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http://regex.info/blog/2010-11-20/1666In looking at these dream images it’s good to remember that we are all the characters in our dreams. We are the wayward people, and we are the guides, or ushers. We are all the components that arise. In this example we can see how these different aspects are having trouble staying together, or being on the same page about things. Yet, as a life, we must be in charge of these aspects and get them all together, otherwise we risk not getting where we want to go. Or, as is shown, we must become the owner of the house. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I felt like I didn’t dream much. In one dream I remember it felt like I’m an adolescent. And I’m going over to a friend’s house who’s a little bit older, and it’s like I’m maybe supposed to take care of the house over there.

But I get over there and I found out she’s gone, but she’s invited some guys to come by that maybe want to drink beer or have a party while she’s away. So then someone that I know comes over, he looks in, and tells me that I can stay there, you know, taking care of the house like I planned, but I can’t have anybody drink while I’m there.

And maybe that same person, which feels like another part of me, even tells the guys that they’ll have to leave if they’re drinking. I also go out and sit on the roof for some reason. It has like maybe a veranda and a roof, and I go sit on the roof for awhile because I like to do that.

The not drinking the beer doesn’t seem to upset me that much, but I do want to leave the house to go see a grandfather who does martial arts, and I don’t seem to have permission to do that – and I am struggling with that. But either I must go ahead and leave that to see the grandfather, or the grandfather comes to the house, because suddenly he’s showing me a martial arts kind of like demonstration with someone that he’s competing against. That’s all I really remember unless my other dream pops back in.

John: It’s a pretty deep dream. So, what you mean by adolescent is that you’re at an in-between zone. In other words, the deeper part of yourself, which is the owner of the house, is not there, and you’re trying to catch up with that.

And the tenants that are there by default, so to speak, are drinking, maintaining themselves in a delirium in the outer, and that you can stay there knowing that you can’t drink but, at the same time, you’re still not quite able to be at this place in the way that you need to be, in terms of full possession ownership of getting it.

What it is that you’re meant to get has to do with the moment and the importance of a stillness. The drinking and all of that, and the others that are doing all of that, are keeping themselves or remaining in a state that flickers back and forth in the outer, by flickering back and forth meaning, in this instance, back and forth into one illusion after another illusion, staying in a constant state of delirium.

At least you know that it is important for you not to be in the delirium, and that if you could catch up with the essence of what this house is all about you would be catching up with the moment, and the time, and the importance of the stillness of it all.

If you do that, if you do that, even the spiritual journey comes to an end. But to not do that means you still have to go and keep coming closer and closer and closer to the essence that is revealed, and made possible for you to grasp and, in this case, that essence is represented by the grandfather.

So, when you catch up with that, that’s almost like an alternative option. In other words, you can catch up with it in terms of really understanding the awareness in life itself, the Mother Maya principle, which would be out-breath and more Chisti in nature. Or you can come to understand it by the in-breath, by the recognition that there is something way beyond the beyond as a moment, and as a directive, and as an unfoldment of inner into outer – that is the grandfather

And that realization enables you to come to know how it is that you can serve humanity. In other words, what is it that you can do that can make a difference, or have an effect, in terms of how it is that you are able to function, because you are in a physical body, when you catch up with this, how it is that you’re able to function in terms of the greater meaningfulness that is intended to come through you and reflect into life.

Jeane: I remembered my first dream and in this I’m with an ex-boyfriend, and we’re at this large stadium where there’s a lot of people, and it’s almost like there was some kind of event that was going on outside. And then when we go inside, it’s maybe separated into pie-like shapes and, you know, you’re going to sit in one section and watch a movie.

But the impression I also have is that the different sections might even watch different movies, or at least the sections were different. I happen to have the two tickets, but he wants me to go on ahead, or for whatever reason I go on ahead, into the section where we’re going to sit down to watch the movie.

So I have the tickets. So I go in and I find an usher and she sits me down, she takes me up to a seat and sits me down next to this woman. And she explains to me, and I even look at them, that the two tickets are actually seated separately.

And it’s hard for me to read, but she takes the tickets to hold them because I’m fussing about this because I know that he’s going to look to find me to know where he’s going to sit, and why would you sell two people tickets that are coming in together and they’re not seated together?

