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7caforniaIn the game of Telephone, we know that when the message reaches us it will be terribly distorted, with, perhaps, the entire meaning changed. If we ask ourselves: what is the purpose of life?, we will find the same problem, because we humans have been getting the message wrong for thousands of years. So what do we do, and what can we trust? We can trust in the universe, and we can trust in our human design, two things that are still operating as they were meant to do and be. In the case of our design, we simply are not using it correctly, because all our sensitivities are part of our ability to connect to the universal – from which we can receive all the guidance we need. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in the meditation dream, my attention is upon a substance that’s getting screened through and filtered in a noticeable way. What I noticed was that there was nothing to see and report, in terms of the filtering process. It seemed that something was there, but, if so, it was so fine that there was nothing to see.

In other words, we’re constantly filtering and filtering, and what we end up extracting is extracting a mannerism, or a pattern, or a way, and then we feel that and realize that that has its qualities in which it falls apart. But there’s nothing to filter to.

If I had seen something of consequence, in which there was a reportable visibility, I would’ve had a different determination and unfoldment as memorable – which would’ve been a wrong kind of memorableness.

The meaning is this is an image in that whatever I am refining or filtering gets to a nothingness of consequence, or visibility. In other words, it’s a purification image.

And then I still stay on this, in the next one, in which the image I see is that I pay 109-degree hot water bill, which is affecting a washing machine. In other words, I pay the bill and the bill is 109 degrees and that’s okay, and the 109 degrees affects the washing machine. In other words, it’s like a symbol of completion, where you accept the temperature that exists and just face that bill for whatever it is. In other words, it’s like a message, it’s like a strange kind of advertising, too, that this is how it is.

So now I’m starting to deviate in this one. So I go into an area where I see a stream of water that’s flowing. It’s not flowing in the way that it usually flows, and it’s kind of something I can easily swim in. It’s almost like a natural hot springs, the whole length of it.

But, in this hot springs, I know that there is a dragon, and this is a wonderful, friendly, helpful, magical dragon, but the water is so low I’m wondering how the dragon can survive in this. And so I’m swimming up this thing, and swimming up this thing, like I’m trying to get the source, and, eventually, I come to an area where there’s kind of some run down buildings that’s at the head of all of this, almost as if there are rooms that you can go into and whatnot, and it’s as if that is like a change area and everything else.

This whole time I’ve been alone as I’m doing this, and, when I look outside, in the far distance I guess would be the ocean. And then water is coming across the white sands, just a very small amount, and I can’t help but wonder if the sea level rises maybe it fills this channel more, or if it goes down, then what if there’s global warming or something. Whatever it is, it can impact this, and somehow or another as it comes across these white sands in a very, very thin layer of water coming across, I guess it heats up or something and goes into these hot springs.

So I go back into these hot spring rooms. I’m all by myself the whole time, and suddenly there’s a room and there’s a whole bunch of guys in it. And they try to invite me in, and as soon as I go in there I realize there’s something strange about them. I comment about the dragon, and if the dragon does he make it to the sea? And they assume that he must make it to the sea from time to time, and I figure he has to make it to the sea because this is pretty shallow the way it is now.

So I’ve got to get away from them; these guys look strange and weird. Who knows what is apt to happen. And so I act like I’m going out to find the main river. Well I came up what was the spur that I thought was the main river, and, as I go along I walk out this way and that way, and of course I am careful to try to make sure I get away from these characters, and I come down to an area and there’s a huge river there.

Wow, where’d that come from? And as I come down at the head of the river is all kinds of people in the water, and lo and behold, that’s a hot springs. The water is hot there and all these people are just enjoying themselves, and I can just go into that amidst all of those people and be just fine.

So the nature of this is that this dream starts off in which I’m in a solitary way and, little by little, that gets one out of balance. However, there is the magical dragon that does cover this whole area and, when I’m wayward and off, the hot springs that exist, or the flow that exists, is even a little polluted, and I could see it’s not conducive to the needs for this kind of magical creature to live.

And it’s not healthy to be by myself trying to follow something as an unfoldment to the source, as if I’m going to sort all of that out on my own, because such an approach can lead to where I can see the sea, or at least the white sands coming from the sea, and the water that flows across that from the ocean access, but it flows across and is looked at in this way in kind of a bifurcated aloneness way which gets into a type of life that is dysfunctional.

To leave that is to find the mighty river, which at its pure source is healthy, and where the true hot springs of life can be. Or, as I said in another way, when I leave this imbalance I find the hot springs again, but at the head of a mighty river, and a lot of ordinary people to be with.

