Jeane: I lost my dream but my impression of it was that I was in an outdoor area, near a hillside, and something was being unloaded from trucks. I had the dream a few hours ago and I just lost it.
John: What the dream is talking about is something that’s being downloaded, so to speak, from the inner into the outer. What you’re subconscious is doing is using the symbolism of everyday waking life as a way to help you perceive what’s happening to you on an inner level.
In other words, some type of reconciliation has come through from the inner into the outer, but it’s being shown to you through the imagery of the physical world. You don’t actually have to remember all the details of a dream, you just have to grasp the sense of how the imagery is a reflection of your personal makeup. It’s part of who you are, which is shining through for you to see.
Although you might not understand precisely what this download is about (imaged as the unloading of the trucks), it’s something that’s been brought through and will have its effect on you.
John: The scenario for my dream was triggered by a three-way call with my business partner and a new tenant who wants to open a business.
The new tenant is a spiritual woman and she’s only looking at the situation from her spiritual idealism – she doesn’t have a balanced enough sense of things to recognize that there are forces in life that can’t be romanced just by an inner beauty that will cause them to change. Sometimes a certain masculine power is needed to shake things from their trance-like state – to get them to snap out of “it.”
She’s a person who’s caught up in this concept – and it’s one that some very conscious people have – that a shift is underway where the power and control of the masculine is going away and the feminine light, which has long been suppressed, is going to come in and change everything.
But that view is too black-and-white. It’s not as if the energy of the feminine is going to come in and bedazzle the situation and that’s all it’s going to take. That idea then points to an idea “grace,” where one just steps aside for it to arrive.
But that viewpoint still assumes that we’re not God incarnate ourselves. It’s acting as if there’s something from outside – some power figure or essence outside of ourselves – that has nothing really to do with us. And it will arrive and make things happen.
To begin with, it might appear that way because when we begin to awaken to our higher selves, that Divine aspect has been so removed and hidden from us that we might perceive it as being from somewhere else, or as being other than us. But that has to do with the veils that lie between our ego selves and our higher selves. It’s only after a period of time in the process that we come to realize that it’s the true “me” that’s awakening.
So this is what happens in the dream scenario: my business partner speaks from a state of masculine insight or wisdom that can push things through and make them happen. He introduces that energy.
The tenant, whose feminine is so wounded, hears this only as something that is going to “violate” her. She has suppressed her ability to recognize masculine qualities as being useful in outer life.
I tend to have more raw energy, and I’m trying to figure out how to reconcile or align all of this. I end up making statements that shock and hurt everyone, because I’m trying to cause something to happen that isn’t possible.
In other words, we can no longer “see” or “hear” the inner, higher self when we act through the veil of ego-life mannerisms. So what is left is a sloppy, disturbed vibration in the energy of the meeting.
In your dream image, you were reconciling an aspect of who you are while you slept, and your higher self showed this as a type of downloading that was taking place beyond the normal façade of the outer life – and that’s exactly right.
When we become conscious enough we begin to see and recognize, inside, that there’s more going on in life than meets the eye. What we initially sense is that it’s going on somewhere behind the scenes, but it’s really our personal awakening.
It’s not something foreign to us. But, if we resign ourselves to believing that we are children and that somewhere else there is a father/mother who will dictate and bring about changes, we will never grow up. That idea puts the responsibility for this life outside of us, but really it rests squarely on our shoulders.