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angelicpairWhen there is sex in a dream, or a marriage in a dream, it suggests the close interconnection between two parts of our inner self. It doesn’t matter if the dream characters look like people we know in real life, our unconscious is just using them as a representation, and to make a deeper point. In fact, the further removed our character is from the sex scene, as in this case where the dreamer is observing a woman unknown to her, that distance is a clue to how far apart these inner lives still are. And the point of such a dream scene is to bring the two inner parts together – if we can remove our resistance from the situation. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In my second dream I seem to have two houses. And in one house, it’s more like a little split level summer house, a little flimsy, and I’ve gone from the main house where I am over to the second house and I’ve gone into the basement, which is like a recreation room, and my old trainer, Anthony, is there and it feels like I’m thinking about getting back into training.

And then there’s a woman and her son there, as well, and he’s mostly working with them. Occasionally I go over to him, but I’m not really dressed right and I’m not quite yet into what I should do yet. I can’t figure it out, plus the lighting in the building is really dim so I can’t see really well.

And at some point I leave and they’re still there working out. And then I come back, and it’s even darker out when I come back, and I go down into the basement.

John: So what you’re describing right now is a quality in which Anthony represents the masculine, or a macho, and that this is a quality… and that house is like a summer house? Is the other house more of an all-year house or something?

Jeane: Yeah, the other house is where I really hang out.

John: Year-round right?

Jeane: Yeah.

John: And so something that’s in the sun, the sun represents the masculine symbolically, and something that’s like that is like kind of a fair weather kind of thing. And at that point in time things are done, activity occurs, masculine macho activity occurs, and you, in relationship to that house, are something that is getting worked upon.

In other words, it’s like you can get beyond your moods, you can feel better about yourself when you walk, when you work out, when you exercise, and the process that pushes for that sort of thing is a masculine process. That’s why you see women for example that take and try to join a guy’s world, and start putting on feminine suits, and whatnot, that they become very linear in their nature and they drop a certain feminine quality, and a certain mannerism, by which they can approach themselves from within, or as an awakening sensibility that can rise up from a depth inside of themselves having been touched by things of the masculine. Instead they’re now trying to be in that area, unnaturally, and it doesn’t quite look right and you can see how their feminine nature suffers from it.

So what you’re doing is, is you’re doing a parallel dream that has some similarity to the other dream before, only this time the masculine side is portrayed as this flimsy house with the macho protective workout, and the guy that pushes something. And what he represents is like a will that then has its effect upon the subjective side of yourself, the manifestation quality of yourself.

So you’ve gone over to this house – which is what you were trying to do in the dream, the other dream. You were trying your best to try to figure out how, on the other side of the bed, to get all of that stuff to come together. So now you’re back over, only this time it’s in the flimsy house. It’s the weaker part of yourself that you’re trying to catch up with, and you’re trying to see how to handle yourself, what that is all about.

But where your main residence is, because the feminine is creation, your main residence is not by and large there. In other words, this is the weaker side and, of course, like we tried to describe in the other, this is the side that brings in the out-breath, and brings in the sight, and seeks to do things that cause an awakening that then seems to engage, subjectively. And the key is to pull the two together so that you have a full breath. You’re trying to do this dream again, you’re trying to do the first dream, and you’re making a parallel of a kind of same way approach in this dream.

Jeane: So I’ve gone downstairs, and I discover that Anthony’s like pulled down a bed that I guess was down there and he must have made love with the woman. They’re still lying in the bed. I don’t want to wake them up, but I can’t quite leave the room because I’ve kind of fallen down on some blankets that were on the floor and got my feet tangled up in them.

So I’m trying to be quiet, but they’re half awake. He’s saying something to her. So then I go upstairs after I get myself untangled. I go upstairs and there’s hardly any light in this place, so it’s hard for me to find my way around, but I think the woman comes up and is starting to do some laundry and I’m kind of nearby just observing. It’s almost like there’s so little light that even though I’m there in that house where they are that I’m somewhat invisible.

John: So the last part you’re doing is you’re watching all of this, you’re trying to watch how it is that this whole process quickens something, touches something, what that effect is all about because a part of you is the watcher watching another part of yourself that’s affected by Anthony, in terms of this being the other woman that Anthony’s macho, strong, masculine, out-breath features, or mannerisms, or nature is exuding its, you might say, magnetic out-breath effect upon an innerness that wants to come out, that is waking up. But it’s waking up as an in-breath in a subjective way. In other words, you’re just staring and looking at the effect of the masculine and its play upon life in this other flimsy house.

So what you did is, from the first dream, where you had an understanding of how something was opening up subjectively, or rising up from a quality of manifestation, back towards the crown, you didn’t have to go back through that, apparently that part’s pretty well understood. You’re still coming to grips with understanding how the out-breath quality, the will, works. I mean you didn’t make any headway trying to reconcile the two in the first dream, so because that’s the issue at hand and not the other, the other completed. The in-breath area has no problems.

And that’s the nature of how we wake up. In other words, if we’re willing to face the stuff that goes on inside of us, and are sincere in wanting to understand it, we get information that’s provided to us as an inner coming into outer. And so you went into the inner coming into outer, which means you went across the street where that’s the zone where something is happening on a masculine oriented and dominated level.

