Dropping Things

Messages don’t usually come to us like a frying pan over the head, which is good in most cases, but unfortunate in others. It is this way in our dreams, as well, where the idea of reviewing the business for necessary checks and balances points to a need to reassess what has been going along on a kind of automatic pilot. The messages begin subtly, it is when we keep ignoring them that we risk getting the back of the pan. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So I remember two of my dreams. In one dream, I seem to have this man that I go over to his house; we’re in a relationship. And I’ve gone in, it’s on the ground level, and he has like French doors that open out to the yard. 

And he also has a business that he runs somewhere, and I’m starting to get involved in that, too. Before we leave the house this boy comes up, he looks like a teenager, his mother’s in the background, I realize that this is a son of this man that he hasn’t had anything to do with. And he would just send him away. 

But I tell him, no, we’re going to take the son into the house, that he obviously needs some direction, or a place. And it’s his son, so we need to take him in. And then I leave the house, and I’m looking at the way his business has been run. And I realize that the people that have been there have been running it in a certain way for a long time, and there’s no real examination or checks and balances. 

So I hire the mother of the boy, I want her to kind of go into the business undercover, and start examining and double checking how things have been done. And I can see that some of the women that work in the business, that have just always run it one way, are going to be somewhat upset about this. But I also realize that there’s no one that’s really looked at it. 

And, in that same dream, I know there’s one point that I have to go out into a river, it feels like, to deal with a situation like maybe somebody comes to the house who’s somewhat of a threat, and one of my ways of dealing with that is to go out into the river. So that was the first dream. 

John: The only thing I can make out of this is it sounds like what you’re doing is attempting to reveal, or cause to be revealed, or cause to be shown, or doing something in a reactive way, like going out into the river or something, all of it is designed to try to portray something that is meant to be seen in a different way. 

In other words, the existing way in which something had been seen, or dealt with, or looked at, or portrayed or taken in is no longer the motif that needs to be done at length in a continuous way anymore – and that there is a shift that has to be made; a new way of taking and looking at things. 

And the theme of the dreaming had to do with the recognition that there is something else going on inside that hasn’t been recognized or acknowledged. Because there is some manner, pattern, mood, aspect that has predominated and stands in the way of this recognition, or shift, from happening. 

That thing, of course, which has stood in the way, which is hard to describe and portray in terms of your dream, I see it as the breath. And it is something that is needed at some point to create the reflection to where one needs to recognize that there is something more. And it functions as a medium by which there’s the identification for the longest time of which the identification is important to get to the point where there is the letting go. 

And the idea of sitting in stillness, which causes you to truly let go, is what the meditation is about, that does not take the breath and hold on to an aspect to the breath. Your dream, I would say, is approaching this subject matter by recognizing, in kind of a letting-go way, that something anew has to emerge. So you’re having a dream that has much to do with just dropping things.

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