I’ve got a serious case of the shoemaker’s children. My day job is to insert content into web sites; straight-up HTML and CSS for 8 hours a day, then a 45 minute drive home. I used to love daydreaming about blog posts for my personal site and I would even keep a journal to write down ideas as they struck me. I don’t do that anymore. Now that keyboarding has begun to bring pain to my dominant hand (I’m a lefty), it’s difficult to come home after work and get back on the keyboard again after dinner, dishes, chores, and kids’ bedtimes.
Tonight I brought home my Wacom pen tablet, and that makes it easier to do my own tasks on my personal computer. Seriously, at work I have a lefty mouse, a righty mouse, and a tablet. AND I’ve just ordered a trial of Contour’s RollerMouse Pro, which will put all mouse controls right under my thumbs and eliminate my reach for a mouse on either side.
During all these months of my sparing blog posts (indicating I’ve been preoccupied with personal issues), I’ve been following my own advice. As I feel depressed, I reach for more vitamins, calcium, and fish oil supplements. I do keep a bottle of Theanine Serene amino acid supplements. It’s a calming complex with GABA. One time I was very upset and it took me a long time to even remember through the tears to take the aminos, but when I did remember to take them, I was calm again after ten minutes.
Recently I’ve bought Wishes Fulfilled and seen The Shift, both by Dr. Wayne Dyer. These have absolutely helped me shift my mindset positively! The Shift aired on OWN recently, but if you are on Netflix or KindleFire/ Amazon Video, then search on “From Ambition to Meaning”. I loved the movie. I got the audiobook version of Wishes Fulfilled and received a six CD set. None of the CDs had a printed table of contents outlining the chapters covered, so I will have to listen a second time to write the content on each CD. There was a warning on the cover that it may not be ok to listen while driving, but I was driving the entire time I listened. What a great way to pass an arduous commute. There were no meditations that asked you to close your eyes or anything.
I have been studying dream interpretation since the late ’80s, and Dr. Dyer has a little tiny section in Wishes Fulfilled on dreams. After listening to it with intention, I wonder if his editors chopped out a big section on dreams, or if he just glossed over it on purpose. He tells the listener/reader to go to bed with the intention to see wishes fulfilled, not to ask for a current problem to be solved. He neglects to advise the audience of the nature of dreams themselves. It was a new take on dreaming for me (to only focus on the positive future outcome that you desire as long as it’s in alignment with Spirit).
I have read many dream interpretation books and I remember the advice that several of these books laid out: for you to go to bed with a particular question about your everyday life in mind and to ask your dreaming self to help you solve it. Lots of our dreams are laid out in if/then format. You’ll see a snippet that will shock you, and that will be the “if this continues” scenario, than you’ll see another snippet that will further shock you, but it’s not a representation of the future as you think of it. It will be the answer to the “if/then”. “If you continue with __ mindset or behavior, then it’s a possibility that __ may happen.”
So, after my first listen to Wishes Fulfilled, I wished that Dr. Dyer could have delved deeper into dreams. He really didn’t do them justice, as they can guide your life as surely as any orb or past life regression. (Inside joke…read or listen to the book to find out.)