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332esSleeping with someone is an interesting symbology when it arises in the dream world. We all know that when a physical relationship begins, it complicates things. Issues that didn’t exist yesterday need to be addressed today. As part of our inner life, when we form attachments to things, rather than letting go to the flow, we create just such complications. So what may begin innocently enough, has ramifications in the unfolding of everything from that moment forward. That is why spiritual evolution seeks a state of (inner) non-attachment; only then can we truly be free to join the greater flow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: It felt like my dream was a little complex last night. I’d been reading a book on tai chi, before I went to sleep, that also dealt with the basic philosophy of Taoism, so I don’t know if that influenced it or what, but I’m pretty sure it had at least four stages, maybe five.

And all I remember of the very first dream, or the first stage, was that I was up at a mountain lake ice skating with some other people. That’s all I remember, my impression of that first dream.

Then, the next two stages I’m pretty sure were represented by a deep blue line followed the next stage with a deep pink line.

John: The first part is your working something through with an action, but then to that action you’re adding a concentration and focus. That’s what you’re doing first, and then second adding the concentration and focus.

A concentration and focus, in a pure way, is not necessarily something that is lost in a differentiation. It can be. In other words, that’s a step in the process of letting go is to be able to have a focus and concentration that isn’t that of the ego.

Jeane: Now, in the second dream that I associate with the deep blue line, vertical line, it feels like I’m visiting… I’m young like maybe in my 20s or 30s, 20s probably, and so are these guys. I visit two guys that live together.

And this whole dream takes place at night. And I seem to live in some kind of a little informal place that’s near an ocean. It feels more like Hawaii, or something. And the three of us have been friends for the most part, but this time I sleep with one of the two, the one who probably seems a little less basic, probably a little, I don’t know if brighter is the right word. It’s like his buddy is more like a surfer type, I would say, and he’s probably got a little more to him.

We’re all friends, but I sleep with the one, but then this changes the dynamic between the three of us. And I’m examining, kind of reflecting a little, on what that change is going to mean because now the two of us need a little more privacy, or something.

And I walk down from the hut down to the ocean, it’s all at night, thinking I’m going to go swimming. There’s another woman, who’s maybe a friend of ours, that suddenly comes. I’ve invited them if they want to come to join me in swimming, but it feels like they’re kind of behind me, or lagging behind me a little bit, because when I get down to the ocean I realize I can’t go in because on the waves in the ocean is a lot of seaweed, and one would get tangled up in it.

But I do go down right to where the water is coming, next to the shore, and on the shore, and I see these tiny little green frogs and I really like that kind of frog, and so I poke one a little just to make it swim because I’m just kind of fascinated with those little frogs. But I do realize I can’t go swimming. That’s the second stage associated with the blue line.

John: In this particular format, instead of there being a complete, total, letting go, in other words, where you’re just in an energetic that is able to be between the two shores, so to speak, you know down by the water, you find yourself as having taken a position, an energetic position by having slept with one of them.

So, instead of the three of you turning into a four of a kind of whole completeness and overallness, that’s a stillness and an emptiness, you’ve disturbed that condition and, in disturbing that condition, you’ve complicated the energetic lines so that you could get tangled in seaweed and stuff like that.

However, the dream, it’s almost as if this is something that is meant to happen, and that you then have to back thread from that in order to sort something out again, in terms of a way of letting go. In other words, the recognition of how this has suddenly discombobulated what had been a more natural overall openness. The reconciliation is in process in this dream, with these frogs or something, and I’m not sure what the symbolism of the frogs is, but they represent kind of a relief, the initial step to a relief from what has been a kind of step backwards that leads to a contanglement. They are kind of like a breaking openness type of relief. I can’t say just how it is. This is more of an association you have.

Jeane: Yeah, these are these little green frogs that I used to play with when I was a kid, in a lily pond, that they start out as tadpoles and then they transmute into a frog.

John: In other words, they represent something transformative for you.

Jeane: Yeah, and so that was the dream associated with the vertical blue line, and then there was a vertical pink line. I don’t know that I remember the dream associated with the pink line, as much as I remember that it had two stages, and one of them was tricky. It was like a vibration one had to get into and it was tricky.

And then there was a dream, but I think it actually followed the third stage, and in this dream it feels like I’ve come in from out of town and I’ve gone to a small place that, again, feels like it’s very simple. My dad is there. There’s other people there. It feels again almost like Hawaiian or something.

And I’m going into this rather simple area where everybody is, and they want me to give a talk on something. They sit around in chairs with little tables in front of them, and then I would be near a blackboard, and I come up to give a talk.

There’s a couple women that are usually there that are in charge of all of this, but when I go to give the talk it feels like some of the talk goes well, and some of it must bore some of the people there, because they just wander off. And then I’m kind of assessing how to relate, but all I can really do is just do what I know how to do, or what I know to talk about.

And then it feels like I go down the street, and maybe that night I sleep just down the block in another place, but when I come back the next day I have to bring back the bed I had taken down there, that I borrowed from someone there, and sort out, you know, what belonged to whom before I leave. And I don’t know whether I can come back here or not. That’s the dream I wish I had held onto a little bit more. It was harder to pull out.

