In the Process

Dwanna Paul

Like any good program of education, our dreams aren’t always showing us our deepest fears and frailties, sometimes they allow us to experience something in our unconscious as a way of practicing, or as a way of getting used to, something that we will encounter in waking life. In this imagery, the dreamer is given an opportunity to experience a letting-go process, from the detachment of an observer. If she had overreacted, more work would need to be done, but, as it is, the experience shows that staying in the flow is the best way to go. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well at night I had another long repetitive dream that just seemed to keep repeating until about three something in the morning.

And, in this dream, it’s like I’m with some others and we’re coming down a mountain, and it’s a real steep mountain so you have to zigzag back and forth. And then, as we get closer to the bottom, they have to put us on these little motor bikes like they had in India, that someone else drives, and they zig and zag down the rest of the way to the bottom.

That’s all that the dream seems to be about, just coming down that mountain.

John: Yeah, a mountain always represents obstacles. And a motorbike is, instead of a vehicle which is more complicated, actually, has four tires. A motorbike has two tires. So the motorbike one tire, two tire, a driver, and you is four, but it feels simpler than getting in a vehicle.

You have to be more in flow with a motorbike to be on a motorbike. In a car you’re kind of riding in the journey. A mountain is an obstacle, and a coming down from an obstacle in which you let go of the obstacle and then get into a flow.

It doesn’t tell you what that is, where that’s going. The dream still leaves you with a sense of something at a deeper level that’s to be revealed, or to open up. The nice thing about the dream is you are submitting, or letting go, because if I was to group the dream it’s the middle dream where you’re accepting the unfoldment to something more than your accustomed way of being.

What did it feel like to get on the bike? That seems to be something foreign that you would never do ordinarily.

Jeane: Oh yeah, it was a little scary.

John: It’s like that. If I was to classify dreams, it’s a dream with no beginning and no end; it has the process. Only the process is, even though it’s an activity, the process is actually quiet. You might have some concerns and whatnot about it, but there’s no mood or reactivity to it, which isn’t necessary in terms of being able to accept what is to be.

Most people who dream, that have an inner middle dream, tend to have some issue or something that they have to go through, that they have to let go of. They have some sort of doingness that still is in the way, they even identify with the process, as if the process is everything. And the process is just an unfoldment in which you’re meant to engage in an observation quietness way. It’s like a tease, it’s like a challenge, it’s like in the outer, and to get to some depth that’s way beyond, that’s going to open something up you have to submit, you have to let go.

Ultimately, it gets into a type of letting-go submission, no matter what is going on, no matter how it’s going on, whatever the process is you’re coming down into the stillness – and it’s only in the stillness that you find out. It’s like stepping into, stepping through a door. That’s when you step through the door.

So it’s a dream that’s like a journey in which you’re patiently waiting, going through the process. You’re waiting. You don’t dwell on reactivity. You just see yourself in the process. It’s good. When you have a Vishnu dream is when you tend to reveal, what tends to be revealed, is more or less the human condition element of yourself in what is there.

If you have too many conditions in front of yourself, and are contending with that, then you’re not going to be able to accept the will of something predestined because some part of yourself is going to always get in the way. And any part of yourself that gets in the way, stands out in relationship to what can be.

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