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Jeane: Next I had a brief dream image, where it feels like I’ve climbed on top of a cabinet with my dad, who seems like he’s at a younger age. There’s a pipe behind the cabinet that needs to be capped in some way.

I hand him a tool when he goes to cap it, but it actually causes the pipe to blow off more steam. My dad almost blows off the cabinet! I just tell him “No, let’s not do it that way.”

Then I hand him something else – it’s a tube of something that he can put on the pipe and it will seal it. That seems like a quieter way to kind of get things back under control so that we don’t fall off the cabinet trying to repair this.

John: That’s a dream image that’s linked with your first dream (see The Goddess Within). In that dream, you were shown a feminine quality that wanted to rise up, and own, a particular overallness that’s natural to you. However, in the dream you couldn’t quite manifest that goddess persona. In a sense, it wasn’t fully ready to leave the side of the “dying” masculine and be on it’s own.

In this follow-up image, you’re asking the question: Is it realistic, or possible, to completely walk away from the masculine? In terms of the dualistic energy of the physical world, the masculine and feminine have to be intertwined together – compatible and complementary. As individuals, we each have to be in touch with both those aspects inside us – they’re interactive parts.

So what this dream is doing is taking a step back. It’s indicating that, yes, something’s broken, it’s releasing steam, and it has to be resealed. You see yourself working with and supporting the masculine in fixing the pipe.

The best you can hope for, because the pipe is out of reach and a bit precarious and you don’t have a great handle on it, is for some sort of temporary fix. These expressions of the difficulty you face represent a type of karma, or a personal limitation, that you’ll have to face or overcome. There’s a part of you that carries a particular weight, perhaps from a triggered, imbedded psychology, and that puts a barrier up which prevents you from being able to just rise up freely.

So, when you feel that limitation, consciously or unconsciously, it tends to put you into a mood. It puts you in the position of having to try to take care of, or handle, the situation. It may seem strange, but in some way you’re trying to pull it together. In the meantime, this limitation keeps you from rising up into a kind of freedom, i.e., free of all the (earthly) reflections.

What seems to be happening through these dreams is that when you see something inside that’s a fairly phenomenal gesture or hint (like the image of the goddess statue), at the same time you get the counter reflection, too, to keep everything in proportion (the leaky pipe).

We all may have many internal barriers that prevent us from flying freely in the way that somewhere deep inside we know is possible. Your two dreams (yesterday and today) showed you both the possibility and the barrier to that possibility.

It’s all part of the refinement journey, to continually become aware of the next thing that needs to be let go. In that way we move from the denseness of being anchored in our personal-ego experience of the physical world, into the lightness and freedom of being an interactive part in universal processes.

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John: I dreamed that I am at ease in a place that functions as a base for my wellbeing. It feels comfortable, like something from long ago. It touches something old in my nature; it soothes me in some fashion.

This place happens to come with a parking garage. I hadn’t thought about the parking garage, because I’m so comfortable. And because I feel all my basic needs are taken care of, I’m free to take on greater responsibility.

In the overall scheme of things, the bit that I take on isn’t much because it’s merely a part in a much greater overall flow that involves a lot of other people. The part that I’m involved in seems like a blip on the radar screen in terms of the detail. It’s hardly worth mentioning. 

So, I have a personal base that I can fall back on, yet I’m part of a much larger group where everyone has a role to play. We seem to all gather in the morning, and then we each go our separate ways. 

Everything simply unfolds as it needs to unfold, without fanfare or drama. In fact, I’m amazed that nothing in particular stands out. It is just a natural flow.

This imagery shows what it truly means to hold a space. The place of ease I find myself in is a centered, inner quality that I can maintain. It’s the comfort zone I can take with me anywhere (we all can). And being able to hold that inner space, of ease and quiet, opens me to be a participant in the greater dynamic of life that’s constantly unfolding.

So what I did had virtually no personal significance to me, but it was a component of so much more. Every aspect simply comes together as part of a bigger picture.

Of course I could easily have been carried away (indulged my ego) about some minor aspect, such as when something in life has all our focus and attention. But I didn’t. I just recognized the ease available to me without getting carried away in some side event. The people in the imagery come and go without fanfare, doing what they are there to do.

It’s about recognizing and flowing with the new flow that’s coming in. Ordinarily our dreaming is such that whatever is going on during the day spills over into the night – like if you watched a movie and carried some aspect of that into your dream world.

But in this particular instance, what’s happening is that whatever is being held onto, with a conviction about something, becomes a base inside us. That base then becomes something to explore and expand in terms of what it is and how we might be an expression of it. From that we can spring forth and reflect, from the inner into the outer, something in terms of the bigger picture, which then absorbs into the group energy of the new that’s coming in.

In the dream, there’s not a lot of fanfare. It gets done and then by midmorning everybody’s back to the way they are and that’s how life goes. At night it comes together and unfolds something new. During the daytime you fall back to whatever echo of that, reflection of that, you’re able to sustain. That’s just how it is – it’s the nature of being in a human body.

