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5166_We know that ice is frozen water, and we can also say that matter is frozen energy. When the temperature is right, ice will become water again. And so it is with matter, which will evolve or devolve back to energy. What is being said is: everything is energy in one state or another. As humans, we are uniquely designed to connect from this physical state into the energetic states, while we are alive. That ability is called development, whether religious or spiritual, and is the purpose of our time as a physical expression. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, to kind of repeat, first there must be the sweet pain of longing – sustainable as both an angelic heartfulness and out-breath reflectiveness. In other words, you can’t be easily broken, in too much emotion, too simplistic, and you can’t be too Wile E. Coyote, or otherwise you can’t hit that sweet pain stillness.

And, when you do hit it, it’s as if you’re suddenly magnetized to propel to the in-breath. In other words, it’s like you feel safe, or you’re willing to be able to do that. You’re able to let go of what had been your out-breath nuances that had you in its trance. And so then you start on the in-breath, that you don’t know much about, which are the higher planes of yourself waking up, that go to the stillness of an essence.

So, when the sweet longing is sustainable, the way home to the interval of essence stillness, at the in-breath to out-breath interval, is able to be revealed.

For most human beings the sweet pain at the interval of out-breath to in-breath stillness is not something that is acceptable, or sustainable, and it has to be acceptable and sustainable and surrendered to before there is a chance of propelling towards the unseen light at the interval of stillness between in-breath and out-breath.

In other words, that’s something that you have to have kind of a type of faith in, and you get that faith by the mirroring, a kind of mirroring that happens at the out-breath to in-breath interval of sweet pain sudden stillness that automatically mirrors, really, really finely, to something more, which is that same in-breath corresponding that is where the in-breath turns to the out-breath, that stillness point.

That’s why in the end a realized person realizes that there was no journeying at all. The in-breath and the out-breath were a trance modality tone, or mode, that they took on into varying degrees, and that there was only just the stillness and that there is no journey. So sustainability of the out-breath to in-breath interval of stillness is possible only when manifestation’s concretized denseness, which reflects our suffering plight, is healed. Until this happens, our true home, as a stillness essence at the in-breath the out-breath, is not even recognizable. It’s just a theory.

The illusory journey that leads to outer stillness and the inner stillness has to deal with the spiritual illusion of the in-breath seeking an awareness. And then, of course, the out-breath seeking an awareness is us wandering about, traveling away from God, in a state of bewilderment.

First we must redeem ourselves in order to face our shadow plight of thought-upon-thought out-breath. We have to redeem ourselves by we face that. Actually, it just falls away as a type of darkness. The idea that we get through it, no, it just falls away. It’s like a type of darkness. It falls away at that interval – if we can hold that interval of sweet pain – and then the other planes of ourselves then start opening up.

I mean, obviously, it’s always going on, because in each out-breath and each in-breath there is implications of all of this. What I’m doing is looking at it as if we’re accentuating it, first by talking about out-breath, and then in-breath.

So, when the journey is away from God, this being depicted as an out-breath orientation, and that journey, or illusory aspect of it being like a journey, somehow hits the stillness and sweet pain, it’s almost as if something gets propelled by being able to catch the glimpse of that stillness as it opens up to a conscious choice of the heart – in an in-breath way. And, when that happens, then we have to contend with spiritual illusion because the out-breath is an illusory traveling in ignorance and bewilderment, and the in-breath is a traveling in terms of spiritual illusion is when it takes and acts like there are planes of light and such that is really who we are. But they are like qualities; again, very subtle, subtle essence qualities, but still not the stillness.

When it is, at best, only possible to touch the heart in the sweet pain interval between out-breath and in-breath, because that’s how it has to start, intermittently and unsustainably, because we are not ready to handle the stillness; in other words, you still have to be cradled or whatever, it takes so long for something to become. When you can’t quite do that, or sustain that, or hold it means more dense reflective outer suffering on the plane of collective consciousness’ manifestation is yet involved, or needed.

So what we’ve talked about is we’ve gone back and forth, and back and forth, and we’ve played with kind of a quality of innocence that is the in-breath, the planes of light that simulate the angelic, and a sense of sensibility, of which that sensibility leads to a stillness at the essence – if it follows all the way through in an in-breath way.

And we’ve talked about the out-breath way, which has to do with a defiance that comes down as a thought. It might have been an okay thought that we thought we could play out, or live out, or be, but only come to find out that we’re in the mire of a world of nothing but that. And, fortunately, we sit in this Bardo of in-betweenness of in-breath and out-breath, and when we’re like that we tend to then relate to things with the mind and the senses, which keep us caught up in this world of there being a time and space.

