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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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We’ve all experienced the feeling of not being able to get through to someone – it can be frustrating and upsetting. When we get personally involved in the unfolding of events, meaning we are upset, or deeply emotional, making it all about “us,” we become the person whom it is impossible to reach. Who or what is trying to reach us? All the energies and signals of the flow of the universe seek to nudge us into a greater alignment. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then I try to meditate again, and I go deep inside but can’t pull out the dream. Instead, I’m left with the impression that I’m not ready to know. In other words,, there’s something about me that is still a little haywire. Or maybe it is more like, at this time, I can’t handle the truth. I can’t handle it. In other words, I guess I’m still too reactive, or something.

And then I come to bed and I have a number of dreams. In the first dream, I’m out strolling, trying to determine how I feel about a particular situation, a situation that I need to find a balance towards, or a better understanding, or way of dealing with it, that I’m trying to sense in a natural way. 

And so I seem to stroll into kind of a courtyard area, all paved and people can mill around out there. So I stroll into this courtyard area and that’s where I meet Doc Bruner. He is preoccupied with something. And what he’s trying to do is to find the perfect flower. 

Well, it seems a little strange because it’s a concrete courtyard – how is he going to find the perfect flower? I don’t see how that’s possible. But I try to look beyond the abstractness of his demeanor, which means that I’m excited to see him. But it doesn’t change his demeanor. He’s still reserved. 

So I go up and I hug him from behind, as if to get his attention, and he isn’t receptive because he is deep in a separate frame of reference orientation. In fact, what it does is it might have broken him a little bit out of his trance because he walks into a cafe. He’s still ignoring me because of the trance and state he’s in. And inside the cafe he meets a colleague named Dr. Lecter. 

And so they greet each other, doctor this and doctor that, and I realize I don’t measure up apparently to this good doctor’s frame of reference. In other words, he’s not catching a quality by which I’m communicating to him. He’s just operating in his own motif. So that leaves me kind of standing out there silly, so I pick up the remnants of an old newspaper and act like I haven’t been slighted. 

So what’s going on is in trying to get to the depth of a matter, I need to be able to bridge the divide between simplicity and sophistication. I’m searching for simplicity, which is also Doctor Bruner, when he is just on his own, being his natural self trying to find some perfect flower in the courtyard, even though I don’t notice that I even saw any flowers in the courtyard. So he is doing what I am living, in his way, when I come by him, because I had been wandering about trying to catch up with where I am at in terms of a natural understanding. 

But a gap exists here, as exemplified by Doctor Bruner, who upon distraction goes into a sophisticated mannerism, ignores me, shuts off the connection, gets linear, and goes into an indoctrinated focus when he goes into the coffee shop, where there it’s customary to just dwell in one’s dignity. So I don’t measure up and I retreat to the old newspaper, meaning I lose the clarity and heartfulness, simultaneously, as we both trance out from the subtle meaningfulness.

And the meaning is, this is about a stalemate veil that exists between receptivity and perturbance. Without the openness of receptivity, a person remains closed off from an intertwined simplicity that is in the environment, and is the means to experience the wholeness; the essence. To ignore this naturalness of being is to trance into a sophisticated demeanor, incapable of perceiving the subtle and sensitive needs of a greater beingness.

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We can think of everything we are distracted by, or worried about, or angry over, in the outer as a rabbit hole we begin to run down when our personal involvement takes hold. How far we travel down these interior detours is a matter of how unconscious we are in that moment. The more unconscious we are, the further we go. Yet they are always a digression from the reality at hand. When we stay conscious of this fact, rather that taking the detour, we can begin the process of moving forward in ourselves to a place of equilibrium again. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: My meditation dream was difficult because I was not able to go into the usual stillness, because something inside of me was racing away. And, when you can’t go into the usual stillness, then you get into the indulgence of whatever and however it is that you’re racing inside. And, when you’re racing inside, it’s because you are overindulgent in terms of your attention to some sort of outer thing, or outer unfoldment. 

The whole thing to know is that whatever that outer unfoldment is, it isn’t for you, in terms of its effect upon you, where it’s stealing and taking your entire attention. And so, as you become more conscious, you know how to still that, or just let go of it, or just drop it – to stop the mind, so to speak. And, usually, I’m able to do that and go into the emptiness within. And then, when I do that, then I’m able to be taken from the plane of indulgence of my outer five senses, and experience the inner, or the wholeness, the overallness. In other words, the essence. 

And, of course, the degree to which I don’t fully experience that, but am still welling in it to some degree, are states that you go through. So not able to let go, because that didn’t seem to be something I could shake last night. And all of a sudden it was getting later and later, I decided to lay down. Sometimes that works. Sometimes you’re just kind of sitting there, and you’re able to let go, then, of however it is that you’re just spinning and spinning. Because once you start to spin, then you start to itch and scratch and you can’t sit there – and it just becomes a conundrum of things. 

So this time, when I laid down, it led to hallucinations. And I find out that I don’t want to have anything to do with, well, in this case, I guess I don’t want to have anything to do with untrustworthy presence. And I won’t let anyone in my family relate, either. 

And, in my family, I have kids, and I won’t let these kids play with the septic pumper’s kids because they’ve all been contaminated by the septic pumpers in terms of being raised to look at things in the wrong way. 

So, in this way, I’m able to remain unstigmatically real, or so I think, you know, by having this push off, except this is all done on a hallucinogenic level.


And so how does this function? For one thing, like I say, I won’t let the kids play with anything correlated to that which opposes the overall aliveness with its demeanor. So, in a way, it’s actually positive. It’s negative and positive. The positive of that is that I hold to a truth, I hold to the essence – instead of trying to noodle with the other.

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