An Apple a Day

Rene Magritte
Rene Magritte

Here is an example of the beautiful simplicity some dreams can use to communicate. The idea of going to a seminar, or seeing a teacher, can be thought of as “knowledge” or enlightenment of a sort, and here we find obstacles in the way of reaching the event. The ice that gets in the way shows a certain rigidity and instability. Yet, in the end, help arrives in an unexpected form. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this next dream, it’s like I’m living in what I think of as my husband’s house that’s very large and spread out over several kind of floors, or even a half floor, where you go up a little bit into the next area.

And there’s a woman seminar leader and a friend of hers that have come, and they just need to stay for the night before they go on to the seminar. And it feels like there’ll be a man at the seminar that’s someone that I really admire, too, that’s co-leading it, that never comes in the house.

And when it’s time in the morning for them to get on their way, and I kind of want to go to the seminar, too, when we go down into the very large entryway, this whole thing is large and spread out where I live, when we get down to this large entryway it’s kind of open to the elements and ice has formed on parts of the floor.

So I kind of show, the one lady has gotten up early, the lady that leads the seminar, and I show her that the only way to get across those parts is just to kind of slide on them. I mean you just have to kind of glide across and that way you don’t fall down or slip like you would if you tried something else.

And then after she has left, I turn around and the other woman had overslept and she’s kind of wearing a midnight blue cloak, and maybe over just still her nightgown, and she’s in a hurry and again I have to show her how I think you get around the places where the ice has formed.

And she leaves, but I have a sense that even though I’m really interested, and I might like to go, that I can’t seem to leave this house.

Then just as that dream ends, a group of Macintosh apples, just like a whole bushel full of Macintosh apples, spills into the scene. And probably to me, the characteristic about Macintosh apples is that they’re both red and green, they have that kind of patchy color.

John: What the dream is saying is that there is an aspect about how your attention is as a guest, or as a host, to a flow of life, in life.

There is something about that that isn’t as connective and as fluid over the situation, that isn’t holding the situation in a hospitality, or mannerism, that is healthy, that somehow or another what you’re doing is going through some motion, but there’s something that isn’t getting released.

The apples represent the healthiness that is necessary to flood the situation. The ice represents that which, in terms of the naturalness, is restrained or held back. And when something is restrained like that, what is also lacking because of the ice is a certain casualness and joy in the heart.

So the dream is indicating that something is unhealthy, that some aspect or approach is unhealthy. Now, I’ve been sitting and pondering this sort of thing as I notice that something is breaking down that is different from what I’m used to looking at.

You have activities that draw a person’s attention, and behind those activities is the idea of something that is unfolding. Those activities, and that which one thinks is unfolding, or has been acting as if that is something that is important for purposes of an unfolding, is being shut down, is changing. And the energy is being pulled away from that.

I recognize that quality as being in the air as things are affected by what is changing. This is hitting people who aren’t able to recognize, and accept, and let go; not hitting everybody. And it’s almost like what we dreamt last night is a big gulp of having to take all of that in, in terms of how it is in our life.

So, one is having these kinds of strange sensations. Your first dream has you taking and making note of the fact that there is something trying to wake up from some depth within, that you’re not necessarily in touch with, but you try to take the bewilderment out of it by having a dream that indicates what might be workable in that scenario – only to find out that however it is that you are situated in your house, which is a good house, a good basis to work from, but you’re not effective as you would think you should be able to be, from a hospitality standpoint, because something is missing in terms of the natural flow.

So something is missing in terms of the heartfulness or the healthiness, which is a heartfulness. So the apple spill is type of release.

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