Staying Back

Lucid-DreamingIt’s a curious thing to consider the idea of feeling tired in a dream, because usually we can operate more quickly, travel greater distances, and take on more obstacles, in a dream, than we can in real life. So this image, which shows the dreamer wanting to stay home because she feels tired, points out how the undercurrents of our dreams reveal the energies and connections that are available to us for what we need to do. By seeing our state portrayed through a dream image, perhaps some problems can be avoided in waking life because we have been given advance knowledge.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember my second dream, which was brief. And in it, it feels like I’m outside a childhood home, actually, where a friend used to live, but in the dream it seems to be my home. And I’m with a couple of Native American men, and there’s a conference or some kind of a meeting I’m going to be going to.

But I get into the car, and I realize it’s evening, and that I’m tired, and I decide that I’m not going to go – but I’ll loan them one of my cars. I seem to have three cars. So we go back to the garage and I’m kind of indicating which car it would be best for them to take, because there are three cars but I feel like there’s one that’s better. But I’m going to stay behind because I felt like I needed to rest, and it’s evening. But I’m going to send them on ahead.

John: It’s kind of a disconcerting dream, don’t you think?

Jeane: Yeah.

John: In that you’re in the midst of something that’s evolving, and yet it’s overwhelming for you, or you’re seeing yourself as being too tired. In other words, there’s something about you that’s holding back, in a remiss capacity, from participating in what is unfolding.

And it’s also kind of an information dream, and it indicates that something more needs to quicken in your nature because you’re right there, and yet the difference between taking that next step, or not, has to do with an attentiveness to an energetic, of which, in the dream, you’re saying that you do not have that attentiveness. And so you’re staying back.

Isn’t that a disconcerting dream? That’s a kind of dream that’s a little bit like a holy terror dream, in that sometimes a little holy terror is kind of good to stimulate something, because the dream is not saying that you’re blowing it – because you’re there, in the midst of that. I mean, you’ve got the components around you. It’s just that something is just not quite able to take a step, because what is missing is an awakening within in which there is more energy.

That’s interesting, isn’t it? And so, like I say, it’s like a holy terror information dream from the standpoint that it’s like a tease, in which there’s the implication that you can be right there and still decide to step aside, based upon seeing yourself as exhausted, or worn out. It’s almost like something laughing at you. Isn’t it?

Jeane: Yeah.

John: So the significant thing is to ponder what it is that you’re being poked fun at, in terms of some way that you’re right there, and are able to acknowledge, or denote, something that you’re not quite doing.

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