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path-500We’ve all had this experience: a shift or a change occurs, and we can never go back to the way things were before. Sometimes this is unexpected and unsettling, and sometimes, even though we didn’t see it coming, we know that it’s a change for the better. In a way, our dreams are always trying to lead us to our next inner shift, to a letting go, or to a new knowing that will allow us to progress. That’s because the universe tries to do things as economically as possible. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my next dream, I’ve gone to visit some friends of mine, and they used to live in New York, a couple with two daughters, but they’re currently living a little bit more in the country.

And when I get there and I go up, I think they’re on the second story of the house, and there’s a lot of people visiting, and their daughters aren’t right there. So the dad and I go out to find the daughters because we have a sense of something, you know, a little concerning.

And we go over to a smaller structure on the house, and some kids have been playing on this smaller structure – and we see a group of them just jump off the roof. We don’t see them land on the other side, so we don’t know if they’re okay.

We go over. We thought the daughters have tried jumping off the roof with them, but the daughters just seem to have, I don’t know if they’ve tumbled down the stairway, or they’re sitting on a stairway when we get there. They hadn’t actually jumped off the roof with the other kids. The other kids were fine when they jumped off, but we didn’t know that at first and we felt the daughters were too young to do that.

So we get the daughters, and then when we’re going to come back I realized I had come out without my shoes and so I’m looking around. And one of the daughters lends me an extra pair of high heels that she had, so I wear those back when we go back with the daughters to the first home.

We go upstairs. Everybody’s around but I realize it’s getting time for me to go home, but now as I look around I can’t find my own shoes. And I can wear the daughter’s shoes, but it feels like I start to leaves wearing their shoes, and then I come back. Then I see my shoes in a group with some other shoes. I think there was more to that dream, but that was all I was able to pull out.

John: Well, when you go back and put that in together with the first dream, in the first dream the sense of things as it exists, in terms of how it hits you, does not feel right, no longer feels right.

And so that dream only progresses to the point where there is the image of what is able, or meant, to be, that is something that makes more sense than just going around feeling how something isn’t quite right. You’re still a little unsettled, however, by that because that image is an image that you find hard to embrace as a sensibility.

In this dream, in terms of progressing that, you do this around using the imagery of shoes, and that, try as you might, you cannot get the parts of yourself that you’re trying to pull together to accept the conditions that you’re trying to impose upon it. In other words, a greater wholeness of yourself seems to know that the myriad of all the shoes no longer was where you were at, because however it was that you had shifted you had become accustomed to being able to do.

And that’s the whole sense of how something comes together in a solidified way, concretized way. You know it when it hits, and until it hits you’re always a bit perturbed, or pondering: is it this way, or is it that way, can it be this, can it be that? You’re kind of hankering for something, but don’t know what it is that you’re hankering for.

And then, when something shifts, the result can be something you hadn’t anticipated; can you make that work? And it will be part of the new design. Can you make this new design the way that the world will be? Can you be in that? Can you conduct yourself in that capacity? And maybe it’s a capacity that you had dismissed before, but it becomes a capacity upon which there is a greater easibilty in that what and how you had been placing your focus, you’re given a chance finally to glance back at it. For awhile you can’t even find it, and when you do glance back at it, it doesn’t hold your attention like it did before.

When you’re not able to sort something like this out, or when it doesn’t sort out, it can leave you discombobulated as if you’re busted into a lot of pieces and kind of half crazy, because you’re trying to take and get something to make sense, and the old part of yourself is not going to be able to admit that this actually makes sense. But then, when you drop the old part of yourself, you’re able to just be.

There is a confusion, there’s a maze to be sorted out, and then there is a general heartfulness that can effectuate itself in the maze, that can rise up in the maze of things, and that can become a kind of as good as it gets in terms of trying to contend, and contend using the variables, as one perceives them, that are in an outer context.

And so one develops this understanding upon which to function. And then they see this understanding as reaching to something more, because what is around them they’re not able to naturally accept. They’re not able to pull the myriad of things back into a whole. And when a person is able to pull all of that back into a whole, in other words, hold onto the heartfulness which is important, but not having a heartfulness that dismisses this, or dismisses that, but accentuates itself, then you come up with a knowingness. You can come up with a result. You can find yourself just shifted into a whole other way of existing, or being.

And that shift, that change, does not have to make sense necessarily anymore, at least not in terms of the way that you had been functioning before. You’re not going to be able to put it into that frame of reference anymore – no matter how hard you try – it won’t go into that frame of reference anymore.

