A Changed Demeanor

Right from the start, in this dream, a change is set in motion. And whenever we are facing change it can be precarious for a while, so here the dreamer finds herself on a roof and needing to be careful not to fall off. And what’s ultimately important is that the change happens evenly, or in a balanced way. Once that is accomplished, our dreamer can come down from the precarious setting and move back out into the world, which poses issues of its own in terms of being able to fit in with the new changes. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a dream that I almost felt like I’d had before. And it’s like I have a boyfriend, and I’m going to be performing something in the place where we both live. 

In order to get ready for the performance, I have to dye my hair. In order to dye my hair, I go up on the roof, it’s almost like in the attic roof. So I have to be really careful as I’m putting stuff in my hair, and combing it through, and trying to get it right to change the color of my hair, that I also watch my balance on the roof so I don’t fall off. 

And his mother, for some reason, is jealous of this whole process and is trying to sabotage it. She either wants me to get my hair color uneven when I change it, or I have to just be careful with my balance because it takes both your hands to put things through your hair.

And she thinks I’m getting it uneven, which makes her kind of cackle a little bit. But I can see what she’s doing. So just about the time she thinks I’m having problems with it, I kind of do something where I can actually pour something over my head and get the hair color on evenly and comb it through it. 

But then when I come back from the area where I’m doing that, and I go up the steep part of the roof, I do get a little vertigo, and I do have a little problem. But I manage to keep my balance and I manage to get the hair color on even, and I know that she’s kind of upset with that. 

So then when I come down from the roof and I have to go somewhere, there seem to be rules about how you get back out in traffic. And I’m trying to kind of read the traffic right so that I can kind of get back into the flow and get to where I’m going. That’s kind of difficult just because of how the rules are about how you get back out into traffic. And that’s all I remember of the dream.

John: So, it’s a very good dream. And to understand it it’s good to put the question that is being answered inside yourself. It’s good to bring that question out. And then the question almost makes the whole dream make sense. 

So the issue, maybe I can’t quite say the question, but the issue is, when circumstances are imposed upon you, or there’s an influence upon you, by other outside conditions that are attempting to direct, or alter, guide, understand, however you want to say it, how you are, the dilemma is that this can throw you off. This sort of thing can throw you off, especially if, somehow or another, it has an effect or an influence upon how you are that is able to go over the top of how it is that you’re unfolding. 

It’s almost as if you’re taking as your scenario, and looking at the principles and practices, so it’s as if you’re taking and you’re giving it a shot. And so you’re attempting to take and make those kinds of changes in the lifestyle that you’re in. And you’re finding it to be unnatural for you when you rely upon some part of a sense of your own. And that sense could be a part of what gets shaken and jarred in terms of effect upon you. But still, you don’t get overwhelmed by that effect. You learn how it is meant to be distributed, in terms of your makeup and your being. 

But still, knowing how it’s meant to be taken in, or how that is to affect you, or impact you, it still requires that the effect be such that you take steps inside of yourself. You take what all of that is about. You take that in a way in which you don’t discombobulate yourself to the point where you could go haywire and fall off the house, or something like that. You learn how it’s meant to be mixed, so that the colorization that occurs is something that you can work with. 

Now, this has to be put into action then. In other words, what we’re talking about is the process of opening up. And so you have to pay attention, and you have to know yourself. And so the effect that has caused you to then take on a particular overall colorization, or changed demeanor, to see how that works – it has to be put into life, it has to come down into life. 

And, in order for that to work, you have to incorporate from what has taken place, it has to be so natural with yourself that some part of yourself has caught up with it, and is caught up with how it is that you are – it’s not based upon some sort of redirected personality or something that is the effect of something from somewhere else, as an overriding influence upon yourself. You have to have caught up with this as yourself. 

The catching up with this, the recognition of this, as yourself, you have to utilize the changes that have occurred upon yourself to be able to read what is right for you, and what is not right for you.

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