Posts Tagged ‘inner space and meditation’

Jeane: So, after the imagery about the property deed, the dream switches to a scene where I’m walking along and I meet a man. He lives with three younger men who all move together in a strange form. They’re lower to the ground and they’re a little circular in their shape. 

It’s like they’re in a clam shell shape except, of course, larger because it’s three bodies. Where they live together they’ve developed certain rituals. They’re explaining to me some of these rituals and even want me to partake in some of them.

I experience part of one of the rituals. I’m not planning to go live with them, so it’s not like I do the whole ritual.

Then, if I recall correctly, it feels like a young woman I know comes along and we leave together.

I just didn’t pull much of that dream out. In fact, I had even forgotten that part and had to struggle for it.

John: What this imagery seems to be showing is that you have been introduced into a situation that is different from what seems normal, and it has its own ways of going on, i.e., its own rituals.

But you aren’t reacting to this different situation in a personal way. You’re not saying how you view it, and technically you aren’t affected by it because you’re able to hold onto another state within yourself. It’s like you are getting a tour.

However, what you’re coming into contact with has an unusual manner, or pattern. That doesn’t mean that you have to conform or change yourself to the vibration of that space, but it’s part of what you find yourself involved in.

So this is a further look, through your dreams, at our waking life decision to purchase some property in Las Vegas, which has come to pass rather suddenly in a place we haven’t spent much time.

And Las Vegas obviously has a very different vibrational energy than where we usually spend our time in the Northwest. So what this imagery is showing is that, in the face of this very different environment, you can still hold, or maintain, something that is familiar in terms of your inner wholeness.

You can hold onto that inner space and you don’t have to conform to the situation in the outer that is out of proportion or alignment from what you know to be more natural or true for yourself, right?

Jeane: Well, what’s interesting is that I don’t often analyze or reflect on things the way that you do, but this morning I suddenly found myself thinking about how when things go awry, like with the deed, or when you compare one place to another, you go to extremes, as if something is all wrong in one place and all right somewhere else.

Somehow that propelled me into asking, “Have we gotten a message about how we’re to approach Las Vegas?” I realize that if I look at the Las Vegas experience overall, what I become aware of is that in Las Vegas there’s both an elegant feminine aspect that can take a lot in, and there’s an alertness to the desert that can communicate.

For me, what I have to be careful about is not becoming disoriented by the energy or I’ll lose my connections to things. However, for me, there’s also a feeling that I can link up with an unconscious, or lost, feminine, that can become conscious again – with help from the masculine.

So I can see how an experience can offer both challenges and insights into our spiritual journey. Whether the challenges overwhelm us or we learn from the insights is up to us.

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Jeane: In the next image, I’m trying to get to my car. I’ve walked up to the local grade school, and I can see that my car is parked on the other side of the playground.

As I walk toward the car, I suddenly hit my head against a fence. I realize that, for some reason, there is a glass fence surrounding the school that I couldn’t see. I run right into it.

I realize that I’m going to have to walk around the block to get to my car because there is no shortcut across the playground.

John: Can you repeat that? (Jeane repeats the dream.)

Each of us has our own way of being that’s rooted in the environment that is before us – because we’re in creation. That means we have the realities of where we are born, whether we are male or female, and the aspects of our circumstances that we have to manage as we go through life.

All that is before us, so to speak. And it could be said that represents the playground we act within. Your car, on the other hand, represents the you-of-you – it is you as a thing in motion and traveling through this existence. It is your real home. The image of your dream shows you trying to navigate, or cross through, the playground of your life to reach the inner you.

That’s a great description of the spiritual journey, and the challenge of being on a spiritual path. Because this outer life shouldn’t be something that prevents us from reaching our inner self, but rather we should be in our inner self as we experience the playground of life.

So even though we must be participant in the goings on of life, we shouldn’t get too caught up in the drama of it. Because if we experience it as drama – meaning we take it too personally – then it tends to throw us off course. When we are thrown off course, we can visualize that as being pulled out of our “car”; we are no longer based in our inner self, but entangled in an outward identity.