And so what changes that now, or what shifts that, or the next step beyond the quality of the angelic and then a masterful approach of trying to needle along, is an approach that, when it isn’t able to maintain, or recognize, the stillness, and yet knows that there is the stillness, almost as a whiff, or sense, of that, can it exercise the forbearance of letting everything just be? And, if it can let everything just be, it comes to know the greater overall as a letting go and a stillness; to the stillness place that is the in-breath interval to the out-breath, that interval which is the essence of it all. Those two come together as one and the same, the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Duality is broken when the two intervals of stillness of above, and below, come to see each other as one and the same. When the stillness permeates the illusory sensation of an in-breath and out-breath, journeying falls away.

To make sure this part is perfectly clear, I would like to repeat that stillness is not possible as a completion until first the sweet pain interval between out-breath and in-breath is accepted, in other words, you let go to it, you’re able to handle it instead of having to jump back into the thoughts and the breath action of out-breath and in-breath as a kind of amnesia.

The accommodation of this, as an inflective, is what directs us to journey to God. Instead of moving away from God, we’re now aspiring to the all-pervasive essence and stillness, which is, as indicated above, where the in-breath to out-breath interval is at, and the getting there causes us to travel through the spiritual illusions, which is the planes of light and all of that, and we break then the trance of all aspects of substance. We are just essence in that journey.

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im234agesIt is a wonderful urge to want to help someone or something, but there’s a caveat: everything is in process, and everything has its own timings. So when we seek to prevent someone from having a painful experience, we can’t know what lessons they may need to learn. In fact, in terms of other people, in terms of the planet itself, and in terms of universal purpose the most effective way we can be a help is to continue our development, because a developed life elevates all the lives it touches, which makes more possible for those lives. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Then here’s another kind of one that’s a little shocking.

In this dream a dynamic exists where I find that I go about teasing people who fall for the prank that I tease them under over and over again. This is a trait I always do. I seem to do that. I’m always setting something up. I’m a prankster. I keep hoping and thinking that in doing this it will cause something to get it, and find it odd in that even though I’m play acting the result and the reaction is as if it is real.

So what it’s doing is I keep doing something that shocks this person, and then in their shock there’s the split second of shock where they take it too literally, and I keep trying to get the person to see what it is, and how it is, that they are responding each time, over and over and over again. That there really wasn’t ever anything going on. I make that really plain.

Thinking that if they could see themselves they’ll get it, and the way I try to get them to visualize this is I make the comment that, if a picture were taken of the effect of what I’m doing upon them, in terms of how they react and fall for it, in some fashion each time, if they could just see the picture of that reaction, that shock, eventually they would see through their trance and, as a consequence, quit putting themselves under it. And that means that they would take a step into a greater freedom of themselves, rather than always falling into the same habituations and reaction over and over again.

The meaning is the ability to step back and watch, which is kind of what I’m trying to do when I take and shock and tease a person is to get them to step back and watch, just like I watch, or be a dispassionate watcher, meaning not something that reacts to every little thing, and that is a step in the path in terms of recognizing what is going on. And what is going on really isn’t what you think is going on, because nothing is going on, and they need to just see that the whole thing is a play act.

Okay, there’s that, but there’s also the other aspect, which is the part of me that partakes in doing this sort of thing as a dynamic. I let everybody know it’s an obvious spoof, and that by diffusing it like this I’m hoping to be able to reflect and inflect an insightfulness for others to get. And I do this sort of thing a lot, and I will act real serious about something hoping to flip it a bit to break a stigma, or trance.

This is a dream that is causing me to look at the mannerisms, both mannerisms, that which is attempting to do something, and that which isn’t; because you can get caught. It’s kind of a cynical thing; you can get caught in that, too. By looking at it I am able to better see what works and what doesn’t. In other words, the cynical aspect of approaching it like that, and playing like that, is still separate, and distant, and aloof.

So, at some point when I see that the shock keeps happening over and over and over again, and that there is nothing that’s changing, conceivably, then, I’m supposed to get it in terms of what works, and what doesn’t.

And so what I’m supposed to be able to see is that when something is too much, and I’ll notice it as being too much when over and over and over again something keeps repeating, what that means is that I have to actually, instead of keep the distance, I have to come down into life. I have to relate more directly with how something is in terms of how its at, and where its at, for there to be the participation of an intertwined nature – or otherwise, in a roundabout way, I will be keeping something hypertensive instead of breaking through.

