I’m not to the point where I achieve lucidity that often but when I do, I try to engage the dream figures and interact with them rather than control them. There are interesting things that can be leaned from them. For instance, I dreamt that I was in a “waiting room”, like in a doctors office and there as a guy sitting on a chair across from me waiting. So I went over and introduced myself to him and asked him what he was doing in this waiting room. He told me that he was waiting to be born on earth. “Really? Why do you want to be born on earth?” I asked. Because it’s the greatest University in the Universe!" he said. And the graduates of that school are the most respected beings throughout many realms!" he said.
That is a really beautiful and powerful dream
Love this answer as it ties in with a couple of ‘psychonauts’ whose words have echoed down the years in my life: Aldous Huxley and his Mind At Large concept in Doors of Perception and the secone one Rupert Sheldrake and his concept of morphic fields. Experience led belief confirms that there is a universal consciousness to which the objective world owes its existence. So every experience of each object is instantly accessible to every other object. In a way we share our dreams in the single field of universal consciousness. To put it differently our dreams are experienced within one shared universal dream.
But it’s a dream to which most of us have yet to waken.
Its a really deep and interesting phenomena. I have not experienced this dream sharing, but the more I research, the more I believe it is true.
And most will never
That’s a spicy meatball of a long time, maybe better to think of it as an infinite ongoing project/process in which we’re all engaged, all moving along at different speeds.
And most will never …[ in this lifetime.]
So some may! How wonderful!
Strawberry Fields Forever?
Great song I enjoy listening to Pink Floyd - Welcome to the machine from time to time. Talk to you later Barry ,
“All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.”
While I’ve been in and around LD practice for years, I’ve never kept at it long or consistently enough to be able to, for example, go through the full dreaming practice side of Dream Yoga. I’ve decided that waking life will never be calm or quiet enough to build an ideal waking/dreaming mindfulness practice, so I’ve just decided to try my best with the conditions that the universe has thrown my way.
I can say, though, that my preferred activity in the lucid dream state is just observing the beautiful and amazing creations of the mind. “Control” is generally not what I strive for in the lucid dream state.
The Incredible String Band’s Job’s Tears
"Whatever you think, it’s more than that, more than that!
I prefer to believe all will awaken to the fact they are one; perhaps not on one lifetime but eventually. After all every wave awakens to the fact that its one ocean playing at being waves.
Maybe all it really takes is one lifetime?
At death, perhaps all souls become aware of this?
Maybe Its only through rebirth that the soul contracts, and forgets?
And then has to relearn…