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Being held captive, a rescue on horseback, and an escape – these are the elements that we find in fairy tales and action movies. Yet when the images come from a dream, and we understand that all the elements are a part of the dreamer’s inner life, we can gain an insight into what is being wrestled with. To free oneself of something a person needs to summon an inner power greater that what holds the person back. Yet letting go is never easy, so the image shows the characters trying to grab supplies as they break free – but, of course, it can’t work that way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this dream, I’m like a little girl but I’ve been bound and kept captive somewhere. My hands are kind of loosely in some kind of a soft handcuff and I’m kept somewhere. And I’m kept in this building that’s almost like a school; there’s other kids there.

Well, I’m trying to figure out how to get free, and I do get out of the room one day, and then there’s a horse outside and the horse turns into my uncle, so I get away with my uncle.

And then there’s me as the little girl, there seems to be me as an older version, and my uncle, and we are all trying to get out of town and escape. But we have to figure out how to get some supplies.

Now, I start looking around for supplies. My uncle, sometimes he’s like a man, my uncle, and sometimes he’s the horse again, and then there’s the little girl me also. Now when we go looking for supplies, she goes back to the school and she gets seen. And I don’t know why she went there looking for something – the school where she’d been kind of imprisoned. Some people see her, so I have to kind of get her out of there again.

And then we’re going through the town very fast. We can’t go back to the house, a house where we’re known. We’re trying to find some supplies. We go into a building, and it’s a building where there’s weavers and things. We think we may actually take some things from there, just like, you know, to stay warm or whatever. But I realize that whatever we take, they may put a tracker in it.

So I have a thought that we’ll take this tracker and we’ll give it to the kid on the street, we’ll find out where they’ve hid the tracker in whatever we take, and we’ll give it to a kid on the street. And that might solve the problem, except they might have a hidden tracker as well that I’d have to find. I think that’s the point in the dream when the glass fell over and so I woke up.

John: So the energetic of feeling like bound, or tied up, is the contractive condition of where one is still caught in some sort of allure or identification. So a power is needed, an inner power, that breaks through the trance that exists when one is enraptured with the condition of seeking to maintain a certain mannerism. 

And so the inner power comes, because it recognizes it can let go of that condition that keeps one bound. And so then you’re swept away.

So when you gain the inner power, you also access certain traits and qualities that you’re able to function with, that kind of come with the inner power. However the little girl experiences the power just as an energetic, in and of itself, and doesn’t need any of the accoutrements that help facilitate a sense of balance in terms of you and your way of relating to the outer. In other words, that can all fall away.

Well the reason why there’s the sense of people trying to capture you again is because one didn’t totally let go. The little girl suggests something that could have let go by wandering on off, but the concept is that doing so endangers her because she could be hurt.

That’s a type of worrying, and a type of imposed stress, as a way of being in place of the total letting go. In other words, there’s always the tendency, the human nature always has the tendency of having to utilize something, instead of being able to shift in such a way so that there’s nothing that has to be leaned on. And you can shift in such a way so you don’t ever even lean on the back of a wall, or another place, or tool or whatever. That would involve not sitting in a way that gives one some sort of sense of driftiness. These are all examples of holding on to something, when in reality you really don’t need to hold onto anything. It’s a deep dream.

So the glass broke and shattered the whole flow of the dream, but you pulled and held onto the dream even with the glass having shattered because the dream carried a resonance that pointed to something as a letting go towards an emptiness.

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imag933es copyNature is a great teacher for a human, but humans also have a higher calling than anything we see in the natural world. In this dream progression, we can see the context of becoming more natural, but that’s not the end of the journey. The next dream shows that there is higher learning to be found, and higher “mountains” to be climbed for a human. What nature can show us is how to be in the flow of life, yet at the higher, human level. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember my first and my last dream. I’m like watching a heard of animals run across a plain, and I’m with some people that want to be able to approach the animals, but they don’t seem to be able to because of something in their mannerism.

