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When we are truly enjoying ourselves with friends, it usually has a very natural sense of flow, with no discordant moments or awkward feelings. It happens when we are harmonically synched up, and the energy is all at a similar frequency. If, however, any one person gets in a mood, or gets upset, it can throw off the greater flow for everyone. Now extrapolate this to us and the universe, where we think everything should unfold according to our needs and timing, rather that according to universal design.(At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my meditation dream, I’m holding my attention as intently as I can to keep from losing a sensation. I hold it, and I hold it. I’m not moving, staying in tune with a zeroed-in focus to the sense and sensation. 

So, as the dream progresses, when I pick up a woman who is coming home and has arrived from her trip, the setting is such that she is also meeting her boyfriend at the same time. We’re both to meet her at the same time. The pent-up energetic that I’m harboring within, which comes from holding and staying intensely in a focus, comes out. It is as if this sensation had to percolate. 

See, I have an imbalance in the fire energy. I need to hold that in a continuity and a balance or my fire comes out. The ability to touch in that kind of place of a firing out is easily skewered. So it is as if this energetic had to percolate, so to speak, and let off steam. It’s too much; in other words, it just came gushing out. 

So as I go up to greet her, he’s going up to greet her. And my mannerism was too much for the situation. The situation was a woman who had just arrived at a depot is to be simultaneously greeted, because we’re both waiting for her. And the flow to that reception, from me, is overwhelming. It is natural to experience that, in other words, something welling up within that is pent up, but not natural when what is pent-up is coming across too loudly, or too quickly, or too abruptly, or in a way that can’t be handled. That’s not proper zigzagging.

So, in the dream, I need to step back so that things are absorbed. She greets me and her boyfriend simultaneously, she can only handle so much. In other words, the moment needs to be recognized in terms of what is going on in the situation because she can’t meet and greet us both simultaneously if there isn’t adequate space and timing. 

My problem in the dream is knowing how to settle back. I need to let her boyfriend come into the equation, not overwhelm the situation with my presence. When that is done properly, she picks up the flow by saying to her boyfriend, I thought we should take you with us to an ice cream parlor that is on the way where we are going. That is relieving to hear because it indicates I am being taken into account, which apparently I need or I feel left out and am hurt.

So what is missing? In this dream, I am remiss when it comes to tying together a flow. The tying together is meant to be in keeping with the overall unfoldment. My sense of flow is too much. It isn’t the flow that is important, or my sense of things isn’t what is important, it’s the overall general flow that’s important, that takes into account the big picture. So, as a result, what occurs becomes over the top, and a balance and evenness are lacking. 

I do not know how to let what needs to occur, occur as it needs. To not allow this to unfold naturally, that is what is missing. Or the meaning is, in terms of what is missing, the dream is pointing out that I need to take in a situation with a rhythm that is in keeping with the pent-up energy that is in the atmosphere. To flow too much with a thread that is behind an energetic unfoldment is to be over the top, and when over the top I shut off or overwhelm the inner into outer dynamic and take a naturally unfolding scenario into such a pitch that it cannot keep up without there being something that gets frazzled.

A temperance is needed for the flow and attention to embody the overall wholeness. I must greet each aspect in the dream as me, and, when I do, I will immediately know the overall sensation’s timing and flow.

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The very idea of being in a flow is constant movement; it’s never being in a place, or position, long enough to get locked in. Now this doesn’t mean roaming the countryside restlessly, it is speaking of an interior flow and movement that keeps one available to what is shifting and changing – just like an athlete bounces on his or her feet to allow the fastest reaction time. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the second part of the dream, and I know in the first part of the dream it had something to do with a kiss, but I don’t remember that part. So, in the second dream, it feels like I’m traveling somewhere. And there’s this little man with me; I don’t see him very clearly. 

Well, as we go there, there’s like a halfway point where there’s a small city. And he wants us to leave my car there and go the rest of the way by traveling public transportation. I don’t really like that thought. I either want to go all the way in the car, or go part way and walk. So I’m uneasy with this, but he seems insistent. 

So when I go to leave the car at this building, where we can get public transportation to go the rest of the way, as we start to leave where I’ve left the car, I glance over and I notice that a woman who works there has taken my car and she’s turned it into some kind of like a package that’s sitting on her counter. So I’m a little uneasy just leaving my car in this package form, sitting on her counter next to this box or something. 

