Friday, November 24, 2006

Exercise for Dream Interpretation

My friend, Candace, found this dream interpretation exercise and sent it to me. Click here to go to the site from which it came.

This useful technique helps decode the layers of meaning which can be packed into a dream symbol...

Write down your dream. Read your dream aloud. As you read, see each symbol as a part of you. Use the phrase, "The _______ part of me..." While you're reading, brainstorm other words you associate with each symbol in your dream. For example, if the phrase from your dream was "rescuing a baby from a monster", you might say...

"The rescuing part of me--the brave part of me, the strong part of me, the true part of me..."

"The baby part of me--the vulnerable part of me, the helpless part of me, the weak part of me..."

"The monster part of me--the scary part of me, the ugly part of me, the painful part of me, the wounded part of me..."

By doing this exercise, you can decode the symbolic messages in "rescuing a baby from a monster". One meaning might be 'you need to find the strength to do something vulnerable and face your wounds.'

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fire Rainbow

A friend sent me an email with this picture. I did some research on the internet and found that this is a real photograph of an atmospheric phenomenon known as a circumhorizon(tal) arc, or Fire Rainbow. The example shown above was captured on camera as it hung for about an hour across a several-hundred square mile area of sky above northern Idaho (near the Washington border) on 3 June 2006.

The rainbow is a symbol of hope, abundance, and empowerment. In Columbus about a month ago I was lucky enough to see a complete double rainbow!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Quote by Neville Goddard

I was introduced to the writings of Neville a couple of years ago. Here's a quote I found from the Neville Goddard Page. I grabbed it from a text lecture entitled "At Your Command." It's also the name of one of his many books, which I highly recommend.
The only way to change your expressions of life is to change your consciousness. For consciousness is the reality that eternally solidifies itself in the things round about you. Man’s world in its every detail is his consciousness out-pictured. You can no more change your environment, or world, by destroying things than you can your reflection by destroying the mirror. Your environment, and all within it, reflects that which you are in consciousness. As long as you continue to be that in consciousness so long will you continue to out-picture it in your world.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Deliberate Creation

The following quote is from The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Lots of wisdom in this book!
Negative emotion exists only when you are miscreating. And so, when you recognize that you are feeling negative emotion -- no matter why, no matter how it got there, no matter what the situation is -- stop doing whatever it is that you are doing and focus your thoughts on something that feels better. (p. 90)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jung Quote

Friday, November 03, 2006

Prayer of St. Francis

This is one of my favorite prayers. I grabbed it from a web site called World Prayers.

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


st. francis of assisi - 13th century