Ari:
 
Poor thing.  Sorry to hear about such an horrific dream.  I wonder if it means 
that you are going under an intense change in your life. Not always the meaning 
of unpleasant dreams is negative and sometimes they mean well on the contrary 
as Bill was pointing out in his mail. Have you ever to face your own dream 
while dreaming?.   If you could do that whatever is there will be resolved 
during the dream.  I also agree with Anthony advice about be relax and very 
kind to yourself while practicing.  Slowly, slowly.  No rush. No expetations.  
We go nowhere as we are already arrived in the here and the now, the chopper is 
chopped!. 
 
A hug
Mayka
 

--- On Tue, 10/8/10, Ari <aelindem...@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Ari <aelindem...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] EGO
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010, 20:45


  





Dear all, 
 
Recently I went to a spiritual retreat, and decided to intensify my meditation 
practice and other aspects of having a mindful life. 
 
I was then beset by one of the  worst nightmares I've ever had, where I was 
being chopped to bits by a hacksaw. The last line in the nightmare was "and 
it's not a dream this time" at which I woke up, to, indeed find that it was a 
dream. 
 
There is nothing so drastic in my personal life. My personal life is pretty 
mundane with not many conflicts at the moment. 
 
I wonder if Ego sent me the dream, to keep me from intensifying my practice?  
There have been other times in the past where I would get nightmares right 
after I had determined to intensify my practice. 
 
ANY opinions, welcome. 
 
I'm going to go about my meditation, and not let the dream freak me out, but 
really, would not like to have another one! 
 
Best,
Ari




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