Making a Transition

Jeane: In this next dream, I’m working in a large office that’s all on one level of a building. There’s been a problem with a few of the employees and there’s a sense that they’re going to be let go.

I notice that one of them, an older woman, has gone in to talk to the people that are shaking things up. She comes back and goes through the papers in her desk. I think she might have initially thought it would just be some reorganizing, but now she realizes that she’s being let go.  

She’s putting some papers together without quite understanding it. She’s marking them and putting them in a box; she’s getting them in order.

Then I notice to the left of her is a younger woman, whom I’ve known since high school, and she’s also putting things together to leave. This surprises me. She’s sweet.

Before she leaves, she’s gathering together some photographs. She seems to have greater acceptance about the changes, so I think I’ll ask her for a photograph. I’m also going to help her carry her stuff out to her car.

At the same time, I remember that I haven’t bought my car yet (see What Next?). That’s when the dream ended.

John: So, this dream is giving you additional information on how you can let things go, as a continuation from the dream earlier in the night. There’s a further refinement here: What is it that you want to hold on to?

In this imagery we see there are two different parts in you that you have to contend with. The first part is an older, stodgier aspect that we see fiddling with the paperwork. This aspect is concerned with certain areas and wants to noodle over them – she’s shuffling papers, marking some of them, and putting some in a box.

The important thing here is the feeling of what that’s like to noodle over these things as you make this transition: it’s not the detail of it, but the feeling that it’s a clumsier way to proceed.

With the younger woman, her whole approach is in the images. She realizes that if she drops the image, she makes the transition. She’s working on gathering up the images, or the pictures, that hold her back in terms of how she sees herself.

This aspect of you understands that how she finds herself – the situation she’s in – is based on the types of images that she has embraced in her life. That’s how she sees herself relative to any scenario she finds herself in. If she can drop the images she can make a natural transition. It’s the old images that confuse and limit her. 

Yesterday’s dream just saw you letting go – you sold one car but didn’t replace it with another. That way, you allowed a space for something new to emerge. This second dream gives you clear information on the easiest way to do that, which is to let go of images from the past.

The older woman shows a more fussy way of letting go, by examining the nuances of everything and weighing each one. But if you can let go of the images themselves – i.e., defining yourself by your career, or relationships, or nationality, or gender – you can actually move much faster.

You are in a process of sorting things out – you are in a transition. And what remains between where you are and where you’re going is the stuff that keeps you mired and confused. But this process is speaking loud and clear, and you’re being directed to know the right way to follow that process.

In other words, it’s showing you not to try to use all of your “old standards” for dealing with change. The next step will come naturally to you when you clear away some cobwebs, and the easiest way is to drop the images that no longer apply.

The images that you drop are images from your past. It’s your past that creates the confusion, and you know this. I mean, you’re telling yourself, you’re coaching yourself, and you’re aligning yourself. It’s much simpler to just look at the pictures and drop the ones that create the confusion.

The result is that what is then meant to be, can become visible – new images can be shown to you.  It’s the difference between being guided by personal ideas of how things should be, or being guided by the flow of the way things are and will be.

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