Mind-Ego to Mind-Spirit

Jeane: As I drifted back to sleep I was remembering that I can’t eat until I see the doctor. Anyway, I am with you, it’s morning. We are living in a dingy place. I hear this odd sound and you have gotten up and gone into the other room.

I get up and go into a helix formed by the hallway and kitchen, and you have gone off into your office. I thought you had gotten up to heat up some oatmeal, but instead you have gone into a hallway area where there seems to be a stove that is hardly ever used right next to the washing machine and dryer.

You started cooking some scrambled eggs. This strange stove has an area under it where I feel it could catch fire because it looks like it has a rat’s nest in there. On top of the stove there is something kind of odd in the pan with the scrambled eggs, which you have walked off and left cooking.

I am surprised that you are cooking the eggs instead of just having oatmeal, and I’m also surprised that you have walked off. The stove is making this really weird sound. I am now worried about fire and the strange sound it is making, somewhat like a washing machine. I am looking for you to come back to the room to see all these strange goings-on.

John: So this second scene is similar to the first scene (see The Paradox), in that you are making a distinction between what is more dense – more based in outer life – and something that has a less dense, more inner quality to it. The image shows things happening in the hallway – an in-between place. There is a stove where there shouldn’t be, and there are eggs being scrambled, like the scene itself where normal things are scrambled up. It’s showing a level of confusion in terms of what you are trying to deal with.

But you yourself are not part of the process; I have walked away, but I am scrambling the eggs in the hallway. You are just looking around trying to sort it all out. In a way, you have shut yourself off from the process while it churns away.

Even the stove isn’t acting like a stove – it makes a sound like a washing machine because I have abandoned it. It is drawing your attention to it and you are purging yourself because you are not supposed to eat. It all looks like another struggle to me.

Something is trying to open up for you, but instead you are mired in the confusion of the dense, outer world. But the sound from the stove is attracting your attention, which is like your listening center knowing that there is something beyond this density that you are trying to connect to. But in this particular case, the weight of the density of things is winning out. You may be holding on to a thread behind the density that is flickering around you, but still you are unable to get out of the mire.

The interesting thing about how this works is that the confusion of the outer that you are experiencing can be noted by you, or cataloged even, but should then be let go. In that way you release it into the universe, allowing the universe to reveal its answers to you.

But if you hold tight to the confusion, meaning your reaction to it is to get involved or set it right through the imagery, you cut yourself off from the inner guidance. In other words, an initial reaction might be to try and make all the oddness and confusion “work” more normally. But that reaction mires you in its density.

Instead, if you just observe it but don’t get personally involved in it, you can receive the flow that comes from the inner that is there to help you. You should be there with “soft hands,” a tamed ego, and a mind that is quieted. You don’t want your inner dialogue to be noisy with fixing the dense energy because then you can’t hear the subtleness of the inner.

The inner is trying. It is the nature of the outer to set off a dynamic in your dreams that churns away at you and agitates you in some fashion. It creates expectations and conditions that you feel that you have to react to. But when you start to react, you sacrifice clarity and your consciousness slows down. Then you are more apt to get consumed in the darkness and are more apt to forget the clarity and the inner qualities of guidance that you carry.

You need to know that this is not something that you get rid of, either. You just take it in terms of its relationship, which is mind-ego, and you have to tame it, and you have to move first of all into mind-spirit. The mind-spirit is a little lift off the ground because of the awakened spirit energy. That’s when you get the sense that this process is a step on a journey.

The Paradox

Jeane: Last night I watched a movie about a young, black woman executive, and it felt like my dream was about her. She has gone out to a special club, like a country club, where there will be an orchestra – it’s a formal event. Almost everyone else there is white, or part of some “in” group.

She seems to be with someone, and either she, or the person she is with, gets up to say something. There is a code word that needs to be said to make the orchestra start playing. Because she and her friend are not members of the “in” group, they don’t know the exact word.

But they do know that there is a code word and they are trying to say it. Every word they offer is close, but not correct. For example, if the word is something like “shoot,” all they can think of is “shot” or “shout” or something else. So the orchestra never gets the cue to start playing.

That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Okay, so the image starts with you going with the woman executive to a country club where she is not known. And the feeling is, because you watched a movie last night that centered on a black woman executive, that the dream reflects the energy of that movie. Yet at the same time, the action of your imagery shows you trying to “pull the trigger” to set some energetic in motion, like being able to say “shoot” and having the orchestra start to play.

