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1z4qForeign travel, boyfriends, marriages, peace conferences? Sometimes the story told in images through our dreams can only make sense when we remember that we are all of the characters in our dreams, and whatever is happening is happening to us internally. And a spiritual journey requires that we explore new inner territories, and make alliances between aspects of us that are wary of each other. So, if alignments and treaties are how we progress on an inner level, what does that tell us about our outer world? (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 I have a boyfriend from the Middle East that I’ve spent some time with, and he has an apartment or something in Seattle, a condo.

And then I’m going from there to the Caribbean. It’s like I stop on an island, and then I fly over, it feels like I fly it must be to the Middle East or somewhere, to a peace conference. I think he’s part of that.

And then some time passes and he’s moved on and married somebody, and I seem to be visiting his place in the northwest, his condo again. I’m staying there for a few days. He and his wife or girlfriend, whoever they are, show up, and I’m getting ready to leave but I have to gather up my clothing.

And when I go to gather up my clothing I go to a room where there’s some laundry machines, a washer and a dryer, and the sink there has flooded a bit, and so some water has run down onto the floor. And he doesn’t seem that bothered about it. I’m trying to clean up a bit, and make sure that I get the blouse or whatever it is I want to wear that was still there in the laundry room, and I’m picking up the last of my clothes. They seem to be white.

He and his wife now are coming back to the condo, but it feels like I have another peace conference to go to. It’s like they’ve traveled back from being in the Middle East, and he’s coming back to stay at his place, that’s his place, and I’m leaving now. He’s traveling back to come to the condo, to come to the northwest.

Then it feels like I’m sitting down and he’s there, they’re both there, but there’s a man there that someone that is going to the peace conference, too. He’s actually asking the man from the Middle East where he’ll come back to when he dies; in other words, when he feels like he’s ready to die, where he’ll go.

And I can see that he’ll either come back here, but maybe to this other place in the mountains. I can see it in my mind. It’s like someplace I’ve been, but it’s a place that he’ll have. That’s where he’ll come back to when he’s ready to die. Anyway, that’s the dream.

John: Very good dream, very complicated, but very good dream. Each of those is like, what’s unfolding is a greater and greater and greater overallness of yourself. In other words, it starts off where you’re accommodating something that causes you to stretch, in that it’s just at this point on a very simple level. It’s something that’s from the Middle East.

In other words, it’s something outside of your normal parameters, and that you’re allowing yourself to live or take in that demeanor and mannerism as part of yourself. And then as you are able to do that, you’re then able to take and gather yourself up, so to speak, and expand some more, and go and travel somewhere in terms of further integrating: you’re working towards the peace of something, which is a further balancing, and integrating, with the wholeness.

And then, when you come back, you find that that which was the basis upon which you had started has grown as well; in other words, it is married. And that, to your surprise, that doesn’t create a separation because you’re able to stay in the same place which, in a sense, doesn’t make sense, but in terms of an intertwining, and a coming together, it’s okay.

And then when you leave again, and gather up your clothes, in other words, gathering up your things to the degree to which there’s the overlap it’s just fine, meaning the overlap in terms of a connection. And then that shadow part of yourself, because now you’re approaching this time to a shadow aspect of yourself, that is able to travel. The masculine part is able to stretch out, and this part is making kind of more in terms of its expanse and overallness – it’s like a leap of faith, but it’s not.

In other words, it’s a knowingness step, but it doesn’t know that it’s necessarily a knowingness step as it references back to the underlying principle which is this guy from the Middle East, in terms of how everything is unfolding, he being at a focal point, meaning where does one die? In other words, where does one go, what happens, what is here, and what is there?

In other words, the intertwining becomes such that there becomes a blur as to time and space. Now each of those things is like an aspect of the breath. In other words, there is a quality of a breath that exists in the scenario of the condo, in which the boyfriend is.

Then there’s the aspect of the breath that goes outward. Then there’s the spirit energy of whatever happens in between that, that grows. And then, because of the connection that never gets lost because then you come back, and that he then is like married and there is a greater enhancement.

