Posts Tagged ‘a boat in a dream’

maultIt is almost blasphemy to think that creation, or God, or the universe needs our help. Yet it does, because the human is part of creation and everything has its role to play in the scheme of things. The human, because it is the most evolved being, has the most important role to play of all God’s creatures – and we are not fulfilling that role. That puts everything that relies on the human in a sort of jeopardy and stress. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In this next dream I am a guest in a large house owned by a woman who is handicapped. In order for her to go from the ground floor, where she spends time in the day, to the upper floor, which is huge, it’s a living area in and of itself, yet it’s also her bedroom because she has couches and chairs set up there, and yet she has a bed. I mean, who would have guessed unless you went up there that it’s an incredibly large space up there?

I’m a guest at her house and normally she doesn’t have a guest at her house, and she figures out how, it’s awkward for her because she’s handicapped, but she has some sort of lift or means or something that helps her get up the stairs – but it takes a long time for her to navigate that.

I do not know any of this. I’m just there and I’m surprised when she says to me, “Can you give me a lift?” What she wants me to do is carry her upstairs. In other words, I am there and I can help. And I suddenly realize, oh yeah, it’s faster because she has to struggle her way upstairs, and I could just carry her upstairs instead of her having to try to make the best out of an antiquated mannerism and system that she has to get to her resting place.

Well, I’m obviously surprised by the request, and she gets inside, or is inside, of what looks like a boatish tube, just big enough that you can sit in like a little egg, or a little something, that you sit in. It’s not that big that I can’t pick that whole thing up, which is what I do, and I carry it up the stairs.

It’s a corridor of stairs that I have to go up, and so I have to be careful I don’t bang on this, that, and the other, but I can carry it all the way to the top. It’s all I can do to carry it up there, but I keep going step by step and it’s a lot faster and it certainly is a relief from her having to do it in some way that was very awkward for her. And she directs and guides me so that I pull this off without dropping her.

And then when I get to the top I can’t help but comment how large and complete this upper place is of hers. She has everything she needs to function up here. She directs me to take her over to the bed and place her there. She says, “I can handle it from here,” and so I leave.

The sense I had was this is a large house that is like a tuna house. Where I got that notion, I don’t know. And her container is shaped like a fishbowl. So I introduce the element of something having a fish nature in it because fish signifies consciousness.

And the meaning of this is I have a duty in life to help creation catch up with its well being during this time of need. The woman is symbolic of the great mother. She needs a helping hand. The reference to fish images is to denote that the helping hand is in the arena of facilitating the unfoldment of consciousness.

My role is that of bridging the gap. In other words, like a type of connective linkage that quickly fills a need. My role is no more than that. Once the barrier is transcended consciously, the soul of creation can take it from there. And the theme is, this dream is under the theme that we all have a duty we must catch up with inside. The dream is portraying my duty.

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Jeane: Last night it seemed like my physical discomfort was keeping my dreams from going too deep. I do remember one of my early dreams, and it feels like I’m traveling by boat down a little river and through a jungle. Then we stop by a village.

It feels like one of the men gets off the boat with the intent to go into the village. Once off the boat, we have to go down a path and I think something needs to be crossed to go further. So, to be able to travel further, the man is taking something with him to place down on the road, which will allow us to walk across.

Whatever it is that he places down is supposed to expand; that’s how it helps us get into the village. But what he doesn’t realize is that what he has taken with him is a little wooden board, about three-inches wide, and it has all these little skeleton bodies on it. It’s supposed to expand but, because it has all of those little bodies on it, it doesn’t really expand. So we can’t use that to get into the village.

John: So, you actually could get off the boat and onto the land?

Jeane: Yes, but we couldn’t go very far.

John: And the wooden board had all these miniature skeleton bodies on it, right?

Jeane: Yes, skeleton bodies; they were tribal, I think.

John: So you already knew at the time that you were to do this, that in order for it to work the connection had to expand?

Jeane: Yes, but because of what he was using it wasn’t going to work.

John: It’s a dream that’s trying to tell you something about how consciousness works. Something needs to expand, and what is expansion? Expansion is a type of letting go, isn’t it?

Jeane: Or going deeper into something.

