Here is another dream image that touches on fundamental issues of life and human purpose. Just as Eve encountered a snake in the Garden of Eden, here Jeane confronts her own snake as she tries to climb, or elevate, her way to another level. The masculine has gone on ahead, yet she is seen struggling with the distraction of the snake as it creates a barrier to her getting to where she is headed. In simple terms, there is always something that crops up as the next barrier on our development journey; we just need to become conscious of it to take away its power over us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: In my main dream last night I’m in an area with some other people, at least three of them, and we’re having to climb somewhere, but we’re climbing more through a tree and rocks that are covered with greenery. I mean it’s just really lush and green where we’re climbing.
We’re trying to get to somewhere and the two people that have gone on ahead of me we reach this point where they go out on one limb and then they climb up the limb to where it almost gets thin. And I lose sight of them for a moment because I’ve been distracted by this snake. The snake is about four feet long and it’s kind of dark with maybe some pink stripes in it.
I think about it as a garter snake because that’s how I can tolerate it, but of course it’s actually a lot larger than that. And it seems to kind of get in around my feet, or around where I am, so it’s like I almost can’t help stepping on it. It even opens its mouth and shows me its fangs now and then. I’m trying to kind of move it out of the way, which distracts me for a few minutes.
So then I look up and they’ve disappeared into the boughs of this branch, which is a fairly thin branch, so I think that in order to keep climbing what I have to do is climb up this thin branch, that’s very thickly covered with leaves, and then it will bend and deposit me maybe on the other side of this leafy rock wall.
And that’s the best I can figure out of what they’re doing because it doesn’t make sense to me to try to get somewhere this way and, because it’s kind of distracting, kind of moving the snake around and making sure I’m not stepping on him and I’m just trying to kind of disengage from the snake a bit. And then it feels like I do climb up and I’m on the other side of the rock wall, but it’s really slippery and a long way down.
It’s just kind of this very complicated climbing because everything is so covered with greenery, but I do manage to get to where we’re going. There’s a whole group of us going there. Then I kind of lost the dream with what happened when we’re there.
John: You didn’t lose the dream. There really wasn’t the need for anything more because what you were doing was describing what the feminine goes through, in terms of overcoming barriers, in terms of how she opens up, or is oriented, to the inner principle that permeates all of life, that is found in creation.
It’s all here. It’s just you deal with the nuances and mannerisms and peculiarities that get in your way, in terms of the outer peculiarities inside of yourself, that are repressed inside of yourself. In other words, the outer peculiarities that are the result of what is repressed inside of yourself that, if you can set aside, you will find that what is taking place is cope-able and that there is a flow to it that you can naturally connect with.
The characteristics of things that get in the way for the feminine are all seen as being more oriented to kind of hidden phenomena that’s more imbedded as barriers within the process of proceeding. In other words, your orientation is that you are moving, climbing, or in other words proceeding, but have to contend with the elements of obstruction, of doubt. The snake is a type of power even.
The snake depicts what typically gets in the way of just flowing naturally in creation, with creation being whole and complete as is. It isn’t able to quite be whole and complete as is when you have issues yet that you need to contend with. And the easiest way for the feminine to see those issues, I should say a more common way that the feminine sees such issues, is to see them as barriers that have like a snake-like quality to them.
And the image of a snake is an image that has to do with kind of a kundalini effect that you have to supersede or go beyond in order to open up what is there, consciously, in terms of the outer.
It’s an entirely different way of approaching life than the way the same thing is inclined to be described by the masculine. The kundalini energy is like the barriers, or the mannerisms, or the doingness that is involved in the outer that presides in the way of catching up with something that is naturally there at a greater depth. And that there can be the tendency of having one’s attention distracted, as the dream depicts the snake-like effect, which needs to be overcome.
And the overcoming of that is to come into your full power because the snake is closely aligned with this kundalini energy, this serpentine effect that harbors the nuances and the mannerisms that tend to peculiarize the journey.
The feminine has images like this. This is rare for the masculine to have the image of the same kind of journey portrayed in that manner because the masculine tends to work more so with spirit energy. And so the image that works best, in terms of consciousness like that, is the fish. The masculine is inclined to use the fish images. The feminine is inclined to use the serpentine, the snake images.
The reason why the masculine is inclined to use the fish images is because of the nature of spirit energy is something that has to be gauged in terms of how you pull it through, the consciousness that is, how close you are able to come to it and still be able to handle it, or not disturb it. How you work that in relationship to bringing that in and then extending from that, in other words, still being able to be grounded.
So this is more of the way the masculine struggles as it is making the journey to become more conscious. The feminine has more to do with the reactivities and things like that that have this whole snake-like phenomenon that can be very terrorizing and destabilizing to a cadence and even flow.
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