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karma-3Over time we may get a sense that life is putting us into certain situations repeatedly, as if giving us opportunities to learn how we can better handle them. This is a concept of Karma. We may experience this in relationships, or as we are faced with deep-seated fears. And it has long been said that every struggle is really an opportunity for growth. But what we may not realize is that when we face that challenge, and learn the lesson, that situation will no longer arise in our life – so we can free ourselves of the repetition. Of course, there’s always something more to learn, and new struggles ahead, but when we are faced with a repetition we are living in the past, not growing into our possible future. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In my meditation dream I’ve come through so much struggle to be free of the oppressors around me that, in the end, I’m able to be withstand all forces that had stood up against me. And they had stood up against me almost as if it was part of the way things are in life, or as if it was like a natural right.

So, in the dream, I’m in a house that I am now able to leave, but have come back inside for one last look around before I venture out into the cold on a new adventure. In other words, it’s like this is a place where I paused at awhile. I’m normally a traveler, but I paused at this place awhile and, in pausing at this place awhile, I have accumulated or developed a certain history – and now I’ve dropped it.

And so what is here that’s left for me is very, very old, just but a flicker because I’m dropping it all, meaning that I’m no longer held in this place by some sort of traumatic way in which I am looking at myself.

So, in other words, this is an old ramshackle house that I’ve come into. It’s been there for a long time and there’s nobody there because you’re meant to move on. There’s nothing I can relate to here anymore. I mean there can be things that can try to come and find and be there, and whatever they are I see as oppressive, an oppressiveness that doesn’t have any force or effect upon me anymore. And so I’ve come back taking one last look. I’m about to leave. I’ve let go of it. I have actually transcended it; and yet there is still ancient memories of what had been.

And so I see in this upstairs area an old, gray jacket that I had left there from long ago, and had forgotten about. And I figure, you know, I could put that on, but where I’m going that’s not going to be sufficient because it’s cold out. And so I also see a jacket that is heavier, that is also mine, that speaks of a time that’s not that long ago, and that I could put that on. And I can carry this in kind of a dual capacity, the lighter colored jacket and the darker colored jacket, and proceed into the new future.

The jackets represent something of yet an ancient memory, but a memory that I’m free of, and the lighter jacket is something that speaks of a better fair weather time, and the darker jacket is something that still reflects a few things that one still has to go through, even though they’re free. And what is it that you still have to go through? You still have to be here. You still have to be here. You can venture out, but you still have to be here; but you’re here in a way that isn’t touched by manifestation and things going on like everyone else – which means that you’re able to face whatever forces there are that come up against you.

So somehow I kind of know this. In other words, I carry this part in me, and I’ve always wondered about this part, in which when I do something I think that it should work out in a particular way, almost as if I’m karmic free of what can befall it in a dire way. And I’m always kind of in shock when it doesn’t quite work that way because I feel like I am connected in that way in a deeper part of a letting-go quality of myself. So this deeper part of this letting-go quality of myself is what I’m exploring.

So, in looking at everything before I leave, and someone from the past is coming up the stairs having entered this ravaged house. And I think to myself, how ironic it would be that I get caught after all I have been through. And then I look again and realize that I am okay in that I have learned this final right of passage and the shadow of a past that I overcame to get free of has no affect upon me anymore.

And so the meaning is that when a person reaches a point within, in terms of inner presence and freedom from basically the outer illusion of things, when you truly have done that, you’re no longer then creating the energetic thoughts and mannerisms by which something can haunt you. When you’re not really free is when you create that, and if you’re truly free then you’re under a kind of protection in which outer life has to honor this other beingness of you, of who you are. It can’t keep throwing nuances and things to hold you back because you’ve transcended that. It only throws those vagaries of things at you when there’s still something that you need to grow up in and learn.

So this is a truth that reorders things, so in other words, that causes things to be as things need to be when you’re free. You’re only thrown if you have an energetic that’s behind causing that to have to be like that. So when you don’t have to be like that you can sit there and be on a path that’s separate from the fallout that happens in the outer for others. In other words, you’re afforded a protection from within that others, who still have shadow dynamics and unfinished business, are not. Others still denote a vibration that brings onto themselves issues.

