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imag55esIn dream analysis, the ideas portrayed by the images can often be understood by a person’s relationship to the action. Here, Jeane is in a situation that could be scary, but she doesn’t resist it, and she doesn’t react to it. Instead, she stays within her self – she stays fairly neutral to the action. Such a state of acceptance is important to flowing with life, rather than beings at odds with it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I have this sensation that I’m dreaming a lot, but then it’s so hard to pull anything out.

I remember one scene: I’m in an apartment and there’s a woman and a man and some other people that maybe come through, and I like them, but I realize they’re actually part of a gang that’s maybe going to rip me off or something.

They have this little device that when they plug it in, I think it will knock people unconscious or it’ll do something, it’ll release something. Well, I don’t want them to realize that I’m on to it, and so I wait until they’ve wandered out of the room or something, and I either unplug or hide the device.

And then when the woman comes in at one point, I even take something and kind of tie her up and hide her behind the couch, so that maybe another member of her gang doesn’t notice I’ve done that.

Now I know that if they can’t knock any of us in the apartment unconscious, then they can’t really rob us or whatever they were planning on doing. But then I realize I also have another dilemma. I don’t really want them to be punished or anything; I just didn’t want them to succeed with their plan to knock us all out, or rob us, or whatever they were going to do.

But I kind of like them, or I like her, anyway, so it’s like now I have this dilemma of, I really don’t want to see her get arrested and taken off, but I also just don’t want their plan to go forward. It’s mostly like a sensation feeling that I remember from that.

John: What you’re being compelled to do, and actually it’s interesting how you’re making this choice too, that even though you are thrown into a situation in which something is a little backwards, and awkward, energetically, you don’t really totally reject it. You kind of have a way of embracing it.

What you’re doing is you’re taking an overall scenario, and you’re putting yourself in the overall scenario, in that you have energy that’s really slowed down, or contracted, and then you have kind of an epiphany of vibration in which you have choices.

Now, usually when you’re feeling compressed, or restrained, it hurts the heart, and you don’t like it, and you cringe, shut down a little. But in your particular case, you’re still staying vibrant. In other words, you’re doing what needs to be done in the instance of there being an altered vibrational sensation that hurts, or can compact, in some fashion, and you’re able to have some fluidity.

You’re able to function in some degree, because instead of it being a type of sadness, or pain, or remorse where you shut down, you actually kind of appreciate, or you kind of have an empathy, or respect for the situation.

In other words, you say in the dream that you don’t wish them ill will, so you’re not issuing yourself any ill will when you find yourself compacted and contracted and unable to be in a particular other dimension of greater openness, or speed, or freedom.

It’s good that you have arrived at that because that’s a very accepting state, and it’s a state that you have to have to be able to make the journey in life, because that’s precisely what happens when you’re in the physical body and you’re overwhelmed by the circumstances and the variables around you. You find yourself just coping.

And in the coping you could have a fit. You could get reactive, and you could say, why me?, this shouldn’t be, and throw a regular hissy fit. or you could just realize that it’s the way that it is. You don’t wish any ill will upon yourself, or anything else that is you. You’re okay with it.

It may not have the flexibility and the freedom, but you cope with it, you work with it, which means that when you have that kind of acceptance and approach, you have a good chance of being able to reach and beckon in energies from the higher self, or from the other side, or however you would say that, which can kind of alleviate, or work to enhance, or embrace, or to spark things.

The dreams last night had to do with the contrast between two states of sensation flow. You had a setting that was set in the overall, and the reason why I say your setting was set in the overall is you’re not dwelling on the specifics. You’re dealing with it in an overall way.

In other words, if you were dwelling on the specifics, each choice, and each manner of expression that you would make, would be weighed and carried, as if a door opened and closed in terms of the heart, which means that a part of you doesn’t accept something that’s happening, and another part of you totally embraces something – if it will open up.

And so you’re swinging back and forth, and back and forth, and that’s kind of a state in which there’s something like you still have the illusion of there being like a good or a bad, that this is not as good.

In your particular case, you’re closer to neutral, you’re closer to allowing yourself to be turned either this way, or that way kind of thing, because you’re not issuing any ill will. You’re not really fighting the situation. You’re just properly coping, and holding, and keeping the counsel of your own energy and connection working as best you can, as best that you’re connected to it. You deal with it.

This is not a scene where you’re running, or trying to hide, or anything like that. Yeah, you might be tying something up, and yes you might have a little bit of concern about how you can recognize that there’s a way of taking it so that it can zap you, or can hurt you, but by and large you’re not going through the cringing in that that hits the heart, that leaves scars on the heart, when you fight the illusion that way.

