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How do we bring something from our inner depths into life? This dream portrays an aspect of the process: we find ourselves in a church, or you might say the sacred part of ourselves, and we are trying to create something. Meanwhile, the more everyday character of us is at the border, trying to smuggle what is needed through the security that is resisting this unfolding. In a way, we could say that we are only ever in process with ourselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember one dream, but it was kind of an elaborate dream in that many of the things in the dream were very ornate and colorful.

And what was going on in the dream were two different scenes. And in one scene there were some guys, that were actually part of a band, and they were in a very elaborate church setting. It was interesting because in that type of church there’s just so many things that are gilded, and elaborate, and painted.

And they were in a part of the church that what they were doing is they were putting together a music album. And some of the music was kind of hidden in scrolls, or containers, that were within the church. And they were in this area that was kind of near the nave, and maybe had a railing around it. And they even had some help from some nuns, and they were pulling some stuff out and making the music, and putting it together to put on an album. And that was kind of elaborate in what they were doing. 

And then what I was doing, along with a group of women, as we were in another area of this country where this was being done, again, in kind of a square container area because we were trying to get out of a building, past security, like maybe it was a holding area at the border. And we had smuggled things, around us, that were part of what were going to be needed to make the music album. So it was things that had been done, and written, or recorded – but we had it hidden around us. 

And some of us would have to pretend to speak the local language, or not be recognized by the guards that might be going through and looking for things, because in order to make the album we needed not only what the guys were able to do openly, and we’re getting support for from the nuns and other people, but we had things that we had smuggled around us that completed the album. And we just had to get past the security guards at the border. 

And there was a lot of kind of elaborate, either clothing, or just things that had been painted, or in the church, very ornate; a kind of old world feeling to it. And then there were the women or even nuns that had disguised us, that were helping us get across the border and get through the completion of the music out of the country.

John: So what you’re describing to begin with – it’s interesting symbology – what you’re describing to begin with a sense to a depth of what you have inside of yourself, a sense that you have that sits in kind of an overallness that seems quite natural and just there. In other words, it’s like this choir, or whatever it is, that is able to effectuate something that penetrates into life, from a pristine aspect, like out of a church. 

So what that image is, is it’s a sense, in terms of a greater quality of yourself, greater overallness of yourself, that is the so to speak prime directive within, kind of like an established motif at some depth inside yourself. 

And then the other part where you’re trying to figure out how to cross into this place, in other words, bring something back across a border, where you’re feeling that there is this dance that you have to do, and it’s in a hiddenness. There is a latent focus and attention, which is what you described in the first part, but you find yourself in the outer context as having to noodle around to figure out how to come to that place where it fully opens up. 

So it’s an interesting way of reverbing, where you have a deeper insightfulness that you are trying to put your finger on, so to speak, access, bring everything to it. In other words, take back whatever it is that’s bifurcated from it that has an alluring effect, or an effect that’s trying to absorb back into itself. 

Where this is coming from is, you have to look at the theme of the dreaming last night, and the theme of the dreaming had to do with having to contend for something that’s a bit abstracted from what you have a sense of as being a greater depth. 

And so it’s from the echo of this greater depth, which is an echo that you feel, in terms of whether the heart is being struck or not in a way that’s peculiarized, it’s from an echo of a heart that knows how there is a way of being that isn’t meant to be peculiarized. It’s from that echo that there is an alluring or drawing back, of your beingness, from what you come to see, I mean, you want to go back there, but you are having to contend with, and having to sort out, or think you have to sort out is all of this border stuff between a this and that, between the inner and the outer. 

Because the other is like on an inner, and the border is like a threshold between two points between the inner and the outer. And that you’re having to try to bring something from an abstracted, denser zone, into this quality that you portray as creating music in a pristine way from a church, church being like your symbolism of having a divine orientation. 

So it’s interesting how your psyche puts this together. And what happens is as you become more and more and more attuned to something deeper and deeper and deeper within, your psyche keeps putting this together with greater and greater and greater clarity. And your symbolism will keep going deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper, and being more and more and more absolute in terms of how it adheres to, or holds onto, and abides in this deeper inner quality.

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journey_across_the_mountains_by_wildwassAs her dream images from the night continue (see A Perfect Conduit), Jeane finds herself shifting between climbing a mountain to cross a border, to the mundane of getting a haircut, to moving her father to a new state. What these images have in common is the theme of transitioning to a new zone. The mundane aspect of the haircut shows there are still old things that need to be let go of before the transition to the new area can be made. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I remember a little bit of a dream where I seem to be climbing with some others. I’m climbing in the mountains in a foreign country. They’re very steep. 

