We sleep one third of our lives, and while it refreshes and revives us for our waking hours, what if we could use part of this time to not only have fun, but to transform how we experience the world and who we are?
This is where Lucid Dreaming comes in.
Since I was a child, I have always dreamt very vividly, remembering most of my dreams. I kept a dream journal since I was a young teenager and have had many dream adventures and nightmares. I was recently introduced to an amazing guy called Charlie Morley, who is a Lucid Dreaming Expert and Hay House author of the book Dreams Of Awakening and I discovered there was a way to allow my dreams to bring me healing, inspiration and much more.
Reading Charlie’s Book and after watching a documentary he is in here, and his Ted talk here, I was enthralled by the possibilities and wanted to know more. And after watching the videos, I had my first taste of lucid dreaming which was incredibly healing for me.
So a big welcome from Kelly Martin Speaks to Charlie Morley, who is going to answer some questions so that we can find out more about Lucid Dreaming and the potential uses of this less well known awakening tool.
1. What Are The Potential Possible Uses Of Lucid Dreaming?
which you realise “Aha! I’m dreaming!” while you are still inside the dream and then consciously engaging it.
interested in psychedelic exploration, I can assure you that the experiences of lucid dreaming make many psychedelic drug experiences seem like a drop in the ocean. Lucid dreaming is the ultimate mind-expanding experience and one that is totally safe, totally uncut and totally free.
2. What is a simple way that someone can begin to lucidly dream?
is no simple way. Lucid dreaming is a mind training method that requires
sustained practice to reap rewards. However, the simplest way to begin is by
starting to remember and recall your dreams. By getting to know the territory of your
dreams you will eventually start to know that territory while you are in it! But for all the actual techniques to learn how to lucid dream, check out my book Dreams of Awakening.
3. What was your biggest challenge when you first began to lucidly dream?
training ground for enlightened action that I now know it is. I saw it purely as a place to get laid.
4. If you are able to consciously and regularly become lucid in a dream, is this similar to someone who is a regular meditator realising that they are both the watcher and the person being watched, where they realise that they are more than this body, that they are limitless?
spiritual practice lucid dreaming.
5. I am interested in the mind/body connection and how our unconscious minds in some cases can create physical pain to protect us from certain emotions which it feels are more painful. Have you known of anyone who has healed physical challenges through lucid dreaming?
range of ailments and perhaps help with the treatment of some of the most serious conditions.
from Tibetan meditation master Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008 after being asked to teach by Buddhist mindfulness instructor Rob Nairn, who described him as “the most authentic practitioner of lucid dreaming teaching in Europe”. Since then Charlie has run retreats
and workshops around the world, written the bestselling book Dreams of Awakening, taught courses for the Mindfulness Association and given the first ever talk on lucid dreaming at the well-known TED conferences.
Michael Katz, Tibeten Dream Yoga, Bodhi Tree, 2011, p31
Thank you Charlie. This was very informative and extremely interesting. I am sure my readers will want to learn more about Lucid Dreaming now. I know I do.
Charlie appeared at ‘I Can Do It Ignite!’ (March 8-9) along with Gabrielle Bernstein, Robert Holden, Kyle Gray, Pam Grout and Mastin Kipp.
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