Many of us can agree that the six weeks of hot weather is beautiful during the day but can make it harder to sleep at night. A few nights ago, not only was I finding it difficult to sleep but because I was having interrupted sleep, I was also having very strange dreams. Actually, they were more than a little weird; they were down-right disturbing.
When I awoke in the morning I realized something interesting… I had remembered in many of the dreams I was having I was doing therapy on myself and taking care of myself by checking in on what was happening in my Healthy Body and what I was feeling. Strange, I know but also somewhat brilliant. Strange things were happening all around me and I was having the constant sensation of not being able to get away or out of the way (no control) so I utilized what I did have control over; what my Healthy Body was feeling and doing. I could not stop, change, intervene with what was happening in my dreams, but somehow I used what I can do while awake when faced with the same sensations and experiences. To do everything in my control to calm my nervous system down so that I can be present and do what it is I need to do at that moment. I am still taken a bit aback with this experience, but it is nice to know I have my back not only in my awaken state of being but also in my REM (dream-like) state of being.
To quote my mentor, Dr. Sandra Parker (Vancouver BC)… “Our best preparation for any further moment is to be fully present now.”