Breaking Free

Jeanne: In my first dream, which recurs again later, I’m watching some women dancers. They’re surrounded by diamond-like strands that come down in a V-shape all the way down to the ground.

There are 6 or 7 strands that run from head to toe, almost like a little diamond cage. I’m trying to figure out how to shift those strands into something that I can use to surround something else. Perhaps I want to surround the car a friend wants to buy, or maybe surround a person, but it might have to be in a different form.  

I work really hard at it and cause a shift so that the dancer disappears but the strands are still there. Then it seems there needs to be another shift so that I can use them to surround whatever needs to be surrounded.

I’m trying, but I can’t get it at first. Then it feels like I have a second dream before I come back to this image.

John: What you’re doing is looking at an outer condition (in life) that carries a note or counterbalancing vibration into other expressions that are being choked off or limited.

This image describes a type of feminine flair. It’s a flair that’s breaking free. In dancing, certain qualities exude or radiate out from the dancer. To radiate like that is the opposite of dwelling upon the pains, concerns, or the indulgences of the world, or forming a righteous opinion about how something should be.

Instead, there is a free flow that has a quality to it that feeds life – in an inner way. In other words, dancing is an expression you can easily perceive in the outer, but some part of you sees that behind this expression is a quality, or a trait, or a note that’s important. And that note can be fed into the whole. If you could thread back to see where this is coming from, you could pull out that note more succinctly and, in doing so, support something greater in life.

I had a glimpse of an image that I just wrote up and it goes hand in hand with your dream. In this glimpse, I’m walking in a corridor and there’s a woman behind me in high heels. All of a sudden some part of me reacts, because to walk in high heels is to walk with a certain demeanor – just like a dancer can have or portray a certain air.

In trying to put my finger on what’s going on, it seems like the woman is projected back around the corner from which she came, and her high heels are now broken. Therefore, something is lost in terms of that flair and freedom that had existed.

What I notice about this image is that it’s an expression that counterbalances an attitude, or dark energy definition, that the masculine imposes. The image is breaking free of that. It’s exuding something free of that.

In other words, it’s an energy that attempts to cancel out the negative limitations of the outer world. A person who dances is listening to something within, and they’re using that inner help to become free of something else that can limit, or define, or control them. A dancer is trying to be free.

A person walking in high heels, something that they might not ordinarily do in an environment where there’s pressure to wear the same shoes as everyone else, is attempting to break free of barriers that are imposed on them that carry a judgment or righteous opinion.

It’s hard to present an image like that to the world, just as it’s hard to be a dancer where your focus is primarily on the dancing and the flair and carrying the note to a level of perfection. You can’t achieve that if you’re constantly dwelling upon what others think.

Instead, you have to dwell upon the note you feel inside. You have to be focused on breaking free from the surroundings and limitations to which others are oriented. To do that you can’t dwell upon the ordinariness or the excesses of others (though you may be seen as excessive by them). Instead you know that it’s a freer way of being that enables your soul to soar, as opposed to being broken down (like the heels) in some fashion.

So, it’s a path. It’s a way of breaking out of an energetic, in the outer, that’s suffocating you. Not that it has broken free in the image, but it’s portraying something deep within that’s seeking to break free.

So, again, things aren’t what they appear. A person who accentuates a feminine mannerism is doing so for the sake of something that they recognize is important to the whole, even though they may not have thought it completely through.

The teacher once said he was very confused when his teacher had a woman in the group who would dress up and stand on the street corner in a bad neighborhood. She would inspire the catcalls of the men who would see something like this as out of place in terms of how the world is; they would hoot and carry on.

His teacher explained, however, that what she was doing was accentuating the feminine. Now of course, in our world of judgment one would see this as asking for trouble or give it some other label, but deep down, behind all of that, there was something much more important that she was introducing into the world as a counterbalance – to be able to absorb, to transform, and to intertwine with that other aspect.

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