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xsultIf we look at how so many video games are designed, or we look at folk tales and fables, we often see how a person on a journey needs to gather items that give them a certain power or ability that they will need to undertake the next challenge along the way. It is no different in our daily life, and it is no different in our dreams. Our systems are trying to help us on our endeavor and, in terms of the human journey, what gives us our most powerful energy and potential is to bring together the multiple aspects of ourselves – into a cohesion. We are at our best when we can use all the tools at our disposal to take on our next challenge. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So what else happens now?

Carol: Okay, so I’m in this house, and I’m with my sister and my niece, and the feeling of it is… besides this monkey jumping around like you’re talking about and these puppies, it’s a nice feeling.

John: Puppies are cuddly, too. A dog, in terms of Native American symbolism, is your friend. It’s the kind of friend that’s always eager to be with you. You know, you can kick a dog and it’ll still come back to the stoop of the house. A dog will always be the obedient, loyalty kind of thing; friend, loyalty. I think loyalty is the louder word to use for a dog.

Carol: Yeah, so that’s happening, but then all of a sudden this strange man shows up, with a bunch of his friends, and he’s very large, and they’re taking up a lot of energy, and they’re very aggressive. And they have three large dogs, and they’re playing really loud music.

And so this kind of tranquility becomes… it wasn’t fear. It was more like, oh, gosh, what is this you know, what is this energy here now? And I was worried about the monkey and the puppies because he was very coarse, this person and everything that he was with, the dogs they were huge, and kind of fierce dogs. And so that kind of came in on the situation and was making things uncomfortable.

John: That’s raw energy. That whole scene is raw energy. It’s most highly epitomized by the crudeness of power and control of the masculine. It suffocates something in that quality of its nature and it, however, is something that you have to accept. But, initially, you can’t because it’s, like you say, it’s loud, it’s noisy.

That’s an interesting way of characterizing. You have that in front of you and it affects a certain sensibility and, as you develop more auric space, you’re able to handle that as a quality of something that you can put into your heart. But right now it’s repulsive. It’s repulsing the situation.

Think of your setting here. You know, you’ve got nice, large picture windows, you look out over a still lake, you’ve got nice, loyal puppy dogs, you’ve got a monkey that’s creating a little mischievousness and whatnot, but you’re willing to contend with that. And now, all of a sudden, this thing has gotten complicated with these guys that could even be half scary with their big dogs and all that; loyal to them, but not necessarily to you… yet.

Yet you can make them loyal to yourself. You can acclimate and take all of that in, but from the storyline what you can and can’t do is not the point. The thing is this is the storyline. This is how you are feeling yourself, at this particular point in time, in terms of how things are dancing around and unfolding with you.

Okay, you’ve got the lake, you’ve got the large picture windows, you’ve got the puppy dogs, you’ve got the monkey – but you can handle that. But it’s just enough that there has to still be some sorting out there, and then here comes a huge complication. And that has to be taken in and embraced as part of the wholeness, as well, in order for you to be complete. It is a raw energy, and that raw energy is important to the process, and it’s important to the process in that it is an aspect of you catching up with your own inner, personal power.

And, as long as you reject it, or push it aside, or have issues about it, then you are stabbing yourself in some capacity, in relationship to your wholeness, which is your personal power. And you have to have power, inner power, to make the journey.

And so when you annihilate, or reject, that, or have issues with that, you’re hurting yourself. You’re being somewhat cynical to the energetic. It’s interesting. You’re still telling a story of yourself like you tell in an initial big dream. You’re still describing how you’re putting the tablecloth onto the table of life. That’s what you’re doing yet.

You’re catching up with the components inside of yourself. You’re seeing the components introduced inside of yourself. It’s kind of like seeing the credits of a movie before, then you have the movie, or whatever. You’re getting all of that upfront, and then as you sweep it in the whole thing then goes from there, and whatever states you have to go through, and whatever processes you have to go through. In other words, we all carry a heavy, heavy responsibility in terms of we’re here to serve, and yet you can’t serve if you still have something that you are pushing off, judging, annihilating in terms of the greater picture of things.

And these guys, they actually also are what’s called a kind of dark energy. A dark energy is something that destabilizes a sense of balance and, for the longest period of time, there are certain dark energies that you have to steer clear of. But eventually you have to face all of that in order to take on more inner power, or to grow.

