What turns a dream image from one with the excitement at learning something new, to a chase dream on the wrong side of town? Well, in many cases, as in this one, it’s a matter of missed connections. In the image, it’s the inability to find a classroom. But the energy in the subconscious that creates such an image is describing a glitch in a deeper process within the dreamer. The term used here is “grounding,” which is describing a person’s ability to harness a new energy and make use of it, rather than being thrown about or overwhelmed by it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: In my first dream last night, it’s like I’ve gone one evening to a talk that a man who’s like an anthropologist and a shaman is giving. And I kind of enjoy that class or talk, and so I know he’s going to be giving a class at the university and I think maybe I’ll go over and take that class. Plus he mentions the name of a man named something like Ackerman who also teaches a really excellent class, so I think, well, maybe I’ll go over and sign up for two, or three, or four classes at the university this quarter.
So I go over on registration day to the university. It’s actually done at night. And the way I’ve got it organized is you go into a building, and all these other people have been coming in to the building to register, and then you’re supposed to take an elevator up to the floor where the person with the class is, and you can maybe sit in for a little while, see what you think of him, and then sign up for the class or not.
Well, this sounds great, except when I get there they don’t really have a system that makes it easy to figure out what floor someone’s speaking on, and I pick up a brochure on the table but it’s not organized in any kind of logical manner where you could just go alphabetically to somebody’s name. You might have to find the right folder on the table that maybe has something alphabetical, and I’m not even sure of that. And the thought that you have to get off on each floor and figure out what somebody is teaching doesn’t make any sense to me because it’s so crowded you can barely catch an elevator to go up. So you should know where you’re going, and there should be a system to figure it out easily, but there’s not.
Some people seem to know where they’re going. I don’t know if they had some way of looking it up ahead of time, or not. You’re there for a few minutes and you’d maybe figured out how to go up to the floor where the person is speaking that I heard last night, but I already went there last night so you go on up or something. But the class I really want to register for and maybe a few others I kind of go and wander toward the administrative building. I go here and there trying to figure out how you find out where someone is, so you can go there, and I can’t seem to get any straight answers, and it’s just crowded.
And before long it is dark and I decide I need to go home, and I’ve gotten totally frustrated and expressed some frustration, but everybody else is at the university. They’re kind of like kids or something. They don’t really care.
So then when I leave it’s awfully dark out. Now I start to go across campus to figure out my way home, and suddenly I’m in an area where it’s almost like railroad tracks and scaffolding that goes way up, and you have to climb, and there’s somebody tracing me. You feel like they’re white slavers or something. You don’t know what they are, but they’re kind of tracking me, or chasing me.
And I manage to climb around the scaffolding and the railroad trains and get away from them, but then when I go to the other side to go another direction, because now I think I’m ahead, you know, away from them. I’m not sure they saw where I went. My only two choices seem to be to climb up some rickety wooden buildings where some Chinese are that are kind of beckoning to me, and that looks pretty rickety, or I have to cut over the other direction and I’m not as sure what’s there, but it looks like something that would be a little easier to traverse.
John: Well, the general motif of the dream is that you are recognizing that you have the opportunity to catch up with an ever increasing awareness that is alive in your environment. And then you go ahead and you propose a way that I had never thought of, and the more I look at it the more I realize this is true for the feminine. It isn’t true for the masculine, but it’s true for the feminine.
In other words, what’s true for the masculine is the masculine has to figure out how it gains an access to a grounding so that it can create a viability, an awareness, a linkage, a connection of an inner into outer, a pulling together of the thoughts in relationship to that which is reflected as manifestation. It can do that instead of being off the ground and disjointed.
That’s kind of like the challenge for the masculine, but what you’re saying is that the feminine to increase her overall awareness, to have an understanding of this and an understanding of that, has to be able to know all the levels. And what you’re describing as the levels is the various places in which the whole schematic of energy, meaning synaptic energy that is etheric, such as the spirit energy that normally is in the expanse of it all, that is of a masculine orientation, that’s off the ground, you have to be able to know how to ground all of that, to handle all of that, and it can vary from place to place, from level to level, from degree to degree.
You have to be able to recognize how to take and make right, no matter what the idea is, and of course the crazier the ideas the more ungrounded they’re going to be, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a whole lot of potentiality to that. In fact, your dream is indicating that there is so much to be learned, so much to be recognized, realized, made whole on all of the different levels, being able to catch up and ground all of that.
And then the dream proceeds to go on and indicate that, for some particular reason, even though that hounded you and hounded you and hounded you earlier that this is what you need to be doing, and you couldn’t seem to figure out how to do it. Then the dream seemed to do a step backwards, in which you’d lost the chemistry of the combination of how things work in terms of the role of the feminine to be able to pull things down and through, and, in that regard, awaken something in terms of herself as an aliveness.
It’s almost as if you had forgotten how that worked and you were then instead under stress: you didn’t know where you were at in relationship to one side or the other. There were the railroad tracks and you seemed to be something that was being hunted, and haunted, as opposed to something that reached up, and aspired, and recognized the potentiality of the whole equation of life.
That was kind of a profound dream wasn’t it? The interesting thing of the dream, of course, was the idea that your well being is based upon being able to access, by way of grounding it, to be able to go up to that which is off the ground, to find that which is off the ground, and ground that into a knowingness.
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