Posts Tagged ‘opening up to the higher self’

206Yesterday we saw an image of being chased by the Mob, pointing to the kind of fear associated – on an inner level of the dreamer – with opening up a certain aspect of herself that has been repressed. In the follow-up dream, the image has progressed, the crisis is over, but some healing is still required to bring things back to a better state. And we see this healing happening as an act from one part of the dreamer (therapist) reaching out to the wounded part of the dreamer. This is how we progress, in this back and forth process of becoming more conscious. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in this next dream, it feels like there’s a woman who’s really upset; and she’s kind of an odd looking woman. I even feel like maybe she’s coming home from having been at an agency, or a hospital, or somewhere.

She’s very tall and a little heavyset. She almost looks like she doesn’t have any arms. She just has a little something odd about her, and I’ve been told I’m to help her and she’s been told that I am to help her.

And when she comes home it’s like I’m looking at her come up her driveway to her house. Her husband has already gone inside. She goes in, and then she comes out and she falls down on the driveway, on her knees, and just kind of prostates herself because she’s crying and she’s upset.

So I go over to her and kind of touch her back, and help her up, and it seems like I take her to my house and set her on my bed. And then I realize that although I’m to help her she doesn’t know anything about me, so I just start telling her about myself and maybe some of the things I don’t normally tell people. It might even be things like the dogs I used to have or, you know, that I used to do some work but a lot the work wasn’t just straight psychotherapy but I also did some alternative therapies. But also things like the dogs and other things about myself so she’ll know a little bit about me so that I can help her better.

John: So you’re continuing the previous image, from the standpoint that this time you’re pointing out that the basis upon which… It’s kind of like a Yin Yang happened in the first image, where something on the extreme on the other side, within, caused an opening up so that the opposite effect would be something that would come out that normally it would remain repressed, unconscious, that needs to be made conscious.

Now whenever something like that happens, your dream is telling you, that the parts of yourself that took a step like this –  because it knew could take a step like that – also has the responsibility for what it unleashes, or causes, in terms of an impact.

And so, in the dream, you have the two aspects of yourself. You have an aspect of yourself that is coping fine, and then you have the aspect of yourself that’s become a wreck of things, that’s become a wreck based upon whatever it is that’s occurred.

Now the part of yourself that has a particular kind of depth is also connected vibrationally to something that can heal or, in other words, has a quality about its exuding energy that can sweep over the effect so that you can hold the effect of what has gone askew, or is pushed over an edge.

Another image of the way the principle is, it is said that you can only go as high as you can go low – meaning you have to go into the depths of yourself in order to actually grow consciously. And so what you’re doing is you’re creating just a plop image kind of thing where you’re seeing a part of yourself working with another part of yourself, and holding the two together. And you could say that one part’s on one extreme, one part’s on another extreme, and that’s just kind of how it works as you develop a depth, or a scope, a width, or whatever you want to call it of your being. An openness of your being.

And then now if you take this information back to what we’ve learned in prior dreams, the opening up like this is important for you to be able to have access to all of the variables inside of yourself, because all of the variables composited make up the soul. In other words, you’re created out of everything that exists. And so then when you have an openness that catches up and can take in and not have to annihilate, or reject, anything, and is able to take and recognize on a soul level, then that is when you’re able to have a directed focus that can effectuate things more in life.

Now to begin with you’re effectuating things in terms of yourself, using kind of like the together part of yourself, or the higher self, to heal the lower self that cracked or is crumbling. And it’s always going to be that way, in that in the process in that regard it is like that. And that process leads to the development of a recognition of knowingness that comes from the soul because you have this, and this, and you’ve got the perspective.

And that’s a natural knowingness, then. And then from that natural knowingness you’re able to feel inside of yourself what is meaningful in terms of the flow of the soul, in terms of in the outer. That’s why that’s significant. Most people go along and they take and they have their notions as to what they’re doing, and why they’re doing it, and their notions are just notions, you know, but they don’t have the big picture, so that’s why they’re just notions. But when you go into the depth of yourself, and when you deal with this like that, like you’re doing, you’re developing a spectrum so that what you know is more than just a notion. It has the scope, it has the breadth of all that there is.

Do you see how the two twined? It’s interesting.

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Jeane: In my dream it felt like I was on a river. It must have been somewhere like Egypt (where we recently traveled) because I see that the people are wearing Galabiyas (a traditional Egyptian garment).

It seems as though there are three different things you can do with a boat on this river. I think one is that you can go up or down the river, and another is that you can go across the river. The third thing to do, especially if you hire a guide (it’s difficult without a guide), is just swirl by yourself from one spot to another, wearing one of the Galabiyas. But you have to know what spot to swirl from. It seems you can swirl from one spot to another, and another, and another.

Sometimes you can do it kind of invisibly, and sometimes you’re visible. I think you might need a guide if you want to do it invisibly. I’m not sure how it works exactly, but that seems to be the option I’m studying the most, trying to figure out how that works.

John: The theme of this dreaming is, how do you carry yourself, or how is it that you’re able to be  – when you feel okay about everything?

In other words, there’s a way of carrying yourself, you could call it a manner in which something vibrates through you, that, if you’re attentive to it, sweeps you along into a flow. In that flow you naturally find a spot, if there’s meant to be a spot that’s most natural to you, and from this spot you’re able to go to deeper and deeper depths in this naturalness that you feel inside.

This dream isn’t meant to put you to the test about some personal nuance, or some awkwardness, neurosis, or complex, or anything like that. Instead, it’s a dream that draws your attention to an energetic vibration that you’re carrying, and proceeding through life with. When you see yourself doing this and note it about yourself, you recognize what you’re doing and see that everything is okay as you do it.

