The Routine

AljjIn this dream image there is much to deal with: the break-up of a relationship, family members with various issues, and the desire to hold things together – somehow. And this is an image that reflects how we go about our days, trying to manage all the different scenarios that arise, and then tie them with a bow by the end of the day. But what is most important, in this image and in our daily life, is how we are within any given scenario. It is better for us to bring our spiritual alignment and location into everything we do, rather than to change ourselves to adapt to what is happening. Our real strength and power comes from our ability to manage ourselves – emotions, thoughts, intentions – in any scenario, rather than to try to manage external events. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this dream, I seem to have gone to live with a boyfriend I have, on some property that I think his mother owns – because she lives somewhere else on the property. He has a handicapped brother that lives on the property, and a sister that has some kind of issues, too, that lives there.

And there’s this really good physical education teacher that has us working out in classes, he and I, anyway, that we go to. I really like the routine with the classes. I seem to go from where I live to this cabin room where the classes take part, and we do that. And then we lock the room and we leave.

But something happens, in the middle of all this, where the guy and I break up. So I’ve gone to some other room on the property to stay, and I think I share the room with his sister, then. And I’m kind of studying how she’s coping.

And then I’m also thinking about his brother, who’s handicapped, and will the brother come to the classes or not? But it’s like the brother’s maybe supposed to go to some classes, like some kind of workshop classes, but he doesn’t seem to want to go. And I’m assessing the sister to see whether she would be able to go, or not, because I can’t quite tell.

And I remember going back to the room where we have the exercise classes and there’s a lock on the door, and I could probably pick the lock, but I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to go to those classes anymore now, or not, if we’re broken up. I think we could go there and workout together, but I’m not sure. You know, we just wouldn’t be staying together. We’d just focus on the working out.

I think I’ve sorted out that his brother doesn’t want to, but I’m thinking his sister might be well enough to go to classes, in town, where she could do some work. And I’m just trying to sort all that out. That’s all I remember of the dream.

John: Well, what you’re working with is a variable, inside yourself, that is putting you at some sort of pitch that’s imbalanced. I guess the dream is reporting on a scenario in which how it is that you’re conducting yourself is following an energetic that, when you let go of that energetic, when you’re able to just let go of the energetic – instead of the energetic not letting go of you – that you come to look at things in a whole other light.

And when you stop following, and functioning, under a particular energetic, then the way you may have been, or had been, tends to fall away, or lose its significance, because it was based upon this whole other mannerism.

And so what this dream is doing is it’s causing you to be able to step back, and be still, and in the stillness determine what is needed, or important, and what isn’t in terms of a flow. And that you cannot determine that if you’re overly indulgent in some manner or another.

Now, I don’t see how you’re overindulgent unless it’s a reciprocal to how I had been, yesterday, kind of in some sort of energetic craze that I couldn’t seem to shake. And that when one is in that kind of craze, then they’re not able to adhere to something more about themselves that is behind the scenes of everything going on, that is, from this behind the scenes state, able to remain quiet, invisible, and not be abstracted in one way or another with one’s attention and time skewered.

And, therefore, more likely to be in a kind of balanced kind of mannerism, knowing that what is important, you can’t take and see everything in terms of that, and so you have to be able to function from a level of the heart which is something that you can know.

When you’re zipping this way, and that way, you never can catch up with that. And so there’s no way of being able to appreciate, and accept, whatever it is, and however it is, that unfolds.

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