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Jeane: This dream centers on the fact that I’m planning to get a new car, so I have to sell my old car. I go into a dealer to negotiate the price. A couple of my male friends have coached me on this, and I report the results back to them.

I finally settle on a price, but one of the guys thinks I should have gotten a trade-in price for my car and put it toward a new car. I explain that I think it’s a better deal to sell the car separately and then put that money toward another car. 

It feels like I get a good price for my car and I’m pausing to consider what I’m going to do next.

Then I drift into another dream.

John: You’re describing a situation that’s a transition from one thing to something different. You don’t know what that new thing is all about yet. All you know is that you’re releasing something, and that’s clearing the space for something else.

By clearing the space, you essentially lay the framework for the transition. But you don’t do it all in one fell swoop – everything doesn’t have to be nailed down completely at each step. You understand that it’s more important to get rid of the old, so you clear that out first. This will allow you to form a better idea, in terms of where you’re heading, as the transition begins to unfold.

It’s kind of amazing that we all don’t realize that this is the way it always works. When we are confronted with something transitional, or we have to make a change, or we just sense that change is in the air, it seems to be our nature to try and figure out “what next?” as quickly as possible.

It’s an inner struggle, because our lower-self nature – the physical, ego self – wants to hold onto things. But our higher-self nature knows that room has to be made in us before the new can arrive. In other words, we can’t just keep packing more and more into the space of ourselves our whole lives. We need to clean, clear, and let go so that new aspects can find the room to unfold.

Our lower self doesn’t like uncertainty or instability – it resists our embracing the unknown. But our higher self knows that the unknown is where all the potential and possibility of life awaits us.

So the lower self is content with the way things are and fills you with chatter about all the personal aspects – like and dislike, gain and loss, psychologies and old patterns. All this chatter makes change seem overwhelming and risky. It’s our physical, planetary self, and it keeps us focused on our planetary aspects, i.e., everything we can’t take with us when we go.

Our higher self knows that there’s much more to life: we are spiritual beings having a planetary existence. So the higher self tries constantly to give us access to more universal flow and energy. The degree to which we have space to receive it, by letting go of what’s unnecessary, or to hear it, by not being full of noise and chatter, is the degree to which we can connect to our higher selves.

So what this dream is telling you is that you will actually have a better sense of what’s meant to be, in terms of the overall, if you just let go of those things that are holding you back. And you don’t have to immediately replace those things with something new, which is what your lower-self nature wants you to do.

You don’t have to do that. You just need to clear the space, and then see how it feels. Just letting go will create an opening, allowing a breath of fresh air, so that you will tend to naturally know what needs to happen next.

It’s a very simple, direct, and to the point dream.

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John: So we are continuing with the dream that began here, and the analysis that began here.

As the dream shifts, the pan you were mixing something in disappears. It wasn’t clear what you were making because what was happening was not about the substance itself – it had a vibration behind it, yet that vibration could not yet be heard by you (both attempts at conversation, with the man behind you and on the phone didn’t come through).

In the second part of the dream, you have established more confidence and you are not as uneasy – you now know what is edible, even if others don’t see it that way. This shows a progression in which the tone has changed a little bit. It is more expansive in the first part in terms of what you are putting together as a container, as a wholeness. In the second part you are actually partaking of it. So the second part is giving further information about the first part.

Really what you’re doing in terms of the first dream is you are trying to catch up with something that is embedded in your nature that is your own soul, or thought of God, and how it is. It’s still trying to sort itself out. It’s still a little misaligned and needs guidance.

Even so, the amazing thing is, it’s complete. It is whole. It is there. It’s got a quality to it that may not be visible, that’s percolating, and it will do whatever it is meant or intended to do when it realizes and recognizes what it can do. And it will do it in an overall way. That’s what is cooking.

Then the second part brings the guidance. And it brings in the part that somehow functions as a way to help you to catch up with it. You could say this quality is complete and contained within you – yet unknown in a way – and is held waiting for the right moment for it to germinate or come out. The second part has to do with what is necessary to tease it forward, to cause it to get an inkling of itself.

And this introduces a slightly separate note. The note in the first part is like trying to hear something as an echo from way off in the foggy zone; it’s not quite clear and it has the interruptions that keep it veiled and confused. But it is sitting there, knowing that at some point it is going to catch up with the wholeness inside of itself. It is masculine in that way. All of that is there trying to jell into cohesion, which is going to enable you to understand the thing better. This first effort is done on your own.

So you’ve moved it forward to a certain point on your own, and then the guidance comes in. The figure of the man is showing everyone who is new to the system what to do. You are paying attention to it, and in that you draw closer to a linkage and connection that is meant to unfold. And this linkage comes all the way down to the point that you are touching it – you take a bite of what is edible.

In other words, the two parts come into some greater clarity. What that clarity is meant to be is not defined in the dream – it is the soul spirit nature of you. It may need sorting out, but it’s complete nevertheless. It’s just a matter of getting it to open up in the way that it needs to open up. When the guidance arrives, part of you somehow recognizes it.

So the two parts are like two sparks: one is the spark of yourself in creation, and the second is the spark of something else, somewhere else. Getting these two sparks together and lined up gives you a kind of a spin, and there is a result from all that. The result is not defined. It’s just showing that you are coming to that.

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Jeane: In this dream, I had my Smart Phone in my pocket as I was running around. Because it was in my jacket pocket, or my hip pocket, keys kept getting pressed and things were getting erased. I was trying to get it to stop doing that. I took it out from my pocket and I was trying to be really careful because I thought it was erasing addresses from the address book. I didn’t mind if it erased some addresses, but I was afraid it would erase the address of the retreat center, and I couldn’t let it do that. That was the first dream.

John: It sounds like you’re dwelling upon an intention or attitude that is getting in the way – it’s like a type of dependency. You’re leaning on something inside of yourself (symbolized by the phone) and allowing it to direct you – you’ve become a slave to it, in a way.

If you depend upon something that you think makes your life easier, then you tend to lose your innate ability. Just like cell phones today – no one remembers anyone’s phone numbers. Fifteen years ago most people had dozens of phone numbers memorized.

The Smart Phone (as a symbol) causes you to let go of being able to rely upon something you naturally have inside. You’ve actually flipped the true nature of the situation, because you’re feeling that the Smart Phone is a facilitator of things, and the inner nature you really can rely on is seen as the distraction.

In other words, you’re relying on this “unnatural” device, and it has caused you to disconnect from a natural listening center inside you that can know the way (address book) without that dependency. You’ve added an “accessory” that ends up veiling you from natural insights.

So you’re not as surrendered to the inner connection as you could be, or would be, without the device. Any new device that provides a shortcut can seem exciting, but is this the right kind of excitement? If it comes at the cost of disconnecting from your inner devices, it’s not worth it in the long run.

The dream isn’t about cell phones or digital devices or whether they are good or bad. It’s shining a light on an aspect of you that you are leaning on – as an attitude or a mindset – that limits your ability to access your deeper knowing.

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