July 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a juicy July to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above was taken while I was eating dinner with a friend.
I'm happy, and also a bit uncomfortable being in the spotlight.
I've been working on being relaxed when I'm seen unexpectedly.
Are you good at this?
Today's issue has an article on memory and vision, and one on
discovering a dream ally.
Vision: Remembering clear sight
You've heard it said that once you know how to ride a bicycle, you
never forget, even though it may have been many years.
The brain and body remember. It's true that the skill may
be a bit rusty if you haven't done it for a while, maybe like the
gears on that old bike. That just means it needs a litle extra
attention to return to full functioning.
People have told me "My eyesight used to be really good!",
with an attitude of despair, as if that's a distant
memory which is long gone now. Well, do you remember the face
of your best friend when you were 5 years old? Or the teacher
you had back then? Those faces may indeed be gone, but they're
Brain researchers have found that the same neural circuitry
is activitated when you remember performing an activity, as
when you actually do it. This mechanism is behind "Inner
Tennis", and other athletic practices where sports
enthusiasts mentally rehearse their game or performance,
in order to play better in competition.
Well, this can work for vision too.
"I'm a little out of practice at seeing clearly" feels better
and more true, than "I sure can't see as well as I used to!".
Believing you can see helps you see -- you did it once, without
any effort or struggle, so you can certainly do it again. Just
dust off that old memory and start reliving it, making it part
of your present.
For more on using your memory to help your sight, including
some of my own experience, see
If you'd like to improve your own vision and return to that
clear sight you remember, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't you love to see the world around you better?
Dreams: Discovering a Dream Ally
People often tell me they dream of angels, or a beloved departed
friend or relative. Why not call on that resource when you're
awake? Imagine a conversation with that person or being, maybe
even journal about it. I'll bet you come up with some useful
ideas for moving forward, and feel less alone in your struggles.
Would you like more support, to feel like you have a team
of folks cheering you on? Most of us get a lot more
"constructive criticism" (which sometimes isn't very
constructive!) than we do sincere compliments. Have you
thought about looking to your dreams for that support?
Young children often have an imaginary friend who is as
real to them as their flesh-and-blood parents, even though
the parents may not believe in the friend! This friend can
provide as much companionship to the child as another child
would. Your dream cheerleader or fan or fairy godmother
can be equally helpful to you.
Another common dream ally is an animal, perhaps one you're a bit
afraid of in waking life. Maybe that tiger showed up to give you
fierceness to confront the bully. Or you dreamed of a snake to
remind you that you can shed the old skin, and what it
represents, when it grows too constricting. You can tap into
this energy -- if you want to be fierce like the tiger, crawl
around and growl, feeling your power!
One of my teachers is fond of saying "If you don't know what
to do, make something up!". Ask your dreams for the guidance
or help you need, and let them create it for you. We're not
meant to soldier on alone. Help is always available -- be
ready to recognize it, even if it appears in a dream.
To see a recent dream of mine where I found support in an
unexpected place, click
If you'd like to understand your own dreaming better,
Dream Coaching session.
Wouldn't you love to benefit from all the wisdom
and guidance that's coming through in your dreams?
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the start of this joyous month of July.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!