Mind-Body Healing through Dreamwork
by Ed Kellogg, Ph.D. ©2007

Summary This workshop will explore different methods using dreaming to facilitate mind-body healing. It will focus on step by step methods for promoting, and following up on, three different kinds of healing dreams: 1. Diagnostic healing dreams; 2. Prescriptive healing dreams; and 3. Curative healing dreams.

Dreams have served as a source of healing for thousands of years, perhaps even tens of thousands of years. Through the centuries and across cultures people have continued believing in the healing power of dreams. In ancient Greece, the sick visited the temple of Aesclepius, with the expectation that they would either receive information in a dream to aid healing, or that they would receive a direct healing from the gods in the dream itself. 

Experiments in modern physics have repeatedly shown that consciousness plays a fundamental role in the universe, even to the extent that some physicists have even concluded that the universe seems primarily mental, not physical. And with respect to the body, research has repeatedly confirmed that our minds can, and do, have profound effects on our bodies, that go far beyond the predictions of the prevailing medical model.  In some cases, the often belittled placebo effect has cured cancer, while in others, the nocebo (negative placebo) effect has lead to illness, and even death. With the advent of psychophysiology and biofeedback, scientific research solidly supports the idea not only that mind-body healing can take place, but that individuals can take a proactive role.  Rather than passively receiving "outside-in" therapies from external sources, voluntary control methodologies have shown that people can take an active role in promoting their own healing processes  - from the "inside-out". This workshop will explore methods that participants can experiment with in both lucid and non-lucid dreams to promote mind-body healing.

The workshop will specifically look at three kinds of healing dreams:

1. Diagnostic healing dreams: prodromal, or even precognitive, dreams that show a developing situation in the body, either as something that has already begun to manifest, or as something that may manifest in the future. These dreams may present diagnostic information literally (you see a mole on your dream body that alarms you), or metaphorically (your dream car's engine malfunctions, or a dream toilet in the bathroom of your house overflows and won't flush).

Example: In a mirror a dreamer looks in his mouth and sees a black area on the top of a tooth. After waking up, he looks at the tooth, and although he sees no discoloration, he notices that it has a large white filling in the same area. Feeling concerned, he goes to his dentist, who tells him that he has never found decay under a filling of this kind, and that the tooth looks fine.  At the man's insistence, he reluctantly removes the filling, which reveals significant decay underneath, which would have led to the loss of the tooth.

2. Prescriptive healing dreams: dreams that provide information as to what to do to heal a condition, or of what not to do. These can range from dietary recommendations, to changes in lifestyle, to alternative therapies, to conventional medical therapies, and can also provide information about timing, the competence of practitioners, and probable outcomes. By acting appropriately, dreamers may reverse an ongoing dis-ease process, and if caught at an early enough stage, can prevent disease processes from overtly manifesting at all.

Example: While flying in a dream, a lucid dreamer remembers that he wanted to ask which foods he should eat for optimal health. He says aloud, "Let me now see, healthy food for me!"  Below him the dreamscape changes. He now flies over plates of brown-green pasta, then lots - and lots - of bananas. He also sees a few plates of pineapples, and what he can best identify as pinecones (with pine nuts).

3. Curative healing dreams: dreams that heal a condition directly, through a mind-body-spirit integration effect, partially or completely. However, in most cases a curative healing dream only begins a process that will take time to complete.

Example: A woman could hardly walk because of the pain from 6 plantar warts, 3 on each foot, each about one centimeter across. One night she had a lucid dream, and remembered that she wanted to try doing a dream healing.  She creates a ball of white light to heal her feet. In the morning, to her surprise, she felt absolutely no pain when walking. She looked at the warts - they had all uniformly turned black. All of them fell off within ten days.

Dreams may belong to more than one category - some dreams could belong to two, or even all three. For example diagnostic healing dreams may also show the cause of a developing condition, which if eliminated might well halt or reverse the dis-ease process.

