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i009esWhat makes us vulnerable? One way to think about that is to consider it from an energetic perspective: we have an aura that surrounds us, our energy field, and when we are well rested it provides a strong barrier to illnesses and stresses. But, when we are tired or run down, our aura is not as energetically charged, so we become susceptible to colds and other illnesses, and are more likely to be affected by personal slights or emotional upheaval. This dream describes the issue from an internal perspective, where an imbalance, energetically, between the masculine and feminine aspects of the dreamer have made her vulnerable to a break-in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a bunch of dreams last night, but I only remember two of them. In one of them I’m in my hometown, and it’s dark, it’s night, and I’ve gone down to Main Street with my father to a department store that he used to have.

And the store’s all dark, but I go in the store. It feels like I leave my dad out in the street and I go in the store, and go to the back of the store, and there’s a corridor in the back of the store with a door that opens out onto the alley back there.

When I get back near that section of the store, I can hear like someone’s kind of broken into the backdoor and they’re coming into the store, so I’m not sure what to do. And then, the next thing I know, it feels like there’s these kind of ruffians that have taken over the store – and my dad doesn’t seem to be anywhere around.

But there’s another woman and myself that they’re holding captive in the store. And they’ve even set up almost like a little cabana stand, like you see down in the islands, that has drinks and coconuts and things hanging around, and they’re kind of eating and drinking. But it feels menacing to me, like I feel like they could hurt us, and they’re not going to let us go – but at least my father didn’t come in.

And I’m looking for ways that maybe I can escape, or get away, but right now they’re watching us too closely. And that was the first dream.

John: So the theme of the dreaming has to do with there being a magnetized energetic, whereby what is able to take place can be both whole and complete simultaneously. So, your father represents the wholeness, and you represent, in manifestation, an aspect of completeness.

So the father, which is the masculine, is taking you to show you the wholeness, but, for whatever reason, you don’t stay with him, or he isn’t able to stay with this aspect of feminine energy, and, therefore, something isn’t properly grounded. So that the place that the masculine energy touches doesn’t correspond to a coming together of a rising up energy, of the feminine, which they then are a cycle of creation conjunct, or succinct. And this is only possible if there is the magnetized breath, like the dhikr, which takes into account the wholeness and the fullness, the completeness.

So the image you had is that of leaving that masculine energy behind, not able to hold it, not able to take it in, not able to properly fully accept it, embrace it properly. So you left the masculine outside and went inside, and, when you do it that way, you don’t have the awakening that is needed as a result of the masculine effect. And so when you go inside without the awakening that’s needed with the masculine effect, then there is going to be an imbalance, a disorder, a discombobulation, a misalignment.

Thus, the place is subjected to all kinds of variables, and you, in a type of righteousness, a protectiveness, instead of a stillness, a protectiveness, are acting as if this is okay, in a way, because your father is okay, isn’t in the place.

Now to turn this dream around to where it would be complete, is where you would go into the place with your father and find it to be wondrous, and have something then, that would be more like the light that has come down to touch manifestation, has resulted in a result that rises up. It would be a cycle of time in manifestation, because what is out of joint here is the feminine energy and the masculine energy aren’t coming into cohesion. The light isn’t coming down completely and touching the light, so that the light rises up to touch light, meaning light upon light, isn’t a net result, or effect, that then results in a total letting go emptiness.

The feminine just has its experientiality, and knows when something feels right, and thus you have this dream where something doesn’t feel right, things are breaking in, the place is still being affected. You have that sensation where something isn’t quite right, and the succinctness of the masculine isn’t there.

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Jordanis Keramidas

Being held captive, a rescue on horseback, and an escape – these are the elements that we find in fairy tales and action movies. Yet when the images come from a dream, and we understand that all the elements are a part of the dreamer’s inner life, we can gain an insight into what is being wrestled with. To free oneself of something a person needs to summon an inner power greater that what holds the person back. Yet letting go is never easy, so the image shows the characters trying to grab supplies as they break free – but, of course, it can’t work that way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this dream, I’m like a little girl but I’ve been bound and kept captive somewhere. My hands are kind of loosely in some kind of a soft handcuff and I’m kept somewhere. And I’m kept in this building that’s almost like a school; there’s other kids there.

Well, I’m trying to figure out how to get free, and I do get out of the room one day, and then there’s a horse outside and the horse turns into my uncle, so I get away with my uncle.

And then there’s me as the little girl, there seems to be me as an older version, and my uncle, and we are all trying to get out of town and escape. But we have to figure out how to get some supplies.

Now, I start looking around for supplies. My uncle, sometimes he’s like a man, my uncle, and sometimes he’s the horse again, and then there’s the little girl me also. Now when we go looking for supplies, she goes back to the school and she gets seen. And I don’t know why she went there looking for something – the school where she’d been kind of imprisoned. Some people see her, so I have to kind of get her out of there again.

And then we’re going through the town very fast. We can’t go back to the house, a house where we’re known. We’re trying to find some supplies. We go into a building, and it’s a building where there’s weavers and things. We think we may actually take some things from there, just like, you know, to stay warm or whatever. But I realize that whatever we take, they may put a tracker in it.

