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images-7We don’t always realize the exchange of energy that goes on between people. For instance, we may know certain people who are always in need of something, or are very focused on themselves. This can be very draining, because the energetic exchange is one-sided. Sometimes we are the ones who are depleted, so we’ll connect with the person we know who will “brighten” our day. This time, we are draining energy from another because we are running low. It’s common for this exchange to vary, but it’s generally not healthy to constantly find oneself being drained by a recurring situation. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: All I remember of my first dream is that I seem to be watching fire burning along a ridge line, but way in the distance, like it looks at night.

And when I woke up from that, then I had a lot of trouble going back to sleep. Then I had a second dream.

John: Fire burning in the distance could be something that’s like pulling, or draining, an energy out of you; a sensation effect in which some part of your world is being discombobulated, or breaking down.

And for you it would be in a sense of the outer, or image in the outer. And such an image, then, would leave you feeling a little awkward, in terms of your sense of self.

Jeane: So, in the next dream, I seem to have come into town, in a car, with a couple other people. One of them’s a friend I haven’t seen in a long time, but she’s traveling with us. And we’re going to go to an event that night.

And first we drive to where the event grounds are. We see there’s parking places there. I think you get this brilliant idea that we should actually stay at a motel right across the street from it, and then we can just walk over and see everything.

But then when we go to drive to the motel, instead of parking the car at the motel, you want to park it on the event grounds, which, I think, it’ll be out there amongst all the people. You won’t have any flexibility with it. So I’m upset at that idea.

I don’t know why you’d want to do that when we can just walk across the street. I’m just annoyed with you because why would we have to do that? Because then the car is just immobilized there, amongst all the crowd, and it’s not really available to us. Not that we may want to drive anywhere, anyway, but it didn’t make any sense to me. So I was arguing with you about that.

John: So, what this image is churning up, or dealing with, is this idea of holding a space, or not. In other words, if you stay back in the motel where everything is kind of balanced, or has a key, a certain key, or a certain presence, as opposed to parking in the midst of the crowd.

When you park in the midst of the crowd, it’s really hard to hold your energy from getting affected by the activity of everything going on around you, getting drained, in other words.

It can be the effect of getting drained because there’s all that commotion around you. But when you hold yourself in a place where there is some safety, or sanctity, and then go across the street and such, you’re able to maintain a sense of balance.

So the dream is kind of telling you a little bit about a way of being that is more conducive to how you’re able to cope and relate. And the reason why it’s a little like that is, you might say, as a theme thought, is the idea of how much company do we dare have? Because that, then, can take and have the effect of undermining a certain balance, and throw us into more of an effect of the environment. This being an environment that you brought in with lots of commotion, as opposed to taking and holding that space, and holding a balance in that space, which is important for maintaining our own sanity.

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qLz00_If we truly understood, and embraced, the cycles and purposes of life, the world wouldn’t look the way it does. Because we make the physical life the be-all, end-all of our existence, we strip our life of its real purpose in the universal unfolding. This makes us susceptible to the pain of gain and loss, in comparison to one another, which ultimately can bring out the worst of our nature. When we accept that we are here for a reason, we will use our time and energy very differently.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in the meditation dream, I’m observing the landscape. The landscape is such that it affects how life unfolds. In other words, in this landscape you have two things, you have things either expanding or you have contracting. And if it’s contracting, it means it the conditions are getting direr and direr as the tearing down and blowing up continues to predominate.

In other words, it’s like a type of fire that’s sweeping the land, and you’re left to a rear-guard kind of coping. But, things are dire because you’re not gaining any headway you’re only having, in the expanding aspect of things, you’re only having reprieves that open things up. But, in the overall, things are still breaking down.

And so this is what I keep seeing, as far as the eye can see, indicating that my world is steadily shrinking, and that means my outer world. And that just also happens to be the prevailing reality; in other words, things are getting harder and harder in the outer. However, in spite of such appearances, my attention is such that I am straining to isolate instances where there’s relief from the breakdown, where there actually is a counterbalancing, or something.

The fact that there is this sort of thing gives me hope. As a realist, the outer is losing ground to the steady breakdown fire that can’t be put out. But then there’s this, almost unbeknownst, that that breakdown fire is seeming to emerge on kind of its own track. And what is interesting is that in the dream, I’m calm about what is unfolding, because there is this other, that’s expanding, it means that I can be calm and let go. If I didn’t have any choices, or alternatives, I suppose it would be kind of depressing.

It’s as if facts are facts, or, it is what it is, kind of thing. And yet I can be okay with that, I’m able to be surrendered to the inevitable because, for me, there’s a bit of an alternative. I mean, there is the expansive aspect that is like a hope, and has its healing effect in terms of my perceptions, in terms of my way of handling what is unfolding in manifestation, in general.

