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Our dreams need to communicate to us in images that we can relate to: homes, families, cars, mountains, oceans, animals, and even pets. These are all things we are familiar with from our life experience, so our subconscious uses them as symbolism for our inner relationships, the way certain aspects or psychologies behave in relationship to the part of us that is mostly in control. Once we understand this means of communication, our dreams can tell us so much about who we are, and who we are trying to become. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I just remember my last dream. And, in this last dream, I’m at my parents’ house, they’re not there. It feels like my sister and I and some other people are helping clear out the house.

For some reason, my sister and these other two people, and they have a couple big dogs, we’ve got it to where they’re out sleeping in the driveway right now. And I’m in cleaning up some of the rest of the house. And suddenly I remember that the little dog that belongs to my parents, who’s really kind of old and on its last legs, that I took outside, that I haven’t seen it for several days.

So I go out into the driveway where I took the dog, and as I’m walking out there, as I come to the last room in the house, I notice that there’s some little piles of dirt I have to step around. And then I go outside into the driveway where they’ve all been sleeping. And at first I don’t see the dog. And I think maybe the dog’s died and we don’t even know it. 

And then my sister and I go over and I find a little place where I’d kind of made a little blanket or something where I’d propped up the dog. Well, right before that I remember that I got on the bed they were all on, and one of the German shepherds that the guests had didn’t recognize me at first and grabbed my hand in his mouth. But then the dog seemed to recognize me and let go.

And then my sister and I go over to where we have placed my folk’s dog. My folk’s dog is really old and it’s almost like some of its body parts have fallen off; it can’t walk anymore. I go over though, and I place my hand on its chest and still can feel a little heartbeat. So I feel like it’s heart wants to beat until my mother, or my parents, come back. 

So it’s just waiting for that, even though it doesn’t have most of the rest of its body parts. So I just kind of am listening to his little heartbeat when I wake up. 

John: It’s a peculiar dream in terms of how its energetic motif is that of causing you to recognize your intertwinement with all these different parts of yourself.

You start off in your parents’ house where you’re trying to get yourself redeemed from whatever it is that still is a complex in some fashion that keeps you from being free. It is said that offspring have complexes in regards to their parents, because their parents, in terms of what they did to cause them to grow up, inadvertently created energetic effects – a type of spell, you might say, that affected, couldn’t help but affect, because in a roundabout way to the degree to which the parents are clean, the children become something of a reflection of them. And it can even reflect ill-quality mannerisms. 

Instead, the parents should be and are meant to see themselves and their children so that they leave the children free. But who can do that? And, simultaneously, this is passed on down. In other words, if a person has had an afflicted upbringing, they propound that affliction into the environment that they are in. 

Well, that’s the psychological way that it works. What you’re doing in your dream, that is a cute way of doing it, is you’re just kind of having to notice that you’re in all of these things. You can be in all of these parts in everything that is around you, then you could drop the personal kind of spellbinding me, myself, and I afflictions of things, because you then start pulling for an intertwined whole. 

So instead of sitting in a paradigm in which you’re an octave of your parents, and their wounded conditions that have created something that doesn’t have a life, leaves you not able to have a proper unfoldment. In other words, you’re not fully able to be in an overallness, you’re bifurcated in some fashion. 

What this then does is it takes the condition and it throws the condition into everything that you look at. In other words, if you go outside of the house, or outside from these conditions into a greater overallness, you will find other parts out there of yourself. 

The process of evolvement has a person growing up and then going out into the world on their own. So what they find is their friends, and you’ve done a double octave of friend, you have had the friend who is outside of the house, plus the friend’s dog, what you find as a friend or as a way of life for yourself outside is better than perhaps what it took for you to grow up. 

So that dog has more aliveness, so to speak, than the dog of your parents. However, that’s only because you’re under a type of spell. All of it is you, you took on a spell that was like buying into a misconception of what is actually going on, that you are able to, and are meant to be able to, relate to a greater overallness that is outside of your personal self. The dream indicates that you are recognizing the importance of this by the fact that you are noticing the heartbeat of the dog, the parents’ dog.

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Sometimes even our best friends have to be a little firm with us when we are being too stubborn. This happens in waking life, and in our dream life. Here we have a dog, i.e., man’s best friend, in two dreams, and first he is going off on his own. Then he is biting down on the dreamer. When we remember that we are all the characters in our dreams – even the animals – we can see this as an effort not to give up on the dreamer. The dog is trying to make a point, and no one can help the dreamer but himself. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So then when I came to bed I had a visualization, before I fell asleep, that I saw myself going past a bunch of wayward looking kind of like maybe ruffians or something. And, as I pass them, I also go by a van that is theirs that’s in the area. 

And then as I continue on to walk across the street, in front of the van and across the street, the way I suddenly recognize that something is misaligned, wayward, even though I may not have noticed it when I went by them, and that the van is part of them, and part of me, is that I have this small white dog that I’ve been either holding on to or somehow has been staying close to me. 

But, as I head halfway across the street, the dog jumps away and runs under the van. That is when I realize that, if it is going to be that way, that there is nothing I can do; I must let it determine its own fate. 

