Saturday, September 21, 2013

What Did My Dream Mean?

I awoke with from one of the scariest dreams I had ever had! Never had I encountered a dream that held one of my worst fears; loss of memory.
I am so fortunate to live a life of synchronous moments. Later that day I attended a dance meditation class and ran into my friend Virginia, who recently blogged that she does dream interpretation.  During break I asked if I could set up an appointment. She said, “Tell me the dream now.”
It turns out the symbols in my dream were not scary but really great! The dream revealed a message about a trip I had been planning and answered a question I had been contemplating about an educational opportunity.
How many times have you had dreams and wondered, “What the heck does this mean?” Below is information about Virginia and how she can help all of us sort out the symbols and messages that come unbidden, but so importantly to us in our sleep and sometimes in our daydreams.
Virginia Carlson created Deciphering Dreams to assist others in aligning the dream world with every day experiences. Dreams are a form of language that is not only unique to each of us, but also intimate. We all have choice in declining or accepting information in our dreams and determining how to utilize this information. The pathways into a deeper understanding of the self opens when the dreamer brings awareness to the dream scape where hidden desires unfold. Dream interpretation helps all of us to comprehend the message waiting to be revealed in vivid dreams from childhood, recurring dreams, and nightmares. By exploring dream time symbols, we not only discover our personal issues, but thoughts from the Universal Collective as well.
Virginia Carlson has been aware of the messages in dreams since childhood.   As a mother of four, combined with her education in Psychology and Sociology she has a solid foundation for understanding creativity of the mind. As a professional in-home counselor for individuals, families, and young children, she has been provided with a broad spectrum of hands on experience. Her passion for helping others coupled with her unique approach, have attracted the enthusiasm and support of local and distant communities. She is a Master level energy worker, prolific writer, and seasoned presenter.
Deciphering Dreams with Virginia Carlson explores day dreams; waking dreams; recurring dreams; prophetic dreams; past life recollections; universal symbols; and dreams appearing to be positively silly and preposterous. She uses her intuition as well as established public research to assist in understanding the entire spectrum of dreams. By using dream time language, desires or repressions come to the surface.  Dream interpretation is about the dreamer, based on the dreamer’s own experiences, and uniquely linking the dreamer’s body, mind and spirit.
Unraveling a dream with Virginia Carlson is a fun and exciting experience. A simple technique to unlock the dreams of the dreamer is shared with each participant through the interpretation process.
To schedule an appointment or for further information, please email contact    Additional work by Virginia Carlson may be viewed

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I Was So Touched by the Love in this Video

I was so touched by the love in this video. I find it interesting that I use the word touch, but with a different meaning, as this is the content of this video.

I just finished a Christian Pankhurst Heart Centered Life Coaching program certification. We talked about being seen, heard, and felt. This video taps into a deep place in me of longing to love so unconditionally. I  feel the depth of caring between the two women. I want to be able to see and feel the spirit inside of others; especially the ones whom are often so isolated.

The other reason I am so touched emotionally by this video, is that my mother had Alzheimer's. In the Book, Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive, I wrote a story called "Childhood Delights." In the story, I mention that my most treasured moment was when she was nonverbal, but when I took her to band concert, she could sing the words to every song from the big band era.

I wonder about your reaction to this video that appeared on The Godvine video site. Although the song that is sung is relgious, any song that is meaningful to someone, could possibly bring out a response. I invite you to leave a coment if this video touched you as it me.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Eating "Just Right"

