The Adventure

Jeane: I wasn’t able to pull much from this dream, I only have an impression of it.

It seemed to involve an amusement ride – like a roller coaster – but it was indoors. I wasn’t very willing to take a ride, because it had that section that turns you upside down.

That’s the first impression.

Then I had a dream that involves several people and we’re all fairly young. It’s a chase or adventure where we’re running somewhere. Then a few of us are selected and we’re able to go up into a hidden area.

We have a certain amount of time to go through some boxes and pick out some things. In this case it happens to be jewelry that we can wear and it’s from a specific country – silver and garnets.

We have to choose the pieces we can wear and leave the ones we can’t. My niece is with us and I wonder whether I should put on the heart-shaped one, but it doesn’t seem right. Then my niece puts on one earring and I put on the other and we’ll wear those.

Next the chase begins. The dream then changes slightly. I’m with a young boy and we’re told we should go up into a certain area and that we have to do so very quickly. There we find the hidden boxes and this time they have to do with Japan…

John: So right off the bat you’re dealing with multiple levels, which is becoming more common in our dreaming.

To begin with, the first image of the roller coaster is like looking at a path, or following a path. In this particular instance you looked at it, but you didn’t want to experience the part that loops you upside down and around. You basically just said no to that.

Okay, then what happens?

Jeane: Well, we went into a secret room and there were hidden boxes. We could select things to take out and the first boxes had to do with a certain type of jewelry.

In the second case it was objects from Japan, and other people kept popping their heads into the room and we had to pop their heads back down because we didn’t want them to see the objects because next there was going to be a chase.

John: Yes, even though you might not realize it, you’re still working with the first part of the dream (the roller coaster) – you’re just working on another level of it.

In other words, the first part of the dream has the image of the roller coaster, which is something that can whip you around and turn you upside down. It can be very wrenching. So you said no to that, and the dream shifted to a different level that takes a gentler approach.

You take the gentler approach in order to hold, or to maintain, something, rather that wrenching it apart. The roller coaster begins a vibrational thread, and the scenario with the jewelry is another aspect of that thread.

As I listen, you’re describing what you’re doing to try to hold something together in relationship to a quality of that thread. And what happens? You are able to find things of value (by opening the hidden boxes).

So then, you must protect these valuable things, or defend them from attack?

Jeane: No, I don’t think they’ll be attacked, but I have the sense that these are objects that we’ll need when we take off and are chased. They’re going to help with where we’re going, and we don’t want other people to catch up with them.

In the case of the objects from Japan, we don’t want other people to see what we’ve got. People keep popping their strange little round heads up into the space, and we’ve got push them back down and then select something really fast and get on our way.

It’s an adventure and we’re going to have certain tools that can help us on our way. But we don’t want everyone else to see what we’ve got.

Tomorrow we’ll see how this adventure turns out…

Not Being There

John: Since coming to Las Vegas, my initial dream imagery has had the feeling that I’ve lost my sense of being grounded. Everything seems to be distorted. And if I look at the sequence of my dreams, they slowly bring my awareness around to realizing, as you did in Everything is Redeemable, that there is something more below the surface here in Las Vegas. But I had no idea that it would present itself in such a peculiar set of images.

In the dream, I’m way off the ground in terms of the sensation level that I feel. It’s almost like I’m up on a pole that’s being carried by my brother. I have the sensation, as he runs along, that I better not move or I could destabilize the balance of the pole.

I just have to hold on and be as still as possible, then maybe my brother can zip along. It’s one thing for me to be up on the pole, but if I waved, or moved around, I would probably knock him over. I’m remaining very still as he races along.

Eventually I seem to get placed down onto some hay that I sink into. I don’t remember how I suddenly got from the top of the pole down into the hay, but I still feel as if I’m off the ground. I can’t seem to get that “kerplunk” feeling of having dropped down and landed. I still have the feeling that I’m suspended in the air in some way.

In other words, I can’t get settled because I feel like I still have to fall or drop down further to get that final indication, even though I’m already standing in the soft hay. And deep underneath the hay I can hear traffic, as if there is some sort of thoroughfare there. 

My brother mentions that we should have come to this area first. There are things here that I had refused to see before. I’d talked him out of even looking in this direction. However, now that we are here, we’re recognizing that it’s something that’s different from where we had been, and more in keeping with what we’re looking for.

Then the scene shifts and it’s 11pm, yet it still seems like daytime. Now I want to get away from where I am because I have no sense of time, and no sense of balance. I go over to an area where financial stocks are being offered for sale. I place my jacket down as a bid on one of the stocks. Someone gets irritated and says, “Nothing is selling.” 

