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John: So, as a continuation of this conversation from yesterday (see The Energy to Change), I had this sense inside that I needed to shift from where I was and to follow another vibration. Basically I sensed that I needed to follow the shift in energy, rather than to resist it. And if we are not quiet enough to listen to those intuitive feelings that we all have, we end up disconnecting from the inner guidance that is always available to us, and through us.

I mean, this whole shift from the Northwest to Las Vegas came out of the blue. It would have been so easy to dismiss it, based solely on the common perception of what Las Vegas represents – you know, Sin City. Why would we choose to pursue a spiritual journey in the Sodom and Gomorrah of our time?

Yesterday we drove around, getting lost and looking at places to live, and the one thing that stands out is the view, the perspective, from that one apartment that overlooks The Strip. I mean, do I really need to see a view of the lights at night? I know that’s something interesting that I can take in just by looking within. I know that can automatically happen.

So, it caused me to wonder what there is about being able to just peer at this view of The Strip that is so fascinating. It’s not fascinating in the sense of sitting and pondering it as an incredible view. Instead, somehow or other I’m going to be touched by all those lights – the aliveness of them. It’s the flickering aliveness of those lights that has an effect. 

Now, I’m not even limiting this feeling to those specific lights, either. Yet somehow they create a trigger to other memories. I can still see it, having stood in that unit and looked out at the view. Normally I can’t see things.

Normally I don’t know what street I’m on, or whether I’m heading north, south, east, or west. I’m usually all twisted around. But I can still see that view. Not in specific detail, but I can see it vibrationally. I can feel the energy of it. And it will give a very different sensation depending on whether it’s nighttime or in the day.

Then it can take on a whole different dynamic. There’s a quickening of that feeling. When we joke around about whether other people could enjoy this city or this view, I’m not sure they’d know how. They might see it as a violation of the vibrational state we are seeking. I don’t know for sure, but when I contemplate the reaction of others I get the sense that it might create a stigma.

The other thing that causes me to wonder – and it seems very, very strange – is the idea of trying to keep the presence of the former owner alive there somehow. What is there about her presence? What has she done there that has set an energetic tone that is still there, and that I’m worried might leave or disappear?

I really can’t get clear on that yet, but that energy is important to the place. Will she drop it? It was so odd when we were there and the toilet was definitely running. When I walked into the bathroom, I jiggled it, and it was still running. And when we were on the verge of leaving I decided to point it out to her.

As we walked to the back I heard it go “kerthunk” and then it stopped running. As we walked up I said, “Well, it was running a minute ago,” and she said, “Yes, I heard it running. It must know I’m back.”

That was amazing. That was a very unusual statement. When you think about that you almost think that she maintains a certain kind of magic in her nature, and that that, somehow or another, is in the place too.

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Jeane: There were three dreams last night, and I will have to see if the middle one comes back.

The first dream is more like a very brief scene: I work for an agency that’s either governmental or does business with the government. We send a lot of information back and forth by courier, in briefcases.

What’s changed is that now with the Internet, and electronic methods of sending information, we don’t have to send everything that way. This means that we’re not at the mercy of the people that used to charge us a lot of money to use their couriers.

We still have to send a certain amount of things the old fashioned way – in briefcases back and forth – but the Internet has freed us up to have more power or options and not be at the mercy of that one company.

John: What you’re describing is a certain type of access – you’re describing a process. When I went to sleep the question I was asking was about the processes of a spiritual life. It concerned the idea of “waking up,” and “Is this a destiny that’s meant for everyone?”

What seemed to want to come through wasn’t a “yes” or “no” answer,  but rather a look at the various aspects of the process of how one does wake up in terms of the spiritual light. What I saw was the sense of, “Yes, it’s for everyone, but only in due time.”

So it’s interesting that your dream seems to have jumped in on that, because what you’re describing are further steps of the process. In other words, we all have lower- and higher-self aspects, and during our waking life and our dreaming life, part of us is always going back and forth between the two.

It’s like the in-breath and the out-breath goes back and forth, first traveling to a point where you “find a home” on the in-breath, and then you travel all the way down to a state of longing on the out-breath. That process is described by your courier going back and forth.

In your dream, it feels like a struggle with the courier because of the slowness and the expense. It’s a little awkward. Yet part of you realizes that there’s something more that has awakened inside of you, because what the courier is carrying back and forth is important – it’s part of a necessary process.

