The Power Within

The+Power+WithinHere are two dreams that point to an inner shift. In looking at dreams each day, one could feel that there is always something to correct, or balance, or understand. And that’s true, but there is also progress made. In these images, what was overwhelming has become manageable, and the pursued has become the pursuer. That’s how personal development unfolds in our lives: certain things can be let go because they no longer matter, and that process can also give us the strength to face things that do matter. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So in this dream that I woke up with, it’s like I’m in some area that there’s like huge cliffs and like sandstone cliffs almost that people… we’ve been helping some people ahead of us escape through these cliffs, through the caverns and caves inside the cliffs. After they’ve gotten a certain length ahead of us, because we’re staying behind maybe to fight whatever the forces were, I realize that actually these people are going to betray the people they’re with, or they’re going to betray us. And then they’re going to disguise themselves and run off with the gold, or whatever it is, the treasure they have.

So I’m inside one of the caves, with some others, and I realize now that we’re pursuing the people that we were helping, we were staying behind to defend..

Because, yes, we’ve realized they’re going to betray.

John: Initially you didn’t know that?

Jeane: No, initially I didn’t know that. So, in order to recognize them, I have to see what they’re going to look like because I know they’re going to disguise themselves. And so I’ve gone into this cave, and in this cave there are figures of people that look like from different tribes or different religions. They’re about one foot high wax figures, all over this wall, and I’ve taken a large lighter or match and I’m melting these wax figures heads so that I can see what they’re going to look like when we catch up with them.

John: So now you’ve switched your way of dreaming, actually. Normally you’re pursued, which means a darkness is having its way with you. In other words, it’s overcoming you. Its force is more than what you can handle, therefore you’re backing away from it.

But now something in you has risen to the point where you’re ready to take and basically go beyond the barrier that had prevailed, instead of it having its way with you, it’s turned around now and you’re able to pursue it or, so to speak, change, or alter, or dissolve it. In other words, you’re going to melt it, you’re going to get a close enough look at it that it no longer has an effect upon you. That’s an interesting shift in terms of the way it had been. Ordinarily it had prevailed, and now you’re going to melt and shift it.

For some strange reason that’s the theme of the dreaming last night, and you’ll see that very same thing in my meditation dream. It starts out with an image of destruction, or of darkness, or an overall appearance in which, just based on the appearance how could you even have any hope that a change was possible?

In other words, the image engulfs the scene, basically a dire looking image. I have seen this before, and when I saw it before I just had to accept that the situation was one that was overwhelming. And in the past I was weighed down by the heaviness of the appearance, and I never reached a point within in which there is any idea that this could change. I had to just accept that that was the appearance of the way things were.

This time it’s as if I’m either stronger inside, or somehow or another I know that a change is possible, in other words, when before I didn’t know a change was possible. And, as a result of something that’s shifted or changed in me, it’s no longer like everything in the overall appearance is accepted to be more than I can handle.

Basically what this means is that, in the meditation dream, it’s as if slowly there is a confidence and strength exuding more and more from within, such that the image is even starting to change to where, instead of it totally engulfing, it’s like still maybe one fourth engulfing – which is an awful lot – because any kind of darkness can easily suddenly take over. But at least it shows that it is shiftable, or changeable, or can be melted, as you had in your dream.

The time arises in which the whole thing, because it’s gotten down to the point where I could see it can be even a quarter, so it’s no longer deemed to be an insurmountable barrier, but because I saw it shift down and based upon me getting stronger or more confident or something inside, in other words changing it, that that meant that the image could be dissolved.

The remainder of the dream has me exploring how it is possible to go beyond this barrier. The delusional effect that had predominated everywhere initially, and I am looking now to go beyond the barrier, this is a change and shift in attitude such that it’s no longer perceived to be an impossible situation. It’s now perceived to be something that the heart can dissolve, or change, or shift; but it’s actually more of a dissolving, isn’t it?

And so now I’m realizing that I actually can work both ways in that I’m suddenly seeing that in the past I didn’t need to bring this darkness into life. In other words, there was something about me that brought this into life, that I could with my heart reach a potentiality beyond the reflection, and that realization is when I suddenly came to know and was able to look more deeply into manifestation and, thereby, shift what I saw away from this way of my being – which is to say I no longer have to do this to myself. I have the power within to change the effect.

See how close those were?

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