The more we are entangled in an outward identity, the more the truth of the universe becomes veiled to us – the more we are sleepwalking through life, rather than being awake and conscious. What prevents us can seem like invisible forces (a glass fence) that keep these two realities separate.

What happens is that when we come to develop a bit of spiritual understanding, we begin to realize that it isn’t the external playground that is causing all the disturbances in our life, but it is our reaction to, and personal involvement in, what is occurring outside of ourselves.

We experience those disturbances as stress, anxiety, and fear, and we attribute them to the external events, but it’s closer to the truth to say that those disturbances arise because we are getting further and further away from our inner selves (the car).

The result is that we are no longer able to simply proceed, in a natural way, because we have surrounded ourselves with glass fences. Then our energy is spent in trying to figure out how to circumvent those barriers to our inner selves and, as the dream shows, we find that there are no shortcuts back.

However, the dream is trying to show you that this feeling of having to go the long way around isn’t natural. You are meant to be able to go straight toward the car – you can see it and recognize it, but it’s just out of reach.

So we are meant to transcend the playground of this life; in other words, glide over whatever barriers may arise. When we are centered in our inner selves, we are in the flow of things.

The images signify that you have become more aware that the outer is an abstraction to how you truly are on the inner. We (you) should be able to incorporate both places simultaneously, and be able to deal with all that occurs in the flow of the outer, without creating veils, or resistance, to our ability to catch up with the real car of ourself.

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John: I’m not sure I’m actually able to describe my dream from last night. I think it’s because I didn’t pull out the details and images clearly enough, and just kind of settled into the feeling of it.

It’s almost like I was meditating before I went to bed, because I was in a kind of inner state. The fact that I didn’t pull it out put me into a sense of malaise, even though I was able to denote that I was accepting of a place, or a space, while some other part of me knew that even that had a limitation to it.

So, I can say that the dream echoed the energetic way that I was carrying myself with a kind of connection to the heart. In other words, my way of holding on to something can be felt in the heart, but it’s still an in-between state – I can still recognize that it’s an abstraction representing something even greater.

What happens is that I’m rationalizing that I can hold this inner space, and even my mind is somewhat quieted from connecting to other vibrations that are denser and could throw me around or send me off on a tangent.

However, I could still understand that the vibration I was holding onto has something else to it – what I see is still limited. For me to experience the more of it would require something else I’m clinging to, to fall away.

Said another way, within the vibration is recognition that I have no right to embody it fully because that would actually create a separation. There is still an aspect that stands in the way of an inner nothingness. That aspect seems imperceptible but is, as far as I’m able to tell at this point, something that’s an inner magnetic.

What I’m describing is the reason why I didn’t get knocked around by this aspect as I usually might have been – in which case the dream could have run off on some deviation or detour like we’ve been talking about. Some part of me knew that the space I was holding was subtly better than what it would have been if I’d reacted in my normal way.

It also shows I was as conflicted by this feeling, as I sometimes can be. Of course I can’t stay in a state of contentment with it because nothing on this side of existence is content for very long. I’m able to notice that when a person is content, they become lazy and have a tendency to rationalize that it’s okay.

So it’s a subtle way of just feeling the energetics. The dream, however, or the vibration to the dream, touched enough that it created a subtle mocking of the space I was accepting. That caused a slight uneasiness in knowing that there was something more and that I was limiting myself from reaching it.

Consequently, I did not fully accept the vibrational limitation. If I had, I would have been able to pull out the dream imagery that was reaching further into something else. As you peel away those layers, you are infused with the knowingness behind the imagery of the dream itself – the symbolism, etc.

So the degree I am ready to confront it is up to me. If I don’t confront it, it won’t become something more. The underlying question that’s put before me is, “Am I able to feel the need inside, to the degree necessary, to penetrate and awaken to a subtler depth of inner beingness?”

If I am ready, and normally I am, to make that shift, that’s when the dream world is apt to sense that there is a process of letting go, and then will reveal more. As long as I am purposely holding on and accepting that as okay, I am stopping myself from acknowledging the deeper need.

It’s like I’m saying “No,” to what is more, and my choice is honored. Such choices always place my deeper beingness behind a defensive veil.

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