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When a person is described as being “good in a crisis,” it usually means they stay calm and are able to think and proceed without being overwhelmed. On the other hand, many of us will react to something by trying to match the speed of the event: if it is a fight, or an argument, people will speed up to handle what is happening – but that is often an unsuccessful strategy. We can apply this same concept to the way we handle anything: are we changing ourselves to suit the moment? A developed person would make the case that we should always be calm and collected on the inside – and that that is the best way to handle anything, even the most fast-paced situations. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I seem to remember that I had an earlier dream where I was dreaming about the movie we’d watched, The Imitation Game. And then it felt like I had a dream where I was trying to work with a situation with my dad. 

And, in between there somewhere, I had a dream that I remember where it felt like I was trying to catch up with this person that had, I guess the best way to explain it, it felt like I was up in some rocky mountain area, we’re actually climbing up rocks, and there was a man there that had like a red cap on. 

And I tried to climb up to where he was, but he had taken off. And it felt like you and I, and someone else, were trying to catch up with him. So, in the process of chasing him and trying to figure out where he was, we all got separated. And I saw him run out on the edge of a trail. And then I lost sight of him for a minute, and when I looked again, I wasn’t sure where he’d gone, which way he’d turned.

So I went to where I last saw him. And then pretty soon I found myself in this strange city. When I went in there I met some women that were living there, from the United States, because this was a foreign country. I knew she was from the US because of her accent. And she was living there, and she was starting to talk to me about, how would I feel if I were living there? 

And then I go and I find you. And I try to tell you where I last saw this person we had been seeking. But you don’t want to hear about that anymore, you’ve given up seeking him and you just want to live in this foreign country now. 

I don’t know if I can relate to living in that foreign country, because it’s like you’re not interested in anything that was before. You’re just kind of in this foreign country now. I think that’s when I woke up. 

John: So your dream is starting off looking at a type of Imitation Game, in which you have a pattern of trying to keep up with something, or to speed up. That’s what your dad is doing, too, right now. Normally, your dad holds a calm, and you, when your dad’s around, are inclined to have to speed up as if you’re trying to keep up or maintain something, kind of like a complex of some sort there that’s drawn out in terms of thinking that that’s how it’s to be done. 

And now you’re seeing your dad actually do this. And so you have that on one hand, pondering that as important. And then, as an offset to that, you are looking at something that can be in a whole other way, shifted from all of that. To be shifted from all of that, to be in a whole other way yet still, somehow or another, in life is to catch up with something that’s beyond this way of being; it’s in manifestation, so to speak, which is like a type of stillness. 

Now, you’re reporting to yourself that you can’t do that. And that you still need, or want, or seek to have to contend with things. The way you’re contending with things is a practice stillness where you can’t quite hear something. In other words, it’s like you were saying yesterday, when things get commotive it’s like it scrambles, and you can’t quite hear; you’re not able to sit in the stillness. And, therefore, you’re not able to quite hear things. And that’s what it means by the comment inside your dream of not being able to identify with things. Like I’m used as someone in your dream as not being able to identify with what is bouncing around or carrying on. 

What you’re doing is you’re jumbling all of this together. None of those are the answers to what you seek, but it’s your way of trying to let go or to sort out from it. In other words, on the one hand you have the speeding up as if you have to keep up with something. On the other hand, you’re recognizing that there’s something somewhere else, but you can’t maintain that something somewhere else. And the reason is because you don’t quite hold the proper stillness because when you try to be still, or calm, about it, it’s still churning inside – and so it still has its effect upon you. 

So the theme of the dreaming is triggered by the fact that you’re looking towards a quality of letting go-type stillness. And you’re looking for it in some sort of actionable way. So you’re taking the collage of all of that in your dream, you’re doing kind of a collage effect where you were, so to speak, doing a type of circling of the wagons, which means that you were touched or affected by something and are still trying to zone into what that is.

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im908In our waking life, we have perspective on whatever we are open to, or allow, or invite into our thought processes. Some of that comes from our unconscious. But our unconscious sees the everything that we are doing, and can show us that greater perspective through our dreams. We may have repressed aspects of our life that we have never been able to resolve, but our dreams can give us a neutral way to help sort them out. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my first dream, I seem to be living in French Canada, and I live a little ways out from a larger city, in a trailer that belongs to someone else. It’s kind of a sweet little trailer, I like it. And I go back and forth between there and town, sometimes. 

But there’s a day when I realize that I’m going to have to move because the trailer, which just belongs to someone else anyway, is out of food. And, because it’s French Canada, there’s a woman that’s a friend of mine there, but I don’t really know many people and I don’t know how to get a job there. So I realize I’m going to have to move on. That was like the first dream. 

John: So what you’re dealing with is you’re dealing with a type of displacement. In other words, you have a quality of yourself that is not able to come truly, totally, into its own because somehow or another you find yourself as being displaced. And, in this displacement, like you say you’re in a trailer, you are in an unusual place in the countryside in Canada, and that you are away from the city, and you are out of food – all images of a displacement.