In this dream, I no longer project a pattern in life that is invoking collateral effects from the outer, which is like the greater teacher always throwing something at you until you finally get that you can let go of it and, basically, I have let go, I’m just taking one last glance around. There is no spell or trauma, that has a hold on me, that has to be lived out here anymore. Everything’s been done so I am free to wear whatever coat I choose, be in whatever setting there is.

And, of course, the setting now is a shift to something else, and whatever is going to be involved there, and in this setting where something has run its course I’m able to conduct myself in what I would call a karmic-free way. In other words, there’s nothing that’s going to continue to malinger and have an effect upon me. Because it’s a common conception by everyone that whatever you do there’s always going to be something that’s going to keep coming up, and the average person doesn’t realize that it doesn’t have to be this way, and it only is this way because they carry a certain mannerism, or notionality, or energetic yet that hasn’t quite been released, or that they haven’t integrated.

The deeper meaning of this is I dreamt about a place within in which there is no longer the chains of karma that bind. When free of such reverberations, I’m able to be in a world but not part of it, meaning not caught up in it so that its effect is this way and that way because of something that I still leak in some capacity that it has to feed in terms of my delusionality. So to be in the world but not affected by an environmental karma is an image of having reached a place of inner stillness where the lower self no longer has any force, or power, over who I am.

When I am in such an all pervading stillness, from which all there is around me are flickers in the last stage of letting go, I now have an auric presence that penetrates through all there is. To be able to be in the world, and yet not part of it, is to be free of the karmic spellbinding ways. In other words, it’s to be able to affect the atmosphere around me, as opposed to being in scenarios that have a hold yet upon my attention.

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MandalaEarthHere we have a prison break, and a sense of being followed. To flee or not to flee? In this dream scenario, the prison break is an opening up of deeper, inner access. But the urge to flee may be more about perpetuating an old, and no longer useful, way of feeling safe, rather than protecting what has been gained. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had just started reading a mystery book in which the lead character is this very bright, successful man who gets framed and is in prison, and then forms some kind of alliance with this woman psychiatrist in prison. 

And that seems to be where my dream takes off, because it’s like I’m this man and I’ve been broken out of prison by the woman, and I’ve gone to live with her in her house. It feels like initially it’s kind of this very intensely sexual relationship, where we’re even making love standing up outside in front of her house, and then on the side of the house, and then we go in the house.

I always have a little bit more apprehension that we should be doing something about the people that framed me than she does. It’s like she’s kind of happy to live a little more domestic life, but I remember one scene where we’ve even gone to a cemetery for some reason, and we have this very long, old fashioned car and it feels like driving around the cemetery and leaving I still have this sense like someone’s after us, but I can’t see anybody yet. 

Then after we’ve been back at the house a little bit, and we have a dog, I think a bulldog, kind of a cute… well, it’s kind of big but cute, and I’m suddenly feeling this intense apprehension and I finally convince her that we need to leave the house, even if it’s only overnight, that we have to get out right now.

And it’s like I’m pretty sure someone’s coming and they’re after us, even though I don’t see any evidence to that, like when we see the neighbors for a minute. They’re just playing, they’re just being normal.

I’m the man in the whole dream. So I’m convincing her we have to get out of there even though she’s reluctant, and we have to leave. I’m in such a hurry, like I open a closet and I just see a half open piece of luggage of some kind. I open it up, just look around for something to throw in. 

I could only find kind of like a black-and-white top and black-and-white pants. They contrast a little. One seems to be made out of silk and the other is made out of a kind of plaid fabric, and it would be an odd combination to wear but it actually works. 

I just toss that in there and then I kind of feel like I don’t have time to find anything else. I go upstairs with her, and upstairs there’s kind of a foyer that’s carpeted and all the furniture seems to be gone. 

And suddenly these three men have come in the door carrying this huge hose and they’re claiming they’re from a TV station. We’ve won some kind of a contest and they’re going to start cleaning the carpet, and I can see the carpet needs cleaning, but at the same time I felt this apprehension that she and I need to get out of there because I’m convinced they’re part of the plot against us.

And that’s when I wake up.

John: It’s like dredging and delving into kind of like a karmic, overall mannerism, or behavior that exists, which comes from a dimension that’s out of your control.

