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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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all-the-worlds-a-stageA pretty good writer once wrote: “All the world’s a stage.” And in this dream, we see the concept: a play is being put on, and there is a trial in the play. But the dreamer is able to navigate the strange turns of events because of a certain detachment from those events. She is able to handle them better, to flow with them better, because there is a sense that it isn’t personal to her. And that is exactly the viewpoint we need to have to let go of the personal view and flow with life. It’s not about us, it’s about something else – but we learn and evolve as we follow events as they unfold. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my dream, I’m older, and I’ve been chosen to play the part of an older lady in a play that’s to be a bit of a comedy. And the comedy involves somebody who’ll be on trial.

And I gather together with the four or five people that are going to be putting on the play, but they’re all leaving town the next day except one, who’s a younger guy, and he and I are going to stay back and rehearse. And then when the other people come back the next day we go right to the play.

Well, it’s not the best plan in the world because we just have a brief time to look at our script and then it feels like the people arrive back in town. I don’t know if I have my part memorized at all. Then we have to go to where the play’s being held, but the play’s really not on a stage. It’s like it portrays a trial that takes place, but it’s like the audience members are just sitting in a room like they’re people that would be witnessing a trial.

There’s no stage. There’s a judge who’s up on a stand, but where the witness sits is actually kind of behind the judge so you really can’t see the audience – so that doesn’t work that well for the play in certain ways, but that’s just how it is.

And meanwhile, at one point, I’m kind of worried because I’m not sure I have the script memorized and I have to make sure I can find it, and we’re supposed to play some things as a comedy. And when I’m a little bit out of range of the judge and the audience yet, it feels like there’s some giant turkeys that walk through the area. I mean these turkeys are as large as I am.

And then I go up, but I realize that the part isn’t working that well because the audience can’t really see one. They don’t seem to swear anybody in like they do in a real courtroom, so I’m kind of concerned about the authenticity of anything. And then when I’m up behind where the judge is, I read part of my part and so I’m being quiet for awhile.

Then it feels like I kind of shift into another realm up there, and I’m on an outdoor area and I see these relics a little bit out of reach. It’s almost like as I look over I just see a place down along the, it’s almost like along a cliff. It’s like a pouch that’s hanging, and I can see inside the pouch because it’s open.

There’s a carving of like a Native American man with a spear. It seems to be made out of gold or amber, I’m not sure which. Then there’s a second relic that I don’t remember exactly what it was so much, but I go to reach the one because I feel like I want it for a cousin of mine, a guy, but it breaks into three parts. But I manage to retrieve those parts except the spear is outside the pouch, and so I have to reach over and grab it.

When I do that, then I find myself kind of clinging to the side of the cliff and having to grab a tree root to try to get back up, and one root breaks off, and then I grab the other root, and I’m able to bring myself back and bring the relic back – but it is broken. One of the relics, which is for him, is broken into a few pieces. The other relic seems whole.

And then I’m back in the courtroom, kind of behind where the judge is, and the giant turkeys show up again. And you feel like they can peck you all of a sudden, so I find some feed and drop it down on the floor, so that they kind of are distracted by that, and someone can then grab them, or remove them. And when I do that it feels like I’m suddenly in some other realm, because it’s nighttime, and I think that’s when I wake up.

John: I really wandered as you were describing this because what is going on with the quality of the soul is that it is more able to move around, in the sphere of manifestation, and able to perceive and see more because it is not so overly consumed by the physical outer conditions that, for most people, predominate in such a way that one doesn’t come to know this other side of themselves that is able to let go of things.

So that was like the general overall schematic of your dream that I was experiencing, but not so much in terms of what I was following in terms of what you were saying. I was kind of like swimming in this other state, almost like being taken on a listening journey to a way of being that isn’t so nailed down, or dense, that one has to struggle to understand what there is behind the dream images that is trying to come out.

In your dream it seems as if you were just kind of free flowing with it, with something behind all of that. It is that kind of wandering around like that. In other words, it has a quality about it that isn’t all totally indulged. It’s able to just kind of take in a sort of general free flow.

The idea of turkeys wandering around, and putting feed out for them to eat and whatnot, is again a type of settling back, you know, where you’re accommodating the situation and scenario that you find yourself placed in. You’re accommodating it. It’s like you’re going along with it.

The reason why it leaves one kind of feeling old is, you know, the whole standing back and looking at what has transpired, and where one doesn’t have a heavy indulgence factor that comes into play. The reason why there is the idea that one is old or something, is that a perspective of a more youthful side of yourself would’ve had you taking the situation in front of you more seriously, and been more indulgent with it, and more caught up in the straight away dynamics, the straight away outer dynamics. And somehow or another, because you’re not doing that like that, like you had habitually before or something, you wonder about what’s the matter with you, in a way. And, of course, you could say, well, I’ve let go.

Well, why did you let go? Did you let go, because you suddenly became feeble or helpless? I think you let go, and I think we are letting go of things, because there are other aspects of a greater beingness that we’re able to hear and see inside of ourself that, ordinarily, we don’t or aren’t able to glean because of the way, in an outer, we have been inclined to be so tritely indulgent.

In other words, if the idea is that manifestation exists for the creative force of energy to see and hear itself, it is not going to perceive that much if it gets all caught up in the reflection of things. But if it is in a state or place in which there is the outer going on, but there’s the inner realization, too, then you have a kind of inner hearing and seeing that exists behind all of that. So you see yourself more as going through the motions but not all swept up in making the end all, be all some outer aspect.

That I suppose can cause one to feel like, what’s the matter that you’re not doing it like that anymore? Because you, in the past, always did take this stuff so literally, and now you can’t, because there is something more. Which then begs the question, that if you’re now able to hear something, and to recognize something, in terms of a flow, and you’re able to be more light handed about going around, and through, and in and out, of life in the outer, with kind of this inner quality there, too; what is meant to occur now? Where is this meant to take one? What is it that one is meant to do? Because you can’t buy into the indulgences like you did before, so now what?

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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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