I have been dream journaling for three months now and it has really helped with my ability to remember my dreams. One might ask, why do you even want to remember your dreams? Well, my main intention for it is to have lucid dreams. What are lucid dreams you ask? It’s a good question because most people do not know what a lucid dream is. It is when you know you are dreaming while you are in a dream. Essentially you wake up in your dream. Pretty cool right? So, how does dream journaling help with lucid dreaming?
Prior to recording my dreams, I usually did not remember any of my dreams upon awakening. After three months of dream journaling though, now I can remember at least 1-6 dreams per 7-9 hours of sleep. Having a dream journal helps with shining a light on your dream space. Most people don’t think they even dream at night because they can’t remember. If you start recording dreams, you will start to increase your dream recall ability. This helps with bringing awareness to your dream space and having awareness in this particular aspect of your life is exactly what lucid dreaming is all about.
Dreams can be very bizarre, yet as strange as they can be, we don’t question them. Well, what if you did start to question them? What if you asked yourself, “am I dreaming?” Two things could happen, you could somehow convince yourself that everything is normal and carry on as normal or you may realize that of course, it just a dream. That is when you begin having a lucid dream. From that point on you have the potential of controlling your dream.
For most, lucid dreaming seems to be uncommon. Most people I have talked to about it don’t know what it is and never had the experience. To my surprise though I have come across a few people that lucid dream a few times a month or even a few times a week. I personally had one lucid dream when I was younger which was spontaneous. Just recently during my three months of dream journaling and practice, I have had one solid lucid dream. So it seems dream journaling isn’t necessary to lucid dream, but it can certainly help.
For me this is a process of waking up. I love clarity. I love to be aware. I love to know my truth. My journey with clairvoyance has helped me greatly with this in the past. It is also helping me with my journey in lucid dreaming & astral projection. I am very excited with this next part of my spiritual journey. I have a lot of goals with achieving out of body experiences and having lucid dreams and I can’t wait to share that with others. I am also eager to see how this will impact me as a creator; with my writing, filming, music and more.
Are you dreaming?
2/16/19 | CA
I have the opportunity to speak to people from all around the world almost everyday. At some point in my conversations I always like to ask – what are your dreams? Some people will tell me what they are and others say they don’t have any dreams… I don’t buy it. I think we all have dreams, small or big, I think we all have them, but might not be aware of them. Some people think they don’t have dreams when they sleep. Well actually, you are most likely having numerous dreams throughout the night, but again, you may just not remember.
I have an obsession with dreams; day dreams, sleeping dreams and the dreams in which you pursue in your life. I think a lot of people may believe that day dreaming is just a natural phenomena that occurs, but has no use whatsoever. I disagree. Day Dreaming for me is a way in which I generate new ideas that aide in my creative process. What about sleeping dreams? What if you could wake up in your dreams and know you are dreaming, while in the dream? Some call this dream yoga and others may call this lucid dreaming. It is actually scientifically proven. Aside from having fun, some say lucid dreaming can be used to heal yourself and to work on new skills. I am still new to lucid dreaming so the fun part I fully understand, however, I have not had enough experiences to use lucid dreams for healing and personal growth. I kind of get it though… What if you were having a nightmare in your sleep and suddenly realized it was simply a bad dream you were having? Once you become aware, then you can change what is happening. You can end the nightmare. For those who experience recurring nightmares, this would be huge. You can apply this to regular life too. Perhaps you are unhappy, I mean very unhappy. Maybe it has to do with a certain aspect of your life. What if what you were doing had nothing to do with your truth? What if you were just living someone else’s expectation? After a while that could certainly start to feel like a nightmare. Now what if you start to realize that and start to make changes? What if you start to move in a new direction, a direction of authenticity? Perhaps now you are seeing the similarities with sleeping dreams & dreams your pursue…
Some people say they don’t have dreams for this life. I disagree. It can be simple, small or a massive dream – but it is there, waiting for you to wake up to it. For some reason it seems we are led to believe that because we don’t remember our dreams (while asleep or for your life) then we just don’t have any. And sometimes for those that do have an awareness of the dream they want to pursue feel as though it isn’t a real possibility. I disagree.