This is a most curious sensation: being at an exchange where there’s noise and sound like there’s action but, in terms of the activities, nothing is actually going on. Everything is standing still.

At some point I pick my jacket back up and start walking away. My jacket had represented a bid to buy one of the stocks, so someone comments, “There goes one,” meaning someone who was going to make something happen. So, the sensation is that in both images nothing is making sense when I look more closely. 

So this dream is characterizing the sensation I’m feeling, in which everything I’m perceiving is out of balance. I’m trying to be perfectly still, as if that will stabilize the condition and not cause something to get rocked around. But there’s nothing that I’m able to do that will make a difference.

The energetic is so ungrounded that even when I see myself as having my feet on the ground, I still feel like I need to experience a further drop. I still have the sensation and suspense of having to fall a great distance to land on the ground, and whether I can survive that or not I don’t know.

Even if I got that sensation out of my system, there was still the problem of the traffic corridor underneath where I was standing. As a result, I’m disoriented in terms of balance, time, and body sensation. Nothing is in order.

When I go to where commerce is being conducted, with all the sound and fervor, still nothing is happening. Even there I have to pick up my jacket and walk away. All of my intuitive and sensing functions are off; they’re not working.

So this transition to Las Vegas has basically thrown my system into turmoil, and now I have to begin to re-establish my sense of things. Dreams actually help our systems to rebalance during our sleep, when we are most open to the guidance.

Up on the Roof

John: I am out at night, walking, and I stop in front of a retail shop. It is late at night and the lights are still on. Everyone has gone home from the shops on this street, but the shop owner of this store is still inside.

As I pause to glance in, I notice that the shopkeeper, without turning out the lights, is going into a crawlspace just big enough for him to fit. This takes him through a wall into a dark corridor that leads to an exit. The shopkeeper can reach into this hole and pull out this grate or square thing. When he pulls this out, it opens the hole up more, just enough so that he can crawl through. I just happen to glance in as he is disappearing that way. I know he is leaving.

I’m intrigued by this activity and suddenly find myself inside the shop looking around. I don’t know quite how I did it, but I have gained entry into the locked shop. I can see the hole where the grate has been pulled back over it so that it looks like just a small hole, maybe a foot wide.

I know that the owner exited that way and I’m wondering why he would choose to go that way when he has a perfectly good front door. There doesn’t seem to be any reason to sneak about.

So I walk up as though I’m going to crawl through the hole. I reach in and get a hold on the grate and in one big pull I jerk it out. As I start to crawl in, I suddenly hear a voice from inside. He’s still in there! I thought I’d given him sufficient time to leave.

He asks, “What are you doing?” I realize “Oh, my god!” So I quickly pull the grate closed and I take off out the front door. And I’m thinking that even though it’s pitch dark and it might take him a little while to stumble back outside, that would place him maybe 100 feet behind me if he’s giving chase.

I take off running. I have to run a considerable distance before I can get to a section of buildings where I can hide. Just before I reach the buildings I glance around. He should be behind me by now but I do not see a thing. Then I duck behind the buildings.

Now I have this heebie-jeebies vibe going on. I didn’t feel like I was in the wrong for my curiosity, but now I’ve been suddenly confronted by some weird energy that is after me. I take off running again but I should have been able to just simply unplug as soon as I got around the buildings. Because it (he has become an “it”) did not see me escape, it doesn’t know if I went left, right, or forward.

Yet in my imagination – which is now taking me into the spiritual part of myself in an effort to trigger some new information – I do know that if I can hold onto an energetic level it can cause synchronicity and meaningful coincidences to happen. So I’m feeling that I should just be settling back and letting that energetic help me.

Well I have ascribed this dark power to the energy that is chasing me and in my dream I don’t realize how ridiculous that is. The next thing I know I’m up on rooftops, jumping from one roof to the next. I realize I’m being a little bit reckless and that I’ve got to start concentrating on what I’m doing because I could slip. I’m not in my sanest mind at that moment; I could get hurt very easily way up on these roofs.

So I drop down a level or two from roof to roof, figuring out some shortcuts that keep me moving along. All of a sudden I come to an edge. It’s the end. I can’t get off the roof any longer.

This is when I pause and I glance back inside of myself, and finally realize this is ridiculous. I’m acting as if this dark force knows where I am and can follow me. I am just making this whole thing up, and I just need to let go of that. It has no affect on me whatsoever.

When I do that I realize that I can backtrack the way I came to get off the roof. It’s not like I’m going to run into the pursuer, because he obviously has no idea where I’ve gone. When I realized that, all my fear was gone.