Up on the Roof

John: I am out at night, walking, and I stop in front of a retail shop. It is late at night and the lights are still on. Everyone has gone home from the shops on this street, but the shop owner of this store is still inside.

As I pause to glance in, I notice that the shopkeeper, without turning out the lights, is going into a crawlspace just big enough for him to fit. This takes him through a wall into a dark corridor that leads to an exit. The shopkeeper can reach into this hole and pull out this grate or square thing. When he pulls this out, it opens the hole up more, just enough so that he can crawl through. I just happen to glance in as he is disappearing that way. I know he is leaving.

I’m intrigued by this activity and suddenly find myself inside the shop looking around. I don’t know quite how I did it, but I have gained entry into the locked shop. I can see the hole where the grate has been pulled back over it so that it looks like just a small hole, maybe a foot wide.

I know that the owner exited that way and I’m wondering why he would choose to go that way when he has a perfectly good front door. There doesn’t seem to be any reason to sneak about.

So I walk up as though I’m going to crawl through the hole. I reach in and get a hold on the grate and in one big pull I jerk it out. As I start to crawl in, I suddenly hear a voice from inside. He’s still in there! I thought I’d given him sufficient time to leave.

He asks, “What are you doing?” I realize “Oh, my god!” So I quickly pull the grate closed and I take off out the front door. And I’m thinking that even though it’s pitch dark and it might take him a little while to stumble back outside, that would place him maybe 100 feet behind me if he’s giving chase.

I take off running. I have to run a considerable distance before I can get to a section of buildings where I can hide. Just before I reach the buildings I glance around. He should be behind me by now but I do not see a thing. Then I duck behind the buildings.

Now I have this heebie-jeebies vibe going on. I didn’t feel like I was in the wrong for my curiosity, but now I’ve been suddenly confronted by some weird energy that is after me. I take off running again but I should have been able to just simply unplug as soon as I got around the buildings. Because it (he has become an “it”) did not see me escape, it doesn’t know if I went left, right, or forward.

Yet in my imagination – which is now taking me into the spiritual part of myself in an effort to trigger some new information – I do know that if I can hold onto an energetic level it can cause synchronicity and meaningful coincidences to happen. So I’m feeling that I should just be settling back and letting that energetic help me.

Well I have ascribed this dark power to the energy that is chasing me and in my dream I don’t realize how ridiculous that is. The next thing I know I’m up on rooftops, jumping from one roof to the next. I realize I’m being a little bit reckless and that I’ve got to start concentrating on what I’m doing because I could slip. I’m not in my sanest mind at that moment; I could get hurt very easily way up on these roofs.

So I drop down a level or two from roof to roof, figuring out some shortcuts that keep me moving along. All of a sudden I come to an edge. It’s the end. I can’t get off the roof any longer.

This is when I pause and I glance back inside of myself, and finally realize this is ridiculous. I’m acting as if this dark force knows where I am and can follow me. I am just making this whole thing up, and I just need to let go of that. It has no affect on me whatsoever.

When I do that I realize that I can backtrack the way I came to get off the roof. It’s not like I’m going to run into the pursuer, because he obviously has no idea where I’ve gone. When I realized that, all my fear was gone.

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