I have been learning how to lucid dream for over two months now and it is not easy. I have been pursuing my dreams since I was about twenty-three. Again, it is not easy. I think they are important though. I think they are the reasons we are here. Dreams are highly desired experiences we crave. Your purpose? Well perhaps it has to do with the WHY you want to have these particular experiences? What will you learn from these experiences? How might you share your wisdom with the world?
2/6/19 | CA
Okay so I recently uploaded a podcast about my latest theory in regards to lucid dreaming and astral projection. In a previous blog I wrote on how I think they are essentially the same, but thought that the approach was different. Anyway, as I like to keep an open mind throughout this journey and with that said – my thoughts have changed about this subject.
I can’t remember but in a recent blog or podcast I mentioned that there are three factors in which I believe that will affect your experience:
- how conscious are you?
- are you a point of light or do you have a fully formed astral body?
- where are you on the astral?
After further research and looking at this clairvoyantly, I think that I am missing another factor:
- Are you in a dream?
Regardless of lucid dreaming or astral projection, I have always thought you were out of body, but now I do see more of a difference between these two and that is the last factor – are you in a dream?
What I think is that when you are leaving your body to go dream, you generate a dream through intention which then forms into a mental image picture and then once you are out onto the astral it manifests into a dream. I think with lucid dreaming, you are simply just aware you are in a dream, but perhaps not fully conscious that you are in a dream ON the astral. So of course this goes back to the first factor.
I imagine though the experience of being in a dream on the astral vs just being out on the astral is a different experience. The interesting thing here is that while you are in a lucid dream, what if you just dissolve the dream and end up on the astral? Some people report using lucid dreams to go back to their body during sleep paralysis then relaunch into the astral. I have also heard of someone being in a lucid dream and just ending or dissolving the dream to just be out on the astral.
Anyway, these are my latest thoughts on these subjects. I will continue to keep an open mind throughout this journey as i gain more experience, do more research and look at it all clairvoyantly.
2/2/19 | CA
For 1.5 months I have been spending more time doing energy work and mediation to improve dream recall, lucid dreaming and astral projection. I have been recording my dreams every morning and it has helped greatly with remembering. I have had a few unique experiences during this time period:
- Sleep Paralysis – I have attempted a direct method of astral projection a few times which involves putting your body to sleep and keeping your mind awake. I have not had success, but I have made progress with it. It is certainly a strange experience feeling yourself loose control.
- Returning to Waking Reality – I had an experience where I woke up and instead of moving around, I remained still and immediately though of astral projection. I attempted and failed though.
- Vibrational State? – I have attempted numerous times to reach this state, but always failed. Apparently you have this experience right before projecting. The strange thing is that I had a dream in which I started to notice discrepancies in the dream and then I started floating. Once this happened I exited the dream and then I felt like someone was shoving me into my physical body and it moved my attention right into the center of my brain. I immediately felt vibrations and heard a loud noise in my head. I also saw some light flashing in front of me. It was very brief but this happened twice in one week.
- Dreaming about Astral Projection? – I had a dream recently about finally projecting partially out of my body. What I saw was dark space with green lights and it felt like there was a lot of movement. When I woke up in the morning I remembered this and couldn’t tell if that happened or if it was just a dream. I’m pretty certain it was just a dream.
- Telekinesis in Dreams – I’ve had a fascination with telekinesis for a very long time. Last night in my dreams I ended up in my parents house at night. I noticed my reflection in a silver plate. After that I started doing telekinesis by opening and closing a door without touching it. I then proceeded to float or levitate the remainder of the dream.
With all of the experiences I have had and my ability to recall my dreams, in my opinion I am doing pretty well so far. I definitely get frustrated, but usually when I do a few days after something tends to happen…
Do you have lucid dreams or astral projection? Are they the same thing essentially?
