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Tammy – You are someone special if you manage lucid dreaming three times a week.

I don’t think you should discourage this. But I feel you are only on the very tip of what is possible for you. I know lots of books say you should be capable of controlling your dreams and doing whatever you wish – okay, but not at the cost of allowing yourself to explore the wonders of your core self. 

And your exploits without repercussions are proof that most people introvert their moral views unnecessarily. Morals are very useful for outer life, but they should not lead to the sort of dreams most people have of being imprisoned in one way or another.

Example: I was inside a large boat, probably a tanker. There were a lot of passengers, but it appeared as if we were imprisoned in a huge room. It was very dingy and dismal. I am not sure though whether people realised they were prisoners. Maybe one only realised one was imprisoned if one tried to escape. Bob. Axe " A " . 

We can be crushed by difficult events, by the loss of someone, by an accident, by criticism or even by our own moods. Sometimes we allow parts of us such as love or creativity actually crush us. Perhaps without being really aware of it, you already know your body is a screen. When you see a film or read a book you might be moved to laugh or cry, or shout out in fear. Considering that the book and film is not reality, what is happening? Well you are trapped by your feelings of fear.

You are perhaps caught in another way for you create lucid dreams which do not challenge to you. For instance, instead of creating your own dreams, perhaps realise that ‘you’, the personality you know has only a tiny control of the forces that keep you breathing and alive. You are a minute part of the cosmic forces that exist to cause you to be. So allowing that part of you to spontaneously show you and lead you deeper into yourself is an incredible adventure – the greatest adventure there can be.

Here are some of the possibilities of what you can do in waking sleep.

In my dream I was watching a fern grow. It was small but opened very rapidly. As I watched I became aware that the fern was an image representing a process occurring within myself, one I grew increasingly aware of as I watched. Then I was fully awake in my dream and realised that my dream, perhaps any dream, was an expression in images of actual events occurring unconsciously in myself. I felt enormous excitement, as if I were witnessing something of great importance.

That occurred because I did not control my dreams and make them 'in my own egoistic image' but let the spontaneous Life functions that are the very essence of life, like the spontaneous movements behind such as breathing, sneezing, digestion etc, show themselves.

Here is another one with greater range.

I am in a landscape and notice that everything is brown; the whole world is brown and lifeless. There is also a feeling of solemnity or dullness. I have enough lucidity to wonder why the world of my dream is so brown and dull. As I ask this I become more aware of what feeling the brownness expresses. It is seriousness – with no room for humour or fun. The feeling deepens, real enough and clear enough to look at and understand. I see it is my father’s attitude to life that I have unconsciously inherited. I realise how anxious he always felt about life, and how I took this in. That is how I became a ‘brown’ person. I see too that I do not need to be either brown or serious anymore.

Then the landscape changes. There are trees, plants and animals in brilliant colour. I wonder what this means, and the landscape begins to spin until the colours blend and shimmer. Suddenly my body seems to open to them, as if they are spinning inside of me, and with a most glorious feeling, a sensation of vibrating energy pours up my trunk to my head. With this comes realisation. I see how stupid I have been in my brown, anxious existence, how much life I have held back. The animals and plants are the different forces in my being that blend into energy and awareness. I feel I am capable of doing almost anything, like loving, writing a song, painting, telepathy, or speaking with the dead. This sparkling vibrating energy is life itself and can, if I learn to work with it, grow into any ability or direction I choose. I wake with a wonderful sense of my possibilities.

And those are again just the tip of the iceberg of your being.

Tony
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I have what I call awake dreams almost 3x a week. I know I am sleeping and in a dream state, but I feel “free” as if I was awake. I get to do anything I want, but with no repercussions what so ever. Mostly, the state I enter is either hovering or flying, and outrageous sexual promiscuity — no guilt and with both sexes. So far, I celebrate this state I enter often. Is there anything I should do to encourage or discourage? Please let me know.

Tammy

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Questions about dreams / Expanding the Mind
« Last post by Tony Crisp on July 18, 2019, 11:00:03 AM »
What we can say with some certainty is that we are capable of extending our awareness far beyond the limitations that are generally accepted.

