We often see the resistance we are putting up, inside, when we experience the feeling of being chased in a dream. What we are trying to escape from is often a deeper connection between inner aspects, or we are avoiding making a brand new integration that scares us for some reason. In this dream we also see the outcome of such an integration: a new ability to utilize an inner power to move forward in a different way. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)
Jeane: As far as I remember about any dreams I had closer to morning, I think they were just about the headache I had, almost like how to work with it or something. I don’t remember that as well.
But I had this dream and image last night and, in that image, I’m in this black buggy being pulled by a horse. It feels like there’s a young boy or young man in there with me, too, I don’t quite see clearly. And we’re being pursued and trying to get away – even maybe being shot at.
And then the horse shakes off the traces that are pulling the buggy and goes down the road a bit, it stops in the middle of the road. And now it’s quite bright out. And then the horse goes down there and then he turns around; it’s a red horse, a roan horse. And I go up to the horse and it agrees for me to place a rope in its mouth, just like taking a bit, and I get the rope and I get on its back.
And it’s fine so far, but then when the man, or the boy, that had been in the buggy with me comes out and gets on the horse, too, the horse at first slumps down like it’s maybe all too heavy for it. But then it gets up. And then we seem to get away, even though someone’s chasing us. And I have a sense that we’re okay.
And then it’s almost like after all this is happening I see a flash of the boy that had been with me and I see that he’s on a train. He hitchhiked a ride on this train, is my feeling. And there’s this white camel that has come and it’s kind of laying outside the car he’s in and maybe even stuck his head through the glass, like it can pass its head through glass. So it can stick its head in the compartment where he’s hitched this ride for wherever he’s going, like, he’s just going to go on to the world or something. And that was the dream.
John: So the dilemma that gets this going on multiple levels has to do with getting beyond a complaint. And the complaint is that something is too much. And when you get beyond the complaint of something being too much you actually can travel to other levels, you can actually take in other levels.
So there’s a pressure on you. In terms of the pressure, and because it’s a horse, a horse represents power, and there’s a way of surrendering to the power, or going with the power. And that if you don’t it’s too much for you, or you have the sense that it’s too much – the power, all of that that’s going on is too much.
Each of those things is trying to break through. I mean, you’re starting off in kind of an oppressed state, you’re starting off in a scenario in which the situation around you is not something that’s balanced. In other words, the flow is constrained. As you gain some sort of distance against whatever it is, and try to catch up with yourself, then it’s as if something is too much. That can be like a type of exhaustion.
The key is to go into this stuff, you go into what you experience inside, kind of eagerly, not feeling like the whole thing is a bit too much. Or, otherwise, you’re accepting an exhaustion, or you’re seeing it as exhaustive, instead of seeing it as an unfolding process. I mean, this continues, you have level after level. This is like the first step. The first step was the whole sensation of something that is pursuing you or oppressing you. And that when you gain a bit of a reprieve from that, you’re then required to shift and break through and not be in a situation where you can’t quite catch your power, catch up with the power, as if something is too exhausting. Because this is just the beginning, there’s more to come.
So the boy goes into the future, that’s an image where something comes into its own. Something comes into its own and there’s a connection that’s made, and it’s able to travel. And as you said it had a whole futuristic sense to it. The other was like the precursor to it. It was like something that built up to a crescendo and then the whole thing is about something able to approach life differently.
So, in the first part of the dream, you are oppressed as a woman, as the feminine, and not able to take on the masculine at the same time. And in the second part of the dream the masculine is complete. The boy is able to free-flow and has a rapport with his nature, which is more than just power. I wonder what a camel stands for; it’s probably like another sort of power, but in a different disciplined way.
It’s like being able to venture anywhere: on the train, with the camel. It’s like another realm. So the horse progresses to a camel, and you catch up with a purified camel, not one that spits and carries on and acts up. One that’s well-trained, one that does the bidding, that’s merged with its owner. That’s attentive to its owner.
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