The need for acclimating to new energies, to new potencies awakened in us, is at the heart of many spiritual processes and dream processes. Here we see that in action as the dreamer comes and goes, over time, visiting people, arguing a bit, having a bit of an attraction, then moving on. It is the process of familiarizing and learning to feel safe with what is emerging in us, and it shows that progress is being made. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: In my dream, I’ve gone back to a house maybe that I used to live in, or that people that I used to do seminars with are living in. The couple that lead some of the seminars are living on the upper floor and I go up to visit them, but I argue with them. Then I look at him and I realize he’s kind of sick, so I back down.
But then someone mentions to me that actually the fact that I argued with him makes him look a little livelier, that seems to perk him up a little. But I live downstairs in the house and I seem to come and go to wherever I work and, as I come and go, I have a bed in the hallway actually, and at first I’m sharing it with a woman seminar leader that I haven’t seen for years either.
And then I leave and I’m gone almost five years, and I come back, and there’s a man I used to be in a relationship with that’s in the bed now, and another woman with him, and she leaves because I’ve come back and I see that bothers her. I don’t really want to be with him. It’s more like I come back and I check in, and I leave and I come back and I check in. I really want the people to be doing better, but I don’t really want to be in a relationship with him, either. So I come and go. I remember the bed had an orange bedspread; it’s like sometimes I’m sweeping it off.
And then I go to see how the woman seminar leader is doing because I want to see if she’s doing better, and then it’s like I want to see how the people upstairs are doing. Then I want to reassure the woman that’s taking my place with the man that actually she’s fine if she wants to be in a relationship with him. It’s like I’m just checking in or something, and it just feels like the whole dream is like that. I’m always coming and going, and coming and going.
John: What the dream is doing is, we’re working with the recognition that the magnetic energy, the attraction, and the arguing, which is basically the same thing in a way because it is still working with creating responses, either in a way that appears to create a pushing away… In other words a magnet has two sides to it, one that pushes off, and the other that attracts. And yet they both have the same overall orientation, which is a letting go, because even though you may choose or take on a role of being argumentative, you’re not doing that in an undermining capacity. In other words, you’re still checking into the place, but you might even be argumentative in some capacity, and the fact that you take that kind of approach helps in your process of shaking something through, bringing a clarity, a coming together balance of a wholeness that is needed.
But it doesn’t just take place out of the blue. It requires a certain kind of dynamic as a process, that you use, that draws you to the realization of what is going on in a deeper way. To try to figure out an example, it’s kind of like people go through life, and they have their habituations and they’re interests and their involvements and things, and yet deep inside there is something else going on that is beckoning.
And at first they may think, like in the case of a woman, they may think that if they get married then everything is as good as it gets or something, and then find out that no, that whatever this quality is is still drawing them to having to recognize something still more. Well, that’s the nature of the vibrations that are flip sides to the same coin of each other that you’re going through, one being the argumentative, which tends to push off – but isn’t pushing off from a standpoint that it is veiling itself, or being rude, or shutting something off.
And the other is the magnetic energy in which there is the recognition of what one needs in terms of a coming together as a quality of attraction, in which the magnets come together as opposed to oppose each other, as a purported but not actual polarity issue. This dynamic is what sharpens, just like in the other example where something is slowly waking up inside as you’re going through the outer and realize no matter what happens in the outer it just doesn’t quite gel because it’s still the outer, it’s still an illusion, and there’s still something deeper within that’s meaningful.
These energetics, that are the flip side of the same thing, this is your dynamic upon which you come to sort out or recognize the greater overall side of your being, because nothing that you do in either direction of those energies gets you what you want in an outward way of looking at it. But on an inward way of looking at it, this is part of the motion that’s needed in terms of… it’s a flip side use of the word motion, though, in terms of a letting go for something more to just be naturally there as a quiet overall space.
Somehow you know what it means to be argumentative, yet still be in the same house on the first floor in a support capacity there when needed, as needed, and as connected, even though appearances could suggest otherwise. And you know what it means to be in a house where there is a certain magnetism, even though you come to know that you’re using that magnetism to tune something else in. But you don’t know that at the time, necessarily, but that is what is going on.
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