A Natural Flow

7aaca19b71fd22e94f8851c16ad45546-d1d7h8sHere’s another great example of how seemingly mundane images tell a deeper story. A dream about doing laundry, and a friend losing a job, and a ceremony with parsley offer three stages of interaction with the flow of life. The first part has Jeane in the flow with the outer world. In the second part she detours, in the character of her friend, and gets fired. And in the third part she is back in the flow, but in an inner way – listening to her natural guidance. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: It felt like I had a series of dreams last night where the theme seemed to be coming into a situation and doing something in the right order. And it actually was something as simple as going back and sorting and knowing how to do laundry, with which things needed to be washed in cold water, and to get out stains, and which ones you washed in warm water, and the sequence you did that in.

And so I don’t remember so much the detail because I just had two or three scenarios where I was doing something like that. And then it led into a dream where I had been doing that, maybe even out of town doing that, and when I come back into town a friend comes to meet me.

And it feels like because she’d gone on a day or two’s vacation, I’m taking her to her job now and I’ve got my car full of laundry that I haven’t done yet. I’ve got her and another girl that ride with me. It’s a convertible.

And then when we get to the job we found out that there’s someone at the job – she works as a waitress or something – who’s kind of snippy and they’ve kind of fired her now because she’d gone on vacation – even though she had the time. But it really probably has to do with the restaurant doesn’t have the business that it used to have.

And we’re kind of indignant about that, and then I’m taking her, or trying to figure out if there’s someone we can appeal it to.

Then it feels like I’m going back to her house, we all seem to stay in the same house, because she’s looking for something to wear, but the laundry hasn’t been washed yet, at least that I have in the car, so I’m kind of like I have to get back to the house to do the laundry.

And I go back to the house to do the laundry, and then it immediately goes into another dream where it feels like I’ve gone out on the lawn and again it’s something about doing things in a certain sequence except this time I’m doing ceremony, and maybe other people have things they do ceremony with are out on the lawn at the same time, or they’re watching what I do.

And to make up for not having something that I’d normally have with me to do the ceremony, I’ve picked a whole bunch of parsley and I’m taking the parsley and I’m sprinkling it in a certain way in a circle around some stone items and have it bunched up against the side.

And it’s kind of like that’s my way of doing ceremony then, which there are some people that look on that as being odd, but it’s kind of what I had to do ceremony with, I guess.

John: Well the first part of the dream, which has to do with knowing the detail, and the sequence, and the particularities of how the flow works, well that has a kind of natural focus and attention to it that you are able to follow, to flow with.

And I suppose you could ask the question, what is different about that than this other person, or this other part of yourself, that takes a reprieve in life and loses a certain vibrancy as a consequence of it?

In other words, she doesn’t plug back in properly when she comes back and gets fired. In other words, she can’t find a particular clothing or something that she should wear. What is the distinguishing difference between that?

In other words, the one part of you, when it’s focused and has an intention into a flow, has no trouble making things happen. And this other part of you gets a little too dull or a little too insipid, or maybe it beats up on yourself or gets into a mood, or something, in other words, intercedes in terms of its normal vibrancy and it takes itself out of the action.

And then back to the part of yourself that is able to sustain and maintain a flow, which is the third part. By being able to sustain and maintain a flow, you naturally know what works best with that flow.

In other words, others who don’t necessarily have the naturalness to the flow. It would never dawn on them that they use parsley, for example, to establish the border of something or however it is that you’re using the parsley, would not dawn on them. It takes a certain energetic mannerism for this to even be able to pop in to your head, so to speak, as making sense.

And you’re able to sustain it and maintain it over the opinions, and the mannerisms, and the expressions, and attitudes of others who may be following a protocol that’s more in keeping with the collective around, and you’re able to go beyond that because you’re able to adhere to the flow.

So the dream has three sequences. It’s like a one, two, three dream. The first part of the dream being that you’re shown what it’s like to be able to maintain a particular connectivity, in an action sense, in an outer flow way, that enables you to take into account what is needed in the situation and the moment.

And in the second part of the dream it’s as if you are having a bad day, or you’re off or something, you’ve been on vacation, you can’t quite plug back in properly, you can’t find the right attire, things are a little disjointed and, as a consequence, the world leaves you feeling flat or expendable, you know, you’re not in sync.

And in the third part of the dream, you slip back again to a naturalness and in this naturalness you don’t have the one, twos, and threes that you have to contend with. You’re just in a naturalness now, which is another step from the one, twos, and threes of the first part of the dream where all of that fit because of a nice focus and attention that you also sustained.

In the third part of the dream your naturalness is such that you just flow with that and so, instead of having the specifics, or particularities of the order of things, or something like that that you’ve come to know, or understand, or utilize in relationship to the flow, this time you’re able to just sit in the flow and, in the flow, you find yourself doing things that wouldn’t be part of a one, two, and three even – meaning the specifics of the order of things.

You’re using parsley which adds a different tone, a different flavor, a different inflection. It just comes to you as something that helps better facilitate the flow. You don’t get this from observing others. You don’t get this from some rule book or anything. You get this from a part of yourself that it just naturally comes to you because you are, this time, in the flow more easily.

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