From the dream world we can come to see that the best guidance and advice that we have available to us in our lives doesn’t come from another person but from our inner selves, or our higher selves (our connected selves). And that’s because our dreams only show us where we are in relation to what we are struggling with. And dreams have access to that part of us that isn’t veiled by our fears, or defense mechanisms, or any of the learned behaviors that limit our possibility. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I only remember two of my dreams. In one of them, I’m like at college with another girl who’s a friend of mine, and we’re going to one of those large college buildings that feels like it has like marble floors and lots of offices and lots of levels.
And we have a sense that within a day there’s going to be something that will be like an earthquake or a flood in that building, and that there’s a certain experiment that will be lost in one of the labs that one of the professors is doing. And we know no one will listen to us, so we want to save the papers from that experiment.
So she goes down to the lab floor and goes into the professor’s lab and and gathers up the professor’s papers, but then the professor comes in and sees her and won’t let her take the papers out of the lab. So she’s had her shot at it and it didn’t work.
So the next day I come back and I go into the building, but as I start to go down the building’s shaking so I realize the process that’s going to flood it, or cause it to collapse, has already started. And I want to keep going down, but I realize without her with me I don’t know where the lab is. I don’t know which lab room it is, and where the papers are.
So I have to turn around and leave the building. I know there’s a lady at the information desk, but she won’t really give the information to me because it’s the professor’s like private lab; it’s not really a classroom. So I just have to leave the building.
John: What this dream is portraying is that you have a sense of something that’s impending, and that in order to properly handle this you need to go into a depth inside of yourself in which there is something that needs to be opened up, that needs to be recognized, that needs to be received.
In other words, this comes from like a professor, or like a fount of knowledge or wisdom place, but it is accessible not by your natural outer demeanor – because somehow or another you remained reserved towards it. It’s more like an adventurous part or shadow part of yourself knows that there is a connective linkage that is necessary and important at this time.
You still have your qualms about that. You still feel that there is something that shouldn’t be done in this regard, that for some reason you’re reluctant to do that. And that reluctance keeps the veil in place. Just when you might be getting a little more venturous, it’s as if the veil starts to shake and get more vibrant, too, so as a consequence you don’t open up the access to this quality of information and sight, a masculine side of yourself, that is possible if you were to drop whatever imposed stigma you have in terms of this place of learning.
In other words, you’re in a university, but you’re approaching it in your own careful way, as opposed to impelling yourself to not only see but also take on, and take a responsibility for, what lies there within. And the university, of course, is the greater part of yourself, the greater wholeness of yourself, and it is the inner that is in the outer.
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