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rattlesnake-1A scene filled with large rattlesnakes would be the stuff of nightmares for most people. In a dream, it can stand in as an analogy for all the things in the world that are venomous to us, that can make us sick, or even kill us, meaning any enticement or distraction that draws our attention away from our human purpose. And we may think that human purpose is something for others to worry about and pursue, it’s really everyone’s problem because every generation we get further and further away from our truth, to the point where the species as a whole is in danger of losing its universal support. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, the first dream I remember, it’s like I’m in a room but it must lead out into the desert because there’s all these rattlesnakes everywhere, and some of them were big, and they strike at things.

And it feels like we collect the snake venom or the snakes, or something like that, and it even has to do with collateral or income. It’s like the initial part of the dream I don’t remember as much what it related to because I just seem to be studying how people did that, and how you had to be really careful because the snakes can sometimes jump way up in the air and you can get bitten.

And then after I’ve studied that out a bit, it feels like this man comes. He’s from Mexico and he’s got a native background, and he takes me elsewhere, and I figure out that he’s actually a real rattlesnake hunter. It’s more like we were just coping with the snakes we saw. I’m trying to understand how they interacted with things, but he takes me out and then he takes me into a building, but this building seems to open up into like a desert-type environment – and it’s where all the snakes live. And as I look around, even though it’s a little bit dimly lit, I see there’s big snakes everywhere.

And there’s also these little things that crawl on the ground that look like kind of pale frogs. I never can quite see exactly what they look like. They seem to accompany the snakes, and I think that maybe they’re a food that the snakes have, but I can’t see them clearly enough. But I think of them as some kind of toad, or frog.

And then I find out this guide, who’s taken me, he belongs to a certain tribe from Mexico. He’s like a professional snake hunter, and then he even shows me he has a dog with him, and he’s got the dog all wrapped up with a coat to protect it from getting struck by the snakes. And it’s a Doberman.

And then he’s dressing up for us to go out and collect whatever we need to collect in this kind of desert of snakes, like he’s putting some kind of cover over his shoes, because they’re kind of like the shoes you see native Americans wear that are like moccasins that lace up the leg a bit. But then he’s covering that with something that would protect him from snake bites, and he’s putting on what looks almost like a fireman’s uniform, in a way, because it protects you from snake bites. And then we’re going to go out to collect something. So I’m curious about this, but also a little leery of the snakes.

And then I see that where he’s gone out into this desert that seems to be inside a room, and what he’s brought back are these bones that look like carvings of people from the village of the type of Native American that he is, and he’s explaining to me that he’s going to take it back to the city because it’s like, even though there’s a city and it’s populated, there’s not that many people from his tribe left.

And so it’s like if he could go out into this area, this desert where all the snakes were, to these artifacts which look like little carved people, and bring that back, it’s like that will lead to there being more people from his lineage, or his village, or his race, that will be in the city afterwards; they’ll be born there or something.

I wasn’t quite sure how it all worked. I was just studying it out, and that was when I woke up.

John: The dream starts off with having to do with conditions in life being what they are, that have been this way for a long, long time, that reflect or permeate a direness.

In other words, the dream starts off in which it’s like in the city of things there are snakes. Something can be too much, and then when you go into the outer you see that it’s accommodated in some fashion, by nature, but it still reflects an imbalance. Nature is trying to transform, or reform, the condition. And, in nature, even though you can see the reflective remnants of things that are in a process of being transformed, when viewed from the perspective of where it all comes from, in other words going back into like an overall collective, it is an accumulation. It is a conglomerated accumulation that tears things down.

Now if you were to take and dwell upon the way things are being torn down, it then tears you down. So what you have to do is you have to recognize that all of the snakes in the conglomeration of things from which they originated, that go back maybe having been put in place by misconduct, and unconscious nature, that goes back you know lifetimes, that it has gotten to a point where man, in order to redeem himself, has to take back the issue, and he has to take it back in a revelational way.

In other words, you don’t go looking at the overtopism that was created, and yet at the same time you can’t ignore what was done, because you can see it, and you go into the all natural country – it’s there too. It’s infected, or permeated, through everything that exists.