And so the meaning is, the dog is my friend, the van is the epitome of a waywardness carried to an extreme by those parts of myself that remain disconnected in terms of a subtle remembrance. To denote the disconnectedness, and to hang out there, is playing with danger. 

So, in the dream, I come from where I was working, because it’s like I’m on a ranch, then back at the main building there’s kind of like a feast going on. But, in this dream, I’ve come from where I was working in the fields or something back into the farmyard, which is where something is partying, or where I’m staying, or whatever. It’s kind of like a gathering, somehow. 

My mother’s there, others are there. And so I’ve come back, it’s not like I naturally plug into this place; I’m used to being out in the field. And as I’m waiting for something more to happen, a bulldog comes up and grabs onto my collar. And so I use my hand to push against its snout in such a way so that he doesn’t keep increasing his bite, like a bulldog does – it keeps getting a deeper and deeper grip. 

And then I yell out the best I can, because maybe he’s even pulled the thing tight or something, And yet I still have to be careful and maintain a certain still position so he doesn’t grab the throat, or something, the neck. And no one seems to pay any attention to my predicament. I can’t move. And, as far as I can tell, I’m yelling out for my mother, but she seems to be deaf. I can understand why there’s such an amnesia. I mean, this is all so obvious.

And I expect her to be able to get help from the owner, or something, the owner of the dog, but she seems to be spaced out; doesn’t seem to pay attention to my predicament. And when I finally get her attention, she quickly dismisses the situation and I remain in my plight. 

And then, all of a sudden, I get a break: the farmer walks by. So I reach out to get his attention. And, when I do that, the dog gets a grip on my hand – sinks his teeth into my hand; to the other hand. The farmer mumbles something about what it is that I’m doing, to cause this to happen like this, and leaves. 

There’s nothing I can do. If I try to relieve the pain, anything I do just causes the dog to intensify its flesh-breaking grip. 

So I wake up unable to resist. In other words, unable to throw this off, with no one paying any attention. Wondering if the dog will keep intensifying its grip until it takes a chunk out of my hand. And then what?

The dream is pointing out that there is a focus and attention I thought was possible in terms of the collective. But, as for myself, such attention isn’t sufficient to effectuate a change

that is needed. As a result there is a greater and greater separation that is taking place because I’m not in the same wavelength. I’m thrown under the bus, so to speak, as portrayed by the prior dream, because the dog is my friend. And there is no hope when such a criss-crossed waywardness predominates. 

Deeper meaning: what I am noticing cannot be communicated to a situation that lies before me that is defined and designed as if it sees me in a different capacity. And so it’s as if there is some sort of setness that exists. Now is that setness me, or is that setness the situation? Probably both, which creates a distance in terms of how something can unfold. 

And, of course, my setness is that I think it has to unfold in an inner way. The setness of the Chisti’s is they think it has to unfold in an outer way. So there is a different orientation.

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Energy-Flow-Mark-HansenThe concept of “raw energy” in a dream points to something that has awakened, or been confronted, that hasn’t been fully handled yet. In this dream, Jeane confronts raw energy in the form of a werewolf outside the door, and the drunken delirium of a masculine energy, both of which she is trying to link together, within herself, in order to grow. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So the dream I had last night, the main dream, it feels like I’m living somewhere where my boyfriend has come back to visit around Christmastime. I think he comes in and even lies down on the floor.

My boyfriend looks like a combination of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. He’s a country singer of some kind. And he’s been sober; I don’t know whether he stayed sober. But he seems sober, and I think he’s stayed sober, and I’m pleased with that.

He’s come in the wintertime, and the only problem with that is that somewhere out on the outdoors of the area where there’s lots of snow and stuff, because it seems like it’s a large cabin, I know there’s a werewolf, so you have to be careful when you go out at night right now, and you go out in the snow and you have to take a sled and travel to wherever you go.

He comes to visit, and there’s another woman and me, and then there’s another woman about my age who seems to be fawning around him. You can tell she’d kind of like him for a boyfriend and I’m kind of brushing her aside. I’m focused on the fact we’re going to have a party in another day or two and it’s Christmas, and I know one time I’m even climbing a ladder up to a little shelf, that’s almost like a little loft, to get my Christmas present for him.

And then I realize I’m not sure how he does Christmas presents, but I have to go ahead and just do presents however I do regardless of how he does them. I’m thinking through that process. The girl that was kind of hovering around, who I knew was interested in him, seems to have left, and I’ve decided to just not deal with her in a way, but I am still concerned that if we have to go out to a party or something there’s still the werewolf out there.

Plus he’s left for awhile and he’s coming back, and I’m debating about… I’d like to know whether he stayed sober or not, because if he started drinking again that could be a problem. I haven’t really seen any evidence one way or the other, so I’m kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt.

I also know there’s a point where I go over and I have to let the dogs out, and I seem to have some Basenjis again, and it seems like when I let one dog out… no, it’s like I go to the door to let some people in, that was it, and the dogs get out. I’d maybe kept back one of the eldest dogs.

