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auric-clearingWe speak often of higher energetic connections, and part of the criteria of connecting to something higher is that it can only work with us when we are right for it. It’s like snow can only fall when the temperature requirements are met. For a human, it means letting go of our coarser energies: anger, revenge, jealousy, and all sorts of lower emotions. That cleaning process allows higher energies to begin to be attracted to our radiation because of our constancy, in terms of forgiveness, compassion, service to something higher, and countless other intentions and acts. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: So I had one dream in which the setting was such that it’s almost like there are fields, and little fences around them, and on the left is a little house where my parents live. And then on one side of the fence, almost like if there were a little garage here or something, there’s a little area and I seem to have a washing machine there and when my clothes get really dirty in the field and stuff I bring them to that area and wash them.

My parents are living in a house to the left, and there’s a little field just a little to the right of that where I’m washing the clothes that’s fenced, and then I’m living off to the right in a house there. Well, at some point I realize that the leggings and stuff that I seem to wear over my clothes, that I bring out there to wash all the time, just really aren’t getting that clean. So my mother comes out and she’s going to take them into her house and wash them.

And I feel a little badly about that. I feel badly that I can’t seem to get the clothes clean enough washing them out there in the field. I know there was more to that dream, but I had this other dynamic that was going on on top of the dream.

John: So, the theme of the dreaming last night was we were both put into our natural conditions in which we come to see the purpose of life – in terms of the inner and the outer dynamic.

And the way it’s described for the masculine is it shows the stage of progression because you’re always looking at the specifics of something. The way it’s portrayed for the feminine is it’s like you just naturally fall into the unfoldment of things. So it’s like the idea of washing your clothes out in the field and then having to get closer to your mother’s house and all of that, all has to do with the opening up and awakening as you come to experience life, the opening and awakening of that which is really alive. Or in you it’s the process of natural unfoldment that’s kind of just subjective.

And that’s why it’s more interesting in terms of the effect of things, the symbolic effect of things in the outer for the feminine. For the masculine they have to get to a grip or an understanding or a way of describing it as a kind of action-oriented flow, in terms of what is going on. But in terms of the feminine, it’s more of a naturalness and how you just live and conduct yourself.

And, as a consequence, as you were telling the dream, I cannot help but see the significance of how the outer is in terms of the way it is unfolding around a feminine nature in terms of the process of its awakening state. In other words, the symbolism of things is more meaningful. For the masculine they’re less inclined to look at the significance of, say, an eagle in the sky, or a fox running across the road in front of a car and stuff like that.

In other words, the natural mannerism or orientation that you have as you are situated in the outer, for the feminine that awakens or touches and it’s okay just to note that in a sense as something is kind of like pulled together, or awakened, or recognized when that sort of thing happens. For the masculine there can be kind of an interesting response to seeing something like that, but it’s not as directly meaningful as it is for the feminine, because the masculine is caught in the flow of things and wondering how that fits, and what that’s about, in terms of what is that pointing to, in relationship to the flow and is constantly trying to put one’s finger upon that.

The theme of the dreaming is covering a kind of a subject that can be said something like this: first there is the journey away from God, and then there’s the journey towards God. In other words, to begin with you were somewhere yonder and hilt, and the journey towards God you’re starting to wash the clothes in the field now. You’re starting to wash the clothes. You’re starting to deal with things, and you’re starting to realize that there’s something more.

But this is occurring slowly in your nature. You don’t really start, the idea in using this as a schematic to describe things, you really don’t start traveling in God until you realize that there’s a correlation to this whole process of getting something clean that has to do with the mother. And, of course, you’re also using the symbolism, the mother, to describe the other end of the equation, in other words, the fact that you’re working at this from the standpoint of the awakening and then the opening up coming from creation, or manifestation, when the masculine is always trying to bridge the inner coming into the outer. The two do pull themselves together, but maybe that’s what you describe in the next aspect of the dreaming.

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Jeane: Let me explain a bit more about how the hot springs worked (see yesterday’s dream, Being at Depth).

There is an area at the top of the hill where everybody meets. At the very bottom of the hill is a room that has a tub and a steam room, but before going in there you have to walk outside and go up on a small platform. There is a bath there and then a series of hot tubs that go up the hill, about five of them. After going through the tubs, you come back down to the steam room.

It was kind of odd. You bathe in the tubs that go up the hill and then you come back down.

John: Yes, you’re describing an unfolding process, in terms of what is able to penetrate the inner depths. It’s similar to how the out-breath works.

This downward motion you describe represents the out breath, which is a big determinant in how you’re able to come to know something as you go into the depths of yourself (down the hill). At the end of the out-breath you are walking around in creation (the outer world), as if you came down an elevator. Then you come sweeping back up on the in-breath (up the hill), which has a lot to do with what you consciously pay attention to in the depths of yourself.