How this workshop will work: 

On the PDC Discussion Thread, we will discuss in greater detail the three types of healing dreams, as well as different methods for effectively incubating these dreams and working with them.  If you have already had a diagnostic, prescriptive, or curative dream, and would like to share  details, please feel free to post your dream reports and comments on the thread.   For the first three days, I'd appreciate it if participants would please focus their healing dreamwork efforts at night on the "Incubating a Dreamatarian Diet" task, described below.

 

TasK: Incubating a Dreamatarian Diet

Before going to sleep, request that your dreams present information on foods that would make up your optimal diet.  Use an affirmation and a visualization to make the request.  If you can remember to do so should you wake up during the night, repeat the affirmation, but use your last dream to set up a "hot off the press" visualization.  (See yourself in the dream you just had, but imagine that someone you trust brings a covered plate to you, and that you reach your hand to take off the cover to see what they've brought to you.)  

When you write your dreams down, pay special attention to any food item that shows up in your dreams. Remember to act on your dreams.  If a food shows up in a positive context ("an angel presents a food to you on a golden plate") make a point to eat the food that day.   If it shows up in a negative context (e.g. "you see the food in a dirty garbage can") do not eat that food for at least that day.  Act on your dreams - this creates a positive feedback loop that will improve their accuracy and usefulness as time goes on.  

Lucid Dreamer's Variation:

When you next gain lucidity in a lucid dream (where you know that you dream while you dream) use the LDIT (Lucid Dream Information Technique) to generate an answer to the following question: 1. What can I eat to optimize my health?  Record your experiences and / or the answers that you receive using the LDIT in your dream journal in as much detail as possible - use graphical illustrations to depict your answer if appropriate.  Also, look for optimal diet information in all of your dreams.   Often, after rehearsing the LDIT as you go to sleep, the answers will show up in your dreams whether you become lucid in them or not.  

A Note on My Own "Dreamatarian Diet".

In the late 1970's after reading Dreams Your Magic Mirror, I decided to pay attention to when and how foods showed up in my dreams, and to act on the information when appropriate. If a food showed up in a positive context, I would eat some the next day, if it showed up in a negative context, I would not.  Over the years, patterns began to emerge, and in 1986 I categorized foods that showed up in my dreams into five categories - "Super", "Good", "Fair", "Poor", and "Poisonous".  If a food consistently showed up in a positive context on many occasions, I would place it in the "Super Food" category.  If a food consistently showed up in a negative context on many occasions, I would place it in the "Poisonous Food" category.  I gave extra weight to vivid dreams with obvious and emphasized messages (e.g. "I make carrot juice in a solid gold juicer" or "I see ice cream at the bottom of a dirty garbage can.")   

At first I thought that these dream diet recommendations applied only to me, but now 20 years later I realize that the latest scientific research on the effect of diet on health and disease has consistently confirmed the general value for many of these dream diet recommendations - research that appeared years, even decades after the dreams.  For example, early on my dreams had very neatly recommended foods high in "heart healthy" monounsaturated fat, like avocadoes, almonds, and olive oil, in the "Super" category, at a time when both science and the media promoted polyunsaturates as the fats of choice.   

In the past five years research has identified and quantified toxic compounds called AGEs (for Advanced Glycoxidation End Products) found in almost all foods, that not only promote disease, but which can markedly accelerate extracellular aging processes.  In looking over my personal Dreamatarian Diet list, I found that almost all of the items listed in the "Poor" and "Poisonous" categories had very high levels of AGEs, whereas foods in the "Super" category had very low levels.  Also, recent research identifying and quantifying beneficial nutraceuticals, for example "longevity gene" activators, showed the opposite pattern.  Foods listed in the "Super" category had very high levels of such compounds, whereas foods in the "Poor" and "Poisonous" categories had virtually none.  Coincidence?  At this point in time I think not. In any case, I wish that I'd adhered to my dreamatarian diet recommendations far more closely that I did.  Despite my Ph.D., in biochemistry, and an ongoing effort to keep myself informed of the latest research, in retrospect it seems clear that my dreaming self knew much more than my waking self!

