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fractals99iHumans are always looking for ways to make things easier, or to avoid problems in some way. But we rarely understand the role that struggle plays in our development. Everything needs something to struggle against to expand its capabilities, just as animals adapt to change in their environment. We are meant to learn about ourselves, and to overcome that which limits us. In this sense, all our experiences show us something about ourselves – if we choose to see it. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in my meditation dream I’m confronted with having to overcome a kind of a hurdle. It’s kind of a hurdle in terms of systems, in terms of how something functions. I’m always looking at things systematically and seeing how they unfold.

So the image in this dream is one in which I go forward, and where I’m going forward there are hurdles that have to be overcome. And so, I’m accepting that challenge because in the dream I’m even giving the various hurdles names.

And I wish I could remember the names I gave them because they were very good names, they were very descriptive of what you had to contend with in order to overcome them. And it’s as if each one denotes a barrier I carry within, which is standing in the path of going forward.

I also see this in the other direction as well, in other words in terms of breaking through something with the momentum in which something can open up and unfold, and I can also see it from the direction in which what has been can then fall apart.

So this is where I have broken through what had been barriers, and in having to be accountable, which means maybe something’s changing and it could be falling apart. So, in order to better understand this, it’s harder to understand it when you’ve broken through something and then are falling back.

And the reason why it’s harder to remember is when you’ve actually broken through something, you’ve broken through in terms of a level of the heart. When you’re falling back, the heart is falling out of the equation, and the mind and the senses are coming in. And so it’s almost like you’re dealing with two different planes or parallels, where one shifts in and the other shifts out.

And so I’m trying to reconcile this. So I try to create a marker, so that I can tell the difference between when I’m heart full and when I’m more mindful, because you use different centers, so it seems, or feels.

So what I do is I spill a little of the milk of my transcendent being, I spill it about, as if to create something as a reflective image, as if this will help me ground from losing the insight I’ve reached.

Just like we use symbolism in our dreams to try to understand how it is that the inner is coming in, in this particular case I’m in the transcendent coming back into the conditions of my ordinary, dense sense and physical nature. So I’m trying to spill a little milk so I can still see the thread, so I don’t get completely dumbed-down again.

What is interesting is that the dream practically takes the position, or is pointing out, it’s more than just takes the position, it’s pointing out that this is how the process works. And that in each stage of the process there are particular barriers. And that when a person establishes a particular motif that they have taken on, that this is something that is able to be understood from the way the inner energy unfolds.

In other words the oddities that you do all have a meaningfulness at a deeper level, even though you don’t get it, why it is that you have your habituations. So I find myself buying in to this – we’ll call it game theory – I find myself buying into or getting into this game theory in life.

I do this because it helps in accepting life’s conditions, so that they do not come across as always being over the top, because there’s a way of looking at things and you realize it’s just all vanity or stupidity.

So what I’m doing is I’m finding tools that enable me to zoom in on the inner process, based upon outer clues that are revealed. I realize that this is no substitute for being in touch with the inner vibration in its most subtle form, in which you know things energetically, in some sort of non-barriered inflective inner capacity.

However, this does help in accepting the switch points, where you go back into the physical then, or at least suggests potential means that can be denoted in the outer, in terms of understanding the outer footprint.

So these tools are grounding up to a point. It is grounding up to the point that it helps a person take on more personal responsibility. Without any tools to work with, the forces that are awakened within, which go out into manifestation energetically, without the tools they’re not very understandable or recognizable, and therefore not very manageable.

Manageable’s a tricky word because that’s where you then start to try to exercise power and control and then your deluded. But if you don’t, and you hold the rawness of the energetics, this is often referred to as a type of kundalini energy, which needs to be embodied or it will cause a collateral effect.

And so the tools are there to help handle that, so that you don’t flip-flop about so badly, and therefore you have a responsibility that you can catch up with. The problem with this aspect of the process is that there are consequences. In other words, in terms of catching up with this, you have to go through things that effect the heart – so there are consequences that hurt the heart, which seem to be a natural imperative.

In other words, everyone has something that they have to go through. You learn almost Pavlovian in that fashion, by what doesn’t resonate. So, in this system, such consequences seem to be an essential aspect in terms of us getting shaped into a more sincere, humble, grounded and, ultimately, more heart full person.

So, in terms of me looking at what I’m doing, it’s like I guess I’m helping to reconcile the efforts, as when asked the question, “What is going on?” The idea of asking that question and trying to denote it is like a crutch until I’m able to know this from yet a deeper connection within that even more deeply intertwines consciously the overall – in terms of everything that is happening.

When I’m asking the question, what is going on?, that could be a crutch because I’m still acting as if there are things that are distinguishable or separate-able. But the deeper answer to that question is it’s all intertwined. As so even the question then falls away because there’s nothing ever really going on. It’s all, ultimately, a stillness of past, present, and future, all at the same time.

So I must not rest upon the tools I have found, as if they are a quick fix in terms of the big picture. These tools are very temporal and hopefully will fall away when it is time to take a deeper inner step at becoming even more naturally intertwined.

Until then, these tools are like a psychological crutch that helps me to better handle the environment and myself in it. The danger is that of cracking up. in other words, if the energy is just thrown at you and you’re not able to ground it, or figure out a way to align it or sort it out, the danger is cracking up – which is what I fear and seek to defend against.

And what I mean by that is that if I am able to be at ease more naturally, in what would otherwise be a bewilderment, and by bewilderment I mean a setting in which things are too much for me, if I can find that thread, or that quality that grounds it, or a context or something, I might be better able to absorb the context of it all. That is, of course, if I do not get lost in the machinations of things.

