Have you ever woken up mid dream only to realize that the dream you were in was awesome and that you should go back in it?
Going back into your dream can successfully be done, I can assure you of that because I do it on average about once per week. This isn’t usually done on purpose but because I have created myself a system of triggers, I often realize when I am dreaming. I sometime pre-emptively wake up but just barely and fall back into a dream. Often the same dream. The technique I have long been using to help induce dream lucidity is a series of short wake up triggers that only semi wake me up. I’m that 5 or 6 alarm type of guy that just drive people nuts. It works though, because I dream almost every morning and often realize it and consciously awaken within the dream.
It’s a strange feeling to observe yourself transition from the dream world to waking life because that dream world often feels just as real. It’s like being birthed every morning.
What I have long assimilated is often referred to as a dream induced lucid dream. It’s referred to as a DILD for short. I have gotten to know my sleep cycle intimately using this method, where I now know how to catch and induce REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Astral projection is very similarly induced as the wake induced lucid dream or WILD for short. A WILD and OBE (out of body experience) are very similar to the point of almost being the same. Both access the same realm of existence but an OBE passed through what Robert Monroe referred to as locale 1.
Locale 1 is an etheric construct of our physical world and according to renown physicist Dr. Thomas Campbell, it is a way for many of us to compute or understand the transition between our waking reality and the astral realm. It’s what we assume leaving your body should be. A world just like our own but spiritual in nature. One where the rules are limited only by belief.
Both lucid dreaming and astral projection are expressions or ways in which we manifest the Akashic records or universal database. We all have our own unique ways in which we experience the world and these states are simply a manifestation of that. A blind person may experience the universal conciousness by feeling and communicate with it in Braille. This could all happen by intuition in waking life. There is no one way to experience art.
In getting back to how false awakenings help you lucid dream; they can sometimes feel as real as waking because you have already woken. Here is how I have gotten this method to work for me.
I first set an alarm 1 hour before I actually need to get up. I set a second 30 minutes after, another 20 minutes after that, another 7 minutes after that and one more 3 minutes after that. This way, you are slowly drift to waking life. If you want, you can make stops along the way and you have a range of depth in your sleep. People don’t dream usually because they wake up one shot rather than gently.
This process helps find your dreams but you also have to remember them with depth. Other exercises help with that, notably regular reality checks and concious will. If you want to enough, you will eventually have a lucid dream, but only when you expect it least.
The ability to re-entering your dreams is dependant of your commitment to the dream. Reconstruct that dream landscape after your alarm wakes you up. You need to choose that primary reality so that being it is only natural and the most normal thing. You are only as real as you believe you are and your body and mind are only as separate.
It’s interesting how this process of entering and leaving the sleep state provides such a doorway to the mysteries of the universe. It would seem to me that anyone looking to explore their consciousness naturally should always start by focussing on the ins and outs of sleep.
I mean, what do we do during all that time? Get busy and clear your mind.