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Ben Tolman

We may feel like we are a lonely batch of humans on this blue planet in the middle of endless uninhabited realms. But it’s more useful to think of ourselves as participants in this universe. We are here to help. And that means finding better ways within ourselves to do things, and adding to the best of life and giving a boost to what struggles. Still, it all begins with wanting to help everything, which allows us to drop our ingrained desire to only help ourselves. Said another way, we are designed to work through things, on behalf of everything that is trying to happen. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So what is going on? What I just described is the Gambler archetype. The other three are Thief, Prostitute, and Drunk. Each human being has to go through these four archetypes which control them, personally speaking. Another word for them is the Four Doors. And, in me, the Gambler archetype is the loudest door.

And, in my meditation dream, I come directly in front of this door again and, to overcome this, I have to let go of personal predilections. Until I do I will keep spinning and spinning the pattern in an infinite number of energetic deviations, telling myself that I am on the verge of a breakthrough, so I must keep spinning it, and telling myself that the next time things will be different. That’s the meditation dream. Interesting?

So now, as I come to bed, what I have kind of dreamt in the meditation dream is something that seems like… it’s like an, oh my gosh, kind of thing. How does one ever overcome it? And it’s also looked at as if its whole force and effect is one that’s deleterious in terms of one’s well being. But in this dream I take and I do something that in the outer looks completely ridiculous, but its effect is interesting in a kind of way in which something is able to be changed – even if it’s momentarily.

So I come into a town, in other words, it’s like I’m a traveler and I come into a town in which there’s kind of a lottery being held at the local café. This occurs once a year at the café. So the steps in order for this to happen is that the café is given meat from some animal or something that is sacrificed or slaughtered, and then the meat is made available to those in need.

Because this meat hasn’t been inspected or anything, you know you can’t let the local establishment know what’s going on, but this café then will cook the meat for the people that come in to enjoy a special meal once a year that is free. And, as part of all of this, there is a charitable event auction and lottery tickets to support the cost and whatnot, in which there’s a big winner of all of this.

And it’s also done quietly because, again, this is probably something that’s illegal to do in terms of what you’re allowed to do in terms of the powers that be. So this occurs quietly without any fanfare that would cause the authorities to have to act to stop this.

I come into the café at the moment of the auction, or of the lottery; it’s not really an auction. And those who bought the various lottery tickets are up front waiting for the result. I’m sitting there and, for some reason, I’m in a space where I’m anticipating who the winner might be of those standing up there. And the winner turns out to be someone that no one expected, who had taken and mortgaged their house to get as many tickets as possible, and this person lucks out and wins the $1 million.

Meaning: The meditation dream talked about, and went into a depth about, the Gambler archetype, and this was presented from an outward perspective as a kind of unconsciousness, or ignorance, or being overwhelmed or under the control of that sort of thing. In this dream, the Gambler energy is given another spin.

In the dream a gambling sacrifice is done each year in order for a special feed to be put on for everyone in need that day. Symbolically speaking, for those in true need there is a special flow that makes itself known in manifestation. This inner flow is veiled from the forces and powers who are not in the congruence of such a graciousness.

Those who make the benefit available to mankind are willing to let go of everything they have to roll the dice, although such behavior is reckless in its outer appearance, and isn’t officially sanctioned, as a real act of gambling which the deeper meaningful effect comes from inner into outer with it, even though you wouldn’t think so, there can be a redemptive transformation.

There is a hidden quality about this in which this is not understandable to the outer, so to keep a good thing going it is best to be conducted silently so as to be within the veils of the outer amnesia.

This dream points out a virtue behind a Gambler archetype principle and, in doing so, indicates that there is always two sides to a scenario, the outer and also the hidden inner. In terms of what is going on it is important to not lose track of the inner, and the greater hidden value behind such an innerness, which is always seeking to make itself known in manifestation. In this dream this is where the Gambler archetype pays off: when it’s done in a non-personal way.

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Connecting-with-True-SelfIn this dream, Jeane makes a stand against an injustice she feels strongly about and ends up in a chase dream trying to flee her pursuer. What’s interesting is to follow the relationship between the masculine and the feminine in this dream, because what is being shown is an injustice happening on the inner level, yet with the same familiarity of what happens between the genders in the physical world. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this last dream I go with a carload of family or friends, it feels like mostly women, to a small town. And we stop, and we look around, and we go in a building and it feels like this building is where there’s a lot of gambling going on.

