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intersection-2When we are at an intersection in life, sometimes it can seem difficult to know when to wait and when to go. We may feel unready for what lies ahead, or we may feel hesitation about what we leave behind. But a spiritual path, as life itself, is a continuous unfolding and, if we are being conscious of it as a process, we have prepared ourselves as best we can for what is next. All of our what-next moments come from what we actually do make our selves ready for – through thoughts, intentions, and actions – because they are what trigger the events that come our way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So, in my sleep, I notice that I am embodying a quality inside that opens up when I proceed through life. When it was more dormant, and existed as a sensation, mostly as a sense that I had within, in other words, not yet ready to come out, I had to watch myself. In other words, I couldn’t trust myself, when it was like that, because I could be over the top. Or, the way I say it, I could easily undermine myself prematurely because it was so intangible yet – in terms of its awakening.

So, in the dream, this was visualized in which I am sitting at an intersection in my car. It’s a four-way intersection, and I find myself hesitant to going across. And I would be going from what would be considered a southern direction to a northern direction. And, on my right, is the east, and on my left is the west.

And I know I’m meant to cross the intersection, but I’m not doing it because on the right there’s just this constant stream of cop cars that are coming from like a police station there. I don’t want them to think that I’m interfering with what they’re doing, in terms of bringing something forward, because they are crossing this intersection and gathering up, or getting into, the affairs of things in life that’s on the left, which is on the other side of the intersection. What they’re doing there isn’t revealed, it’s just that it’s important for them to come into life, to come out of the police station and get on with their day by crossing the intersection.

And I’m sitting there pent up, wanting to cross the intersection, but have to hold myself back because I’m apt to do it in a way that draws an attention that could backfire on me, or, in other words, I do not want to do anything to compromise myself by overreaching before it is timely.

This way that I am, as I’m sitting herky jerkying inside, that herky jerkying inside it’s like trying to bring something to the surface, time wise, so that it can come out. But it’s herky jerkying back and forth, almost like not yet at a crescendo to come across, and that herky jerkying back and forth is an inner presence trying to come across.

And so it is experienced inside as a kind of feminine awareness, or, in other words, something feminine in my nature sees this and it reports this demeanor as signamatic, revelationally, to an unfoldment process. And this unfoldment process that it’s signamatic about, and is pointing to, is picked up by a guy who suddenly appears and recognizes me to be part of the Tao, or what his tradition is. In other words, he doesn’t speak English, but I’m recognized as being like a comrade.

And I can’t understand what he’s saying to me in his language, but he treats me, by coming real close, he pats me on the back as if everything’s obvious, and is as supportive as he can possibly be in getting me to continue on, to quit herky jerkying at the stop there, at the intersection.

So that I then cross that and continue the journey unimpeded, and that’s just essentially his role is to give me that little bump, and then as I cross the intersection, somehow in crossing the intersection, I’ve taken into account the east crossing to the west vibration of something coming into life. I’ve taken that into account, and then I can just continue to keep going deeper and deeper in the traveling, which is in the spiritual north.

So the meaning of the dream, is I’m at a crossroads in my awakening process. I see myself as on an edge holding back because what is coming into life, from east to west, is easily overwhelming. It is more than I feel I’m ready to absorb.

However, upon an inner journeyed level, I am deemed ready to proceed across from the south side to the spiritual north, and on and on from there, able to handle the unfoldment and that which is coming into life.

That which is coming into life at this time is supported by a process that recognizes what is meant to be. The reflections are meant to go beyond an illusory spell, and indulgent self-consciousness, to be in touch with the inner guidance that is meant to come through at this time.

As I break free I am able to naturally incorporate and intertwine, at this time, that which is coming into life. As I flow anew I am able to see what I have to do as I do it. I am no longer that which is yet held back to be shaped for the future as a latent work in process. I am in progress as the unfolding future.

The difference between the other and now, was before the inner consciousness was pent up, in other words, having to awaken, but then when you have the hypnagogic aspect that you’re catching up with, as you’re going into the stillness, or to meditation or whatever you want to call it, now it is quickened and in motion. And, as it comes through, it sees itself more and more. It sees itself more and more as it shapes life.

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23deb58Have you noticed that dreams almost always have some aspect of travel in them? It can be in a vehicle, or on foot, with others or alone, but we always seem to be going somewhere, or trying to get somewhere. And that should tell us something about our unconscious processes that understand that we are on a journey all the days of our lives, and our dream images offer a road map, and guidance, and rest stops, and helpful hints for this journey all along the way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my first dream it’s like I’ve gone back to New York and, in outer reality in New York, there’s a couple that had personal growth seminars, I used to help organize, that I had a falling out with.

