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house-collapsepNo matter how well intentioned we are as we make our spiritual journey, there will come a point where we have to break through some spiritual illusions that we have held as we made our way. It’s natural because we can’t truly understand the way of something until we get deeper into it, when we are able to say, “Aha, so that’s how it is.” This dream shows this process in the dreamer, where a meeting with the queen awaits, but first the “family house” has to be torn down to make way for what needs to be built in the next phase. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I have a dream in which there’s someone I’ve known since childhood, who’s planning her wedding, and I’m trying to facilitate. The fiancé is around, and other friends are around, and initially I can only do so much because at some point, around the time of the wedding, I have to go to England to do something with the queen there, go to court, do something.

So I’m doing what I can, but in the process of planning her wedding she’s getting really neurotic, even driving the fiancé nuts. At one point he comes to lay down next to me. He’s like just looking for some affection, or some kind of connection, and then that makes her nuts. I’m just trying to keep everything neutral, but getting a little fed up with the whole thing, too.

But it feels like her getting mad at me kind of gives her the energy to get refocused and start working again on what needs to be accomplished for the wedding. On the other hand, because she’s mad at me, now you feel like she doesn’t really even want me at the wedding – even though I found out I’m not going to be out of town after all.

Then I turn around and I go over to look at the house where I’ve been living, which is my family house, and it feels like I’ve been living on the lower levels of the house. In the upper levels are some monks who have been living there. And as I look at the house, something causes it all to start collapsing from the top where all the monks live. And it’s just kind of flowing down through, kind of like when you see a type of flow you get with a landslide.

It’s not like I have a sense anybody’s necessarily hurt, but obviously I can’t go back to the house. And this is causing someone who’d been observing the whole dream all the time to kind of reach out to me a little bit, instead of get wrapped up in all the types of strange emotions that have been going on with everybody else.

But I also have to get somewhere, so I go down an alleyway, or I’m going to down a street and I’ll be coming back to the house but, as I go down the street, I suddenly see that running rampant over the street are these prehistoric animals. Some of them look like small dinosaurs, and some just look like crocodiles, as they kind of sweep with their big tail down the street and things it’s like then they try to harass or get some of the people, or animals, or things that are going down there.

And one of them, particularly, a smaller one, starts to kind of want to chase me as I have to go down the street to get to where I’m getting, but at this point it seems like I really am kind of fed up with some stuff like that because I seem to pick up some small little log or something and I think I chop off its horn, or parts of its tail, or something. It’s something that discourages it anyway from continuing to bug me – just because I feel like I have to get past that street.

I don’t particularly really want to hurt the animals, even though they are kind of rampaging, but you have to not have them creeping up on your back, or trying to take a bite out of you so you have to whack them.

John: That last part is kind of a way that you have become kind of indulged, or indoctrinated, by some pattern that’s ancient and prehistoric in your past, that comes up and interrupts or interferes with the unfoldment of a process.

Now the process that’s unfolding has both a top and a bottom to it. The top of it is the queen: that’s the area in which something is in a greater realization in terms of something so much more. The bottom is that which is trying to be born, or married or whatever, that’s trying to awaken. And that part that is trying to awaken is personal, so that’s like in life. That’s something in life, and the queen in something of the higher self somewhere else.

So the part that’s trying to awaken has a precociousness about it because it sees this sort of thing as something that is happening with itself, and so what it’s doing is dwelling upon that in a kind of separate motif way so that when the conditions around it do not comport with it, it gets a little peevish. The part of yourself that knows that there has to be so much more, that yields to a greater importance, doesn’t really know what that greater importance is. That’s why it’s just referred to as the queen, that it has to do something for the queen. However, that process of serving the higher self leads to the tumbling down of a way of being that is meant to go away.

And what tumbles down is all these monks that tumble down, collapse in the house, and on the other side of that is what is real. See, that breaks the spiritual illusion and everything like that. So what you’re doing is you’re playing with this dichotomy between a part of yourself that sees itself waking up, coming into knowing something and realizing something, and in that regard you can be very possessive, and protective, and peevish if it interferes with what you perceive as a process.