And that’s kind of what it means when you take and a teacher will say that if a person is an extrovert they may find out that they’re more of an introvert all of a sudden, or if a person’s been more of an introvert they’ll find out that they’re expression in nature may become more extroverted. In other words, how it is, and the way it is, that a person is going around trying to untwine the confusion of things in order to find a wholeness, and that they conduct themselves with a particular dance in life.

In the end you may find out that it’s not that dance of life that you do; you don’t wear flat shoes necessarily, you suddenly wear high heels. And you suddenly wear the high heels as what is really important in terms of the way something suddenly has become. And when you are more comfortable in the casual flats, you would have thought that this other way of being was too bizarre. But then all of a sudden the casual flats is not what is unfolding, or supported, or meaningful. That was just kind of a training quality of sorting things out aspect of one’s nature, and that the ability to recognize something in a more pristine way, the high heels, the acuity of that, is where things are going, is where something is going.

Somehow or another you have this other overall attention, and you’re pulling that attention in by including the other aspects of yourself that, until you pulled in the other aspects of yourself, you can only be casual.

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w_nesIt’s been said that to make a spiritual journey is to learn to live according to the rules of the universe, rather that according to human-made rules. And the same applies to understanding our dreams. In this dream image, we see a group of people taking credit for something they didn’t create. In our created culture, that’s against the rules. But our dreams aren’t viewing things from that perspective, they’re showing us how we separate ourselves from the wholeness of things, from the quilt of life, and separate ourselves even within our own selves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So in this next dream it has some shifts in it. In this dream I’m in a long, low building, almost like a school building in a way, in terms of how it’s built, lots of rooms but a couple different levels.

And I’m there because there’s going to be a fundraiser, and there’s going to be an auctioning off of some quilts that some women have made. And I’m helping to finish the quilts because, when you make quilts, usually you sew them together and then they put some batting or something in them, but they have to be finished by the two sides being tied together, or stitched together. That’s sometimes done my hand, so I’m helping finish the quilts so they’ll be ready for auction.

There’s one woman’s quilts in particular that I’m finishing. She has a series of quilts, and some of them are going to get completed by the time of the auction, and some won’t be done but we’ll take them in anyway. At one point I leave the room where I’ve been working, or where they’re going to be auctioned, and I’ve gone down to a bathroom – and this is almost like a school building that’s got a long bathroom with a series of stalls, and several women and I have gone down. But the lights aren’t on in the room.

And so when I go into a bathroom stall I can’t tell whether it’s plugged up, or it’s flushed, or what the scene is, and I can tell other people are having the same problem. So I kind of reach out to flush the toilet, hoping that it’s not going to flood, because I can’t see what the situation is. And I try to get the light on my cell phone to work; I know I have a flashlight attachment somewhere, but it won’t seem to work in this room, either. But I think somebody says something reassuring, and I realize we just have to move on.

And I go from that room into the room where the woman who made my quilts is and there are still some quilts she’s putting together there. And then the other odd thing in that room is there’s this bat flying around, and it’s quite a large bat, and it’s landed on the person next to me and she wants me to feed the bat. The bat spreads its wings out and stuff, but I keep trying to avoid the bat because I find it kind of scary. And she keeps trying to show me that it’s actually quite harmless, even though it has these sharp teeth and stuff.

Even though it’s landing on the person next to me, or on the quilt next to me, still I find it pretty intimidating even though they keep showing me how they feed it. I don’t seem to want to touch the bat.

And then it’s time to go into sell the quilts, even though they’re not completely done. I help her carry them in, and some people who have finished the quilts it’s like they present the quilts as though they’re their own, but I want the quilts presented so it’s clear that people know that she made them. I think that’s where the dream ends.

John: For a while there I thought you were advancing the theme beyond, into a place where I never advanced it, which means a recognition of a connection that goes along with being able to hold onto a place that is in keeping with something that is naturally opening up as part of your being, that you’re born with.

In other words, the way I likened the difference is the difference, it’s the difference between following a principle of a good righteous person, who follows their heart, and adheres to what they have come to understand based upon the outer and their understanding of the outer. And they don’t have much of a depth of an understanding of the inner, but they can develop pretty good principles, and then they come from an aspect of their heart.

And that can lead up to a particular kind of development that only can go so far, but at some point it can be cracked or broken, in terms of the heart, and then something will compromise. That’s the limitation of that kind of consciousness.

