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V-ImageSometimes our dreams have a message that they are trying to get to us and, when they do, the images can be dramatic and even shocking. Other times the images can be descriptive of the state we are in and what we are trying to process, and in those instances the dreams can show the element of timing, or the feeling of waiting, or the sense of feeling unsure. Yet our relationship with our dreams is a lifelong affair, and the next dream, or the next night, we see the update to our situation, perhaps more clarity, or perhaps more bewilderment, depending on what we’ve contributed while we were awake. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: My dreams weren’t as clear to me last night. I know the first dream, what I remember of it, is it seemed to be at night and things were rather gray. And I was going along a street looking for a place where I lived, and also I had a friend who lived nearby that I hadn’t seen for a long time.

But that’s all I remember, from that dream, is just a sense of looking for something, looking for the place that I lived, or the right room, something like that. The second dream was different in that it was more… I was a man in the second dream.

John: In the first dream… first of all, the theme of the dreaming had a lot of bewilderment to it – as I experienced it and, therefore, you follow a similar parallel, except with the fact that you’re dealing with something that you’re just directly in, as opposed to trying to ponder the to and fro’s or something.

What happens is, the reason why it comes across as a theme like this, is that the human nature is such that it has to have something to lean on – in terms of how it’s unfolding, or proceeding – even if it’s just a fabrication, or a lie, that it tells to its soul.

As long as it has something to lean on it seems to be able to have the sense that everything is cope-able. The thing is we have that needing to be able to lean, or be, or know, or have a sense in some particular way. We have that, as a kind of defense mechanism, because if all of that were to be stripped away the heart would go in a swirl. It wouldn’t know how to hold onto anything because it is so used to having a kind of identity established, or nailed down, that it embodies.

And so when you get to a particular point, especially when something is about to shift, or needs to shift, and you’re in the flow of this, you’re experiencing the transitioning, in order to shift you have to let go, and when you let go you’re kind of caught in an in-betweenness in which things are going to break one direction or another – but you don’t know which.

And so you can have images of back and forth, something going up and something going down, or in your way of doing it is you just have an image, and I experienced this but didn’t have the image of it, you know, like yesterday was a day in which I felt fairly flat and benign, and nothing necessarily made sense, in terms of any focus that had to be acted upon, or done. And so as a consequence I went around and around in a circle just kind of in a glorified, or something, because there was nothing that pushed or resonated or compelled.

In your dream the sense of that sort of thing is expressed by not being able to figure out where you’re going, or anybody that you know of yourself knows, either. And so that is a sinking, emptiness feeling that is an oddity to have to feel in the heart when the heart is accustomed to, like I say, denoting something even if it’s a fabrication.

Jeane: What I remember of the second dream, that was earlier this morning, is that it feels like I’m a man, and we’ve all been assigned roles in a… it’s not like a game, it’s more like those game shows, like you see on TV. There’s some kind of a game, or a contest, that’s going to take part and I’ve been assigned one role and other people have been assigned other roles. And then we’ll kind of play against each other.

And I’m kind of just exploring what that role will be. It wasn’t that much detailed, yet, because we hadn’t started whatever the game was.

John: Yeah, that’s, like I say, first of all you had to have the first dream in order to kind of clear a space, so that there was a way that you could possibly listen to the transitioning. And the kind of transitioning you’re listening to goes along with kind of the statement that: something is coming from inner into outer. And, in order for you to be present, to be able to be there to be aware of it, to be a bridesmaid in terms of it going through you, you have to get to a particular point where you’re able to be in a receptive, flow state, in relationship to that.

In other words, it’s kind of like this other where you didn’t know your whereabouts, kind of left you in enough of an emptiness so that in the second dream you’re sitting there, so to speak, on baited breath wondering what’s coming next.

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In this series of dreams from Jeane, we can see how, over the course of a night’s dreaming, a premise and a process unfolds. In this way the unconscious guides the conscious to new revelations and understandings. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I have a series of dreams that ran together and initially they started out being influenced by the fact that we had watched the primaries last night. So it’s nighttime and it feels like I see the forms of what it looks like as the candidates for the Republican nominee move forward, but I just see it as like forms on the horizon that move forward because it’s night out and they just have different energies in how they move or some don’t move forward at all. Then that kind of segues into the next dream…

John: So far what you’re doing is you’re catching the thread of what the unfoldment theme of a quality of inner into outer is. In other words, you’re looking at the candidates and you’ve developed the sense that one of them has to surge forward and when it surges forward and stabilizes itself in a front runner position, that something as an energetic will coalesce around that occurrence.