Supplementary Materials:

Appendix 1 presents a "Dream Healing Mastery" model.

Appendix 2 presents "Some Thoughts on Different Types of "Dis-ease", because sometimes healing depends not only on understanding what dis-ease we have, but why we have it.

Appendix 3 presents the "Lucid Dream Healing Process Key", a step by step approach for using lucid dreams for healing.

Appendix 4 presents two more dream healing tasks.

   

Additional Resources and References for Further Exploration

LINKS:

"The Temple of Æsclepius - The Experience of a Seeker":

http://www.dr-dream.com/aes.htm

For more information on the Lucid Dream Information Technique,  go to :

http://www.dreaminglucid.com/challenges/ldechallenge2.pdf

For more information on lucid dream healing, go to:

http://www.asdreams.org/documents/1999_kellogg_lucid-healing.htm 

To see two examples (including dreamscape images) of curative lucid healing dreams go to:

http://dreamsounds.hypermart.net/psigallery/psi2003gallery/kellogg.htm 

To access links to other papers and presentations of the author, check out his IASD member page at:

http://dreamtalk.hypermart.net/member/files/ed_kellogg.html 

The Krebiozen story. A documented account of the profound effects of belief and expectation on cancer:

http://www.healthy.net/scr/Article.asp?Id=412&xcntr=4 

(To see a reprint of the original medical account, published in 1957, see O'Regan, B. and Hirshberg, C. (1993).  Spontaneous Remissions: An Annotated Bibliography, pages 533-534.)

 

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST (from alef1@msn.com ) :

"The Four levels of Aging" Part 1, 2, and 3, and "Optimizing Protein for Long -Term Health".  Summary articles summarizing recent breakthrough research in AGEs and in "Longevity Gene" activation  for those who want more information. 

"The Lucid Dream Healing Questionnaire." 

Two different versions of the "Daily Review" exercise, a very useful and effective technique for minimizing, and even eliminating, interference from "day residue" on dream incubation nights.

BOOKS

Useful Textbooks

Sechrist, E. (1968).  Dreams Your Magic Mirror: With Interpretations of Edgar Cayce . Although this book seems a bit dated in some respects, it still comprises one of the best, and most practical introductions to dreamwork and dream interpretation that I know of - including discussions of “food dreams” (see chapter eight).

Targ, R, and Katra,J. (1998).  Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing. The first half presents Targ's conclusions after 20 years of remote viewing experiments at SRI, while the second half describes how we can use our psi abilities for health and healing.

Judith Green and Robert Shellenberger, (1991).  The Dynamics of Health and Wellness: A Biopschosocial Approach. Major sections include "The Dynamics of Health and Wellness", "Self-Regulation, Lifestyle and Health Behavior", "Personality and Health", "Society and Health".

Atteshlis, S. (known as Daskalos, "The Magus of Strovolos", in the Kyriakos Markides books), (1992, 1994). The Esoteric Teachings: A Christian Approach to Truth, and The Esoteric Practice: Christian Meditations and Exercises.   Highly recommended.

Cohen, K  (1997).  The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Foreword by Larry Dossey, M.D.) "The long awaited masterpiece ... this breakthrough book is destined to become the classic reference on body energy and healing." --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Useful Perspectives on Reality

Swedenborg, E. (1758, revised Dole Translation, 1979).  Heaven and Hell  (See also Van Dusen, W., 1974. The Presence of Other Worlds: The Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg) The mind-blowing account of a scientific genius, whose reports of what he experienced in dreams, visions and OBEs still sets a standard that few others have reached.

McTaggart, L. (2002).  The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.  A very well written and thought out synthesis of some of the best that 'cutting edge' science has come up with over the past 50 years - both informative, and entertaining. Lots of references. Great material to help "the left brain" open up to new possibilities.

