Seeking the Real

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It is a measure of how disconnected we are from universal things that we find it difficult to imagine what a connected life actually means. As an example, we can look at a banana and say it is yellow, and it is curved – and we think that that is the whole reality of it. But it is curved for energetic reasons, and it is also yellow for energetic reasons – and those energetic forces manifest, causing it to appear as the fruit we know. But the reality of that fruit is unknown to us. It is the same with the entirety of the universe we see: we only know what has happened, and almost nothing about what caused it to happen. A connected life can tap into such truths. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember my longer dream. I just remember a brief dream in which there’s been some babies born. There’s at least one baby that’s visible, and I’m just observing, but it feels like others are looking for the other babies because this baby is at least a twin, or a triplet. It might even be four of them.

But I quickly realize that the problem that everyone’s having, and the reason they’re looking for the other babies, is that they know that one of those babies has caused this situation where there’s duplicates. What I realize that the reason everybody’s having trouble finding the baby is that they’re all looking for a boy baby to have caused this, and even though the baby we see is a boy, I know that the twin, or the triplets, are actually girls – so it may be a girl that caused this. I’m not sure.

I just know that that’s what’s actually throwing people off is that they’re looking for the baby of the wrong sex, in terms of the causation for the situation, or that have some power in the situation. And I seem to be more just observing this whole process.

John: What you’re dreaming about is the One Mind, and everything that’s in duality doesn’t exist. And so what needs to evolve, and is intended and meant to evolve, at this point in time, in terms of what’s called the at-one-ment that was written a thousand years ago, is the recognition of the One Mind.

And the duality that exists doesn’t create and, therefore, it is said that the mind is in a void and can’t create anything that is real. And yet what you’re looking at, in terms of trying to break into an awakening, is a means of getting beyond the prevailing stigma, or spells, of vibrations that function in an ignorance, or in a way that is outside of the real. And that which is outside of the real can’t create anything that is real.

And so to the degree that you’re looking for something in the void, is the degree to which you’re seeking the real, the atonement. And to the degree that you keep having confusion as to this or the that that you’re trying to perceive, is the duality.

So what it is is you have kind of picked up on this 1,000-year-old thing, that’s only 22 pages, that I read that speaks of how to understand what is real at this point in time. You have picked up on this, somehow or another, without even having read it – and you’re dreaming in a proximity to it.

I don’t know exactly what period of time the Buddha lived, but when Buddha passed away his disciples grieved. And Buddha said that there was going to be a person greater than himself, with more power than himself, who was going to be born. And that person was born 12 years later.

And, as the story goes, does not appear to come from a natural birth, seems to be born out of a lotus blossom. And the people of that time tried to look to this person, but this person wasn’t for that time. This person was for future, and set forth this 22-page book of the future for 1,000 years from now. And it relates to what the mind really is.

And the disciples, at that time, who may have yet been carrying in some respect or aspect wanting something more, you know, still holding to some sort of wanting a Buddha essence or something to guide them, only got from this person, at the very end, a set of conditions or whatever you’d call it, statements about what was important as an adab or something, to approach life with, just a whole sequence of them, one right after another. And that’s all this person depicted in this period of time for them, and therefore nobody has heard of him. His name is Pabna. I can almost remember the last name. And in terms of what is meant to awaken in this period of time, this is the last of a chain of four books – and it’s hardly a book because it’s only 22 pages.

What’s amazing that you could take and start touching upon that where you’re going around and around trying to find something that is an instilled inner knowingness, that comes as the One Mind. And this tends to visit during the meditation and the sleep. It is alive at that point in time.

And so because everything is reflective, including the sleep and meditations, that are an attempt to connect to this oneness, or atonement as it’s called, the reflections that you see tend to skewer the awakening. There’s only the awakened, or the total fulfillment or something, of an atonement. Everything else is unreal. It doesn’t exist. And yet we go around with the aspect of duality pretending that is what is real – and it doesn’t go anywhere, and it can’t create.

I mean that’s the thing that’s so amazing about this work, is it keeps pointing out that the mind, once awakened, is what is real, and the other does not create. And so when you are sitting, and you’re looking, and you’re pondering, and you haven’t hit the atonement, you’re actually keeping yourself spellbound, which means unawakened.

And when he wrote this, it wasn’t for the people of the time. No one could understand that, and it’s to be understood now, and it’s been hidden away, and now it’s there. And so whatever the period of time was from, you might say just 12 years after Buddha to present, his existence was intended for what he brought through and related was in speaking of now. Isn’t that interesting? So you dreamt an aspect of it. You’ll have to read that, and you’ll see how you dreamt an aspect of it.

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Sorting the Situation

John: In this next dream I see an image where I’m standing on a busy street corner trying to determine in which direction I need to go. There are four directions, so I’m confused. I’m kind of out of it, actually imbalanced, standing there on the street. 

In reality I am actually returning to a place where I was once at ease with everything around me. I have taken a job there, but a lot has changed since I was there last.

It starts off with that image and then I see myself back at the job I had a long, long time ago, trying to simplify. It’s an ancient memory inside of me that I feel I no longer need to do.

