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Jeane: After that first segment of a dream (see To Have and To Hold), I remember a few images from another dream. I’m not sure of the sequence, but in one part I’ve gone to a resort. It’s in the countryside, and to get a spa treatment you have to go outside to another building and down some steps.

There’s a deep green hot pool with women there, and that’s where the massage takes place – underwater. I dip once in the pool, after a couple had gotten a treatment, but I don’t want the full treatment because I don’t like the idea of the treatment being underwater.

That’s one part of it.

John: What you’re describing is an image that comes back into Creation because there’s something apparently that’s needed.

This inner process is like a swinging pendulum and the object is to be right over the top of something, but in a grounded way. If it swings up to where it gets too far off the ground, then as it comes back it doesn’t stop right on the ground, it swings further into the unconscious (the hot pool in the dream).

In other words, your earlier image showed you rising up off the ground among the structures, and now you’ve swung back from that elevation back down into your unconscious. The degree to which you traveled off the ground (gaining insight) becomes the degree to which you go back into a greater veiling (the unconscious). This is a process of testing to what degree you can be open and receptive to something in a greater aspect of the masculine, which is represented by your swings off the ground.

As you lift off the ground, you start to sense imbalances there – as opposed to a wholeness. Then the pendulum swings back, as a way to return to groundedness. You can visualize this pendulum as the out-breath of something coming down, which is masculine, and the in-breath as something coming back, creating a linkage (feminine).

When you’re on the up slope of the pendulum, you’re off the ground and feeling what the structures are like and you only go so far before you realize that you need to come back down. But you don’t come straight down into Creation.

The degree to which you struggled with something on the up slope, or didn’t accept it, you swing back past the original point and down into the unconscious. To the same degree that you go into the unconscious, you realize that you have erred in the other direction. You don’t like that, and you have to try to come back.

In other words, you have a similar reaction in the unconscious where you notice that things aren’t quite balanced and you want to come back to that one particular point.

The pool is green, right?

Jeane: Yes.

John: Which is Creation. I’ve never thought of it like that, but it’s true. That’s what happens and you go back and forth.

In the spiritual path you try to learn how to put something in perspective. You’re hearing something from the rootedness and the groundedness, and then you have subtle inner nuances that arise that swing you out, and you’re trying to let those go, or to relate to them and pull them back to the rootedness.

So, in having to contend with yourself, you find you now have to take in a bigger picture in terms of the inner levels. Thus the statement “As above, so below”: the deeper you’re able to go into yourself the more you’re able to break through the barriers, or the hiddenness, that lock you away or that keep you separate from a greater reality.

Now, the outer and the inner are supposed to come together in the human, so the first phase of development requires going into the depths of yourself. As you do this, you’re getting more energy. You’re redeeming yourself.

As you redeem yourself, you have some freedom which can start to swing up and take on more of the masculine that had previously been too much in your nature because you’d gone astray from your God connection. When this energy is astray, it loses its power, its recognition, and its place – you’re out of balance.

So as you start to face this part of yourself, you have more energy and freedom so you tend to indulge (which is a return to an ego-based separation from the whole). So you swing back to see if you can function more in the spirit energy.

When you awaken the spirit energy that lies within, and it becomes more visual to you, that is the more masculine energy. So, the degree to which you can go into this depth is the degree to which you can face your unconscious, and is the degree to which you can take on a certain element of the masculine that touches the world.

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Jeane: In my dream there is a group of us. We have all come from separate places to be here. There is a house on top of the hill where we are all staying or meeting.

Down the hill there is a bathhouse, and then a series of small bathtubs filled with hot water that lead back up the hill. Up above, at the meeting place, I’m with some members of a diverse family. Some of them don’t talk to other family members; a young girl is in the kitchen doing something, and a young boy is dressed in an alternative way.

It’s time to go down to the bathhouse and a large group of people wants to join. But I say that just the five women in a group that had been meeting, including me, should go. Otherwise it will be overcrowded.

So, we go down the hill and one person goes into the bathhouse and I go over toward the tubs. Usually you take off your clothes to get in the tubs, and then you go through a series of tubs back up the hill, and then you come down again to the bathhouse – there’s a steam room there.

At first I’m concerned because I don’t think I have a towel, but then I realize I’ve wrapped a blue towel around my head so I’m all set. I get down there first and I step into the bathhouse and lying on the floor is the father of the boy and one of the girls from up above.

Maybe the husband had been exiled, or he hasn’t seen them for years, but he wants me to get a message to one of them. One of them, I think it’s the boy, is to travel with an aunt to Norway.