Markides, K. (1985).  The Magus of Strovolos An authentic and fascinating account of the world of an accomplished spiritual healer in the Christian tradition, "Daskalos" (Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis), a renowned mystic and healer who died in 1995.  He did a great deal of work in the "psychonoetic body", in lucid dreams or OBEs. See also Homage to the Sun and Fire in the Heart by the same author.

Green, E. Ph.D. (2001).  The Ozawkie Book of the Dead: Alzheimer's isn’t what you think it is! (Three Volumes).  A world class scientist, the "father of biofeedback", comes "out of the closet" to reveal himself as a world class dreamer as well. In this autobiography Dr. Green shares many of the fascinating dreams, lucid dreams, paranormal dreams, and OBEs that guided and inspired him from his earliest childhood.

Karagulla, S. (1967).  Breakthrough to Creativity. Aside from material on HSP (Higher Sense Perception) this book includes the first published material on "dream classes" attended by Dr. Neal, as well as dream classes attended by others. In this book, to preserve her anonymity, Dr. Karagulla uses the name "Vicky" to designate Dr. Neal. Incidentally, Dr. Karagulla uses the name "Diane" when referring to Dora Kunz, one of the founders of "Therapeutic Touch."

Neal, V.P., and Karagulla,S. (1983).  Through the CurtainThe amazing account of an extraordinarily proficient lucid dreamer, who could not only could recall her experiences in extraordinary detail, but who could also dictate events out loud (to a tape recorder or monitor) while sleeping. She attended many "night classes" on different subjects in her dreams. This book consists in large part of a recounting of what she learned. A great deal of material on healing from many different perspectives and giving specific techniques. This material published after the death of Dr. Neal, when anonymity no longer seemed an issue.

Books on Mind over Matter Research and Psychophysiology

Green, E. and Green, A. (1977, reprinted in 1989)Beyond Biofeedback.  This extraordinary book has gone out of print, but seems well worth looking for (try Amazon or Alibris) to anyone interested in the mind-body dimensions of healing. "Elmer and Alyce Green truly are the mother and father of clinical biofeedback training. ... I'm delighted that the Greens have put their own unexcelled background into such a useful and readable book. I highly recommend it for every human being interested in health." C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.  

McTaggart, L. (2007).  The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts To Change Your Life and Your World. This book takes up where The Field left off, but this time taking a far more pro-active approach.  Many references to interesting research studies, as well as an invitation to readers to participate in new research online. 

Norris, P. A., and Porter, G. (1987). I Choose Life: The Dynamics of Visualization and BiofeedbackThe extraordinary story of nine-year old Garrett Porter, who under the direction of Dr. Norris effectively used biofeedback and visualization therapy to completely eliminate an inoperable brain tumor.

Lown, B. (1999). The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine.  This book has two chapters that every doctor, healer, and patient should read: "Words that Maim" and "Words that Heal."

O'Regan, B. and Hirshberg, C. (1993).  Spontaneous Remissions: An Annotated Bibliography  An incredible set of reports - taken from medical journals - factually documenting that a wide range of "incurable" diseases spontaneously disappear.

Murphy, M. (1992).  Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature.  A compendium that documents in detail the human body's capabilities, ranging from the extraordinary to the seemingly superhuman. Hundreds of references  - the bibliography alone spans 95 pages. 

Langer, E. J. (1989).  Mindfulness. Scientific research by Dr. Ellen Langer of Harvard that provides convincing evidence of the power of Mindfulness, that illuminates the incredible, even magical, power that human beings can wield, even to reverse aging, if only they can become mindful enough to transcend self-limiting mindsets.