And then there is the dynamic to which you extend out again, and it’s like what you’re doing is you’re using the place in Seattle where the boyfriend lives, and then the girlfriend that he marries is at, and then where this other guy comes in, you’re using all of that as manifestation. Or, in other words, as the place of the out-breath.

And then you’re using the in-breath to be the traveling that occurs as you go towards looking for peace, or as there is the question of what is your true home? Or where do you die? That’s the in-breath part, that’s the inner part. So your inner part is the stretching out, you know that’s going and traveling for the world peace. And the out-breath is the coming back.

You start with an image that’s one of manifestation, and it’s a little herky-jerky to begin with that I was having a hard time trying to grasp, because a part of you is all jumpity with the breath, the in-breath out-breath, in-breath out-breath. But then, if you slowed it down and you looked at it, the cycles are distinct in terms of what is in manifestation as something in a set place, and having a set quality to have to contend with, and deal with, and open up to, and expand in terms of.

Then you proceed from that to something that is seeking a balance, or a peace, or an even greater overallness, but a lot of that is too expansive, but it is an opening up that you’re able to do when you aren’t confined to the limitations of that part of yourself – in terms of a denseness that would hold you back. And so when you’re not being held back by that that part, as you go to the world peace, as you expand in that direction, the part of you back in manifestation expands, in other words it gets married.

And then when you come back it’s almost as if that part can be there, or it can have expanded itself now and it is married, and it has a greater wholeness. And you intertwine and come together all in that same spot, and then you stretch out again. But as you stretch out, the intertwine, the flow, the connectivity between all of that is just fine. In other words, the water overflows or whatever as you’re washing your clothes to stretch out, because there really isn’t any time or space difference between how you are here, and then how you are there.

And yet there again is the appearance of going home, or going somewhere else, and then the question arises: where are you meant to reside? In other words, the masculine part of yourself asking the question, where do you die, where is this final place? Is it in manifestation, or is it in somewhere else?

So what you’re doing there is you are finding yourself, in terms of going up and down and with the breath, you’re finding yourself coming to the conclusion where the life force energy is starting to relate more to the world soul, when to begin with your orientation may have, and could have, simply been limited to the aspect of you opening up to something more than your usual demeanor in terms of living in an apartment together with the guy from the Middle East. It could have just been left right there, but this whole thing has a dynamic of an unfoldment. That’s interesting.

So your dream had a motion to it, and it had a motion to it in terms of a quality of a letting go that still sustained, and maintained, an intertwining, an intertwining that never got lost. In other words, to the degree to which you went somewhere else, like on an in-breath for peace, for balance, to the same degree you went to a depth in manifestation, you know starting off just with something small and then integrating it further. It got married; it opened up more. In other words, what happened in manifestation, the marrying being a completeness it has a similitude to the peace at the other end. The whole dynamic went back and forth and back and forth.

I mean, both Yin and Yang were in play, the greater one thing is the greater, the other thing is. In other words, the beginning and the end in that regard are kind of like the same. And what is going on is this dynamic that learns to let go and be intertwined with a process that’s of an intertwinement, and it’s like the breath.

And then you raise the question, so what happens then when you die? Where are you at when you die? You know, are you in manifestation, or are you somewhere else where there’s the overallness, and the wholeness, of a peace? Where are you? Which means that you’re catching up with the quality of the life force of the soul – which always was there. So your dream incorporates a beginning and end closure, too, because they’re just different levels, or shifted realities, of one and the same thing connected with the breath.

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com427Real change happens when we act differently when faced with familiar situations. That is a core idea in making a spiritual journey because if we understand, and really believe, that there is more to life that what we see in our culture, then we must begin to act according to what we believe. If we want to “do no harm,” then the process doesn’t end when we stop being overtly mean, it continues into the details of not thinking angry or judgmental thoughts about others, or not respecting the freedom of others to live their lives, or even not letting plants die from lack of watering. Because in universal terms, such acts are all related. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I remember an early dream, one of the problems I had is I had this nice house and it was kind of laid out, you know, like a ranch house kind of like long, lots of gleaming dark wood in it.

