The Fertile Female. Throughout the book are some exercises that
are meant to help you learn more about yourself and your IF struggles.
By learning more about yourself and where you come from, you can
learn more about what steps to take next on your journey.
To be honest when I first go the book I did the exercises every day,
but eventually I got a little bit slack. The one exercise I continue to
do is recording my dreams. Each morning when I wake up, after
taking my temperature of course, I write down my dreams.
Here is one of my favorites, and the one that came in most
My husband and I were sitting along the waters edge in Nova Scotia
(where I am from) The ocean in Nova Scotia is wonderfully vast
and clean, but near the waters edge it can be quite murky, full
of seaweed and large sharp rocks. My husband I were wading in
this dark water when I started to feel something biting at my legs.
Instantly I thought "LEACHES" and I began to flail about. (yes
I know, there are no leaches in salt water, but what can you do?)
In my panic I was kicking up all the muck from the bottom of the
ocean and it was getting thicker and harder to move. Somehow we
managed to swim out of the shallow water towards the deeper,
clearer part of the ocean. Here I could see the leaches attached to my
leg and we began to pull them off one by one. I felt so much
relief once they were gone (and I actually could feel this). Suddenly
we were smiling and together we began to swim further into the
deep water. here, the water was clear, calm and beautiful. We could
see schools of fish swimming all around us, all different kinds
of fish. Off in the distance we could see a lovely looking city,
the houses were filled with color, when I turned my head again
I could see a huge school of flying fish jumping out of the water.
As these rather strange looking flying fish looked down at us,
they all gaped with surprise to see us. Then, when they splashed
back into the water I woke up.
Although the book tells us to examine all animals and
objects in the dreams and what they represent to us personally,
without help from the internet. I couldn't help myself, before too
long I was franticly searching google for every little thing I could
read about fish and what it means when they show up in
your dream! This is what I found :)