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John: In the next dream, I’m crossing a bridge and, just as I reach the other side, I see a small commotion and two people are sitting there pondering what has happened. There are some figures of authority milling about, but the people of interest seem to be the older, hippie-type couple who are offering their opinions.

Then I realize that some of the vertical support columns from the bridge have broken loose. It seems at one point they were affixed to the building on the other side of the bridge for extra support. That extra support appears to have helped avoid what could have been a disaster; someone could have plunged off the edge and been hurt.

These two people are evaluating the situation, trying to decipher the old signage that was attached to these columns. They are trying to figure out what the letters “PAT” stand for.

I offer the word “patent” as a possibility, but they say “No, no it was more like PALT or PLAT.” I want them to show me exactly where they’re looking, but instead I end up looking at another sign that seems to date back to the Sixties. I don’t remember what it said, but it created a joke in a cynical way.

During this exchange, I begin to think that I recognize the woman from somewhere; I know she’s from Montana. My sense is that she views Montana as a place that won’t be much affected by the coming changes.

I ask her where she’s from and she says, “Bridgette, near Millet.”  I ask her if that’s south of Dillon. She says, “Yes, by about 80 miles.” I’ve taken the position that I know Montana really well, but I now have to admit that I don’t know much about that part of the state.

What can I learn from this dream imagery? Basically, I’m looking at what it takes to be independently strong in the face of diversity. Wherever I look today I see everything being affected by one dilemma or another. Yet there still is the sense that hope can be found within the turmoil, even though it’s isolated.

This insight comes in an odd way – this woman is not something that I expect. Her husband seems a little cynical, and yet she seems to feel that she has security that’s based upon her isolation or separation (in Montana). I don’t know what to make of that.

As I’m pondering this I see another image of me riding into a herd of cattle, like a cattle drive, and I’m riding into it against the flow. In other words, the cattle hands are pushing this herd along and I’m causing a disruption because I’m riding right into the face of it.

This confuses things and I realize that I’m disrupting what is deemed to be standard practice. This causes me to take another look at the importance of the cattle drive in relationship to me; by going against the flow I’m causing the raw energy to have to adjust.

The dream with the bridge – with the extra support from a building on the other side – having its structural integrity compromised causes me to realize that, little by little, things everywhere are being compromised. And what’s being compromised is the effect of the inner life upon the outer life. That effect, which is proper to the way of human existence, is becoming less and less.

Everything I look at, with a few exceptions, is showing the effects of losing structural integrity, and that’s because real structural integrity comes from the inside out.

In the cattle image, I am seen to be going against this trend or pattern in the herd mentality of the culture. I’m trying to deepen my inner life and let it radiate into the outer world. That’s what a spiritual path is about – allowing the god connection within us to bloom and shine through. In these changing times, when our structural integrity has to come from within – because outer structures are falling apart – it’s more important that ever to have a strong inner foundation.

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John: I am at a meeting with people from the government about a property that I oversee with a co-worker. My co-worker, who has the information needed for the discussion, is pacing the room from side to side, exhibiting a nervousness that I am concerned about.

The meeting isn’t going as he hoped, and that fact seems to be adding to the pressure on him. I indicate that I want to support certain building operations, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to do it because other issues need to be resolved first. Plus, I don’t want to set off my co-worker’s anxiety.

The question of the building quality of the roof comes up. I say that I don’t know anything about that. Instead of offering some clarity, my co-worker leaves the room and his wife comes in to participate in the discussion. She has knowledge about certain paperwork that needs to be in place.

My co-worker returns, but he leaves again once he hears what he thinks he needs to hear. He says we aren’t getting anywhere. This leaves me feeling more vulnerable. I ask if certain payments have been made, knowing that I can’t proceed without them.

The wrangling continues and ultimately nothing gets resolved. That’s when I wake up.

This dream carries a vibration of losing control – of things becoming more and more unpredictable. That is the condition of so much of what is going on in the outer world today. On one level, the dream is simply flushing out the energy of the microcosmic experience that we have in living day to day – the imagery actually reflects some work I am involved in.

The greater aspect here is in the macrocosm – the bigger picture – because it has the same energetic vibration. There is a fear that exists in terms of all the intangibles in life today – all the unknowns. It’s like something is festering beneath the surface reality.

On the surface there is a pretense that everything is going fine, but at the same time there is the feeling that everything is beginning to come apart at the seams. This feeling is building all across the globe.

There are attempts to pretend that things are not as bad as they are, and that we needn’t be too concerned, but that story line is getting harder to believe. So what is portrayed in my dream, as a fairly trite scenario on a personal level, is actually tapping into a much bigger macrocosm: the sense of uneasiness that exists in the global environment.

So I’m merely identifying these circumstances through some simple images. In doing so, I’m able to see more clearly the larger dynamics at play. Because it seems clear to me that you can’t actually make small changes if you want to help the larger dynamic.

My co-worker in the dream holds the information, but he is very nervous at what may end up being revealed; he comes and goes from the meeting and doesn’t provide any answers.

The meeting in the dream is a just a back and forth process, going item by item, and nothing gets resolved. To settle things, the whole picture has to be understood. That’s difficult when those who have the information aren’t sharing it in an open way.

So I need to hold onto an energetic within me that pulls into life what is needed to rectify the confusion. If I do, what can then come in will have synchronization and flow to it, rather that disconnection and separation.

When events occur that expose what is going on, and knock things from their status quo state, it functions like a perfect storm. The powers that be only have a grasp up to a particular point – they don’t have a grasp of things in the greater sequence, i.e., of creation level, which works with pure energy. Whatever we look at is all tied together on a vibratory note.

The implications of what has been occurring around us reach into the overallness of life. It’s like that because we are a global society – a kind of oneness dealing with the same energetics – even though each local scenario can be viewed by the mind as distinct and separate. That microcosmic, local view is making us all increasingly vulnerable to the way life is changing.

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