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Environments are always seeking balance and equilibrium – energetically. If someone new enters a room, or a conversation, it takes a little while for the “space” to readjust. In this dream, which has a huge spider running around, the spider has set something in motion that the dreamer is trying to manage and get back into a state of equilibrium. The repercussions could extend to many places – not all obvious. Still, as a dream, it allows the dreamer to see the task at hand and the underlying decision that looms. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember the end of my last dream. And in that dream, it feels like I’m living somewhere where when I’ve come out of a building, which might even be a movie theater, when I come out a large spider goes in, and it’s, I think, a black-and-white spider. 

I have a sword. And it’s almost like the rules are such that, at some point, if I want to go back in the building I’m going to have to fight this spider. But, meanwhile, you don’t know if the spider has multiplied, or it’s set up traps, or what it’s done. It’s a pretty big spider – it’s about half the size I am. 

And, at one point, I even send in a scout. But, as far as I know, the spider could have hidden what it does, or how many other spiders are there now. And then even if you go in and maybe you get that spider, did you get all the spiders, you don’t know. But maybe part of what you have to do is go in and try anyway. 

So I’m contemplating about how one does this: does one go in as a whole group? How does one ever get the spiders? Or do you let the spiders take over the building? That doesn’t seem like a solution, either.

John: So what you’re doing is you’re starting with the building which is a stillness. And then you’re leaving the stillness. And, when you leave the stillness, you immediately set in motion, in terms of identification, having left the stillness and having gotten caught into the greater spaciousness of having to figure your way out – in terms of both the timing and the spaciousness. 

The thing that I was trying to figure out was, what does this spider represent, in terms of going into the building that you’ve vacated? It involves having to sort things out again. Once you’ve taken and contended, or gotten involved, or gotten yourself sucked into something, meaning you’ve left the stillness, then you have to somehow sort things out, like black-and-white or something.

It’s kind of like you can be going along, I mean, an example of this as an outer effect that does this to you, that portrays Kundalini energy, it has both an inner and outer quality to it; it’s in a state of disarray. It has kind of an outerness that is coming down with its timing sequence of something, it’s seeking to act out in the outer. And then the inner quality that is trying to take on a spaciousness, that can be considered a spider, too.

The way, though, to look at it is instead of saying it like that is to give one more precise example. So when you’re feeling good, let’s say you’re just feeling great, you know, you have no reason or qualms whatsoever, you can say that you’re kind of in a wholeness, or in a oneness. You can feel still, in that way. It’s not that you actually have to do anything. 

Then, all of a sudden, you make a decision to do something, or are affected by something, that stirs you from this condition of stillness. And so when you’re stirred from this condition of stillness, you then have to step out; I mean, that’s where an energetic is set in motion. That’s timing, or a thought, or however you want to put it. 

When you get in the timing you don’t know the timing because the timing is complete, in and of itself, when it’s in a stillness. But when you’ve moved away from it, then there’s like, oh, a kind of disorientation – there can be moods and everything else that you can’t shake, that’s in the spaciousness now. 

And so that can be like that. As soon as you step out, then you’ve got this whole thing in a flux, in a disarray. And how in the dickens do you put the Humpty Dumpty back together again into a stillness?

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_dog_1Remember when you were really afraid of doing something, and avoided it, and avoided it for the longest time. Then, once you finally got up the courage and did it, it became your absolute favorite thing – and you couldn’t believe you’d waited so long. Spiritual development is like that: it can seem intimidating to come face-to-face with inner aspects of ourselves, but, once we do, it opens up a whole new world for us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just had parts of two dreams that I remember.

In the first dream it feels like I’ve gone to a house that’s a little bit more in the country. When I go in the house they have a big dog in the yard that’s a little intimidating, so I stay in the house and keep the dog out in the yard.

But it feels like before long the feeling I have is that what the dog’s actually doing is it’s kind of protecting me from another big dog that’s out there and I’ve made friends with it – so I can approach the house and I’m not afraid of the dog anymore.

That’s the impressions I remember from that first dream.

John: So it’s a dream about yourself going outside of your limits, or of your conceptual limits, from an environment that you’re normally in, into another place that involves you having to confront something that, to begin with, you’re not sure about how that fits in. And in taking and contending with that you find out that it’s a friend, it’s a part of yourself that’s hidden, that’s unknown, but it is actually a part that you have to access, that you have to come to grips with.

You wouldn’t have been able to get to this other place – that is also you – if you didn’t avail yourself of this friend. And when you finally realize the importance of that, you realize that there are still other forces because you’ve extended yourself outside of your comfort zones, you’ve expanded your consciousness, and there are still other things that appear to be a bit much that could interfere with your well being – and they also are shaped and placed in a mannerism as something that you will have to overcome. They’re dogs, and dogs symbolically are our friends, even though it’s something that you haven’t yet learned how to awaken.

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BN-BL359_0210ho_J_20140210112634The idea of “knowing your place” is usually a condescension, an insult. Yet we, in our lives, should know our place: our total connection to all that exists. To accept anything less is to cede the greatness of our possibility; we must inhabit the many floors of the house (of us), as shown in the dream image, and harness the power of the horses that are available when we are ready. This isn’t a movie script, this is a message from one part of a life to another part, to show what is possible. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the next dream, you and I have gone to this university, and we’ve hurried to get to a class. It’s a really large classroom, some professors up there presenting. It’s not quite like the normal class that’s held in an auditorium. So it feels more like one of those classes they might have the first day of school, where they’re explaining something.

