A Guided Life

angel-of-guidanceThis dream image of cutting in line offers multiple perspectives on the same idea. We see the awkward feelings of the main character, and also the annoyed vibes of two displaced people. And that’s how it is in the world: we radiate into the environment what we are feeling and it has an effect on everything. Yet we also see a third option – to be in the flow – wherein we don’t put our personal stamp on the moment, we experience what the moment is by itself. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This next dream is really something. It’s amazing I could pull this out because it involves an image that’s almost impossible to see – especially in one’s spatiality that they carry themselves with whether they realize it or not.

So in this next dream image, I seem to have started a line or, in other words, I have stepped ahead of a number of people who actually gathered there first. But for some reason I didn’t notice that and stepped into a separate kind of corridor in the front, or somehow or another found myself in front having stepped around them, and when I did this as others came they lined up behind me. So the result was the three people that were there at first suddenly found themselves completely displaced.

Well somehow I realized that what I had done is inappropriate, but I don’t realize this until the time has been reached in which the line that is there is ready to move, or to be accommodated. And, when I realize it, I know it isn’t right, and I feel awkward over what has happened. Plus I can feel the vibe of two of these three people that got displaced wrongly.

So as the line is about to move, I turn and direct these three, who are supposed to be in front of me, to come forward. Two of them are like me in that they carry a mannerism that loudly proclaims itself energetically. These two would have left a stigma in the overall atmosphere of life if they were cut off from what is meant to be, according to their perceptions that is, which has its own identifiable loudness.

The third person is cool, surrendered to it all. This person accepts the way things flow even when they are not what a defined person would expect. If the situation had only been him I may not have felt any stigma over what occurred. I might have been that dense. But when it came to the other two, who are fairly loud in their energetic, a condition that did not extend to him, this more than anything is what may have led me to realize that I was unintentionally slighting a flow.

And so when it comes to this guy, it’s like unless I am in touch with or am able to access a more subtle and gracious side of myself that came to seeing the difference, I could have easily missed this.

The other thing that is kind of I guess you could say neat energetically about this third guy, is that he is simply able to enjoy what unfolds unconditionally. This enables him to silently touch the whole in a way that is impossible for others, including myself.

I, like the other two, that were meant to be ahead of me, have a specific focus to our nature and this is something that tends to be recognizable. This makes it limiting because the mannerism in its distinctness has predictable parameters.

The third guy is outside of all of that because he is intwined in an overall nature that quietly affects everything in the whole. And his demeanor is so subtle that, if you aren’t able to get out of your own way, you will not notice it.

So what this guy permeates has a greater effect upon the whole, not specifically, but upon the whole, goes outside of the personal – just like your dream went outside of the personal on the first level where you saw the design of things, and then you saw the idiosyncrasies of things in which there could be choices and definitions and such that prevailed.

So I guess you could say, those who have an awareness that are able to let go of personal identification and their own sense of well being, and intertwines with the natural flow which is all-inclusive, are living in the way that they’re meant to live, in terms of the whole, which effectuates things the way they’re meant to be effectuated rather than things getting pushed and stabbed and indulgences left and right.

So what the dream is saying is, I am being shown, you might say it’s like an adab of the inner that naturally arises and comes through my being when I am in a surrendered state. A surrendered state is in sync with the wholeness and not the personal.

And the purpose of the dream is, you could say, well, if there’s an intendedness of life that has something to do with there being a type of guidance that exists, and that this is meant to be – instead of a life in which personal indulgences dictate – then that kind of life is such that everything in the environment and the whole benefits by such a condition.

I guess a way you would say it is that this is only possible after we have set aside our ideas of creative intelligence and are able to perceive strictly from this level of ourself of the whole. It’s almost like we don’t exist, now.

Otherwise, if we don’t have this, that means our perspective and sight is biased by the indulgent mannerism we carry that prevails and it gets in the way. To go around in an indulgent mannerism is to contaminate the space we are in, and this shuts off a connection we are meant to have to a greater whole.

When I describe this natural connection, I mean there’s a way people sometimes describe this as living a guided life, what I mean by that is that synchronicities and meaningful coincidences naturally occur, and it is from a heart level that embraces this and flows with this.

This is an intertwined connectivity in which the linkage is felt in the heart. To feel the harmony of the heart is like being guided by the energetics that take in the big picture, which is possible when I have set aside the personal idiosyncrasy way of identifying.

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An Intertwined Connection

kiThese dream images invoke the need to be intertwined with creation. What prevents such a natural state? Well, when we’re too intertwined with the outer world we cut ourselves off from the whole. Does that mean we must forsake the world to spiritually develop? No, the greatest service is to be in the world, but not be of it. In other words, don’t take it personally. The life of the culture and society is not why we’re born here. We need to be in the whole in an inner way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And then in the dream, I am required to finish a kind of a task, or assignment, whether it’s term paper or just what it is, because it has a bit of a setting at a university in order to finish the image. And there’s only one condition: I’m not allowed to have certain identified limitations.

