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the_yinyangThe dream that followed yesterday’s dream (see A Quality of Faith) takes the interaction between the masculine and feminine aspects to a deeper level, elevating from the individual to the universal. And the truth of it is that whether we are speaking of these two aspects in us, or the two genders on the planet, or the two cosmic energies, the only way for the whole to work, in balance and in harmony, is for the two to work together as one. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This next dream is really amazing. This is something that, I don’t know if I tell it right or pull it out right, but if told and pulled out correctly, it’s something that says so much, just in the imagery, that you could study this and study this forever.

So, in this dream, I am going into an area to do some planting. What this is, is kind of like maybe there’s a barrier or a path through it or something, because there’s like two sides to it, but it’s all the same area. It’s a big lawn area and the lawn needs to be planted and the ground is kind of hard.

When I come into this area, the area that I look at I have a pretty slapstick idea about how I’m going to do this. In other words, it’s like I’ll stir this up a little bit, put a little seed down, water it regularly, and that should do the trick.

But my wife has also been in this area, on the other side of the sidewalk or whatever, and her idea shocks me because the way I see is I have no trouble with the ground that I’m going to be planting. In other words, I have my way and I just go at it.

The area was level to begin with and I just need to apply some simple understanding about how you get the seed at least covered up in the ground, and you water it and it’s supposed to do its thing. So I don’t think that there’s a problem with dealing with it, that’s how naïve I am.

But I believe this, and then I look at the area my wife is trying to plant and what a mess. In other words, what she has done is she has disturbed this level area, it was all level at one point, and she’s dug down, she’s dug irregularly, and she’s dug out all of this dirt and she’s gotten down to the point where she’s hauled all of that out, so it’s all slopey this way and that way because she’s done this chaotically – in terms of digging this out.

Then she’s hauled in a whole bunch of fresh dirt to spread out over the area. So, you’ve got different depths going on, and then you see this pile of top soil there and it’s not evenly spread or anything, it’s just dumped there, because after doing all of that she got exhausted and quit. She gave up, it was too much work, she got tired.

Well, she started out with overkill. There was no need to dig out so much of what was there. In other words, this is what happens in this misaligned doingness of things that goes on – and this is a feminine aspect we’re talking about – and we’re also talking about the masculine aspect.

The masculine aspect is fairly shallow in this whole approach, and the feminine aspect is just really trying to get something back into a state of familiarity or something, but it can’t quite get there. And what she is doing, she doesn’t have the proper sight to begin with.

And I know that, first of all, there was no need to dig out so much because when you dig below a certain point you just get into dirt that’s no good anyway, and the roots don’t go down into that anyway, so it’s overkill. So, as I look at this, I hesitate knowing this is going to be so much work.

In other words, what I did seemed pretty simple, what she did was overwhelming. I pause; for a split second, I don’t want to take this on. But then I get into it because I know it has to be done sometime.

And then it’s as if my wife shows up and she has this special device. And this special device now is this example of how the feminine then is able to, when things are pulled together, is able to support the unfoldment of something that’s whole.

Just like if you wouldn’t have been acting up so much like you were at the wedding, you would have been supporting and facilitating that which leads to something new, that is getting kicked off with the idea of this wedding.

Well, the feminine has this wholeness about her, and if she had the proper memo to begin with, the proper alignment at the beginning, she was close, but because she also has something that I don’t have, she has this device for watering the area that also acted as a planter of the seed so if she would have gotten this all streamlined like it needed to be, she would have planted the seed uniformly and would have watered the seed uniformly.

And she tells me she’s not concerned about the watering part because this uniform way that she has she can water this really deep with the machine, as opposed to what I would have been doing trying to water it regularly, because I would have planted it shallow and would not have stirred the ground up to any great depth, and would have counted on the seed to figure itself out, and come up somehow and be okay. Well, that wouldn’t have worked either.

So as I’m looking at this I agree that, wow, it is all going to be fine now, both areas. By taking and addressing how things are misaligned and chaotic, somehow or another that helps fix my area. Well, in any event, with this device it’s going to simplify the unfoldment from hereon for the whole area.

So I’m pleased knowing that this is going to be wonderful when the new grass comes in. In other words, it’s going to facilitate the new grass come in, that can then come in naturally because the proper space for that has been created.