In other words, first of all, you’re in a certain jail, and that something has to be done in order to get you out of this strange condition or state in which nothing can happen, you just remain trapped.

And so, when you’re broken free of this you don’t really for a while know where your bearings are. In other words, having been pent up in jail for so long you’re a bit out of control, you energetically are out of control, and you need to go into the depths of yourself.

In other words, it’s one thing to be in a state in which you’re totally lost, and then suddenly when you’re freed from that, you’re out of control, and you need to delve more deeply inside yourself, and when you delve more deeply inside yourself you find that you’re in a house.

Well, when you’re in a house, and you’re looking now at the qualities of yourself, in other words probing some sort of depth of yourself, you come to grips more with what is bothering you, as if there is something trying to awaken or come through. And, generally, the first impression of that sort of thing is that it’s going to affect, or destroy, or change the way you relate to yourself.

So you think you need to escape. So, fortunately, something holds you back so that you’re able to observe that rather than going and racing out in the outer, where you lose your sensibilities again because, within the house, you’re actually forced to have to confront things.

Fortunately, before you actually are able to effectuate an escape, it’s like something comes into the house with, what was it, a thing to clean everything, a vacuum cleaner? In other words, if you sit in the house where everything can be absorbed or absolved, do you still want to get out of the way from all of that?

And so this is a bit much, because that sort of thing will empty the room, and leave you in a state of emptiness, and can you sit in this state of emptiness? Or do you still need to have something to contend with, to react about or to react towards, or to in some fashion, which continues perpetuating yourself in some sort of outer context way, as opposed to an inner space in which there’s nothing going on? It’s an emptiness.

So you have, more or less, in this dream portrayed the journey of the soul, starting from a condition in which it is completely lost and nothing can happen, to where something breaks it out of that state as a type of grace.

But because you’ve been out of it so long, you don’t know how to handle it, and so you are all over the place, but then eventually you ground out sufficiently enough to go inside of the house, but that involves having to deal with a lot of issues that are at the depth of your being, which have to come out, and should that come out it aims and points itself to a type of emptiness where everything gets cleaned out.

And so you want to alter the scenario before it goes too far, but instead it’s like you don’t act succinctly, and that’s actually probably good that you don’t act succinctly because then something more is able to reveal itself to you.

And you have, then, this quality that can vacuum up the dust of things in the world, but at the same time you do not know where you fit in relationship to what is transpiring there, and this is threatening in some fashion because of the intensity and the over-the-topness of this energetic – or so it seems to you because it was able to respond without the usual substance gravitational limitations.

And so you find yourself ending up with being portrayed in this dream where you’re currently at, and so you’re currently at a particular state in relationship to what? And I think this “what” has to do with a chamber that opens up, in which the energy that unfolds is a type of energy that you don’t directly feel that you have a right, on an individual, personal level, to channel this into the world around you – as if the world is one thing and you are separate.

You haven’t yet gotten to the point where you realize that none of this is actually going on, and that everything that is happening around you is a flicker, a reflective flicker, in a manifestation way of vibrations having dropped to their lower note.

Therefore there’s a density that gets constellated in creation that changes very slowly. You kind of need a little of that yet, or otherwise you would have been able to sit in the empty space and let everything get vacuumed up so that there were no karmic quality traits that yet existed to kind of keep you from reaching the depth of yourself, the true depth of yourself, which is an emptiness where nothing is going on, and it’s pre-manifestation.

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spaces-self-storageIn Jeane’s dream, she sees herself returning to a storage space from an earlier point in her life. The question is, does she need or want what has been left there? This is a question for anyone on the path, as we wrestle with letting go of old ways and patterns, and surrender to something higher. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I’ll start with a dream I had yesterday when I fell asleep in the afternoon. In that dream, I was going to visit an apartment where I used to live. It seemed like it was maybe on the second floor, and I was going to visit it because the people living there were moving out, and I had left some things in a storage room that was right next to the screen door on the porch where you went into the apartment.

The first time I went over, I just kind of snuck over in a way. I wanted to look when no one was around. I went into the storage unit and looked around to see what I’d left there, and there were some tall vases, just plain white glass vases, and some things in the storage room.

It feels like when I’m ready to leave there’s a little enclosure around the porch and the landlady must have a large dog and it comes, and I’m afraid it might bite me. But if I put my hands behind me it’s more like it just sticks its muzzle against my hands. You think it might nip, but it doesn’t.