Posted by PicasaFor days, months, and years, I have struggled with the question, “What should I eat?”
There is such a big difference between “What I should,” versus, “What I want.” Does that happen to you?
This question was a bit easier when I was cooking for a family. Unless someone suggested a meal idea, I pretty much made what I felt like making and eating. Variety played a part in the decision and I did try to have different colored foods on the plate. That was back in the day that I served protein (meat), carbs, (potatoes, noodles, etc), and a vegetable.
Well, the family dynamic has greatly changed. Single now and having grown kids have totally altered my food habits. Now, this is not recent. I am talking about a time period of several years.
There were several years that I found it easiest to eat out. That was certainly preferable to popcorn for dinner. I decided that I should either buy groceries or eat out, but not do both.
I love eating out with friends and that is, or was, a big part of my social life. Many times I ate alone. At first, eating by myself was uncomfortable but I got over that when I discovered that reading a book was a good dinner companion.
Then awareness about food started gradually changing. I had health difficulties so I was informed of some guidelines to follow. For a while I did really well on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. That was until the day I rebelled and decided I would eat what I darn well pleased. It took a long time-like a few years to stop hurting myself in that way. Really, frosting on cake is not a food group.
About 2 years ago I became very close to a group of people who are vegetarian and vegan. Now that experience was really enlightening. It seemed like information started appearing at every turn and angle. For example, there was the health issue of meat and dairy on one side and animal rights and cruelty on the other. Once this reached a deep connection within me, the struggles became much harder of figuring out what to eat.
I am a person who does not like to cook. I used to say I did once upon a time, because I thought that was part of the job of being a good wife and mother. Well, let’s just say, “I don’t look in the cookbooks very much.”
I was beginning to ease into vegetarian foods because fortunately all I mostly had to do was make a salad and someone else made most of the dinners. That worked well until that person moved away.
I fully realize that I am accountable for what I put in mouth. The problem is that I became very lost and confused. I don’t like to cook and coming up with meals at home and restaurants became a problem. I struggled with my conscious over meat. I also found I would wait too long to eat and then, even if I did have something to prepare, I didn’t want to; I was too hungry so popcorn or ice cream became a staple.
About a month ago, I realized I was completely out of control. I had no idea of where to start anymore about eating. I was skipping meals, eating too much, or too little.
A little voice inside me whispered that I couldn’t go on like this. Then the voice got bigger and started yelling at me that I had to do something before I caused myself to encounter major health issues. (I had put on a few pounds; maybe more than a few and my exercise declined due to a broken ankle followed by severe shin splints.) The dancing I enjoyed participating in about 3 times a week slipped to once in a while.
Fortunately, one day, a friend of mine, put of flyer into my hands, called Just Right Eating. I called the owner, Stephanie and discussed her program. I found that she is a highly regarded nutritionist and her business, made and delivered meals to homes for a very reasonable price. We discussed my goals and for the present, I have two. One was to eat healthy and the other to get into the habit eating meals on a regular basis.
By the following Monday, I was having freshly made meals delivered to my home that were balanced and made to conform for my personal calorie count. This has been such a wonderful solution. I never dreamed I would receive so many meals that included lots of variety and that I would feel satisfied and lose weight.
I am into my 3rd week. The people at work check out what I bring for breakfast that I eat at break time. I still eat with my friends but I bring my own food. My son was home for a few days and ate two meals that were left over. (I was supposed to eat them but we were out and about and the day wasn’t long enough to get them in.) He also enjoyed them.
It is wonderful to not be going to the grocery store very often. When I do,I usually pick up cat food, dry goods and flowers.
I look forward to coming home and having meals readily available; breakfast and a snack included. This is helping me. If you are interested in learning more you may contact Just Right Eating at or call Stephanie at 217-827-2669.

Monday, May 13, 2013

90 Year Old Granny Celebrates Life By Dancing (GodVine)

I am reposting this from G-dVine Video on Face Book. I really believe that dancing has so many benefits; one of which is keeping young.

 I take a lot of dance classes and attend dances all over with friends. I love the different age groups and the interactions. To me the most important thing is to have fun and move.

In that sense, however, it does not mean you need to go anywhere to dance as this video shows. I often turn on the radio or a CD and dance at least one song in the morning before going to work. When I taught kindergarten, I always played a few songs in the morning to get the children up and moving. Dancing wakes up your body, mind, and spirit.

