Creating a Contrast

rubik-fig9In this dream imagery we have a wonderful example of how the unconscious uses things we know from everyday life to tell us a story. And in this story we have an effort to make coffee – to release something from its confined state. And we have cats and dogs with their different natures, and we have water and milk with their different natures. And each of these elements holds a certain energetic essence that we can understand and relate to, which is how all dream images are used in the effort of our higher systems to speak to us in ways that we already understand. In fact, each person dreams in their own vocabulary of references and meanings. (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 December 2017.

Jeane: I had a dream in which I seem to be working in a somewhat confined, felt almost like underground, space, or at least a confined space with other people. It felt like there was an overseer somewhere.

It’s like we were assembling all the ingredients for something. It might have been something as simple as coffee, but we only had the dry ingredients. And there would be times when we would try to introduce a wet ingredient, but milk didn’t work. And if cats came around the whole process didn’t work at all.

But if dogs came around, it didn’t seem to make a difference. But mainly there were two things I was doing, one was I was trying to find a way we could assemble and introduce at some point a wet ingredient, and that was just not getting it right yet, although if you had a wet ingredient water was going to work better than milk at this point in time.

And the other thing that seemed to be going on is, on another level, I seemed to be searching for someone that I used to know. It was a woman that had actually been in a relationship with another woman I knew, and I could find the one woman, but I couldn’t locate what had happened to her friend.

So I was just struggling to try to get the whole process to work at all, once you introduced the final ingredients, or something, or how you could do that. And so it was like the two themes kind of got intertwined. But that was about all I could remember from it.

John: Well, what’s striking here is, cats didn’t work in the scenario because cats are precocious, and dogs are considered the friend. In other words, the dog takes and relates to what you want or need as your friend. It supports you. But cats are precocious; you have to win them over.

And water works better than milk. Water again is more general. Milk is more specific. Water is colorless. Has a more translucent, colorless quality to it. Milk has a distinction in which there’s an effect. Milk is often associated with a type of purity effect, but it’s a designed purity effect. Water doesn’t have any of that to it. It leaves everything as is. It’s more of an invisible overallness.

So you kind of have to figure out how those two uses of energy apply. A cat that is precocious is more raw energy than a dog that subordinates, and is your friend, and goes along with however it is that it’s trained to be. A cat, you can’t abuse a cat or it’ll go wild, more raw energy.

And milk, in relationship to water, milk I suppose can be a belief, or spiritual quality, when water leaves everything in its overallness. It doesn’t try to distinguish or anything. So water works better than milk, and dogs work better than cats.

And so this is all done in relationship to trying to jumpstart yourself, in other words, to try to heighten something, to speed something up. And so you’re not yet able to figure out how to make it fluid, so you’re settling with just trying to get the components together for something that can then take a step forward or be speeded up.

And, energetically, you’re looking at a conduciveness, so the conduciveness you’re looking at you’re not able to get it to flow. It’s almost like you know part of it, but you’re still sorting out the other part. In other words, in my opinion, I think you’re right that water works better than milk because water is neutral, and something that’s neutral doesn’t go off and perhaps go into any kind of tangential way, even if that tangential way leads to a greater purity or something, it leaves everything alone. It’s neutral.

And when it comes to speeding something up, you have to have a neutral approach or otherwise you’re going to disturb. You have to be very neutral in your nature or you’ll disturb, you’ll impose. But when it comes to cats and dogs, yes, you can be friendly, but you can also be precocious. If you’re friendly you can make yourself more acceptable and you can get closer to the situation, but do you limit yourself in some way by doing that?

And yet a cat can’t get necessarily closer to the situation unless it’s on its own terms. It is a raw energy that has to be pacified. That’s a tougher call because, in the short run, the friendly energy works better. It leads to more openness and helps facilitate the free flow. However, the cat energy is an interesting energy in that it is actually more contractive because it is pushing off, and yet when it is able to let go it has a more soothing, rather than obedient, effect upon things. It can have a more soothing effect. It purrs and everything. It gets into a nice lilt.

A dog always stays at a point of attention in a subservient way. A cat, when it’s in its raw energy state, is more precocious, and then when it chooses to intertwine it can let go and go into this interesting purring state that’s very, very soothing. So in the long run if you can work with the raw energy, the cat energy, you can accomplish more.

