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url-22We are all the characters in our dreams, so when we find ourselves traveling with others, or getting separated from others, or even getting lost, it is symbolic of a disconnection within us. In this dream example, the dreamer gets a dramatic wake-up call in the form of an avalanche after becoming separated from an aunt and uncle. And, suddenly, she arrives at her destination. But is she ready for that? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, in my main dream, I’m traveling with an aunt and uncle, and sometimes you’re there and sometimes you’re not, but we’re driving and we’re taking like a three-day drive to get to my hometown to see my dad.

And the second day of the drive we stop at a hotel and, while we’re stopped at the hotel, I don’t know what delays us, like you’re with me all of a sudden, but my aunt and uncle leave early so you and I are going to either wait for them to come back, or drive to find my hometown on our own, because we’ve just kind of gotten delayed picking up things there. I don’t know what delayed us exactly.

So you and I decide we’re going to catch up with them, or we’re going to get in the car and we’re going to go. Well, we get in the car, and I don’t know which way to go. So I realize that I see some road signs way down at the bottom of a hill, so I drive us down there. When I get down to the bottom of the hill there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. I just park the car so I can get out and look at the road signs and know which way to go.

And I suddenly look up – because I hear this huge crack – and way up on the top of the mountain a big avalanche has broken off. So you and I run into the woods, and we’re a little bit separate, but you hide behind one bank of snow and trees, and I’m hiding behind another. And so when this avalanche and maybe even a second avalanche comes it kind of goes by us, but doesn’t sweep us up.

Well, suddenly I seem to be transported to my hometown. And I look around. I don’t see my dad, but I see the store. I see someone there, but she’s so surprised to see me she steps to the side and falls in an open manhole cover. She’s not really hurt because I see the man… there’s a man down in the manhole cover that looks after her.

And I realize that I need to get back to where we were so I can drive to where I am – and get there the right way – but I’m not sure quite how to do that. I just know this is out of sync. So now I’m trying to get back to where you were, and where we were, so I can drive to where I want to be.

And I see suddenly in a flash another point where I’m at my folk’s home, and my mother even shows up, but my focus is still in getting back and getting there the right way and I don’t know quite how to do that. I find myself in a casino with someone that wants to go into a room and listen to Dolly Parton, or something, and he’s watching a TV screen. I have my back to him. I’m still trying to figure out how to get back so I can get to where I need to be the right way, but I don’t know that I ever do.

John: So the flow of the dream is that you lose a connection to an inner vibratory essence inside yourself, that being your aunt and uncle, and in losing that connection, which was important in terms of a greater dynamic of yourself, you no longer have your bearings, you no longer have kind of an inner connective bearing.

You did have it, though, when you were with your aunt and uncle because when it was like that things were able to just naturally unfold. But, with them gone, you can’t find that level of acuity. And, as a consequence, this leaves you in a transient state. And in a transient state, when you don’t have a connection, shit happens.

The thing is this avalanche and such that happens creates some sort of shock. It’s almost as if the shock works to temporarily dislodge your frame of reference to the outer, because the next thing you know you’re able to let go in such a way that you transcend the time/space continuum and are able to suddenly be at your home where you need to be.

Well, you’re still caught in the outer nuances of things because this is what your senses and your mind tell you is how it works, so you attempt to go back. In other words, you attempt to try to follow the process in a dense way – and you’re having trouble figuring out how to do that.

Now, this dream could be triggered by what we looked at yesterday, in which it was recognized and realized that the quality of a stillness is important to being able to access a kind of letting go of the outer nuances of things, the density of how things are in the outer that we relate to and react to all the time. The quietness is able to give us a peace that lets go of such dramatization and dynamic that keeps us yo-yoing as if the outer is real – and we’re responding just to the outer.

When we can find the stillness, when all else and everything around us is going insane, then opens up a possibility, kind of a translucent potentiality, in that we’re no longer bound by the time and space continuum. Where that is significant is in the instance of being able to relate to the universe, because, as Rumi says, the body is a shadow of a shadow in which the entire universe exists. For the entire universe to exist, we have to get into that aspect or essence that is in all things, so that we are able to free flow in anything and everything all the time.

