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iesIf you’ve ever tried to drive with a full cup of coffee you will understand this dream, because, when you try to do that, you suddenly become aware of a hundred bumps on the road that you were never aware existed. For the purposes of the dream, the dreamer is trying to keep an innerness intact, but everything around it, front and back, is trying to disrupt that inner state, all while the inner state is trying to impose itself on the outer situations. This is the struggle of trying to bring our inner life into the everyday of what we do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My earliest dreams seemed to be more about almost like just forms, and it was like they come together and they shift. I can’t remember that much more about them. It wasn’t like anything was happening as far as people. It just was forms and shifting.

In the second dream, it’s like I’m looking for someone, and I go into an old theater building. I have to go down into the basement and through this kind of maze of rooms, and then I keep going past people but I can’t find the person that I want. I come out the other side, and I decide I have to go over to the next town.

And so I hitch up a horse to a wagon, a horse and a buggy kind of arrangement, and I head over there. And I have somebody else with me now, but then I get distracted, or not distracted, I’m going there, but there’s a man that is behind me that’s trying to pass me, also with a horse and buggy, but he’s trying to make his horse go too fast, and is kind of in that sense abusing the horse.

So I’m trying to get my wagon to block that so that he can’t go so fast that he wears out his horse, or abuses it. And then there’s another horse and buggy that comes in front of me which means I have to slow down a bit, too. That’s okay because I’m trying to get the guy behind me to slow down and even to get him to stop and ride with us, or go at a different pace, because his pace is way off in terms of how he’s pushing the horse. That’s all I remember. It was just a night when the dreams were kind of jumbled.

John: The theme of the dreaming had to do with being able to pull and integrate into a wholeness, into a oneness, all aspects of inner into outer, and the outer effect being recognized as a quality coming from an innerness.

And when you were like looking at that, or contending with that, or in the swirl of something like that not having pulled it through with a clear-cut understanding of where this was all at, what it all meant because you were, in terms of the fact that to properly do this you have to let go of everything, and you weren’t able to let go of everything, because you were affected by the horse, meaning a sense of power in the buggy or whatever, you know one behind going at a peculiar pace, one in front going at a faster pace, you in the middle. In other words, whatever all that dynamic was, and how you were having to cope and relate back and forth to the tug-o-war of something like that, you were not sorting out what that really meant. However, it is better, that’s a better image than sitting completely in an amnesia as if there’s nothing going on.

That image of being kind of in-between things, and frustrated by being in-between things, and it’s almost as if when you’re in that it’s a frustration that seems to have an outer vibrational effect because the buggy in the front’s not acting right in relationship to the buggy in the back.

Take that image, add this following image to it. Let’s say you have a house, and the house has an outer area that is exposed to the public. In other words, it’s what the public can see. The public can’t see the inner sanctums of the house.

So if you have a family in the house that’s protected because something sits in this outer area and is able to contend with the forces of things in this zone in the outer part of the house, and is able to somehow or another sustain its ability to do that, that means that on the deepest of the inner levels everything can appear to be okay.

But what if that outer level gets broken into from the collective on the outer, of which something can be sitting in that outer room that is all properly barricaded and whatnot, and protected, so that the innerness is secluded from it from happening?

See, you with the carriage with something in the back and something in the front, you are in that outer room. Now if the outer room breaks down… First of all, what is this outer room? What is this carriage that is caught by something in the front and something in the back? Essentially this is a zone that you could describe as a place where the dynamic is being played out between the forces of vibration and energy that have penetrated the lower levels of the inner plane, in other words, because you can have a place of a greater quietness.

Now what’s happening, the mistake that’s being made in consciousness, is that a person can go into this place, can be really soothed in this place, and can thereby pull themselves into this greater level or degree of isolation, or a greater inner level. Yet you’re still going to have this outer level, of which there’s an innerness having penetrated it, that is able to keep things hidden. If it’s effective enough it can keep things hidden. So you can have the buggy that’s not right in the front, and you’ve got something pushing from the back, and sitting in between you have an energetic that holds the line.

These shapes all have to come together, and so you have that as your schematic, and then you go into a dream in which what you have as a consequence is this area in-between in which there is a dynamic going on so that the buggy in the front and the buggy in the back, there’s kind of a veiling as a result of the buggy in the middle.

So this leads to a confusion. See, where your dream left off is you saw what it’s like to be in this in-between, but your image wasn’t enough to show that this in-between is a lot like an extension to a house, an extension that is out there in which if anything goes on it goes on against this extension, this kind of zone, and that on the inner of that even is a quietness, is a peace.

