As some of you may know, I have a very active dream life. Sometimes I dream stories that include chapters, picking up in a dream right where I left off the minute, hour, day, or week before. Although intense at times, my dreams are never terrifying. I have also noticed that I have experiences with lucid dreaming sometimes taking control of my bedtime stories (tee tee).
Lucid dreaming is the process of being aware that one is dreaming. Some researchers believe that in lucid dreaming, the individual may be able to change the outcome of the dream or control their degree of participation in the imaginary (dream) environment. Lucid dreams have been described as arising from either the sleeping or waking state. Having an out-of-body experience may be connected to lucid dreaming in some way,
When I become aware that I am dreaming, I often become like someone watching a movie and getting to decide whether to continue watching. I have also been dreaming of interactions with animals in almost all my current dreams. Recently I dreamt of a grizzly bear, a large white snake, and a mountain lion with one eye interacting with its cub. The animals are never aggressive toward me, so that aspect has been fun with my study of the animal spirit messages from my nightly excursions. Let’s get a whisper on the subject of lucid dreaming.
Becoming consciously aware during a dream, with the ability to influence what occurs, indicates the dreamer has shifted from passive observance to conscious participation. Participation in dreams can be multifaceted, as the dreaming experience occurs on many levels of the mind, body, and spirit. As you journey into the other realms during waking meditations, you become the explorer seeking adventure. Practicing this type of excursion beyond the veil can develop the senses to gain a measure of control over the landscapes, people, time, and other aspects of the non-physical exploration.
Like being the director in a movie, the dreamer’s creative juices flow toward the desired destination to increase the vibration by raising awareness. Thought, imagination, artistry, and all creative energies can flow like a river to the ocean of intuitive emotional intelligence available within. Strategies and solutions can be found in the sheer nature of lucid dreaming as the mind sorts out the desires of the heart while the soul joins the conversation. As though composing a symphony, dreamers need to express their parts to create the vibrations in harmony that produce the desired emotional expression. The story takes form as energy is released.
The benefits of lucid dreaming can include connecting to guides and loved ones, increased creativity, heightened inspiration, a furthering of gifts, awareness of subconscious information, the forming of strategies, the removal of fears or uncertainty, the release of nightmares, and a better night’s rest. As with every aspect of incarnation, humans have a lot to learn from lucid dreaming, and the practice can be beneficial and entertaining. Engage in daydreaming as a way to practice active astral exploration, then become the creator, director, actor, and explorer in your own private movie.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“The lucid dream, located as it is at a crossroads between worlds and states of consciousness, places the magician in a unique position to influence the delicate balance of consciousness and the interplay it has on matter in the waking state, and is thus an opportunity to test one’s ability in the art of adjusting the mutable fabric of Maya.” Zeena Schrek