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An alien takeover? Perhaps, but in a good way. Jeane’s dream involves both the common experience of seeing to the details of a party, and the uncommon need to seduce an alien force. These images also open up the process of dreaming itself, where the struggle is often about incorporating new energies. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my dream it feels like there’s been a dominant force on the planet, and I’m trying to take over from it. This all will occur at a party, so it’s like at the house that I’m going to be at.

It’s kind of like a party and a seduction, so I’m getting set up for the party and I’ll have different people coming in and catering and setting up the type of food they serve in different rooms. So I’ve gone there and I’ve checked it out; I’m looking in all the different rooms and seeing how the food’s going to be set up and things.

And then I’ve left the building and gone out a little bit from the town to an area that has more barren rock that maybe looks over the ocean. And what’s there are the aliens that are kind of invading or trying to take over.

And the aliens look kind of like… they don’t look like people at all. They’re some kind of animate shape on the ground, that’s large and has organs sticking out, and they move along. Well, I’ve been told that the way to deal with these aliens is to seduce them, but you have to figure out how to do this. So I go back to where the party is.

I’m actually going to start trying to do this a little sooner than had been anticipated, or before the party is scheduled, and to instruct other people how to do it. So I finally find someone that explains to me and I say well, if this whole thing is like you seduce them, how do you do that because they’re not shaped like we are?

Someone tells me that actually you can take your hands and you can shape them. In other words, you can just shape their body parts to seduce them. So they’re explaining this to me, and that’s when I woke up.

John: What’s happening is your primary attention is placed upon the dominant force that’s there, that affects things as you try to live, or do, or enjoy, or participate in life. It’s like you’re consumed by outer conditions when you attempt to appreciate the overallness of life.

The thing is, is you have now identified another force that doesn’t make sense in terms of all of your normal, ordinary dreaming, because you typically dream about some dominant force, for example, and then how it is that you’re supposed to cope, or how you are intended to relate – and therein lies the mystery.

It’s as far as it usually gets, and then that energetic can have its shadow dynamics and all of that sort of thing, that are in the way, in terms of keeping you caught in an illusion. And that’s the general pattern that one is initially, and usually, and for the longest time, aware of.

You know, that you’re dealing with something chasing you, or you’re dealing with having to resolve that, or to be caught, or to put it together in some fashion. Now however you’re taking and you’re bringing in an alien force. This is the first time you’ve done that.

You’re bringing in yet another force, and what is that about? This is a dream in which there’s another level that you’re having to take into account now. It’s this alien force and the alien force has an ability to shift and shape things. In other words, it can be any old which way. And with this is some process of absorption.

It’s interesting how you’re looking at this force in terms of how you have to relate to it, or how this is now the greater you, an awareness that you now have to recognize is also part of yourself.

The reason why this is a tricky dream is that it seems, on the level inside yourself, that this other whole part, that’s the usual dynamic, that in some fashion you have to contend with, is no longer that big of an issue.

You presented it as the usual factor, but then you went and all of a sudden you’re consumed by having to deal with another factor. And what you have to do in this dream is you really have to take and look at how you see this other factor. You mention how it shifts, it can change, there’s something about absorbing it. In other words, it has a completely different and alien effect, so now you have to deal with this new mannerism in terms of how it affects things reflectively, but behind that reflection is a depth that it carries.

Your dream doesn’t really tell you much about the depth that it carries. It just tells you about how it affects you in general at this time, and from that, in terms of looking at the reflections that are stimulated, you’ll come to see what this other kind of reflection is about. The thing that will keep you from seeing it, will be any degree of indulgence you still have to have, that has to do with, in the density of things, the sorting out with the shadow effect and all of that, to any degree that that still presides on the stage of things, you won’t actually be then aware of this alien force in a whole other level of reflection that is also you on yet a greater level of awareness.