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s-l300We know that dream symbolism is a language all its own. And if we are able to learn to translate that language, the information available to us in our dreams becomes dramatically more detailed and usable. Here is a great example of this: just the opening setup of a dream, the time, the place, and the characters, all contribute to creating the backdrop for an internal conversation that is meant to benefit us, and give us an insight into what we are processing in our life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Carol: Okay, so here’s the first. So I’m in a beautiful house with very, very large windows and a lake. And I have a monkey, a baby monkey, and I also have puppies around me, but really the monkey I’m holding.

John: Let’s just stop right there. I’ll explain a little bit of the symbolism. So, the large windows in the house have two meanings. One meaning is, window like that, is like a type of illusionary veil. It’s like an illusionary veil, but you can see out of it so the flip side of that is that it’s meant, when you break that, to have a greater perspective of sight.

And then when you have the lake itself out front, a lake represents a quality of stillness. In a Rumi poem, when you have a wind that blows over the lake, that causes the waves, that causes a froth, that froth, then, is considered a vibration. And that vibration then rises up, and that becomes something in manifestation, that can rise up to even be a human being, meaning a vibration that has to live itself out is the implication of that.

So when you see the lake you are seeing something that is meant to reach a point of stillness. Now you have a quality that’s jumping around inside of you, that keeps this from being like a literal thing for you – and it’s the monkey. You like the monkey. The monkey is your trickster.

Now how is it that you see the monkey? That’s how I would say it, but the monkey means something even more for you. How do you see the monkey?

Carol: Actually, when you said that, it made me laugh because I think you got the feeling of it. In the dream I just loved him.

John: That’s correct. I know that. You love the monkey, and somehow letting go of the monkey, integrating this monkey into yourself, the vibratory beingness of this monkey into yourself, this is an aspect of shamanism.

Shamans believe that a person can benefit if they can catch up with their animal spirit. And a shaman believes that each person has a particular given loudness of an animal spirit, maybe a person is an eagle, or he’s a lion or something, and that if you can access the vibration of that animal spirit you can use that vibration in which to learn. In other words, it has a kind of prima materia effect, a lower-self prima materia effect, in terms of helping you transform.

But instead of it just floating around in there and being part of you, that’s kind of, okay, this is my personality and you haven’t caught up with the whole fullness of that characteristic. Instead of it floating around like that, a shaman believes that you take and you bring that to a real loud epiphany and then you can use that as a seeing tool.

In other words, you’re seeing through the eyes of the monkey, or seeing through the eyes of the lion. And so that’s why you have such symbolism that comes down from things like there’s medicine cards, don’t use them as medicine cards, but just use the meaning behind each animal. And the very best descriptions of the meanings behind each animal is brought through from Native Americans that used to relate and, as a culture, was closer to the naturalness of the outer; like a horse represents power, just to give you an idea.

Everything represents something in terms of an animal essence inside of you. To me, I infer the monkey as representing something of a bit of a trickster inside of you, which can cause you to vacillate from a deeper clarity. And that trickster is important. That trickster is important because, as you bring that quality to you, it actually helps you. It has a lower self negative side. It has a higher self positive side in that you bring that to a depth of wholeness inside of yourself, and then you can see with that. In other words, the trickster doesn’t confuse you in relationship to the expanse looking out the window at the quality of the lake. You can feel then the dance of the trickster, and you can use that as a medium. In other words, it’s a type of lower-self vibratoriness.

And the lake represents a higher-self total stillness, if you are able to be totally still as a lake. And in that lake you put a drop into that lake; you cannot pull that same drop out again because it’s in the wholeness. And yet the dancing around of the monkey is still separate from that wholeness of that lake, so it’s a type of vibratory state, thus a kind of trickster.

And you go through the vibratory states to get to the stillness. And so you have the stillness that’s meant to emerge, you have big windows that you can peer out into the wholeness of things, and then you’ve got the louder, louder thing, that’s why you love it, that’s why you really like it, lower-self trickster. You like this part of yourself.

It’s okay, and you should, like this part of yourself, but this doesn’t carry the final word on things. It’s just a quality that you can let go to. I’ll give you a similar thing here. It’s very similar to like, let’s say I’ve had just a super, super active day, and so I’m going to sit down and I’m going to try to meditate. Now I don’t know what meditation is, other than the fact that I hit a stillness. Now if I have this monkey energy jumping around inside of me, my thoughts are going wild about this, that, and the other and I’m trying to ponder and figure this out, and then having to sort this out in the heart in terms of where this is meaningful, and where this isn’t meaningful. Then I’m not going to hit the stillness.

The lake is that stillness. And yet if I don’t have that other jumping around, if I don’t have that, then nothing is going on. Then I kind of sit in a subjective state. In the, I think the name of the book is Kingdom of Man, the Ibn Arabi book, the scribe, the thing that goes back and forth that’s always right, in other words the monkey is always right in the highest level of seeing him, it goes back and forth, and that’s what that scribe is, that monkey is that scribe for you, or the scribe is that monkey for you. However you want to say that. It’s very interesting.

