John: In considering your dream from yesterday (see Crime and Punishment), we see you in a time period from the past, when wrongs, according to the culture of the time, were immediately evaluated and addressed. The punishment to be meted out is instant.
Your image in the dream has caused some offense and is going to be punished. The soldiers and elders are in agreement. So your offense is shown to you as an affront to ancient ways and understandings.
We all have this in us: a sense of right and wrong according to an ancient, inner knowing. However, the reaction you have is to escape from this punishment because it could be damaging. What you are realizing is that you have your own inner barometer of right and wrong, and you can address the issue without outside punishment.
So, something has been presented to you, and you are all the players in your dream, the young girl, the soldiers, and the women elders. Your offense, when seen and understood by you, according to this ancient wisdom that is an innate knowing, is a wonderful quality if applied in a way that hits the right note and causes things to go “poof.”
In order to focus and channel this ancient knowing better, you have to look at the patterns in relation to your action in your outer life; the parts of you that have patterns and mannerisms acquired in life that limit and confine. Those are just veils that hinder your ability to flow freely.
It’s actually a technique of sight. Your patterns are energetic echoes that turn your attention back to the past – they capture your attention and you can become transfixed by them. In other words, you become compelled to see through the lens of those patterns, and you can’t see anything else.
Well, in this ancient vibration is the understanding of how something makes sense on an intuitive level. In following your intuitive knowings you are able to take on something, or have an interest in something, to such a degree that you merge with it, so to speak, and can connect with all the traits, qualities, or aspects of that particular flow and direction.
In time, you will come to know that intuitive feeling so well, that you will immediately recognize when you disconnect from it. You’ll develop clarity in terms of when something feels right or it doesn’t. Then it’s a matter of trusting that feeling more and more.
Whenever you go off on an extreme – any emotional outplay – there is always a part of you that can tell whether it’s right or not, in terms of how it feels to the heart. And in terms of how it feels as a quality of a space. So when you recognize other patterns and mannerisms, you’ll be able to tell whether that space feels right or not.
This acuity, or clarity, comes from this ancient quality or characteristic in us all. It’s also said to come from the energetics in life that also are ancient and permanent in a certain way. For example, whales and elephants are said to carry ancient memories that go back in time. A rock carries memory that goes way, way back. It holds it in place, so even though it’s really slow and condensed, it does carry something. It too has an aliveness that’s ancient.
Humans today are constantly compelled, through the culture and education, to search in ourselves for solutions from our past – to the way we handled an event or emotion 20 or 30 years ago. Those become the set patterns of our life that we constantly replay. We have become frozen in this, just as Lot’s wife, in the Bible, was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back toward what she was leaving behind, rather than holding her focus on what was ahead and the possibilities of the future.
The difference between one state and the other is a difference in vibration. You, personally, are very well rehearsed in understanding things on an intuitive, vibratory, “how it feels” level. This dream seems to be reminding you of this.
In other words, it’s like that frozen state has to be jarred awake so that in the motion of that coming awake you can sense what fits in the space or doesn’t fit in the space.
It’s an unusual dream. It’s a dream that shows that somewhere deep inside you have an intuitive knowing of whether something is right or not – but on the level of human purpose, not according to man-made society.
When events arise in our lives that cause us to detour from our ancient, instinctual knowings, we lock ourselves in. It’s a form of personal involvement. It’s a setness. We even say someone is “set in their ways.” It’s like being frozen in time – in the past.
Setness carried to an extreme is like the rock having to wait and wait until it’s freed to know motion, a flow that it didn’t have before. Like you, when you break free from the setness of your patterns, it unlocks its aliveness, it awakens something that’s meant to be part of the flow of life, but that had been inhibited or prevented.