I AM standing in the parking lot of a suburban park with my brother and sister. We have our fire tools with us and are preparing to burn (low-key renegade style). As I turn from our vehicle to walk towards the fuel can, I see to my surprise that the can is on fire. The lid is closed, but the escaping fumes are keeping it lit. I ask my brother what he has done, if he had struck his lighter next to the can or something and he assures me he hasn't. He says that I had set it down, and then mutters something unintelligible. I feel defensive as if he is trying to blame me and give him a quick smack to snap him out of his undecipherable banter, which does not help.
He points to the tree high above the burning fuel can to a point towards the top that seems to have just recently lit on fire as well, avoiding the leaves below, closest to the can. It appears to have lit spontaneously, not off the flames from the can. Afraid that the tree would go up completely (attracting the police), I grab my duvetyne (a fire blanket), spring up the wall behind the tree and perch myself on top hoping to get close enough to throw the blanket over the fire.
When I reach the top, however, and look on the other side of the wall, I see on the ground a very unique object (more of an energy-form, really). It is 12 spines glowing yellow, with electric arcs forming between the spines as they come close to one another near its core, which seems to be infinitely small, but glowing so bright that I can still see it (imagine a center-less brightly glowing yellow sea-urchin). It behaves sort of erratically, skittering across the floor, disappearing and reappearing a couple feet away as it stabilizes. I can feel the density of its nucleus pulling my emotionally towards it, and as I become aware of this, I begin to understand what it is doing.
I feel that this this is simultaneously the expression of, and the force that binds parallel universes/realities together into one point. It seems to be pulling together seen and unseen surrounding energies, this world, and other expressions of this world into itself into one cohesive point, an aeon flux into which all flows simultaneously. (I believe this is what is sometimes referred to as the Unis Mundi, a point of perfect centeredness in an eternal present from which all alignment manifests). This to me is very exciting because I can feel that everything I had waited for is happening; that, and that the fire in fact was NOT started by us, but by this seemingly benevolent energy form. I understand that my being allowed to see this thing is very special indeed.
I continue to examine this phenomenon from my perch as my brother jumps up beside me. When he does, I sense that the energy form becomes aware of him and seeks to integrate him. I look to my brother, who looks back at me questioningly, and give him a reassuring smile as he grabs his chest in pain. I tell him that it's his turn and that he should not resist. He smiles back at me thru the pain and allows his life force to leave his body and be absorbed by the flux before collapsing and falling off the wall. Being keenly aware of the bigger picture of this scenario, I confidently keep myself open to this force and breathe with its gravity, allowing myself to synchronize with its pulse.
My brother's body down below twitches on the ground in in front of me as he ressurects. Once he becomes fully conscious, he begins to experience a level of confusion that was previously beyond him. He tells me that he can't tell what parts of himself are him, and what parts are everything else. I explain to him that he is experiencing universal consciousness viscerally and that he would get used to it, and that I was in fact "a little jealous". This to him makes perfect sense. He tells me that he can feel Luna overhead. Instinctively, he bows is head and goes inward. I allow myself to follow his consciousness stream as it crystallizes in his heart before beaming up out of his head towards the moon. The moment he reaches the moon, its light fills and transmits his energy outward like an omni-directional antenna. From there he is connected completely to the universe and all the energy within it, and I am experiencing this thru him.
We return to the moon and back to our bodies on the wall and I see that there are now two of these aeon fluxes skittering around on the ground, still absorbing and binding the forces around them. They have grown to about 2ft in diameter now are steadily becoming more and more dense. I am elated to see this density and size increase along with the multiplication of new fluxes as I understand the exponential growth rate and growing momentum of this integrative energy field.
Immediately upon awakening from this dream, I sat up and checked my phone. I had a text message from a close friend and fellow knight that read,
"Your dream.. you experienced an "Aeon Flux", which fully explains to me why that animation is named what it is..."
...as if the imagery wasn't powerful enough =)
I had a quick look at the definitions of "Aeon" and "Flux" before writing this, and here's what I found.
1. (in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of the universe.
2. an immeasurably long period of time; age
3. an infinitely long time
1. A flow or flowing.
2. A continued flow; a flood.
3. The flowing in of the tide.
4. The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
5. The lines of force of an electric or magnetic field.
1. To melt; fuse.
2. To become fluid.
This to me articulates what I experienced in the dream perfectly, enough so that this is how I will now refer to this type of phenomenon (always on the lookout for good languaging). Thank you for reading and following up. }
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