Wrap It Up

t45ffmbFor most of us, there isn’t anything particularly spiritual about our careers, our family life, or our maintenance life, where we take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. How much time does that leave us? The only way to fix this is to make everything we do spiritual, because our jobs will never matter to the universe, but our integrity and the way we treat people does matter, and our good intentions matter as well. What principles do we uphold? What honor and respect do we show to everything around us? In this is the real seedling of spiritual growth, and we are foolish to think that someone else’s opinion of what we are doing, or intending to do, is more important than the universe’s view of what we do and think. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just had these dreams that didn’t seem to go anywhere, in a way. It felt like in one dream I was going between my dad’s house and the building across the street, which used to be an old hospital that’s been converted into apartment units. And the reason I was going back and forth is I was carrying these animals. I couldn’t see one very clearly. The other I’m pretty sure was a rabbit, that belonged to somebody else, and I was trying to teach somebody else the trick of how to get the rabbit to stay more still and not jump off – and that took a lot of concentration.

The trick was to place it on your body, and it could walk around a bit, or move around a bit, but you didn’t want it to jump off. You wanted to do something that made it want to stay more still so that you could carry it from one place to the other.

So it felt like I was going back and forth, and when I would get somewhere I was judging the whole situation by how the rabbit behaved, then, whether it had stayed still, or only crawled where it was supposed to crawl, or only jumped off once and got back on. The dream seemed to take a long time because I was going back and forth with the rabbit, and some other animal, and trying to show someone else how you did that.

John: What you’re doing is you are looking at qualities in your nature, qualities that are not very developed. That’s why they’re more jumpy, and animalistic, and you’re looking at those knowing that they interfere with you being able to sort things out in a way that has a calmness, or a balance, or a stillness to it.

In other words, the reflection in the outer across the street is even something that’s in a disarray, and in attempting to contend with whatever you have to contend with, over there, you have this quality of needing to do this in a way that is not reactive, or caught up, in some imbalanced mannerism that keeps you askew.

And so, in your dream, you’re using this dream to show that there is a reactiveness, or a mannerism, that you are getting caught up in, that from the perspective of the dream, from a deep depth inside of the dream where you could lucidly look at that, it looks absolutely ridiculous because you can see that you’re attempting to find a stillness, but you’re certainly not making much progress doing that. And not only that, but you even have the odd belief that you can show this to others – as if this will help them – when what you’re doing is you’re running a counter shadow to what you know is the place that you need to be at, which is a stillness inside.

And so the fact that you act as if having to work with this kind of shallow energetic within, or lower-self energetic within, the fact that you think that you need to do this and show this to others, and whatnot, is another way of portraying to you that what is directing and causing you to go across the street, to strike out, to have a disarray of things in your life, is because the doingness that is in your nature has this characteristic haunting you.

Jeane: And the only other dream I remember it felt like, again, I was on the road and we were stopping at a restaurant, and some other people come down and are sitting and eating at the same table with us. And again I seem to be focusing on the food. I think I’m taking it back to my relative’s house, and even on the food the other people have I’m looking at like which food do you wrap up and take back, and how do you wrap it up? There’s a certain way that you set it down and you wrap it up – if you want to take it back for other people, too. That was the only things I remembered from the two dreams.

John: So the thing that’s in common with both of those dreams is that you’re doing something in an outer context way, as if that will lead to some sort of balance, or letting go, or completeness.

In this case, you have your ideas about how something should be packaged, or put together. And those ideas, if you’re looking at what those ideas are really doing to you, is they are putting you into some sort of modality, or mood kind of quality nature, in which there is an adamant characteristic to think that when you contend with that, in the way that it is being thrown at you, that somehow or another that that will actually wrap things up. But that idea, of how to wrap something up, is the problem.

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The Order of Things

orderlyIn Jeane’s dream, she and a female friend are escaping on horseback, at night, because something has torn the country apart. Yet it’s interesting to note that she isn’t fearful or in a panic. Instead, the imagery shows that she is protected, supported, and provided for in her journey. In other words, she’s not alone. As humans we need to trust more that we are never alone: the universe supports us when we support it.(At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this dream, I’m a young girl, and I’m friends with another young girl. And it feels like we live on ranches that maybe are near each other and ride horses and everything. 

And then it feels like something has happened that has kind of torn the countryside apart, and so we’re going to have to sneak from where we are, and even take maybe a couple of the horses most of the way, and ride to a high ranch area where we feel like things will be safer – but we have to do it at night.

We have to go by night so no one can see us, so we don’t get stopped, or captured, or whatever, and make it to kind of the high country, but there’s maybe another smaller ranch or cabin or something up there so we can take the horses a lot of the way. 

Other times we seem to be on foot. One of the things somebody has given us to help us at night, in the moonlight, is I think they killed a couple of white rabbits. And it was just a really good thing to give us, because with the white rabbit what you could do is it’s almost like you had the dried meat to eat, and then you could take the rabbit skin and you could put it over your head and if there was snow or things out in the moonlight people couldn’t see you. 

And then of course it was real easy to carry, too. 

John: So, in some sort of overall responsibility that you have, in other words, because you’re working in conjunction with a friend, who also has and is part of another ranch, which means that you’re working not singularly, but in conjunction with another part of yourself, and that it works best that way.

I mean, it’s kind of like what is being spoken about at the conference and also in terms of the group. And when you act and work in conjunction with that, you’re able to bring a power through, and the horses represent power. You’re able to move the horses across.

And even though it seems like you’re doing it sneakily, at night, it’s under the power of the full moon, and it’s supported. It’s supported so that you don’t have the usual fears. In other words, you have the magic of the rabbit and one thinks about the magic of the rabbit’s foot, but the way you describe the magic of the rabbit is it serves two purposes.

Not only does the rabbit feed you in some capacity with its quality, which is a quality that’s able to breed something into life in a very quick way, but it also provides you some sort of strength or power to be invisible – but it’s doing it in a catalytic way. 

So the real power, of course, the power that is really important to the overall, is represented by the horses that you’re able to move. Horses always represent power, and that the thing that you are required to recognize is that you have to work in conjunction with the group, or with others, or with the order of things in life.  

You have to work in conjunction with that. You don’t do this all by yourself. And that when you connect like this, and of course what this dream is talking about, is a coming together and a connecting with a linkage, or flow, that you’re part of in a bigger schematic. Because you have a place, and this other that is part of you has its place, and the combination of those two things coming together enables something to be able to happen.

Well, you’re shown that you don’t have to fear because you have the sustenance that you need, you have the full moonlight so the darkness isn’t that big of a problem, and you have the means of being invisible when it’s necessary to be invisible in terms of those forces that could try to stop you. You can cover yourself, in other words, with the rabbit that’s in total white and be invisible, which means that you’re actually working with light. 

And you’re able to do this by way of working with light, which you would not be able to do if you kept feeling that you had this burden to have to take on all on your own.

Jeane: It felt like there’s one point when the little girl and I come to a series of almost like either very small houses, or a little trailer court where they’ve settled in like houses, and we have to kind of sneak through the yards, just the two of us. We don’t seem to have the horses then. 

She starts to go one way and then I redirect her to an area where I think that if we go through there we’ll be less seen. Then at the very last it feels like she and I have to go again, I think on foot. It’s almost like the horses have gone ahead of us at this point and we have to kind of go up a very steep hill or mountain a little bit, kind of helping each other kind of get up through that in the moonlight. 

I think that was when the dream ended. When we got to the end of that we would be where the horses were.

John: So a process is in flow in the end that you have to keep up with, that you’re not going to be able to keep up with if you rely just on your own devices. And the interesting thing is, to have a dream like this must have created some sort of vibrational dilemma in you that you have to do it this way, right? You were contained or pressured? Did you not face a heebie-jeebie conundrum inside yourself, and then this is what you saw?

Jeane: Maybe.

John: How did it leave you feeling?

Jeane: Well, it was kind of in-between. You didn’t like that everything had fallen apart and we’re having to do this trip kind of over the high mountain area to survive. On the other hand you had your friend and the rabbit, and I was really appreciative of the rabbit.

John: So, in your case, you weren’t struggling with it then. You were just recognizing that this is how it appeared to have to be, huh?

Jeane: Yeah, and you had to be careful. It wasn’t without its dangers, but you had this help and I’m just really appreciating the help.

John: Well maybe it’s just the masculine that feels this responsibility, or duty, and fear or whatever. You know, all the heebie-jeebies about things. Maybe the feminine just sees that this is the way to go and maybe this is what the teacher means when he says that the feminine is just more able and capable of coping with what needs to unfold and flow in life.

It is easier for the feminine to do that. Maybe that’s what he means, because what I did, what’s going on with me seems very, very difficult. And even though I can sense what’s about to take place, a part of me just refuses to accept it.

It’s like the feminine can just see the natural order of things, realize that it needs to come in conjunction and alignment with a friend, needs to move these horses at night, needs to accept the conditions as they exist, is supported by what it takes because it’s following a flow, in other words it has the rabbit and the stuff.

And all of that is important for procreating something into life that’s important to be procreated into life, and that this occurs with a kind of a power, and that power is something that you’re able to follow, or keep up with, as long as you bring yourself in conjunction with the flow that is there for you to bring yourself in conjunction with.

That’s why I ask the questions, whether this left you feeling this way or that way or whatever, because the masculine struggles with how to bring something through. I guess it’s just a different dilemma. It’s harder. They suffer more. They don’t know what to make out of things. 

The feminine just seems to know what that flow needs to be, and the masculine, in its struggle to understand, creates one heck of a mess for itself.

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