And so you’re describing a little of your battleground, so to speak, of evolving here. This is your symbolic way of doing it. That’s a good tablecloth. That lays the thing out. That’s, so to speak, setting the tempo; I guess I’d call it a tempo. It’s not really necessarily a theme. A theme becomes something that’s kind of put in motion, then, to where you then go through this, that, and the other as part of a schooling or something, or being trained. And when it’s like that the way that it’s often times portrayed is that the soul is being trained.

I guess you could say it that way because the veils that normally cover things up so that you can’t have this access, something has to be quickened, in terms of this innerness, and so that is like a training of the soul. So that’s your tablecloth.

Carol: One little piece at the end was when I’m still in the house, and I’m just with all this, and then somehow I get a text from my niece, who was in the dream but now she must be somewhere else, and I get an image of her with a black birthday hat.

And it was like I had forgotten her birthday. The feeling in the dream was, oh, there she is in the birthday hat. But it was just her picture, and I was like, oh, did I forget her birthday? And that was sort of how the dream ended.

John: Now, in a dream, those are all parts of yourself. And so these feminine parts of yourself are important to this process, all part of setting this tablecloth on the table kind of thing. And your niece, that part of yourself, is trying to text to you – it’s you – trying to use whatever this quality is that this niece represents as a component energetic , it’s trying to bring a memo through.

Now what’s interesting about the niece is she is wearing a black hat. Well, the color black is very important as a color for the feminine, just like the color white is very, very important for the masculine.

A teacher on duty, a masculine teacher on duty, will often, if they are going to portray the vibration of themselves, for whatever particular reasons, as an expression or something, will be inclined to wear white.

A feminine teacher on duty will be inclined to wear black. It’s a little known fact. It’s part of the mystery of the feminine.

A pretty interesting dream. I’m now curious if you put it into motion in any regard with the next dream, or whether you’re still gathering information, gathering your tool chest together.

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cosmologymeta500The biggest mistakes or regrets in a life can be from things we’ve done and decisions we’ve made. But just as often those regrets can come from the things we don’t allow to happen, or paths we don’t take. And that’s usually because we dismiss them as possibilities. It is the same in our spiritual journey, because what is trying to awaken in us has to be accepted and embraced – we have to agree to the purpose of it – before it can really awaken all the possibilities of a human journey. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember my first dream. The second dream, I remember coming over a hillside, and you’re walking ahead of me, and we’re going to go down this kind of cultivated hillside to a house down below.

And somebody walks up and tries to stop you, and you’ve pulled out a big hunting knife. You have it in front of you in a kind of threatening way towards this guy. Then I come over to you and tell you to put away the knife. It’s kind of got an orange or red handle, and you don’t really need the knife there.

And then we continue on down the hill and we go in this farmhouse, and there’s two things that really stood out once we were in the farmhouse. One is they have several dogs, but one of the dogs is a small little Tibetan dog that’s all kind of fluffy, but it’s pretty old. You can’t really touch it.

It’s like I go into the bathroom at one point and the dog has poo’ed all over the floor. So I leave there to go into another bathroom. And then I go up the stairs and the dog is lying on one of the stairs, and I realize the dog doesn’t really want people to touch it, but the dog starts talking to me and is telling me its opinion of the people around there.

It’s kind of got a little bit of a sarcastic tone to it, but I mean I understand it. And the dog wants to stand up on its hind legs and dance a dance with me. So that seems okay, I just have to be careful not to touch it too much because it’s kind of a 10-year-old dog. So I remember that, and then the dream shifts a bit.

John: What this dream is about is accepting the entitlement, what you’re entitled to. And so a part of your higher self knows that something is meant, or natural, to be there, that’s able to just open up for you. Yet your psyche indicates that it’s a barrier, or a resistance, or that there is something that you have to contend with.

So in your dream there’s mixed signals, where something is entitled naturally, in an overall way, and yet there’s some sort of rearguard action in terms of contending, thinking that there is a barrier or something that stands in the way. But your higher self knows that nothing stands in the way, that you don’t have to grapple to get there, to be there.

And the “there” that you’re able to experience, it has to do with your approach to yourself, has this aloofness, separation, inward aloneness to itself, it’s as if you’re washed out or something. Yet, in terms of a quality of your higher self energetic, that’s just not so. That quality of your being is able to easily dance and resonate in the environment.

