On the Same Page

birds-in-alignmentFollowing on yesterday’s dream (see If Everyone Jumped…) Jeane’s dreams continue the theme of getting inner aspects of herself in alignment with the aspects of her that have made breakthroughs on her spiritual path. And, just as it is in dealing with friends in the outer, on the inner levels some aspects of us are more open, some are more reluctant, to hear the “good news,” and, more frightening yet, make the changes that these breakthroughs imply. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So the second dream, I just remembered pieces of it. But the impression I have is that I have been on a trip where I visited two or three countries, and they were countries like Pakistan, or something, that were in that area of the world.

I had come back and I’m going to be meeting with several groups of friends—actually some of who are meeting in a group. I go over to one friend’s house. I’m laying down on the bed and there’s a naked Chinaman next to me. I’m trying to talk over him to the people I wanted to visit there. He’s reacting like I should be interested in him physically. That’s not the purpose of why I’m there.

So, then I get up and start walking around. And what I’m trying to actually show the Chinaman is I have this really nice, carved—it’s actually just a stone I’d found—but I think about it as a healing stone. It’s a certain shade of green and…

I don’t think I went to China, but he’s just there and he’s from China. And he’s a gambler and I have this stone, it’s like green—I forget, calcite or whatever you call it, and it’s been carved a bit, but it’s also natural—and to me, it’s like a good luck stone and a healing stone. And he suddenly is offering me large sums of money for it, and I’m really annoyed at him because I was willing to just loan it to him for awhile just for some luck, but now all of that kind of messes that up because you don’t sell those things, you know, that come to you. You might give them away, but you don’t sell them. So I’m annoyed with him.

And then I go back to a larger group that I’ve been part of, that’s being led by a woman who has got a kind of strong leadership presence. She is considering with her group even going and visiting some of the countries that I visited. And I’m telling her that it’s not quite like they say it is, but that I had actually found a group there of Buddhists and they had taken me into an area, and I saw a lot of the old carvings and a lot of the things that really showed a powerful and long-term presence with their spirituality.

It wasn’t like people here, where the’ve been communist countries, and there’s none of that there. I’m kind of telling her there is that there. That things aren’t kind of like how everybody has it stereotyped. And at the same time, I have a feeling that some of this area is kind of dangerous, but that’s about all I pulled out of that dream. It was a really complex dream with a lot going on, but I couldn’t pull it out.

John: Yeah, this dream continues the theme of the first dream, actually. In which, to begin with, you have an exposure to a lot of areas, places, that have expanded your perspective and awareness. And now, you’re back in a place where you see that there’s this Chinaman that you’re going to help out.

You have had all of this exposure that has caused something to change in terms of how it is that you have evolved. And you find yourself at a place where there’s something offered to you by someone who you don’t know, who seems to be offering you something that will enhance a need.

It seems that there’s a design that makes no sense to you, that is affecting you, that meaning the Chinaman, to awaken you to something deeper inside. I mean, that seems as you would say, an extraneous kind of energy to it all. And what awakens inside is that the place you find yourself at is with friends who are part of a group, that you’re not necessarily a part of or familiar with.

In other words, you’ve opened up a path that the others aren’t necessarily familiar with. That’s apropos to the theme of the evening. You have reached an awareness that has changed you. And what you have to say about that is inclined to affect others differently than what and how it is that they might expect or anticipate.

There’s kind of a sadness in that. I mean, there’s a consciousness in that, and there’s kind of a tension in that in terms of a breakthrough. The sadness in that is that there’s an aloneness, in that you can tell others about this, about something. But there’s a dilemma in telling them, because what you understand about it is different from where they’re coming from. And you’re trying to figure out how to communicate that understanding, and you’re having to go up against perceptions that are different from how it is that they have been looking. That’s kind of still the theme of the dream.

The Buddhist aspect, or the element of a greater awareness, is something that you have taken on, but may or may not have had a role to play in terms of how it is that your awareness of things has progressed or changed, to where you’re able to try and say something to these people who may have a hard time hearing you, because they’re looking at things differently.

