Being held captive, a rescue on horseback, and an escape – these are the elements that we find in fairy tales and action movies. Yet when the images come from a dream, and we understand that all the elements are a part of the dreamer’s inner life, we can gain an insight into what is being wrestled with. To free oneself of something a person needs to summon an inner power greater that what holds the person back. Yet letting go is never easy, so the image shows the characters trying to grab supplies as they break free – but, of course, it can’t work that way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: In this dream, I’m like a little girl but I’ve been bound and kept captive somewhere. My hands are kind of loosely in some kind of a soft handcuff and I’m kept somewhere. And I’m kept in this building that’s almost like a school; there’s other kids there.
Well, I’m trying to figure out how to get free, and I do get out of the room one day, and then there’s a horse outside and the horse turns into my uncle, so I get away with my uncle.
And then there’s me as the little girl, there seems to be me as an older version, and my uncle, and we are all trying to get out of town and escape. But we have to figure out how to get some supplies.
Now, I start looking around for supplies. My uncle, sometimes he’s like a man, my uncle, and sometimes he’s the horse again, and then there’s the little girl me also. Now when we go looking for supplies, she goes back to the school and she gets seen. And I don’t know why she went there looking for something – the school where she’d been kind of imprisoned. Some people see her, so I have to kind of get her out of there again.
And then we’re going through the town very fast. We can’t go back to the house, a house where we’re known. We’re trying to find some supplies. We go into a building, and it’s a building where there’s weavers and things. We think we may actually take some things from there, just like, you know, to stay warm or whatever. But I realize that whatever we take, they may put a tracker in it.
So I have a thought that we’ll take this tracker and we’ll give it to the kid on the street, we’ll find out where they’ve hid the tracker in whatever we take, and we’ll give it to a kid on the street. And that might solve the problem, except they might have a hidden tracker as well that I’d have to find. I think that’s the point in the dream when the glass fell over and so I woke up.
John: So the energetic of feeling like bound, or tied up, is the contractive condition of where one is still caught in some sort of allure or identification. So a power is needed, an inner power, that breaks through the trance that exists when one is enraptured with the condition of seeking to maintain a certain mannerism.
And so the inner power comes, because it recognizes it can let go of that condition that keeps one bound. And so then you’re swept away.
So when you gain the inner power, you also access certain traits and qualities that you’re able to function with, that kind of come with the inner power. However the little girl experiences the power just as an energetic, in and of itself, and doesn’t need any of the accoutrements that help facilitate a sense of balance in terms of you and your way of relating to the outer. In other words, that can all fall away.
Well the reason why there’s the sense of people trying to capture you again is because one didn’t totally let go. The little girl suggests something that could have let go by wandering on off, but the concept is that doing so endangers her because she could be hurt.
That’s a type of worrying, and a type of imposed stress, as a way of being in place of the total letting go. In other words, there’s always the tendency, the human nature always has the tendency of having to utilize something, instead of being able to shift in such a way so that there’s nothing that has to be leaned on. And you can shift in such a way so you don’t ever even lean on the back of a wall, or another place, or tool or whatever. That would involve not sitting in a way that gives one some sort of sense of driftiness. These are all examples of holding on to something, when in reality you really don’t need to hold onto anything. It’s a deep dream.
So the glass broke and shattered the whole flow of the dream, but you pulled and held onto the dream even with the glass having shattered because the dream carried a resonance that pointed to something as a letting go towards an emptiness.
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