When we speak of the inner guidance of dreams, it can come in many forms, but fundamental to that process is the awareness that becomes possible when we make the unconscious in us conscious. It’s connected to the idea that if we give our enemy a name, we already have diminished its power over us. That’s what consciousness will do for the struggles we face, and our best source of it comes from understanding what our dreams are trying to show us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
John: I probably could have written up a second dream, but I didn’t because the first dream I just kept looking at and going around and around with. And in the dream, what I see is a situation. I dream some outer situation thing in which there’s like a line that divides it between two sides, and on the one side in which at one point inside I knew all of the little detail of the way this was unfolding.
In other words, I was confronted with something in which a change is needed in order to be able to better cope. And so, in the outer, I’m looking at the peculiarities that are holding something back or that are in the way. And in this dream I’m observing what is needed to be able to handle the issues.
It’s not that I handle them though. I just know that as soon as I do, there’s a greater sense of beingness than what I currently carry. And not only do I see that, but it’s like I feel that this other half is like blank, and then this is something that’s in front of me.
And inside of myself I have a sense of a greater flow, but in the dream I’m confronted with the outer that has all of these peculiarities that have to be dealt with, and I know that this dream corresponds to an inner awareness that is awakening in a parallel way from within. The obstacles that I see in the outer, that I am affected by, are reflective, that haven’t changed, I’m able to see that they need to change because there is a reflective about something that can then naturally be in terms of an inner awareness that can break through once those little idiosyncrasies are contended with.
How this works is whenever you dream about specific limitations that they are outer barriers, for example, barriers to a process, such a dream is pointing out that a breakthrough – because when you dream it and you’re recognizing it, and then you look at it and you know that it’s a barrier, you need to know that you have to take and contend with that. And also in the dream it’s like you know you can do it because you could feel something inside of yourself that’s a carrying point or something. So you could take it on and, when you do take it on, you more than just observe. You then are able to have a subtle influence or effect.
And so this is like information, too, about how the dreamworld works, because in the dreamworld whenever a dream portrays an outer barrier holding back a greater experience it signifies that which you are perceiving as a barrier, it perceives it falling away. Well, it doesn’t perceive it falling away, it sees it just like if you’re able to reach up to something like the one dream that was told in Switzerland where a person is able to reach up on a bunch of drawers and weren’t able to quite open the top one, or reach that high, the fact that they could see that meant that it was intended to fall away. That they, in a sense, by seeing it meant that it was to go.
I suppose the thing that’s odd is you don’t know what the sequence of time is. In this particular case, I have a sense of the sequence of time because it has to do with holding to the natural – and then it just falls away. But if one keeps maintaining an established process or flow and identity, in terms of how you have to be in kind of a schedulized way, then it’s not possible I suppose to quite catch up with that natural, in other words, where you could see something but then you can’t quite catch up with it because you’re choking yourself in some fashion with what and how it is that you are looking.
And so when a person dreams in an outer situation in which they are boxed in, and a breakthrough is needed, and you sense it somewhere else even though you haven’t made the breakthrough yet, even in the outer, what this means is that a realization breakthrough is at hand from within that will be penetrating the limitation that you still see in the outer. In other words, it can change to a different reflective image.
So, I often do not realize sometimes that this is how a dreaming into knowing, as a process, works. In this particular dream I even had the sense in the limitation, based upon outer images or the scenario that was the dream scenario, that this has no effect upon the other half of myself, which is the inner half that knows that it can drop all that and move away from that. To have this as an inner knowingness, and for it to be like this in the dream, is portraying the process more or less in a type of literal terms and grounded terms, a challenge. It’s actually exciting. You just take it in. When it’s this obvious, it is hard to not note what is needed and feel that a shift is awakening to blow whatever it is that looks like impediments away.
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