Working Out the Details

AwakeningImage1888When we awaken it’s not all at once – it’s a gradual process. At each stage we need to incorporate what has been opened up in us. That requires us to see where we have resistance and then work on releasing that. It could show up as anxiety, stress, or even anger, in our waking life, which is one reason why the guidance of dreams can ease what we process during the day. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I seemed to mostly have one long, involved dream. And in this dream, it’s like I’m in a schoolhouse, but several stories tall. And when I go up in the schoolhouse and get up in the top story, although there’s still a slanted roof there, it’s divided from the room across from it. So there’s like six feet or so of just air space there.

It’s like there’s been something going on where I’ve gotten up there. I’ve been looking at the scenario and what I’m trying to do now is for the school kids that have come up, I’m trying to get them down from there, or out from there, because of this split in the roof.

And about the time that I’m figuring out ways to try to get them down, I realize there may be some curtains that are hooked at the top of some windows and if I use the sashes on the curtains to swing across and then drop, that if I could land on the other roof, that might be a way down. But then I realize there’s someone who’s in opposition to this that’s standing on the other roof.

So, I’m trying to figure out all my options. And then this one teacher does manage to come up and communicate to me that she has a classroom in the building on the other roof. And, if I can get some people to her class room, that there’s a way down from where we are.

Now, I could swing across in this, but I see that the person who’s in opposition on the other side is starting to call on their side to start come swarming up, and they would try to overpower us, or block us, or maybe even throw us off the roof.

John: So, what you dreamt is a schoolhouse is something that’s catalytic again, in which there’s a process that’s happening that’s educating or awakening you. And that you’ve become more aware of what is taking place when you start to awaken up.

You start to realize that there’s the gaps or the airspace between things. And then you go ahead and, instead of describing it as a type of airspace, you describe it as a curtain, which is like a veil. And then you point out that you then have to figure out how to come down.

And so then it becomes the process of how do you play with the veil in order to come down. How do you go across from inner into outer, or from one side to the other. You’ve discovered something that you didn’t know existed when you went to the upper floors of the schoolhouse, and then you realized that you had a curtain that you could work with, that you could swing back and forth with, but at the same time then you had to go across a gap or something.

And then all of a sudden you complicated it some more, with there being opposition, or other things that were going on, or greater confusion that was happening, so it wasn’t as succinctly visible. And you could have taken this into wondering, okay, how do you get your students down? And maybe you could down and maybe you figured out that means, but then again how do you connect it and bring it across and communicate it so it’s even and equal, so that everybody gets it?

So you’re dreaming in an awakening process; that doesn’t mean that everything around you is awakened. And you’re realizing that you’re being forced or compelled to confront the veils of things. And I could have had a similar dream, except I might have been more irritated by it all because it shouldn’t have to be like that, where you have to somehow or another, figure out how to untangle or untwang it.

You look like your source of the irritation was that you were starting to bring in forces from the other side that were opposition now or something, as opposed to starting to see it as a flow that went up and then comes down.

In terms of coming down, you are going to have some issues about that. That’s where you were starting to go off. You’re going to have issues about coming down, even though the coming down was a matter of swinging back and forth with the veils.

Jeane: The only other thing that continued to go on from there, like you said, that one of the issues that then came up is that there may be some little students that I had to try to figure out how to get down, now that the teacher had pointed out to me there was a way.

Once I could get over to the other side, if I could get them over to the other side, and get them to our classroom, then we could figure out what the way down was, but some of them are pretty little.

So, I found some cardboard cutout scenes, like you know, when you go to the movie theater you see those big cutouts of scenes from the movies, but these were maybe like fairytale scenes. And like a book, you’d read out of in the classroom, except they’re big. And if I put that against the wall I figured that, for a short period of time, I could hide some of the younger students behind them until we could get them.

But right now, mostly what I’m trying to do is try to figure out how do we get either some on the way down or get some help up to us, before the opposition kind of would figure out where we were and start to overpower us.

John: So what you added, at some point, you apparently even understood the dream, because in understanding the dream, as you were dreaming it, you did something to earmark it for future memory. And, you may not realize this, when you were hiding students behind cutouts you were creating a symbolic aspect. Kind of like putting something in suspense, so that it could be brought forward later.

A dream brings one information reflectively. Well, you had this dream, you understood what this dream was; you realized that it was an unfoldment. It was an awakening – it had an experience aspect built into it. In order to not lose that, you created a symbolism within the symbolism of the dream: the cutouts for the kids to hide around. So that as time progresses and as things unfold, and as there’s still some sorting out that needs to happen, when it’s all said and done, they could be brought down then.

I thought that was cute. I’ve never seen you do something like that. Understanding a dream and then you put in a symbolism within the dream itself, as an earmarker to help you follow the experientiality of what the dream is all about. Wow! Knowing that there’s some nits and grits that might still have to yet be worked out. That’s interesting!

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