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9afaOur dreams are wonderful with metaphors. Here a crow – smart, mischievous, but also frivolous – threatens a rooster – stable, with a responsibility to his hens. And in this exchange we can see exactly the threat of the external world, the bread and circuses, that constantly seek to entertain us and pull us away from our true responsibility, which is to fulfill our purpose and design – on behalf of that which created us. It is a struggle that has always been waged; unfortunately, the crow is almost always victorious. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then, in the last dream, I experience an overall vibratoriness that is being pulled into manifestation. I feel this vibratoriness being drawn from me into a more dense outer need. This image then shifts, and I am seeing this in nature.

To begin with I see a more dexterous crow able to move about in an unrestricted way, in terms of hopping about this way and that way, that looks kind of free in terms of its taking of things in the outer.

The crow flies into an area where there are chickens. The hens accommodate or don’t oppose or do anything to affect the way the crow just goes and takes what the crow takes, but the rooster carries an energetic overall vibratoriness as a responsibility, in terms of the well-being of the hens, and that conflicts with the crow just hopping about taking what it wants to take.

And so you and I are standing behind a window, and we’re watching this crow who has pounced, or extended a wing, because he’s got more dexterity; he can fly. He’s come down and he’s thrown a wing over the top of the back of rooster, and is in a position to strike the rooster in the back of the neck. He hasn’t done it yet, and at the moment there is still a type of stillness. And I’m kind of frozen there: do I go and I rescue the rooster, or what? So instead, I’m like sitting in a trance: is he going to hurt the rooster? So far that hasn’t yet happened, but, if it does, the rooster will bleed.

So what is going on is this is an image in which a dense reflectiveness drains the aliveness of life. In other words, when you just identify with that, or when you just hold that, like the crow is the denseness in life that goes about just grabbing this and taking that.

And the rooster is the development of something in which it’s trying to hold a vibratoriness in a particular way, but maybe he doesn’t quite have the dexterity of the multiplicity of things. The crow has more mobility. A rooster can’t fly, and so the crow is able to get an advantage on the rooster.

And this is what happens when the outer, which is the crow and all of its bouncing around ways of taking things, is given a precedence over the inner vibratory essence. A draining process occurs when this happens, and this hurts the Will of God, which is now equated to being: it hurts the heart. Because you could see something very despairing in this poor rooster who has to do something and he can’t, and he’s helpless. He can’t stand up to the crow, and the crow’s up to no good all the time.

So, to begin with, it seems harmless, but the loss of spirit is a leeching and taking, and what that does, of course, is that takes you and separates you away from the inner essence of what is important – and rapes the spiritual world of its underlying essence. It’s a vibratory essence and the rooster embodied that as best he could, and now it’s for naught.

In that image, if the crow were to strike, the crow could kill the rooster, and the rooster has his head kind of down a bit. There’s not much he can really do. And that’s not how it’s supposed to work. It’s not supposed to work in terms of the outer taking advantage of the inner, of the vibratoriness.

The vibratoriness accommodates the denser, just like the rooster can accommodate what is needed for the hen. The hens can be kind of denser. The rooster has to maintain the vibratory energy of the protective space and whatnot, and the hens can just kind of be in life in a denser way even, if you wanted to call it a denser way, but the combination of that pulls something together.

But the seed thought of this thing is that the shadow… you don’t let the shadow run around behind you, and then you lunge out because then the shadow kind of drains you from behind by the fact that you’re ignoring it. You instead follow the shadow, and that’s how you become more conscious in terms of taking on what you need to assimilate.

See, the outer to inner approach is the wrong direction. In such an approach the Will of the inner is not honoring the Will of God. In such an approach, what is going on in the outer, or what is going on in the environment, is something that has its own freedom of choice or something. In other words, it’s not honoring the Will of something that’s the true essence that vibrates through everything, which is the Will of God.

The Will of Man thinks he can get away with this or that as a kind of freedom of choice prerogative. It is when the Will of God awakens from within that the orientation changes. When the Will of God is capable of coming into the Will of Man a natural communion occurs.

Similarly speaking, the shadow does not follow our perception of the higher self. The awakening occurs oppositely. The awakening occurs when the higher self follows the shadow to complete itself. The image of the crow submitting the rooster is a seed thought image. This is an unnatural effect portraying a wrong result or approach.

