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Attention Please

Distractions-1We are always battling outside forces. Energetically we are bombarded by what lives in the environment we occupy, from cell phone signals, to the road rage of a stranger, to the hidden stresses within us. They are all competing to gain our attention and to drain our energy. That is why a journey is a development: over time we narrow our focus from 1000 importances to a very few (like human purpose). In this process we put much more of our energy into these few things, which makes them stronger in us. And what is strong in us is much less likely to be swayed by the common events we encounter all the time. Ultimately, our strength resides in what we put our energy toward, and that is something we choose every day, consciously or unconsciously. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in my meditation dream, I see myself as high up on an embankment. It’s kind of like where you can have a drop-off that goes way, way, way down below, to who knows how far it can go down below, and that one is sitting kind of up on an upper ledge, or an upper space up there, not necessarily on the edge, but in this upper area. And in this upper area there’s a little bit of a ravine and then things just drop away; and you don’t really notice that they drop away.

What I notice is that there are other forces, or three others, or something. It’s more of an energetic that is kind of conspiring against me. And it’s as if now is the time they choose to dream, in other words these other factors, as if now is the time that they choose to dream, or try to affect the situation.

And I am a person that’s situated off to one side, not noticing the embankment but closer to it, and they are kind of a force that’s coming into the scene towards where I’m at near the embankment. And I am deemed to be compromised in that I am off to one side, in an area susceptible to being affected by what is happening around me.

Well, I seem to have a sixth sense in terms that something is afoot, or changing, and different than before – where I might have been diverted by it, and just having to go through it.

I seem to be able to take an action this time, and what I do is I take a water hose and I douse down the area to destabilize these forces, almost as if watering down this area is part of adding something that is needed, and then carrying it to a degree even farther than that where I actually create a flood of water, a flow that’s able to sweep them up almost in like an avalanche of water – and it washes them right off the edge of the embankment.

And so, in other words, they don’t quite get to me. Now I’m able to do this so swiftly that they are unable to grab any branches from a tree that is tipped over the side. In other words, trees, mountains, all that stuff can represent obstacles, in a way, or a tree in a sense is a trying to hold onto an aliveness in an obstacle zone.

And so the tree has tipped and is pointing straight down the embankment, still maybe held by the roots at the top or something – but not for long. It’ll eventually give way and have to fall. And so they go over in the direction where this tree is at and the water flow is such that it just sweeps them right over the edge in such a flow that they can’t grab any branches from the tree to try to hang onto.

Now had these forces caught up with me I would’ve been able to grab the branches, but would  that save me, other than temporarily, is a whole other thing. The plunge to the bottom will take these forces out of my life forever. As they go over the edge I even notice that I’m wishing them well in their new adventure and new setting.

So the meaning is, I have been under a steady pressure, the sense being from the perspective of the powers that be that have betrayed me in some capacity, or have done something so that in the air or atmosphere around me there is a doomed fact, or quality. But appearances like this are deceiving.

What these side forces do not take into account is I have access to a flow that is able to redirect. At first it seems this flow is too much for me. In other words, the newfound flow could invoke, from deeper within, latent forces that in the unconscious could rise up and consume me.

In other words, first I watered it down, and then enough water was created as a flow to cause these forces to just get swept up in that flow, and swept over the edge. But to begin with when you start watering it down, and you’re in an area which is extremely dry, the moisture falling upon the dryness creates a smell, or like an odor, it starts to freshen or awaken something a bit, and that can attract a deeper unconsciousness that could rise up from within.

This points that there’s something still latent inside as an unfolding deeper within. In other words, I dealt with the immediate, but there’s still a subtler level that could get me then. And so all I can say about it is I was fortunate that this scenario, or possibility, didn’t occur and overwhelm me. It remains, however, an issue for the future.

The obstacles I placed directly before me I’m able to sweep over the edge, and doing that enables you to maintain or feel a kind of quality of wholeness. It creates a reprieve. It creates a kind of letting go, a calm before the storm, perhaps a calm before the fact that something else was invoked or invited in when I watered the thing down and created a flow. Maybe that can come. Who knows? The dream doesn’t cover that though.

It just means that I’m able to sweep the outside forces over the edge to a depth below where they would never directly or indirectly affect me again for a long, long time. And I’m able to do this so swiftly that these forces aren’t able to utilize the benefit of the branches of the tipped over tree to salvage themselves. In this way I am able to rectify myself from the dire scenario.

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An Introspection

Lueam-fastWell, that escalated quickly. Yesterday we had a dream that involved a loving touch between the dreamer and a woman (see Ongoing Process), and in the very next dream, which is a continuation of the thread of the dreaming, it is a woman who shoots our dreamer. But the shooter is both a crime boss and a teacher, so there is more than meets the eye. And, even after the shooting, both sides try to offer kindness and consideration to the other. Just like in outer life, things between our inner lives can get messy before they find mutual ground and connection.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this next dream, I’ve gone into an older building in a city and, somewhere in the building, there’s a woman who’s a crime boss, and she also looks like a combination of my Hawaiian teacher and a Native American teacher I knew. She’s like a small, older lady.

And, for some reason, when we come down from one of the upper floors, closer to the ground floor, in this old building, she shoots me. She shoots me with a pistol. She must shoot me three or four times, but very small bullets – but I am wounded.

