On 11/15/2014 5:22 PM, s3raphita wrote:
So last night I had a lucid experience while dreaming (it's happened a
few times before - always involuntary as I've never bothered to follow
the "techniques" recommended by devotees of this perception). At least
I assume it was a lucid-dream experience - I suppose one could have a
normal dream which included the false thought that one was lucid when
in fact one wasn't (if you can follow that explanation). What's more,
I woke up (for real), mused about the dream for a minute, then fell
asleep again and immediately went back into the same dream landscape
in the same self-conscious, lucid state.
Now I'd heard that when in a lucid dream you can alter the
"dreamscape" to suit yourself. So you might find it amusing to flip
over into being a Zero pilot on a kamikaze mission and diving into the
Golden Dome in Fairfield. Whatever floats your boat. Anyway, though I
was lucidly self-aware that I was indeed dreaming I couldn't change
the story narration unfolding before me so just left the dream to run
its course while absorbing the novel experience.
My question is: is there some trick to getting the dream to change to
suit your whim or is it a case of practice makes perfect? Or maybe
most lucid dreams are like mine? Or maybe my will power is feeble
compared with my imaginative power and others have a more dominant will?
/The trick is to practice a Laya Yoga technique we learned from
//When you are ready for sleep you just sit up in bed and then let your
bija mantra rest at the heart chakra for a few minutes. That way, the
subtle currents from your Istadevata will permeate your entire being
while you sleep.
For example, my Istadevata is Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, so by
resting the bija portion of her mantra at the heart chakra, my
intelligence will grow by leaps and bounds, right while I'm sleeping.
Then, when you awaken in the morning you will feel refreshed and full of
energy and knowledge. It's that simple!/
Anyone had a similar experience?
/Yes. A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that he or
she is dreaming. From what I've read, the phenomenon of lucid dreaming
has been well established by scientific research, so its existence is
well established. /