First, I will clear something up-I was confused and maybe
you have been too. I always thought that lucid dreaming
and astral projection were the same thing. Astral travels
are out of body experiences where you visit other dimensions
and other astral travelers can meet you in mystical places and
different planes of existence.
Lucid Dreaming is more scientific and observable. It is
even used therapeutically for people who have PTSD (Post
Traumatic Stress Syndrome) to help them take control of
their nightmares and improve their lives. It is more of
a system of being aware, keeping track, observing and
manipulating your dreams so you can adjust them to suit your needs.
Throughout my spiritual learning travels I have been tempted
to achieve sleep states where you can go visit people
on the other side or other dimensions (astral travels) when I
have deeply yearned for lost loved ones. Though I have
dreamt about them spontaneously, and even remember
a night where I truly remember flying in my dream. It
was accidental and felt more like it happened to me rather
than it happening as a result of a blueprint I crafted.
Maybe one day soon I will find the courage to create,
manipulate and understand my dreams.
I can imagine it opens up a whole new world.
Today’s focus will be on how lucid dreaming can
allow us to have more control over our dream state.
Morning Meditation: Positive Thinking-Linda Hall
Art Journal Activity: Create a Beautiful Dream Journal
Record your dreams for this entire week. If you awaken from a dream
write down everything you remember.
Free People’s Guide to Lucid Dreaming (They have
great clothes and accessories too-Boho Style!)
A Wicked Cool and Informative Poster on Lucid Dreaming-
Parade’s Community Table-Article about the Book
Informed Viewing: Lucid Dreaming TED Talks-Tim Post
Lucid Dreaming TED Talks-Chongtul Rinpoche-Buddhist View
Evening Meditation: Jason Stephenson featured on Sleep Ezy Tonight
Sweet Dreams & Namaste