But I go over to the animals and, as I get closer to the herd, the herd kind of stops, and I realize that this is a mixture of animals, like there might be like a baby moose running alongside an ape. I mean it’s just not like a normal herd at all. And, as I’ve gotten closer, they’ve all suddenly stopped and even though they make me a little nervous I walk really close.

And they let me walk right up to where I’m just a few feet from one of them, and they just kind of all look me in the eye, and then they start running on. I go back to where the other people were. That was that dream.

John: This is an image more of how the natural world is, you know, from the standpoint of how it reveals itself in nature as an unfoldment. And it’s an approach that can be taken by those on a spiritual path, in which the way that one looks at the outer has a quality of inner appreciation – but it isn’t tangible as an inner into outer flow.

In other words, it hasn’t gotten to the point where the inner into the outer flow is so subtly invoked that you’re able to be there in it, almost as if under orders, or in keeping with the design. Instead, this sort of perspective, or attention in terms of one’s self, like I mentioned is more in a nature. And you can get very, very close to things in terms of one’s perception through the unfoldment and reflection of nature, but it still has more of an outer context about it – so it’s limited in terms of how far it can go.

Jeane: The last dream I have, I had been going to the university and I must have been like at graduate school or close to graduating or something, and so there was a class in a science building I wanted to take but it’s not really my major, so I’d just gotten permission from the professor to sit in on it. But with that kind of participation you don’t really go that often, or participate that much.

So that didn’t work out that well, but it gave me a taste for it or something. It’s like I wanted to do more of that, so I thought about it, and maybe I’m not even going to be at school full-time next semester. I’ve already got my degree or something. I decide that there was something about that science class that interested me, so I want to go back and take one the next semester, but this time I want to officially audit it. I still don’t particularly want a grade or anything, but I’m going to actually go pay to take the class and audit.

And then I go and there’s a new professor who’s young, and the first thing he does when we get to class is he takes us out on a field trip. And when we go out on the field trip we get to a place where we’re kind of hiking or going around this kind of interesting structure, and he and the class go one way and kind of get ahead of me, so I decide to go on a shortcut. It’s like around a plateau but it’s also involved a little bit of climbing. And so I do that, and then I’m suddenly climbing on this tall structure where they are. It’s like rocks and it gets a little precarious, but I see how I can get over to them.

But in order to do that, I kind of climb up to where I’m at a place where I’m on the very top of a rock and I can feel my fear of heights kind of kicking in. I know I have to kind of overcome that a bit, and there’s a girl in the class that indicates to me how I can jump down on one other rock and I do that. And then she tells me to get down from there. She’ll just kind of tell me where the footholds are, as I kind of go over the edge but the first one I put my foot on actually is loose and it falls away. So I move over and I have to kind of figure out how to climb down, and it feels like as I’ve climbed down a ways I suddenly see that there’s a house there in this rock.

I realize one could get down and out through the house, so I go in the door of the house and she and a couple people from the class follow me. And then I realize there’s a couple dogs that are loose. Maybe they were almost going to be walked, and they’re on their lead, but they want to rush out the door if we get out the door. And I see that there’s an owner of the house in a room. There’s kind of like a door you can see through, but she seems to be busy a little bit.

But we’re kind of rushing past that room and kind of creeping down the stairs, and go out the door, but then the other people with me it’s almost like they start to let the dogs out, so I have to gather up the dogs and put them back in the house. And then once I do that, it feels like we can get out. That was that dream.

John: The theme of the dreaming last night was presenting three ways in which a person relates in a context of themselves. You’re communicating it in a reverse order. You’re going one, two, and three, with the third being the highest starting with one, which is the lowest. And I’m going one, two, three with the one being the highest, the second being the next, and the third being one in which there is more of an archetypal influence as opposed to a proper consciousness.