So this is pointing out again that my tendency is to ponder and to look at things, and find all these different variables, which will be unlimited in their nature, as a type of looking in a Solomon kind of vanity way, when doing that is a bifurcation off of what is really meant to be, which is to just hold the central vibration of a letting go, that you can hold in the dhikr of the breath, or in the prayer quality of yourself, or in the meditation. Allow all of that to come together. They work together.

Spirit energy is different forms, and spirit energy can come back to you, and is carried from lifetime to lifetime. And so you have to be careful of just catching up with spirit energy, per se, because it can have its mannerism, just like how do you address the kundalini energy that’s throwing people around, in terms of them not being able to sleep, or dream, and stuff like that? That’s something that sorts itself off in a type of letting go that they have to reach inside of themselves, and they reach that inside of themselves by holding the quality of the note of the vibration. The best thing to do would be to do the dhikr.

Next dream: I am warned ahead of time about being held up by bandits who shake people down along a road. I seem to forget this, and I end up with an old pickup truck full of gold, and hidden amidst the gold is something even more precious than that cargo.

And so it’s almost as if, in this pickup truck, with me is a bunch of these surly guys that are just kind of, you know, in the state that I’m in it’s okay, but you wouldn’t want to meet them by a road. And they remind me that it might not be a good idea to go over this area, and I get this notion that, you know, yeah, they could actually call ahead and I could be waylaid, even.

Well, to go over this area, I seem to think I need a different vehicle and I go to get into the vehicle and it won’t start, which means I’ve moved away from the truck, that’s this old beat up pickup truck, that has the gold in the back and something precious there.

And so that’s the dichotomy in this dream is, in some way, I’m attempting to be adamant in my own way, and the meaning of the dream is just to stop, and the circumstances are my clue, and I need to hold tight to where I am, and there is no need to reach out. I have at this time what I need. I just need to know how to take it in, in its entirety of my being, as is.

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589018One of the hardest things to realize about our spiritual journey is that it is truly a full-time job. Yes, we can go to a meeting for a few hours, or read constantly, or have our personal processes, but at some point we switch back to our old self until we start again. And, really, all the processes we do are designed to get us to a different place in ourselves, and to get there in a deep way that we can, and want, to sustain. It’s about maintaining an inner location when we do everything we do – it’s not about seeming holy, or stopping our engagements in the world. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well I have more of an impression of my last dream. In that dream I seem to be a young woman, and there’s a man I live with, and we live in a society where it feels like people do something, like it might be even play a competitive game, and then, if they win it, some magic comes in and you create something.

But it feels like this guy and I, that we’ve decided to kind of stop playing this game. And when we go to our house, I notice that our living room actually is bare of all furniture. But over in the corner is still a basketball room, up on the wall, and it feels like he just wants to goof around and we’re going to play one more game, so we’re playing this kind of wild basketball game where maybe you even run up the wall, and do a flip or something, and you throw a basket.

And when you make a basket it feels like a dragon or something that comes in the room and is playing with you. And then when we make the basket, in our society, normally, when you make a basket and the dragon or whatever else has come into the room and been with you, that’s when people kind of use that magic to create something. But it feels like we don’t want to play that game anymore. We don’t want to be taking that magic and creating something for ourselves anymore. We’ve cleared all the furniture out of the room even, but now and then we like to play the game anyway.

John: So the dream starts off in which you’re in a place where there’s all this stuff going on and then you try to find an empty space. You’re recognizing the need to break free of the collective environment and be in a quiet empty space. But as you’re in this quiet empty space, what happens is you pent up a certain overallness which is, again, like a chi, in which you can take and run and do this, that, and the other and slam the ball down. It’s all back into a bit of an indulgence in the world – but you’re using the kundalini energy, the dragon energy force, that’s kind of smiling in the background, to do this sort of thing, almost as a kind of reintroducing of a quiet space into an action into the outer.

Well, you have basically taken yourself out of having to conduct yourself in separate and pronounced, illusionary, differentiated ways, because you know the value and importance of being empty. However, it’s awful enticing to take and do a kind of inner magic, or spiritual magic, with the kundalini energy – even though you know better, even though you know that it’s better if you don’t.

There’s an interesting way that this is talked about in terms of the awakening process, and it’s called states and stations. And that as you go through the various stations, you’re actually letting go of things and becoming emptier and emptier, because you’re developing, even though at the time in you’re in a station you’re indulging, but you’re on the path of letting go of things, moving towards a station.

Well the dilemma that a human being has is, can they ever really keep from establishing a sealed condition? Which means where you get to a quality of yourself that you still exonerate, or do, in some fashion, because as you go through the stations you get to the point where you develop a certain chi energy, so that wherever you really put your attention you can become very creative because you do not have the indulgences that are generally associated with a person who is weighed down by the collective.

