Through the Shift

cleaninginwardWe often speak of the idea that we are all the characters in our dreams, and in this image the dreamer is actually observing herself in the action. Yet the person in the action doesn’t really know what’s going on, while the observer is much more settled and going with the flow. And it is that inner self, which we all have, that seeks to steer and guide us in our evolution, showing what needs to be let go of, and what needs to be embraced. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the next dream, I’m not sure what the start of it was about except I seem to be preoccupied with where to park a car, but it’s a little bit more in the countryside so you could go off into the woods and park – if you wanted to be concealed. Or you could park on this dirt area, or the dirt area runs into an area where there’s a lot of green grass, but it’s still a parking area.

And that’s what attracts me the most. So it feels like initially I’m just trying to decide where to park the car. And then I have the impression that I’ve been with some woman and now I’m going into a work area briefly. I’m not even sure why I’m there, but when I get there it’s like a man who seems to be an administrator suddenly talks to me about a job that’s something like an informational officer. And I didn’t even think I was there to apply for a job, so I’m a little confused.

And then I go on and I meet with a group of friends, and we’re all around a table, and what happens is I’m sitting in this table and it’s like I’m observing myself at the table from somewhere else – so I’m both sitting at the table, and I’m observing. And all the people are kind of excited around the table, and they’re having a good time; it’s almost like a party atmosphere.

The funny thing is they all seem to know something I don’t know. It’s almost like I’ve made a bet, and whether I won or lost the bet but something is going to happen, in somewhere between nine months and a year. I might even be getting married. And everybody at the table has figured it out but me. I have not a clue, so it’s like as the dialogue goes on there’s an excitement behind everybody else because they actually know this, and at the same time I don’t really know what they’re talking about at all.

The observing me knows, maybe, but the me sitting at the table does not have a clue about what’s going to be happening in eight or nine months. There’s kind of like this joke going on that everybody’s excited about, but the me in the outer world is kind of clueless, while the me on the inner world seems to know exactly what’s happening.

John: This is a good dream where a person could easily get into looking at the minutia of it, and miss what is going on. It’s easy to take and dwell on this dream in terms of what happens as you go into the building, and you run across this where something is happening, and something is able to open up, and something is meant to take place.

But the whole key to this dream is the very beginning. And in the very beginning you have to be able to hear the loudness of that which occurred in the beginning, which you overcame, but you still have to hear the loudness of it. But you shifted and you went right through it, but what occurred in the very beginning is the most important part.

The best way to visualize this is to actually take it into the outer as an example. Experience what it’s like if you have something that’s extremely important that you have to do, that you have to go to a place, and you can’t find a parking spot, and you’re running a little late. And so you’re getting all into a tizzy.

And then when you finally do get parked, and then you go inside, you can’t let go of the tizzy and, therefore, you can’t settle into whatever it is that you came to do because you got yourself all betwixed and beside yourself in terms of having to contend, or break through, something that was a barrier just to get inside. And your little barrier was finding this parking spot.

And then, take a look at the difference in the energy. This is a dream that also, to understand it on the inner, it’s almost as important to understand it in the outer. In the outer in this case it can be louder because you made it fairly quiet on the inner. In the outer, if you have a condition like this and something extremely important is there for you to have to contend with, can you then, through the struggle that you went through, drop that struggle, walk through the doors, and be totally at ease and embrace what is there in front of you – that was so, so important that you got to? Or will you still be carrying something like, oh my gosh, the parking was just such a difficult thing to find and, oh, I’m late or, oh, I’m this. Can you drop that and just be swept up, just be carried away by the connection?

It’s almost like it showed you where you could be on the skids a bit, and then all of a sudden boom, that’s gone, and you got the whole potentiality right there in front of you. The key is to recognize the distinction.

This is similar to the first dream from the standpoint that, again, it is about an aspect of picking up speed, or a power, or a presence, or kundalini energy. And the euphoria in which it is all there, is the second half of the dream in which something is able to be birthed, and come into life, and have an effect on life.

But it’s kind of good to note that maybe that’s the wonderfulness that is possible as the potentiality, but what is it that one also does to one’s self to keep one’s self slowed down, held back, a little more in a neurosis, and running the complexity of perhaps taking a bit of that neurosis into the scenario? You didn’t. The dream had you dropping it completely, so it was important as a real contrasting dream that you always have the one, that one quality there. You always have something like that in terms of the effect of things upon you, and you never lose it completely. And to the degree to which you may hold onto it more so than you need to hold onto it, would be the degree to which you would have some sort of confusion and failure to accept what took place in the second half of the dream.

Because what took place in the second half of the dream is like wonderful, but the key to this, the humor in this, it’s kind of like a joke, it’s kind of playing a game on one’s self. And how wonderful that could be if you could actually be completely in that kind of a quality of unfolding essence and, as you do that, you notice the surprise of it all.

And another way of looking at it is, as you’re trying to park, and as you’re trying to struggle to get that to happen, something hasn’t come through yet. And then all of a sudden it comes through, and as it comes all the way through there is an underlying theme. Do you have the appreciation now? You know, having to go through to shake it out, and now all of a sudden it comes through, do you have the appreciation with that?

Which was the theme of the first dream too. In other words, you were there and you could have the male prostitutes, and you could have this, that, and the other in the steam sauna type thing, and yet the connection to something of the masculine, which leads to the touching that creates the greater appreciation that involves the kundalini energy, that was tweaked into the situation as kind of a way of taking a step back.

In this particular case the step back is, the appreciation is there because when you made the shift, you know what that’s like. In other words, never lose track of the appreciation of what it took to suddenly break through where you were struggling with the parking, but then all of a sudden that’s behind you and then, boom. Never quite lose that sense, never quite lose that quality of what that was like and, therefore, when you do not, then the part of yourself that is able to give birth, and awaken, and be in that place, can then always maintain its ability to talk to the part of yourself that is still struggling to park the car. It’s interesting.

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