Then another child of his shows up that wasn’t expected – it’s a girl. I notice her when I go to step in the first tub that leads into the other tubs going up the hill. And then I notice that even though I thought just the five women were coming down, actually there are people all over the place.

John: You’re painting an image that has to do with how you access the depths of yourself. The part of you that’s your higher self is up the hill. In order to gain a better grasp of that higher part, you have to take it down into a depth. Reaching that depth is like burrowing in; it’s represented by the tubs of water that lead you back up the hill. Somehow that combination links to the top (higher self) and helps you pull something through (new knowledge).

In that process, though, you aren’t able to deal with everything at once. You have to deal with certain aspects that have a focus or alignment, and you have to let go of the other aspects or let them subside. That’s why you want only the group of five women to walk down the hill.

So you take those aspects and you pull in all that you can pull in, and you come to realize that, by being in the depth at the base – by accessing through the bathtubs – that this quality of you at a lower level, or greater density, is able to drill deeper, so to speak.  In this way you can catch up with information from the top of the hill that wouldn’t ordinarily be accessible to you in terms of how things are meant to proceed, or to unfold.

Until you go into a depth of yourself, you’re not able to have access to the higher parts. And that which is at the top of the hill (the higher self) will just stay a fluttering energy and not quite tangible. It won’t necessarily reveal itself in terms of how it can direct or guide you to a further enhancement of what is intended. The next unfolding is potentially shaped from, or realizable through, the source at the top of the hill.

So none of that available guidance will penetrate your frame of reference until you go to a depth inside yourself.

It’s interesting how you depict it like hot baths or hot springs. In other words, you drill into the depths and then something greater can bubble up to the surface where you can access it and create a linkage to something that comes from the top.

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Jeane: In the next dream it also feels like I’m always on the run, although sometimes I pause and change directions. My persona is female in this dream.

Initially, I’m with a group of people and we seem to be running towards a body of water, but everyone stops because it looks like we can’t climb over the rocks that are in the way.

But I notice that one of the rocks, a huge rock, has eyes painted on it; it almost looks like something that used to live in the sea, but that came out of the water and became a rock.

Even though it looks like we’re initially blocked from getting to the water, I find a way to get access by climbing over the side. When I reach the water, it looks like a scene from a south Pacific island because a whole group of people are paddling toward the shore in those narrow wooden boats.

John: I’m confused. I’m trying to get the sequence of this down. You’ve gone over some barriers to reach the water?

Jeane: Yes.

John: And there’s also something that’s pursuing you?

Jeane: No, I’m not sure I’m being pursued, but I feel like I am moving very fast, and I have to climb over rocks to get to the water.

John: But you have the sense that there’s something in the past?

Jeane: I feel like there’s something after me in a way, yes, but I…

John: But you can’t put your finger on it.

Jeane: No.

John: And so it looks like, so far, that you’re taking the feminine approach, in which you’re following along in a natural way.

Jeane: So then, when I get to the water, it feels like my way will be blocked because there are all these people paddling in these narrow boats – one after another. It feels like either the boat, or a paddle, will hit me, particularly as they are paused for a moment just prior to starting a race or something.

But I seem to be determined, so I notice that there is a narrow little pathway between two of the boats. There is  a very thin dock, and one can go in the water underneath this dock and not get hit by the paddles.

After I go out into the water, I get onto a boat. Then I look towards the land and realize I have to head back there. I’m not exactly clear on the next sequence, but somewhere in this dream I had seen a male friend of mine who’s a little bit intense.

Somehow, at some point, I become aware that this friend has been taken over by a demon or something, and he’s turning that dark energy on people. That’s why I have to go back to shore – to help with that situation.

When I get back on land I realize there are other people who have been taken over by these “dark forces” and they’re trying to hide this fact. If one pretends like they don’t know it, then the others won’t attack them.

I’m moving amongst them as though I think they’re okay, even though I know they’re not. I know that somewhere among them is a baby that they’ve taken, but the baby still hasn’t been touched by all this dark energy. If they don’t realize that I’ve recognized who they are, I might be able to get to the baby.

Then it feels like I do get to the baby. I don’t really see that I remove the baby, maybe just touching the baby was enough. However I do have to keep moving because I realize that this force (embodied by my male friend) is chasing and taking over people. I’m aware of it because I knew him before the force possessed him.

So I have to go and face the situation. I might be able to help. I’ve left the house where all the people had already been taken over, and I feel like I have to go back into the village. Perhaps I can help. Because I knew him before, maybe I will be able to touch something.

We will delve into the inner dynamics behind this dream in our next post!

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