The Rules Have Changed

444ultThere’s a reason that a personally motivated life and a spiritual life are mutually exclusive, and that’s because they adhere to different sets of rules. In a personal view, we make choices and decisions based on what is best for us, according to our likes and dislikes. On a spiritual path, we begin to make decisions based on the way things really are in the universe, and take actions that are in support of those universal processes. And, because we have been designed to further the purposes of creation, such actions begin to align us with the energetic flow of things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, it’s almost like I had two dreams in one, and part of a dream is that there were symbols of two kinds of activity, and so it might be a little square and inside the square is a picture of two feet. And sometimes I could see it almost looked like a postage stamp, except it was about like a foot square, and inside that was the symbol of two feet.

And if you stood on that little square it’s almost like the two feet took you somewhere; you just shifted. And alongside it was a another little square that I think represented robbing something.

John: In that first one, where you had a symbol inside of a symbol, is you have the outer, and then what is really real is going on in the reflective outer of that outer. In other words, you have to see what isn’t there. In other words, you have the outer that’s going on, and then what is really real lies imbedded somehow in that reflection.

And so you saw an image within that image is imbedded the feet that go somewhere. The feet that go somewhere is the inner inflection.

Jeane: And in the second image, which is always right alongside it, is another little square and in there that represents some kind of activity, that represents stealing something, some kind of robbery, some kind of criminal activity – but it’s kind of a lightweight criminal activity. I’d have to put it that way, or it could be. Sometimes I might stand on that square; then something else takes place. So I’m always aware of both squares.

John: And so that square has two possibilities to it. That’s a square in which you storm something inside and kind of set aside the outer appearances. Or it can be, in a really wayward sense of yourself, it could be a bifurcation by which you take and you take on something for yourself that you perceive in the outer, as if that is possible, and that’s stealing.

So stealing has a dense way of doing it, which is the stupid way, so to speak kind of thing, that people who are just in manifestation and don’t know that there is a, we’ll call it a soul or higher self of themselves, that is the real them waking up. Maybe it hasn’t gotten to that point for them yet, so they’re still appropriating things in the outer.

And then there is the placement that’s in keeping, like with your first image, in which you’re in the outer and you have to storm the gates, or take something from the inner. And the inflection for being able to do that, the spark for being able to do that, is gauged by the outer reflection. You get the outer reflection, the outer reflection becomes an innerness inflected, and you suddenly shift to that.

That’s a type of storming the gates, or a stealing in the higher sense of the word, but it’s an intended unfoldment, in other words, as part of becoming more conscious. But it’s a play on words again, there being the dense way of doing it, and then there is the higher-self quality to it.

Jeane: So, it feels like there were two or three times when I had like some kind of relationship with those squares in the middle of a dream, okay, or I might engage in an activity relating to one or the other or, be familiar with it. I didn’t seem to feel like I did it in a major level. I usually did it in a minor level, but I don’t remember as much of whatever those little vignettes were and then the square would come up.

The main dream was kind of more like almost like a post-apocalyptic dream, you know like where you feel like something major has happened where society is just totally different than it ever was before.

Well you know it’s like you feel like some kind of major event has happened where the whole world has changed, and everything is upside down, like after the apocalypse or something you know. And so, as people then come together in this new society it’s like none of the old rules apply. You just don’t know what’s allowed or what isn’t allowed. And you kind of swim into this society, if I recall correctly, and then you land on land and everything is different.

And as I interact with people, the way you might have done things before that’s not allowed now, like you keep a certain distance from people and you don’t touch usually. There’s kind of like a silent knowing about certain things, but not a real clarity about them. Also everything is still kind of being felt out, and I have found a group of people and, you know, I’m still feeling my way around what the rules are because there were still some things that I would do like maybe go out and swim that might even be seen as a bit precocious in that society. I didn’t know yet what was really allowed and what wasn’t.

And it feels like the shift for me occurs when after trying to kind of feel my way around what the rules are, and I can see almost like a yearning in this one woman, that we connect. She knows I know something about how things are. I know something, and so there’s a desire for closeness but there’s not a certain closeness necessarily permitted in that society, just even walking along next to someone and touching, and touch is not always permitted – just even as a friend.

But as we get somewhere at one point, and I hear some people talking, I realize that I have a familiarity with where they’re coming from and what they’re doing because of work I’d done in the past with the Course in Miracles, and one of them at least recognizes that.

Also I feel like in a way maybe I’ve done something that I might be in trouble for and, because of that, I’m almost forced at one point to go out swimming with a group of people, going out into some depth, so to speak, but at the same time I know that I’m familiar with swimming out in the water like that so it doesn’t bother me. I even see it as somewhat liberating, you know, rather than feeling like something that might cause a problem for me, it’s almost liberating.

And I’m trying to connect and put things together, or communicate to them, that because of this work I did with the Course in Miracles I kind of know how to do some of this, whether it’s come out and bring someone back, and trying to figure out in that way how to get on in this society, and yet still kind of pull something together. It was kind of a long involved dream that way.

