Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Vipassana Experience - initial feelings

This is a video I made after coming back from my Vipassana experience in July 2011.  It is was not what I expected to be feeling  and I learned early on in the course that changes can happen very quickly there.  My experiences  were all over the place  from realizations, to sleep deprivation, to extreme heart palpitations (which I read that a girl died at Vipassana because of heart problems.)  In the end,  I see a few subtle changes.  It was a difficult experience and one that I would not endure again because of my circumstances.  One thing is for sure, I have begun to walk down the path of enlightenment and it may take some more lifetimes to come closer to the true peace it provides. There are several stories to be told from my experience.  I will start by linking the post to my video  which is extreme and about the heart palpitations and how they made me feel or rather how I reacted to having them.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My dream: dolphin

July 4th, I woke up and I remembered part of a dream I had.  I was walking and I saw this opening in a building and there was a big pool, only the pool  was a huge rectangle yet looked more like a pond because the sides were green with algae and it was brown and black at the bottom,  it was really deep.  I walked closer and I saw something in the water, at first I thought it was a shark.  The next thing I know I am in the water, not in a swimsuit in my clothes  holding on to the edge.  (Just a note:  in regular life I don't like to go into the water  let alone into deep waters)  The something in the water started coming toward me.  The water isn't actually clear  so I don't see what it is until it gets real close.  I am not scared.  It surfaces  right next to my face. It is a dolphin.  I ask the dolphin, " May I touch you?"  I touch the dolphin and he/she turns around quickly and shows me his/her back.  I ask, " You want me to ride you?"  I get on the dolphin's back  and he/she takes off real fast.  I remember smiling.  I decided to look up the symbols on dream dictionary.

To see a dolphin in your dream, symbolizes spiritual guidance, intellect, mental attributes and emotional trust. The dream is usually an inspirational one, encouraging you to utilize your mind to its capacity and move upward in life. Alternatively, it suggests that a line of communication has been established between the conscious and unconscious aspects of yourself. Dolphins represent your willingness and ability to explore and navigate through your emotions.
To dream that you are riding a dolphin, represents your optimism and social altruism.

To see a pool of water in your dream, indicates that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. Alternatively, a pool indicates your desire to be cleansed. You need to wash away the past.

Today is my last day home before I go to my Vipassana course.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Vipassana Boot Camp or Ticket to Liberation: England Experience

Reading the details in this blog  has hopefully prepared me for the "unexpected"  that is really expected in this journey.  Here is the link.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vipassana experience- India posted Feb 2011

This is one of the videos I have been searching for. I am so thankful that people are posting videos to spread the word of this experience for those of us who have an interest, are going, and for those who have already had the experience.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbooking: Layouts with Basic Grey

Created for Everything Scrapbook and Stamps, these layouts were inspired by the stickers that come as part of the theme for "Oxford."


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