Even in simple fairy tales or, these days, video game stories, the main actor is often required to pick up shiny objects to unlock new possibilities, or ways to proceed. And so it is with dreams, because all these stories get their premise from the inner journey of a human life, who is born with everything they need to proceed, they just need to unlock it, or find it, or awaken it from within. And the key to doing that is to have the pure intention – desire for personal gain never reveals the next step on the path – of being on the human journey toward the purposes of creation itself. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: So in my first dream it feels like I’ve been with some people and I’m going to journey to someplace where they have a resort and a casino. And I start out with this woman as a guide, who feels like a friend, and it’s kind of interesting to me because I know the people I left behind think that I need to take some money and things with me, but I already seem to know that when we get to this river that we’re crossing, and as our feet kind of overturn some rocks, I see that there’s bright, shiny 50-cent pieces and things like that in the river, and that I can just pick them up and take them with me to the resort.
And then it feels like in this dream, maybe after I’ve gone to the resort, I’ve gone over to an area on the other side and there’s an old woman who lives on this area that seems to float right next to it. It’s like a large circular area, and she has a house and vines and garden and stuff on it, but it seems to float in the air right next to a cliff. And I seem to negotiate my way around the periphery of her property, and then get on some vines that take me down below.
And then the dream picks up and it kind of repeats, except in the repetition of it rather than this being something kind of casual that I’m doing, it feels like there’s a man who is like a gangster who’s after me and wants me to be killed or something, for something I’ve done, or it feels like I’ve taken of his. And I’m trying to stay ahead of him.
He has one of his henchmen chasing me. At one point I go into a bathroom and it feels like I pee partly on the floor but it’s kind of like golden, and I’m kind of fascinated, but what it’s done is change the color of the wall, so I have this wall now with some purple on it, and some green on it, and another color on it.
And meanwhile the guy that’s chasing me is catching up with me. I’m able to stay a little bit ahead of him, and I come to where the old woman has her floating house, and I realize that’s the mother of the gangster, actually. Like she would try to keep me out of her area there, but because I’ve been through there before, and I can kind of crawl along the vines and stuff, I’m able to get through and get to the other side of the property and even kind of find some blinds that let me kind of stay ahead of the man who’s chasing me – and get down that way because I’ve been that way before, and get away to some degree.
I almost feel like if I get down there then they stop chasing. Anyway, that’s the most I can remember of the dream right now.
John: That’s a complicated dream. I’m amazed that you could remember that. The very first part all you’re really doing is on a journey and you have to cross a river or waterway, and then you find something shiny that you pick up and then you go to this in between place.
And as far as the application of what you picked up, you don’t really have a sense of what that’s about yet. And then from there you go and you are able to go to this other place, and you’re able to navigate your way around to get up to where this is at, but it’s a place that doesn’t feel comfortable to you.
When you were saying that you were able to navigate around, I knew immediately it had something to do with those shiny objects that you picked up. And what it was was these were like inflections. The shininess was like a knowingness. It was an ability to break through a barrier.
It’s part of your nature that you’re able to denote that you have, that is latent inside, that just automatically has the capability when it’s needed, almost unbeknownst to yourself, I mean you caught up with it and you somehow or another have that, and it doesn’t come fully out until it is readily needed. And, as far as you’re concerned, it has no significant meaningfulness. It’s something that you denoted, and have no idea that just in seeing it or denoting it, it has set in motion a way that changes how something unfolds.
So, on the first go around, everything that happens is kind of like amnesic to you. In other words, you just go kind of in a state of innocence. You see this thing in the water, or on the bottom. You pick some of it up, which means you take it in. It was like money, which means it was like energy, and it didn’t really have any significance to where you were going, yet somehow or another, it was important as something inside of you that enabled you to navigate around this old woman’s place, that you had no intentions of going to when you picked up the money, or the shiny objects. And, you really weren’t at this point in the dream, realizing that you were necessarily using the money. You didn’t realize that.
So in a sense you were operating in an amnesic way, in a destined, designed flow. But apparently you need to go back and forth a few times to actually see what’s really going on.
And so when the dream repeats and starts over, what’s added to the equation is an intensity, as if there is a chase scene. And what the chase scene does is it jars out of you what you had been repressing and not allowing yourself to catch up with, or hold onto, or own, or know. It jars out of you this clarity, this light, this shiny stuff.
And so when it comes out of you it changes the whole coloration of things, which is the same thing as changing the story of something. Instead of one drab color it adds another color. And, as a consequence of doing that, you’re no longer haunted by not having caught up with something that you’re meant to recognize, realize, and know. You’re no longer haunted by not having caught up with that.
You’d have brought it to such a forefront that you’re able to swing around the vines and whatnot at this old lady’s place, of which the beginning and the end are one in the same, because the guy chasing you and the old woman are like connected. And so you’re able to maintain a flow. You’re not going to get caught in the dynamic story there, or the storyline. You have in effect changed the story from what you have recognized, and realized, and touched, and seen, and picked up from within.
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