Knowing Your Place

BN-BL359_0210ho_J_20140210112634The idea of “knowing your place” is usually a condescension, an insult. Yet we, in our lives, should know our place: our total connection to all that exists. To accept anything less is to cede the greatness of our possibility; we must inhabit the many floors of the house (of us), as shown in the dream image, and harness the power of the horses that are available when we are ready. This isn’t a movie script, this is a message from one part of a life to another part, to show what is possible. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the next dream, you and I have gone to this university, and we’ve hurried to get to a class. It’s a really large classroom, some professors up there presenting. It’s not quite like the normal class that’s held in an auditorium. So it feels more like one of those classes they might have the first day of school, where they’re explaining something.

But, as we’re there, and as the professor’s up there, I realize we must have missed out on some point of the orientation because some things aren’t quite making sense. And we didn’t really go by the registrar office and do a lot of things, either. It’s like we just showed up at this class.

And I think, at some point, I even have a thought that maybe in the past, when I had been involved with the school before, I had even done something where I cheated on one of the tests and never told you, I don’t know, just a vague feeling I have. But I do know there’s information we don’t have. And so some things aren’t making complete sense.

Then when we leave the class, we’ve been in such a hurry to go to the class it’s like we’d put everything in the car and we’d showed up at the university. Well now I realize we don’t have a place to stay for the night. You’re looking at me like, okay, where are we going to stay? So now I’ve gotten in the car and I’m driving.

The town that we go into is a little bit like my hometown, and I remember, maybe from a previous dream, that there’s a section to the right where maybe we could go there and I knew someone that rented out rooms to university students, but I seem to feel like she only rents out to women. So, if we go to the left, I know there’s a series of houses there and some of the people have guest houses or other things and they rent out to students – and I’m pretty sure about that.

So you and I walk up to the door of this one house and a family that lives there. Well, they suddenly just sweep us in. And he has something to do with horses because there’s a corral in the back. He manages horses and people that go out on horse excursions for some wealthier person. But when he sweeps us into the house, the first thing we notice is that it’s like a two floor house, and he and his wife and a son, at least, live on the ground floor, and his mother and what feels like maybe either a couple of his daughters, or sisters, live upstairs. And they just sweep us in and show us right to a room, like, of course, we’ll stay there. We hardly seem to have much say in it.

We first sit in a little room, in fact, two little girls come to stand in the door and they’re staring at us; they want to see what we look like. I can tell that there’s an estrangement between the wife and the mother, because the mother stays mostly upstairs, because my wife finds her difficult to deal with. When I look out the window of the place and I see the horses, I realize we’ll probably be able to go on some horse rides.

And suddenly it’s morning. Then I seem to go in and I’ve gotten on a bed and I’m sitting and talking to the wife, because I can tell there’s a stress in the house with the mother there. That’s all I remember of that dream.

John: Well, this dream is like two dreams, in that you have the first part where there’s something that you have to do in terms of your overall presence in life. The way to look at this dream is to act like everything in life is like a shadow to you. And so you have to confront that in an honest, and straightforward, way; and you have to take it in. In other words, you don’t take it in as a sight, you take it in as something that you encompass.

So, when you go to the university, the immensity of the university, you have to take in that whole immensity. If you don’t take in that whole immensity, there is some aspect about you that is kind of lying, or is not telling the truth, in terms of what it is able to do.

Then the dream continues, to add more information, by indicating that part of taking on all that there is in the School of Life involves, then, you’ll have to do that. Because if you don’t do that, then you don’t know where your place is, because your place is in the wholeness, or in the overallness of life.

The feminine pretty much directs that sort of dissemination of a flow, because the masculine works with the principle more of trying to know where something is at, sight-wise, when the feminine is supposed to know naturally. So the feminine needs the power of something, though, in order to encompass, or to sweep in, in an overall sense, to keep from having heebie-jeebies, or whatever, in terms of the overallness, does not know that they have this immense responsibility.

So, to point that out, the feminine goes to this family that sweeps them in, meaning that they are meant to take in all of that, and that is your home. And, in this place, this place being a place in manifestation, in that is the power, represented by horses, for you to find the completeness and the wholeness. You’re doing this, not the masculine. You’re doing this because this is your role, this is your responsibility, this is what you have taken on.

Now, this is the nature of how the feminine principle is evolved in life, in that it is taking on roles and responsibilities. And as soon as it has taken them on, it can’t just throw them off. It can’t just go and say, Okay, I’m done with that. I’m not going to take that on anymore. It can’t. And so it has to kind of see it through. In other words, this is a higher octave of this kind of dreaming.