So we can see that what comes from the inner depths of ourselves – from our base – can be merged together with the flow from the bases of everyone else, and that all becomes part of the new flow that’s coming in.

Your last two dreams describe a similar process (see here and here). First, you had to find the space. Then you figured out what to do in that space so that it operated on its level – according to what it required.

In other words, you didn’t invent resistance or barriers that were unnecessary. You just occupied that space and you refreshed that space. You brought forth what needed to be brought forth, within that space.

And, from that space looking out to the outer, you realized that what existed out there (the other people) was checked out, asleep, indifferent. It didn’t comply with this new space that you were refreshing from within. That’s just the way it is.

It’s almost like what is taking place is something corrective. It’s not about coming together with committees, or coming together and trying to create cohesion in relationship to the collective – as if it’s all going to blossom together. It’s not.

Something is going to emerge, and it’s not necessarily going to emerge for everyone. In your dream, that which was asleep was left alone. It had done its thing, whatever it felt it needed to do, and because it was asleep it wasn’t too effective at doing much of anything.

That’s just the way it is.

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John: Yesterday my dream was propelled by the energy of the kundalini, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “coiled” – like a serpent. It’s an energy that is mostly dormant in all of us, and is seated in the sacrum at the base of the spine. The kundalini is an amazing energy in that it’s a result of the clash, or coming together, of an inner aspect of light. (For yesterday’s dream, see The Heat of Kundalini.)

Kundalini has to create and cause an outer aspect of light to emerge. In the masculine way, it gets snapped into existence. In the feminine way, it just is. When it is awakened, everything is perceived and appreciated as being a part of the light – it’s a divine connection.

So in this imagery, I’m shown two possibilities – I’m shown two ways that things can unfold.

One is through the personal, ego-based way of the human, where a person acts according to their best thoughts and perceptions. The second is the divine way (universal way), which has to do with being embraced and swept up in the light – in the flow.

Of course we’re not used thinking that the world works this way. We’re used to fumbling about on our own in order to bring about some change, or to rectify a situation, or to try and steer things toward an imagined outcome that we have projected. That urge (which is a very personal view of life) cuts us off from the way things are, and from the way they should unfold, naturally (universally).

So, in the first dream, I begin by having to fulfill or maintain a perception of what needs to be, in terms of where and how I need to be situated. I’m trying to fit the ideal of what I’m projecting – according to my human perception. 

In this vision, I see myself as a person named Stark. I’m standing in the shadows – I’m barely an outline – and there are scores of my replicated self, standing side by side, formed into a circle in the shadows.

That image morphs into a pulling together of the limited light, and formulates a position in which all of the various points of human consciousness are pulled together to create an end result that looks like the light array of the Las Vegas strip, but that I can feel has barriers. In other words, it’s not wide open; it’s not totally free.

It’s like I see the lights from all the hotel rooms as dots positioned in relation to a particular spot in a building. And I know that’s unacceptable, but it’s the best that I can pull it together – the best formation I can make – in relation to trying to contend with the lights emanating from the Las Vegas strip.  

It’s like I’ve recreated the lights of the strip myself, but it’s a poor imitation. There are parts still in the shadows, as though they’re protected.

So, there’s something not quite right in all of that. I mean, with all the effort I made, that was what I ended up with? There’s a sense of personal indulgence in this effort that hurts the heart.

This image is a portrayal of what will unfold based upon my current state of consciousness. Because I’m in the shadows of my true self, I’m not fully aligned. So the result of what gets portrayed is unacceptable and not how things need to be.

Simultaneous to that vision was something that also occurred as an example of the second way, the divine way, in which I just allowed myself to be in the light, to stand in the face of the light. 

In other words, I was not in the shadows, not in a multiplicity of myself, and not called Stark. I was just myself in the light, not trying to do anything other than take in the sense of the light.

It was as if the light knew how to give birth. All of a sudden the light flares out, just like you might have a solar flare or volcanic eruption. The best way I can describe it is that it seemed as if the light had a tail to it, and the tail just flickered out through the rays of the light, sparkling as the tail moved.

The end result was a whole new manifestation within the light. Something new is there now that couldn’t have been put together in the wildest imaginations of all the Starks of the world.

In the misaligned state, this instantaneous manifestation could never come about. It’s as if the light suddenly just flickered a tail, created the flare, flashed it out, and then lo and behold there was a whole new extension of lights. It was like the next phase. It was what was needed.

So this is shown to me as what’s possible when one stands in the light of self without compromising it, without limiting it to the personal view. The unfolding it portrays is a divine plan coming into manifestation, born from the light.

Because we all are the light, that’s all we are. If we surrender ourselves to the light, new manifestation becomes possible.

If we don’t surrender, we are limited to our own faculties, which can only lead to the “Stark” images – endless replication. It’s living life through a shadow consciousness that doesn’t know any better.

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