A Connective Clarity

Connections can be instantaneous, yet fleeting. They can be meaningful, or meaningless. Yet, on our journey, true connections are the ones we choose consciously to be with, and are constant and stable. Higher energies aren’t looking for our fickle nature, they seek, with us, a deeper, more meaningful relationship, one that is born of attention and intention, one that has a real future of possibility. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So that was the first dream. And I remember the frustration, too, because it felt like the connections used to be made smoothly, and I knew how to make them, and they weren’t working anymore. 

Then I have three other little dreams. The longest dream was I had gone to a concert, but it was in like a ballroom with a little bit of an elevated stage. But there was a singer that was like Madonna, or someone famous, who would sing and then dance with people and come down. And she made love with different people, too; that was part of like the dancing. 

I don’t even know that you saw it, you just kind of felt there was this energetic. And she danced with different men and women and everybody. The room was full of people dancing, and I saw how people were pulled to her, wanting to be with her, but that she was kind of indiscriminate and never really kind of stayed with any one person. 

And people would keep going back thinking that if she’d been with them, it meant something, but she was very free. And I just studied how people were pulled to that and got a little lost, trying to stay at the dance hoping to be chosen, or that she was going to be with them. Or thinking it meant something that it didn’t. 

And then it feels like I leave the dance, and I go back and I’m reporting to someone about all this. 

John: So now you’re explaining why, from a recognition that something anew needs to occur, but not knowing how to get from A to B. And it’s not revealed or it’s not shown to you. You’re now explaining the reason why the problem can’t be worked out. 

And the reason is because the clarity, the connective clarity, is too dispersed. It needs to be brought into a greater singularity, a deeper meaningfulness, that has a constancy to it. So it’s like that dream is like a step two, to kind of further let you in on the story as to why a certain sense of what is in need of occurring, or a shift is in need of happening in life – the reason why it can’t happen is because there is too much dispersal, or diffused energy. It hasn’t pulled itself into a congruency.

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Another Way to Get There

We know what it’s like to be in a flow: there doesn’t seem to be any traffic, the lights are all green, the elevator door opens as we approach. So, when we have a dream where we struggle to make a connection, whether we miss the train, or the plane, or the road ahead is out, and the detour is treacherous – these are all images that show how we are disconnected from our own inner flow – and that will sometimes manifest in the outer as an increase in hassles during the day. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My dreams last night were all difficult. The first dream feels like I’m going to be traveling to London and I have to leave where I am, which felt more like New York or somewhere. And I know there’s a certain way with the people in with to catch a train to a bus that takes you right to the airport. 

But it feels like we missed the regular train. The people with me think there’s another way to get there. And so then when I do grab the train, it’s not going where it usually went. So I’m going through a little bit of confusion about this, just even trying to get to the airport. And that was the very first dream. 

John: It’s like you’re doing building blocks to point out a dilemma. You could say that the scenario for the dilemma is that, even with the dream group, everything is askew and that something has shifted. And that what is meant to be known, or caught up with, hasn’t been figured out. 

It appears that it’s always like that. It’s as if a human being comes into life and wanders around this way and that way. And that when the teacher arrives on the scene, the teacher is not allowed to tell the human being what it is that they should do in a black-and-white way. That would be an interference. 

If a teacher does do an interference, it’s to spin the thing so that it goes around and around more instead of getting stuck in a particular modality. And thus, again, try to set off a recognition to what is a possible outcome, or potentiality, in terms of something anew. 

In your dream, you’re acknowledging that a shift is necessary, but that the way to get there is up in the air – and perhaps not even possible in terms of catching up with the potentiality. 

So what you’re portraying is something that’s actually fairly miserable. It’s the condition where you know that there’s something more, but you don’t have at your disposal a means that is clear cut in terms of accessing it, or opening it up. 

So it sits kind of in a percolating state inside, kind of harbored inside, almost a little more than harbored inside, almost as if it is a meant-to-be type thing, but something about how to proceed to get there remains unknown.

