Interpreting Visions

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”  Kenji Miyazawa

Relying on Michael Sheridan’s dream analysis book, I have become quite successful at interpreting my own dreams.  However, I’ve noticed that the images I see in visions have nothing to do with dream symbols.  When it comes to interpreting visions, I still need a lot of work.

At the beginning of the week, I woke up to the vision of something distorted and quite distant.  As I focused on it, it looked like a photo from an ultrasound.  It was a black and white image, more grey than clear black and white, and it showed a round winding shape with some tiny metal bits in it.  As I studied it, I wondered if it was an unborn baby curled up in a fetal position.  I had no idea what the tiny metal bits were.  The image took up the entire screen and I couldn’t see a head or feet, but it was definitely fleshy and circular.  As I puzzled about the image, it faded away.

That afternoon, I was scheduled for a colonoscopy at a colon cancer screening lab.  Since I was making a presentation that night, I had requested that the test be done without pain killers or anesthesia.   Happily,  the results showed that I had no evidence of cancer.  However, during the procedure, the doctor commented that I had a ‘difficult’ colon with many twists and turns.  As evidence of this, the procedure turned out to be far more painful than I had anticipated.  At times, it was agonizingly painful.  Thankfully, a nurse coached me with breathing techniques and tons of ‘hang on, you can do this!’ words of encouragement.  Throughout the test, I was able to watch the image on a computer screen and between groans of pain, it suddenly occurred to me that the vision I had seen that morning was my colon being scoped.  Since the test felt equivalent to giving birth, my psychic self had issued a warning that this experience would be a challenge.  Of course, the metal bits in the vision had been the scope.

Note to self.  Meditate more to improve psychic reception …and next time, accept any sedation that’s offered.