This Side of Things

02222We know that there is a physical world, and we know that behind, and throughout, everything physical that there is a world of energies. And we have thousands of years of stories describing different ways these two sides have communicated, whether in the tales of elves and fairies and angels,  in miraculous visions, or ghosts, or the feel of an unseen hand in our affairs.  Yet one of the best, and most consistent, forms of this communication is our dream world, because we are connected to our unconscious which can reach much further than our conscious mind. In accessing our dreams, we gain access to a world we are usually cut off from. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

John: What you tend to do is, each dream in some subtle way builds. The next dream after that will build, and then the next dream after that will build.

So with three dreams, if this works, one should be able to see how they connect. Now all dreams in a given night connect, but I’m of the opinion that the states that you’re going to be going through are going to be very closely correlated. At least for a period of time they’ll be very, very closely correlated. We tend to theme inside of ourselves for a long time until we make breakthroughs.

And so the odds of us doing something like that is greater than huge differentiations, you know huge shifted differentiations. So I’m inclined to believe that your first dream is going to be correlated to your second dream, which will advance something further, to which your third dream will advance something even further. And within that is a central theme.

Here’s the dilemma for me. Somehow I have to hear, in order for this to have any value, I have to hear the vibration behind your dream. And sometimes I have to fumble about, but I will know and you will know when I hit it.

And then, as I hit it, that brings something straight through. That creates the honing. Now some deep, deep part of yourself, your higher self, already knows. It’s just that you haven’t brought it through to this side of things. But because some part of you deep, deep down knows, that if that chord is hit you will know it.

And so you start with the farthest one and in that farthest one the way this kind of works as a process is it will introduce the schematic, okay, and you haven’t processed or worked the schematic out yet. It’s just kind of a state inside of you, and it’s a leakage that was able to occur. But some part at a deep, deep, deep level is ready, then, after you’ve had this dream, that understands it to some degree, is ready now to take another step.

And so then the next night you will dream something that will add to that, in some tiny way, on the same schematic. And then the third night you will dream something that will add to that again, and eventually you create what becomes a completeness. A completeness on a degree inside of yourself, in some evolving fashion.

And then, often times, a lot of people are given a reprieve, you know like are able to kind of dance with that a bit, you know feel good with that a bit, and then comes the next shot in the jaw, so to speak, where again you have to contend with it – and it just never stops. And each thing keeps bringing you closer and closer and closer to subtler and subtler energies, which really then is more and more intertwined alignment of a beingness, of a greater and greater wholeness.

So you have all of that going on, too, and the fact that one dreams is a very, very, very big step. In the Masters of Wisdom they talk in terms of dreams about three big steps. The first step is to remember your dream. Just to remember your dream is considered a big step because, like I say, somewhere inside of you, you already deep, deep, deep down know what it means. You just can’t quite access it.

Actually, that’s the second step is remembering your dreams. The first step, of course, is breaking out of the fact that we live in a reflective world and that the reflective world is not what is real. And that even the dreamworld is reflective, but it clears the way, it speeds up the access. It’s like working with the speed of light instead of the speed of sound. It gives you a quicker access to process through things.

And then the third step is then the pulling out of the meaning behind the dreams. That takes a bit, that comes later. When it came to the Khwajagan, who used to look out for the affairs of the world way back hundreds of years ago, before they went hidden and underground because the world doesn’t accept them in that capacity, before they did that, they came to be seen almost in a fearful mode, in other words, as something that had a connection with something that nobody else regularly understood – which caused them to have to withdraw, in terms of their presence, because they can’t be disturbing things and creating some sort of fear or something.

So, as you dream, and as you connect to your dreams, and as you come to understand your dreams, and that all stems from something that is screaming to come alive, and yet the way it processes across can be, in terms of the eyes of ordinariness, to be a bit bizarre, or be taken in a bizarre way.

And I say that in relationship to the fact that behind the dreams, catching up with that, is the stuff that wants to come out and, for coping purposes, one takes and adopts personalities, and mannerisms, that act as defense mechanisms, and veils, from it being too literal – because in a physical existence we’re just not accustomed to having to cope this way. And yet now’s the time when we have to.

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A Step Forward

John: Your dream yesterday was an interesting one because it showed, in a fairly simple way, how the imagery establishes where you are – in Roman times, in a social gathering – and then it introduces a new element – the invaders (see The Invaders). In the social gathering aspect, the detail of the levels plays a part, but more importantly is that you are in a kind of comfort zone there – you are part of the scene and everything seems to be okay.

Then the invaders come in. In this way, the dream is challenging your status quo. So the question becomes, “How will you respond to this invasion of a new force?” Yesterday we describe two possible options: incorporate it into your life by retaining your balance, or be thrown off course by it and who knows what might happen.

