These dreams are a follow-up to yesterday’s post (A Type of Completion). A process that began with a sense of being in the flow, now deteriorates to eyeglasses being broken and increasing difficulty in fixing them. Yet John makes the case that this state can also be seen as a metaphor for our current outer reality, and the difficulty in creating any change that isn’t just a temporary fix. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: Of course, I’m still trying to make this completion make sense, in how one handles, or flows, or conducts themselves. You always start on all the variables.
I’m in a large, empty warehouse, walking along a concrete floor. I guess I’m with someone as we’re walking and talking or something, when the lens of my glasses falls off, and the little set screw falls off at the same time.
And fortunately I am able to see this, when 99% of the time if it fell on the ground, you’d never find it it’s so small. And so I pick all of this up and in doing so then the scene seems to shift in that to fix an object, which is another round cylinder type object now, I need to put it together at both ends.
There’s a guy there, and it’s early in the morning, and he works at the place and I came to work in this warehouse, and he hasn’t got anything better to do, and he’s there to help me assemble it. But he cross-threads a screw at one end, so it has to be done over. And this was actually the good end, but it still has to be done over and taken apart again.
So he asked why this keeps falling apart, and I tell him I lost a lug nut at one end. That end is always going to be weak. The other end could be tightened down. It’s the good end that he cross-threaded, so I have to take it all apart.
As I try to do this myself, I am having trouble keeping my focus upon the parts for each end, and I have them all rounded up kind of in a little area so they’re not going to get scattered in this wide open area, but it’s almost like I don’t have good enough use of my hands, or my focus, to get this to come together, to pull it together simultaneously.
And I keep thinking I can find the focus that will eventually know how to do it, because it has been done like this before. And I could ask him for help, but I’m intent upon finding the focus I need to do it on my own. Even though he has the natural skill, he doesn’t have the focus.
And then as I’m trying to write this up, I have this image of kind of what’s going on in the outer, where there’s a vote being called on an issue that is complicated, and I know that this person has the votes necessary, but those votes are rounded up at this time only, and it’s not something that can be done again. But I know that it’s okay and going to be done now.
The meaning of all of this, is I am trying to figure out how to handle a tenuous situation. I haven’t figured it out in the dream. I know the limitations, but I do not know how to effectively fix or resolve this on a permanent basis. A person helping me is more natural at it, but lacks the focus I need for my help. In other words, he has the skill but not the focus. And this compels me to have to find the focus and assimilate the skill needed to do it on my own.
With the right focus and attention you can somehow do it on your own. What both dreams have in common is that I am trying to focus attention in a consolidated manner to what is needed, and to do this I have assembled what is needed in front of me, or at one spot so it isn’t scattered about.
I’m not yet able to accommodate all the variables, so the problem remains. There’s also something missing from my solution to be anything but temporary. From the first dream, if I can pull the energy together from the depths within, there will be a breakthrough of the barriers, and a completion can be possible.
But this completion may not comport with what had been the expectations on the outer, but it is a completion that wins over the outer’s undivided support. And in a layman way of looking at it, that may not make sense. You expect everybody to be out for themselves kind of thing, but this kind of approach will win over everybody’s support.
So yeah, something’s definitely going on, and one is having to figure out how to accommodate it; volleying back and forth trying to accommodate it. Very interesting.
So, the other thing that both dreams have in common is, if I’m your dad that’s a sense of completion too, because your dad stands and represents a higher self, or a higher quality in your being. And catching up with that is a type of completion. And the gold represents a completion.
The dilemmas with these types of completions is the gold has a tendency maybe to be more of an overall completion. A father figure, your dad, tends to represent a temporary completion. In other words, there’s still more to go.
The schematic of the dream is such that the ideas of what we’re talking about as a completion may not make sense to our usual way of looking at it. In other words, it doesn’t make sense to you that I’m here like your dad.
It does not make sense to me in the dream, that they’re letting me have all of the gold, with no qualms at all. They bid on it a bit, but I win most of all the bids and in the end things have gotten whittled down in terms of a momentum or something, and I can just pick up the rest. It’s all clumped together and I just move it over to my pile, and it’s like, okay, c’est la vie, they’re ready to see what comes next as opposed to object to it.