Appendix 1

DREAM HEALING MASTERY - THE FIVE KEYS

 

(Adapted for dream healing from the general model described in Mastery, by George Leonard, Dutton Books, 1991)

KEY #1 - INSTRUCTION

Read new books on dreams and/or healing, attend dream and/or healing workshops or conferences. Communicate with other dreamworkers and healers; keep up on new research findings and techniques through reading articles in dreams and/or healing journals, etc.  If possible find accomplished teachers working on the path of Mastery in dreaming or healing - or both  - and work with them.  

KEY #2 - PRACTICE

Write down dreams daily in your dream journal and act on any healing dreams.  Do healing work every day.  Dedicate a number of nights each week to dream healing practice - e.g. 3x/week.  On those nights no eating after 9 p.m., get up in the early morning (3-5 a.m.), read dream or healing related material for 1/2 -1 hour and then use an incubation technique for dream healing, setting up a pre-assigned task.  

Teach others the basics - work in ongoing dream and/or healing groups.  

Good horse - bad horse analogy: learning to the marrow of your bones.  

Make your dream healing practice an integral part of your life - for its own sake.  

The Master loves to practice.  

KEY #3 - SURRENDER  

Letting go of goal attainment - of progress - surrendering to practice despite boredom or discomfort.  

Every now and then allow yourself to let go of your practice in order to let things happen.  

The Master does not believe in experts - only in more or less advanced learners.  

KEY #4 - INTENTIONALITY  

Goals: character, willpower, attitude, imaging, the mental game - to aim at Mastery.  

Bringing full consciousness to your practice: practice mindfully not mechanically. 

The power of imaging, especially in the incubation procedures for dream healing – MILD technique, etc.  

Create the vision -"want" power, what dream healing Mastery would mean.  

KEY #5 - THE EDGE  

Challenge your limits, take risks, work obsessively at times to achieve, to go beyond.  Pushing the envelope.  

Make up a list of new and challenging dream healing tasks - diagnostic, prescriptive, and curative - and work through them.  

ADDENDUM

Homeostasis and backsliding - why the plateau?  

Resistance proportional to the size and speed of change - why the turtle may succeed where the rabbit fails. To deal successfully with homeostasis/resistance allow yourself to take one step back for each two steps forward.  

Bring the process of Mastery to the "in-between times" - during daily chores, driving, etc. focusing on Mastery of self and chore activity, or carrying over tasks into them, e.g. "Tonight I will have a healing dream." While washing the dishes, etc.  

Learning: in order to really learn we need to feel willing to allow ourselves to look and feel foolish.  

The true master sees him/herself as a perpetual beginner, as the newest student in class eager to learn something new.

Appendix 2

Some Thoughts on Different Types of "Dis-ease"

E. W. Kellogg III, Ph.D. ©2007

In my experience, dis-eases usually fall into three (plus one) main categories:

Category 1: Accidental diseases - very little karmic or message component, where you "pick something up" (like a cold, or even cancer, by going to the wrong place at the wrong time), or do something risky beyond your current capacity (like rock-climbing, when poorly trained or out of shape) that backfires, etc. We do have free will after all - not everything seems predestined. Regardless of the magnitude of the resulting illness, these diseases seem the easiest to cure, IF you can cure them BEFORE you get too attached to having them, and make them an integral part of your self-image.

Category 2: Acute illnesses that carry a message - usually the message of last resort. In this case, diseases function like alarm clocks - they wake you up to a situation that you have avoided dealing with. Before an illness like this arises, your ‘Higher Self’ has tried many other methods of communication without result - dreams, visions, intuitive knowing, and the small still voice of one's conscience. The Personality-Ego has ignored them all, or has failed to act on them. So it receives a message that it can not easily ignore - at least until the advent of allopathic medicine which can relieve symptoms without accessing the cause, and where treatment often results in a worse disease later on to which even allopathic medicine can not give symptomatic relief. If ignored, acute diseases of this type may become a chronic diseases. This kind of disease also seems very easy to cure, once the recipient becomes conscious of the underlying message, and after they act on it appropriately. At this point the disease may disappear spontaneously, catalyzed perhaps with a bit of help from almost any mode of treatment, providing again, that the person who has the dis-ease has not become so attached it that they have made it an integral part of their self-image.

