Jeane: I don’t remember much of this second dream. Like the first dream (see Relating to the Space), I’m absorbed with being in a space. What really struck me was the feeling of moving around in this space, which felt like a hotel in that it didn’t feel like home. I seem to be observing some of the things that I’m doing.
What I remember is that at one point I put a sprinkler on in the room. Then I go over to a desk and put a screen up to protect the papers from being hit by water, but the water is washing everything away. I don’t have the sense that it’s damaging the room, but I don’t want the papers to get wet.
Then I notice, in another part of the room, there are some people. They’re strange looking, kind of roly-poly, and I think they’re wearing red – like circus people might. They’re lying down on a bed sleeping.
I go over to get a peek at what they’re up to. That’s all I really remember of the dream.
John: What you’re doing inside this space is refreshing it. You’re bringing about a natural change, and you’re safeguarding whatever it is you’re doing in the space from affecting other areas, or other things.
And the people? Basically, could you say that they didn’t fit or belong to whatever it was that you were sprinkling (refreshing)?
Jeane: Right. They were in another area.
John: So they would be like representations of something from the past.
Jeane: I think so.
John: What your dream is saying is that your attention only needs to be upon what’s changing from within – and that it’s perhaps different from what you expect.
I mean, you’re sprinkling it and revitalizing it, and you’re keeping it all within. You’re not pushing it in front of others or letting it get beyond a certain area.
Whatever needs to be done in terms of rejuvenating something… when you get a particular feeling, you just do it. You take care not to affect things that aren’t involved.
The first part of the dream diffused the intensity, because it wasn’t specific to anything. It had to more to do with recognizing and holding the space – a space that’s important. There were no details to that space.
That’s not how it ordinarily is in outer life. In the outer you would be all enmeshed with the variables and details of doing this, that, or the other. Your image doesn’t have any of that going on. Instead, the concern is what your relation to the space needs to feel like.
Once you figured that out, the dream imagery progresses to where you now can sprinkle the space and revitalize it. You’re careful, however, to keep it to yourself because those on the outside just won’t get it. The people seem to be odd-looking, and they’re asleep to your actions.
So, they’re on another wavelength. They’re just dense (roly-poly) and checked out (asleep) and they stay right where they are – that’s just the way it is.
Yesterday you were observing two spaces: one was the outer and one was the inner, and they both appeared to be pretty potent in their own way. Today you’ve made your differentiation. You’ve gone around and around until you found your space and now you’re nurturing it.
This is an interesting way of dreaming. Is it portraying what’s going to happen? The dream seems to be indicating that, without contradicting anything. When you dream like that it makes me wonder if you’re dreaming with a sense of guidance, or if your dream is using symbolism to reflect what’s already been decided?
Stated another way: Is this a confirmation from inside, in terms of what’s already been decided, or is this a reflection of something that’s a vibration in the air? It’s difficult to know which one is influencing the other.
Did it come through and reach conscious understanding in a rational sense? Or did it come to the understanding on its own and, as that understanding developed, it was reflected into the dream?
Or is the dream just reflecting the understanding that you now can clearly see in the outer, that you couldn’t see before?
Well, if you believe that inner expresses into the outer, and this is the new energy coming in, then you have to think that perhaps it took a little while – perhaps you needed to let go of a few things, or of some confusion, in the outer in terms of where you actually stood. And as you learned to drop those things that stood in the way, the result was something like this.