If Everyone Jumped…

lands_640Off a bridge, would you too? It’s an age-old conundrum, but this dream points out that concept on an inner level. Since we are all the characters in our dreams, the roles played by others in our images become very interesting. Are they with us? Ignoring us? Working against us? It is so important to remember all the lives we have inside us, because one aspect within us may be absolutely sure we want to make a spiritual journey, while other aspects have different agendas. That’s not a flaw, yet to truly keep on our path we must, over time, convince every part of ourselves of the mutual goal. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.) This post was originally published in March 2016.

Jeane: The very earliest dream I had, I was a younger boy in that dream. The only scene I remember is jumping into some water that was this really pretty green color. And then I’m with a couple other boys, but I didn’t really pull that dream out.

And then in the next dream, which seemed all jumbled, it just felt like they were friends. It felt like they were boys about 12 or so, but nice kids.

I jumped in the water and then I got out. I don’t even know if they jumped in for sure. The water was this beautiful, kind of green water. It was a green color that was really pretty. That’s the only reason I think I even remembered the scene.

John: So you jumped in the water because you recognized something about the water.

Jeane: But it was like you couldn’t stay in it.

John: And you couldn’t stay in it because…?

Jeane: I don’t know.

John: And the only ones around were those that were other than people that you might be familiar with?

Jeane: They were friends, but I don’t remember.

John: Well, I’ll tell you what the theme of the dreaming is, not that it adds to the dream. Your second dream probably finishes things, but the theme of the dreaming has to do with discovering a part of yourself that does not necessarily apply, or is it apparent, or is it accepted, or is it taken on, by those who are part of your connective group. Those who you are familiar with.

In other words, they aren’t going along and jumping in the water, although you do kind of know them. It is you that has the excitement and the interest and the draw to jump into the water. And then, of course, you get right out, but at no time do you see that any of them have joined you.

And so, a dream like this raises the question, why is that the case? But you did know who they were. Did you always know who they were before you jumped in the water? Apparently barely. You don’t know for sure. You just were able to see them. You had a sense they were friends.

And that’s the dilemma. In other words, it seems to be portraying something that you’re to do, that opens something up, expands something, but there doesn’t appear to be any reciprocation or recognition in terms of their camaraderie about that issue. And you know that you’re to jump in the water and then you get right out?

You just knew you had to jump in the water and then get right out. You just saw yourself jump in the water, then get right out. That’s what you saw. It’s not a question of knowing that you had to do this. You just said that that’s what you saw yourself doing.

That works, too, in terms of being able to provide or be part of a quality or a note or a breakthrough that is not readily appreciated, or understood, or part of where your friends are at.

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Good Counsel

CriWe have seen chase dreams with narrow escapes, and images where everything is coming together just as needed. So, if we are all the characters in our dreams, what do those two opposite experiences say about us? That we’re complicated, and that we have many pieces that really just want to be part of one thing. Yet to get there, we sometimes have to chase and catch, we sometimes have to woo, we sometimes have to invite in politely. In other words, some parts of us are more wounded or wary than others, and bringing them in from their separate or alienated state is something our dreams are trying to help us do. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.) This post was originally published in April 2018.

Jeane: So, as the dream continues, I go to a counseling office where I’m starting work and the clients I have scheduled, at a certain time, don’t show up – and I’m somewhat concerned. One of them does phone, I think it’s a very brief phone call, or maybe there was just a message left, because I can tell that it’s not just one man but it’s two, that they’ve been traumatized maybe by war, and they drink, or do something. And I do want to get them into the office to be seen, but they’re very suspicious of coming into any agency, or working with anyone. I can’t even get the one to talk to me.

And I’m kind of pondering all that because I was working in the office and doing paperwork, but it feels like I don’t really see any clients that day and I’d had them scheduled, but they didn’t show up.

So I leave there and I go somewhere else, and when I’m at this other building one of the two of them shows up. The other one I feel like is out in the hallway somewhere, and I’m able to have a bit of a dialogue with him and set it up so they will come in. And I want him to bring his friend in for regular counseling, but I’m also explaining that if they come to counseling they have to come to counseling sober, you know at least for that time, because otherwise it’s like if you’re drinking you just retain what you learned when you’re drinking. You’d forget it when you got sober.

I’m trying to explain a little bit to them. and I’m trying to get him to get his friend through his paranoia about coming in to any room, or any agency, and getting it set up for them to come in. And I know that in some ways when they do come in they’d want to overwhelm you with how long they’d want to be there, and so I’m also trying to set some limits that there’s only so much you can take in at one time, you know, that we would have to have time limited appointments. It just feels like I’m trying to explain to them how that works.

John: So you’re describing the process in which you come to understand that there is a means of moving around, this moving around – which is really inside of yourself, but you see it as over a distance and such – upon which you can come to catch up with a deeper aspect, or essence, of what is real, or what the realness is.

And you tend to be inclined to viewing it as something that you access, or aspire to accessing, as opposed to it just being naturally there inside of yourself to be reached, or discovered, or unveiled, or unfrozen, or whatever the capacity is that one does, to justify sitting in an amnesia.

You then progress this to the point where you’re looking at parts of yourself that you need to somehow cater to, that you need to somehow or another assist or to help, that you need to somehow or another embrace. That it’s not sufficient that you take and have a depth that you can reach, or find, inside of yourself – it is meaningless unless it is something that can go and touch, and reach, all parts of yourself that are still astray.

And, of course, these are parts of yourself that you see need to take a step forward: that they need to show up for guidance, for counseling, for help. But then you come to realize that these parts of yourself that don’t show up, to the degree to which you’re not taking and closing the gap, that it’s not that easy, that you have to proceed to that, you have to go out of your way to touch that, to find that, and that when you do you’re bringing something together at the same time. That’s why it’s said that a teacher finds the student and, of course, this applies on a lot of levels.

