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deicerNormally our dreams use images from our life experience to create the message to be conveyed – because we’ll have a deeper understanding of any subject we personally know. But, in this dream, the image begins at a boathouse, a place the dreamer knows nothing about. And that helps make the point: we can be frozen out from our natural intelligence and sense of knowing when we are veiled from our inner connections. In other words, we are designed to be able to know – even during new experiences. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So this last dream is like a parable. And so, in this parable, I go to a boathouse; you know by boathouse it’s like a little building, and this building has an open area. You go inside from the shore and it’s supposed to be open to the water. In other words, it’s where you put a boat, except in this particular boathouse, it has a roof and everything that normally would shelter your boat.

When I go into this boathouse, I know that it’s from this boathouse that a boat was successfully launched into the lake. But as I go into the boathouse, which would normally just be water; you just open the door, and then there’s water, and your boat’s in the water. But in this particular case, as I open the door, the boathouse is all ice. The water’s frozen.

And so the person who had come before and used it, apparently a movie star or something, slid the boat over the ice and into the lake. You know, I’m kind of dumb in this parable because somehow or another I don’t know that it doesn’t work that way, that you slide the boat over the ice. You bring your boat, instead of realizing that your boat stays in the boathouse, you know, I’m somehow confused in that the person brought their boat, slid it over the ice, and out into the lake, launched from there into the lake.

So I’m trying to understand this, how this works. So I’m studying this. I’m standing there by myself wondering how it works. And, because I’m not a boat person, I do not know that the boathouse is actually treacherous when it’s frozen – you can fall through the ice. It’s supposed to be open, and the boat’s supposed to be there, and not something you bring in and that’s how you do the boat, that’s how you do it. You’re naturally all of that.

So, as I’m looking at it, I guess it kind of dawns on me that if I was a boating person I would know that this boathouse is supposed to store a boat for future use, as need be. But when it’s frozen inside it still is able to be used, but you had to bring the boat there, and then you had to slide it over the ice, and hopefully not break through the ice, and out into the adjacent lake.

But if you aren’t able to do that, the boathouse serves no useful purpose, doesn’t store the boat, and maybe it’s too treacherous to try to take a boat over the ice. It’s a mess, then, to get into the open lake.

So, as I stand there, and I’m observing this situation, I’ve actually walked out onto the ice. I suddenly notice that there are bubbles in the ice in certain places. I notice the ice can be cracked there. And so, as a prankish kind of guy, I kind of kick into it and crack it – and all of a sudden I kick a slab loose. And then I realize, oh my goodness, this whole thing is rapidly melting.

I quickly get off of it. Suddenly it is nearly all water. When like that, I now like and am like, and can be closer to the movie star who had a connection to this place. And my connection is a closeness that had been veiled, i.e., frozen over, or iced over, but is no more. Isn’t that an interesting parable?

It’s a parable in which it’s another dream about accessing an imbedded insightfulness, and connection, from within that is meant to come into consciousness. For this to happen I have to quit dwelling on the limitations and veils which, in this case, is the ice, and I have to come to recognize what the boathouse is all about. It is a presence in the overallness of things that has access to the whole, to the lake.

And, when the ice melts, what there is for me to see is a place that you just know, you know all about it, and how it is to be, and how it works, and how it’s used. The meaningfulness is able to be both above and below the surface, not just something that slides across the ice, or on the ice, and the water is a same/same – between lake and boathouse – as a connection is reached and the viability of the situation consciously recognized, realized, brought into a oneness.

This is a parable about the soul, and what is being depicted is a process that goes from a dense, veiled, contracted, limited, hidden, frozen, realization to that of same/same interconnection and intertwining. When this occurs, and first of all it is slowly woken, you’re waking up, I am able to come and go freely and unconditionally. And it isn’t something separate, it’s part of me. It’s not like it belongs to a movie star, or something elevated beyond me. In other words, there’s no conditions because the situation is an inner and an outer, and an outer and an inner, and it is as it’s meant to be. That’s the soul, that’s the knowingness.

