The Self, Absorbed

Jeane: This next dream has a few parts to it. It begins with a friend’s young daughter who has come to visit. She’s an adolescent now and we are in a mountain community where our spiritual teacher is staying, although I don’t think I’m aware of that in the beginning.

It’s wintertime and the young girl has a girlfriend with whom she’s running around. People in the community are worried because the girls are kind of wild, but I’m able to go out into the snow and catch the one girl and bring her back to the main area.

I want her to stay, but other people think it’s time for her to return to her mother, so they put her on a plane. They’re doing it because she was running wild, but I like her energy so much that I want her to stay. Unfortunately, it’s not my decision.

That seems to flow into… 

John: That’s actually a very complicated part. It’s showing that you’re able to understand an energetic about yourself represented by the girl as the feminine aspect, yet not-fully-under-control in you. Through an inner process, which has an absorptive trait, you’re able to take that energetic in and accept it – you like the girl’s unbridled energy.

In other words, your dreams have built to this particular point where everything is able to work as it is, as a package – even the part of you that can be considered wild or awry, which isn’t able to pull things together without being over the top in some fashion. That’s brought in by an absorptive quality that’s okay with it and can hold it even though it may give the appearance of having to go back into the outer in some capacity, i.e., the image of the girl being sent back home to her mom.

We are talking about different levels in you. At a more personal, surface level, the girl is seen as wild, yet at a deeper level you appreciate her live energy. If you were to interpret it the same at both levels you would likely reject this feminine energy.

Because you see something deeper about her you’re able to zoom in on that and therefore set aside (absorb) the deviations that disturb other people. You’re able to keep both aspects in better balance and connect to the depths of something that’s important.

Jeane: In the second part of this dream I’ve gone into the community. There’s an outdoor area and I’ve rushed in to find a place to sit down. The teacher is performing a ceremony within a circle. The circle is drawn in green and there’s a rock near the edge; there’s an African chieftain standing there.

There’s another area of the circle that I discover later that has some objects in it. I keep trying to find a place to sit that’s out of the way, but every time I do the teacher comes over to place something there as part of the ceremony. I move to another spot, but it’s a small circle and I really need to sit inside it.  No matter where I move I seem to be in right in the middle of everything.

John: This imagery indicates that you can’t escape the awakening you’re experiencing; wherever you move you’re still in its path, you’re still in its process, you’re still in its space.

In other words, these dreams carry a note that causes them to look a little skewed. But your higher self is telling you that what may appear one way on one level, isn’t necessarily relevant on another level. What’s important is how you’re able to connect, and that you’re in the place you’re meant to be in.

Jeane: In the last part of this dream I have to go up a trail that looks like the rugged terrain of the Himalayas – it’s barren. There are peaks and valleys but I don’t see any trees or anything.

There’s a substance, and I feel like it’s a substance the teacher gave me but I can’t say for sure. I have thrown this substance out onto the path before me, and it’s filled the whole area. It has spread out, almost like sand would, except it’s fluffier than that.

I’m going to walk on this substance as I continue across the valley area, or along the path. As I step onto this substance, which has really expanded, it suddenly begins to move like an avalanche and just carries me forward. I have no control over this and I don’t know if it’s going to take me over the edge, but my main experience is of being carried along.

I haven’t a clue where it’s taking me.

John: Given the way that you’re able to look at, or comprehend, yourself in regards to the other aspects within, you’re dealing with an imbalance that you are able to dwell upon and, as a consequence of what’s actually emerging, it’s creating a sense of bewilderment (the strange substance carrying you along).

This dream is a step back because in recent dreams you’ve been able to see yourself as Traveling In God, so to speak (being able to identify everything that’s happening as being a part of you). But in taking a step back – as if you’ve gotten derailed a bit energetically – it still hasn’t taken you out of an acuity that you’ve developed.

The whole sequence is best described by the last image, where it’s as if something was given to you (the substance) and as you step onto that it sets in motion something that’s beyond what you could possibly perceive or imagine.

When you’re Traveling In God, instead of feeling a quality of “otherness,” you feel instead an aspect of you that’s awakening. You’re experiencing more and more and thus getting deeper into the depths of that vibration and going forth, almost in a zone of Creation, but also in an epicenter of time and space.

In other words, you’re more in the wholeness and experiencing the wonders of that as it awakens – which occurs as you take on more speed and more light and more letting go. So you have these octaves in which there’s the higher self and the lower self, which bounce around to create a certain degree of confusion. You haven’t yet, in your dreaming, merged the higher with the lower.

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