So what you have is a dream in which you have two negative feedbacks, two negative qualities, that stand in the way of how it is that you’re able to be. One has to do with not accepting your entitlement, and then the other has to do with your screening, the way you screen yourself in relationship to what comes into your surrounding. You naturally screen yourself to be like the dog that doesn’t want to be touched. In other words, it’s kind of aloof and alone, hanging back, and it maintains kind of an appearance that enables things to just want to keep their distance.

But deep down there is a higher-self deeper depth that is able to bring alive this whole quality in a way that has been dismissed. And, so, what created the dismissing? Well, the dismissing had to do with the premise of not being entitled – you’re the ones that dismissed yourself, so to speak.

And yet what you’re seeing in the dream is, underneath all of that, is something that is just naturally there. In other words, you can act like it’s not, but it is. And in your shyness or bashfulness of that, you find, almost out of the blue, a whole quality of inner guidance as well.

In other words, it’s as if this trait has kind of sat in kind of abeyance, protected in a kind of abeyance, and has gotten to the point where no one pays much attention to it because you created a demeanor that nullifies it, that nullifies the effect. And yet what rises up, from how things are, is this whole trait of an exuberance, and exhilaration, that is part of your higher self. It’s not something trite, dismissible.

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3234esA spiritual path is designed to help us be centered in our purpose, no matter what we experience or have to deal with in life. But things are always coming for us: distractions, problems, stresses, entertainments. Of course, to manage our lives, we need to deal with all these things, yet we are trying to do it from our centered, connected inner state. If we don’t have that in us, then we are forever pulled this way and that by events in life, because our only “center” is that we follow whatever is capturing our attention at the moment – which is an unbalanced state to be in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The very earliest dream, my only glimpses of it were that we had gone outside to an area and it’s like you had to cross over the water to get there. Then there were some buildings on land, but a big wave had come and it felt like I was able to get on the crest of this wave – which was kind of this off shade of yellow – and I could ride the crest of that wave and I was okay, you know. And that was what I remember about that first dream more than anything else.

John: Well the theme of the dreaming was maintaining a vibration, such that you could work in relationship to the reflective outer. So what you did is you imaged something in which there could be things going on around that could be going up and down, like waves, but that you could hold an acuity that would enable you to move about and to have an energetic viability on a level, meaning physical existence, in which there are all kinds of obstacles and images that grab your attention; that attempt to grab your attention. But if you hold a proper enough wave of focus, you are able to stay attuned.

Jeane: So I had kind of an inner and outer thing going on. In the outer, it’s like I was developing a sore throat, or something, and so I was actually trying to do some kind of a dhikr, or a breathing pattern that healed that. And, in the dream, it’s almost like it became tied up with maybe getting sick, with witches attacking one. I don’t know what it was. It was something odd about witches that came up, anyway.

So I was trying to maintain a certain breathing pattern, and a certain focus, that kept me well while also dreaming. And it had to do with the breath, and the focus on the throat in some way.

And then in the dream, I’m in this house, it’s evening and people are getting ready to go to bed. And, again, the house is being barricaded a little against some force, but I look around and I wonder where the dogs are. And then I see someone’s penned all these little dogs and puppies up in one room.

And I explain to them that they really can’t go to bed without letting the dogs out for one last run. You know, you don’t just keep them penned up like that. So I go outside with all the dogs, to let them run free for awhile, before bringing them in for the night.

And then, after that, it’s like when other people have gone to bed I’ve gone downstairs into a foyer and somebody comes, at one point, and wants to get in, but the person they want to see is already asleep and I tell them that.

And then I look down and I see that someone’s come and left me a book about cardinals. It’s a pretty bird book and it’s got a picture of a cardinal face on the front of it. And it’s an interesting book all about birds, so I’m kind of fascinated that someone has left that there for me, and yet at the same time I seem to be down at the front door being a little bit of a watch person, because we didn’t want anyone else to come in that night.

John: Well what happens when there’s something energetically that’s pulling your attention, in an inner way, is you can incorporate a physical condition as an aspect of the dream in terms of a reflective quality. It somehow parallels, in other words.

