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Nothing-beIt’s not uncommon to find oneself going to a certain place, or event, for the first time, and feeling that the clothes we have are all wrong or inappropriate. In the dream world, that feeling is expanded to show a lack of preparation, or a type of unreadiness, for what we are dealing with. In a sense, we are unable to “wear” what we are processing, or unable to own the energies at play, as we may be able to do after dealing with something dozens of times. Yet this is how we grow in our capabilities, even if there is an awkward phase. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in one dream, it’s like I’m at a party, and there’s a group performing. They’re like a band or something, singers. And then they seem to be pulling people towards the front of the room, and one of them pulls me up to the front.

It feels like two of us have been selected to go with them, on a picnic, maybe even pulled on stage. And I kind of feel like a fish out of water because I’m not sure why I was chosen. I feel like other people there know the songs, or they’re more clued in with what’s going on with the whole scene, whereas I’m not. So it’s feeling kind of awkward for me.

But it feels like there’s two of us they’ve selected that will go. I think the other person they selected too is wearing a kind of rose-colored outfit. Then, because we’re going to be going before long, we’re in an apartment-type setting where all of this was taking place, and before we go to the party like I have a feeling I need to get some more clothes or something.

I go into the room next door. It’s actually the room of this woman who has a little boy, and she’s gone into the bathroom and left me with a little boy who’s kind of climbing all over everything, including everything in the closet, and pulling out clothes. And I’m looking at things in the closet and trying to see if I brought any clothes with me; I maybe need a pair of jeans or something to wear to the concert, or wherever we’re going next with the band, and I can’t seem to find the right clothes. Plus the boy is like climbing all over everything and kind of disrupting it, so I’m looking to her when she comes out, because I’m trying to figure out if I’m going to have time to go somewhere and get the clothes, or if there are some clothes here I don’t know about.

And then it feels like there’s just a slight shift in the dream, and I’m standing around watching everyone. And I look down at our feet, and at her feet, and at the feet of the other people in the room are these snakes. And I think they’re holding the snakes by the tail, but the snakes are crawling on the ground. But they’re not paying enough attention to their snakes. I’m kind of just trying to stay out of the way of the snakes. Some of them are very flat looking and some are a little more round.

All the people around me, everyone but me. And they’re just barely holding them. They’re supposed to be watching them, but it’s like they’re talking and milling around, and so they’re not noticing enough what their snakes are doing. And so I see one snake go over and swallow the head of this other snake of the person next to me, and pretty soon three snakes seem to have gotten themselves in some kind of a configuration like that.

And when the owners finally start paying attention to them and pull them apart, one snake maybe even lost its head, you know, and so I’m kind of appalled by that that all these people weren’t watching what their snakes were doing, you know.

John: What we’re going through is hard to keep one’s sanity, and the reason is because there’s kind of like a shift that’s occurring, and it’s a shift that one’s got to be careful because you have to be inclusive. You have to be able to take into account everything that’s happening on all levels.

And the shift that is having you being pulled up on stage is something that is kind of like distancing you from everyone else that’s, you know, just in society. And it’s like when that sort of thing happens you tend to struggle to have the clothes and the things that you need with you. You tend to develop that balance from having been grounded down into the outer of life.

And yet you’re shifting, and what this shifting looks like when you were describing it, is it’s like the Kundalini energy of the snake is a spiral going up, but that’s not the energy in this particular case. It’s an energy going around and around on a particular level.

And so when you were being pulled up into the band, it looked a little bit like the spiral binding of a notebook that’s flat, that goes straight across. And so then when you’re dealing with the energetic of that, you’re dealing with the energetic of something that is, from a relatability standpoint, the consciousness is expanded.

You didn’t bring the clothes that you needed to bring with you to be able to contend with that. In other words, you’re perceiving yourself as having taken a step, outside of the way things are in the environment that you had been in, and it’s almost as if maybe deep down you have a sense that going to Vegas puts you in another plane, or another world. I haven’t looked at it like that, but it kind of does because this is contractive and that is expansive. Is that going to be too expansive? Did you have another dream?

Jeane: Yes.