Now, what’s the deeper meaning of being able to look at yourself as having this particular, we’ll call it, kind of predicament? It’s to point out that there is something, in terms of a greater overallness of yourself, that is repressed, that is unconscious, that is hidden.

Whenever a person has some greater part of themselves repressed, unconscious, and whatnot, that keeps them looking at situations in which there is a type of displacement, or alienation, or not able to quite be where they need to be, or having something deleterious in terms of their environment – amnesic, even – it’s because who they really are, in terms of a totality, is concealed from them based upon a veil. 

And the veil is a veil that is there that is repressed, that is unconscious, that’s traumatic in some sense, and that’s why it got repressed, and unconscious, because it couldn’t be handled in the totality of your being. And it has to come out, and it has to be caught up with, and you have to bring closure to it in order for there to be a fullness of who it is that you really are on all the different levels of yourself. 

And, in this particular dream, the other thing that’s interesting about a displacement, in which you have these component parts that are all over the place, apart: I mean out of food, in a trailer which is temporary, in a foreign area, something that you can’t properly fully relate to, which means it’s a little amnesic because it’s French Canada, separate from a city where others are at – all of those little bits and pieces all point to the need to reach, or catch up with, something more that is sitting in your nature. 

Now the interesting thing about what sits in your nature is it pushes you in some capacity, but it pushes you mostly from an unconscious level. So you can find yourself being a particular way in the outer – and not knowing why it is that you are a particular way in the outer – that if you were able to get to the bottom of would point back to something that you were hiding, or holding, in a repressed condition because it’s too much for you to face.

Now all of this is occurring on the in-breath, and what is needed to kind of pull it all together is a sequenciation of time that can come into the equation. In other words, a linkage, like a thread, just like a ley line or a thread that links the food, the trailer, the French Canada, the city, that links it all together. That’s like a timing that pulls the spaciality together.

And, in your dream, you don’t have that, so you have this discombobulation, and this alienation, from a deeper quality of yourself. Now what also is interesting, when you carry something like that, or have something like that, is that there is a way of looking, and seeing, and, if something is meant to come out and isn’t coming out, it can have a fairly deleterious effect upon your outer beingness, too, as it is trying to break through a veil, or a window.

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U77To unearth something from the depths of our unconscious is to learn of hidden secrets and unknown territories. And it also can make us feel vulnerable. When things are newly exposed to light, or to the light of the attention we put on them, they don’t yet have a layer to protect them. Still, this is a process that helps us grow, and helps us come to know more intimately the inner aspects that may, at first, seem foreign to us, but really are just newly discovered facets awaiting our attention. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my first dream I seem to be on a submarine, although it’s maybe on top the water right now, because sometimes we’re above decks, and sometimes we go below decks. And it’s a Soviet submarine.

There’s a man and a woman, and I seem to be trying to get them to give me the secrets of how the submarine runs. So sometimes I’m going below deck to get that, and sometimes I’m going above deck. And sometimes it feels like they’ll cooperate, and sometimes I feel like they won’t do it.

And so I’m trying to figure out how it is I can get it unlocked, so they’ll give me the secrets, and what works, and what won’t work. And I’m going back and forth with that, between down below in the submarine, and up above. And then the dream shifts.

John: It’s a great image to portray this is as a kind of submarine. See, the theme of the dreaming and the looking at things still involves trying to figure out how to close the gap, or bring into an intertwining, the inner and the outer.

And so you take something that has a distinctness, in terms of its separation, with almost a kind of hidden innerness, like the submarine, and then you put it on the surface in which it’s vulnerable because it functions better at a depth. You know, it’s more secure, more protected, at a depth, but the workings of this thing is still the mystery.

In other words, the understanding that you seek is how it is that this works, how it is that this comes together. Actually, you don’t seek it. That’s like a more masculine way of looking at it, but that’s what it’s like, in terms of trying to be in sync, or in an intertwined flow with it.

Well, actually you are kind of searching it. That’s the masculine quality of trying to figure out what it is that enables it to function in the way that it functions. In other words, you’re not just seeing the image, you’re trying to probe out the understanding of it – and therein might lie the problem of trying to probe out the understanding of it, because maybe it’s possible to just be it and do it, and conduct one’s self in a naturalness with it.

But the conditions of things, in terms of where society is at and everything, is still of a nature of not understanding how that sort of thing is in life, and how it works, and where one is at in relationship to it.

Most people, they don’t seek to know, but you’re recognizing that the path you’re on requires you to close this gap, to grasp all of this, to make this sort of transition. The underlying schematic of something like this is that there are setnesses, that are black-and-white, and to grasp the understanding of how something that is supposedly foreign to you, but not really because you know nothing is meant to be foreign to you, to understand how all of that works in an above and below capacity, in an inner and an outer, is what life is all about.

And that the setness of things in this image, the tendency is for there to be a secrecy and a setness of things, that pretty much has to fall away. An outer scenario of things that is like this is, there’s a protocol. And that’s what your dream is like. In other words, breaking the standard protocol of something so that there’s a certain stiffness that doesn’t predominate, and that something can just naturally intertwine. And you don’t have this whole foreignness that is distinct and separate. Your dream is along that motif.

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