So the dilemma for you in understanding the dream is that it’s easy to view it as just a type of processing of something from your outer life, i.e., the movie. But what your unconscious has added to this imagery deals with an inner effect, i.e., something on an energetic level needs to pull its trigger and come across as well.

So you are playing back and forth between the strain of that, something coming across energetically and pulling its trigger, versus the dynamics of an outer experience that seems to have carried into your sleep.

The question becomes, is this dream just a way of churning through the experiences of your waking life (the outer), or is the dream using the images from your daytime experience to convey an inner energy that wants to be set in motion in you? The imagery also describes a type of flow, or the starting of a flow, that will allow you to be one of the “in” crowd, or part of a deeper knowing.

I would say the dream is portraying spirit energy awakened.

You can strictly identify with the spirit energy view of it, or you can stay with the denser, outer-world view. But what happens in your outer life helps you to grow and become more conscious in your inner life, and vice versa.

The dynamic of the dream is set in motion by the higher self and shown through the density of the outer life images. That way, you are able to relate to the outer images and ponder the flow, determining whether it is something you want or not. So there is a natural flow that is evolving, but in your particular case, the flow is based more in the outer.

But what ends up happening when you are not able to bring the inner into the outer, or the outer into the inner – or light rising to touch light or light coming down to touch light – is you are unable to make that kind of consciousness link. But you are given the choice (we all are) whether you want to open up the flow between inner and outer. And for the human today, that is a huge dilemma. Can we pull the trigger?

If you stay in the density of the outer, it dumbs you down. If you can be in the higher speeds of the inner, that flow has a healing quality. But there is always the paradox: Our inner life wants closeness and connection – it wants to go toward the overall. Our outer perception is to want separation – I am here and that is there. With the outer life dominating, we can’t get anywhere. The two worlds must be bridged in a human journey – that’s what we are designed to do in this life.

To deny that is to live in an illusion. So this is a very interesting dream in terms of choice. It is playing with this opening up process, where you have to confront the images of the outer world, yet also find the code word to set the flow going, inner to outer, otherwise the music won’t play.

The Greater System

John: In the next dream, I’m talking to a person who is like a switchboard operator. His job is to oversee, as a facilitator, a flow that is occurring around him. He is providing a function.


He’s explaining how the system at this facility works. He says that it has a point-to-point network. As I’m talking to him, a person comes up and indicates that a new appliance is needed somewhere. The facilitator approves it; then he gives the go-ahead for the work. When the new appliance is in place, the man is to check back in with him.


Because this project is being done internally, there still has to be the customary markup on the appliance. That follows the protocol of the external world, and this facilitator can say yes or no to projects to keep the fluidity going.


Once an appliance is put into place, someone needs to check back in to determine that everything is appropriate in terms of the overall. That way everything is okay. There aren’t any flaws in the system to disrupt the continuity.


At one point another person comes in; she may be my mother. I should have stopped whatever it was that I was saying, but I try to complete the discussion with some comment. Yet in trying to do that, I realize it is pointless. That which has been systemized with the most up-to-date workings is functioning smoothly. There is nothing more that I can do to add to the scenario that hasn’t already been taken into account.


What is being portrayed by these images is a feeling of completeness, on an outer level. The facilitator has established that everything that is flowing in from the outside – people coming in for appliances – is being properly handled and routed according to specific protocols internally.

There’s also a deeper meaning: The facilitator says yes or no in order for the system to work smoothly, yet to the benefit and acceptance of everyone. It is making the point that any attempt to finesse something, or to exceed the design specifications, will set off unnecessary disturbances within the system.

What this says is that there is a Divine Plan at work. Even though there are challenges or barriers (getting approval, doing the work, checking back in) for everyone to overcome, it is that process that allows for continuity and a certain level of growth to take place.

The way the greater system functions – to have checks and balances yet also allow for growth – requires that there be a natural flow. This flow seeks to maximize inner potentialities by minimizing outer barriers as much as possible. That maintains the system for everyone as things proceed to the next phase, or growth, where something more is able to happen.

In other words, continued growth requires first that any resistance to it be minimized. That’s as true for a company as it is for a human on a development journey.