Chris: Under what circumstances or conditions can we do those things?
Tony: Looking back at the information that past cultures left us, it seems likely that early human beings at first accidentally stumbled on the possibilities of extending their awareness. For instance we still have thousands of records of near death experiences occurring to people in the past, and still happening today. One of the common features of such experiences is the person witnessing verifiable events occurring at a distance from them, or at a time when they appeared to be in a coma with their eyes closed.

There are also many records collected by anthropologists and also verified, of tribal people dreaming of particular herbal remedies to cure ills. Some of these dreamt remedies have been taken into the modern pharmacopoeia. Namely such things as quinine. Also, in the past and in today’s world, sometimes dreams present information that the dreamer does not have, has not learned, has not heard, and has in no way taken into themselves from outside.

From such experiences older cultures gradually developed the concept of having a soul that could dissociates from or be independent of the body. Some cultures, especially those in India and the Far East, explored ways of purposefully bringing about such extended awareness. It seems as if at a certain period the human body and mind became a laboratory in which those cultures tried out all manner of things to see what the results would be.

Of course, some of the techniques used were quite crazy. This probably arose because the underlying principles were not really understood. For instance, fasting gradually reduces the physical and emotional energy to a point where the mind and emotions become very quiet. But the active principle, so to speak, is not the fasting, but the quietness of the mind and emotions.

It was also noticed that to really explore these further reaches of consciousness certain qualities were necessary. A certain amount of confidence and fearlessness were needed to meet the further reaches of mind. Some cultures, such as the native American Indians, also realised that if one could not meet a reasonable amount of pain, then you could not really dive very deeply into that wider awareness; if for no other reason than the wider awareness breaking through the narrow and limiting boundaries of the ego of personality of our limited sensory awareness, can be felt as emotional and sometimes physical pain.

As with many skills the basics of Inner Inquiry are easily learned, but the adept phases take more discipline to acquire. Your own body, your emotions and mind are the instruments being used. Therefore the ability to amplify, to create or focus on certain states of mind and body are necessary for expertise. Your own wishes and fantasies can easily shift or shape what emerges in your awareness. Doubts about your ability to reach into the unlimited dimension of mind can shut the door completely to any result. So being able to reasonably quieten your mind is essential for the more refined and extended intuitive perception. But a quiet mind does not mean one held so tight and immobile no impressions can arise in it.

Similarly the emotions and body need to be held in a receptive state - what has already been called the ‘piano key‘ condition. Both these are fundamental to the practice of inner-directed movement anyway, but they need to be worked with even more consciously for extended perception. You need to develop the attitude of an observer without fixed opinions - both on allowing a response to the question, and also in connection with whatever may be received. This freedom from opinion needs to be something you can take on when you choose to, and as with quietness of mind, does not need to be something rigid.

The state of mind or consciousness that we call normal is simply the one we experience most. In terms of evolution and education it is the one which has arisen because it offers the most survival value, or is culturally created - that is, it enables us to survive in or fit society. None of these factors make normal awareness anything more than one of many possibilities. There is no reason we should maintain this habitual state simply because circumstances have induced it. See Programmed 

It’s value is in preventing you from taking the information received and accepting it as infallible - to see the information received as infallible would be to have an opinion in regard to it. By considering what emerges in a non opinionated way, you can more readily assess its usefulness and relatedness in connection with the original question.

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Soldiers Invaded and Imprisoned Us
« Last post by Tony Crisp on July 16, 2019, 11:47:05 AM »
Mia – I believe, through experiencing similar dreams, exploring them and then meeting many other sent in, that this depicts a common human situation.

We can be crushed by difficult events, by the loss of someone, by an accident, by criticism or even by our own moods. Sometimes we allow parts of us such as love or creativity actually crush us. Perhaps without being really aware of it, you already know your body is a screen. When you see a film or read a book you might be moved to laugh or cry, or shout out in fear. Considering that the book and film is not reality, what is happening? Well you are trapped by your feelings of fear, and the drama of your dream tells you that your conflict/soldiers invaded and took everyone to an isolated camp/prison. But you also has a part of you that were training in secret that hadn’t been captured n were preparing to possibly fight back.