And, in the dream, I’ve gone back to visit them, and I even go in and they’re beginning to organize seminars again, and I just kind of sit with them, and watch, or visit a little, and then I leave. And you and I are together, and we come out west, and first we’re traveling around west, maybe we’ve stopped a bit in California.

And then the woman shows up. She was under the impression that we were going to go to San Diego and organize for them again, or I was. And I explained, no, you know, we’re not getting re-involved or any of that, and we’re actually going to the Northwest, we have just been visiting. But she leaves, and I see that after she leaves that what she had done is she had left on the table some envelopes, and one was from her husband, and the other was from her, and it was the income they had received for the seminar they had just run in New York.

John: The dream is very cryptic in that you use New York as an example of taking a kind of step back, but it’s not the kind of step back that goes into such a denseness that you aren’t able to notice, or to watch, or to see in some capacity what is going on.

So the idea of going back to New York to take in something that is a seminar, in relationship to something in the past, is not a whole lot different than having to be in manifestation in which there are the ideas of life, of mankind, that are being perpetrated upon the whole.

You realize that things have to be put into a motion where there can be an unfoldment, instead of a manipulation based upon the ideals of something that had come up by the way and mannerisms of the powers that be, or of something that is established, or appears to be established as having entered into manifestation in this regard – by traveling to the west. And in such a journey you’re moving towards the completion of a process, and you’re utilizing some of the principles… In other words, you’re just not bambling about in life, you’re utilizing some of the principles of an aspect of an inner beingness because you’re also, in going to the west, you’re going the north, as well.

And the north is the spiritual center. It’s not going to the southwest, which is a delving into the crux of things. It’s nice to be able to go to the southwest where you delve into the crux of things, but that’s not something everybody dare try do. Sometimes you have to take and go a little bit towards just trying to awaken something, as well as journey along, and not necessarily have to do something which the southwest would have be implying.

So what your dream is doing is it’s giving you information in terms of what is going on in relationship to what can seem rather bewildering – in terms of a day-to-day, up and down – and it’s giving you this information almost from an overall kind of perspective of things.

The difference between this dream is again it has an overallness because I’m looking at the idiosyncrasies unfolding. That perspective, as I come to see it, is almost as if something is looking down, or coming through, as a counterbalancing awakening, when in your case it’s just an orientation, it’s just an atmosphere change, going from something that is projected in the east of one’s past.

Now what’s interesting, too, is your approach. This approach seems to know how to handle things with greater dexterity than the approach of how I’m looking at it, which seems to incur more of a direct impact in terms of how things are, and thus hits levels of pain. In your particular case, in an overallness you kind of have an overall sense of what isn’t right, and move, and adjust, accordingly – without having the specifics of the impact to have to contend with.

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Spiritual-ConnectionsOn a spiritual journey, how does one proceed? It can be thought of this way: Humans can connect to higher things, but nothing else can. So a human can bring spiritual connection to everything it comes in contact with, if it carries the connection. Even internally, when we stir up issues or defense mechanisms, we can apply a spiritual solution to the issue, thereby elevating it. In this way, bit by bit, the universe is touched by consciousness of higher things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: One dream I just kind of remember glimpses of, it was like I was staying in a household, and the focus in the household seemed to be on what we were cooking. And also the son in the household he was gone, and I had a girlfriend and I we would use his car maybe to go do the shopping or something.

And he had one of those little roadsters that’s kind of open, you know kind of the thing that Gatsby was driving in the movie, except smaller and closer to the ground, and so she would drive but I was always having trouble getting all the way down in the car. Sometimes I seemed to like to sit a little bit on the seat, you know up on the seat, rather than all the way sliding down into the car because it was so low to the ground.

And I used to wonder if it was really going to bother him that we were borrowing his car, like they’d said to go use a car but we were using a pretty fancy car. And it felt like when I got back to the house, mother informed me that I had an apprentice that maybe they’d already kind of put to work in helping fix the meal.

And the whole thing seemed to be oriented around some kind of gourmet cooking, so the apprentice is already starting on fixing some dishes, you know, and I haven’t met the apprentice yet, you know. She’s in the other room, or he is, I think it’s a she maybe, and that person would be helping us put together food for a certain period of time. And that was all I remembered from that dream.

John: Interesting dream. It also brought light to some symbolism I hadn’t noticed existed in the Gatsby, whether that was intended to be in there or not, hard to know, but it was there. Apparently you picked up on it; your higher-self did, anyway. That’s why you had the car.

In other words, you start off and you have a certain overallness or wholeness in your being, and in that you grow, or you mature, you sit in that, you are washed by that, you’re cradled by that. It’s a container kind of energy. The way I’ve always seen you is you have ample abundance of that, but you don’t carry it defensively. In other words, you’re not an energy, for example, that maintains the died and true, that one has to not look around too much or be careful because, you know, you could lose the devotional thread or something.

