This interview was simply excellent, inspiring really. Both of you sounded great.
A lot of what you said struck a chord with me, you said you sort of limit what you read and instead allow experiences to unfold on their own. I
assume the point is to try to experience without the attachments and preconceived expectations. I love that sort of thinking it's really my ideal as
well. It's why I don't read a ton on OOBE/Astral Projection especially.
You guys both nailed it and it's just the truth, nobody ever really believes these things until they see it for themselves. By extension your
situation faces that same phenomenon, good or bad. And I think you were right about all you said about that.
Your lucid dream experiences sound a lot like mine. In dreams I often just try to go to a nice place (or stay if I'm already there) where people
are just there having a good time. Maybe there is a bit of plot, but nothing that takes away from simply being.
As far as your specific scenario where you manipulated reality - what sprang to mind is this. IF you can manipulate reality, then you can period.
The dream was practice, specific practice. There are tons of examples in Laberge's book where people went into the dream and practiced dance moves
or giving a speech, and then they went and performed it perfectly in real life. Why not then, for the more out there things. Of course it's never
going to be "easy." Lol
That of course is just what sprang to mind I don't pretend to be able to explain what you did.
I think the next step is for people to experience it for themselves. What would you suggest someone try towards this goal?
I'm going to be trying to shared dream more, and work on my dreaming. I have a few things to try and If I find myself in that nice place where
people put aside their differences and hang out, I'll look for you
And I'll try to come up with a way to test this idea you are sharing, or try any suggestion you have.
It's just inspiring, I'm going to start dream journalling again. Thanks!