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RootedTreeIn this simple dream imagery, a big world is opened up.  It may seem about getting a haircut or missing an appointment, but from the dream perspective what is important is the ability to flow. Is the character in the dream able to flow to where she wants to be? Are any of the characters? If not, what prevents them? As John explains, it is these elements that help unlock the message of our dreams. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I dreamt a lot, but I can’t report much of it. I had one dream in which it felt like I was working somewhere, but I was confused about the timing. And it’s like I’ve left and I’ve gone into another office because I’m thinking I want to get a haircut, but at the same time when I go to the office where downstairs in that building I can get a haircut, I can’t remember whether I have to be back in my office to see a client or not. It’s like I didn’t look at the schedule. 

At the same time, when I talk to the woman who’s in that office, she was in there temporarily hoping to move on, but both she and one other person I know there, they’re still there, because whatever step has to be taken next for them to go back to where they want to be, or on to where they want to be, hasn’t happened yet. It’s the way systems operate. Sometimes they leave you there.

So the women on one hand are talking about the fact that they’re kind of stuck there. They thought they’d be moving on sooner. And then I suddenly realize I can’t really go downstairs and get a haircut because I can’t remember whether I have an appointment back at my office or not. I didn’t check before I left. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Basically, what the dream is suggesting is that when you’re going from your office across the way, thinking that you’re going over there in order to get a haircut, or in other words to get something done, that will augment something in terms of how you’re meant to be. But instead, you find yourself getting ungrounded, because you’re not holding onto the placement of where you came from. 

Yes, it’s important for you to be able to go over to this other office and whatnot, and to keep taking steps in terms of expanding, and growing, and reaching out and such, but you also have to do this in relationship to holding a center inside of yourself.

The dream has a quality of a masculine energetic to it, in that you’re going across the street or something. This is something more in keeping with what the masculine does, going across some line, or over something, or whatever, in other words, as if opening up and having access to something new that has to be grasped, or understood, or taken into account or something.

But when the feminine does it, it’s more like a quality of just stretching out, or expanding, or finding herself in a bigger world – and being able to handle and conduct herself in a larger way. But it has a type of a sense of the masculine quality in it because you’re going into another building. And where the masculine element, or image, or vibration, comes into play is in the amnesia component of not quite feeling right about something.

In other words, you’re not sure just where to go to get the haircut. You’re not sure just how it is that you’re supposed to be facilitating something with these other women, who are feeling a little out of round or out of bounds, because something isn’t quite right. And there’s some confusion about how you get back to where you came from or, in other words, you didn’t bring something across, through. You didn’t hold onto something.

You are meant to expand. You’re meant to take in a greater Whole, but you can’t do it without the continuity of a rootedness of yourself. 

And I guess to see this, that’s why it had a little of a masculine kind of element to it, a plagiarizing or something in a masculine element way, because ordinarily when you dream you just dream of some overall state and then the issue is whether or not you can reach that overall state, and whether or not you’re getting greater guidance or assistance in terms of interconnectivity and intertwining in relationship to the overall state, which is kind of the theme of what we’re doing.

And so within this theme you’re throwing in a wrench into the works of things, in that the intertwining, as an aspect of balanced knowingness, knowingness is kind of a masculine thing again, too, because the feminine just kind of finds herself oriented just as if she’s in constant flow and balance with how something needs to be.

And in your case, you’re finding that your flow is struggling with the orientation in that somewhere you started off with the objective of getting something accomplished, that was needed, like your haircut, and you end up getting discombobulated and not knowing quite how to do that – let alone go back to a rootedness that you carried and came forth with. 

It’s kind of like the feminine principle that a woman has to be rooted and grounded and solid in herself in order to even be of value in a relationship, because if she’s not, then she gets misused or abused or doesn’t hold a certain cadence of something that projects across into a masculine energetic state and enable that to function in a cohesive manner.

Otherwise, it takes and manipulates, or she feels she gets manipulated, and actually that is more of a consequence of her not owning and being true to herself. She gets manipulated when she defers to something against her better judgment, of which she has a sense inside.

And so the dream has a quality of a little of that, and that’s how one is able to kind of sense and see the significance of you holding the space from where you came from when you went across the street to this other. You have to hold that in order to have something to offer, to be able to tie in, to interlink, to be able to catch the thread of what that’s all about in an overall context. 

That’s an interesting dream.

