By Ave © 2017
Dreaming is a trustworthy companion
deserving of time and energy.
My dream life can vary considerably from almost zero dream recall to complex and lucid dreams with perfect recall. If I had to generalize the conditions which are associated with dream ‘drought’ or active lucid dreaming, the condition and energy of my physical body seems to be of primary importance.
For example, a period of intense physical strain results in fatigue and I sleep more deeply than usual. My dream recall drops almost to zero, I feel no energy or interest to try any lucid dream induction technique and seldom gain lucidity. Some sleep deprivation for at least a few nights for whatever reason also steal my lucid dreaming energy as well as any ailment, inconveniency or imbalance puts my lucid dreaming skills under risk. Missing my dreams for a couple of nights already feels worrisome, as if I had lost my companion.
In contrast, on the nights of great lucid dreams I feel highly energized and filled with positive emotions such as excitement, thankfulness, happiness, satisfaction. In such cases I feel my physical and energy bodies perfect balanced, meaning I am really fully connected to the life in my body. On such nights I am easily developing hypnagogic or hypnapompic images or shapes, a foretelling indication of high energy so I can sink further into a lucid dream. As I am deeply enjoying these explorations on the border of sleep and awake, the only question is how to keep the ‘battery charged’ to have more frequent and lasting wonderland trips.
I have always striven to preserve my optimal energy balance: I sleep regularly and feel good going early to bed. Being in touch with nature, passing several hours a day in a forest or in the garden, performing some breathing exercises, and enjoying arts and beauty help me collect positive vibrant energy. I don’t hesitate to stop or give up any activity, work, or stressful situation which I find overloading and disturbing my dreaming track. The more I gain experience in dreaming and lucid dreaming, the more I get proof of how vitally important it is to stay connected to this inner larger awareness communicating to me through the dreams.