And then I can tell she feels a little bad. I think she even gives me a phone so I can call an ambulance, or the police, whoever I need to call. She’s such a crime boss that she’s kind of immune to anybody who tries to touch her. But rather than leave right away, first she starts telling me that when I’m out of the hospital and I’m feeling better I haven’t been eating right, so I need to come out to her ranch, or farm, and get better food.

And then she turns around and she starts cleaning up the bathroom. And meanwhile I’m very careful to dial the police that I know will come and just bring an ambulance, rather than police that will come in the building to just try to have a shootout with her. It’s kind of an ironic little dream.

John: It’s a continuation in which everything that I said before could be said yet, because it’s still a continuation of the quality of scoping about in terms of an overall capacity, in terms of an atmosphere, in which you take note, and are always attentive to being aware of, when there is some little shift or capacity change that one has to take into account in order to maintain a general sense of well being.

It’s kind of like being consciously on guard so that something out of the blue doesn’t hit in such a way as to knock one off cadence to some great degree, or another, that throws one backwards, or has one having to sort out, or go beyond, a quality of a bewilderment.

In other words, there is a pace, and there is a manner, and there’s an unfoldment that is in keeping with a general overall well being. It’s almost as if you’re able to take the temperature, and the barometer, of yourself, as you are unfolding in the way that you’re just placed into life.

The interesting thing to denote is to ponder why it is that one would be reviewing or looking at something like this in this general context way, because I dreamt the same thing, but looked at this thing from a standpoint of seeing, trying to see, and trying to decipher, and denote, the idiosyncrasies that make the difference, or that cause the change, or sustain the consciousness, or however you put it.

I denoted that it was almost as if, because things seem to be copacetic, things seem to be okay in an overall way, that a person takes a step back because they’re accustomed to knowing that whenever it’s like that there’s always usually something more. In other words, a person is accustomed to having to struggle with things, and so when one isn’t struggling with things they’re looking around wondering when, and where, and how, and what might be that can throw them back into that context again, almost as if one is surprised to not have to be affected by something or another.

It’s kind of an aspect, or nature, of the process, and you’re looking at this thing almost unaware that it could change, but at the same time trying to sustain and maintain it as being in a particular mannerism that is fluid.

It’s hard to say it’s like a dream, you know. It’s kind of like you’re doing an introspection of yourself, or something, in an overall way. It’s kind of like you’re trying to follow the energy lines of an overallness or something. It’s like trying to hold a spatiality, or something. It’s not like it’s really a dream in that sense because it doesn’t really tell a good storyline because there’s so much of a reviewing theme, a taking into account theme, that predominates.

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Ongoing Process

775If we take every image in our dreams literally, it could cause us some confusion. Case in point: in this dream the dreamer, a woman, is touched in a sexual way by another female. And it might be easy to say that this implies some deeply suppressed fantasy, but that isn’t the message here. We are all of the characters in our dreams, so if we are drawn close to the same gender, or even to friends or family members, it will only make sense against the backdrop of our inner life. We are trying to get close to, and make a deeper connection with, an aspect of our inner life – represented by one of the genders, and of a certain age group, to point us toward understanding the process we are in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, I remember the second and third dreams. I lost the very first one. I wish it would come back.

But, in the second dream, I seem to be, going on a, I was going to say a journey, but it’s more like a trek, and that there’s a number of us going, and a quest – it’s something like that.

And it begins to take us up a mountain and some people kind of go on the regular trail, and then some of us have broken off and we’re going on a steeper kind of unknown trail. And I’m doing it more alone, even though there’s other people there. It’s not like we’re going hand-in-hand; it’s more like we’re spread out.

And, as I go along this kind of steep and unknown trail it’s closer to the edge. Then it feels on about the third leg of it, I go into a building. The building even is still going uphill and I go through some rooms, and I come in and lie down in a bed. And my Hawaiian teacher is there and she comes and gets into bed with me. And she touches me in a way that’s slightly sexual, but it’s more like it’s just… because she’s also kind of pulled a blanket over us, it’s also like it’s just awakening some kind of energy.

And she’s talking to me about that, but I can’t remember what she said. And then she gets up and leaves, and there’s another woman there that’s talking to me about whatever happened. And I realized I could have gotten lost going off on this trail, but I did okay, because it was a rougher trail. Then it seems to go right into the next dream.

John: So the underlying theme or motif is still this quality of atmosphere. In other words, the spatiality that one is in, where one finds a sense of balance, where things feel copacetic in the environment.

And for you it is viewed, in other words, viewed is more of a masculine way of saying it. For you it is experienced, or felt, in kind of an overall context. In other words, it’s like you’re denoting yourself in a spatiality and, in that spatiality, you’re aware of what seems to be needed, and what seems to be missing.

In other words, you’re always wondering, and pondering, in terms of putting the overall together, in terms of just a general context of being. And the process of doing that is an ongoing continuous process as one journeys, so to speak, or continues to keep climbing, or going through the paces of things. There’s always the ongoing process of adhering to, or holding onto, a quality of the overallness as one unfolds.

If you were to get to a point where things were bewildering, or overwhelming, that is when something would have to take a step back, or slow down, or in which you would in an overall process be afflicted in some capacity and would have to, somehow or another, go through that stigma, or affliction, in order to be back into a flow again.

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