Posts Tagged ‘Carl Jung’s dream’

planet-As we saw in yesterday’s dream (see The Inner House), what unfolds on the unconscious level of dreams is a guide for what can happen in our waking, outer life. Here we find ourselves, born away from home on this planet, seemingly without a road map. Yet when we  begin to look closely, we can see that everything we need has been supplied – even the intelligence to have a “knowing” about something that was unknown before. Great wisdom is within us – it awaits our arrival with infinite patience. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then it feels like there’s a scene where I’m in the garage, tinkering with some contraption trying to get it to work or whatever, and that there’s a carload of young guys that come by. They kind of have a bluish energy to them. Blue and white, maybe. 

And it feels like I invite them to a party, and they kind of go off laughing. And I have a feeling they won’t come to the party because I have a sense that they’re actually priests, but I know that they were happy to be invited. They were glad they were invited, but I don’t know that they’ll come. 

Then there’s the scenario, which I think I’m in the house, and I’m talking to several people and they’re relating a story about an older woman, who to me looks like Mrs. T, who on the day she died was being driven somewhere and had said certain things that everyone else thought was delusional.

And I’m looking at this scene. It’s like I can see her in the car and whatever she’s saying I could hear in the dream, although I couldn’t pull it out, and I’m saying, no, she was actually having a vision – they just didn’t understand what she was saying.

John: That’s true of these boys in the car, too, although it’s not a vision per se, it’s a reflection of what that vision is all about, in that they are in a process and a flow in an unbalanced way because they’re just moving this way and that way about. 

They’re not housed, so to speak. They’re outward, but they carry an attention upon both blue and white energy. White energy is an energy of completion, of pristine-ness. As you say, they’re like priests. 

And blue energy is an energy of an awakening through a certain understanding, or clarity, or insight, or even wisdom. The higher element of blue has a connection to wisdom, because it’s in the higher chakra. It’s the fifth, it’s just above the heart. 

The higher element of blue has an element that awakens – and there are two components to that. One is where used in a way that is kept dense in the outer leads to an understanding of things. Used in a way that is part of a higher consciousness that has a wisdom in terms of kind of knowing what is right and what isn’t right about a situation. 

So what you’ve done is you’ve created a flux. You haven’t brought the flux together. The guys that are there in their way have not figured out how to come into the house. And so the quality of the vision is that this has to happen, and how is what you see, and what is in your energetic field, how is this going to happen, or how is this to be? 

And that’s where the Mrs. T dream comes in. It’s no different than a vision kind of thing of Carl Jung seeing himself sitting in meditation under a banyan tree, knowing that some aspect of himself is caught in both places. And Mrs. T’s vision would, in its way, bring all of that together, would see how that is meant to come together. 

Now, it basically is all there inside of you. You have these inflections that are cycling. How do you bring it together? That’s the issue. See how that was? That’s an awkward little dream. 

Jeane: Uh huh, it was.

John: The schematic apparently is, if one was to take an underlying theme of what is being dreamt by the both of us, one would say that the theme has to do with something that is to unfold, that is intended to unfold, that is intended to come into cognition.

And the theme tends to also, by the very fact that the theme has to do with a conduct, or an action, or a mannerism that is sitting latent, that has to be caught up with, that rises like a phoenix from the ashes into a type of way of being in the outer. 

The theme seems to invoke that apparently we have work to do or, in the outer, we don’t just go into a silence or an emptiness. We have to catch up with that silence and that emptiness, but because we’re in the outer, we also are here for a kind of purpose that has to be done in relationship to the whole.

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Jeane: In the next image, I’m trying to get to my car. I’ve walked up to the local grade school, and I can see that my car is parked on the other side of the playground.

As I walk toward the car, I suddenly hit my head against a fence. I realize that, for some reason, there is a glass fence surrounding the school that I couldn’t see. I run right into it.

I realize that I’m going to have to walk around the block to get to my car because there is no shortcut across the playground.

John: Can you repeat that? (Jeane repeats the dream.)

Each of us has our own way of being that’s rooted in the environment that is before us – because we’re in creation. That means we have the realities of where we are born, whether we are male or female, and the aspects of our circumstances that we have to manage as we go through life.

All that is before us, so to speak. And it could be said that represents the playground we act within. Your car, on the other hand, represents the you-of-you – it is you as a thing in motion and traveling through this existence. It is your real home. The image of your dream shows you trying to navigate, or cross through, the playground of your life to reach the inner you.

That’s a great description of the spiritual journey, and the challenge of being on a spiritual path. Because this outer life shouldn’t be something that prevents us from reaching our inner self, but rather we should be in our inner self as we experience the playground of life.

So even though we must be participant in the goings on of life, we shouldn’t get too caught up in the drama of it. Because if we experience it as drama – meaning we take it too personally – then it tends to throw us off course. When we are thrown off course, we can visualize that as being pulled out of our “car”; we are no longer based in our inner self, but entangled in an outward identity.

The more we are entangled in an outward identity, the more the truth of the universe becomes veiled to us – the more we are sleepwalking through life, rather than being awake and conscious. What prevents us can seem like invisible forces (a glass fence) that keep these two realities separate.

