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John: In the first dream I feel like I’m in a waiting area, where I see a father and his son hanging out. I seem to be there to play games, and the young son wants to play ping-pong. I’m there wondering if I can find a pool table.

In this peculiar dream, even though the father and son seem to be separate from me, it also seems that I’ve given a pool cue to the father as a gift, although I can’t remember anything more than that.

As I look around the room, I realize that in the area where I thought there was a pool table – I have the feeling of waiting around for them to finish so I could have a turn – there really isn’t one. I’m waiting for no reason.

When I realize this, I go down a hallway and look through a door and that’s when I see there’s a racket ball court. 

As I return, the son whines about wanting to leave because there isn’t a ping-pong table. I hope they will leave so I can move around and find the pool table and have the whole place to myself.

Before they leave, I suddenly realize it’s 4:30pm. My flight arrived at 3:30pm, and now it’s 4:30pm and I have to leave again on the plane at 6:00pm.

I haven’t eaten yet. I don’t have time to play pool. I only realize this after going to all the trouble of getting set up to go to a separate room where I could shoot pool for 25 cents an hour. I haven’t got time to do that. I have to leave.

Isn’t that interesting?  Strange dream.

This dream indicates that I’m not fully taking in what’s around me – all that’s there before me. As a result, I’m missing out on the full experience. Part of me wants to leave if I can’t do what I want to do. Another part of me realizes that, even though I’m able to visit this rest and reprieve area, I cannot hang out because I’m scheduled to go to a new place.

So, this is kind of the precursor imagery for going to the new place. The next dream tells about it.

A person is telling others that, this time, what’s being set up is on my terms, referring to me, and not subject to others as before. In other words, the time before was over – it was, perhaps, screwed up in some way – and now is a new time.

The person who is announcing this is the person who’s involved with what I’ll be doing later. This announcement had a wonderful feeling. It felt like everyone was put at ease; everything’s okay now.

Then, in another image I see myself going down an escalator, just willingly going down an escalator and when I look up I see, on a kind of a scaffold and walkway up above, my sister and her husband hanging out. 

He’s on a computer and she’s sitting there. Suddenly she points me out: there I am. I’m leaving and they’ve come to see me off to wherever it is that I’m going. They may not see me again for a long, long time. Out of respect and honor they have come to say goodbye and I wave at them as I go down the escalator out of sight.

What’s the sense of all this? These recent dreams (including The Lost City), have been showing that I’m struggling to take in the larger schematic of life. I’m moving around, but I’m not taking in the important information, which means I’m not really connected to the wholeness.

So these dreams are emphasizing the importance of being open and awakened, and therefore realizing what’s possible. So I’m being reminded before I continue my journey.

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John: I think it’s interesting to consider how each of our recent dreams gave us difference advice, if you will, because we are in different places in our spiritual journeys. It’s different, too, because I’m a male and you’re a female, so the interaction between the masculine and feminine aspects within us always seeks a kind of balance, or harmony. It points to the idea that in spiritual work, no two journeys can take the exact same path: we all come from different starting points and must discover our own way, every day of our lives.

It’s a significant point because our dreams are so personal – we generate them ourselves –  so they can offer us an elevated view of where we are in our life journey – and they are always trying to awaken us to our spiritual self, or our higher self, that is more fully connected into the universe. The higher-self view is a perspective that is often hard for us to see in our daily lives, yet it’s the part of us that knows best how to proceed, because it has access to so much more.

What was depicted for you in your dream (see The Dark Forces) was that in your naturalness you have reached a point where you’re stable and solid enough to hold the recognition you have connected to inside. This stability enables you to feel that you can now go back into the world, or into Creation (into the depths of yourself, because you, as the feminine, basically are Creation), and you can deal with the dark energies that might normally be too much to handle.

In my dream (see Blast from the Past), we saw that the dark energies from a certain aspect of my past were still too much for me to handle; i.e., I’m told not to come back. A teacher I know has said that we don’t have to actually confront dark forces within us where there is no light – it can be left behind like another stream of evolution.

However, we actually do have the capability to do so. So there is a point where we can reach a quality of development within, and then we are compelled to take our darkness on, as a next step in the journey. Mostly, though, we should steer clear of it, because it’s at such a depth inside of us it will leave us alone if we don’t engage with it.

In your dream, you are compelled to return and contend with it. In mine, I’m shown that I’m not ready for that, even though part of me thinks I am. That may be my masculine, warrior quality. Yet it could also be a higher-self quality telling me “no,” in that it’s really only the feminine that has the right to come down into Creation – and then only when the feminine has set aside her own darkness about things, i.e., anger or frustration from history and individual experience.

It may only be the feminine that has this right, and not the masculine. That’s another interesting question. It’s my belief that that’s true. It’s something for the feminine to handle in terms of how things need to unfold. I don’t know whether that’s a universal law, or just true for this period in time.

So it’s interesting to see how we each are guided differently, individually, according to where we are, what we are dealing with, and in accordance with the natural laws and purposes of the universe. It’s through dream work that we can gain access to our inner guidance, which can help keep us aligned to the higher purposes and processes at play.

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