But if you try to just lilt along and put the best spin on it, where you could avoid some of this, it doesn’t change the slant of manifestation that has been overwhelmed, and overpowered, by this collective ignorance. And so much so that it is causing things to be on life support, to break down.

And so deep down you know that there is a thread from somewhere deep, deep that can make a difference. It’s a vibrational thread and, instead of recoiling to what is out of balance, you come to realize that you have to take it into account. You have to accept it in the condition as it is, and thus, if you are able to do that, you bring the vibration back that is going out of life. You bring it back, and, of course, you’re told that if you don’t bring it back, the alternative is your species will die out.

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xsultIf we look at how so many video games are designed, or we look at folk tales and fables, we often see how a person on a journey needs to gather items that give them a certain power or ability that they will need to undertake the next challenge along the way. It is no different in our daily life, and it is no different in our dreams. Our systems are trying to help us on our endeavor and, in terms of the human journey, what gives us our most powerful energy and potential is to bring together the multiple aspects of ourselves – into a cohesion. We are at our best when we can use all the tools at our disposal to take on our next challenge. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So what else happens now?

Carol: Okay, so I’m in this house, and I’m with my sister and my niece, and the feeling of it is… besides this monkey jumping around like you’re talking about and these puppies, it’s a nice feeling.

John: Puppies are cuddly, too. A dog, in terms of Native American symbolism, is your friend. It’s the kind of friend that’s always eager to be with you. You know, you can kick a dog and it’ll still come back to the stoop of the house. A dog will always be the obedient, loyalty kind of thing; friend, loyalty. I think loyalty is the louder word to use for a dog.

Carol: Yeah, so that’s happening, but then all of a sudden this strange man shows up, with a bunch of his friends, and he’s very large, and they’re taking up a lot of energy, and they’re very aggressive. And they have three large dogs, and they’re playing really loud music.

And so this kind of tranquility becomes… it wasn’t fear. It was more like, oh, gosh, what is this you know, what is this energy here now? And I was worried about the monkey and the puppies because he was very coarse, this person and everything that he was with, the dogs they were huge, and kind of fierce dogs. And so that kind of came in on the situation and was making things uncomfortable.

John: That’s raw energy. That whole scene is raw energy. It’s most highly epitomized by the crudeness of power and control of the masculine. It suffocates something in that quality of its nature and it, however, is something that you have to accept. But, initially, you can’t because it’s, like you say, it’s loud, it’s noisy.

That’s an interesting way of characterizing. You have that in front of you and it affects a certain sensibility and, as you develop more auric space, you’re able to handle that as a quality of something that you can put into your heart. But right now it’s repulsive. It’s repulsing the situation.

Think of your setting here. You know, you’ve got nice, large picture windows, you look out over a still lake, you’ve got nice, loyal puppy dogs, you’ve got a monkey that’s creating a little mischievousness and whatnot, but you’re willing to contend with that. And now, all of a sudden, this thing has gotten complicated with these guys that could even be half scary with their big dogs and all that; loyal to them, but not necessarily to you… yet.

Yet you can make them loyal to yourself. You can acclimate and take all of that in, but from the storyline what you can and can’t do is not the point. The thing is this is the storyline. This is how you are feeling yourself, at this particular point in time, in terms of how things are dancing around and unfolding with you.

Okay, you’ve got the lake, you’ve got the large picture windows, you’ve got the puppy dogs, you’ve got the monkey – but you can handle that. But it’s just enough that there has to still be some sorting out there, and then here comes a huge complication. And that has to be taken in and embraced as part of the wholeness, as well, in order for you to be complete. It is a raw energy, and that raw energy is important to the process, and it’s important to the process in that it is an aspect of you catching up with your own inner, personal power.

And, as long as you reject it, or push it aside, or have issues about it, then you are stabbing yourself in some capacity, in relationship to your wholeness, which is your personal power. And you have to have power, inner power, to make the journey.

