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im43aWe don’t really do it any more, but our computers used to go through a process called defragging, during which the system would reorder and reorganize the way the files were stored – to make for faster access and more useable storage space. When we sleep, our systems go through a similar process of cleaning, sorting, and storing all the feelings, experiences, images, and stimuli that we have taken in. Our dreams provide a deeper level of review, allowing us to resolve, or further process, aspects that are not ready to be permanently filed away.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, this is kind of like a breakthrough in which I incorporate a mystery in science into it, and show how that applies to the human being. 

Last night I learned the reason why I dream. This has to do with being brought back from the stillness within, that is out of reach under ordinary circumstances, in other words, coming back into life. Some part of me comes into life, in other words, it has a substance or a quality or something, and it is that substance or quality that has a presence, a bifurcation mannerism – and it’s touching that, looking at that, handling that with soft hands, so to speak, or noticing it within the parameters of a greater stillness. 

The noticing of that, the seeing of that, leads to dreaming because it’s something that’s distinct, that’s like a thought or something. It’s a substance aspect that arises, or is there, outside of what ordinarily would just be a stillness. 

So, what I have found is that when I have a need to know what this condition is that is coming out, I kind of go into the inner – by going to the inner I can kind of kind of go to the deeper stillness – and, in doing so, in the stillness it kind of focalizes things upon what is this little aspect, this little cell of something emerging out of the stillness. 

That little cell then becomes like a type of landmark, otherwise there’s just a nothingness. So, to do this is kind of like a subtle approach, when my soul comes from the inner stillness it is only when there is a subtle demeanor that is returning reflectively from the overallness, that something is able to be noted. That’s why I dream. Otherwise, you would just be in a stillness and nothing would be going on. 

So, my ability to see and read what is bookmarked, in other words something that’s emerging, so to speak, is made possible for me in terms of bringing from the pervasive stillness, bringing this as a way of seeing and hearing, of which the seeing and hearing is based upon the expulsion that is bookmarked.

There’s just the stillness. And so when something arises like a thought or whatever it is, it draws your attention, and to the degree your attention goes, is the degree to which something is noted, or bookmarked, and that then becomes the dream: becomes the sleep dream, and it becomes the outer dream.

And in the sleep dream, of course, you can look at it in a more overall context because you don’t get caught up in ego, and in mind and senses, like you do in the outer dream. 

So why does it work this way? The reason it works this way is because we are the stuff that dreams are made of, and more; that is the substance, the density, of our nature. So the more, what is more, is a stillness – because that’s the more, that’s the everything, that’s the absolute of it at all. Because it’s in the essence of the stillness, of absolute stillness, that all of life predominates, predominates in the stillness. It can then become reflective if something arises out of it, and that takes on a storyline, which could be like a dream, or it can be just this whole thing in the outer, which is a dream. 

So when I am able to be still enough to let go of the outer densities, or definition, that has a loudness, which refrains my beingness to having to denote the outer orientation, because it goes from an inner that’s a dream, to an outer orientation, which is an outer dream. And when I am seeing it as an outer dream, generally then I’m not able to let go of such a projection, I buy into it.

To travel to a depth within to where my true beingness resides, this being a stillness, is to travel in a way that is so far within that there is nothing to talk about. However, when something comes out, I notice it in terms of the breath, which then grabs it, or notes it, and it then gets reflected upon the lens of the heart in order to denote something. 

And what it denotes is that this is something that is out of the stillness, meaning that it’s somewhere on the breath, that you’re zooming in on it with the lens of things, and you notice that the in-breath out-breath interval is the inner. And the outer is the out-breath in-breath interval.

When you are able to be there, you’re able to reference to the stillness, instead of what snuck out from the stillness. In order for one to take the subtle substance of something that has come out back into the stillness, to know that it belongs in the stillness, that it’s just a reflection, it’s almost like you have to make it oblivious enough to slip through the veil, or otherwise you have to keep acting it out when it’s too loud or has a hold of you, in terms of your ego.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

The human is the only life form on this planet that can aspire above the planet. In saying that, it is not meant in the sense of space travel in a rocket ship, it is meant in the way of graduating above this planet after our time here. A planet is a safe ecology for beginners, who make mistakes constantly. We are here to make our mistakes, yet learn the ways of the universe so that we can one day become a part of it – a part of the whole. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This is a short dream. I’m talking with a friend, who is a person with which I always pay my bills with him immediately. So there’s a closeness. Everything is kept close; in other words, there’s no gap. Everything is happening straight away; I always paid my bills immediately. There’s a connection, then, that exists, because this is a way of symbolically describing a connection, a merged connection, that I have with him – and then through him, to another person.

In other words, he’s like introducing me to someone else. Now, I hold him, and deal with him differently. This other person is still an aspect that there are veils, or a holding back from. Or, to put it another way, my friend vouches for me. So, in terms of this other person, there’s kind of a trust, and so there’s kind of a way of relating.

But my close friend has also indicated, to this other person, how our relationship works. So I say to my friend, “Oh, I wish you hadn’t done that. I hope you haven’t started something, in that your friend gets the idea that he can horsewhip me if I do not treat him the same way as I treat you,” meaning I pay everything immediately.

