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Here, John breaks the dream image into its component parts to give a greater clarity to the message that is trying to come through. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Even though I dreamed last night, I just remember an impression and then the punch line, so to speak.

The impression is I’m in a town that’s a little bit like hillbilly country, where everybody doesn’t have much money and they live up on the hillside a bit. I seem like high school age or so, and I know that in the dream it feels like there’s a party that happens at the end of the dream, but the party is not really getting going and it’s being rather dull.

I go over to the two men that seem to be in charge of the music, like DJs, and the problem is that the way they play the music now isn’t like the old days where you could just pick up the record you wanted and put it on. It comes in a sense preprogrammed; there’s only certain music available and I feel like the thing that’s needed…

John: In the first part of the dream, the hillbilly town and where nobody has much money is a reflection of the fact that you’re not identifying with how things are energetically. In other words, the outer circumstances of things have weighed down upon your perceptions so that you’re going at a very slow, awkward, out-of-joint pace that is more or less in keeping with the environment that you find yourself in. That’s the first scenario.

The second scenario that you’re describing is that now you have somehow jump started this by having connected more to the recognition of an energetic flow. You’re not yet describing this as an inner to outer flow, other than the fact that you’re recognizing that you can have a music involved there in which two guys can be in charge of the music to try to keep the beat of something or the pace of something more enlivened.

The two guys that are in charge however is like the inner echo inside of yourself that is coming through that takes you out of this state of the initial part of the dreaming in which you are functioning kind of in a stupor because you are going in kind of a collective, dumbed-down, dense way of just responding to how things are.

In other words, you’re just in a hillbilly scenario and just getting by based upon the circumstances that are in the outer and you don’t yet in that first part have a recognition that you need to be adhering to something that has a different beat or a flow to it, and you’re catching up with that. You’re getting that in the second, almost amnesically however, because it’s not like you’re screaming that you now know that you need to be looking at the inner flow.

Instead you’re just kind of like, plop, in the scenario of things, and seeing that what makes this party of activity different is that there are a couple of guys in charge of the music or in other words keeping the beat up. But this could easily be something done in an outer context just as much as it could be done from an inner context. That’s why it isn’t yet certain as to whether or not you have gotten it in terms of where to place your attention, in terms of what is really real as opposed to what only appears to be real.

Jeane: I realize that the party really isn’t moving, so to speak, not mixing, so I go over and I tell them that we need some music by Led Zeppelin and that’s what would make the difference.They look at me and they are stymied because the way the music is set up it’s all electronic. They don’t have like records where you can just go pick up a Led Zeppelin record and put it on. You have to deal with the music that’s already programmed in or available electronically and they don’t have any Led Zeppelin, so that’s kind of where the dream ends.

John: Yes, from that you’re supposed to get the hint that the idea of changing the vibration of the scenario from conforming, to what is a more picked-up pace than the first dream, which is in an awkward backwardness in which everything seems dull around that aspect of the dream.

At least in this aspect of the dream you have the energetic, you have something picked up, but even though the energy can be picked up it too can be boring. It too can be trite.

This is a dilemma I’m always dealing with in that everything can seem kind of animated, the discussion can even seem somewhat interesting in a certain way of looking at it, but it bores me and I find myself trying to change subjects in order to increase the tempo, or to enliven it, or to cause it to be more comprehensive or expansive or something.

That part of me that is veering out to do that, is very characteristic of some inner quality flow or energetic that wants to get itself into the equation, and when I’m like that I may not know or may not be distinguishing to the fact that I am trying to get things back on an inner into outer.

I may just be looking at the blend of the flow that is happening, which has certain upbeats to it as well as a density or a neurosis or something that is boring to me, nauseating to me, even though others may like it or appreciate it as better anyway than your first image in which it’s just all hillbilly.

When I take and try to change the vibe of things, which is what you’re trying to do by realizing you want the Led Zeppelin record to play instead because it has a faster, quicker pace and it’s not as mundane or as ordinary as the current music is that needs a little spicing up or something.

The hint within your dream is, do you really get it that what you’re doing is your attention is more shifted, in the end, to a hearing of a flow that is of a kind of sight way, or as a type of light, that has information that needs to come into the outer scenario from another place, or from an innerness? And that this introducing Led Zeppelin, even though this disturbs the status quo, is what gets the job done.

See how that worked?

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Jeane: In the next dream, it feels like I’m in a large house with a lot of people of all different ages. I seem to know many of them from the days when I did seminars in New York City. There are only a few things I really remember from the dream because of all the people coming and going.

One is that I have a son who’s very young. It feels like I have to carry him around part of the time, but sometimes he seems able to walk. One of the peculiarities is that, now and then, he would find some hand grenades and he would pull the pin out of one of them. I would just be waiting for it to blow up, but it didn’t blow up.

Then my son would place the grenade in different places, perhaps tucked in some blankets, where someone else might come and find it. I never knew what was going to happen. I never saw the grenade blow up, but I didn’t know what to do except pick my son up and hold him, or get the other kids out of the room.  

I kept thinking maybe I could pick up the grenade and throw it, but what if it happened to go off at that moment? I never knew what to do about the grenade.  

The other thing I really remember about the dream is that, at one point, I went into a backyard and there was a stream that ran through the area. It was actually almost like a canal of green water.

At first I thought the water was dark green from algae, when there isn’t enough oxygen and it’s sort of scummy. Another time I went back and I thought I saw a dead water bug there except that it was much larger – it looked almost like a huge dead spider – but it actually started swimming underwater, so it was okay.

There were two of them. Someone picked up a frog and I thought it looked dead too, but then it started swimming away. At that point I noticed that the water had become all cleaned up and it was a really gorgeous green color. I could even see a little sand at the bottom and everything. It was all okay now.  

