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We can consider the idea of being conscious, or of having greater awareness, as establishing new patterns of thought. For example, instead of just saying to ourselves: oh, that always makes me angry, we can ask further, why does that always upset me? Where or when did that start in my life? If we take nothing we do for granted, and instead question why we do things, and ask ourselves if we still want to do this or that thing, we can effect positive change in our lives by steering the energetic processes we go through to our best, and chosen, outcome. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I only remember the one dream because it woke me up, and it was hard to hold on to because, again, it was working with energy. 

And, in the dream, there seems to be some sort of situation which is getting out of control. It involves somewhat younger people, and you’re somewhere in the background observing, as are others who seem more in charge. 

And then I suddenly step in and I start arranging things in a certain design. And I have, it’s almost like I’ve taken a situation, and I put it into a box, but they aren’t square because one  corner is round, one side is round. And some are, I think, three sides are straight lines and the other side is round. 

I’ve taken these configurations and I put them in a certain pattern. And the pattern reflects the colors of the Italian flag, like they’re white, and green, and yellow and red, with maybe some black lines, and then I’ve taken this and I’ve arranged it into a certain pattern. And when I get that pattern in place, the situation calms down. 

Before I do it, it’s almost like I had forgotten I could do it. But then, when I’m doing it, it’s like I remind you or somebody else that I’ve done this before. And then the situation calms down. That was the whole dream.

John: That’s a dream in which you’re seeing yourself functioning, again, like in the feminine mode of being a kind of a container energy that takes things into account. You’ve progressed that, instead of having to take it into account, most people don’t progress beyond just taking something into account, accommodating the environment or the circumstances that surround them. 

And finding themselves having to be, well, this is the way it is, kind of thing, which can lead to relationships and mannerisms in which something is better than nothing at all, so that the feminine has something to accommodate, to try to ground, to try to hone, to try to officiate, so to speak, over it in terms of her world. Not having to take on, necessarily, the role of having to make something out of the ordinary happen, which has to do with power.

The container quality energy of the feminine rotates back and forth. And it’s like that. What you did in your dream was you took all of this, and you started using it as building blocks, you started creating something more out of it, which is what the, so to speak, Naqshband really is. The Naqshband is a designer of things. 

So instead of you just staying as a container, which is in a type of subconsciousness, you know, having to accommodate things that are touched in the unconscious by forces of the way that the outer is, or the way that the masculine is, or however you want to say that, you’ve gotten to the point where you’re now taking a bit of stepping-out initiative, in terms of shaping something, designing something

That’s something that I hadn’t thought about in terms of where the control aspect of trying to hold things in a particular parameter, like the feminine who’s responsible for the care of the overall household unit, the family, the kids and so on, I hadn’t realized that the feminine can then, instead of just doing this particular role, accommodating this kind of responsibility, can then step out with it and shape and design it. 

Your dream has a sense of freedom in it, in which you are able to kind of step out and shape and design and, therefore, you are embracing a greater and greater spaciousness of yourself, as opposed to working within parameters. You’re doing something more than just accommodating it. 

You can soothe a situation that’s out of control by accommodating it to a certain degree so that it has a chance to catch up with itself, has a chance to find a stillness instead of its reactivity, which might be, say, for example, the masculine way. But it’s another thing to still the situation by being able to participate as a player in terms of rearranging things in a way that adds to a greater balance.

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In understanding that everything is interconnected, we can look at the cycle of the breath, in-breath and out-breath, and see how it is mirrored in so many of life’s processes, and even can be applied to the unfolding scenarios in our dreams. Here we have an excellent example that shows what can be learned by realizing where we are, in terms of the in/out, or up/down, cycling of the breathing of life. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in the middle dream, which seems like a sequence to the first, it’s like I’m in what feels almost like a southern town because of how people relate, but the town seems to consist of what feels almost like antique shops or stores that link to each other, because they have a lot of things in them. 

And I’m kind of wandering through maybe following a few of the local women trying to figure out how these stores link up, and what’s contained in them, and where the food is. And I might get distracted for a minute by something that’s in there that’s old or interesting, but I keep moving on. 

And they just have that complexity that antique-type stores have. And the people seem to be interweaving their lives in these buildings. And so I look at where they have the food in several separate places, in two different stores that are linked together. 

And then it feels like I follow this woman out onto the street and up to the hills. At that point, I feel more like a man. We go up to the hills and there’s a kind of complex set of caves, and I follow her into these caves. You almost feel like some of them seal behind you and you’re not sure how it is you’ll get out. 

