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house-collapsepNo matter how well intentioned we are as we make our spiritual journey, there will come a point where we have to break through some spiritual illusions that we have held as we made our way. It’s natural because we can’t truly understand the way of something until we get deeper into it, when we are able to say, “Aha, so that’s how it is.” This dream shows this process in the dreamer, where a meeting with the queen awaits, but first the “family house” has to be torn down to make way for what needs to be built in the next phase. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I have a dream in which there’s someone I’ve known since childhood, who’s planning her wedding, and I’m trying to facilitate. The fiancé is around, and other friends are around, and initially I can only do so much because at some point, around the time of the wedding, I have to go to England to do something with the queen there, go to court, do something.

So I’m doing what I can, but in the process of planning her wedding she’s getting really neurotic, even driving the fiancé nuts. At one point he comes to lay down next to me. He’s like just looking for some affection, or some kind of connection, and then that makes her nuts. I’m just trying to keep everything neutral, but getting a little fed up with the whole thing, too.

But it feels like her getting mad at me kind of gives her the energy to get refocused and start working again on what needs to be accomplished for the wedding. On the other hand, because she’s mad at me, now you feel like she doesn’t really even want me at the wedding – even though I found out I’m not going to be out of town after all.

Then I turn around and I go over to look at the house where I’ve been living, which is my family house, and it feels like I’ve been living on the lower levels of the house. In the upper levels are some monks who have been living there. And as I look at the house, something causes it all to start collapsing from the top where all the monks live. And it’s just kind of flowing down through, kind of like when you see a type of flow you get with a landslide.

It’s not like I have a sense anybody’s necessarily hurt, but obviously I can’t go back to the house. And this is causing someone who’d been observing the whole dream all the time to kind of reach out to me a little bit, instead of get wrapped up in all the types of strange emotions that have been going on with everybody else.

But I also have to get somewhere, so I go down an alleyway, or I’m going to down a street and I’ll be coming back to the house but, as I go down the street, I suddenly see that running rampant over the street are these prehistoric animals. Some of them look like small dinosaurs, and some just look like crocodiles, as they kind of sweep with their big tail down the street and things it’s like then they try to harass or get some of the people, or animals, or things that are going down there.

And one of them, particularly, a smaller one, starts to kind of want to chase me as I have to go down the street to get to where I’m getting, but at this point it seems like I really am kind of fed up with some stuff like that because I seem to pick up some small little log or something and I think I chop off its horn, or parts of its tail, or something. It’s something that discourages it anyway from continuing to bug me – just because I feel like I have to get past that street.

I don’t particularly really want to hurt the animals, even though they are kind of rampaging, but you have to not have them creeping up on your back, or trying to take a bite out of you so you have to whack them.

John: That last part is kind of a way that you have become kind of indulged, or indoctrinated, by some pattern that’s ancient and prehistoric in your past, that comes up and interrupts or interferes with the unfoldment of a process.

Now the process that’s unfolding has both a top and a bottom to it. The top of it is the queen: that’s the area in which something is in a greater realization in terms of something so much more. The bottom is that which is trying to be born, or married or whatever, that’s trying to awaken. And that part that is trying to awaken is personal, so that’s like in life. That’s something in life, and the queen in something of the higher self somewhere else.

So the part that’s trying to awaken has a precociousness about it because it sees this sort of thing as something that is happening with itself, and so what it’s doing is dwelling upon that in a kind of separate motif way so that when the conditions around it do not comport with it, it gets a little peevish. The part of yourself that knows that there has to be so much more, that yields to a greater importance, doesn’t really know what that greater importance is. That’s why it’s just referred to as the queen, that it has to do something for the queen. However, that process of serving the higher self leads to the tumbling down of a way of being that is meant to go away.

And what tumbles down is all these monks that tumble down, collapse in the house, and on the other side of that is what is real. See, that breaks the spiritual illusion and everything like that. So what you’re doing is you’re playing with this dichotomy between a part of yourself that sees itself waking up, coming into knowing something and realizing something, and in that regard you can be very possessive, and protective, and peevish if it interferes with what you perceive as a process.

But then you feel inside of yourself something that is speeded up. By speeded up means that it’s traveling somewhere, meaning that it is going to a greater beingness, that being the queen, and you’re trying to reconcile the two parts. Well, the carrying on by that which is getting married is louder. You have your excuses in terms of a responsibility somewhere else to the queen. You put the two together so that neither of those occur, neither of those become a predominant loudness, and you collapse the house, you collapse all of that which is meant to be in a stillness so that there is this greater overall wholeness that is there only.

There’s no house anymore. The idea of the house had something to do with the process of working with a higher self and a lower self, working with the queen, working with the getting married, and then when all of that goes away you just have a wholeness. Everything comes tumbling down and what remains is what is real. In other words, all the monks came tumbling down, too. That’s quite a dream isn’t it?