The spirit energy of the rooster who is adhering to an energetic vibratoriness in life that flows through him, as best as he’s able to catch up with it, is getting plundered, or there is a plundering of the heart energy, or inner aliveness, causing him to have to submit.

In other words, the crow is plundering the heart of the world, so to speak, by its activities of taking, which is errant behavior, which a crow is at home with in the outer world, and therefore predominates his mannerism that way. And such mannerism, when it predominates that way, results in a further veiling of genuine vibratory aliveness.

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1-abriefhistorWe have said many times that our dreams are trying to help us. They help us clean up what is no longer needed, they help us make inner connections between different aspects of our inner lives that have become estranged, and they let us see what is holding us back and where our resistance is. And they do this work in the most direct way possible: from us, to us, in the unconscious realms where we don’t have the same barriers up to get in the way. And our dreams can accomplish all of these things in a fraction of the time it might take us to wrestle with these issues in our waking life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my dream it started off in the meditation dream, and the meditation has a bit of a kind of disaster, in which I didn’t think I was going to have anything going on at all, because I came out of the meditation in such a steep grog that to write it up would have been difficult, miserable in fact, because I was so groggy.

So I laid down thinking that the grog would lift a little bit and, probably a couple hours later, I come out of it and I have nothing, nothing. And so I came to bed, convinced that the condition I’m in is too far out, and I question if I’m going to be able to dream. And I was aware that I lacked a flow that would bring something into an acuity from within

But I could feel the pain, a subtle deep, deep inner pain, but it was so far removed that I couldn’t pull anything out of that. It was like a deep, deep wound, but I couldn’t touch that or pull anything out of. It was so far in that I couldn’t bring anything from that; couldn’t find a flow through that to bring to the surface.

So, as I laid here, then I merged with something just enough to be able to better sum up my plight, and found myself in an inner discussion, in terms of this deeper aliveness, and was told that it is all about airflow.

So by that what I mean is, this was about being able to go beyond the dense outer setness, to go beyond a density, and come to terms with accessing this deep whole within, to do so to any degree would bring me near the inner connection behind the outer stagnation.

And, in the dream, I notice that I have no trouble pacifying dangerous animals. I have a way of working with them that nobody else works with them, and I can cause them to just kind of lay back and be fine, and I’m actually concerned that what I can do with them might actually set something off, in terms of instinct and whatnot, where they could still react, but I can even handle that so that they surrender and lay back.

And I’m also, in the dream, able to work with something that goes to a deeper connective depth transmission, in other words, the energies of a father or something that has a quality that looks through as a bigger aspected process. But there is something though that doesn’t quite work yet with what is an emotional wound, a type of emotional wound, something that I hadn’t paid any attention to. And that what I have done is I have done things to myself to stab that wound, and cause that to have a bit of a demoralizing effect.

So, in terms of the big picture, I am told that this is a good time for a transition, that what is needed is not a temporary teacher to myself anymore, but a permanent teacher. And so I agree. And, of course, in working with the father all of that is pacified. Just like with the animals, everything there is very smooth, and quiet, and in a cadence.

So one realizes that one is just dealing with this singular issue. Now this part of myself that’s emotionally wounded has gone off into another room, and I get it, and so rather than leave I have to go and let this person know – this part of myself, now – that a more committed demeanor is needed, and that a stepping away is required, which will I know look like a letdown, or an abandonment, and maybe even have a bit of a demoralizing effect, but it’s important to the process and it will pass.

It’s as if I know a price has to be paid, in terms of and based upon what has happened, to where this inner depth pain needs to somehow or another be dealt with a little differently. And to continue to continue in the same motif doesn’t quite reach this inner pain. I mean it has dealt with all of this other; it doesn’t quite reach this inner pain. And, now that it has been noted, it has to be worked with in a slightly different, shifted way.

And so I say to the father, “I’m going to where he is at and establish a closure.” It is understood that if this is done right, the transition, then, will evolve in a slightly different and yet natural way, as needed, even though that might be a shock, initially, and I cannot predict how that will be, or what will be, I just know that this is a time in which that gap can be filled.

So what is going on is the process has reached the point where denser, more animalistic energies have already been pacified and the focus from above is in order. What is left, to bring the connection from an embedded emotional wound into a natural outer flow, requires a full-time commitment or a shift, in terms of which the temporary teacher to myself needs to be a more permanent teacher to myself, for the inner entrenched that’s in a subtle pain state to flow into the outer with its healing effect.

