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Jeane: Then the dream shifts again. The next image starts out with me stopping by a room with a teacher of some sort. This teacher is involved with seminars and personal growth events that I used to organize. I cannot see the teacher very clearly.

Then I travel to another city where they are organizing another event. They are struggling a bit to get enough people signed up, and to get the group to focus its energy. I have come to their meeting to share something with them from my past experience, but I’m not sure that I still believe in what the group is teaching, though I still want to help in some way.

They’re not quite sure they trust me. I am trying to connect where I’ve come from with where they are. Then we all go to a party.

At the party I see, on a piano, a picture. I’m not sure if this is a picture of a student whom the teacher has helped accomplish a lot in life, or whether it is a picture of the teacher. I look at it and realize that the people at the party actually don’t really get who the teacher is, even though they have this evidence of what his student has accomplished. That is perplexing to me.

John: Now this part follows the first part of the dream (see Fighting the Establishment) and it shows that you are closing the gap between you and the energetic, which is going really, really fast. That is affecting the images – previously you saw the puzzle box that could change form instantly.

Even at this full speed, where you don’t have the same sense of separation, you still have an awareness that you have to watch your thoughts. Now, what you are actually doing in this dream is interesting: It’s almost as if your higher self gets what is going on because the energetic seems to sense that you have this wariness.

Now you’ve reached a point where you’re playing with something that’s going really fast and it almost shocks you. It’s a little overwhelming – you have to keep moving (the moving highway image and the puzzle box).

So in this part of the dream you’ve progressed that conundrum into the image of the teacher, and is anyone appreciating the teacher?

Like the energetic that you are dealing with, the teacher is just the experientiality. What you do with that experientiality is your business. The teacher (the energetic) emanates the experientiality. The teacher gives one hints to be able to recognize it, but who is able to see through the hints?

It takes a certain speeding up to see through the hints. One of the things that is said is that, when you go from this planetary existence to the next level – when you die to the images of who you are here in the physical, dense plane – the dream world that we experience here is more akin to that world.

So, if you’ve developed an ability to work with these energetic images here in this life, it is not so confusing or disorienting when you shift into that other world. So when you consider that, together with the fact that these images and energetics enable a little better access to what exists on the other side, then what we are talking about is an experientiality that comes through at the speed of light in images.

There is a deeper sense of the soul in this experientiality, but it is not the be all, end all. It is as if the teacher is something that sits in this other zone, that is this light and speeded up quality, that is not necessarily the eternal, but that has a long life as an energetic. And it is attached to the soul’s quality, and it breathes and exists through vibratory, pranic energy.

This energetic extends and inflects into the denser and denser planetary life. In a sense, the energetic radiates out and as it does, we become more an aspect of what is dreamt, than we are the dreamer. This is how energy affects matter, and is brought into the physical world.

We are living what is dreamt, in a way, by something else that is the dreamer. We are the dreamt manifesting in the outer. For us to advance, we have to climb up from being the dreamt – by struggling with all the realities, responsibilities, and psychologies that go with carnal life – and into the vibration from which everything then arises, or comes about, in the outer.

If we can climb back into that place, we then are able to become what the teacher is. The teacher that is us, is that experientiality. This is what is meant by becoming “less than the dust.”

As long as we are still functioning as a carnal substance, or something that relates to things outwardly, then we are not catching up with what the teacher is, i.e., a mirror of experientiality that exists from an energetic. That energetic is projecting, like a projector, the movie screen that we take as real, that we see our selves as living within; it is projecting those images on a continuous basis.

So, in the dream, you have gotten a glimpse of something that is not supposed to be seen. When you do see it “You tell no man of what you have seen.” But you did get a glimpse, yet the only memory you have of it is that you throw yourself back into a scenario with others and the teacher and what you want to point out to them is that they don’t know who the teacher is.

Somehow or other you remember something about the teacher, that the teacher is not who they all think the teacher is, and you carry this in you. That means that somehow or other you are recognizing that the teacher is the experientiality, but you do not know how to communicate that.

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John: I somehow got the meaning of this dream yesterday (see Awakening). It relates to my outer life, where I’m working on a situation that has some very dark energy associated with it – even the state government has gotten involved. It’s dealing with some very powerful forces that have taken and manipulated things to their benefit, and now I have to deal with some of those forces by writing a detailed letter.

For days now I have been doing this, venting about all the egregious behavior in this situation. And what has been happening is that I have been given all kinds of hints that something is not right in what I’m doing. Even my computer has acted up so that I have to walk away from it for a while. It is a strange, unsettling process to go through. But after a few drafts where I am ranting and raving, I settled down and took all the venom out of the letter and just stated the facts as I know them.

So the dream scenario shows that what I’m dealing with is loaded. It’s a loaded scenario and I have to navigate it carefully or I will get the filth on me, like in the thicket with the bird-doo. And I have to make sure not to stir things up, because that could make it worse. But I still have to get through the thicket to the clearing.

A great teacher discussed an example of how this works. She described a student of hers, an older woman, who oversaw a secretarial pool staffed with a lot of younger women. The young women were always talking about lipstick and boys. She had the responsibility for the work to get done, but the women were just kind of unconscious about it. So she began to resent the women for not being more mature.

