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3234esA spiritual path is designed to help us be centered in our purpose, no matter what we experience or have to deal with in life. But things are always coming for us: distractions, problems, stresses, entertainments. Of course, to manage our lives, we need to deal with all these things, yet we are trying to do it from our centered, connected inner state. If we don’t have that in us, then we are forever pulled this way and that by events in life, because our only “center” is that we follow whatever is capturing our attention at the moment – which is an unbalanced state to be in. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The very earliest dream, my only glimpses of it were that we had gone outside to an area and it’s like you had to cross over the water to get there. Then there were some buildings on land, but a big wave had come and it felt like I was able to get on the crest of this wave – which was kind of this off shade of yellow – and I could ride the crest of that wave and I was okay, you know. And that was what I remember about that first dream more than anything else.

John: Well the theme of the dreaming was maintaining a vibration, such that you could work in relationship to the reflective outer. So what you did is you imaged something in which there could be things going on around that could be going up and down, like waves, but that you could hold an acuity that would enable you to move about and to have an energetic viability on a level, meaning physical existence, in which there are all kinds of obstacles and images that grab your attention; that attempt to grab your attention. But if you hold a proper enough wave of focus, you are able to stay attuned.

Jeane: So I had kind of an inner and outer thing going on. In the outer, it’s like I was developing a sore throat, or something, and so I was actually trying to do some kind of a dhikr, or a breathing pattern that healed that. And, in the dream, it’s almost like it became tied up with maybe getting sick, with witches attacking one. I don’t know what it was. It was something odd about witches that came up, anyway.

So I was trying to maintain a certain breathing pattern, and a certain focus, that kept me well while also dreaming. And it had to do with the breath, and the focus on the throat in some way.

And then in the dream, I’m in this house, it’s evening and people are getting ready to go to bed. And, again, the house is being barricaded a little against some force, but I look around and I wonder where the dogs are. And then I see someone’s penned all these little dogs and puppies up in one room.

And I explain to them that they really can’t go to bed without letting the dogs out for one last run. You know, you don’t just keep them penned up like that. So I go outside with all the dogs, to let them run free for awhile, before bringing them in for the night.

And then, after that, it’s like when other people have gone to bed I’ve gone downstairs into a foyer and somebody comes, at one point, and wants to get in, but the person they want to see is already asleep and I tell them that.

And then I look down and I see that someone’s come and left me a book about cardinals. It’s a pretty bird book and it’s got a picture of a cardinal face on the front of it. And it’s an interesting book all about birds, so I’m kind of fascinated that someone has left that there for me, and yet at the same time I seem to be down at the front door being a little bit of a watch person, because we didn’t want anyone else to come in that night.

John: Well what happens when there’s something energetically that’s pulling your attention, in an inner way, is you can incorporate a physical condition as an aspect of the dream in terms of a reflective quality. It somehow parallels, in other words.

The theme of the dreaming was, in order to ride the waves from the previous dream, you had to be able to hold a particular kind of attunement – so that when there were buildings and such that you saw up ahead, which is a bit like obstacles and barriers and such, complexities, that they didn’t throw you off, that you didn’t become too literal and lose the spatiality that you needed to have in order to be inwardly alive.

Well, in this particular dream, now it’s like you’re caught between two barriers. You know, you have the barrier of something that is breaking down, wanting to cause you to get sick, and then you have the quality of trying to hold an inner acuity so that that doesn’t happen. And then you have a dream that portrays something like that, where you have something that’s pent up, and it being pent up is in an unhealthy condition state.

And then a quality of yourself, which you’re depicting as dogs, which are friendly forces to your makeup, that stroke some quality of wholeness, that need to be able to go through their paces in life to be able to appreciate and stretch out. And so you’re actually kind of in a type of reverb to learn to understand some quality of energetic principle here – because it’s like repeating three times.

It repeats almost as an aspect of the issue of coming down with a cold, or getting sick, and what you’re doing to countermand that in your sleep, because you’re using the energy of the theme of the night to try to hold your own.

And then you have that repeat again between two sides in which you have the dogs on the inside, and then needing to get out and open up. And then you have the retrenchment back inside the house, and then something is coming to the door and it is causing you to see that there is even more to be denoted. In other words, there’s a book of birds.

Jeane: In the dream in between, I seem to have gone in this building and there’s a man that reminds me almost like of a magician type, who’s in charge, and he’s dressed in this kind of fine cloth. His suit is made of partly red and partly white.

And I become aware that I can get a suit like this. I can buy it. He’s going to sell it to me at a high price, and I can get it in either red or gray, and white, and I think I get something from him to kind of figure it out to get the right size and everything.

Then, when he leaves, somebody else tells me that I could have bypassed him and gone in somewhere and gotten the same suit. And I said I knew that, but this seemed like the way to do it.

And then I go further back in the building and I see someone, who feels a little captive, who’s singing in a café there, you know, and she seems to just kind of fill the café in the way she sings. That’s all I really remember of that dream.

John: Yeah, deep down I had that inner sense, too, that this dynamic between the inner and the outer, the back and forth, the getting sick and the not getting sick, the dogs being able to go outside or not being able to go outside, the aspect of being back inside versus something that’s like a book coming to you of life. It seems like that carries an ordeal quality to it, and you have to go through that kind of an ordeal when you’re not quite getting the memo of what it’s like to go back and forth and back and forth.

You’re not quite up to speed, in terms of the energetic that’s involved there, because when you are up to speed, what this dream is indicating, is you actually don’t have to do that. You don’t have to go from red to gray, red to gray, red to gray – that there’s a part of you that already, settled back deep inside of yourself, knows the distinction. So it’s not a matter of back and forth.

And it’s also a peculiar kind of back and forth in that in the image you’re depicting this in some sort of separate capacity. In other words, if you don’t do certain things you’re going to get sick, and then at the same time, you know, there’s a greater freedom if you’re more open, in other words so the dogs can run around. And then there is a focus that’s kind of needed that pulls things to you from within. In other words, the bird Book of Life is made available to you. You don’t have to go out looking for it.

And in this inner dream that you’re having seems to suggest that somehow or another you carry a knowingness, so this quality of kind of a back and forthism – you just don’t need that anymore. You don’t need to go from red to gray and red to gray. You kind of deep down know the difference. Even though you’re feeling you have to do it, you really don’t have to do it. You can hold the vibratory quality and not have to go back and forth and back and forth.

So it’s almost as if that other thing that you remembered, which is easier to forget and so you forgot it until this other shook enough of things to cause it to flicker back in, it’s a deeper viewpoint. I have noticed that I experience these kinds of deeper inner viewpoints when there is something that’s distracting me, such as in your case you were concerned about catching a cold or something, that causes the quality of the soul to defer to something denser then, a little bit, and that can keep a recognition of something more meaningful in terms of it being able to go into a greater overallness. It already is in that greater overallness, but your awareness of it in that greater overallness is impinged because of having to contend with something in the here and now.

By being able to see with yourself that you could do all of this already, vibratorally, that you didn’t have to go back and forth even though you’re arguing that this is the way that I still do it; the higher self of you is pointing out that you do have an awareness that postulates to you a whole other shifted way of experiencing things.

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