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Thomas Barwick

Why do we dream? Well, first in answering that it’s interesting to realize that almost anything we can study will have a sleep phase (or a dormant phase). And that those sleep phases allow for a renewed energy in the waking phase – not even so different from the dormancy of winter and the bursting of growth in spring. And in the human, dreams help us sort out what we are processing energetically during the day, so we can awaken clean and fresh in a new start tomorrow. At our deepest levels, dreams also help us see where we are in relation to our purpose and direction in life, because our unconscious is connected to, and in touch with, our inner possibility. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: When you’re trying to look at what’s going on behind the dream, the vibration behind the dream, and you’re kind of like asking the question: what’s really going on here? And what is that soul element, or whatever it is, that’s trying to come into the light of day?

Initially, when you have a dream, it’s important to do as much honor and justice as you can to the vibration. And the dream itself helps you to hold the vibration or, otherwise, it would be too transcendent. And when you pull the vibration down and through, you’re not just catching up with your light, you’re catching up with the light of the world – and you’re permeating that into the atmosphere around you. And you’re developing more auric space and everything else.

And then that energy that is you then can drop certain defensivenesses that are a heaviness upon the heart and, when you drop that, then you find yourself putting the world into your heart, or you put everything into your heart. And your heart is that big. It puts the universe in, and that’s how it heals. That’s how it’s really affecting things; that’s how it catches up with the innerness.

And what makes the dream and stuff awkward for people is, most people, when they have a dream, they tend to want to associate it with a bad experience that’s triggered it, they tend to associate it with something in the outer. And so then they try to look at the dream in terms of an outer projection and, when they do that, they shut the dream process down because they’re not dancing with that inner divine.

And when you reverse that, and start dancing with the inner divine, then that gets excited and you’ll have a tendency to want to dream, or some part of yourself will throw this stuff more at you – almost, can you shut it off kind of thing, it can get that bad. And you’re protected to a certain degree from that as a kind of affliction, when you have moods, when you have a kind of amnesia.

But you start breaking the amnesia, and you start seeing what’s going on behind the equation of things, that’s when you’re actually changing who you really are. You’re getting to the point where you’re no longer affected by the synapses in your nature, so much, as something has gotten so subtle that it is picking up the vibratory wave action of the universe.

And we need these Aesop type dreams to be able to kind of catch up with it, to be able to inflect with, because the actual transcendent vibrations that just goes away. You have an experience of it, you can write it up, you can even have some insight, it can be kind of profound, but then when that state lifts then it doesn’t make any sense to you. But the dreams still do have something more to them.

And to whatever degree that one looks at a dream, and you’ll notice that however you look at a dream there’s always many, many, many more dimensions to it than what is portrayed. And what also is interesting is, first you take and you bring it into something like a depth with inside of yourself, as if you are catching up with your own light. And then ultimately you come to know that your light is also the light of the world, and ultimately then you come to recognize then that everything that reflects around you is correlated. And then you can then reach to the scenarios around you – but only after you have gotten to the point where you’re doing justice to the inner.

When you tell a dream, and as you touch something that’s behind that, then you’ll know where that’s coming from. And then at some particular point, depending on the quality and the nature of the dream, one could then probe at what the scenario is of the outer. All outer projections are limited by the depth of one’s faculties, you know their sense perception and how that equates into a certain mind – as opposed to a mindfulness that includes the whole in an intertwined way. But I know that in the greatest equation of it all the inner and the outer come together.

It’s just this really, really strange dance in terms of the veils that exist. The closest I’ve been able to come to seeing that is to get to a quietness in which there’s a sound of the universe, and yet that sound cannot be heard if there is a mind that’s still inflecting off of say vibrations off of your synapses or something. There actually is a sound in the universe, and I was shocked to find that out that; there is a subtler sound than a person is normally capable of hearing because they make a louder sound that takes center stage by their thoughts and stuff like that getting in the way.

And I was really surprised to see that. And that is the oneness to everything that they talk about because that then puts you in touch with the language of things around you, helps you to note that you’re part of a whole. You’re not somehow separate. It isn’t about you, it’s about the whole, and hones you to recognizing that because you can hear it.

And what you’re really hearing, if you could sort out what all is inside of all of that that you hear, what you’re hearing is the vibration so to speak of how everything is created. In other words, because it was created out of sound,, and you can kind of hear a sound, and then you know you’re intertwined with that because that’s you, and it’s in everything.

That’s the oneness; that’s more or less, then, manifestation. And then there’s even other levels of stillness.