But, as we’re there, and as the professor’s up there, I realize we must have missed out on some point of the orientation because some things aren’t quite making sense. And we didn’t really go by the registrar office and do a lot of things, either. It’s like we just showed up at this class.

And I think, at some point, I even have a thought that maybe in the past, when I had been involved with the school before, I had even done something where I cheated on one of the tests and never told you, I don’t know, just a vague feeling I have. But I do know there’s information we don’t have. And so some things aren’t making complete sense.

Then when we leave the class, we’ve been in such a hurry to go to the class it’s like we’d put everything in the car and we’d showed up at the university. Well now I realize we don’t have a place to stay for the night. You’re looking at me like, okay, where are we going to stay? So now I’ve gotten in the car and I’m driving.

The town that we go into is a little bit like my hometown, and I remember, maybe from a previous dream, that there’s a section to the right where maybe we could go there and I knew someone that rented out rooms to university students, but I seem to feel like she only rents out to women. So, if we go to the left, I know there’s a series of houses there and some of the people have guest houses or other things and they rent out to students – and I’m pretty sure about that.

So you and I walk up to the door of this one house and a family that lives there. Well, they suddenly just sweep us in. And he has something to do with horses because there’s a corral in the back. He manages horses and people that go out on horse excursions for some wealthier person. But when he sweeps us into the house, the first thing we notice is that it’s like a two floor house, and he and his wife and a son, at least, live on the ground floor, and his mother and what feels like maybe either a couple of his daughters, or sisters, live upstairs. And they just sweep us in and show us right to a room, like, of course, we’ll stay there. We hardly seem to have much say in it.

We first sit in a little room, in fact, two little girls come to stand in the door and they’re staring at us; they want to see what we look like. I can tell that there’s an estrangement between the wife and the mother, because the mother stays mostly upstairs, because my wife finds her difficult to deal with. When I look out the window of the place and I see the horses, I realize we’ll probably be able to go on some horse rides.

And suddenly it’s morning. Then I seem to go in and I’ve gotten on a bed and I’m sitting and talking to the wife, because I can tell there’s a stress in the house with the mother there. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Well, this dream is like two dreams, in that you have the first part where there’s something that you have to do in terms of your overall presence in life. The way to look at this dream is to act like everything in life is like a shadow to you. And so you have to confront that in an honest, and straightforward, way; and you have to take it in. In other words, you don’t take it in as a sight, you take it in as something that you encompass.

So, when you go to the university, the immensity of the university, you have to take in that whole immensity. If you don’t take in that whole immensity, there is some aspect about you that is kind of lying, or is not telling the truth, in terms of what it is able to do.

Then the dream continues, to add more information, by indicating that part of taking on all that there is in the School of Life involves, then, you’ll have to do that. Because if you don’t do that, then you don’t know where your place is, because your place is in the wholeness, or in the overallness of life.

The feminine pretty much directs that sort of dissemination of a flow, because the masculine works with the principle more of trying to know where something is at, sight-wise, when the feminine is supposed to know naturally. So the feminine needs the power of something, though, in order to encompass, or to sweep in, in an overall sense, to keep from having heebie-jeebies, or whatever, in terms of the overallness, does not know that they have this immense responsibility.

So, to point that out, the feminine goes to this family that sweeps them in, meaning that they are meant to take in all of that, and that is your home. And, in this place, this place being a place in manifestation, in that is the power, represented by horses, for you to find the completeness and the wholeness. You’re doing this, not the masculine. You’re doing this because this is your role, this is your responsibility, this is what you have taken on.

Now, this is the nature of how the feminine principle is evolved in life, in that it is taking on roles and responsibilities. And as soon as it has taken them on, it can’t just throw them off. It can’t just go and say, Okay, I’m done with that. I’m not going to take that on anymore. It can’t. And so it has to kind of see it through. In other words, this is a higher octave of this kind of dreaming.

If you’re taking on a certain quality of how you’ll be in an orientation that is receptive to a type of atmosphere, called the university atmosphere, once you have put your attention in that, you have to take on that whole thing. Once you decide that the way to travel, or to go, is in such in such a way- in terms of a home and such – you can’t then ignore that as a calling, or a responsibility.

Now some could call this dharma; some could call it karma. But the general way of looking at this is to realize that wherever you place your attention, you now have invoked a responsibility. Now, if you don’t place your attention out into many things, only into a few things, even then whatever that might be, your responsibility is engaged. Wherever you look, you have a responsibility. It’s just the nature of the human being, because a human being is a Crown of Creation in which, how they see things, what they see, how the world is as an effect upon a sense of themselves. And they have a sense that is as big as the universe.

Wherever that gets directed, that then becomes something that you have to contend with. For example, you have the responsibility, in your dream, over the university atmosphere. You have the responsibility, in your dream, over the place where we stay. You have the responsibility in that place, where you stay, to catch up with the power of that place. That’s the quality of the feminine principle in manifestation.

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