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Design-Chartres-LabyrinthWe often imagine spiritual awakening as being a beautiful, bliss-like state – and perhaps it is, somewhere down the path. But in the here-and-now of it, it’s roll-up-your-sleeves and get to the messy business of sorting yourself out. The way we’re educated and indoctrinated into the culture, we no longer know what is really us and what has been layered onto us from outside events. It’s not our fault, but that doesn’t make it any easier to let go of it. Just like the snakes of awakening in this dream leave a queasy feeling, that is what is required to reach the inner house that has always been there for us to occupy. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the first dream, I’m in this area that’s like an auditorium because we’re on an oak floor with other people, and there’s like a stage there, and when I get up on the stage the curtains are partway drawn, but I’m standing between the open curtains.

On the floor are suddenly some poisonous snakes, like cobras and snakes like that, which are crawling around. And I have been talking to someone and I’ve looked away, and when I look back some of these snakes, like some little black snakes, had crawled up on my legs and had burrowed into my skin between the shin and the kneecap, and formed what was like a diamond pattern with their bodies and how they burrowed in.

And other snakes were crawling all over me and I kind of flipped out about it. It’s like I’m talking to somebody and at the same time I just start ripping the snakes out of my skin. It’s like initially I might have been a little cautious about how I moved in case someone bit you, but they don’t seem to be biting me, but they have burrowed into my skin and formed all these strange designs.

And so I’m just ripping them all out because that made me very uncomfortable. That’s the first scene. 

John: The image of snakes in the body, climbing up and down the body, or going into things, and in this case affecting your knees or your walking, that’s Kundalini energy. That’s like a consciousness is trying to rise up, or it is awakened or reflective of something. A diamond formation is a formation that channels or focuses the energy, which makes whatever is intended to come across more pristinely. 

There are a couple of aspects symbolically that have to do with power. There’s a horse, and it has to do with a type of power that awakens as having come from inner into outer. And then there is a type of power that awakens from the inner, and the first image of that power awakening from the inner is the Kundalini energy which is visualized as like serpentine, like climbing the chakras or something.

In this case, affecting your knees or how it is that you’re able to mobilize about, but doing it in an interesting way because it’s imbedding itself in you. It’s not biting you, and it’s forming a focus. It pinpoints something in the diamond formation. Diamond formations concentrate the magnification of how the energy is to be directed. 

In other words, you may feel that you’re working upon something in one way, but what is happening is important in some other way. And the idea that you can take these snakes and throw them out, or away, is not what it’s about.

Jeane: Then I have a dream, and I’ll have to describe it in a bunch of little scenarios because that’s how I remember it, where I’m looking for a place to live and I end up renting two places – one which is furnished, and one which is unfurnished.

The one that’s furnished is actually pretty poverty stricken in a way. It’s maybe even in somebody else’s home, but it’s furnished. And then I have another place that’s unfurnished that maybe wasn’t quite ready yet, so I rent both of them for the moment. 

Then it kind of flashes forward, and I seem to be in a house and a man is coming to visit. I walk through the garage to meet him – he’s going to stay for awhile. And ahead of him comes his dog who has a muzzle on. It’s an older, kind of large dog with a muzzle on him.

He’s also carrying a dog bed that he sets down in the garage. It’s just a bare floor. I tell him the dog doesn’t need to have a muzzle on, even though the dog’s large and you’re not sure whether he’s friendly or not. He comes up to me.

And then I tell him that actually it’s okay for the dog to come into the house as long as he’s housebroken. He doesn’t have to stay out in the garage. So that’s that part of the dream.

John: It’s a very deep, interesting dream. In other words, it’s true that we live in a state in which we have actually rented two houses, one that’s furnished and one that’s unfurnished. 

The furnished house we don’t really see. I mean, that’s our connection to the divine. That’s the connection to something that is more than what we can ever possibly imagine. It’s the linkage that is described of a heart that includes everything and it is as big as the universe. 

However, we live in a state in which the house that we have to live in, in other words, like we’re amnesic from the house or the innerness that is totally furnished, we don’t have that cognition to that, we’re veiled from it. 

And so we live in a place which is, as you might say in the outer, unfurnished. So what your dream is showing is that you have a friend. In other words, a dog is a friend, and a dog is there to do your bidding. It’s there to enhance and to help you. 

But there’s something about that which is designed to help you that, as it comes into this place, it’s muzzled – meaning that it’s tied in a way so that it can’t do what it is able to naturally do and it’s meant to take up residence in the garage. It’s meant to sleep there in the garage. 

It’s coming into your unfurnished house. It’s something that belongs to you, so to speak, and in the dream you realize that part of the process of this unfoldment is that this dog needs to be unmuzzled and allowed into the inner house. In other words, taking on all, embracing all of the characteristics and traits of something that is there to help you. 

It doesn’t just stay in the outer part of the house, it occupies the inner part of the house. And this is a house that’s in the outer world. In other words, you have something that’s totally complete inside of yourself, a house on the inner level. 

The feminine nature is totally complete in and of herself. It’s just can she catch up with that? Can she find that? Can she touch that? Can she awaken that, and can she invoke that so that it can affect things in terms of how she carries a role, a container role, that includes all of life?

Part of the awakening is this dog, this friend, this quality that is there, a component, a helpful component, a dog is even a protectorate as well as a friend, and it is important that this becomes part of the inner sanctums of the house. 

In a roundabout way, so are the snakes. The snakes are a type of raw energy power that is more than what you ordinarily feel that you need to contend with – if you only view life in a certain dense perspective. But in order to awaken to true consciousness, you have to have the Kundalini energy as represented by the snakes. 

And in order to do anything, in order to flow, in order for something more to be enhanced you can’t have this friend and protectorate muzzled.

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