But then you feel inside of yourself something that is speeded up. By speeded up means that it’s traveling somewhere, meaning that it is going to a greater beingness, that being the queen, and you’re trying to reconcile the two parts. Well, the carrying on by that which is getting married is louder. You have your excuses in terms of a responsibility somewhere else to the queen. You put the two together so that neither of those occur, neither of those become a predominant loudness, and you collapse the house, you collapse all of that which is meant to be in a stillness so that there is this greater overall wholeness that is there only.

There’s no house anymore. The idea of the house had something to do with the process of working with a higher self and a lower self, working with the queen, working with the getting married, and then when all of that goes away you just have a wholeness. Everything comes tumbling down and what remains is what is real. In other words, all the monks came tumbling down, too. That’s quite a dream isn’t it?

Now that importance all happened in the first two thirds of the dream. The other one third I was almost going to say hey, it’s over, and then I started to see that’s a throwaway. And no it’s not, it wasn’t a throwaway. In the past I’m inclined to treat it like it’s a throwaway because it’s all I can do to hold onto the forces to something else that’s louder and more important, but this was very important too because what this did is it pointed out what it is that you have done, over the course of time, that tends to keep you from recognizing this part that is so obvious.

In other words, it’s like your nature going all the way back to prehistoric time has gotten caught up in having to be involved with, in terms of an effect upon you, that has caused you to be thrown off and off to one side instead of catching this schematic that is quickened. Like in the first two thirds you can easily do this step back into this other that has its peculiarities yet, because your memories are so based upon those peculiarities – even though you may not have caught up with all of those memories, because like your dream is indicating it goes way, way back like prehistoric even – it has created an indulgence of your nature, in an abstracted way from the schematic awareness, and awakening, to something so much more, reaching for the higher self, or trying to awaken through the outer to any kind of spiritual conceptualization, all the Buddhas come tumbling down.

That’s the chemistry at play, and then the layer over the top of that was this whole background that you called prehistoric even, that basically held your primary attention instead of your pristine attention. It held your primary outer attention that kept you in a particular kind of trance.

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cosmologymeta500The biggest mistakes or regrets in a life can be from things we’ve done and decisions we’ve made. But just as often those regrets can come from the things we don’t allow to happen, or paths we don’t take. And that’s usually because we dismiss them as possibilities. It is the same in our spiritual journey, because what is trying to awaken in us has to be accepted and embraced – we have to agree to the purpose of it – before it can really awaken all the possibilities of a human journey. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember my first dream. The second dream, I remember coming over a hillside, and you’re walking ahead of me, and we’re going to go down this kind of cultivated hillside to a house down below.

And somebody walks up and tries to stop you, and you’ve pulled out a big hunting knife. You have it in front of you in a kind of threatening way towards this guy. Then I come over to you and tell you to put away the knife. It’s kind of got an orange or red handle, and you don’t really need the knife there.

And then we continue on down the hill and we go in this farmhouse, and there’s two things that really stood out once we were in the farmhouse. One is they have several dogs, but one of the dogs is a small little Tibetan dog that’s all kind of fluffy, but it’s pretty old. You can’t really touch it.

It’s like I go into the bathroom at one point and the dog has poo’ed all over the floor. So I leave there to go into another bathroom. And then I go up the stairs and the dog is lying on one of the stairs, and I realize the dog doesn’t really want people to touch it, but the dog starts talking to me and is telling me its opinion of the people around there.

It’s kind of got a little bit of a sarcastic tone to it, but I mean I understand it. And the dog wants to stand up on its hind legs and dance a dance with me. So that seems okay, I just have to be careful not to touch it too much because it’s kind of a 10-year-old dog. So I remember that, and then the dream shifts a bit.

John: What this dream is about is accepting the entitlement, what you’re entitled to. And so a part of your higher self knows that something is meant, or natural, to be there, that’s able to just open up for you. Yet your psyche indicates that it’s a barrier, or a resistance, or that there is something that you have to contend with.

So in your dream there’s mixed signals, where something is entitled naturally, in an overall way, and yet there’s some sort of rearguard action in terms of contending, thinking that there is a barrier or something that stands in the way. But your higher self knows that nothing stands in the way, that you don’t have to grapple to get there, to be there.

And the “there” that you’re able to experience, it has to do with your approach to yourself, has this aloofness, separation, inward aloneness to itself, it’s as if you’re washed out or something. Yet, in terms of a quality of your higher self energetic, that’s just not so. That quality of your being is able to easily dance and resonate in the environment.

