March 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous March to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo of me above was taken a few years ago by a friend who is
a professional photographer. We had met unexpectedly in a lush
woodsy setting. I'm happy being surrounded by so many trees and
feeling the misting rain on my skin, knowing I'm part of Nature.
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on vision and looking at
details. The second is about cartoon-like dreams.
What finally started me practicing central fixation correctly
was the simple awareness that it is merely paying attention
to details. All I had to do was
easily look at the smallest areas I could identify, and let my
gaze roam over them. That's it! Easy peasy. Then I looked for even
smaller details, the window on that faraway house, someone inside
the window looking out.
Vision: Looking at details
To people starting vision improvement, the concept of
central fixation is often confusing. They'll say:
I thought I
wasn't supposed to stare -- "fixate" sounds like locking my
gaze in place! No. The idea is, as Dr. Bates said, "to see
best where you are looking".
This simply means your central vision is clearest,
yet you're still aware of the periphery.
These instructions tangled my logical brain when I first tried
them. I found myself trying to see the central area of
my vision most clearly, and trying to see the periphery
at the same time. This was way too much strain! I felt like
the class dunce, knowing I was doing it wrong, but just not
being able to get it.
Details make life rich and rewarding, those tiny,
often subtle nuances which decorate the big picture. See what
details in your surroundings your eyes can find. Might there be
smaller details yet you've been overlooking?
For more on my experience with learning about looking at details,
If you're interested in exploring and improving your own
looking habits, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
I'd love to work with you.
So take a look at your own dreams -- if you were to write a
story line featuring a common dream theme of yours, would it
be a cartoon, or a soap opera, or slapstick, or a cowboy movie?
Can you tease out the meaning that's being conveyed, without
getting side-tracked by the story format?
Dreams: What if my dream is a cartoon?
A friend asked me this recently. I reminded her that
since it was her dream, she was the expert on it, not me,
though I did have a few thoughts. First, cartoons make me
think of childhood, so I wondered if these dreams were
carefree and joyous. She said yes, she did remember a cartoon
dream of romping in the ocean with sea animals, which felt
playful and child-like to her.
My second thought was not as happy, as I remembered some
of my own dreams. I said if the dream was centered on a
serious or painful matter, it might be presented to her as a
cartoon to soften the message, to keep from scaring her or
dragging her deep into a memory of an old trauma. I once dreamed
of the Tasmanian Devil ("Taz") cartoon character! I believe
this dream came to me to portray my mother's volatile
behavior in my childhood in a lighter way.
If you'd like to explore your own dreams to understand
better what they're telling you, consider a
Dream Coaching session.
Together we can have a lot of fun making sense of even your
most confusing dreams.
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Enjoy these first few weeks of March.
I'll write again in a week or so. Take care!