By Pilar Vallet © 2012
I joined Robert Waggoner‘s online workshop on ‘Lucid Dreaming and Living Lucidly‘ in February 2012, after reading his book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. In the workshop, we discussed many things, including the idea of healing one’s physical body in the lucid dream state, and the experience of Ed Kellogg, Ph.D. in healing others while lucid.
This is my story of what happened after a lucid dream healing for my son.
On Saturday 21/4/2012, I took my son, Eric, to the Emergency Room of a hospital (Valle Hebron) in Barcelona. They admitted him because of a serious illness of the throat, called epiglottitis. They gave us a room in the hospital.
The throat specialist, an otolaringologyst, told us that most of the children who have this illness are placed in the Intensive Care Unit, where they insert a tube in the throat for breathing. He said my son had a very inflamed throat. We listened to the doctors to understand the progression of Eric´s disease. They said the Intensive Care Unit will be kept aware of Eric´s evolving case.
On Monday, the specialist told us that we were going to spend at least two weeks at the hospital because Eric‘s epiglottis was very inflamed. Eric couldn´t eat or swallow anything. With a great effort on this night, he drank some juice.
Hearing this, I became very concerned for my son. At this point, I decided lucid dreaming may help him recover his normal health. In the hospital, I was sleeping in a reclinable chair with a lot of interruptions during the night. During each interruption, I practiced the MILD technique to help me become lucidly aware.
Monday night I became aware in a dream and realized that I was dreaming. Lucid, I remembered my intent to heal my son and the practices to do so. I found Eric alone in a room, and lucidly began to repeat my intended sentence,’de mis manos saldrá una luz que te curara,’ or ‘From my hands you will get a light that will heal you.’ In the lucid dream, I felt an energy coming out from my hands and especially my fingers. While I pointed towards Eric‘s throat, it felt that the energy went to his chest and penetrated into him, which then glowed white and illuminated the upper part of his body. He remained quiet. I felt very focused on my intent. After some time, I thought, ‘I‘ve done it. I completed my mission.’ I then woke. The rest of the night, I had regular dreams.
I woke up feeling happy for this short lucid dream. I do not think of myself as an advanced lucid dreamer. Sometimes, I have a hard time creating a stable lucid dream environment. So I acted quickly to do what I intended, when I became lucid.
On Tuesday, Eric began to eat! He said he felt much better. His general state seemed a fantastic improvement from Monday. The nurses began to reduce artificial eating from the vein serum.
On Wednesday, Eric had a good breakfast. His general state looked excellent. The doctors said that maybe that day we could leave the hospital and go home. The nurses removed completely the vein serum of artificial feeding.
The throat specialist or otolaryngologist visited our room and told me that Eric´s recuperation was extraordinary. Actually, they felt surprised by it. He said we could go home with Eric. But I told them that I prefered to stay in the hospital one day more. I prefered to see Eric eat more solid foods there in the hospital , so when I took him home he would be completely normal. They agreed he could stay ‘for observation.’
On Thursday morning, we arrived home. Eric ate and swallowed everything that I offered him. We felt very happy. Though we can never know how his healing would have progressed without my lucid dream, we do know that the doctors were amazed by his extremely fast recovery, and he returned home almost ten days sooner than expected.
I tell this story to encourage other lucid dreamers to consider the possible healing effects of lucid dreaming on their own body, or with permission, a friend or loved one. With enough experiences, lucid dream healing may be accepted as another approach to healing, and investigated in scientific research studies.
These are the different steps that I followed, when I made the decision to try healing in a lucid dream:
1) I had a clear intent and ‘will.‘ I had no doubts about my goal. I just wanted to do it.
2) I asked Eric for permission, saying, “Do you mind if I heal you in a lucid dream?’ He gave me his permission.
3) I prepared an easy sentence to focus my healing intent in the lucid dream, which I memorized and repeated during the day. With this prepared sentence, I felt focused and ready to act in the moment that I become lucid.
4) The sentence was in Spanish: “de mis manos saldrá una luz que te curara,’ which translated means, ‘From my hands you will get a light that will heal you.’
5) I visualized the scene clearly. I imagined myself being lucidly aware, finding my son Eric in a room and sending him healing light directly to his throat while I was repeating my intended sentence.
[Note: Pilar asked Robert Waggoner for English language assistance with this article. Also, at the end of the workshop, Robert offered a signed copy of his book as a prize for attendees who could complete various tasks, such as meditate in a lucid dream, or perform a lucid dream healing, etc. Pilar won the prize of a signed copy of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self for this lucid dream of healing.]