That may be because you are slowly beginning to explore your dreams. Dreams can throw light/understanding into the dark/unknown parts of yourself. Maybe that is why you managed to get hold of a set of keys that unlocked the prison. That shows that you are learning how to free yourself from what imprisoned your ability to grow and expand and go beyond your limitations. See https://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/ways-to-go-beyond-limitations/

Tony
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Dream Interpretation / Soldiers Invaded and Imprisoned Us
« Last post by Tony Crisp on July 16, 2019, 11:46:08 AM »
I had a dream that soldiers invaded and took everyone to an isolated camp/prison there was also a mountain with water surrounding it and a walkway leading to it. On some parts of the bush there were a group of people who were hiding and training in secret that hadn’t been captured, like they were preparing to possibly fight back. The soldiers would sometimes leave the prison to go to their headquarters and I managed to get hold of a set of keys that unlocked the prison . I used to have a recurring dream similar to this as a child where an army would invade and take everyone. I don’t know what these mean but they always bring the worst feelings out, and fears. Mia
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Healing Dreams / Re: My Dream Warned Me
« Last post by Tony Crisp on July 07, 2019, 10:43:17 AM »
Heather – Thank you so much for putting such an interesting dream and comments. I have put it in another section where it will be read by more people – the Forum on healing dreams.

My son Leon who stayed with you at Totnes has had all his mercury fillings removed. He is very keen on health subjects and discipline.

So I hope this will wake up more people to the risks. Also I loved your comments on your website about the EU. You certainly tell them!!

I hope people will follow up the address and come and visit you. I actually reached 5000 visits in one day on my site, but it has dropped to about 4000 now the warmer weather is here.
So I send warm feelings and laughter – Tony
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Healing Dreams / My Dreams Warned Me
« Last post by Tony Crisp on July 07, 2019, 10:32:08 AM »
-heather nicholson

Thank you for such succinct wisdom.

In my twenties I had a recurring dream that I would wobble and pull out all my teeth. The final dream was of an incisor that I had pulled out and looked inside and coiled up was a most beautiful multi- coloured snake asleep.

I started reading Hal Huggins book  'It‘s all in Your Head’, about mercury amalgam and fillings in our teeth. I had a mouth full of mercury amalgam with an accompanying tattoo on the gum. See https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Your-Head-Amalgams/dp/0895295504/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=its+all+in+your+head+-+Hal+Huggins&qid=1562492332&s=books&sr=1-1

I had all my mercury amalgam removed correctly and with all the procedure required by Hal Huggins. My swollen face returned to normal, I have changed in many ways and returned to my genetic self, and I know not what else has been changed or been prevented as many things are unquantifiable.

What I do know is that dream warned me about some thing not 'good' in my teeth and I listened and I learned, and I have taught others who suffer far more than I have ever done to gain good health.

Over 85% of the world population have metal fillings in their mouths, containing gold alloys, nickel, copper, mercury etc , all conducting electricity and corroding in the presence of acid, releasing toxic metals, and methyl mercury in to their immune systems.
Having your teeth polished releases more metals.

Pregnant women are still encouraged to have dentistry done whilst pregnant.

British mercury free dentists have been closed down unless they stop speaking up against mercury amalgams.

Sweden has banned all mercury in dentistry and recently changed a law so mercury can not be imported or exported .

Lots of love
Heather

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Claire – In life we live a dual life – as in male and female – light and dark – sleeping and waking – pain and pleasure and so on. But I am mostly referring to waking life and sleeping life, for they are totally different and are – to understand your dream and paralysis – very important.

 It is a fact that voluntary movements are inhibited during periods of the dream process. All brain signals to the voluntary muscles are stopped. Therefore if we become slightly awake and attempt to move at that time we feel paralysed. This is not sensed as a problem if we are unconsciously involved in a dream. While dreaming another level of will takes control of the body, so any sounds or movements made are not from ones conscious will.

While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will and in fact runs all our important life processes like heart beat, digestion and also dreams.

The action of Life Will is always in spontaneous movement and it works even in our waking hours, for it is the life process that keeps us alive, as in our breathing working spontaneously night and day, our digestive organs, and in vomiting and sneezing. While awake we use our voluntary muscles to move us around, but these are paralysed in dreaming because our conscious will can get in the way of the important life saving adjustments Life in us make when we sleep. Technically it is called ‘homeostasis’ but I tend to call it ‘self regulation’ – SR for short. If the self-regulatory processes of your being ceased its action you would be dead in a very short time. Even a brisk walk causes such enormous changes in the body it would kill you without the action of self-regulation. The production of lactic acid, unchecked, would destroy the system. Also the drop in blood sugar, unless balanced by the release of glucose from the storage in tissues and liver, would result in collapse. But people like Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich found that SR is not only active in the body but also in the mind.