And the problem I had, there was this woman, and then even this friend of hers, and when she came over I couldn’t get rid of her. It’s like she didn’t have any sense of how long you could stay. So I’d have to go find her and kick her out, and then I knew there was a time when she was even going to be coming with a friend of hers, but I didn’t want her to teach her friend that kind of pattern.

It was like to me there were certain times that you came, and a certain length of time you stayed, and I might tell her that, I might even holler it at her, but I’d actually have to kind of physically find her and like reinforce it that way, because it’s like she just didn’t get it – and it was making me nuts. That was the earlier dream.

John: The theme of the dreaming last night was being able to understand, handle, and grasp, and adjust to, and relate then as well to various levels, other levels. And so your having to contend with something that you normally may have just suffered along, whenever you, for example, had something that was awkward or inconvenient in your space, meaning the overallness that you have to be at home in, and in charge of, in relationship to how it is that you handle your overall perception.

And so the thing that has happened in the past is that you would subject yourself to, let’s say company or something would come like, say even to this condo, and at some point it would get to be nauseating, or hard to contend with, but you wouldn’t see that at the very beginning. You would only come to know this when something about the environment that you had to balance out, or be in charge of, became unbearable.

It would be like you could make allowances, you could try to adjust, you could try to do this, you could try to do that, this is how you would tend to handle it. But this was a level of beingness that was something you were still trying to catch up, and grasp, and know, naturally.

So what you dreamt involved having shifted to where you were ready and able to contend with all of that inside of yourself, or take on a level of beingness that, prior to the shift, was something that you still had to burn the dross off, in terms of accessing, and reaching, a quality of understanding so that you could conduct yourself with a balance in that regard.

Now what’s so odd and so peculiar is that we catch up with these levels by way of hurting ourselves. We don’t mean to hurt ourselves, we just don’t know any better. And when you make yourself miserable, that miserableness is felt in terms of how it affects the nature of the breath. And it’s at the levels of the in-breath that you access other levels, and so when you do something, or conduct yourself in some way, so that you shut that off, or cut that off, or pinch that off, and you notice that because you have found that you have reached a point of unbearableness in the outer that corresponds, then, to the way that you have sliced the breath, the receptiveness of a balance of the breath, that suffering of that, that imbalance eventually gets to the point where you have an understanding of it. And when you have an understanding of it, you’re able to change it. And when you’re able to change it, then you’re able to accommodate this new level.

And so you were at a point where you were dreaming a new level in terms of the cadence that is meant to be held in terms of the breath – which means you were shifting into this in the dream.

In the outer, you have been hurting yourself, not knowing or having a full grasp of what this was experientially, intellectually maybe, but not experientially. And now you understand it experientially. And so you were dreaming the difference, the distinction that exists in terms of how it needs to be in relationship to the breath, an overallness capacity that has to and needs to be always sustained.

Now, what’s also interesting is that you learn this first by subjecting yourself to the misery. And then that misery creates this loudness whereby you know how it is that it needs to be, or how it is when it’s wonderful, when that misery is gone. And so that puts you into the flip side almost like a rubber band getting stretched into a dourness, or a direness, within, then when that’s released you flip side into a balance and a cadence. And a part of you then is able to embrace and groom what it’s like to be in a proper and appropriate state of balance.

Once you’ve done that, then you have actually suffered yourself into what is a shift, a new level. So then when you dream it, you’re just confirming it, in other words, maybe there’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that that still has to be burned up. Maybe before it would be too loud and you would be too defensive because you’d have this reason, and that reason, whereby you were doing things that were abusive to the environment. But then when you dream something like this, now you’re bringing home and owning the understanding of this new level.

I described the process. The shift is not meaningful unless you bring it right down and function with it in the outer. That’s another important meaningfulness of living in the physical, is that you access this on the inside, and then you learn how to bring it through and live it in the outer. This is not something that you take and suffer, and suffer, and suffer, and suffer, and then when you pass away somehow or another you know better. No, you have to know better, and you have to know how to do that, and you have to live it now.