At present there seems to be a lot of vacillating first back and forth and back and forth, but you’re sitting trying to take a read or get a bearing on what is about to unfold as an expression, as a theme of energy in terms of expression.

Jeane: What happens next is the candidates are out over water. It almost feels like the water in a park at the hometown where I grew up, but it’s mostly still night, and then there is the force on the water almost like an ocean force where there’s a storm that’s come up.

The storm is such that some people go into the water and they can only be rescued by helicopters. It almost feels like I’m involved in this process, like have I gone out, how much have I got in the water, could I get rescued by the helicopter. It’s more like I’m monitoring because some people would not even venture out in the form, and some people are going to have to be rescued by the helicopter, and some people seem to have been able to fly right through.

That was my second dream.

John: What you’re doing now is after having established kind of an inkling or understanding as to what is going to kind of unfold, the next determination that you’re trying to make is, to what degree the process is conscious and unconscious? Because you have the sense that what’s unfolding is also kind of superimposed mannerism.

So it exists over a setting of water of which people or whatever end up getting caught in whatever the unfoldment turns out to be. They get caught one way or another in kind of unconscious mannerisms and are in need of being rescued.

The deeper meaning of this, the nature of the dreaming last night had to do with the idea that what is unfolding on an inner level, because of the nature of the senses and the mind and whatnot in an outer context, you have to look at and read behind the scenes of what is unfolding in the outer in order to try to get an inkling of what is astir on the inner.

The outer reflects the inner. Rarely is it to a point where a person can hold the inner connection. They’re always relegating it and reflecting it and creating veils for themselves through their outer dynamic. And so the theme of the dream is to try to backdoor this thing so that one is tying their connection to this whole inner linkage.

So that’s what you are seeking to do, with first of all discerning what is taking shape, and then secondly trying to focus yourself to what is conscious and what is unconscious in terms of the process.

Jeane: In the next scene it feels like it’s a little more towards daylight, and I’m in the park there at my hometown on the edge of the lake, but I’ve kind of interrupted the whole process because I feel like my mother, who’s been gone, has returned home and I want to talk to her. So I phone home. And there must be two people there that I don’t know well. They answer the phone and they go to get her and I can hear them. I think it’s a man and either a son or a woman, I don’t know.

They’ve gone to get my mother, unless they’ve set down the phone and they’re talking, and they’re forgetting that I can hear them. That’s all I remember of that dream except that there’s a shift suddenly.

John: What you’re trying to do now is you have the input of things, in other words the sight of something, in front of you, in which you can see what is unfolding and then you can see the effect that it’s having, in general. From there you’re trying to take it to a deeper level, in terms of where it’s going, or something, or what the ultimate consequences could be.

In other words, how does this thing get shaped? And that’s where you look to the feminine side again. But at this point, because you’re looking to the feminine side, there’s some sort of mystery that still exists because that side has to be reestablished, or you have to re-find that, or you have to bring it to the fore in order to get a better sense of what is necessary, for shaping purposes, because it’s the feminine that does that, that does the alchemical change.

The first two dreams have created the coming through with the level of sight, and then now you’re looking at how this… You haven’t established yet, but you need to establish what this is going to shape into.

Jeane: Then there’s a shift, and I’m observing an adolescent boy, but he’s more like 19 or so, and I’m at the same park but it’s more daylight now. He’s been given a position like a park ranger or a lifeguard, and I can see it suddenly dawning on him that now when his friends come to party, if they try to drink or things at the beach or get drunk, he’s going to be the one that has to enforce that you can’t do that. And it’s going to be very tricky because you let people come and enjoy the park, but he’s now going to be part of what enforces that it doesn’t get drunk or out of control.

John: The whole thing is you’re now defining from what you’ve observed and then located inside yourself how you’re going to carry and conduct yourself based upon what you’ve observed unfolding in the outer. In other words, you found the element inside of yourself to use as a tuning fork kind of note.

So then the last shift is how it is that you feel or see yourself as being able to conduct yourself. In other words, you’ve brought back in the feminine principle. So how is it that you’re going to cause something to unfold, or how are you going to conduct this?

