I’ve written before on dreams about my vision, here. Rather than focusing on glasses or contacts or seeing clearly with only my physical eyes, lately I’ve been looking at my dreams for possible vision themes which aren’t as literal or obvious.
A few months ago I dreamed about a giant butterfly, which you can read here. While this didn’t have anything specifically to do with vision, I did wonder afterwards if the stinging electric charge I felt was like the bee stings which some folks claim can help your eyesight, or the slight eyeball stinging some people feel when they start vision improvement, as they wake up their stagnant vision.
The transformation aspect of going from thick eyeglasses in childhood to no artificial vision correction didn’t escape me. It feels as big as going from a caterpillar to a butterfly! And the theme of “braving up” to what feels scary is a frequent one for me in my dreams. If I’m too frightened to look, I won’t see much at all.
Last month I had another dream about being in someone else’s house — I dream of this often. You can read this dream here. The feeling of being where I don’t belong, and probably am not welcome, is familiar to me in waking life too. I may have a bit of social anxiety, and have worked hard to reach out to others, not assuming they don’t like me before I even give them a chance. I may still have some of the typical shyness of a near-sighted person. This dream could simply be showing me I don’t have to stay anywhere I don’t feel comfortable, and have much more power to choose my surroundings and my company than I did as a child.
Healthy vision is about receiving the visual input coming your way, easily and without struggle or resistance. Dreams have always come to me readily and profusely, sometimes in answer to a specific request of “Please send me guidance on …”. I don’t try to dream, I just do it. Maybe this is the biggest dream lesson for me about my vision, that I should treat my seeing in the same effortless way. If I look without resistance, I’ll see clearly. Easy peasy!
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Alvina, hi. I think anyone can learn to come out from behind the wall of eyeglasses, maybe a little bit at a time at first. The world is waiting for you — start making that dream real!
Thank you, Nancy! I am having the same kind of dream to belong to the world of others. It is probably more an illusion than a dream.