But we go in and we sit down on one, and, it’s like, if I have my arm around her I’m looking for a kiss. But then I realize at some point that she’s going to use that kind of yearning for a kiss or something to both keep a distance and maybe even leave me there in the caves for whatever she wants me to do in the caves. So I’m having the thought that I don’t think I want to go along with this scheme, I think I’m going to leave the cave, I think that was when I woke up.

John: It’s good to be able to have that kind of perception that knows how to recognize when something is going wrong, that you’re not meant to do anything with, or try to do anything with, because it is sitting in a modality, or frame of reference, that is adamant in that frame of reference that it’s in. 

And so if you put any attention to that frame of reference, you could get sick, or you could be hurt. Sicknesses come in multiple ways, it can be an energetic sickness, where something hits you energetically. But the sickness that can be an energetic sickness can actually afflict an aspect of the body because the breath and the thought of something coming through, is coming through into matter. 

So you’re playing with the two directions like you’re going to the south, which is down into life, which is the out-breath. So you’re going into manifestation, into the town, where the people are at. And you’re looking at how things are in terms of the myriad of things that exists that way. And then, of course, because you have the out-breath, you also have the in-breath. 

And so with the in-breath now you’re going back up into the mountains. It’s the feminine, the breath on the in-breath is the feminine breath. The breath on the out-breath is a masculine breath. So when you come down into life, you come down and you look at things, and you contend with things, in more of an animalistic way, which is more masculine, which is a thought energy that is more masculine coming down as an out-breath. 

On the in-breath, you’re going back more to the angelic, you’re going back more as the in-breath is the feminine path. The out-breath is the masculine breath, in terms of the general overall schematic. So when you went back as an in-breath, you went back witnessing, so the masculine quality that came down went back witnessing the feminine side, or the side that is more angelic, the side that is more spacious. You went back recognizing that. 

So you’re flipping the practice around, just like, for example, when the practice was done where you put your attention on the out-breath, and then there was no rising back up, as if the rising had already occurred, and then you come down. You are doing it the opposite. You come down, which is like the “al” and then “lah” back up on the in-breath. 

So you’re doing it in the Naqshband way. Done in the Chisti way of “al” on the in-breath, and “lah” coming back down is where you contend with setting in motion stuff that you, if you’re not very mature, or if you are holding on to something, is apt to happen. You supposed to be able to do that: come down and touch life, in the outer, and be in this other place simultaneously. 

So what you’re doing is you’re looking at this quality, only you’re looking at it kind of as a coming down in a Naqsband way, where you come down and then you follow something back up, you take something back up.

Whether you say that that’s Nasqhband, or Chisti, or whatever, both work with the breath. But you started with the out-breath, and came to the in-breath; the Naqshband’s way. The Chisti’s start with the in-breath going home, and then can’t stay there in the place that they go to because it’s too limited, or isolated, or something. And they come back down. 

It’s interesting, you’re working with the dynamic. And the way that fits with the prior dream is, within that dynamic you develop an ability to function in the two worlds, and you develop a certain way, and a clarity, and a depth for doing so. And you recognize that the witnessing way – without having to say anything – is the best. And the second best is the ability to speak with a certain clarity, or brevity. And that is often identified and expressed through a certain power of the breath that carries the focus and connection in a strong enough, connected way, so that it inflects. Still, that’s not bad.

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bookgreehWhat turns a dream image from one with the excitement at learning something new, to a chase dream on the wrong side of town? Well, in many cases, as in this one, it’s a matter of missed connections. In the image, it’s the inability to find a classroom. But the energy in the subconscious that creates such an image is describing a glitch in a deeper process within the dreamer. The term used here is “grounding,” which is describing a person’s ability to harness a new energy and make use of it, rather than being thrown about or overwhelmed by it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my first dream last night, it’s like I’ve gone one evening to a talk that a man who’s like an anthropologist and a shaman is giving. And I kind of enjoy that class or talk, and so I know he’s going to be giving a class at the university and I think maybe I’ll go over and take that class. Plus he mentions the name of a man named something like Ackerman who also teaches a really excellent class, so I think, well, maybe I’ll go over and sign up for two, or three, or four classes at the university this quarter.