Jeane: I also have the impression that somewhere in one of my dreams last night, somebody got beheaded. And I don’t even know if it was me or somebody else. We were cautioning them about some kind of risk.

John: Getting beheaded or having something happen to your ordinary framework of reference of yourself is an image that can appear when you find yourself estranged from your surroundings, which means that, or implies that, somehow you’re out of sync.

Well, the theme of the dreaming seems to be conduct that one is doing that seems disassociated with where one’s attention is primarily being placed. And in your dream, it seems that you’re finding yourself—as you’re observing yourself, I should say—you’re observing yourself doing things that like for one, you’re jumping into and out of something that’s wonderfully clear blue and everything. The friends you have around you are not necessarily following suit. They’re not necessarily going along with what you’re doing either. And it’s as if you’re trying to explain it to them, but you’re not able to get them to understand.

So they don’t have the exposure. They don’t have the exposure or the depth of human experience to grasp what it is that you would like to communicate. Or how it is that you would like then to take a step. You’re giving them information, but they don’t know what to do with it.

You’re dreaming about how it is that you’re able to, in the first image, jump into something that is wonderful, that they don’t seem to be following, those that are around you, don’t seem to be following suit doing.

And then the other image, you seem to be communicating to them something that they don’t seem to be able to grasp or understand. Well, that they’re hearing but, they may be able to understand it, but they haven’t sorted it out yet. They haven’t experienced it yet. And it has to do with how something comes together, if it can come together.

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If Everyone Jumped…

lands_640Off a bridge, would you too? It’s an age-old conundrum, but this dream points out that concept on an inner level. Since we are all the characters in our dreams, the roles played by others in our images become very interesting. Are they with us? Ignoring us? Working against us? It is so important to remember all the lives we have inside us, because one aspect within us may be absolutely sure we want to make a spiritual journey, while other aspects have different agendas. That’s not a flaw, yet to truly keep on our path we must, over time, convince every part of ourselves of the mutual goal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The very earliest dream I had, I was a younger boy in that dream. The only scene I remember is jumping into some water that was this really pretty green color. And then I’m with a couple other boys, but I didn’t really pull that dream out.

And then in the next dream, which seemed all jumbled, it just felt like they were friends. It felt like they were boys about 12 or so, but nice kids.

I jumped in the water and then I got out. I don’t even know if they jumped in for sure. The water was this beautiful, kind of green water. It was a green color that was really pretty. That’s the only reason I think I even remembered the scene.

John: So you jumped in the water because you recognized something about the water.

Jeane: But it was like you couldn’t stay in it.

John: And you couldn’t stay in it because…?

Jeane: I don’t know.

John: And the only ones around were those that were other than people that you might be familiar with?

Jeane: They were friends, but I don’t remember.

John: Well, I’ll tell you what the theme of the dreaming is, not that it adds to the dream. Your second dream probably finishes things, but the theme of the dreaming has to do with discovering a part of yourself that does not necessarily apply, or is it apparent, or is it accepted, or is it taken on, by those who are part of your connective group. Those who you are familiar with.

In other words, they aren’t going along and jumping in the water, although you do kind of know them. It is you that has the excitement and the interest and the draw to jump into the water. And then, of course, you get right out, but at no time do you see that any of them have joined you.

And so, a dream like this raises the question, why is that the case? But you did know who they were. Did you always know who they were before you jumped in the water? Apparently barely. You don’t know for sure. You just were able to see them. You had a sense they were friends.

And that’s the dilemma. In other words, it seems to be portraying something that you’re to do, that opens something up, expands something, but there doesn’t appear to be any reciprocation or recognition in terms of their camaraderie about that issue. And you know that you’re to jump in the water and then you get right out?

You just knew you had to jump in the water and then get right out. You just saw yourself jump in the water, then get right out. That’s what you saw. It’s not a question of knowing that you had to do this. You just said that that’s what you saw yourself doing.

That works, too, in terms of being able to provide or be part of a quality or a note or a breakthrough that is not readily appreciated, or understood, or part of where your friends are at.

