What I call a “Root-Pattern” is the fundamental way that we condition our Manifest Reality: the world as it is and We as the world. It is the fractal ‘shape’ that conditions how you orient awareness, and how you metabolize energy.
From the perspective of the personality, your Root-Pattern appears to be the ways in which you limit your Creative Freedom, ways in which you condition reality that you would not consciously ‘choose.’ When we get results we dislike, when we live in a world that we are not in alignment with, we are seeing the effects of our Root-Pattern. These might be experienced as ‘knots’ in the free flow of our Creative Being.
From the perspective of our Dreaming, however, even these knots and our Root-Pattern are the activities of our Creative Being. We may not consciously choose to show up as we do, and yet we are nevertheless Creating our Life through our Root-Pattern.
Root-Patterns are intelligent: there’s a good reason why you have the shape that you do, whether you think of these reasons as being rational, or as being elements of our Human Dreaming, or as simply being ways that you learned to show up in life to get your needs met. In owning the intelligence of these Patterns, we begin to regain some of the Creativity we feel are locked within them. Trying to remove them or change them only reinforces what we find difficult about them — and this urge to better, to fix, to change or improve ourselves is something that may itself be embedded deep in the Root-Pattern of your Dreaming.
Your Root-Pattern is also not separable from the Root-Patterns of your environment, especially your social environment. They may seem entirely opposed, but like ‘tab A’ and ‘slot B,’ they reflect each other seamlessly. Thus, while we work on our own Root-Patterns, and on making them more and more transparent and liberated, we are working on the Root-Patterns of our social circles, of our society and culture, and of Humanity and the Earth itself.
This is part of a larger series on Dreaming in the Publication Be Dreaming. Check out What is Dreaming? here for more, or get in touch if you’re interested in a complementary introductory Dreaming Session.