What happens when we suddenly see a truth that has been hiding in plain sight? There has been a shift within us, an opening, or a melting, whereby something that had been blocked is now flowing freely. It is important to trust these transitions within ourselves, because the nature of our journey is to always be removing veils that prevent our ability to see clearly. And it’s usually our higher self that sees it first, and then spreads the word to the rest of our inner lives. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane:So in this dream that I woke up with, it’s like I’m in some area that there’s like huge cliffs and like sandstone cliffs almost that people… we’ve been helping some people ahead of us escape through these cliffs, through the caverns and caves inside the cliffs. After they’ve gotten a certain length ahead of us, because we’re staying behind maybe to fight whatever the forces were, I realize that actually these people are going to betray the people they’re with, or they’re going to betray us. And then they’re going to disguise themselves and run off with the gold, or whatever it is, the treasure they have.
So I’m inside one of the caves, with some others, and I realize now that we’re pursuing the people that we were helping, we were staying behind to defend. Because, yes, we’ve realized they’re going to betray.
John: Initially you didn’t know that?
Jeane:No, initially I didn’t know that.So, in order to recognize them, I have to see what they’re going to look like because I know they’re going to disguise themselves. And so I’ve gone into this cave, and in this cave there are figures of people that look like from different tribes or different religions. They’re about one foot high wax figures, all over this wall, and I’ve taken a large lighter or match and I’m melting these wax figures heads so that I can see what they’re going to look like when we catch up with them.
John: So now you’ve switched your way of dreaming, actually. Normally you’re pursued, which means a darkness is having its way with you. In other words, it’s overcoming you. Its force is more than what you can handle, therefore you’re backing away from it.
But now something in you has risen to the point where you’re ready to take and basically go beyond the barrier that had prevailed, instead of it having its way with you, it’s turned around now and you’re able to pursue it or, so to speak, change, or alter, or dissolve it.
In other words, you’re going to melt it, you’re going to get a close enough look at it that it no longer has an effect upon you. That’s an interesting shift in terms of the way it had been. Ordinarily it had prevailed, and now you’re going to melt and shift it.
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In chase dreams, sometimes we are fleeing to avoid something that is new and unfolding in our inner life – that some part of us feels we are not ready to face. Other times the chase is because we are trying to outrun the clutches of the old patterns and ways that are preventing us from progressing on our journey, which is the case in today’s dream. Here, we can understand that totally fleeing (denying, in a way), may not be the best solution. Sometimes it is best to embrace our consciousness of the issue, and defuse its power over us by shining a bright light on it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane:Well, I remember one dream. It’s like I’m in a jungle area, and there’s a warlord there who grows drugs, and he’s trying to hunt some of us down to kill us. And I’m not sure where the others went to, but I have gone inside this little hut to hide, and crawl under what looks like a blanket of something on the floor, or an old tarp or whatever, and pulled it over me.
And then he has his people out hunting for us. One of whom, they almost look like pygmies, some of these people, one of them this little boy-looking person starts to kind of pull up the tarp, but it’s almost like he’s actually looking through grass, like he’s hunting for me. There’s a hole there, but he can’t quite see me, so he has to keep crawling in deeper to see if he can see me.
And he has something like a blow dart gun, but it feels like by the time he crawls in a certain point, to where I am, he passes out, or he agrees to hide with me. So, because he let me hide, I know that if the warlord caught us he’d probably kill him as well as me. Because I feel like he’s killed the other people I was with, or captured them at least.
So I had the boy pulled all the way under the tarp with me, and he seems unconscious, and I kind of tuck the tarp in around us, and the warlord and his minions or whatever, at one point come into the hut and they’re walking around talking, and maybe they even kind of shuffle the tarp that’s covering me a bit. And I keep feeling like I’m going to get uncovered, but that doesn’t seem to happen right away; there’s just a tension about it.
But at some point, because they’re going to uncover, it feels like I get up and escape out of the hut – and they know I’m loose, now. And they start hunting me, so I have to stay on the run. And I run into the jungle, and I come to what’s actually like a doorway, and it’s a huge wooden doorway. It has actually almost like two levels, you know where the top can open separate from the bottom, and it’s like I’m climbing up it, and maybe I get the top portion open. And then I see there’s another doorway a few feet behind it just like it.
And I finally kind of get through that, too, because I know this man’s hunting me. And what that does is it puts me into another jungle area. And it’s an area where I see even a scene with a slight plain, and white tiger, and another jungle cat there. But up on the hill, I see a man who’s like a movie director, with actually like an accent from Iowa or somewhere, he’s there making a movie in the jungle.
So I go over there. The big cats don’t seem to bother me, even though they’re there. So they feel a little menacing, but they leave me alone. And I go over to where the director is, but I realize he can’t really be any help, he’s just there making a movie. They wouldn’t know what to do with a warlord who’s chasing somebody, or killing people, in reality.
