What is A Lucid Dream State?
Achieving a lucid dream state is very exciting. Think of it as three things:
- The ability to KNOW you are dreaming
- The choice to stay in the dream with a conscious mind, work with your consciousness
- Possibly Use it to create an astral projection experience.
Some talk about it as being able to control your dreams. I don’t like using the word control only because it is more a state of dominion. It is about becoming “aware” that you are blended consciously into a dream state. From that point, you can choose to stay and work in this dreamscape.
Now we broach the subject of consciousness development. Who would be interested in lucid dreaming? Anyone wanting to explore their consciousness or spirituality. We need to have experiences to be able to make our spiritual practices real for us. Working with Lucid Dreaming can help lay a framework for this “realness” by developing personal experience.
It can also help you learn to meditate. If you want to achieve lucid dreaming at will and regularly, you are going to have to use meditation at some point. There are meditations that can help you to achieve this state that you would listen to while drifting off to sleep. Or you could try meditating yourself to sleep with the intention of lucid dreaming.
What kinds of things can you work on in a lucid dream?
Just because you become aware of the lucid dream state does not mean that you consciously choose the dream. Your subconscious is largely responsible for that, along with specific Inner Spirit Teachers that help you process life and learn during sleep.
Once you realize you are awake in your dream, you will first have to keep yourself there. It can be very exciting the first time this happens and that excitement can send you back to your unconscious state if it’s too much. Calm yourself and breathe in the dream. Tell yourself you are dreaming but are here for a purpose. Then focus on your dream even if it’s a little scary. Often we find ourselves lucid in a recurring dream that is unpleasant. This is where the work comes in.
I used to have dreams I was being chased. Finally, I turned around and my chaser vanished. I never had the dream again. At that time in my life, I was not yet accepting my spiritual purpose. I was very secretive about it. Once I faced it in the dream, my life changed dramatically and I went through my spiritual awakening.
Lucid Dreaming can cause Astral Projection
Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection are very close cousins. Although they are different things, a lucid dream state can cause an astral projection experience. Also, equally exciting. When you realize you are dreaming and begin to work with the dream it can become even more lucid until you realize you are entirely out of your body. This does not always happen but it can. If you find you’ve popped out of your body, not to worry. Do exactly as you would do if you were still in a dream. Work with it. Many times I found myself moving obstacles out of my way. Your guides will use these states to help you overcome real life obstacles and blocks to creating your physical reality dreams.
Raina and I have created a Lucid Dreaming Meditation to assist in the development of this wonderful tool.
Trance Channel, Clairvoyant Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Lori Camacho, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003. It was in 2007 that Lori began to spontaneously vocalize Raina, the wise consciousness she had memories of communicating with as a child. Together Lori and Raina have created many workshops, classes, and writings.