Mid-May 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a merry merry mid-May to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above is in a landscaped tropical setting, where I'm
happy, both with the lush colorful environment and the company.
Can you be somewhere soon which makes you happy too?
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on not wanting vision to
get worse. The second article is on confusing dreams which show
Vision: I don't want my eyes to get any worse!
When I was 16, the eye doctor told my anxious parents that if I got
contact lenses, my vision would stop getting worse. We all believed
it, and that's what happened. I wish now he'd said "Try to do things
without your glasses, or with weaker ones, and your vision might get
better!". Belief and attitude have a lot to do with how well you see,
as do healthy looking habits.
From the age of 5, I wore thick glasses which
just got thicker every time I went to the eye doctor. I was
a "good kid", excelling in school and doing all my chores at
home, but the one place I felt like a giant failure was my
eyesight. I had no idea what to do to stop it from getting
worse. My mother's constant worrying about "Nancy's bad eyes",
reinforced my belief that I was defective.
As a pre-teen, I practiced walking around the house
with my eyes closed. I wanted to memorize the location of
the furniture, in case I became blind eventually. My vision
kept getting worse, and I was a logical child, so
naturally I thought there was a chance I might lose my vision
completely. It was a long slow process before I became
optimistic about my eyesight, and realized how much control I
do have over it.
Many years after my teens I stumbled onto the idea that I could
improve my eyesight, and started what has been a grand adventure.
Even though most of the books talked only about specific exercises,
and I couldn't find any teacher whose vision was as poor as mine,
I still made some progress. Once I incorporated my energy
medicine training and started paying attention to how I felt
about my vision, I turned the corner and never looked back.
I now know that both the good news and the bad news about my
vision is that it's closely related to my emotions. If I become
anxious or frightened, I can feel my little visual attention
muscles pulling my gaze closer in, where I feel safer. So I
regularly encourage myself to reach out, to open up and have
that expansive feeling where I want to connect with
the world, and to see everything clearly. The colors and depth
and textures and shapes of the view being presented are so
inviting -- why would I resist?
For some of my experiences nudging clients toward
a more optimistic attitude about their vision, see
If you'd like to improve your own vision and your feelings
about it, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't it be great to have a brighter outlook, and clearer
Dreams: What is that dream trying to tell me?
I asked if any places came to mind which she really liked,
but kept forgetting to visit. Or were there any favorite
hobbies or activites which she just wasn't making time for?
Yes, being busy with her family and her career, she was putting
herself last like so many of us do, neglecting that essential
component for a happy fulfilled life, self-care. She promised to
visit a favorite place which always gave her joy within the week.
Most of us have woken up with a bizarre dream
which left us wondering "What was that about?".
This can be even more puzzling, and frustrating, if
you've had the same kind of dream before. Some message keeps
trying to get through, and you're just not understanding it.
A client of mine asked about her dream of a special magical
little shop, on a side aisle away from the "main drag" of a big
mall. She said she always enjoyed visiting this shop in her
dreams, yet she kept
forgetting it was there! In the dream she wondered "Why don't I
come here more often?". She's had this dream several times.
The dream owl picture hints at something we all know
instinctively -- dreams come to us bringing higher wisdom. It's
then up to us to honor our dream by deciphering its message as
best as we can, then doing something with the information.
I believe appreciating and respecting our dream guidance, by
taking the action it seems to suggest, will lead to us getting
more and clearer guidance. Who wouldn't want that?
To read more about dream themes which keep repeating, see
the lead article in
this past newsletter,
next to the owl.
If you're interested in investigating your own dream life
with me to understand it better, consider a
Dream Coaching session.
I'd love to work with you.
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the last half of this marvelous month of May.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!