And so when you annihilate, or reject, that, or have issues with that, you’re hurting yourself. You’re being somewhat cynical to the energetic. It’s interesting. You’re still telling a story of yourself like you tell in an initial big dream. You’re still describing how you’re putting the tablecloth onto the table of life. That’s what you’re doing yet.

You’re catching up with the components inside of yourself. You’re seeing the components introduced inside of yourself. It’s kind of like seeing the credits of a movie before, then you have the movie, or whatever. You’re getting all of that upfront, and then as you sweep it in the whole thing then goes from there, and whatever states you have to go through, and whatever processes you have to go through. In other words, we all carry a heavy, heavy responsibility in terms of we’re here to serve, and yet you can’t serve if you still have something that you are pushing off, judging, annihilating in terms of the greater picture of things.

And these guys, they actually also are what’s called a kind of dark energy. A dark energy is something that destabilizes a sense of balance and, for the longest period of time, there are certain dark energies that you have to steer clear of. But eventually you have to face all of that in order to take on more inner power, or to grow.

And so you’re describing a little of your battleground, so to speak, of evolving here. This is your symbolic way of doing it. That’s a good tablecloth. That lays the thing out. That’s, so to speak, setting the tempo; I guess I’d call it a tempo. It’s not really necessarily a theme. A theme becomes something that’s kind of put in motion, then, to where you then go through this, that, and the other as part of a schooling or something, or being trained. And when it’s like that the way that it’s often times portrayed is that the soul is being trained.

I guess you could say it that way because the veils that normally cover things up so that you can’t have this access, something has to be quickened, in terms of this innerness, and so that is like a training of the soul. So that’s your tablecloth.

Carol: One little piece at the end was when I’m still in the house, and I’m just with all this, and then somehow I get a text from my niece, who was in the dream but now she must be somewhere else, and I get an image of her with a black birthday hat.

And it was like I had forgotten her birthday. The feeling in the dream was, oh, there she is in the birthday hat. But it was just her picture, and I was like, oh, did I forget her birthday? And that was sort of how the dream ended.

John: Now, in a dream, those are all parts of yourself. And so these feminine parts of yourself are important to this process, all part of setting this tablecloth on the table kind of thing. And your niece, that part of yourself, is trying to text to you – it’s you – trying to use whatever this quality is that this niece represents as a component energetic , it’s trying to bring a memo through.

Now what’s interesting about the niece is she is wearing a black hat. Well, the color black is very important as a color for the feminine, just like the color white is very, very important for the masculine.

A teacher on duty, a masculine teacher on duty, will often, if they are going to portray the vibration of themselves, for whatever particular reasons, as an expression or something, will be inclined to wear white.

A feminine teacher on duty will be inclined to wear black. It’s a little known fact. It’s part of the mystery of the feminine.

A pretty interesting dream. I’m now curious if you put it into motion in any regard with the next dream, or whether you’re still gathering information, gathering your tool chest together.

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33adIf we remember enough of our dreams, we will realize that many times nothing goes right, things become entangled, and then something will chase us. But in those situations there is often help and guidance; in the dream today that guidance shows up in the form of a dog. But this is also true of our waking life: the universe is always trying to offer us help and guidance. It can be less obvious – something said by a stranger, or a detour in the road – but it is there for us, particularly when we are struggling toward something greater than ourselves, because the universe is built to support that. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a dream and it felt like I’m with a friend, and I also have a dog. It’s kind of a long, low-to-the-ground dog, you know, kind of like a small Bassett hound or something. And we’re being pursued, so we’re kind of on the run a lot.

And I go into this town, and there’s a lady in the village that seems like willing to hide us, so we go into her house. She wants to hide us in a room where we have to go up these thin stairs and then squeeze through some little bars, and barely can make it with the dog, and into a little room in the house that’s rarely used.

So we go there, manage to squeeze in there and look around, and the thing is I know it’s only for a certain time limit because their son, who’s away, will probably be coming home, and he would see us and then maybe more people would find out about us. But then we need to leave even sooner than that because at one point I look out the window and I see that there’s some neighbor ladies that can see in the window, and see that we’re there, so we need to kind of keep on the move. And it feels like we can’t even leave by going down and into the street; it feels like we have to kind of leave by going out over the rooftops.

