The way we’ve been taught, it’s easy to assume that we are “conscious.” But what is conscious in us is only a very small fraction of what is going on. In a development journey we begin to unlock our unconsciousness more and more, first by shedding light on our psychologies and lessening their effect, and then by allowing the universal connections of the unconscious to seep into our lives, as guidance and knowing. So the process begins by clearing the way inside for greater possibilities. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I don’t remember a lot of my dream. It felt like I was in New York where the big storm is hitting. It felt like I was masculine.
I’m in an apartment there, like a wood apartment. The two things I remember about it is that, one is it felt like there was this energy of approaching something and having to back down, and approaching something and then having to back off. And I can’t even tell you what it was, I just remember the sensation of it more than the visual.
Then, also, in the corner of the room there was a little container, and in it was something like two very unique fish, and maybe a turtle that I didn’t notice until later. And they were fighting fish or there was something odd about these fish. And I was masculine in the dream.
And it felt like at one point I could go over and take out these fish and they could almost like crawl on you for a few minutes, and then you took them and put them back in the water. They were almost like an animal that was like a fish and not a fish, except they weren’t turtles because I saw a turtle at another point in the same container.
And it was almost like these were unique, and this was some kind of an experiment they were keeping these two little critters in the water there. That’s all I really pulled out of the dream. It was more like the sensations of the dynamics of what was happening, and I couldn’t focus in on the visuals.
John: Well fortunately it repeated twice. I remember getting it the first time and then I was looking to see if it would repeat in the second one. The first one had to do with a quality of the masculine that is brought through. It has to do with being able to freely let something come through.
You know, if you’re able to fully accept everything, you’re able to accept whatever comes through, whatever happens. You don’t have to measure or gauge or whatever.
And then the second dream was process oriented, in terms of how it is that you are able to accept and receive things. In other words, things can come out and can crawl around, or can be happening in the outer, providing you’re willing to go to a depth within with it – or to keep it submerged in the water.
Now, of course, that has two meanings. The opposite meaning, too, is that something cannot come out if it is kept permanently submerged in the water, and yet is capable of coming out of the water, and capable of taking on or being more.
But you have two fish right? See, fish represent a form of consciousness, and the turtle represents the wholeness of the world. And the turtle continues to swim in the water, right? You’re looking at a general overall unfoldment inside of yourself, in which what needs to be integrated and intertwined is an aspect that is able to take on and relate to the whole – which is the turtle – but then to get to that point, you have to relate to how it is that you process.
In the first dream, you’re still looking at things that you avoid, the first part of the dream. In the second part of the dream, where it repeats, it indicates that that which can come up, or rise up, has a lot to do with what kind of ability it has to probe the depths of itself. In other words, the fish in the water.
Fish represent wisdom and sight, or consciousness more than wisdom and sight. Consciousness, which is inclined to include both the wisdom and the knowingness. But the turtle represents the world, and so you have to catch up and carry this.
So, what’s triggering a dream like this? Well, you’re obviously upset about something. Things aren’t quite according to Hoyle, or expectation, or something. Everything isn’t as comfortable as it should be. And, therefore, you’re having to look at what can be accepted, and what can’t be accepted.
So what is the state? Well, the dream is kind of indicating I guess that when you’re more unsettled with yourself, you’re having to go through more of the unconscious. And that when you’re able to be more open and free, and not have to contend with things and worry about a friction, that your awareness reaches out to a greater whole.
That’s the process, but then the condition that you’re in is a condition that’s more a quality of intertwining. It’s seeking to figure out how to do that, how to do that, because when it falls back it falls back into a type of unconsciousness, that then keeps it from having its greater purpose dynamic which is, in terms of the whole, the world soul. So, it’s presenting kind of a conundrum or predicament.
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