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unconscious-mindThe way we’ve been taught, it’s easy to assume that we are “conscious.” But what is conscious in us is only a very small fraction of what is going on. In a development journey we begin to unlock our unconsciousness more and more, first by shedding light on our psychologies and lessening their effect, and then by allowing the universal connections of the unconscious to seep into our lives, as guidance and knowing. So the process begins by clearing the way inside for greater possibilities. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember a lot of my dream. It felt like I was in New York where the big storm is hitting. It felt like I was masculine.

I’m in an apartment there, like a wood apartment. The two things I remember about it is that, one is it felt like there was this energy of approaching something and having to back down, and approaching something and then having to back off. And I can’t even tell you what it was, I just remember the sensation of it more than the visual.

Then, also, in the corner of the room there was a little container, and in it was something like two very unique fish, and maybe a turtle that I didn’t notice until later. And they were fighting fish or there was something odd about these fish. And I was masculine in the dream.

And it felt like at one point I could go over and take out these fish and they could almost like crawl on you for a few minutes, and then you took them and put them back in the water. They were almost like an animal that was like a fish and not a fish, except they weren’t turtles because I saw a turtle at another point in the same container.

And it was almost like these were unique, and this was some kind of an experiment they were keeping these two little critters in the water there. That’s all I really pulled out of the dream. It was more like the sensations of the dynamics of what was happening, and I couldn’t focus in on the visuals.

John: Well fortunately it repeated twice. I remember getting it the first time and then I was looking to see if it would repeat in the second one. The first one had to do with a quality of the masculine that is brought through. It has to do with being able to freely let something come through.

You know, if you’re able to fully accept everything, you’re able to accept whatever comes through, whatever happens. You don’t have to measure or gauge or whatever.

And then the second dream was process oriented, in terms of how it is that you are able to accept and receive things. In other words, things can come out and can crawl around, or can be happening in the outer, providing you’re willing to go to a depth within with it – or to keep it submerged in the water.

Now, of course, that has two meanings. The opposite meaning, too, is that something cannot come out if it is kept permanently submerged in the water, and yet is capable of coming out of the water, and capable of taking on or being more.

But you have two fish right? See, fish represent a form of consciousness, and the turtle represents the wholeness of the world. And the turtle continues to swim in the water, right? You’re looking at a general overall unfoldment inside of yourself, in which what needs to be integrated and intertwined is an aspect that is able to take on and relate to the whole – which is the turtle – but then to get to that point, you have to relate to how it is that you process.

In the first dream, you’re still looking at things that you avoid, the first part of the dream. In the second part of the dream, where it repeats, it indicates that that which can come up, or rise up, has a lot to do with what kind of ability it has to probe the depths of itself. In other words, the fish in the water.

Fish represent wisdom and sight, or consciousness more than wisdom and sight. Consciousness, which is inclined to include both the wisdom and the knowingness. But the turtle represents the world, and so you have to catch up and carry this.

So, what’s triggering a dream like this? Well, you’re obviously upset about something. Things aren’t quite according to Hoyle, or expectation, or something. Everything isn’t as comfortable as it should be. And, therefore, you’re having to look at what can be accepted, and what can’t be accepted.

So what is the state? Well, the dream is kind of indicating I guess that when you’re more unsettled with yourself, you’re having to go through more of the unconscious. And that when you’re able to be more open and free, and not have to contend with things and worry about a friction, that your awareness reaches out to a greater whole.

That’s the process, but then the condition that you’re in is a condition that’s more a quality of intertwining. It’s seeking to figure out how to do that, how to do that, because when it falls back it falls back into a type of unconsciousness, that then keeps it from having its greater purpose dynamic which is, in terms of the whole, the world soul. So, it’s presenting kind of a conundrum or predicament.

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3connectingLife today is chaotic, and there seems always to be some crisis that requires our full attention. Yet as this dream portrays, what is most important is the inner state that we carry as we have our experiences in life. The imagery uses an extreme situation to make a point, but much more is possible, for ourselves and others, when we are located in our higher self and are connected to the universe. With repetitive practice that innerness can become our normal state, and then radiate from us into life.

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John: So that’s the theme last night, of a quality of merging. And so the next dream continues this.

So now when I come to sleep, in the dream I’m looking at four dolphins that are lying on their side. I am told that they are dying. Someone who is there is given clearance to sit with the young dolphin to try to help her. So these dolphins need to eat, and they’re not eating. They’re on strike or something.

Suddenly I see a fifth dolphin that is the mother, and she’s the most important or most renowned of these dolphins. She actually is lying on kind of a board when the others are just lying maybe on the sand, and she’s on her side and you can tell that her presence stands out as more notable than the others. So I ask about her, and I am told she, too, will die if she doesn’t eat.

Now someone else has volunteered to sit with the young dolphin, but something comes over me and I ask if I can sit with her. Before anyone can say anything, the mother confessor, in other words, a woman that’s in charge of something in a big way, as if she’s the mother of the world, or something, or of the Pope, or who knows what, says, yes, immediately says yes, and has something more for me.