In other words, this is an assignment that has, as a guideline for what I am to do, this requirement. And in order to drill it in, I even see it written on a placard, and I notice that it’s supposedly an ancient quote of Plato. I’m surprised to see and hear it.

In other words, it is a direction pointed for the journey I am on, in other words as my assignment or guidance, and I also see it written on a plaque on the wall, as the one thing you cannot do. Other than that there are no rules.

How this is going to work out, I am not sure because the specifics of identification do not exist. In other words, in this dream I have not plugged into any defined curricula that I can say is definite and distinct that I go to, and that I do, and that I remember. I see others going to and fro, and I can pause thinking that I should be like that, but then I realize that I have not been carrying on like this for so long in the outer that I don’t know where to go. What the class is. I don’t have a good sense of how I’m handling time in that regard anymore.

And so how do I change, or remember, some limiting protocol that I have failed to comply with? Well, maybe it’s because that hurt me to comply with it, because just the glance back at it causes one to shrink. So on that level of looking at what is going on with everyone else around me, and my involvement in that, I’m not there. I have fallen off to one side from all of that; I’m somewhere else.

The sinking feeling of looking at that like I should be there, that sinking feeling keeps me from realizing that I just can’t do that that way. In other words, this is like repeating the guidelines of what occurred before in which I can’t do anything specific. I have to take on the assignment in the overall which flows through me in an undefined way, this being how it is meant to be both according to Plato and the guidelines I am under.

Also as a meaning is I am immersed in an overall that I am trying to make sense out of. I cannot do it if I dwell upon anything in particular. I am meant to be in an intertwined flow. If I am not, I am disjointed and am unable to be comfortable in my whereabouts.

And then I had this other dream that portrayed me holding an inner energetic in spite of things being chaotic all around me. And the way the image was, was I’m in a chair and I’m sitting against the wall trying to be quiet – just sitting in the chair. I don’t want to do anything that looks too out of place, so at least I’m okay with the image of just sitting in the chair with my eyes open – looking around, but not necessarily involved with others, just being in a quiet space.

And other people around me are acting like they’re enjoying themselves. They’re carrying on this way and that way, partying, drinking, carousing, gossiping, and at times it’s even spilling over and as they’re trying to get my attention, and get me to bite off and go into their antics, and it’s hard for me to maintain a presence that is connected to the flow of an inner energetic.

In other words, that sort of thing is pounded out at me in my direction. In other words, they’re all into their camaraderie or whatever it is, and I seem to be the quiet one off to one side. They can’t have that because they’re carrying on like they’re carrying on. But at some point I realize that I’m wavering and need even more focus and attention.

I get rid of the chair that I’ve been sitting on and, instead, sit on the ground in meditation so that I can actually go somewhere beyond all of that. And under this more quiet pose, I can maintain the inner space. But as time progresses the evening comes up, everything recedes, and then the entire area around me becomes a space where bedrolls are laid out.

And I realize that this has always been like this, and everyone has a claimed, specific place for their bedroll. It’s as far as you can see. And a young girl lays her bedroll in front of me where I am sitting, and I come out of my inner depth to talk to her.

She’s okay with what she was doing, ordinarily, though, her bedroll comes to the wall where I am sitting so this adjustment is going to set off a chain reaction shift to accommodate that. In other words, if she shifts, others are going to have to shift because she shifted into their space a little bit – because she didn’t have the spot that I am sitting on.

I’m the only one that’s sitting. Everyone else is going to be going to sleep. I didn’t realize that this would happen when I chose the spot to sit, so I am contemplating if I should leave or move, although I do not know where to go because the whole area, as far as I can see around me, is spoken for – so I wake up.

The meaning is to connect inside to a more inclusive inner flow is to relate to the whole in such a way that preexisting patterns naturally shift. And it also answers the question of the very first thing coming out of meditation in terms of: whose fault is it?

In other words, you could easily see, okay, the reason why you’re continuing to carry on and having troubles and anxieties and getting caught up in things is because you’re not getting the memo, something isn’t given to you.

And it goes on and on and on and on and on like this, and whose fault is this that you still see yourself doing things that you don’t really, when you really look at yourself, quite accept?

And the full sequence of the dreaming answers that question as well. It points out that you have the means to take and go into an intertwined connection, and you just have to adhere to that -and it all works.

But, if you’re unwilling to adhere to that, and feel that you can go off this way and that way and look at life in relationship to everything through the senses, then how can you complain? This is what you chose. And when you shift, it’s all there. It’s all provided and made available to you in as simple a format as can be possibly imagined.

But you have to allow that to be. It just doesn’t get imposed upon you. If you want it imposed upon you, then you would do something in terms of a natural realness. So nothing is straightaway influenced, and so you can’t attribute fault in the way that a person attributes fault in terms of evaluating things in terms of how they have to work out in terms of one’s understanding through the senses.

You just have to adopt the space, and hold the place, where you’re meant to be, that is cycled within, that has to do with the over body of the wholeness of yourself that is intertwined. And then everything shifts accordingly. That’s just how it works. It doesn’t work the other way around where you can complain about it having to work out, and be this way, or that way as if you’re entitled to defining things like that.

