April 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and an abundant April to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo of me above was taken before an energy medicine class
started, as I discuss something with a fellow student. I like that
I'm "reaching out" to another, when I've so often stayed to myself
in the past.
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on being connected to your
environment to see better. The second article is about dreams of houses.
Vision: Staying Present To See Better
Mindfulness practices like yoga and
can help to slow down your frantic rushing nervous system, as can
just going for a walk in Nature (with your cell phone off!).
You need to be relaxed to see well, and to be healthy in general.
See if you can do one simple daily activity today with full focus,
maybe washing the dishes, or puttig on your clothes. Be in
it while you're doing this, appreciating having a human body,
noticing the colors and textures and shapes near you.
What's the rush?
"Watch what you're doing!" a parent will say to a child
who isn't paying attention, or "Look at me when I'm
talking to you!". Yet the parent may be distracted too,
grabbing a hot pan from the stove without reaching for a
pot holder first, or carrying on a conversation with a work
buddy while obsessively checking his email for an
expected message. Let's face it -- in this
busy world, we're all trying to do too much.
When you're doing more than one thing at a time and
make a mistake or miss something, it's often something visual
you missed. You overlooked it! Your visual system takes
its orders from your brain, and from where you direct your
attention. You're giving it mixed messages if your focus is
in 2 different places. To see well, you want to be fully
connected to what you're looking at, so you can receive the
visual input in as much detail as possible.
Then you'll interpret it to choose your next action.
To read about an experience of mine which shows the connection
between being present and seeing well, click
If you're interested in exploring and improving your own
looking habits, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
I'd love to work with you.
Dreaming About Houses
A house is a living unit, with ventilation, heating, plumbing,
and waste disposal. You are too! It's possible a dream of a house
is hinting at a body condition requiring attention. A water leak
in a dream could indicate a leak of your own
physical energy. Investigate the scenes in the dream, and
especially the feelings they invoke, to help understand what it's
trying to say to you.
Dreams send us stories and images, and it's up to us to
decipher the message, which may not be obvious. Since for
most of us our house is the structure we live in here, it
can be informative to examine the house that shows up in your
dream. Is it in good repair, and does it feel like a happy
welcoming place? Is it relatively clean and neat, or cluttered?
What might this be mirroring back to you about the dwelling
container you've built around yourself, or the state of your life?
Several people have told me they've dreamed of a new room
in their house, one they hadn't known was there before.
If you have a dream like this, to me it's exciting!
Maybe this is a sign of an unexplored talent, or
a new possibility you hadn't previously considered.
When you have some free time, play with ideas about what
this could mean for you, maybe journal a bit on it, to see
whether you can tease out more meaning from the dream. What
have you always wanted to do? Maybe now is the time!
It's also possible the dream is literal. If I dreamed
of a problem with the furnace in my house, I'd have the furnace
checked first, not leap to the conclusion that something was wrong
with my heart or circulatory system!
While it's fun to play with dream symbols, sometimes a
dream message is quite straightforward.
To see a recent dream of mine about being in the wrong house,
which told me a lot about myself,
If you'd like to explore your dreams of houses (or of anything
else) with me, consider a
Dream Coaching session.
Together we can make sense of even your most confusing dream,
and extract its guidance.
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Enjoy this first part of April.
I'll write again in a week or two. Take care!