In other words, you can shoot out a little better, you can do some things a little better, and when you do that then, you actually seal your nature. And a teacher who understands this principle in life will say to a student that, although everyone seals, in other words from this perspective everyone at some point seals themselves, it’s better if you don’t.

And in Raj Yoga the understanding that that can be an issue is one of the reasons why it is said that it’s better to remain an aspirant for as long as you possibly can, because when you become a student you seal in a certain capacity. In other words you can’t help yourself, you adopt a certain aspect image of yourself on the path.

It’s like the person who goes to church on Wednesday, they have a sealed nature in which they have this pact with God, and a lot of Christians that get like this are impossible to deal with because they don’t function in manifestation in a clear way because they have this other side of themselves that they think that they are connected to, that makes everything that they do proper and appropriate.

It’s also one of the reasons why there are no rings, or ornaments, or special clothes, or anything like that among the Naqshbandi, so that nobody knows who anybody else is in terms of where anything is at in relationship to a journey of awakening.

Now the thing is, it’s kind of impossible to know, unless you really can see the soul and where it is awakening, and how it’s awakening, because the stages that you go through, some of those stages take such a huge step back that in the eyes of someone looking at that, that isn’t having to contend with that stage, you can look a little backwards. However, you may have progressed in other areas far more significantly, and so it’s just impossible to gauge who is higher or who is further on a particular path.

So your dream is, basically, in order to keep you from losing a certain perspective in terms of the letting go and the emptiness, in terms of there being nothing but a nothingness, is kind of letting you know that you understand the process in which you let go of everything in the room, in other words, of the collective. You’ve come to see that all of that plagues things in some fashion, and so you have gotten to the point where you can let go of all of that. And that you’re betraying that premise, that principle, a little when you take then the chi of the energy and you go back into what is now possible in kind of a unique, creative way.

The whole point of it is we can develop this intertwined overallness, and you develop that through an emptiness. And the real theme of the dreaming has to do with one catching up with the fact that you are an all-pervasiveness in everything that exists, and that we tend to see ourselves in a separation. And that the key is to be able to be completely content in the all-pervasiveness that is.

And when you first come out of that, of course, it can seem kind of exciting because the tools of the trade of coming out of that are you have the aliveness of a greater beingness more at your disposal, and as you were indicating you can make the dragon smile, kundalini energy almost smile, by the tricks you could do with the basketball. But you keep that up and pretty soon you become dulled and dumb just like everybody else.

Another example of this in a lesser, easier to denote, way is you can have a hard day and you think you have a right to settle back. And so you sit and you decide you’re going to do something that you’ve kind of wanted to do all along, but just never had the time, or took the time, to do, but now you’re giving yourself permission to do it and that is maybe sit and watch TV.

And you’re excited about something that’s on the TV, and you’ve earned the right, in your opinion, to indulge. And after watching the show for an hour or two hours you find out you’ve been dumbed down a little bit. Before you had a certain quickened aliveness, and then when you indulged and let go, instead of held onto a space, you actually lost something. And now what is it going to take to get that back?

So this is the area you’re looking at, you’re talking about. And the greater overall subject matter is that you’re working with, and talking about, an area known as the intertwining with everything in an all-pervasive way as yourself. That is who you really are. You’re in that.

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EUROPEAN_DRAGONSIn this dream we can see the shift from more normal imagery (a business meeting) to the more fantastic (a dragon that eats people). Yet it is all a personal, inner journey, and describes the process of accessing that greater energy that is within all of us. If we make this journey within ourselves, things will shift from mundane to magical. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well my second dream was so loud it kind of chased away my first dream. All I really remember of my first dream is that there were two parallel figures. That’s all I can remember of it.

But the second dream, I’m living with this woman who feels like a relative, it’s no one I’ve really ever seen before but seems to be in my grandmother’s house, and I even feel like she has her husband that lives there somewhere but I don’t see him much.

I’ve gone off from there to a meeting in the city; the meeting seems to be in one of those like offices and conference rooms that’s in more of a hotel-type building that has things going on. Initially, I go up to this room. I go in there for where the meeting is. I’m kind of listening and there must be a break or something, or there’s more than one day of meetings, and I leave.

And when I’m going through the hotel I go into a florist shop. For some reason it’s near some date that I feel like I should be getting flowers and taking them back to my grandmother, and I want to walk with some friends that I see from school, but it feels like they don’t want to talk to me and so I kind of shrug that off and I go into a florist shop.

The door is almost all the way closed. It’s just slightly nudged open so I have to scoot into it. There doesn’t really seem to be any customers in there, there are just people from the floral shop that are arranging things, so I start looking at the different arrangements and different colors of the flowers.

