One way to think about consciousness is that with it we can elevate our awareness of what is happening in us and around us. When we lack consciousness, or do things robotically or reactively, we get swept up in the energies of other things – which means we put ourselves at the mercy of other things. When we raise our inner consciousness it gives us more control about how we choose to be in a given moment, and can allow us to affect the world, rather than be affected by it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Well I didn’t dream much that I could remember, but I had one dream where I seemed to be in this household that’s kind of chaotic. There’s a number of us that live there, and there’s a woman that’s supposed to help out – and she seems to be disappearing on us, and we even think she’s left completely. And I even go to where she was working and she hasn’t shown up there, either, and she was like an apprentice or someone.
So I’m talking to her coworker and we’re going back and we’re looking at jobs maybe she was supposed to do, even at the house, like the dishes, and they’re all stacked up. And, at the same time, I’m noticing the woman who’s in charge of the house would probably like even a new kitchen because the water’s like up over the counter almost; in fact, the water even like floats most of the kitchen on the floor. And I’m trying to help them figure out how to drain it so we can start cleaning.
Then the woman that was supposed to help with everything shows up and acts like she’s just, even though she disappeared and maybe she doesn’t even have the training she’s supposed to have, that she can just come back and do the job. And I’m kind of looking at her skeptically, but it’s really up to somebody else to decide whether that happens or not because my focus right now is on helping clean up.
Even if the lady wants a new kitchen, I should try to get the old one in order now. And while I’m doing this, meanwhile some dogs come and they get in the living room and they’re kind of taking over, and someone even comes down the hall with kind of a ferocious dog, although it’s a big poodle, and none of the other people are doing anything with these dogs.
And so I go walk up and I face down the poodle. In fact, I kind of scare it, it runs off. I turn around to the others and I tell them that you really do have to kind of take charge and, if not, it’s going to run over you. Anyway, that was the dream.
John: What you’re doing is you are finding that there is a… it can seem kind of awkward if one identifies and is observing and is only noting things from what happens in the outer. It’s kind of hard to recognize something that is affecting the outer from the inner and that, in other words, it’s like the outer condition is with this person having to do something with the dishes and all this, that, or the other, and there’s the whole outer image of the effect.
But what’s the vibration behind that? There’s the outer effect, then there’s the vibration behind it. And then dogs running wild without any sense of an orientation to something that would have them recognizing what is right, or appropriate, or not; in other words, a lack of inner consciousness, and that’s what it’s like in the outer. That’s what the outer is really like.
In other words, this is what we take as literal, and have our ideas about how it should be, but this is how it actually is. It’s chaotic, and disoriented, and all over the place like this, the outer is, and the inner is what makes everything make sense. But for us, we’re basing what makes sense in terms of how it is that we perceive the unfoldment of things as they unfold in the outer.
Now the idea of bringing inner into outer is to do it in such a way so that there is a vibratory aliveness that comes through, in the connection, so that there is an understanding instead of a disorientation. But when there is a gap, and a person is relating in an inner way yet responding in an outer way that is different because they adhere to what flows from within, you can get all kinds of peculiarities. We live in the manifestation or outer way, however, so it’s kind of imperative to try to bring that connection down through, and try to line that up, but they operate in a little bit of a different, almost a different sequence and flow.
So your dream is basically showing just how peculiar and odd it can be if the orientation, in terms of value, is turned around in which one puts a high degree of attention upon how something unfolds in the outer, which is natural in human nature, and as a consequence then you can lose the appreciation in the sense of an inner aliveness.
Yet to see what’s really going on you, have to see this innerness. That’s the beauty of everything. It’s not the outer images of what is taking place that is real. It’s how something is carried, or held, or sustained, or maintained inside. That’s what is real, just like the dog’s running around.
Untrained dogs represent your friend, or loyalty even, mostly loyalty, and that’s in a state of disarray because you don’t see what is really going on in terms of the animals because the animals have one reflection outwardly, and then there’s an inner way of relating to them because animals tend to try to comport to the natural. They try to find the natural. They may not have the consciousness to put themselves through paces so that they can make the outer coincide according to expectations as easily as one would desire that to happen, but they do and can depict something in an inner way. They try.
A horse, for example, will do its best to try to understand what a human being wants. And to begin with the horse and the human being are going to be at a state of confusion in relationship to each other until you find the cohesion, and the cohesion comes from the horse having to subordinate itself to understanding the inner vibration of what it is that the human being wants.
Animals pick up on the inner vibration of things really easily. That’s why in hunting and whatnot you have to be very, very careful because they can sense the changes, they can sense the innerness as much if not more so than the outerness. They could tell when something isn’t quite right in the environment.
A human being could learn from that and make major strides to understand that naturalness that comes from within. Our orientation unfortunately is, as you indicated in the dream, is caught up in how appearances and mannerisms are around us in the outer.
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