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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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crackIf we think about a life in service to something higher – which is fundamental to religions and spiritual paths – we usually call up in our minds the selflessness of people such as Mother Teresa. But, as this dream points out, it doesn’t have to look like that at all. In this image we see that the privacy of the person is gone, that everything being done is seen, on an energetic level, and that there is a contract and responsibility in that relationship. Honoring that contract is what service to something higher is all about. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The only thing I remember of my dreams was seeing something like a black panther run across my vision. Then I was awake for a lot of the night. And then I had this dream where you and I were living in England, or someplace. There were a few other people that were staying with us, and some young men, and we’d recently gotten a puppy.

In addition to the puppy I think at least one of the other people had a little dog, and then there was a third little dog that was around. At one point, I went and crawled out a window that led to a ledge that was outside, and then the ledge had like two levels, and you had gone out with me.

Then you crawled onto a part of the ledge that was hard to reach, and you said that you were feeling so desperate that the only thing that was keeping you going was the puppy. And you were thinking you had to go somewhere, or go travel. And I wondered if you wanted me to go with you, but you didn’t want me to – so I was a little depressed about that. So I go back in.

Then there’s a series of things that happen. When I first go back in I go and someone else has come that has some new puppies, so all the dogs are playing together in the living room. So I’ve gone in and I’m with them, and with the guys, and playing with the dogs and the puppies. One of the people that lives with us is going to go take the dogs for a walk.

Then I’m also looking for some laundry to do, and I go into a bathroom and I realize that the window is covered with these kind of blue papers. One of them has fallen apart and I realize I can see into the window of our neighbor’s place. They’re kind of trying to cover up how they can see into ours, but then I realize I’m in the wrong room. I’m in the laundry room instead of the bathroom, that I’m a level down further than I thought I was.

Then I go back into the living room again. And a couple of Middle Eastern relatives, women, come. They come and they must have been celebrating something, like one of the girls must have had a special birthday, or event, and she’s pressing some gifts upon this girl. And they were like an engraved, it almost looked like a platinum bracelet with engraved scenes on it, and two or three other things. And then the girl had also given a gift back to her mother, or whoever else was with them.

And I was kind of studying that out, looking at what had been engraved, or carved, or given. And then I looked around for you, and I went back out; there was someone else sitting where you had been – I didn’t know where you had gone to.

John: The image of the cat running across has to do with something that has been brought to your attention. It’s like a quick glimpse. It’s not like it’s something that’s sustainable. It’s more inflective. By sustainable, I mean it’s not sustainable at this point in time. It’s more inflective. It’s more of a coming through.

An image of a black cat is a change agent kind of thing that is intended and meant to be. It can create a reaction but, even if it does create a reaction, it doesn’t change the fact of what occurred.

And then, the out-on-the-ledge business and the puppy, what that has to do with is the recognition of a quality that goes back and takes something that was inflected as a mere glimpse, progresses it forward to where it is close, like a puppy, that it is at hand to be dealt with. And that to do this requires a certain resolve, and commitment, and one has to make that commitment or they start losing a certain connection.

Which is another way of saying that things have built up in a roundabout way to the point where the reflections in the outer, that had been something that one contended with indifferently, we’ll say, are now reflections that behind those reflections is something meaningful in which one has to tie, or connect, into in terms of their being.

That requires one to align, or to contend, with a certain side of themselves. To do so, because there is a real sadness that prevails when one carries on, or conducts themselves, in a way that keeps this sort of thing in a kind of pacified state.

What that image is about in terms of the laundry room, in terms of the public area, is that what is at hand has an effect that is like a mirroring that goes both ways, with inner to outer, and outer to inner. And that there comes a point to where one’s life is no longer a type of privacy, where you have to contend with the neurosis sides of this, that, or the other of one’s nature, like one would in a bathroom you know, taking care of business kind of thing.

There comes a point in time when you’re kind of out in the open in relationship to things that are all around you, you know visually, in other words, there’s no barriers. You see, they see, it all sees. And when it’s like that, then the quality of a natural knowingness of an openness is there to take in, to be able to behold.

The fact that one dreams every night, you could even correlate that to the laundry room kind of thing, because there is a visual that’s working both ways. That’s also an image that proceeds as a flow from both a kind of light rising down to touch light, or in other words something can see in. And then light rising up to touch light, which is a seeing without; and that’s meant to be kept open.

And when it’s open it enables things to be readily there, which is the image in which there’s a mother, or? It enables that which is kind of out of reach, ordinarily out of reach, in terms of a quality of coming through awareness, it enables that to just be there. It’s just naturally there.

So you put the whole thing together and what you have is you have kind of a shock effect that relates to the fact that there is something more going on than meets the eye: the black cat. Then there’s the having to contend with the idea of whether one is going to be able to meet the challenge of what is presented, and to do so is to relate to the friendly side of yourself, not to the sides of yourself that have to contend with this, and contend with that, in which there’s still some sort of sorting out to do.

You’re working with the inner friend, and to do that you have to completely commit. You have to go out on a ledge. You have to allow things to flow. Well, when you allow things to flow, that allowing of things to flow means that you have to be in a dynamic that is different than what you’re used to being in, in which you have to be like in the laundry room where you’re seen and also see. In other words, you don’t hide, you allow everything to affect you, to touch you.

And when it’s like that, that keeps you in connection to all parts of yourself that are in the wholeness. And the Middle Eastern shows the extending out quality, expansive taking in quality, is there – and, of course, that all works in cohesiveness. There is something about that that all fits, that all comes together. And so the sum total of all of that is your oneness, is the intended oneness on a soul level of your being.

So it starts off with a flicker, and goes from a flicker to a commitment, from a commitment to a surrender, and then from a surrender to an emptiness, to an overallness. Quite a progressed dream.

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