As it begins, it seems I’m involved in the newspaper business, or I know someone in the business that’s coming after me. So my plan is to go after them and expose both that person and their son.
Because they are after me, I first have to go back and tell some people I know who have always wanted to expose these other people. I tell them I’m ready to do it now.
I know those people are going to come at me hard once we start exposing what they’re doing. When the struggle begins, I can never again be sure who is a friend or a foe. I can go somewhere and find it has already been taken over by the others and my group has to flee.
We find ourselves on a houseboat at some point – it almost seems like we’re in the arctic – and when I get on, part of it is boarded up. As I try to get in, I see a note on the door with the words: “Read me.” The note makes it clear that there is danger if we enter.
Another time I’m somewhere else – it feels like there’s a shift in energy at this point – and I’m with a group of women. We all go into different dressing rooms and we’re putting on special outfits to go visit a tribe.
But I immediately figure out that this tribe isn’t like the others. It isn’t represented properly, and if we women go there we might even become second or third wives, or be used or abused. So I have to break the others free from wearing the outfits, or being taken away.
Then we’re on the run again. It felt like one of those dreams where I was on the run most of the time. There were a few people I could trust, but it often seemed that when I arrived at a new place the others were already there ahead of me. I was constantly trying to sort out whom I could trust and then act accordingly.
John: If we put this image together with your prior dream (see Finding a Way In), we see the connection in terms of the aliveness of an energy that’s hidden here in Egypt. Yesterday’s dream was about making that connection to the hidden energy, and today’s dream is about broadcasting it.
In other words, you’re sensing something at the heart of what is here in this land. But you’re seeing that it’s mostly hidden by the noise of the life at the surface of things, i.e., the craziness of the marketplace and the hustling of the tourists by the locals. The spirituality is lost. The real energy is not being broadcast and, in some respect, you find yourself in the role of having to do something about it.
But, of course, there’s danger in that. The idea of broadcasting to others is shown in the reference to the newspaper business, which is a way of reaching a mass of people. But the powers-that-be, so to speak, want to silence you as quickly as you want to get the word out.
It’s very much like current life, in Egypt but everywhere else to some degree, where the truth is vigorously denied and buried by the cultural apparatus. When anything tries to awaken or change, it is fiercely resisted.
So we find ourselves in an ancient and magical land, but one that has been under a male-dominated society for a long time. Women have been suppressed. And in your imagery, a group of women are putting on “special” outfits to meet with the “tribe.” Yet in your wisdom, you realize that it’s a type of trap where the freedom of the feminine would be in jeopardy.
You’re trying to avoid the abuse and misuse of the feminine energy as you try to bring it through – in an overall way – to help rebalance and awaken the energy that’s hidden. The consequences of this effort leave you on the run or, in some instances, cause you to stand out. But what is trying to stop you is powerful, too, as shown in its ability to beat you to the next destination.
This is why in real life most profound changes begin subtly, under the radar. That way, what opposes it won’t even notice until it’s too late. That’s a more subtle type of broadcasting.
You could also say this image could apply to Las Vegas, in the sense that it too has an energy that radiates out, or broadcasts, from the land, but that essence is lost in the neon lights, the glitter, and the noise of life there.
In both instances, the energy behind these places is profound and, in a sense, wants to be recognized by humans. If it awakens in us, the effect becomes more profound. At the same time, there can be a second aspect to the need to flee, and that’s where something comes out and then you have to take responsibility for it, for its effect. That can cause you to have to take a step back, to flee.
In other words, the broadcasting has to play itself out against the issue of its noticeability. It’s an interesting thing, the theme of broadcasting and what it means. It’s about how to bring something through so that it can be heard, but even the hearing has to be specialized. You’re describing it in terms of a greater overallness, which is the feminine view. You’re taking the whole thing on.