Here's another example: over the last couple of weeks, I've mislaid my skating protection, time and time again.
First, one day I left my knee pads in the bag and skated a whole session without realizing I didn't have them on. Then one wrist guard disappeared. I was in the ice show and couldn't wear them under my costume gloves so I skated without them. Then after the second ice show, I left my elbow pads behind in the dressing room. This occurred despite the fact I looked under the bench, on the shelf and all around my dressing area. I walked out without them even though according to the woman who found them, they were left in plain view. I've since skated without them.
So, is my unconscious telling me I no longer need my skating protection? Have my skills become so solid that I'm consciously clinging to an unneeded crutch? Am I ready to train while skating 'bare'?
|Let me slap some sense into my unconscious mind|
Falls are part of the game. But unlike kids who recover quickly, it can take me months to recover from a really bad fall. I'd rather spend that time skating in practice with protection, rather than skate without my sensible protection. But comps or tests, totally bare is okay.
So, little miss unconscious mind, you need to scoot back into your box and unrepress something else.
|Dreams of Skating bear|
Dear unconscious mind, please stop punning and pick another topic, willya?