A few fundamentals are well illustrated through this sequence of dreams, which include the earlier aspects discussed in our last post. The first thing to notice is how the thread of dreams from a single night progress the understanding being made possible by our inner lives. The second is the understanding that we are all the characters in our dreams: when we meet someone, we are meeting an aspect of ourselves that has been previously ignored or unknown. So, what is the story our dreams tell us about ourselves? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: So, in the next dream—and each dream progresses—this dream more or less establishes the condition that I’m in.
Your dream established the calling, as a type of calling from your dream that even is a type of longing in terms of trying to hold something in a cadence. And then that progresses into recognizing how one is all flip-flop. You progress into retrieving or catching up with the parts of yourself that you need to pull back into recognition and closeness and realization of, in order to not be wandering around in an amnesia and disorientation.
So, in this dream, I find myself in a room where there’s a guy to my left that I do not know, who introduces himself to me. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to it, because he wasn’t that far away. He was just a little off to the left and that’s kind of reasonably polite. That kind of makes sense.
But suddenly, from across the room, where I wouldn’t be inclined to even notice, this woman, who knows how to radiate a certain sincerity with a natural and open demeanor, comes over to introduce herself to me. All she says is, “Hello, I am Amber.”
This is all that it takes for me to appreciate her beingness in a way I admire. One glance at her, I saw her, and in seeing her, I experience what I needed to experience as the essence of her being. In this plane, I do not get the feeling that these two even knew each other, but they both are eager to meet me, especially this woman who came the longest distance.
And, actually, if there hadn’t been this little opening where this other guy was introducing himself, I mean, that would have been kind of forward on her part to introduce herself, but it seemed to be what was going on.
If she hadn’t come over to introduce herself, I wouldn’t have even noticed that she was there. Just making her acquaintance was what this is about. Nothing more needed to be said or done. I’m just, in the introduction, in her presence, in her coming over, I’m able to get it energetically, you know, to perceive in this new way, this quality, this part.
So, the meaning of the dream is that I have been living in a way that is at the expense of these parts of myself. They haven’t been able to find the balance or come into a consciousness. It is important that I do not lose the connection. And meeting the guy to my left is what established the opening for this woman to meet me in a way so that I would just see and appreciate her for who she was.
Again, she was a genuine, open, heart-connected presence that I had, (1) moved away from on the path, or (2) lost the appreciation of in terms of self, or (3) am finally at enough of a letting-go ease-ability, that this is now able to happen. Isn’t that interesting?
So you can see we’ve got a progression of one, two, and three now. Your dream, my sense of what was going on in my meditation, with your sense of what was going on with you in terms of trying to hold the continuities of something together before anything could flow – which is a type of mental reverberation – but at the same time behind that is the larger being of one’s self that needs to fit naturally with everything in the outer.
And then, in the second part, after all of that, I’m finally able to see how I am in terms of what’s going on when I’m in the amnesia imbalance. And then it goes to this third part, where I’m now able to finally catch up with missing pieces of soul nature, or whatever, that I haven’t been recognizing.
Then in the fourth part, I’m with another person and we are looking at what looks like rotisserie cooked chicken. There are a number of the chickens before us. They’ve been taken off the spit, or the rotisserie cooker grill, and they’re just laying out there available—whole chickens cooked. They’re available for you to purchase or to eat, or whatever, because this is like a service area, too.
So, I’m inclined to think that they should be delicious, but because I’m in the presence of my friend, there is a pause. The reason is, because these chickens have been blackened, and although they may taste all right inside—because some people do like their meat blackened—but on the outer, that isn’t quite right. You can do this with beef, but you usually don’t do this with chicken I don’t think, maybe you do. But if not for my friend being there, I would have ignored the obvious.
And then, I’m pulling it all together. The theme of the dreaming is that I have gotten away from parts of myself that are an essential quality for my nature. And, of course, you could even say before that, one was trying to hold onto an energetic that you rationalized and justified in relationship to it being important for some step, some next step, or some part of the whole, or whatever. That was actually at first.
And then before I even recognized that I’d gotten away from parts of myself, I start off in a place that needs to sort things out – and that’s as good as it gets, at that point in time. I still am in a disorientation and don’t necessarily know where I’m going, or why I’m there, or what it’s about.
And then from there, I go beyond that in terms of the outer effects and conditions of things just having their way with me, to the second dream, in which I have let go enough so that the missing parts of myself can make my acquaintance. That progresses to the final dream, in which the presence enables me to recognize the subtle distinctions, which lead to making good decisions.
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