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Under Constraint

swirl8An important aspect of being on a spiritual path is in gaining greater access to the Wholeness of life. That requires letting go of personal mannerisms that are ego, or personal identity, based. In Jeane’s dream, the image has a woman cinching her belt tight, followed by the difficulty in “getting the messages” off her phone. These ideas are a cause and effect: the constraint prevents a deeper access and inner communication. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Part of my night was spent just trying to be comfortable because I felt really achy. And I also seem to be in a seminar; I remember that.

And then I had a dream where it felt like I was a counselor that was working with this gal who was in the first year of junior college, or something, about that age where she’s still living at home.

I know that her parents have come and they’re in the waiting room while I’m talking to her, and we go out and we talk to them at one point, and I’m trying to help her out because she’s taking some classes and I know that there’s a problem with the department in which she’s taking the classes. They’re not that supportive, or I know they sometimes do something wrong, and that I need to try to figure out a way around this. 

As I am talking to her about it, she reveals that her mother’s not going to be much of a support. She feels like her mother hates her.

And as she’s talking about this with her mother, it feels like she takes her belt that she’s wearing and she tightens it up a whole bunch of notches, so it’s really tight around her waist. I talk with her about I need her to trust me a little to work on this, and we will have to involve her parents, so I go out and I talk with her two parents for a few minutes.

Then the plan is I’m going to start working on this issue with this department, which is not quite functioning right, which is causing her problems. As well as now I realize she has a problem because apparently her relationship with her mother isn’t good. 

I’ve gone back to my office for a minute, because I have to use the phone, and there’s someone who has come and stand in my doorway, who works with me, and when I go to use the phone I realize I have three extensions. I want to listen to them – messages that have come in. Maybe some have piled up on one extension because I didn’t realize it.

When I push one button extension it feels like that works okay, but when it comes to the other two I feel like maybe there’s a password that I’ve forgotten, or I push one and I just get this like buzzing tone, and I’m not sure now how to access my messages, and which button to use to get them, or what the password was. It’s like I’ve forgotten it.

John: So the dream theme is in terms of creating a greater expansiveness of one’s self, and of course you have the body manifestation of the body penting up, because it is seeking to break through whatever way that you’re constraining yourself.

And then you have a dream where you’re tightening the belt up, too. And the dream is very specific that somehow or another you need to break free from this, and find a greater expansiveness, because there is an important dialogue that you’re meant to catch up with.

In other words, when you go onto the phone – what happens there? You can’t…?

Jeane: I have three extensions and they’re not really working right.

John: Yeah, they don’t work right. Yeah, and they will come through for you. It means that this stuff is at your disposal, but you need to break free. You need to expand in some fashion. Well, the image in my dream is you have to break the container to find what is more. And, to a degree one can work on themselves and build themselves up to a particular degree, but then at some particular point you have to quit maintaining certain constraints and be more expansive and effusive in your nature.

And in your particular case, that breaking free, that taking off the way you’re cinching something up enables you to… I mean, what is missing by this cinching up and maintaining yourself constrained is that you aren’t able to access a communication, a hearing center, a recognition of things. You can access it even more if you take this more expansive breakthrough step.

If you think about the teacher’s theme of his workshop, it’s an attempt to try to get people to take and experience a greater expansiveness within the breath. In other words, the out-breath tends to constrain or compact one, and the in-breath tends to go into a greater expanse back to a home.

And in the out-breath, where you’re contracted, you can actually put yourself under painful conditions, or pent up conditions. And so you experience a bit of that in the body, as well, in its reactive way.

And then in the expanse, you tend to break free of that. And that expanse you’re being shown leads to a more natural catching up understanding where the communications, the listening, the getting of it, the intuitive and the sensation of things… something is missing there.

In other words, a memo is kind of missing, and you just kind of know that. This dream has a kind of a cause-and-effect quality to it. You can go back and say it’s caused by not breaking free in a particular way, and leaving yourself cinched or tightened up. You’re not as overall as you can be.

And then when you’re more overall, you can hear something and catch up, communication-wise, listening center connectivity. You can catch up with it better.

The other thing about this dream is, this is a dream on another level. This is not a dream on a beginner’s level. This is not a dream where you’ve gone backwards and you beat yourself up over having this particular neuroses of yourself that is holding you back.

This is a dream in which you’ve already found a greater dimension of yourself, and now you’re looking at that greater dimension which then brings in and carries a greater responsibility towards the Wholeness. You’re looking at what is now required for you to take on this new depth, or breadth, of who and how you are.

This dream is subtle in that you have to hear that it does have that higher ping note to it. It’s not a lower ping note of a type of condition that one would have in more of the simplistic sense. This is a subtler sense of it that leads to a more complete, or greater, Wholeness.

It would have a different sense or interpretation if it was a new person coming to the path in which this would be something that they would have to work on. This is something that you have already worked on, and have taken and climbed certain ladders, so to speak, and levels inside of you.

And now what’s being presented to you is, again, a new space to push through.

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