But then we see how that evolves, and you find you have a new type of access that is much faster and economical, shown by the use of the Internet. This is a much more instantaneous connection. So rather than the laborious nature of a courier, as a means of traveling between your higher and lower self, you’ve reached a place where there’s an instantaneous knowing (the Internet).

So that’s a big step forward from the the clumsiness of traveling by foot, which is the clumsiness of our lower self – of our ego-based (non-spiritual) life. That’s what we are all at the mercy of until we wake up. So as a process, with the courier you discovered that communication between the higher and lower was important, and then you made the next step, moving out of your ego-based life onto a spiritual path, and that has given you faster access and greater knowing.

Until one awakens to the idea that there is much more to available to us if we choose it consciously, the back and forth action is lost in the noise of an ego-based life focus. So there is even an earlier point where we have to consciously choose to aim our life toward the universal, rather than the personal.

Your dream shows you’ve made it through the stage of consciously choosing, and you have entered a different zone, and from there you can begin to make greater and greater connection to the guidance of your higher self.

In the example of Internet access, you’re shown how everything in the universe is linked together. You’ve reached a point where you can see that your light is the light of the whole.

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John: Yesterday we heard your dream (see Into the Woods), and saw how it described a journey between two places – the house you are staying in and the meeting place with the teacher. In between these two places is a darkness that you are having trouble navigating on your own.

That’s where you’re friend comes in. She is a part of you, and she represents the means by which you can develop a certain sight, or understanding – at the depth of your being – that enables you to navigate in the darkness intuitively; by hearing or just knowing.

In other words, the unfolding of the spiritual part of one’s self – the higher self – occurs through a light that you can’t see. There is a gap that exists between these two points: you are whole and complete as a part of Creation, yet you’re in a state of amnesia, too, because of the darkness between the higher and lower parts of yourself. We are all, for the most part, strangers to higher selves.

Still, you have the feeling that something important is beckoning, is calling you, which is shown by the meeting house where the teacher is. The whole zone in-between is full of darkness. It’s full of trauma, it’s full of fear. It’s full of all the qualities that cause one to be veiled and lost to oneself.

And you mentioned that you have seen this meeting place before in your dreams, and needed help to find your way along the dark path. So you are being shown your lower self (the house you are staying in) and your higher self (the meeting place and teacher), and the darkness in between is the veil that has been created through fears, patterns, and the general disconnection we get from our cultural training.

But our systems are always trying to awaken us to ourselves. So the dream repeats, giving you the same hint, and offering you guidance. You are at a point that could be bliss, because the mystics spoke of this point where the in-breath turns into the out-breath as a point of bliss. (In the other direction, where the out-breath turns into the in-breath, it is described as a point of longing.)

But you are at a point where you can’t really hear the guidance of your higher self because it sits in an unconscious zone. So you find yourself telling the teacher that you can’t hear him. In other words, you’re not getting the memo. You’re not getting the connection. The teacher represents the higher self in your nature, but you’re not able to gain the awareness being offered.

Why not? Because you’re still depending on “things.” Among other things, you’re depending upon some quality of light or understanding from “your friend” in order to make your way back and forth to this place in Creation. In other words, you have your abstractions, and therefore you can’t properly listen.

You can’t properly gauge the two points. Ideally, if you gauge the two points, they’re one and the same. But you don’t know that because you have the higher self and the lower self and there’s all of that darkness in between that keeps you veiled.

This also is a good dream from the standpoint of the question “Why do dream work?” Well, this is why you do dream work: so that you can come to know these points, that they are accessible by all of us, and to bring awareness and light to the darkness that prevents us from knowing.

In that process, you can actually raise your energetic – you begin to work with higher energies. You raise your inner sense of power. You also speed up, because higher energies move faster, and that allows you to access even more from within.

In the dream work process, and in this particular example, you’re given an image that shows you the polarities, and because you are on a path, you understand you are being beckoned to something important, in terms of the higher self, even though you can’t quite hear the teacher. At least you know that the teacher is trying to get your attention and to communicate something you need to hear.

The dream also shows that you need to be able to go back and forth, between your higher and lower self. You need to light that pathway, and connection, until such time as they might merge into one.

 

 

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