We spend most of our awake time in our consciousness, and much of our sleep time in our unconsciousness. And the symbolism we see in our dreams – and see in folklore and at ancient ruins – points to a way of communication between the two states. So what does that tell us? That our unconscious wants to communicate with us, and has been given the means to do so. That seems reason enough to pay more attention to it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: The hard thing about my dream, and it repeated, is because it was symbolic it’s difficult to describe. Because it’s like I’m in a room with several people and as I look to the wall to the right it represents a game that goes on, but the game is almost like maybe because we watched a show about some crooks it’s almost like the game might be represented by, let’s say, a dark circle in one point, and a line that goes over to another point, and then above it there’s another game that goes on.
And those games might represent even something like taking something from the mob, or the mob pulling a heist, or something that you do that you can do much quicker by following it symbolically.
And I seem to have permission to do that, but there is only a certain time limit one can do it within even though it’s done faster.
John: The theme of the dreaming had to do with the way something is waking up with a slightly different manner or wrinkle to it. And things are going to have a slightly different wrinkle or manner to it if there is a quality of the inner that carries a precedent over the way things are as an outer. It’s going to have a slightly different wrinkle to it.
The way my dreams progressed with this was as if there was a whole different note, or science, or something just opened up in a different, greater, myriad of ways and it created the impression as if there are other ways of doing the same thing off of a baseline.
The way your dream opened up is instead of having to try to evaluate, you’re able to see that everything in life is symbolic. It all relates to something else that is much more than your ability to understand things with your usual faculties, or is inclined to be able to portray.
And so you come to know that when you identify with the symbolic depth and meaning of something, which means that you’re catching up not so much with the literal outer, but you’re catching up with the inner quality and essence of things, that when you catch up with the inner, when it comes through in an inner way, it is going to be different than your literal way with your senses.
And because you’re in the physical world, and you’re used to things being literal, and now you add in the inner the result is kind of a symbolic unfoldment, which means that you grasp things in one octave in the outer, and you grasp things in a whole other way in an inner – and the symbolic is the language in between. It has a whole greater dimension to it, and a whole greater and different speed to it.
And so you’re just looking at yourself in life now with this as your awakening. The dilemma or the problem of this kind of awakening is it’s impossible to explain to others because everyone has to try to establish parameters upon which they perceive the world. And people are interesting and unique when you first meet them, sometimes more often than when you meet them again, or relate to them again.
And the reason is because most people only catch up with an inner quality of their heart to a certain degree, and the degree to which they’ve caught up with they subrogate that in terms of how they function in the outer.
Most people don’t realize that you never subordinate it to the outer, that you always work with this unfoldment that comes from the inner and is constantly revealing to you different things in the outer, as you peel back the veils of the outer, so that it all becomes more and more and more symbolic.
So what happens is, in relating to the outer, you come to a point where the timing is in relationship to the symbolic unfoldment and you can’t rush it, you can’t race it out, and it has its own pace, it has its own speed. And what you can come to know and express, and the way that you’re able to be, can be one way one day, another way another day; there’s just no one way to do it. You never know what it’s going to be.
That’s kind of another overview in terms of how this process, that you just find yourself plopped into, that has to do with the symbolic mannerism, this is like another way of depicting how it is constantly at play in terms of the way you’re unfolding.
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