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bearIt is easy to assume that we, as individuals, have little power. But the energetic worlds see us differently, as shown in these dream images. We all have power, or are connected to the power of things, but we need to unlock it or liberate it from within. As what is unconscious in us (underwater in the image) is made conscious, it comes with great power, and that power is meant to be held and harnessed by us – rather than immediately expended. In that way, we can become a conduit for greater things. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, in my dream, I seem to be part of a fairly large family. And in the center of the room of our house, it’s like we have some water suspended in there, and underneath the water are these kind of vehicles – but they’re always in the water. I mean like it’s almost like suspended in the sense that it doesn’t drain anywhere, it doesn’t move anywhere, it doesn’t act like water actually does. It’s behaving more like a jelly. Do you know what I mean?

I know that we actually do is these vehicles are usually something we take out to the bottom of the lake, and it’s like when you go to work that’s what you do, you go out there and your vehicle is supposed to operate underwater in the lake. And I’m looking forward to that, but I never seem to get a chance to do it.

Instead it’s like I go with some of the kids to a museum, and we get tickets. We go into this museum. It seems they have a lot of kind of like old icons and stuff in it, and then I get separated from the group, and I go down into a downstairs room that has windows all along where the ground is. I’m there by myself, and this great big grizzly bear breaks one of the windows and comes in.

So in this museum, I’ve left the group and I’ve gone down into a basement room, and this grizzly bear comes in. So I’m kind of backed up on a little couch against the wall, with a great big grizzly bear in my face. And it just seems to hover there and look at me. It doesn’t seem to want to harm me or anything. It just is right there.

And it’s there for awhile and then, when it decides to leave and it goes out the window, the grizzly bear’s wife, who’s much smaller and even dressed in some people clothes or something, comes in for a minute, and kind of growls at me, and then leaves. That was the end of the first dream.

John: The first image indicates that your beingness is not able to breakthrough something; its encompassed in a kind of unconsciousness. The second part of the dream indicates that the breaking out of that unconsciousness results in you catching up with a greater perspective, a larger perspective that is surrounded by power.

Another way of saying it is, that a power is needed, a certain power, a majesty of power, a presence is needed, and when that is there you break out of the dormancy, or a cocoon effect, in terms of your ability to flow and function, to move about.

When it’s there you break out of that, you can do that. Otherwise, you drive in a state that is still a little delirious and unconscious. You sit in a state that’s a little unconscious, you drive around in a state that is still sorting things out with the unconscious. But when you catch up with that inner power, and the fascination of an overall that is at your disposal, too, that comes with all of that, that is there simultaneously, the condition that you’re sitting within is just fine.

It’s kind of like an image where how it is that you are sitting is what it is, and it is a bit unconscious, or veiled, and it moves about in that way, too. And then the image is that you can somehow snap, and shift, and sit in an area where you’re attentive to what is interesting and you sit in a reserved inner power at that time.

So it’s kind of like a slingshot dichotomy. It’s kind of like flip sides of a coin. It’s kind of like being on one side sitting there and sitting there, like in a cocoon, and then suddenly popping out on the other side – except it’s not really the image of a butterfly. It’s more the image of sitting with a certain presence and power, in what is fascinating and interesting, and being. And that’s all you need to do.

Jeane: In my second dream, I don’t remember the details of it. I just remember that it’s like I wanted to try to help fix something and I couldn’t seem to be able to fix it. So it was just like kind of going into something and trying to fix something, and just feeling totally frustrated because I couldn’t.

John: Yeah, it’s kind of like correcting you, you know, to make sure that you understood and followed the main theme, which is just sitting with that power, and what is fascinating in the museum of life is all you need to do.

You can’t really try to fix something. If you try to fix something you would be violating your nature. You might react. In other words, you would lose a certain equanimity. Your higher self sits, or the higher quality of your being that comes out and it knows how, in terms of incorporating who you are, it knows how to contain itself, sitting in the schematic of things as they’re unfolding, with a quality that takes into account. I mean you had both sides, the masculine bear, and the feminine bear. Very interesting.