So then I go up through the jungle and I find a little village, and I see the people in the village are kind of natives of some kind, and I go up to a counter. And it feels like I actually buy something and they when they give me back change, they give me change back in at least one big silver dollar and some other silver, I think. And they’re helpful, but I also realize that you never know, that this is kind of one of those port towns where information is valuable. So at some point, someone’s gonna feel like they can sell me to the warlord, or something, and my whereabouts, so I can’t really confide in anybody. I have to keep trying to get back to where I’m going. Even if I like people, I just have to kind of keep on the move.
So I get my little purse with some of the silver coins in it. And this time I leave the little village and I go down to the waterfront. And it feels like several times I’ve gone out on the waterfront that I kind of feel like somewhere along this waterfront will be an avenue back to where I’m going.
And then I run into some people and they tell me they’re trying to sail for, I guess, where I would consider home. I consider them a bit flaky, but I look out and I see the water, and there’s areas where the water has turned this beautiful blue-green color, it’s like ocean now. And I’m thinking maybe I’ll try to go out on that water with them in a sailboat, and see if I can get to where we’re going. And I think that was where I woke up.
John: So, the theme of the dream actually starts at the very beginning. And then you have the abstractions that come off of the theme of the dream.
The theme of the dream has to do with being in kind of an abided stillness. And the whole schematic of the dream process has been more and more information about the stillness, the stillness that is a quality in our true, who-we-are, beingness. And what you’re doing is you’re actually portraying, in your dream, a quality that one came to understand a few nights ago, in which when you have adopted a kind of mannerism, nuance, bifurcation, however you want to say it, that the world around you takes on that quality. You have an agreement world in relationship to that demeanor.
That agreement world, because everything is a composite of the breath going in and out, there’s all kinds of things that can be found along the aspect of the breath, that will add or support an identification to being at a point in the breath. And when you’re at any point in the breath, you are, then, living something in manifestation, and have that as your world. If you were to see the stillness in relationship to that, it would be like night and day difference. But, instead, you experience kind of an echo of something that you’re trying to get back to, as if you still carry the memory of the thing at the very, very beginning.
Well what is really interesting, and positive, about the quality of the bifurcation is that you have the ability to bring it in, to, so to speak, pull it into your nature enough so that you can fully take on the bifurcation – as if you can then pop it. And that occurs when you, in being lost in the abstraction, take on one of the minions of the abstraction that is normally part of the problem within the abstraction. And you’re able to try to get it to come out of its unconsciousness.
And it isn’t quite able to come out of the unconsciousness, but you’re able to take it in. That’s like a hint and a hope that, okay, you can drop this. But that’s the only aspect that’s kind of positive in terms of you almost breaking through, because the rest of the dream has you still under the dictums of the effect, the vibratory influence that has you going this way and that way, this way and that way, continually contending with something that is there. But the fact that you, at one point, were able to usurp one of the minions, even though that wasn’t quite sufficient to get the energetic out of it that takes you back to the stillness, because it was in an unconscious state, and mode, it was a big hint to what is subtlely echoing behind all of this.
Now it’s a very subtle echo; it’s something that is so subtle that you can’t quite just go into, but it’s there, even though you have this whole dance, and array of things, that is consuming your attention in terms of you having an identification, a reactivity, a mannerism that is still caught on some aspect of the breath.
The key that’s interesting is to try to take and look at what aspect of the breath is it caught on? It’s not caught on the out-breath. That’s what’s interesting. It’s only caught on the out-breath to the degree to which you are perhaps trying to do something, but it’s more caught as a mannerism on the in-breath. Why is it denoted as something on the in-breath? Because you’re haunted, you’re afflicted, it has a quality that affects the way you carry yourself as an energetic, your mood state, and such. And all of that is oriented as kind of a spiritual illusion aspect of the in-breath, the thought process and the mannerism of something coming through. It does not have any qualifications to it, it doesn’t have any judgment, necessarily, in terms of value orientation. When you are fleeing something, and trying to push something off, you are doing all of this based upon some sort of value identification orientation. So, it is a dilemma, in terms of the in-breath, a veiling, in terms of the in-breath.
And the thing to understand, of course, that is the predominant characteristic of process that has to do with stillness, is that the breath – both the in-breath and the out-breath – are what holds manifestation together, are essential for there to be a manifestation. And the fact that there is a manifestation means that there’s a journeying.
And when you take the breath out, then you have a whole different demeanor, in terms of what you see things, because you’re not imaged in some sort of bifurcation of self that you look at, and identify with, and relate to. You are, instead, in something that has an overallness, an all-inclusiveness, an intertwinement, and are able to be just unfolding, as opposed to reacting. You’re just unfolding, because you’re able to be in the stillness as your primary attention, as opposed to it being a very faint, having to wonder where it’s at, still in a bewilderment kind of distant echoing that is being drowned out.