So what you have is a dream in which you have two negative feedbacks, two negative qualities, that stand in the way of how it is that you’re able to be. One has to do with not accepting your entitlement, and then the other has to do with your screening, the way you screen yourself in relationship to what comes into your surrounding. You naturally screen yourself to be like the dog that doesn’t want to be touched. In other words, it’s kind of aloof and alone, hanging back, and it maintains kind of an appearance that enables things to just want to keep their distance.

But deep down there is a higher-self deeper depth that is able to bring alive this whole quality in a way that has been dismissed. And, so, what created the dismissing? Well, the dismissing had to do with the premise of not being entitled – you’re the ones that dismissed yourself, so to speak.

And yet what you’re seeing in the dream is, underneath all of that, is something that is just naturally there. In other words, you can act like it’s not, but it is. And in your shyness or bashfulness of that, you find, almost out of the blue, a whole quality of inner guidance as well.

In other words, it’s as if this trait has kind of sat in kind of abeyance, protected in a kind of abeyance, and has gotten to the point where no one pays much attention to it because you created a demeanor that nullifies it, that nullifies the effect. And yet what rises up, from how things are, is this whole trait of an exuberance, and exhilaration, that is part of your higher self. It’s not something trite, dismissible.

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3234esA spiritual path is designed to help us be centered in our purpose, no matter what we experience or have to deal with in life. But things are always coming for us: distractions, problems, stresses, entertainments. Of course, to manage our lives, we need to deal with all these things, yet we are trying to do it from our centered, connected inner state. If we don’t have that in us, then we are forever pulled this way and that by events in life, because our only “center” is that we follow whatever is capturing our attention at the moment – which is an unbalanced state to be in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The very earliest dream, my only glimpses of it were that we had gone outside to an area and it’s like you had to cross over the water to get there. Then there were some buildings on land, but a big wave had come and it felt like I was able to get on the crest of this wave – which was kind of this off shade of yellow – and I could ride the crest of that wave and I was okay, you know. And that was what I remember about that first dream more than anything else.

John: Well the theme of the dreaming was maintaining a vibration, such that you could work in relationship to the reflective outer. So what you did is you imaged something in which there could be things going on around that could be going up and down, like waves, but that you could hold an acuity that would enable you to move about and to have an energetic viability on a level, meaning physical existence, in which there are all kinds of obstacles and images that grab your attention; that attempt to grab your attention. But if you hold a proper enough wave of focus, you are able to stay attuned.

Jeane: So I had kind of an inner and outer thing going on. In the outer, it’s like I was developing a sore throat, or something, and so I was actually trying to do some kind of a dhikr, or a breathing pattern that healed that. And, in the dream, it’s almost like it became tied up with maybe getting sick, with witches attacking one. I don’t know what it was. It was something odd about witches that came up, anyway.

So I was trying to maintain a certain breathing pattern, and a certain focus, that kept me well while also dreaming. And it had to do with the breath, and the focus on the throat in some way.

And then in the dream, I’m in this house, it’s evening and people are getting ready to go to bed. And, again, the house is being barricaded a little against some force, but I look around and I wonder where the dogs are. And then I see someone’s penned all these little dogs and puppies up in one room.

And I explain to them that they really can’t go to bed without letting the dogs out for one last run. You know, you don’t just keep them penned up like that. So I go outside with all the dogs, to let them run free for awhile, before bringing them in for the night.

And then, after that, it’s like when other people have gone to bed I’ve gone downstairs into a foyer and somebody comes, at one point, and wants to get in, but the person they want to see is already asleep and I tell them that.

And then I look down and I see that someone’s come and left me a book about cardinals. It’s a pretty bird book and it’s got a picture of a cardinal face on the front of it. And it’s an interesting book all about birds, so I’m kind of fascinated that someone has left that there for me, and yet at the same time I seem to be down at the front door being a little bit of a watch person, because we didn’t want anyone else to come in that night.

John: Well what happens when there’s something energetically that’s pulling your attention, in an inner way, is you can incorporate a physical condition as an aspect of the dream in terms of a reflective quality. It somehow parallels, in other words.