So the interesting thing about the dream is that it’s showing that one’s going through the ups and the downs and the this and the thats of a process. And even though there are hopeless aspects and there are aspects that, in a certain way of approach, not make sense, there’s yet another way of systematically falling back on that and seeing something even more in terms of what is being indicated, or shown, or taught.

And that kind of showing and being taught or revealed, is taking a person into seeing how, no matter whether things are falling apart or opening up, how to be able to play in that realm, in terms of helping to go along with it, or to shape it in some small capacity. That’s the premise.

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dream imagesCaptured in a jungle? Mating with alien forms? Jeane’s dream imagery may seem dire, but what is being shown is a kind of battle, between the connections in the outer world, and the deeper connections we all are designed to embrace. So the battle is a natural, internal process. But making progress on a spiritual path requires a letting go of the outer and embracing what the universe has in store for us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In this dream, it feels like I’m male and I’ve been captured in a jungle area. There’s a war going on and I’ve been captured, maybe by a tribe that seems Japanese or something like that. 

And another man and I manage to escape, and one of the dilemmas we have is the villagers are hunting us, but also we have the sense that some of our own troops may be coming through the jungle, just because there’s warfare going on, but there’s always a danger they might think that we’re the villagers and shoot us.

As we’re escaping through the jungle, we come across these two female forms that are almost like… they’re not quite human, and they’re kind of like wild or a little bit monsterish. They look kind of alien, but they capture us as mates. They want to mate. 

They’re very ferocious looking, but the one that captures me is a little less ferocious looking than the one that captures my buddy. And on the one hand they’re kind of scary looking, but they do know how to live in the jungle, and so you feel that to a certain extent they’re a little safer to be with right now than the villagers were, or than your own troops who might shoot you.

And behind all of this, the dream would switch back to my looking at two rows of, they almost look like cards that are about the size of tarot cards, a little larger than normal playing cards, and they would have symbols on them, and it felt like those symbols would effect whatever was happening in the other reality. 

You know, if you switch some of those symbols around, something might happen in the dream. And whatever other dreams I had after that, it felt like because there was something in the symbols that was effecting the reality, it was like I couldn’t quite pull out the images.

John: The dream is indicating that, as one is confronted with having to shift into a whole other reality or way of being, which isn’t familiar or natural to your upbringing or how it is that you see yourself, that for this to happen, everything kind of is turned against you.

Which means that a part of you develops a distain for how things are now, and whatever it is that is possibly perceivable, you even have a distain for that. And it can get to the point where you don’t accept the peculiarity of life, as it exists. And so you in a sense let go of a mannerism to such a degree that you’re easily usurped, or swept up into something that is, in terms of options that appear to exist as an alternative to how things are now, you can be easily swept up into that which is bizarre in yet another way.

It’s like trying to create a better widget in terms of unconsciousness. And so however it is that you proceed, based upon your mind and your senses, you can’t stay with what is because it can’t identify you, and see you for who and what you need to be anymore. Nor can you switch to some other means of getting by in creation, that you could perceive as an alternative, because you know that that alternative, what transpires is that that alternative may be different for you, but it is also in creation and still going back and forth getting battered in kind of a duality aspect.

So what has to happen, and what is designed to happen, and what is meant to happen is that you actually shift into connecting with that which your mind senses can’t recognize, which is a whole new being in terms of yourself – but it is interesting how you do it.

In other words, all of what you see in terms of yourself in creation, or in manifestation, going along with and in terms of the present state of conditions that exist, what you see is something that has kind of a certain dictate of masculine imbalance yet, because the senses and the mind orient towards what is perceivable in the surrounding environment.

And so in order to shift and get out of all of that you have to go and be rescued by the greater feminine quality nature in all of life. And that is what happens, and you learn to surrender, or accept, or go with that flow. And you tend to see that as ferocious, which is kind of interesting because even in simple creation the masculine tends to recognize that its ideas and mannerisms that it carries, it can catch up with the fact that when it gets into a relationship it can see that those ideas and mannerisms that it carries are twisting it and sending it around and around in circles.

And that there is something about the feminine, and the subtleness of the feminine, that takes and depicts a whole new way of being able to feel life about you, that takes those ideas and somehow or another roots those ideas instead of them being something that just fire off as herky-jerky energetics that are ungrounded.

And when the masculine feels that, it develops or carries a certain quality of overwhelmed fear of the feminine. And that principle, which is essential for life to be able to switch and change, is kind of understood by the masculine that if it wants to hold out it stays and protects itself from getting too swept up by that kind of effect upon its approach and mannerism through its mind senses in creation.

Which is the reason why, for example, that women are more or less barred from any position of authority in the Catholic Church is because you’re liable to end up with a woman who has a sense about her that can make a mockery, just by the inner vibration of things, to all of the ways that the church has situated itself energetically in life.

The feminine could get to the point where it could throw all of that out as something that is not holding its own in terms of the larger picture or equation of things. And so you needed to essentially understand or see that what this dream was about was okay, and was intended or meant to be. And that this was a process that is destined to unfold – if you can pull through the symbolism that is an aliveness in your being, this comes first. 

And so the imagery that you had of the cards and the symbolism is kind of like a prophecy or a portrayal of things to come, a precursor, a quality of imagery that gives you a glimpse of the Book of Life, so to speak, simply because it emanates its vibration in a way that you get it.

When a person dreams, for example, they could have dreams that are profound that they just don’t understand what the dreams mean, and that means that the symbolism isn’t quite, on a direct conscious level, alive for them. And then again you can dream and then the dream and the symbolisms within the dream can become very animated and, when that happens, then you’re situated and able to surrender to and handle what is coming through. So that’s what that second aspect was about. It’s a very interesting kind of prophecy dream in a way.

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