Thursday, September 13, 2012

Awake in Dreamtime, how to Lucid Dream

Awake in Dreamtime, how to Lucid Dream
By Dr Kimberli Ridgeway

There are times that I think that the dreamtime experience is more real and tangible than the time I spend awake. From an early age I had dreams that warned of things to come. Being young, and not having anyone in my circle to discuss these things with, I was lost. As I grew older, these experiences changed, morphed into different types of “real” dreams. As I had more experiences, I began to understand the difference between dreams that just processed my days events and those that were what I call “Dreamtime.”
In my 20’s I decided that just experiencing the dreams was not enough, and I wanted to become more active in my dreams. So, one of the things I did was to keep a journal, not only of dreams, but things in the awake time that could be associated with dreamtime. This is something I suggest that anyone who is looking to expand on their dreaming experience do as often as possible. Something you write today may not make sense when you write it, but maybe in a week, month or year, you will have an ah-ha moment and be grateful you have the documentation of your minds adventures.
Another thing I did was focus on my hands. This sounds a bit trifle, but it works. First tell yourself you will notice your hands while dreaming. Once you notice them in dreamtime, then tell yourself you will with conscious effort use your left hand while dreaming. Once you are able to do this, be ready to make big jumps into the awareness while dreaming mode. I still worked on my mind body connection to be able to have more and more control while dreaming.
To advance even further, before I went to bed I would ask about issues in my waking life. I would ask that answers be given to me thru my dreams. I understand that our conscious goes somewhere that allows us to communicate with benevolent spirits while we are dreaming. I also had visits from those who I knew had passed from the physical realm. Being able to receive answers, insight and solutions to some of my more pressing life issues was a very welcomed experience.
Is this something you can do? I believe anyone who puts forth the effort to become awake while dreaming can do this. Once you take the time to do the baby steps, the shifts in your ability to experience will become exponential.
Tools for dreamtime:
Prayer, meditation and intention are the most powerful.
The herbs mullein, mugwort, osha root and leaf of God when made into a tea or smoked have been used traditionally. Be careful and check your state laws as some states outlaw the use of some of these herbs.
The essential oils lavender and orange help to relax the mind, but using clary sage will help launch you into dreamtime. I love to drop the oils on my pillows and bedspread. Makes for such beautiful sleep!
The tektite and moldavite stones help to enhance the otherworldly experience.
For protection, use orgonite under and around the bed.

Happy Dreaming!