Updated: Jul 13
Dreams are beyond fascinating, they are the unexplainable inner-workings of our mind that transcend concepts of space and time. When you dream your brain doesn’t know the difference between what is and what isn’t 'real'. Dreams have been studied by many famous psychologists like Sigmund Freud, Calvin Hall and Ian Wallace, in attempt to figure out exactly what part they play in our lives. If you remember your dreams quite well and dream frequently, you have the capacity to be a lucid dreamer. In other words, you have the ability to awaken within your dreams and control them.
When you awake within your dream, something inexplicable happens to your subconscious mind, it expands upon its usual functions allowing you to control or manipulate your dream environment. For instance, you can possess the ability to fly, walk through walls, move things with your mind and affect the way other people re/act in your dream.
Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly... I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. ― Zhuangzi
If you can recall your dreams but have never experienced lucid dreaming before, the good news is you can train your brain to awaken within your dreams. An easy way to do this is to keep some sort of 'totem' on you everywhere you go. A totem is something small and personal to you. It could be a small rock, a piece of jewellery or a charm that has meaning to you. You then have to ask yourself whenever you see or touch your totem throughout the course of the day: “Am I in a dream or is this reality?” (ideally, 12 times a day). Upon asking the question you then have to look around at your environment and feel that you’re truly awake in this reality by dismissing the fact that you can’t do dream like things like levitate or fly. This process creates a neurological pathway in your mind or a habit that will eventually be triggered when you see or touch your totem, however in your dream you will realise that you are in fact in a dream and awaken within that dream ― which is when the magic happens! If you have seen the movie 'Inception' staring Leonardo DiCaprio, you will recall that he uses a top as his totem to distinguish as to whether he is in a dream.
Lucid dreams typically occur in the first REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase, typically around 90 minutes or so after you fall asleep. There are other established methods that you can research to train your brain to lucid dream, such as noticing the time in your dream (when you look at a clock or at the time in a dream it is frequently non-existent or distorted) or activating a light switch, however these may take longer than the totem method (which varies for different people― for some it will only take a few days, for others it may take up to 2-3 weeks but keep at it because it works!). Before you know it you will be lucid dreaming and be able to effect the re/actions you have on the people in your dreams, you will be able to move things with your mind and even be able to fly and soar over your dream world if you will it – this is some of the most heightened pleasures you will ever experience without taking psychedelics or illicit substances. For further articles and research material on lucid dreaming, visit this site: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com
If you think this is all pretty amazing stuff then what I’m about to share with you has the potential to change your life for ever. Before I share it with you, we need to acknowledge that the human mind is in itself an extraordinary instrument, an infinite reservoir of untapped potential and wonders. Are you ready? Here we go:
If we can learn to awaken in our dreams and achieve anything we want, then we can also awaken in 'this reality' and achieve anything we want!
What do I mean by awaken in 'this reality'? We have been conditioned to believe that this reality is an external construct of variables experienced via our senses, with such factors laying largely outside our control. Our acceptance of this narrow dimensional version of reality has kept our capacity to manifest our utmost potential at bay or dormant. There are in fact, a multiplicity of constructs at play that we don't experience via our five senses. On a molecular level for instance, everything, including your body and thoughts are vibrating energy at various frequencies. To awaken from 'this reality' is to acknowledge that there are a multitude of external/ internal constructs co-existing in space and time and that the law of attraction is at play as a basic universal principle, that sees like energy attract like energy. Our thoughts therefore attract the vibrational energy in which they emit and in turn create our respective reality. So negative thoughts will attract negative circumstances and positive thoughts will create positive circumstances and opportunities.
We have further been conditioned to believe that we're divided from everyone and everything else on this planet, when in fact we're connected to everyone and everything in this universe. We're connected by virtue of the fact that we're all made of the same building blocks (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen) deriving from stars that exploded trillions of years ago. Our physical body is only separate to other forms at our sensory level. Dark energy is now acknowledged as a form of energy postulated to oppose gravity occupying and accounting for most of the energy in the universe. By being aware that a rich tapestry of energy vibrating at various frequencies permeates this planet, we are able to tune into creation and link-in with the super highway that is the cosmic collective consciousness (CCC). If we proceed each thought with this acknowledgement, then collectively, we can awaken from this so called reality to achieve everything and anything we can imagine – to the point where we will one day be able to effortlessly manipulate our surroundings and objects with our mind.
I read somewhere that: you have no soul; you are a soul who has a body. By embracing this miracle of life, then you are automatically coming from a place of love and from there your thoughts emit a pure and positive frequency, resulting in actions that are selfless and compassionate, resulting in the manifestation of a reality that is commensurate with the love and positivity that you are emitting. It's that simple. We’re all a part of the same living organism that offers us an amazing opportunity to create a reality like no other. So go forth, attract what you emit and create your wildest masterpiece on this moving canvass we call Earth.