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peacockToday we have a great example of how our dreams, in the course of a single night, can lead us through an awakening process. Jeane describes three dreams, beginning simply and then expanding to incorporate more and more energetic space within. As new energy is awakened, the challenge is to incorporate it within ourselves, without getting thrown off balance. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My earliest dream is I’ve got my beading loom, and I’ve strung it and I’ve started working on what’s called a split-loom necklace. And the thing about a split-loom necklace is that you weave a pattern and then at the top of it you split it in two. If you’re making a necklace, one would go around one side and one would go around the other side, so you’re no longer doing a straight line like you do a belt.

I just seem to be spending a lot of time working on that design in the very first dream.

John: You’re establishing a new kind of dexterity. You’re familiarizing yourself with a new kind of dexterity, and you’re using the image of what you’re doing to indicate something else. In other words, there’s an energetic in terms of what you’re doing there, and what you’re indicating, you’re discovering, or opening up, or approaching, or recognizing, or realizing inside of you, which is reflected by this image your other [following] dreams will talk about.

Jeane: In the next dream, while I’m home in my hometown, and my folks still seem to have the department store there. At home I’ve made myself two beaded skirts, one of kind of jade-looking beads, and the other of black and white beads of different sizes; like some are round and some are a little different design.

But when I put the black and white skirt on, some of the beads haven’t been anchored well enough so they fall off on the floor, so I realize what I’m going to have to do is to go through and fix that. So I just hang the skirts up and then I have a little dressing room at the store where I also hang up some clothes that are of a little different design.

And then I’m kind of excited to be able to show these skirts to my family. But I can’t show them to them yet until I get the one fixed.

I go down to the store and my mother’s there, and she suddenly wants to show me a new jacket that she’s got that’s a very summery jacket like with yellow and white. It’s kind of very spring looking, and she thinks I might like that too, and I’m looking forward to showing her and a woman who shows up, whom I know, who is this woman who’s very stylish that used to lead seminars.

I know that I have some clothes hanging up in a dressing room, yet I haven’t really looked at them. I know that I want to get into a certain design of clothes, but I haven’t done that yet. And it’s like I’m just talking to the two women. That’s all I remember of the middle dream.

John: So from the first dream you’re learning to access and go into something different and new, and not only are you having to go into this, but you’re having to wear it, or live it. It’s a dimension of you that isn’t well established yet, isn’t put together, but you still have to wear it. You have no choice in the matter.

You now have to take this on. In other words, it’s your two skirts, and the green is kind of something that’s a skirt that you have that’s established in life. This is where you’re at, so to speak, in terms of a certain way of being. But now you have to go into something that has greater extremes to it, both black and white, black being a color of feminine depth, and white being a color of masculine expanse.

And you don’t handle that very well. In other words, because you are having to wear it and the beads are breaking to some degree.

So, the fact that you’ve taken this on means that it puts you into a different state and that different state involves you having to probe a part of you that has more of a masculine orientation, because it’s a white jacket that you now have to get, which has the ability to see things more directly on an inner level, more directly on an inner level with the yellow.

When you put the two dreams together you’re basically exploring, or have opened up, a part of you, where what you find yourself doing that is different than your usual approach, or the way that you’re familiar with and, as a consequence, first you’re playing with it, and then you’re having to wear it, and it’s another dimension like going through into another zone.

And in having to wear it you also are finding out that there are greater extremes to this, both up and down, both black and white, both masculine and feminine, and taking on this different kind of motif, things aren’t quite totally together yet, beads are breaking.

You have that at home as a base that you have to work with, but then as you probe out into this newfound awareness, causes you to probe on out with your feminine quality nature, and when you do you find yourself able to access a jacket – more masculine again – a white jacket, with the ability to see things or to open something up with an innerness about it with the yellow in it.

And so this is a dream portraying an unfoldment, or an overallness, that’s more or less being depicted. There’s no detail in it, other than this is what’s depicted. Let’s see if you have more detail. Well, it’s interesting. You’re opening up a masculine quality because it wouldn’t surprise me if you get detail.

Jeane: In the next dream, I seem to be working as a therapist again, and I have an office like almost in a daylight basement of a building, because I feel like it’s on the ground floor or lower, but it has light and there’s a secretary right outside my door as well as a few chairs where people come and sit.

I’m counseling someone in the office. It’s the end of the day almost or early evening, but for some reason I’m counseling them with the door open. So I see there are several other people waiting, and several of them are new people, but my session must run on overtime because the people leave.