She lights a candle and tells me to go quickly to do this. So what I saw was just right there in front of me, but now to do this I find myself going to a place as if I have to go somewhere out to another place to where this is possible. And initially I get on an elevator, but it doesn’t go anywhere. It stays on the same floor. It goes to 1G, instead of 1A or whatever, where I am at. And I can’t seem to find where I need to be.

So in my heart I’m feeling this special connection that I’ve harbored to how it is that I need to be to sit with this mother dolphin. It stirred up deep within as something that has come over me. And I carry this as I am trying to go about to do this. No one could give me directions to where I need to go.

Suddenly I figure it out from within. I have to go to the third floor. In all of this goings on the candle I am carrying, that is handed to me by this person who’s kind of like a mother figure of creation, or something, to go with before the mother dolphin – it burns down. I have been told to hurry by the mother confessor. By the time I get there, I can tell there will be no candle.

The last of the candle melts in my hand and crumples to the floor before a little old lady. I try to clean this mess up, but just make a greasy smudge mark at her feet. I go quickly to get some paper towels to clean up this greasy mark, something I feel I am compelled to do before I am able to go to the mother dolphin.

Meaning, there are two important realizations in this dream. The first is that I find inside that I have a connection that is recognized and able to connect as needed or, in other words, has a connection with the mother dolphin as part of preserving and maintaining that which is symbolically important in terms of it being part of the essence of creation.

The second is that while I am carrying the candle around, the candle is symbolic for helping to… just like mala beads or something, is a part of me maintaining a focus upon the inner vibration inside myself that I have to maintain, or it has to be instilled. And this is symbolized by the candle. How I am within is what is important, and that is represented as the burning candle.

What I am seeking to do is the illusion. When the candle crumbles at the feet of the little old white-haired lady, what I do at that time, based upon how I am carrying something and being carried in my heart is actually what is important in terms of the essence of the dream.

The sitting with the mother dolphin was what my imagination would have me believe, but I mean you do this outside of time and space actually, but what I am able to carry and sustain within and leave at the feet of an inner teacher, a person I hardly notice except at a glance, and in the glance see that she is a small, elderly, white-haired woman – that is what is important.

The dream has to do with an intertwined connection of the heart which occurs as I set aside my physical-self identity to be in an empty place with my inner self. This place is in the heart. In the dream there was a testing with regard to this state, in that is it real for me, or just a nice idea? I am required to carry this connection all the way through.

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Jack Haas

When we look at all the intolerance in the world today, we can see that it is all at distance from real spirituality or religion. Because the only way to be a part of everything is to embrace everything. That doesn’t mean to “approve” of it, but it does mean to be able to have an energetic effect in life one needs to be able to work with all the energies that one encounters. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This next dream tends to put it all back into kind of proportion, because it looks at the two halves.

In my dream I am in a cave area that has two caverns that go out to the sea. These caverns are something that water comes in during high tide, and then leaves during low tide. And fish and stuff like that get swept in during high tide, and some of them get lost in the back pools of the water, and some die and some are constantly wiggling their way back out to the sea.

One cavern has smooth, wet sand where there are pools of water, and so in this cavern I see myself laying on the damp sand, as if laying back and relaxing. It is soothing, but every now and then out of the corner of my eye I will see a flash; it’s like some large fish will build up a momentum from a pond and slither across the wet sand into the next tributary of water, or whatever, and work its way back out to the sea – because they’re trapped, large fish or a consciousness is trapped in the back cavern area, and if it stayed there it would eventually die, and so it needs to struggle back to where it belongs.

So that’s when I realize that I am at low tide because at high tide the water would have covered this whole area. So I get up then from this particular cavern in which I also have the realization that there is a point in time in which, because the way the sand is and whatnot, that there are salmon and such that can come and spawn. And there can be so many of them that it would be easy to catch, to pick up. You can fill gunnysack after gunnysack of salmon as they come in to spawn. And, again, to be able to do that is this side is really interesting from the standpoint of being able to aspire to, access, connect to, know that there is a deeper consciousness that exists there.

But I find myself going over to the other tributary part of this cave, in other words another cavern, and I wouldn’t think of lying down there. It is rocky, it’s wet, a lot of small pools, and it’s smelly because there are small fish, in other words, the consciousness is not as evolved, who have gotten caught in the rock portions when they’re trying to jump from small pool to small pool trying to navigate back and forth, or got caught in this, and died.

And as I’m looking at this, pondering this, suddenly I see the movement of something much larger off to one side, kind of like half buried or something there. So as I look closer, I see it is a prehistoric like kind of creature. I even have to shake off the sensation of something like this jumping on my back. And something seems to shift and I see in the back of the cave zombie-like metal almost uniformed, strange creatures shaped somewhat human. At one point a couple of them seem to even get in front of me, in other words the front of me is a way you could exit out from the cave.