He laughs, saying, “Oh, no.” But of course it’s a joke, it’s a sense of humor, because he knows that’s the better way of being.

Meaning, of course, that is how it should be. The inference being: I may like being purposefully distant, but that is not a desirable thing in an overall purpose that is really a One Beingness.

Now this dream, it seemed like I kept having to go into it and into it because this is the type of dream that was a little bit like a meditation, where it’s hard for me to pull out, because there was a depth there, and yet it was trying to just do it in a Simple Simon way in the dream. And I kept throwing away the Simple Simon components, and so I made it very difficult to catch the punchline.

So I see myself getting travel documents from the source that has trouble getting these travel documents for themselves. It was like the feminine having trouble pulling something up all on their own, out of the amnesia. But I have no trouble contending with what I need, but that isn’t so for her, so she comments that she is thankful I did this, and something to the effect that this was like a guide to a breakthrough.

My comment back: “Well, no it’s just something born noble.”

The question is: what is born noble? And what it means is that the illusory veil is drawn away, and then something revealed behind that is what’s really real.

And so, I seem to be confused by that for hours, trying to sleep; who knows what the distance in the gap was? And then all sudden this observation came through: an awareness is uplifted when a correspondence occurs. What I mean by correspondence is a kind of communion. A communion is a touching that occurs within. The falling back, or the imposition of veils, after a quickening of a kind of union communion is like a drowsiness – much like the effect of mood, which changes the atmosphere.

So, what am I not remembering? There was a revealing, within, about the natural uplifting that is effortless as an effect of atmosphere that permeates into the whole. I cannot say much about that because I am still relating too much with empathic nature that is a reflective, outer sensitivity, instead of with the all-encompassing overall wholeness, in which everything is put into the heart.

In other words, what happened was it was almost like going to a dialogue in a discourse of seeing how you can walk into an atmosphere, and, if you’re receptive in the right way and don’t have your thoughts, and your moods, and your attitudes that you’re holding onto too rigidly, something just can be lifted in that atmosphere. Just lifted.

And that lifting is the fact that, if in the atmosphere, that atmosphere, in it’s wholeness, everything is included within the heart of the whole, and each person has that connection to the heart of the whole, to do that is a true letting go that results in something just going “poof,” being lifted.

Otherwise, there’s that repelling and the kundalini and all that other weirdness is there. So I do not have access to this depth of a quality of letting go. So, as a result, I wasn’t able to notice, or take in, all of an understanding of what it’s like to be in a greater stillness – and how do you see in this greater stillness?

The capacity to have everything in the heart, which is the oneness of being that sustains and retains. And when you break that, you break that sustaining and retaining, that’s when you noodle around. And we do it in a reflective outer way, which means, then, we can still have the sensitivity, not quite able to do it justice, in terms of everything in the whole heart. And then you have your empathic aspect of that as an offshoot, it’s kind of a derivative.

And that all is a form that leads to up and down, up and down. It’s another kind of up and down. It’s nice to have that because it leads to insight, but it’s not sustainable because it’s not put into the heart, it’s not retained properly, so it leads to exhaustion and tiredness.

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65720Before learning about the energetic causes of things, it is easy to assume all human knowledge has been accrued through the centuries by trial and error, i.e., if you make tea with this plant, it heals you, and making tea with that plant can kill you. But that’s not the way of it. Every form of life is an energetic intelligence, and, if you connect to those intelligences, you can know, intuitively, the properties of anything. This is the way of the human design; trial and error is the method of the uninitiated. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, first from the meditation dream, on the inner, in other words, from my meditation dreams on the inner, on the inner side of self, and the veils of a reflective outer, in other words, I have the sense of the reflective outer, and I’m dreaming on the inner, in other words, accommodating the reflective outer, and what has happened is I’ve reached a familiarity with life’s unfoldment process.

In other words, I don’t fight it. It all makes sense to me. In other words, I come to know, for example, that even though I am veiled, and cannot directly see things, in terms of what’s really going on, I am able to know when change is occurring in life.

It is as if I see flickers of light on the other side of a door, and this causes me, little by little, to know what is afoot. These little bitty inflections, I suppose if you were to put it into kind of Sufi terms where they talk about states and stations, those would be states, being able to catch inflections from the flickers.

You go through little things, then, like little epiphanies. And it is little by little those sort of things that cause you to know, and recognize, to realize, to answer the question of what’s going on.

And then, in another dream, a bomb goes off, in a phone booth, and scatters debris from the phone book everywhere.

And the meaning of these dreams is that even though that which goes on in the outer is reflective, and not physically connected to the stillness essence behind it all, there is a way, from what is not revealed, to see what is going on in terms of the inner plane.

The process of going through life, with its veils, is to get closer to who we really are. And we notice this as possible when we are able to perceive beyond, and through, outer appearances, veils and all, the essence from which it all begins and/or arises.

So I’m on the cusp of this other that you dreamt. This dream is on the cusp of it. It’s close, but on the cusp of it. It’s talking about it, then it goes into it in the sleep dream.

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