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Conscious Dreams – Lucid Dreaming for Creativity

This is a simple lesson on Conscious Dreaming, or what is oftentimes known as Lucid Dreaming. I have found it helpful to keep the eyes half open while falling asleep. Just before the mind and body drift completely into sleep, slightly open the eyes while remaining perfectly still. The eyes then become like a thermostat for the half-awake/half-asleep state: close them to go deeper into sleep, open them slightly to maintain enough awareness without becoming fully awake. It’s an interesting experience that just takes practice.

This post with Higher Self includes some dialog about conscious dreaming and creativity.

Dear Higher Self, what directions can I explore today?

Again, just start! Beginning can sometimes be the most difficult part of any creative endeavor. Allow yourself to expand and flow in whatever direction you choose. There are no limitations! There is only the moment, and the moment is filled with all the energy you need to break through the greatest challenges of life. You can also learn to move through life without getting caught up in the drama that is all around you.

Just write without stopping. Listen and feel. What you experience within can be a springboard to different dimensions of awareness. Do not lose yourself in someone else’s dream or you will diminish your own energy and focus. Move forward while enjoying the moment and allow the inner promptings to guide you along the way.

Focus and create from the wealth of your Being! Mountains of energy are at your disposal and you can claim universes upon universes! Do you understand the gifts of Being? You are meant to explore the infinite dimensions of untold depth and Beauty.

Don’t stop your efforts. Gather energy through focused attention and then send it out to the Universe by creating. The momentum will then continue to create.

If you ever feel devoid of energy or creative thought, the mind may want to fall asleep, to drift and wander in the land of sleep. Understand that during these moments, the mind is at the borderland between wakefulness and sleep. This borderland is the place of mind where you can access incredible powers of creativity. Use this middle land to manifest the dreams you have for a better life.

Practice falling into the borderland of sleep and wakefulness when you are relaxing or meditating. At first the habits of mind will go towards the land of sleep, but with practice, the awareness can keep the energy focused enough to let the mind remain awake. The body will then be as asleep but the mind will stay awake, focused upon the subtle fire of energy within.

By staying in the middle land of dreams and wakefulness, you can then learn to travel in all realms of existence, untouched by the heavy veils that blind so many to the beautiful dimensions that are available.

Learn to fall into the dimensions of Being that flows beneath the restlessness of the world. Open yourself to the silent breath of awareness that moves in unimaginable peace and beauty!

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Creative Inspiration – Accessing the Dream State

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As you learn to keep your attention centered more and more in the moment, greater access to conscious dream states will occur. Observe the symbols and subtle thoughts and feelings that occur as you drift off. You will then find it easier to remain aware of your dreams and will be able to communicate in a meaningful way with your dream characters and symbols.

Feel the overall state of your consciousness from moment to moment. In this way you will access different parts of your brain and develop greater capabilities and skills. Do this regularly and become familiar with the feel of the deepest states of consciousness.

Any state of consciousness exhibits a signature pattern that can be cognized inwardly and communicated with. There is no need to remain on one level of awareness that is buffeted by laws of cause and effect, that keeps the mind captive in a narrow spectrum of possibilities. Use detached awareness to free yourselves from mental bondage. Break out of the straight jacket of narrowness and one-dimensional thinking!

You can pick up on the creative anywhere and at any time. There is no time element involved. You can plug into the current and drink freely of its waters. Breathe in deeply, exhale and relax into the center of your power and merge with the inspiration that expresses in infinite ways. Any avenue you wish to explore is open to you. Just get out of the way! What area of mystery do you wish to explore? What wisdom or knowledge do you wish to imbibe? It is all there for you.

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