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When a person is described as being “good in a crisis,” it usually means they stay calm and are able to think and proceed without being overwhelmed. On the other hand, many of us will react to something by trying to match the speed of the event: if it is a fight, or an argument, people will speed up to handle what is happening – but that is often an unsuccessful strategy. We can apply this same concept to the way we handle anything: are we changing ourselves to suit the moment? A developed person would make the case that we should always be calm and collected on the inside – and that that is the best way to handle anything, even the most fast-paced situations. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I seem to remember that I had an earlier dream where I was dreaming about the movie we’d watched, The Imitation Game. And then it felt like I had a dream where I was trying to work with a situation with my dad. 

And, in between there somewhere, I had a dream that I remember where it felt like I was trying to catch up with this person that had, I guess the best way to explain it, it felt like I was up in some rocky mountain area, we’re actually climbing up rocks, and there was a man there that had like a red cap on. 

And I tried to climb up to where he was, but he had taken off. And it felt like you and I, and someone else, were trying to catch up with him. So, in the process of chasing him and trying to figure out where he was, we all got separated. And I saw him run out on the edge of a trail. And then I lost sight of him for a minute, and when I looked again, I wasn’t sure where he’d gone, which way he’d turned.

So I went to where I last saw him. And then pretty soon I found myself in this strange city. When I went in there I met some women that were living there, from the United States, because this was a foreign country. I knew she was from the US because of her accent. And she was living there, and she was starting to talk to me about, how would I feel if I were living there? 

And then I go and I find you. And I try to tell you where I last saw this person we had been seeking. But you don’t want to hear about that anymore, you’ve given up seeking him and you just want to live in this foreign country now. 

I don’t know if I can relate to living in that foreign country, because it’s like you’re not interested in anything that was before. You’re just kind of in this foreign country now. I think that’s when I woke up. 

John: So your dream is starting off looking at a type of Imitation Game, in which you have a pattern of trying to keep up with something, or to speed up. That’s what your dad is doing, too, right now. Normally, your dad holds a calm, and you, when your dad’s around, are inclined to have to speed up as if you’re trying to keep up or maintain something, kind of like a complex of some sort there that’s drawn out in terms of thinking that that’s how it’s to be done. 

And now you’re seeing your dad actually do this. And so you have that on one hand, pondering that as important. And then, as an offset to that, you are looking at something that can be in a whole other way, shifted from all of that. To be shifted from all of that, to be in a whole other way yet still, somehow or another, in life is to catch up with something that’s beyond this way of being; it’s in manifestation, so to speak, which is like a type of stillness. 

Now, you’re reporting to yourself that you can’t do that. And that you still need, or want, or seek to have to contend with things. The way you’re contending with things is a practice stillness where you can’t quite hear something. In other words, it’s like you were saying yesterday, when things get commotive it’s like it scrambles, and you can’t quite hear; you’re not able to sit in the stillness. And, therefore, you’re not able to quite hear things. And that’s what it means by the comment inside your dream of not being able to identify with things. Like I’m used as someone in your dream as not being able to identify with what is bouncing around or carrying on. 

What you’re doing is you’re jumbling all of this together. None of those are the answers to what you seek, but it’s your way of trying to let go or to sort out from it. In other words, on the one hand you have the speeding up as if you have to keep up with something. On the other hand, you’re recognizing that there’s something somewhere else, but you can’t maintain that something somewhere else. And the reason is because you don’t quite hold the proper stillness because when you try to be still, or calm, about it, it’s still churning inside – and so it still has its effect upon you. 

So the theme of the dreaming is triggered by the fact that you’re looking towards a quality of letting go-type stillness. And you’re looking for it in some sort of actionable way. So you’re taking the collage of all of that in your dream, you’re doing kind of a collage effect where you were, so to speak, doing a type of circling of the wagons, which means that you were touched or affected by something and are still trying to zone into what that is.

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