You won’t be aware of that, because you live in a world in which the more dense aspects of things predominate. And if that’s all it is that you are able to see, or you find yourself having to sort out the issues of the first part of the dream, then there’s no room for this second part, which is a lot subtler, and a lot quieter, and a whole other alien, as you would say, space that shifts and changes even in its appearance as your first sense of it and looking at it in a greater overall way.

You’re not going to be able to note that going on at the same time. It is, and is always going on at the same time, but you’re not going to be able to note it if you’re having yet to indulge in terms of your process with this other.

When you presented this dominant force you, didn’t really present it with the same kind of effect where that was the only thing. In other words, you’re already shifting to this alien part so the appearance is that this is a whole new area, a whole other reflective area, for you to have to bring yourself into coming to grips with.

The dream is not as poignantly loud as it would be if it was a masculine dream, because you’re just portraying something new at this point in time, in the overallness, that you have to somehow or another take into account.

And a masculine way of looking at it but you have to look at the specifics and the details. You’re probably not really clear yet on what the alien characteristics really are in terms of its overall mannerism. I mean, you mention a couple things and that’s your general overall perception, but is that quite the full story?

Because this dream is so overall that it’s almost as if to really grasp the shift that is meant to be there, you might need to bring in some other characteristics about it, and then how you feel it in the overall will, in terms of taking that in, cause you to realize the importance of this shift that is being proposed with this alien force that you don’t know, that is important for you to make in this next stage of transition of yourself.
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John: In our recent dreams, we’ve been following the thread of darkness (the lower self nature of a human) heading toward the light (the higher self nature [for the previous dreams, see The Unawakened, A Profound Step, and The Enemy of the Lower Self]).

For me, this dream scenario was triggered by a conversation in my waking life where, in speaking to a friend, I shared too much information with him. Instead of opening his eyes to a different view of life, it disturbed his equilibrium and upset his worldview. This brought out the Inquisition in him. When a person doesn’t understand something, they can view it as scary, or dangerous, or strange.

One way to understand the lower self is that it’s the physical life we’re born into. The lower self is our planetary existence, dealing with food, shelter, procreation – all our animal instincts and senses. But it’s not meant to be the whole of our life, it is instead the platform through which to take care of physical needs so we can then tend to the growth and flowering of our higher self.

Unfortunately, for many reasons throughout history, humans have become separated from this truth. We, as a species, have become like a plant that never flowers. What this looks like in day-to-day living is a life focused on the personal, ego identity, where everything is seen as happening to “us.” It’s the part of us that thinks life should unfold according to “our” plans, rather than our being involved in, and an integral part of, the greater unfolding of the plans of Creation.

So this is a tremendous difference in viewpoint. And a life lived only in the lower self aspect is blind to, or veiled from, the greater truth behind what we see and experience in the physical realms. Because we, in our culture and education, have become so estranged from the idea of developing our higher selves, any information that delves into that arena comes as a shock to our system – if we’re not open to it.

That manifests in the world as closed-mindedness, and a desire to label such spiritual values as something bad. The response to what is unknown or unfamiliar is fear. In the scenario we’re discussing, it’s a fear of losing credibility in terms of how another person or group sees themselves. And we’re all familiar with the desperate measures some will go to to keep themselves from having to contend with that which is beyond their consciousness, or their ability to understand.

What I’m describing is one reason why the inner is hidden from the world in most religions. A person who’s caught up in the outer, made-up world, where everything is reflected and illusory, can’t be content or at peace with themselves if their mind is unable to pigeonhole everything in the outer environment.

In other words, the unknown has to be compartmentalized and labeled to make a person feel safe again. By talking to my friend about things he couldn’t control or pigeonhole, I’m actually violating his (false) convictions about things. This makes him want to stamp it out, or put it in a safe container so he doesn’t feel threatened. If he can’t do that, then it’s a danger and he can’t be trusted.

He doesn’t mean to be untrustworthy. That’s just how it is in terms of the inner and the outer in relationship to that which is more conscious. That’s why it’s said that a person who lives in the outer, and only relates to things flowing from the outer toward the inner, is unable to see and hear their inner aspects because they don’t allow that possibility for themselves – they’re closed to it.

