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ChaosThe dream yesterday began with an inner perspective, but then it shifted to dealing with events in the outer world (see A Visionary Effect). And, just as in waking life, when we are faced with what is unfolding in the outer, things begin to get chaotic. Nothing works quite right, and more and more detours are required to handle everything. It’s interesting to see our dreams in this light: are things unraveling, or are things working out? This can tell us where we are in our struggle. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So when I go to the outside again there’s a lot of people, and some of the first people that you run into, of course, are the people that you wouldn’t let into the inside before. But I just seem to kind of ignore them. And I’m walking around the lawn and exploring the area, and there’s a woman who wears white, an older woman who wears white, that I see as owns the area, or it’s her area anyway. And at one point, then, you’re there, and then I think of her as your mother.

You and I decide to go on a hike up the side of the hill and, as we go up the hill, it’s very muddy and there’s kind of like a stream beside it that has pooled up in different places. And as we’re about some distance up there, then you notice a place where it’s almost like a pool with some steam coming off of it has pooled among the rocks. And you want to go in the water.

I don’t really want you to go in the water because I feel like we can’t tell how hot it is. It might be quite volcanic, or it might just be like a hot pool. I just don’t know, but you just jump in. But when you do that, it’s like part of the side breaks down and it sweeps you down the mountain a little ways and you get all muddy.

So you kind of holler at me and I have to come and pull you out and back up onto the trail. And then we have to go down to the house because you have to go change clothes or whatever, get the mud off you.

When we’re down there, it’s like your mother really wants me to leave. There’s also been an Indian man that I feel like was wanting to be in a relationship with her, or someone there, and he’s left.

Before I can leave, I’m looking around for some things that need to be done, and then a little spider lands on my glasses. You know, I don’t like spiders near my hair or anything, so I kind of take off the glasses and ask you to help get the spider out, shake my head. That’s just kind of disturbing.

And then she seems to have left for a few minutes and you’ve gone to clean up and, because she wants me to leave and it’s her house, I feel like I’m going to have to – but I make a phone call. It must be about a cab or something. And when I make that phone call, somehow I get hooked up to the house of the Indian man and I find out he has a wife, even though he’d been there trying to maybe have a relationship with your mother or someone else.

So that was kind of like information that we didn’t know that I know it might even upset her, but at least I’ve got the information. Also, before I leave I see these white clothes all around, and I’m picking them up, and I feel like they need to be washed before I go. And as she comes and she’s gathering up some of the white clothes, too, I’m trying to sort them out a little bit more from colored clothes or other clothes that are with them, and get them in a washing machine that’s outside with everything else. I think that’s when the dream ended.

John: So when you put all of that that goes on in the inner in which you can have a certain knowingness, when you put this into the outer, you repeat over and over and over and over and over again all of the various variances.

And, to begin with, things just keep becoming more abstract, meaning separating from this overallness and this wholeness in which there is a sense, an acuity to every little nuance that is able to take place in terms of the effect as something changes in an inner way of something coming through.

But in the outer, you start off in which, fresh off of the inner, you have the sense of the various relationships, or parts. In other words, you have a sense of the effect of the mother, you have the sense of the effect of this, and the sense of the effect of that, and it’s still kind of within the metrics of an overallness, but with separate distinctions.

And then as the dream progresses, the vagaries get more and more askew. You know, you get the white clothes, and the colored clothes, and you’ve got the this and you’ve got the that, and you’ve got to handle this a little differently than you handle that. And it becomes more and more askew, meaning more and more like in a separateness.

And the more and more it goes like that in the outer, the further and further and further away you get from a higher-self acuity that you had on the inner. And yet that is how it is played in the outer, because in the outer you have your senses, and your senses are only able to pick up what is in your immediate environment around you.

And so you have to conduct and act off of that. And as you conduct and act off of that, can you hold onto, can you be in this innerness, at the same time you’re in the multiplicity? Because the multiplicity isn’t really a multiplicity. To begin with, you know that it’s kind of a part of you this way, and a part of your environment in this way, and a part of your environment in that way.

