Securing the Borders

Jeane: I lost a lot of my dream, but it seemed to be about a series of linked elements. There is a country, like Iraq, with a bordering country where there is a war going on. It has finally been figured out that if you take a certain sequence of elements that are linked – there is a discrete number and sequence to them – and you put them across the border, or put them across somewhere, it is as if you establish a border. And that somehow establishes or creates peace. The woman who is president is adamant about this, and you feel like this is something that needs a lot of safeguarding. But at the same time, perhaps you have to go in and work with the elements one at a time, or do something with a few of them. You go in and take a few of them out, like taking files from a folder or something like that.

I am looking at all this, trying to see what it looks like. I see a sunny, dusty border area and it seems as though there is also a place where you can put a link across and create a new border. But you have to be careful how you approach it. You don’t want to do anything that could re-open the border because that would cause the war to start up again. That is the best I can remember the dream.

John: The feminine requires a certain degree of freedom in its nature. So in the first part of the dream, information is missing and you have to figure out how to pull the threads of your dream out. What you are actually doing is connecting to an expanse inside of you that has the nature of freedom in it. The symbol of war is something that oppresses freedom, so there is a challenge to the freedom you need to feel to sustain your natural balance. Your response to this challenge to your freedom is to go inside and connect to a place that allows you to expand. Otherwise, if you were outwardly reactive or shrunk from the challenge, you would be allowing events to overrun your borders (also limiting your freedom).

By contrast, the masculine, by its nature, deals more with an aspect of wisdom. While the feminine seeks to expand to contain what is happening, the masculine’s attention is drawn more narrowly toward what is causing a destabilizing effect. The masculine looks for the direct consequence and, rather than expansion, seeks the wisdom of why something is happening. But the wisdom is not based upon the events themselves, but on the determination of whether what is happening allows an opportunity for expansion, or causes a reflexive contraction. The wisdom is the deeper knowing of which is which.

In your dream, you are securing the borders, so something in you is seeking a sense of security, which is a form of freedom inside of you. It is an important process to be able to nurture and instill that security within you, in order to handle outer events. You are attempting to make the outer flow and consequences of life embraceable. The feminine won’t be at rest if the results can’t be embraced.

This is another way in which dreams work in terms of the process: you dream something and see it from an overall perspective. That gives you a greater sense of how you have to handle and relate to certain things that exist in your life – it gives a perspective of containment to the elements. Then you can put them into a semblance of order that you are comfortable with and you can move forward. If you do not pay attention, then, as your dream indicates, there are consequences. You can find yourself (your borders) overrun.

It’s an amazing and interesting analogy: what are your borders? It seems your borders are better held when you are expanding out; when you shrink inside, that is when your borders are most at risk.

The Fast Lane

In the first part of this dream (Feminine Rising), we traced the discomfort that Jeane experienced in the scene as it unfolded, and how that discomfort led to a feminine aspect within her attempting to make the situation right, to smooth out the wrinkles in a way. As the dream sequence changes, Jeane is still trying to handle uncomfortable situations, but in doing so she sacrifices her connection to the flow of events, and that allows an unresolved issue to surface.

Jeane: Then the dream shifts, and you and I leave the area to visit my family. It turns out that they are at my grandmother’s house. When we start out, we are initially at the top of a hill and as I look down I realize it’s more of a deep canyon. The highway below runs to the left, perpendicular to where we are. I notice a corner near the intersection of the highway where cars whiz by without warning. There are also people walking and some riding bikes. I feel that if we drive down the hill and try to pull out into that road it would be too dangerous: the cars zooming by could really clip us. This does not seem like a good idea to me.

I find a broken-down bicycle and have the idea that we could make the trip if I ride the bike and you walk alongside. Initially we consider a little bike trail on the side of the mountain, but I realize it’s kind of narrow and rutted. I talk you out of that. I think we need to go down the hill and up the road everyone else is on, and I will ride on the bike and you will walk and we will make it, even though I don’t ride the bike too well yet.