John: Yeah, there’s all kinds of components in that that you go over, and you look at and such, and each of those components is meaningful in that it is giving you information in terms of the inner adab to it all, because what you are is you’re inside of something. You’re not so much in the outer. You’re on the inside of something, and the rules, and the qualities, and the characteristics are different.

In other words, in the outer you’re inclined to maybe think that you hug and touch and get close and that’s how it works, but on the inner that whole thing is meaningless because you’re already intertwined and connected and there’s no such thing as having to close a gap. It’s already there, and thus on the inner it’s not a matter of having to learn how to swim and do things like you have to do in the outer almost as a bootstrapping and gauging an understanding. You already have a memory of what it is to swim.

So, it’s kind of like what you’re doing is you kind of have a focal point in terms of yourself on an innerness, and then you have kind of a quality that is not allowed quite to be its usual dismissal dullness and fall back into the outer. It’s almost as if you’re pulling it along, and it’s as if it is being shown, or is being brought to see, what it is like in this sort of inner domain.

And so it’s like there are no shadow dynamics in a dream like this. There is just a means of focus and attention, in a pristine way, that keeps getting more and more aligned and attenuated to what I would call a flow within God. You can’t be looking and trying to sort this out in terms of a flow towards God, where you’re looking at bits and parts of yourself that is wayward, because those bits and parts are all getting the memo. It’s almost as if there is something pulling them along. In other words, the tilt has changed. The flow has changed. It’s not a struggle so much as it’s a getting it, and they’re getting it, and they’re getting it.

You could take and maybe if you were to go through the dream point by point by point by point, you could see that there is a lot of instruction going on there, and the note so to speak upon which the tuning fork note of all of that, was like the two images that you saw and told earlier, that had to do with that there is this, and then there’s the inner inflection of it. And you pointed that out, you set the tone with both of those images.

Because the images are kind of like telling you what is going on. In other words, there’s one way of looking at it, and then there’s a whole other way in which it is. It’s kind of like telling you what is going on but, you know, your dream is also telling you what is going on in terms of the inner adab of things, and that you’re adhering to it, you’re complying with it, you’re having to be taken, so to speak, in that regard.

So I guess you’re going back and forth, you know, making sure, and the fact that that repeats again, those two images repeat again, I guess it’s to crystalize and make sure that you truly get it, that this is not a traveling in the outer towards God, it’s a traveling within God, what we would call a traveling within God – if we’re to put words to it.

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A Need to Proceed

opporteWe have been looking at all the ways we chase connections, or miss connections, or run from connections in dreams. These are all indicators of where we are in the process of letting something new from the inner arise and become a part of our lives. But sometimes a connection is only available for a moment, and that moment needs to be seized or it can be lost. In this dream, a brief pause loses an opportunity. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: I start off already charged, so to speak, and am in a building in which there is a person who is making a public address, in other words is communicating, you know, to kind of an auditorium of people that are there, who have come for something in a connective nature way.

And he is there to disseminate and facilitate the intertwining of various orientations. Well, this speaker is located in kind of an area in what would be almost as if there’s a front area, and then there’s the auditorium, but behind him there are aisles and corridors and they connect to tables where people sit to eat. And behind that these corridors and aisles continue to various objects or orientations that need to be interconnected.

So I’m sitting in the auditorium, in the third row on the right-hand side, and I have no trouble being there because the inflection of the first dream propels me with ease to this, I clearly see what I seek, and it is located behind there in the back. It’s currently blocked off from direct access, but the means to get to this, to notice how I can appropriate a cart and go down, and how the aisle can be cleared from whatever it is that’s blocking it, and I can visualize that even though things are preoccupied I know how to change that.

And I also am kind of… because I can tell by the way people are sitting at tables up there and I can read their general mood and mannerism, I can’t see behind me. I don’t look behind me. I just know that what I seek, and what I can see up there, it’s a little blocked off, but I can see a means to get to it. I recognize it’s unusual, meaning rare, it’s not something you tend to find or recognize to be in common with others that are here. And so I feel that I’m in a position where things that are meant to be will find their course.

So the final link between myself and this object, which is an energetic thing, comes from a person who is directly facing everyone who is seated. In other words, that’s that person that like makes a public address or something, or tends to pull an overall orientation together, and the time has arrived where he asks: who would like additional information on the items behind him?

That orientation, or that information, actually disseminates those items. In other words, when you denote it, then that additional information is all you need as kind of the click point to where now the two come together.

So the hands go up, and I know that you just need to say something now and it will be. All kinds of hands go up, more than I had expected. In other words, there’s like a more general clarity than I realized, and yet then you have to flush that from the inner inflection into something that just breaks it through into life. And all I would have to say was the name of the company, or the object.

But I know that what it is that I seek to be rather rare and unique, in my opinion, so I pause thinking to let some of the more common items to get announced first. To my surprise, shock, and dismay someone on the other side of the auditorium, and more in the back, calls out that which I seek. And there’s only one of each, and he calls it out, and right at the very beginning. I almost said it, but then I paused. I could have, I knew it. And the announcer then hands him the packet of information that then links that, and connects that, and starts that process. There’s a bit of a stutter shock into my nature because everything was all laid out, and then I paused.