You should look up the symbolism in the book of a bear because it’s the most powerful symbolism for the Native American. It’s the most powerful. The eagle is one thing, but the bear denotes an awful lot as well. The eagle is different in terms of sight and such. The bear in terms of the order, balance, and wholeness.

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Exploration And DiscoveryThis dream beautifully illustrates the nature of a development journey. John is standing in the midst of an ocean (to start), as we are all born into the wholeness of the universe. And there is abundance that he can access (the fish), but he can’t just grab it. The universe and its higher connections are there, but not for the casual taking. Yet we can access all of it, when we are in the right alignment of space in our selves – energetically. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: So in this dream, I find myself standing in the ocean and then I suddenly think, I wonder if there are fish nearby? I mean there are waves going up and down and whatnot; you don’t see any fish, so it’s just a thought.

I no sooner than have the thought then it’s kind of like the tides coming in so I’m going to have to exercise on this thought pretty quickly to see what I make out of it. And I think I had the thought just before the tide started to come in, and just before the tide started to come in I had taken a kind of a makeshift thing that I somehow found that has a haphazard hook that’s not really capable of catching anything, but you throw it out there, it might be enough if there’s something out there – you could feel the fish hit it if there are any fish.

And when I do that I can feel that there’s something out there because I can feel the effect striking the pretend hook. It’s at that point in time that, just when I find something, now the tide’s coming in. And so I’m going to have to start backtracking in the waters, and does that mean that the fish will get swept in with the tide? I mean who knows?

So I take off what I have on as a bright colored jacket and, holding onto one end of it, I throw it out into the water seeing if this bright object will attract the fish. What I suddenly notice is that the fish seem to gather, and they seem to be hitting the jacket, and the thought even comes to my mind of jerking the jacket real quickly and any fish that are biting, or holding onto the jacket, at that moment can get flipped all the way to shore.

But I no more than ponder the idea, it’s as if the fish sense that there’s danger, too, because they pull back a little. And now, of course, I’m able to see a dark mass which are all of these fish, all kinds of them, so I just leave the jacket there because they’re somewhere within proximity of the jacket, and I cycle around, and I’m thinking that I can get around where this mass of fish are, reach down, there are so many of them, that I could just take my hands and just fling them up, and fling them up, and be knocking the fish to shore.

In other words, this is my idea of fishing because I don’t have a good fishing pole or anything. I’m not covered with the right accoutrements. But this idea doesn’t work out, either. But as I attempt to do this, I suddenly find, as if something shifted to change the image or illusion, that I’m dipping into a container with water in it and there are fish in there that I can touch, that I can reach.

But as I start to follow up on this idea of flipping them to shore, I suddenly realize I have no right to do this because this container with these fish in it, in other words no longer the big ocean, belongs to a woman. And in the matter of a split second I learn from this woman that the fish literally jumped into her container. And after I hear this, I also hear a voice from afar that says, “Let him have it,” which means let them have the fish or something. But when I hear that it could mean something else, too, I suppose. When I hear that it causes me to pause, draw back, and wake up.

So the meaning is I come to realize that the unseen consciousness is all around me. As I come to notice that, I tend to lose a more ambivalent composure and I instead realize – when I may not have realized it before – that I can draw the consciousness to me but, try as I might, I can’t indulge in it as I would like. My idea of doing or catching up with it doesn’t work. Yet in the right space, it literally jumps in to a feminine container of myself – but the masculine side can’t catch up with this. What I do to try and close the gap is overly presumptive and, thus, it doesn’t work that way, and I don’t have the permissive right to make that work like that.

When I suddenly realize what I am doing, I hear a voice that says “Let him have it,” so I stop. I have to stop, I’m almost in shock that something is watching, or seeing, or noticing or whatever, observant. And I didn’t realize that I was clutching at that which I have no right to claim.

The dream is portraying that I am in the midst of it all, you know of a consciousness and such, and that I am able to perceive it, in other words, look at it and notice that it’s there, but I’m unable to claim it. And, as shown in the first dream, when I don’t let go to the proper flow, and act out my own approach or ideas, I create repressed conditions that stifle the unfoldment. Isn’t that interesting?

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