Under Constraint

swirl8An important aspect of being on a spiritual path is in gaining greater access to the Wholeness of life. That requires letting go of personal mannerisms that are ego, or personal identity, based. In Jeane’s dream, the image has a woman cinching her belt tight, followed by the difficulty in “getting the messages” off her phone. These ideas are a cause and effect: the constraint prevents a deeper access and inner communication. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Part of my night was spent just trying to be comfortable because I felt really achy. And I also seem to be in a seminar; I remember that.

And then I had a dream where it felt like I was a counselor that was working with this gal who was in the first year of junior college, or something, about that age where she’s still living at home.

I know that her parents have come and they’re in the waiting room while I’m talking to her, and we go out and we talk to them at one point, and I’m trying to help her out because she’s taking some classes and I know that there’s a problem with the department in which she’s taking the classes. They’re not that supportive, or I know they sometimes do something wrong, and that I need to try to figure out a way around this. 

As I am talking to her about it, she reveals that her mother’s not going to be much of a support. She feels like her mother hates her.

And as she’s talking about this with her mother, it feels like she takes her belt that she’s wearing and she tightens it up a whole bunch of notches, so it’s really tight around her waist. I talk with her about I need her to trust me a little to work on this, and we will have to involve her parents, so I go out and I talk with her two parents for a few minutes.

Then the plan is I’m going to start working on this issue with this department, which is not quite functioning right, which is causing her problems. As well as now I realize she has a problem because apparently her relationship with her mother isn’t good. 

I’ve gone back to my office for a minute, because I have to use the phone, and there’s someone who has come and stand in my doorway, who works with me, and when I go to use the phone I realize I have three extensions. I want to listen to them – messages that have come in. Maybe some have piled up on one extension because I didn’t realize it.

When I push one button extension it feels like that works okay, but when it comes to the other two I feel like maybe there’s a password that I’ve forgotten, or I push one and I just get this like buzzing tone, and I’m not sure now how to access my messages, and which button to use to get them, or what the password was. It’s like I’ve forgotten it.

John: So the dream theme is in terms of creating a greater expansiveness of one’s self, and of course you have the body manifestation of the body penting up, because it is seeking to break through whatever way that you’re constraining yourself.

And then you have a dream where you’re tightening the belt up, too. And the dream is very specific that somehow or another you need to break free from this, and find a greater expansiveness, because there is an important dialogue that you’re meant to catch up with.

In other words, when you go onto the phone – what happens there? You can’t…?

Jeane: I have three extensions and they’re not really working right.

John: Yeah, they don’t work right. Yeah, and they will come through for you. It means that this stuff is at your disposal, but you need to break free. You need to expand in some fashion. Well, the image in my dream is you have to break the container to find what is more. And, to a degree one can work on themselves and build themselves up to a particular degree, but then at some particular point you have to quit maintaining certain constraints and be more expansive and effusive in your nature.

And in your particular case, that breaking free, that taking off the way you’re cinching something up enables you to… I mean, what is missing by this cinching up and maintaining yourself constrained is that you aren’t able to access a communication, a hearing center, a recognition of things. You can access it even more if you take this more expansive breakthrough step.

If you think about the teacher’s theme of his workshop, it’s an attempt to try to get people to take and experience a greater expansiveness within the breath. In other words, the out-breath tends to constrain or compact one, and the in-breath tends to go into a greater expanse back to a home.

And in the out-breath, where you’re contracted, you can actually put yourself under painful conditions, or pent up conditions. And so you experience a bit of that in the body, as well, in its reactive way.

And then in the expanse, you tend to break free of that. And that expanse you’re being shown leads to a more natural catching up understanding where the communications, the listening, the getting of it, the intuitive and the sensation of things… something is missing there.

In other words, a memo is kind of missing, and you just kind of know that. This dream has a kind of a cause-and-effect quality to it. You can go back and say it’s caused by not breaking free in a particular way, and leaving yourself cinched or tightened up. You’re not as overall as you can be.

And then when you’re more overall, you can hear something and catch up, communication-wise, listening center connectivity. You can catch up with it better.

The other thing about this dream is, this is a dream on another level. This is not a dream on a beginner’s level. This is not a dream where you’ve gone backwards and you beat yourself up over having this particular neuroses of yourself that is holding you back.

This is a dream in which you’ve already found a greater dimension of yourself, and now you’re looking at that greater dimension which then brings in and carries a greater responsibility towards the Wholeness. You’re looking at what is now required for you to take on this new depth, or breadth, of who and how you are.

This dream is subtle in that you have to hear that it does have that higher ping note to it. It’s not a lower ping note of a type of condition that one would have in more of the simplistic sense. This is a subtler sense of it that leads to a more complete, or greater, Wholeness.

It would have a different sense or interpretation if it was a new person coming to the path in which this would be something that they would have to work on. This is something that you have already worked on, and have taken and climbed certain ladders, so to speak, and levels inside of you.

And now what’s being presented to you is, again, a new space to push through.

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