Well, in your dream, that is kind of what you’re doing when you take and realize that you can get off of a certain pedestal and go and find, seek out, reach out to the parts of yourself that aren’t showing up. In other words, yes, you can take a position where you can expect it to come, but that doesn’t always work in that there are times when you have to reach out in order to touch something. And that’s why it is said that, it may look different, but the teacher being a proper teacher is actually selecting or going to the student. You know, it’s not that the student is clamoring to the teacher. That’s an illusion. It’s the teacher that’s making the accommodations always for the student.

That principle, if you were to sum it up in a word, for it to be effective it has to be invisible, or otherwise the student might get to thinking that there is something going on that’s important in terms of themselves, or something, and go off into a head trip or something on a spiral. So the teacher is most effective if they follow the principle; in other words, having the means and the ability to love without leaving traces. And that’s half of it. The other half, of course, which applies in a different way, is to fly without leaving a shadow.

So your dream, when you put that whole thing together, shows that you’re meant to have a means to connect to something deep, deep, deep inside and you just need to come to know that that is a wholeness that comes from you, you don’t go seeking it out somewhere. And when you catch up with that, recognized that way, then you exude it into the environment. You don’t expect the environment to change to your predilection. You exude it into however and wherever you put your attention.

It’s kind of like your pleasure to do that because you found it in the whole. You realize that it’s all the whole, and you realize that there isn’t two things going on, so you touch in that fashion, naturally, which is the principle of loving without leaving traces, flying without leaving a shadow, a shadow of some separation or something being kind of the motif behind it all. It’s not that behind it all. There are no shadows. It is just one thing, and one thing only, having a relationship with itself.

And so you took and you went from a kind of overtness, a kind of separation, or distinction, where something is expected to come just because you are still somewhat linked to the idea that you have to go somewhere in order to learn something. Therefore if you’re counseling that something has to come to you – instead of realizing that you are able to do this constantly, as opposed to conditionally.

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Another Kind of Echo

We have seen how baggage of any type can slow us on our journey, or make reaching our next destination impossible. In this dream image, the feeling is one of having crash-landed on an island and looking for a means of getting off that island. And the interesting image has the dreamer defending another person from destruction, but is all as it seems? If we are all the characters in our dreams, we can look at this as us putting forward a rationale for an attachment we deem too important to let go – and when we say things like that, we’ve grabbed tighter rather than letting go. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Well, I really only remember one dream and it’s like I’m part of a group. I seem to be closer to one of the women in the group, or observing her more, anyway. And it’s like we’re all on an island, and you feel almost like you’ve crash-landed on this island. And we want to try to get off and no one’s quite sure how to do it. 

And there’s a man with us who’s really brilliant, but he seems to have a box built around him. It’s an open box, I mean, more like he could even walk around with it because it might start by his calves and go up to the top of his head. And it’s maybe half a box, let’s put it that way; it’s part of him. And it was made out of some kind of really strong material. 

Well, some of the people in the group were thinking we would get off of this island if they could somehow use this box that’s actually still part of him, though. But then their ideas about it, that might have even kind of dissolved the material in the box so they could use it would have destroyed him. So I object to that, I’m not going to let them do that. That’s not the right way to get off the island. 

So it feels like I’m defending him against some of the ideas that some of the people in the group have about how we can get off this island, because I know that this box is powerful, but you don’t use it that way. So then we’re having these arguments, or I’m blocking their doing that, because I feel like we have to work together to figure out some way to get off the island, but not in a way that destroys another person by messing with his box, so to speak. 

That’s actually the gist of the dream, this back and forth, and my defending that, and not going to let that happen. But then we’re still trying to figure out some other way of getting off the island. I just know there has to be a better way than that. 

John: Well, it’s an interesting dream in that your using this fact that you’re on this island and whatnot as an example of being separate, distinct, isolated, not as connected as you want to be. 

And then you’re looking at a kind of rhythm, which is like an auric nature, or etheric nature, that is like a box. Well, this is a sense of spaciality, even though it’s a defined spaciality. The negative side of that is it is something that when you define yourself that way it helps further the fact that goes along with being on the island. But it’s more than that, in that this auric or etheric space is something that has a rhythm to it that one can identify with this auric space. 

So what this auric space now has become is it’s something that you drain, or look at for the purposes of needing something there, which, in a sense, drains that space. So that’s showing a type of attachment, clamoring to try to sustain and maintain something. And yet you know that it doesn’t work that way. And so you know that you can’t have the attachment, and yet you see that there is this attachment. And so you see yourself as in this predicament, again, of like being on the island, and how do you get off the island? Do you take something? No, you can’t do that, as far as a means of getting off. And so what it’s like is, the deeper side of this is, you’re hearing another kind of echo. And it’s an echo to something more. What you haven’t done in this dream is sorted out how that something more comes to pass. How that is just suddenly able to be there. 

You can’t be throwing yourself at that as if you could absorb or take it in, because that won’t work because you know that that actually drains you if you feel that there’s something that you’re missing, and that you throw yourself in that capacity to try to catch up with it. And you know that; a part of you knows that. 

Thus you have the higher octave inside of yourself that is pointing out, or not allowing, any of this sort of thing to happen – even if it leaves you kind of isolated and on an island – because that’s an inappropriate approach.

You don’t drain a space, or become attached to a way of being, in order to go somewhere. It’s kind of like an information dream to yourself, as you sense by way of feeling or something you sense something more, but don’t have the clarity in terms of how to necessarily bring it through, which means it’s still a bit of a bewilderment to you. But you do know what doesn’t work. And most people don’t know what doesn’t work. And so as a consequence of knowing that you actually inflect that, and it’s a sight, too, that you know better than that.

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