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The first time we do anything we are not expert at it. Expertise comes with practice and repetition. Greater consciousness works this way as well: at first we choose to be aware of something in our environment, or as part of our inner process, and, if we repeat this over time, our systems will pick up the way of it for us – in the same way that we learned to drive a car. Becoming conscious about anything can add a new automatic process to our systems, which is a great form of gathering new intelligence. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I only remember my last dream. And, in that dream, it’s like I was in this room, but this room was maybe on a college campus or something. And there were protests going on.

The protests were supposed to be very controlled, but it felt like after the controlled part of the protests, that people kind of acted a bit like a dragon, or something. Or maybe they were even real dragons that sometimes came and they kind of broke some chains, because there was one out on the balcony or something. But they didn’t really seem to harm anybody, they just seemed to cause a bit of physical damage. 

And so I was kind of studying that out, just kind of what happens when crowds get out of control or something. Or when they protest. But they caused a little more damage than they thought they were going to. So I was just trying to study out how that was happening, and it seemed to be happening in the same physical setting as where I was sleeping, except it was a college campus instead of a bedroom.

John: So I guess you were looking at how you affect things, which might mean you’re still contending with as an impression or a way of looking at yourself. In other words, everything is affected by what goes on in the environment around you. And you have to be strong enough to be able to take every effect into something to which you’re able to recognize even something more in terms of things. 

The effect that you seem to be portraying is the ability to hold a particular kind of quality so that you can be in a balance with what is going on around you. To be able to note that, to be able to recognize that something more that’s going on around you. That seems to be kind of like a quality of the chi, or the Tao, aspect of it that you’re looking to understand, and looking to maintain in terms of a kind of balance of nature. 

So you must be dreaming this either because it’s an effect or an influence from the Tao teacher, or you’re dreaming it because you’re trying to hold a quality of a space in relationship to something else that’s going on. 

And you know that it’s important to hold that space in order to be able to let something unfold in the universe, that you’re able to then connect and pay attention to, or recognize, in a different way. The theme of the dreaming last night had to do with being able to maintain a balance and connection to an aspect of the Tao.

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The language of dreams has many ways to point out what is hidden in us, and to portray the depths within that we can explore. In this dream this depth is the size of a dinosaur, and the dreamer is chasing this inner depth. But, of course, when we discover something ancient, will we know exactly what it is, or how to describe it? And will we understand what it is telling us? This is part of the magic and mystery of our journey with the self. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The dreams that I don’t remember as well, I just remember the themes. I remember I had an early dream in which I seem to be chasing dinosaurs. 

I think that was followed by a dream in which I worked for a newspaper. And, at one point, I’m talking to a woman and suggesting she should have a second source of income, like Social Security, because when you work for a newspaper they just pay by the article that gets published, not by the amount of time that you put into it. That was all I remembered about the earlier dreams.

John: What you’re doing, even though it hasn’t flushed through, what you’re doing is you’re having to contend with an echo of how something is  – deep recessed within. In other words a quality of the way some sort of information comes across, so that it’s not hidden.

In other  words, there’s the dinosaur. The dinosaur, in other words, is the hint of something deep within, because it’s not around, or not existing anymore. And the newspaper, which is the dense aspect of how you report things, or see things, or conduct yourself in the outer, and then there is a whole other part of what is going on that’s behind all of that, that is the real food and source of energetic value, that is on a threshold of what it’s all about. 

The dinosaur is just the inflection of something that goes way way back that can be brought through into an access. And the little short minuet that has to do with you’re talking to someone having to get a second source of income is an inference to a connection to this something that lies back and behind things as a source of greater value.

Because, in the outer sequence of things, just looking at how it is in kind of a black-and-white way, there isn’t the security in that because that varies and changes, it’s just in the outer. There is something deeper and more that can be found. So you’re hearing the echo of that, even though you don’t know what that’s about.

