By Josh Langley © 2016
I‘d been reading Robert Waggoner‘s book Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self and was completely hooked. I class myself as a fairly good lucid dreamer, having between 15 and 22 a year and I know how to navigate the lucid world. However, Robert challenged me to up the stakes on my night-time adventures and the results freaked the crap out of me and my partner. Yep, even my Partner became part of this one as did a friend from work. This experience crossed all boundaries and featured dream characters showing signs of separate consciousness, lucid dream training and dream/physical reality fold-back.
In his book, Robert encourages the reader to look upon any dream characters as opportunities to access information about either the dream itself or information that otherwise may not be found through conventional 3D world means. I‘d attempted to do this on several occasions without much luck as when I‘d approach an innocentlooking dream person and ask them some deep and meaningful question, they‘d just stare blankly at me and walk off in the opposite direction. I was left thinking, Well, that didn‘t go as planned.
I’m on a Greek Island and I realise I‟m dreaming and become fully aware within the dream. I see a lady standing nearby and I walk up to her and ask, “Do you have a message for me?‟ She looks directly at me with full acknowledgement of what I am doing and says, “Ask Emma about the knives,” and walks off.
He then woke up. As far as Andy was concerned, this was the most random thing to hear. You would have thought that the message would have been something a little more interesting, like the answer to the meaning of life or how to achieve world peace, but no it was “Ask Emma about the knives.‘ Thanks for nothing!”
However, we both work with a girl called Emma. The next day Andy tentatively approached Emma and explained the situation and what led up to the experience and then delivered the punchline, ‘The message was to ask Emma about the knives.‘
At that point Emma said the hairs on the back of her neck stood up and she recalled to Andy that only the week before she had cleared out a drawer full of knives that she no longer used. It was a complete drawer full of knives, no forks or salad tongs or cheese graters, just knives, and she took them out and gave them away. She‘d never done anything like that before in her life.
Andy and Emma just stood there, mildly freaked out.
Turning Inside Out: What if everything we‟ve taught about life is wrong by Josh Langle is available on Kindle, iTunes and Book Depository.
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