We can interfere with that life saving process because often we are  scared or even terrified of experiencing things that might be necessary to keep us balanced. An example of this is in the following:

I am in a very dark, bleak house, with a young boy. It is night outside and the house is isolated. A dark, shadowy, Thing, is trying to get into the house. I am terrified of it, and I am holding the young boy behind me protectively while I try to keep the door closed with my foot, as the Thing batters at it. – James H.

The interference in this case is that most people block the action of SR by repressing the feelings involved. But James explored his dream by imagining opening the door and meeting the Thing. When he did this, feelings from childhood arose – the young boy. He felt the fear of the German bombs he had experienced in his youth. He realised that this hidden – shadowy – fear had kept him from taking risks in life. In meeting the Thing he was now free of that fear. Most of the shadowy creatures of our dreams are expressions of similar fears or hurts, and if met, can be just as transformative.

So SR in dreams and waking, if we repress instead of expressing their content, can lead to great imbalance in ones life, bringing about neurosis, depression, being lost in emotional pain and other afflictions.

So, your dream was actually introducing you to the dark, which our culture associates with evil or monsters that emerge from the dark but is actually the first step to finding your life beyond fear. Because whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen, so that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear; so, all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind. In the early days of moving pictures, a film was shown of a train coming fast toward them; the viewers all fled in terror, fearing the train would crush them. That is exactly the same response if you are terrified of any thing you dream of. See https://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/masters-of-nightmares/

The sticks going through your chest may be from watching Buffy the vampire killer – or any such images, for the dream process uses any images to try to show you what you are facing in yourself – i.e. the things you are sacred of in the unknown dark of your own mind. Your fear led you to, “I kept lying in the same spot of the bed for the rest of night with my eyes, teeth and fists tightly clenched.” In other words enormous tension and repression caused by fear, interference with SR.

The business of you not being able to move for up to an hour after waking I see as caused by getting stuck in between the dream state and waking. The dream state has not been able to make the necessary Life Will adjustments needed and is stuck. The way beyond it is to, as Carl Jung advises those who are stuck in a bad place to, “Do nothing but let things happen.”

As an everyday example of this - "Once I went hunting in a wood. I walked and walked, looking and searching for the creatures there, but saw nothing. Tired, I sat by a tree eating sandwiches, stood quite still, and gave up my searching. Within a few minutes, what had seemed like a dead wood began to come alive. Birds flew to trees and settled, or moved here and there. Squirrels appeared in the branches and on the ground, and all was moving with life."

So, with ourselves and others. We have to stand back and be still for a while to see really what is going on.

It may be difficult to learn because our conscious personality wants to be in control even of the Life Will – so try using https://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

Tony

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Sir - In the hope getting a dream interpreted 🙂

A few nights ago, I had a dream where I couldn't see anything. Everything was black. And I had a strange feeling of my heart being in the right side of my chest. Then someone stabbed me in the right side of the chest with two long polished wooden sticks. I tried to see who it was but everything was dark. I could feel every inch of the sticks going through my chest and could also hear a low grinding sound as the sticks went through me. Few moments later, I started questioning myself why am I getting stabbed in the right side when my heart's in the left and I was somewhat back to the reality.

I could feel the pain for a few minutes even after completely waking up. But the feeling of the sticks slowly going into my chest and the sound it made didn't fade away, so I kept lying in the same spot of the bed for the rest of night with my eyes, teeth and fists tightly clenched.

[Not related to the dream I described above, but I would be grateful if you could help me with this too.
     
Sir, on the days when I am not dreaming, when I wake up, I am able to directly get up from the bed (physically).

But when I wake up or am being woken up after/while dreaming, even when I'm back to reality, I can't get my body to move. It takes 30min to 1hr to completely let go of the dream and get up from the bed. And there have been multiple instances where the real world happenings are exactly/somewhat similar to the dreams I've had just before waking up.]

I will be highly obliged if you could help me with the above mentioned cases.

Thank You.
Claire 🙂
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