Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution was to be free. On New Year's Day I asked a dream-incubation question, "What is my freedom?" and had a dream where a man gives me a squirrel hanging from a sick. I see that it is dead and dip it into a stream, then mock the man who brought it. He leaves and joins a woman, and I motion, still mockingly, for them to return. They look at the house in which I'm in, impressed--my rich Aunt's house in Florida, and I tell them, "We don't live here". We are living in the more modest house of my Grandparents in Columbia, SC.

Am I free from my childhood ideal of my rich Aunt's home? My Grandmother was very spiritual; perhaps that is my freedom. Or am I a squirrel at the end of his rope?

Let me hear how your New Year's Resolutions played out in dream or in waking reality.

5 comments:

  1. The only dream I remember from New Year's time is one in which I built a house out of papers. I took it as a good sign about the old writing, but then again, I tend to take everything that way:)

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  2. I incubated for courage, good health and financial sustainability (for us and the world).

    Couldn't help but notice the unintentional misspelling in your blog post: "squirrel hanging from a sick." I also thought about the ritual of baptism, which relates to the freshness of the new year.

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  3. Hi Caroline, What did you do with your house, once it was built?

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  4. Hi Ryan, Thanks for the feedback. How would courage empower you this year?

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