Toward Simplicity

Assumptions
Kevin Dooley

When we want to gather our thoughts, or gain some perspective, we usually take a break from the normal and find a place of quiet and/or solitude. And with good reason: it is difficult to sort everything out when we are in the whirlwind of events. But we have that instinct to go and find a quiet place precisely because that’s when our higher connections and guidance can reach us: they can’t get through to us when we are in the spin of our external obligations, and internal moods and emotions. And, as this excellent dream scenario shows, our journey is trying to bring that quiet state into our everyday life – so that our guidance can always be with us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.) This post was originally published in June 2018.

Jeane: Well, I had one dream with two parts, and in one part of the dream a male cousin I haven’t seen for many years, that I really like, has come to town and I want to spend time with him.

And, at the same time, there’s a family get together at a restaurant I think we’re maybe both going to go to. But I find out I can’t spend time with my cousin because I guess he has a boyfriend that he’s going to go spend the afternoon with, so I’m kind of disappointed in that. But he’ll still be at the family luncheon for part of the time, but I’d hoped to go with him and then spend some more private time with him.

But I head off to the luncheon on my own. He’s there briefly, and the luncheon seems to move from this café that’s near the water to a second place where people are picnicking near the water, and then they seem to kind of go up into the mountains a bit to a third place.

Then we’ve left. He had left early; I think he left after the first place to go meet his friend. And everyone else has left, and I’m on my way back home, when I realize that I’ve left my purse somewhere. So I start to go back to the three places I’ve been before looking for the purse.

I go to the first one and there’s still some family there. They haven’t seen my purse, and then so I’m thinking in my mind about walking to the other two places. And then I remember that I’m also concerned because I have some taxes to pay and I can’t remember where I’m supposed to pay the taxes. That’s on my mind, so I’m trying to sort two things out at once now, besides the third thing of being disappointed that I couldn’t get together with my cousin. For some reason I feel like if he were along that it would be easier to sort all this out.

I finally realize that I probably am going to have to backtrack to all three places and make sure that my purse isn’t there and, at the same time, I’m feeling this pull to go home because I left my phone in my purse so if anybody found the phone and everything, and tried to phone my home I won’t be there. Since I don’t have a phone on me I can’t receive any calls, but it feels like I have to backtrack first and ask, and then I can go to my house.

Then I remember that all the taxes get paid at an office there. So at least now I know where to go. It’s like I’ve remembered what I need to do about the taxes. That seems to take a certain pressure off me, or create a relief, but I still have to go see if I can find the purse.

John: Yeah, the energetic last night was such that there were all these complexities that kind of threw the situation around, and it all had to do with something astir that is meant to be astir at this point in time – in terms of throwing a curveball at the issue of identity, or way of being.

Your dream is loaded with symbolism. First of all you have the cousin, who is gay, who you can’t spend much time with, representing something that is anew, like another level of things, a way of being in terms of something. There’s no judgement about what this is. It’s just that something anew is trying to be at hand, but can’t quite come through, and it’s meant to come through in terms of your overall beingness which means a beingness that has all of the relatives, or all of the parts of yourself, getting together.

And yet this part only flickers. It is only barely there and, as a consequence of something like this affecting the scenario of things, everything gets shifted. In other words, the restaurant that had been at a place along the water, gets shifted what, into the mountains.

See, in the town there’s all kinds of clutter and complexity. Things are not simple, and so even though you have a water setting, which is supposed to inflect an emptiness, you have a scenario that still has a heck of a lot going on.

So then when it shifts to a place in the country you have the simplicity of the setting, and you don’t have a lot of pressure hitting you. And then when it shifts to the mountains; each of things is building to a letting go, to an emptiness. So as you become more empty, the third image then is that you’re able to handle more complexities that are there to hit you, because going up into the mountains with the setting is to be able to survive ordeals, to work through ordeals, solve obstacles.

But then your dream proceeds to tell you how the one, two, and three like that works. In the first instance, it is something trying to come in, like the issue with your cousin, who you’re not able to spend the time that you need to spend with because of the fact that he prior commitments, or complexities, in other words. So that’s the first example.


And then, in the second example, the simplicity, that you might say corresponds with the country setting along water, enables you to recognize that there are obligations outstanding that have to be taken out of the equation.

