Posts Tagged ‘deeper levels in ourselves’

John: I woke up in a total body sweat, and I was under the impression that I went back in time to resolve some issues. I feel like I’m now situated to move forward.

I start out on a trek, following a trail that goes up and down over hilly terrain. I’m not sure what causes something to change, but I suddenly feel compelled to speed up.

As I notice this, a woman behind me says, “Well, I know not to try and get in front of you.”

Until she made the comment, I had no idea there was anyone behind me. I thought I was going along at a balanced pace, but then I realized that I must have been going slowly, not even conscious that I was having an effect upon someone behind me.

Anyway, the stigma of her comment causes me to notice that I was moving slowly along a fairly ordinary stretch of trail. In other words, it has ups and downs, but none of the big loops that you had in your roller coaster image (see The Adventure). 

Not really knowing what I did to cause this comment, it seems to compel me to noticeably pick up the pace. Then, almost immediately, I come to a loop in the trail where it starts to do something like what you described in your roller coaster. It’s a spot in the trail where people have to slow down, and they tend to get hung up there.

I’m catching up with the people who are strung out along this curve, and I have the ability to pass them by, as if there is a simple shortcut I can just find in stride that is okay for me to take.

The next thing I know is that I’m treating the ups and downs almost like I was on a pogo stick. I can sweep by the curve where people are getting congested, then I can leap down an incline as if I would come down on the spring and bounce up.

I felt no danger to it, but most people would look and think, “Oh my gosh, that’s a huge drop!”  But I would hit it and just bounce back up.

Then I reached a point in the journey where there was no one else behind me. I might come across people caught in these switchbacks, but otherwise I never met a soul. There was nothing compromising my journey any more.

This dream took in multiple levels, just like we discussed with your dream. In this imagery I learned where I needed to put my focus and where I needed to let things go. I developed that discernment by continuing to push forward on the path.

The first level shown in the dream was my moving along the path, but without any real awareness of what was around me or who was behind me. Still, something was able to get my attention and I realized I needed to keep my focus going forward and even speed up. It was a spark from Kundalini energy.

Although I couldn’t drop the Kundalini heat that caused me to sweat, I was okay with that because I saw how much I was able to burn through – I used it to burn through things. Without it, I, too, would have gotten caught up in the curves and switchbacks that caught the others.

When the Kundalini energy is tamed down, there isn’t the power or speed needed to break through and keep moving.

What’s also interesting is that there seemed to be a third level unfolding deep inside, but not quite ready to come out. Somehow it allowed me to grasp a certain depth to Las Vegas, and a sense of what has occurred here over the last ten years. This shocked me because I haven’t been to Las Vegas in that time.

But this third level blinked in regarding Las Vegas, as if I’d lived it – I felt I gained an intimate knowledge of what unfolded. Not the specifics, but an understanding of the energetics that sat behind, supported, or sustained what was unfolding.

What’s the deeper meaning of this? 

Dreams enable a person to drop the linear view and perspective of our waking, outer life and see behind the veils. In doing so, the effect is that a human being is able to catch up with parts of themselves not otherwise accessible. There is generally too much internal noise and personal involvement when we are awake, so the veils filter our experience and the inner dynamics are lost.

Dream work can take a person back to where life is intertwined, at multiple levels, and it is possible to see what is occurring as it is embedded on these inner energetic levels. The challenge for humans is in taking the responsibility to accept the linkage, and thereby safeguard the underlying design as an ordained, divine space.

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Jeane: I was dreaming a lot, but the motion of the dream made it hard to pull out certain aspects of the story. There was a dynamic going on where it felt like I was in a canyon area where the rocks were all red.

I was trying to climb up high. There were even some people there who were very tall and thin, like Wilt Chamberlain. I kept climbing up high on the rocks, and then I would go down very low, beneath the earth.

At the same time there seemed to be a very slight circular motion going on at a horizontal level. When the dream had people in it – with dialogue and a story line – that seemed to be happening on the horizontal level – in a linear way.

So there was something that was so interesting about going way up on the craggy red rocks and then way down, below the earth, and then also experiencing a little bit of circular motion.

I wasn’t able to pull out the dialogue or the storyline with people, though. It felt like I was trying to hold too much all at one time.

John: The theme last night had to do with being able to put oneself into the flow; of becoming part of the unfolding that is a natural design of life. The images you’re describing are expressing an attitude that seeks to relate more with what is rooted in Creation, represented by the red rocks. You have, by delving into Creation, gone to a greater depth within. 

However, that depth within you tends to have spirit energy that is frozen, or confined. So the rising up has to do with something being awakened inside, because something has touched it. That’s where you get the circular motion of rising up and down.

The linear motion – what is occurring on the horizontal plane – is an indication that you (as a human being) are caught trying to personally cope with this awakening. But that’s the wrong approach.

