August 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and an amazing August to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
In the photo above I'm sitting with some fellow energy
medicine students, more comfortable in a group than usual,
probably because I'm outdoors and being fed by the Nature
energy. Plus I so love and trust these women! I hope you
have friends you can trust too.
Today's issue has an article on dream themes, and one on vision
Dreams: Is there a theme to your dreams?
Just last night I dreamed of a friendly man I did not know asking me
if I was planning to attend an upcoming dream class. He apparently
wanted to spend more time weih me.
While all my education-related dreams may be about the specific
I think they're about learning and growing in a wider sense too. Perhaps
this dream was not so much about dream class as about me learning to
be more sociable, and to connect with others more. While much of my
own learning has been solitary, I realize some people learn better when
surrounded by helpful others. Am I being urged to be a helpful tutor?
In paying attention to your dreams, you may have noticed
patterns, or common themes that keep repeating. Maybe you
often dream of cooking, or of children, or of battle images.
Does this reflect a similar activity or scene when you're awake?
Also note the meaning behind the obvious one -- of course a chef
will dream of cooking! And perhaps this is also about
"cooking up" some other creative project which does not involve
One of the most common themes in my own dreams is of school,
both formal and informal classrooms, as teacher and
as student. I have been a math teacher, as well as an instructor
of many various subjects over the years.
And like every dedicated teacher, being a
student is a large part of my identity. I am always studying
something. I wish I could remember everything I have learned in
the classes in my dreams!
So I invite you to investigate your own dream themes. Are characters
in your dreams asking you the same question over and over, or wanting
the same kind of help? Or are many different dream individuals giving
you identical advice? Consider your dream themes, or journal about
them, and see if you can extract some useful message. Be gentle about
this and have fun with it. Don't worry about missing some crucial
dream wisdom, as there will always be another dream to wonder about
the next night!
To see a recent school-related dream of mine, click
If you'd like to understand your own dreams better, consider a
Dream Coaching session.
Wouldn't it be fun to learn more about yourself, and about what your
dreams are saying?
Vision: Does rushing hurt my vision?
This culture rewards speed. The one who goes fastest is
the winner, and not just in sports. This starts at an early
age. In kindergarten we played a game called King and Queen,
where a boy with a chalkboard eraser balanced on his head
chased a girl with an
eraser on her head around the desks. If he caught her, or her
eraser fell off, he got to choose another Queen. If she caught
him, a new King took over. Too slow and you lose your throne!
In 2nd grade, when strong glasses were already a key part of
my identity, I sat in class doing a reading assignment,
looking up when I was done. The teacher was surprised to see my
face so soon, and quizzed
me on the story content, making sure I'd actually read it. She
exclaimed that I was such an excellent reader, I could get a job at a
publishing company when I grew up. Clearly, reading very fast was
a good thing!
We all know going too fast causes you to miss things, to overlook
them. The man in the cartoon is losing what are probably important
papers, because he's hurrying and not paying attention. Haste makes
In improving my own vision and learning to do without that strong
prescription I wore most of my life, I've thought a lot about my
childhood wearing thick heavy glasses. No matter how
fast I was, it never seemed fast enough. Yes, I was one of the fastest
students to learn in the classroom, but I was seldom satisfied
with my own performance. I could run fast, but with the glasses
interfering with my depth perception, I could
not catch a ball nor hit one, no matter how hard I tried.
I felt defective. I wanted to interact with the
ball before it moved away, and since I was not fast enough
to do that, I also felt not good enough.
Like the tortoise in the Aesop fable, I've finally learned that
slow and steady gets me where I need to be, in life and with my
vision. If I take the time to look out the window, appreciating
the scene and letting my gaze rove over the details, the images
usually get clearer. They say it's never too late to have a
happy childhood, so I'm having mine now, without being burdened
by glasses, and without going any faster than I want to.
Easy does it!
To read about more of my own challenges with vision and rushing, click
If you'd like to learn more
about your seeing, and how to improve it, consider a personal
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't you love to see more clearly and easily?
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy this abundant month of August, wherever Life takes you.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!