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cleaninginwardWe often speak of the idea that we are all the characters in our dreams, and in this image the dreamer is actually observing herself in the action. Yet the person in the action doesn’t really know what’s going on, while the observer is much more settled and going with the flow. And it is that inner self, which we all have, that seeks to steer and guide us in our evolution, showing what needs to be let go of, and what needs to be embraced. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the next dream, I’m not sure what the start of it was about except I seem to be preoccupied with where to park a car, but it’s a little bit more in the countryside so you could go off into the woods and park – if you wanted to be concealed. Or you could park on this dirt area, or the dirt area runs into an area where there’s a lot of green grass, but it’s still a parking area.

And that’s what attracts me the most. So it feels like initially I’m just trying to decide where to park the car. And then I have the impression that I’ve been with some woman and now I’m going into a work area briefly. I’m not even sure why I’m there, but when I get there it’s like a man who seems to be an administrator suddenly talks to me about a job that’s something like an informational officer. And I didn’t even think I was there to apply for a job, so I’m a little confused.

And then I go on and I meet with a group of friends, and we’re all around a table, and what happens is I’m sitting in this table and it’s like I’m observing myself at the table from somewhere else – so I’m both sitting at the table, and I’m observing. And all the people are kind of excited around the table, and they’re having a good time; it’s almost like a party atmosphere.

The funny thing is they all seem to know something I don’t know. It’s almost like I’ve made a bet, and whether I won or lost the bet but something is going to happen, in somewhere between nine months and a year. I might even be getting married. And everybody at the table has figured it out but me. I have not a clue, so it’s like as the dialogue goes on there’s an excitement behind everybody else because they actually know this, and at the same time I don’t really know what they’re talking about at all.

The observing me knows, maybe, but the me sitting at the table does not have a clue about what’s going to be happening in eight or nine months. There’s kind of like this joke going on that everybody’s excited about, but the me in the outer world is kind of clueless, while the me on the inner world seems to know exactly what’s happening.

John: This is a good dream where a person could easily get into looking at the minutia of it, and miss what is going on. It’s easy to take and dwell on this dream in terms of what happens as you go into the building, and you run across this where something is happening, and something is able to open up, and something is meant to take place.

But the whole key to this dream is the very beginning. And in the very beginning you have to be able to hear the loudness of that which occurred in the beginning, which you overcame, but you still have to hear the loudness of it. But you shifted and you went right through it, but what occurred in the very beginning is the most important part.

The best way to visualize this is to actually take it into the outer as an example. Experience what it’s like if you have something that’s extremely important that you have to do, that you have to go to a place, and you can’t find a parking spot, and you’re running a little late. And so you’re getting all into a tizzy.

And then when you finally do get parked, and then you go inside, you can’t let go of the tizzy and, therefore, you can’t settle into whatever it is that you came to do because you got yourself all betwixed and beside yourself in terms of having to contend, or break through, something that was a barrier just to get inside. And your little barrier was finding this parking spot.

And then, take a look at the difference in the energy. This is a dream that also, to understand it on the inner, it’s almost as important to understand it in the outer. In the outer in this case it can be louder because you made it fairly quiet on the inner. In the outer, if you have a condition like this and something extremely important is there for you to have to contend with, can you then, through the struggle that you went through, drop that struggle, walk through the doors, and be totally at ease and embrace what is there in front of you – that was so, so important that you got to? Or will you still be carrying something like, oh my gosh, the parking was just such a difficult thing to find and, oh, I’m late or, oh, I’m this. Can you drop that and just be swept up, just be carried away by the connection?

It’s almost like it showed you where you could be on the skids a bit, and then all of a sudden boom, that’s gone, and you got the whole potentiality right there in front of you. The key is to recognize the distinction.

This is similar to the first dream from the standpoint that, again, it is about an aspect of picking up speed, or a power, or a presence, or kundalini energy. And the euphoria in which it is all there, is the second half of the dream in which something is able to be birthed, and come into life, and have an effect on life.

But it’s kind of good to note that maybe that’s the wonderfulness that is possible as the potentiality, but what is it that one also does to one’s self to keep one’s self slowed down, held back, a little more in a neurosis, and running the complexity of perhaps taking a bit of that neurosis into the scenario? You didn’t. The dream had you dropping it completely, so it was important as a real contrasting dream that you always have the one, that one quality there. You always have something like that in terms of the effect of things upon you, and you never lose it completely. And to the degree to which you may hold onto it more so than you need to hold onto it, would be the degree to which you would have some sort of confusion and failure to accept what took place in the second half of the dream.