If you’re taking on a certain quality of how you’ll be in an orientation that is receptive to a type of atmosphere, called the university atmosphere, once you have put your attention in that, you have to take on that whole thing. Once you decide that the way to travel, or to go, is in such in such a way- in terms of a home and such – you can’t then ignore that as a calling, or a responsibility.

Now some could call this dharma; some could call it karma. But the general way of looking at this is to realize that wherever you place your attention, you now have invoked a responsibility. Now, if you don’t place your attention out into many things, only into a few things, even then whatever that might be, your responsibility is engaged. Wherever you look, you have a responsibility. It’s just the nature of the human being, because a human being is a Crown of Creation in which, how they see things, what they see, how the world is as an effect upon a sense of themselves. And they have a sense that is as big as the universe.

Wherever that gets directed, that then becomes something that you have to contend with. For example, you have the responsibility, in your dream, over the university atmosphere. You have the responsibility, in your dream, over the place where we stay. You have the responsibility in that place, where you stay, to catch up with the power of that place. That’s the quality of the feminine principle in manifestation.

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Protected from the Elements

S-AMIn dreams, the house is a representative of the whole of us, the multiple levels (floors), and the different rooms. And, just as with a real house, we want it well-sealed from external effects. Our energetic home is the aura that surrounds our body, and when we are run-down or too stressed, our aura doesn’t have enough energetic support to protect us from coarse energies (lower emotions), or even illnesses. It is our daily spiritual processes and intentions that can strengthen the energy of our aura, and can keep us well-protected from stress of the everyday things that we have to deal with. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So the theme of the dreaming last night… I should probably just cover the levels of the themes of the dreaming first, before one goes through it, because it was a lot of things. First of all the theme of the dreaming has to do with being able to recognize and acknowledge how there is a correspondence between something that is coming in, and the way we are in the outer.

This is like the second night on this subject matter, as a quality of a theme, but this time one’s looking at the variables that are making it more difficult than it is meant to be, because it’s actually supposed to be an innocuous, simple way of being, but it is not because we have mired ourselves in such a way so that that isn’t so.

And so this idea of how something can kind of come across, and you could see the correspondence between the inner and the way you’re acting and conducting yourself in the outer, and how that is intertwined and linked.

I’m seeing it now from the perspective of what is holding and keeping that from coming to be. Now what I’m seeing is that there is a subtle agitation in my nature, and I can’t seem to shake it, and everywhere I go I carry this subtle agitation. It’s like as if something is constantly bugging me. And the fact that it is constantly bugging me, it stands in the way, it stands on the edge of things, so that the recognition of how a flow needs to be isn’t possible.

And so the first image that I have, in terms of what this looks like in terms of fixing, is it’s like if you have a house and you have a roof-line, you know, that slants, coming down from a top eave and then it slants and then you have an overhang, and there’s a shingle that’s missing in this eave.

Now, I suppose you could ignore that, because it’s on the eave, and the shingle has come loose or is missing. It’s not like when it rains the water is going to go in the house because it’s on the eave, it’s the overhang, and so my tendency is to try to leave it a little out of sight and a little out of mind, you know, to kind of maybe ignore it, because one can get around to it but in their own good time.

Well, it turns out that it becomes important to fix. So the way that one fixes it is I have to have this other person and I, and we have to get up on the roof, and we lay from the top down on this slanted roof. And so our feet are pointed up towards the top, and our head is down over the top looking down over the edge even, and at the shingle area where something has to be fixed. And we’re both like this, looking at it, and that way we’re able to directly look at this and face it for what it is. And down below there are a bunch of teenagers and they’re all cheering that we got it, that we’re doing this.

Now what that is an image of is it’s an image of addressing something that is on the edge, and when it’s on the edge it prevents something from flowing, from coming through in terms of inner into outer, in terms of a natural transmission. And so, to fix this, the proper and appropriate approach is to look at it front and center, look at it straight on, take it straight in. Quit ignoring it. And, in order to deal with it directly, you can’t be sitting on the ground looking up and saying it’s out of sight and out of mind.

You could see, you know, maybe from the ground that something is wrong, but you’re not going to know how to fix it unless you get right up over the top of it, and look right straight down upon it, so that you know how to put another shingle in or whatever that will do the job because these shingles overlap and everything when they’re put into place.  And you have to do this just right, in order for it to hold, because each shingle supports the other shingle. And you can’t let this condition remain because you’re going to suffer a blowback effect. You know, wind will hit it. It’s a weak spot and it’ll rip off a whole bunch of other shingles at one time, and then it will leak in the house.