And so what you’re trying to do is you’re working with this in terms of the schematic of speeding something up – in order to see. So you’re using the comparison between a cat and a dog and water and milk. Now water’s more important to the overall, for coffee, and for releasing what’s necessary to be released, for purposes of something working as an aspect that speeds things up. And if you’re just doing this in a literal way, you can do it faster with dog energy, with friendly energy. But if you’re trying to do this to a greater depth, and you’re trying to have a greater depth with it you would need more of the cat energy, the raw energy that gets to a purring which reaches the soothing quality state.

So in the long run it’s better if this opens up before it seals, or becomes effectuated, in your nature. It’s better if you can open up to the cat energy in the process, along with the water. In the short run, for expediency purposes, the other works and the cat energy and the water can appear to oppose each other, initially. In the long run however this leads to something that’s a better end result.

Well, you’re not there with that better end result, and there is something about the friendliness of the dog that must bother you in some capacity because you’re not doing it. You’re still trying to figure out the best way of doing it. A cat energy is going to enjoy a dark area better than a dog energy. Yes, you would need the dog energy to try to get close enough, to create a friendly enough atmosphere, to figure out what the components needed to be to be put together.

But in terms of the actual release of the energy, of the qualities of something that speeded something up and can facilitate a greater seeing, the cat energy would then come into play. You would have to use both. So that means in terms of the water you’d have to actually use both, too, because the milk’s going to be important in the end, like a cream, to finish the coffee.

So you’re going to need water to begin with, you’re going to need dog energy to begin with, but then for the depth you’re going to need the cat and the milk. And in terms of the expediency of something, if you try to do it with just dog and water you can only go to a certain depth, to a certain point. To go to a greater depth you need to utilize the milk and the cat.

Some part of you knows that, or you wouldn’t have created that contrast to try to unfold. You created that contrast in order to better understand an intertwining – because everything is correlated, and when you live in a dense outer world you tend to look at this looking like that, and that looking like that, and you don’t necessarily see the correlations. And therefore you keep things distinct, and then as part of a process of an energetic release that is all pervasive in things, it has to be an energetic that’s composed out of everything in the environment. It can’t be an energetic that goes back and forth.

And, of course, there are qualities of things like the milk that gets ingested and turned into a product, a byproduct of all of that, which has healing capacities, nurturing capacities. In other words, you have to work with all of the components, some that are just generic like water, and then others that are refined like milk.

And a human being needs to find acceptance in order to function, which is a dog energy, but comes to realize that there is something so much more that can be found in a more soothing way, even though it may not look like it, when you work with the precociousness of a raw energy like a cat. So you’re sorting out animal energy, which is an interesting feature of the feminine nature.

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A Vibration Within

soundwave-sound-wave-3d-rendering-oWe all know what it’s like to have trouble downloading something from the Internet: if we don’t have the exact ID and password, it’s impossible to do; i.e., if we’re off by one number, we’re not “close.” Well, it is the universal nature of energy that like is attracted to like, so if we want to attract kindness into our lives, then we have to begin to radiate kindness ourselves – and that radiation will energetically draw in the frequencies of kindness as well. But if we say we want kindness, but radiate judgment and anger, kindness will not be able to find us. This is why “the rich get richer,” because if you already have a quality (energetically), you will always attract more of it. (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 May 2018.

Jeane: I wish I could pull more of my dream through because it felt like I was just struggling with it. And in the dream it was like I was downloading experiences, and I was doing it with somebody else, a man.

And then there was a series of experiences that I was having trouble downloading, or uploading, however you would consider it, and I had to get things aligned in order to do it, and then I had to judge whether or not it was kind of going to be an overload for the person, or not, or the sequence, or how they were stored right now.

And I just seemed to be struggling to get that right, wanted to get a certain balance with it, and I was trying to juggle it, and going over it, and evaluating it, maybe discussing it, just trying to get it right to download. That’s all I really remember about the dream.

John: So you were just going through, constantly trying to contend with the sorting of something out that stood in between two things from happening, or coming together – right?

Jeane: Yeah.

John: Well, that was the nature of the theme of the dreams last night, was that there is a need to aspire to the vibration within, which pulls together, and aligns, on various levels.

And, in the outer, it is often times expressed as some insignificant thing that seems to be a complexity, or issue, and it’s generally considered fairly trite, you know, when you’re dreaming it.  And if you can just resolve it, then the sensation is that a flow is then possible, or intertwining is able to happen.

It is easy to not see or notice the dilemma, or the small, trite issue, and when one doesn’t notice this the energetic condition that they carry is one of bewilderment. And when you walk around in a bewilderment you take on moods, and mannerisms, that weigh upon the heart because you are not in flow with the outer from within – and are instead caught in a conundrum of the reflections in the outer that predominate.

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A Greater Integration

integIn 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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