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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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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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