Your first example that was in your first dream had to do with an approach that worked with an archetypal influence of trying to get closer to what was going on in a natural way – and that can be sacrificial. In other words, it’s not loud in the archetypes, because it’s kind of collaging the archetypes a bit, but it’s not a kind of dynamic that is truly free in terms of the depth of an individual that is more in keeping with the quietness.

In your case, I can’t really say and put my finger on which of the four primary archetypes it is that’s going on in terms of how you’re trying to get close to something, because you don’t portray the vibration of the archetype loudly enough in that dream scenario.

And then in the second dream, you go from the second aspect into a third aspect, and the second aspect is you start off more as a watcher. I hadn’t thought that about that trait, the trait that stands back and observes and denotes, and somehow or another holds a sense and a space. And then from that you access the stillness and quietness of what is meant to be, kind of as an aspected knowingness.

In other words, you’re working with a house in the rock, and a flow that flows and awakens and comes through in that regard. And the more masculine way of describing that then, is that you’re catching up with something that is a greater stillness being brought through you, almost as a kind of future carried into the present.

And that is in keeping and is catching up with the design that is meant to be. You know, you may have little octaves to it, but you are not at odds, or where you have a tendency to be at odds, with the unfolding, the general unfolding design, because you will be knowing it somehow as an aspect of that kind of higher-self consciousness, or greater stillness within, catching up with what is even deeper, more deeply imbedded.

With the watcher you’re looking at what is unfolding in life, and you’re still at a point of looking at the level of an inner into outer, and at tuning yourself with your focus and attention by perceiving what it is that is going on. In other words, the watcher denotes what is going on, doesn’t take and guess or conclude one way or another. He just notes what is going on in terms of the inner flowing into the outer.

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Rainbow SunIn this series of dreams, our story from yesterday (see A Sleeping Giant) continues to unfold. What has been awakened is now a teenage boy and the dreamer is trying to integrate that new energy into the wholeness of herself. But, as the images proceed, we can see that there is an inner aspect that is resisting this change, and doing so by isolating itself. We see this in the outer when it is difficult to integrate groups of people, and we experience it on the inner level as we try to integrate more and more of our totality. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this next little vignette, I seem to be sitting in kind of an old-fashioned kind of darker room, you know like with dark furniture, and the lighting’s not real bright, and I’m contemplating something. There’s a teenage boy there with me, and there’s some men standing not too far away.

And I’m aware that I’ve gotten this boy that he’d apparently been at some point isolated on an island, but now he’s with me. And I realize that the men in a sense are wondering kind of what use he is, but I’m aware that he was isolated on an island maybe that Amelia Earhart had crashed on, and that he’s probably a descendant of hers.

And so, at some point, if somebody weds him or something, the children could carry on that line – and that there’s a lot of value in that. And I realize that they’re not even at this point in time thinking of that.

John: See, you’ve created an interesting circle of which, like life has this way of revolving, always revolving back to a same sameness. But what you have, in terms of the big picture, is intertwined, but what you have in terms of the perspective around you is they don’t see the big picture.

In other words, they see something that is different and, therefore, different because of its mannerism of isolation, and so it tends to be not accepted, or not taken into a proper recognition, and therefore an unfoldment is inhibited.

Now you are looking at this from the standpoint of a wholeness. Some part of you inside of the matrix of all of this can look at what would be a wholeness where things go awry, and astray, but eventually cycle back because they have in the essence of their nature that which is redeeming. And, at any given point of a process, if just looked at that given point and not able to take into account the fullness of what is intended and meant to be, you’re going to have attitudes, and mannerisms, and bifurcated impressions that are shallow.

It’s because no one can see how the beginning and the end are one and the same. Instead there is the recognition, or the seeing, of the diversity and diversities that are trying to be accepted, and that a human being who is looking at the diversity only of their own face, or self image of things, is going to see nothing but diversity around. And so nothing can really unfold, or be shaped, or intertwined when you have this kind of constant pigeonholed… well, it’s a judgement and definition, and when you have that, things aren’t allowed to evolve.