So we see that you have incorporated it because the invader, instead of succeeding in taking a woman, he is compelled to marry one. So instead of the new force overwhelming the feminine, the feminine has accommodated it and integrated it.

In a sense, this is the way it is with so much of our lives – new things are introduced and we either integrate them, or we are overwhelmed by them. When we get overwhelmed, that’s when things spiral out of control in our lives (or in our dreams).

The women are representative of Creation, or the feminine in life, and the invader represents a compelling force that comes through, which is masculine. The entire scenario shows parts of a whole that need to be taken into account, in one fell swoop, in terms of the larger dimension, the overallness, of you.

In this particular case the feminine steps forward and acts as the integrating component, which is natural to her, and the invading force is masculine, bringing in new ideas to the feminine. The masculine force is like the out-breath of Creation, and the feminine force is like the in-breath. The two make up a complete cycle: Creation is simply one breath.

This imagery shows an advancement, just in the imagery of the women stepping forward, unafraid, able to accommodate and accept. You are able to keep your balance in this way, and not be thrown off-course. It is also an act of maintaining your wholeness rather than succumbing to the sense of separation of things.

So a part of you recognizes that the sense of separation is an illusion. Your dream, in other words, is showing that you have initially gone to a depth with the synergy, in terms of yourself, and you’ve built up strength to be able to realize that you’re capable of coping with whatever else there is, within the whole, that can come at you. You’re no longer sitting in a corner of yourself in terms of your light. You’re now able to let that light take in the greater light that is coming in, or coming down.

It’s like you went to the depths of yourself and realized that you’re not as helpless, or removed, or reactive, or hidden in terms of your carnal nature – meaning how densely you live in the physical of yourself. You’re not limited to just that. You have opened up and gained confidence in your own ability.

This dream shows how spiritual processes are constantly underway within us, whether we are aware of them or not – awakened to them or not. One has to break out of the physical, cultural fog to awaken to them.

The Invaders

Jeane: Well, I lost my middle dream, unless it comes back, but my last dream was actually kind of amusing. In this dream it feels like I’m back in Roman times because of the way people are dressed. There’s an oval pit dug in the floor, filled with sand, and there are people milling around down there.

Suddenly some invaders come in on the top level, above the pit, and one of them is very…

John: So this pit is like an arena?

Jeane: No, it’s more like a social event is going on. Let’s put it that way.

John: And now all of a sudden there’s someone (something) else coming in?

Jeane: Yes, they’re invaders.

John: So you start off in this situation that you are a part of – it’s familiar to you in the sense that you can relate to what’s happening, on some level. And in this lower area – a deeper aspect of yourself that represents some part of your unconscious – you are taking something in and you are not alone in the process.

And then these invaders are causing you to have to make a shift, or an adjustment, to the fact that the space you are in now has to accommodate a recognition of something new that is being compelled or pushed upon you (the invaders).

So one of the aspects of this scenario thus far is that you are meant to be able to handle what has just come in. I mean, you begin in a state of relative balance, and this new invasion is something you are being asked to contend with. It’s showing that you are meant to handle this new aspect while still staying balanced and conscious.

Basically, a greater vista inside of you is opening up – awakening – and you are being asked to accept it, or come to know it, or to take it in in some way. And these vistas that are opening up feel to you like invaders.

So you are describing a fairly advanced process of awakening, because the imagery also shows you observing aspects of your unconscious self from an elevated position, and the new aspects are coming in at the upper level (from the higher self).

The invaders represent an awakening to a greater aspect of the whole of life, so you will need to make an adjustment to accommodate that. In others words, two basic outplays can happen, either you continue what you are doing and accommodate the new into that – as an inclusiveness – or you stop what you’re doing and get overwhelmed.

So let’s see what happens.

Jeane: One of the invaders, who must be the leader, holds a heavy whip that he lays on the floor. There is a man standing in the corner who is shielding two women. The invader challenges the man to hand over one of the women, or to prepare to fight over it.

The man is resistant to surrendering a woman, so it’s not clear what’s going to happen. The invader makes the demand again.  

Then a woman from the opposite corner of the room – a pretty blonde woman in a lime green dress, very graceful – steps up and says, “I’m not afraid of you.” Well, the invader is again making his demand that the man hand over a woman for the night, and the blonde woman again speaks up. She looks at him and says, “I’m not afraid of you.”

That makes everything change. Then a courier for the invader arrives. He comes down and lays a small silver packet at the blonde woman’s feet and asks her where he can find her father because he needs to speak with him.

It becomes clear that the invader, who came in thinking he was going to abduct a woman for the night, is now going to end up with a wife.

Interesting! Tomorrow we will see what is being shown through this imagery.