Replacing the Dance

Pierre-Marie-Brisson
Pierre Marie Brisson

A battlefield, or a war zone, is a strong image to have in a dream. Whether we are speaking of waking life and the wars that are always happening, or the war we personally wage in our life “against” the struggles of the world, or the internal war that is at the heart of our spiritual journey – the war between the ego temptation and gratification of the personal, and the expansive connectivity of the universal. Only one of these options is worth fighting for, and only one of these options makes the other two inconsequential by comparison. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this third dream, it seems to take place in a foreign area that reminds me of maybe medieval Japan or, you know, it feels like a time long ago in a country that almost has a fairytale quality of China or Japan.

There’s been a war or something going on in that land, and I’m with people that have been surviving during that. It’s time to get out, and I think there’s three of us or maybe there’s… Well, there’s a little dog, there’s a man, there might be a boy, I’m not even sure which one I am in a way, and it feels as though it’s a time maybe when they think about the war as having ended and they’re getting out of the country, or the countryside, and we’re looking at how to venture out.

And I find a horse, and put the dog up on the horse, and then it feels like one other person can ride on the horse and one person can walk alongside the horse. It’s a big horse, but everyone is a little worn out.

But as we go across the landscape, I suddenly see some water trickling in and I realize that what we think is solid ground, the person who maybe had contracted with the government to build that section hadn’t really done what they were supposed to, and I can see that it’s going to wash away.

And then it feels like I kind of fly out over an ocean, or water area, and I see bodies in the water. And I see the crocodiles, actually, like I skim the water right above them. And it’s as though I’m looking to see what’s in the landscape, or where we can go, but there’s really not a sense I’m not sure we’re going to make it, actually. It’s not like I’m worried about that. It’s more like I’m going out, and scouting, and looking around, and seeing what kind of chaos the entire land is in. The way it’s been devastated by the war, and by people not really doing things the way they were supposed to have done them, like the contractor.

But we’ve done the best we can. We found the horse, and I’m looking for a route out.

John: So the horse is a power, and the horse is a presence. And that presence is all-effusive. And it’s meant to be of a quality, meaning all-effusive, it sweeps through everything. It’s meant to have a quality that, in doing this, it pulls everything within. And, if it’s not capable of pulling everything within, then you’re going to have crackup, or you’re going to have a breakup, you’re going to have a situation in which things are going to fall apart.

And so this is like a big jump dream. You jumped over something. How is this possible? This is how things get changed and shifted in a very, very fast way in the outer. The shift is from the inner. The shift is from the essence. The shift is from the stillness. The shift is from a quality of a presence that is so all-effusive in its wholeness, and in its stillness, and in its quietness, and in its emptiness, and as a light that it takes into account everything – or can take into account everything.

But you’re seeing that it hasn’t yet. And you’re seeing that there are things that are falling off by the way boards, and getting swept away, and things like that. That chaos still reins, that the breakdown is continuing to happen.

Now, you have to put this in conjunction with, let’s say, the first dream, because the second dream was kind of like a blowback thing where you’re dealing with the dynamic of something, and you’re going back and forth within the dynamic of something, back and forth in terms of yourself, to see if you got the spiritual muscle or something – as if there is something like that. That’s still reflective a bit.

That’s the middle. So it’s kind of like you did a one, two, three in which the third is the new information of how something can just be shifted and transformed by a quality of wholeness.

The second has to do with the price that’s paid in terms of how this goes back and forth in relationship to inner and outer, and it’s very straining. And we come with an outer physical conditioned body to have to try to do this, and can only do it up to a point because the name of the game is you are placed in the reflections and then trying to work out of that.

To the degree that you don’t, I mean the body pays this price little by little. And in the first dream you were dealing with something that was a zone. In other words, for whatever reason that was both inside and outside of time simultaneously, and something that’s inside and outside of time has the characteristic and the quality to be able to hold the wholeness of the environment that it is surrounded in. And if it doesn’t, like in the example of someone tipping over in their chair because they couldn’t handle something going to a greater level of stillness acuity, and they still had their outer defense mechanism that required a certain degree of commotion, or chatter, of the density of things.

So what you’re seeing is that you have to have a quality of the heart. Is it the quality of the heart? Yes, it kind of is because the heart cannot be affected by reflections. The heart has to be in a state that’s able to hold whatever comes as reflections at it, because if the heart still has to vie with something then it will get caught not being able to fall into the emptiness, into the spatiality, that has the power and the presence like a horse, that it can affect all of the land, meaning the land in this case everything that there is.

Because if it can’t, if it doesn’t, and you do know with the horses like you say in that dream, you found the horse, but if there’s the flickering, and then it isn’t sustainable enough, then there’s going to be breakdowns or, in this case, continuing collateral damage.

You know if you think about it, it’s what grieves a teacher, because he realizes that things are continuing to breakdown. You know, people try to throwback: “Well, there’s always grace,” and stuff like that, which, okay, sure, yes, there’s always grace, but haven’t you noticed we’re still breaking down, we’re still destroying ourselves, we’re still not able to shift in some capacity, we’re still not able to fully take a responsibility of a wholeness on an energetic level within, so that the effect of all of that permeates as an emptiness, as a nothingness, and replaces the dance of all of the reflections.

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