And the owner and his cronies, they seem really nice but it’s actually kind of rigged like they kind of pull you into this really friendly place where people win and stuff, and then they take you over to their other building and it’s really to get people hooked on gambling – and they particularly do this to the Indian tribes that live nearby.

And I feel some need to expose what’s going on, so I start going around agitating and stirring things up a bit. And in that process I’m separated from the group I’m with and the man in charge starts to pursue me.

And I remember once I’m going down a long hallway that actually comes one way, and then it turns to the left, and all along this hallway are what look like phone stations where you have to reach up and pull down the phone. So I could call my friends, or try to get some help, but every time I pull one it’s only acting like a bell or an alarm. It won’t act like a phone like it’s supposed to.

So I just have to give up on that. Then I decide that one of the wisest places to hide is the guy that’s chasing me has a loft bed and, you know, loft beds are built such that when you’re up in them other people are down below and they can’t see you. So I go hide in his loft bed and he comes down below after awhile with his girlfriend.

And I feel like I’m going to make problems for him, so I fuss around so she becomes aware there’s someone else in his bed. Then I want to make a getaway, but my feet are a little tangled up and it takes me awhile. I almost get caught because I have trouble getting my feet out from under the covers.

Meanwhile, I’ve gotten his girlfriend mad at him and I use that as a distraction to kind of get a little more distance and hightail it, looking for my friends again. I thought maybe they’d gone to the first casino or building we were in and they’re not there. And again I’m looking for a place in town that feels safe, I think, and that was when my alarm went off and I woke up.

John: It’s kind of a complicated dream in which it’s the feminine’s way of disclosing a frustration that it feels, but doing it in a very courageous way. In other words, you can tell that around you life has gotten to the point where the innocence of things, like the indigenous tribes, is being contaminated by the influence and the power of the environment.

And that you, while you’re with your friends, are kind of in a state of amnesia to that, or just living incoherently to it, but as you break yourself free from that you find yourself taking on a righteous reaction.

That righteous reaction is like a type of reporting of the issue. Even though you are functioning in what looks like outer images, you’re actually complaining and reporting this issue in an inner-capacity way even though the living of it as a dream image is taking that vibration and putting images to it.

So what you’re doing is you do this in two ways. One is you have to get very sober and by yourself to contend with the fact that you consider this gambling indoctrination that is going on, which is sucking in the indigenous helplessly, is too much. It’s horrible.

And, in the same token, you recognize this to be kind of a masculine problem because you actually, in terms of doing what you did, you went to some inner depth of yourself, which was like going into an upper loft of a masculine setting or foundation. And so the masculine thinking that it has its way with things in life, you realize and recognize that in the loudness of your outrage you’re able to disturb that casual acquiescence on its part that it can do what it pleases.

And so in acting up, what you do is you are causing it to be exposed, in terms of its mannerisms, in terms of how it is affecting or treating creation. You cause it to be exposed. In other words, this is a type of reporting, this is a type of energetic, connective linkage kind of as a rising up from the outer towards the inner. That’s the vibrational flow. That’s the effect of the feminine.

It’s kind of like a rising up. It’s odd in that everything kind of goes to the inner but there’s the illusion, in terms of how to describe it, in terms of how it’s done. It almost seems like the effect upon the outer is such that you can take and, somehow or another, in a type of reaction, cause it to be noted, hold it accountable, not allow it to be swept under the rug, make it a loudness that the masculine, or the powers and controls of an imbalance, will find that it’s impossible to think that they can exist in a state of peace and calm acting like that.

So that’s an interesting way of registering a complaint. It’s a good one. It seems to work. It’s not like you have the answer, yourself, but you know how to register the complaint.

Jeane: Yes, I do.