So I’m walking over to her. I want to see if we can actually put my car somewhere else. And I think that was when I woke up. 

John: Well, the first part has you zigging and zagging in order to find a balance. And then, in the second part, there’s a purpose and reason for that. And that’s to be able to bring something straight through, straight on through. 

And, if you don’t, you don’t quite get to wherever it is that you need to get to. In other words, the zigging and zagging, I guess, keeps something from putting you into some sort of spellbound trance, keeps you from getting indoctrinated or something. 

But it ultimately serves a purpose, even though it defies appearances in many instances, especially if the appearances are more set, or slower. It’s meant to enable you to bring something through; it is meant to enable so that something can come through. 

Even though you’re zigging and zagging, it’s almost as if you’re not necessarily having to go anywhere, you’re just having to maintain a quality about yourself that isn’t being impacted by what is going on around you. And yet, at the same time, the other part of the dream indicates that things get construed, get shifted and moved around, in strange ways. Changed, if you don’t bring what needs to be brought all the way down and through. 

So it’s a fire energy. Fire energy, the zigging and the zagging clears and maintains the space for something to come straight on through. In other words, by just sitting you can be caught under the influences of things. So you can’t just sit in an earthy way. It sounds good, but it doesn’t quite work. You have to keep things from the moss of life from growing on, or something, you have to know how to zig and zag. 

So this is something more of inner in outer can go straight on through. And if there’s a waiting tied to it, as there might be in kind of an earthy way, the waiting is a zig zag waiting. Keeping the space clear so something can come straight on through. 

You just have a sense of what isn’t quite right, and so you’re keeping things askew, astir, zigging and zagging as if it’s going to sort out. Ultimately it does, in that something that can be brought straight on through by being able to hold the space that way.

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If we are fishing, we might understand that the biggest fish are often in the deepest water. We might say the same about what lies in our deepest unconscious: the biggest psychologies, fears, and patterns dwell at these deeper levels. So, if we make a point in ourselves to only fish in the shallows, we will be limiting the catch that can be reeled in. These things may seem scary to us, but they are already a part of us, and not a stranger. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in the next dream, I and my father are out in a large stream, or maybe it’s a small river, and we’re fishing. And I’m not fishing today because my pattern has been to fish in the shallows, to fish fairly close in, but I haven’t had much success. So this isn’t the right stream for that sort of thing. 

Yet my father seems to be successful, and has gotten into the habit of casting to an area where the river makes a turn, or the stream makes a turn there, it’s kind of like big rocks underneath and there’s a little channel that goes really deep right there, and goes still before the river then speeds up and flows again and gets fairly shallow in its nature. And that’s where the fish can hang out; big fish can hunker down where those large rocks are, underneath. 

So because this isn’t the type of place where I would pick to fish, meaning of this river, because it doesn’t have the vegetation along the shoreline that I choose when I like, because then the fish tends to find holes in the bank there and stuff like that. And you can get really close, you can sneak up on them and get really close to them. Because this doesn’t have this kind of thing, the fish can see you from a long way away. This is not my kind of fishing. 

In other words, the atmosphere isn’t there, nor the quietness, for the fish. Anyway, that’s how it works for me. But, as for my father, he gets a lot of bites by letting his bait drift into this rocky channel with a natural abyss in this particular spot, a ways away, you know, he stands way upstream. 

Suddenly, he catches a fish. He gets a lot of bites, but suddenly he catches a fish. As he reels it in, I notice it is a bit larger than normal; it’s a bigger fish than you would normally catch there. I tend to catch smaller fish. And when he does catch a fish, they do tend to be bigger. But this is even bigger than usual. In terms of the type of fish that it turns out to be, it’s not a huge fish like this, but it’s still a shark. But I don’t notice this right away, in that it has fins that it can use to strike the bottom to propel itself along. In other words, those sharp spikes. 

As he lands the fish that’s when I notice that it’s a shark. And as the shark comes off the hook, I’m acting like we need to kill it. My dad says the shark will die on his own. In other words, because he’s on the shore, not in the water. So the shark flips about and struggles on the shoreline and then tumbles back into the water. I’m stunned by this image. This wasn’t supposed to happen. The shark gets away.

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