In the third, where you hit an emptiness able to solve barriers and obstacles, to penetrate barriers and obstacles, that’s also when you don’t carry any kind of separate identity. And when you don’t carry any kind of separate identity, where you don’t have something else going on with you, like an internal dialogue or projection of some sort that you conjure up on your own as something that has to be done or is meaningful, when you’re able to be blank like this, or totally empty, that’s when you know how and where to deal with whatever comes along that still digs at you – like the idea of having to pay taxes.

When you go to the countryside, where there’s the lake, where all the parts of yourself come together in that kind of a scenario and you don’t have the outer complexity, you have the simplicity, you’re able to recognize unfinished business, taxes and stuff, that need to be paid – but you’re not empty enough yet; you don’t know quite how to contend with that.

When you go into the mountains, meaning that somewhere along the way of this whole journey you have lost your purse, you’ve lost your identity, when you become kind of blank like that, then you kind of know things naturally, in terms of the overall whole, that you’re able to feel.

In other words, you have made a journey that’s able to go from an innerness, the water represents an inner flow, you’re able to go from an inner flow that is not quite very viable in the city of complexities and peculiarities, in which you can have inklings of something coming anew, another level of yourself coming into the family, but flickering, not able to completely come through because there’s something different going on yet, so many different things going on, that as it progresses the energetic of that comes through, as a part of yourself having awoken energetically. That energetic that is needed there as part of you comes through, but you can’t put your finger on it in terms of quite how that transpired because it occurred as you were unfolding, or developing, and becoming more empty.

And along with that losing of identity which may have, on one level of the outer way of looking at things, been very disconcerting, on an inner level of things enabled you to access what was needed to be accessed, that was trying to come through, and simultaneously such an access gave you the ability to contend with things that on the first image you weren’t even recognizing or noticing yet.

In the second image there was still an amnesia a bit. On the third image you went through the obstacles sufficiently enough so as to be empty with no identity and, therefore, having in a knowingness that just was naturally there.

Isn’t that a complicated dream? So the secret to a dream like that is to recognize the process as an unfolding inner process, and then also be able to look at how this is an ongoing thing in terms of the outer unfoldment of things. Because what is happening on an inner level like this, it’s easy to try to stay with that as if one’s looking at this and trying to gather personal information in terms of what is going on. The way that the dreaming is also pointing to is what is different and what is happening in relationship to the inner into outer flow.

And so you have this inner waking up that is leading to a quality of a letting go where you drop the identities of yourself and become very simplistic. You can contend with things that complicate your life with responsibilities that are outer, such as the taxes. You eventually get to where you can release that sort of thing rather than put it into the heart as a characteristic that then veils you from being able to function according to how it is that you really are.

When you are contending with the taxes you have an identity that, if it’s in terms of having a responsibility, an obligation, a pressure in that way, when you set that aside, you can become more blank, and therefore more open and more receptive to yourself in an overall whole.

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A Little Fish

im51wsOur experiences each day trigger different aspects within us. And, in the internal processing we do because of that, our dreams can give us a status report. Here we have a little fish – too small to keep – that must be thrown back into the water, back into the unconsciousness it arose from. When we see a child in a dream, or anything young and in a state that still needs to grow, or needs protection, we are being shown another inner aspect that needs further nurturing. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the other dream I remember it felt like I had taken somebody, I know it’s a guy, and I’m taking him down to this glen and gotten into a rowboat. I know there’s some seaweed in the water, or something that looks like that.

And it feels like I want to catch some fish. But my line goes in the water a little too soon, and the fish I pull up is a little too young and looks too much like a sucker to me. So I want to get it off the hook because I do want to catch fish, but it feels like the timing was off there.

And that wasn’t quite the fish I wanted to catch; it didn’t look that edible. It was more like just an accident. And we’re kind of gliding through the water, which has a little bit of seaweed in it. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Well, if you were to take that image as a type of revelation, what you’re basically saying is that you’re capable of feeling parts of yourself that don’t quite feel copacetic to that of the heart.

And so the heart is reaching to something bigger and so much more. And that you have to keep letting go of the little nuances, and the little things that have you abstracted, in some degree or another, which in this case is the little fish. Because you’re dealing with fish, you’re dealing with consciousness. So you throw back that which isn’t a completeness, or wholeness, to your being, or an essence of your being.

