Currently, I am working on a couple of writing projects which have sent my mind tumbling in a thousand new and interesting directions. I have found myself taking in a great deal of new information, and having to take time to process it. Most recently I have been delving into the worlds of Tibetan Dream Yoga.
Dreamwork is one area where I excel. At a very early age I was able to lucid dream. I taught myself this before I even knew what I was doing, as a way to deal with spiritual attacks in my dreams. When, in my research, I began to become familiar with the practice of Tibetan Dream Yoga I knew that it was something that I wanted to delve into. The way that I gather information is through reading, so I ordered a couple books on the subject.
The first steps in practicing these ancient techniques is to begin questioning your waking dream. At various points in your day ask yourself, “Am I dreaming? What part of me is thinking these thoughts? What part of me is feeling this?” In this way, you set up the habit of taking notice of your surrounding and conscious of yourself.
Once you have set up these patterns, you begin to notice more easily when you are dreaming. This can lead you more easily into lucid dreaming. In lucid dreams, you have control over where the dream takes you, and what the contents can be. The dream, most usually, will still play in the scape in which it began, but you will be able to shape shift, transform, and generally “lead” the dream to assist you in learning and gaining information you may struggle with in waking consciousness.