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Here we have the imagery of vicious creatures, in a dense jungle, chasing pet dogs. So, what is more upsetting, those images, or remembering that we are all the characters in our dreams? We are a man’s best friend living in a quiet town, and we are vicious creatures that just might win out over the friendly pups. But, from the dream’s perspective, this isn’t a battle of good over evil as much as it is a reminder that what is hidden in us is the most threatening when we leave it in the darkness. Our journey is to help bring the light of our consciousness into the darker spaces – which benefits the whole of us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The Chistis still work within the level of dharma. I’m still working within the level of a type of dying before you die, which is a total letting go. 

And if you’re working within the level of a dharma, you’re going to continue to work with the rhythm of the breath. And if you continue to work with the rhythm of the breath, then you’re going to have to somehow accommodate the unfoldment of others into the equation of things. In other words, you don’t just carry a heartfulness, in, and of, and with yourself exclusively, and ignore, for example, on the out-breath the pragmatic aspect of things that functions as well and has more to offer because it is very, very jinn skills oriented and it hasn’t weakened itself. Or still considers itself very, very viable, when the path towards the angelic is continuously cutting things, and cutting things, and cutting things. 

In the first dream, it’s very, very loud, I go out into the deep woods with my dogs and run into vicious creatures. In other words, this is like a jungle out there, and I run into vicious creatures that I’m able to ward off based upon my presence. I’m able to ward them off because maybe I have a kind of a weapon or something that keeps them at bay. 

But my dogs would not be any protection and it’s a good thing that I’m there. In fact, I’m told that my dogs, if left alone out there, will eventually get pulled down, meaning they can’t outrun these vicious wild creatures.

Well, I don’t want to think about it, but because this thought was brought up, that it could be like this, it grabbed my attention as a concern. And whenever you wonder like that, this gives the opportunity for an instability to eventually come to the forefront and potentially happen. 

Well sure enough, the day arrives when the dogs are in the jungle. In other words, a part of myself that is extended out, that doesn’t have its full presence is what the dogs represent because they’re the friends. And these wild creatures attack. So the dogs run for their lives. 

And I’m sitting there wondering, man, they have to really go through some very thick jungle, you know, that  could slow them down because these wild creatures live in this kind of jungle, they don’t mind this kind of thing. I’m really concerned: can they make it? Can they make it? And they finally burst out of the jungle into town, just as the wolves are catching them and pulling them down. And I can feel the pain of the wolves attack catching up with them, or wild creatures, whatever they are. 

So I wake up feeling the pain of the dogs needing civilization to wake up. So, what’s the meaning? This follows underneath the quality of a greater watching-your-heart theme. Almost the need to be able to watch the heart, in the heart of another. To be able to affect that. In other words, if everything is still asleep, this problem could come right into town, and could happen and everyone stays asleep. No one’s the wiser. 

Or they could wake up and everything could get fixed, you know, you could beat off the darkness. So as a dream it indicates that help is needed before surrendering angelically is sustainable. If you’re in a deep inner place, deep inside of yourself, that can be kind of angelic. You can’t maintain that, you can’t sustain that, especially if you’re working with just the rhythm of the breath and you’re not going out of Dodge, which, I guess, you’re not supposed to do, you’re supposed to maintain yourself in the books of life. You can’t sustain this angelic side of yourself. 

And if you ignore, kind of in a whole other part of yourself that is in the denseness of the outer, it’s like we kind of are perhaps maybe we’re going somewhere in a different kind of way from a top-down approach, but there’s something that enables us to pull out dreams, which is like a quality of a blackboard in our nature, by which, whenever we’re going through something we can catch up with it and pull it out – it just doesn’t circle around unconsciously and remain in an untouchable state. 

With most people that dream, if you really look at it, the dream is usually triggered by something that has created some sort of effect that you’ve spun around, either it could be something profoundly wonderful, it could be something profoundly bizarre. Anyway it’s something to some sort of essence of your being, leaked through, like it hit a spot that came through, that got your attention in some mode, and you have to look at it more succinctly.

Amongst the Chistis they’re affected differently in that they know that they’re dreaming a lot but they don’t remember any of it – and how that comes through is a whole other thing.

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