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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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Flow-of-Life-Bart'sWe usually can feel when we are composed and sure of ourselves, but we may not know why. If that composure comes from a type of confidence relative to external factors, it can be fleeting when the situation changes.

What we really seek is the composure of being connected to the flow of life, a state that could stay with us in any and all situations. This requires that we let go of our ideas about being in charge, and instead let the energy of what created us include us in its evolution. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So that’s the initial dream. It had a lot of… it was a big plunge. And it’s better to take it in piecemeal and so that’s what I kind of do in my sleep because I’m not naturally there.

So in this dream I’m casually getting off of a plane. In other words, it’s like I’m acting like there’s no big rush about anything, nothing’s pressing me. And I just walk over to another ticket counter area which is where I need to be because I have another flight that I need to go on.

Other than that I just act like it just flows along and this flight is about to leave. So I walk over there nonchalantly, notice that they’re holding some list, automatically infer what that’s about – it’s a list of people that they’re trying to let them know that this is the last call for boarding.

So I take the list out of their hand without even saying anything. I see my name on it. I point out that that’s me. I learn the flight is ready to leave, and so when I point my name out they then repeat it and I say, “Yes.”

In order to maintain the slower chitchat, I just go, “So is the plane about to leave?” and they say, “Yes,” and so I get the boarding pass. I then ask, “Do I have enough time to get my baggage?” because I just kind of walked over. I hadn’t gotten my baggage from the other flight yet or brought it with me. And they say, “Yes.”

But that turns out to be a little harder than I thought and I get kind of worked up and excited and speeded up as I now get the impression that things are getting cut close. Well, when I do that then, that’s when I break the linkage.

This is what this dream is trying to show me. That’s when I break this connective flow linkage that I had naturally going along when I got off the plane and walked right over ready to take the other flight.

And so to try to bring that recognition through, as I’m kind of in this in-betweenness because I’ve gotten myself stirred up over the anxiety of having to get this timing down, a bus which travels around to cover the loose ends of things, drives over to where I’m at and the driver yells out, “You got it?” And I say, “Yes,” and he drives on and I’m again composed.

And so of course this is just about a natural flow that is in place for me to follow, and when I get overly excited, such as thinking I’m about to be left behind, I adopt a frittered energetic that clouds the picture. Fortunately there is a depth within that knows that I have this blindside to my nature and this inner depth is seeking to head things off, to address, to heal the crack. When I am in what you could call a type of composure, then an even, natural flow predominates.

So this is a dream that, at this phase, is showing how it is in relationship to something that’s still oriented just to myself, that bounds around in relationship to just trying to walk, just for me to put one step forward for myself. But it’s not about that.

I mean that would be like an ant wandering about, and each ant has its own little way of its own little knowingness, but even within the ant kingdom there comes a point in time when it works with the whole. And that’s what this dream is about now.

But first you have to get through the reverb of things, like what you were dealing with, to get to the point where you catch up with the flow of things. And when you catch up with the flow of things there is kind of an environmental balance that exists because you’re attuned to the language of the soul, or of the whole, that is quickened, and alive, and happening about you.

And if you do not connect with that, then you reverb in terms of outer reflections that don’t cut through anything. But then when you’re able to like kind of connect to the flow then all of a sudden something else happens.

And in this dream I’m at kind of some sort of conference or something and when I leave I decide to take three guys at the conference with me to where they need to go. In other words, everyone when the leave the conference they have to catch a cab, or do this, that, or the other. They have to wait for a ride.

And I seem to have my own vehicle there. And even when you help others the protocol of the system in life is that you generally take people on in some sort of order. I’m pondering doing that, but oh, it’s too much to ponder, to think about, so I just take my arm and make a general wave that I’ll take some people with me – whoever comes up to me first.

And I have I think four or five seats in the car but, somehow or another, I must be talking to you on the cellphone or something, because you indicate that I can’t handle more than three. Because if I took four passengers that overweighs the car and it doesn’t handle well; it lists or something, it does something strange that it can only handle three.

And also what’s interesting about this car is it’s like there are a couple of seats in the front, a couple of seats in the middle, and like a couple of seats in the back. So it has six seats, and you drive the car from the back, a seat in the back. And so the way I’m going to fill the car is I’m putting one person in the front, two in the middle, and then I’m by myself in the back.

So then I ask these guys where they’re from. It’s not like I really cared where they’re from, I’m going to take them wherever they want to go, right? And then I get shocked when I’m hearing about places from all around the world. Of course, I’m not taking them to these places all around the world, I’m dropping them off at either an airport, or a hotel, or something where they’re staying in the city.

For myself, however, it is different. I proceed from the city to where I live in the country. And that’s where you’re at, too, somewhere out in the country.

Now see, this shows me the image as it has progressed, but then I fall back into the reverb state of how it was before it progressed. Earlier I had my concerns on how to get about on my own in the city. I wasn’t even sure where to catch a bus. I could see the downtown area where I needed to be in the distance, but getting there was a challenge.

As I was walking along I’d cross a waterway and I’d think, oh my goodness, now have I separated myself? Even though I can see the downtown area, how are the roads, or how is this all going to flow to get to the downtown area?

I’m kind of on foot or whatnot even though I have more of an intent that’s a little better on foot than usual; I’m still on foot. And it seems that somehow within that, in other words I know by way of some aspect of a higher self, by way of patterns, that I need to get help in this process – just like in the prior dream I kind of knew that I needed something to click for me and that’s why this bus came by.

That’s something inside that has that kind of natural connection that you’re not aware of. So what a change from that to now that I was on foot taking city busses, now I drive, and not only do I drive but I can help others, and I still don’t know my way about that well but I go for it knowing it will all work out.

Now, what is interesting about the dream is, one, is that I am challenging myself now when before I barely got by on my own, you know wandering around on foot. I could see the downtown, but that’s a whole other thing to get there because I don’t even know how to catch a bus, it seems like, which is kind of a simple Simon thing that most people should easily know how to do. But I don’t even see the bus stop.

Two, I now place others ahead of me as I drive from the back. Three, I’m a little concerned and uneasy about this, but the guys I help are very settled, soothing, and grounded. As a consequence this helps me find that same quality in myself as a way of interaction.

Four, I’m able to relate to travelers from all around the world. Five, I’m the fourth person in the vehicle, four being a symbol of a completion in some way.

So this dream, which kind of culminates and pulls the first and the second together into a shifted third is a dream that is portraying where I’m at, consciously, compared to earlier in the journey process of awakening. The path has opened up to where I have a greater awareness which extends out to others.

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