A person who functions at such a personal level can never, ever know what’s really going on because everything they do is reflection of, or a reaction to, what is unfolding. They have limited themselves to understanding only through their senses and then their brain. In doing it that way, they aren’t in touch with, or in tune with, what is unfolding from the standpoint of human nature that is designed to be entwined with and part of the flow of Creation.

This is similar to the idea that total openness – or vulnerability, or surrender – is actually where it’s the safest. That’s because it means a person is connected and entwined with everything; it’s when we are in alignment with Creation that we are most protected. That’s where a human being can function joyously with what is unfolding all around them.

So in your dream we see that you’re looking at the variables. Part of you is still trying to reconcile what is going on. Part of you can see yourself in this linear mode, which is the human being who goes laterally in relationship to life. You might say that is traveling east/west, so you open up a little, and close down a little, but it’s a lateral motion.

Then there’s the part of you that has opened up to the greater dynamic of north/south – going high up to something, and then going down into the depths of something. As a consequence, there is the circular motion you feel.

So it’s a matter of perception. Most of us have become limited in our perception to only one axis – and it’s the one experienced through an ego-based view of life – when we think that we are the center of our own universe, and everything that happens, happens to “us.” Yet if we expand our perception to a fuller view – east/west and north/south – we begin to experience our life as an integral part of all that exists.

It’s our defense mechanisms, personal psychologies, and belief systems that protect and deepen the grip of the linear, east/west motion, and that keep us from being able to grasp the up and down, the inner and the outer, which makes up the wholeness.

The north/south motion enables us to awaken, from within, the imbedded spirit energy that comes from the divine. That process then enables the connection to the divine will, which can guide us through what is always unfolding.

As we become guided, we actually gain access to a subjective quality inside us that is not readily heard because the chatter in the brain can drown it out. But if we connect to the subjective side in our nature, it puts us in touch with, and in synch with, that inner part that’s created in the image of the divine, or from the thought of God.

We can’t catch up with the true nature of life through the east/west axis, we can only “cope” with life. We catch up with it by following the north/south, up/down aspects as well.

You might say the east/west motion is the senses that probe and poke around and do their best to understand the way things are outside of us, with the sun rising and the sun setting. The north/south motion means that you catch up with both the sun side and the moon side of yourself at great heights and depths, which is in tune with the cosmos or the universe to which we’re entwined.

Your dream is looking at these components – by breaking them into separate parts – and seeing how it requires a state of total surrender or openness.

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John: I have a couple little dreams and the first is: I’m in a situation in which the way to make something happen is to press down on a device. Maybe I have to press down three, four, or five times, but if I don’t press down on the device, nothing changes.

It’s like that. When you firmly press down on it you change the flow but, if you don’t, what exists goes on as usual.

I wake up somewhat surprised that nothing has changed and that the current situation continues. But I see that nothing will change unless I take an action to change the way things can unfold. Somehow I’m surprised that it actually works that way. 

This is what I’m being shown in the dream – that things work that way. At first it makes no sense to me – it requires deeper understanding. It’s suggesting that I have an effect upon what unfolds, even though I’m not inclined to believe this as being literally true.

That’s the first dream.

In the second dream I wake up at the end of it when a person makes the following statement to me, “You have a call from all sources of what is going on, and a minute amount of awareness about it.” The person who says this seems to make the statement at a most unusual moment in the dream.

It begins with me sitting around with a number of other guys. I have a Bud Light that I have apparently ordered and I’m drinking it separately, by myself. As I’m drinking it I find myself, out of the blue, ordering a case of Miller Lite to go all around the table.

I take a bottle of Miller Lite and pour it into a glass. As I drink it, I find it’s really good. Another guy asks if the beer can be put into a glass and I kind of nod in the affirmative because that’s what I’ve done: why not put it in a glass?  

But then I go off on a rampage. I had been drinking the Bud out of a bottle and I’m announcing that it’s just absolutely horrible. Who ordered this stuff? I say, never let me order this ever again. It’s nearly undrinkable.

My demonstrative, reactionary behavior causes a scene. I’m so loud it’s obvious to everyone, and they can see that I’m serious. I’m so over-the-top about this beer being bad that everyone just starts laughing and laughing. 

I sell them completely on the idea that it’s bad because I really believe it. They find it funny that I’m drinking something that’s that horrible. Then one guy, who had been laughing with everyone else, looks at me in a strange, somewhat serious way, and makes the statement that jars me awake: “You have a call from all sources of what is going on, and a minute amount of awareness about it. “

What does this show me? These two dreams are a continuation of the ideas expressed in the dream earlier that night (see A Touch of Mink).

Next time we’ll look at how all three play off the same central themes.

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