Acting Up

black-stallion-rearingThis dream analysis shows how a process unfolds in us as we sleep. Said another way, our dreams aren’t movies: the story line adjusts as we react and respond to what’s happening. In this dream, we see someone moving back into town, a visit to a family home, we see day turning into night, and we see a horse needing to be calmed down before a ride. Each element reveals the state of a relationship with an inner energy. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: It felt like rather a mild night for dreams for me last night. I just had this dream in which an old boyfriend who lives back east, now I guess, anyway he’s gotten married and I’ve never met his wife and his two children.

But in the dream he’s living maybe in my hometown, but a few miles out of town, and I’ve gone by to visit, and his wife isn’t there. But he has some horses and we decide that we’re going to ride into town, and then ride up along the lake, and then come back.

So we saddle the horses. I have a mare, and we get as far as town. We decide to stop by my folks’ house and put the horses in the backyard. And we go in and relatives arrive, and then at some point his wife arrives. And then I realize it’s gotten dark out and we’re not going to be able to ride up the lake.

So I introduce myself briefly to everybody but then explain that I really have to go, we have to get the horses back. So then I go out into the backyard. I look at the horse and now the horse has an attitude, so I’m having to talk to her before I get on her. I don’t know if maybe because she’s been left out in the backyard with her saddle on she’s a little unhappy, or maybe she thinks we’re still going on a long ride – when I’m really just going to be taking her home.

So I have to take some time to talk to her because I have to see if I have to tighten the cinch, and then I take a few moments to explain to her we’re going to take her right home. And then that’s when the dream ends.

John: So you’re using the precept image of marriage to denote that something new is coming into your sense of awareness. In other words, marriage is the image of something coming together and, initially, it’s outside of yourself – or back east. In other words, it hasn’t yet risen.

And now all of a sudden it has: it’s in your hometown. And when you come to looking at this to having to understand it, because it’s now present, what’s associated with it is the need to handle a certain kind of power. That’s what a horse represents.

To begin with you have to understand what that is all about. There is something missing yet in the sense of awareness, and so you don’t take on the responsibility or the expression and, therefore, there is a form of imbalance yet. In other words, it’s as if the power itself is an aliveness and it hasn’t been properly related to, or treated, yet.

And it awakened kind of slowly. I mean first it had to awaken from the masculine. In other words, the married couple had moved back into the town. First you go over and you meet the masculine. The masculine is again the symbolic energetic that comes down and stirs something that awakens. Well, a whole day goes by and it didn’t awaken very quickly.

When it did awaken is when the wife came home, the wife symbolizing the completion. In other words, the marriage has happened, she comes home and that’s when, all of a sudden, it’s now night and you have to go. It comes together, something rises up because, again, it’s the process where the energy comes down from the masculine, touches manifestation, something awakens in manifestation, and rises back up as the in-breath going back home.

So you now have to deal with this power, the something that has arisen and awoken and come into a consciousness of your being, and the timing isn’t right. You don’t have your alignment right, yet, and so there is still the acting up that is going on, that has to be sorted out. But it’s there. It’s just a matter of getting it, reaching to it, running it through, and processing it as it is meant to be.

Also within the theme of the dreaming, is that this something that has to be brought through, or lived, or ushered in, is pent up, and because it’s pent up and has been needed for a long time, there’s a little bit of hyperness to it. It’s not that calm anymore. It’s compelling. It has a compelling nature to it, and it’s that compelling nature that you’re noting with this horse. It’s a little perturbed that you’re a little bit late in coming forward with your focus and attention.

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