To picture a young girl swimming underwater and able to breathe like a fish is a dream-like image indeed. Yet we know that we are all the characters in our dreams, so the young age is more a matter of how evolved this aspect within us is, as it has become able to explore the deeper depths of the unconscious. And that is what dream work allows, better access into the language and guidance that comes to each of us through the unconscious. And being able to make what is unconscious in us, conscious, enables us to progress. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Well I had trouble both with sleeping and dreaming last night, and all I remember is towards morning two images, and the first just seemed to be of some old-fashioned wooden boat hulls. They were white with maybe some brown wood and scrapings on them.
And then it felt like I went from the boat hull to underwater. And sensationally it was really kind of enjoyable, but I was looking at a little girl swimming underwater. She looked like someone that was about five years old, and she had this long black hair, and her hair was just floating underwater. And she seemed to almost be able to breathe underwater, and when she opened her mouth her teeth were a little bit more like fish teeth that could move around a bit and were more round.
But it was an interesting sensation because it was enjoyable.
John: What did the boat hulls look like? They were very old, weren’t they?
Jeane: Yeah, they were real old. It’s almost like one had rubbed up against the other or something.
John: What you’re using there to image… what you’re doing is you’re setting the tone with the visual of the boat hulls, and all that the boat hulls represent is a glimpse into the past. And just that glimpse in the past brings you a kind of scope that is of yourself, in terms of having gone through things, or lived and learned, lived and learned in some way that was for a particular trait, mannerism, or nature from long, long ago.
And the memory of that is not how you are now, but is the roots or the foundation. Well, it’s kind of like going back to the beginning of something, and in the beginning since you have, in kind of an old soul way, a sense of having gone through this, and having gone through this, or having lived this and lived that, it’s more like having lived. You are confronted.
What triggers a dream like this is you’re confronted with something that has to do with the dynamic of something like that, that is ancient and old in your past, and so you have a familiarity or type of sight about that, whereby you don’t have to go back and go through something in that mannerism of denseness. You’ve done that, you’ve endured that, and, as a consequence, you have added a sight, or a clarity, or an alignment, or a flexibility, or freedom or however you want to describe that, to your sense of being, so that you can now plunge into and review and look at the depths of things in a freer way.
Now what did you look like when you went in the water?
Jeane: About a 5-year-old girl with long black hair that’s swimming underwater, and seems to really… it’s like she’s breathing underwater and has almost more like a fish mouth.
John: Yeah, you have the light body sight, or fluidity, to be able to play in the unconscious. For most people the unconscious is something that they never get through. They never figure out how to bump into and peel back. They just go about and they bounce off of the whole energetic of things and, conceivably, grow in some capacity, in some small way.
But, in your particular case, you don’t have to do that in the old weatherbeaten way that is very slow and kind of asleep – because it’s on the surface of things only. You’re able to go into the depths and contend with the changes, and the variances, to breathe and conduct yourself in the unconscious innerness of things, that’s unconscious to the person that’s familiar with the how of things in the boat. You’re able to go into the depths of things and be just fine.
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