Playing in the Everyday: Storm
I’m continuing to play with my inner ear dream. My dreams lead me to what is important in my life. They ask me to pay attention. This dream is another good example and inspiration for me to stay the course and move ahead. Saying yes to what is given and seeing what happens next is all part of my playful journey.
Playing in the Everyday: Lets See What Happens
Often when I write it takes a while for me to get to the inner core. My dream of my ear covered and then clearing away the debris to get to the inner ear offers me clues, advice, counsel. The inner ear is like a labyrinth with structures, channels, and connections. Mine look healthy albeit with a few broken links.
Playing in the Everyday: Fantastic Journey
I’m reminded of a film I loved to watch in my youth. In this film voyagers explore the inner workings of the body. I’m drawn to do the same–to go back into my dream and voyage to the inside of my inner ear.
Playing in the Everyday: Vestibule
I have often entered a church through its vestibule. Over the years I have stopped and visited churches when traveling and felt a sense of balance when entering the portal that leads to the body of the church.
Playing in the Everyday: Finding Equilibrium
I go back to the vestibule to find balance again and again.
- I find balance by playing with divergent ideas and people.
- I find balance by noticing and then reflecting on my experiences.
- I find balance through meditation and curiosity.
- I find balance by going with the flow and not forcing.
Playing in the Everyday: Forgiveness
Forgiveness lives in my body. Play is a great way (the only way for me!) to find a balancing point where I can let go of past wounds,
Let go of the betrayals, resentments, broken hearts of my past (which also live in my body).
- By balancing the part of me that strives, pushes, and prods [often linked with my critics]
- By balancing the part of me that wants to make sense of it all, control, and is somewhat obsessive about the whole matter
- By balancing the part of me that is open, visionary, exploring, wants to take off and spin a bit without care
I can try again to forgive myself for what I haven’t done (omissions)
I can try again to forgive myself for what I’ve done to others with negative results (commissions)[nothing is linear here]
I can try again to forgive myself my trespasses.
I can try again to forgive betrayals I can’t seem to let go of….
I can try again to forgive my own betrayals of my natural, playful self [the last two play off of each other]
Playing in the Everyday: A Recurring Dream
I have been receiving a recurring dream (1994-present). The dream characters change with the theme: Forgiveness
Sometimes I am shunned, ignored, dismissed.
Sometimes I am applauded, supported.
Playing in the Everyday: Active Imagination
Inner Ear: What do you have to tell me? I ask. “Those small connections are too small for you to see normally but they are working for you, helping you–listen, listen…
Playing in the Everyday: Do you Hear what I Hear?
Gently I am listening. I’m concerned about my small, broken bones but not overly concerned because laughter arises when I ‘listen’ to the connections my dreams bring me.