Is there such a thing as Lucid dreaming. Can we really decide not only to dream, but what to dream about?
on who’s answering the question. I say yes, but then I think life is
magic, and dream is just the part of our life our essence inhabits when
our corporeal self sleeps.
I notice in my dream journal…
if you don’t keep a dream journal by the bed, get one. We say, oh,
I’ll remember. But we don’t. Dreams so fresh and vivid on awakening,
are lost in moments as the day’s chores loom. Write it down immediately
– review at leisure.
in my dream journal that I revisit certain places over and over again.
There are familiar houses, stairs, rooms, places and people that I know
from past dreams.
At first I thought, hmmm, odd. But as I
let the dream sweep me along where it would, I reflected on later
reading that there were doors I’d never opened. There were
conversations unfinished, and I wanted to know more. I woke feeling
unsatisfied as if I’d missed something. I had. I had missed out
because I didn’t exercise my free will. It exists in dream, but you
have to work at it.
Lucid dreaming is
an odd place, and anyone can do it with practice. I find that taking a
tangible item in my hand allows me to feel anchored on that side of
dream to the me I am on this side. I use stones. I have my smooth
stones, a clear and a black, and a rather craggy frosty quartz.
Practice and it comes. These are my steps.
* Meditate for 5 minutes as simple as paying attention to my breath
* Hold my chosen stone loosely in my hand
* Turn off the lights, lie down and with closed eyes recite in my mind:
I find I’m become more attentive on this side of
dream, because I’m so attentive in dream. That is a boon it did not
expect, and I plan to embrace both sides to the fullest.