Contending With It

me0This dream illustrates a fundamental concept in spiritual journeys in the current day: being able to live the spiritual process every day. It’s not a journey where we can be in it part time, or on weekends for a few hours. A real spiritual journey means incorporating spiritual principles into our every thought and action, when dealing with others, when at work, when frustrated, when tired. That is the crucible through which we learn and, ultimately, get connected to higher energies. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just barely remember one dream, and it’s like I’m at the home of someone that’s a professor, and he has some sons that are not there right then, that I haven’t met yet.

And it feels like he leaves to go get his sons and bring them back, but then as the lights come up a little bit more I realize that we’re not actually at his home. It’s more like we’re in a lab at the place where he teaches. And I realize, from a comment he made as he was leaving, that what he’s really wanting before starting to teach the class, when he comes back, is he wants a really good cup of coffee.

He wants something that’ll make the perfect cup of coffee, and for him that may be some kind of a beaker, or a certain type of arrangement that the water comes down through. And meanwhile I have some coffee or cocoa grounds I’ve poured out into a glass beaker that I was going to make, but I realize this isn’t quite the system that he’s really going to want for his coffee, you know, so I’m kind of waiting until he gets back. It’s like I’m not quite sure what direction to go right now.

John: This is a dream that describes the awakening process, in which you are required to contend with going out into the outer and contending with what is there. In other words, that’s what is going on energetically; the professor is going out to retrieve his son. The son is something that’s connected with him.

These are all components that are connected to an awakening process, and it is an outer action. And you’re sitting in the lab, meaning that the scenario has kind of switched and it’s more like an outward effect. It’s more like an inner effect going on based upon an outward appearance of him being gone, and you’re being told that this initial aspect of the dream is actually more about a process of awakening.

In other words, because what you are actually contending with in the laboratory of life is waking up, and this going into the outer, contending and finding that which is part of you as all being in the outer, leads to the making of a better cup of coffee – or an awakened condition of yourself. 

The dream is there to tell you that this not necessarily how you are inclined to see it. You’re inclined to see this as sitting around in this lab waiting for him to come back. But, no, you are meant to be engaged, and go along, and participate, be active in life. And then the evolvement, and the consciousness, that is meant to be there, that is always there, can occur. One of the themes of the dreams last night is the outer is the greater teacher.

Do you see how that worked? I mean can you see the little nuance where you’re making yourself dependent upon circumstances before you will actually get on with the process? And the circumstances have to do with an outer situation that has caused you to stop from what it is that you’re dealing with, because the outer situation you’ve got to wait for that to resolve. And then supposedly, according to your concepts, when that outer situation resolves then you’ll be able to get on with the process of becoming more conscious, which is the making a better cup of coffee.

And that’s not how it works. The outer is the greater teacher. It’s catalytic. You have to contend with that as it is, and for what it is.

It’s an amazing subject matter, wasn’t it? A really simple thing that throws in a dream, and then how in the heck do you sort this out as that being the theme?

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