Establishing a Base

Mars by Bryan Versteeg (2013)
Bryan Versteeg

In this series of images we can see the process of development. It begins with removing limitations in ourselves and, as new possibilities open up – as new energies are connected to – we have to re-orient and rebalance ourselves. Systems always seek balance and equilibrium, so when changes are made, there is a phase of regrouping. And then we will reach a point where we can no longer be satisfied with being a “student” of the things we are learning, instead we must remake our lives to make the work a reality, rather than a philosophy. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in the initial dream, which I think was actually more about the theme, it’s like there’s been a contest, and then you get down to two that are left in the contest, and then those two elements are put inside something. I don’t know whether it’s a cave, or a microwave, or just some container, and an adjustment is made.

And whatever this adjustment is, it removes the limitations. And so I’m studying what happens then when limitations are removed. I don’t remember the detail of that as much as I remember the theme.

John: The theme of the dreaming had to do with orientation and alignment. What you looked at was a process of seeing contrast. But then ultimately you had this peculiarity in terms of how time played out. So it was very odd in terms of how to contend with this quickening of an orientation.

Jeane: In the second dream, it’s like I had retired, or quit work, and now I’m going back after being gone a couple of years. The same people are there that were there before, but the office structure has changed somewhat.

I have a desk that’s out in the open, and on the desk will be manuals and things that explain what the procedures are now, and it’s all kind of set up. But as I go there, because the whole place has moved on some for two years, what I’m doing is going around and observing, like I want to go to one area that’s on another level and notice where the administrator is, and which ones are there and which ones are gone because there will be like a referral base and you want them to know you’re back.

But I’m also just curious to see what everything’s looking like now. And it feels like after I do that on my own, because I don’t really have any business the first day or two because it’s like I’ve just come back so people don’t necessarily know you’re back.

and then I go, and I take you, and I go to this… it’s kind of like a theater, but it’s like a semi-circular theater in blues and whites, so that when you go in and you walk around a circle. And you look through windows down below, where whatever we’ve gone there to watch, and I take you in there and walk you around the semi-circle to where a woman and her family from work are sitting, coworker. It’s like I want to introduce you, but after I’ve introduced you it’s like we walk back around to the right because they were at the left to a place where we’re going to sit. And that’s all I remembered out of that dream.

John: As you told the dream there was like another level, like I say, I’m having trouble with these other levels that shift in. And, of course, the dream significance was obvious from the standpoint that something has to be shaken through, or brought back, or reoriented, or understood in terms of how it’s to be.

But the awkwardness is how to get anything done because something is so different. And that it’s almost as if whatever is introduced goes up against… In other words, your presence is introducing something. The introduction of me is trying to introduce something. It’s trying to cause something to be seen in a slightly different way. Whatever that is goes up against what is already in place.

What you’re doing in this dream is, even though it’s an image of going back to like something that you’ve done before and that something has changed about how it is, that’s the image, but the deeper meaning is that something is an awareness is rising up from within and, as it rises up from within, it comes full force before what is. And to try to soften things or to lead to an orientation or something that enables things to unfold more in keeping with how you remember it to be, you’re even trying to introduce or orient through your presence, and through introducing things like even the image of introducing me.

But when you told this dream in kind of a matter of fact way, as you were telling the dream, what was overlaying, which is something I don’t normally do, there was overlayment after overlayment. The overlayment that existed is, how is that going to work out now, because something is askew? Again, in keeping with the theme, how is this orientation going to… how are things going to be reoriented? Because what is, is, and what was, was, and there’s a gap.

Jeane: And in the last dream I’m reading a letter that Shadeen has sent out, and he’s explaining changes that he’s going to make, either what he’s going to do or won’t be continuing to do. And I’m just trying to figure out the implications of that.

What I would say is that in both the two dreams that came later, also in the back of my mind is the theme from the first dream, which is that there was something where there was an adjustment being made where a limitation is removed or not, you know, and how does that impact things?

And so when I’m reading Shadeen’s letter I’m trying to read it through that lens, in a way, trying to figure out what are the changes that will be made because he’s making some kind of change.

John: This is the process of an emptiness that consciousness approaches. One way of saying it is, the teacher’s role is the hand out, as fast as they can, that which is important for life to awaken. It’s kind of like that’s their duty, can they do that/ And in doing that something changes and something shifts.

At first they kind of stand out as something that maybe you see yourself leaning on, or having no way to function very well on your own without making a bigger mess, or being askew. But over time there’s a change that occurs, and that change is the result of something speeding up inside, or the catching up with what is being handed out. That’s a very unusual way of looking at things because people aren’t inclined to think that it’s that way.

The problem that exists is people are such takers that more generally than not it doesn’t get taken in, and therefore it doesn’t unfold. And yet one tries and tries, and that’s what the teacher does. They are handing out this essence, and it’s up to the student to figure out how to catch up with that essence – and not some of the gibberish that’s also part of perhaps a teacher’s personality. But the essence overrides it all.

There’s one movie, that was a kid’s movie, that portrays the way this works. A movie called [Nanny] McPhee, or whatever her name is, that starts off as kind of a person who checks in to look after the kids, and she’s kind of an ugly looking wench. But then, as what she has to teach, or show them, to bring them back from their distortions, distortional approach, as each lesson gets learned, or as something gets learned, she changes, until she kind of comes back to the youthfulness and beauty of who she is. And then she leaves.

And the punch line to that was, the more you don’t want me, the more it’s important for her to remain. And when you think that you need me, that’s when I have to go. And what she has done is she’s handed out life lessons that cause something to change.

In other words, a process has run its course to some degree, and he’s checking out. And that’s kind of how it is. That’s how it is with everything. You know, you’re not here to make something out of this, you’re here to use this as a loci from which you, so to speak, establish a base that goes forward.

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