When you’re able to do that, you go beyond the time/space continuum. It is said that the Khatoob holds court outside of time and space with those in the world that have reached a particular point of responsibility yet also able to hold the emptiness, that they can communicate and relate to him, and connect, and merge, without the outer barriers.

So basically your dream, you had the bodaciousness, the courageousness, whatever it would take, to be able to make the transition across smoothly. Your sense of bearings got stripped away from you. It’s almost like you took a step back from something that had been in motion and awakened inside of you and, as a result of having taken a step back, you got hit with a catastrophe in the environment around you.

Such a shock caused you to fall in a peculiar way to an aspect of what had been glimpsed when you had all of your aspects, you know, your aunt and uncle qualities, the naturalness there, caused you to fall back into it – but in a shock-effect way, so that you are able to take and transmute or transport yourself to where you intended to go. However, you’re not ready to do that, and so you were trying to figure out how to come back and therefore you’re shorting out.

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c8cThe idea of the flow of life implies motion, a fluidity that always progresses. Rivers don’t circle back on themselves, and the flow of life shouldn’t, either. That doesn’t mean we never do anything repetitive because we have to as a way to maintain our lives. But it does imply that we should constantly be updating ourselves in the moment, to not be stuck with following old ideas, or with staying with assumptions we made years ago. Being able to flow means to adjust on the fly, making constant course corrections. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I had one short dream and I didn’t like it either. It’s like in this dream, I’m somewhere where I liked being, but it’s almost like I’m owned by this man who already has a wife and he has another man that belongs to him, too. So I have to go where they are. It seems like it’s Hawaii, or somewhere, and they’re going to move another time.

But when I get there, it’s like they’re playing something like soccer, and I know that we’re going to be moving shortly. And it feels like when we move—I don’t know whether it’s from Hawaii or to Hawaii—but when we move, I feel like I can keep more distance. But meanwhile, all I’m trying to do out there on the soccer field is kind of stay away from attracting attention. Like I realize the other wife is even jealous, so she kind of supports me, the keeping my distance because she doesn’t want him giving me attention. All I’m trying to do in a sense is not get captured, because I really don’t like any of them. You know, but I particularly don’t want him anywhere near me and it feels like if I can keep her between the two of us, then he will leave me alone.

So all I’m really doing on the soccer field is kind of trying to keep my distance. It’s like I don’t like the dream. I don’t like the man. I don’t think I like any of them. You know, all I’m trying to do is, in a sense, not end up pregnant, or not end up trapped in that situation. You know, see that he’s distracted by either the game or the other woman. You know, I’m just trying to kind of stay as far away as I can within the constrictions of the situation.

John: So, what you’re doing in your dream, because the theme of the dreaming has to do with how something comes into a cadence, or a knowingness, in terms of itself, and it has to do with how the flow works versus how a certain knowingness in manifestation naturally exists.

You’re adding now a component to what makes things work, in that you know that everything will work out better if you go someplace, or if you make the journey or travel, or if there’s a flow. But if it sits in a set position, in which nothing is stirred or awoken, then those conditions are too heavy, too thick, and too overbearing. The result is a process that doesn’t enhance, but tears down what is important in life.

And I hadn’t thought of it that way, that that’s an aspect of an unfoldment of consciousness. I hadn’t looked at the idea that, as you flow, you actually awaken better, and there’s more fluidity and balance to what unfolds. But I guess it makes sense, because whenever you take a trip or go to a program or something, you kind of come back in a new space. It’s almost as if you had gotten overly indulged or consumed by the routine scenario of your environment and lost the fluidity that is needed for something to unfold properly – and when you just sit in the existing indulged environment that you find yourself in.

But when you move about and when you flow, you have a tendency to shake things up to awaken things more in your surroundings, instead of things becoming too set, or too stabilized. What we have adopted as our idea of comfortability, when the greater comfortability is to flow in life. And when we flow in life, are engaged in life, or involved in having to have our road trips, or whatever, into the sojourn of the whole, that there is more balance to that. It’s not necessarily the balance point, it’s just that there’s more balance.

In your dream, if you sit in a stagnant position, then the whole mannerisms that seem to exist in something that is set, dominate, that then causes an imbalance in terms of how something is able to unfold.