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On Our Watch

Do we pick up litter that isn’t ours, or do we assume it’s someone else’s responsibility? To consider ourselves as part of a oneness, or a wholeness, is to assume responsibility for everything that happens – on some level. This doesn’t mean we have to grab a garbage bag and head out into the street, but having a conscious awareness of what it requires to leave the universe better than we found it begins with small acts before those small acts can grow into great effects. We do what we do because it is important to us and the world we want to live in – it makes an energetic mark – even if we are alone in the doing of it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And then I had other dreams, prior to that, about the immensity of all that I am intertwined with energetically. Such an experience puts to rest the idea that what is going on around me, in the dense, personal outer, has a separate capacity from who I am on the plane of oneness. So we’re all part of each other. 

And so, in my meditation dream, there is an organism that affects the body that is the issue for why something is. I take the opinion that what has occurred is not my fault, yet I report that this is what is behind what occurred. The consensus opinion is this is, in some sense or manner, my fault. I disagree because this was out of my control. 

So I’m still now arguing in the sense of the personal, instead of accepting what is taking place as the dynamic. And so it progresses into another image that still has a little of that capacity, but adds more detail to point out that that’s ridiculous. 

In another image, I am at a bus station and, due to a delay at the bus station, cherries were handed out – of which I ate most of them, but other passengers all ate cherries, too; I probably ate half the cherries. And then the other half is distributed by whoever else is sitting there in this delay.

And there was no place to put the cherry pits so they just got spit out on the floor, which was kind of considered, or accepted, as okay at the time. Well the pits stuck to the floor, they even pitted the floor. And now the time has come where this must be cleaned up. Well, the bus is due any minute. And I admit to my role as a party to the ticket people. 

And they don’t have the means to deal with this. They don’t have a machine that prints out an invoice, like a fine or something. So I kind of plead my innocence about all of this because, although I ate most of the cherries, how do you sort out what took place? Just like, how do you sort out a drop of water from the ocean? Now because others also did this, and we were allowed at this time, because there’s no place set up for us to do anything with the cherry pits, it was kind of like condoned or allowed for us to just spit them out. And now all of a sudden they pitted the floor and stuck and all of that. 

And the ticketing people are realizing that this has done considerable damage and needs to be cleaned up – and who’s going to pay for that? And so my argument is I shouldn’t be held accountable because it was a collective issue that was treated at the time as not being a big deal. But after those pits dried, and etched into the floor, it is a damage that is going to have to be fixed. And this is a worry in the minds of the bus depot people. 

Still, the bus people have no way to charge or invoice a matter that occurred at their expense. Plus they have no way to sort out before the bus comes, which is coming imminently. So, what are they going to do, stop everybody from getting on the bus? Well, how is this going to work? 

So the meaning is, from a personal point of view, I plead innocence over what has happened to me as out of my frame of reference. Even though it is not something I control, it happened on my watch. In life, what happens around us is on our watch. 

The dream is pointing out that, in spite of appearances, it is not right to appropriate, in terms of an adab, the nuances involved and culpability in a distinguishable capacity because there’s nothing that we’re not. It could have been thieves there, it could have been all of that, and it would have still been me. 

So the deeper meaning is there is nothing that goes on in my life, or the lives of others around me, that isn’t me, or, if there’s a fault, isn’t my fault. What is near us, or is affecting us or affecting me, if I look at it from a sense of oneness, inner oneness, is intertwined and connected to me. Even conduct that happens in my presence that the cause or claim can be made is an otherness to myself, it’s not really an otherness because I am everything and I cannot disavow parts of myself. 

This is true of everything that happens in our awareness presence. The reason it is like this is in the collective, deep down, we’re all connected and intertwined, so we all bear guilt. We all bear responsibility for everything, and so if there’s a guilt that has to be assigned, we’re assigning it to ourselves. We point at someone else, we’re really pointing at ourselves. No one is innocent or error free.

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