Posts Tagged ‘healing inner psychologies’

Culvert Science AQ2We know from the analogy of flowing water that, when we have a blockage upstream, the water will begin to take a new course through the landscape, and the more water runs through it, the wider the course gets. It is like that within us as we form defense mechanisms, for protection, as a response to the contradictions and stresses we find in the world when we are young. Many times, this process creates blockages that prevent us from flowing in certain ways, sending us off in odd directions, i.e., into anger or emotion, that is no longer a protection but a limitation to what we are trying to do. Our dreams can help us unravel these mechanisms, enabling us to lessen the effects of the blockages. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: The way I dreamt it is, in the meditation dream, to get the flow right I have to go back in time to determine the reason why things are the way they are today. I do this over and over in my dream; I keep going back to something and back to something. I’m reverbing back to something, reverbing back to something, as if I’m trying to get it so that it makes sense to me because it doesn’t logically pattern to do this.

I keep doing it, though, to try to prove or establish with myself that this is a viable approach, because rationally thinking, in terms of how my five senses and mind works, I can’t get there that way – because what you can think about is very limited.

So I guess another way of saying it is, you can say that this is an approach that is kind of irrational to the outer mind, yet I have found inside of myself, in terms of noting that there’s something that percolates back there, that this better explains what I need to know about my conditioning, in other words, how I am, why I am the way I am.

Until I learned to do this, I was limited to looking at everything rationally, meaning outwardly rational, and I was therefore unable to break out of a confusion that I carried. Of course, I didn’t know I carried a confusion. The confusion, of course, is the separation.

So the meaning is, is that to go deep within, to another inner time frame, which is how you tend to feel it because you’re going back to address what you’ve suppressed, or hidden, or veiled. In fact you’ve hidden it so well that you can hardly find it anymore. You just react outwardly, for reasons that make no sense. You just keep doing the same thing over and over again, habitually, as a conditioning that’s based upon something that got frozen into a defense mechanism.

So when I go deep within, as if to another inner time frame, what I am doing is I’m explaining to myself why I react the way I do today. So this is what I dream about; I dream about going there in order to find something more, because how something is in the present is unacceptable. It’s a delirium.

So you could say that the purpose of the dream is to point out that the linear perspective, which is your outer five senses and such, that that is a perspective that is not able to access the understanding for why things are the way they are, and why I am the way I am, so I have to have this awakening that goes back and touches the root. This, you might say, kind of inner approach, or basically probing the depths of the wholeness again to untangle what one has nailed down thinking that they’ve nailed something down that’s viable, gives me the sight that I need to access the vibrational impression pent up within. In other words, it’s like an impression, or a defense mechanism, and then you continue to keep playing that out and playing it out and you don’t even know why you play it out, and that influences my psyche’s reactions over and over and over again as a pattern.

So why is this important? There are reactions I have today that are tense and awkward, which I seem to do over and over, that make no sense to my linear mind. For example, if I am bumped by someone, even if it is an accident, my first sensation is to be reactive. You should just be able to drop it, but I have a defense mechanism inside that won’t do that. Even if I know that I should be able to do it, I can’t do it because it’s entrenched. It has to do with a repression that I have established that has taken me outside of the whole, so that I do this kind of control thing. So when I go back to the root cause, when this defense mechanism first started, I am able to identify experientially the reason today for the habituality.

To see the pattern energetically from long ago explains where this habitual pattern is coming from as a bifurcation. And, of course, it’s a bifurcation of the way of what is real. So often it is from a wound or trauma that I repressed within. The contraction, as a result of the defense mechanism, causes me to shut down instead of being in a greater overall connective flow. As a result then, of the shutting down, the habitual pattern will then blind me from the inclusive perspective of the whole – to which I am just a part of all of that.

The limitations, having shut down, then created these defense mechanisms and annihilated things in terms of creating ways that I try to kind of control my well being, the limitations I have placed upon myself are just illusions I think I need in order to sustain a separation from effects – that I suddenly developed the peculiar notion were out of my control. In other words, I want to control, instead of just be. Such definitions blind myself as a result of these reactions, and such reactions then veil my beingness from the wholeness that is permeating all of life.

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im098agesThis imagery continues the dream conversation (see Defining How It Is) because sometimes in the course of a night of dreaming the images begin by presenting the case, or the situation, that we are dealing with. Subsequent imagery, which may seem like completely separate dreams, will often further what has been established and then allow a look at the issue from different angles. In this way, we are offered an unbiased view that can allow us to better understand where we are.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: And then it feels like I have a dream where I have to go to an event at my niece’s house. For this event, I need an outfit that will be kind of interchangeable. In other words, I need to be able to change from something that I wear for dinner to something I wear outside, to maybe something I wear swimming. And I go to the store and I actually find this outfit that’s kind of green with black polka dots on it. And it has a skirt and a top, and then maybe a shorter skirt and a bathing suit that all match. So I’ve taken it over to show it to her; so this would allow me to change rapidly for each function.

At the same time, I want to be able during this time to have dinner with her daughter and new husband, who I know are working a lot of hours, but then I find that they are coming and spending weekends at the mother’s house because they see it’s easier to eat there. So that means that I should be able to get together with them, too.

Having worked all that out, I seem to go back to see how the experiment in the first dream is working and realize that, at this point in time, it’s not working that well, that having shaved one person’s beard and making the other person do things they are not used to, is not flowing well right now, at this point. And that maybe I need to let them continue with their traditions for a while longer.

John: This is something that has to be found, as a naturalness, as an understanding, as a graciousness, in which there is no design based upon projection. Everyone sees life as something in which you have to put on a particular quality or attire in order to get things to happen.