Those are the only things I really pulled out of that dream.

John: Again you’re playing with the polarity of something that’s ordinary in the outer, in terms of how it effects things, and then what’s divine in it, or the greater meaningfulness of it, can come through and bring about an inner alignment.

So here you start similarly to the way you did in the last dream (see Coal into Diamonds) where you’re removing the coal from the basement. This time you’re again dealing with the darker aspects of your inner depths and, as you do, you’re stirring up issues or aspects that can upset you in some fashion. Yet you’re still proceeding because you know that that’s what you need to do.

You (the feminine) don’t think twice about it. The masculine might think about it, but you don’t. In pushing further, you’re going to run into situations that are potentially explosive, where you can reveal or unearth aspects that are deeply buried, which can disturb you to a degree where you can become reactive.

In other words, these specific elements, that sit at some depth inside you, are like bombs (grenades). When you touch them (awaken them), it can set in motion some very explosive events. In other words, when you dig deeply and touch these issues, it’s like you’re pulling the pin out of a grenade.

Ordinarily (whether a grenade or a suppressed aspect), it’s an energy that’s kept in a state of balance because of its suppression (the pin is still intact). Because you’re not facing it, it stay’s dormant. But when you do face it, it’s like it becomes alive. It becomes more potent.

Rather than let this affect you or hurt you in some way, you have enough sense to know how to handle this energy in an almost prankster way, by putting it under blankets, or hidden in a bed or something. In other words, you’re buying some time to make the process of taking it in – re-absorbing it and updating it – easier.

Initially, when you start this waking up process… Well, it’s like when you first begin meditating, you can stir things up inside that can actually make your life seem more miserable than before because what you may have suppressed inside rises to the surface. When it does, it’s no longer in balance (through suppression), but active and at play in your current day, outer consciousness. It can then sometimes cause knee-jerk reactions as you try to regain, or attain, a new state of balance.

So, what your dream is saying is, okay, you’re in a process where you’re digging up the coal aspects in your nature, some of which are pretty explosive and potent. And, as you proceed, you’re going to have to deal with them. You’re going to have to address these issues, even if that means “putting them under the covers,” i.e., sitting with them a while to ease the transition, so that ultimately they can change.

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John: So from your dream yesterday, and now into mine, the ongoing theme is about developing oneself to adjust according to what is unfolding (for yesterday’s discussion, see Another Dimension). That’s very different to the way most of us behave, because we are accustomed to always being headstrong and coming at life in a way that we imagine it’s supposed to be. That headstrong, ego-based approach is, of course, due to our cultural conditioning, i.e., personal experience, education, family life, and social norms.

My dream starts off with me having to contend a bit with my conditioning. The feeling I have is that I’m in a scenario that is far more than I’m used to experiencing. This is pushing my senses to an extreme, which is out of character in terms of how I normally see myself. There is a feeling in the dream that everything is over the top. In other words, my defense mechanisms actually make me think that I know what’s going on.   

The problem, however, is that how things are “supposed” to be, in the living organism of this universe, is actually dictated according to the flow. I am (we are all) more hardwired into this flow than I (we) care to realize. I’ve forgotten it because I have held onto my internal buffers.

These buffers are, of course, defense mechanisms, and without them I have to contend with the aliveness of life more directly. In the dream I saw that as so outrageous that it was unnerving. So it made me feel disoriented.

In the next dream a question was raised regarding what is to going happen. Someone asks the question in relationship to something in the outer: they ask, “Is the stock market going to go up or down?”

It’s like they’re taking a poll to see how different people react. Those who feel more defensive think the stock market is scary and could easily come crashing down. In other words, they fear they will get hurt.

I break through the issue by saying it’s going to go up. There are a whole group of people standing around (including your dad) who agree. But rather than just leaving it as a matter of opinion, it’s important to understand why it’s is going to go up, so I say that it’s determined by one thing: either the money supply – the supply of currency – is going to increase, which is inflationary, and will send the market up, or it’s going to decrease, which is deflationary, in which case the market is going to go down.

So what are these dreams really about? In both sets of images I’m examining how things are meant to unfold. To see things from that vantage point is to get away from personal involvement or personal opinion. I’m being shown that the safest path is to let go of feeling separate from it all, and instead get into the aliveness of the flow and see where it leads.

Of course aliveness here means everything that’s alive – taking into account all that exists – and of course separating out my personal desires, hopes, or hidden agendas, because those only serve to separate me from the flow and cause a hurt to my heart. Humans can’t steer the flow, they must go with it – they must be aligned to what it is doing.

When I try to contend with things separate from the flow of life, that’s when I hurt the heart. And of course when others try to do the same, they will hurt my heart as well. It may seem like human nature to try to direct things away from struggle and hurt – to always try to make things “safe,” but it’s more natural, and in keeping with the aliveness of everything in life, to be in tune with the rhythm. In so doing something from within can then be revealed.

In other words, something is trying to rise up, which means that there’s something hidden that is touching the veils that keep reality hidden from us. To develop, or utilize, the coping devices we have adopted is to hide behind the veil. In so doing, neither our process, nor the process of the universe works very well.

Perhaps another way of saying the same thing is that people try and create an environment that suits their self-image. That act is in contradiction to the flow, and actually causes a contraction in the heart. Anything that veers away from the inner flow of the whole leads to suffering; the inner flow of the whole comes down and touches us from above. Then our light awakens within the greater light and it’s able to rise back up.

The challenge is to take in everything without expectation or judgment, and to be able to flow with that. That puts us closer to the heart of the world and enables us to follow the will of the Creator at play.

The will of the Creator is behind everything in Creation. Access to this flow is not possible when we deceive ourselves in terms of what is really happening.

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