---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote :
Re "Lucid dreaming is a result of your meditation practice.": Yes, that's possibly a factor, but though meditation has sometimes given me that sense that I'm "awake" all night - ie, there is no "gap" in the continuity of awareness - even if I'm in deep-sleep consciousness (or dreaming), it is more a maintenance of the witnessing state. But the lucid thing is more an ego trip - it's my relative self playing with images from the subconscious but with that critical self-awareness intact that is always there in the waking state but is normally absent during dreams. I agree with emptybill's post about "maintaining the waking and dreaming states at the same time". It's probably what really does happen during some types of mental illness. I think anything that happens that feels unnatural or is waaaayyy out of the ordinary is probably not something you want to pursue very hard. I mean, to be dreaming and awake at the same time is sort of like feeling hot and cold simultaneously or happy and sad at the same time. They are two separate feelings or states so why not allow them to be separate? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote : S3, Lucid dreaming is a result of your meditation practice. It is the manifestation of transcendental consciousness in the dreaming state. MMY has stated that TC can be automatically maintained in the waking, sleeping and dreaming states. But there are junctures in between these states where pure consciousness exists--that is, the state of no thought. In this particular discussion, MMY asked a rhetorical question: what would happen if a person can both maintain the waking and dreaming states at the same time? Personally, I don't know the answer. Also, IMO, dreams are influenced partially by the transit of the Moon as it progresses through the various zodiacs on a nightly basis. IOW, the Moon has a magnetic effect on a person's brain, thus influencing various parts of the brain that includes personality, memory and inherent personal behaviors. On a more esoteric levels, it through dreams that a person can get a personal message from the unified field. It is through dreams that one gets some subtle insight into your past life karma, and possible events that will happen in the future, both near and far. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <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? Anyone had a similar experience?