So she said to leave the tickets with her and she’ll figure it out. Meanwhile I’d gone and sat next to this woman. Well, a certain amount of time goes by; I don’t see him. I realize it’s a lot more crowded than I realized. I don’t see him, or if he’s come in, and maybe have to go down and look instead of just sit and look. And also I don’t see that usher, so I need to know what’s happened to our two tickets so I can even tell him where his is if we’re not going to sit together.

And now I can’t find the usher, can’t find him either for that matter, and I even go over to another section because I’m looking for someone in authority to see if they can sort it out, because it’s just the whole idea is so absurd to me that they would sell two people tickets and not keep them together. Plus I can’t find him now, anyway.

John: Actually, knowing what my dream is makes it easy to understand what this dream is saying, because after you reported your dream you actually reported the Naqshbandi way in your first dream.

In other words, you were going with the in-breath, finding it in a masculine way. In other words, you were assailing the masculine that you needed to assail, that you needed to catch up with and get to, which is a sight. And the sight is an in-breath sight, because that breath going back is into the sun, or the top, as opposed to the out-breath that is down to the moon, or Maya, or Mother Earth.

And there you come to know what it is that is your dharma, or principle, way of being in the stillness, and in the moment of the wholeness of the essence of it all, that then is diverged and broken into its various and sundry misaligned component parts, that you were able to hold a focus that can function as a pulling of it together – thus the martial arts, which is a way of getting to a soothingness, and a calmness, and a stillness.

So then you get to describing this in detail again, in the other dream, in which you talk about the various levels. And at these levels you have access, and that access is something that you are taking, and sustaining, and maintaining, and conceivably working with the mother principle – which means the depth of a naturalness inside of yourself, to facilitate and bring across all component parts to the wholeness.

And it’s your responsibility to do that, and that there is something about that that doesn’t come together in the dream. In other words, you’re not able to settle back, and be relaxed, and at a peace, in terms of being able to take in the various levels, because there’s still a jumpiness, and an awkwardness, as something that’s still yet meant to be.

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ES-Fractal-MandalaIn this series of images, John is moved incrementally closer to the idea that how he behaves has an effect on the whole, whether that’s in a room of people, or in the universe. Yet our expression has to be natural, rather than fear-based, or caused by personal neediness or other defense mechanisms. We are meant to be a part of, and a unique expression in, the world. Just discovering what that means is a worthwhile journey.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: In this next dream, the way I have to approach it is I have to approach it from the standpoint of pointing out that in order for the alchemical, or the wholeness, to work, I have to trust in the outer. I have to trust in life as having a way of making this happen – of there being a graciousness that extends and bleeds through. 

In other words, it’s coming through, it’s channeled through me, somehow or another I am in such a way so that I communicate more than I realize that I communicate, and I have to not be concerned over the fact that I do this. It is okay when I communicate. Others can figure it out even though it’s at their own pace.

So I start off with a dream to show what it’s like if I sit in a quietness, completely absent all energetics, and how that works. The first image is that I’m observing this empty house on a hill; that empty house is me. 

And it sits on a corner, on a hill, and the yard slopes down, there’s a lawn that slopes down. It has the sidewalks like in a city that cycle around, and there’s the next house around the corner. 

It would be easier if kids that lived there, and go back and forth and play, it would be easier for the kids to pull their little red wagon or something along the sidewalk, but there’s something so fascinating and it’s kind of a nice little house, quiet house. It’s empty. It doesn’t give off any vibe of any restriction or anything, so the kids cut across that. It’s their shortcut as they play.

And so in the image, I see this little girl, I think it’s a little girl, and she’s pulling this little red wagon with her toys on it, and she’s pulling it up over the slope of this lawn, and the lawn is sloped, of course. 

It would be much easier if she just stayed on the sidewalk down below where it’s all contoured and evened out, and this house is sitting on the slope, but she takes a shortcut. And in the final image I’m seeing her yelling ahead to her other play friends in the yard across the way, that instead of cutting the corner, which would have been easier, she is speeding along going across the lawn. 