The theme of the dreaming was, in order to ride the waves from the previous dream, you had to be able to hold a particular kind of attunement – so that when there were buildings and such that you saw up ahead, which is a bit like obstacles and barriers and such, complexities, that they didn’t throw you off, that you didn’t become too literal and lose the spatiality that you needed to have in order to be inwardly alive.

Well, in this particular dream, now it’s like you’re caught between two barriers. You know, you have the barrier of something that is breaking down, wanting to cause you to get sick, and then you have the quality of trying to hold an inner acuity so that that doesn’t happen. And then you have a dream that portrays something like that, where you have something that’s pent up, and it being pent up is in an unhealthy condition state.

And then a quality of yourself, which you’re depicting as dogs, which are friendly forces to your makeup, that stroke some quality of wholeness, that need to be able to go through their paces in life to be able to appreciate and stretch out. And so you’re actually kind of in a type of reverb to learn to understand some quality of energetic principle here – because it’s like repeating three times.

It repeats almost as an aspect of the issue of coming down with a cold, or getting sick, and what you’re doing to countermand that in your sleep, because you’re using the energy of the theme of the night to try to hold your own.

And then you have that repeat again between two sides in which you have the dogs on the inside, and then needing to get out and open up. And then you have the retrenchment back inside the house, and then something is coming to the door and it is causing you to see that there is even more to be denoted. In other words, there’s a book of birds.

Jeane: In the dream in between, I seem to have gone in this building and there’s a man that reminds me almost like of a magician type, who’s in charge, and he’s dressed in this kind of fine cloth. His suit is made of partly red and partly white.

And I become aware that I can get a suit like this. I can buy it. He’s going to sell it to me at a high price, and I can get it in either red or gray, and white, and I think I get something from him to kind of figure it out to get the right size and everything.

Then, when he leaves, somebody else tells me that I could have bypassed him and gone in somewhere and gotten the same suit. And I said I knew that, but this seemed like the way to do it.

And then I go further back in the building and I see someone, who feels a little captive, who’s singing in a café there, you know, and she seems to just kind of fill the café in the way she sings. That’s all I really remember of that dream.

John: Yeah, deep down I had that inner sense, too, that this dynamic between the inner and the outer, the back and forth, the getting sick and the not getting sick, the dogs being able to go outside or not being able to go outside, the aspect of being back inside versus something that’s like a book coming to you of life. It seems like that carries an ordeal quality to it, and you have to go through that kind of an ordeal when you’re not quite getting the memo of what it’s like to go back and forth and back and forth.

You’re not quite up to speed, in terms of the energetic that’s involved there, because when you are up to speed, what this dream is indicating, is you actually don’t have to do that. You don’t have to go from red to gray, red to gray, red to gray – that there’s a part of you that already, settled back deep inside of yourself, knows the distinction. So it’s not a matter of back and forth.

And it’s also a peculiar kind of back and forth in that in the image you’re depicting this in some sort of separate capacity. In other words, if you don’t do certain things you’re going to get sick, and then at the same time, you know, there’s a greater freedom if you’re more open, in other words so the dogs can run around. And then there is a focus that’s kind of needed that pulls things to you from within. In other words, the bird Book of Life is made available to you. You don’t have to go out looking for it.

And in this inner dream that you’re having seems to suggest that somehow or another you carry a knowingness, so this quality of kind of a back and forthism – you just don’t need that anymore. You don’t need to go from red to gray and red to gray. You kind of deep down know the difference. Even though you’re feeling you have to do it, you really don’t have to do it. You can hold the vibratory quality and not have to go back and forth and back and forth.

So it’s almost as if that other thing that you remembered, which is easier to forget and so you forgot it until this other shook enough of things to cause it to flicker back in, it’s a deeper viewpoint. I have noticed that I experience these kinds of deeper inner viewpoints when there is something that’s distracting me, such as in your case you were concerned about catching a cold or something, that causes the quality of the soul to defer to something denser then, a little bit, and that can keep a recognition of something more meaningful in terms of it being able to go into a greater overallness. It already is in that greater overallness, but your awareness of it in that greater overallness is impinged because of having to contend with something in the here and now.

By being able to see with yourself that you could do all of this already, vibratorally, that you didn’t have to go back and forth even though you’re arguing that this is the way that I still do it; the higher self of you is pointing out that you do have an awareness that postulates to you a whole other shifted way of experiencing things.

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