Unlocking the Aliveness

A shaman will tell you that the insight they have about plants and their medicinal qualities comes from an energetic connection to the plant, rather than trial and error experimentation. And this points to a great truth in life: the energy within all things contains the intelligence of that thing. If we want to understand something, we can connect to its intelligence. We do it already in subtle ways, but we can also practice this in ourselves and become much better. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So the theme of the dreaming was about the idea that you have an aliveness, and this aliveness is something that is in everything that exists, including that which is tangible. And tangible includes even thoughts, and tangible includes even vibrations, and images within those vibrations, if those images are properly sorted out in terms of the right focus and attention.

The dilemma that typically occurs is that the images correspond a lot to the seed thought of something coming through, and it can be kind of reflectively confusing to the same degree that all of those thoughts can seem disconsolate and not necessarily come down and invoke the principle of the correlation in matter. 

But the time comes when this dynamic is no longer like a door to have to go through, you go through it, and it comes all the way down and through. And thus you can end up with, as your dream suggests, you can end up with something that is quickened as an aliveness that is experienceable, on this side, that touches that which is on the other side, instead of there being this seemingly arm’s length distance where something comes into life from somewhere else. 

And that which comes into life from somewhere else is deemed a miracle, and then what it sets off as a spark in life is deemed the degree to which something participates. But if you take the expression “light coming down and touching light, and light rising up to touch light,” if you follow it all the way through, you end up with the same/same – you have above and below coming together. 

What you dreamt was something that pulled all of that together. And that’s the theme of the dream, of a cycle, of life. And then you can take and you could break this down to every degree that you look at it under a microscope. You can say that everything in the physical has an aliveness about it, it’s just a question of being able to unlock that aliveness that, with animate eyes, stays as an animate, non-aliveness. 

And you have to unlock the aliveness even of what you’re able to see, within, in a dream context, because that too is real. It’s outside of maybe a physical context, but that’s because you have caught up with it in both the inner and in the outer, and thus you have a relationship and a dynamic that can occur even in a dream – and that can tell you things. And you can see that in its whole symbolic dynamic. 

So you laid a very interesting foundation in that you took and went ahead and you discovered in your dream something in a very basic, dynamic, natural overall way. I take and I play with this, in terms of you might say the nervous system mannerism of it, that then comes across more as a dream content approach. And that, too, is real, but it’s harder for people to accept that it’s real and that’s why people don’t believe in their dreams.

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Discovering the Process


We can see it in our language: “They put a lot of energy into something,” or, “That requires too much energy.” We understand that energy is transferred from us, into the things that we do, or focus ourselves upon. And, if we add our conscious intention to that energy, say, as we paint a painting, we can instill in that object the very energy that inspired its creation. This is often what we respond to when a piece of art moves us, but we are all artists in this way – capable of imbuing something we create energetically. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then, in my second dream, I’m, I’d say, in my 20s, or 30s, or something, I’m married to someone who is like an attorney, a professional man of some kind. He goes to work, and then he has an office at home, too. 

And in the office at home, that I go into, he has something that he’s invented and carved out. But it’s something that almost looks like it fits in a box, or a part of a box, on his desk. And if you take this, it’s almost like the size of a vase, but it’s shaped in a certain way and has certain ingredients in it. If you take this, and you do something to it, it becomes alive. And he’s discovered that process. 

So, when he’s gone one day, I go in there and I do something similar. And I figure out how to make it come alive because I’ve observed how he did it. I’m not even sure that he likes this, he didn’t realize that I could do that. But I do. 

But then what I try to do is I try to show someone else how to do that. I get something that they carve and bring it in and put it on the desk. But it seems to be tricky, or more of a process, to make that come alive, maybe because they don’t believe in it quite so much. Maybe because I’m not so sure my husband approves of it. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m having more trouble getting that to come alive. 

John: So you’re dreaming how a connection is possible between inner and outer. And so that which is in the office, that is something that is held in a particular quality way, a carving or accoutrements of whatever it is, as a viable essence is something that can then go out and affect things in the outer.

But you can’t take and bring something from the outer and put it into the office and think that you can reverse the order. That doesn’t work. And so that quality, that goes from the inner into the outer, is a masculine quality. Now you can come and know that there is something to that, because you can flip this a little bit and realize that the object that is in the office, that’s in the inner, that has the magic in the outer, you can flip this a little bit as if that object is now an embedded quality of yourself, object-wise, on the inner. 

