Mid-summer 2014 Dreamer Sight Newsletter
Hello, and Abundant Almost-August to you!
Welcome back to my newsletter if you are a "regular",
and a special welcome if you are new. You'll read about my
passions and my work here, helping folks with their vision (much
more than merely eyesight!), with
their dreams, and coaching them toward more abundance in their
lives. Enjoy, and feel free to send me feedback. I'd love to
hear from you.
The picture above is a view of the Santa Catalina Mountains
as the sun sets behind me. I love the lighting here, looking
like a Land of Magic is ahead, although I may have to fly to reach
it when I get to the end of the footpath! Is there magic in
your future? Perhaps working with me could bring you closer to it.
Vision: what does 20/20 really mean?
In a vision improvement forum I follow,
we have frequent discussions
about the benefits of practicing with an eye chart.
I avoided working with the chart myself for several years. Since
my vision was so poor, all the chart told me was that I couldn't
see! Why would I want to continually face that?
The standard 20/20 measure of visual acuity just means you can
see at 20 feet what someone with very good vision can see at 20
(Vision improvement lore has it that the original model of very
good eyesight was an assistant of Dr. Bates' with excellent vision.)
In countries where the metric system is dominant, this is expressed
as 6/6, since 6 meters is about 20 feet. So 20/40 means you can
see at 20 feet what someone with excellent vision can see at 40
feet -- your vision is half as good as his.
20/40 vision is legal for driving in all states of the USA.
Some people have exceptional vision, maybe 20/15 or even 20/10.
Measuring your vision regularly at home with an eye chart is an
easy way to monitor improvement, as long as you don't get obsessed
about it and see every session with the chart as a test. If your
vision without glasses is poor enough that having it 20 feet away
means you can barely see anything (as mine was when I started),
simply move closer to the chart. Straining and struggling to see
is not helpful, to your eyes or your attitude!
You can find free eye charts, or "Snellen charts" online to print.
Or you can order an inexpensive laminated chart like you'd find in
an eye doctor's office.
I have a large one I sometimes take outside to use in
the sunlight, since natural light is the absolute best for seeing
clearly. Rather than get caught up in how fast you're improving,
just notice what's happening with your eyes, and mind, and
emotions, while you let your gaze easily travel over the letters.
You might be surprised what you learn about yourself!
When I started practicing with the chart on a regular basis, I was
amazed at how strongly my emotional state affected the clarity of
what I could see. So now my focus (ha ha!) is as much on keeping
myself calm, centered, peaceful, and happy as it is on improving
Making sense of a scary dream
A lovely woman who works at my financial institution told me of
an upsetting dream from 20 years ago. She dreamed a fierce
snarling black dog was lunging at her, and woke up from her nap
in a panic. Her heart was pounding wildly -- she'd been afraid of
dogs since she was
a child. Shortly afterwards the coroner's office called to inform
her of her husband's death from a car accident.
The first thing I told her is that the true expert on her dreams
is herself, that some wiser part of her knows exactly what
message this dream intended to impart. I said if this were my
dream, I might think the scary black dog represented Death, since
for most people the idea of Life ending is terrifying. She agreed,
and we discussed how Death is just a transition, not an ending --
she was well aware of this from her Buddhist studies.
This wise woman said the memory of this dream kept returning and
scaring her again, so "I knew I had to change my thoughts and
get rid of the fear".
She realized she was in control of her mind -- I loved this!
She had already been doing some personal work on her fears,
and extended this to the dream. I offered that sometimes it's
worthwhile to re-enter a dream, just like going into a different
room, to look around and gather more information, or possibly
affect the situation. Perhaps she could communicate with the
black dog, or even transform it to something friendlier.
We ended our talk, in between waiting for her
computer to tell her about my credit history, with me giving
her a very brief EFT ("tapping") demo, to use in case her fear
rises up again. She told me with a smile that the credit site
reported I had no liabilities. I feel like the same is true of
her, that she has all the tools she needs now.
If you're unfamiliar with EFT, you'll find a brief description
so you can better understand its power.
Vision and EFT
A new vision client filled out my pre-session
Vision Session Agreement Form,
listing a few different concerns about her eyesight.
What really leaped out at me from what she wrote, though,
was how worried she was that she might lose her sight one
day. Reading is one of her main passions, and is also central
to her job. So the thought of losing her ability to recognize
and understand written words was understandably very upsetting.
During our session we discussed some vision relaxation practices,
and healthier less stressful ways she could use her eyes.
Then we did some EFT ("tapping") on her fear that her vision would
get worse. Afterwards I could see how much more relaxed she was
about this issue, smiling easily and looking happy.
She had let go of most of her anxiety about her eyesight getting
worse. She also had some tools
now to help her treat her eyes in a healthier more loving way,
including the recording of our session to tap along with again.
Limited time offer: how can my work benefit you?
Until the middle of August, I'm offering half-hour "discovery
sessions", for only $89, to introduce my work to more people.
If you've never worked with me before, and are curious about a
Coaching session, consider this your opportunity!
If you haven't worked with me in a while and just want a
short half-hour "tune-up" session, you can take advantage
of this too. Also, feel free to pass this offer along to any
friend or relative or colleague
whom you think would be helped by my work.
Send me a note
to let me know you're interested, so we can schedule your discovery
session. Thanks, and I'm looking forward to working with you!
What's next for me?
At the beginning of August I'll be participating in an energy
medicine workshop not too far from here. I'm looking forward to
connecting with fellow students, many of whom have become good
friends, and meeting some new folks, as well as practicing,
learning, and possibly helping to teach our healing techniques.
For the remainder of July and during most of August
I'll be working with folks who want
discovery sessions (see the section immediately above). I'll also
be enjoying the winding down of the summer season in NY, before
gearing up for a busy September. It is so pleasant to be
outside this time of year here -- not only is my vision clearer,
I can feel my entire energy field expand. Try to find some time
to enjoy the out-of-doors yourself, wherever you live. It's
so good for you!
I welcome your comments and questions
Let me know what you're curious about regarding vision or
dreams or EFT, or if there is a specific topic you'd like me to
focus on next time. If you have a friend who'd benefit from this
newsletter, feel free to pass it along, and send me their email
so they'll be sure to get the next issue.
I'd be delighted to hear from you. Enjoy the end of your July
and the start of your August -- there's no time like the present
to celebrate being alive.