Reading a book can often translate into a dream image, yet that imagery can take on much greater meaning. Here Jeane finds herself caught in a mystery, like the book she is reading, yet the mystery is to discover something that is hidden in her unconscious – seen as the ocean in the image. To bring the answer to light requires attention to an inner listening center. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: My dreaming last night was confusing because I couldn’t tell whether I was dreaming or I was just remembering the book I read, but there are a few differences.
The book I was reading is a mystery that takes place in Greenland during the winter, so it takes place with a small group that have been sent to investigate why all the people on a certain outpost have disappeared. There’s a small native village nearby, but they won’t really talk to the people that come.
What I remember mostly of the dream is that you’re in this area where everything is covered with snow, and when they go down to the native village, and we walk along a pier at one point, you don’t know where something came from that made people disappear.
So it feels like I’ve taken a very long wooden spear and I’ve tossed it into kind of a little place where I can see some water in the ocean. There’s also like ice in the ocean, like there are not many clear spaces, and then I pull it out to see if I’ve got anything on the end of it because I’m wondering if what made people disappear came from the ocean or not, but I can’t see anything.
Maybe I’m just hoping to keep things away by doing that. It’s more a sense of just not knowing, and a little bit of a sense of dread, and also this area where everything is just covered with snow and you never really understand what’s going on.
That’s the most I remember of the dream.
John: The theme of the dreaming last night was waking up a listening center, so that one can take and grasp something in a capacity that’s different than how they had been approaching life.
And in your particular dream, you’re working with trying to develop an avenue, or pathway, or thread through some unconscious aspect that has kept something hidden, or removed, from a sense of natural awareness.
So your dream is all centered then upon Greenland, meaning like a place in which something can come alive, is currently like stale or frozen, because of an unconscious condition that exists that you know the setting carries more than just that.
You know that the object is to get beyond the hiddenness of something that’s repressed, or held within, that you do not have readily at your disposal. And so you’re pointing yourself at trying to pull that out.
And so this is like a seeing/listening center to be able to do that, in that you take that which is subjective in your nature, and you bring it more into a conscious focus, and thus you find parts of you that have gotten lost.
And this is a very feminine-oriented kind of dream, in that that is the nature of how the feminine, which has a responsibility in the overall Wholeness of things, is able to catch up with her responsibility, or awareness, in that regard, is that she has to be affected by the environment or something that comes through and causes her to awaken to that depth inside of herself where something has gotten lost, or is hidden, within, which she can come to grips with and make known or bring out.
She carries it already inside. She knows it’s somewhere there, she knows that it just has gotten displaced and that’s the mystery: how do you find that?
So you’re working in your dream with that theme of catching up with a sense of knowingness, which is embodied in your subjective sensation of how you feel yourself. You know that there is a quickening in there, an inflective quickening, that can be awoken and can rise up and you can see, and put your fingers on. And that’s the nature of the feminine to function as a container in that regard.
And the container’s effectiveness is based upon being able to listen and to hear something and correspond that listening – what it listens and hears, with something that’s already within. It’s in this way that a person listening like this becomes like a light – that they can’t be seen, but can somehow be known.
Your dream takes you in that process of pulling something together, developing an acuity with yourself, a linkage, a connection, a means of coming together. In your particular case it is something that’s in the overall, but housed within, in an unconsciousness.
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