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As humans we have been trained to be very goal oriented. We set our sights in the distance and do everything we can to get there. But a spiritual journey is not so straightforward: yes, we want to develop and evolve, yet that all happens in the process of doing something, anything, with a spiritual intention, or as a service to something greater than our selves. We are here to help things evolve, not leave them behind. Ultimately, we just want to be better and better at that process. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I only remember one dream, which is one I had right before waking up. In that dream, it feels like I’ve discovered that it’s like I can help produce what’s called an app, you know one of those little applications you have on your smart phone or computer, that I can actually help produce that. And it’s produced like on the window of my smart phone, but that becomes a room. And then that app is like a baby and it produces something else; and everybody wants to see it happen.

So these men have me in one room and, because they’ve discovered there’s this process, they want me to help give birth to these apps that appear, then, in this other room, and can be used to create a result we all want. But then when I go to the room where they are, they tell me the apps didn’t really live, that they were like babies that just didn’t live, so that we can’t then use them to produce the result we want.

But I don’t believe them. I feel like they just used me to produce the apps, and then they hid them, because they don’t want me to know that they’re viable. So that’s the whole dream.

John: The question that seems to be getting asked is that we all can feel… Well, first of all we all can have a sense, or feel, that there is something important to be supported, a way of adhering to something that is meaningful, but the dilemma that is posed is that where that goes does not necessarily result in what we think, and believe, when we’re doing a process, does not necessarily go to something that is all meaningful.

Which is kind of a hard one to swallow, because the implication is that the flow, and the journey, the anticipation, all of that which invokes a growing process in which there is something that stretches in the middle – called the journey – and keeps opening up in greater and greater ways both as a kind of expansion, and yet also contraction, going on simultaneously, and that the end result of that is anticlimactic.

Anyway, that’s how I came to see it. The way you’re looking at it is, you’re pondering these apps, they cause something more to emerge, and more to emerge, and more to emerge, and you’ve got to be careful because what really emerges is generally delusional – if it isn’t something that is contained, because it goes nowhere.

Everyone thinks that it goes somewhere. Everyone thinks that there’s an end all be all about all of that, but there really isn’t. The process itself, the way one unfolds, and awakens the process itself, a quality within that awakening is what is really meaningful. But what we’re able to make out of this process of awakening, what a human being is able to make out of this process of awakening, at least where we seem to be at now is anticlimactic. It has certain properties to it, but they’re not what we expected to find. In other words, it can heal to a certain degree, but that’s a peculiar kind of soothing because there isn’t necessarily a flow associated with that.

Once something is resolved, it’s resolved. What’s next? And so it can be like stale, especially in relationship to the whole journeying in which there was always this heightened aliveness that seemed really significant. While the journeying was occurring they’re really exciting, and then all of a sudden whatever it was that one was imagining that they were journeying to, when that is reached, that’s what is reached, which is, I guess, some sort of latent definition of heaven or something that we carry; it‘s really anticlimactic. Everything comes to a halt again. There is no flow. It seems very stale. It seems so quickened and alive in the journeying.

But then what do you do with it? Or at least that’s the tone, or the mood, of the schematic that is thrown at us now. In other words, if there’s something to open up one needs to be sure that they understand what opens up. And that if you compile the facts, in terms of the process, and the way that mankind is approaching that process with his mind, this is what he is apt to find with this kind of mind way of creating things. So it’s kind of like the idea, be careful where you put your ladder in terms of the house, because it might be the wrong house that you need to climb, or something like that.

In other words, it raises a big question mark, or red flag, in terms of how it is, and where it is, and what it is,, in terms of the process in that I really, really, really don’t know where I am going and that I lack, in other words, what it takes to be able to grasp it or appreciate it in the way that I am at this point in time.

Maybe one could say this in terms of looking at outer space: if everything is alive, then how does one survive on something as stale and as bland as the moon? And if there is a consciousness in which stars are being created, how is that meaningful in terms of where we’re at now?

And so maybe the best we can hope for, to be realistic, is to support the process of unfoldment, and the latent traits, wherever they might go, helping concretize their unfoldment so that they don’t crack up, or break up, or fall apart in some capacity. Maybe that’s as good as it gets, and then whatever ends up happening, ends up happening. But if we look at it from the way that we are inclined to be unfolding or growing, and we’re to draw any conclusions from that, that kind of mindfulness will result in an anticlimactic staleness that will be a shock, and a surprise, because it isn’t quite about that either.

So this is kind of the theme. In other words, you were getting to a point where, whatever it was, was dead right? The products were dead. You don’t really necessarily believe it. We’re best, we experience something more vibrant and exciting, by just honoring the process, supporting the process, not having to reveal anything because we don’t know what is revealable.

If we were to take and look at what we see as able to be revealed, it will be blasé, or be like dead babies or something. It will be a stillness without a flow. So it’s like there is something that expands in-between. That journeying is both expanding and contracting, and it’s the journey that’s the end all be all. The flow is where the consciousness is invoked, where the aliveness of the consciousness is invoked. That’s interesting.

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John: In this dream I’ve returned to doing something that I know backward and forward, i.e., I have clear-cut authority in terms of the ups and downs and the ins and outs of this process.

So there’s nothing new under the sun for me in terms of this activity. I’m standing in a courthouse in front of a number of people making some sort of presentation or application. One of the clerks is willing to go along with everything I’m proposing, providing I agree to pay for some sort of review.