And so you sojourn off, you spring from this place, and you take the yellow car into life. Do you remember how the Gatsby car was yellow? And that of, course, causes things to be stirred up. And when you come back, then whatever it is that you stirred up then gets introduced, or recomposited, into your overall wholeness. That’s where you have the waiters and the other things that are there in the household. But you don’t just sit in that one place, that one space. You venture out.

The theme of the dreaming had to do with the steps that are taken to step out. I found myself even identifying, in the dream, with the statement that, we want union, but God wants diversity, so we settle for what God wants – for the promise somewhere of both. You know to have sat in the container energy of the house, where everything is percolating along subjectively just fine, is kind of a union state. It’s kind of a oneness place.

But you venture out, and that discombobulates things, that stirs things, that gets a little bit irrational, or imaginative, and everything else. And whatever all that’s about for having done that, for making that sojourn, which brings up the second Sufi statement, which I wrote down in my dream because this is the theme of things, that we make the sojourn into life for the love created by thee and for thee. You don’t necessarily portray the joy, in terms of going in the Gatsby car, you know, you just find yourself doing it.

But you could’ve had a certain excitement and joy about that, or maybe it was there, and that brings up this other statement then: we make the sojourn into life for the love created by thee and for thee. That is part of the first statement. You don’t just sit, in that there is a choice that’s made and one can reach a certain glow and, within that glow, there’s a certain trust that happens and you can, so to speak, go home with that.

Or you can do something that appears, so to speak, to be deleterious to the spiritual process. You could try to hand that back into life. That can tear things up a bit, that can lead to bewilderment and whatnot. And those who are on this path have made a choice to not try to take it with us. In other words, we try to give it back into life. We don’t just develop the glow, so to speak, that has a certain trust and quality to it. So anyway, your first dream is addressing this general motif theme that was the theme of the evening.

Jeane: In the next dream it was like in the outer reality I had this headache and cough going on, so the dream kind of addressed that. I was at a household where a lot of people had gathered for a large dinner, like a holiday dinner or something, and it was like I was controlling either the cough or the headache by kind of how we were sitting and how we were managing the dinner. It’s just an impression. I don’t know quite how to describe it. It was kind of by positioning.

John: Yeah, it’s kind of what keeps you from sitting in a container energy. It’s a contrastive kind of thing. It’s a challenging thing, because there’s a way of being where everything’s just copasetic, and then there’s a way of being in which it’s hard to be settled. And the going into things is hard to be settled.

It’s a very contrastive thing because you can’t say it’s one way or the other because this is something that, dependent upon the stage you’re at, pours both directions. On the one hand there is the restive that throws you out, you know, that makes the sojourn into the life, and on the other hand there’s the quietness, the stillness, that takes you to a oneness zone inside.

You’re playing with both of these simultaneously. That’s the state you’re in. The choice, so to speak, as portrayed and described earlier, is what keeps these two things in flux, mixes the things up. And if you were to really probe this out when you’re mixing these things up, to where one part of you can be kind of a container and a quietness, and then that part thrown back into a commotive and then figuring out how to reconcile that, and align it, and whatnot, you’re playing with energy lines.

And to begin with you start playing with the north and the south, and the north is deemed the direction that is going into the spiritual, and the south is deemed the direction of going into the depths of life, or in the depths of yourself. So, to begin with, it has just that orientation, and to begin with that can be kind of linear even. And it can be something in which you need to just settle back and take it in as a process, as something that is seeking to get you more aligned with yourself.

But, eventually, when you have gotten yourself kind of more in flux now, because you aren’t as tight and as defined, which you tend to be with your mind and senses exclusively, eventually you get because of the journeying to the north, and the journeying to the south, you come to recognize that there is still something going on – and that something going on is manifestation. And it’s about something, because you know that there is the beginning and the end are one and the same, and that the inner and the outer come together as one and the same, and so there’s something about life, and that then opens up the east/west motion where something comes in to the east and sets in the west.

So when you draw that in, you have drawn in something that now has an interesting geometric form, and if you draw with the north/south access and the east/west access and the points coming out, the angles coming out, you have multiple triangles. And then to these multiple triangles you add the quality that, at one point in time, you have a creative aspect that’s flowing around in your nature. And then you have a preserver aspect that’s flowing around in your nature, and that redraws the triangles with an overlay, or redraws something with an overlay on that image.

And so now you’re creating something that looks more like a diamond. And then there’s the recognition that you’re both in and out of time with this diamond, so that creates the spinning.

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