Any advice on dealing with the symbolic responses in lucid dreams? Or using the symbolic response to make changes in your waking life?
The message of the heart with the in-and-out arrows was repeated in another lucid dream where I asked, as I was going to sleep, to be shown something in a dream which would help me have and sustain more LDs. That morning I became lucid and was in the most beautiful garden where I saw in the distance an olive green disk flitting about, obviously trying to get my attention but from the periphery of my consciousness — which made me laugh as I shouted at it, “Oi you! Come here!” after which it spun over and revealed itself to be a rubber disk with ‘Mini Bouncer’ written on the side. So of course I jumped on it and bounced and laughed and bounced and laughed harder, which made me super lucid.
In waking life I then bought a mini rebounder to bounce daily, as they are supposed to help with circulation, which in turn keeps your energy body clear enough to have such nighttime adventures as lucid dreams and OBEs. I believe this is what these dreams were getting at, that my energy body was a bit too crinkled and needed straightening out by increased circulatory exercise to induce more consciousness and dream lucidity.
In that same LD I then found myself in a field full of a seemingly unending flock of pelicans and flamingoes running from one direction at and around me; it was quite something when lucid! Then a teacher’s blackboard appeared with the word ‘Wabet’ written on it, which the following day I discovered was the specific area of ancient Egyptian temples dedicated to what we would describe as lucid dream and out-of-body experience.
In another lucid dream which turned into an OBE, I was told by a voice in the sky, ‘You are the Ennead’, which was then spelt out to me by a character who gave me the correct spelling of it in my dream diary. I discovered the next day in my research, the ‘Ennead’ were the eight ancient Egyptian priests who resided in the Wabet and helped the soul of the high priests/king/queen to travel to the underworld on festival days. I recently discovered that the Enneads were also the writings of Empedocles, Pythagoras, and Plato about the soul’s travels out of the body.
Because your current book focuses on the tarot, do you ever have lucid dreams in which tarot images come into play?
I often get information in LDs for whatever book/subject I am pondering. For instance, I was travelling in Egypt and had a lucid dream where I was in an old childhood home and given a bright, shining gold coin by a disembodied hand. The coin was like the Ace of Pentacles from the Rider- Waite tarot deck, and shone so brightly it made me lucid. I suspect, as my invisible guides/helpers know I like tarot reading, that this was their expert method of getting my attention!
After taking the coin, I see a TV in the corner of the room come on and on the screen is the main character from a novel I was plotting at the time.
She looks like something out of the Mad Max films. After telling me about her life, as the fictional character in the novel, she shows me a scene of herself cutting off the head of a dragon, which to me represented the dissolution of the ego-self. She then showed me a series of strange markings, after which the dream collapsed, again, due to my staring too long at the text.
A few days later, I visited the Karnak temple in Egypt and was shown a whole wall full of these markings, and was told they represented numbers and records of time. The numbers correlated to roughly that date but three years in the future, when I published my first book Modern Day Tarot Play or Positively Tarot (in the US/Canada from June 2019).