Apparently there are aspects and details of the out-breath that you normally don’t pay any attention to, but the greater the awareness you have of it coming down, the greater the linkage or connection you have with it when you reach the bottom.

In this dream, you have the hot tubs leading up, and after you’ve partaken of that process, when you return to the bottom you’ve attained a new depth, or new octave – shown by the steam room. You’ve penetrated to a greater inner depth. The hot tubs are nice, but the steam room has an effect that purifies or refreshes in a whole other way.

This corresponds to something the mystic Bhai Sahib said about himself: No, I’m not God, but if I focus upon something, I can get an answer. We can do the same by going into the depths of ourselves (connecting to our higher self). We can connect and get guidance in terms of what is unfolding, or meant to be.

So this is a very mystical dream. The out breath leads to an inner depth where you can participate with greater and greater degrees of letting go and be affected by a process that is linked to the top where things can become known to you.

Without the one, you don’t have the other; without the inner depth connection, the higher remains too feathery and intangible. But at the bottom, by going into the depth of yourself, you’re able to get a glimpse of this other, more universal sense of knowing.

There is the idea in Sufism that assumes that what’s really important is at the very top – it’s where the in-breath turns to the out-breath. In considering that, one can come to realize that the top is like a power station, connected to universal energies. Yet it generally seems intangible to us – almost feathery – compared to the density of the lower, or outer world we experience.

Yet through a spiritual journey we are able to go up the hill and bring down more and more of that intangible essence and begin to know it more and more. Through this process of a human journeying back to god, we create a stronger and stronger linkage to that.

It is another way of saying that everything is interconnected. It’s just that we humans generally take the easy route of only connecting to our lesser mannerism – the seductions of the material world. In this way, most of us fail to catch up with our inner depths, which can connect us to a process that is as big as the universe. And that entire universe can be understood as being one breath.

Within that understanding is the truth that everything is just energy in one state or another, from the power station above (Creation), all the way down to the human (the light bulb). And the light bulb, if it chooses, can access its connections all the way back to the transformers and, ultimately, all the way back to the power station.

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Jeane: Well, I only remember the last part of this dream because it kind of shocked me. There’s a lot of activity going on, and the activity seemed to be taking place on board a large ship. There’s a trial, or a meeting, going on.

John: A trial?

Jeane: Or a meeting of some kind. All of the different groups that have been involved in the dream are there and someone is explaining that they didn’t know how a certain substance was smuggled out of somewhere and not tracked.

Since I’m the one that smuggled it out, I explain that I didn’t take the substance out in a normal form – I took it out in these little cubes that fit in cartons. The substance is made into little, white, chalk-like cubes that turtles like to eat.

Then I was involved in releasing the cubes so that the turtles would have food. I suddenly become aware that some of the people I was working for to gather, or to smuggle, the turtle food, might actually plan to track down the turtles when they come to eat and shoot them. 

I guess the turtles interfered with their shipping. I’m so shocked to find this out that I just wake right up. I thought I was helping get food to the turtles, and here these people are going to track the turtles down and kill them.

I’m so shocked that I can’t remember the beginning of the dream or anything.

John: Interesting. Well, as a symbol, the turtle represents all of creation. It’s the back upon which all of creation sits, and the secret substance that you’re able to smuggle out, which is like the turtle food – is the essence upon which all of creation exists.

So you’re able to realize that if you uphold, or support, something in the overall, if you can truly do that in terms of the whole, you catch up with the secret substance. In other words, you can’t catch up with this sort of thing unless you honor it in relationship to the whole and, when you do, then it’s complete. You’re at the essence of the world of creation.

When you reach this mystical understanding of how things work, in terms of catching up with the quality of this inner essence, it has to do with recognizing that what is real is related to the whole. Others ponder how this can be because, if it belongs to the whole, how is it possible that you could smuggle, or have any access to, something that belongs to, or is food for, the whole?

The reason is because you, as a human being, are the whole – you’re part of the whole, you’re everything in the whole. You are the turtle world in its fullest context. Then, of course, the alarm in your dream – the shock – is the condition of things. All the essence – the turtle food – is being used for purposes other than what was meant.

In the outer world, it seems each person goes about with their own personal agendas, existing in their narrow, ego-based lives, with no consideration for the whole of the species, the whole of the planet, or the whole of creation. This perspective creates the veils and the confusion, and the continuing delusion, that is all around us.

In your dream, after having gotten a glimpse of how magnificent and wondrous it can be, the shock of that reality would be pretty traumatic.

Jeane: Yes, they were going to kill the turtles.

John: That’s what happens. We’re killing the turtle when we shut ourselves off from this inner essence we all are naturally connected with. We’re killing the magic of what life is about, and what the human being is meant to be.

So, our dreams lately seem to have something to do with catching up with a progression of what is. It’s important to be able to not get detoured into some specific aspect, or linear condition, because we’re meant to be able to take in the whole. In other words, we should be able to see all the cities and realms of ourselves (see The Lost City).

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