So I have a thought that we’ll take this tracker and we’ll give it to the kid on the street, we’ll find out where they’ve hid the tracker in whatever we take, and we’ll give it to a kid on the street. And that might solve the problem, except they might have a hidden tracker as well that I’d have to find. I think that’s the point in the dream when the glass fell over and so I woke up.

John: So the energetic of feeling like bound, or tied up, is the contractive condition of where one is still caught in some sort of allure or identification. So a power is needed, an inner power, that breaks through the trance that exists when one is enraptured with the condition of seeking to maintain a certain mannerism. 

And so the inner power comes, because it recognizes it can let go of that condition that keeps one bound. And so then you’re swept away.

So when you gain the inner power, you also access certain traits and qualities that you’re able to function with, that kind of come with the inner power. However the little girl experiences the power just as an energetic, in and of itself, and doesn’t need any of the accoutrements that help facilitate a sense of balance in terms of you and your way of relating to the outer. In other words, that can all fall away.

Well the reason why there’s the sense of people trying to capture you again is because one didn’t totally let go. The little girl suggests something that could have let go by wandering on off, but the concept is that doing so endangers her because she could be hurt.

That’s a type of worrying, and a type of imposed stress, as a way of being in place of the total letting go. In other words, there’s always the tendency, the human nature always has the tendency of having to utilize something, instead of being able to shift in such a way so that there’s nothing that has to be leaned on. And you can shift in such a way so you don’t ever even lean on the back of a wall, or another place, or tool or whatever. That would involve not sitting in a way that gives one some sort of sense of driftiness. These are all examples of holding on to something, when in reality you really don’t need to hold onto anything. It’s a deep dream.

So the glass broke and shattered the whole flow of the dream, but you pulled and held onto the dream even with the glass having shattered because the dream carried a resonance that pointed to something as a letting go towards an emptiness.

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growthThe feeling of being pinned down, described here in Jeane’s dream, sheds an interesting light on how we hold ourselves back, or resist, aspects of our spiritual awakening. In this instance, breaking free would seem the obvious next step. But there is a subtlety in this, where the things that pin us down can also be the exact thing, within us, that we need to struggle against – as we proceed on our journey. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had a dream in which it felt like there was a force that was like capturing or holding people captive; it particularly would pin down maybe my left arm slightly. And you could try to get free, but if you tried to get completely free you actually made it worse for everybody. It was like you could only get so free and you had to keep part of yourself pinned down, or it made it worse for everybody.

It was kind of an ugly force. I remember it just felt like it was frustrating: how did you struggle against this?

John: That’s a cute dilemma. I did not put it that way, but it’s a cute dilemma.

A part of you that is pinned down and if you break free from that part of you, then something else struggles more, right? The part of you that’s pinned down, is the part of you that’s required to recognize what is going on, from within, and therefore it is cornered or pinned down to terms of what it can do in the outer. And if it throws away this being pinned down, and continues as if it has a role, or an identity that it can’t let go of in the outer, then something is held back.

So it has to accept that it’s being directed, to put its attention upon a change of direction, in terms of what things are about, in terms of an inner conscious unfoldment, as opposed to the tendency to believe that one has responsibilities in terms of placing their attention in the outer as if the outer is everything.

To the degree to which you feel that you’re not able to let go of the outer, is the degree to which you create the sensation of being limited or pinned down. So, the subtle distinction that has to be made is, you are in the outer, that deep down you are pinned down by having to acknowledge something that is awakening from within, unable to continue to do the things in the outer that other people identify with.

So you have to carry this quality of an echo somewhere else and, if you can do that, then things are made better. Your mind, however, tells you that this is not what it’s about.

Well, it was a heck of a Rubik’s Cube, because it was easy to misconstrue what was going on inside, because it would have been easier to say, in a negative way of looking at your dream, that some part of you was missing out on what was needed. But if this were true, then how is it that in this missing out, in terms of what is needed – meaning you’re pinned down – how is it that there is something about this pinning down that is important to the end result?

You could easily be very confused by this dream, by feeling that, okay, you shouldn’t be pinned down, but how do you reconcile that with the fact that being pinned down is somehow or another important to the end result?

The dream can even be referenced to something that points to the bigger schematic of outer life; that in outer life, a part of us is lost and confused and caught up in the outer or, as you would say, pinned down.

And then the recognition of the illusion of that, in other words the recognition that there’s a consciousness that can proceed and find its way out of this self-deception, through the pressure of feeling that you’re caught in it, is the means by which you sort through and figure something out, or go to where you need to go.

You do not go there by following some sort of Yellow Brick Road where everything is all laid out in some Simple Simon fashion. You follow the Yellow Brick Road in which everything seems to be against you, based upon how the outer is set up. And that the outer is always grabbing at your attention, and causing you to feel pinned down with its directives or purported requirements.

And that as you consciously grasp and go through that, is when you come to recognize and realize that there’s a letting go that is realized at some point, and in this realization you suddenly find the simplicity.

So, you feel the pinning down, but you do not identify with it to such a degree that you stay delusional. You feel the pinning down and realize that it’s kind of a means to grow. It may feel uncomfortable. It may seem like it’s a strange joke. However, it gets you through in terms of what it is that you need in order to awaken.

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