A Careful Approach

We can’t always go straight at the object we are seeking – sometimes that approach can push it further from our reach. When we speak of energy and vibration, each one has its unique signature and requires from us a unique key to make the connection and gain the access. Said another way, we must become like the thing we seek, or else we won’t understand it, and it won’t acknowledge us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In the meditation dream the dream starts off with seeing, in color, an object that I’m traveling towards. The object is in manifestation. To reach the object I come down an elevator and then I have to go across the street. 

The crossing of the street is where a pause occurs. In this pause, I’m pondering the object which I see across the street. And it turns out that this is a repeating pattern, because this time the object seems larger, more colorful, and is so large that it takes up my focus. 

So this object that I am looking to somehow or another access, or go towards, is an object that I notice I have to be careful in terms of approaching – and more careful than the last time. This time, I am focusing my attention upon a point that lies directly above the object’s window, in other words to try to break the mirror that way, or the reflective that way. And then I wake up.

What is going on is, in this dream, I’m trying to establish a comfortable way of coming into manifestation. And I am wary about doing this as I still have memories of how things like this have a certain vibe behind them in terms of this sort of doingness. And it’s as if, this time, I’m hoping for a different result or effect. 

What I’m really trying to access is a vibration that I’m comfortable with. Although the object has a fascinating allure, deep down I am not convinced that I can do this without somehow or another being distracted, or redirected. 

So the conclusion is this is a dream that is suggesting that I am trying over and over to bring a vibratory quality into manifestation, with each time seeking to be more and more at ease vibratorially speaking. I’m wary about this approach because I am not sure this is possible without losing something from within. Nevertheless, in this image, I am at it again.

And so in my dreaming I noticed to a degree a mirroring quality that sits in a stillness. But it’s not a deep enough stillness, it’s more of an introverted kind of stillness. And so I’m dealing with all the variables. So there’s that as a kind of stillness; is it a real stillness? 

I’m also noticing that the opposite of mirroring is the picking trait where you pick at something as if to get it to change or something; to be able to hold that in check, by noticing how that is, is a step towards stillness. 

The net effect of this process is to notice that true mirroring reflects from deep within. In other words, it is not a quality of playing and looking for it in some aspect of the breath. If the mannerism carries an outer reflectiveness, it is still on the journey to an inner stillness, which means that it is still on the breath and within the reflective realm.

Or, to say it in kind of another way, journeying involves the breath, which is an identifiable characteristic visualized as manifestation. In other words, everything we notice and see in time and space is a consequence of our breath. Creating with the breath, which is a type of sound, and it’s a journeying, it’s not in the stillness.

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Beyond the Chi

What if we were to consider all the different paths, taken by those on spiritual journeys throughout history, as an interconnected network, like our brain? When we do something new, our brain creates a new connection; if we repeat this process, a well-traveled energetic path is formed. And every one of these paths forms the greater network of our brain. So, has a similar process happened by the creation of energetic pathways through history, by this species? And is that greater network available to everyone born here now? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, for me, I had to maintain the recognition and connection in relationship to a void.

To begin with I was wondering if I was going to be able to do that, based upon something of an effect, that had occurred, that had caused a certain kind of overindulgence in the seeing, yet at the same time utilizing, in that overindulgence, an aliveness that can be quickened in a shamanistic side of oneself.

And I was able to do this more easily than I usually do, with a greater ease than I usually do, because, number one, I have a flexibility to something of a stillness space, or void depth, that I don’t necessarily know how I have that, but I have that, and that helps to facilitate a sight. And there’s a certain quality of something that’s denser in a spaciality and that tends to facilitate something that’s grounded. 

So, the theme of the dreaming was can I be, and maintain, something more, in terms of myself, in relationship to the shamanistic zone, which is really located more in the bottom of the breath? And it holds a person, when it’s in the bottom of the breath, into a particular modality because it has a chi about it that can hold one’s attention. 

And that a person is more than the shamanistic side of themself, but can you maintain that something more in the face of the chi that can be louder in its physical, magnetic presence or something? Can you use that chi for atmospheric purposes? Holding something together in terms of the atmosphere? 

Or can you speak through the chi and affect the atmosphere, and, at the same time, do so in a way that keeps something, and recognizes something, more in the void? In other words, go beyond the chi mannerism that can hold things in track. 

I have to look at it this way. You seem to have to look at in terms of what it’s like in terms of holding a quality of a space in relationship to the stuff that is going on. I hold that in terms of an actionability. You hold it in terms of a quality of trying to recognize and see if you’re able to maintain yourself in the space of something where there are things going on. I look at it in terms of an actionability, but it better be an actionability that isn’t infected by an overindulgence of this part of one’s makeup.

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The Redirect

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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