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Julia Yellow

Everything sleeps. It’s a fundamental process of the universe. But it’s not just to recharge our “batteries” for a new day, although that is a critical aspect of it. But it is also a cleaning and healing process that lets us clean and store what we want from the day, which allows us to start the new day in a tidy state. It can also provide healing in the sense of connections made, and unconscious understandings made conscious, providing a settlement and ability to repair in the deepest levels of a person, in body and in soul. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: I don’t really remember dreaming much last night, except it felt like whatever was going on I had to be still, or I was watching the breath, or I was feeling observed. I don’t know which it was. I couldn’t pull a dream out around it.

John: It sounds like, whatever you were doing, there was still something holding your attention, in some sort of way, so that something else couldn’t quite get there, or didn’t quite come through.

For the longest time that’s what we do, is we have our ideas on how to hold a particular space. We have our ideas on what to feel, even when we meditate, what we think we need to feel. We don’t know how to simply let go because whatever it is that we know how to feel, is not what it’s about.

And so you have to somehow or another shift away from all of that in order to start to have an inkling of yourself in an overall, intertwined whole. I have distinct memories of years and years and years of trying to take and have a sense of how to access what the heart needs to feel, in my opinion, and have had what seems to be like experiences there, and can get quickened in that area, but that doesn’t necessarily go anywhere in terms of this intertwined connection because there’s still something in the way in terms of how it is that I am identifying.

And I have to drop all of that. And I don’t know how to say, or explain, or to tell anyone how they do that. Whenever I hear any notion, that gets in the way. Like if I were to just, say, listen to the ringing in my ears, that could get in the way if I listen too intently.

But if somehow or another it’s like a knockout punch, then something more can happen. Or it can be that one is shifted to a place, and it has nothing necessarily to do with having to listen to the ringing of the ears, it just is meant to happen now.

The shift has to be such that it takes one outside of the ordinary day-to-day trance that they’ve been in. And what helps to facilitate this shift is a quality of rejoicing, or something inside of one’s self, or balance, or sense of a greater dimensionality, or at ease, in other words the ability to break out of a contracted state – knowing full well what contraction feels like. And also knowing full well what expansion feels like – that can take you off the ground.

In other words, somehow or another knowing how to do this sort of thing with a certain quality in which the breath isn’t in some sort of another kind of disarray, either in a disarray from the standpoint that it’s too contracted and you’re feeling hurt, or disarray in which you’re too much into some sort of feeling good sensation that you’re trying to sustain.

But when you’re in a natural overallness, then it becomes interesting and you walk around, for no reason in particular, and find yourself doing that, that is when, if there’s any time that I could think of when you are closer to something more real, that would be the time. But whether that’s important in terms of the dreaming process, or not, is not necessarily so.

I guess it is still more dependent upon your ability to somehow or another drop something, not carry something in a malingering way. And when you’re able to do that, then the various states of whatever it is that can kind of try to keep noodling you along, sneak in, and you find yourself up to a limit where you’re still in a deviated capacity and that becomes what you look at, and what you go through, in terms of the theme of the dreaming for that night.

Because when you go into the inner reflective – and it’s reflective, as well – but it’s a kind of reflective that can give you a chance to actually go a little bit behind that reflective more than you can usually in the outer and, in doing so, you are using what is designed as a process for healing purposes that has always been designed this way for the human being. That’s why sleep rejuvenates, but sleep can be more than that. It can rejuvenate in an amnesic way, just with the physical in terms of its tiredness, but it can also rejuvenate from the standpoint of the greater dimensions of the soul of one’s self, that is also tired, in terms of the fact that it is confined to the human body.

And if you can get to a point of letting go to the point where you can address that kind of tiredness, and let go of that kind of tiredness, in this sleep process that is designed to heal – that’s when you then come to know other levels of yourself.

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2b8corpusWe speak of how our psychologies and defense mechanisms can become veils to our experience of the world and, in this dream, there is literally a veil worn during a dance.  And we can see that the dreamer is struggling to make a connection to something, a connection from the past, even, that has still not been fully realized. And the only way the dreamer is able to participate in the dance is when a veil is used. This tells us that there is still a deep resistance that prevents the freedom of expression. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: In the second dream it feels like there’s some expression I have that’s related to a song, or a dance, or music, or a movement and, in relationship to this, I’ve gone with some other people to a building that feels somewhat like a museum.