So you know how that works. The action itself coming from that is able to go out and have an aliveness that extends beyond and outside of the object itself. Now it’s surprising that you could come to know this – it is what you are reviewing and looking at inside of yourself – because you are used to seeing yourself in the feminine way that holds the subjective awareness, basically in a completeness, although in a different form. In other words, in matter, so to speak. And yet you have come to recognize that you can turn that into objective, as well. 

Normally, the insight and the clarity of something in matter is like a magic that stands separate and works only in a magical way, or an interaction way, in terms of the Divine, we’ll say, or the dynamic of inner and outer. In other words, it’s kind of like a participation. And that the idea of something that is able to do something, that could come and do something directly into life in a miracle capacity is separate from that. That masculine is, in other words, separate from the effect of the way something is able to be enlivened to transmit. 

You’re raising questions about that. In other words, it’s not that black-and-white, that there seems to be a two-way correlation. Yes, it can be said in a black-and-white way, but on a higher level it doesn’t necessarily work that way. Thus you break a certain kind of delirium that tends to exist when you have one thing that is just the vibration coming through, and the other just something that is embedded as an object of aliveness. 

Here, you now have the aliveness. You’re able to now work with the aliveness in an objectified form, in terms of accomplishing and doing something, and striking out with it, in terms of an outer impact. And that’s a surprise to you; that’s something new. That’s something that you didn’t know could be done. In fact, that’s something that hasn’t been explained as even being possible to be done.

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An Animate Way

Our intentions carry energy. If we are potent in our intentions, the energy can be transferred into what we are creating, whether art, music, or even food. This dream is about that possibility. And, as we move into a time of friends, family and food, it is worth remembering that we can offer all our guests an uplift of love and kindness if we carry such intentions and qualities within us as we prepare our meal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: It’s interesting, I seemed to have a repeat theme last night. In the first dream, it’s like I’ve carved a statue out of stone, and I’ve made a special kind of base to this stone statue. It’s almost like a jade-like stone, it’s a dark green or something. 

And once I’ve carved the base to the statue in a certain way, it’s like the statue actually has a consciousness, like maybe it’s even a person that had been alive before. But, of course, some people have trouble recognizing that it’s actually alive. And I know it, but I know that maybe people don’t know how to carve that way anymore. Or they have trouble because, yes, it’s alive, but it’s a statue now. That was the initial dream; it’s like I was almost trying to show someone else how to carve. 

John: So that goes along with the parallel that there’s such a thing as knowing how to cook with love, which means that you are actually creating something, even though, for all intents and purposes, it could appear that you’re not doing any different than what anybody else does. 

It also goes along with the idea that there are certain places that are designed. I mean, they can even be designed in the world. And those places are designed in a way that is alive, or not. And what is the distinguishing feature, or factor? And the same is true of artwork, you can have a piece of art that is identical from one artist to another, but one artist is able to bring a certain third dimension alive or something, or bring something more to play that made that art more alive than something that is an exact replica. 

So what you’re doing is you’re looking at the idea of how something can be understood, based upon how it vibrates in terms of what is brought to bear. So rather than seeing facts, you’re just seeing an evidence of something in an animate way. Your dream is telling you that most people do not understand how to look at something beyond just the animate appearance. However, there is a way of affecting things in what is like an animate way that instills a vibrational life and quality to it. 

That is what dreams are about, too. Dreams have images and symbolism that seem intangible, but if you can let go of the setness of your ways, you can come to see through the symbolism to something even more that is functioning outside of something that is in a set, animate way. 

You’re dreaming the vibrational essence that is in play. You could extend this out to the world. And you could say that there is a lack of an attention upon the world that has thus caused something to be dismissed from the aliveness of the world. And a normal person functioning in a day-to-day way in terms of just seeing objects as objects, and animate as animate, is not going to recognize and note that there is an aliveness embedded in everything in life. And to lose the recognition of that is what makes things sad and causes something to die.

And so you’re sitting, raising the question, okay, here’s something that’s carved, and you know it, or create it, shaped and create it, and you know it to be alive – but good luck convincing others that that is the case.

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