John: In looking at the dreams described yesterday (Two Dreams), both involve an energetic that seems good in theory, but that ultimately does not lead to the desired results. We see in the first dream that too much time is taken to grasp the big picture, so the deliveries are made to a deserted landscape. And in the second dream, all the flow in the world is provided (the shower), but the limitation of the tiny soap is preventing its proper use.
Essentially, the underlying subtext is that there is an avoidance going on, and the indication is that the avoidance exists in the details of the outer life. These dreams are meant to be about dreaming, and in realizing what is involved in reaching the wholeness that one can experience in oneself. So what is being pointed out is the failure to be straightforward and direct – before being thrust into a flow. In trying to determine the “perfect” amount, I lost my connection to the need at hand. So when I got the information down for delivery, it was too late.
It is said another way in the second dream, pointing out the importance of taking care of the nuts and bolts detail of a process. There is work to be done, and a process involved, in any journey, so you focus on the known fundamentals as much as possible so that when you are able to step into the flow of things, you are prepared. How is being in the flow going to get you anywhere if you have not delved deep and done the proper inner cleansing? A spiritual process requires an adult to confront the experiences they have going on inside of them in a grown-up way.
It’s like the idea of keeping one’s eye on the ball. So in my dreams, what is needed fails to happen or appear, because my attention to the bigger concept causes me to remain alienated from the reality on the ground. My ability to do what needs to be done in a timely manner is failing, which, in turn, prevents me from achieving what I’m hoping to achieve. That is avoidance. Both dreams stress the importance of the physical plane of things: an intended purpose can only become manifest with the proper grounding in reality. How else would it be possible to appreciate the depth of something more?