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6636We are constantly processing energy, from our thoughts, emotions, ideas, intentions, and any number of external factors we encounter. Part of what a development path allows is for a person to consistently connect to higher energies, energies that can only reach us when we make our lives a suitable ecology (higher energies require cleaner, less coarse ecologies). With such higher energies also comes different intelligences, because all energies have their own evolution and progress, just as we do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: The dream I’m having the most trouble pulling out was a real early dream. What I remember in that dream is being at a group full of people, like an auditorium, except no chairs or anything, like everybody was doing something within the auditorium.

And it feels like at one point a woman is talking to me and I’m supposed to be looking in this bag that I have, and I think what I have in there are some Native American Indian chants, or something else, that I’m trying to locate, or maybe even a flute that you play. And I realize I don’t do it as well as people that have done it.

I’m a little reluctant because I feel like I don’t know as much about what I’m doing, or I’m rusty or something like that, but she’s telling me to do this anyway. That’s the dream that I just remember that little snatch of it. I don’t remember most of that dream.

John: So in this dream you have this bag, and in this bag are things that you do not really have a very good understanding about? So these items that are in there, you consider these items like Native American, and yet it’s deemed that you have some sort of knowledge about the workings of these items.

And if you do, to the degree to which you might even accept that you do, you don’t believe you are very good at it, which means that you don’t really consider those items as belonging to you. And yet you’re required to take and deal with something that is kind of hidden or, let’s say, removed from how it is that you see yourself to be.

But they’re Native American items. That’s kind of foreign, even though you have a vague familiarity of what they are, and now you’re told that you can use them. Isn’t there something strange about that?

Jeane: It didn’t seem strange to me. It just felt like I wished I were better at it.

John: So how is it that you are familiar with this stuff if it’s Native American? Well you had a memory of something back in time and you were familiar with this, that you can’t put your finger on, but you feel just in your bones. So this is really irrational, isn’t it?

It made perfect sense to you vibrationally, but mentally, rationally, in an outer world does not make any sense. So what you’re having is a dream in which, on an energetic level, it makes sense to you based upon a once upon a time part of yourself, whenever that was, however that was, because you have no memories of that, only vibrational features that seem to be bleeding through. No facts to back it up, however. And yet vibrationally you have a familiarity with them, and then you’re told that you are to play them, that you are to bring them out.

See the nature of what was going on last night is that there is meant to be a flushing through of energy, a coming through of a very powerful force energy from the inner into the outer, and that this is able to sweep into life.

Now, in order for this to happen, you have to have this vibrational realization awakened inside of you. And this vibrational realization can’t be awakened inside of a person if they are caught in the minutia of their mental goings on, in terms of how they see themselves.

So, in other words, if you just had a physical orientation, and that was the perspective you were coming from, you wouldn’t know what to make out of this bag or the objects that were in it. But because you have a connection to something that goes beyond the physical, you are finding yourself located somewhere that you don’t know, which means you only know it vibrationally.

And because this part of yourself, this domain or world of yourself, has been hidden and, technically speaking, is densed down or veiled in the physical world, but is still an aliveness that is connected and sweeps through everything that there is, and has a knowledge of everything that there is, based upon a vibrational level. That is what is coming through.

There are no secrets in that level, because on that level energy is just pure energy, and it sweeps through everything. And the thing that keeps you from knowing this is the fact that physical existence has dumbed it down. I mean it’s kind of a problem for the soul, which is infinite, that is omniscient and omnipotent, to have to be housed in something which is finite.

In fact, it doesn’t even make sense, and yet that is the peculiar circumstances. And in order for things to be dealt with in this loci, that which is omniscient has to get fully grounded into that which is finite, and it has to go into an unconsciousness and all of that. But the vibrational qualities can be caught up with.

And those vibrational qualities, vibration being an energy, is all that there really is in terms of what is omniscient and omnipotent. And you’re able to touch, and experience, and work with that and you can do it when you go on that level. It makes sense to you even. You’re told that you can do this, and you have a familiarity in terms of being able to work with this energetic, but if you were talking about it strictly in a physical sense, this would be goofy talk. But in your dream, this whole other area is completely totally alive. And so you have this really peculiar dichotomy, or so it would seem.

