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Client Has Lucid Dream!

A client of mine has a very active dream life. Just for the record, I generally do not. I mention that in case anybody reading this wishes theirs were more active. If that’s the case, I wouldn’t worry about it too much…

So my client emailed me recently telling me about what I assume was her first “lucid dream.” For those who don’t know, a lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer becomes aware that they’re dreaming – while still dreaming! So you’re asleep having a dream and then you sort of “wake up” in the dream and are totally conscious of what’s going on. But your physical body is still sound asleep. Pretty wild…

My client was dreaming that she was at somebody’s wedding, and one of the guests was her youngest sister who had died several years ago. This is what tipped her off that it was a dream – she actually had the thought, “Wait – you’ve died, so this must be a dream!” When she woke up, she had a lovely feeling and really enjoyed the experience.

My reply was that this was a very cool experience, indeed, but to not make too much out of it. As I’ve said before, I believe 100% that we are not a physical body, but rather a spiritual being. I know that sounds vague, but we are using words, after all, which have some vagueness built-in… So if we are spirit (and remember this is a logical math major talking), then this lucid dreaming experience can’t be too surprising. After all, premonition dreams happen! My mom even had one that I only learned about after I had written about one that a friend had had. It’s just that not too many people have these experiences overall, which makes them more interesting. I told my client that there’s lots of material out there on the subject, so study it or practice if you want. And of course act on any messages or guidance of you feel compelled to do so. Just make sure to keep a relaxed attitude overall. Many people have these types of experiences and end up thinking they’re extra special or better because of them. That ain’t true…

I first heard of lucid dreaming years ago from a college roommate. He got way into something called Tibetan Dream Yoga a few years after we had graduated. He studied it and practiced some exercises he had learned, and it worked – he had some lucid dreams. The Tibetan Dream Yoga folks, who believe in reincarnation, believe that if you get really good at this then you can train yourself to be lucid at the moment of death and choose not to reincarnate again. I do not believe this myself, but I won’t go into detail about that here. Either way, I think it’s a super cool subject and I generally love anything that expands our minds and our beliefs about what’s possible.

A lucid dream is exactly the type of “freaky experience” that people have but don’t talk about much due to the stigma in our society. It’s wild what you might find when you start asking around. This is especially true in the age of the internet. But when you meet these people and know them personally, knowing they’re not freaks but rather normal, honest people, it takes it to another level. So I’m very happy to share these type of experiences here, and I’ll continue to do so as they come in. Happy dreaming, and feel free to share your experiences with me!

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All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.

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