Well, I get up and I pick up the forms that they’ve filled out, and I go down the hallway and must go to a Xerox machine or something. I don’t know what I did, but I did run into one of the people, a man, and I realized he works in the building so I tell him if he wants to he can come on down now.

I think he wants some counseling on a work issue. I’ve gone on down to my office, but he’s not there, but then the woman who’d left that had been waiting has come back, so I decide since she’s there I’ll go ahead and see her.

I see the man come and look in, and then I think he leaves, but I realize he works in the building so I can catch up with him the next day.

John: That’s the detail now! This opening up is best depicted in terms of how you’re then able to flow differently. And so usually you have to maintain certain boundary controls, and boundary controls are essential for a person to feel like that they’re not getting thrown askew in every which way that they can’t possibly handle.

So people develop these boundary controls. Well, what you’ve done going from a certain way of living and a certain way of following the element of life, what you’ve done is you’ve opened up something different. You’ve learned to do different beadwork, so to speak, as you were describing, or you found something more interesting in this whole process of the way energy can unfold.

It results in, of course, things breaking, collateral damage, but you work to resolve that because you have to wear it. You don’t have any choice in the matter and, as you’re inclined to wear it you come to grips with a better understanding of both the masculine and the feminine.

You’re able to go with your mother. You’re able to buy a jacket. It’s a white jacket with yellow in it, so you have a depth that can open up. But then what does this all mean?

Well, it means that in terms of your functionality you’re able to look at things in a more overall and inclusive way without having to seal things off behind doors. So this door that’s being opened is ordinarily considered like something that causes a violation of one’s self because it can break the continuity of a steadiness or a stability of your nature.

But in this particular case, you’re learning how to handle that. It’s not easy. Things can break, but you’re comfortable with the way things break that you can resolve it. In other words, instead of having a definite order to things, and a definition of things, you’re able to take on more. And in taking on more things, it’s harder to hold things in the container.

And so that which is in the outer room of your being can go flittering and fluttering off, but you are developing a greater depth, and a greater range in yourself, in that you can find that, or it doesn’t get totally lost. That you can hold two spaces at the same time, that you can do your counseling, or do your work in the room, and at the same time be aware of things outside of the room, and aware enough of an energetic connection to the things outside, that you can pick up those pieces, that you can maintain them within the peripheral.

You don’t have to have clear, distinct, dividing lines like you had before, you have both parts of you able to work. As the first image, you can do a greater, more interesting degree of beadwork. You can address the feminine side of you now better, and you can catch up with the masculine side of you because you are holding onto it in a more grounded and rooted way.

The dreams last night had us having to take on, and go into, and find a comfortability, and let go to the working with a type of energy that normally we consider too much. Or normally we set up parameters so that we’re not overwhelmed. This is a type of energy that has to do with a greater expansiveness of one’s self.

Now, there’s a spiritual concept: that you can’t grasp what is really important. You can’t grasp it in the overall, and yet you use an ability to peak around the corners of things in the outer, you know, in creation.

That is where the longing comes in, in the out-breath. The interval between the out-breath and the in-breath is the longing state, and in that longing state you can get a sense of the divine in the contractiveness and density of creation.

And in the expanse, there’s too much for you to grasp. The interval where the in-breath turns to the out-breath, that greater expanse, that is the place where you have the greater dimensions of you in the overall. To aspire to that place without having the grounding is impossible, in other words without catching up with the longing, or your part in creation.

However it is the more important part of the breath, because it opens up a whole degree of being able to shift, and to change, and to adjust to things differently.

However, to experience that without the grounding, without the rootedness, is not very functional because that leaves you off the ground. It’s inclined to cause you to get disoriented, to get too airy.

A person has all kinds of dilemmas when they get to racing out too much as a general rule. However, there comes a point when you have to be able to do that too. You can’t just limit yourself to the pain of things, meaning you’re in creation so you go into the density of yourself. You go into the density of yourself in order to go into the expanse at the same time. You use the density of yourself to create the blackboard effect, the rootedness, the ability to see, and to grasp, and to understand the expanse so that you don’t just get blown away.

You’re describing yourself doing this in just a general imaged way. You’re not looking at the ramifications, which I’m describing. And the reason why you tend not to do that is because things aren’t as easy to hold together in a container. Things can fall apart.

And the reason why a masculine doesn’t do that is because they get too top heavy. They get even more off the ground and, as a consequence, they set themselves up for what is known as a prideful fall.

 

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