Category 3: "Karmic" Diseases - that may, or may not carry a message, but always involve a lesson that one must learn before the disease itself will respond to healing. In fact, one might better describe this third type of disease as a course of instruction. In this case, the disease functions as a kind of required initiatory or learning pathway. Many shamans must go through this kind of ordeal in order to achieve their full potential - hence the alternative designation for many shamans as "wounded healers". Diseases of this sort may only last a short while, or they can last a lifetime, or even over many lifetimes, until one has learned what they have to teach. It makes sense when one has a disease which has not responded to treatment, to see if you can find if it carries a message, and if so, to decode the message and act on it appropriately. If the disease falls into the third category, one can then see the ‘dis-ease’ in a positive way, not as a punishment or as an affliction, but as a course of study through which one can gain needed skills.

"Category 4": Chronic Diseases - this "fourth kind" of disease actually consists of a transformation of any the first three, where the person who has the disease has become attached to it, and has made it an integral part of their self-image / identity. This fourth kind of disease seems the hardest to get rid of, as once a disease has integrated into the self-image, the self-image itself will recreate the condition even after apparently successful cures. For a permanent cure to take hold, the self image itself must change and become ‘disease-free".      

Appendix 3

Lucid Dream Healing Process Key

 

E. W. Kellogg III, Ph.D. (© 2007)

 

CONDITIONS:

 

1. You dream either that you have a dis-ease, or that you have the symptoms of a dis-ease.

 

a.  Possibly prodromal, or precognitive.  Medical tests may, or may not, seem sensitive enough to detect symptoms amplified in an early stage  prodromal dream.  If you feel that the dream may convey literal content, go to A, B, or even E (for a potentially serious or life threatening disease).  If you choose E, take precautions to prevent your falling victim to a confirmed dis-ease diagnosis-prognosis-nocebo effect.  If you feel that the dream conveys metaphorical content only, act on the dream appropriately and go to D.

 

2. You physically experience the symptoms of a dis-ease.

 

a. Go to A, B, D, or E (for a potentially serious or life-threatening disease)..

 

PROCEDURES:

 

A. Perform a Lucid Dream Healing with good focus, intent, and power.

 

         1. No phenomena, but positive WPR effect.  Go to D.

 

         2. No phenomena, no positive effect.  Go to B or C.

 

         3. Phenomena, but no positive effect.  Go to B or C.

 

         4. Phenomena, and positive WPR effect. Go to D.

 

B. Perform  the Lucid Dream Information Technique. In a lucid dream ask: “How can I cure  ___ ?”

 

         1. If you receive a clear answer, act appropriately on the information.  Go to D.

 

         2. If you receive an unclear answer, repeat B or go to C.

 

         3. Alternate method - incubate dreams in the ordinary way to provide this information.

 

C. Perform the Lucid Dream Information Technique. Ask: “Why do I have ___ ?”.

 

         1. If you receive a clear answer, act appropriately on the information, then go to A or B.

 

         2. If you receive an unclear answer, repeat until you get clear information.

 

         3. Alternate method - incubate dreams in the ordinary way to provide this information.

 

D. Wait and see if the symptoms increase, decrease,  reappear or disappear, or if you have new dreams confirming the assumed condition or of the healing of the condition.

 

         1. If dis-ease still confirmed, go to A, B, or E.

 

2. If healing confirmed, end process, or go to E for objective confirmation.

 

E. Go to a medical doctor, healer, or medical facility and have the appropriate tests done.

 

1. If tests indicate dis-ease, go to A, B, C, or F.  Also, take precautions to prevent your falling victim to a confirmed dis-ease diagnosis-prognosis-nocebo effect.

