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Concept of choice with crossroads spliting in two waysThe mechanism of instinct, which we see throughout the animal kingdom, is an automatic process to allow survival and growth into the fullness of a life’s possibility. In the human there is a further level of this mechanism – freedom of choice. It says we don’t always have to do what’s best for us, i.e., we can fast for days, against our instinct to eat. Yet it is our consciousness that guides us at this level, and, in its best usage, should also contribute to our ability to survive and grow into our potential. So, understanding how to utilize this gift of creation – freedom of choice – is critical to our possibility as individuals, and as a species. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Well, my dream started off, in which I had to set the equation of what things are like when you’re in a world in which consciousness does not come into the equation, that maybe you’re still operating on the basis of instinct. And yet even that is not very loud. It’s almost as if even that’s still in a kind of amnesia, or something.

Because I find myself just merely looking at myself in a kind of matter of fact way. I mean, I’m not pushed this way, I’m not pushed that way; I’m kind of blase. In other words, the image is just as neutral as neutral could get. Which also means that I have no opinion one way or another, in terms of what I’m seeing, let alone what to do. So I have no opinion what I’m seeing, even.

Well, that’s not quite true. At least, I have no opinion in terms of having to make choices, yet, because where there is an opinion, that is when I will find myself having to contend with things. So I’m in a state yet where there isn’t the sorting out differentiation, on a conscious level, having to go at it.

So what I see is just the layout, a layout that hasn’t been mobilized into a flow yet. In other words, a layout that’s just the setup. And, of course, I see a person in this setup, and that this person has no opinion – in terms of distinguishing or making conscious choices that this person carries within – access to two lights. And one hue of light is whatever they do in that regard just kind of unfolds. It doesn’t have to have much consciousness, or anything, just will take and unfold. Very blase, in other words, not much catalytic, the beginning and the end of that just has no storyline to it, because it’s just bing, bing, bing, just all natural. Doesn’t have to even be conscious it’s so natural.

But the other light disrupts, has kind of an agitation, or negative, quality to it that when you go off in that, there’s going to be damage, there’s going to be obstruction. I note that I have these two qualities of life, but kind of trust to the fact that I’m not yet thinking about it, so to speak, because, as far as I seem to be I just kind of assume, because there’s no conscious choice, I just assume everything’s going to be okay – as if I’m automatically always going to be doing the things that are with the other light, even though there’s nothing there that shows a depth as to why it should be so.

So there I find myself looking at myself. I’m in this matter of fact way, in other words, not having to make a distinguishment, not making a distinction, in other words, not having a conscious orientation. Or, you might say, lacking a freedom of choice, yet. And so there is no drama. And, like I’ve described above, one way is kind of deleterious to things, and it now has the image of being a little bit like a poisonous snake. You can feel the Kundalini of it. It’s poisonous. It’s scary. It’s dangerous.

And it’s visible and has a very particular color orientation to that way of being. It has one of those colors, like if you go into the southwestern deserts, the snake you have to watch out for is one that has of really bright reddish color or something.

And so, as I sit like this, it’s kind of an ambivalency. I haven’t yet gained a certain stream of evolution clicking in my nature. What I’m looking at, because there isn’t the conscious effect, there’s nothing to see or report. The action starts, and the journey of the soul begins, when you have to contend with more or less all the levels, or you have to partake in the vibrational lights. You have to intertwine with them, put them into how they need to be, because it’s only one light.

So what is going on is it’s a little bit like starting off in the Garden of Eden. It’s as if, for reasons I can’t put my finger on, I just am, and all is well – until something causes me to go off limits in my well being, and then what isn’t right, or isn’t properly taken into acceptance and ingratiation within, gets the best of me.

But, for the longest time, I don’t see myself as being able to make a conscious this, that, or the other – or a freedom of choice. So how can one go astray? And yet, what is good is known somehow. And what is bad, I can simply ignore. But you can’t, in other words, we’re more conscious than that, we’re not living in a total subjective state. You have the objective side, too.

So the significance of this dream is to be like this is to have no karma to contend with. It’s like having no karma, it means you’re not advanced enough to know how to play with the substances. You gotta have a sense of loss, you have to have consciousness. It’s like an animal responds by instinct, it doesn’t necessarily consciously sort this out, or that way, it’s very instinctual.

Consciousness is another step. So it’s like this light, at one point in time, or this quality, was even like a snake energy, or a Kundalini energy, that has kind of a poisonous effect. Yet I don’t acknowledge that I have a shadow yet, because I’m not conscious. And because I’m not conscious, I don’t carry a self-consciousness that can see a delirium, or delusionality, or that something more of a clarity of a wisdom needs to be there – as an aspect of pulling the two together.

So at best, all I can say is that, what I’m portraying and describing is kind of talking about what is like a kind of insipid state, prior to freedom of choice.