Now, this is also an in-between dream, it’s an in-between dream because you’re talking about the subject of consciousness as opposed to stillness. And consciousness still has an action, or a motion, about it. It still has an identification orientation, in that there’s such a thing as the big fish. And there’s such a thing as the little fish.

And so it’s like the type of journeying yet where you’re opening up to more, and more, and more of a depth inside of yourself. So you’re still on an aspect, in this this dream, of the in-breath where you’re still in a process of going, so to speak, to a home or a stillness. And you haven’t reached that, yet, you’re aspiring towards it.

It’s an interesting image, though. It’s used in the Bible and whatnot, and that’s probably why you pulled all of the symbolism out, in terms of the fish. Well, the theme of the dreaming was kind of a nature of a step back, a step back in relationship to having to contend with what’s going on, so to speak, almost as a whereabouts, based upon, you might say, a scenario. And the scenario you could portray to be like the scenario of Lee’s family, and the congregation, you know the event that we did at church.

And so that was the loudness, so to speak, that was in the outer, that when you take to the inner, you spin around to see what is going on in that. Ordinarily, we don’t spin around that sort of thing. But, in this particular case, it was the food, or that which we invibed to take into account, to absorb, so to speak.

Ordinarily, we have a sense of what is outside of the breath, of just the stillness, the emptiness, but the environment that we were in, yesterday, the scenario of what we were in yesterday, is caught in some aspect. The aspect that they’re caught in is all in the in-breath. It’s not an out-breath orientation. It was an in-breath orientation.

And so, in taking a step back to deal, or to be, with that, because you couldn’t sit in a stillness, you can’t sit in an absenteeism, to take a step back to deal with it. And one doesn’t know how to maintain something that’s completely reflective, so in taking a step back with that, your approach was to spin it a little. My approach, rather than use the word spinning, was probably to contend with the vibration of that, in terms of how it had its motion, and knowing that the motion was pointing to a nucleus, or to a center of things, and to try to have a mirroring, revelational inflection that did two things.

That, number one, enabled them to look at where they’re at, because they’ve been through a lot and so you take that in a neutrality. You don’t take and beat up on it by the fact that it is holding them in a trance, in a tone, in a mood and a bewilderment, in kind of a confusion. You don’t beat up on that. What you do is you notice that it is pointing to something, they are traveling towards something, they haven’t yet caught up with that.

And so, the actions that they are in, or the moods and whatnot that they’re in, are like verbs and adverbs that modify towards something that they still see as a principal thing, which is like a noun. Now we know this to be better than this. We know that what it really is about has to do with a stillness that is outside of the breath. And that this is still something, and everything about the congregation was still something, that had to do with trying to accentuate a quality of a traveling in the in-breath to a sense of something, the sense of something being more like a essence, that’s more like a noun, yet, instead of the stillness.

The minister did say, however, something very profound, in that he said that after each song try to notice the stillness.

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A Dark Pool

Dark-PoolIt is far too easy to be swept along by the fast currents of the world today. So many people, and things, make demand of us that we rarely have time to stop and think. But there is a danger in that, because those currents are taking us where they want us to go, not necessarily where we want to go. But there is a way to rescue ourselves – and no one else can do it for us – and that is through our higher-self urge, which can lead us to higher connections. These connections will put us into a different flow, a flow that will lead us where the universe is heading, and there is no safer place to be. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in the meditation dream that I had, which went into this same thing, it starts off in which I can notice that there is this vibratory energetic that one can feel behind the breath. See, you don’t denote it behind the breath. You denote it revelationally with the baby, but I seem to have denoted it behind the breath – but that doesn’t mean I can sustain it.

I go over to visit an acquaintance I know, and I am noticing that this vibratoriness is in the atmosphere. In other words, it’s a schematic of what I’m looking at. In other words, it’s all breath oriented, this action. With this as the motif, a person I know at this place falls over into a pool of water. It’s almost like he has this water that rises up kind of in the center of the house. It’s like a pool of water. You don’t think anything of it.

You actually think that maybe it’s there for him to jump into and enjoy, and, being in the center of the house, you actually think that it’s probably warm and everything else, but this pool of water has undercurrents that are shockingly cold, and there’s a suction action to those undercurrents that pulls you under. It’s as if it connects to the depths of the unknown deep, even though it looks harmless enough by appearance.

