In this dream image, the process that is trying to find balance and flow is between the individual and the group dynamic. Both want a state of well being, yet both have their own timings, speeds, and capabilities. The character of Jeane finds accommodation, however, by gradually adapting to the state of the flow she seeks. This process happens internally as we develop different aspects of us, and it also needs to happen as we integrate ourselves into the universal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.) This post was originally published in April 2015.
Jeane: Well the first dream I remember it’s like I’ve gone on an outing with some other people that I must live with, and it’s like we’ve done it for exercise, and we’re down by – it’s either a lake or a broad river. It’s a little hard to tell.
Now I’ve actually walked out on a dock, and I’m looking at this really deep water with a certain current in it, and I’m thinking I can swim in that. I’ve swam in it before and I can swim in it again, but I realize that it feels like my exercise instructor is somewhere around. He doesn’t like the water that well. I realize he wouldn’t like it if I got in the water, plus I’m not sure how strong the current is that day.
Then I go back to the group I’m with and I tell them I feel like today, instead of walking back, or getting a ride back, I’d like to ride a bike back. And my sister kind of points out to me that there’s this really steep hill going up that we would have to go up that she doesn’t think she can ride up yet. And I’m not sure I can ride up that hill, either, it’s such a long, steep hill.
But I tell her we can walk our bikes up that part and then we can ride the rest of the way. I’m still kind of determined to ride and, if we’re not quite up to riding bikes all the way up the hill, we can walk them up part way.
Then someone brings me some glasses I guess I’d lost, they’re slightly tinted glasses, and they’re really thin, kind of modern looking. I hadn’t even realized I’d lost them, but they bring them to me and now I have those, and we have the bikes, and I feel like we can get back to where we’re going that way rather than walk today.
John: The way this dream starts off is you have your idea of what you need to do for your well being, or exercise, or for the flow so to speak, because you find yourself looking at this water -but something about it isn’t right to swim in. It’s something that doesn’t quite meet the flow, the deeper flow, of the group that you’re with.
In other words, you started off thinking that you could do something you needed to do for exercise, which means that you started off thinking that you could find a flow that was suitable for you, for your well being, but come to learn that that takes you a bit away from what needs to occur, or is what your group is all about. I mean, in other words, that doesn’t quite fit.
In other words, that’s kind of a step that you make. The next step that you make in the dream is that once you’ve gotten to the point where you take into account working with the group, per se, you then have to do it in a faster way. Well, you’re used to walking, but now you need to ride and take bikes, which means that you can go faster.
Now if you walk, you don’t have to take into account the terrain. Things are more complicated when you have a bike because it’s one thing to ride the bike on the flat, but when you go up a steep hill – you can’t do that yet. You have to walk the bike up.
Well at least you understand that. And so you go along with that so you’re not overdoing it, or otherwise you’d be back to walking. You’d have to take a step back. But you know that when you face an obstacle you have to slow down, and you have to walk, and otherwise you can ride the bike and go faster. So that is like step two.
And then step three, out of the blue, you come across the glasses so that you can see the situation better. So that then means that you can then integrate a greater process again. In other words you’ll be able to understand the distinction between how something goes up a hill and down a hill, or faster or slower, and all of that.
In other words, you’ll be able to integrate all of that. You’ll actually be able to go all the way back and integrate this idea of being able to go into a flow, but not doing it because it doesn’t quite feel right.
You can’t deny anything and everything. Maybe there’s something to that flow, but not for you yet because it is something that doesn’t quite fit, or go along, with the group, of which, again, as you go and get yourself back into the flow of the group you find yourself able to walk again, but something is different in that you have to go faster and that involves the bike, but you don’t know how to handle the bike under all circumstances so you have enough sense to walk the bike up the hill.
But then to integrate all of that, that you just went through, you seem to be naturally unfolding there and something has been kind of progressing but now, all of a sudden, fortuitously you run across your glasses – or greater sight – and so that means that something even more is now possible.
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