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If we remember enough of our dreams, we will realize that many times nothing goes right, things become entangled, and then something will chase us. But in those situations there is often help and guidance; in the dream today that guidance shows up in the form of a dog. But this is also true of our waking life: the universe is always trying to offer us help and guidance. It can be less obvious – something said by a stranger, or a detour in the road – but it is there for us, particularly when we are struggling toward something greater than ourselves, because the universe is built to support that. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane:I had a dream and it felt like I’m with a friend, and I also have a dog. It’s kind of a long, low-to-the-ground dog, you know, kind of like a small Bassett hound or something. And we’re being pursued, so we’re kind of on the run a lot.
And I go into this town, and there’s a lady in the village that seems like willing to hide us, so we go into her house. She wants to hide us in a room where we have to go up these thin stairs and then squeeze through some little bars, and barely can make it with the dog, and into a little room in the house that’s rarely used.
So we go there, manage to squeeze in there and look around, and the thing is I know it’s only for a certain time limit because their son, who’s away, will probably be coming home, and he would see us and then maybe more people would find out about us. But then we need to leave even sooner than that because at one point I look out the window and I see that there’s some neighbor ladies that can see in the window, and see that we’re there, so we need to kind of keep on the move. And it feels like we can’t even leave by going down and into the street; it feels like we have to kind of leave by going out over the rooftops.
For a while in that dream it just feels like I’m still on the move and being chased, and then finally we come to this little village. There’s at least two other people with me. I don’t know if the dog is still with me, or not. And as we come into this village we’re always staying about a day ahead of whoever’s chasing us, but I see a platform, and there’s a foreign looking guy and his friends, and I guess he’s something like a fortune teller, or someone who has a certain sight, so we go over and we sit down around him. It’s like we want to get some more information, and it feels like not only can he give us information, but he also knows about the people chasing us, that he can read the situation because I think the person chasing us is even from his village, or he knows him really well.
And some people try to convince us that maybe it’s coincidence that this person is just traveling the same way we’re traveling so we think he’s chasing us, but I know that’s not true. They’re actually chasing us. And then it feels like the dream just shifts.
John: So it seems like the situation you’re placed in is one of having to be in the outer sorting something out. And whatever it is that you have to contend with, or sort out, or come to grips with, or grasp in the outer is something that’s a bit overwhelming to your perception, or bewildering.
In other words, what you’re dealing with is something that you haven’t gotten beyond. It’s like a type of karma because there’s the constant sense of a chase scene.
Now the thing that you have, during all of this happening, is you had the dog. And so the dog is the helper or the friend. It’s kind of like if you didn’t have that, symbolically speaking, these forces could be too much for you. But this is where you get the help, or this is where you get the friend. And when it’s not needed anymore, when you go to this village where it’s not needed anymore, it’s not needed anymore because you’re able to now access the information, the help, and the guidance on your own. In other words, that’s where you meet something that is able to give you information about the situation that’s propounded upon your nature.
So your dream is centered primarily in the outer. In other words, to begin with everyone has to go through things in the outer in order to finally come to a recognition and realization of something more that’s possible – that isn’t just outwardly oriented, which is a reflection, which a person doesn’t realize. Initially they don’t realize the degree to which that is an inner flow. They just contend with it as an outer mannerism, and think of it only as an outer mannerism. They don’t realize that there is an inner design behind every outer mannerism. And if you’re just plopped into life, you then go through all kinds of bewilderment as a consequence of that.
But this isn’t a dense dream. This is a dream in which you’re intended to have to do this, and you’re protected in terms of having to go through this process. In other words, there’s a masculine way of doing the path towards consciousness, and then there’s a feminine way. And in the feminine way they are creation, and so you have all of these little things that pick and poke at you, but when you are on a path in which you have the protection and the guidance, it works out differently. You don’t develop the stigmas, and traumas, and catastrophes that cause one to keep taking steps backwards until they’re duped out, and completely lost, and have no way of understanding how to cope.
But in your particular case you have the dog, and the dog is like something that’s like a friend, or a protective force, for you. And then, when you don’t need the dog, then you have an aspect of the masculine, which is a type of sight, that really knows that what’s going on in terms of all of this is for a greater purpose, that recognizes more what it is truly all about from somewhere else, in other words, not just from the sense of how something is without, recognizes how it is in terms of a greater meaningfulness.
So you’re looking at one half; your looking at the part that has to rise up. In other words, it’s in manifestation and has to rise up energetically, in other words, come more to handing back and, in the doing of that, connects with what is going on, Is awoken to that in terms of what is going on because of the help that is provided, the friend, the dog, or ultimately, the aspect of the masculine that knows more about whatever it is that’s afflicting or confounding you.
It’s an outer that you’re contending with and you have guidance in that. And, yes, it can be bewildering and such, and confusing, but you’re intended to make headway through that. And even though you might not see that as what is going on, because it seems like wherever you go and however you do this is constantly haunting you. It’s not haunting you in a tearing down way. You are transcending it by the fact that it is something that you’re directly facing. You have to directly face this sort of thing before something more can actually open up because it actually is a step that stands before you receive all that is given. It’s kind of like part of the price of admission phase, and then all of a sudden everything opens up.
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