In the first dream, I’m interacting with my friend and I have on a wool cape coat – it’s one that I recently took to the cleaners (in waking life) and it’s periwinkle blue with speckles. My friend has expressed an interest in this coat, so I’ve set it a little bit out of her reach.
Because of her interest, I also change the design to spiral colors of black and orange that weave through the material. This causes us both to move in a tight spiral pattern that then becomes a broader spiral pattern.
Somehow we move through the entire village in this spiral pattern for a long time. Then we come to a point where she can have the coat.
In the second dream, my friend and I have gone to stay in a cabin on a mountainside not far from a town. I remember feeling that I needed to do two things.
First, I’m in a room with her and I sense that before I go anywhere I have to wash some clothes. There’s one shirt in particular – dark red with long sleeves – and, as I wash it, it drips water all over the floor. I wring it out and wipe up the water, but I realize that I need to put the shirt and the rest of the laundry in a sack because if I wash everything it will leave too much water on the floor.
The second thing I have to do involves a hike up a trail. Along the way, two people require that I pay a toll for further passage. One is a man sitting down on the road, and another is a man who guides us to a stream that needs to be crossed. One toll is 14 cents, and I think the other was around a nickel.
When I get to the stream to cross over, the two men want me to see something. I look and see that underwater, in a small, carved-out area, are the mummified bodies of a man and a woman (and several others) dressed in old-fashioned clothing (she’s in a white dress).
As I complete the crossing of the stream, I realize that seeing the mummies underwater was something they wanted me to do before I left.
John: As we have seen, your dreams are pointing to a shift, and to accommodate, or allow, that shift, you’re required to first hear what has changed – to recognize it. By recognizing the shift, you support its unfolding.
So that’s what both these dream scenarios are pointing toward. They both require something of you before the end action can take place.
In the first dream, you move the coat out of the reach of your friend because it’s too soon for her (you) to have it. It’s not done in a mean way, it’s only done to give you the chance to recognize what is at play, and you do that through the changing of the colors. Because that act is actually supportive of the process, it leads to the two of you spiraling through town. You gain the needed understanding and then the transition can take place – she can have the coat.
In the second dream there are two things for you to accomplish before you leave. That’s the process of you opening up – expanding your perspective. Yet in order for you to gain the greater perspective, you have a make a trade-off.
One trade-off is the realization that you can’t take on so much at once (the washing of the clothes) in relation to what is changing, or you’ll find yourself too scattered (the water on the floor). You’ve got to be careful about this because in order for this shift to work, your time and attention can’t be filled up by, or indulged in, unimportant details.
In other words, you don’t want the space in you filled by the “noise” of the rinsing and the cleaning-up of the water. You’re meant to stay open, as you’re transitioning, to bring in an old energy (the bodies under water) that’s important in life, but that has been sitting dormant in some way.
Let’s assume that this dream is a reflection of our effort to find a home in Las Vegas. That transition requires a great shift in us in real life, and the action of the dream brings you more in tune with an internal shift. Because you don’t know exactly how things will go, the tendency is to over indulge. You’re apt to scatter water on the floor, rinse things too much – to over prep or over analyze.
So this energy is under the water, sitting dormant. It’s not part of the hoopla and excitement because it’s fallen to the side as other things have dominated. But you’re able to bring in this value. As you make the shift, you’re altering what you do – in terms of your flow and your patterns – to bring forth something that needs to be brought back into the equation of the whole.
So you are taking steps towards the shift, and you’re allowing a deeper meaningfulness to come into a situation that has been mostly superficial.