But the dichotomy is happening there for a reason. This is happening because the theme of the dreaming, the theme of what was to be observed and noted, had to do with something coming through in a kind of way that doesn’t ordinarily come through. A vibration came through in your dreamworld louder than before. You got a huge dose of the other side. That’s why it’s humorous to take and pretty much stack it up on one side against reality in the physical on the other, and notice the peculiarity of the whole thing. I mean it literally does not make sense: you should not know what’s inside of the bag that you’re carrying. You can’t provide any mental evidence of how it is that you have a familiarity with it. It’s Native American; you’re not Native American.

I mean like all the questions we asked, this whole thing is bizarre, and yet you have to pull the two of them together, the inner into the outer, and that’s what you seek to do. I mean that’s why you were willing to argue that this did make sense in your sleep, because it pulled the two together. But if you wake up and separate them, it doesn’t make any sense.

And yet if it does, then that means the access of what you have vibrationally has come right down into the physical, and can be used in some capacity now to effectuate something that is meant to happen at this particular state of time. Well, I believe that that has happened, whether that will be something that stays with us, or whether this is just a glimpse and we’re getting steadier and steadier glimpses.

This is almost a type of kundalini craziness that can drive you insane you know if you were to try to look at it and make sense out of it, but it is what is happening in terms of an innerness, that is alive, that we are having to contend with, which had been veiled, and is ordinarily veiled in terms of the outer – and that is not what you are reporting in your dream.

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1_sh_439132It becomes more and more clear that spiritual development, like any development or learning process, can only progress to a certain point – unless we begin to apply it into life. For example, if we learn all about music theory, but never play an instrument or write a composition, what has been learned will slowly fade away. By the living practice of our spiritual understandings we not only deepen it in ourselves, we add something good into the world for others to find. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: This is very, very interesting when contrasted with how the masculine dreams about it. The masculine has to look at it in detail, so to begin with everything is kind of incognito, in terms of the masculine, in terms of the consciousness that evolves. It’s like the clarity of things just don’t quite come through. I mean, you might have intuitions and senses about it, but it just doesn’t quite register.

And then after a long, long course of time the clarity or ability to experience something changes a bit, just like in meditation you initially just have a wonderful experience but you have no idea of anything. You don’t see anything, you don’t dream anything, you just wake up real soothed and it’s kind of like a type of glorified sleep or something – but it isn’t quite asleep.

Well, as time progresses as you get into this, this process has a way of kicking you out of the loudness of the outer identification, the orientation strictly to the outer. You’re trying to work from the top down to bring in the inner quality. And so the way the masculine would experience this is they get to the point where they can actually see the inches, inch by inch by inch by inch, as if you’re following the thread and suddenly you can see what you couldn’t see before.

And then it gets to a point where there’s a shift and you can’t see the inches anymore, and you’re still advancing, and when you hit that point in order to get back to being able to see the inches again, that kundalini energy that had awakened to the point where you could see the inches, has gotten to the point where now it has to have gone into matter and has to be lived. And so now what you see denotes something that has to be lived.

And so as you live that energy, or as you take it into something that has been unfolding within to something now in order to maintain something, you have to live that, or you have to take that into an expression. As you do that, then you start to see the inches again that had gotten all of a sudden too subtle where you couldn’t pick them up. And that corresponds to the idea that this is like now an awakening that is almost like a type of need to know basis where you have to be in a certain experientiality for it to be fed to you, or for you to be able to perceive it or to get it.

So that was like the meditation dream. I mean, it was kind of like a kundalini orientation. The masculine has got to eventually get to the point where it can see what the heck it is. In other words, it can intuit but can it see it? And it has to eventually get so that you can kind of see it, but then it gets to the point where it can’t see it anymore and that is where you have to go from the states of things that just echo around and go away if there isn’t a certain livability. And then when you get into the livability, that subtleness then can then become perceptively integrated. Let’s see if I wrote anything more of any significance about that. I remembered that. It is better than I remembered.