The meaning of this dream is it’s portraying where things are at, at this time, in terms of a work in process. Of course, what we are talking about is the whole and how everything is astir, and how do you take and get things back into a balance or in a cadence?

And even Mother Earth is confused about that – and there’s all kinds of doingness of things. And then there are all kinds of ideas of the masculine that are very shallow approaches that anyone that settles back inside of themselves knows is not going to make it.

The feminine perspective in creation needs balance and guidance. She has everything to do the job, but is not able to do it because she is too carried away. As a result, she is exhausting herself and leaving behind, in her wake, a mess.

And my approach is too simplistic, in other words, too shallow. I’m approaching the area as if a quick fix is possible. I’m going to scatter some seed, stir it in a bit, and regularly water it. That’s my idea.

Her approach was to dig a deeper footing than needed, spread new soil, more than needed, over this overly dug up area. From there, her plan was exceptional. In other words, this part was overdone because she exhausted herself, but going from there her plan was exceptional. She had the right idea and how to plant and water, meaning how to put the seed down and put water on it – in other words, causing something anew to happen.

All in all my approach – that I thought was okay – was way too superficial. By picking up where she left off, and taking on her intent and natural knowing for making it happen, that somehow awoke me, that helped me align my sight, which was too superficial, too off the ground.

It is in the spade work she needed help with. After that, her approach was magical. Mother Nature is able to spread her grace to the depth needed, and in a uniform overall way, to the entire area. I am able to complete that which is astir and, in doing so, reach the naturalness that goes from there very simply without further effort or concern.

What my wife did that needed straightening out, in the end, turned out to be an essential part of the overall process. If I had not taken this on, I would not have gotten grounded enough. What I was doing was, as I said earlier, too shallow. What she was doing was too busy. By seeing that, and facing the overwhelm, the means exist then to reach an intended and naturally unfolding result.

You might say that the seeing, so to speak, was my part because what she was doing wasn’t seeing it correctly, although she knew where it was supposed to go properly. Facing the overwhelm was my barrier. I had to face where it was overwhelmed what she had done, because I was being too superficial with my idea of how to do it.

In doing so, I was able to recognize that it’s all there ready to happen. Somehow, in that whole process, one could go from A to Z, as opposed to haphazard. Because when you get to the point where the heartfelt feminine nature knows how to work with creation, when it is aligned, it just takes over with this natural support and knowingness. And, of course, knowingness incorporates the idea of the sight, which is masculine, and the whole bringing something through, which is feminine.

What I’m describing in this lawn/garden scenario is how the masculine and feminine qualities work together, and give to each other, so co-creation exists. Or, to say this in another way, the definition of a co-creator is when the masculine principle, endowed with sight, works with the feminine knowingness, imbedded in creation, so that the sight goes somewhere and reaches a depth that is needed, because the sight in and of itself is off, too. It needs this other. The result then is the ability for something anew to be ushered in.

The thing this dream had in it, too, was it corrected a few concepts. I always had the concept that the masculine is like bringing down a spirit energy from above and touching something in creation. And in creation, as the feminine wakes up, and that becomes like the in-breath going back as something that’s enlivened. But that is too stagnant of an image.

The whole process of the intertwining has a whole lot more dynamic going in and out, ebbing and flowing, which this was able to portray. You get to a point, in looking at this, where it gets more difficult if you were trying to say what part is just straight feminine, and what part is just straight masculine, because they start to come together, they merge, and ultimately there is no difference, at least on a world-soul level.

But in terms of feeling in a state of bewilderment, trying to sort that out, you come up with the idea of how the out-breath is masculine, and the in-breath is feminine, and how the spirit energy comes down and it touches something in a wholeness. You can end up with this whole definition like that and that won’t do the trick, that won’t get anywhere because it is too ordered.

The actual process really involves a lot of twining back and forth. There’s a giving that the masculine is doing to the feminine, and there’s a giving back that the feminine is doing in terms of something anew – and they have to work in cohesion. They have to, somehow or another, come together.

And when they do, who’s to say what is masculine and who’s to say what is feminine? The principles of each, in and of itself, you could say in a black-and-white – but so what? That isn’t able to go anywhere.

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