 

F.  Undergo an appropriate (your choice) Waking Physical Reality medical procedure.

 

1. Once you have scheduled a procedure, or begun a treatment, look for positive or negative feedback in you dreams.

 

2. Go to B, and intentionally ask for feedback on which procedure will work best using the LDIT.

 

 

Appendix 4: Two More Tasks . . .

 

TasK: Contacting an Angel, Ally, or Guide

 

Incubate dreams for guidance on how to accomplish this task, and which angel or ally might seem best to contact. When you've made a choice, on incubation nights, set up your intent, through an affirmation and a visualization, to meet with your intended ally, either to get information on a subject that you would really like to know more about, or to ask the entity to facilitate a healing.  If you wake up during the night, repeat the affirmation, but use a dream you had before awakening to set up a MILD type visualization. (For example, in the dream you just had, see your dreamself encountering your intended ally in a friendly way . . . )

Over the next week, especially on dream incubation nights, when you write your dreams down, pay special attention to and dreams in which guides, healers, or teachers play a part, or dreams in which your intended ally appears.  Write down details, and as the week progresses look for any consistent patterns.  Act on your dreams - this creates a positive feedback loop that will improve their accuracy and usefulness as time goes on.

Lucid Dreamer's Variation:

When you next gain lucidity in a lucid dream (where you know that you dream while you dream) using proper Kavanah, either call to you, or see if you can find any one of the following: 1. your Guardian Angel; 2. the angel Rafael (meaning “Healer of God"), pronounced RAH FAH ELL. ; or 3.  any other angel, ally, guide, saint, bodhisattva, god or goddess of your choice.   When you come into contact with this entity - or think you have (give whomever/whatever shows up the benefit of the doubt) ask their advice and listen carefully to what they communicate to  you, verbally, or non-verbally,  Record your experiences and / or the answers that you get in your dream journal in as much detail as possible - use illustrations to depict your answer if appropriate.  Also, look for the appearance of helping entities, and of guidance information in all of your dreams.   Often, after rehearsing this lucid dreaming task as you go to sleep, the entities or the answers will show up in your dreams whether you become lucid in them or not.

  

TasK: Attending a Class at the Dream College of Healing.

Winged Circle

Spirit, Soul, Psyche, Align,
Guide My Dreams, Enlighten My Mind

On at least your dream incubation nights for one week, spend five minutes before going to sleep meditating on / visualizing the winged circle image, while intending /willing  an alignment between your personality-self and your Soul-Self.  If you have the time and inclination, experiment with other symbols that show up in your dreams on other nights. Pay attention to any effects that this meditation has on your dreams.

On incubation nights, set up your intent, creating an affirmation and a visualization,  to attend a dream class, on a subject that you would really like to know more about (two good choices: a particular type of healing, or healing for a specific kind of dis-ease.)  If you wake up during the night, repeat the affirmation, but use a dream you had before awakening to set up a MILD type visualization. (For example, in the dream you just had, see your dreamself going into a classroom in which you see a 3D or 4D slide of something symbolizing your interest holding center stage.   

Over the next week, especially on dream incubation nights, when you write your dreams down, pay special attention to and dreams in which classrooms, schools, or teachers play a part, or dreams in which information in your subject of interest  shows up.  Write down details, and as the week progresses look for any consistent patterns.  Act on your dreams - this creates a positive feedback loop that will improve their accuracy and usefulness as time goes on.  

Lucid Dreamer's Variation: 

When you next gain lucidity in a lucid dream (where you know that you dream while you dream), if you do not already find yourself in a dream class, visualize the winged circle symbol while chanting "Spirit, Soul, Psyche, Align, Guide My Dreams, Enlighten My Mind" or another affirmation of your choice. Intend that you will now go to a dream class on the subject you have chosen. If after a few seconds, look for a door or other entranceway. Intend that when you walk though, you will find yourself in a classroom.  State your intention out loud. Walk through the door.  

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