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pic-fractal-9A spiritual journey can be looked at in this way: we move our center of attention from our lower self, i.e., our physical focus, with eating, procreation, and life maintenance, to our higher self, where we begin to access the connections, knowings, and enhancements that are energetically available to us. It is an incremental process that begins with the desire to fulfill the design and promise of our human incarnation. We can see how everything in the natural world has a role to play in the life of the planet; it can be no different for the human, except we also have a role within the unfolding of the universe. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: My dream dealt with the sensation of deprivation. And this is the condition in which you deem that something you feel to be important is missing.

If a monitor would have been attached to me, what it would have revealed would have been reflectively significant. The feeling that I was not receiving what I dreamed to be important resulted in a mannerism to some sensation, thus I made it seem real. I shortened my breath. In doing this, I deprived myself of the usual oxygen to the system. This created the dream sensation of being deprived. I could report this dream and its condition as a parallel reflection of that which is going on in my environment, and that also has an effect upon me externally.

In this way, a human being is a creature of his outer reflective reality. A human being mirrors this condition, in other words, reflects this condition. Actually you mirror the truth outside of this, but you reflect the condition, a condition that he created when the outer unfoldment swept up his consciousness. In the same vernacular, a human being is able to reach the depths of their beingness to exude, or access, an energetic higher-self knowingness. This is the mirror, unto the outer environment, in which the inner flow’s focus and attention is attentive to the inner spirit energy flow.

In other words, this again removes you from the densities of the senses in terms of objects. This occurs when an inner depth of beingness, called the higher-self plane, accesses the awakened inner state and is no longer under the dense outer clutches of the collective outer consciousness. In other words, the object is to get outside of a state in which the spirit energy is trapped in matter and asleep. And when it’s like that, that’s when you see the objects in matter and stuff that’s trapped. You see that instead.

What I am describing infers a process in which a human being that is inextricably intertwined with the environment is so much more when the higher self awakens. Until then, there is mayhem, and stress, and outer bewilderment – both actual and imagined. The human being cannot experience the hidden inner essence while in this state. The reflective amnesia is simulated and the breath is the witness.

In other words, you get short and then you could deprive yourself of oxygen. In other words, it’s not all there. The spirit energy is choked off. Similarly, when a human being believes everything is wonderful, in their outer life, they reflect this to be so with the breath. Often times this isn’t the case and, if the human being had been unconscious, they would know that by coming in touch with the awakened spirit energy of the universal soul.

When things are given to a person, for example, where things seem to work out, where the teacher smiles because things are given to them, that’s this condition in which you don’t even have the echo of what is wrong and, therefore, you can be in this unconscious state in which it appears to work out.

The point I am making is that a human being is a creature of his conscious and unconscious environment, and it can change when the inner spirit energy is awakened simultaneously upon the inner into outer level. To be awakened is to awaken the higher self and be a force of nature capable, as the crown of creation, to change the story. This isn’t possible if the person is caught up in the magnetic densities of the collective outer.

A human being has to become empty in order to access the inner essence and its innocent nothingness. This is not easy to do because of the magnetic gravity effect that predominates over creation. This density effect causes a collective atmosphere to predominate. The magnetic gravity is what causes matter to constellate and duality to appear to exist. Nothing would exist in creation, i.e. planet Earth, if there was no atmosphere, a direct result of gravity. The empty space is a universe in which the prevailing space is limitless and experienced as a nothingness.

This empty space is alive, and we are that, except in manifestation where we are under the spell and in the clutches of the illusion of matter – a condition caused when gravity predominates. Matter is a density in which the spirit energy is unconsciously imbedded, thereby causing reflective appearances to predominate outwardly.

To live in this state is to only be conscious of the lower self and not have direct access. I mean, it’s not only because you always have some degree of higher self, but it’s primarily conscious of the lower self,  and thereby lacking the access to the essence of one’s being, i.e. the higher self. So that’s the first dream.

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