And what arises is kind of a set of values, because you now have a sense of how something needs to be coordinated in relationship to how one enjoys or appreciates themselves in life. It may have been all confusion before. At one point it was a mystery as to how this sort of thing was going to come together or come out, and where you separate the conscious and the unconscious, and then how you establish and reach the part of yourself that can guide something or help formulate a plan, or a shaping. And then in the final dream, you’re setting forth how it is that you’re to do this. In other words, your way of doing it.

Now also as the theme to the dreaming last night, was this context that: so in the outer, also in the inner, which means that how one takes and sees themselves, in terms of symbolic imagery, involved in an outer capacity way, that to a person who knows how to read the unfoldment of the inner energy through the veils of the outer mannerisms and projections, you’re able to see what is seeking to come through, or be astir, on the inner.

Based upon your fourth aspect of the dream, what you’re essentially doing is, as you gather a certain kind of clarity and then attempt to figure out what that means in terms of shaping things, you’re actually setting up guidelines. You’re setting up distinct things.

What I read behind the setting up of those distinct things, is that that’s a type of sealing, where your nature tends to take on a kind of station in which it then lives or orchestrates itself in an outer way, based upon the degree to which it is caught up with something on the inner.

It’s a type of station, but it isn’t the fullest of stations that you can reach. That is why it is said that it’s a type of sealing, where you seal yourself, and then you tend to carry that mannerism over and over and over again as a schematic or a dominant theme.

Now, as I have seen you do this, where I’m starting to react is the fact that you think you have to do it that way, because I know that there’s a bigger trust in which there is a more powerful effect, and a more powerful connection on the inner that you can reach, if you don’t have to create some sort of established dictums.

In other words, if you can leave yourself more vulnerable to the circumstances around you, which is another way of saying that in spite of how it looks, can you let something crack, collapse, or die? It’s a very, very tough kind of principle, but if you can do that you find yourself in an even greater state of freedom without having to react or knee jerk all the time.

What you’ve done is you have described where you’re at, through this dream process, of how you have taken what is unfolding, in terms of a perception, you brought in the characteristic of the feminine that takes and works with that in terms of how to determine the way it’s to be introduced into life, how to shape it so to speak.

The actual shaping of that is established through the fourth part of the dream, where you have certain dictums that have been established in terms of how to carry this across. And so you have set, you have established, a certain format.

Now, that format is a format that you function from that you’re comfortable from, that has to do with a clarity and rootedness that you have come to grips with through the process of time – in terms of your soul level.

What I am saying, however, is that you can take another leap. That’s how you are situated, but you can take another leap with that as well, in terms of another kind of letting go.

The way I described that in my dream is that rarely does it get to a point where an individual is able to take what is unfolding on the inner, and hold more to that unfoldment on the inner, as opposed to having to create certain reflections from which veils arise in terms of how that comes across in the outer.

How is it possible to backdoor, or to back up into, the inner unfoldment to where you’re able to maybe sit more at the very beginning, which is at the point where you have the conscious and unconscious forces there, and where something can be rescued out of the unconscious – but not having to project a rulebook of what necessarily is conscious?

Very hard because a human being always has to have everything make sense in a dot-your-i, cross-your-t sort of way. But within the dream, taking out the need to have to seal it in some capacity, you find yourself back into something like that, which is very, very difficult because it’s a more speeded up way of having to be, when the end result of the other that reaches a type of solidity and power of expression, that is pinpointed, seems to be an advancement, but is actually a taking on of a state that is transitory to the bigger picture. Because the bigger picture would have you letting go of that, and not sealing at all, continuing to try to stay on the inner.

But that is very, very difficult and rare to do, thus that’s why you have the dhikr to try to hold the note during the daytime, because during the daytime you’re constantly taking whatever your perception is that’s unfolding from an inner schematic being the dominant underlying energetic, and you’re constantly trying to bring that to some sort of sealed understanding.

And the dhikr, heartfully felt, keeps taking you back and taking you back to that there is something so much more that stays in its free flow, or surreal, way without having to be nailed down.

So that’s the dynamic. In other words, your dream is portraying where you’re at, in terms of the dynamic, but within the dynamic is the full understanding because you have all of the component parts. And often times one, in the dreaming, we tend to perhaps dream on the first go around something that is meant to be present at the end.

And then there is the middle, in terms of maybe how we’re working with it, and then there can be the consequence at the end as to where it goes or something, or how it’s steered. And often times it’s important to try to put an attention upon how something begins, because in the beginning the components are a little more fluid, and from that fluidity you can tend to see something that you may not be able to see once it’s more solidified.

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