It’s like I’m trying to get across the border, but what I remember the border is in these mountains, it’s very uneven, and you don’t even quite know when you’ve crossed it, and it’s steep, very steep.

You might reach up to climb somewhere, and maybe you can get through there and maybe you can’t, but then there are little villages or people that maybe come and finally help you on that climb. And I think it was on that climb that I saw an area where maybe the ocean came in and it carved this great big swath up the mountainside, and then it would retreat.

And it was different colors there, maybe there are caves there, too, because that comes back in the next dream.

John: All that this dream is really doing, and I have this component in mine, too, is that it’s showing that you actually have a certain focus and intention to take and go a place that’s the beyond of the beyond.

And so you kind of Hail Mary out like that, but the importance of the dream is to show that you have help. In your particular case it’s just a matter of flow. The villagers are going to help you as you have to transcend this journey, or go through this process. It puts you at the in-between state between two places.

Jeane: So then the dream I was having, when you decided we should wake up, in that dream it feels like I’m part of a family. 

I’m young, so I have parents. I’ve gone in to get my hair cut. Well, the hairdresser is a little distracted when she has other things going on, and so it’s like first she wants me to sit down one place, and then she gets kind of captivated by how my hair is looking in one area. 

I think I’m kind of a redhead even. Then she has to go outside for a smoke, so I have to find the right place to sit and the right chair to be on. I finally find this black chair that’s her chair. 

Then there was something she wanted me to stick under my forehead like a cap, which captures the hair so it doesn’t drip on you. I’m trying to figure out how it’s going to catch the hair, and how to get it on right because it just goes half of the way around your head – and where does it go exactly?

I’m going through all of those and finding this little scooting chair to sit on, waiting for her to come back from getting her cigarette. Then my mind is going to the fact that my father’s moving. We’ve been working in this one area, it feels like in Colorado, and he’s going to be moving.

And I see that when we move, he’s actually going to discover that place in the mountains where the water comes rushing in and you have caves up above. And I can see how the water comes in, and it creates all these kind of wondrous colors in the rock. 

It’s just like really a sight to see because it goes up really high, and it has all these different colors in the rocks, and maybe you can go up even higher and there are caves. This is an area maybe even where people would have protested war, and maybe my dad works in the defense industry, so I realize that when he sees all of this it’s really going to change some things for him because it’s not something he has been exposed to before. 

That’s when you woke me up.

John: That’s actually very deep again, because the whole jerking out of a situation, which was like a rescue, or a help, or an extraction, it’s like you are part of a natural flow, and when you’re part of a natural flow, things help you.

What you’re doing is very arduous and difficult, but things help you. And even though it looks rough and ragged and arduous and difficult, it actually is mountain, waterfalls and things… I mean, you know, it goes from a stark image to an image in which something is in a whole different schematic.

In other words, you actually are going into a whole new zone of yourself. You’re dropping some sort of energetic motif that had been holding you back. And so the first part of the last dream has to do with having to feel what it’s like to feel the stodgy of the smoking part, the part that’s kind of in a habituation and kind of off to one side and discombobulated.

And you are sitting in a barber thing to get your hair cut or done or something, knowing that that’s going to come back, and that process is to put you into a different framework. And then you’re able to see that this framework has to do with you being in an entirely different place, like in Colorado or something like that.

In other words, a whole different setting is designed to occur. You see this by way of the fact that that’s how you’re finding and seeing your father now, which means that’s how you’re finding and seeing this quality of yourself in a different, connected way to something so much more, which hadn’t been there, but is now suddenly in the equation.

It’s in a different state even. The huge sensation of this dream is noting how to plug in or deal with your dad in this other state. Which means that you’re shifting to this other state, that you’re able to allow the energies to flow through you, those which help you. To me it is like an extraction, and it’s very difficult.

And all you had to do in order to get it was to realize that you can’t be making a big deal out of anything, up or down, inner or outer, because you’re in-between. And because you’re in-between you have access, you’re an access vehicle for what needs to unfold or transpire.

It goes back to kind of like what we had talked about in dreams before, that you’re not the will of God, but you have access to it. You have access to this flow that comes through, and that access, the person who is able to be the watcher, or the guide that brings it forth, to see it unfold, that’s the co-creator quality. That’s what the co-creator quality looks like.

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