As before in this job, I am deemed a utility person, which means that everyone in the company recognizes that I naturally know what needs to be done. If I am shown everything, I can just free-flow in terms of what is important, directing others and doing things that they might not have the naturalness to do. 

The last time I worked there I was left alone to do my work and I was promoted right to the top of the whole department. This time a lot seems the same, but I’m no longer producing something that’s deemed important. There is a different expression of it within the company, although the old supervisor is there and he is also doing the same thing.

The supervisor leaves me alone, even when there is nothing to do, because it’s known that whatever I determine needs to be done, will be done, and I don’t have to fake or pretend to work. Even though I feel like I should try to stay busy, he doesn’t feel that I need do that; from his standpoint, I’m always busy.

However, in this particular state, I have a conversation with him where I ask about the past and the owner of the company. I feel a little sorry for my boss, who’s someone who hasn’t gone anywhere and is still doing the same things. But times have changed and there isn’t all the attention on producing something special. It’s more general in its expression now.

Over the passage of time I describe to him the way it had been in the past. I say, “You know, back when I left I was a bit of an agitator. I reached a point where I couldn’t be like that anymore.”

Then I point out that there was some confusion over what needed to happen, which had to do with a special product that they were putting out. And that created confusion because there was a conflict as to how best to do that.

I had my idea, he had his idea, there was a third person with other ideas, and then there was the owner of the company. He was a really a nice guy who wasn’t overbearing because he trusted that things would come together. I was always supported in my work by the owner.

The owner’s approach was, perhaps, a bit casual, because I think there was more that he had to take into account than he was capable of. So I’ve come back and all of those other aspects have fallen away; the situation has sorted itself out.

In the past it had emerged with confusion, but now it’s just naturally understood. I guess the sense of the dreaming has a lot to do with knowing how to hear something in a space that has just emerged – just like you were doing from the standpoint of a container quality that was in a solidness, that could hear the space emerge from the setness (see Set in Motion).

This dream is showing me that I’m not able to see something directly, based upon feeling ease in the unfolding that guides me along. When I struggle, that’s when I go off on a tangent and get confused. I think I’m using this pattern in my dreams to help sort out this decision about moving to Las Vegas.

I’m being given a glimpse of the peacefulness and ease that is available to me if I’m in the flow of things. It’s when I see everything as a struggle that I get disconnected.

Dream Snakes

John: Yesterday Jeane described a dream wherein she encountered three different-colored snakes, and ultimately killed one of them while trying to prevent it from devouring another snake (see Devouring Energy). It’s an image that speaks of the taking on, or of the embodying, of certain energy.

Jeane: When I first went into the room, I thought there were only two snakes, so it shocked me that there was a third snake, and it was also shocking when one snake began devouring another snake.

John: Two snakes can mean that you’re trying to do a comparison of things, so you might consider the differences between the ways the snakes look and act and get an insight into what you are comparing. Adding a third snake means that something catalytic is happening in the process – something is creating a fundamental change. And here the more harmless snake, or catalytic trigger, was devouring the more dangerous, more rare (colored) snake.

Jeane: I didn’t let it devour it. It had swallowed about half of the other snake when I stopped it by pulling off its skin. When I separated it from its skin, the black-and-white, more harmless snake died because it was all turned inside out.

John: And then the other snake was okay?

Jeane: Yes, the two others were still okay. I was just sorry that I killed it. I only meant to stop it from devouring the other one.

John: Interesting. As you were telling the dream, I suddenly got the feeling that the more colorful snakes were a more potent Kundalini energy, and that the black-and-white snake was a fairly benign, or dormant, Kundalini energy. And the images showed the more benign aspect trying to devour the more potent aspect. If that happens, you then have access to the more potent aspect – it has been internalized.

In any event, what you’re doing is working with more forces of awareness – of energy. Something is astir, and whenever anything is astir that, to me, is good because it leads to switching or changing or adopting something new. And as you make decisions, typically, you will find what is natural and meant to be. So you made the decision to do something – you stopped the devouring process and inadvertently killed the snake – and then you felt bad about the consequences. Everything has its consequences.

The consequences here are that what is “familiar” is getting skinned alive, and that which is rare, and more unusual, is being rescued, perhaps so you could take a closer look at it? Would you be doing that? Were you interested in looking at the snakes?

Jeane: You know, the snakes seemed to have nothing to do with all the other dreaming I had done. I was just suddenly there with them.

John: I wonder if this is something like your way of having a conversation, only on a symbolic level. In your dreams you don’t hear things spoken to you directly like I do. Maybe this image is like saying something directly to you, and that you somehow know what it means, just like when I hear direct statements.

Not to say that I always know what the words mean, because something else can poke at me as if it’s making fun of me – thinking that I might know what it means. Maybe you have captured that instead through a dream that has to do with how something unfolds in the outer life – the waking life?

In the Bible, Joseph had a dream in which something is devoured, and it had to do with lean years and plentiful years. Perhaps this dream has to do with something attempting to devour and, by stopping it from devouring, you facilitate more possibility with what is normally rare and less knowable. It’s almost a visionary type of dream that tells you something that you may only understand at an unconscious level.

What do you think it’s saying?

Jeane: I’m not sure yet.