But in the end the images and the variances and all of the stuff that you’re going through sound estranged, sound like you know just things that you have to contend with, and you tend to lose more and more and more in the separation. You lose more and more and more of the union, or the oneness of things.

So when you dream on the inner, you pull more and more into a huge oneness, and world soul of yourself, in which that which goes on you can be in rhythm with. And when you go outward, there is an amnesia that sets in, in which the parts all to begin with have a relationship, but in the end that relationship can break down and you can become completely bewildered by the duality of things – as if they are things that you have to contend with, as if they really are separate.

And, as your dream progressed, these things kept having a semblance of greater and greater separation in terms of the imagery.

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imag00303esIn the midst of the idea of letting go, we can get confronted by the question of what parts of one’s self are actually the true parts, the parts we want to keep? This dream looks at this question, and the answer would likely be slightly different for every one of us, but it touches upon the concept that there are basic natures that we should hold onto, that without which we would be straying from who we really are. As we delve deeper, these are the questions that give us pause. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Last night I had a number of long dreams, but they were all kind of murky with a lot of people, so they were hard to pull out many details.

One of the earliest ones, it felt like I was going back and forth to some place in the mountains, a little town there. Once I got there I wanted to go back out and go hiking, and a friend joined me. And I remember I had a car parked in front of a house, and she’d come with a kitten so we were going to leave the kitten with my car while we went hiking.

And that was the strongest thing I remembered of that dream.

John: Well, the idea of being able to go back and forth in the mountains is an image that I wouldn’t be able to have, because I would always get twisted and lost, because I don’t have a proper schematic of whereabouts in terms of my spirit energy in manifestation – but you do. You do.

But what you don’t have is a certain sense of… well, the cat energy of a certain quality that you need from the kitten in order to be able to, you know, stretch out. In other words, you can’t go and solve any problems like going hiking up into the mountains. You can’t get very far away from the car because there is something about the energy that you need in relationship to the kitten.

So, what it is is an interesting dream that basically starts with what it is that is natural for you. It’s unnatural for me, but natural for you, that you know your north, south, east, and west, that you can go back and forth and back and forth.

But what you can’t do is probe out very well, which is the trait that the masculine does that’s able to try to shake things through, and understand something from on high or whatever, which on an energetic level for the feminine, is like it has to do more with a different aspect of the breath. It’s more the in-breath, where the masculine would have the sense of something coming down into manifestation and the spirit energy coming into matter.

For the feminine it would have to do with the fact that it can move around, meaning that the spirit energy could venture forth from its moving around and familiarity in manifestation. It could move around, and it could hike, or go through obstacles. But the dream is indicating that there is a dilemma in terms of leaving your car, or leaving that spatiality, and it has something to do with a relatability and an intertwining that is getting left behind.

When you do that, and that is symbolized by the kitten, I don’t want to venture to guess what that is, other than to say that there’s something about the kitten that is important in terms of the ability to reach out into, or to probe out. In other words, the ability to take and have something more than just being in matter and able to flow in manifestation knowing your bearings, but that where you go askew is when you try to probe away from that basic quality nature. Isn’t that interesting? 

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1500There is a lot of discussion of things “awakening,” but what awakens? Well, firstly it is new energy that had been dormant or inaccessible. That new energy then activates parts of our system that, perhaps, weren’t fully functioning before. That can be a big shift internally, and we might experience it as a state of imbalance until our systems find a new equilibrium. But it is a necessary part of the process. This dream shows how that process happens through an image that moves back and forth and up and down. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well the problem I’m having with my dreams from last night is that it was about an energy that was going back and forth, and it was almost like going back and forth in not just two but maybe four dimensions.

The initial dream it seems to be going back and forth out on a prairie-type area, where I go back and forth to a ranch where people are doing something cooperatively. And, in that sense, there are animals that come back and forth between one group and another and how that’s managed. And then there’s also me going back and forth between both groups and where I am.