John: Well the pink line is softer, isn’t it? You’re not using the pink line, yet, in a way in which you’re transporting something to the depth that it needs to be transported with. In other words, the pink line is you’re still shaping something. Instead of transporting it into a letting go emptiness, you’re still shaping something.

The blue line and such has to do with being able to have a quality of an egoless state of being, and yet there is still a kind of definition. The transformative of the frog energy is coming in, because you aren’t caught. You’re not literally caught in trying to force something to happen, projectively, with a kind of overt ego. But you’re still carrying a note.

And in the pink line, something is still unfolding in relationship to a quality; the dream is not saying that what you’re doing is harmful or bad or anything. In other words, it’s not like you’re being reprimanded in the dream. Instead you’re just being shown the way you are, you have a construct in which you’re bringing it.

Your use of the pink is you’re still experiencing it as something that is associated as part of yourself. In your way, you’re still playing with a strain of something. You’re recognizing that you’re something. You still have the news of the pink and, therefore, there is an effect that can affect things noticeably, as an aspect of your nature, but there is a greater depth that can be there if somehow or another you can let go of that, too.

You still have a kind of visibleness, a visibleness because you see that as still part of you – and that is you. That is correct. But your state is more real in terms of the idea that, ultimately, the unfoldment is that you are God. That pink is transformative, but it still is a strain.

In other words, it’s like the blue is a concentration, and in the concentration there’s a limitation. In the pink there is a letting go, but a letting go with a definition of some aspect of yourself in a realization kind of way, a greater realization, a kind of, you might say, consciousness, as opposed to a real wide-sweeping subconsciousness. I’m describing it like this to try to differentiate that there is an aspect of something, and this has yet to unfold further.

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212esIt seems clear that things are speeding up: what used to take decades to happen, now can unfold within months. So, is it wise to put our faith and trust in a target that is constantly shifting, as the outer world does? It would seem to be a safer strategy to put our faith and belief in universal things, those things that remain constant over the billions of years. And that is just what religions and paths seek to offer us: ways to reconnect to the universal energies, and truths about them, that will be the safety and fulfillment of our ongoing journey.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in this dream, a person is trying to take away a kind of a precocious kitten that’s on a table. And, what I’m doing is, I’m taking a hand and I keep hitting the kitten’s head down as if I can change its gaze; its focus, and its attention, but it seems to be in some sort of strange trance.

So the idea is you take the kitten away, because the kitten isn’t acting like a kitten needs to be. He seems to be stuck on something. Then, suddenly, I realize that the kitten is paying attention to a weasel that I hadn’t noticed right away. The weasel is sneaking up on a salami I am holding.

So, as I move away from the table, the weasel follows. The weasel does not want to give up on the salami he was fixated upon. I try to push the weasel, who is following me, away, which causes the weasel to respond by biting me. I don’t think of a weasel as biting me, you know. I am so surprised by how forward the weasel is, in its adamant fixation over the salami, that it would bite me for having gotten in the way, that I wake up.

As I settle back, pondering the meaning of this, in terms of what is changing and unfolding, I suddenly see a flash image of something so much more that it’s almost mind boggling because it’s such a shift, and such a change. In other words, I see sugar prices suddenly increase by over 40% in one day. In other words, things are speeded up, and it’s easy to conclude that there’s a haywire-ism, in terms of the reflections of things, because one has gotten lost in a fixation.

The meaning is, is that which was bottled up, energetically, has suddenly shifted. To begin with, before making itself present, there was a sneaky, slinking, stalking kind of energetic; in other words, not really in a quietness. In this particular case I have the kitten, and the kitten is not acting right. And then I come to find out that what I hadn’t been paying attention to, that is also happening, is you have this weasel. I’m not able to relate to the kitten or the weasel simultaneously because they’re intertwined.

The kitten is the usual reflection, the weasel is the new inflection, and my attention is missing this because I’m fixated on the kitten that’s not acting right. So the dream is suggesting that I am paying attention to a reflective distraction, and not noticing that change is afoot, in that it has  kind of has snuck up on me or, in other words, there’s the reflection, and then there’s inflections to the reflection. There’s the outer reflection, and then I can realize that there’s an even deeper inflection.

Now I suppose if I wanted to critique that deeper inflection, I can critique it by saying that it is a type of vibration yet. And so it’s as if the stillness is not being the stillness, and I’m seeing it within that there is that going on.

Well, really, what’s going on is that there is an inflection that is deeper, coming from a deeper stillness, that is affecting the reflections that are of a lesser stillness, or a greater density or vibratoriness.

And so, I suppose that, if you’re looking around and you’re seeing things acting up and whatnot, and you’re reacting as if the outer is the end all, be all to things, even though you should know that the inner comes into the outer, and that you also should know that God doesn’t self-destruct, that that which is the universe, or however you want to describe it, goes on and on and on and on and on. So then this idea that there’s something haywire… are these just games that we have to play in terms of getting closer and closer to the ultimate stillness?

