To unearth something from the depths of our unconscious is to learn of hidden secrets and unknown territories. And it also can make us feel vulnerable. When things are newly exposed to light, or to the light of the attention we put on them, they don’t yet have a layer to protect them. Still, this is a process that helps us grow, and helps us come to know more intimately the inner aspects that may, at first, seem foreign to us, but really are just newly discovered facets awaiting our attention. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: In my first dream I seem to be on a submarine, although it’s maybe on top the water right now, because sometimes we’re above decks, and sometimes we go below decks. And it’s a Soviet submarine.
There’s a man and a woman, and I seem to be trying to get them to give me the secrets of how the submarine runs. So sometimes I’m going below deck to get that, and sometimes I’m going above deck. And sometimes it feels like they’ll cooperate, and sometimes I feel like they won’t do it.
And so I’m trying to figure out how it is I can get it unlocked, so they’ll give me the secrets, and what works, and what won’t work. And I’m going back and forth with that, between down below in the submarine, and up above. And then the dream shifts.
John: It’s a great image to portray this is as a kind of submarine. See, the theme of the dreaming and the looking at things still involves trying to figure out how to close the gap, or bring into an intertwining, the inner and the outer.
And so you take something that has a distinctness, in terms of its separation, with almost a kind of hidden innerness, like the submarine, and then you put it on the surface in which it’s vulnerable because it functions better at a depth. You know, it’s more secure, more protected, at a depth, but the workings of this thing is still the mystery.
In other words, the understanding that you seek is how it is that this works, how it is that this comes together. Actually, you don’t seek it. That’s like a more masculine way of looking at it, but that’s what it’s like, in terms of trying to be in sync, or in an intertwined flow with it.
Well, actually you are kind of searching it. That’s the masculine quality of trying to figure out what it is that enables it to function in the way that it functions. In other words, you’re not just seeing the image, you’re trying to probe out the understanding of it – and therein might lie the problem of trying to probe out the understanding of it, because maybe it’s possible to just be it and do it, and conduct one’s self in a naturalness with it.
But the conditions of things, in terms of where society is at and everything, is still of a nature of not understanding how that sort of thing is in life, and how it works, and where one is at in relationship to it.
Most people, they don’t seek to know, but you’re recognizing that the path you’re on requires you to close this gap, to grasp all of this, to make this sort of transition. The underlying schematic of something like this is that there are setnesses, that are black-and-white, and to grasp the understanding of how something that is supposedly foreign to you, but not really because you know nothing is meant to be foreign to you, to understand how all of that works in an above and below capacity, in an inner and an outer, is what life is all about.
And that the setness of things in this image, the tendency is for there to be a secrecy and a setness of things, that pretty much has to fall away. An outer scenario of things that is like this is, there’s a protocol. And that’s what your dream is like. In other words, breaking the standard protocol of something so that there’s a certain stiffness that doesn’t predominate, and that something can just naturally intertwine. And you don’t have this whole foreignness that is distinct and separate. Your dream is along that motif.
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