Like you notice how that is. That it’s easier if you accommodate a certain persona with regards to getting together with your niece’s daughter and husband and whatnot. In other words, so that you wouldn’t be standing out as someone peculiar and separate from how they needed to appreciate life. You’re seeing yourself as having a greater fluidity by having made this kind of adjustment, in terms of yourself, and so you’re inclined to think that that was an adjustment that speeded things along.

So you realize that then, when you take and you approach something that has fostered its own design, like the guy from Niger, following an evolvement or type of tariqa, so to speak, where he did what he did in accordance with an established tradition, and the other had its established tradition, that this sort of thing worked. And when each of those was taken out of their recognized established tradition, they had problems in terms of coping.

So, you’re sitting thinking, “oh, well, perhaps I should just let them do what they do best in terms of their mannerism.” But deep down you know that that also blocks something from happening. In other words, Niger is Niger, and a bearded approach is a bearded approach, and beyond what is able to happen with that quality or mannerism is something even more. But they cannot function without their filter.

So what your dream is doing is your dream is taking a situation, or a scenario, and plopping you into that scenario and pointing out that how it is that you are in that scenario functions according to certain prescribed guidelines. You still see yourself having to subordinate yourself to those specific and particular guidelines.

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Carl Jung

It’s often good to remember that our systems, the entire complex of our bodies, are in support of our development journey. When we acknowledge that, we can see how useful our dream images can be. Here a string tangled with blocks represents the actual inner blocks, defense mechanisms in this case, that are preventing further progress. And knowing what we are being confronted with is half the battle of letting it go.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My very earliest dream it feels like I’m preoccupied with this string that has occasional little blocks on it, like little rectangular blocks, so it feels like I’m trying to untangle that string – which maybe runs down my leg, or on a body at certain points.

And at first when I try to untangle it, it feels like I’m having trouble, but then it feels like I kind of approach it from another angle and I’m kind of able to pull the string more smoothly. That was my first dream.

John: So it’s like a thread, a string, a thread, and when it has little knots in it, what they are is where things catch, and so lacks a certain followthrough or fluidity. And it’s an interesting image because when things catch, what it doesn’t describe is what it feels like when something catches.

And what’s interesting is that’s the theme of the dreaming, too, is things that still affect one’s nature from being able to totally let go and being in a space of emptiness. You have something that you still hold on to, and what you don’t describe is the way in which holding on works. It’s kind of the loudness in one’s nature, and any kind of loudness of one’s nature has an effect in terms of the way you move about.

The motion and expression that you have is dictated by the way you carry yourself, and so these little blocks have to do, you know looking at the theme of the dreaming, has to do with carrying or conducting one’s self in a way in which this sort of thing is something that is still sticky, or in one’s frame of reference, that they lean on, or hold out, and it functions as either what you would call a type of defense mechanism in which you are utilizing this as a filter for purposes of protecting one’s self from something that you’re not ready to face, or it can be the way you image yourself based upon the way you’ve come to recognize or see how things are in the outer.

The way that I am shown, in my dreaming last night, where you get rid of a block or characteristic or however you’d call it that has you looking or functioning in a particular mannerism or way, is you have to take out all of the inertia or speed of it. You have to bring it to a state of an emptiness or a quietness. And if you’re able to do that, then you’re able to get beyond the rose-colored effect of something that is a block. And then you’re able to see what it’s like in an emptiness or in a silence and, thereby, let go of it.

But if you’re unable to do that, then you support or hold onto that, you sustain or maintain it with your perceptions of yourself, and you carry yourself in a particular vibratory format that can be shaped by concepts and principles, upon which you see yourself, and that your personality and way of being then is caught up in those kinds of concepts.

An example is the difference between being spiritual and religious. A person who is religious has set ideas and mannerisms, and it affects the way they carry themselves and conduct themselves. And those set characteristics are blocks. And a person who is spiritual recognizes that whenever they see themselves conducting themselves in any kind of way that is set and defined, they have to look at that. Why are they doing that? Because any way of carrying, and maintaining, and having to project a quality that has a presence, or a demeanor, that is imposing upon life is a block.

And so the way I dreamt it was, I took and I would work with the fire energy of blocks where something is speeded up and, therefore, when it’s speeded up it can have an effect that has a little bit of a spell, or a stigma, that can be placed on you when you’re affected by something that is speeded up.

Now, if you take and you slow something that’s speeded up, then you can have this sensation awareness, that pulls a sight through, that isn’t caught in that speed, and then you can let go of the speed and pull the sight through –  you have the focus and attention that can do that. And that is an amazing advancement trait.

Most people are careful not to get speeded up because when they get speeded up they lose their focus and their attention and their sense of groundedness. But just look how interesting it can be if you can get speeded up and, at the same time, inflect inside yourself to a quietness and have a sight that is the counterbalance of the speeded up. That energy works that way: it can be speeded up and then have the counter image that shows it slowing down.

You didn’t dream that. I mean, I’m adding more of how I looked at things. You just dealt with the basic where you have something that is a block, and you didn’t explain the characteristics of what can make a block. You just had a block set in place. And usually the dynamic for a reason why you have something that’s blocking your nature usually has to do with some sort of defense mechanism characteristic.

I happened in my dream to be looking at it in mannerisms that are other than what we would call defense mechanisms, that also serve as a block to keep one from going into the quietness, and the stillness, and the essence that’s at the epicenter of a person’s being – from which you then have this letting go process in which when you take the energetic that would be a type of block out of the equation, you can see more. But when you’re affected by the block, you’re rose color-blinded by that effect and then you tend to make decisions by that stickiness as if it in terms of it having its subtle effect.

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