And within this building are some women that are doing this dance, and they feel like Sufis to a degree, something like that, but they’re doing a dance, and again, it’s part of this expression. It’s an expression probably that pulls something together.

And I really want to join in, but initially I’m holding back. And then I see some of them in another room, and I go over and, as I pass by, one woman, young woman, she reminds me by something she says to me, that I have been here about ten years ago, or seen the same group, or dance, or participated in something ten years ago, when she was even younger.

And this reminds me of it; she reminds me of that. And as she does that then I pick up a veil and I cover myself with a veil and kind of join in a dance. In fact, if the veil kind of slips around my eyes, I shift it so that I’m completely covered. But when I’m covered, I can see out through this. It’s really thin silk with a pattern on it. And I can kind of move or twirl with the other dancers.

And it feels like participating in and remembering something, some kind of theme or dance or expression. It feels like a Sufi group to a degree, and it’s linked to the two rooms in the museum where we can do this. Whatever it is that we can even take out and do in another setting, it’s just reconnecting it in a way to learn it, remember it even more strongly.

John: So are you going into the past, or the future?

Jeane: Well, sometimes you go into the past to kind of make something stronger in the present.

John: So you’re dealing with something that’s lost, and you’re trying to bring it into the present.

And it seems like, to begin with, you have a certain sense of something. You’re going inside of yourself to some space that you’re finding, that’s not relatable in the present yet, and so you’re having to go somewhere within in order to reach this and bring it through.

And those that you see around you, that you might expect to have a certain kind of development or consciousness, don’t seem to carry it, so you’re going into another space or depth inside yourself to find it.

The other thing that’s odd about these dreams is that, is it depicting something else? Is it depicting a quality of yourself that is getting somehow removed from life? In other words,  are you developing a consciousness in such a way that the rapport that’s required around you just isn’t there?

Then the question is: why? And, I’m looking at this, too, in my dreams, and wondering what is there that’s missing? In other words, there can be the understanding, there can be a recognition about things, but that, in and of itself, doesn’t change anything. And that everything else seems to be in some sort of stupor. It’s not quite able to catch the memo, which indicates to me that what is missing is a certain kind of consciousness, on my part, that is able to touch others in a way so that they stop whatever it is, and however it is, that they are in the collective – because just because I get it, doesn’t mean that this is in any way, shape, or form translating across to an effect that is needed in terms of the whole.

And even though one takes and recognizes that it’s only in terms of working with the overall in an intertwined way that it’s possible to change a story, or cause something to shift, that it’s not happening. It requires almost a two-way form of dialogue for this to occur. And that isn’t what is happening. In other words, in your dream you can get up to a particular point inside yourself, but you’re not getting the feedback that you need back.

And therefore that’s frustrating, and defeating a purpose, and a focus and of attention. And then you seem to access something that is in need of waking up inside of you, but are you able to bring it into the setting? You can bring it into the setting in terms of your imaginative, but not in reality yet?

So that’s taking something from the future back. That’s awakening something from the future back. When you put the two dreams together there has to be, as a consequence of all of this, there has to be at some point a recognition. There has to be something that causes an appreciation, and a shift, or change. In other words, there needs to be a kind of responding.

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communicateIf we could sum up the history of the human race thus far, it would be hard to sum it up more concisely than to state: they put almost all their time and effort into unimportant things. And that’s a problem, because we’ll only progress at the things we put our focus on (think: money, military, sex, etc). Said another way, we humans don’t spend enough time trying to understand what we are, why we are designed the way we are designed, and what our lives should really be used for. And, even if one doesn’t believe in the universe having a higher purpose, shouldn’t humans devise a purpose for themselves that’s better than what we currently see? (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: And so the dream is a dream in which it’s very much similar to the second part of your dream in which you have all of the various aspects. You even have the play or whatever it is that’s the central piece, that’s the overall, and then you have all of the various component pieces. And they all are significant in their own way, but they don’t go anywhere without the central play and that’s how this is.

