reply to post by mossme89
Another "Hello" My Friend.
"Ooh! You know what's really fun? When you have what i call a semi-lucid dream. It's like when you roll over or something to make you realize
you're dreaming, and then do whatever you want. But you can't control the dream, and if you try, the dream almost falls apart."
Believe it or not, you CAN control your dreams. Here's an example:
Several years ago, I had been fascinated with an old black and white photograph of a young Edgar Cayce. As I looked at the picture, Mr. Cayce's
demeanor quite literally "morphed" - from a serious expression on his face to his countenance becoming one of laughing out loud. I was nothing
short of captivated with this experience...but the adventure had just begun.
Later that evening, and within the hypnogogic state just before lying down for sleep, I suddenly and quite vividly encountered myself as a
nine-year-old African American girl. I knew this intuitively, this despite my being a fifty two-year-old man in my waking "reality"...I'm sixty
years of age at present. I recall holding my right hand up to the light of a lit candle and marveling at the graceful beauty of the long and delicate
fingers, the glow of the candle casting a pleasant softness to the entire scenario.
By the way, at this point I was continuing to sit on the edge of my bed (in my waking "reality") and was quite aware that I was doing so; looking
around my bedroom and all the while I was simultaneously aware of the shanty I was living in as the young girl. This shanty, incidentally, was
situated in the "Shantytown" section of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1908 - and I knew this intuitively as well.*
*This may sound a bit confusing, but I was having absolutely no difficulty whatsoever navigating between the two distinctly different, yet intimately
entwined, "realities". And the photograph of Edgar Cayce was, apparently, the catalyst which provided the basic framework for my hypnogogic
As the girl, I consciously CHOSE to open the single drawer of the old table upon which the lit candle was resting and noticed there were wooden slats
which provided three separate storage areas. In one, I discovered an old and very worn deck of playing cards. In the small area to the right, I
found a faded set of dominoes. I gently closed the drawer and, again, I consciously CHOSE to gaze around what seemed to be a single room house.
There were no beds in this room; only khaki cots upon which my family was sleeping. My grandmother was there; so too were my two brothers - one
younger than myself, the other a bit older. My mother was asleep three cots away to my left; my father, who I intuitively knew to be a
jack-of-all-trades, next to her. To my right was an aged aunt - her false teeth in a glass of water on a small table next to her cot. Her candle
wasn't lit. In the center of the room was a Franklin-style pot-belly stove which, apparently, was the sole source for heat and cooking...
...and I intuitively knew that I loved them all.
There were the familiar and comforting sounds in the room; some snoring, the rustling of blankets, my younger brother mumbling in his sleep, the pot
of water on the stove boiling to provide additional humidity. There were familiar aromas filling the room as well.
And again, remember here that I was also simultaneously aware of my continuing presence in my bedroom; yet I was consciously participating in a
reality quite removed from my waking reality - insofar as the respective circumstances are concerned.
For me Mossme89, controlling realities in the dream state, making conscious choices while embroiled in the dream state, is a matter of "hypnogogic
preparation". But due to your laser-like waking reality focus, you need practice in easing that tenacious grasp on what most consider to be their
one and only "real" reality. Providing suggestions to yourself while entering the hypnogogic state is an excellent method of slowly, but surely,
gaining conscious/waking control of whatever circumstance you encounter. Also keep in mind that the various adventures you experience, whatever
"realities" you embrace - you, as an Individual - are no less a Creator of those realities than you are when dancing through your waking
As mentioned previously, I employ self-hypnosis on a daily basis and have become rather adept at going into light, then deeper, trance states. These
adventures occur during my waking "daylight" activities as well as sitting on the edge of my bed in the hypnogogic state of awareness. In other
words, I "straddle realities" quite often...always by choice...and have fun when doing so.
My apologies for the length of this post, Mossme89.
And, in answer to your question: next door in Montgomery County.
Best Wishes To You And Your Family.