For a long time an individual develops within, and the progress seems inconsequential and goes largely unnoticed, especially in terms of the person that’s doing this, that’s on the path. They almost can wonder why they’re meditating, or why they’re doing this, that, or the other because it’s not on a level that you could put your finger on with your senses and your mind, most of it.

So there comes a time when what had been a process that was mostly of faith and trust, yields to the point where you can start to see inner signs or inner… you start to recognize things. You start to see things, start to note things. And this progresses to a point where the inner signs then get so subtle again that in order to stay with them you make it more conscious and real again in terms of a thread unfoldment that a livableness needed to also take place.

So in the dream that is depicted by foot long fish which symbolize a consciousness coming alive as an outer sensation that is invigorating and awakening. And to begin with it’s felt as quite an invigoration of kundalini energy and it is lived outwardly; it permeates into the outward as a dynamic. It is at this point though, through, the living out that then a visibility or energy is given or something or how you would say that, so that there is a further ability to recognize what had been too subtle to see.

Or to say it another way, it is one thing to experience the states within, and another thing to live them in manifestation, especially when you get to a particular point where a lot of the path has to do with just kind of getting yourself so that you don’t keep flinching at everything in the outer and you start to recognize that there’s the inner essence that’s the dealmaker of things that reflect in the outer.

So there comes a time in the path when the innerness must be lived – or it can’t be retained. And that is the central meaning of the dream image, and so there are two fish and one is selected to live out. Whether it’s selected over the other as an alternative or it is one at a time, it is hard to know because I only dealt with the one.

So how does that progress? In my sleep what ended up happening is first of all I have to advance this aliveness and outer/inner connection. In other words, I can’t just have it come down as something that’s really vibratory and then you figure out how to make the bits and pieces unfold. To begin with that’s how it has to work, and when it’s like that that’s just a precursor to something more. And this precursor when it’s like that pales in comparison to the awakening in which the perspective evolves as a kind of presence as an overallness to everything, to so much more.

When it’s coming down it’s loud and it bolts all over the place, and you have to make way for it, but then as it settles in it kind of goes into the energetic that you live in manifestation, and it acts in a way that permeates from that. What I carry has a depth in it, and by that I mean there is a presence when the energy is permeated into manifestation.

In the meditation dream it is coming through from the inner and is experienced as a quickened aliveness, but then as it settles and constellates this evolves and carries when it evolves a more encompassing presence which just permeates out. It becomes more of a subtleness. A groundedness prevails and the transmission is subtle. Whether that’s mystical, or whether that’s magical, it just is because it does effectuate things, but does it subtly.

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Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado

The tail of an ermine hanging in a field may seem an obscure dream image, but it is actually a huge idea brought down to a very simple form: what the dreamer has access to is only a partial picture. Pieces are missing, even a person is missing. In our development, it is up to us to weave ourselves into the fabric of the whole. Said another way, the whole exists, and we must intertwine ourselves to become a part of it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I was real tired last night and didn’t dream much. The only thing I remember is a fragment of a dream that when I’d woken up that I was looking at a field and I was seeing an ermine, you know like you hang, an ermine tail.

Well, ermine is kind of like a black mink. Well, it’s hanging there in the field, and it was part… I think it was a woman teacher had been missing, almost like stolen you thought, and the mink had disappeared with her. Her husband had reported her stolen.

So I see the mink has showed up now in the field, so I’m going over to track down what had happened to this mink – because I partly believe that maybe the husband, rather than having his mink and woman stolen, had maybe traded them, or given them away, or done something with them. So, I think if I get the mink I can figure out what really happened.

John: Well, only in this case what you have is something that has gotten lost. And what you have is you have an open field, and then that’s hanging, reflecting something that’s able or meant to be.