Yours does it in an overall way. You’re working with the aspect of an energetic that exists in two states, one state where things are slower, and another state where things are more conscious, or more speeded up. By more conscious actually you have accepted, or a part of you has kind of adopted, the fact that this all functions and works in relationship to the greater Whole, or otherwise if you didn’t really believe that, you would be taking a different approach, you wouldn’t like it, you would be rejecting it, you would be thinking ill of it as if it is something foreign. But no, there’s something about that, as awkward as it is in terms of how it strikes you, there’s something about that that you like.

Well, that’s probably why you’re able to accept raw energy too, because raw energy, in and of itself, if it does something that completely distorts or disturbs your equanimity and way of perceiving and being, in relationship to what you feel might be important in life, that you’ve defined to be important in life, and segregate as important to life, if you’ve made that kind of a distinction, then the raw energy would be something that you would have to reject.

But if you realized that it all functions in kind of a catalytic, greater, overall Whole, which you’re part of, you can find something neat about that too. Yes, it causes you to have to cope differently, but so be it.

It’s a very balanced kind of dream, accepting kind of dream. It’s not stabbing itself, it’s not hurting itself, it’s kind of accepting what is, it’s working with it. You’re not taking on huge moods or anything like that, which would then create big veils, and a whole malaise or qualm, which would be a heavy overtone that would lay over something, that would set off a sensation of kind of a doom and gloom.

You don’t have any of that in the dream, and so it’s kind of like, in terms of what you’re compelled to face and confront, you’re saying, that’s okay, I’m okay with it, and that’s unusual, because most people can be presented with things in which at some particular point they’ll react.

The best story in the Bible told about it is Job, in which he keeps accepting and accepting and accepting and accepting, and then all of a sudden he reaches his breaking point, and he acts like that whatever is happening is just not something that he can carry or handle or accept anymore, and he reacts, and he snaps.

And of course they portray this as a challenge to say, okay, can he be the faithful surrendered? And he does reach a point where the journey is too much for him, in terms of what he’s put through. But for the longest time he keeps saying whatever is, is, I’ll take it, I’ll take it, I’ll take it, and take it with the right attitude.

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Lueam-fastWell, that escalated quickly. Yesterday we had a dream that involved a loving touch between the dreamer and a woman (see Ongoing Process), and in the very next dream, which is a continuation of the thread of the dreaming, it is a woman who shoots our dreamer. But the shooter is both a crime boss and a teacher, so there is more than meets the eye. And, even after the shooting, both sides try to offer kindness and consideration to the other. Just like in outer life, things between our inner lives can get messy before they find mutual ground and connection.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this next dream, I’ve gone into an older building in a city and, somewhere in the building, there’s a woman who’s a crime boss, and she also looks like a combination of my Hawaiian teacher and a Native American teacher I knew. She’s like a small, older lady.

And, for some reason, when we come down from one of the upper floors, closer to the ground floor, in this old building, she shoots me. She shoots me with a pistol. She must shoot me three or four times, but very small bullets – but I am wounded.

And then I can tell she feels a little bad. I think she even gives me a phone so I can call an ambulance, or the police, whoever I need to call. She’s such a crime boss that she’s kind of immune to anybody who tries to touch her. But rather than leave right away, first she starts telling me that when I’m out of the hospital and I’m feeling better I haven’t been eating right, so I need to come out to her ranch, or farm, and get better food.

And then she turns around and she starts cleaning up the bathroom. And meanwhile I’m very careful to dial the police that I know will come and just bring an ambulance, rather than police that will come in the building to just try to have a shootout with her. It’s kind of an ironic little dream.

John: It’s a continuation in which everything that I said before could be said yet, because it’s still a continuation of the quality of scoping about in terms of an overall capacity, in terms of an atmosphere, in which you take note, and are always attentive to being aware of, when there is some little shift or capacity change that one has to take into account in order to maintain a general sense of well being.

It’s kind of like being consciously on guard so that something out of the blue doesn’t hit in such a way as to knock one off cadence to some great degree, or another, that throws one backwards, or has one having to sort out, or go beyond, a quality of a bewilderment.

In other words, there is a pace, and there is a manner, and there’s an unfoldment that is in keeping with a general overall well being. It’s almost as if you’re able to take the temperature, and the barometer, of yourself, as you are unfolding in the way that you’re just placed into life.

The interesting thing to denote is to ponder why it is that one would be reviewing or looking at something like this in this general context way, because I dreamt the same thing, but looked at this thing from a standpoint of seeing, trying to see, and trying to decipher, and denote, the idiosyncrasies that make the difference, or that cause the change, or sustain the consciousness, or however you put it.

I denoted that it was almost as if, because things seem to be copacetic, things seem to be okay in an overall way, that a person takes a step back because they’re accustomed to knowing that whenever it’s like that there’s always usually something more. In other words, a person is accustomed to having to struggle with things, and so when one isn’t struggling with things they’re looking around wondering when, and where, and how, and what might be that can throw them back into that context again, almost as if one is surprised to not have to be affected by something or another.

