The Setup

energy_rDepending on the moment, we can have different natures in us. Sometimes we are careful and rational and weigh all the possibilities. Other times we can be impetuous and indulgent and find ourselves in a situation we didn’t want to be in. It can be this way energetically as well, where we can connect to energies that we really aren’t ready to process. One way to alleviate that issue is to be connected through the heart, which is a deeper alignment that will help us flow with the energetic shifts. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, in my first dream, I’m a man. I seem a little focused on I have to get to the airport to catch a plane at some point, and there’s another man that’s kind of following me around. And I get the idea that he’s trying to set me up in some way, but I don’t quite figure it out until I’m sitting for a minute in a room and he comes in.

It’s almost like he makes advances to me. Then I realize, I kind of look at him, and I go over and I open up the door and first there’s a little boy there, and then there’s a sheriff, and I realize that if I’d responded to his advances it all would have been a setup to get arrested.

So I leave the room because I’ve obviously kind of avoided that trap, or the other traps I felt he was trying to set for me in the dream. Before going to the airport I see him, like he’s in a cab, and this time I go over to him as though I’m setting him up, which kind of terrifies him and he drives off or something.

So it’s almost like I’ve found out you can turn the tables if people are doing that to you, or something like that. That’s the first part of the dream.

John: So what you’re doing is you’re trying to look at what it’s like to have an orientation in terms of an inner coming into the outer. That’s kind of a motif of the masculine. It’s always an out-breath coming down trying to touch something in creation.

A motif of the feminine is something that is complete, in and of itself, having to open up. So you’re starting off with this orientation of something coming down, or of a masculine orientation, and you’re realizing that the possibilities, the expanse of something like that, is outside of the parameters of what you can cope with.

That’s why if you respond to something that’s pitched at you, and the masculine is always like pitching something, bringing something through, pitching something, you respond to what is pitched at you, you find that you end up in one setup after another setup.

And what you’re doing is there are actually two octaves: there’s the inner, and the outer; there’s the masculine, and the feminine. But you’re looking at the expansive component, and the masculine, in its attempt to understand everything, is always thinking that it’s approaching something in an expansive component way, but it doesn’t have the faculties to really be able to take on the expanse, not in terms of its physical faculties.

And you come to realize that it has to be done in some other way, and you see yourself able to not fall for the setup and to conduct yourself in a whole other way, and that in doing so, this blows the cover off of any kind of qualm or mannerism that exists as a focus and attention that is geared to such an orientation.

What you’ve actually done is you’ve touched the heart, and when you touch the heart it puts you into the overallness to such a degree that the typical way of perceiving things, in terms of the faculties that are at your disposal, that gets overrun because that’s so limited. Now you don’t know that you’re touching the heart because you’re not really feeling the depth of that exuding. You’re not portraying that you’re experiencing the depth of that exuding in your being, yet at the same time something deeper inside of you knows that this is how to be when you’re coping in a expansive way.

But the only part of yourself that can be expansive, that could stretch out, that can try to look at things, that could try to figure things out, is the part of you that orients through the breath/heart. They work in cohesion, and that when you have the heart you have the breath, generally, naturally there, because the breath just automatically comes to whatever it is. It comes to an orientation that is coming out of the heart as the heart opens up.

Of course when you have the mind there, the breath does the same thing. It’s shallower and is in accordance with the linearity of a limited frame of reference.

So your dream is looking at it from one perspective. I attempt to dream both perspectives. You’re going at it one step at a time. You’re dreaming one side of it. You’re dreaming how the enlivenment, or perceived enlivenment, of the expansive masculine is nothing but a setup.

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