A Greater Openness

open_spirit_by_babaIn this follow-up dream to our last post (see Can You Relate?), Jeane is again working with two aspects of herself that seem have opposing agendas. One is to be more open and integrated with others, and the other is to be more private and to keep things to herself. As the imagery unfolds, the side of her that wants to open up begins to win out. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this next dream, I seem to be living in an area that feels a little nomadic, in that there’s an orchard nearby that is kind of open, and I seem to be living in almost like a little travel trailer that’s expanded out, and I’ve put it in somebody’s outdoor structure. 

It’s not quite a barn, but I can tuck it under there, and then I can go around by the side of the travel trailer and go up among some wooden slats and things and that’s where I put stuff. I almost use it like a closet, except I put jewelry in little statues there, and maybe a little bit of clothing.  

Then I come around to the other side and go to where my travel trailer is, and it’s all opened out. I’m actually staying on somebody else’s property in almost like a rural area, but almost halfway in their barn. I’m kind of using it to live there, and it’s like that’s a place where I could park it that’s kind of sheltered.

Somewhere in there I’m also storing things, just keeping things that are like little treasures, jewelry and some statues. I don’t keep them in the travel trailer. I seem to keep them around the corner at someplace else in the structure.

John: And yet the structure doesn’t belong to you?

Jeane: No, I just stay there.

John: So why would you take things out of the travel trailer that belong to you – jewels and treasures – and store them in somebody else’s structure that’s temporary.

Jeane: Well, I just kind of spread them out there. It just seemed to make sense to me, because I’m kind of spread out into this little space, so it’s okay.

Then it feels like there’s some shifting, nomadic-type things going on, and you feel like other people are suddenly invading the space, like they’re in the orchard, and they’ve got a whole line of cars that they drive around me. 

It almost looks like a snake, but it’s a line of cars and they’ve pulled them up and parked them here and there. The sense almost is like people have invaded, and maybe there are things going on where the society is breaking down.

So I feel like, okay, it doesn’t feel as secure to stay where I am. I need to kind of strip my travel trailer down to its essentials, kind of close it up a bit, and move on. But now I’m kind of surrounded by these people who have come in to the space surrounding the travel trailer and into the little orchard right above it.

So, I’m kind of entertaining them, and they are acting like nomadic, but friendly. Everyone’s being friendly to me, but I don’t know now when I go to leave if I want to take my treasures with me. Are they going to try to rob them or not? 

I don’t know because they’re all relating to me in this friendly manner so far, but what does one do? So I kind of leave them a little bit, and I go to the area where I have the treasures and I’ve just taken one sack with me.

And so I’m going through there and I’m selecting what I think is really important, even though some of these things might not be important to other people, and I’m putting some of the jewelry and even just a simple skirt rather than a complex one, just one that will be easier to wear, and I’m putting it all in this sack. 

Some of it’s clothing, some of it’s jewelry, some of it’s old statues, and I’m trying to be fairly selective, not selective necessarily even on value, but just what do I actually really care or what should I take, and other times I just scoop up some stuff and throw it in.  

A couple of the ladies from the group come and they’re nearby me, and I’m just acting casual like no one would really care, but then it feels like when I put some things in the sack, then I look at them and I say, “Would you like me to show you some things that maybe you guys would like?” Because I realize I’m only going to take the sack with me. 

So, I ask them if they want me to show them some things because they’ll want those. I still don’t even know if the people are all going to let me take the sack when I leave, but I’ve got my sack of what I’ve gathered up, and now maybe I’ll show them where some of the things are to see if they need any of them.

John: So you’ve taken this dream and you’ve progressed it from the dream before where you’re trying to just relate to a particular part of yourself, without having to contend with, or deal with, this other stuff that you’re not so sure about, or you feel would compromise your relationship.

In this particular dream, you kind of go at this in a reverse way in that, similar to the first dream where you want to take a particular way of yourself to meet this other part of yourself, without there being some little mannerism in between, and you don’t want to relate to those mannerisms because you feel that that somehow or another compromises the relationship.

In this particular dream you now have taken your specific focus and specific use of energy and you have been able to move all of that in the condition that you’re in. You’re able to move that into another area that is still out in the open, that’s still not maybe necessarily the best place either, but at least it provides some cover.

And you’re able to spread out in that, with what it is that you carry and hold, in terms of a certain focus and attention that you’ve developed, so you’ve been able to spread that out a bit, and you consider that your treasures.

But the thing that this dream is telling you is, you cannot shut the world out like that. If you try to do that, it seems to have a way of clamoring back in on you anyway. And so what happens is, is  all of these people come. 

They’re the types, of course, that you wanted to be alone and off to yourself, and of course you’re developing an understanding and a focus. In other words, this dream is derivative to the first dream.

In the first dream you came to the conclusion, in terms of relating best to this person and part of yourself, is you didn’t need to get all indulged in a particular trait or mannerism, which was in the overall, or which was in the atmosphere.

In this particular dream you have pulled yourself away from the collective events and stuff that’s in the atmosphere and you are still couching yourself, hiding and being under a lean-to structure or whatever that’s out in the open. But you’re able to harbor or develop certain traits or qualities or treasures, so to speak, that you’re able to spread out with.

You are not allowed to get away with that, however, because you have now taken and put yourself into a vortex of aloneness that isn’t inclusive, and so all of these other people come pouring in on you, and move in around you.

Well, this is like a disturbance and you have to get out of there or go somewhere else because you’re disturbed, and at the same time you apparently are looking at yourself in terms of how you’re disturbed, in terms of what it is that you’re holding onto, and how it is that you came about being able to hold onto this.

That a lot of it has to do with a particular mannerism that you’ve adopted. But now, to hold onto that mannerism that you’ve adopted, in relationship to the way everybody else is, this almost is like… well, this puts you out on a limb.

If anything, this makes you so different that maybe it will have to try to affect it, or take it away, and so you come to the conclusion that you can’t go around carrying this attitude. You somehow or another realize that there’s an even greater openness that’s possible that integrates all of these parts of yourself – if you open up and if you figure out how to share it. 

Tomorrow we will delve deeper into this theme.

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