It’s kind of an aspect, or nature, of the process, and you’re looking at this thing almost unaware that it could change, but at the same time trying to sustain and maintain it as being in a particular mannerism that is fluid.

It’s hard to say it’s like a dream, you know. It’s kind of like you’re doing an introspection of yourself, or something, in an overall way. It’s kind of like you’re trying to follow the energy lines of an overallness or something. It’s like trying to hold a spatiality, or something. It’s not like it’s really a dream in that sense because it doesn’t really tell a good storyline because there’s so much of a reviewing theme, a taking into account theme, that predominates.

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imag0922esWe may have grown up to think that we need all types of things that we don’t have, i.e., money, career, property. And while those things are highly valued in the culture and system we find ourselves in, humans are, like everything else on this planet, born into a situation where they are given everything they need to fulfill their purpose and function. So while it may seem that our fulfillment is outside of us, it is really found in the proper understanding and use of what we already have been given: our human design, an ecology meant to support us, and a universe that reaches down to us – if we reach up. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In the meditation dream, initially I own a piece of property that is a bit on a slope, but it’s located in a good environment, or good area, but because it’s on a slope or has a little hill or incline to it, when I water it, even though there’s excellent soil, the water tends to gravitate down to a lower area.

What is fascinating about this is that the grass in this lower area stays greener. It doesn’t even require anything to speak of because it just seems to have the natural benefit of the area that’s surrounding it. And so it has me a little bit baffled because this lower area, there isn’t the focus and attention being placed upon this lower area like there is in terms of all that slopes around it, and yet it seems to be getting all of the same benefit without the effort.

Well, initially, like I say, I own a piece of property that’s on the slope, but maybe based on the fact of realizing what it’s like in this other more grounded, centered place of this area, and how it is greener, and more plush, without all the effort to water, I end up buying this, or end up doing a trade or something, so I end up with the property.

Now at first I’m a bit concerned because I’m thinking, you know, with all this run off drainage coming from these other properties, will that be too much for the center’s area? And will it sour the soil after a point in time, which can happen if the water ends up pooling down there and standing around? But it never seems to be the case. It seems to absorb just at the right amount all the time. It seems to be balanced, and the grass is really, really green.

And I’ve acquired this because I’ve gotten tired of struggling with the effort that’s had to be expended on property that had all of this to have to go through, to contend with the slope, and issues, obstacles, of this adjacent area. And I made the transition because I know that this other center property has more potential and consistency, so I’m glad to make the trade because this property seems to benefit vicariously from the care and attention placed upon the surrounding environment. Why go to all this effort on this slope property with all these obstacles, when I don’t have to fight anything?

So of course to get to this point I had to go beyond this idea that it was too easy or something like that and, therefore, there needed to be barriers or something, or otherwise what could happen would be too much and sour things. And, in taking this on, there’s something more that’s expected of me. Maybe I didn’t have to go through all of the steps and process and efforts like those did to kind of keep the slopes and the hillsides green, but I still have to develop this, you know. In other words, even though it’s able to just be, I still have to develop it.

And so I have to take a portion of the property on the corner, which is a wonderful green spot, just a natural grace or beauty that it carries, and on this spot I have to sacrifice that greenness and put a garbage can there, for pickup by the garbage man. And so it’s on the edge, and by putting a garbage can there there’s going to be traffic going back and forth to that particular spot, and it’s going to be sacrificed in that way. But it’s part of developing a property.

In other words, it’s a good problem, in a way, to have because it means the property, by putting something connective like a garbage can there, where there’s comings and goings from the outside to pick up and to relate to this place, it’s seen or recognized more.

So as I contemplate what has to be done, I’m again amazed at how much I seem to favorably benefit, in this overall way, from the surrounding condition that just rubs off on me.

The meaning of this dream is I am describing a scenario in life in which I am a vicarious beneficiary of the environment in which I am situated. The atmosphere is such that I benefit as if in the best of all worlds. Whatever my neighbors do to enhance the quality of the area enhances where I am at effortlessly.

The reason it works out that way is I am not carrying any restrictions. I am receptive, but not overly so. I am never overwhelmed. I am not ungrateful, and I know how to appreciate the benefits I readily receive, and I know how to conduct myself as a good neighbor, and gentleman, in terms of plugging into this community.

I am able to do so without drawing undue attention to myself. In other words, this property just is and most people don’t realize. Everyone seems to think you have to do this, that, or the other. So I just do this, and a concern I carry from having gotten so centrally situated is if I take this on in some esteemed way never factors in, never enters my mind.

The deeper meaning is I’ve come to know the true meaning of naturalness. Naturalness is a flow that accrues effortlessly based upon the day-to-day benefits that take place in an overall beingness. Location is everything, and I am situated in the heart of it all. I am grounded, but not overly so. Everything I need is there in the right proportionalities. My challenge is to make the best use of it gracefully. That’s the meditation dream. It’s a good dream.

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