The Shift

Jeane: In this next dream my folks are downsizing and they’re giving me their house. There is also a family house in a small town 10 miles away, above the lake shore, which belonged to my maternal grandmother, and they’re going to give that house to you.

My grandmother’s house is small and older. We go there and, while we’re there, we become aware that your family is coming to town to visit. We decide that they should visit us there because it’s now your house.

When your family travels, they always come in a huge group: siblings and kids and cousins and aunts (some crazy) and grandparents. There must be over 30 people. It’s a pretty small house, a bit rickety, and in the dream it has two levels.

Of course, your family fills up every room in the house. And you’re in such a hurry to get things ready that you practically set the house on fire. You’re lighting some things and I have to admonish you and then follow behind and blow out the things that aren’t supposed to burn.  

It seems like I can hardly ever be in the same room with you because people will grab one or the other of us for a conversation. I’m moving around and you’re moving around and they’re all moving around. They always travel in a huge group and I find it overwhelming. 

I can’t keep any of them straight. We barely learn any names or start a conversation and it feels like the people shift and you’re talking to someone else and they’re all moving around again. Then when they’re ready to leave they start tidying up after themselves, but the way they tidy up the house is they take all the chairs and the furniture and stack it some place where the room is empty and the linoleum is coming up.

I suddenly find this terribly humorous. I wonder how we’re even going to find out where the furniture is. Then I find myself telling them that when they’re ready for breakfast the next day they should come over to my house (laughing).

John: That’s one unique dream.

Okay, so there are two shifts involved here. The first shift takes you to a level that prepares you for access to all kinds of things that are meant to come through. With the second shift, you actually have access to what is meant to come through.

The first shift is preparatory. If I were to equate it to the way some people look at the spiritual path, they say that first you are taken to a teacher who helps you progress to a certain point. Then the teacher passes you, in a sense, on to an ancient inner lineage that then comes into and through you. It has access through you, in some capacity.

You made the first adjustment with the first house that you are given. The next shift is shown with the second house being given to me. So you have brought in the masculine (represented by me) and are trying to take it to a greater depth, but you see everything that is trying to capture your attention at this depth, i.e., the entire family that comes with it.

Your attention is then upon the question of how to deal with all of that because it’s almost overwhelming. However, you know it’s something you have to listen to and adhere to. In this house is a huge shift and everything is more intangible – it’s more intangible because things are not quite as they would normally be: the linoleum’s coming up, the chairs are packed in some chaotic way, there’s clamoring going on.

You just don’t know what to expect next, yet somehow or other you have to absorb it all. Doing that provides the shift, or movement. In other words, it’s really enough to have gone to the house of your mother, but then the masculine part of you comes alive. That causes you to go farther – to the house of your mother’s mother, where it takes on recognition of the seed of something more, that you don’t yet know how to relate to (the big family).

So you treat it all as something foreign to you. And even though it’s foreign to you, you have to listen to it and adhere to it. You have to abide by all the clamor of the relatives – or all the access things that seem to come through. In this regard, it’s this part of you that you have to pay attention to, because it’s what keeps the house in a state of total disarray.

Nevertheless, that’s the way it is and it’s okay, and there’s even something funny about it being up in the air and chaotic. That’s the new zone. That is somehow, as peculiar as it seems, what you’re comfortable taking on. That’s what you’re meant to take on and that’s okay with you, even though it doesn’t seem to make sense.

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