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king-adSometimes, as we near the very thing we want, we can then feel the greatest urge to run away. Because what we are heading for has power in it, and, as we get closer to the power, we begin to see and understand what that power will require of us, and what we will have to give up, and what we will have to do, and how we will have to be, to hold on to such power. Ultimately, if we stay with it, it will be the best trade-off imaginable – the best deal in the universe, in fact – yet we will still experience fear as we let go to it more and more. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the dream that I remember, I seem like I’m in my 20s or something, and I’m traveling with a troop of people that travel by horseback and with tents. It’s like there’s a king or someone who’s in charge, and I share a tent, but sleeping on separate cots with a woman and another man who, it feels like there’s something they want from me, but as long as I can kind of sleep in my separate cot, and a I have a certain protection from the king, it’s like they can’t take it yet.

So I’m always kind of on the lookout because as long as I can kind of keep that little bit of distance it feels like whatever I have is more protected. And I did have at least one special horse also, and it’s like the king needs me in whatever conflict it is that he has going on so, I have a certain amount of protection although I have to be really careful to make sure they don’t try to creep into my bed at night, or something, because there’s something that they want to steal.

And then it feels like after some significant battle, where everything is a little more relaxed, I have this feeling that, you know, in this more relaxed state like the king might kind of back off, and maybe whatever they want to do that they might get away with it.

So I manage to sneak off. I go down a trail that they don’t notice. It’s more deserted, and not many people traveling on it, but in order to really get away so that they don’t notice, it’s like I have to leave my favorite horse behind.

And there’s another horse that I take, that I travel with, and after going on this kind of odd, more deserted trail, then I also go down a different direction, and I have something with me that seems to mow; I pretend almost like I’m mowing a trail with some kind of a mower but, of course, I’m not really mowing the way you would if you were clearing a whole trail. I’m just doing one single patch down to get as far as I can from where they are so I can make a getaway.

The only thing I’m sad about is it feels like I have to leave the horse that I would usually ride behind because, if I had taken that horse, they would have noticed me. So I have another horse, or another vehicle with me, to make my getaway. That’s all I really remember of the dreaming.

John: Well, the setting you’re in is a setting that, if you were able to truly accept it, and see it for all that it is, is a setting in which there’s a wholeness. In other words, you’re traveling under the sphere of power, under the protection of power. And power is energy, and energy is light, and light is clarity. And you have the auspices that come from the top down.

In other words, the whole caravan of things, the whole movement, the whole action is under the guidance of the king. However, for whatever particular reason, there is something about you that doesn’t quite get the significance of the spatiality that you’re in. And you feel that you have some personal prerogatives that you can turn to, that you can place at your disposal, and, when you do that, you break the overallness that you’re in – which is easy to do because you’re not truly getting it.

In other words, you have little aspects that are still rising up inside of you to give you an opinion about this, and an opinion about that. So you’re not really realizing the fullness, or the wholeness, or the oneness. And so, to the degree that you go out and try to create your own thread, or make your own path, you give up on power.

You lose the pristine fine line of the connection, which is represented by your special horse, and you have to go off in ways that still have a certain power to them, but they’re of a more limited, personal, and designed capacity. And that sort of thing keeps you in an amnesia, or distant, from how it is that you could be.

In other words, it’s like the position you’re in, in the setting of the dream, has a potentiality about it – if you could let go and just fully take it in, knowing that you are part of all of that in every aspect and regard and, therefore, the aliveness, the action of that, is complete in and of itself. If you were able to truly note that as your beingness, that is connected to an inner knowingness, and therefore you are okay with the exclusive oneness and overallness, everything would be fine.

But for whatever reason that memo isn’t quite all there, isn’t loud enough, and so you go off on your own and create veils as you follow your own personal prerogative. But,,, there’s still the thread of a horse in that sense and there’s always the possibility of backtracking your steps because you are making an extension, or a spoke, that extends off. And so it’s not like you can really get away. You’re just extending outwardly, which is not like you can actually really get away.

In other words, you could backtrack that spoke to where you come to know the true inner action of your beingness, and/or it’s like something could happen yet to where it could still stalk, or haunt, you because it’s not like you have your favorite horse. You’ve left the favorite horse back there, so it’s not like what you have can actually go very far, or go very fast.

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