Posts Tagged ‘roller coaster of life’

walk-on-roller-coaster-designsoakIn today’s dream, Jeane finds “the roller coaster of life” needing repairs, but runs into resistance from the union in charge of that. This image points to the tendency in us to shrink everything down to known quantities. By doing this, we may make ourselves feel safer in the near term, yet we lose the dynamic of a new awakening, thereby limiting its potential outplay through us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my second dream, I’ve kind of forgotten my part of it, but the dynamic gets repeated in the masculine. It’s like I’ve traveled towards a place where I come across… it’s actually a means of public transportation that looks a little like a roller coaster. It’s not the extreme of a roller coaster, but it’s like open cars that are linked that people ride in to get from place to place, with maybe a little covering above.

There’s a man in the roller coaster with his wife, but he actually is a business owner that maybe has a repair shop and stuff, and he’s making a complaint, and I’m backing him up in this complaint, because there are some problems with getting to one place and the other. And he would actually even have the means of fixing them. He has a lot of different stuff around him.

The thing is, because the public transportation system is all unionized and everything, they have their own way of doing something and that way of doing something, as he’s pointing out, kind of stops sometimes simple repairs, or fixes, or things that would make it easier for everybody else in getting it done.

If they would recognize sometimes that they have individuals riding there, that if they would just let them even subcontract, or do little bits of things, that the whole thing would go a lot smoother and I’m backing him up on that viewpoint.

It seemed like in traveling to that point, I was bringing out that same kind of issue with somebody else, that there are certain things that would work better if you would let people act with a little bit of initiative instead of having it all regulated.

John: Basically, it’s one of acceptance. In other words, the predilection of one’s nature is to kind of have everything controlled, and everything follow into a natural order. In other words, you could have the transportation of yourself unionized and, in doing so, that may appear to be an answer when it comes to working with the roller coaster of life – if everything is unionized so that it’s all coated over, and lathered, and painted, and brushed over.

But in terms of then a certain dynamic of expression, that’s been choked out of the equation when it’s unionized, and you need that dynamic of expression to be able to succinctly, and quickly, solve things because once it’s all unionized it’s just caught in a homogenous effect. And the degree of depth and freedom that can be brought to bear has been carefully abstracted out of the process.

You could say, okay, on one level that the unionization carries a benefit, in that there is something organized that is supposed to be attentive, but on another level, the depth of what can be attentive and that mushroom out of the rootage of something integrally intertwined, in other words, rising up from within the ashes of the situation, that is choked out. And so you’re recognizing that, and that was the theme as well.

In one way you’re looking at it in terms of a nature of something that awakens through a human being, and then in the other you’re looking at it in terms of how it is ushered forth, or carried forth, into life.

A person who is well rounded and well balanced wants to have his world flow along with the right family, the right job, the right number of kids, the whole thing. And then a person that has to contend with things has to basically go through the challenges of what they’re contending with, and then to the degree to which those challenges affect them, or how they live or carry those challenges, rubs off on them in terms of what kind of family, and what kind of job, and what kind of kids, and the whole thing – what kind of family life that they then develop.

And so you can look at that, and if there’s a certain catching up with the consciousness of that, that can be kind of interesting. And then the person who has done it in a rounded way can look more like a type of person that has the white picket fence and the white house. And yes, there’s something nice and sweet about that, but it’s awfully Pollyanna when it’s like that, it’s bland.

So your dream took, first of all, and recognized it as a quality as it exists, and wakes up, and occurs inside of you on an awakening development level, coming through a human being. And then your dream takes that quality of what awakens, and has awoken, inside and then takes and turns that into the way the outer can be in relationship to that.

In other words, if you’re only able to have something be at a particular level of balance, then your outer has to be at that same particular level of balance because that’s where you’re at consciously. But if you’re awakened to something where you can take on more dynamic, and raw energy, or peculiarities of things that are intriguing, that you have to be challenged with in terms of having to cope with, then simultaneously you’re going to get confronted with the same thing because you’re able to handle that, and you have said yes to that. You’re going to get affected by that as well – in the outer. So, “the inner reflects the outer” is kind of like a general way of pulling the two together.