So even though there is a connectiveness that is permeating the atmosphere of this place, in other words, a vibratory connectiveness, it’s almost as if it’s also cracked a little bit because the pool of water indicates a new flow, but it’s not contained, it’s not maintained. It is easy to lose one’s bearings and be sucked away, you might say.

So when a person from this place, meaning one of the owners or persons who live in this place, and then there are all these others that are invited over that just accept it for what it is, falls into this seemingly harmless pool it is easy to assume that it’s not a big deal because the pool is there, part of the house, so you would think, or so it appears.

So I could easily assume that the interconnective vibratory force is okay. In other words, it’s a pool, it’s there, it doesn’t have any appearance of anything wrong, and so it’s easy to have this assumption that is both true and untrue, true by appearance, but untrue in terms of it being properly in sync. And this truth and untruth is common in life. In other words, within the breath of every human being there is a sense of something more, and that’s what kind of keeps the nature going.

So you have a truth inside, but your untruth is that you don’t have a close enough connection to the breath to hold onto a revelational vibration. So every human being has this inner echo that is like a guardian angel, but the problem we have is that this effect is not quite conscious. As a consequence, a human being can drown in a small pool of water imagining that everything is okay somewhere.

In other words, you can actually have this sense. That’s why you can go along and bad things can happen, and you can still throw them behind you, because some part of you just knows that that isn’t what it’s really all about, which is that they aren’t quite there for this to be so. In other words, it is okay somewhere, but they aren’t actually there, or present, in that quality of vibration for this to actually be so.

So basically a way of looking at it is: the seemingly okay vibration is not really okay because it’s not quite consciously aligned from an awakened inner quickening to an outer knowingness in the reflective.

So when this person goes splash, in a shocking way, into the small pool, it is easy to look the other way, like most people there are doing, assuming the situation is vibrationally under control. I am aware that this assumption and the typical general appearance of an at easement demeanor are misguided, and reach immediately in the water to grab a hand that is reaching in a backwards way.

I pull and turn the person around who is being sucked under, and doesn’t even really realize he’s being sucked under. I mean he’s in kind of an amnesic nature, or a trance-like way, turned around from the surface orientation of things.

So as I do so, the mask over his head falls off, it’s like he had a mask or even kind of a head even that falls off, and the body parts that are nearly broken into discombobulated pieces, it’s almost like they’re blobular things that are connected together, you know it’s almost not real, and have a crab-like appearance. In other words, what was taking place was going into a type of delirium in which this was no longer a human being. I mean he was going into some real dark zone.

So when I am done not only is the spell broken, but the person rescued, that I know to be a person who was meant to be connected to an inner aliveness, is suddenly reawakened. It’s almost as if this didn’t happen and he’s back to copasetic. The end result is like the falling into the trance was not real. In fact, it happened so quickly that I know what took place on an energetic level, but other people don’t know. In other words, this all happened in front of them, and they don’t realize what just took place, very demonic almost, right in front of them and nobody knows. And even the person that this happened to doesn’t know, and as soon as they’re pulled out of it they forget, too.

But if not for the connective rescuing from this amnesic delirium the person I am also connected with would’ve disappeared, even though in the midst there was a collective consciousness in which everyone which was there could, and should, have known. In other words, nobody saw this, nobody pays any attention. They’re not aware of the energetic.

So the meaning is, I am describing the general condition that permeates the outer environment of manifestation. I am being shown that manifestation at this time is a place where everyone is caught up in an amnesic trance-like spell. To break this trance is to peel away the veil and align the energetic beingness back to itself, and, when this is done, the effect permeates out and, if you weren’t there to witness the shift in consciousness, you would’ve missed the whole moment and the whole thing. You wouldn’t even have seen it.

What I am describing that makes this so is that every human being has an inner higher self awareness that is veiled and lost in the outer reflective, which, if properly realigned, pulls one from the stupor, breaks the amnesic spell straightaway. The spell can be broken so straightaway that it is like it never happened. Such a shift is so transformative that, to a person who isn’t paying attention, it is like the switch was never a problem.

So what I am describing when I say the dilemma is like an amnesia, for those caught up in the collective consciousness, is that the world for an awakened human being is not a taking-for-granted place. For an awakened human being, such assumptions demean, so you don’t do it. You see what’s really going on.

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