Rey Brannen – Healing My Jaw In A Lucid Dream
On March 27th, 2014, I was reading all about healing through lucid dreaming in Robert Waggoner‘s excellent book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. It was perfect timing and a bit coincidental because I had a severely swollen jaw and rear gums on the right side of my mouth.
When I looked in a mirror, I could clearly see the right side of my face and jaw was protruding from the swelling. It was so bad that I could barely chew and the night before I woke from the throbbing pain. I thought while reading the book that it would be nice to have a lucid dream to try to heal it, but I did not think it was likely that I could have a lucid dream that night.
Despite my lack of faith, that night I had a dream where I was looking in a bathroom mirror. My reflection looked very feminine and my eyes looked a bit weird (they were bluish-black instead of brown), so I realized, ―Hey, I don‘t look like that, this must be a dream!”
I plugged my nose and tried to breathe as a reality check and realized with certainty that it was a dream when I was able to breathe easily. Now that I was fully lucid, I remembered that I wanted to try healing my jaw. I immediately started trying to charge up my hands and I got this tingly, particle-looking purple energy going and then massaged it into the right side of my jaw.
Unfortunately, I forgot to also do a chant like Ed Kellogg suggests in Robert‘s book. I had thought before I went to bed that I would chant out loudly, ―BY THE POWER OF AWE, I NOW HEAL MY JAW!” Admittedly, this was not the best chant but I was not really thinking that I would have a lucid dream that night. It was more of an afterthought. Despite the fact that I forgot this chant, I was just happy I even had a lucid dream in the first place and remembered to try healing.
I have only been having lucid dreams for about a year, so I became too excited, which caused me to lose concentration on the task at hand. I ran out of the bathroom to find my wife and it became a false awakening of sorts, in that looking at her I thought I was awake and I do not really remember where the dream went from there.
When I woke up in real life, some of the swelling had gone down and I did not feel the pain I had felt the night before. I think this is what allowed me to sleep enough to have a lucid dream in the first place. Later in the day, my jaw was still swollen, but instead of pain I literally felt like someone had injected me with Novocaine, I felt as if I had been to the dentist.
The swelling got maybe a tad worse the next day, but quickly started receding and I felt 90% healed and had no problem chewing. At the worst point prior to this, I could barely open my mouth. About a day or two after this initial improvement I was completely healed.
This jaw issue is a recurring problem that I think is due to my gingivitis. The first time it ever happened to me I was prescribed penicillin, which I had to take for many weeks. Other times it has not gotten so bad that it hurts, so I usually let it heal naturally. However, this time I was seriously considering going to a doctor or a dentist the next day.
It is hard to say with 100% certainty that the healing would not have happened at the rate it did without the lucid dream, but what was very clear to me was that I had essentially hypnotized myself to feel no pain in my jaw. In fact, as I mentioned, it actually felt numb the next day!
I sincerely thank Robert for writing his book with such amazing detail on the topic of healing in a lucid dream. I clearly would not have had this wonderful experience had I not read it.