And then there’s the kind of consciousness that you were describing, that the judges had. Now you didn’t describe the first consciousness, but the consciousness that the judges have, in your first dream, was the type of consciousness where it was natural to them. It was kind of like they were born with it. Others still struggled, but they had what it took imbedded in their nature and so they could manifest something that could affect life.

So, when you started on the next dream, it looked to me like you were going to be showing how much that means to be able to be like that, in terms of functionality in life, because you started off dealing with the quilt, and the quilt is a matrix of things, a design of things. And initially it was like you were going to intertwine these various quilts together, ways of sewing them together. And it looked like you were doing the process, and then once this was done this was just going to be released out into life, made available to life.

But then, somewhere along the line, it kind of got to the point where you didn’t quite really recognize this as something of yourself. Others who were working on the quilts, that did get them done, saw these quilts as theirs, meaning they didn’t disassociate and create it as something outside of themselves. They saw this as inside of themselves, but you didn’t quite see this as something that was part of yourself. You still felt that it had to do with a glorification, or qualification, of something else that was the main designer of the quilt – and that that’s where the credit needed to go, or something, and therefore that kind of deflection kept you from quite finishing the quilts, quite finishing what needed to be released into life.

And the reason is also provided in the dream, when you shifted and went into an area where you couldn’t flush a toilet, or do something without creating some other kind of condition, because you couldn’t quite see what you were doing. It didn’t quite come through. And because it didn’t quite come through, when you were in the quilt room it was like that battiness was still flying around. And those who understood what they were doing, and were able to put all of this together as themselves, and twine it together, were in the oneness in such a way so that they could then release that into the outer for all to enjoy and behold.

But, in your particular case, you still had to contend with something that was a little awry, or the bat, the battiness of things. And of course you were shown the reason why there is a battiness of things, in that you didn’t quite figure out how to access the means upon which to see what it was that was going on. You had it inside of you.

You, in the first dream, were amongst judges that were born with it and that this trait is a trait that you’re closing in on, but haven’t necessarily found. In other words, you have your predilections or something that keep you from quite making the quilt intertwined with other quilts, released to the outer, as an expression of yourself yet. You still haven’t quite made that step, but you do see that going on, which means that you’re in the process of that step because you do see completed quilts being made. But then you see the aspect of something that’s wayward, that’s got some little uneasiness connected to it, that’s associated with not quite being able to get some inflection to light up. You’re not quite able to turn the light on in the bathroom, and are unsure that what you’re doing isn’t going to create a big mess, if you’re not careful, because you can’t quite see what’s what.

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Businessman in the middle of the maze. Challenge conceptsThe great simplicity, and the greatest secret, is that we humans are born on a planet to train ourselves to be useful to the purposes of the universe. We come here to learn, and we are meant to graduate from this nursery school and then begin our life elsewhere – according to what we have done here. But if we put all our effort into succeeding here, most of those skills don’t apply at the universal level; so we, in a sense, won’t graduate. We are free to choose our path and focus, but only our higher purpose is important and useful to the everything that is going on. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my first dream, I just seem to be studying something out, and I’m kind of looking at the judges on The Voice except, in my dream, I think there’s five instead of four. And they’re all in one kind of long, low building, and I’m just studying out and realizing that even if these particular people lost everything, that they knew how to rebuild it because they had built their careers on their own from the beginning. And so I just seem to be studying that out in the first dream. That’s my focus there.

John: Well, the theme of the dreaming has to do with being able to identify some part, a part, of one’s inner beingness that has a connection, or access, to a freedom and a way of being that is natural to the soul.

In other words, most people who are still trying to sort things out in the outer, and still kind of caught in the waywardness of separation, and having to contend with trying to do the best they can in terms of a world of complexity, and multiplicity, and all of that that they struggle with and contend with, the impression to that type of person, or the impression to those in the collective, is that it’s a hard row, and it’s a struggle to get out from the maze of it all.

And yet, when they do, the idea is that you’re getting out of the maze kind of by good fortune or something. However, what you’re seeing is that when you bring yourself up and connect yourself to a quality of completeness, which is the four judges, four represents a symbol of completeness, you recognize that in that setting of kind of an overview of a knowingness that extends beyond having to sort things out, that there is the natural quality imbedded within your being that it just doesn’t matter what goes on in the outer. You’re going to be able to be just fine.

What matters in the outer, matters for those who think that the outer is important. But when you have recognized the outer isn’t important, and have recognized something inside that is important, then you can lose everything in the outer, or it doesn’t matter what necessarily happens in the outer, because you have found the proper place upon which to rest with your quality of inner recognition, or sense of self, in other words, but sense of a higher self.

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