July 23, 2014 – I dream I am watching a woman skate. She’s on an out-door rink, graceful and confident. She’s coaching someone else who isn’t dressed properly for the snow and ice, who is a lot younger than her. She doesn’t seem to mind. I find myself noticing the curves and shape of her body as she’s wearing black tights and a loose shirt. I wonder how does she feel confident being so exposed like that. Does she really not mind or is she pretending to not mind? She appears to not even mind. I think of myself and if I was wearing that on the ice I would be so uncomfortable with how form-fitting it is and how people gaze not on the skill of the movement but just on the physical form.
October 01, 2018
In the dream, I am climbing the stairs to a very high waterslide. I climb and climb and climb, realizing it’s a long distance I’ve ascended but without experiencing fatigue. When I get to the top someone asks for some paperwork which I give them and they say they have a large deposit for me, about $10,000. I’m surprised and look around and it seems others are getting this deposit too. It has something to do with the work we’ve done and I’m feeling grateful for the compensation. Then we take turns going down the waterslide. The ease and fun of the slide makes the effort of the climb so worthwhile!!
Recently, I dreamed about practicing self-defense from someone with a knife.
23 January 2018
I am crossing a rope bridge stretching from one large canyon to the next. Wooden planks, loosely held together by century-old ropes shimmy beneath my feet. To the right of me, is a mountain range. An enormous temple, with traditional Chinese architecture, rests on a nearby mountain side, reaching far into the heavens with its height and glory. Red pillars, gold embellishments, and high, angled stair cases standing out against the baby blue sky and forest green of the nearby woods.
I say to my travel companion, who is a lot like my friendly mother, I say to her that I’d like to spend time at that temple, perhaps it is a Buddhist temple, I query. She indicates that maybe we can stop there and spend time but maybe we can’t.
We continue along the shaky wooden bridge and as we near the land I raise my gaze upward and discover there is another large Chinese-style temple established on the mountain before us. A multi-ranked army, comprised of dozens of foot soldiers busy themselves with a variety of small tasks and their sprinkling across the mountain side gives the impression of tiny ants, busy at work.
When the emperor sees us, he calls his army to attention and shouts out a greeting. They all bow to us. Even though the bridge is rocking beneath my feet, I steady my footing and bow back to indicate my respect and my rank as a Martial Artist. At that point I realize I have a long sword in my left hand and a short sword in my right. I am a warrior and they acknowledge my presence among them. My bowing sets me a part from my companion and I am seen as her protector.
04 October 2017
Last night I dreamed of doing my Taekwondo form over and over with great skill and excellence. It was such a great feeling!
Positive dreams remind the dreamer of skills, capacities and opportunities. In this case, the dream is reminding me of the strength found in the repetition of a skill and how this leads to excellence.
If you find yourself getting stuck when you face an obstacle or feeling anxious about something coming up, repeating something which you do well will help build your capacity to face the challenge and overcome it like an expert.
What is the biggest challenge you are facing today and what have you done in the past which has worked with overcoming this type of obstacle. Do it again today and see what kind of results you get!