The idea is to build something up, just like with the bum the idea was to offer an atmosphere so that the bum could go somewhere, and can get somewhere, could be somewhere. And in your dream the idea was to recognize that you just needed to hold a space, which is like an atmosphere, as opposed to relate to either part, either the ancient part that echoes in some capacity that can have a fascination, and you can indulge in the fascination, or on the part in which there is still something that you feel that makes life easier that you need, and that these are the levels upon which, in a feminine way of looking at things, in terms of your feminine way of looking at things, that everything rides in terms of its in-betweenness to some degree or another.

And what you find is important is this other part, what you come to glean is this other part, that comes to realize that whatever your placement is in life, to some degree you need to see that it has a certain quality of vibration, that there always is some quality of vibration, and that a true traveler doesn’t indulge whatsoever in any of it. So these are the sleep dreams.

 

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energy-09As her dream from yesterday continues (see Suffering the Consequences), Jeane is still dealing with multiple levels of things, which for the dream is speaking of inner levels within herself.  As humans we have many levels, from our most physical aspects to our most exalted, spiritual nature. On a development journey, we begin to understand how every level, and everything we do, is having an important effect on our lives and the world around us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: As I go out, it’s almost like there are these layers and some of them seem like bleachers, but when you come down to where you go from one layer to the other there are entrance ways that are decorated with cornices and things that have been painted different layers over time.

And somebody is just throwing a whole new layer of paint or something just around on this cornice, and that’s the entrance passageway to go from one level to the other. You and I are there, but when they’ve thrown this on for some reason this causes, throughout the whole building now, all the layers in these passageways on these decorations and they start melting and flowing.

So they’re going to start blocking whether you can get from one level to the other in a way, or else you’ll just slide down from one to the other. So you take off some other direction to see another way of getting down. I don’t know where you go. My tendency is to rush right into that area, even if it means I’m going to slide down to the other area.

But I also have this sense now, I start searching for ways to go from one level to the other because I have this sense that whole things are melting now.

John: All that you added to that scenario is the fact that the parts of you that are slid down, that are denser, can do things that affect the other levels. They don’t mean to. They don’t even realize that they do that; they do it unconsciously.

So as you take and you develop a dexterity with these other levels, you come to recognize that that is happening, and you have to take that into account. In other words, what the second part of the dream is doing is providing you a reason why you have to contend with those other building blocks of yourself, because that part that is at another pace, and another manner, and another set way, and isn’t conscious of its impact and affect on these other levels, is causing a breakdown.

It’s a subtle thing, and so you have to work with that. You have to figure out how to relate to that. You have to relate to the other parts of yourself in order to awaken and speed all of that up, because it’s almost as if the physical world is nothing more than a motion picture screen, and the motion picture screen is also more than a motion picture screen.

It’s also a reality of everything else, and yet this is a motion picture screen that one could sit there and, just like looking at a movie, it can see what the scenario is, what the scene is, described in a very mundane, microcosmic sense. And yet that permeates all the way through to all of the other different levels.

And yet when you’re experiencing your movie picture screen, it seems very, very real, and as you indulge in that, you have no sense of the other. And so what happens is, as you develop a sense of the other, and then start to function in correlation to a greater responsibility, you’re bound to disturb, you’re bound to have an effect, you’re bound to cause a need to try to reconcile by the denser, slower quality characteristics that exist in life.

And that’s just how it has to be. And what happens is this kind of disturbance, this kind of disequilibrium, sets in motion things that take a while to wake up, to catch up, to catch the hint, to pick up speed, all of those kinds of things. And, of course, you know that because that’s what originally happens inside of you. And so you have to now have the compassion to the other younger-brother building blocks of yourself, because all of that is important in terms of the whole schematic.

Because you now have an awareness, or are coming into an awareness, where you can see from that denseness involvement how all of the levels are being affected, and how do you carry on the dialogue to something that is so tight, and so mundane, that it practically doesn’t get a thing?

I mean, no matter how direct you speak to it, it is always in some other kind of disorientation. And yet that’s a building block inside of you, too, that you have to relate to as you continue to redeem a higher and higher consciousness, and take on the responsibilities of all of those levels that wake up inside.

Because those things affect those levels, and that’s the reason why you do it. That’s what the second part did. You do it why? Because it affects the Whole.

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