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The human is very adaptable, for good and for ill. We can rise to a new occasion, or we can become inured to our state of affairs and begin to think it’s just normal. Part of this is a way for us to find a state of balance, but part of it is the way our memory can begin to fade the clarity of different perspectives away. Every thread we follow can take us on a path further away from where we want to be – if we don’t realize it is happening. (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, this meditation dream is like a repeat meditation dream, I could swear I wrote this up once before, but I don’t think I have.

It starts off in which, to begin with, there are two ways of being. In other words, they’re kind of equal, you can go this way or that way. And they both pull your focus, but, at some point, I realize, or fairly quickly realize when I go into the outer way, which is the way that is the loudest, that the other tends to become faint, is no longer equal, it tends to be kind of dissipated.

Well, because they were fairly equal to begin with, it’s hardly noticeable, but over a course of time that changes. And I come to know the outer, and its loudness is taking and chopping off, or keeping, the subtler that is the inner need, that has a consistency to it that I somehow remember a bit about, that lies within. I have a sense of needing to go back to that, to touch that. However, in the dream, the subtler energetic effect becomes practically nonexistent when my attention turns towards a reflective outer that is louder. 

And it’s more popular, and it’s an easier orientation to maintain because there is the quality of identification that hones it into place. It is the subtler, however, that’s more inward as an orientation, that some part of me realizes is important; it can’t be lost. 

And to do more of the outer it naturally drowns out, in other words, it’s a reference that has a type of reflective attraction that occurs at the expense of the inner. In other words, if you’re not careful, that’s what happens. And so I realize, from this dream, that I don’t want to lose the subtler inner. I have to work at it to retain the awareness, inner awareness, when in the midst of abstractions.

As a frame of reference the outer is the standard default mannerism that predominates because it is louder. This outer orientation involves the out-breath; not the in-breath, the out-breath traveling away from God. It is in the out-breath that there is a greater tendency, in terms of putting one’s attention because it’s easiest to do. But upon noticing this effect, I find that I need to mirror the subtler effect. In other words, never lose that, mirror that while in the outer.

The subtler effect needs to be consistently acknowledged, within, or it will fade away. Or it will go into spiritual illusion that it somehow or another is happening when it’s not happening. Remembrance of how I really am is crucial to this process. In other words, it’s a remembrance that has to do with an attention, that has to do into an adherence, that has to do to an intertwining. 

So the meaning is, first of all, this is a type of “what’s going on?” is the dream starts out with me having what seems to be two options. And they seem to be equal. As they come more into manifestation, my remembrance of the inner orientation becomes harder and harder to remember.

I come to know that there is a consistent connection, from the inner, that I yearn to maintain, as being the important imprint reference for my beingness’ value. And this cannot go away, even if I find myself lost or drowned into the outer. 

So the deeper remembrance is, when there is the louder outer orientation I have to realize that to access a more real aliveness I need to be intertwined to a consistent inner thread, a within-ness that connects me, as a greater one being, to the essence.

The outer is an orientation to a reflective frame of reference that predominates inconsistently. When I go more into the outer, that is when I am able to notice that my heart reaches, some part of it wants to reach, back to the subtler inner connection for guidance. 

I seem to need the bifurcation, however, to appreciate the inner as a remembrance. When I go more into the outer, I’m able to denote the value of the inner essence, fortunately, but it’s faint, because it’s a subtleness that’s upon the heart. And it’s only there upon the heart when the heart is more sensitively aligned to the wholeness of life.

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Going into an unimaginable depth can only be done through trust, faith, and letting go, because how else could we get there? To take the linear path, step by step, verifying all along the way the solidness of what is before us, would require that we live for centuries. No, at some point we must believe that the unknown we want to dive into will support us and guide us, and, in that belief is the action of putting aside our personal wish to control, and ceding that into the arms of the wholeness. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And then all of this gets put together in the fourth dream. So you have to incorporate all that you’ve learned in these first three, the meditation dream, and these two, to get to the fourth dream. 

And this dream starts out with me seeking help in a foreign way. By foreign, what I am working with involves a non-personal extraneous action; which means I’m apparently working with something that’s misshaped, or projective. 

When suddenly there is a shift to where the action is deemed connective to me, or personal, meaning the attention is upon what I am about in terms of an unfoldment process. In other words, that’s what I mean by personal, this is a part of a process that has me sucked into, absorbed into. 

And that is when I’m able to recognize a deeper depth. When what I was doing had an extraneous projection about it, I couldn’t get the heart into it. To be able to work with propulsion within a timelessness and spaciousness has to do with who I am. Therefore, the heart, when I am who I am, gets quickened. I’m able to let go of improper objectified perspectives, projections, there in the outer, and attune the heart to noting an unfathomable spaciousness, and unfathomable timelessness. 

And the image of this occurring is that of a round tube that is suddenly elongated in a depth that is unimaginable. In other words, first I look into this tube, and then, all of a sudden, the tube just starts elongating. You can’t see the depth that this tube just elongates to. So I have a sense that there’s a round ball, that I never see, that goes and goes and goes and goes and goes somewhere into the depths of this tube. It’s in there somewhere, that fits the tube, in it’s roundness, perfectly, and exists in an unimaginable depth within.

It seems to have its intended, all-pervasive effect, as a potential propensity scoped into this unfathomable depth within; just sucked right into this unfathomable depth within. Although there is the anticipation, which is the outer projection part of oneself where thoughts happen, although there is the anticipation of something visible possible, I’m coming to know that just perceiving the inner depth, in which everything in the outer is absorbed, is as good as it gets. Which is the same thing as saying that everything in the outer is a projection, that, in a oneness, there is the sweeping up of all projections. The round ball, that I do not see but impute to be, is my symbolic reference. I could try to create an objectified oneness. 

So, to put it all together, the scoping to an inner depth that transcends a spaciousness is the dream with the woman who is in my heart after 30 years, symbolically speaking. And the fetching of an open bottle of wine that is to be put on a tab is timelessness. And the inner suspense behind what exists in an outer observable capacity is the meditation dream. Those three come together to portray the unfathomable depths of stillness, symbolically imaged as a tube in which everything returns to the unfathomable depths of this all-absorptive whole, or tube, or innerness, or stillness.

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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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