Two Parts, One Nature

DualismHere is another good example of how we are all the characters in our dreams. In this image, John sees himself as helping an older man down some steps, and the man seems to have more energy than sense in terms of the risk he is taking. So there is a balance that needs to be struck, between eagerness and vulnerabilty on one hand, and being stable and grounded on the other. In this territory is the idea that, at some point in our lives, we need to take responsibility, and have care, for what is around us – rather than always needing the universe to help us. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: Now, apparently this is a big subject because this thing just popped in as soon as I finished that. I wrote this other up and then this popped in, and then I wrote this up. Then I went back and wrote the interpretation.

In this dream I am challenged to conduct myself in a way that is stable and grounded so that I am able to facilitate a transition that lies before me. After being told by others that I needed to slow down and to be more of a presence, and a presence that is then able and directed to be able to affect things around me.

To see if I can do this, I am presented with the following challenge, which is like a way of living this truth. So as soon as I hear this from a couple of people, I suddenly find myself, now, having to hold the hand of an old man who has a lot of energy – and he’s now put under my care.

And so, in other words, he’s going down some steps. He’s raring to go and, as I’m holding my hand, he’s lurching out, pushing out in front, but I’m holding him. He’s leaning forward and I’m trying to control his pushing out pace because he could fall, and that could affect us both.

So as I hold his hand, as we go down some steps, I’m stabilizing him from falling. He leans forward. He’s stretching out in front of me. I’m holding his hand and I’m being a stabilizing force. I try to tell him not to lean forward so much. We will get there in one piece if we proceed in a balanced way.

It’s a strange image, right?

This is a dream which portrays the two parts to my nature. I can be the epitome of balance; this important trait is offset by the image of myself in which I’m not taking into account the conditions and I’m pushing out in an out of control way. That’s like controlling, or catatonic, as I described it in the other dream.

I need to appreciate both qualities because, depending upon the circumstances, they are both important. The part of me functioning as a stabilizing force knows the situation and is careful, is prudent, is balanced.

The part of me that is too vulnerable to be going down the steps as if I am invincible needs to have this out-of-control energy reigned in so that the focus is internalized to facilitate that which is truly important. That which is truly important is something I need to step back from, the momentum, in order to catch up with, internally, as an aspect of overall life.

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