And of course I have the ability to pay for it on some agreement that has already been established when it all gets accounted for. So, in that is a sense of completion, not necessarily looking at things from the way one would be inclined to look at them. There is a sorting out with focus then that’s required, and that I have the guidance that can put it together and just do it very easily.
He asks me why it keeps falling apart and I tell him it’s because I’m missing a piece on the other end, and so I’m left in this conundrum attempting to try to do this on my own, trying to put both ends together simultaneously.
What that image is really kind of saying is that in order to catch up with the original dream that had to do with a type of completion, I have to somehow or another go through the motions of things to try to fix something and to do it on my own, how to thread this on my own, because until I do that I don’t have the proper sight. My lens keeps falling off and, even at best, I’m still thinking that I can accommodate it even if it isn’t a proper total fix, and I’m not sure that that’s going to work.
Well, the setting I guess you might say of all of that even in the dream sense is that we’re still working with something that’s temporary, but the sensation of it is something can come together, except I have no idea what coming together is. That’s the dilemma. I don’t really have an idea of what coming together is, because the seeing of the gold and realizing that there’s a certain momentum quality that can take off there.
And then what transpires and trying to get something to come together, which lacks the focus, can’t put it together at all parts, a kind of teacher quality inside of me destabilizes whatever can be put together that’s more solid, so that I keep having to work at the weaker aspect of things, thus everything still maintains its tenuous temporariness.
Well, maybe that’s how it is when something’s transitional because we like absolutes, and a human being in their absoluteness maybe just always gets things in a condition where it cracks and falls apart and so maybe it’s intended that one has to kind of keep this thing in a yo-yo for as long as one can.
It causes me to think in terms of the greatest way of teaching. In other words, there’s a type of understanding that a person can have where they can see a problem before it happens, and act before it happens. And then there is a type of intelligence or sight that, as the problem is happening, you then act at that point in time. You don’t act before the fact, but you act as the problem is happening.
But if you can do it, if you can stand it, if you can exercise the proper forbearance, the proper way of creating a consciousness is to let something fall completely to pieces and get it to the point where even the dumbest of the dumb can see that this thing is a mess, so that all opinions about how something should be… you know, you can’t have your divided camps about it anymore, philosophy here or philosophy there.
Everyone sees it all the way through, to the point where it’s like literally stinking up the place, and even though you could have done something about it earlier, you don’t. You purposely let it fall apart and then when it gets to a particular crescendo where everybody gets it, that’s when it can be fixed – but not until everyone gets it.
That’s actually the slower, but the better solution. And who can do that? And yet we live in a society in which that seems to be what’s happening. Things continue to keep falling apart, and they’re falling apart to the point where they’re becoming more and more obvious to everyone, and that the completion that seems to exist is the ability to hold a certain cadence and balance in relationship to it all falling apart, because when it gets to the particular crescendo where there’s an opening that’s available on all levels, in other words the defense mechanisms tend to fall away when it becomes a point where everyone actually sees it, there’s no way of bullshitting yourself or going through pretensions. Everyone really sees it literally for what it is.
That’s when there’s a potential for a solution. That’s when there’s a potential for the greatest solution. Because if you think about my dream, it is rather peculiar that the teacher quality in the dream, that’s there with me all night long, who I kind of push off to one side because I have got to try to figure out how to pick up these pieces myself and put it together; I do not succeed.
I try, but I’m at a loss when I wake up, of how do I handle all of these pieces simultaneously? Yet when this person helped me they snapped it together practically instantaneously. Both ends snapped together practically instantaneously and acted like, why does this keep falling apart for me? So I have to take and start all over again, and this time insistent that I’m going to do it.
Well, you can’t, which means you’ve got to let this whole thing get to the point of kind of a collapse, and then it can be done. Everyone can get it. No one can get out of this separate from anyone else. Everyone has to get it at the same time, and that’s the kind of completion. And when they get it, there’s no fighting anything, like in the gold that was happening at the beginning.
No one objected to all of a sudden it being a particular way, that the pile no longer got divided this way and that way. It all shifted at one time. It’s a very peculiar and interesting image. It takes out a little dueling of energetics here, that had kind of existed where you sit there in the images and try to put them together. They could have kind of a quality of tension and could even have a quality of dueling in terms of struggling to make it happen. It kind of takes that out and realizes that, somehow or another, going with it is the solution.
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