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Louise Taylor

When we come to understand the real work involved in making a spiritual journey, we may ask the universe: why? And the answer lies in the fact that we have been given a special gift that no other form of life enjoys: freedom of choice. With such a freedom is great possibility, and great danger (as we see every day). From the universal perspective, we need to prove that we can be trusted to choose on behalf of higher purposes, rather than on behalf of lower desires. Our journey is a process of being surer and surer of the choices we make, and why.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in the dreaming, it takes a lot of attention to be able to go to a deeper and deeper level inside myself. In other words, this is deep in the dream, and what’s going on is I have the whole sensation of a traveling in which there is two things. There is something that is there and then I have to catch it, and then there’s something that is there and I have to catch it, and I have to catch it, I have to catch it. And when I get up near the top it actually seems to level off a little bit, but still there is the attempt to catch it.

And, like I say, the sensation is like going up, and the direction is like that, within, in terms of the within, in terms of dream imagery. The sense is that of being drawn further and further and, as I said, there is even a leveling out in which it can seem slow at times because I can see myself waver at times. I could see myself look back. I could see myself see my physical condition when I waver; but even though I waver, I still keep going deeper and deeper.

And then eventually I reach a status quo, which is like the top of the in-breath, and what may have been difficult, such as my physical well being as I went deeper and deeper because when I glance back my physical well being may not be very good, I’ve reached a point where everything has stabilized and sound. So I’ve reached the top of an innerness. So there are no conditions, or order, or parts of self to glance back at anymore.

But then, all of a sudden, having gotten there, it switches. Now you start the out-breath, and so now it’s time to come back down into life from this inner depth. And the sensation is quite difficult because you’re doing it differently. Before you had the sensation of being pulled, or guided, or however you’d say, ascending. Now the sensation is different in that I seem to be a beingness that takes the lead, like the ego coming down. And, when I take the lead, it’s like I have to be careful, which means it’s like holding the hand of something on the deeper innerness.

I don’t just come completely down in some sort of helter skelter. So I’m coming back. Like I say, it’s different, it’s like having a hand to hold onto as I descend. And it is like something else is taking the lead – meaning my ego is taking the lead. Something else that was different in the ascent was more like the higher self, and now it’s like something is coming back into life which is more like a quality of ego now.

So when before it’s like being guided and pulled deeper and deeper as an upward sensation, and in coming down it’s different because you could come down in a way that isn’t paying proper attention. So in the coming down you have to be careful that you don’t, as a force of nature, disturb. Or, as I saw in the dream, I could come down and, if I’m not watching my step closely, I can set off a landslide right in front of me. But I am careful, and so if I do set off a landslide I don’t get caught in it. But I look and it could be a close call, but I’m holding the hand of something – so I’m careful.

So by holding onto the hand, of the inner, I see the devastation that my presence in a vibrational energetic is able to set off, in other words, my force of nature development, that is a force of nature because of the innerness that I am able to hold the hand of. But I do not get caught in it because I stay attentive.

In other words, you want to be invisible when you come into the outer. You don’t want to be out there loud and carrying on, and goofy again, because you’re going to get lost again. So the attempt is to proceed with as much care as possible so as to not cause too much, like I say, of the force of nature, and respect my whereabouts, and hereabouts, and thereabouts in terms of this motion back into life.

So I’m having to say that I was there. In other words, you could say that I can look now and can tell that I’m there when breakdowns occur, but I don’t get caught in it, and I was unaffected because I remained attentive to the unfoldment process from within – instead of its affect upon the outer.

The meaning is that I am shown the dynamic of going deeper and deeper with an inner awakening travel sensation, which is a letting go process in which I am taken. The difficulty in that is in the looking back when I should be letting go, there’s like step backs in my physical condition, and those step backs can be seen as in a state of duress because it isn’t accustomed to such a letting go and being taken somewhere deep within, that being what it’s about.

So when I come back into life after having done that, with the out-breath, it’s more consciously because I am coming from such an inner depth. I’m leaving the power and force of this inner depth, so I don’t just blank it out completely, so I watch my step. I’m careful. I have an honoring of that.

So the coming back is something that, when I’m attentive, I know about the inner consciousness, instead of just the outer, and so I know when things are fraught with danger, in terms of the outer, because everything’s changeable, can be affected.

So it is in coming back, if I am not in the proper frame of reference, in terms of the inner beingness from above, that is in the coming back kind of a type of guidance, or a type of knowingness, I will be a force in nature, a force in nature that can be harmful to myself. I may be a force of nature, anyway, whether I like it or not. I may set off landslides as it is.

So the ego can act as if this is okay, if it’s just irresponsible. And the ego, as far as the ego side of things goes, can just flick off such an effect, and the ego aspect of one’s self that one doesn’t buy into, and isn’t lost in, can let go, can step back at the right moment in time and save itself from over indulgence thanks to the hand of an inner guidance that it is able to adhere to.

So why did I have this dream? I had this dream to reach a recognition of inner into outer responsibility. It appears in this dream I am able to see and respect what there is in the outer and, therefore, have a handle on what could be, as long as I realize where I am, how I am, who is guiding me, and I follow what is necessary to tell that story, energetically, if nothing else.

