When you use lucid dreaming as a psychological tool to investigate the nature of reality and the psyche and not as an amusing toy to consciously direct dreams, you begin to understand how lucid dreaming can radically alter numerous physical and psychological assumptions. Assumptions about the nature of time and space, assumptions about the boundaries of self and mind, even assumptions about identity—all of these can be probed by a serious lucid dreamer to expand their perspective toward a truer understanding of the mystery of apparent reality.
In my book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and in these blogs, I have sought to underscore the importance of that journey and the power of those mind-expanding lucid experiments. I hope my experience will encourage others to experiment, since these areas have such dramatic potential for each person and science and culture.
To some degree, these cultural and scientific assumptions act as an “invisible fence,” which constrain a broader inquiry. Why look beyond those assumptions, when we are assured that nothing exists outside of them? In lucid dreaming, we possess a revolutionary psychological tool that can allow us to leap over that fence of assumptions and experimentally utilize our greater nature and abilities. As our experiments puncture those invisible assumptions, we begin to increase our personal and collective understanding. From the awakened sleep state, we bring greater “awareness” to the waking reality.
In normal dreaming, we also have a reflection of our expanded self and what seems the truer nature of reality. We can conduct dream telepathy experiments, intend information unknown to us, and more. However, when consciously aware in the dream state, we can vastly accelerate those experiments and begin to reach the broader nature of the psyche. We can more accurately probe this inner realm, when consciously aware.
Through lucid dreaming, you can discover the rich inner lands of the psyche. My book, explicitly and implicitly, can serve as a guide to help you make your own personal discoveries.
In this New Year, I wish you well on your journey,