Consequently, I’m able to be in the midst of the steady, contractive destruction and not be in despair. That’s the meditation dream.

So, what is going on is, I am able to discern that which is real, on an inner level, from that which is falling apart in the collective consciousness of an outer. I am okay in the midst of this. It does not do me any good to dwell upon the uneven unfolding unpleasantries that are like a fire burning out of control, destroying the overall outer habitat.

I’m able to accept this as an outer reality, because there’s inside of me something else, that kind of counterbalances it, at least it does so for me, because there is the expansionary perception that redeems me from within. My contribution is to communicate that way of life as being what things are really all about.

Or, to say it slightly different, to communicate what life is really about, by directing conscious attention to the interaction, it is able to open up for me more and more, or it has opened up for me more and more, and the degree I’m able to communicate the stillness of that opening up, the more my heart is able to hold, within itself, all of manifestation cradled therein.

I’m able to perceive the distinction between hope, which is expansive, and despair, which is contractive, as being like qualities of accommodation. So, am I able to host everything in manifestation? Or, are the guests in charge of the ship of manifestation? If I am the host, I’m able to put everything into my heart and draw projections into a stillness. If my reality is to the projections, the guests are in charge, and the breakdown of despair predominates as the outer projections control.

Access within is a communication that breaks through the veils of despair. The collective patterns and habituation cannot stand in this light. The need is met when, from within, the all-pervading heart presides over it all. What I’m talking about is a forgiveness that absorbs vibrations by taking such deviations into the heart to be redeemed redemptively. When this happens, the predominating veils naturally lift, our beingness is able to be the universal heart.

Everything functions that way, as the universal heart, so to speak, or the all-encompassing oneness of one heart. And, when that is like that, joy is in this one beingness heart and everything is whole and at home.

Such a joyous effect seems to rise up from this all-pervading stillness, where prior vibrations had existed, that despairingly distinguish and separate. Such vibrations, that despairingly distinguish and separate, have been absorbed into the stillness. And, oddly enough, rising up from that almost like – poof! – just like a flash, is kind of excitement and a joyousness.

To be able to timely let go into an all-pervasive heart, which takes in vibrations as food, changes the atmosphere automatically. There is nothing to do; doing ideas of this or that is a mind still in the veils of outer projection.

Reported answers are the problem. Or, as Einstein said, you cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. When all vibratory states are stilled, the heart is able to take everything into an atmosphere, and the station of love, joy, peace and happiness exude as a wholeness of soul.

The atmosphere is that of rejoicing. And, in a stillness, this is all that remains. And, of course, that’s like describing the angelic state, too. That’s an aspect of the angelic state inside myself. It’s said that the angels can only sing the praises and glory of God, so this is like catching up with the angelic side – inside of oneself. In other words, they don’t have freedom of choice; they just serve and praise.

So, this is interesting. This is bringing that aspect in, in another way of looking at it, in terms of how it is part of the whole, instead of something that is skewed a bit, as a consequence of overindulgence in terms of projective outer.

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imag333esIt is a particularly unhelpful track we humans have gone on, that we believe that we are the source of what is happening. And to compound the problem, when we come across an obstacle, we think that we will find the solution. But this conception removes us from our faith, belief, and trust in the unfolding of the universe, of which we are an integral part. Did we think the universe created us and then left us to our own devices? Unlikely, when we acknowledge the precision and beauty of the unfolding of everything we know. That is why so much of our work is to let go of this deep-rooted concept, and embrace the fact that we are part of a bigger unfolding, one that is trying to help us all the time, if we can just get out of our own way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t remember all of the dream. I know they were fairly profound last night, and that I was kind of struggling in them in a way. One dream I remember going into a room where Lew [a teacher] was, but he’s wearing more like a bathrobe, and he’s turned away as though he’s upset. And it feels as though I’m trying to give him some information that’s a little more reassuring about what’s happening, because this town that we’re in I seem to know more about. I know something about some history there, or things that are buried, or hidden there, and so I’m trying to be a little reassuring about how things look.

And then I remember going into another room where Lew’s in bed with his wife. And I’m over near the edge of the bed, because he asked me I have to tell him about some of the mysteries I’ve read. And it seems to me like I’m walking around to the opposite side of the bed, and making the bed, as I’m talking to him about some mysteries that take place in different countries that I like. But I’m a little sheepish about that, that I read these mysteries, although I know he likes mysteries, too.

And then some people come in, or I get distracted, because I notice that in other rooms that are on opposite sides from each other, it’s like there’s a little girl in one, and I don’t think there’s anyone in the other one, but some candles in those rooms have caught on fire. The room the little girl’s in there’s more fire. There’s less fire, because I seem to be putting the fire out, in the room I’m in.

