’m this. Can you drop that and just be swept up, just be carried away by the connection?

It’s almost like it showed you where you could be on the skids a bit, and then all of a sudden boom, that’s gone, and you got the whole potentiality right there in front of you. The key is to recognize the distinction.

This is similar to the first dream from the standpoint that, again, it is about an aspect of picking up speed, or a power, or a presence, or kundalini energy. And the euphoria in which it is all there, is the second half of the dream in which something is able to be birthed, and come into life, and have an effect on life.

But it’s kind of good to note that maybe that’s the wonderfulness that is possible as the potentiality, but what is it that one also does to one’s self to keep one’s self slowed down, held back, a little more in a neurosis, and running the complexity of perhaps taking a bit of that neurosis into the scenario? You didn’t. The dream had you dropping it completely, so it was important as a real contrasting dream that you always have the one, that one quality there. You always have something like that in terms of the effect of things upon you, and you never lose it completely. And to the degree to which you may hold onto it more so than you need to hold onto it, would be the degree to which you would have some sort of confusion and failure to accept what took place in the second half of the dream.

Because what took place in the second half of the dream is like wonderful, but the key to this, the humor in this, it’s kind of like a joke, it’s kind of playing a game on one’s self. And how wonderful that could be if you could actually be completely in that kind of a quality of unfolding essence and, as you do that, you notice the surprise of it all.

And another way of looking at it is, as you’re trying to park, and as you’re trying to struggle to get that to happen, something hasn’t come through yet. And then all of a sudden it comes through, and as it comes all the way through there is an underlying theme. Do you have the appreciation now? You know, having to go through to shake it out, and now all of a sudden it comes through, do you have the appreciation with that?

Which was the theme of the first dream too. In other words, you were there and you could have the male prostitutes, and you could have this, that, and the other in the steam sauna type thing, and yet the connection to something of the masculine, which leads to the touching that creates the greater appreciation that involves the kundalini energy, that was tweaked into the situation as kind of a way of taking a step back.

In this particular case the step back is, the appreciation is there because when you made the shift, you know what that’s like. In other words, never lose track of the appreciation of what it took to suddenly break through where you were struggling with the parking, but then all of a sudden that’s behind you and then, boom. Never quite lose that sense, never quite lose that quality of what that was like and, therefore, when you do not, then the part of yourself that is able to give birth, and awaken, and be in that place, can then always maintain its ability to talk to the part of yourself that is still struggling to park the car. It’s interesting.

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