It is easy to dismiss our dreams for their most surface understanding, particularly when the images relate directly to outer life. In this image, a true life situation appears in a dream, with all the same difficulties and frustrations, yet it is pointing to something much deeper: a need, in the dreamer, to let go. But letting go doesn’t always mean to just drop something. In many instances it requires us to push through our resistance and fear (frustration), which, sometimes, means we have to shoot ourselves with a shotgun before we get the seriousness of the message. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: I lost my earliest dream, but I just remember two shorter dreams. It’s hard for me to pull out what the dreams were last night, but in one of them I know that I was trying to help a friend that couldn’t see well, so I was trying to get them to be able to hear their email by having a voice recognition program that would read their email to them.
But I was having trouble getting it to follow the commands right, you know, because you have to tell it like to open something. But you don’t want all your email to open because a lot of them are junk email, you know, so you have to see if it can read the first line.
So I’m trying to get the program to work, and it’s just really frustrating because you have to get it trained or something. So that was just a frustrating dream; I remember trying to see if I could get that to work for someone else.
John: Well, the theme of the dreaming last night had to do with the fact that there has been a change that appears to have occurred – in relationship to what is to unfold. In other words, there’s more of a sense now of something coming through that things will happen that will speed up, or necessitate, a shift.
And so what you’re dreaming is still along the lines of trying to bring through a clarity in relationship to what needs to be there, in order for there to be a well being in terms of an unfoldment process. In other words, forget that Rand is nearly blind, and think of it as a step, as if it’s just energy, as a step that is being made in relationship to letting go, from what could be, and had been, predominating characteristics and traits, and even a quality of a design, to something that is intended to be different in terms of its chemistry energetic makeup than how it had been before.
Well, in this dream, all you’re doing is attempting to catch up with something that’s latent way back inside of your being, that’s latent for now, that is to be birthed now. And it has to be pulled through the blindness, or the hiddenness. It has to come through in a way that clearly shifts from what had been.
It’s as if the light on one has gone out, for the light of this something else, that’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes to be made known. That’s kind of the theme of the dreaming incidentally last night, and it deals with the process, and you’re looking at the process in relationship to yourself.
Jeane: If I remember the other dream correctly, it’s like I’m in a house with two young men, and I feel like they’re going do something that’s harmful to somebody else. They have a shotgun, so I get a shotgun, which I have loaded to stop them. Then it feels like I’m not really willing to shoot them – so they shoot me.
John: What that’s about is this sort of thing which happens, which is meant to change and shift anew, has to break through an established norm. And you have established norms on many, many different levels. You have the established norms of the collective in the outer, but you also have the established norm of the concepts that circle around the various religions and spiritualities.
And that there’s kind of an adab that’s taught to try to step back, and digest, what is presented, or brought forth in good faith, through the various traditions and such, that have stood kind of a long test of time – so that there should be an in depth knowingness imbedded therein, that can continue to twine itself going forward.
And that’s true. However, it’s true in a slightly different way. It’s true from the standpoint that that which is meant to twine itself going forward, has to throw most of the shackles of the other off. And to do so, just like on one level it’s difficult to throw off the influence of the collective in order to have a sense of depth and awareness within, it is also hard to throw off a lot of the rubbish of spirituality in order to bring through the new deeper in depth focus of what is meant to be.
What you’re basically saying is, as this is brought through, you have to deal with the issue of how it is that you conduct yourself. So, you sit at a crossroads, or weighing what it’s like between what is and what isn’t, which means you have to sit and embody, and accommodate, what is meant to be true, and to be, in order to break through a malaise.
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