At some point, we get constipated in each place, and then when we change the environment or do something different, it kind of rejiggers things again. Because ordinarily, we would be just settled back in the habits, and mannerisms, and weights, and conditions of our environment, that would build and build to a point that we become constipated or sluggish. I guess it works that way. I had just never looked at it like that.

So your dream and my dreams all are correlated, because they all occurred in the same night. And you can take and look at your dream. You could look at each of the pieces that I throw in there, and realize that they are all meaningful in some way. They all come together and they all point out the same kind of threaded dynamic in some sort of way. Like the idea of moving about in your dream, taking the road trip and whatnot, brings you closer to the essence of what is unfolding inside you. When sitting in kind of a condition, trance-like manner, you don’t tend to notice, or realize, how it is that you’ve gotten in terms of being able to effectuate or touch things in life.

My dreams tend to do with—I mean, that seemed to be a fairly specific subject, actually, but it wasn’t done in quite the pointblank way that my dreams tend to do it. Like the cake dream indicates that, left to my own devices, I’m just going to get into heavy indulgences and not even know that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that. And other people can chuckle and laugh and carry on and not even help me, like a normal waitress would help you. But if I’m going to be this way, they can even give me wide birth and I’ll still do it. I’ll still push through and not have my sensation function properly developed and know that there’s something about that, that just isn’t right. In other words, it’s a poor listening center. I mean, there are two speakers on each side of the cake, but I still don’t seem to hear. I still don’t seem to get the cadence. I will still go on this sort of tangent. This is still a habituation pattern of mine in terms of flow.

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religion-eye-cosmic1In most ways, our experience in life encourages us to dumb down our sensitivities, meaning instinct and intuition and inner knowings. We are made to feel they can’t be trusted. But, in truth, if we trust them they will become ever more accurate for us. That’s a good thing because spirituality cannot be connected to through the understandings of our brain. It will come through our sensitivity to the energies that we become aware of and learn to be connected with. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, again I seem to be having these dreams where I’m doing one dominant thing that overrides anything that came before it, so all I remember is that thing I’m doing at the end.

And, in this dream, it’s like I’ve been traveling across country and I’m coming close to my destination, and I think I’ve been traveling overall, let’s say, Northwest from wherever I was, and my destination appears to be in Oregon, around either Eugene or Salem, something like that.

My preoccupation, as I approach where I’m going, is that I’m being able to drive the vehicle in an area that’s not covered, like I don’t want a road that has a lot of structures above it, or a lot of interference with traffic – like you get in Portland or something. I want something that’s open and streamlined. And so I’m totally focused as I get closer to where I’m going, that I find, I’ll kind of know the area where I want to be by how the roadway feels, and mostly it needs to feel unobstructed, or kind of free, above, as well as on the ground.

John: So what you’re describing, actually, you’re describing something that’s like a depth experience like being in a spatiality with it. Usually you’re not able to catch up with that kind of an orientation of wholeness because you have the mannerisms, and perspectives, of living in the outer, and so you don’t take and cover the unfoldment as a quality of experiential awareness.

Your normal experiential awareness is limited to whatever it is that you’re going through, as a dynamic around you. In this particular case, the underlying schematic that sets this whole thing off, is that there’s something in you that is working in a magnetic way. In other words, you feel compelled to be in a particular place.

And every individual carries this divine call, or quality of the divine inside, that percolates about, that’s, as they would say, a higher-self consciousness, even though we live in a lower-self manner in manifestation. And so you are hearing, or abiding and being drawn by this inner quality that is percolating inside, that you associate as if it is a particular place, like you say in Oregon or something, that is drawing you in that direction.

And then as you’re taking the journey you realize that you can’t find the sensation that you need to correspond with it, if you have to go through obstructions along the way. You need to have a free and open space.

And what you’re describing there is that to get to that wholeness, or that center inside of yourself, you need to have a freedom in the expanse, and in the presence, and in the grounded way that you experience the outer. You can’t feel all closed in and cluttered to get there.

You’re describing kind of the process of conscious involvement into the wholeness of all of life. You’re imaging it in terms of experience as to what it feels like, as felt in a kind of moving around in the outer, a moving around in the outer so that you’re not limited by the outer. You’re instead in touch with something that’s at the essence of the outer.

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