2019.02.26 11:30 - Dream Session: Hosting the Eagle and Finding the Way

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    ~ Attending were Tura, Alma, Riddle, Agatha, Zen, and Eliza.


    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Tura :)
    Tura Brezoianu: hi Eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: Good to see you. All well?
    Tura Brezoianu: Yes, fine.
    Tura Brezoianu: Nice skirt
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks
    Tura Brezoianu: Does it make a picture when you stand up?
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, no... just brush strokes that resemble petals
    Eliza Madrigal: At least I don't see full bouquets  :)
    Tura Brezoianu: petals like clouds in the sky
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, that feeling
    Eliza Madrigal: :) I love gowns in SL...am always surprised how well people are able to design the 'feeling' of thigns
    Eliza Madrigal: *things
    Tura Brezoianu: not *thighs :)
    Eliza Madrigal laughs, right
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    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zen :)
    Tura Brezoianu: hi Zen
    Tura Brezoianu: hi Riddle
    Zen (Zen Arado): Hi Eliz, Tura :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Riddle :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): Hi Riddle
    Eliza Madrigal: Fresh from class, Zen?
    Riddle Sideways: hi All
    Zen (Zen Arado): no, was reading a crime novel :)
    Eliza Madrigal: good?
    Riddle Sideways: almost forgot
    Zen (Zen Arado): set in Glasgow :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): to me yes
    Eliza Madrigal: glad we caught you in time then Riddle
    Riddle Sideways: good, read something entertaining
    Zen (Zen Arado): 'The Quaker' it's called
    Eliza Madrigal: hm, tame name for a crime novel :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): think I know who did the murders
    Eliza Madrigal: killer waits for the unction... lol
    Zen (Zen Arado): ah but it's the nickname the murderer got
    Zen (Zen Arado): because he spouted religion
    Eliza Madrigal wonders whether to send Agatha a TP
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Agatha :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): Hi Aggers
    Agatha Macbeth: Greetings
    Tura Brezoianu: hi Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: Felicitations
    Tura Brezoianu: , Alma
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Alma :)
    Agatha Macbeth: And hello Alma
    Zen (Zen Arado): Hi Alma
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): hi Riddle, Tura, Agatha, Eliza, and Zen
    Eliza Madrigal: Everyone feeling well, having a pleasant day so far?
    Riddle Sideways: hi Alma,Agatha
    Agatha Macbeth: Spiffy
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): so far
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: And dreaming?
    Agatha Macbeth: Not right now, listening
    Agatha Macbeth: :P
    Eliza Madrigal: :P :P :P
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I had a notable dream a couple of nights ago
    Riddle Sideways: dreaming and not recalled well
    Riddle Sideways listens
    Tura Brezoianu: A few minor dreams.
    The Wheel of Change: This is the time of Mountain, The Still
    The Wheel of Change: This is the time of Mountain, The Still
    Eliza Madrigal: Great :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Alma, would you like to share first if you're ready?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): ok
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I'm visiting a city someplace, like Seattle, where there is a waterfront and harbor. I am sitting by a narrow channel. I've been thinking about something and not really paying attention to my surroundings. Then I look up and see that a large bird has landed and is perched just across the channel from me, maybe feet away. I look at it and realize that it is a large bird of prey. I think it must be an eagle. It is all a dark, coppery brown color. I suppose that it is a golden eagle. It stands on the ground with its wings partially spread, seeming to take no notice of me. I can see it in great detail. I am amazed and excited to see such a magnificent bird like this so close up. I keep saying "Oh my god" to myself. I have some binoculars and would like to use them to view the bird even more closely, but I'm afraid that if I move, I will startle the bird and cause it to fly away. So I just sit there looking at it. It occurs to me that this could be a dream sign, but it seems so real that I can't believe it
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): could really be a dream. After a while, the eagle slowly turns and walks away along the edge of the water.
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): [end
    Eliza Madrigal: how wonderful!
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): it really made an impression on me
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe a 'spirit animal' dream?
    Agatha Macbeth: Any sign of the space needle?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): haha! no
    Agatha Macbeth: Maybe not Seattle then
    Zen (Zen Arado): you seem to have lots of bird dreams Alma?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): hmmm, I'd have to look back through my journal to see
    Agatha Macbeth: Ornithopsyche
    Zen (Zen Arado): remembers a pelican or platypus
    Agatha Macbeth: And a duck :p
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): yes there was a platypus
    Zen (Zen Arado): good to work with
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): but this eagle had such a strong presence and the feeling of reality, it really stands out
    Eliza Madrigal: that it stayed, seems notable
    Eliza Madrigal: and the feeling of not wanting to tamper with the moment
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): and I think its a perfect dream figure to use with the dream tending exercises, so I am going to be doing that
    Zen (Zen Arado): they are majestic creatures
    Eliza Madrigal: I would too, if that dream came to me
    Zen (Zen Arado): kings of the shy
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I've already done some association and amplification. I'll post it to my wiki page when I have done some more
    Zen (Zen Arado): sky
    Zen (Zen Arado): ok great
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): there is a lot of rich symbolism and mythology about eagles
    Eliza Madrigal: the setting too implies some shamanic potential .. look forward to that!
    Zen (Zen Arado): yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Indeed
    Zen (Zen Arado): an eagle guide ;)
    Riddle Sideways: can we borrow your great dream, it is better
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Eliza Madrigal: well there is a lot to consider.. an eagle's scope is far and wide
    Eliza Madrigal: sees beyond what a person can see on the ground
    Zen (Zen Arado): ever see that vidoe from an eagle's back?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I have always felt it was a special experience to see eagles in the real world, kind of a feeling of being blessed by their presence
    Zen (Zen Arado): video
    Eliza Madrigal nods, me too.. very few in my life
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I think I have seen something like that, Zen
    Eliza Madrigal: that's incredible Zen!
    Riddle Sideways: they over-winter near here
    Zen (Zen Arado): no eagles where I live I think
    Zen (Zen Arado): was on FB a while back
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I've seen eagles near my house, where I live now
    Agatha Macbeth: There are still some goldies in Scotland
    Zen (Zen Arado): yes Scotland
    Eliza Madrigal: fortunate sightings :)
    Agatha Macbeth: But very rare
    Zen (Zen Arado): golden eagles
    Riddle Sideways: golden and bald near here
    Zen (Zen Arado): is on YouTube I'm sure
    Eliza Madrigal: worth looking up if you've not seen it :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): yep
    Eliza Madrigal: Tura, are you able to share your dreams?
    Zen (Zen Arado): it didn't fly in the dream?
    Tura Brezoianu: I have one I can tell
    Zen (Zen Arado): sorry go ahead
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala) listens
    Tura Brezoianu: This one is more prosaic, nobody in it but me.
    Tura Brezoianu: I was in Edinburgh. I was walking towards Princes Street (a main street in the centre of Edinburgh). I was getting rather tired and I thought I would catch a bus the rest of the way, then I realised I didn't have my wallet with me, I'd left it at home. I just had a small amount of loose change. I thought about the effort of walking all the way back home again. Then I found that my wallet was in a different pocket.
    Tura Brezoianu: So I got a bus. I recognised some landmarks in the distance, but the bus seemed to go a long way, and when it finally stopped it was way, way past Princes Street, and was at the seafront.
    Tura Brezoianu: Then I went into this place, I'm not not sure what it was, maybe a launderette. I'm not sure what I was doing there. When I was going to leave there was this climbing frame I needed to climb up to get out. But it turned out to be just a climbing frame. I walked out of the shop, or whatever it was. I looked up Google Maps, and it was a long way back to where I had been trying to get to.
    Tura Brezoianu: And that's where the dream ended.
    Eliza Madrigal: Oo, reminds me of an 'alternate timeline' scenario
    Eliza Madrigal: What did you feel about it?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): way-finding in dreams is very tricky
    Tura Brezoianu: Edinburgh is where I was born and brought up, btw, though I've rarely been back since.
    Riddle Sideways: and your cell and the Maps app works in dreams?
    Agatha Macbeth: My eldest son lives there
    Tura Brezoianu: There was this feeling throughout if everything being so much effort and taking a long time
    Zen (Zen Arado): Edinburgh is rich in symbolism
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): frustrating
    Tura Brezoianu: Yes, the iphone and maps have shown up in several dreams!
    Eliza Madrigal: small mistakes or glitches requiring lots of effort to fix
    Eliza Madrigal: or maybe not even mistakes, just thrown off course
    Zen (Zen Arado): makes me think of presbyterian respectability
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): wallets that jump from one pocket to another
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, that's what made me think of the alternate timeline :))
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): things in dreams just won't stay put
    Eliza Madrigal: one oddity that then makes everything else just a little wrong
    Eliza Madrigal: but being taken to the water seems a nice turn
    Eliza Madrigal: (both dreams with waterfronts)
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): hmmm, yes
    Tura Brezoianu: I didn't pay much attention to the waterfront though. Maybe I missed seeing an eagle :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): yes like a life timeline
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): maybe I was there. I would have waved if I had seen you ;)
    Tura Brezoianu: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: did it feel significant to be the place of your birth? nostalgic?
    Tura Brezoianu: More like familiar.
    Tura Brezoianu: I've had quite a few dreams set there.
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah
    Agatha Macbeth: Beats dreaming about Glasgow :p
    Zen (Zen Arado): still childhood memories in your subconscious
    Eliza Madrigal: anchor places maybe?
    Eliza Madrigal: really nice dreams, thank you
    Eliza Madrigal: And Riddle? Unable to remember?
    Riddle Sideways: odd dream loop last night
    Agatha Macbeth plugs in Rid's brain and charges it up
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Riddle Sideways: thanks
    Agatha Macbeth: YW
    Eliza Madrigal: Agatha's so resourceful
    Agatha Macbeth: Aye
    Riddle Sideways: was only a few seconds of image
    Riddle Sideways: but it repeated,  slightly different
    Riddle Sideways: cutting a rope of noodles for dinner
    Riddle Sideways: then it was for the plates
    Riddle Sideways: then it was for the pot
    Eliza Madrigal: mix with anything in waking life yesterday?
    Riddle Sideways: then was awake trying to figure it out
    Agatha Macbeth: Heh
    Riddle Sideways: nope.  not had noodles in a long time
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): a noodle rope?
    Eliza Madrigal: fresh pasta sounds very good now.  :)
    Riddle Sideways: yes, a rope package of noodles
    Agatha Macbeth: Messy things noodles
    Agatha Macbeth: Like spaghetti
    Eliza Madrigal: Did you get any hints while trying to figure it out?
    Riddle Sideways: some images it was cooked and wimpy
    Zen (Zen Arado): have only cooked spaghetti not noodles
    Riddle Sideways: others it was crispy
    Riddle Sideways: done
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, sorry :) jumped in there
    Agatha Macbeth: Boing
    Eliza Madrigal: feels like a metaphor?
    Zen (Zen Arado): some don't cut noodles?
    Agatha Macbeth: What's metta for
    Riddle Sideways: ah a meta for not knowing what to do in this kitchen
    Eliza Madrigal: could be a metaphor for a project you're working on? About the skill or quality you're developing?
    Zen (Zen Arado): I don't like eating things like that
    Zen (Zen Arado): so messy slurping
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeh
    Eliza Madrigal loves noodles, all sorts ^.^
    Zen (Zen Arado): I would cut them
    Riddle Sideways: yes, was cutting them about an inch long
    Zen (Zen Arado): ha yes
    Tura Brezoianu: You're allowed to in Balkan cooking
    Eliza Madrigal: hm , bite sized noodles
    Zen (Zen Arado): cutting problems to small handleable ones?
    Eliza Madrigal googles examples of Balkan cooking
    Zen (Zen Arado): Zen feels hungry
    Riddle Sideways: giggles
    Eliza Madrigal: oops, should have specified Balkan noodles :)
    Riddle Sideways: ok, ready to hear Eliza's
    Eliza Madrigal: not so profound this week.... Bradley Cooper helped fix my bicycle
    Eliza Madrigal laughs
    Eliza Madrigal: so nothing to share really :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Riiight
    Zen (Zen Arado): who's he?
    Eliza Madrigal: just an actor... Oscars this week and he sang with Lady Gaga
    Riddle Sideways: too much Oscar watching for you and Eden
    Zen (Zen Arado): ah ok
    Eliza Madrigal: but my dream was before that
    Eliza Madrigal: yup :) we had fun though (Eden and I twitter-watched the show)
    Zen (Zen Arado): listens
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I am so hopelessly out of touch with popular culture
    Agatha Macbeth: The oscars are more of a nightmare
    Eliza Madrigal: I really love films
    Zen (Zen Arado): middle of the night for us
    Riddle Sideways: the no-host show was better format this year
    Eliza Madrigal: definitely
    Eliza Madrigal: I do keep having a feeling of traveling around at night, but I don't know how to share about that
    Riddle Sideways: but the image of you-Eden tweeting, red wine and the Oscars
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Riddle Sideways: oh good.  a travel log
    Agatha Macbeth: Not a rotting log
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Unravel the travel
    Eliza Madrigal: I want to work with the guidance in the book but there was nothing that jumped out this week
    Zen (Zen Arado): you are attracted to famous people Eliza
    Zen (Zen Arado): their chrisma?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): or they are attracted to her
    Agatha Macbeth: The feelings probably mutual
    Riddle Sideways: Eliza, you could use Maps and GPS to trace where ya went dreaming
    Eliza Madrigal: I think they make easy stand ins
    Eliza Madrigal: hah, I'll have to borrow Tura's GPS
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): oh, a dream GPS ... I want one of those
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): they are free in dreams
    Agatha Macbeth: At the next archetype turn left
    Eliza Madrigal: hah
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Riddle Sideways: ㋡
    Tura Brezoianu: trust it if it tells you to drive across a lake
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeh
    Eliza Madrigal: YES
    Agatha Macbeth: I'll walk instead
    Zen (Zen Arado): so much in simple actions though
    Riddle Sideways: so, need to be lucid to read it
    Eliza Madrigal: Say more Zen?
    Zen (Zen Arado): old damsel in distress archetype?
    Agatha Macbeth looks for the dragon
    Zen (Zen Arado): I don't know but think there are depths even in apparently simple dreams
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, I see what you're saying. I seem to like people to sing to me in dreams. That dream had a friend singing a beautiful song at the end
    Agatha Macbeth: And blue glitter
    Eliza Madrigal: after I interrupted them with silly phrases when they kept trying to sing
    Riddle Sideways: Eliza, toooo much Bollywood
    Zen (Zen Arado): like the end of a movie?
    Agatha Macbeth: Yay
    Zen (Zen Arado): remembers when movies had happy endings
    Eliza Madrigal: it was actualy pretty nice, now that you're drawing it out....
    Eliza Madrigal: it was in NY in Central Park
    Eliza Madrigal: and there were friends on the other side of a fence
    Eliza Madrigal: not sure who they were but the feeling was so relaxed and happy
    Zen (Zen Arado): a dream place for sure
    Zen (Zen Arado): would love to walk through it
    Eliza Madrigal nods, a dreamy place
    Zen (Zen Arado): it haunts old movies
    Eliza Madrigal: and a nice place to have a dream meeting or retreat :) set intention and GPS to gather at 4 pm
    Eliza Madrigal: singing in a park is a thing I did with friends a lot when a teenager
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Not singing in the rain then
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Riddle Sideways: the singing in the Rain director just died
    Zen (Zen Arado): I have a short dream
    Agatha Macbeth listeneth
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh! Now I feel bad going on and on :))
    Riddle Sideways: please...  tell us and get us back
    Eliza Madrigal listens
    Zen (Zen Arado): I am using Google docs BTW cos the voice typing is quite good
    Zen (Zen Arado): try it
    Eliza Madrigal: good to know
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh
    Zen (Zen Arado): it's own version not Dragon
    Riddle Sideways: in your dream?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): no in RL :)
    Eliza Madrigal: dream tech has come a long way
    Riddle Sideways: ㋡
    Zen (Zen Arado): Walking along a country road up around the back of Carrickfergus. Walk off the side of the road into woods and through them for a while. Good at first, especially the trees but now feel scared and lost but find way back to the main road again.
    Zen (Zen Arado): done
      Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): wayfinding again
      Agatha Macbeth: Into the trees as the Cure said
      Eliza Madrigal: yes
      Zen (Zen Arado): think my subconscious is sending me simpler dreams now
      Eliza Madrigal: you found your way out but don't remember doing so?
      Zen (Zen Arado): too thick to get complicated ones :)
      Eliza Madrigal: :)
      Zen (Zen Arado): was walking all the time
      Tura Brezoianu: A dream about having dreams? You get lost in one but eventually wake out of it.
      Zen (Zen Arado): but everything looked unfamiliar until I found the road again
      Agatha Macbeth: Spiegel im spiegel
      Eliza Madrigal: nice, Tura
      Eliza Madrigal: "the woods" always seems like a distinct personality to me... something that can take you if it wants you or let you go your way
      Zen (Zen Arado): not much nice woodland where the dream was
      Zen (Zen Arado): very hilly where I live
      Eliza Madrigal: so not something you wanted to go deeper into?
      Zen (Zen Arado): yes
      Riddle Sideways: Woods, come in many shapes
      Zen (Zen Arado): like saying even if you feel lost atm it will all come together again
      Riddle Sideways: yep
      Zen (Zen Arado): metaphors about thickets
      Eliza Madrigal: ah, nice
      Agatha Macbeth: No Ents?
      Eliza Madrigal: saying "you're not so thickheaded" haha
      Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): any tigers?
      Zen (Zen Arado): just Irish woodland
      Eliza Madrigal: land of fairies... I always imagine all woods to be lush there
      Riddle Sideways: with the people
      Riddle Sideways: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :D :p :D :p :D
      Zen (Zen Arado): bejabbers
      Agatha Macbeth: Ayup
      Riddle Sideways: oh dear, how did that happen
      Zen (Zen Arado): :)
      Eliza Madrigal: need some help, Riddle ? haha
      Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): goodness
      Eliza Madrigal has way too little experience woods wandering, but a few vivid adventures
      Zen (Zen Arado): didn't meey any little people
      Riddle Sideways: yes, need to get auto-complete-with-silly-gestures turned off
      Zen (Zen Arado): maybe I am still too rational
      Agatha Macbeth: Yes that's a burden
      Eliza Madrigal: have to find a way to include both
      Zen (Zen Arado): used to fish on a wooded Lough
      Zen (Zen Arado): scary near nightfall
      Eliza Madrigal: sounds nice... a little fear makes things so alive
      Zen (Zen Arado): if you fall or something though...
    Agatha Macbeth: I actually remember a dream from this week
    Eliza Madrigal: !!
    Riddle Sideways: wow
    Riddle Sideways listens
    Zen (Zen Arado): listens
    Eliza Madrigal sits up
    Agatha Macbeth: Was odd
    Agatha Macbeth: I went backto the place I used to work
    Agatha Macbeth: And it was totally different
    Agatha Macbeth: All black with pyschodelic stuff
    Agatha Macbeth: Like something out of SL
    Agatha Macbeth: It reminded me of something I have seen in SL I think
    Agatha Macbeth: Probably impinging
    Eliza Madrigal: I take it the decor would be very out of place there?
    Riddle Sideways: ooooo black-lite posters
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: It would be OOP anywhere in RL :p
    Agatha Macbeth: Freaky wierd
    Eliza Madrigal: and vivid enough to remember
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes very
    Zen (Zen Arado): like a Banksy painting?
    Agatha Macbeth: Kinda like a multi hued lava lamp
    Zen (Zen Arado): Banksie?
    Agatha Macbeth: Gordon?
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): ooooh lava lamps
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Eliza Madrigal: quite a mood we're setting :))
    Eliza Madrigal: but, like a dance space... was there music?
    Agatha Macbeth: Like Rover grew from in the Prisoner
    Zen (Zen Arado): SL has widened our imaginations
    Agatha Macbeth: Nope, no music
    Riddle Sideways: oooo love Rover
    Agatha Macbeth: Yeh
    Riddle Sideways: SL should have a full size Lava lamp to dance in
    Eliza Madrigal: there's an idea :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Would be nice
    Zen (Zen Arado): Lava lamps are 70's?
    Agatha Macbeth: Late 60s
    Eliza Madrigal: I always defaulted to the leonard cohen bar here, or organica occasionally :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): ok
    Agatha Macbeth: Very Rowan & Martin
    Zen (Zen Arado): very interesting
    Eliza Madrigal: were you the you of now, or then, Aggers?
    Agatha Macbeth: I wasn't there, just observing
    Zen (Zen Arado): you are older than I though Aggers
    Eliza Madrigal: huh
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Agatha Macbeth: 0.0
    Zen (Zen Arado): sock it to me
    Riddle Sideways: baby
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Say goodnight Dick
    Tura Brezoianu: the Fickle Finger of Fate
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): very interesting
    Zen (Zen Arado): wow
    Agatha Macbeth: Henry Gibson
    Riddle Sideways: vvvvvvvvverrrrry intorestingg, But stooopid
    Zen (Zen Arado): Goldie Hawn cting dumb blonde
    Tura Brezoianu: I bet my boopie, and lost
    Tura Brezoianu: I didn't even know I remembered these
    Riddle Sideways: hahahaha tura
    Agatha Macbeth: Amazing eh
    Eliza Madrigal can't google fast enough ^.^
    Riddle Sideways: nope just memories
    Tura Brezoianu: "But hark, who could that be?" (doorbell rings)
    Agatha Macbeth: You need a GPS Liz
    Zen (Zen Arado): too young Eliza :)
    Eliza Madrigal: obviously... need to update my tech to go back farther in time
    Agatha Macbeth: Careful, you might meet the Morlocks
    Eliza Madrigal: I used to try to dress like something out of Laugh In though... would scour the thrift stores, always loving that aesthetic
    Zen (Zen Arado): reality isn't as boring as we think
    Agatha Macbeth: Fortunately
    Riddle Sideways: oh yes it is
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Eliza Madrigal: ha ha
    Zen (Zen Arado): thought that was message
    Riddle Sideways: ooo
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, what Agatha's dream 'said'?
    Agatha Macbeth: Eh?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): take off old habituated lenses
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Eliza Madrigal: more going on than you see at first
    Riddle Sideways: and put on these colored SL sunglasses
    Zen (Zen Arado): isn't that a message of many movies?
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes
    Agatha Macbeth: 3D
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: (Not Shepherd)
    Eliza Madrigal: maybe first time we've all shared dreams in one session :))
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    Zen (Zen Arado): never understood last bit of 01: A Space Odyssey
    Zen (Zen Arado): yes
    Agatha Macbeth: Don't bother - just enjoy it
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I think you had to be stoned
    Riddle Sideways: right Zen.  rewatched the end times.  finally read the book
    Zen (Zen Arado): see - I'm too rational
    Agatha Macbeth: It was a Kubrickism
    Eliza Madrigal: just enjoy the ride
    Zen (Zen Arado): old man having a cup of tea
    Zen (Zen Arado): hey it's me now
    Riddle Sideways: roll up for the mystery tour
    Agatha Macbeth: :P
    Zen (Zen Arado): must rewatch
    Agatha Macbeth: He's actually on an alien planet, but in the film that isn't clear
    Tura Brezoianu: The book's completely different for that part. Kubrick had a better idea of what would work on the screen.
    Zen (Zen Arado): I'm sorry but that's not possible David
    Riddle Sideways: he's actually inside the monolith
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): I think HAL was a pseudonym for Windows
    Agatha Macbeth: Right
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: It's a gateway
    Tura Brezoianu: If you shift "HAL" one letter forward, what do you get? "IBM"!
    Riddle Sideways: yep
    Zen (Zen Arado): still no colony on the moon :(
    Zen (Zen Arado): :)
    Riddle Sideways: by the year 01 there will be
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): anyone signing up to go live on Mars?
    Agatha Macbeth: The rover packed up :(
    Riddle Sideways: :( sad
    Riddle Sideways: it had a long life
    Agatha Macbeth: Stopped transmitting
    Zen (Zen Arado): British Leyland car?
    Eliza Madrigal: longer than was intended
    Agatha Macbeth: Nooo
    Agatha Macbeth: They didn't last as long
    Zen (Zen Arado): they usually packed up
    Agatha Macbeth: When they got built in the first place
    Zen (Zen Arado): yep
    Zen (Zen Arado): shall I post something?
    Agatha Macbeth: A letter?
    Eliza Madrigal: do you have something?
    Eliza Madrigal: great

    Zen (Zen Arado):

    Hosting the Guest 

    I have found three qualities of hosting that are particularly helpful when tending dreams. First, hosting entails seeing to the comfort and needs of the guest. We imagine what they may want and think about how to provide it for them. A host is gracious and responsive.
    Zen (Zen Arado): Second, hosting requires an ability to create beauty and atmosphere. To feel comfortable, the guest needs a sense of being received in a secure and appealing place, a setting where they feel a sense of belonging. We take the time to create a beautiful, welcoming, appropriate, well-arranged space for the meeting. We set the table, put out the good silverware, light the fire in the fireplace, and place vases of fresh flowers around the room. We adjust the lighting and the music to comfortable levels.
    Agatha Macbeth read that as 'entrails'
    Zen (Zen Arado): Third, to host well is to know something about the guest. We need to know what interests her, what is going on in her life, what she may be excited to talk about. If we don’t know these things in advance, we ask the guest about herself in order to learn. Most people love to talk about themselves, and it is no different when the dream guest is a whale, a spaceship, or an insect.
    Zen (Zen Arado): Conversation is a good way to tune into his wants and needs, likes and dislikes. When we take pains to host living images, they feel welcomed and will share a tremendous amount with us. Hosting the image allows us to establish a long-term relationship with an image and be able to go very deep with it. I have found that the more I host (rather than interrogate or dissect) a living dream figure, the more rewarded and satisfied I feel. No longer are we two strangers passing in the night. Instead, we get to know each other as long-term friends. A fragment of a poem by Kabir (in Robert Bly’s translation) highlights this aspect of hosting dream images: Kabir says, Listen, my friend: There is one thing in the world that satisfies, And that is a meeting with the Guest.
    Aizenstat, Stephen. Dream Tending: Awakening to the Healing Power of Dreams (pp. 40-41). Spring Journal, Inc.. Kindle Editi
    Zen (Zen Arado): Done
    Tura Brezoianu: Thank you Zen.
    Riddle Sideways: Zen, you are here late today ㋡
    Eliza Madrigal: Thank you!
    Agatha Macbeth: He's locked the door :p
    Zen (Zen Arado): yes careworkers are later than usual
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): thank you Zen
    Agatha Macbeth: Go away I'm dreaming!
    Zen (Zen Arado): you could give eagle a cup of tea :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Reading that I kept thinking of the eagle and what it means to 'host' the eagle... perhaps just allowing the connection
    Zen (Zen Arado): and a biscuit
    Eliza Madrigal: hah, same wavelength
    Zen (Zen Arado): or cookie
    Agatha Macbeth: Slurp
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): or a rabbit
    Agatha Macbeth: Or a boar
    Zen (Zen Arado): how do you host a road?
    Agatha Macbeth: Very carefully
    Eliza Madrigal: settle in to the whole situation perhaps?
    Agatha Macbeth: Firstly, stop all the traffic
    Eliza Madrigal: in waking life, too
    Zen (Zen Arado): wood might be better
    Eliza Madrigal: wood definitely speaks
    Eliza Madrigal clicks
    Agatha Macbeth: Play it again Sam
    Agatha Macbeth: He never said that
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: mass hallucination
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): do physicists have mass hallucinations?
    Agatha Macbeth: >.<
    Eliza Madrigal: :::drums:::
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): maybe it's all like that
    Zen (Zen Arado): oh
    Riddle Sideways: they have Mass accelerators
    Agatha Macbeth: Please pass both sides at once
    Eliza Madrigal: have to go :) nice to linger today, thank you
    Agatha Macbeth: Linger longer
    Riddle Sideways: was a nice linger
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): time for me to move on too
    Zen (Zen Arado): ok thanks everyone
    Agatha Macbeth: Need a stampless log Liz?
    Tura Brezoianu: bye folks
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye everyone :)
    Zen (Zen Arado): byee
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks Agatha, I can grab it now
    Agatha Macbeth: OK
    Riddle Sideways: by dreamers
    Agatha Macbeth: If not I can send you one
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): see you next time
    Zen (Zen Arado): is offline.
    Alma di Masala (Almadi Masala): dream on
    Agatha Macbeth: TC Al
    Eliza Madrigal: see you next week :)
    DB Bailey: is online.
    Agatha Macbeth: And Tu
    Riddle Sideways: ok, back to Elton John
    Agatha Macbeth: Bless him
    Eliza Madrigal: ?
    Agatha Macbeth: I remember when rock was young
    Agatha Macbeth: (Not Hudson)
    Riddle Sideways: am stuck learning Mad man across the water
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh Trump song
    Eliza Madrigal: ohh
    Riddle Sideways: ha
    Eliza Madrigal: an assignment?
    Eliza Madrigal: film of his life coming soon
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh my
    Riddle Sideways: really?
    Agatha Macbeth: Bit early innit
    Eliza Madrigal: yes they interviewed him after the oscars
    Eliza Madrigal: he's happy with it
    Agatha Macbeth: Wonder who plays him
    Riddle Sideways: there was a great celeb tribute to Burney and him a while back
    Agatha Macbeth: Isn't B dead now?
    Riddle Sideways: wha?  checking
    Eliza Madrigal: Hugs :) everyone arriving home now here
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