Because to be reactive or shocked is to not let go to the inner stillness. To say there is something amiss with the inner stillness, because the vibration that’s coming out which reflect into manifestation, and to conclude that they’re disconcerting, in other words, that things are being torn to pieces as a result, is not letting go to an even deeper stillness within. Because what’s the worse that can happen?

I mean it used to be, on the Sufi path, you would say that to the individual. What’s the worse thing that can happen? Well, what is there that you could lose? Like in a shipwreck you can even lose your life – so that’s the worse thing that can happen.

Well, does that mean that everything goes kaphlooey? The suggestion is is that you have to be willing to lose all of it. Well, why would manifestation have to be any different? Why wouldn’t we have to lose all of our concepts about manifestation in order to catch up with a deeper stillness?

So the questions that come up is, am I missing out on an even deeper stillness within, the need at this time being this deeper stillness, in order to offset the intensifying inflections affecting the usual reflections? And, if so, is the deeper stillness calling for a greater letting go which would be needed to absorb the changes that are afoot vibrationally?

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treerWe know how it can be when we are trying to get something done: suddenly the phone will ring, or an email will make a request, or a friend will stop by and, before we know it, we forget what we set out to accomplish. Now magnify this concept in terms of our journey: everything about outer life – work, job, family, friends, money – can serve to distract us from what we are really trying to do.  But as has been noted, our journey is within us, so the work of it is maintaining the focus of that journey while we take care of everything else that arises. And that is an excellent struggle because it enables us to find an elevated view about everything we do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, I have that thing again where it feels like when you came to bed whatever dream I was going over kind of got jolted out, but then I did have somewhat of another dream afterwards.

It was hard for me to pull out the details of the dream last night because they were a bit chaotic, and they were tied up with the fact that I realized I have to go to the Apple Store today and get a thumb drive to load some things on.

So, in the dream, it felt like I had that in the back of my mind and I was going to have to get to a store, and get one of the thumb drives to put the material on. And it was important to me, but it didn’t seem real important to anybody else.

And when I go to the first store I can’t find what I want. Because I seem to be in a strange town, I go to a friend’s house and she works there, so I go see her both at her house and at work. But she has this preoccupation with her cats, and this one particular kitten, and she’s never cut the claws on the kitten so if you try to play with it, it scratches you really badly. I’m not really fond of cats anyway, and I feel like because of her preoccupation with this kitten, and her unwillingness to kid of limit it, that it makes it hard for me to work with her to stay on point with my task.

So I kind of decide to strike out on my own a little, and I’ll ask people for directions to the store where they said the thumb drive was at and, just about the time I’m going to cross the street and go to that store, somebody tells me, no, the really good ones are at this other store that’s a little bit more on my side of the street, but further down.

So then I trek off to find it, but at least I know where the other one is now. I know there were more details in my dream last night, but it just felt like it was more frustrating and I was just trying to stay on point for what I needed to get.

John: Well, your dream will make sense in relationship to my last sleep dream because, even though that sleep dream is doofus, I can take the same doofus slant and put it into your dream. And the doofus slant goes something like this: going to get the thumb drive and that thing that’s needed, in order to retain something that is important, is being affected by the conditions of things that you have to go through in the outer.

And the things that you have to go through in the outer take a toll on you because there isn’t the awareness, and the subtle clarity, or understanding, and so it can affect, or confuse, or hurt the process – or at least slow it down – so that it becomes harder and harder for you to recall, or maintain, the momentum of going out and getting the prime objective – something that is designed to maintain, and protect, an importance becomes harder and harder for you to stay on point.

In fact, you could get into trying to figure out how to contend with that which is off a bit, as opposed to just going out and getting, and holding onto, and retaining a vibratory quality that’s on point. You can go astray, and it’s going to be a blur of something in between, where you will have come down in a way in which you lost a certain purity of focus and attention, and you wont be able to effectuate the change, or maintain, or sustain that which you were trying to maintain or sustain.

If you try to contend with something that’s no longer cognizant, and hasn’t a shred of cognizance, in terms of what is, on a subtle level, real. In other words, this is a cat that is so haywire that when it comes to sustaining and maintaining something of a focus, or pure line of prime directive attentiveness, it can get blurred.

So the deeper level of this is, if the cat had a certain proper level of we’ll call it longing, in other words, using this in an interpretive sense now, of a certain type of longing which it wasn’t imbedding its claws in some sort of peculiarized way, in other words, where it could see beyond the peculiarized ways of its nature, and to something more that needed to be there, in other words, where it could catch an inflection of a hint of the fact that there’s this part that needs to have the thumb drive, the thumb drive being an overall presence in things, that sweeps over and through things, and maintains the order; the container for it all. And, without that, everything is a delirium.

If the cat has gotten to the point where it is gobbling everything up for its own attention, for its own edification, and has let go of this other for some reason, it has gone poof, then things have lost the catalyst that’s needed for there to be a natural transition and change. And, of course, how do you get the memo? Well, you would get the memo by way of what doesn’t continue to happen, which is the focus and intent to be unwavering in regards to having to have the thumb drive that is necessary for maintaining and retaining what is important.

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