Flow – Up and Down
Down flow and up flow are often shown in dreams when people are working on improving their inner life. There are two flows of energy in out being; the upflow is released potential from our physical body. The down flow is an opening to the universal existence and can bring new realisations, healing or speeded up evolution. See river
Below are some examples of this.
Example: The up flowing energy, as it was now flowing more to the heart centre, could be circulated from there to the crown or brow centre. If they did not rise to the heart, they could not be lifted by the heart to the crown. My energy was flowing in this way, it was as if a fire kindled on the top of the head. Flames flickered out from self to God.
Example: I dreamt I had to get out of a room. I believe people were still after me. A window, with supports only about 10 inches wide, was chosen as the escape exit. I/Tarzan could just about managed to get my head through, but not my chest. So with a heave the support was smashed with a great crash. I feared people would be attracted by the noise, but no one came.
Opposite a man was opening a high door on a shop front. He opened the door on the right, and one on the left opened too. He did this a few times, opening and closing, and then opened all of them. Then Tarzan went over a high wall on the left.
Interpretation given in surrender. “May this be seen as the parts of yourself you have been running away from. This means you were not willing to meet the parts of self which need consciousness to express through. These were those parts of self you lost when you lived the life known as La Ralumba. The man living with this name was the one who made the mistake you know as the robber. This man lived by making wine, but made when in the way his life was spent. This was the life in which you lost the higher faculties. This man made the mistake which you have now rectified, living from the lower forces which led him to make the way of sex his life work.
“Let this dream be lived. Let this dream be made the path now taken. The part you realised as the man running from the people, leaves the past. This means that you were not capable of dealing with those parts of yourself that sought to be expressed sexually. This man represents the strength to live in the world and yet break free of the restrictions of the sensual experience and also lift consciousness to awareness of the One. This strength was lost in the life mentioned. Tarzan is used as a symbol because in your own mind he represents living in harmony with animals and men – the harmonious life.
“When the man comes into the toilet, he is seen to be carefully and with care, linking a higher pipe with a descending one. This means that your recent painstaking efforts at meditation allow the higher waters of life to float down to that represented by the toilet, and cleanse out the problems. These are the sexual problems shown in other dreams.
“Tarzan breaking out – This is showing the breaking out through the limitations of the senses. It shows that the power of lifting consciousness enables you to enter into outer life, other people’s lives, not just intellectually, but very fully. The crash of the window shows that this will call up in you a fear of being thought immoral, or acting un-socially. But under the power of down flowing life this will not occur. It means an entering into other peoples lives in a way not previously possible.
“Shop and wall – The doors are those barriers to the Light that are now being opened. Opening the mind also opens the heart, which opens sexuality. But all the doors are being opened to let the Light into your life. The shop is all the good things in self that are now to be exposed to the Light. When you meet those who come to be lifted you must expose these good things in yourself so they can be seen by others. Thus people will know to look for the good things in themselves also.
“The wall is that barrier placed between yourself and the invisible worlds in which you live. It is there to protect you from people and forces in the unseen world from influencing your life unknown. It remains to guard you while you live out a life. But now you have lifted awareness to the whole, it can be scaled, passed through, to discover the invisible. But that will come when you have learned to penetrate a life more fully; penetrate other people’s lives; penetrate yourself.”
Example: I dreamt I am in a landscape and notice that everything is brown; the whole world is brown and lifeless. There is also a feeling of solemnity or dullness. I have enough lucidity to wonder why the world of my dream is so brown and dull. As I ask this I become more aware of what feeling the brownness expresses. It is seriousness – with no room for humour or fun. The feeling deepens, real enough and clear enough to look at and understand. I see it is my father’s attitude to life that I have unconsciously inherited. I realise how anxious he always felt about life, and how I took this in. That is how I became a ‘brown’ person. I see too that I do not need to be either brown or serious anymore.
Then the landscape changes. There are trees, plants and animals in brilliant colour. I wonder what this means, and the landscape begins to spin until the colours blend and shimmer. Suddenly my body seems to open to them, as if they are spinning inside of me, and with a most glorious feeling, a sensation of vibrating energy flows up my trunk to my head. With this comes realisation. I see how stupid I have been in my brown, anxious existence, how much life I have held back. The animals and plants are the different forces in my being that blend into energy and awareness. I feel I am capable of doing almost anything, like loving, writing a song, painting, telepathy, or speaking with the dead. This sparkling vibrating energy is life itself and can, if I learn to work with it, grow into any ability or direction I choose. I wake with a wonderful sense of my possibilities.
Useful questions and hints:
Have I noticed any blockages in the movement of the flow?
The flow can also include things like a belt from a machine?
Have I felt any good feelings from the flow?