Being Everything

Jeane: In my main dream I feel like I’m in a foreign land that’s somewhat jungle-like. It’s been taking me a long time to get where I’m going, which is a ceremony that one of the local men is performing or participating in. I don’t feel particularly friendly toward it.

I’ve spent all the cash I have in the currency of the country I’m in, but I’m carrying something that can be converted into cash or is the equivalent of cash. It’s like some kind of brick, and it reminds me of one of those bricks they used to make out of tea, where you could shave off so much tea and that represented a certain value.

I’m a little disturbed by this because if I can get to the village for the ceremony I’d prefer to have real bills to give them, rather than having to shave off some of this brick.

John: Your dream is presenting an overall context, within which these various components exist, i.e., you’re in a foreign land, and you have two types of “currency” that allow you to relate to the place. So the dream depicts two variables through which you’re able to exist within this overallness.

The first variable is the local currency that you had. That’s the medium of exchange that works and the one you’re most comfortable with. This currency provides you with a more familiar and natural (to you) way to interact with the space you’re in, i.e., you know which denominations are which and these are the component pieces you need.

That’s actually depicting a spatial orientation that you’ve identified with or are comfortable with. Yet just like in my dream (see Intra Sensory Perception) where the first part showed how I could get oriented or linked with the overall by visibly “knowing,” in your case there is the sense that these components (the currency) hold together the overallness.

But then you get a shift that you never quite get comfortable with. You preferred having an overall sense of what was important in terms of the components of the overall space, but the shift required that you “let go” of a part of yourself – like shaving pieces off – to be in the overallness.

This is a greater dimensional approach, but it requires you let go of the previous approach (local currency). You recognize this, but you aren’t comfortable with it.

In my second dream, I had to let go of the recognition of how things intertwined because I lost that ability of sight. But I still had to catch up somehow, and that came by sensing the distinctions – by trusting my instincts in the overall.

You too lost your ability to relate, using the local currency. Your challenge then was to work with how the bits and pieces (from the whole brick) of you are in everything, and that you can become comfortable with those “shavings” as you called them.

And that was a shift that, although you saw it, you weren’t ready to go along with yet – you still preferred the other “payment” method. This would be an entirely different dynamic – for you to be able to realize that you’re in everything, and that there’s no way that this indivisibility of the overall could ever run out or end. You don’t have to fear shaving off those pieces.

So this shift involves a different sense of awareness: to know that you’re everything. There’s no way you could be anything but everything. It’s a hard shift to make. Now you have to recognize how you are everything, and you’re in everything that exists in the overall.

It’s a pretty sci-fi kind of spatiality in your dream. In this case you had to work with an energetic as the aliveness, and there wasn’t anything physically manifested to offer familiarity, or to orient you. You just had an energetic awareness of how the wholeness and Oneness can come together in two different ways, yet you were required to drop the familiar way completely in order to make the transition to the second, more profound way.

A Twisted Tale

Jeane: So, I didn’t dream most of last night, and then I had a dream just before I woke up.

In this dream I was playing somewhere near a house. It looked a lot like my maternal grandmother’s house. I don’t know what I did, but there is a guy in the woods, a young man, who I realize is hunting me. He is looking for me, so I run away.

At first I try to go into my grandmother’s house. Thinking he will figure out I’m there, I run over to a neighbor’s house. I know they have an attic that people can’t really see. Their kids actually climb around toys going up the stairs, so it looks like you couldn’t even make your way up there.

So I go up to that attic room. I’m there for a while and then the scene shifts: it seems there is a little black cat, or someone is like a cat, and the tip of the cat’s tail has been torn off. I’ve taken some black thread and sewn it back on.

I didn’t do a very good job, however, so the tail comes off again. Now, the man who was chasing me has taken the place of the cat with the broken tail – it seems like it’s no longer the cat that has the tail. He’s going to have to let me sew the tail back on him – that’s what his role is right now.

I have a little trepidation about this because I need to sew it on better than before. I think I know how to do it so it will look okay and stay on this time, but at the same time I’m really concerned that when I sew through part of the tail it’s going to hurt and the man might not sit still for that.

I feel anxious about this and I’m just getting to the point where I get the man to sit still. I’m going to sew the tip of the tail onto the rest of the tail, and I think that’s when I wake up.

John: That’s a pretty deep dream. And I think it’s trying to take into account how you’re intertwined with, and affected by, different things. You start off with someone trying to find, or catch, you and you go inside someone else’s house to hide, and where you hide there is a black cat who has lost its tail – is that right?

Jeane: Yes.

John: Which turns out to actually be…

See, I knew in this dream that wherever you were going to hide, there was going to be something in the hiding place that was going to reveal your location. I could tell that this dream was about a type of intertwining.

In other words, the dream starts off as if everything is separate: you, the man, the house, and the cat. The feeling is that there is something you need to avoid (the man), so you go, first of all, into your grandparent’s house and then your neighbor’s house. So, you’re going into places that you feel are familiar and where you feel you have a connection.

But all of that is separate from whatever it is that’s trying to perturb you, or affect you, in some way. What you find there is this black cat, which to begin with you might identify as something that’s an inconvenience, but that’s there nonetheless.

You don’t make the quick association that this is what you’re trying to get away from (represented, again, by the man). You don’t see the linkage of this cat to whatever it is that’s coming after you. That could be because it’s a black cat and a cat has a feminine quality of precociousness to it.

In other words, that which is coming after you is not necessarily as bad as it seems. You’ve been connected to it, or linked to it, in some fashion.

Tomorrow we will delve deeper into the inner workings of this dream.

Going Back In

John: Interesting. Here we have the second dream of the night (see The Dark Forces), exploring the same territory as the first dream (see Mission Possible). In the first dream it was a masculine aspect of you that was needed. That masculine aspect brought something through, which, in turn, triggered a knowing inside of you, because it is the nature of the feminine to carry everything complete and embodied within her, yet she needs it awakened from an unconscious state.

In this dream, you are in your feminine aspect – the viewpoint feels like you as you are in life. As the feminine, you’re proceeding in a natural way, guided by a knowing that you’re moving away from something that haunts you in some capacity. You are trying to reach the water, which represents your unconscious, and you are not deterred by whatever tries to block your way.

When you reach the water, you initially enter in a state that is neither unconscious nor fully conscious. We know this because there is the concern of you being smacked about by paddles and boats as you try to navigate this new horizon.

Ultimately, you rise above that aspect of the unconscious and you find yourself on a boat, which can take you on a journey to deeper inner territory and away from the limitations of yourself.

But all of a sudden you have a flashback to something in the past. It’s a memory of someone you knew and cared for, yet who, in the instance of the dream, represents an aspect of you. And you realize that this aspect of you still carries some dark energy, like being possessed or taken over. Through this habit or mannerism, you are infecting the people and things around you.

So you have made this wonderful journey out on the water, found yourself feeling free on the boat, and you’ve realized that you have developed a certain strength and confidence within you. You now feel the desire to go back and try to relate to this dense, lower-self force that is a vestige of your life when it was influenced by such lower-self nature.

When you go back to land, you realize that everything you see has been affected by this vibration of a lower nature. But you notice that as long as you don’t do anything to challenge it, or stir it up, you can move around safely in this arena of life.

However, you have a confusion, and the confusion stems from a sense of caring about things in terms of Creation. You can see, as you move in this “infected” environment, that you have been a part of it yourself. So your feeling is a desire to use the higher access you have gained – a recognition of your higher self –  in some way to try and create transformation or change.

Jeane: Or remembrance.

John: Or remembrance, yes, good word. I’m not sure that the dream quite tells you how this effort works out for you.

Jeane: You don’t expect it to work right. You just have to try.

John: True. So, the spiritual concept here is that you have to try to make this step back. You can’t open up all these levels inside yourself but not look back. Part of the journey is to bring what has been opened up, back down through the veils and to try and make a difference.

Jeane: And it’s partly because of the baby. Because there is hope for what has not yet been completely infected.

John: Ahhh. So, you find when you do this the first thing is to rescue the heart of something that’s most precious, that’s sitting in a state of innocence. Aha! Yes, that part is true.

Jeane: Then a martyr aspect comes through.

John: Yes, because you’re going to try to make a difference amongst people who don’t want to hear about this sort of thing. They’re caught up in what they’re caught up in, in their lower-self world-view, and yet you’re feeling that, because of your good graces…

Jeane: Well, not all the people, just the force that I was dealing with (represented by my friend).

John: You’re right. You’re looking at just the energy that’s the focal point of the problem. If you can change the source of the dark energy, everything else will change too?

Jeane: Yes.

John: And you’re going to be able to come up against this dark energy, something that in most instances you would avoid like the plague, because you can see how it’s affected everything else. You’re saying that you’ve reached a point where you’re compelled, and ready, to confront the source of this dark energy, rather than ignoring it or setting it aside. So that’s an important transition.