Jeane: In the next little vignette, I’m sitting again in kind of a darker, older room on a couch. There’s a couple animals off to the side I don’t see clearly, but there’s a coffee table and kind of a small dog, a little puppy, right in front of me, and I have something fluffy in my hand, it’s kind of red I think. I toss it and he’ll go racing across the room and pick it up and bring it back to me.

I mean I think there’s another couple of animals in the room, but I don’t see them clearly. Obviously they’re not puppies even if they are dogs, and so I’m having a lot of fun with this, you know. And it feels like the men who are like the authority in the other dream are in a room behind me, because I’m sitting on a couch and two or three times I’m just taking this and I toss it across the room and the dog goes racing after it, you know, and runs back to me with it, you know. It’s really kind of a fun energy, and for some reason I’m equating this with some kind of energy my grandmother had.

John: So what you’re doing is, the first two images and dreams, actually kind of leave one’s self in a kind of a predicament because even though you have a sense of how something is to come together, what you’re seeing around you is something that overweights the situation. In other words, the environment of this big guy is such that he can’t be accommodated as things are.

And in the second dream, this perspective is limited and thus there is no acceptance, no joy, no flow. And the third dream is a breakthrough from all of that. In other words, you can have the setness off to one side, the guys or whatever that are sitting there, but what’s happening in front of you is going properly back and forth. There’s a cohesion.

The dog represents a joy and a friend, and he’s eager to go back and forth fetching things and bringing it back, and fetching things and bringing it back. Within that whole mannerism is a completion. Now the tone or the mood of the guy sitting somewhere off in the distance, does not have that, but what’s being brought in to the atmosphere is this vibe that has to do with this going back and forth and the joy of the dog fetching things – and that there is a complete circle that is being made.

The guy sitting off to one side will be sitting in some sort of tone, or mood, that will be keeping him stale, and stuck, and tranced out, but you don’t have that with this dog and this flow and all of this going back and forth. You have something that’s very fluid, and that is the atmosphere, that is being reflected as a solution to a need.

Jeane: Then as I was waking up it’s like I had this last image where it felt like that it was at a point where the boy from before is maybe now at an age where he can have children, but we seem to have to go to court to get permission for that, because those other guys are trying to block it.

And so I’m going to go to court with him, to represent him, but then I glance over and I see that those men from before, they have this white convertible and I even see them taking some big long rifles out of their trunk. I’m wondering how this is going to work out in court, because I’m not really an attorney, and they look kind of high powered to me. And I’m wondering if we’ll have an attorney to represent us. This is just kind of a domestic issue, you know. This kid wants to go forward. Maybe the judge can just handle this, but I don’t know. I’m kind of shocked to see these guys with their rifles and everything.

John: So this is what tends to evolve whenever something is pushed in a way, or something goes to a point that, is too much. In other words, out of the prior dream you have the guy sitting off to one side in his grumpy motif, kind of putting up with but not really accepting the play that’s going on near him in which the dog is going back and forth fetching things, and there’s kind of a free flow and a joy and a play that exists there.

But, you know, he just can’t get out of his awkwardness that he is carrying, in terms of how he feels and sees himself, so as a consequence that sort of demeanor, if it’s not penetrated, has step-back blowback effects, which is what is portrayed in your final image, in which it fights that kind of fluidity, it fights that kind of flow, it’s threatened by that sort of thing, it loves and needs to hold onto its idea of the status quo.

And this is the conundrum that we have in the outer world these days. We sit and try to reflect and represent a difference, which is a vibratory difference, that is hard for people to recognize and to see, and only some can see it, but if you’re not careful, and you’re too obvious with it, you invoke the status quo defensiveness that tries to maintain the patterns in life, the patterns of denseness in life, that aren’t working. In other words, it’s almost like it’s content and wants to stay with the devil it knows, as opposed to what might be different, which it has no confidence or trust in accepting.

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