September 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a super-duper September to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above is cropped from a shot with a fellow energy medicine
student, taken at a recent workshop. Lots of learning and great
company -- no wonder I'm smiling!
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on how vision may improve
on a vacation. The second article is on dreams showing you another
side of yourself.
Why wait for that vacation to let yourself relax? Your body and mind
and eyes probably need it right now. See if you can schedule regular
breaks from your routine, even brief ones. Go outdoors away
from the computer and take a walk, or give your eyes a short
Your visual system, and all the rest of you, will be so grateful!
Several years ago when I had just started vision improvement,
I was close friends with a woman who reached for her reading
glasses before she tried to read anything at all. She went on
vacation to a warm tropical climate, then came home eager to
tell me she had been able to distinguish the shampoo bottle from
the conditioner in the shower! She was able to read the small
print easily, and was very excited, as this
had been a problem for her for a long time. I used this
"teaching moment" to remind her that she'd been more relaxed
than she was at home, away from all her usual responsibilities,
and when we're relaxed, we see better.
Statistics say Monday morning or Sunday night is a time of
frequent heart attacks, as people become anxious
anticipating the added pressures of the work week,
after a relaxing weekend away from "the grind". What are we
doing to ourselves? If we can only relax on the weekend, or
only see clearly when we're on vacation, I think something
needs to change.
Another vacation-like practice to play with at home is to see
your familiar environment with new eyes, as if it's the first
time you've noticed it. Examine the colors and shapes and
shadings like you would an exotic tropical scene. Look with interest
and delight. Pretend you live in the tropics, and are now at your
home on a vacation. It's all in how you look at it.
To see a recent story of my own vision improving in a
vacation setting, click
If you'd like to learn how to relax your own visual system and to
see more clearly, whether you're on vacation or not, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't it be fun to really enjoy your vision?
Dreams: Seeing Your Own Character
One of my favorite dream practices is to examine my own
behavior when I dream of myself. Am I a nice person? Does
the dream show me as sociable and friendly, helpful to
others? This last point is a big one for me, since I was
afraid of practically everyone when I was younger.
Recently I had a dream where I was part of a group (good
for me! says my internal cheerleader), yet also seemed
overly worried. Did the dream situation represent a real
threat? Or was it a reflection of
my tendency to see trouble everywhere?
You can read the details of this dream
Look at your dream as a story, with you as the main character.
Is he or she a hero, someone you're proud to be identified
with? Are you silent in the dream, when you wish you had spoken
up? If this reflects waking behavior, maybe it's time to
change it. In my early 20s I gave myself the assignment of
greeting people, perhaps asking them for the time. Simple human
painfuly difficult for me then. Now I can usually talk to
people I don't know in an easy relaxed manner.
If you keep a dream journal, it's interesting to look back
at earlier dreams, to see if your behavior or personality
in your dreams has changed over time. I have become more
my dreams as I've mentioned, and am actually in groups more
often in my dreams than I am when I'm awake! My
personal confidence is slowly growing as a dream character,
which I've seen in waking life too.
Consider your dreams as just another view of you, through
a lens you're not used to using to view yourself. How do
you look? We all need a bit of polishing somewhere, yet be sure
to note your good points too. You've made a lot of progress,
so celebrate that!
If you'd like to learn more about your own dreaming,
Dream Coaching session.
Together we can decipher the guidance your
dreams are sending you.
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the start of your September, whether it means back-to-school
or some other adventure.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!