The theme of the dreaming was, in order to ride the waves from the previous dream, you had to be able to hold a particular kind of attunement – so that when there were buildings and such that you saw up ahead, which is a bit like obstacles and barriers and such, complexities, that they didn’t throw you off, that you didn’t become too literal and lose the spatiality that you needed to have in order to be inwardly alive.

Well, in this particular dream, now it’s like you’re caught between two barriers. You know, you have the barrier of something that is breaking down, wanting to cause you to get sick, and then you have the quality of trying to hold an inner acuity so that that doesn’t happen. And then you have a dream that portrays something like that, where you have something that’s pent up, and it being pent up is in an unhealthy condition state.

And then a quality of yourself, which you’re depicting as dogs, which are friendly forces to your makeup, that stroke some quality of wholeness, that need to be able to go through their paces in life to be able to appreciate and stretch out. And so you’re actually kind of in a type of reverb to learn to understand some quality of energetic principle here – because it’s like repeating three times.

It repeats almost as an aspect of the issue of coming down with a cold, or getting sick, and what you’re doing to countermand that in your sleep, because you’re using the energy of the theme of the night to try to hold your own.

And then you have that repeat again between two sides in which you have the dogs on the inside, and then needing to get out and open up. And then you have the retrenchment back inside the house, and then something is coming to the door and it is causing you to see that there is even more to be denoted. In other words, there’s a book of birds.

Jeane: In the dream in between, I seem to have gone in this building and there’s a man that reminds me almost like of a magician type, who’s in charge, and he’s dressed in this kind of fine cloth. His suit is made of partly red and partly white.

And I become aware that I can get a suit like this. I can buy it. He’s going to sell it to me at a high price, and I can get it in either red or gray, and white, and I think I get something from him to kind of figure it out to get the right size and everything.

Then, when he leaves, somebody else tells me that I could have bypassed him and gone in somewhere and gotten the same suit. And I said I knew that, but this seemed like the way to do it.

And then I go further back in the building and I see someone, who feels a little captive, who’s singing in a café there, you know, and she seems to just kind of fill the café in the way she sings. That’s all I really remember of that dream.

John: Yeah, deep down I had that inner sense, too, that this dynamic between the inner and the outer, the back and forth, the getting sick and the not getting sick, the dogs being able to go outside or not being able to go outside, the aspect of being back inside versus something that’s like a book coming to you of life. It seems like that carries an ordeal quality to it, and you have to go through that kind of an ordeal when you’re not quite getting the memo of what it’s like to go back and forth and back and forth.

You’re not quite up to speed, in terms of the energetic that’s involved there, because when you are up to speed, what this dream is indicating, is you actually don’t have to do that. You don’t have to go from red to gray, red to gray, red to gray – that there’s a part of you that already, settled back deep inside of yourself, knows the distinction. So it’s not a matter of back and forth.

And it’s also a peculiar kind of back and forth in that in the image you’re depicting this in some sort of separate capacity. In other words, if you don’t do certain things you’re going to get sick, and then at the same time, you know, there’s a greater freedom if you’re more open, in other words so the dogs can run around. And then there is a focus that’s kind of needed that pulls things to you from within. In other words, the bird Book of Life is made available to you. You don’t have to go out looking for it.

And in this inner dream that you’re having seems to suggest that somehow or another you carry a knowingness, so this quality of kind of a back and forthism – you just don’t need that anymore. You don’t need to go from red to gray and red to gray. You kind of deep down know the difference. Even though you’re feeling you have to do it, you really don’t have to do it. You can hold the vibratory quality and not have to go back and forth and back and forth.

So it’s almost as if that other thing that you remembered, which is easier to forget and so you forgot it until this other shook enough of things to cause it to flicker back in, it’s a deeper viewpoint. I have noticed that I experience these kinds of deeper inner viewpoints when there is something that’s distracting me, such as in your case you were concerned about catching a cold or something, that causes the quality of the soul to defer to something denser then, a little bit, and that can keep a recognition of something more meaningful in terms of it being able to go into a greater overallness. It already is in that greater overallness, but your awareness of it in that greater overallness is impinged because of having to contend with something in the here and now.

By being able to see with yourself that you could do all of this already, vibratorally, that you didn’t have to go back and forth even though you’re arguing that this is the way that I still do it; the higher self of you is pointing out that you do have an awareness that postulates to you a whole other shifted way of experiencing things.

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