And what’s interesting about this lawn is, the house is dormant and whatnot, is in my paranoia I can’t help but think, if this keeps up it’s going to cut a trail across the lawn. But the lawn looks fine. The lawn is okay with it. It seems to be able to accommodate it.

And so the image is pointing out that I need to be an accommodating presence that graciously lets the carefree spirit find its way. So, there’s that particular component in me, and that component would be somewhat comparable, in your dream, to the police element control or protection mannerism of the masculine. 

In my case, this is a feminine quality of being able to let something be. But the feminine quality is also a communicator quality, too, in terms of it radiates. It’s an open book, and it has to allow something to be recognized in order for it to be properly appreciated. 

So in this other image, someone is trying to get me to talk. I seem to be staying quiet. There are some people around me that I usually am responsive towards, at least that’s the idea if these people are brought into the setting, I’ll respond. 

And a person is observing this to see if that’s what’s happening, but realizes that this isn’t the right scenario to get me to open up, either. So this person says, “Okay, bring in the gypsies,” which are even more outrageous in a way that perhaps that will cause me to open up and be responsive.

And the gypsies come in all dressed in black outfits, wearing the color black. And the significance is the idea being that gypsies are just outlandish enough that this will bring me out.

And the meaning is, that when I open up and let people know what is on my mind, or how I am, or what I’m feeling inside – because they can’t grasp this, they are tighter in their nature, they can’t grasp the fluidity of things like I do – but if I open up and let it come out they’re able to accept, understand, and relate. Otherwise, they get all twisted.

And it’s this that breaks through any confusion that keeps a distance. I simply need to be more open, in other words, not worry about being more open like I tend to do, thinking that that just breeds more problems. I can accommodate this inner quality quietly, as shown in this empty corner house on a hill that has this yard sloping down to the street, which the kids pass through as a shortcut as they play and go about just being kids. 

And so the gypsy dream is indicating that I can bring a communication, in other words from the quietness now, that harbors and holds something and allows something to be. Then there’s the communication thing, that the gypsy dream is directing, where it’s outlandish and reaches out into things that brings a communication kind of connection through vocally as well, or demonstratively as well, instead of just quietly. 

And in this dream I am confronting with the scenario to see if I will finally open it up and let it come out. The idea being that this will bridge a gap.

In the final dream, I see Shannon in the distance. Now Shannon is the bank officer up the street, and I just come to this branch and make my deposit, and Shannon is a naturally open, communicative person who likes to talk to everybody and thinks that she needs to have a relationship with everyone.

And, because I’m making the deposits and the stuff that I do there at the bank, she feels that she needs to know more about where I’m coming from, at least in a relatability standpoint. And I just tend to go up, make my deposit, and walk away, and I can always tell that there’s a little bit of an imbalance because I didn’t say “Hi.”

She’s actually also very community oriented that way. She approaches the community in the same way that she approaches that job. So Shannon has this need to go out and effectuate her presence in things. And when it comes to me, I don’t allow that to happen. I just stay in my own little shell, and in my own little way. 

So in this dream I see her in the distance involved with some community event, but she is that way of course, and I see myself holding back at a distance, admiring that she does that, but noticing that there is something that’s not quite right about it. But I’m not going to change my holding-back quality, so I leave a kind of stigma that’s there.

Well the meaning of the dream, is what I see would benefit by my effect, by clearing the space in a small way. I am lazy in that regard. I tend to want to stay back in my own little private hiddenness. And I tend to like to leave things as they are and let others fend and figure things out on their own – thinking that they should be able to do that.

But it doesn’t work that way. In order for me to be more interconnected in the overall outer environment, like in the gypsy dream, I need to let go of this demeanor. In letting it go, no matter what people think, I clear the air and environment that is stifled. In some small way it’s stifled, or impacted, and can’t break free on its own. 

It probably has tried in its own way to get my attention and I just won’t acknowledge. And, of course, this backs all the way up to the meditation dream that when one does this, this sets in motion where the energy that comes racing in real hard and fast, in the way that it comes racing down, can then be accommodated or channeled, the vice regent quality of myself that is something more can then bring this through as an inner coming down, coming through and into manifestation in a way so that it can be handled and can flow in terms of how manifestation needs to take it in.