But when I go to get the other dog that one gets loose, and now they are all out, and then I have to call them to see if I can actually get them to come back in, and come to me, because dogs get a little willful when they get out the door. But they seem to come back in, and maybe I have to go out and get them.

Everything around the house seems okay, but my only trepidation is if I have to travel somewhere by sled, then I want a rifle because I’m not sure what’s going on with the werewolves still. That’s about all I remember of the dream.

John: This is a dream that is challenging your development in terms of a certain level of refinement. It’s amazing these dreams are actually linked, two days apart, because the dream before had to do with you going back and picking up a particular quality that you now had the ability to pick up (see Self-Storage).

And so then this dream is showing your propensity, upon which you have to work in the dense outer world, that you have developed a particular kind of refinement in yourself already, but in order for you to go forward you’re confronted with having, and are drawn into having, to take on something that’s like a raw energy, or a density, that you now have to bring that on in order to grow.

It reminds me, as a side diversion, of how things were in an ashram once where they developed a certain refinement to the point that they shut off their involvement in the outer world to such a degree that every little thing bugged them, and worried them, and caused them stress, so that they were like sickies because they were too refined, off to one side, and therefore too absolved, or had pushed too much of the functionality of the world away from them, as if they could go into more of a transcendent experience and less of an eminent experience.

Now, we’re talking about a certain kind of eminent experience here. We’re talking about an eminent experience that deals with traits and characteristics that are like raw energy.

In other words, you have this guy, and you are drawn to that for some reason in order to take a step. In other words, your refinement now is limited, in that you now need to be able to put it into an action that more or less takes it into a blackboard of something in life. So that blackboard is this raw energy quality.

And in your world out there that you have been able to absolve, or move yourself away from, you have this drunken trait, which is nothing more than to say that you’re dealing with the raw energy that has a certain kind of delirium about it that is stuck and constantly wayward.

Plus you’re dealing with another danger, and the idea that if you go out that there is the werewolf, and the linkage that you need to make this time is represented by the dogs that go outside of the house. When you open the door to greet something, or to try to deal with something in the outer, that the linkage point, the friends, the quality, is these dogs that go out.

In other words, the dogs represent something where you have… they’re inside of the house and they generally stay inside of the house, which is a little unnatural for them, and you pacify the situation with them inside of the house. But the dogs are more natural to be out in the yard, to be out, and when you open the door you have to contend with three things.

You have to let a part of yourself reach out, which is the quality of you that can still connect, and has an alignment, and has all of these traits which can take and touch dense energy in the outer. And in the outer, that dense energy is such that it’s going to be a bit in a delirium. It can mean well but can get all twisted and distraught – the drunken quality.

Plus it carries a certain ominousness, or there’s a certain reactionariness that is in the idea of a werewolf. And so you’re having to take all of that on. So one sits and ponders, okay, what’s the werewolf of the nature that you’re contending with now?

In other words, what is the thing that sits and echoes like a werewolf energy inside of you, as you approach or feel something in the outer world? That could be the idea that maybe my driving is too fast and you can get into an accident or something, is like a werewolf, oh, there’s a vibe in there that maybe is like the werewolf, and also the drunken condition where I could be forgetful and not know whether it’s this, that, or the other, and how do you handle that?

How do you absorb that? In other words, you have to be in creation, and you have to take your particular way of being, you have to link it, and you’re drawn to having to do that. You cannot not do that. The other dream depicted that you have an energetic, or magnetism, that is drawn in that capacity. You can’t purge that, because it’s not meant to be purged.

You’re meant to take all of that into a greater alignment of yourself, because you have, as indicated in the first dream, you have refined something inside of you to the point where now you have to bring in more of the other to show that you have the capacity, and the growth, and the understanding to be able to carry that, and handle that, and be with that in a greater Wholeness of yourself.

Maybe at some particular point in time that you fractured, or cracked, or it was too much, or shattered in some capacity, or got neurotic in some mannerism, and so one sits and wonders okay, what’s bringing on dreams like this?

Well, one of the things that could be bringing on a dream like this is one is sitting and looking at their blood pressure, and their heartbeat, and all of that sort of stuff, and you don’t maintain a state of health in terms of even the vibrancy of the density of the body, if you don’t maintain a certain engagement in things, and you become weakened by the idea that you’re protecting yourself in some way.

Perhaps that, in a subtle way, helped to bring a dream like this on, because now you’re finding yourself having to recognize that, by choice, and by purpose, and as part of inner and outer, because this trait comes from the outer – this quality of this guy comes from the outer, and the werewolf is in the outer – and from inner you’re the dogs that you have over-pacified, can go out.

From inner into outer, you’re having to make this greater connection, and then putting it together with the other dream, because this is the only way you’re going to be able to grow now, is that you have to do this. You then find that which you set aside, or absolved, or annihilated, or chose to purge out of your life, for the time being, because it drew too much of your attention away from a groundedness of yourself.

It caused you to lose the important thing of yourself, and now you’re at a point where you could take it back on, and you should be able to carry that.

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