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John: In this dream, I start off by going into a government building located in an area of the city I’m not familiar with. Something compelled me to leave my home and go to this place. Once there, I change out of my normal work clothes and into something more casual.

I place my work clothes on a corner shelf in a safe place. However, I’m suddenly compelled to go to another government building, and I simply leave my things behind.

I get so engrossed with what I’m doing in this new building that I don’t realize the time until it’s five minutes to 5pm (closing time), and I realize I’ve left my wallet, identification, and my clothes back in the first building.

I know it’s probably hopeless to return and retrieve my things before that building closes, but in my panic, I rationalize that there may be a way to get in.

I’m in a busy little city, but first I come to this huge hill that goes straight up in the air and then comes straight down. It’s like a tremendous loop, but you can’t imagine a hill being this steep.

Then, as you come down, the road swings out into a hairpin turn, like on a roller coaster, and I no longer have any idea where I am. The odd part is, I saw this coming, I tried to avoid it, but I still get swept out into this sharp turn.

By the time I come looping out of it I’m not even sure I’m in the city anymore. I was trying to maximize the five minutes, but obviously I’d have to know exactly where to go to have any chance to get in the first building again.

So, I have to endure the inconvenience of not having my identification or clothes until the next time that building is open.

As circumstances would have it, I meet up with a friend who works in the same building. He tells me about a group of employees who got into trouble. Something out of the ordinary happened and this group was accused of spying. They were arrested and then raped.

He thinks there’s a possibility I could be accused of the same crime. It doesn’t make any sense to me because everything I did seems easily explained, yet at that moment I pause: I’m distracted as I look at the shirt I’m wearing.

It’s a sweater that zips up from the center and I’ve been wearing it backwards, or inside out. I notice because I have to zip it up differently, i.e., I have to reach inside and use my fingers in a different way to pull it up.

When I wrote this image up I thought, gee, this is the first time I’ve had a dream where I haven’t the foggiest idea what it’s going to mean. But then when I sat with it, I think I saw the deeper meaning.

I think this is a dream that describes how changes in the future might unfold. And there’s the suggestion here that I’m caught in a time warp, or an in-between state, because how I’m able to be, and how I am, are two different things.

First, there’s the aspect of being compelled to leave the comfort of my home, i.e., my comfort zone.

Second, I enter a power building (it’s a government office) and get overly casual to the point where I forget my position, or get lost in it, and I end up wandering off to another government building.

Third, because my attention is caught by looking at something in this new place, I suffer a kind of amnesia that has me lose track of the time and, ultimately, lose my way. The amnesia is a type of shock, and that shock is the inability to pull the two states together – the comfort zone and the new, unknown places. This inability to reconcile the two places in me is represented by the awkward, inside-out zipper.

The friend from the same building, who shows up to help or guide me, in the sense of grounding me with something familiar, also portrays a worst-case scenario where I’m arrested for spying. But this worst-case would be the result of me “going back.” Yet after my detours, I’m not as concerned about going back, because my focus is on the inside-out sweater and zipping it together.

In other words, I’ve left my comfort zone and fumbled around in the unknown by being a bit too casual in my approach. This causes me to lose my way – I’m not handling the new place very well and I face danger in returning to where I began.

So the dream is showing me that these two states need to be pulled together within me. The future is an unknown territory, which always draws us away from our comfort zone. If we are too casual in this, i.e., we aren’t able to consciously hold our connections and inner stability (keep our wallet and identity) we put ourselves in danger of getting deeply lost.

The relief I needed in the dream was seen as my plan for making the zipper work in its inside-out fashion. In reality, we humans live our lives from the outside in, forever in reaction-mode to the things happening in the world around us.

In the future, humans will need to live from the inside out, in the sense that our connections to inner guidance, and our ability to process the higher aspects of ourselves – and bring those through into life – will be our main source of stability in a changing world.

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