But I have to leave my room to go over to her room and show her how to put the fire out. I seem to feel like I can put the fire out because it’s come from candles that have dripped, but in the process, although the fire in those two rooms seems to get put out, there’s a room on the opposite side, in fact in an other area even, that used to maybe be an old jail, that I had known about because again I seem to know about this town more than anyone else that’s in it, when the candles caught fire they seem to cause a melting that revealed this room. Part of that old room was a jail and there’s some old skeletons there. It’s like Lew’s kind of looking at that with a little bit of interest.

Then another part of the jail contains a woman that had been maybe locked up, or contained there, that I felt I was not a very good influence. She was maybe even somebody that had been in charge during that time, but it was better that she was dormant. And I also seem to be trying to find some tea for people, maybe even to serve her tea.

Then I suddenly seem to be whisked away by a couple members of the group who are flying from where we are to Malta, and they’re going to fly back. I know the timeframe they’re going there and coming back is really tight, so you can’t get separated from the group with whatever they do when they’re there. But what they seem to want to do is to go to this market and eat these special Swiss or Swedish pastries. I’m more concerned with how will our timing be with getting back. And I think that was when I woke up.

John: The dreaming last night was very much process oriented, they were like work dreams, in that the underlying schematic had to do with how one contends, or is involved with things, in life, and it’s an involvement though that’s based upon the understanding of letting go. But you don’t just let go. You have to come to see why it is part of a greater plan to be in a position, in terms of yourself, to be letting go.

Now, to begin with, the process starts on the path where there is a certain focus and attention. Now, in many instances, let’s say focus and attention is something that has to be established, and you build to that, as part of a way of holding a quality of attention that is needed to break the trance and spells that have you preoccupied. But, in this working dream, it’s now time to take and set aside the focus and attention a bit to a greater letting go.

So you start off with the focus and attention placed upon a type of doingness. Your focus and attention starts off well meaning enough, but it’s not accepting the recognition that everything is already known. Now it’s good that you’re doing this with Lew, as opposed to someone else, because it starts off with the idea, in regards to something that you’re doing for him, that you feel needs to be done, as it is important in some fashion; as if, if it isn’t done, then something is missing.

First of all, it’s a good quality of focus and attention that you have found, but now you have to set it aside because it really has a deeper listening center that’s needed to unfold.

So the next image what you’re doing is the deviations. The idea about there being a this and a that that’s interesting, or significant, is deviation, something you can turn to. That has to be understood in relationship to the shift in the quality of the focus and attention. In other words, you’ve caught up with the focus and attention to get to a particular point. Now that focus and attention has you indulged upon looking upon something in order to kind of sharpen it, or streamline it, or cause something to be that needs to be, but it’s something that needs to stop because you’re attempting to do this with something that actually knows better, and sees better.

And so then the dream tries to hint you on this. In other words, it took a good initial step, you to kind of set the table of things, so that you would then be able to see that the idea about this being a mystery, and that being a mystery, that this is the bed that you had to figure out how to sleep in, so to speak. You know, you’re trying to figure out how to make the bed. That’s where you’re seeing that your focus and attention can still go, and that would be utilizing the kind of focus and attention that you first had to catch up with, but now need to drop and let go because you’re capable of hearing something in a quieter center of yourself, that doesn’t involve having to do any lifting or heavy action anymore. You can do it in a deeper, inner presence spatiality.

So what this is portraying is that, if you can make the shift from this focus of attention which has to do with the idea where you have these things that you need to still finish up, or indulge in, or whatever, if you can drop that, then you get caught up in a quality that incorporates, I would call it a type of stillness in that there is something that has died, or gone away. In other words, there’s no need for that sort of sustainability.

But see the dream is now pointing out that the reason why you had to hold an attentiveness, to a this and a that, is because if, and as, you caught up to a level of stillness that in the next step inside of yourself comes out something that has to be reckoned with because it is something repressed that is too much. In other words, it’s a power, or a quality, inside of you that’s been repressed that’s too much.

Your dream is saying that you have this quality inside of yourself that you’re having to try to be very careful to not fall into, or not awaken, that you are on the path towards having to contend with, that is dark, that deep down you see this dark, dark side that’s more than you can handle, or more than you realize or believe that you can handle.

The focus and attention now needs to shift to be utilized in a new way, and that new shift is a type of letting go, and in that letting go is kind of a death to the action in that kind of motif in which you have been using that as a means, like a defense mechanism means, to keep from unleashing that would come out if you were in a stillness, which is kind of a side of yourself with kind of a dark power feminine energy that you are afraid of, that you know that you house somehow inside of yourself.

If given the choice, if you were making decisions, you would prefer to continue to do a this and a that and a this and a that as a kind of means of keeping that veiled. And if you quit doing a this and a that and a this and a that, that comes out, and that’s something that you’re going to have to reckon with. In other words, we take steps on a path, and this is a step that you’re walking into.

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