The second time I go back the landlady spies me and I didn’t really want to be seen. I didn’t know her very well. I don’t know if she knew that I’d left some stuff in storage, so I don’t whether it’ll be okay to take it, or if I just need to let go of it, like maybe I’ve taken a look at it; maybe it’s stuff that I should just let go of.

I don’t know. I just tell her why I’m there. I explain, and then I know as I’m leaving again I’m dealing with the dog; it doesn’t quite nip, but it kind of presses against you before I go out the gate.

John: What your dream is doing is, this is causing you to note the quality upon which you have to feel yourself. In other words, this is an energetic that you can note in a lower, almost like utilizing a lower gravity self side of yourself, which is through the dog.

In other words, he’s the one that creates the “unawares” so to speak, as you go and take a look at something that you have established as an entitlement from long ago. You don’t currently have it. You let it go on purpose. You put it into storage.

You can go back now and you could retrieve it if you want, and if you do you have to take on a certain perspective in terms of retrieving this. You can do this, but you have to also note what this does in terms of how it affects you in terms of a disposition, or a perspective, or a way of seeing yourself.

The dilemma with something like this, is you chose to step away from this part of an outer/inner trait and development for a reason, long ago, as part of surrender and freeing yourself to be simple and nonattached.

Or in other words not have your attention weighed down because you wanted to make sure that you were focused upon something on an inner, deeper, other level that wouldn’t be distracted by a tendency in one’s nature to take on the mannerism, or appearance, or thought process of certain things that, once received, acquired, or maintained, one tends to look at and establish even a sense of security or something in terms of their image, self image, over such objects as part of their general, natural, overall being that such objects can come with.

Or you can let go of them, and become more empty and free, so that you make sure that you hear more readily, without that getting in the way, what you seek and want to experience and note inside of you.

Well, in the dream, it’s as if the point has come where you can go and you can now take back on those parts and, in doing so, you have to observe the lower-self trait, which is this dog, but the dog is a friend, and you are meant to be able to have a relationship with that part of yourself that can function energetically, and this way too.

In other words, it’s man’s friend, when before perhaps it was something that posed itself as a distraction. It is said that when you go on a path, certain karmas, and certain patterns, and certain natures that afflicted one, are pretty much absorbed or taken away.

It’s implied or said that the teacher kind of picks those up, so that you no longer continue to spiral out of control, because the teacher can see that this little bit of comfort or relief, once given, can enable you, through a backdoor process, to start to touch the depths of yourself.

It’s the same principle, in a roundabout way, of the missionaries in the West coming in and clothing, and feeding, and housing, the Indians, more or less thinking that they could put them in to a particular position where they would be receptive to the Christian ideas.

That’s the gross way of saying it. I don’t know that it actually worked, but that was the concept. But in this line of teaching, the idea that you are overwhelmed by activities that you have gotten caught in, and gotten lost in, if those are set aside, or taken on so to speak, by the teacher, in other words absorbed by the teacher, that you then can listen more with your heart and then realign yourself.

Now, it is also said that at some point in time those are then fed back to you, and they’re fed back to you when you have developed a certain consciousness to know how to carry those without them somehow or another grabbing your identity and sweeping you up in a particular way so that you are then lost again, and unable to hear that inner linkage or inner connection in the way that you need to always be able to hear it.

So it’s an interesting dream in that the theme of the vibration is one in which you are paying attention to what it feels like to take on a particular quality, or image, or mannerism, which is something that you have earned or have established as something from long ago, in your nature, as a way of being, that was set aside in order for you to experience the world, or life, or yourself, differently.

And now it’s time to bring that back and include that, as opposed to keeping it, so to speak, repressed or, using the prior example, taken on so to speak by the teacher, so that it wouldn’t affect your way of being.

But it also could have been actually repressed, because a person can do this to themselves as well, where they recognize that something was more than what their nature could naturally carry, in terms of the way they wanted to see themselves, which was a way that wanted to be more conscious, or more free.

And so they could give it away at that particular point in time, and then everything would sit in kind of abeyance to see what unfolded in terms of their development, before it would be something that would have to be given back, or received back.

 

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