And so this is all a big sequence of events. Of course, if you were to look at the difference between your dream and my dream, my dreams tended to have a little bit of an openness, like the feminine accommodates the whole, and the feminine holds something in a quietness in relationship to a bigger picture, even though that can tend to be dormant, and so this is an aspect of a kind of a feminine nature that I’m catching up with.

And yours is an aspect of a masculine nature in which you see about yourself that there are the protectiveness forces that accommodate and support how you need to be, but you can’t quite get the full benefit out of that because there’s also something that is aloof and strung out, spun out, that’s unacceptable as if it’s in a drunken and in an asleep way then, as a consequence, that also needs to be pulled down and grounded.

And in doing so, it then takes on that quality that doesn’t mean to be doing something haywire. That quality flips and then adds and can then do something so much more, thus like the farmer or something, it can do something much more productive. It can come down from on high where it’s intangible, right down into the valley of life where things are fertile and can be a valid expression. 

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open-doorIn the dream world, a house or a home can be a symbol of you – the rooms, the levels, even the material the house is made of can be important. In this dream, Jeane lives in a thick-walled adobe-type house, yet she is unable to control what is coming in through the doors. Her first instinct is to pull a heavy drape over the entry, like a veil, to stop the flow. But what is flowing can’t be stopped or ignored, it must be dealt with. She must step outside her comfort zone to allow something new to become part of her. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I have a dream where it feels like you and I live in this adobe-type house. It’s a large house, but the walls are like this thick adobe, and we may even rent it or something because there are some changes to it we don’t seem to be totally in charge of, and one of them is where the door is. 

There are actually two levels of doors, and one of them has like almost like some kind of a heavy cloth screen or something that acts like a door, and then there’s another area where the door is but it doesn’t seem to latch or close really securely. 

You’re sleeping and I can’t seem to rouse you, and I’ve gone to the door and there are some people outside who seem to be intruding, sticking their hands in and doing things through the gaps, and I’m trying to swing the heavy drape or whatever it is around in some way that compensates for that, or trying to get the wooden part of the door to close enough to keep these people out who seem to be intent on intruding. 

I can’t seem to get you, rouse you, or something. I can’t seem to get that to cover completely, so then I seem to get frustrated and I go outside. And I go across the road, and I go up almost like on a clay embankment and I’m climbing up to an area where some things are carved out of a wall, and when I put my hand up to one part, because there are different little plants and arrangements up there, this snake head comes out and kind of bites me. 

Maybe I even pull off a little bit of the snake, or toss it down, because it startled me. But it seems to be okay. Then there’s another snake that’s up there that looks kind of like a coral snake, and some that look like a little garter snake, and they talk to me, kind of like I shouldn’t have reacted quite so startled, but I got nipped or whatever. 

They talk to me. There’s some kind of exchange I have with the snakes as well as other little animals and plants up there, that I don’t recall real clearly other than it was partly amusing and partly where one kept a respectful distance because you never knew just exactly how friendly these snakes were going to be – maybe that’s why I batted the one away when I thought it nipped me. 

Then I seem to have gone back to the house and there are some girls, a Hispanic girl and someone else, young girls in there. We had some clothes we were going to throw out and we had agreed to let the mother of one modify some of the blouses or things, so they would fit her, but there were some other blouses that, at the time, you wouldn’t allow me to give to the other girl and the other girl would really like them. 

You’re not around and I don’t see why she can’t have them, pretty embroidered blouses, but I can’t remember quite where they are, so we go looking for them and we take off in a car or a truck, and I know we go back and forth to some places. And the places I recall at one point we go somewhere where I slide down a bank and fall in some water. 

You could almost go over a cliff there, but I seem to know how to run in that area and not have problems. But I do slide at one point. When I do that, and I fall in the water, I find some keys a guy has lost and it includes the keys to a truck and a small cellphone that’s on the keychain. 

Then I take the girls and I’ve gone back up to another area where it feels like we run into a little bit of danger, and so because of that I pull out the cellphone and call the person, but he doesn’t want to come and get his cellphone. He had a particular date he’ll show up at the house for it.

