As Jeane’s night of dreaming continues (see A Step Inside), the understanding of how we develop in stages becomes more clear. The parts of us that choose to seek are already on board, trying to get the rest of us to come along. The rest of us – our emotional life, our identity, our physical body – still has to be convinced. Yet as we make our choices to let go of our personal baggage, we shed those skins. There may still be traces, but they are just a shadow of what they were. As the dream shows, little by little we learn and let go – embracing the higher parts of life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Well, in this next dream I seem to be in the same house, although it has a few changes to it. It has a basement area now where there’s even concrete that maybe goes down to a spa-type area. It goes into some kind of an unusual area.
And some other people have come into the house and they want to go down to this area. They don’t even feel like people I know. They’re kind of a little bit of an unruly bunch, with teenagers and some kids that don’t know how to pay attention.
Well, in the midst of this, I become aware that something’s wrong. I have a furnace man or caretaker of some kind in the building, and I can tell the furnace room is heating up almost to the point where the furnace has suddenly changed shape and is expanding out. And if you opened up the door in there, there could be this fiery stuff that’s coming out.
And I also realize that in this room that the kids are trying to get to, the hallway that goes down to it has some kind of concrete partitions that come up and I realize that lava could even come up underneath there.
And I have stepped outside the house to see what the problem is and I realize the mountainside has become a volcano and I can see lava up at the very top and even some boulders starting to be thrown out – so I know I have to get everybody out of the house safely. And I have gone back in to get them, and I’ve even opened up one door and found a girl, kind of a pretty girl who is wearing again kind of blue, got a lot of light to her, who hadn’t come in the house with them.
And I found her and I found them and now I make them shape up and listen to me and just follow me because there’s a way at the back of the house, or the side of the house somewhere, where there’s an outdoor pool. And before the pool there’s a room that goes out there that has an aquarium in it, and it feels like if I can get to that room I can get through that room to the outdoors and take them out with me.
Well, it’s kind of dark. I run into that room. It seems to me like for some reason I think I have to go across the room and climb up on this thing where the aquarium is and get through there, through a window, to the outdoor area.
I have to even break the glass in the aquarium and I find all of these really huge, creepy, crawly things trying to crawl up where I am that I have to actually reach down and shove off, and then get the water to see if it will sweep them off. Then I think I can get through to break the glass – even though there even seem to be sharks in the aquarium and the water hasn’t flowed out that much.
And then the man who was like the caretaker of the furnace shows up and shows me that there’s this door in the wall that he can just open and we can get out that way. And then I shift to an entirely different dream.
John: So what this dream is doing is it’s taking and putting you through a huge shift in relationship to the impression of the last dream.
The last dream seemed to have the dichotomy between there’s the outer, there’s the collective, and these people can be there, and then there can be this there, and then there’s this idea of how the inner is, and what you want, and what you’re seeking, and how you’re trying to shape yourself, and how you’re trying to progress, and how you’re streamlining this approach and staying very linearly focused.
Well, this dream almost looks at that and goes ha, ha, like it’s a big joke, and points out that the inner is just this raging inferno. And that when you’re looking at it from the other dream’s perspective, you’re acting like there’s still an effect of the outer that can come and touch you, and you have to touch that, and you go back and forth, and you have this dichotomy.
And this dream is indicating it’s a one way street, meaning that the change comes from the inner, that you’re really a house built upon a volcano. I mean, you’re just a raging fire. And that it is this, and this alone, that is everything, and the rest of it is all a type of neurosis – having to figure out how to deal with the creepy crawlies, and the aquarium, and how this has to be rescued, and that has to be rescued – as if it has any meaningfulness whatsoever.
And that there’s a way of going this way, and there is a way of going that way; in reality you’re just this raging fire, you’re just this volcano, you’re just this quality that is this inner sense that is everything.
This dream just shows you how you are, per se, in your highest state. You’re not all of these things that you’re caught up into identifying with. What the dream doesn’t say, doesn’t portray, is the difficulty of that state and the state of manifestation. It doesn’t portray that. It just portrays you as something else. It portrays this whole thing as something else. So all of the struggle, and all of the commotion, and all of the racket that you’re making, in terms of having to deal with this little component and that little component, it’s affecting you this way, and it’s about that – all of that is just noise.
Jeane: In this little sequel, it feels like I’m driving a car. I think you’re in the car, but you’re not real clear, and I suddenly look up and there’s a line of people walking along the side of the roadway. And it almost looks like a roadway that’s more barren, like down around Death Valley where you have big canyons in the distance, and so I suddenly swerve to the right so I miss the people and make sure I don’t get hit when I pull out onto the roadway.
And I’m kind of delighted that there’s hardly any traffic and I start driving, but then it suddenly hits me, Why are all these people walking along the side of the roadway, kind of downtrodden, and carrying some of their possessions? And then I realize that they’re a group of people who had been persecuted where they lived so they’ve, almost like as a protest and as a result of the persecution, they’re walking along the roadway to find a new home.
Suddenly I must have stopped and I’m pondering all of this because you could offer them a ride, but I realize that if you give them a ride it actually kind of undercuts the purpose of the protest. They are kind of demonstrating how they’ve been driven out. On the other hand, my mind thinks that there may be some in there that it’s going to be hard for them to walk, and maybe I could offer those people a ride. And that’s when I woke up.
John: So this dream is now going right in-between the first dream and the second dream.
The second dream you’re just this raging volcano, you’re just this pure energy, and so nothing exists, nothing has any importance whatsoever. It’s all noise. In the first dream, you’re caught in the conundrum of the outer and the collective and then having to take and try to catch up with some depth inside of yourself by pulling off to one side, and trying to simplify your life.
And then finding that however you approach it there’s still something haunting to awaken inside of you, and whatever that is you still need some sort of definition in order to be able to function. So your identification is to me, and that my brother represents another aspect of this lingering thing trying to awaken inside of you as a kind of higher consciousness – it does not quite fit into that blueprint.
And so then in this dream what you’ve done is you’ve taken all of those components, however many there are, there are all kinds of components, and you find them all to be astray in terms of yourself.
In other words, if you’re just the pure burning volcano and your attention is just upon that, these things would not exist. If you were just looking at the outer and trying to reconcile it, you wouldn’t necessarily recognize the plight of something in-between.
And this in-between is kind of like the meandered parts of yourself that haven’t quite got the memo yet, that still are acting like they’re alive – but they’re dead, meandering, and moving about. And you’re thinking that you still have a responsibility to have to contend with them to some degree. See, this is in-between.
They’re like ghosts to your nature, as opposed to the first dream the stuff is literal, you’re more caught in the amnesia, it’s more literal. In the second dream, you have no time for this kind of malarky of this literalness: because of the raging volcano there’s just no room for that.
And then in the in-between dream where you’re neither the raging volcano anymore, nor are you caught in the malaise of the stupidity of the total collective unconsciousness, you are kind of in a bewildered state.
So in the bewildered state, where you’re affected a little this way and a little that way, a little from the inner a little from the outer, not reconciled completely, then what you end up is these dead ghosts, or this energy that’s technically in a lifeless condition – and you can’t help it any.
There’s nothing to help. You just weaken yourself by putting your attention in that because it’s not real. Isn’t that interesting?
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