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Native Indian Grandmother Spoke to Me-Imported
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:30:27 AM »

Could you please help me with this dream? I am walking at night in a big open field of wheat–it’s night time, but the moon is full and high in the sky and I can see mountains in the distance. As I’m walking I can feel the wheat hitting my fingers as I have my palms open and forward facing beside me as I walk. (I still had the sensation of the wheat hitting my fingers when I woke up).

I come to a clearing and there is a Native American elderly lady (or grandmother) waiting there–as if she’s waiting for me. As I get closer she smiles at me and says, “All you need to know is “A ka oona an na ee chey oo.” As soon as she said that I woke up, and this has been several years ago but it is still bugging me because I’d like to know what the last part of that sentence meant! lol Side note–I do have Native American blood on both sides of my family ancestry. Would love help with this. Thank you!

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Re: Native Indian Grandmother Spoke to Me-Imported
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:40:18 AM »
Wendy – The elderly Native American – grandmother – is an auspicious start to your dream. For in your dream she represents that you have found how to link with all your forebears, and the wisdom gathered by all the women of your line from the far past. Her touch and love is a link with the ancient wisdom that grandmothers have inside them. It can reach through them and change your life.

But realise that dream images are like icons on a computer screen – you have to ‘click’ on your dream images to make them come alive. Thinking about them doesn’t work. You need to open yourself to the magic of them. To make them into the wonderful gateways they are you may have to learn certain skills, such as https://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson and https://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/

Just as a fox cub ‘learns’ how to hunt from its parents without words, so we absorb the deeply etched negative and positive survival strategies of our parents simply by being around them. It is passed on for generation after generations. They never need to talk about it because usually the parents are unaware of it themselves. If genes come into it anywhere, they perhaps create the reflex response that instinctively draws in the survival tactics that perhaps even our parents themselves have never really been aware they live by. See https://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/the-conjuring-trick/

That she spoke to you is a sign that her wisdom has been passed to you, for such things can be passed on, often jumping generations; but remember that to know what was passed onto you, you might need go on a sweat lodge or use the ritual of - the seed meditation. To begin you need to create the right setting and situation. You need to wear comfortable clothes which you can easily move and relax in. Take your shoes off, put a blanket on the floor area you choose to practice on, and clear a space big enough for you to stretch out in and spread arms and legs. Create a space in time also. It is important to give yourself about half an hour without other pressing issues to properly meet your inner feelings. Drop self criticism and give yourself permission to express sounds and movement freely.

This ties in with the wheat you felt – so it would be good to take the wheat seed as your starting point. When you are ready to begin, stand or lie in the centre or your space and raise your arms above your head. Hold them so they are quite extended. Then bring to mind the idea or image of an unplanted seed. It can be any sort of seed. Now notice whether your body in its present posture feels as if it is expressing the form and condition of the seed. The aim is to consider how you and your body feel in relationship to the idea and sense you have of the seed.

Many people find, for instance, that having the arms extended does not ‘feel’ like an unplanted seed. Don’t struggle with this. It is just an experiment, play with it, have fun. So if you do not feel your being is expressive of the seed, move about, explore different postures until you begin to feel more satisfied.  Explore in this way until you feel you have found a position that is right. Take your time. Notice whether the arms and head are right. Would a seed that is not growing feel alert, sleeping, waiting? See if you can find an inner feeling which for you feels like a seed. Do not attempt to think the whole thing out or consider it scientifically. Let whatever feeling sense you have guide you. If you get lost, come back to arms and legs extended and spread and again consider whether that FEELS like a dry unplanted seed. If not, work with that feeling of ‘not right’ until it gets to be ‘right’.

When you find a position and inner feeling which suits you, take the next step by letting yourself explore, in just the same way, what happens when the seed is planted in warm moist soil and begins to grow. Continue your feeling exploration to find out what will occur when the seed grows, puts out leaves, blossoms and fulfils its cycle. Explore the whole cycle of the seed’s expression. Don’t hold a rigid idea of what the growth of the seed means. What we are looking for is that you explore your own feeling sense in regard to the thought of the seed’s growth. It might be that as the seed you feel very strongly you do not want to grow. In which case simply remain in the form of the seed until you feel a change and an urge to grow, or until your session time is up.

Not only is this an exercise for our feeling sense, but it is also a way the process of LifeStream can express. The concept of the seed structures what happens, but it is still a channel for self regulation to occur. You can consider it a successful LifeStream experience if some aspect of what arises is spontaneous or unexpected. Even if the unexpected does not emerge in the first session, it will do so as you learn to let go of thinking and critical appraisal of what is happening, and leave the body open to free expression. So at first it doesn’t matter if the session feels mechanical and contrived. Having those feelings means you are sensing what is happening, and you can thereby refine your technique with their help. By letting go of the controlling urge, you can let the spontaneous and creative part of you express. Please do not try to think it out, it should happen spontaneously.

What happens may differ each time, for our inner self is very creative. In symbols, or in direct experience, something of your own nature will be expressed in the drama of growing. As you practice, any stiffness of feelings or hesitancy will lessen. The theme of what emerges will become clearer and more fully felt.

Judith, who teaches a yoga class, describes her first use of this approach to seed meditation to her class as follows:

 “….I felt as if I were the bud of a crocus. I seemed to be slowly unfolding with difficulty. Not until I fully opened did I feel a great relief. The results of this have made me feel very positive in my outlook, and far happier…..I am a trainee yoga teacher and have been teaching for three years. I have a small class of fourteen students who are keen and attend regularly. I decided to have my students try the seed meditation to see how they would react. I explained it as well as I could, and the feedback I got was: A man in his thirties said, ‘I felt I was in a womb. It was very comfortable, cosy and dark. I wanted to stay there. I didn’t want to come away – it was so peaceful. I have never experienced anything like it before.’ He was very impressed."

Tony