I realize I am too far out at this point, in terms of knowing what is going on, so because I was willing to kind of study this but I went to the point where I scared myself, so I have to push past them. Well, they take insult that I even touch them, because I had to get by them. So I can move faster than them because they have all this metal armament on, and there happens to be a door I can close to slow them down even more and lock it – but I know it won’t hold them back forever. They’ll break the door down eventually.

And so as I exit the cave, I find myself going to a room where I had left a pillow with my name on it; it’s like I’d reserved that. And, at the time, no one else had reserved anything in the room. I had reserved my pillow there, so it was like I had that whole half of the room.

I had done this before. In other words, this is the reason why I guess I could travel and look at this other strange cavern is because I always had kind of a reprieve point that I could go back to inside and reconcile things. In doing this I established a spot from which a test could be administered as a precursor to taking some other unfoldment-like step. but when I came back to this room instead of seeing my pillow, I see a bunch of smaller pillows and each has a different name on it. I’m the first to come back here but there are these other pillows of reservation there and each person that’s represented by the pillow will take a test, and if they are successful they are able to get out of the bizarre space which is kind of the, you might say, manifestation peculiarities or something – but I can’t find my name on a pillow at first glance.

First of all, I am shocked and a little stunned, a little discombobulated because I had a big pillow with a name on it, and now there are all kinds of pillows there with all kinds of names on them. I give a quick look from one pillow to the next in the general area where I thought my pillow was at and can’t find my name.

At some point I wake up realizing as I am waking up that I’m going to have to be more thorough in looking. It’s got to be there.

The meaning of this dream is I’m looking at life in two different ways. The cavern with the sand has a connection to a greater consciousness and has a history of proliferating life. The cavern that is rocky is hazardous, has the stench of decay, and is ghoulish, when I go there and stir up strange creatures to be extricated from this scenario, I need to go through a test. In other words, I need to be able to integrate.

I seem to have challenged myself to going into the denser area knowing I can get out of this delusional scenario as a test and challenge to making a needed shift. I could have played it safe and stayed in the other cavern that has a more natural feel to it and a wonderful history, but I guess that’s not what I’m about. I explored the other and found myself trying to shift the effect of the other, when I took it to an extreme where I had the need to try to do something about that or I was in a dire straight.

To be able to even do this means I have to have a connection to both halves. I have to have a connection to the other half, and that’s the going out and taking the test to see if I’ve actually maintained that, because in the other cavern the way I am there, and the way things are, it can have a greater consciousness but I don’t see myself changing anything. That area is part of a process in that there is a history to it and a flow that enlivens life, but the idea that something can be done about something, that there can be an integration comes from the other cavern being able to not get consumed by that and to be able to work with that.

Just like in my meditation dream which had to do with everything broken down, everything in a state of falling apart, that there is a harmony in the falling of things that are falling apart. There is a harmony in that if you go along with that. And you can even equate that to being an extreme outer condition in which there’s pure delusion. That’s how I was able to see that there are the two components in life that you have to work with, and even the Kabbalah talks about the two components. That’s what I found so interesting, that you have to pull both halves together in order to have a consciousness, an inner and an outer, above and below, or consciousness and an unconsciousness.

And so one could have stayed in the nice cavern, caught lots of fish when one wanted to, but it would have been pretty blasé actually. It wouldn’t have changed anything. You know, you would have gone up and down with the tides, but you couldn’t have shifted or caused anything to change. So the other cavern which has forces that suppress life and carry an eerie direness, I am able to go into this place, just like I’m able to deal with people that are very, very unstable and strange. Most people that are on the spiritual path will avoid such people, and not realizing that some point in time you have to take in everything into account. You can’t just be extricating things because it doesn’t follow some sort of script line that’s your spiritual illusion, because you have to know how to take an inner test in which change can be effectuated.

And the inner test is, of course, the vision of the other half. So the cavern corresponds to my meditation dream. The order of flow in the cavern involves a consciousness in which disorder is the norm, order is a shadow. To be at ease here you have to work with and accept the direness and ghoulishness of things as the norm, and as a form of harmony, in other words see their opposite. You can’t just be one way, just like you can’t just have an innerness and not have an outerness, because to seek something more real is asking for trouble, if you just go that one direction. That’s just as greedy as someone who is doing that in the outer.

So, in the cavern disharmony involves not going along with the disorder. In other words, in one cavern it’s like that, and in the other cavern you go along with it.

So what the dream is revealing is: I have to integrate the higher consciousness and prolificness of the other cavern. In other words, the inner is in the outer and that enables a change to occur. In the cavern of life things are so discombobulated that the actions taken to bring about what is needed perpetuates the problem. The focus in the cavern of creation is upon the disharmony and not upon what is right in terms of a real past, present, and future.

I had the meditation dream to experience the basic reality most people see before them and, in taking this in, am caught in trying to work with the disharmony as a harmony. It is like saying that there is in the way of being a harmony in the disharmony. Things have gotten so bad that this is where the collective consciousness is at. I am a person who is able to go into both the above and the below and, in doing so, am able to effectuate something that can be different. I can run from the direness of things but I can’t hide. I have no choice but to integrate, align the two, the higher- and the lower-self – also known as the inner and the outer.

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