Forest for the Trees

Jeane: A lot of my dreams last night were just little scenes. I woke up around 2:00 am and that happened because we’d been to a wine tasting. When I have wine, I don’t sleep well.

I was in a large building that was a lot like the wine cellar we were in last night, trying to find my way around and just getting impressions. One impression is that I enter a room and a woman there seems to be trying to set me up. She’s attempting to take me to bed, and then she’s going to accuse me of trying to seduce her.

I catch on to the plan and play naïve. I get out of bed. I’m talking and distancing myself from the setup when a young woman enters the room. She’s fairly innocent and I try to steer her clear of the entire scene. I’m talking and being distracting, so whatever the agenda of the first woman is, it doesn’t play out. 

That’s one part.

John: This image shows that there are things in the outer, waking life, that give an enticing appearance and you think you know what’s intended. i.e., in this case you think it’s a set-up. But you’re really dealing with a limitation in terms of the feminine aspect of Creation. As something comes out of Creation and gets your attention, it doesn’t necessarily have all of the facts yet. The facts are brought through by the masculine.

There’s a closeness to Creation, often times called a denseness, that appears in a situation and, if that’s all you’re focused on, you tend to be seduced by what is happening in the collective around you.

This dream is introducing to you the fact that this is happening to you, i.e., the seduction is you slowly coming to think that you know what is meant or intended. Another way to say this is that you think it’s “your idea.”

Your dream is supposed to cause you to recognize that there’s something slightly off in that. What’s missing, and what your next dream images may bring forward, is the masculine spark or seed, or the facts, or the clarity, or the knowingness that comes down and through and touches Creation. In other words, Creation may wake up with this, that, or the other going on, but what’s the other half, the other linkage, that pulls it together?

Jeane: Okay, so in the next part I feel like the whole scene takes place in the same structure but that it’s in an outer area. A person comes up to me, a man, but I’m a little distracted from talking to him because there’s a ferret crawling up my back and head. I have mixed feelings about this because in one way it’s a cute, furry little animal, but it’s also a furry little animal with teeth and I don’t know what it’s going to do.

I lift the ferret off my back and kind of toss him to the ground where there’s another ferret that he can roll around with. That helps me talk to the man because I’m no longer distracted.

John: Yes, so here is the masculine linkage.

A ferret is an animal that, at first glance, is very huggable and friendly, like a pet. But it’s also a wild animal. It seems so cute and harmless, but its nature is that of a weasel; it can be very ferocious. The playful antics and the cuteness you see is a type of disguise (a seduction).

So what this dream is saying is that there’s a type of closeness in which there’s also a latent uneasiness. The ferret is feminine. It’s an animal. All animals, in this regard, are bringing vibrations in from Creation that encompass a greater whole. In that sense it’s feminine – a greater whole that’s in Creation.

Your ability to focus and have the attention to hear what’s meant to be (from the man in the dream) requires you to distance yourself just a little (from the ferret) in order to take it in. It’s an image that shows that if you’re too close you can’t see the forest for the trees. If you get too close to something you can’t sense what brings in the information, or sense the bigger picture. In order to pull that through you have to create a space inside yourself.

You notice that there’s something more being brought to your attention. The feminine, in its closeness, can tend to get caught up in the bias of something that’s close and intimate. The masculine, in its awe and majesty and distance, may have a different problem because it can be too aloof, but it can bring in the bigger picture of facts that come through like the out breath –down and through – which touch Creation and awaken something.

So you have to let go of something that’s holding your attention, in terms of a fascination, in Creation, which in this instance is seen as a ferret. On one hand you know that the ferret is distracting you and, even though it hasn’t done anything to cause you to distrust it, you know the ferret isn’t necessarily all that it appears to be.

You have a natural knowing that something doesn’t feel right. In order for it to feel right, you have to pay attention to what the masculine is trying to cause in you – to get you to recognize it or to realize it.

We’ll continue this thread in our next post.

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