For a while in that dream it just feels like I’m still on the move and being chased, and then finally we come to this little village. There’s at least two other people with me. I don’t know if the dog is still with me, or not. And as we come into this village we’re always staying about a day ahead of whoever’s chasing us, but I see a platform, and there’s a foreign looking guy and his friends, and I guess he’s something like a fortune teller, or someone who has a certain sight, so we go over and we sit down around him. It’s like we want to get some more information, and it feels like not only can he give us information, but he also knows about the people chasing us, that he can read the situation because I think the person chasing us is even from his village, or he knows him really well.

And some people try to convince us that maybe it’s coincidence that this person is just traveling the same way we’re traveling so we think he’s chasing us, but I know that’s not true. They’re actually chasing us. And then it feels like the dream just shifts.

John: So it seems like the situation you’re placed in is one of having to be in the outer sorting something out. And whatever it is that you have to contend with, or sort out, or come to grips with, or grasp in the outer is something that’s a bit overwhelming to your perception, or bewildering.

In other words, what you’re dealing with is something that you haven’t gotten beyond. It’s like a type of karma because there’s the constant sense of a chase scene.

Now the thing that you have, during all of this happening, is you had the dog. And so the dog is the helper or the friend. It’s kind of like if you didn’t have that, symbolically speaking, these forces could be too much for you. But this is where you get the help, or this is where you get the friend. And when it’s not needed anymore, when you go to this village where it’s not needed anymore, it’s not needed anymore because you’re able to now access the information, the help, and the guidance on your own. In other words, that’s where you meet something that is able to give you information about the situation that’s propounded upon your nature.

So your dream is centered primarily in the outer. In other words, to begin with everyone has to go through things in the outer in order to finally come to a recognition and realization of something more that’s possible – that isn’t just outwardly oriented, which is a reflection, which a person doesn’t realize. Initially they don’t realize the degree to which that is an inner flow. They just contend with it as an outer mannerism, and think of it only as an outer mannerism. They don’t realize that there is an inner design behind every outer mannerism. And if you’re just plopped into life, you then go through all kinds of bewilderment as a consequence of that.

But this isn’t a dense dream. This is a dream in which you’re intended to have to do this, and you’re protected in terms of having to go through this process. In other words, there’s a masculine way of doing the path towards consciousness, and then there’s a feminine way. And in the feminine way they are creation, and so you have all of these little things that pick and poke at you, but when you are on a path in which you have the protection and the guidance, it works out differently. You don’t develop the stigmas, and traumas, and catastrophes that cause one to keep taking steps backwards until they’re duped out, and completely lost, and have no way of understanding how to cope.

But in your particular case you have the dog, and the dog is like something that’s like a friend, or a protective force, for you. And then, when you don’t need the dog, then you have an aspect of the masculine, which is a type of sight, that really knows that what’s going on in terms of all of this is for a greater purpose, that recognizes more what it is truly all about from somewhere else, in other words, not just from the sense of how something is without, recognizes how it is in terms of a greater meaningfulness.

So you’re looking at one half; your looking at the part that has to rise up. In other words, it’s in manifestation and has to rise up energetically, in other words, come more to handing back and, in the doing of that, connects with what is going on, Is awoken to that in terms of what is going on because of the help that is provided, the friend, the dog, or ultimately, the aspect of the masculine that knows more about whatever it is that’s afflicting or confounding you.

It’s an outer that you’re contending with and you have guidance in that. And, yes, it can be bewildering and such, and confusing, but you’re intended to make headway through that. And even though you might not see that as what is going on, because it seems like wherever you go and however you do this is constantly haunting you. It’s not haunting you in a tearing down way. You are transcending it by the fact that it is something that you’re directly facing. You have to directly face this sort of thing before something more can actually open up because it actually is a step that stands before you receive all that is given. It’s kind of like part of the price of admission phase, and then all of a sudden everything opens up.

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