John: You’re doing two dreams. You took and went from one dream into another dream and it has a different vibration.

Your first dream is that something is holding you back. In other words, you’re meant to have a particular kind of freedom, but you have put yourself into a certain conception mode or something, into a certain rigid mode, in which you’ve denied yourself a knowingness and a certain kind of freedom.

You have done that because it is part of your perception of how something needs to be, in order to please the scenario. And in doing that you have denied or cut yourself off from being able to participate in life in a particular way that you’re meant to participate. 

You’ve kept yourself in a house, so to speak, but a house that has a certain decided definition that you have taken on. So as a consequence of doing that, and because you’ve been doing this for quite some time, it has gotten to the point where it’s untenable.

In other words, something that you’re doing has become so obvious to you, on some deep level inside yourself, that is a disturbance in the cadence of who you are, thus the notion, and the idea, that things are coming in the door whether you like it or not, that they’re breaking in the door, or coming in the door. You can’t keep them out. You can’t veil them out even. 

You try to put some screen or something down to slow them down, but the door is being opened, or they are coming in whether you like it or not. And in order to handle, in order to deal with the situation, the answer is not to try to look to something that you have as a dependency inside the house, thinking that that’s the way it’s held together.

You have to look at something of a greater dimension of yourself. And this other is starting to bug you and bother you, because you’re not doing it. And so in terms of looking at a greater dimension of yourself, it means that you have to do something that you haven’t been doing and, in this particular case, that causes you to have to go outside to take and deal and rectify that.

Now, what was it outside you had to do?

Jeane: Well, I climbed up a clay bank and then there were different levels and at first I got nipped by a snake when I batted its head and another snake talked to me.

John: Yes, when you go outside, you’re going to run into things that are bigger than you, and that’s why it’s easier, and it’s been safer, and you’ve chosen to not do that, because you’re going to run into something that’s going to bug you as well, on the outside.

But by going on the outside, you’re also going to, in spite of that that you’re trying to protect or keep yourself safe and secure from, and that you’re developing a security from by staying in the house and deferring in some particular way, you’re protecting yourself from having to contend with that which would bug you, that would bother you, that would throw you off in the outer. 

But until you face that part, and you’re being compelled to have to face that part because by trying to stay within the house, that’s not possible. This other is coming in, and in its small way already bugging you, so you have to go out.

And so when you go out and have to contend with that which is going to bug you even further, that very process is what opens up your ability to even talk to a snake again. Otherwise, you would lose your ability to communicate, you lose a certain relatability. This increases your relatability.

How does this dream apply to the first dream? Well, in the first dream you’ve placed your focus and attention into something that’s like you are at the head of a train going in a particular direction, and yet there’s this whole other blindside that exists that’s going in another direction.

And whether you like it or not you’re having to put up with that. You’re having to surrender to that. You’re having to accept yourself as having to realize that this exists as well. And only until you totally surrender and let go and accept that, can this all become more part of the overall Whole.

That dream indicates that there is something going on as well that is bugging you, or getting your attention, to cause you to recognize that there is the flow. In the second dream, you’re going out, and you’re getting hurt by going out, in order to be helped, in order to hear. 

In the first dream you’re more compelled to try to ignore that other flow, but in that dream it has this whole sensation that’s very touching to it, in that there’s something about how creation is working in the microcosm, that you can’t get away with that, in that dream, because the variables or something have hit in a particular way so that you have no choice but to have to reconcile, or to factor, or to work that in, kind of like a rude awakening in the sequence of however it is you see the play of things to be.

You have this rude awakening about something, and now you have to contend with it. I would say in the first dream, that first dream is even impacted by the idea that there’s something wrong and that you have to go to a doctor and all of that, and that there’s something that you surrender to that creates a greater flow, and that you have no choice in having to do that, and in doing that this causes you to adopt or take in something in which you have been blindsiding yourself from seeing

And it also causes you to go into another outer dimension, or Wholeness, of things, and as you go into this outer dimension or Wholeness of things, this is not comfortable. This is something you’ve actually chosen not to have to do, and in doing that this is going to create complexities for you. But it also increases what you’re able to know. 

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