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im0We’ve spoken in recent posts about the nature of a saint (a person with spiritual attainment). But it doesn’t have to look holy, in fact the only way to get real spiritual development is to go through the difficulties of life buoyed by the strength of your higher purpose. In this dream we see exactly that: there’s no road to get where the dreamer needs to go, and what needs to happen seems impossible, even crazy. Yet, the dreamer trusts in her guidance and everything works out well, even magically. That’s what becomes possible when we realize and accept that something else is in charge. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, as the dream continues, it shifts a little. I’m in a car now, and I’ve made up the trunk of the car into a really comfortable bed that my dad can ride in. And I have at least one man and somebody else in the rest of the car with me.

And I’m trying to get somewhere now. It feels less like being chased and that I just have to get somewhere. Well I’ve driven the car and gotten up on this part of a mountain. It’s not all the way up the mountain. It’s partway up a mountain, and I’m not sure how I got there because there doesn’t seem to be a road.

Because there’s no road, then I look around and I see where the road is, but I suddenly realize that there’s no actual road between me and where the road is so, what I’m going to have to do is go off the side; it’s like where the road is across a gap from where I am, and in that gap you’d have to take the car just down the mountain, with no road, and some water has gone through and I see where some of the area can be muddy or it’s pooled. There’s a wild horse down there. I think it’s a white horse.

There may be even a place where the car would have to kind of leap across a chasm, and then when you go across you could either plow into a side that’s all muddy, or there’s a muddy track that goes up to the left a bit that you could get stuck in – but might work. And so I’ve just launched off because I can see on the other side of that is the road I need to go the rest of the way up the mountain.

So I’ve launched off. There’s this wild ride down that kind of leaps across the chasm. I see I could plow into the side, but I manage to turn and find this little track. It doesn’t get stuck in the mud. Then, finally, it comes to rest not far from the road. I mean like I can get on the road now. And I realize as crazy and insane as all that was, that I kind of like it that way.

John: Where was your dad? Always in the trunk?

Jeane: Yeah, he’s in the trunk – in a comfortable bed.

John: So the second half actually contends with a getting it, in terms of not getting lost in a type of spiritual illusion. In other words, the spiritual illusion would have been the going up the mountain, meaning the recognition of something that veils you out, which is like an aspect of the masculine, that can have an insight of bringing something through – but there’s still work to be done in terms of fully grounding what needs to be grounded.

And you’re far enough along in the dreaming process of the understanding of how this flows, and unfolds, to where you could have steered the dream, almost steered the dream, and that’s why it’s good sometimes once dreams are really amnesic, yet you could’ve steered the dream into kind of a spiritual direction, or the seeming spiritual direction.

But what ended up happening is you realized that you still have to contend with things that are a little mucky, and sloppy, and whatnot. You still have to contend with whatever the dynamic is that has a type of flow that’s in life, that isn’t defined in terms of where the road is, or the path is, still has a quality of bewilderment, or price of admission. And, when you go through that, you just suddenly find yourself where you need to be – as opposed to try to struggle so hard to get there.

In other words, you do the opposite of what your mind would have had you doing, which would have been to try to continue to go up the road. You recognize that you have to step back and go down, and up, and around, and through the much and such. And what you’re describing there, what you’re describing there is you’re not buying into a certain aspect of masculine projection, either, because the masculine projection would always have you trying to reach to something of more of control or power.

And you are in manifestation, and you’re responsible for that, and you accept that, and you go into that, and you hold your role in that, and you go through that, and as you go through that you reach the other – and you’d have it no other way.

That’s the contending with the price of admission of things in the outer. You’re not suddenly saying, okay, enough is enough, and then you take and make this about face. Yes, you had kind of the shadow of the dog, of the friend, looking out for things quietly, and silently. You weren’t’ inclined to realize just how important that company was.

And, yes, you got to a particular point where you started to recognize how you could find an inner guidance inside, but you didn’t get carried away with that. You didn’t go to a great extreme in that because you realized that you didn’t have enough of a connection with that to trust it, to be able to follow it. You still are in a daze and still have to pay the price of admission. You still have to relate to how things are in the outer.

In other words, the father of things is still in the trunk, asleep. You could have tried to wake, or resurrect, or contend with that other, reach to the other, but you didn’t do that. Had you done that, you would have on one level thought that you were speeding yourself up, but on another level, only later after the fact would you have come to realize that you had actually just slowed yourself down. In other words, the concept would have been deceiving.

By going down the hill and through the muck and this, that, and the other, where no trail exists you reach the road – and who would’ve guessed? And you would prefer doing it that way because why? Because that’s the way that it has to be done. That’s the way that you know that it has to be done in order to hold something in terms of the overall. That’s an interesting way of approaching it.

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