The Inner House

Design-Chartres-LabyrinthWe often imagine spiritual awakening as being a beautiful, bliss-like state – and perhaps it is, somewhere down the path. But in the here-and-now of it, it’s roll-up-your-sleeves and get to the messy business of sorting yourself out. The way we’re educated and indoctrinated into the culture, we no longer know what is really us and what has been layered onto us from outside events. It’s not our fault, but that doesn’t make it any easier to let go of it. Just like the snakes of awakening in this dream leave a queasy feeling, that is what is required to reach the inner house that has always been there for us to occupy. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the first dream, I’m in this area that’s like an auditorium because we’re on an oak floor with other people, and there’s like a stage there, and when I get up on the stage the curtains are partway drawn, but I’m standing between the open curtains.

On the floor are suddenly some poisonous snakes, like cobras and snakes like that, which are crawling around. And I have been talking to someone and I’ve looked away, and when I look back some of these snakes, like some little black snakes, had crawled up on my legs and had burrowed into my skin between the shin and the kneecap, and formed what was like a diamond pattern with their bodies and how they burrowed in.

And other snakes were crawling all over me and I kind of flipped out about it. It’s like I’m talking to somebody and at the same time I just start ripping the snakes out of my skin. It’s like initially I might have been a little cautious about how I moved in case someone bit you, but they don’t seem to be biting me, but they have burrowed into my skin and formed all these strange designs.

And so I’m just ripping them all out because that made me very uncomfortable. That’s the first scene. 

John: The image of snakes in the body, climbing up and down the body, or going into things, and in this case affecting your knees or your walking, that’s Kundalini energy. That’s like a consciousness is trying to rise up, or it is awakened or reflective of something. A diamond formation is a formation that channels or focuses the energy, which makes whatever is intended to come across more pristinely. 

There are a couple of aspects symbolically that have to do with power. There’s a horse, and it has to do with a type of power that awakens as having come from inner into outer. And then there is a type of power that awakens from the inner, and the first image of that power awakening from the inner is the Kundalini energy which is visualized as like serpentine, like climbing the chakras or something.

In this case, affecting your knees or how it is that you’re able to mobilize about, but doing it in an interesting way because it’s imbedding itself in you. It’s not biting you, and it’s forming a focus. It pinpoints something in the diamond formation. Diamond formations concentrate the magnification of how the energy is to be directed. 

In other words, you may feel that you’re working upon something in one way, but what is happening is important in some other way. And the idea that you can take these snakes and throw them out, or away, is not what it’s about.

Jeane: Then I have a dream, and I’ll have to describe it in a bunch of little scenarios because that’s how I remember it, where I’m looking for a place to live and I end up renting two places – one which is furnished, and one which is unfurnished.

The one that’s furnished is actually pretty poverty stricken in a way. It’s maybe even in somebody else’s home, but it’s furnished. And then I have another place that’s unfurnished that maybe wasn’t quite ready yet, so I rent both of them for the moment. 

Then it kind of flashes forward, and I seem to be in a house and a man is coming to visit. I walk through the garage to meet him – he’s going to stay for awhile. And ahead of him comes his dog who has a muzzle on. It’s an older, kind of large dog with a muzzle on him.

He’s also carrying a dog bed that he sets down in the garage. It’s just a bare floor. I tell him the dog doesn’t need to have a muzzle on, even though the dog’s large and you’re not sure whether he’s friendly or not. He comes up to me.

And then I tell him that actually it’s okay for the dog to come into the house as long as he’s housebroken. He doesn’t have to stay out in the garage. So that’s that part of the dream.

John: It’s a very deep, interesting dream. In other words, it’s true that we live in a state in which we have actually rented two houses, one that’s furnished and one that’s unfurnished. 

The furnished house we don’t really see. I mean, that’s our connection to the divine. That’s the connection to something that is more than what we can ever possibly imagine. It’s the linkage that is described of a heart that includes everything and it is as big as the universe. 

However, we live in a state in which the house that we have to live in, in other words, like we’re amnesic from the house or the innerness that is totally furnished, we don’t have that cognition to that, we’re veiled from it. 

And so we live in a place which is, as you might say in the outer, unfurnished. So what your dream is showing is that you have a friend. In other words, a dog is a friend, and a dog is there to do your bidding. It’s there to enhance and to help you. 

But there’s something about that which is designed to help you that, as it comes into this place, it’s muzzled – meaning that it’s tied in a way so that it can’t do what it is able to naturally do and it’s meant to take up residence in the garage. It’s meant to sleep there in the garage. 

It’s coming into your unfurnished house. It’s something that belongs to you, so to speak, and in the dream you realize that part of the process of this unfoldment is that this dog needs to be unmuzzled and allowed into the inner house. In other words, taking on all, embracing all of the characteristics and traits of something that is there to help you. 

It doesn’t just stay in the outer part of the house, it occupies the inner part of the house. And this is a house that’s in the outer world. In other words, you have something that’s totally complete inside of yourself, a house on the inner level. 

The feminine nature is totally complete in and of herself. It’s just can she catch up with that? Can she find that? Can she touch that? Can she awaken that, and can she invoke that so that it can affect things in terms of how she carries a role, a container role, that includes all of life?

Part of the awakening is this dog, this friend, this quality that is there, a component, a helpful component, a dog is even a protectorate as well as a friend, and it is important that this becomes part of the inner sanctums of the house. 

In a roundabout way, so are the snakes. The snakes are a type of raw energy power that is more than what you ordinarily feel that you need to contend with – if you only view life in a certain dense perspective. But in order to awaken to true consciousness, you have to have the Kundalini energy as represented by the snakes. 

And in order to do anything, in order to flow, in order for something more to be enhanced you can’t have this friend and protectorate muzzled.

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2 thoughts on “The Inner House

  1. I’m not sure if this post is at all relevant anymore, but I thought I’d give it a go. What happens when you are petting a big snake in your dream and out of that snake a big black snake comes out. Almost an entirely new snake. It slithered from my right hand to my left and as it did it got smaller. Once it reached my hand it curled up and embedded itself in my thumb/palm. The weird part is is that I felt intense pain in my left hand and so I eventually tried to pull it out, but as I did the snake shriveled and died. Or so I think.

  2. Hi Nik, As noted above, snakes can represent a powerful energy, often associated with kundalini, that often has to do with a life awakening to its purpose. In many ways, in dreams and in outer life, things can try to trigger this awakening – in all of us. The image shows a well integrated snake, friendly and in your hand, so it is close to connecting. Yet in the end it seems to die, which might say that it is there, but can’t survive without being fed and nurtured. How this applies to you specifically only you can say.

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