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trompe-arch1Sometimes the images in our dreams get straight to the point: here, a barrier has been erected in front of a doorway.  So, where there was a flow, where movement was possible, it has now become difficult or impossible. And because the setting is a home, or apartment, the dream is speaking of the inner life of the dreamer. So the structure that is being put up is between one aspect of the inner life and another, pointing out the resistance to what is being found, or a fear of what might be found. Still, in the dream world is the safety of finding a resolution in a natural way.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had one of those deep dreams that was hard to pull out, so I just remember parts of it. It seemed like I think I was with you, and we had an apartment that seemed to be partly underground, or a house.

And, at some point, while we were doing something, like in one room, a repairman had come and he was fixing something up towards where our exit was – because we had to go up to exit. Although what he had done was pretty, he had put this really thick board with bolts across there.

I’m then mentioning to you that I don’t think I can get out now, because I go over and I have to jump up to even grab onto it. And then I try to see if I can haul myself up, and roll over, and that would be how I’d have to get out – and that doesn’t seem like a way to really kind of come in and out of the house. He needed to build it so that there was more space, or not quite so high.

And then I can’t remember the other things that were going on in the apartment, but it felt like in the background I could see somebody that was holding… it’s like they were holding energy, in a particular way. And the conclusion I drew from this was that change is a lot harder than one thinks, because of these traits that get kind of held strongly. And that was the most I could tell you about the dream.

John: Well, it seemed like you had an image, in terms of whatever was built, or constructed, as an outer idea, it was done in such a way so that you couldn’t come and go freely, right?

Jeane: Mm huh.

John: And so what you’re describing is something that’s put in place based upon ideas, concept protocols, essentially projected ideas, of the time. And what you’re finding is that what has occurred is in the way of a natural flow. Isn’t that what you’re describing?

Jeane: Yes.

John: And so your dream is attempting to direct your attention to the intertwined, connective flow, because that’s where your heart can naturally relate, and that’s where you find yourself to be at ease. And your not at ease having to try to contend with the conceptualizations, and the mannerisms, and projections, that are in the environment around you.

Now what you’ve done, with this dream, is you’ve taken the thought-upon-thought, and you recognize that that becomes concretized, in terms of the outer, and that certain man-acted-upon, or projected, thoughts-upon-thoughts have led to a structure, or a barrier, that makes it difficult to come and go. And the coming and going that you’re talking about is a coming and going in terms of the inner essence of yourself.

And so these concretized thought-upon-thoughts have imposed barriers to the natural free flow of a quality of heartfulness in and of yourself. In other words, your dream jumps you ahead from the standpoint that, in the physical, what you see around you is an accentuation of thought-upon-thought, or in the mindfulness of projection, concretized into the outer.

And your dream is jumping you ahead to a sensibility that comes from the heart, that knows that that sort of thing is in the way, and just needs to be set aside. That’s an interesting dream, right?

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zodiac ceilingWe cannot use one methodology to resolve every situation we find ourselves in. Every lock has its own key. We see that there are two genders and 12 signs of the Zodiac, and each one has skills and traits useful in certain situations. As a human we can, and should, use them all – when the time is appropriate – when we find ourselves trying to unlock that certain door. In this dream, the dreamer needs to add a little champagne to the situation, to ease tension or fear, and that allows a different connection to be made. We use these processes all the time, but they are even more powerful when we are conscious of it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, my dream seemed to take place in this large drugstore, and, in the first part of the dream, I even am wearing some kind of a uniform, like maybe I’m a nurse or something.

And I’m in the drugstore and I have a feeling that this man, that I have some relationship with, is gone, and so I have, for about three days, that I go into this one area of the drugstore on my own, and every time I go in there, and walk by the shelves and go to some part of the drugstore, I’m carrying with me a glass of champagne, I think it is, that I take. And that’s kind of how I deal with being alone.

And then, on the third day, it feels like this man’s coming back, and he has kind of an entourage. He’s this kind of very attractive black man who plays a gangster and drug dealer on one of the TV shows, and so he has this dangerous feel to him. And when he comes back I’m kind of leery about how he, or his men, are going to react to the fact that the way that I dealt with going into the drugstore, or this area of the drugstore, on my own everyday, was by taking a glass of champagne or wine with me.

So I’m leery about that. But when they come back it’s like they seem to observe what I’ve done, but then they keep a certain distance; but nothing bad seems to happen. Then the dream shifts.

John: So what you’re describing, in kind of an overall sense, is the quality of connectivity that is outside of the usual mind sense state of awareness.

And what I’m talking about, in terms of a mind sense state of awareness, is usually there is a conduct, an outward conduct, that’s correlated with mind sense action. And what you’re talking about is a connectivity that has to do with a spatiality, that you’re able to sustain, or maintain, or find.