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dungeonCertain dream images really show how our unconscious is trying to communicate with us. And, if we remember that we are all the characters in our dreams, we can see the profoundness, in this example, of one person (character) being a free spirit, and the rest of the family being held against their will – with the added intensity that any attempt to rescue the family could set off an explosive. Yes, as we’ve noted, this life we live is a high stakes game, and many things vie for our attention. A human being must use its consciousness and freedom of choice to defend itself from being abducted by meaningless things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So this is another long dream, and in it I’m a young adolescent girl living in a small town. And it feels like when I first arrive in the town I’m at this train station-type complex where there’s a man that kind of fascinates me, that’s probably in his 20s. And because he kind of flows in a way where he has that kind of energy that you’ve talked about.

He goes into some shop and they let him earn some extra money by suddenly arranging some of the goods that have arrived, and then he also has something to do with some stuffed animal that looks like a little ostrich or something that intrigues me. So he’s kind of this free spirit, and I like that, you know, and I’m young enough to be impressed by that.

And then we go into town, and it must be a holiday, and I don’t see him right then. I’m going to my family house where we’re kind of gathering together gifts and things for the holiday. And then when we go further into town, it feels like there’s a man there that suddenly captured members of my family, and other people in town, and he’s taken them away and has them hidden somewhere. And you feel like he’s even going to blow them up.

I know at this point in the dream I kind of go through a dark tunnel. I seem to be in a room where I hear his plans for them, and he’s a very wealthy man but he’s kind of abusing people around him by capturing them. And some of us get freed, but nobody knows where certain of the people are, including I think some men in my family as well as other people.

And I had overheard, because I have been in this dark cave or something when he came by, the guy that captured everybody, I’d overheard that he was actually planning on locking them up in maybe an old jail that wasn’t used much. And then if people figured out where they were, and came to rescue them, it was booby trapped so it would blow up.

I haven’t told anybody this just yet because again I’m kind of young and I’m not sure other people listen to me. I’ve gone home, and the house is just a mess. It’s like people have unwrapped things, and they’ve left papers and things that are okay all mixed up on the floor with garbage, and dishes that are dirty. So I’m going around the room and I’m picking it up, and sorting it out, and trying to clean things and put them in the right order. But in the back of my mind, too, I realize that everybody is still looking for but hasn’t found the rest of the family members.

I get to a point where what I’ve sorted out and cleaned up is in pretty good shape, and I had told one person that was older what I had heard about where they were, but now I tell another person that I’m pretty sure they’re in the jail and that it’s booby trapped. But I’m still not hearing anything about them, so I don’t know if because I’m young no one’s listened to me, or they don’t believe me or what’s happening, and I’m still concerned about them.

So I go down to where the old jail is, and there I see that there are a number of people engaged in a rescue operation. And they’re doing it in such a way that the family members and everyone else doesn’t get blown up. And there’s an even younger girl than I am that I relate to, that appears at the window of the jail, and she crawls down on the ladder to be with me. So then I know everybody’s going to be okay.

But at the same time, as I’m leaving the area, it feels like I glance at a paper and I see the man that locked everybody up, or captured everybody, that’s supposedly the bad guy, just had his best year ever in terms of how his investments are paying off. So it seems like nothing really happened to him. Then the dream goes on from there, but it shifts markedly.

John: I think we’ve reached the phase of dreaming where we’re gathering information that has a little bit to do with our makeup, as it correlates to conditions of our soul from a prior lifetime. In other words, you have the information that’s given, that you have this free-floating nature, of which things just kind of work out, and that’s contrasted against parts of yourself that are restrained, and that any efforts to free them up is apt to cause a calamity.

And if you do get a break, and something does come through, it’s as if the forces that had been holding you back, there’s no recourse to what they have done. In other words, they seem to somehow or another gain some sort of overall benefit in life from having refrained, or restrained, something.

This sort of thing has set a tone in your nature, that I had been looking at and wondering about. You’ve never described it before, but I’ve been looking at this from the standpoint that when something gets to a particular point you have a way of checking out from it, almost undermining it by not wanting to jinx it, or something.

It’s really kind of a funny thing to think of, and so I keep sitting and I look at the karma of that. What is the karma of that? Because it’s got this strange skewered effect, you know, it’s really hard to sort out because you have the great free-flow that helps, and facilitates, and makes things occur kind of naturally, and then that’s contrasted by this quality that has this huge remiss in it, that it refuses to allow itself to believe something as if to believe something will create a kind of dire consequence.

And so there’s a hidden kind of holding back that is shaped as a consequence of some quality that is kind of explained by what you just described, where there are the parts of yourself that are jinxed, or booby trapped, that are restrained. And, if they do get free, it’s almost like a mockery, too, because that which took them prisoner, or captive of that, has gained some sort of huge vicarious benefit in some way.

In shamanism there is this image in which the life force itself is afflicted by what is like a blob-like energy, that tends to feed or eat off of the aliveness, and that you have to become more alive, and more awake, or otherwise it keeps you dumbed down.

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