Jeane: In this dream I am involved with a group, and I am wearing a cap that identifies the group I am with – it is a Sufi cap. Someone in the group has a baby that needs treatment, so we have taken the baby home with us.
The baby needs some sort of treatment so we have put it in a type of incubator, but it looks like a fish tank. On the side of the incubator are monitoring devices. A woman (a friend) is coming over to go for a walk with me. You are to my right. There is another woman who is administering the treatment for the baby; it is a tiny, tiny baby in the fish tank.
I look over at the monitors on the wall and they have suddenly gone awry. From the way it looks, I say to the woman, “I think the baby is flat-lining.” Then I see a little activity pick up, so I walk over to the tank and see that this baby, which is so tiny and looks like it still has its umbilical cord, is just hopping mad about being there and getting this treatment.
I can totally understand that. I scratch at the front of the tank as one does with animals in a cage, to let it know you are there. Then my friend is ready to go for the walk. I find my Sufi cap and put it on. You question whether it is a real Sufi cap because you do not see the label. I show you the lining and the price tag on it, and I think the label read, Sorry by Sara, but it may be Sara by Sara, I’m not sure.
But you could tell it was a Sufi cap; it looked different from my friend’s cap, but it was still a Sufi cap. I put on the cap so that my friend and I can go for the walk. That’s the whole dream.
John: So your dream has three characteristics to it: one characteristic shows a point of balance that is important to you – that is the Sufi cap. A second characteristic has to do with seeing everything more in terms of the flow, from an even higher aspect – that is reflected in your friend and going for a walk. And the third aspect shows something that is yet to emerge, that is repressed, or held back, and cannot get free of its conditions; this is represented by the small baby, who is weak but getting treatment to get stronger.
It’s interesting that the baby is hopping mad at the treatment – it cannot quite accept the flow. So there seems to be some volleying going on in terms of trying to get the balance right between these aspects. When the balance is not right, treatment is required.
So the cap shows an awakened energetic in you, yet it does not quite have the inner linkage yet. You are seeking that linkage by taking the walk with your friend (she has a cap but it is different than yours; it shows a higher octave of linkage). And the baby is mad at getting the treatment because it is being held back because it is so young – it is not ready to emerge on its own.
You are trying through this imagery to pull a whole cadence of something together. And the limiting issue is the cap; the Sufi orientation is the limitation. If you let go of that, then everything is apt to flow a little bit better. It’s only a limitation in the sense of it being symbolic – you are trying to connect to what is natural, and the cap represents your personalization of an idea, which brings with it with your own disharmonies.
You are attempting to tune yourself to better frequencies, making adjustments naturally, on a conscious level, to rid yourself of the disharmonies. So in looking for a way to find a natural flow, you have your own ideas and impressions (the cap), you have something ready to open up that is exciting (your friend), and you have the preventing factor, i.e., that which is not quite ready yet still needs to emerge. The premature baby is the part of yourself that is reactive and is keeping you from the flow.
Ultimately, the dream shows you at a point in time, needing to fully accept the circumstances you are in – letting go of what is preventing you from emerging – before you can pull everything into the same cadence.