Now that importance all happened in the first two thirds of the dream. The other one third I was almost going to say hey, it’s over, and then I started to see that’s a throwaway. And no it’s not, it wasn’t a throwaway. In the past I’m inclined to treat it like it’s a throwaway because it’s all I can do to hold onto the forces to something else that’s louder and more important, but this was very important too because what this did is it pointed out what it is that you have done, over the course of time, that tends to keep you from recognizing this part that is so obvious.

In other words, it’s like your nature going all the way back to prehistoric time has gotten caught up in having to be involved with, in terms of an effect upon you, that has caused you to be thrown off and off to one side instead of catching this schematic that is quickened. Like in the first two thirds you can easily do this step back into this other that has its peculiarities yet, because your memories are so based upon those peculiarities – even though you may not have caught up with all of those memories, because like your dream is indicating it goes way, way back like prehistoric even – it has created an indulgence of your nature, in an abstracted way from the schematic awareness, and awakening, to something so much more, reaching for the higher self, or trying to awaken through the outer to any kind of spiritual conceptualization, all the Buddhas come tumbling down.

That’s the chemistry at play, and then the layer over the top of that was this whole background that you called prehistoric even, that basically held your primary attention instead of your pristine attention. It held your primary outer attention that kept you in a particular kind of trance.

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aus2In the prior dream (see A Tilt in the Process), Jeane was struggling with being able to take on an energy that was haywire, as seen in the image of people shooting shotguns that might hit her house – and Jeane tries to stabilize the situation. Here, in her next dream, the struggle still exists, yet the imagery has shifted: the house is overrun with animals. Again she is trying to bring order to the chaos. But it shows how the ongoing process of our dreams helps us sort things out on a deeper level, and our unconscious will keep trying until we get it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The next dream I just remember flashes of. It’s like I’ve gone to stay somewhere in a building, some low buildings, with female members of my family – like my grandmother comes, I think my mother’s in the background, I forget who else.

But what seems to happen is every time I… the place really needs to be cleaned up, and there are animals that have moved in, so it’s like every time I open a door, or go into an area, I talk with them about we’re going to have to clean it up. But meanwhile we just have to stay there the night, but I’ll open up a door and there’ll be some animals there, and it might be turtles, or another time I open up a door and a dog has just had puppies on the front stoop, and then there’s a chicken with chicks.

It’s just like wherever I look there’s something going on with the animals having taken over a bit, that we’re going to have to straighten out. Then I think I had a flash of somebody going by in a parade, but again it feels like some animal was involved.

John: What you’re showing is that these lower-self traits of one’s nature… First of all you have to back it up from the standpoint that the feminine is at home in manifestation, in other words, Mother Earth and all of that is her domain.

And so that is why in dreaming women tend to dream more about animals than guys do. Guys have dreams that are more involved with chase scenes and episodes of missing out on this, that, or the other. But the feminine dreams more in terms of the animal kingdom because she more closely identifies with all of those various vibrations. She more naturally is closer to that.

And so what you’re dreaming about is, in terms of you being the zookeeper of all of those animal traits and qualities and characteristics, you’re finding that things are all over the place. It’s not running straight according to how it can be if you are holding your place in the overall, properly.

In other words, the way this corresponds to the first dream is that the animal energies are generally associated with aspects of lower-self energy. I mean, they are higher-self, too, but the imbalance of such a thing is a lower-self trait. And so in order for the higher-self qualities of those energetics to be taken in, to be appreciated by the crown of creation, a human being, they have to be, as you would say, straightened up, or in a natural unfoldment.

But what you have here is you have it all in a state of disarray, from animal to animal to animal to animal, and so when it’s like that, you can’t do anything then in terms of trying to give something or be a particular way that facilitates the imbalance of the masculine – because you don’t have your natural inclination to the characteristics and the traits that are all very, very subtle that are part of the genetic makeup of all that there is. You’ve got all of that in terms of on a deeper level your responsibility towards all of that; you have it in a bit of a state of disarray.

And so this adds information to the first dream. The information that it adds is that when you take and find yourself seeing that… and this is very deep and subtle this vibration you’re carrying there, but it’s kind of like in a denser way the way it comes across is the feminine feels or sees herself to be taken advantage of or abused, the scorn effect that can come from that can wreak havoc over everything in the surrounding environment.

And in the case of scorn and that coming across it’s usually directed at the masculine in some fashion. There’s some flash-out that happens towards the masculine. It’s like divorces and stuff are very strange and you can often see the guy look like he has gone nine-tenths insane when he had been described as a pretty nice guy up to a particular point, and then all of a sudden something… he’s seen as a bit haywire or a bit off.

It’s almost like spells are easy to cast in that regard when something is towards something that isn’t quite right, or is ungrounded. And that starts, that whole process unfolds, and behind that whole process is the fact that the feminine nature then lets go of a kind of orientation and responsibility that it has towards its understanding of the subtler energies. The subtler energies that are largely invisible even inside of her, but she still has a linkage and connection to it. And so instead of that unfolding more naturally, it tends to be in a state of disarray.

