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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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Willie Holdman

This dream begins with the image of an idyllic setting, in a meadow by a stream, but the dreamer cannot fully be in the beauty and naturalness of the moment. Yet we could also apply this to our view of the everyday: we find ourselves on a planet where everything we need is provided, and each day, each moment, is energetically different from the last, but still beautiful, and fascinating, in the experience of it. So what is all this “stuff” we have put in the way of our engagement with the natural perfection around us, personally or as a species? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in my first dream, my meditation dream, I am unable to enjoy the outer flow, like everyone else, because I’m holding onto issues and this is keeping me pent up. I don’t even know what the issues are that I’m holding onto.

And so the image is: I’m kind of in a nice meadow setting, out in nature, and there is a stream, and a river, and the sun is just perfect and really nice out. And ordinarily you would look at the water and you’d say, well, it’s too cold to get in the water, but not only is everyone around me getting in the water, in other words, even though it’s a country setting and kind of quiet and peaceful, there are people and they have come to this area and they’re getting in the water.

And those that have dogs are taking the dogs in the water, and the dogs really are loving the water, too. And it’s like not only are they having a good time, but the dogs are having a good time in the water; it’s just like this whole thing has a whole redeeming process.

In this dream, those who are going in the water, and taking their dogs and everything in the water, were just letting go into a free flow. And even though I was pulled to wanting to test water myself, to see if it was too cold and whatnot, I had some sort of pent-up nature that I just couldn’t shake.

It’s not that I knew what the pent-up nature was. I couldn’t put my finger on the pent-up nature even, but it was something that had me in some sort of tiff, or a mood, or something, and holding back as if by holding back I’d eventually figure it out – but there was nothing on the horizon showing that I was figuring it out. And what was obvious is what I was missing.

And, at one particular point, I kind of let go or something a tiny bit and I threw myself in the water, clothes, shoes, and everything on, and realized, yeah, the water’s wonderful. It’s not as cold. But nope, I still had my nuances, I still had my pent-upism, and I had to come out of the water.

And so what I’m portraying is a quality of bewilderment, and you have this in the out-breath when you’re at a point where you can’t quite sort things out. You are overwhelmed by something that you aren’t able to put your finger on yet.

I’m inclined to be affected by something that is vague to me, that I’m not able to quite catch up with and properly recognize, so I’m inclined to be carrying some sort of nuance trying to find some sort of focus and attention, which, when I find it, supposedly that leads to a balance, so that I can then just appreciate things as they are. And so I’m not quite able to free flow, or let go.

The meaning I write up is that my resolve is being tested. You know, that’s kind of what the outer is all about, to see if you can get closer to something. The question is: can I let go of nuances that, like an inner resolve that I cannot reach, are keeping me from enjoying life in a free flow way? I need to break free of some sort of trance that I am in. The pent-up demeanor is blocking a connection, and I need to let go of that to free flow.

This sort of letting go, or whatever the kind of letting go is that I have to do, that would lead to a natural free flow, will not only relieve me of what I am holding onto, but it supports the free flow and naturalness that is predominating in the surrounding environment. But the natural condition, the primordial naturalness, is askew.

The reason why I’m putting this pressure upon myself, and the reason why I’m acting like this, is it’s like one is directed into the physical to sort and get closer to something. There’s a responsibility to catch up with something. And you carry around a kind of awkward bewilderment  because you’re trying to get into the outer and you can’t. In other words, you can’t quite catch up with whatever this responsibility is.

In other words, therein lies the confusion, and my condition defies the natural letting-go process to a free flow because I am not breaking free of a stigma trance I am in. Until I either let go of this pent-up condition, or catch up with it and own it, I am unable to be naturally free to enjoy the flow and wonderful setting, or conditions, that are permeating the atmosphere for all to see but me.

It’s an awkward, bewildering, condition to have to be in, where I could jump in the water and feel wonderful, but I can’t quite let myself do it because I’m still carrying some sort of nuance or mannerism. That’s painful, that’s really bizarre to have to carry that. There’s a sadness in that.

And this continues into the next dream, it’s repeated again, in that in the next dream there was a time when I was able to see what time it was on a watch. In other words, it’s like somehow or another I’ve gone distant so that, as I glance, I can’t necessarily see the watch anymore. And I can maybe make it out a little bit, but I could get it wrong. Instead of it being, say, 2 o’clock, I might read it as 3 o’clock or something. In other words, there’s a gap, or a distance, that has developed.

In other words, something has changed, like I’m further away. And so I say, in the dream, “I’ve got to be able to read the dials on a watch. So much depends upon getting that right. I can’t be guessing.” So, in the dream, others actually expect me to be able to tell the time. In fact, I’m being relied upon for that.

And so the meaning is, in the dream, over the passage of time, I have gotten ungrounded. In other words, just like I couldn’t go into the water because I couldn’t let go of something, in that sense I’m ungrounded. I’m in a bewildered state. I haven’t sorted out the thought-upon-thoughts that are compelling, that haven’t made themselves known to where they could be let go of into an empty space. That empty space can be in the out-breath to in-breath, too, and so I’m meant to know the balance and timing.

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