Ride the Tiger

ride-the-tigerThe images in these dreams find Jeane being shown that, in order to reach a certain clarity within, she must a make a journey into the depths of herself, into the unconscious, into her own darkness. The images make clear that we can’t make the inner journey with the same processes with which we manage our outer lives. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just have impressions of my three dreams last night. The one I remember the best is the very first one, and it feels like I’ve gone with a woman that feels like even maybe she’s someone I employ or something, although she’s older.

I have three, they feel like stained glass windows, but they’re about as tall as a door. They’re about that shape. I’ve taken them down and they have to be cleaned, so they have some kind of stained glass pattern in them.

But we only have a certain amount of time, and then we stack the three windows on each other to carry them somewhere. And the last one doesn’t get completely cleaned because it’s been wiped off a couple of times, but it’s not as clear as the others yet, but it feels like when we get to where we’re going it’s cleaner than when we started. That was like the first dream.

John: You’re dealing with a very amazing psychological process, in that there’s the standard belief, and it’s kind of a human belief, that when you take like windows, and it’s not any old kind of window, it’s like a stained glass window that allows the light to come in in a certain refractory way which can accentuate a kind of clarity in and of itself.

But when you take those out and clean those, or in other words, do something so that they can function better, they actually do not enhance things like you would have thought that they would.

You’ve cleaned them, but yet they’re still not clean, not as clean as they need to be. And so you were shown, by your higher self, that the efforts that you’re making, that make sense mentally, for example, aren’t going to get the job done, that it doesn’t work that way, that you have to get to where you need to get to first, and then they will be clean, or cleaner.

What you can do physically with the faculties at your disposal is misleading, because you can think that you’re cleaning them, but in reality they don’t actually get truly sparkling clean, so that they do what they’re meant to do as stained glass windows, which like I mentioned at the beginning, was utilizing a certain kind of clarity light in a certain way.

That doesn’t become possible until you get to where you need to get to, which is a cute little jab at this idea that we are masters of our own destiny, and instead, meaning that we do this, that, or the other directly that however we contrive it to be, seeing a problem and then addressing it with our ordinary faculties.

And what the dream is saying is, that isn’t going to do the trick, that you have to get somewhere consciously inside yourself first.

Jeane: The second dream I remember was longer and more interesting, but I only remember the sensation and a tiny bit of it.

And in that dream, what it feels like is, as I go to live with a group of people, I go from having maybe been living with some lions, I think they were lions. And in the morning what the people do when they get up is they go out and they go to one of two big pools to cleanse themselves, like you swim, or you get in the water, and then you get out.

That’s kind of how it works in the morning, so everybody will go down to those pools in the morning. You would think I would go down to the pools with the people and get in, but it feels like the cats still insist on carrying me down there.

I remember the bounding sensation like I would be on the back of a cat, and it would bound and then jump right into the pool, and it might even intimidate the people that are still there, like I might need to swim a little bit apart from it once we’re in the water.

John: That’s an image that is showing that you’re a particular kind of raw energy that you need, in order to make a journey into a means of going into the depths of yourself, and that raw energy, that quality in your nature that is typified by this cat energy, is something that’s seeking to impose its way upon you.

In other words, it knows that you can’t do this on your own. It’s insistent that you have to work with that, and utilize that, if you’re going to go down to the water and the water is something that is a form of consciousness that is there, to which one can probe the depths of that.

The cats represent a type of raw energy, and the way you’re utilizing it, because it’s raw energy, is representing a type of masculine energy. And so without that you’re not able to penetrate the depths of yourself, in other words, get into the pool of things, the waters of which there’s the depth that is possible in which there’s a consciousness and everything else there.

You’re not even able to come to that where it can be stirred without the seed vehicle, which is this cat energy, which is masculine, which is a raw energy, which is made available to you and is saying that it has to make this possible for you, and you have to ride it right down to the water’s edge.

Which is very interesting because it is kind of like an answer to kind of a mystery in terms of how something works. It’s like a progression of that dream because instead of the taking down of the stained glass windows, if it was on a similar motif, you would be using your understanding and clarity of things to try to go down to the water on your own. But then, from that first dream, you learn that no, that doesn’t get clean quite that way.

It doesn’t quite work that way, that there’s a process of evolvement, conscious evolvement, which you have to catch up with, which will make this clean. And so from that kind of inflective insight to the first dream, you have gotten the hint, or the inflection, and so you know that you have to allow the cat energy to take you down and the cat energy is masculine energy.

In a roundabout way, a parallel dream would be the dream that Peter Kingsley wrote a whole book about, in which he described how the maidens took the chariot down into the depths below from which something could be realized, the maidens being feminine, and the masculine going down into its depths, or man having to go down into the depths of that which is unconscious, inside of one’s self, in order to realize that the consciousness that has to be realized there, that we all have to face.

In other words, we can’t aspire to it in some other means. We have to actually face our dark side. And in your particular case, the means to be able to open up what is already imbedded as the waters of yourself, you have to utilize the seed of the raw energy, the masculine energy. You have to ride that down to the poolside.

That inflection evolved from the first dream in which, when you finally get to the consciousness that you need to get to, it will be cleaner. All of your efforts in the meantime are kind of interesting, and cute, but don’t really quite do the trick.

And so you get that memo somehow, and so you realize you have to ride the masculine cats down to the water’s edge and then see what that stirs up.

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