If anything, your dream indicates what happens to you, and what’s meant to unfold for you, as you travel deeper within. You’re able to go places and appreciate things in your environment, yet none of it actually impacts, or affects, or sticks on you in a way that pulls you down, or pulls you out of the flow.

So you’re able to use everything that happens around you as part of that flow – as a wholeness. You’re able to enjoy all of that and, in so doing, you just keep spiraling more and more within this resonance.

I guess it was important for you to see yourself in this way, not having to try and do anything in particular. When you’re able to be like that you find yourself a part of a natural overall flow – there’s no resistance from you that prevents it. You find that the things you enjoy carry that quality, and you go about, doing the things that interest you. You carry this manner as a way of effortlessly being.

In this image, it’s not a specific matter of being situated in some way. It’s just a matter of you going ahead and allowing yourself to appreciate what you feel, in relationship to the activities you do, which are just part of a greater flow. You don’t attach any personal indulgence on it, which would cause you to disconnect.

Instead, you’re putting your attention upon something that opens up more and more from within and, as you go through life, there’s a kind of joyousness to it all. So I guess the dream is showing you that you can have a sense of joy, appreciation, and you can resonate with that, and that alone enables you to free flow through life in a natural way.

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John: In my dream, I’m dealing with the specifics (a masculine view) of what it’s like to work with a person who doesn’t have a grasp of what it means to be awakened to life, from within.

Everyone struggles to make things make sense, even if it’s a lie they’re telling themselves. Everyone tries to fit life into certain parameters, and we do this because we generally don’t know any better. We don’t have any experience of something being awakened inside, which would enable a deeper view.

If someone comes along and tells a person about something that’s beyond their experience, about how there’s something real at some deeper level, unless they’re open and can make that leap in understanding, it can be dangerous because it threatens them and challenges their belief system – putting them in a position to defend it.

If a person is open, this new information can begin to bring down the veils and barriers upon which they have conducted and organized their life. But if they’re not open, and what’s said runs counter to what they have set up for themselves, they’ll feel threatened. Then they have to defend their worldview or else they’ll have a breakdown.

This is where people get righteous in their beliefs and adopt defense mechanisms to support their concepts. This can make them dangerous. This is why so much of spiritual truth remains hidden, and is only found by, and able to touch, those who want to be awakened. What is in us has to awaken very, very gradually, otherwise it will cause the opposite of opening up, i.e., shutting down.

In that reactivity we get all the dire things that happen in the outer, which we witness in the breaking down of the world. It’s a reaction against anything that defies the norm of a person’s, or a society’s, concepts. Through history witches were burned at the stake and heretics of one form or another were killed to protect the “norm.” Even the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was an act meant to prevent the spreading of ideas that upset the status quo.

In your dream, you started out in a dark, desolate place, where you didn’t have any inkling that there was more to life than driving around in circles (for this reference, see The Unawakened). Then, suddenly, something more awakened (the baby) and that “something more” caused you to become more conscious of choosing to take on a responsibility within the greater order of things and the greater balance of things.

And you do that by relating from, and working from, that space within that has awakened. It’s a step away from seeing the outer world as being all that exists. You no longer have to defend the outer context as real because you know better.

So, through that image, we can see how an aliveness can work from within and take us from what had been something dark and dense into a type of quickening.

In my dream, I’m looking at the particulars of what it’s like if someone gets exposed to an awareness when they don’t have the parameters to understand it. In other words, there isn’t the experience awakened, or opened up, in them. Why that causes such danger in life is because that consciousness, that awareness, when it’s recognized for what it is, is seen as the enemy of the lower self.

The lower self, then, isn’t able to have the experience of the higher self, so it has to fight back. It has to do everything in its power to prevent this higher aspect from coming through because it appears to it as some “demon possession” or some other alien force.

In the dream I find that I’ve returned from a trek, and I’m now in a city in which everyone in the city knows who I am. I’m accepted. I’ve been on a journey and they know that it’s about something meaningful, and they accept that, even though that’s as far as they’re capable of understanding it.

But, in this city is a police officer who doesn’t understand any of it; he hasn’t learned how to appreciate whatever it is that I’ve done. Just my being there interferes with his perception of how things need to exist, so because he’s trying to protect his conceptualizations, he’s looking for anything he can find to have me arrested: if I can be taken out of the equation then his view of life can be asserted.

First he harasses me in the street, hoping I’ll do something to give him cause to arrest me. When that doesn’t work he makes up a new law with which he can justify arresting me. One of the ideas he has is a vagrancy charge.

Now, wherever I go in the city I have to have a reason to be there. If I don’t, then I’m doing something wrong. This is a rule he cooks up in his head, which gives him cause to stop me.

So I’m in the city, sitting at a table, and he can’t touch me because everyone there vouches for who I am. He has to bide his time, waiting for a reason.

I decide to walk around the city, so he makes up a rule that if I step into an area where I’m not invited, I’m violating the law. I stroll up a street that has a dead end. Even though I’m not doing anything to create a disturbance, he thinks this is enough to harass me.

When he comes up to try to arrest me, I see a table over to one side where there’s a seat open, so I walk over and ask if I can sit down. If they say no, the officer could impose his rule about vagrancy or something and I could be locked up. But the people there say yes, which means I haven’t strayed or done anything out of the ordinary. I sit down.

That leaves the officer a little confused because he thought he had me. Then another person come and sits down at the table, and the officer tries to get this new person to say I don’t belong there. He’s desperately trying to impose his authority against me so he can get rid of something that doesn’t make sense to him. He feels righteous in terms of what he’s trying to do.

This is an important subject, so we will continue this discussion in our next post.

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