I’m noticing the beautiful colors and things and I must be checking out the arrangements or the types of prices. I’m kind of going over in my mind if I took something that had artificial flowers back to my grandmother, I mean like they would last a long time, these are nice arrangements, but fresh flowers feel like more what you should do. But it’s not even a bouquet that I’m getting today. I’m just thinking about it. I’m kind of planning and looking. It’s kind of pricey in the hotel, too, but I’m just looking at what they have.

And then I kind of leave and I go back to the meeting room and then I’m told at the meeting room that I need to come back actually the next day, and they’re having a specialist come in who’s going to be talking about attention deficit disorder. I go over and get a piece of paper from one of the people there that tells me like the time of the meeting, and then there’s a slight shift, because it feels like when I leave the building I know I’m coming back the next morning at 8:00am to go to the meeting – even though it’s Saturday morning.

But when I’m coming back the shift just shifts to when I’m coming back. When I’m coming back I seem to be bringing a little boy with me and we’re also bringing this dragon, but this dragon isn’t really a friendly dragon, it’s mostly a dragon that eats people. And it seems to be on some kind of a motorized cart and I’m sitting on the dragon’s shoulder. It’s like the dragon is going to be some kind of an exhibit at the top and he’s under some kind of a truce agreement that he won’t eat any people.

And like he’s being pulled on this cart lying down so it’s not like he… you usually think of a dragon just flying wherever it wants to go, or walking, but he doesn’t look that well, or he’s just kind of a little anesthetized or something because he’s going to be at a meeting with people he normally eats.

So, I’m sitting on his shoulder, I’ve got the boy behind me a little bit, I’m talking to the dragon because it has got this truce not to eat anybody, but it still kind of leans over and sniffs my foot or something now and then like it wants to take a chomp.

And then the dragon is communicating to me, too, that after the meeting he’s going somewhere like Paris and that’s the whole dream.

John: You start off at the grandmother’s house, which is where you have some sort of reservoir of yourself that you access and it’s an ancientness of your being. You then go into the depths of life with this part that comes out of you, or opens up, or that you access. It’s part of you but not yet something that you tangibly put your finger on, but you do carry with you as an energetic vibration – and for lack of a better term it’s your grandmother vibration.

And as you go to a meeting that’s a coming together that enables things to open up, because it’s a type of intertwining that occurs and, as a consequence of this intertwining, you find yourself a bit estranged from others around you, in other words people that you want to walk with or something you can’t walk with. They’re in a more laissez faire manner; you’re in another state of attention.

So as you carry this vibrational attention that has opened up for you into a florist shop, you’re still contending with the residue of those that you wanted to walk with that you couldn’t because something has changed. It’s not bad, it’s just you notice that that’s been left behind and so in that regard the energetic shifts a little bit to how you contend with this slight change in your being.

And, whether it’s slight or big, what’s reported to you is the difference between something that’s plastic as an arrangement or something that’s alive. And you come to recognize that, yes, the plastic can go on and on and on, but the aliveness there’s something much more real about it. So when you take on this aliveness, you then become a bit like a force of nature if you don’t know how to carry this aliveness in a pacified way.

The part that knows how to carry itself in a proper way is not the grandmother energy necessarily now. The grandmother energy can access all of that, but it’s the new energy going forward, which is the little boy, and it’s a type of sight because it’s a little boy, instead of a type of presence, it’s a type of sight. You have to be careful with this sight because if not brought forth in a way that doesn’t disturb, it has a tendency of tearing up everything in its path.

And it’s the innocence and the quality of the little boy that’s important in this equation. You can access this dragon, which is this quality of power inside of yourself, but it requires a type of sight that enables you to take what you have accessed and bring it across in a way that doesn’t take and cause collateral damage in the physical sense of the world.

You have this all welled up inside of you and your challenge is to be able to keep it and to work with it in a way so that it comes out and across in an intertwined, connective manner. It’s a heck of a dream, tremendous dream,

And, of course, the scenario for that was the fact that one invoked this process of realizing what one had to have a relationship to things in our surroundings, that we’re not separate from those things in the surroundings, and that that has its own dialogue, it has its own inner power. It’s tremendous.

Your dream is a dream in relationship to a quality of bringing the energetic of inner into outer, only you’re looking at this from the standpoint that there has to be a way to do this so that it doesn’t tear things up in the outer, it isn’t too bright of a light or something

The key to the understanding of that is not you in a sense of power trying to sit on its shoulder. That helps, I mean that’s where you are at, that’s how you’re trying to work with it now. But the little boy plays an important part as the new energy that’s able to bring it through and get it to intertwine. Really wonderful deep dream.

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