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John: I want to continue the thread from yesterday’s dream that pointed out the limitations we impose upon our selves, and our lives, when we cling to our personal identities. In doing so, we create the separation – the duality – that isolates and alienates us from our natural state of oneness.

The dream pointed out how we are constantly trying to normalize and balance ourselves. When we base our perspective in our ego life, thereby separating us from all that exists, we are in a state of imbalance. Our dreams, in fact all our natural human systems, then offer us an ongoing process to enable us to regain that lost balance.

When we perceive ourselves as separated from the whole of life, we become subject to the peaks and valleys of natural cycles – the ups and downs of living. Ideally, we should evolve through them in a state of vibrational balance where the ups and downs cause minimal disturbance.

Yet in our daily lives, and all our interactions with others, we can see and feel the effects of our imbalance as we watch people continually get thrown by their experiences. When we don’t go up and down with the energetic cycles, we actually minimize the disturbances, and instead experience an expansive insight, which is a much more natural state. We then are not subject to the confusion that prevents us from seeing objectively.

A spiritual journey requires us to resolve these imbalances, otherwise we get lost in them. When we look at the cycles of the planet or the universe, or even a local ecosystem, everything is constantly seeking a state of optimum balance – we humans are the same.

For us, the greater the disturbance and imbalance we experience, the more dense the fight (dense here to mean, ego-based and animal natured, rather than our much higher, light-filled human pedigree).

When we are calm, yet alert, energetically, our knowing is complete. It is our susceptibility to disturbances that lead to our emotional, mental, and spiritual confusion. In my dream I was shown that the greatest balance and clarity existed when an overall calm was carried within, in an attentive way (consciously). This touched life with joyousness.

As human beings we bring into life a differentiation that is misaligned from the wholeness. Therefore we seek the wholeness by means of counterbalancing ourselves vibrationally. For example, a person who is naturally speeded up and is an extrovert, seeks a relationship within the physical world of a softer and more introverted influence.

In other words, the objective is to recognize our energetic confusion, and to then integrate our selves into the harmony of the corresponding and counterbalancing opposites. This cannot be done effectively, however, until we allow ourselves to actually let go of our particular identity.

As long as we defend our separateness, we are influenced by our inner biases. These biases limit our experience, while at the same time cause an uneasiness in the heart (because they are not natural to us). Nevertheless, we seem to defend these limiting patterns in us out of fear of the annihilation that truly letting go would bring about. We may realize intellectually that it’s necessary to break free from the chains of our identity, but we’re afraid to let go of it because we think it keeps us alive – we think it is us. Thing clinging condemns us to a life of repetitive patterns and ongoing confusion felt in the heart.

In other words we feel the pain, the distance, the isolation – all as a reflection of the distance we are from our natural connections to creation. We think that we must belong to ourselves. So we hold onto our individualized separation and our (limited) idea of what is real.

Last night I was shown that our clarity increases as we let go of our separation identity and recognize that we are in a natural flow as life itself. We are not actually in competition or conflict with our environment, we are the environment. We are the essence of the outer physical world, which is realized initially as an inner reflection.

When the inner and outer truly merge, duality and conflict, which are ego-based, disintegrate, and with them, the illusion of our individuality. We then can experience the wholeness that is beyond the limitations of a physical duality.

It’s important to recognize that we must take the first step in the process of uniting inner and outer, by letting go of our need to energetically dramatize the disturbances. With a heartfelt appreciation, our horizon expands. When we are no longer upholding a belief system that fights against the wholeness of life, we can finally embrace life.

That’s the first step of our real journey back to god.

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Jeane: The best way I can describe the next dream is that I’m with some people in a place that feels like a way station. In other words, it’s along a road where people have stopped before continuing their journey.

Now, at this way station there’s a little building, and I’m going back and forth between a room at one end – where there’s a woman who is with a man – and a room at the other end, which somehow represents a prior relationship this woman has been in.

In fact this whole journey of hers has to do with the fact that she had been planning to get married to a different man, but the relationship broke off because he was pretty rascally. There are other people who come through the station building that seem to know about this relationship, and everybody has their own thoughts about it because evidently he had a pretty bad reputation.

The man she is with now doesn’t seem to know anything about this. So, I’m going back and forth between the two rooms, representing her present and her past. The room where the woman is with her new man opens out into the main room of this way station.

In the last scene of this dream, I have gone back to the first room (that represents her old relationship), and discovered some mail there. Among the mail are some letters that were written to her because she was getting married.

I’m looking at some of these notes, and even opening some of them, and I’m going to take them to her. At the same time I realize her new relationship won’t understand that much about any of this, but she doesn’t need to tell him (I feel). But even if she tells him he won’t really understand it because he didn’t really have any experience of the other man.

John: So, this third dream of the night picks up on the dynamics of the first and second dreams and looks at them and says, between these two points is a way station. In other words, there is a place where things are happening in a universal way, and where things are also happening in a personal way.

On one hand, when something affects you in a personal way, you sit and wonder about it. You contemplate a specific relationship, yet part of you also recognizes other aspects that are coming in, and knows that they cannot necessarily be explained in the same personal way.

It’s like having one foot in one world, and the other foot in another world simultaneously, which is really the way we are. So, this dream is taking this back-and-forth that goes on between how you sees things on a personal and psychological level, which can require you to face certain aspects of yourself, and yet can also give you a glimpse of the overallness, because you’re a component of everything in life.

So the dream is saying that each has its component role in terms of all the levels of you, and that you need to have one foot in the physical world and one foot in the heavens, or in the overallness.

That, then, can become a source for redemption and forgiveness, and also enable a change toward the greater purposes of the overallness. It’s like a light that comes down into your awareness. It’s a light that comes right down and sees its corollary, i.e., your personal aspect in the microcosm, and it creates the linkage between them. That linkage allows for something to be changed.

If you look at everything from the perspective of reaching out to the universal, and deny the personal, then you’re sacrificing something. You’re suppressing something that’s necessary in terms of having a rootedness within creation.

If you only experience the rootedness of creation, i.e., the egocentric life, then you’re not accessing the greater levels of beingness that you’re meant to catch up with. Interestingly, you are actually giving yourself permission in this dream to recognize both places, rather than the tendency to acknowledge only one.

So there is both the separation and the overallness that we contend with. Yet we have to settle to the separation, and at the same time recognize what is universal. That’s the drama of life in terms of accepting, and growing towards, god.

One has to always be reminded of this balance because it’s tempting to want to vault completely in one direction or the other. Especially with dreams, where the tendency is to always look to see what they mean against what’s happening in our outer, daily lives, rather than seeing in them a reflection, or status report, of our inner lives.

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