And when I go back once, what’s changed is they’ve brought in these, they’re like bulls or they’re even cows that have horns, too, and they can be rather ferocious. I forget what they’re using them for, but they needed them for something. And the first time I went there when they had these animals now, because they’re rather ferocious and you can’t get too close to them, I had climbed up on this huge rock and then I could look down in the pasture where the cows and the bulls were.

But then the animals actually climbed up on the rock, too. It was a huge rock, so they could get up there and someone else was giving me instructions because you couldn’t get too close to them, so they were telling me like where I could be on the rock that was maybe safe. And then I get down from the rock, and leave the animals there, and come back down across the fence.

I also know there was something going back and forth in the exchange that was going on out in the prairie with people that shared things that involved the colors red and blue.

And then it seemed to shift more into the city, which was kind of a horizontal shift, and in the city it was like I was in an auditorium and some of the people were facing forward and listening to some jazz or complicated music that was being performed on a stage, and some of us were behind them facing another direction and listening to another music – but you would still be aware of what the others were doing.

And so a lot of the dream was hard to pull out because it was all this kind of shifting back and forth in these wispy ways like that, and trying to keep track of it.

John: The theme of the dreaming is to take as a baseline the inner energetic that’s coming through, and holding onto that, having a relationship that is attuned to that so that it effectuates what one goes through in their day-to-day and in their outer.

So the way you had that in your dream is you saw it as the raw energy of the masculine, that’s the bulls and such that are in the field, and you were able to like be on a rock and look down at all of that. But that is put into motion in that all of the animals can come up on the rock, too, and thus you have a different, you have a change, you have a shift in terms of that raw energy now has to be not just as a raw energy, but has to be something that is then part of an overall cadence and flow in life.

Now, in the dream, what makes it difficult is these energies seem to have two different dynamics to them. One seems to pull in one way and, as it pulls in one way, it tends to veil the other in terms of the rawness that you see that’s a deeper inner depth. It’s a type of inner depth for you because it is something that comes down and through as a raw energy loudness.

Or you could view it in the opposite if you want, and that it is just something raw in life that is core and basic, that you need to take in and accept and have that around you. Whichever way you view it is okay, as is shown in the second dream, in which you have these two different dynamic energies that each stand on their own – but do come together and connect.

You’re actually dreaming the incorporation, the three phases of kind of this old energy that’s coming in anew. The first phase has to do with being able to grasp the recognition of value from the inner where something more, even though you live in an 80% outward world, to be able to discern the difference so that you recognize that it’s an inner into outer flow or, in your case, being able to put the animals that come to the rock along with the bulls and such that stay down below and be okay with that.

In the second part of the dream, you pull the two, as if they’re in two different zones, together. That is the quality of the Buddhist equanimity of the new energy in which the two forces work hand in hand.

So you had the first part of the new energy, and then you had the second part. The third part that you didn’t have is the part where the identification of something that’s anew is so loud that, instead of it being like an echo of inner coming into outer and you’re mired by the outer condition of things and hard to hold onto things, and in the dream struggle to be able to visualize and hold onto it because of the influence of something in the outer that is always changing, in terms of your perspective of your senses and your mind coming to fore, in the end it gets so that the inner is so loud that the outer is like a black dot.

In other words, it’s like black bull, young man, old man, white bull but with a black tip at the end of its tail. That’s an Oxnard picture. The significance is that the lightness is like 80-90%, all of the inner coming across, and the catalyst is this little black fleck that still remains – and that creates the motion. If it wasn’t for that black fleck, and us being in this loci, you wouldn’t have the eyes and the ears of something. You wouldn’t have the motion. This sets in place the motion. This is the new energy in the third phase. You were dreaming it in the first and second phase.

It’s the inner and the outer, and the red and blue, red is your dense raw energy color, and blue is a cohesion of a higher light, of a perspective kind of light. In other words, it’s the higher octave of a mental light. In other words, it’s a spiritual light, but it is still limited. It still has to go to the third use, the third octave. It’s interesting how you dreamt that.

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