Perhaps because I’m riding the bike I get to my grandmother’s house a bit ahead of you. I get the sense that my mom is further on. I pause and walk over the lawn, through an orchard to where she has stopped. However, as I look at the lawn, I notice little pieces of what look like pills scattered in different places. This disturbs me; I really don’t know how they got there. It throws me off a little, but I continue on. I glance back at the house and see a light on in the window and think you have arrived. I look into the kitchen window and at first I think it is you, but then it looks like my ex. So I pause and go into the house for a minute. Then it feels like the man has become you again, and you ask me something about my ex and he shows up and I have to introduce you to each other.

John: Initially, something in you recognized the vibration from the earlier part of the dream. You intuited something and it raised your acuity level. You took into account many levels of awareness instead of having to pause and examine each different aspect. This level of acuity is a kind of speeding up, where you can see everything in one fell swoop. It’s a place of knowing that carries a quality of wholeness with it. As a result, you have at your disposal your entire lineage, represented by your parents and grandmother.

However, you are at a roadway and the cars are going by too fast. It would be better for you to be going at that same pace, but you feel the need to progress more slowly. The faster pace left you a bit overwhelmed, shown by your fear of entering the roadway in the car. You haven’t fully accepted that faster vibration, so you go back and drug yourself (the pills on the lawn), and you have to get out of the car and ride the bike instead. So then in the dream you are revisiting everything in slower motion.

So you are going back and using your entire lineage, all those aspects of yourself that are there at your disposal, but in a very laborious way. And your feminine (riding the bike) is at least a little faster than your masculine, which is still walking. You see the pills scattered around, and you aren’t sure what is going on, which is a big hint that there is really something stewing here. It’s a very different state compared to the essence of the dream at the very beginning, where you saw everything with much more detachment and clarity.

So by slowing everything down, you’ve lost your overview. Whenever you slow down like that, it is because you are carrying inside yourself a type of wound; something that is unresolved. At the faster speed, you could have jumped right over it and not let it effect you, and that wound or unresolved issue wouldn’t become a characteristic of the scene. But it is still there, and because of it you basically have thrown an anchor out the window in terms of slowing down the energetic.

Feminine Rising

Jeane: The next dream involves you. Initially you are running a business, and it has a showroom in front, and a hanger-like building where others work off to the left, and an empty lot in back. You and I are sitting in the front seat of your car in the lot. I am leaning into you and have a book I am writing notes in. There is a tall, attractive man with whom you have just completed a transaction. He left, but now he has come back. He wants to talk again and you want him to come over to the car. You are telling me something and I can see in my mind’s eye that he has a wife who seems overly concerned with appearances. She wanted her husband to negotiate a better or a different deal, and you tell me that you had given him a trip to Vegas for the two of them instead of giving him the financial discount he wanted. That was your deal, which he had accepted. But now he is coming back because of the influence from his wife who is unhappy with the deal.

John: So what we see here is that your dream is saying that everything is completed in terms of a transaction, but it still carries a reverberation into life and you are picking up on that and looking at the consequences. You are examining the decision and noticing the way something was faced or confronted. There may have been one way of handling it that was acceptable to a certain aspect of yourself (me in your dream), but then there is another aspect within you that recognizes that it could have been different. So nothing is final, everything is in an ongoing state in relationship to how it is framed or packaged. Whatever the situation was, you are just observing it like a movie. As in your earlier dream, you again have the notebook and you are making entries. And, as before, you are seeing the energy flow, first it goes a little this way and then gets directed or cut off, and then you see it open up in another way, becoming more inclusive. Then you recognize that as that opened up, there was something even more required to facilitate yet a further opening.

To begin with, what seems to be occurring is that a quality of the feminine nature is rising to have input into the situation, an aspect that was not there to begin with. It became an aspect because somehow what initially felt okay began to feel not quite okay, i.e., perhaps the trip to Vegas felt a little bit over the top. Now the feminine part inside of you feels that vibration of something not being quite right and realizes that some grounding needs to occur. So your feminine nature wants to have input in order to make the situation balanced, in order to make it whole again.

Okay, what happens next?