In the outer world we know how important it is, to a child’s future, what they learn at a young age. In this dream, the dreamer is teaching younger aspects of herself in the arts of life. This is how our unconscious speaks to us when we dream, by presenting a situation that has a certain relationship to one of our inner processes. It’s a great service for us to be able to see these scenarios, because we don’t always realize that we are one of our greatest teachers and guides. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: The earlier dream I had, I think all I remember about is it seemed to be in the martial arts studio. I think I’m trying to help with some of the younger kids there, and observing how some of the seniors’ teachers are working with the kids. That’s the only thing I remember about it. I don’t remember many of the specifics.
John: You were working with younger kids?
Jeane: Yes, sometimes I was working with the younger kids, and sometimes I was observing the senior students and how they work with the kids – that’s the part I remember.
John: So again, that had a quality to it where there’s a part where you’re learning, or grasping, something, and then there’s a part where you’re living it out – and, to some degree, learning how to wash it out of your system.
Because when you take and you live out an energy for the benefit of someone else, where it doesn’t have the same degree of personal overtones to it, it has a liberating or softening effect.
It’s when you’re doing things where you think you have to do something where there is a personal cognition that you have to catch up with, that’s when you’re treading dangerously because that’s when you’re sorting something out, as if you can bifurcate it for yourself. And that’s a very, very dangerous thing because that gets into a denser quality. The taking, then, and trying to pass an understanding, or a flow, on to others frees you up again.
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