Jeane: After the imagery of the girl and the dilemma about the boyfriend (see Inside Knowledge), I then had the following short dream: I’m in an office, reflecting on something that occurred to someone in a connecting office. The layout feels like I am in a university office where the professors each have small offices separated from one another.
I’m in one of these small offices, thinking about the work to be done, but I’m also aware that the daughter of one of the professors, or workers, has been sick or in an accident. She might have even worked there as a secretary.
Then it feels like I’m suddenly hearing about another co-worker, who was also in the accident, and whose arm was broken. I’m thinking about all this and wondering how the girl’s father is doing, but I’m also wondering how all this work is going to get done.
John: This scenario is similar to the first, because here again there is something more going on than just the banal, surface activity.
First of all there is the idea that a person, or persons, has somehow been incapacitated. Behind the scenes of that is the question of how something else that needs to take place will be accomplished – in spite of this incapacitation.
In other words, the deeper inflection is saying to you that something more has to take place in spite of whatever has happened. You could say that the incapacitation is an appearance, or circumstance, of a situation. It is shown to you as an image of the outer worlds, i.e., everyday life. It is shown as an image of the limited realms. Yet all the characters in the dream are aspects of your inner self, so the incapacitation is also an aspect of you.
But the question is, how does the work get done, when part of the system becomes damaged or incapacitated? It points to an aspect of responsibility that remains, even when the system is not fully operational.
So that is the vibration playing in the background of this imagery. It’s going on behind your psyche, as well as behind the circumstance of the outer world. So it’s like an allegory. As humans, we have become so separated from our true connections in life, that we could say that our systems are incapacitated in some way. We do not have our full functionality. Still, the natural processes must go on. And our inner realms, or our higher realms, are always trying to correct our course, all the days of our lives.
So this inner guidance, it’s very gentle and subtle. But it is always working to get through from our inner selves into our outer lives. Mostly, no one listens to it. Yet the way of our inner selves never gives up, no matter how detached we are, or how much we ignore what we are being shown.
It doesn’t take our rejection of it personally – if it did, it might have given up long ago. Instead, it is constantly striving within us to “get the work done” no matter how incapacitated we become. It is always seeing the situation exactly as it is, and trying to work itself through to our consciousness, in the most effective way it can.
So the imagery of our dreams points to this striving from within, to bring us to greater consciousness, greater connection. The incapacitations of all our yesterdays don’t matter – the work is still to be done.