Mid-December 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a delightful Mid-December to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
In the photo above I'm sitting in an energy medicine workshop,
eager to learn, surrounded by fellow students I've grown to
love. I hope you are doing something which feeds your spirit
with people you care about, too.
Today's issue has an article on expecting to see something different.
Looking For The Unexpected
When I was a child I used to love those visual puzzles which asked
you to find what didn't fit, in an otherwise normal scene.
What's wrong with this picture? It might be a dog sitting
high up on the branch of a tree, or 2 flags waving in
different directions as if the wind was blowing 2 ways at
once, or the shadow of a house on the same side as the
sun instead of on the opposite side.
These were a lot of fun!
As I got older and my eyeglasses got thicker, I stopped
looking with such interest and curiosity, I hate to say.
Now years later as I've improved my vision and learned to
do without glasses, I am also re-learning to look with
excitement and delight at my surroundings. This is true
no matter where I am, inside or outside. Even if some
environments appear more visually simulating than others,
my attitude when I look is my choice. There is always
something unusual to inspect.
One of the main principles of vision improvement, as taught by
its founder Dr. Bates over 100 years ago, is that most of vision
is in the brain, not in the eyes. He emphasized the role of
memory and imagination in helping to gain clearer sight. I've
noticed that being excited about something I'm looking at,
while imagining it clearer, seems to engage my brain in a way
that makes it actually appear clearer. This feels like magic!
From my energy medicine studies, this makes sense to me.
If I'm discouraged, thinking I can't see well, my energy
will be low and sludgy. If I'm excited about how well I'm
seeing, it seems to charge up the visual energy so I see even
better. If "the rich get richer", why not feel and act
like a visually wealthy person?
I've always been an optimist, and I love that the
root part of this word has to do with vision.
"Look on the bright side of Life!". People often heal
faster from diseases and injuries when they're happy
and optimistic. I believe this is even more true of
healing from visual restrictions. See yourself seeing
more clearly, interested in looking, absorbed in
taking in the scene before you. Look "with the eyes of a
child", with wonder and awe, and you just might find
a clearer view looking back at you.
You can read more about revving up your visual system
by looking curiously and with interested attention
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Enjoy the remainder of your December, and of 2015.
I'll write again in a few weeks, in the new year. Take care!