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Some Truths About Lucid Dreaming
Lucid Dreams Part 1
In case you are not aware of the term ‘Lucid Dreaming’, it means the ability to remain criticallly awake while dreaming. That means that one can carry waking awareness into the dreaming state. That is an enormous step in human evolution and ability.
In the ‘real’ world if you jump off a high building it would kill you – well, not really, but it would certainly mess up that body. But in the world of dreams, and especially lucid dreams, you can of course experience death- and you can do it again and again, because that it all it is, an experience. See Example 6
What is so difficult for most people to grasp is that every dream is a real life virtual reality. But unlike those of computer games and computer generated versions you are firmly in the action and feeling it as if it were real. Therefore if you ‘dream’ of falling you will usually feel extraordinary fear. And of course, if you dream of having a wonderful sexual encounter it IS wonderful, with depths of experience not usually available in waking life.
To really understand dreaming and lucid dreaming you have to understand that you are in an experience without boundaries. I know that is hard for most people to grasp, locked as they are in their view of the world as being subject to time, space and what is usually called ‘reality’. So come with me into another world in which thoughts create your environment, and imagination is a tool with which you can create it. So most people who enter it usually create a world much like the physical world they are so familiar with – people with bodies, gender, up and down, houses and no connection between people except through words and body signals. Pretty boring when you know your way around the many dimensions you exist in. But their dream world is frightening or intriguing because it is so totally unlike ‘real’ life.
I want to say here that I was also lost in an awful real world or terrors that I found my way out of through learning the things mentioned here. The real world and the dream world are not separate, just like the mind and the body are not separate. What I realised was that dreaming, expecially lucid dreaming is like dying. The old saying sleep is alittle death is true. In lucid dreaming you realise that you cannot die, and the brain is not the final thing that gives you life. See Example 7
So travel with me into the world of directly knowing another person without the use of words or even a body; to an experience of the Earth and its wonderful tides and energies beyond the knowing we have through our eyes and physical senses; come with me into the vast sea of knowledge where all that has lived is known and recorded. Or into the depths of your own past and ancestors, the evolution of you.
For most peole, dreams are an adventure in the first level – people with bodies, a fixed gender, up and down, houses and no connection between people except though words or signals. In the dream world we create our environment and it is plastic, able to shift with our thoughts and intentions. Having been able to explore lucid dreaming, I know from experience that is only the first level – the ordinary world of seeing objects in a new setting. So if you think this is weird, there are worlds beyond that are so much more wonderful. Most peole do not realise that our only limitation is our own ability, our own conceptions of who and what we are. Our growth is to move beyond what we have known and what we believe.
Having myself moved beyond the image level, I know there is more to lucid dreaming.