In the dream, I start off where I take apart various saws that had been assembled, thinking I could use the blades only in a better capacity. The saws that were of different sizes that were put together, and there four of them, cost $70 apiece to creatively assemble. And so I’m realizing a lot of value is getting lost by having to strip something back.

And then I come to realize that the setting I’m in is I am actually a person who has been hired to take a product that the family has established, and this is like a particular family of which I am to live with, or I’m taken into the family, and what this family has produced is a whole number of things that have won awards, mostly books and stuff that have won multiple awards in terms of the amazing qualities of what they depict. And so I’m hired to try to facilitate this coming across better. In other words, it’s one thing to get the recognition in the select circles, but it’s another thing to disseminate it.

So to start off with, just to kind of go at this slowly, I take a product of a lesser stature, one of the books that wasn’t considered that serious of a subject matter, and yet this is one of the various books but it’s not one that won any awards.

Well, I take this one and I attempt to mount it as if in a permanent display, so I drive a nail through the book in an attempt to permanently mount it on a display stand, but I can’t get the nail to go into the stand properly. And the nail keeps bending, and I’m holding it, and pounding it, and it’s just very, very strange.

And I look at this and I’m thinking this nail’s a cheap nail that’s bending, and I hold it with my fingers to keep it from bending, continuing to try to hit it. And even the top cap of it breaks off. So the whole thing is ridiculous.

And then a member of the family comes over and says, “Yes, there is all of this other, and why display this item when there are all these other books that have won all kinds of recognition and awards in terms of the subject matter of what they bring out?”

So I take the nail out and I realize that I had driven it through the pages even, which is again ridiculous, because even if this lesser whimsical book was important to read, how can you do that if you drive the nail through the book. And so I was fortunate however, and no one seemed to pay much attention to that awkwardness. No one was upset. I guess they figured I just didn’t quite understand or get it, you know the fact that I was looking in a way that wasn’t paying attention to that which could be integrated more fully, in terms of an overall acceptance, because it had already been recognized to be important.

And so they take me over to where everything that was created by this family, to which I am now part of the family, but it’s my role to get it out there, or to market it, for them, and among the creative products there was a chess set they have for sale for over $700. And so they’ve shown me all this stuff and then here we go to a secondary item like a chess set that was created kind of as a whimsical thing again, and I look at the chess set and say, “You know, I can buy a chess set like this from an antique mall for $200.”

So even after the fiasco that I had been in, in which I had taken some crazy item and was actually beating it up by putting the nail through the center of it, they didn’t seem to be phased at all by what had occurred before and they were interested in my input. And so then a whole discussion ensues as to how to integrate the point that I made that this is priced at $700, and you can buy it for $200, and someone mentions that this is new and so that should matter. And in the end, as I’m waking up, I’m saying, “Can you make a profit if you were to sell it for $500 and, if it’s a slow mover, then we don’t ever do this again.”

So what is going on? The dream is indicating that I am part of a large overall family, it’s a family but it needs to take what it has opened up and reached to which there is a high recognition in terms of something on an inner level of society, and that needs to be disseminated into the whole.

And, in the dream, I have not yet found the way in which that is best accomplished – which means I’m not dwelling properly upon what is the dynamic, the overriding and overall dynamic. And so to highlight the fact, first I immobilize that which has been done, you know pounding a nail in something that’s fortunately insignificant.

So I’m looking at the wrong thing, and then actually going into a denseness with that – and that’s the book – plus, I’m also taking apart the means originally devised for splitting things into finished products, taking the saw and just taking the whole caricature of the saw that’s various sizes to be able to do various kinds of cuts. I’m taking that off, so I just have the various sized blades. So everything is in a state of a kind of flip-flopping and, eventually, I am shown what needs to excel, that needs to be held in high esteem, in terms of the world. And instead of sticking on a side issue, to instead look at this which stands out.

The meaning is, that which is most important to the overall of life, deemed by life to be most important, is not presented in a way for all to see, appreciate, and enjoy. The amazing creativity lies dormant. It is established with the family, but needs to reach beyond that and into society. Society has already acknowledged that it’s important, but doesn’t have the means to fully take it in.

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