Holding the Center

RootedTreeIn this simple dream imagery, a big world is opened up.  It may seem about getting a haircut or missing an appointment, but from the dream perspective what is important is the ability to flow. Is the character in the dream able to flow to where she wants to be? Are any of the characters? If not, what prevents them? As John explains, it is these elements that help unlock the message of our dreams. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I dreamt a lot, but I can’t report much of it. I had one dream in which it felt like I was working somewhere, but I was confused about the timing. And it’s like I’ve left and I’ve gone into another office because I’m thinking I want to get a haircut, but at the same time when I go to the office where downstairs in that building I can get a haircut, I can’t remember whether I have to be back in my office to see a client or not. It’s like I didn’t look at the schedule. 

At the same time, when I talk to the woman who’s in that office, she was in there temporarily hoping to move on, but both she and one other person I know there, they’re still there, because whatever step has to be taken next for them to go back to where they want to be, or on to where they want to be, hasn’t happened yet. It’s the way systems operate. Sometimes they leave you there.

So the women on one hand are talking about the fact that they’re kind of stuck there. They thought they’d be moving on sooner. And then I suddenly realize I can’t really go downstairs and get a haircut because I can’t remember whether I have an appointment back at my office or not. I didn’t check before I left. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Basically, what the dream is suggesting is that when you’re going from your office across the way, thinking that you’re going over there in order to get a haircut, or in other words to get something done, that will augment something in terms of how you’re meant to be. But instead, you find yourself getting ungrounded, because you’re not holding onto the placement of where you came from. 

Yes, it’s important for you to be able to go over to this other office and whatnot, and to keep taking steps in terms of expanding, and growing, and reaching out and such, but you also have to do this in relationship to holding a center inside of yourself.

The dream has a quality of a masculine energetic to it, in that you’re going across the street or something. This is something more in keeping with what the masculine does, going across some line, or over something, or whatever, in other words, as if opening up and having access to something new that has to be grasped, or understood, or taken into account or something.

But when the feminine does it, it’s more like a quality of just stretching out, or expanding, or finding herself in a bigger world – and being able to handle and conduct herself in a larger way. But it has a type of a sense of the masculine quality in it because you’re going into another building. And where the masculine element, or image, or vibration, comes into play is in the amnesia component of not quite feeling right about something.

In other words, you’re not sure just where to go to get the haircut. You’re not sure just how it is that you’re supposed to be facilitating something with these other women, who are feeling a little out of round or out of bounds, because something isn’t quite right. And there’s some confusion about how you get back to where you came from or, in other words, you didn’t bring something across, through. You didn’t hold onto something.

You are meant to expand. You’re meant to take in a greater Whole, but you can’t do it without the continuity of a rootedness of yourself. 

And I guess to see this, that’s why it had a little of a masculine kind of element to it, a plagiarizing or something in a masculine element way, because ordinarily when you dream you just dream of some overall state and then the issue is whether or not you can reach that overall state, and whether or not you’re getting greater guidance or assistance in terms of interconnectivity and intertwining in relationship to the overall state, which is kind of the theme of what we’re doing.

And so within this theme you’re throwing in a wrench into the works of things, in that the intertwining, as an aspect of balanced knowingness, knowingness is kind of a masculine thing again, too, because the feminine just kind of finds herself oriented just as if she’s in constant flow and balance with how something needs to be.

And in your case, you’re finding that your flow is struggling with the orientation in that somewhere you started off with the objective of getting something accomplished, that was needed, like your haircut, and you end up getting discombobulated and not knowing quite how to do that – let alone go back to a rootedness that you carried and came forth with. 

It’s kind of like the feminine principle that a woman has to be rooted and grounded and solid in herself in order to even be of value in a relationship, because if she’s not, then she gets misused or abused or doesn’t hold a certain cadence of something that projects across into a masculine energetic state and enable that to function in a cohesive manner.

Otherwise, it takes and manipulates, or she feels she gets manipulated, and actually that is more of a consequence of her not owning and being true to herself. She gets manipulated when she defers to something against her better judgment, of which she has a sense inside.

And so the dream has a quality of a little of that, and that’s how one is able to kind of sense and see the significance of you holding the space from where you came from when you went across the street to this other. You have to hold that in order to have something to offer, to be able to tie in, to interlink, to be able to catch the thread of what that’s all about in an overall context. 

That’s an interesting dream.

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