Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

Until we make the subconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. Carl Jung
A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up
to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego. Carl Jung

We began our session by revisiting Meditation. We enjoyed a guided meditation, and had an
interesting discussion, sharing what we feel about it.

One of our members had negative images come to mind during the meditation, and as we shared
that, changed them to a positive image of a beautiful sunset. This became the interior safe place.

Lucid Dreaming
We discussed the idea that a lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware of dreaming.
The dreamer is able to exert some degree of control over the dream.

The Self
We all understood that we need the idea of Objective Self outside our body so that we can use
lucid dreaming. We looked at the idea that lucid dreaming is another useful tool we can use
to influence our mind.

The objective is, as follows:

  1. To change my dreams from losing to winning
  2. Asking a question at bedtime and receiving the answer in the morning
  3. To prompt my body to heal itself: renew; regenerate; rejuvenate

One of us shared a dream from the previous night. Life is hard to bear at present, due to circumstances
beyond control, and the dream reflected that. As this was shared, the message broke through into
the dreamer’s conscious mind that life had been challenging in the past, but that the dreamer had got
though it before, and would do so again. This was such a demonstration of how the subconscious
mind gives us messages through dreams. Only we can interpret what is the meaning for us.

Our discussion of these ideas was productive, and everyone is considering using them. We will share
our experiences at our next session.

Setting up a Healing Centre
Once again, we used a guided meditation to set up a healing centre within our minds. Some of us
built on what we had done last time, others of us changed our images. We are learning to encourage
our minds to be still and allow our imaginative subconscious mind to throw up images for us,
to change these images, and to build on them.

We can use our healing centre at bedtime. We can retreat to our safe place and relax on our healing
surface, which looks exactly as we want. As we  slowly take three deep breaths, we draw in
relaxation and expel tension. We allow the waves of healing energy to flow around us, taking
any shape we want. We gently remind all the particles in our body that they will renew, regenerate,
and rejuvenate during the night. We drift off to sleep, knowing that our subconscious mind
will be working with us to recreate our body. We will wake in the morning refreshed and
energized for the day.

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