Monthly Archives: March 2015

Meditation Malfunction

There are times I have a lot of trouble meditating.  I can’t seem to get myself to that ‘no thought’ or ‘no mind’ frame and just can’t fully meditate.

I’m not ADD.  I can focus without force!  I just can’t simply meditate any old time I want.

The very first time I was almost into a totally meditative state a sudden thought came to mind.

Wow.  It takes twice as long to exhale as it does to inhale.  I wonder why that is!

I was so very frustrated.  I was so close!

It took quite a long time before I realized that meditation isn’t always about getting to that empty state.  Sometimes it’s just about relaxing so you can refocus.  Relaxation doesn’t have to be unproductive.  You don’t need two hours in a room thick with incense smoke and soft music.  Maybe you just need a cup of tea and a hot bath.

There’s no wrong way to meditate.  I’ve also found there’s no right way, either.  If you’re determined to meditate – try out different things!

Here is a favorite of mine to listen to while bathing, meditating, relaxing.

Dream Interpretation

Dreams are amazing.  They are a harmless way for us to play out our desires, fears, and just experience things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to (like flying).

Dreams can be literal or symbolic.  Some folks are stuck asking “What does it mean?”.  I do that sometimes too!  Sometimes dreams are so bizarre that everything has to be a metaphor.  Surely I don’t literally want to be a manatee (okay honestly I do) but what are the correspondences?

If I have absolutely no idea – I will traipse over to one of my favorite dream interpretation dictory sites and look it up. – Dream Moods Dictionary says this for a manatee:


To see a manatee in your dream represents your passiveness in a situation. You are lacking ambition and drive. Alternatively, it represents someone in your life who is lazy, slow or gentle.

I’ve even had dreams that I’m a man with a constantly erect penis and am baffled that no one is offended or saying anything about it.

Dreams can be silly, meaningful, mournful, beautiful – and they are all unique to each person.  This is something that I always hope to explore more but rarely get the opportunity.

On the rare occasion when my dreams are so detailed I am questioning whether I am awake and in reality – I will always wake up with a debilitating migraine.  When something in my mind clicks and I do realize I’m in a dream – I will start to bend a shape the dream and make it even more ridiculous.  Why not?  I’m going to have a migraine anyway, so I might as well have fun!

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