Chuck’s Place: Google & the dream

Daphne
– Art by Jan Ketchel © 2003

Carl Jung discovered the Collective Unconscious, a layer of the mind all beings share in common, what the ancient Hindus identified as Universal Mind. Edgar Cayce validated its existence through accessing, in trance, the Akashic Record to provide spot-on medical diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Joe McMoneagle equally accessed this dimension of all-knowing through Remote Viewing, proving its utility for military intelligence and solving ancient mysteries.

What Edgar Cayce and Joe McMoneagle teach is the use of deep relaxation of left brain focused ego dominance as a pathway to direct experience and access to all knowledge, the deepest level of the collective unconscious that we all share. These methods can be trained to waking consciousness.

Dreaming, where ego relaxes its focused left brain dominance in order to fall asleep, also takes place in the realm of the collective unconscious. Thus, it is possible to encounter deceased relatives or living archetypes, such as gods and goddesses, or virtual treasure maps, in one’s nightly journeys in the all-knowing Universal Mind of being.

Dreaming provides opportunities for the Universal Mind of the collective unconscious, or SOUL, to communicate profound knowledge to waking ego consciousness. This linkage of Universal Mind to personal ego requires dream interpretation.

The first stage in dream interpretation, and perhaps the most challenging, is to remember the dream.

Everyone dreams. It was scientifically demonstrated in sleep labs long ago that anyone who is deprived of dreaming for three days will become psychotic. Restitution of dreaming quickly reverses this condition. Remembering dreams, however, is a matter of intent. State, in advance of sleep, “I intend to remember my dream tonight.”

Stage two is to value whatever dream fragments one wakes up with and write them down. Like a hooked fish quickly slipping back into the ocean, a vivid dream not recorded is gone after even a quick visit to the bathroom. In particular, watch out for King Ego, master of the waking world: “Oh, that’s stupid, irrelevant, nonsense, etc., …” Follow Carlos Castaneda’s number one rule: Suspend Judgment. Write it down!

Stage three is to track immediate associations as you recall and write the dream. Last night I had a tin can of bluefin tuna in a dream. As I remembered the dream next morning, I immediately flashed to an article I’d read of a Japanese restaurant owner paying $3.1 million dollars for a large bluefin tuna at auction. Suffice it to say that this “prized fish,” contained in its leaden mandala tin, perfectly mirrors the current stage of my own opus of individuation.

Stage four. Once personal associations are exhausted, take it to the next level: Google. Google is humankind’s collective conscious effort to mirror the all-knowing collective unconscious. It is a great aid in deciphering the universal symbolic language of the vast collective unconscious.

I offer an example from a recent dream of Jan’s. Jennifer Lawrence and Lawrence Osborne show up as characters in the dream. Jan knew of and had associations to actress Jennifer Lawrence but had never heard of Lawrence Osborne. Quick google research produced a nomadic author of some repute. Jan has here to face her own nomadic author self, who has written deeply valuable books about her own shamanic recapitulation, combined with facing a latent extraverted Jennifer Lawrence self!

Jan next looked up the name Lawrence. Ultimate derivation of the name Lawrence is laurel, symbolically referring to Daphne, who ran from rape by transforming into a laurel tree. (Side note: many of Jan’s paintings include a tree). Daphne is both a symbol of perseverance and frozen avoidance of life. These associations help Jan explore the current balance of her hermitic introverted and confident extraverted selves.

These associations, both personal and collective, string together a profound communication from SOUL to ego Soul, essentially gifting a willing ego Soul with a direction for the playing field of waking life.

Google doesn’t always get it right, though. Ego Soul must decide upon what personally resonates and then take action—that is the completion of the dream. It is a grand opportunity to bridge the SOUL/ego Soul relationship and communication in the completion of one’s life karma, or mission on Earth, this time around.

Thank you, Jan, for sharing this gem.

Dream on,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Tuesday January 8, 2019

Let that which is the old path be declared old now, no longer viable. Though the new pathway’s clearing is challenging, let it not overwhelm, for it is now the only way. There is no going back. There is only going forward on the new journey you have selected as your path into new life. Let each day be a day of forging ahead into unknown territory. Like an adventurer, prepare yourself with eagerness, openness, and a bright heart. Let yourself also be innocent and wide eyed as you step out into each new day and declare yourself ready for whatever may come. And indeed, that’s the truth, for you are ready. You have prepared for this moment all the days of your life. This is it. Enjoy the journey, each blessed step of the way. Bon Voyage!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

A Message for humanity from Jeanne: A New beginning



Each new day is an opportunity to balance the light and the shadow, as is appropriate…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

Here is our first audio channeled message of the New Year, inviting us all to take responsibility for our every decision in the year to come, which offers us all an opportunity for a new beginning. It really is up to us to sculpt ourselves and the life we desire.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

Soulbyte for Monday january 7, 2019

Focus your energy so that it may be put to good use, utilized for growth and change within and to create harmony in your outer world. Do this by changing your negative thinking to positive thoughts. Do this by imagining yourself in a future setting and determine that you will arrive there whole, unscathed, and in the most magical way. Visualize yourself in a most beautiful world and then manifest it by making beauty in your own world, one day and one thought at a time. Allow yourself to imagine a changed world by doing something to create it, every day, in the most positive ways. You are the creator and the creation. You are everything, the source of power and the power in your own life. Use it wisely for yourself and for the good of all.

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte For Friday January 4, 2019

Retain connection to that which is most important. Though time slowly passes the need for change does not. Though thoughts intrude and old patterns seek to reestablish themselves, the true needs of the spirit never change. Though your desire body may be weak, your loving heart remains strong. Though your feelings about yourself may fluctuate, keep your intent strong and steady upon the new path of choice, for intent is the food of the SOUL, balance the fodder of the mind, and kindness and compassion feed the heart and strengthen its likelihood of remaining your driving force. Onward, one day at a time, one step at a time, one healing breath at a time. Don’t give up. You are worth it!

-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR