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Old Telephone

Old Telephone

Almost every February in the Pacific Northwest we have a glorious week of crystal clear skies and sunshine.   5 days ago that week began. It has been stunningly beautiful, a bit warmer than normal and an inspiring reprieve from the rain and grey.

I have been doing a great deal of sleeping this winter.  My body is asking for this tool of healing and I am not resisting its call.

Because of the pain in my side, a return engagement from last year, and the strange behavior of my knee since November, I have been getting up in the mornings very gently and carefully and slowly going for an abbreviated walk.

5 days ago I awoke clear headed and ready to don the attire and head out for a mile or two.  I thought it was the call to arise with the bedroom full of bright sunshine and energy and that was enlivening my spirits and motivating.

This morning I awoke with the same enthusiasm for the sunshine, but I did not move from my spot for a full 90 minutes because I was aware that I was absolutely pain free.

Enough Vitamin D?

I am not so sure that these moments were just because of the sunshine?  I have also figured out a way to pay off a pesky, worrisome bill and I had a lovely out of house experience this week celebrating my daughter’s graduation and assisting her in picking out an interview suit.  Also on my list, having three great conversations where I got to talk about myself and do some visioning work.

All these are great and positive moments, but are not the point or direction of my writing – I wish to return to the waking refreshed and ready to go…because this is part of something more curious.

After taking my walk, I have returned home to write about my walking meditation in my personal journal.  Each morning after the walk, I have fallen asleep only to be awakened by the clear impression that our home phone is ringing – I move to get up and realize it was just a dream.

Who do you think is calling me?  What do they want to say?

Here is what my DREAMS, More than 400 Symbols Explained book says:
Telephone = making contact, connections or missed connections.  Contact with the unconscious. Ignoring the call of your unconscious.  It all depends on what happens with the phone.

One needs to answer the phone in order to figure it out.

My ringing phone just serves to Wake me up and get me out of the chair.

My first thought was what my Mother used to say to me, “Times a wasting and you need to get your lazy bones on with your day.”

I think I am missing the connection with someone or idea.  What do you think?

Who is calling?  What is it they wish to tell me? Who would be on your awakening, ringing phone?  What do they wish to tell you?

Hello?   Hello?  Hello?

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17 Responses to “Hello? Hello? Hello?”

  1. Kelloggsville Says:

    Same thing was happening to me for a while with the phone until I realised my boiler was making the same noise as my mobile. Solution was get boiler fixed and changed ring tone!! It really didn’t go any deeper than that. Also had a bird in the garden of a previous house I lived in that trilled like the phone, drove me nuts! I hope when you finally answer the phone your answer is decidely more satisfying than mine was.

    Meditating whilst walking is good for the soul but I am convinced it is the chemicals released whilst exercising that is the ultimate feel good factor. I struggle with working stuff out inwardly and have taken to talking to the dogs whilst walking, you should see the look they give me like “hey go see a therapist, we’re not paid to listen to this!” – at least that’s my interpretation of it!!!
    .-= Kelloggsville´s last blog ..Passchendaele =-.

  2. J.D. Meier Says:

    Being absolutely pain free is the way to be — I’m glad you got a chance to soak it up and enjoy it.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..Three D’s for Motivation – Direction, Decision, and Dedication =-.

  3. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia – long may the painfree time last – it’s really good news .. bliss – it relieves so much stress. I have to say I don’t have that problem of the ringing phone – it should be sealed in my brain .. as if it goes in the middle of the night I need to do a dash to be with my mother – the time it happened I slept through! It was ok though – thank goodness.

    It does sound as though life is sorting itself out for you – especially being able to work through various challenges with the envisioning and coaching calls – that’s good news.

    Keep happy and cheerful and have a good week – once you’ve worked out who you’re meant to connect with ..
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..February – the half-way month .. =-.

  4. Patricia Says:

    I have had to give up exercise because of my knee for 3 months and wow I missed those good chemicals flooding the brain and giving relief.
    I think the dogs are good therapists. I sometimes sing when walking so my neighbors are getting used to the prattle, and I journal right after the walk which is a better way to talk to myself and get clarity.

  5. Patricia Says:

    I am so appreciative of the pain free moments – grateful indeed. Although this run is not as intense as last year – it is still a set back and I still do not wish to have this again.

    Wow do I know those middle of the night and early morning phone calls about my Mother and her needs. One of her major falls was during an exercise class and the music was too loud to hear –phone had a light too – Thank goodness.
    Having someone to talk with has been very productive and stress relieving.

  6. Mark Says:

    Glad you enjoyed the break in the weather. The “phone ringing” could mean a multitude of things, go with what you believe it means to you.
    .-= Mark´s last blog ..The Reflection of Our Reactions =-.

  7. Patricia Says:

    Oh to get back to walking – It must be heaven! I think I am worn out with sitting to repair this torn muscle and with the sunshine I am so ready to wake up and get moving!

  8. Talon Says:

    Patricia, I am so glad your knee is healing and you can get out and enjoy walking again.

    I think if there’s a message that you’re not getting, you might very well find yourself answering the phone – either actual or metaphysical – and getting some information you’ve been needing. Or maybe it’s a case of being a true “wake up” call?
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Subdued… =-.

  9. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for your good words – they are appreciated very much.

    I think I am close to getting some good answers

  10. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Interesting on the vitamin D – it seems like after years of earning us against the sun doctors are realizing how much we need it.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..Spring =-.

  11. Patricia Says:

    It is hard to keep up with all the changes in thinking. Only 20 minutes per day is what I need and that is achieved with a small capsule in the gray months What a difference it makes…They never thought African American’s needed it either – depends on the climate and you body type
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Questions of Practice =-.

  12. Davina Says:

    Maybe it’s the wrong number? :-)

    Who do YOU think is calling? Who would you like it to be and why? What would you want them to say to you and what would you say to them? You might be surprised at what this might bring to your awareness.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Getting Sensual with Creativity =-.

  13. Patricia Says:

    I think it might be Davina calling me instead of me calling her!!!

  14. Dot Says:

    Why not try going to sleep with the intention of receiving a message? I don’t think anyone else can tell you what the message will be, but it’s possible that it’s not yet time to hear it.

  15. Patricia Says:

    You might just be right on with this suggestion. I am sleeping so hard that I do not remember my dreams right now…
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Questions of Practice =-.

  16. Jannie Funster Says:

    Phone calls not going through, in some dream interpretation books, denote a lack of self confidence in some area of life. Maybe you are working on sone new life venture?

    All that winter sleeping sounds heavenly, enjoy. And enjoy your pain free days. Everyone should be painfree.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Harbinger Of Great Things To Come =-.

  17. Patricia Says:

    I am working on many things…such as it feels like I am wasting my life sleeping so much.
    Yes, pain free days should be for everyone..