Well then I am shown the reason why it is like this, and the reason why it is like this is now that overhang is on a north side. It happens to be the front of the house, but it’s on the north side, and so it doesn’t get the direct sun. Now the direct sun is on the part of the house that’s on the right of the overhang, and it’s then on the backside. So I’m kind of on a north slope, and so the direct sunlight is probably hitting on the east and on the south, and so the north slope and the west slope are kind of okay, but the side of the house that’s incomplete, the siding now of the house that’s incomplete, is this east side and north side.

And so to protect it from the elements, and the direct light, there is a black tarp that comes down that shields it until one gets around to it. And so, in my defense, you know, of ignoring that, it’s this direct light that’s affecting me that is causing me to not pay attention with the subtle nuance that is keeping me from being able to recognize the importance of contending with something subtle, as an edginess, that is affecting the in-betweenness of a flow between an inner and an outer. And from contending and dealing with that straightaway because on a higher, or my concept of a higher-self level, my hands are full dealing with this direct sunlight issue that has yet to be dealt with in terms of the elements and such, in terms of putting the siding, or getting the siding on the house, that is more important, that needs to come first.

Isn’t that an interesting way of dreaming? I dreamt all of those in images. Now the thing about the images is I was awake, in this hypnagogic state, so to speak, when I had the image of my feet pointing up to the top, my head directly over with this other person, to address the shingle that’s missing – with everybody down below cheering that, okay, you’re getting it right now.

And the dream with the edginess, and the tension, was in more of the other dreams. And then I also, almost as a type of self-defense to all of that, was then still laying there, suddenly seeing the sides of the house. Now, it was going to be a little hard to work on and put the siding up because the property line ran right next to that side, but yet it needed to have the siding put in place.

And then, of course, there would be the back side, but the side that stood out the most was the side that got the most direct sunlight, which was the east side. Now the east side is where something rises in one’s nature; rises into one’s nature. The north side is the spiritual direction you go in. The south side is your ability to be in life, you know, to take something into life. The west side is where something that rises from the east is able to set. Amazing how that is.

So this has to do with taking on light that I can see and sense, or a quality inside of myself that can feel something coming on, and it’s easy to kind of sit in this cradling effect, and be a little obtuse, and have kind of a collateral damage nature because that’s pretty overwhelming, in and of itself, and hasn’t yet gotten to a point where something is reconciled in that regard.

And, of course, can it ever become reconciled in that regard? It’s kind of like, which came first the chicken, or the egg? It does require a recognition of a flow that pulls the inner into the outer, that causes the recognition of how the inner and the outer come together.

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d233adIn a dream, a house can be considered the inner domain of our life, a place with many levels and many rooms, depending on the story being told. And while the idea of new people moving into the privacy of our home might seem unreasonable, it can be indicative of a new aspect opening up for us. So the best response is to make the new guests welcome, and help them get settled in and comfortable, because we want them to stay for a long time.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My next dream I think it has two little segments in it. In the first I’ve gone back and I seem to be staying, or living, in an apartment complex I’ve lived in before, which has several room compartments to it.

But while I’m in the back part of the apartment unit, talking to whomever is there with me, I notice that the landlord is letting some people move in to a front part of my apartment. At first I go up and look and I can’t quite tell if maybe there’s just a room that opens up to another unit and that room is open, so I’m seeing it, you know, the door slides open, or is she actually moving people into the front part of my unit, without having talked to me about it?

So I can’t really quite tell what she’s done, but it seems to be done anyway. It’s kind of a wealthy couple. I don’t know them. I’m not quite sure how to relate to all of that.

It seems to be a done deal, however I feel about it.

John: So, the key to this dream is that you should try to relate to whatever that is that’s the couple or whatever who have moved in, is because it’s just like in my dream. What’s happening now is, the dynamics by which you blocked, or stopped, a certain thing from being able to happen, or changes and shifts to be able to occur, you’re no longer doing that because you don’t have the shadow dynamics and the peculiarities that get in the road and keep you going around and around

And so the dynamics of what this young couple is all about is important for you to look at, because it’s now depicting an aspect of you in an overall way, which you’ve been able to catch up with as a consequence of not having those barriers, and those resistances, and defense mechanisms sitting in the way.

Because this is something that whenever there is something that is just suddenly there, like in your house, you have to look at it and recognize it as something more about you, just like you can have dreams in which you discover other rooms, and various sizes and shapes, and dimensions and peculiarities about the house.

Well, now it’s not a question of those kinds of dreams so much as it’s that you’re opening up to a greater beingness that you have to now accommodate about yourself, which may have been veiled from you – your ability to see it, and recognize it, and appreciate it before, but now that it’s there, you just need to embrace it for what it is, and how it is, because that’s you in a way that you had veiled before.

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