And you are talking about this using something symbolic like wine, a type of drunkenness from the usual predominating veil-like outer mind sense oriented conditions, so that you kind of fall into this connectivity that normally would be shut off, or veiled, or concealed by your usual outward demeanor.

And you’re also reporting it correctly when you say that when you notice something like this as having a parallel, or an intertwinement, with a way of connecting to something outside of your normal perception of self, that that has a sense of danger to it. Initially, that is always true, that it comes across as being more than you are able to reconcile with your mind senses. So the usual response is to view it as threatening, or dangerous. But, eventually, there is a stillness, a greater stillness.

This is all part of playing with a greater dimensionality that is a quality of the in-breath. The out-breath is where it focuses down, brings down the thoughts and the momentousness, which you need for creating a yearning. It’s almost like using the magnetism in a whiplash way, much like you see in outer space travel where they use the gravity of a planet where they come really close to it and then they try to whiplash that to propel themselves.

This is much like what happens when the out-breath comes down. It hits a momentous propelling quality of longing at the interval where the out-breath turns to the in-breath, and that then can whiplash you, so to speak, into a connective quality that is an aspect of the in-breath that will not make sense to the out-breath, per se, that is of a mind sense orientation.

So since it won’t make sense, there is going to be the quality of danger, or alarm, but the connectivity, when you let go of the danger or alarm, that connectivity is not just fascinating, there’s actually a kind of an exquisiteness in it that it can be found, that it can be noticed, that it can be taken in, because it leads to kind of a greater completeness expansively, intertwinedly, in a connectivity way, to one’s beingness – which won’t make sense, and is not a behavior that you look at in the usual mind sense orientation. It’s something that you sort of fall, or abide, into outside of time and space.

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SC116543Our dreams allow us to practice certain scenarios, or to try new ways of being, that we often don’t allow ourselves in outer life. In this dream example, the dreamer, a female, sees herself as the king – a representation of an inner masculine aspect. But the relationship with things isn’t quite right: the queen is pushed aside from her natural role (motherhood), and the king is commandeering the raising of the child. In each of us, these roles need their proper outplay, but because we are not conscious of how these complementary aspects within us relate, we must learn it by inner trial and error, finding a way to trust and give support where needed, and ruling side-by-side. (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. In the dream, initially, I’m like this king. He has a couple buddies, and a woman. I guess it’s the queen, but it feels like they have a baby. But once he has the baby, he doesn’t let anybody else near it.

It’s like he’s got the baby in a room, and the queen can come in and see the baby, but she can’t really get near the king anymore. And it feels like he isolates his buddies after that, too. And he’s just watching over, and taking care of, the baby, but like everything changed, like the rules changed for everybody else, that were even carefree before.

Now it’s like he’s kind of in control of everything. That’s all I really remember.

John: Well, the theme of the dreaming, last night, had to do with where one was at in terms of getting closer and closer to bringing inner into outer. And the image that you have is of a sense in which your awakening process is getting closer to the inner, but the queen is in the outer.

And so the thing is that, the masculine is developing an insight, and such, that is taking kind of a position of command. You might say that it’s developing kind of an inner sight. But, you know, the balanced picture has to include both, the king and the queen. So the king and the queen are basically together.

So it does seem, you know, that things can’t be that far away. It’s just that for the moment there is a little barrier, from the standpoint that the perspective of things, the sense of things, in terms of the inner, is tilted more to the inner than it is to the outer.

In other words, that’s not a bad image because it’s usually said that the feminine has to catch up with the masculine side of herself in order to further awaken who, and how, she is, which means she has that as a kind of natural shadow dynamic, in which the feminine, per se, is generally deemed to be closer to a natural completeness, but can’t quite access it, or pull it out, or bring it out from inside of herself, and thus she has a shadow dynamic in relationship to her masculine side.

And this is indicating that it’s as if something may have set aside the rootedness, and the groundedness, of yourself in creation, momentarily, because the king has gotten a sense of this happening, and has indulged, or logged in.

Now the reason why you can also see that this isn’t a permanent condition is because that’s an unnatural state. The feminine always takes care of the child, of the nurturing process of something. The masculine looks out for things, in kind of a protective way, maybe, but it’s the feminine that holds something, that holds the completeness. So the masculine may have a sense of something exciting and has pulled that to a quality of wholeness, a sense of wholeness, is reaching with it in that regard, but it gets disseminated back into the completeness.

So it’s just kind of a dream showing an unfoldment process, kind of where you’re at, pointing out what I would say is a bit more of like a type of temporal condition, because you can’t imagine that the masculine is going to prevail over everything that’s born.

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