A deceptively simple vision practice which is like meditation for the eyes.
Learning to enjoy gazing into the distance, and why EFT may work so well. Enjoy!
I’m approaching the eating area after a workshop or seminar. I wish the others would hurry up because I’m hungry. As I go to sit down a few tables from the center where the top teachers and leaders will be, a promoter guy beckons me over. I’m surprised, but sit down at the bigwig table. He’s a chatty annoying guy, tolerated by the famous folks but seeming to have little to contribute himself.
People are finally starting to arrive, talking casually with each other. I recognize some famous teachers and am a bit star-struck. Is that Jimi Hendrix sitting in front of me, his back to me like we’re in the same row of desks in school? I whisper to my friend about him, and he reaches his left arm back and over his head to give me a High Five! Then I spot another male head with a gray buzz-cut, and say to my friend, “That’s the Mighty Quinn!’.
A nervous young woman gets up to sing in a quavering voice, performing the ballad “Walk Your Time”. As students, each of us has to do this, with words that we composed about our own life experience, to give guidance to others about making the most of their gifts and talents and time here. The ballad always ends with the line “As you walk your Time” or “Before you walk your Time”, with “Time” meaning time on earth, or life-time. It’s a big meaning, like living your true purpose, or fulfilling your destiny.
I feel sorry for the nervous young woman, as whatever message she has is getting lost in her poor presentation. I don’t have a melodic voice myself, but I have good lungs, and vow to sing clearly and to project, keeping my breath full and low in my chest. Jimi reaches back to give me another High Five of encouragement, and my heart leaps with a little thrill of being supported.
I wake up very grateful for this dream, of associating with top teachers and performers. I think of Jimi Hendrix from my generation whose stunning talent and shining career potential was cut short. I think of an upcoming big presentation I’ll have to make in a few months to a revered teacher about my work, and that yes, I’m concerned about it. Maybe I can channel Jimi to help me, and I’ll rock it!
If you could see clearly once, remember what it felt like, and see more clearly now.
I’m on foot approaching a grassy lawn a few miles away from my house, drawn by the lush green. This is a neighborhood where I used to go running regularly. As I’m right at the edge of the property, a man comes toward me firing a gun! Alarmed, I turn my head over my shoulder to yell to my sister a block behind me to watch out.
The gunman seems physically weak and unsteady on his feet as I walk purposefully toward him. He continues to fire the gun, which is ejecting a bullet every few seconds, though it barely makes it out of the gun before falling to the ground. The gun is weak too. Suddenly he staggers and falls backward, yet keeps firing the ineffective gun as he leans up from his prone position. He reminds me of a gunfighter in an old western movie, badly wounded but still fighting to the end.
I bend down to him, turning the gun barrel away with my forearm so it points toward the ground. I seem bigger than he is now. I don’t want to hurt him, just to stop his dangerous behavior. I think of my sister and am glad she’s far enough away to be safe.
I wake up curious and reasonably calm, proud of how I handled the situation. I had a strong spike of fear when I first saw the gunman, but something told me he was really no threat and I could handle this. I note he fell down of his own accord, already weakened. Or perhaps he’d wounded himself, “shot himself in the foot”, so to speak.
I wonder if this dream is a warning of some imminent situation which seems frightening but is really not a problem. I wonder about the involvement of my sister — is the perceived danger threatening her too? I like the decisive way I turned the gun away from myself, which felt like disciplining a child who doesn’t know that what he is doing could hurt others. I like my protective feeling toward my sister, that I am not only concerned about myself.
So for you, is there something which appears to be a serious problem which is just an adventure? You can handle it, whatever it is!
What might you be missing by ignoring your peripheral vision?
My latest newsletter, with 2 articles, the first on not wanting vision to get worse. The second is on confusing dreams which show up repeatedly. Enjoy!
Happy eyes make a happy person.
From only feeling safe looking at what is near, to appreciating seeing at all distances.