The idea of traveling a difficult road in a dream can seem to be a pretty straightforward image, but it is an important idea in terms of a spiritual journey. And that’s because there is no teacher or religious figure that can make this journey for us – we must do it on our own. There are many that can help to guide us and keep us on track, but in the end it is between us and the universe. It is a journey of transformation, and therefore will be a different experience for each individual. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I have this dream in which I seem to live in this house that’s a little apart, so when I travel to this house the road that I travel on isn’t paved, and it goes through some woods, and it’s a little difficult, and I don’t notice that the first time I go to the house. It’s just the way I go home.
But I go home and I need to check on these critters that I’m raising for an experiment. They’re some kind of an insect. You know, they look almost like a long legged, furry, big legged spider, but they’re not quite that. I don’t think of them as that, and they’re kind of a manageable size right now. I raise them in kind of a dry aquarium, but I realize when they get too much larger maybe you need to feed them to the cat, or you do something else with them in the experiment, I don’t know what you do, I’m raising them for something.
I’ve invited somebody over to the house so I realize if these critters got too much bigger they might make that friend uncomfortable. I don’t even like them when they get too much bigger and start getting out of the aquarium, or run around, but they seem to be needed for some experiment that I’m doing for work or somewhere.
And then as I travel from there with my friend back to where I’m going, I’m realizing that actually my house is probably pretty difficult for other people to get to because it goes through these woods, and on an unpaved road, and up a hill. It’s not even quite two lanes, and I don’t seem to think anything about it, but I feel like it’s probably a little uncomfortable for other people.
But it feels like for the time being I’m living somewhere like Germany. I have work that requires me to do this, and so there’s not a lot I can do about it. I don’t even normally even think about it, it’s just reflecting back on it I notice all these things. That’s really all I remember of the dream.
John: The theme of the dreaming last night was that the world is changing, from the standpoint of our perceptions, and that we’re opening up to experiencing more and more of what is going on, in terms of our consciousness or awareness, as a being.
And what you’re being shown is that even though conceptually you might think that the idea of taking and expanding, or reaching other levels, or awakening in some capacity is something that makes a lot of sense and is readily embraced – that’s not necessarily the case. There is a certain resistance to that happening because it involves you having to contend with things that you never had to contend with before.
In other words, you have a sensibility in terms of more things occurring around you that you have to now be able to handle as part of a newfound awareness. And this sort of thing destabilizes how it is that you are inclined to see yourself, in terms of being, in relationship to others who do not have this sort of thing going on with them.
So they tend to come across in a different way, a way that’s still in keeping with how it is that is safe for them, and is simple for them. And you are inclined to have scoped out something more, and also recognize and realize that you are kind of alone in that capacity because it’s not something that can be readily shared without there being reverberations.
And so it’s almost as if what you’re doing is you’re taking and you’re looking at all of the ways in which you have changed, and looking at this as if this is something that, from a standpoint of coping in terms of an ordinary world, it’s a big shift in terms of how you have to conduct yourself.
So this dream is showing you what this really looks like, which is a little different than how you would have been inclined to believe it in kind of a glorified perspective, in which the average person sits there and they think that waking up, and becoming more aware, and taking into account more of what’s going on around them in their environment, they idealize that. They don’t realize that when it is actually happening that it causes you to have to be different, you can’t be as open in terms of revealing things that you perceive because what you’re able to perceive is something that took you awhile to know how to handle, and that others aren’t perceiving, aren’t familiar with all of the levels and ways of being because they do not know how to let go enough to be able to handle that. They still need their creature comforts.
So what you’re portraying is not at all glamorous, although it would have been conceptually deemed glamorous if you were kind of looking at this from a standpoint of that being an end all, be all sort of thing. And so what the dream is doing is also showing you a whole other reason why a person takes a step back and takes and says no to certain things because it can be too much.
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