If we want to talk about wholeness, or oneness, everything has to be included. In these dream images we see a young child being ignored, and acting unruly because of it. Why? Because on an inner level, this aspect of the dreamer cannot be ignored, it is part of the whole of her. In the next scene, that same energy has turned into a powerful lion that the dreamer is trying to befriend. Such a process can be understood as an inner healing, as we become inclusive of more and more of the whole of ourselves. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: The only thing I remember from my first dream is that I’d gotten in this black car. I’d driven somewhere. I wanted to park and get out.
There was another man there, and then there was a little kid in the backseat. And I wanted the kid to stay in the car. And I know that the place I was at was at this village in Canada, that I dream about a lot, because I know the village really well.
But I’m having trouble because the kid’s trying to crawl out the window in the back or, you know, I’m having trouble communicating with the kid they need to stay with the car while I go do something with this guy. That’s all I really remember out of that first dream, and it was a black car.
John: The dream is talking about some part of yourself that’s repressed in a way that you don’t understand, or know what it’s all about, and that you have mannerisms, or notions, or belief systems, or some idea of what it is that you should be doing, or need to be doing, that you are using as a reason, that you’re engaging in, and that this is covering up or keeping that other expression from coming through, and coming out, that is a part of you. And it’s clamoring to come through, it’s clamoring to awaken, it’s clamoring to come out.
Jeane: In the next dream I seem to go into a room that’s like a small room and, near the back wall of the room, there’s like a toilet that you can sit on, that sometimes you just go sit on. And it’s right next to a bed that’s almost like a motel bed.
And on the bed is a big lion, great big lion, lying down or half sitting up like lions do. When I come in and out of this room I seem to go over and I sit down on the toilet, because that seems to be the only seat in the room, and it’s like I’m trying to work out my relationship with this lion.
It’s like I will have my hand even, you know, around its, you know, face or, at one point, I’ve done something where I feel like maybe it’s going to bite me, so I’ve been scratching its neck to kind of heal that a bit.
And that’s all I really remember about that dream. I would come in and out of the room, and I would be draping myself around the lion, and trying to work out a relationship there.
John: This dream is as if it’s progressing the prior dream, in which it’s taking and realizing the sense of inner power, or presence, or being that you need to catch up with has to do with understanding, or coming to grips with, or taking on the essence of this lion nature.
It’s very similar to the first dream except that, in this dream, you have progressed that dream in that you are looking to come to grips with what this lion quality is all about. In the first dream, instead of the lion quality being like a lion, the lion quality was revealed to be some sort of tender, young, repressed, innocent, and unknown quality of yourself – that you weren’t giving the proper time of day or attention to. And, instead, had other things that you felt had to be done, and this was causing you to go away from the vehicle of your beingness.
Okay, so that was like the opening salvo, and so that has a whole remiss, and ignorant, and innocent remiss built into it. It’s not like you realized that what you were doing was inappropriate, in terms of the wholeness, in terms of how the fact that you were leaving something off to one side behind and attempting to walk away from the vehicle of your beingness, for some reason or another, that you still rationalized.
You progressed that to where now you’re having to take into account, whatever the journeys and such that you’ve done, have caused you to catch up with the fact that you have to take into account this whole greater other dimension that you now see to have a power about it, a regality about it, a nobleness about it, that needs to be related to.
It’s interesting. You take a dream that’s kind of got a shattered motif to it, and then you come out of that to a deeper realization. Because it’s a bit of a shattered motif when you leave some part of yourself off to one side and go off on a tangent.
You tend to be slighting your own being, but you did it in kind of an ignorant way. I mean it was a black car and whatnot. You didn’t quite realize that you couldn’t be faulted for what you were doing. It was like a deviation that you went through that has led you to recognizing what it is that’s important to be connected to and merged to.
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