You Can’t Get There From Here

Jeane: In another dream, I’ve gone to work and I’m obviously the new person there. It’s an office setting and I have a male boss. A man and woman also work there.

I have two kittens in my apartment that are my responsibility. Sometimes my boss interferes, making it hard for me to take care of the kittens, so I’m usually under pressure to make time to be home for them, too.

Now and then my boss and I have some dialogue about this situation. At one point I have somewhere to go, so I leave the office and I head down a hill. But something is blocking access to the highway.

I then go into a cave that cuts through the mountain. It’s a detour and someone tells me that the cave is blocked at the other end. Then a woman comes and tells me that we can still make it through the cave.

She guides us, telling us exactly what we have to do: further into the cave there will be cones that have been put out and as we go by them we have to keep count until we reach a certain number. If we follow these instructions we’ll be able to get through and head to our destinations.

That’s all I remember.

John: On the surface, there’s a sense of confusion in this dream and yet, bewildering as it is, through this awkwardness a fundamental dilemma is portrayed.

In this image you are affected by an influence that keeps you from taking care of something that you carry as a responsibility. That influence is masculine, appearing in the form of your boss. What you carry as a responsibility has something to do with your home base (where the kittens are), but it’s pointing to a responsibility within yourself.

The theme here is about determining how one can hold an inner space. The problem with holding the space is that you’re divided between having to contend with or work within the requirements of your boss, who’s in one place (the office), and then there’s your responsibility at home (as in Creation), which is another place.

You haven’t figured out how to get the boss to take into account the fact that you have responsibilities at home. In order for this to work, in order for you to be settled in terms of what’s happening, you need to link these two together in terms of your beingness.

Because of this dichotomy, you’re not able to see how to proceed, i.e., the blocked road and the blocked tunnel. This shows that you’re running out of options in how to resolve this. It’s like being at one’s wits’ end.

It’s clear that the approaches you’re taking, which are solutions in the outer, aren’t going to cut it. You have to rely upon some inner help or guidance to make things work out.

And what is that guidance? What’s missing in all this is some vibratory, auric note that’s able to sweep through and pull it all together. You’re disconnected from your ability to resolve this dichotomy.

The only hope you have is for something to come help you. Whatever it is, it has to put you back in touch with a way of feeling the overall – that’s healing, that’s complete. As it is, you’re not able to bring the inner into the outer.

Jeane: But a woman does come with directions on how to navigate it.

John: That’s an inner guidance, or an inner knowingness that can help you. But your dream is portraying the outer dichotomy, in which there’s a gap and you’re unable to pull the two issues together. A tunnel cuts through a mountainside and mountains symbolically represent obstacles. You can’t solve it because you’re not reconciling the vibration.

In the second half of the dream you do get very specific directions and guidance, which comes from an even deeper inner level. And that’s how you’re meant to relate to what’s important. The closest that we can come to being able to hear that is to be able to nurture the sense of balance and knowingness that’s imbedded in our nature.

In other words, to know when something is awry by being able to hear that inside of us. Of course, on an outer level you’re not hearing it very well. You’re not reconciling the difference between your boss and your responsibilities, but on a deep inner level you are. This note, or linkage, or connection to a depth inside, can make the difference.

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