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spiritual-connection-katelynn-johnston-aThis dream shows the progression from the prior dream (see Taking It To The Top), where Jeane risks an energetic connection she has only a tenuous grasp upon. In this way, she finds herself slipping into a fractured state, where a sense of Wholeness and flow devolve into separation and confusion. This image provides a template for the struggles all seekers face in their journey to let go of the personal involvement in the material world. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: You’re with me again in this last dream I had right before I woke up, and it’s like we’re in a wooded area, but we’ve been searching through a, it almost looks more like a hunting lodge, but there’s gambling that goes on in this place.

And I guess we’ve decided that we will gamble a little, and a lady has come and made change for me and then there’s some confusion about whether she’d given me $5 too much when she gave me change back. 

That makes me look through my purse, and then I realize that in my purse my money is divided, and maybe I have it divided between some money that was ours, and some money that was mine. And so I’m able to show her that actually she gave me back the right change, the extra $5 actually belonged in the little wallet I had in there, which was my money, which was separate. 

And then you and I’ve stopped actually at some, they’re like slot machines, but they’re actually out in the forest – because this whole casino is out in the woods – and I think you’re playing one of the slot machines and I’m at another. 

They’re a little distance apart and I’m looking at whether I want to put in a whole $20, or I still want to… I look in the bottom of my purse and there’s a whole bunch of quarters, but I don’t seem to want to spend those, but I come back to the quarters because I realize that if I put $20 in, that will probably be about the time that you decided that you don’t want to gamble anymore.

So I’m probably better off if I take the quarters because I can put them in one at a time, although that’s not really the way I would prefer to do it. 

Then I’ve walked a little bit away and there’s suddenly this girl that’s standing there preaching, and she’s standing in front of a glass case in which there’s a carving of a statue and then right beside her is a carving of one of the religious figures, Joseph or Jesus as a child, but it makes it a little difficult to gamble with her right there – like I’m almost looking for a different place to go because in some ways I feel like she’s kind of like the front man for a preacher that I wouldn’t trust, even though she’s sincere in her own way. But then it makes it a little hard to gamble in that presence.

John: Well the dream starts off where you’re taking this quality that you found, in other words you have to go back to the prior dream, and in the prior dream you’ve reached a particular quality inside that can be projected, and lived, and reflected in a particular way.

And now you’ve turned around and you’ve decided to gamble with it. And what gambling with something does is it fractures you, and that is shown in the image that you have your monies all kept in different compartments. And once it’s kept in different compartments, it’s hard to understand how to sort out.

Once you start keeping it in different compartments you lose a certain focus, a certain thread to things, thus you don’t know timing very well anymore to things, either. Everything gets a little more baffling, and a little more confusing, and you tend to go off in kind of a wayward way – as if you’re now having to ponder and think: do you do this, or do you do that, in relationship to the amount of money, the change, when do you stop, all of that sort of thing?

In other words, you’re in a delirium because you have actually lost the importance of the vibration. It’s gone away from you. And thus, when you come to something that is more pristine, that is holding a note or quality, even if it isn’t holding the note very well, it’s still better than the condition you’re in, and that becomes like a type of embarrassment.

Having to hold the note, not getting caught up in what is thrown at you, around you, that everybody else is doing. They’re gambling away and, thus, they’re losing their ability to sort things out. In other words, you don’t do that, everyone else does that. You do that, you suffer a price, you lose the recognition of that which is meaningful, and even the proper understanding of that which is meaningful because you get skewered. Very interesting dream.

So your whole dream sequence took you to, first of all having to find that one, single important thing to do, of which all other things fall away, and that one thing then can project itself out into life – right from the top, like through the White House as a dynamic, and that one thing is your friend.

But if you go away from that, and think that you can play games with that, gamble and fool around with that, get into other deviations, you then unscramble yourself and, as a consequence then, the delirium that you create is such that you don’t even notice the degree to which your energy has been compromised – until you run into a reflection of something that holds a cadence, or a note, that is more pristine than the position and the shape that you’ve allowed yourself to have fallen into.

And that’s when you can hopefully… that’s when you recognize what you’ve done to yourself. You don’t recognize what you’ve done to yourself when you’ve deviated, because you go off in mental tangents, and hold the thought process of those mental tangents, instead of the heart process.

But at some particular point that becomes fairly empty and dry, but you don’t even notice that until you’re in the face of something that holds the quality differently, holds it with a mannerism that’s pristine. Quite a dream, huh?

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