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im908In our waking life, we have perspective on whatever we are open to, or allow, or invite into our thought processes. Some of that comes from our unconscious. But our unconscious sees the everything that we are doing, and can show us that greater perspective through our dreams. We may have repressed aspects of our life that we have never been able to resolve, but our dreams can give us a neutral way to help sort them out. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So, in my first dream, I seem to be living in French Canada, and I live a little ways out from a larger city, in a trailer that belongs to someone else. It’s kind of a sweet little trailer, I like it. And I go back and forth between there and town, sometimes. 

But there’s a day when I realize that I’m going to have to move because the trailer, which just belongs to someone else anyway, is out of food. And, because it’s French Canada, there’s a woman that’s a friend of mine there, but I don’t really know many people and I don’t know how to get a job there. So I realize I’m going to have to move on. That was like the first dream. 

John: So what you’re dealing with is you’re dealing with a type of displacement. In other words, you have a quality of yourself that is not able to come truly, totally, into its own because somehow or another you find yourself as being displaced. And, in this displacement, like you say you’re in a trailer, you are in an unusual place in the countryside in Canada, and that you are away from the city, and you are out of food – all images of a displacement.

Now, what’s the deeper meaning of being able to look at yourself as having this particular, we’ll call it, kind of predicament? It’s to point out that there is something, in terms of a greater overallness of yourself, that is repressed, that is unconscious, that is hidden.

Whenever a person has some greater part of themselves repressed, unconscious, and whatnot, that keeps them looking at situations in which there is a type of displacement, or alienation, or not able to quite be where they need to be, or having something deleterious in terms of their environment – amnesic, even – it’s because who they really are, in terms of a totality, is concealed from them based upon a veil. 

And the veil is a veil that is there that is repressed, that is unconscious, that’s traumatic in some sense, and that’s why it got repressed, and unconscious, because it couldn’t be handled in the totality of your being. And it has to come out, and it has to be caught up with, and you have to bring closure to it in order for there to be a fullness of who it is that you really are on all the different levels of yourself. 

And, in this particular dream, the other thing that’s interesting about a displacement, in which you have these component parts that are all over the place, apart: I mean out of food, in a trailer which is temporary, in a foreign area, something that you can’t properly fully relate to, which means it’s a little amnesic because it’s French Canada, separate from a city where others are at – all of those little bits and pieces all point to the need to reach, or catch up with, something more that is sitting in your nature. 

Now the interesting thing about what sits in your nature is it pushes you in some capacity, but it pushes you mostly from an unconscious level. So you can find yourself being a particular way in the outer – and not knowing why it is that you are a particular way in the outer – that if you were able to get to the bottom of would point back to something that you were hiding, or holding, in a repressed condition because it’s too much for you to face.

Now all of this is occurring on the in-breath, and what is needed to kind of pull it all together is a sequenciation of time that can come into the equation. In other words, a linkage, like a thread, just like a ley line or a thread that links the food, the trailer, the French Canada, the city, that links it all together. That’s like a timing that pulls the spaciality together.

And, in your dream, you don’t have that, so you have this discombobulation, and this alienation, from a deeper quality of yourself. Now what also is interesting, when you carry something like that, or have something like that, is that there is a way of looking, and seeing, and, if something is meant to come out and isn’t coming out, it can have a fairly deleterious effect upon your outer beingness, too, as it is trying to break through a veil, or a window.

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Glacier-in-Greenland-udayvirgarg22Reading a book can often translate into a dream image, yet that imagery can take on much greater meaning. Here Jeane finds herself caught in a mystery, like the book she is reading, yet the mystery is to discover something that is hidden in her unconscious – seen as the ocean in the image. To bring the answer to light requires attention to an inner listening center.  (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My dreaming last night was confusing because I couldn’t tell whether I was dreaming or I was just remembering the book I read, but there are a few differences.

The book I was reading is a mystery that takes place in Greenland during the winter, so it takes place with a small group that have been sent to investigate why all the people on a certain outpost have disappeared. There’s a small native village nearby, but they won’t really talk to the people that come.

What I remember mostly of the dream is that you’re in this area where everything is covered with snow, and when they go down to the native village, and we walk along a pier at one point, you don’t know where something came from that made people disappear.

So it feels like I’ve taken a very long wooden spear and I’ve tossed it into kind of a little place where I can see some water in the ocean. There’s also like ice in the ocean, like there are not many clear spaces, and then I pull it out to see if I’ve got anything on the end of it because I’m wondering if what made people disappear came from the ocean or not, but I can’t see anything.

Maybe I’m just hoping to keep things away by doing that. It’s more a sense of just not knowing, and a little bit of a sense of dread, and also this area where everything is just covered with snow and you never really understand what’s going on.

That’s the most I remember of the dream.

John: The theme of the dreaming last night was waking up a listening center, so that one can take and grasp something in a capacity that’s different than how they had been approaching life.

And in your particular dream, you’re working with trying to develop an avenue, or pathway, or thread through some unconscious aspect that has kept something hidden, or removed, from a sense of natural awareness.

So your dream is all centered then upon Greenland, meaning like a place in which something can come alive, is currently like stale or frozen, because of an unconscious condition that exists that you know the setting carries more than just that.

You know that the object is to get beyond the hiddenness of something that’s repressed, or held within, that you do not have readily at your disposal. And so you’re pointing yourself at trying to pull that out.

And so this is like a seeing/listening center to be able to do that, in that you take that which is subjective in your nature, and you bring it more into a conscious focus, and thus you find parts of you that have gotten lost.

And this is a very feminine-oriented kind of dream, in that that is the nature of how the feminine, which has a responsibility in the overall Wholeness of things, is able to catch up with her responsibility, or awareness, in that regard, is that she has to be affected by the environment or something that comes through and causes her to awaken to that depth inside of herself where something has gotten lost, or is hidden, within, which she can come to grips with and make known or bring out.

She carries it already inside. She knows it’s somewhere there, she knows that it just has gotten displaced and that’s the mystery: how do you find that?

So you’re working in your dream with that theme of catching up with a sense of knowingness, which is embodied in your subjective sensation of how you feel yourself. You know that there is a quickening in there, an inflective quickening, that can be awoken and can rise up and you can see, and put your fingers on. And that’s the nature of the feminine to function as a container in that regard.

And the container’s effectiveness is based upon being able to listen and to hear something and correspond that listening – what it listens and hears, with something that’s already within. It’s in this way that a person listening like this becomes like a light – that they can’t be seen, but can somehow be known.

Your dream takes you in that process of pulling something together, developing an acuity with yourself, a linkage, a connection, a means of coming together. In your particular case it is something that’s in the overall, but housed within, in an unconsciousness.

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