Archive for February, 2012

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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John: In this dream I can tell that a particular thing, which has occurred in a specific way, didn’t emanate into certain life scenarios that I can observe. It’s not that it was a bad thing, it’s just that it was left out.  

So, on a deep inner level, I’m aware of this energy coming through. In that awareness, I can tell that there are scenarios in which I can see that this effect is missing, and I know that it’s needed.

What I do is I keep adding up the scenarios that I see in the outer world that are missing this note. My first impression is that there are only 3 or 4 that lack the needed vibration. That doesn’t seem too astounding, or too difficult, to take in.  

However, I wake up when I realize that it’s really more like 7 or 8 scenarios missing the note. The question then is, can I look at and take in all of them? What woke me up was that I felt I wasn’t expansive enough to do that. I felt I wouldn’t be able to handle all of that yet, or be able to radiate the vibration through.

So it was the thought of being overwhelmed that woke me up, or the thought of leaving that note behind that disturbed me.

What is this dream suggesting?

My understanding is this: I used to think there was a spirit energy in the city where we live that I needed to connect with more closely. In the place we lived prior to this, I experienced that location as having a presence or spirit energy (in a hot springs area).

In this dream, however, the spirit energy seems to be an energetic from me rather than from the place. This energy emanates from me and radiates out into that which I’m able to perceive. I’m able to look at and touch my surroundings with a note of awareness, or consciousness, or aliveness coming through me.

This occurs when I take on a more heartfelt sense of how things are in my surroundings. My heart attention takes into account each environment I look upon, and my understanding of the place is noted as an inner inflection: what do I like, what do I dislike, what do I support, what causes me to cringe?

And, of course, as I develop more chi, or presence, or spirit energy, I’m able to appreciate more things in a given moment that would, in the past, be veiled from me because it felt like too much to handle.

What I’m pondering, or what bothers me, is, is it too much? Is it something I have to cut off as a protection? Or, can I absorb the imbalance? Can I take it in? (The word absorb doesn’t do justice to the situation.)

When I like a place I notice that I carry a glad feeling toward it and I support that feeling every time I think of it from within. What I’m describing is how inner power works on a level by which the inner can touch the outer.

Next I take a step back, and see how things are when I’m not in that mode of appreciation, or duty. When I get absorbed by my personal indulgences (such as scanning the financial system to see what’s going on) I lose the perspective of seeing the signs of God in it, which gives me the ability to recognize the Will at play in Creation.

Of course, I’m not really able to see things for what they really are unless I’m willing to let them pass through me and then to radiate out. In that regard I’m the microcosm catching up with the undulations of a much greater unfolding. What I realize, on a macrocosmic (universal) level, is that I’m able to radiate a spirit energy into the macrocosm (or, if you like, an inner essence note).

So what I’m describing is how I’m always in relationship to the time, place, and people I’m around. If I carry a particular note of awareness, then I’m able to touch that environment – to whatever degree – from within. And the degree to which I live that process has a lot to do with how well I’m able to cope in the microcosm (my own life).

When I fumble about or get overwhelmed or get overindulgent in the microcosm, then the macrocosm suffers, too. In other words, we all have a personal responsibility toward what happens in the universe, not just in our own life.

So what am I radiating into life? Is it just my obsessions with worldly material and personal issues, or am I bringing my consciousness of God through me into all that I touch?

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Jeane: In this second dream I’m living in a small apartment with some family members. I’m friends with Prince Charles. He and I are walking around the city together along with one other person who lives with me.  

I’m watching things go on in the city. At one point there are people rioting in the jail, which is on the second floor of a building. They’re throwing things out the windows. We’re steering clear of the prison building because if anyone saw the prince they might have an attitude and throw something at him.  

Then I’m in the apartment and Prince Charles is with me. I’m talking with him about what he’ll do after being a prince. Would he want to run for mayor, or would anyone else in the household want to run for mayor of the city, or not?

We’re looking at that as an option. The whole dream seemed to be like that, mostly ambling about with the prince.

John: In this particular dream, the prince represents a certain mannerism, or energetic, that has an effect wherever it goes. The prisoners represent the collective who, if they were aware of the prince, would be inclined to try to reach out to him, or throw things at him (for the purposes of the dream, both actions would mean the same thing, i.e., the prisoners’ indulgence would take away from the effectiveness of the prince).

Yet the prince is able to move about naturally, unnoticed, invisible. He’s able to avoid the trouble and maintain his freedom in relationship to the environment. If the others had their attention upon him, it wouldn’t work.

Yesterday we talked about our short experiment with gambling here in a Vegas casino. We can act as if we’re trying to make something happen, with an awareness that it’s typical of everyone else who’s gambling. And people are deeply pulled into this deviation, this indulgence, unaware that something else within them is trying to awaken. And if you’re putting all of your attention into that, or any, deviation, then you’re just like the prisoners in the dream – unaware of the effect that the prince (higher self) is bestowing.

However, if you’re able to move about like Prince Charles, i.e., with an energy that affects the surroundings, then the question becomes: “What more can Prince Charles do?” Because if he’s able to move about as the prince and not lose his cover, then can he become something else – can he have an even greater effect (although being mayor may not sound like an improvement, in this dream it represents one).

And what is the prince really moving about in? You could take that image and ask, “Are all these people somehow under his influence or subordination in some fashion? Is he a leader or in charge of them?” Yes, he is the prince and the prince carries a certain quality that radiates out.

From his perspective there is attention on him, but from the perspective of the inmates who would throw things at him to keep something important from happening, there is no awareness. If the prince can keep it that way, if he can radiate something by his presence without being recognized, he can have an effect that’s extraordinary and can become even more extraordinary the more he can work in this way.

This is the work of spiritually developed humans: to radiate higher energies into life. We are all capable of this, because it’s what humans are designed to do. In the casino, we had the sense that as we’ve moved about we might be having an effect on others. When there is a particular insight or inflection that hits in a particular way, something happens.

As a developed person moves about they can tweak the vibration around them in ever more subtle ways. But it’s more than that. It’s to the point that once you’ve experienced a time, place, and people, you have an inner snapshot of what it’s like. If you haven’t experienced the time, place, and people, you just won’t know.

Once you do, you can glance back at it and have a definite feeling of how it is. That revisiting can be done with an inflection that you carry inside. All of these little qualities upon which one inflects carry a vibration. You can call that a type of spirit energy. That vibration, when you inflect upon it, touches the place, and has a quality that is transmitted into that place.

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