Find Your Freedom,
1/1/19 | CA
I started to do a very extensive healing on myself. One that I would only normally do for clients that were long distance. When I did this, experienced a very vivid dream. And that is where it all started… Well, actually it all started back in 2006…
When i started to get into spirituality, the first thing I wanted to do was to astral project. I didn’t have any success, but I did start taking meditation classes at a psychic school. From there I entered a year long clairvoyant training and then went on to do more spiritual trainings. Over the course of my entire life, I have had three lucid dreams.
- I was in my late teens, living at my parents and I fell asleep in my room. I woke up in my dream and came to realize I could control my dream, so I decided to manifest a Rammstein Concert right in front of me. And…. that is exactly what happened. The dream didn’t last long though.
- I was living in Chicago, probably in my early 20’s and fell asleep in my apartment. I woke up in my parents house and it was dark. I noticed my glowing arms and then looked at the wall. I thought to myself, let’s see what happens if I put my hand through the wall. I started to put my hand through the wall and it felt very dense. At that point I got scared and woke up in my bed in Chicago.
- The last lucid dream I had happened in Chicago. I was at a friends house sleeping on the floor. I woke up in my dream and it was pitch black all around. I noticed light below me and shifted my attention there. I looked down and started to recognize my two friends sitting in the living room. I then noticed my physical body sleeping on the floor. I got scared and woke up.
Despite having an affinity for dreaming, for many years I went without keeping a dream journal or sometimes not even remembering my dreams. But that is all changing now. I have been keeping a dream journal for at least a week now and have attempted to Astral Project numerous times. I have failed every time, but I am making progress. It is this process of letting go of fear and dropping expectations. Essentially, I get comfortable in bed and consciously start to put my body to sleep while keeping my mind awake. It is the most bizarre experience I’ve had in a long time. What starts to happen is my legs and arms start to lose feeling and go numb. Then this numb feeling climbs up to my chest and that is when my heart rate picks up and I feel like i might die. I tried a few more times and finally moved beyond this. Another weird thing is when your lips, tongue and throat start going numb. This is also a very uncomfortable stage to work through. You have to keep yourself propped up just enough so saliva will just fall down your throat so you don’t have the urge to swallow. Once you try to move, it slows down and even reverses this whole process of putting your body to sleep.
There are a few stages that follow putting your body to sleep that I have not gotten to yet, but once I do I will write a blog about it. I am really excited about this. I am just going to keep going until I have my first astral projection. I imagine from that point things will get a little easier. I really wonder how succeeding at this will affect me as a creator. I feel as though I could really enhance my creativity.
Anyway that is what I have been up to lately. My wife and I are leaving Tucson, AZ and will be heading to southern California for the winter. Until next time…
Find Your Freedom,
11/22/18 | AZ
There it is…
In the cold night
An old breath blown out
This night is not dead
Dreams glimmer in the sky
a moment packed full of information
full of words for a poets thrill
Constellations, like a roadmap from dream to dream
Draw the line with your minds eye
When will you bloom, oh beautiful soul
When will you come into your own?
When might you feel yourself?
When might the world finally see you?
Such transformations come with hardship
A long grueling journey across the seas
Your power will come, won’t it?
If you just follow your north star
Let it guide you in the night
When the unknown blinds you with uncertainty
Will you keep your crown bright?
Such a dreamer pulling the pieces together
Don’t forget to breathe
For all the footsteps in the snow count
As much as the last one
When walking into a dream
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this dream I don’t dream anymore
has it fell upon my feet?
From the sky to the floor…
The dream is here as I walk in the street
What death made this possible?
The grief of an ending
But this is just the beginning
My world is changing
The mountains are getting bigger
I am alive, I am stronger
Navigating this wild life
In my heart I feel something extraordinary
Boredom washes away from my skin
As the energy of forgiveness sinks in
I stare out the eyes, for I am not the body
Just an old creative soul wanting to entertain everybody
Have you stood still to feel yourself present?
Have you locked in your heart?
Have you made such a descent?
That a smile in the day is promising
What dream is yours
What to experience, what to explore
like a creator out there, are you not one?
What world would you paint for yourself
Go on and paint it
What color is your dream?
Aren’t you dreaming in color?
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