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journey_across_the_mountains_by_wildwassAs her dream images from the night continue (see A Perfect Conduit), Jeane finds herself shifting between climbing a mountain to cross a border, to the mundane of getting a haircut, to moving her father to a new state. What these images have in common is the theme of transitioning to a new zone. The mundane aspect of the haircut shows there are still old things that need to be let go of before the transition to the new area can be made. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I remember a little bit of a dream where I seem to be climbing with some others. I’m climbing in the mountains in a foreign country. They’re very steep. 

It’s like I’m trying to get across the border, but what I remember the border is in these mountains, it’s very uneven, and you don’t even quite know when you’ve crossed it, and it’s steep, very steep.

You might reach up to climb somewhere, and maybe you can get through there and maybe you can’t, but then there are little villages or people that maybe come and finally help you on that climb. And I think it was on that climb that I saw an area where maybe the ocean came in and it carved this great big swath up the mountainside, and then it would retreat.

And it was different colors there, maybe there are caves there, too, because that comes back in the next dream.

John: All that this dream is really doing, and I have this component in mine, too, is that it’s showing that you actually have a certain focus and intention to take and go a place that’s the beyond of the beyond.

And so you kind of Hail Mary out like that, but the importance of the dream is to show that you have help. In your particular case it’s just a matter of flow. The villagers are going to help you as you have to transcend this journey, or go through this process. It puts you at the in-between state between two places.

Jeane: So then the dream I was having, when you decided we should wake up, in that dream it feels like I’m part of a family. 

I’m young, so I have parents. I’ve gone in to get my hair cut. Well, the hairdresser is a little distracted when she has other things going on, and so it’s like first she wants me to sit down one place, and then she gets kind of captivated by how my hair is looking in one area. 

I think I’m kind of a redhead even. Then she has to go outside for a smoke, so I have to find the right place to sit and the right chair to be on. I finally find this black chair that’s her chair. 

Then there was something she wanted me to stick under my forehead like a cap, which captures the hair so it doesn’t drip on you. I’m trying to figure out how it’s going to catch the hair, and how to get it on right because it just goes half of the way around your head – and where does it go exactly?

I’m going through all of those and finding this little scooting chair to sit on, waiting for her to come back from getting her cigarette. Then my mind is going to the fact that my father’s moving. We’ve been working in this one area, it feels like in Colorado, and he’s going to be moving.

And I see that when we move, he’s actually going to discover that place in the mountains where the water comes rushing in and you have caves up above. And I can see how the water comes in, and it creates all these kind of wondrous colors in the rock. 

It’s just like really a sight to see because it goes up really high, and it has all these different colors in the rocks, and maybe you can go up even higher and there are caves. This is an area maybe even where people would have protested war, and maybe my dad works in the defense industry, so I realize that when he sees all of this it’s really going to change some things for him because it’s not something he has been exposed to before. 

That’s when you woke me up.

John: That’s actually very deep again, because the whole jerking out of a situation, which was like a rescue, or a help, or an extraction, it’s like you are part of a natural flow, and when you’re part of a natural flow, things help you.

What you’re doing is very arduous and difficult, but things help you. And even though it looks rough and ragged and arduous and difficult, it actually is mountain, waterfalls and things… I mean, you know, it goes from a stark image to an image in which something is in a whole different schematic.

In other words, you actually are going into a whole new zone of yourself. You’re dropping some sort of energetic motif that had been holding you back. And so the first part of the last dream has to do with having to feel what it’s like to feel the stodgy of the smoking part, the part that’s kind of in a habituation and kind of off to one side and discombobulated.

And you are sitting in a barber thing to get your hair cut or done or something, knowing that that’s going to come back, and that process is to put you into a different framework. And then you’re able to see that this framework has to do with you being in an entirely different place, like in Colorado or something like that.

In other words, a whole different setting is designed to occur. You see this by way of the fact that that’s how you’re finding and seeing your father now, which means that’s how you’re finding and seeing this quality of yourself in a different, connected way to something so much more, which hadn’t been there, but is now suddenly in the equation.

It’s in a different state even. The huge sensation of this dream is noting how to plug in or deal with your dad in this other state. Which means that you’re shifting to this other state, that you’re able to allow the energies to flow through you, those which help you. To me it is like an extraction, and it’s very difficult.

And all you had to do in order to get it was to realize that you can’t be making a big deal out of anything, up or down, inner or outer, because you’re in-between. And because you’re in-between you have access, you’re an access vehicle for what needs to unfold or transpire.

It goes back to kind of like what we had talked about in dreams before, that you’re not the will of God, but you have access to it. You have access to this flow that comes through, and that access, the person who is able to be the watcher, or the guide that brings it forth, to see it unfold, that’s the co-creator quality. That’s what the co-creator quality looks like.

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