So I go over on registration day to the university. It’s actually done at night. And the way I’ve got it organized is you go into a building, and all these other people have been coming in to the building to register, and then you’re supposed to take an elevator up to the floor where the person with the class is, and you can maybe sit in for a little while, see what you think of him, and then sign up for the class or not.

Well, this sounds great, except when I get there they don’t really have a system that makes it easy to figure out what floor someone’s speaking on, and I pick up a brochure on the table but it’s not organized in any kind of logical manner where you could just go alphabetically to somebody’s name. You might have to find the right folder on the table that maybe has something alphabetical, and I’m not even sure of that. And the thought that you have to get off on each floor and figure out what somebody is teaching doesn’t make any sense to me because it’s so crowded you can barely catch an elevator to go up. So you should know where you’re going, and there should be a system to figure it out easily, but there’s not.

Some people seem to know where they’re going. I don’t know if they had some way of looking it up ahead of time, or not. You’re there for a few minutes and you’d maybe figured out how to go up to the floor where the person is speaking that I heard last night, but I already went there last night so you go on up or something. But the class I really want to register for and maybe a few others I kind of go and wander toward the administrative building. I go here and there trying to figure out how you find out where someone is, so you can go there, and I can’t seem to get any straight answers, and it’s just crowded.

And before long it is dark and I decide I need to go home, and I’ve gotten totally frustrated and expressed some frustration, but everybody else is at the university. They’re kind of like kids or something. They don’t really care.

So then when I leave it’s awfully dark out. Now I start to go across campus to figure out my way home, and suddenly I’m in an area where it’s almost like railroad tracks and scaffolding that goes way up, and you have to climb, and there’s somebody tracing me. You feel like they’re white slavers or something. You don’t know what they are, but they’re kind of tracking me, or chasing me.

And I manage to climb around the scaffolding and the railroad trains and get away from them, but then when I go to the other side to go another direction, because now I think I’m ahead, you know, away from them. I’m not sure they saw where I went. My only two choices seem to be to climb up some rickety wooden buildings where some Chinese are that are kind of beckoning to me, and that looks pretty rickety, or I have to cut over the other direction and I’m not as sure what’s there, but it looks like something that would be a little easier to traverse.

John: Well, the general motif of the dream is that you are recognizing that you have the opportunity to catch up with an ever increasing awareness that is alive in your environment. And then you go ahead and you propose a way that I had never thought of, and the more I look at it the more I realize this is true for the feminine. It isn’t true for the masculine, but it’s true for the feminine.

In other words, what’s true for the masculine is the masculine has to figure out how it gains an access to a grounding so that it can create a viability, an awareness, a linkage, a connection of an inner into outer, a pulling together of the thoughts in relationship to that which is reflected as manifestation. It can do that instead of being off the ground and disjointed.

That’s kind of like the challenge for the masculine, but what you’re saying is that the feminine to increase her overall awareness, to have an understanding of this and an understanding of that, has to be able to know all the levels. And what you’re describing as the levels is the various places in which the whole schematic of energy, meaning synaptic energy that is etheric, such as the spirit energy that normally is in the expanse of it all, that is of a masculine orientation, that’s off the ground, you have to be able to know how to ground all of that, to handle all of that, and it can vary from place to place, from level to level, from degree to degree.

You have to be able to recognize how to take and make right, no matter what the idea is, and of course the crazier the ideas the more ungrounded they’re going to be, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a whole lot of potentiality to that. In fact, your dream is indicating that there is so much to be learned, so much to be recognized, realized, made whole on all of the different levels, being able to catch up and ground all of that.

And then the dream proceeds to go on and indicate that, for some particular reason, even though that hounded you and hounded you and hounded you earlier that this is what you need to be doing, and you couldn’t seem to figure out how to do it. Then the dream seemed to do a step backwards, in which you’d lost the chemistry of the combination of how things work in terms of the role of the feminine to be able to pull things down and through, and, in that regard, awaken something in terms of herself as an aliveness.

It’s almost as if you had forgotten how that worked and you were then instead under stress: you didn’t know where you were at in relationship to one side or the other. There were the railroad tracks and you seemed to be something that was being hunted, and haunted, as opposed to something that reached up, and aspired, and recognized the potentiality of the whole equation of life.

That was kind of a profound dream wasn’t it? The interesting thing of the dream, of course, was the idea that your well being is based upon being able to access, by way of grounding it, to be able to go up to that which is off the ground, to find that which is off the ground, and ground that into a knowingness.

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