I had a very dear friend who taught me something very important. She showed me by example that if you have a disability, that does not mean you are not able to dance. My most wonderful memories of her, were to see her swaying her body and arms and head and singing along to a song in her wheel chair. 

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did. And...I for one love all styles of dance. For exercise this morning I did the Cupid Shuffle line dance to some song on the radio. It helped me feel good and as an added benefit made me feel my thigh and my  glutes.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Raising Kids on the Spectrum Autism and Asperger's

One in 50 children is diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s disease. This is copy of the book by Chicken Soup for the Soul. It can easily be found on Amazon and other Book Stores. This book creates an instant support group and inspirational stories.
This month in the United States is National Autism Month. There are several informational sources by using google.
I am proud to have contributed a story called “Let Me Tell You About Jake."

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Virginia Hummel and Jean - Chicago IANDS Meeting

Virginia Hummel was the guest speaker at the Chicago IANDS meeting. (The international Association for Near Death Studies on 3-9-13.
This is a topic I have always been interested and it was a very moving experience to hear people share their near death experiences. Following this part of the meeting, Virgina gave a talk about orbs.
Some people had background information about orbs and many were new the subject. I was very excited to see Virgina as we have been Face Book Friends  sharing our orb pictures. To me it felt like greeting an old friend.
Tweaking the term orb to orb beings, Virginia gave  clear in-depth explanations and explorations with the aid of many pictures. You can learn more about Virginia and her very complete and informative website at

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Do You See Number Patterns?

Do you have certain numbers that keep coming up for you? Did you know that numbers can be a source of  information and guidance?
I pay attention to numbers and their patterns. It might be a license plate, the number of e-mails, part of a phone number, a number in a dream or any other misc. way that they can present.
When I see a number pattern or sometimes, my attention is pulled to a number in my environment, I have trained myself to quickly and silently give voice to what I was thinking or questioning in my mind.
Over the past few months I have had several variations of similar numbers. These numbers are 552,  252, 522.
Over the last 2 days in particular, I have been in a very creative mode. As a Pisces person I have lots of projects, but focusing on a particular one is difficult one for me.
Today the number 252 came up yet again. This time I saw the number  when I read the number of views of a video I have on You Tube.
I pulled out Doreen Virtues’ book “Angel Numbers 101.”  I am very pleased as this is what it said in the book: ” Rest assured that your recent decisions are good ones. Move forward with your plans with full faith that they are right.”
The most recent creative idea is a joint project  that I discussed over FB chat with a friend from Germany today. I don’t know what the future will hold but I am happy for the encouragement and guidance. It also tells me that I might want to take time to focus on this particular project.
I don’t want to mislead you into thinking every number I look up  in the book is this positive, but I glean information just the same.
You don’t need a book to tell you what a number means to you. I like the book as an extra tool. Every time I see the number 552, I am reminded that it was part of an address of my childhood home. That leads me think of how that might connect to a certain situation at a given moment. For example, I may wonder if it has something to do with a family member? Could it a childhood memory? Possibly, some unresolved inner child conflict?
It might be interesting for you to give it a try. Simply be aware if certain numbers show up for you. Please feel free to share in the comment section if you have anything to report.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fantastic Light Orb Show

You have heard of a meteor shower? When I started filming I thought of an Orb Shower. I have never seen so many orbs flying at such speed around my room. Best seen in a full screen. I think this is one of my most amazing yet. Please feel free to like and subscribe. or

Sunday, February 10, 2013

High Tea Fundraiser for Seniors

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Caroline Myss-Archetypes: Who Are You?

Archetypes help you to learn about yourself. They are present in every decision you make. I posted about this on my blog found at

Download a free chapter about archetypes from my recent book, Reading Symbolic Signs: How to Connect the Dots of Your Spirtual Life found on Amazon. Are you interested in a free 15 minute conversation to learn more? Go this link:


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Thank you, Jean