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Out in the Open

arms_wide_open___by_iamkatiaThe troublesome truth is that we resist change, both in ourselves and in our society, to the point where it becomes very detrimental to us. We do this by denying, avoiding, or propping up the old ways or patterns so that they continue to be our modus operandi. In a way, it’s like investing in a failing business: there’s no good outcome, and it costs us more and more. When something needs to change, something else has to be let go, fade away, or let die. We know this, but still need courage to act on it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, I came out of meditation with my attention diverted upon the fact that the situation around me in life is going in a direction that is actually wrong and makes no sense in terms of how something should unfold. And that I have been sitting back and waiting and expecting something to change about that, and nothing changes. And so, I know that the other is wrong. And the problem is that it stays wrong. And now I’m getting concerned that this is going to twist or affect my psyche.

And so I keep asking myself in terms of what is off and what is wrong, what is it that I’m looking at and how am I looking in a way, such that I’m missing something? If I’m missing something and am off looking at something that is off and stays off, and keeps affecting the outer as being off, and this never changes and continues like this, that this has a kind of shattering effect upon one’s psyche. 

So, what I see myself doing is even though—I can’t help but believe that what I see and what I perceive, I can see something inside of everything that’s unfolding, which is appropriate or right, even though that isn’t what’s happening. And so, as this continues to continue day after day, month after month, however long it continues, it defies common sense by continuing like this. It can be very, very confusing. And, you know, can cause people to wonder what’s up and what’s down, and it’s doing this in terms of everything in life.

So, as a consequence of this dream, or meditation quality, that I came out with at 2:00 in the morning, I wrote it up until 3:00, and then I stayed up all night, because I was realizing and looking at something in the outer world that directly affects me in kind of in a small way. And so I found myself acting on the principle that I was describing to you earlier in that there are three ways in which consciousness works. And there’s one of those three ways that invokes the consciousness to the utmost.

The first way the consciousness works is where a person has a lot of intelligence and knowledge and sight and they act in a way that sees in advance what is going to take place, or is apt to happen. And so by those who act out with that foresight, the others remain ambivalent or not part of. And in many instances in a society in which you have power and control manipulations, they then can also be caught up in a continuous manipulation that they can never catch up with by those who see and foresee, act, and then dumb down things in advance. So, that’s one aspect of consciousness. 

The second aspect of consciousness of a person is those who recognize what’s going on in the moment and then act in the moment. That’s much better. It kind of keeps moods and such at bay when a person is able to act like that. That’s one of the positives to acting like that or conducting yourself like that, but not everybody lives in the moment.

So the third way is actually for those who can do it and those who do it, is the most conscious of conscious ways. And that is where we take an issue that is all bizarre and off and, rather than seeing it advance and fixing it, or acting upon it in the moment, you just let it rot, you let it stink up the place, you let it get so bad that everybody feels it, can’t stand it. It aggravates everybody, you know, and you get it to the point where people who normally like to keep their life simple will suppress things to keep from having to deal with it, where even their attempt to suppress it becomes almost impossible, it’s gotten so out-in-the-open rotten – then you act.

And then when you take and address something, that has the greatest impact, in terms of effect, in getting a understanding to take place or to come across.

Perhaps that’s why we live in the state that we live in in current times, where we notice that the pressing issues of the day are those things that have been allowed to be treated irresponsibly to the point where everyone has gotten aggravated because it has not been dealt with in a professional or confident or straightforward manner. And so it is rotted and fermented to the point that a certain need anxiety is built up. Perhaps this then seems to be the means upon which switches and changes in society can be best accomplished because then it invokes the depths of everyone, keeps them from skating along amnesically, forces them to contend with it in some which way, manner, or form.

I guess I’m saying that my experience last night is in keeping with the affairs of the world now and, of course, it also caused me to address something, staying up all night, caused me to address something that comported in along those lines with something that I’m doing directly in the outer. And what I did was basically, well, I guess it’s not important what I did. It just forced me to have to realize that by avoiding that, all I do is keep myself aggravated and nothing changes, and things continue to stay dumbed down, and certain power and controls continue to happen, and a certain rip off continues to continue, which means that apparently it hasn’t fermented or rotted long enough or enough for it to be timely to have it exposed and open to the light of day so that something can change.

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