Because what took place in the second half of the dream is like wonderful, but the key to this, the humor in this, it’s kind of like a joke, it’s kind of playing a game on one’s self. And how wonderful that could be if you could actually be completely in that kind of a quality of unfolding essence and, as you do that, you notice the surprise of it all.

And another way of looking at it is, as you’re trying to park, and as you’re trying to struggle to get that to happen, something hasn’t come through yet. And then all of a sudden it comes through, and as it comes all the way through there is an underlying theme. Do you have the appreciation now? You know, having to go through to shake it out, and now all of a sudden it comes through, do you have the appreciation with that?

Which was the theme of the first dream too. In other words, you were there and you could have the male prostitutes, and you could have this, that, and the other in the steam sauna type thing, and yet the connection to something of the masculine, which leads to the touching that creates the greater appreciation that involves the kundalini energy, that was tweaked into the situation as kind of a way of taking a step back.

In this particular case the step back is, the appreciation is there because when you made the shift, you know what that’s like. In other words, never lose track of the appreciation of what it took to suddenly break through where you were struggling with the parking, but then all of a sudden that’s behind you and then, boom. Never quite lose that sense, never quite lose that quality of what that was like and, therefore, when you do not, then the part of yourself that is able to give birth, and awaken, and be in that place, can then always maintain its ability to talk to the part of yourself that is still struggling to park the car. It’s interesting.

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noon-4It’s useful to realize that something that comes through us, that comes from within, or from above, is something new to us, something that we haven’t had or known before. So it takes us some time to process that download and put it into a form that we can understand and use in our life. If we do not let it unfold naturally, we will take what is new and turn it into something we have already done because it won’t have come through in a complete form. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: When I went to bed I noticed that within the prior meditation dream was something I had forgotten, which came up again in my sleep, the memory of it, which was an image in which there were clouds, and it was like standing on a bluff and I could see this: there were clouds up above and I could see above the clouds and the mountains were green.

And then everything below the clouds was desolate, and dry, and nothing grew. And so in my sleep then I take and I do an overlay of this image, in which this is being recreated or presented at a booth at the local fair.

Now it’s slightly different when presented at the booth. In other words, in the booth the image isn’t necessarily replicated as clouds, but it is kind of a barrier that’s set up in a way that is kind of manmade in which water can flow from this. And the person tending the booth allows viewers to take and sample the water, that is positioned in what had been in my meditation dream, a cloud level.

So, I have come along attending this fair, having gone to the fair and I walked up to this booth, and I am right in the middle of a performance that the attendant to this booth is putting on, in which she’s displaying what this is all about. And I’m impulsive. I just want to sample the water.

But as I’m about to do that, she kind of stops everything, brings everything to a halt; I have to wait as she then causes the display in which there had been water flowing to become a falling rain and mist that falls over everyone. I guess she considers that something that you should be impressed by, but because I’m impatient I’m still feeling impatient at having to wait this out. But I get wet in the waiting of this out, and I’m up closer than everyone else because as soon as my opportunity comes up and this little performance is over with, I want to sample the water to see what it was like.

Now the meaning of it, this is an image in which the rain and the mist that falls is like a grace that is coming down – and that is what you need to catch up with, because that’s what supports what needs to be – in terms of the inner coming into the outer. That’s what creates the transition.

And the statement of confirmation becomes a reflection, but what I am having to do is allow my attention to shift somewhere into that which is yet to be, instead of trying to be impulsive and just partake. In other words, step aside from how things are presently tangled yet as they’re being shaped, and be in a place that gives everything time to unfold, timing being the idea in the manifestation.

Because in the short run, although there may be a flow in the greater overall, that flow has to connect to the grace. And I apparently hadn’t thought of that, and am given this image in my dream to suggest that approach as being more in keeping with what is unfolding in terms of the constellation in the overall. Because in manifestation it takes time for things to physically materialize into a dense reflection, in which the outer has been shifted by the inner.

To begin with it comes in bits and pieces and you have to see through that, but it takes awhile before that just becomes something as a whole new way. And what I am doing is being too impulsive in trying, over the short-term, to capture the timing within manifestation. I can catch up with the process on the inner, where time has no meaning, but I have to seek to wait for this to set up. In other words, I have to find that patience that allows it to set up.

The waiting is for a realization within that takes time to manifest outwardly as a set, overriding shift. Said another way, I am accessing with my consciousness an inner to outer in which, if I am patient and wait, there is a grace tied to that that goes along with what is being shaped and designed. To be too impulsive tears at the gradual intertwined unfoldment and, in doing so, I bring upon myself unnecessary grief.

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