So she complains to the teacher, and finally the teacher tells her that this situation would not be happening if there wasn’t something that she needed to go through, that she needed to experience in order to be done with it and be able to move on to the next place. The woman needed to take a look at her own attitude and mannerisms and see if she could somehow let go of, or transcend, her judgments. After all, the young women were just being young women.

Time goes on. As circumstances would have it, the woman takes a vacation far away, someplace where she can completely let go of everyday life. And as soon as she comes back, she gets promoted out of her job to a job with a separate office of her own, no longer overseeing the young women. When she tells the teacher about it, the teacher says she “must have gotten it.” So now her life has moved on to something else.

So my dream suggests that I got it, that I made it through and that I can now get on to something else, i.e, the excitement I feel to be back on familiar terrain. Because this was an unusual situation to go through, and the way I was handling it – venting my anger in the letter – would have stirred things up for a long time to come.

And what a waste of time it would have been, not to mention the personal burden of having to deal with this dark energy for a long period. When I try to unravel a problem that I have in my life, in which I have gotten myself twisted up, I can get caught in the maze of venting; it takes over. So I lose my clarity and the venom can gain momentum so I no longer know how to stop. I can spend hours at something and get absolutely nowhere because I have too much stirred up inside.

In that state it’s like I feel things as a personal wound, and then I get an almost righteous attitude about doing something about it. There’s a quality in me that loves to disturb, that’s into a good fight or something. We all do it to a degree: when we get into anger, part of us likes the anger, and when we get into some stress, part of us likes the stress.

We seem to think that we should take these situations head-on, almost wrestle with them, when it’s better just to step away and not feed energy into them. It’s like the idea where you should “throw love at it.” Or if you know how, to just be in a certain heartfelt place so that you mirror the situation back instead of getting involved personally. You find a way to get through, or around, it without getting the bird-doo on you. Then you proceed on, you do not perpetuate the problems. You take the opportunity to make a big step personally.

So in this way, our enemies (our challenges) are our friends, because they afford us the best opportunities for personal growth.

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Jeane: I am in a regular kind of room with a bed near the door, and there is a man lying on that bed. I am sitting on a chair; I feel like a man in this dream. On the other side of the bed, on the far wall are round disks that have a button right above them or right in the middle of them. It seems as if they are part of an alarm system. I have the impression that we are guarding something or someone; it’s almost like we are guarding the president.

So, I am sitting still in the chair and the other man is sleeping or lying down on the bed. I can sense a flickering or something in the lights and I know there is something wrong. I stand up and walk around to where the alarm is; to the part that is my alarm. While I am doing this, I suddenly sense that the man on the bed might be an enemy. He might be part of an assault or attack, or whatever the problem might be. So I announce out loud that I have already activated the alarm, thinking that he might interfere with me before I get to it. Then I do get over and push the button. I walk past it and want to open the door to the hallway, but I have this feeling of unease because my sense is that the other guards and the people outside should be here by now, and I can’t hear any sounds or see any lights out there. So I have this sense of unease that something is wrong and I wake up.

John: So this is a dream that has built on something that occurred in real life. You’re holding a space (the room), but something isn’t coming together in terms of the masculine flow (the man sleeping on the bed, i.e., me), or a quality of bringing energy through. You are being vigilant in terms of your energetic presence, waiting and alert, but this other energetic is laying down.

So something isn’t coming together, and you start to wonder if, because it’s not coming together, then maybe it’s the enemy. You were feeling, as part of your overallness or a higher self-inflection, that with the combination of you and that energy, something important was being sustained. But because there is something about the energy that is represented as lying down, that is not on the job even though you are vigilant, it means that it is slacking off, and perhaps is the enemy.

This dream is portraying the idea that when something needs to happen, and it doesn’t happen, time runs out. That’s one way of seeing it. Another way of seeing it, on a more personal level, is that when you feel that something needs to happen, and it doesn’t happen, then it means it’s carrying on against you in some way. That’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?

I think that’s a quality or trait of the feminine nature. If something isn’t in flow, then the feminine begins to feel insecure and wonders if she is still appreciated. Then she will often try to overcompensate in order to get a reassurance that everything is okay. But this process is destabilizing to your flow in terms of what you are meant to hold together as an overall space. It takes you astray to have to ponder whether this energy is an enemy or not. So the energy is no longer functioning as part of you; it’s not an aspect that you can identify with – it has become lazy.

So, I would say, this dream brought you some completion from something that occurred personally, as a kind of breakthrough, even though it is completeness in a different way. We have a peculiar belief that everything has to end in a fairy tale. A lot of things do come together in a wonderful capacity, but they don’t look like fairy tales. When you are able to realize something, even if it looks like a disaster, to be able to grasp the image, means that something inside you gets it. So that’s a coming together.

In other words, it’s not an either/or situation where there’s the fairy tale ideal with the perfect ending, or otherwise it’s a total loss. It can also have a catastrophic ending, yet new understanding has been attained. Many teachers say that you learn more from mistakes than you do from successes. So you had a dream where you probably learned more than if the image had ended with a wonderful glow and you saving the day.

Maybe the drama can transform things, whereas the happy ending leaves nothing more to do. It seems like a drama can pull something through more quickly and more succinctly. We shouldn’t always see things in such a black-and-white way. In my experience you can get more value from things even if they are unpleasant at the moment.

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