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Dream a little dream of pee...



I had a lovely (albeit busy) weekend. The weather here in Chicago has become idyllic; the rains are coming less often and are leaving behind sunny-but-temperate days. This is some of my favorite weather but it has a strange effect on me. Somehow my body still thinks "summer! yeah! we're on vacation!!!" and suddenly I have a hard time being indoors, especially when the sun goes down. It's as if my circadian rhythms are set to "open all night" and I tend to stay up well past midnight until I literally have to force myself to go to bed. I wanna walk under the stars. I wanna drink in the scent of blossoming trees, warm soil and our tangy lake. I wanna play with the wild things and kiss the moon...I can't help it.

Throughout my life I have gone in and out of cycles of sleep dep but I know it's not good for me. It affects my sitting practice (makes me want to nod off in meditation) as well as my dream work (because I stop recalling dreams when I'm not getting good sleep). It is a bit ironic then that as these seductive summer nights are setting in, I attended a dream workshop facilitated by Anne Hill. I've been lucky to have had access to a few workshops/dream circles with Anne and I am always amazed at her knowledge, skill and intuition. If you're curious about dreams at all, I encourage you to check her out. If you don't have access to her workshops, you can contact her for dream consultation, listen to her radio show, and/or read her book What To Do When Dreams Go Bad.

I really enjoyed getting to see Anne again and to participate in her work. After a year frequented by some intense nightmares it is exciting to be invigorated about holding onto my dreams and looking at them in more detail again. I believe I got a lot of personal insight and many tips for using future dreams to support health, expansion and self-knowledge.

If nothing else, Anne reminded us that our dreams about needing to go the the bathroom are sometimes actually about creative urges and the need to release that creativity into the world. Given that I am known in some (small, odd) circles for my "pee dreams"...this makes me feel nuch more artistic and slightly less warped. ;>)

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muddyslush
Jun. 29th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like that! Puts a nice spin on all that pissing. :)

Today's my day off but I meant to get up early to go to Yoga. I kept wanting to just sleep, though, and deciding to just screw getting up. Then I had a brief half-waking dream in which someone told me about something called "panty fluffies," and I woke up and thought, "If I'm just going to dream about panty fluffies, I may as well just get up and go to Yoga." So I did. :)
jennlynn_green
Jun. 30th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yoga is good - but panty fluffies sound kind of interesting to me too.

We missed you in the dream workshop - your name came up several times. :)
muddyslush
Jun. 30th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Wow!

I was a bit wistful seeing it going on and thinking about who all would be there. I haven't connected to a dream group here yet, though my shrink and I have done a little dream work together.
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jennlynn_green
Jun. 30th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh no - we talked about pee on Friday night (wow, that sounds so classy). You might need to get that art OUT baby! I always encourage creative self expression.
bolowolf
Jun. 30th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
I have been staying up later too, and find that I go in cycles where I would much rather be awake at night than during the day. This has been okay while I'm unemployed, but I've been concerned that when I am working I need to make sure I'm getting to bed early enough. There is something about the mystery of the night that has always appealed to me, and as the warmer weather becomes more uncomfortable for me, it makes more sense to do things at night.

I have been remembering my dreams in incredible detail on a regular basis lately. One dream was of Clark the cat, who maintains residence with Soulspirals these days, having somehow gotten stripes of Aquafresh toothpaste evenly spaced down the sides of his body. As he walked by me and I noticed this, I wondered what would happen if I petted him where the toothpaste was. Would it squish like regular toothpaste, or would it be like fur?

Anyway...
jennlynn_green
Jun. 30th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
:) Ah dreams...so wonderfully wacky.

Enjoy the night fellow bat-person! Love ya, Jen
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