We cannot use one methodology to resolve every situation we find ourselves in. Every lock has its own key. We see that there are two genders and 12 signs of the Zodiac, and each one has skills and traits useful in certain situations. As a human we can, and should, use them all – when the time is appropriate – when we find ourselves trying to unlock that certain door. In this dream, the dreamer needs to add a little champagne to the situation, to ease tension or fear, and that allows a different connection to be made. We use these processes all the time, but they are even more powerful when we are conscious of it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: Well, my dream seemed to take place in this large drugstore, and, in the first part of the dream, I even am wearing some kind of a uniform, like maybe I’m a nurse or something.
And I’m in the drugstore and I have a feeling that this man, that I have some relationship with, is gone, and so I have, for about three days, that I go into this one area of the drugstore on my own, and every time I go in there, and walk by the shelves and go to some part of the drugstore, I’m carrying with me a glass of champagne, I think it is, that I take. And that’s kind of how I deal with being alone.
And then, on the third day, it feels like this man’s coming back, and he has kind of an entourage. He’s this kind of very attractive black man who plays a gangster and drug dealer on one of the TV shows, and so he has this dangerous feel to him. And when he comes back I’m kind of leery about how he, or his men, are going to react to the fact that the way that I dealt with going into the drugstore, or this area of the drugstore, on my own everyday, was by taking a glass of champagne or wine with me.
So I’m leery about that. But when they come back it’s like they seem to observe what I’ve done, but then they keep a certain distance; but nothing bad seems to happen. Then the dream shifts.
John: So what you’re describing, in kind of an overall sense, is the quality of connectivity that is outside of the usual mind sense state of awareness.
And what I’m talking about, in terms of a mind sense state of awareness, is usually there is a conduct, an outward conduct, that’s correlated with mind sense action. And what you’re talking about is a connectivity that has to do with a spatiality, that you’re able to sustain, or maintain, or find.
And you are talking about this using something symbolic like wine, a type of drunkenness from the usual predominating veil-like outer mind sense oriented conditions, so that you kind of fall into this connectivity that normally would be shut off, or veiled, or concealed by your usual outward demeanor.
And you’re also reporting it correctly when you say that when you notice something like this as having a parallel, or an intertwinement, with a way of connecting to something outside of your normal perception of self, that that has a sense of danger to it. Initially, that is always true, that it comes across as being more than you are able to reconcile with your mind senses. So the usual response is to view it as threatening, or dangerous. But, eventually, there is a stillness, a greater stillness.
This is all part of playing with a greater dimensionality that is a quality of the in-breath. The out-breath is where it focuses down, brings down the thoughts and the momentousness, which you need for creating a yearning. It’s almost like using the magnetism in a whiplash way, much like you see in outer space travel where they use the gravity of a planet where they come really close to it and then they try to whiplash that to propel themselves.
This is much like what happens when the out-breath comes down. It hits a momentous propelling quality of longing at the interval where the out-breath turns to the in-breath, and that then can whiplash you, so to speak, into a connective quality that is an aspect of the in-breath that will not make sense to the out-breath, per se, that is of a mind sense orientation.
So since it won’t make sense, there is going to be the quality of danger, or alarm, but the connectivity, when you let go of the danger or alarm, that connectivity is not just fascinating, there’s actually a kind of an exquisiteness in it that it can be found, that it can be noticed, that it can be taken in, because it leads to kind of a greater completeness expansively, intertwinedly, in a connectivity way, to one’s beingness – which won’t make sense, and is not a behavior that you look at in the usual mind sense orientation. It’s something that you sort of fall, or abide, into outside of time and space.
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