I point out that I understand why the review is needed in most cases but, in my case, it would be a waste of time because I’m the authority on this. Many others might do this without the appropriate knowledge, so there’s good justification to have a review process, but in my particular case it would be a waste of time. Plus, it would create more problems for the county.

I’m explaining all this saying that whatever the county wants to do they can do, but I’d advise against it because the long-term impact is going to make things worse.

The purpose of this dream is to indicate, and to show, that some things need to be left to evolve naturally. When things do evolve naturally, without too much control or over regulation, they can actually achieve a greater natural balance. Micromanagement can make a lot of sense in certain situations, but it can also choke something off from fully coming to fruition.

So, this is a teaching dream, and it takes a common waking life scenario (for me) and uses it to make a more universal point. It’s indicating that there’s a process by which things unfold in life and in creation, and that they unfold best if they’re left to unfold naturally. Whenever we humans attempt to control, or manipulate, or oversee, the outcome of events, we invariably have an effect on the way things turn out, but not always in the way we might hope.

No one person has the depth of sight to be able to oversee the process and unfolding of life. Any attempts to do that usually create a bigger mess, no matter how well-intended.

Controls may appear to make things better because they can cut through a lot of the issues and problems that take place at the very beginning of something. However, what helps initially, usually ends up choking things off from truly emerging in a bigger way.

That’s why freedom of choice is such an interesting thing. We have this freedom, which is unique to the human species, in our outer lives, but we also have it in our inner lives. We are so trained to try and streamline everything in our lives in some particular way, we fall into the trap of set patterns on an inner level.

As a growing-up process, everything can use a little guiding hand, like good parents offer to their offspring. It makes sense on that level. Yet when we get to a level in our development journey, or in our human journey, where we’re supposed to be able to take on a higher responsibility, the less of “us” in the process the better.

Human responsibility includes our responsibility to the whole. While we are trying to fulfill our purpose, it is equally important that we don’t prevent anything else from fulfilling its purpose. Only our natural connections, inside, can guide us in that, not our brain or our ego identity.

So this dream is using an image that I understand to speak to me of a deeper issue that I face, which is how to take responsibility for what I bring to the world (physically and energetically), without trying to control the outcome. Being in the space where that’s possible means surrendering to the flow, or listening to our own inner guidance.

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John: In this dream I seem to have re-experienced our entire journey through Egypt with the group. I think I’ll try to read the journey dream as I wrote it down, rather than to just say it, and we’ll see how that comes out.

The dream begins with some photographs taken at the beginning of the journey. A group photo is taken, as well as one picture of each individual on the trip. The light at the time these pictures are taken is very bright, both for the group and for each individual, although it differs somewhat between them.

As we proceed on the journey, this light is affected by the decisions we make in our approach to things. The point is reached where our focus and attention causes us to make choices that revert each of us to a memory, as if something embedded in that light from the very beginning has lost a degree of its luster; it has become veiled through this journey we have undertaken.

However, as we are proceeding, the rays of light are awakened, and we each become adorned more and more with these rays. The rays of light seem to awaken as we become more conscious of a process, and of a journey, and of a letting go.

What’s interesting is the light that we’ve realized by the end of the journey, and how that compares to the light we carried at the beginning. Of course, am I actually seeing an image of the light at the end of the journey, or at some intermediate point where the end isn’t quite known at this juncture?

Another interesting aspect is that each of us are allowed to make our own decisions as we proceed on the journey and, at times, there’s a reflective hint which causes us to inflect back to a faint memory somewhere. Other than that, we are left on our own.

The fact that I see myself in a group means that there’s also some degree of guidance. However, the light coming from the group is diffuse and a bit fainter toward the end relative to how it had been in the beginning.

Nevertheless, the light that remains still has some redemptive qualities as a “light of the whole.” The light we each reflected in our initial, individual picture, is, of course, a depiction of the main, inner reflective, or inner presence that we carry.

It seems to me that the effect of this journey is different for each one of us, and the bands of rays that we have awakened and adorned ourself with are a testament to how the journey has unfolded.

It seems the light of the group is no longer a pure bright light at the end of the journey, or whatever phase of the journey I’m looking at, but has taken on an affect and characteristics manifested by the decisions that have been made by the whole.

Of course, I now know I’m only seeing the light as it currently exists, at this point in the journey, and I’m aware that for the light to be as it was at the beginning for each of us, and as a group, is still a long way away.

When I ponder this dream image, I’m left a bit embarrassed, saddened, ashamed, and with an aching heart. If I just accept it as it is, my sense is that this is not really my responsibility. I am what I am.

As I settle back I’m struck by an after-the-fact report that comes in that says that the group picture came out well. This was a joyous, unexpected surprise. At the end of that it said something interesting: that the comb we each had in our pockets seems to have fallen away.

This image can be looked at with a sense of loss, but in the group picture there’s an elegance that says this is a good thing for the light of the whole. I come to know that the light is different when the picture is taken from a neutral space.

This dream is describing the adventure that is the journey of life we each take, as a group (humans) and as individuals, and the consequences of being in the physical world of creation. No matter the group we find ourselves in, whether the whole human race or a smaller subset, the journey we take is completely determined by individual choice. In the end, we each carry the responsibility for our personal relationship with God and creation.

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