John: Yes, expansion is a letting go so that you can go deeper into something (the village). But if you’re still holding on to the aspects of the body (the skeletons), that will prevent your attention from completely shifting.

What’s interesting is that you’ve gotten off the boat. I mean, you’ve made a journey. You’re in the place, so to speak, but you still have to let go of identifying with yourself physically because that keeps you compacted. That keeps you contracted. That keeps your being from letting go.

The scenario of your dream seems to have been that your attention was on worrying about your physical condition as you went to sleep, you were sore and such. And the dream seems to have incorporated that by saying that that’s what kept you from letting go.

You know, one of the ways of perceiving this dream is that, perhaps you normally do let go and move about, having made a journey. And now you’re able to explore something in a more grounded, rooted sense (on land), and see it for what it really is, or for how it’s meant to be seen.

But then the dream took the opportunity to point out that the degree to which the body occupies one’s attention, or the physical life occupies one’s attention, so that the soul isn’t able to take on its full role in everything there is, that’s the degree to which you can’t go very far because that then controls, or limits, how it is that you’re able to relate.

If you’re relating to the physical conditions of things, then you can’t truly cross over, or cross into, the greater depth. You’re only able to work the slight edge of the beach, or something, but you can’t truly cross into the inner realms.

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John: We left off the discussion of your dream yesterday (see The Lost Essence) with this paragraph:

“All of this is progressing somewhere, and where it’s progressing to is a total letting go of everything. When you totally let go of everything, then it has no hold on you. When it has no hold on you, then you’re in a nothingness, and yet you’re in everything. You can’t see it as a nothingness as long as you see it as having some sort of existence and presence that you have to contend with, or you have to cause to happen in a particular way.”

This is the development struggle: We’re born into a physical body, into a physical world. We’re designed to realize, at some point in our lives, that we are here for a purpose beyond the society and culture we find ourselves in. When we have that realization, we must begin to let go of all the aspects of our (ego) identities that serve us in the culture, but keep us separate from the wholeness that everything else is. Spiritual development is anchored in this process of letting go.

And we don’t have to do it on our own or without guidance, because the truth of who and what we are is inside of us – if we will only listen. When we can catch up to it or hear it, it’s with a type of hearing that’s beyond our physical senses (that only correlate to the fabrication of the outer world in front of us). When we hear this inner voice, it somehow slices right through, so we begin to react less and less to the push and shove of the outer world.

And your dream showed a magic quality where you accomplish this letting go by going “poof.” Instead of identifying with the external aspects of the image, there’s a part of you that can just go poof. It shifts, you let go of the top deck and appear in the lower cave – in the depth of you – where you’ve let go of everything. Thus you impose no effect from the outer on the guidance you receive there.

You probably set the image in the desert because you have a sense that time has stopped here, in the Holy Land. The Bedouins in the area haven’t changed much in 2,000 years. There’s a bit of contamination with the tourists, and a degree of mechanization that’s occurred, but their approach to life and the land is pretty much the same.

The ground here is the same as it’s been for millennia, and there’s nothing to be done with it. But in your dream you take that desert and you pop the bubble by making it into something that flows, as if on the water, and then you attempt to pop the bubble again, so that whatever is there to see just goes poof, and in that is your complete overallness.

You’re not able to maintain this state, though. This might be where your essence sits, i.e., you’re in physical reality, but you’re actually somewhere else. That’s how the great teachers always are. They’re compelled to be here and they participate in the magic of things through those whom they help to extricate from their ego identity and the life of illusion.

The degree to which a person is able to do something outside of the personal, is the degree to which something is facilitated into the whole. But the degree to which a person stays with their personal view, is the degree to which things cannot happen and, therefore, are lost to the whole.

When we humans allow something to come through us (without prejudice), it’s like we become a conduit for an essence to manifest into physical life. That’s a service into life and into the whole, which the human is designed to perform. It’s how the future is processed from the energy worlds into manifestation in the physical worlds.

But typically, we humans just process our own identities, and egos, and patterns, so even if we connect to a new essence, we turn it into an old act. That’s when that essence is lost to the whole. We have to get out of the way of life, to really become a useful part of it.

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