Hi there @Andrew ! This is my first post on the forums. Dream Yoga was the first book I read on dream practices after doing a Bardos course with Mingyur Rinpoche, and I have been hooked on the practice ever since!
I’ve been struggling lately with a very mind-made problem. Mainly, I’ve been trying to bring together the view of Dzogchen and the nature of mind as I walk around daily life (i.e. deciding on one point!) while still using the “This is all a dream” illusory form approach. I realize at the end of the path, this view of the nature of mind and the metaphor of dreaming point in the same direction, but I’m not sharp enough to bring these together yet. Sometimes it feels like I’m doing two things - attempting to recognize the nature of mind as often as possible, and other times telling myself “It’s all a dream”, which feels more conceptual. I’m tempted at times to drop the dream-view, but this has been so helpful in my very few successful attempts at lucid dreaming so far.
I think with time I’ll be able to integrate these views, but if you have any hints or advice for coming closer to that I would be so grateful!