Part of the fear in this situation is a sense that the new insight or information will cause them to lose themselves – it goes against what they consider “real,” which is their idea of life in a world that’s restricted to their brain and five senses.

If a person is, instead, able to work with their heart, these reactions and defense mechanisms aren’t needed, and then in life the inner can come into the illusion of the outer and create changes in life. It requires letting go of the idea that we, in some way, have real control over life.

This is why it’s said in the Bible (in Matthew 7:6) “Do not… cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” A person doesn’t mean to be unconscious, but in order to justify their existence to themselves, and to keep any doubt from arising, this is how they must be.

This exists on all levels in Creation. That’s why there’s a hiddenness that exists. It’s imperative to protect that which is real, this hiddenness, from that which is attached to the illusion. This too is part of how the world is designed.

The truly real is hidden from a human being’s lower self, and now I understand the reason why. The truth is too dynamic a force. The lower self, based in the outer, always stands against the truth.

So the dream is pointing out that, even under the most innocent of circumstances (a casual conversation) there comes a time when true consciousness must remain concealed from the average person who’s caught up in the physical world. And now is no different than during the time of Christ and the crucifixion.

This is where we find ourselves, and I must be careful now that I’ve exposed myself to my friend. I’ve violated the rule, the principle of “Solitude in the Crowd.” Now I know why I must hide and protect that which is real, because it’s too much for a humanity caught up in the illusion. It causes such a humanity to do whatever it takes to keep the inner from touching the outer.

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John: My dream dealt with similar themes as yours (see The Dance of Life), but instead of it being a literal dream, it was more a repetition of images that had a simplistic nature about them.

The simple images were ones that felt controllable in terms of how I would like to see them unfold, yet at the same time they felt incomplete. I was always getting a barrage of images that had more going on in them – they were multidimensional – and they kept me off balance.

The simple images had to do with my personal well being, and making choices; they felt good. The more complex ones led to a greater outcome – they actually took into account the past, present, and future of Creation all at the same time. They are more about the core of things than the details of things.

What I’m saying is that if I’m allowed to shape the outcome (of the simple images) so that they make sense to me, in order to keep from confusing and complicating my life, that’s when I fail to appreciate the fullness of existence, and I remain unaware of what is unfolding.

Said another way, I’m only looking at what I want to look at, instead of seeing all that is going on. I’m not allowing other aspects to have their importance. I’m trying to steer things according to what I want and think feels right.

The more complex images have all kinds of possibilities going on simultaneously. I haven’t filtered them by my personal choices. These images have complexity and combinations that aren’t defining or screening things out – they take everything into account and portray life more as it actually is.

So the images that portray what I want to believe or see are personally chosen by me, and are limited by the veils of my own defense mechanisms. Those veils allow me to feel safer, more protected, less confused, and more at ease with everything, but I’m giving up the big picture. In doing so, I lose the ability to function on other levels, i.e., I’m not able to see the signs of God (so to speak) that provide me with information about these other levels and the whole, simultaneously.

If I limit myself to my own perspective, it’s like drinking my own Kool-Aid – I’ll never really know what’s going on. It’s drinking from a cup that’s full of myself. To expand out of myself, and to access these other levels, is to accept the flow in all of life, a flow that leads to a greater perception of the whole.

A human being isn’t able to know what’s going on when they’re caught in personal perspectives, because those perspectives are just images that we shape to fit our expectations – they stifle the natural processes of life.

Our veils can only be removed when we accept everything in life. The world is like a great painting – the surface may seem flat, yet there is a much larger experience available to us when we explore the hidden depths within.

When we only see what we want to see, we deafen ourselves to the call of the greater process in which we exist. We foolishly do this because we don’t have a real understanding of our wholeness. If we did, we could push right through the veils and begin to drop the defense mechanisms and personal barriers that we think are so important.

This was a hard dream to write up.

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