In other words, it’s an image that the feminine can have in terms of the wholeness and completeness. What a ferret or weasel represents is the taking advantage of an opportunity that comes before you. And so, of course, that’s a little bit of a crude way of saying it, but in this particular case what it is is that it is something that should be naturally realizable, or revealable, and isn’t in this particular dream scenario, and if you are able to bring it through, it then portrays something that’s able or meant to unfold.

So what the dream is kind of saying is that there is a part of your process of sight, that you are still yet to catch up with, that inflects a sight or a knowingness in terms of how something is designed to be in the overall. In other words, the ferret, or the mink or whatever you want to call it, is simply reflecting that in the outer, in other words, that there is still a gap between a potentiality coming through from the inner that then gets reflected into the outer. There’s a gap there that is eventually going to get filled.

And so you’re having a dream showing that there is this gap. In other words, you’re in an overall scenario in which something is meant to exist, but it’s gone, it’s not there as intended, as possible, or as your awareness is capable of taking in, in terms of the innerness of it all then that reflects outwardly.

The theme of the dreaming, of which what you dreamt was a component of it, has to do with being able to recognize and see what is meant to be, what is meant to unfold, what is meant to occur, and to be able to see it in the context of what is called prophecy. In other words, there can be something that can feel wonderful on a sensation level in terms of how something takes place. In other words, you can only go up to a particular point with it, when this other just seems to have all kinds of ways that it can be utilized to enhance an unfoldment.

And so as you catch up with the speed of that, you can catch up with the ideas that are faster that can touch and invigorate things – and that’s a type of mastery. But in order to properly bring it through, you have to see what is intended, or otherwise a wonderful idea can be a wonderful idea and a wonderful sensation, but it can be flat in terms of how it’s received.

And so what the dreaming is intended to do is it is taking your little image in which something has yet to come into focus, it is taking that and saying that the proper focus includes the overallness of everything in life. And when it is like that, then it fits the design of what is able to occur. Just because you can see something that no one else can see, and in the present it can appear to be a wonderful expression and a wonderful portrayal, doesn’t mean that that will stand the test of time.

And so this is a dream that shows you how it is that prophecy is actually unfolding – and we haven’t been paying any attention to it. An example of this, in terms of the dream group, is that I can take and I can describe things and others can’t see it, and they can’t see it because they are still looking at the energy speed of the present. And they’re not able to see how this sequences and incorporates a future unfoldment, an inner coming into outer yet, on this level. And if they aren’t able to relate to that sort of thing, if they don’t note that sort of thing, they just can’t hear it. And they can look at it in terms of its nuances, in terms of their perceptions as they have them externally, reflectively, but they can’t necessarily jump that, fast forward that news reel so to speak, to where it is going. And prophecy involves being able to tell where something is going.

So most of the night was spent on understanding and looking at the nuances of something that is a type of sight, that goes outside of the orientation of the sensation function in the present. That generally helps to enhance the prophetic unfoldment, which has to do with a certain kind of mastery, but a mastery without the prophecy, without the sight of what is going to be in the fullness of time, even though that can be speeded up and can be amazing, it could still fall flat if it somehow or another gets off into a tangential quality, speeded up as it is, and as amazing as it can be, that doesn’t suit or fit the unfoldment over the test of time.

So that’s where a prophecy’s important in terms of when something is brought through, the sense of that in terms of how it fits with everything in life, and is supported by everything in life, and everything in life adds to it in some capacity, that is what enables something to not decompose, or denigrate, or become contaminated for a long, long period of time.

If you’re using the mastery of something and the sight and the speeding up to make something happen, but you’re running over the top of characteristics and qualities and mannerisms that kind of oppose that, or in other words, there’s a darkness that is being fought at the same time, then what you’re doing is laying the foundation for something that will become contaminated over time much more quickly.

They key is to include it all at the very, very beginning, and as you include it all you include the greater sight of everything in life that is taken into account then, that goes beyond what a person per se is inclined to be able to readily access. They access this through the intertwining with everything that exists in life. When you do that, you end up with a wonderful mosaic that has an aliveness that everyone feels because there are no barriers to it to create a veil, or a mood, or a tone to undermine it.

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