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Lucid Dreaming – Learning to Wake Up in Dreams

The following post is a response by Higher Self to questions about Lucid Dreaming and how to “wake up” in dreams. The practice of Lucid Dreaming seems to be greatly enhanced by the moment to moment awareness during the waking consciousness of just “Being,” releasing attachments to habits of thoughts that keep the mind in constant states of agitation and distraction.

Ancient Memories

Ancient Memories

Every night in sleep you easily slip into the land of dreams where the body and mind naturally remains for the duration of the sleep cycle. There is no struggling to achieve that state. There is a natural shift in consciousness from the waking to sleep states.

When you are able to consciously enter those realms then you will know the power to also manifest what you desire; for just as you are able to consciously create in dreams, you will also learn to create in waking consciousness. The normal tendency is to fall asleep without awareness and thus miss out on the opportunities that are presented to you each night. But once in awhile you do awaken in dreams, glimpsing the beauty and lights of vast worlds within.

Yes, the beauty and freedom is indescribable. That type of awareness seems to come as gifts and not something I can will to happen.

You will find it more and more a natural state as you learn to just observe with deep awareness during waking moments. It’s not something to be forced. Rather, this state of awareness requires a deeply relaxed body and mind.

As you learn to “awaken” during your waking moments the more you will find yourself “conscious” during times of sleep. This is not to say that your normal waking consciousness will be active. Rather, awareness of deep states of peace will be experienced. Most of your waking moments are more like a kind of sleepwalking, guided mainly by unconscious habits of mind. As you bring awareness into your life you will find yourself less and less governed by habits, and more and more attuned to the consciousness of the natural state of Bliss within.

Observe your thoughts. As you watch without attaching to them you find that the habitual flow of thought-forms begin to fall away as the consciousness of the moment opens up, like the blossoming of flowers. As you continue to watch you will find that the moments of stillness and freedom from thoughts gets longer and longer. Just continue to observe. The mind then glimpses the Silent Observer behind the million galaxies of thoughts, free from the incessant march of mental phantoms that haunt us in waking moments as well as during sleep!

Habits of mind can be great tormentors as they include habitual fear thoughts and memories. Like a broken record they go on and on, constantly replaying mental scripts that dredge up deeply engrained habits of feeling and thinking. But again,…awaken in the dream! Breathe deeply, exhale and relax into the consciousness of the moment. In the awareness of the moment, thoughts have no “time” to attach to, for thoughts need time to have meaning. In the exquisite moment, there is not a hairbreadth of time…there is only the consciousness of “Being.”

Do this now: just simply “Be,” without thinking, just observing and feeling. As you release thoughts along with any desires to control or attach to them, a deep letting go occurs, a kind of opening up happens, allowing room for Divine Consciousness to step in.

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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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