Where Things Are Going

path-500We’ve all had this experience: a shift or a change occurs, and we can never go back to the way things were before. Sometimes this is unexpected and unsettling, and sometimes, even though we didn’t see it coming, we know that it’s a change for the better. In a way, our dreams are always trying to lead us to our next inner shift, to a letting go, or to a new knowing that will allow us to progress. That’s because the universe tries to do things as economically as possible. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my next dream, I’ve gone to visit some friends of mine, and they used to live in New York, a couple with two daughters, but they’re currently living a little bit more in the country.

And when I get there and I go up, I think they’re on the second story of the house, and there’s a lot of people visiting, and their daughters aren’t right there. So the dad and I go out to find the daughters because we have a sense of something, you know, a little concerning.

And we go over to a smaller structure on the house, and some kids have been playing on this smaller structure – and we see a group of them just jump off the roof. We don’t see them land on the other side, so we don’t know if they’re okay.

We go over. We thought the daughters have tried jumping off the roof with them, but the daughters just seem to have, I don’t know if they’ve tumbled down the stairway, or they’re sitting on a stairway when we get there. They hadn’t actually jumped off the roof with the other kids. The other kids were fine when they jumped off, but we didn’t know that at first and we felt the daughters were too young to do that.

So we get the daughters, and then when we’re going to come back I realized I had come out without my shoes and so I’m looking around. And one of the daughters lends me an extra pair of high heels that she had, so I wear those back when we go back with the daughters to the first home.

We go upstairs. Everybody’s around but I realize it’s getting time for me to go home, but now as I look around I can’t find my own shoes. And I can wear the daughter’s shoes, but it feels like I start to leaves wearing their shoes, and then I come back. Then I see my shoes in a group with some other shoes. I think there was more to that dream, but that was all I was able to pull out.

John: Well, when you go back and put that in together with the first dream, in the first dream the sense of things as it exists, in terms of how it hits you, does not feel right, no longer feels right.

And so that dream only progresses to the point where there is the image of what is able, or meant, to be, that is something that makes more sense than just going around feeling how something isn’t quite right. You’re still a little unsettled, however, by that because that image is an image that you find hard to embrace as a sensibility.

In this dream, in terms of progressing that, you do this around using the imagery of shoes, and that, try as you might, you cannot get the parts of yourself that you’re trying to pull together to accept the conditions that you’re trying to impose upon it. In other words, a greater wholeness of yourself seems to know that the myriad of all the shoes no longer was where you were at, because however it was that you had shifted you had become accustomed to being able to do.

And that’s the whole sense of how something comes together in a solidified way, concretized way. You know it when it hits, and until it hits you’re always a bit perturbed, or pondering: is it this way, or is it that way, can it be this, can it be that? You’re kind of hankering for something, but don’t know what it is that you’re hankering for.

And then, when something shifts, the result can be something you hadn’t anticipated; can you make that work? And it will be part of the new design. Can you make this new design the way that the world will be? Can you be in that? Can you conduct yourself in that capacity? And maybe it’s a capacity that you had dismissed before, but it becomes a capacity upon which there is a greater easibilty in that what and how you had been placing your focus, you’re given a chance finally to glance back at it. For awhile you can’t even find it, and when you do glance back at it, it doesn’t hold your attention like it did before.

When you’re not able to sort something like this out, or when it doesn’t sort out, it can leave you discombobulated as if you’re busted into a lot of pieces and kind of half crazy, because you’re trying to take and get something to make sense, and the old part of yourself is not going to be able to admit that this actually makes sense. But then, when you drop the old part of yourself, you’re able to just be.

There is a confusion, there’s a maze to be sorted out, and then there is a general heartfulness that can effectuate itself in the maze, that can rise up in the maze of things, and that can become a kind of as good as it gets in terms of trying to contend, and contend using the variables, as one perceives them, that are in an outer context.

And so one develops this understanding upon which to function. And then they see this understanding as reaching to something more, because what is around them they’re not able to naturally accept. They’re not able to pull the myriad of things back into a whole. And when a person is able to pull all of that back into a whole, in other words, hold onto the heartfulness which is important, but not having a heartfulness that dismisses this, or dismisses that, but accentuates itself, then you come up with a knowingness. You can come up with a result. You can find yourself just shifted into a whole other way of existing, or being.

And that shift, that change, does not have to make sense necessarily anymore, at least not in terms of the way that you had been functioning before. You’re not going to be able to put it into that frame of reference anymore – no matter how hard you try – it won’t go into that frame of reference anymore.

And that’s kind of what it means when you take and a teacher will say that if a person is an extrovert they may find out that they’re more of an introvert all of a sudden, or if a person’s been more of an introvert they’ll find out that they’re expression in nature may become more extroverted. In other words, how it is, and the way it is, that a person is going around trying to untwine the confusion of things in order to find a wholeness, and that they conduct themselves with a particular dance in life.

In the end you may find out that it’s not that dance of life that you do; you don’t wear flat shoes necessarily, you suddenly wear high heels. And you suddenly wear the high heels as what is really important in terms of the way something suddenly has become. And when you are more comfortable in the casual flats, you would have thought that this other way of being was too bizarre. But then all of a sudden the casual flats is not what is unfolding, or supported, or meaningful. That was just kind of a training quality of sorting things out aspect of one’s nature, and that the ability to recognize something in a more pristine way, the high heels, the acuity of that, is where things are going, is where something is going.

Somehow or another you have this other overall attention, and you’re pulling that attention in by including the other aspects of yourself that, until you pulled in the other aspects of yourself, you can only be casual.

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