What is going on here, and the meaning of what is happening, is I am describing an outer maze in which connective links are blocked and veiled. I have visualized a means to open up what is needed. All that is needed is the okay, and this can happen.

Everything else is set in terms of the place, in terms of the visualization, and such. The only thing I do not know is the unfoldment timing. I think that, you know, you have more time or something, or that I can settle back and be more discreet, or whatever it is.

The dream is pointing out that I am hanging back thinking more general matters come first, but that is a stupidity. I don’t have that kind of discernment. Who am I to think I know? This is not yet for me.

In other words, when the connection is viable, and the means to read the connection is possible, I just simply need to proceed at the first opportunity and not think that, in a oneness, life will wait for me to step forward at my leisure.

The reason it’s like this is that the matrix is in constant flux, which is to say that the inflections occur via a greater inner will than I am able to access. I guess there was a tendency to forget that and, instead of acting forthwith, lose the understanding of how the meting out is to happen. I don’t know that, and that’s what makes things clumsy in terms of direct intertwining.

In this dream I am shown that where I am at in terms of the unfoldment process is not a secondary matter, like I am inclined to think. The way is direct and to the point in terms of connecting, opening up, and revealing what needs to be, in terms of life. The tendency to minimize this is foolhardy.

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A Direct Linkage

spiritual-energy-in-motionThere are many times when a dream image will show us looking for something or someone. In this example, what is being sought is the dreamer’s father and the car he drives. Yet that imagery is a representation of an inner connection that is trying to be made, a dance, almost, between two inner aspects that are working through what separates them. And sometimes the dream repeats, because a connection doesn’t come all at once. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, like I said, I’m a little frustrated because I had like four dreams, and the middle dream was actually a repeat dream, and after I’d gone over the dreams very carefully when I opened my eyes I lost the first and the fourth.

But in the middle dream, what it does is I’m in a large parking garage, has lots of floors to it. It’s got yellow walls and little compartments where cars are. And my dad and his car are somewhere in the parking garage.

So in both of the middle dreams, because it’s a repeat dream, I’m trying to locate my dad and his car together. And so the whole dream is about how I do that, and I’ll go in these little compartments. Well, they’re not quite compartments because every stall is marked more by a couple of pillars.

But it’s like I go in one and I try to find the car, and his car is kind of compact, and sometimes it’s even squished down. So I will do everything I can to locate him with his car. And both times I locate it, but sometimes I have help, and sometimes I don’t, from other people in the garage like sometimes it’s almost like the car is trying to get away from us, or I have trouble locating it, or sometimes people are helpful, or sometimes they aren’t.

And I think that’s why the dream repeated, but in both cases I find dad and his car.

John: Now the middle process for you is exhausting. And what is happening in the middle process is the inflection that comes from within, in terms of you being able to see that which is the imperative to a knowingness. Well, the inflection is the knowingness.

See, the middle is not difficult for me; I can see the middle straightaway. What I tend to miss is the beginning where you make the initial linkage. In your case, your indulgence and fervor and over-the-topism in the middle area has taken and made it awkward for you to have this direct linkage.

And so as you press and sort this out for yourself, it can be almost like energetically exhausting. In other words, it isn’t just simply there. It could have been just there, and then the last step would have been the matter of the timing and the will, which is a kind of masculine revelation, the timing.

The first step to cause you to come to grips with a quality of depth inside of yourself, for intertwining or revealing purposes, has to do with the inception which is based upon inflection. In other words, you catch the thread, you have caught the thread, the step that initiates something and sets something into the process. This enables you to be in the right place when something is able to come through for unfoldment purposes, when you’re able to see what needs to be seen.

I suspect that the first step and the last step are something that are natural for you, and that it’s the middle step… In other words, even though it’s unconscious, I suspect it just is more natural for you, that’s more natural for you to open up to, or to get, or to know. Even though the dream takes that away from you; your higher self gets that already. I suspect that is just right there if you quit a doingness, and a fluttering about, in terms of finding what it is that you need to see.

In this dream you reach a means to see something, but you don’t do it in an inclusive sense of the wholeness of the soul. You struggle too hard. You are caught in the mannerisms and the reflections of things and lost the inflection. And the inflection happens at the very beginning.

So, if you’re looking at what you’re talking about, you have that which kind of puts you on track of a process and, you might say, that’s a quality of some sort of spark within, that’s like an intuitive. And then you have the sorting out, the feeling out, the seeing that is the middle part, which is kind of a little bit more of a masculine orientation. It has to do with knowing what needs to be known – right there at your disposal.

And then the final step has to do with the disseminating of that into life, which is like a type of timing. And it’s a timing from the standpoint of the sensation orientation, that orients it out. And so you dreamt of the beginning, middle, rather, you didn’t dream of the beginning, didn’t need to dream of the beginning.

The middle area had enough obstacles in it so that the first image in the beginning and the end weren’t right there, the journey component of the middle occupied your attention, and was so loud that you didn’t see the beginning and the end that take you back into something that just quietly is there.

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