So the degree to which she reacts about something in terms of it not going in accordance with some sort of latent predilection, is the degree to which she destroys her own beastiality of her own nature, a type of beastiality though that she is in conformity with, as opposed to in a state where it is all in disarray. She needs the conformity, the raw energy of the beast energy world. She pulls the subtle vibrations from within that, that each characteristic represents, and is able to make that alive and knowable to life itself, to the masculine.

It’s part of bringing the inner into the outer. And so if she has an attitude about something, then that whole part is all in the state of confusion. So how is it possible for any kind of inner coming into outer alignment to take place? Isn’t that an interesting dream?

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bearIn these dream images, John discovers a bear living on his land – and a bear is a powerful animal. In the real world, one would be tempted to get rid of the bear. But in the dream world it is a symbol of inner potency that should be embraced and protected. Then he finds himself in a mansion, with large rooms, which shows him the expansion that is possible to take in this new power. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In the next dream, I’ve been away from wherever it is that is this place that I’m at, and I’ve returned home. I’m very happy to be home.

And I take a walk with my sister, and it’s like I own this huge, huge place that we’re walking out into, but real close to our house is a neighbor’s house. It seems to be like we own the land all around it. Who knows, maybe even the neighbor’s house is on our land. I can’t tell. 

And then I notice that as I walk through the yard area there on our way back, I notice the droppings of a grizzly bear. And I realize that this grizzly bear has been sleeping next door in the neighbor’s yard. 

And so I wasn’t aware that there was a bear on the place. My sister doesn’t want me to say anything to alarm anybody about it – but I don’t pay any attention. I do it anyway. I say that there is a bear that has been sleeping in our backyard. 

I mention this to my mother, which causes her to get a hold of immediately the woman neighbor. And, to my surprise, the neighbor knows about the grizzly bear and she says it is about nine months old and it’s not a problem. You know, it’s just a young thing. 

And so of course I know that it’s not good to have a bear this friendly and close about the place, I mean that’s the conception, so I entertain a discussion about moving it to a place of its own. 

But then we also realize that where the bear is at it has no competition from other bears. If we remove it, it would be back into having to find its own territory all over again. That’s not a good idea because now we’d be creating problems for the bear. At least here it’s familiar.

The meaning is, I have suddenly discovered, to my surprise, that a rare, regal, inner power has taken up residence in my backyard – and this inner power is at peace here. If I disturb it by pushing it away I will be creating issues that do not currently exist. 

So I have a conundrum: Can I handle this? My neighbor seems fine with it. My mother is initially overwhelmed. I seem to like the idea, but know that that isn’t conventional thinking or behavior.

Jeane: I like that dream.

John: And this other one is also kind of odd. I have found a large mansion that’s located somewhere wherever it is that I stroll about. I somehow just invited myself and have gone into this what looks like a quiet, old, almost semi-abandoned mansion, but there are people that live here, but they live so quietly in their own little cubicle ways, and this place is so big, that you’d hardly know that this place isn’t empty.

So I go into this large mansion that this noble, almost invisible family lives there quietly, who keep to themselves. And I have adopted the habit of just inviting myself in this place because I seem to work better, and feel better, as I go through my paperwork here. And they know I’m there. They see me. They even kind of move a bit out of the way. They accept me. 

In fact, on one occasion someone, when I was there thinking that no one was around, someone from another room asked: is that you? And upon my reply three of them that I hardly could see, I don’t even know how many are there, up until this point I’d only seen one, three of them passed by on their way out to do something. 

They seem to be quiet types that take care of whatever it is that they do on their own, completely accepting, almost nonexistent in their presence. And so, as time progresses, I become even more comfortable just kind of coming into this place, and I suddenly find that I have a couple of cohorts with me and there are two huge maps I need to look at in more detail. 

These are maps that take up practically a whole room, except this is a huge mansion so I can spread it out into this huge area with ease to look at it. And the maps are, there are two maps, and the one that interests me is the one of Western Montana, and so the other is Eastern Montana, I suspect. 

So I find myself moving furniture out of the way, but not any fixtures that might stick up, to spread this map out and I’m really pleased that it’s a different map than what I’m used to working with. It’s a map that is made out of cloth, and not paper that tears.

And then I wake up before I’ve got it all spread out so I can examine it in more detail.

And so the meaning is, in this dream the quiet space that is available to me, that is huge, is a space in where I’m able to spread out to take in even more than what I would normally be taking in. And I do this without meeting any resistance, and it’s like this is an accepted thing that’s opening up for me.

And from the prior dream, I am shown that with this comes, and in this, and as part of all of this, is this rare, regal, inner power that is in residence in my being. And that I’ve come to know that I can’t be creating any kind of conceptual distance because that would hurt the heart. It is best I just take it all in. 

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