Clear White Light of Awakening
[For sometime my dream goal had been to find a dream guide that would instruct me in lucid dreaming. This is the first dream where I encountered him. Before the dream I had heard of Tibetan Dream Yoga, but did not know anything about it. As it turns out, the clear, white light of awareness I experienced is a goal of Dream Yoga.]
I am at a dreamer’s school. I am semi-lucid. I know it is a dream, but don’t have complete control. The teacher is an old man with leathery, brown skin, and seems to be dressed as a sort of shaman. There are other beings with me in the class that resemble humans, but with blue skin. (Looking back, I believe these are Dakinis).
I missed the class on Tibetan Dream Yoga. Although I missed the class, my teacher provides me with a strange hat that will aid me in Tibetan Dream Yoga techniques. I tell him I don’t deserve this since I wasn’t even in the class. He responds that he knows I have the most potential and wants me to wear the hat. He places this strange hat on my head. It seems to be made of brass wires. It sits on top a piece of the top of my head and circles my face, clasping under my chin.
Immediately, my head feels heavy and starts to fall backwards. I am sitting in lotus position on the ground and start slowly rotating. I have a sense that I am about to “apprehend the dream.” I see the dream dissolving away. A bright, white light starts emanating from my third eye and engulfing everything. I can see and feel my body dissolving away, each part of me slowly wisps away like dust. I am left no body, no dreamscape, no thoughts even, just pure awareness in a white void.
My Sick Canary
In waking reality, I find that my canary is sick and losing its feathers. After the illness of my canary, I had a lucid dream where I called to the Archangel Gabriel. I did not see his presence but a voice was talking to me. I asked the voice if it (he) could not come down near me or at least send me positive waves of energy to cure my bird. Then I noticed that my bird cage was suddenly filled with sparks of light.
Three Lucid Dreams with Amazing Light
- Out of Body, Into Space (Jan 13, 2013)
I finally wake up in my sleep. I easily float out of my body directly into space, skipping the ceiling this time. The stars appear as tiny pinpoints and expand into variously colored disks of light. I remember it is the atmosphere that causes them to twinkle, that’s why they look so steady, and the colors are beautiful, all the colors in the spectrum. I see distant galaxies, like in the Hubble pictures. After a while, I try to increase my speed and find a planet to land on. I go faster but don’t get close to anything. Then I remember I usually fall back to earth, so I reverse my direction and let go.
- Streamers of Light From the Sky (Jan 24, 2013)
(This is a portion of a much longer lucid dream.) I look up at the sky. It’s glowing with amazing colors which flash through the dark clouds. I say, “Look at the sky!” and we stand and watch. Streamers of light flash from the clouds, not lightning, but more like ribbons. I see one of these ribbons of light fall to the ground, then another, and they are coming down landing on the trees and bushes and ground and on us. I am astonished and amazed. I have never seen anything like it. Other people are wandering around looking up at the sky, and everybody we pass smiles at us and gives off an aura of good will. It’s like not just all of my problems are gone, but everybody’s are, in the whole world.
- Dark City and the Stars (Feb 2, 2013)
(I was lucid when the dream started.) I walk along the sidewalk, into the dark city. The buildings are featureless blocks, towering above me. I’m alone and scared. I lift my head and yell at the top of my lungs, “Light!!!”
To my surprise, it gets a little brighter. Not quite like having street-lights on, so I try it again. “LIGHT!!” Now it’s like twilight, and the buildings and the streets are not nearly as ominous. I walk on, somewhat more confident to face whatever is ahead.
I look up to see the source of the light, and I’m blown away. It’s the whole universe. Galaxies and stars and comets, flashing and pulsating and streaming across the night sky. I look away, try and clear my head and focus, then look back again. It’s still there. How can it be, such beauty, infinity, it’s not possible…I’m lost in it.
Unity with God
I had set the objective to experiment and seek a ‘unified state’ with God, once lucid. I became lucid and saw a shining sun of a white color and I was merging with it, but then the voice of my daughter was calling to me as if I was dying. She did not want me to leave, so I went back into my body to find her and I said, ‘Don‘t worry.’ She replied, ‘It is like falling from a plane.’ In fact it was a false awakening.
I become lucid spontaneously [I can not remember the original scene] and perform a reality check to be sure. It‘s dark, but suddenly I see golden light flaming up above the horizon. A white bird (a dove?) flies towards that gleaming light. I suddenly feel a powerful energy and a great happiness and surprise. I also feel deeply touched. I rejoice and call out something concerning the light and the bird. I ask the dream to pour the golden light over me. I want to be in it, I want to soak it up, but I wake up and can still feel the intense happiness!
Clear Light Incubation
This drawing was done as an experiment in dream incubation. The result was 4 nights of very clear lucidity, much of that spent in a clear light kind of state- which is rare for me; the majority of my lucid dreaming is done in afternoon naps. The butterfly image at the very top represents a sigilised form of the phrase ‘I wish to become lucid in the dream state.’
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