What happens is that when we come to develop a bit of spiritual understanding, we begin to realize that it isn’t the external playground that is causing all the disturbances in our life, but it is our reaction to, and personal involvement in, what is occurring outside of ourselves.

We experience those disturbances as stress, anxiety, and fear, and we attribute them to the external events, but it’s closer to the truth to say that those disturbances arise because we are getting further and further away from our inner selves (the car).

The result is that we are no longer able to simply proceed, in a natural way, because we have surrounded ourselves with glass fences. Then our energy is spent in trying to figure out how to circumvent those barriers to our inner selves and, as the dream shows, we find that there are no shortcuts back.

However, the dream is trying to show you that this feeling of having to go the long way around isn’t natural. You are meant to be able to go straight toward the car – you can see it and recognize it, but it’s just out of reach.

So we are meant to transcend the playground of this life; in other words, glide over whatever barriers may arise. When we are centered in our inner selves, we are in the flow of things.

The images signify that you have become more aware that the outer is an abstraction to how you truly are on the inner. We (you) should be able to incorporate both places simultaneously, and be able to deal with all that occurs in the flow of the outer, without creating veils, or resistance, to our ability to catch up with the real car of ourself.

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John: So, I had a dream where I felt like I was operating on two different levels. I’ll describe the dream imagery first, and then next time I’ll describe what was unfolding at a different level of consciousness.

In the dream I’m in a car with a woman, traveling a great distance. The woman wants to pull off the highway into a rest area. I’m reluctant to stop because I’m in the midst of trying to capture this other level of the dream; I’m afraid I’ll lose it.

Ultimately, I’m convinced that a break is a good idea, so we stop. From where we park, I can see that there’s a walking trail that leads deeper into the woods. There are no houses or anything around, so it feels like we’re in the middle of nowhere.

As I begin to walk along the trail, in the middle of what I thought was scenic woodland, I suddenly come across an array of Porta-Potty latrines. At first I just see a few of them, but as I approach I realize that there are rows upon rows of them.

I select a latrine and go inside. Then I realize that this latrine has no toilet paper. Well, because I’ve kind of claimed this latrine that I selected (in other words, this is a joke on how you can get attached to the most absurd things), I keep an eye on it as I look around for toilet paper.

I peek in the other latrines and no luck – there’s no toilet paper to be found. Then I notice a utility shed not too far away, so I leave the door of the latrine open as a signal that I’ll be back – and that the latrine has been claimed by me.

I go over to the utility shed. Sure enough, there’s a roll of toilet paper I can take, but, as I turn around to go back, I see a person about to go into my latrine. I race over to prevent him from closing the door.

To my surprise, here in the middle of nowhere, I have run into a good friend of mine. I’m shocked. Instead of claiming the latrine, I do a double take; I also notice at that very moment that inside the latrine is a roll of toilet paper. How did that get there?

I’m so excited to see my friend that I forget about this whole bathroom thing, and I walk off with him, still pondering the odds of such a meeting hundreds of miles from home.

Still, at some point I have to leave my friend and go back to the toilet. I’m a little intoxicated from having run into someone that caused my attention to shift like that, so I get directions from him and he indicates that my toilet is in the first row.

As I go off, I suddenly find myself very confused: I need to go find my original latrine because I left something inside. But I am confronted with so many rows of latrines that finding mine seems unlikely.

I wake up because it’s so frustrating to not know where it is.

It may be surprising to say about a dream that is obsessed with portable toilets, but the meaning of this dream is that I am coming closer and closer to a greater awareness of it all.

The dream begins with me driving a great distance. The car represents me, and I’m traveling with both the masculine and feminine aspects. I still take a reprieve (rest stop) however, to look around in creation.

The Porta-Potty is a strange image to latch onto. It arises because I’d gotten into a big production in my life recently about my lower-self needs. So here I am bombarded with images of latrines that, in effect, make a joke out of my preoccupation with such mundane matters.

Then when I have a brief moment of awakening, I run into my friend who is an advanced student moving through life. The connection I have with him sends me into an energetic tailspin that allows me to let go of my physical preoccupations.

Then, try as I might, I can’t quite find my way back to where I’ve been. I’ve gone too far and changed too much. I’ve become lost in an essence in which physical identifications are harder to reclaim.

The dream is showing how difficult it is to go back to a state of lower vibrations once you experience the higher vibrations. At some point, it gets to where going back is just too painful. That lower vibration – it’s like crashing from too much sugar. You feel the drop and that change becomes something you just can’t accept anymore.

The attraction of an ego-based, me-first, physically focused (eat, drink, sex, work) life can’t be let go of like you are making a New Year’s resolution. You let go because you reach a point where not letting go becomes too hard on you. It becomes almost unbearable to try to go back and dumb down again.

So in this dream I see that I am starting to relate more to the aliveness on the other side. The way things work on the inner, or higher levels, are manifesting themselves in me little by little.

In the next installment I’ll describe further these two levels, or two vibrations, that we all exist in simultaneously.

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