Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby Jack Reacher » 11 Aug 2012 00:44

Meditating within a dream... why did I never think to do this? From those few dreams I have had that go beyond your usual lucid dream I can also agree that you become apart of the environment, when I was surrounded by light and geometric shapes/energy/crazy stuff I had no body, but if I tried to move it felt like I was moving the shapes, the dream itself, didnt have absolute control though I need more practice, but im giving it a huge break while uni is on.
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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby Peter » 11 Aug 2012 01:47

but if I tried to move it felt like I was moving the shapes, the dream itself, didnt have absolute control though I need more practice, but im giving it a huge break while uni is on.


I dont try to control anything in that state or place but try to meld with it and let it lead me around.

Agree with needing a break, I have been travelling most of the last month and needed rest so took it. Looking forward to time at home and back into some dreamtime adventures
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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby Ryan » 11 Aug 2012 03:23

Peter wrote:I think that Ryan hit on it but is meditation a tool or a state. Do you meditate to achieve a state or when you get to some state are you then meditating-cant be both

I know I'm late in finding this, but...

Meditation is a "tool" we use to focus our Intent to switch our state of consciousness.
You meditate to achieve the state... however, eventually (and I believe this is the goal), you can do away with meditation and just always be a small shift of focus away at any time. :)
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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby Peter » 11 Aug 2012 05:04

You meditate to achieve the state... however, eventually (and I believe this is the goal), you can do away with meditation and just always be a small shift of focus away at any time.


Agree totally with this statement, in time the shift is natural and amost seamless to the dreaming state. I dont always acheive this easily but when I do its a very natural and relaxed shift. I am thinking about some form of meditation but also think if meditation is simply a focusing exercise think I could do quite well by finding my own way around.
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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby KylePK » 12 Aug 2012 17:06

Peter wrote:
getting lucid is back to the start once again and now replaces meditation as a tool to move even deeper in the exploration of the states ( I wont even use the term mind as that in itself is limiting)


That has been my point all along. Hahaha finally some closure xD
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Re: Is Lucid Dreaming a Form of Meditation?

Postby Peter » 13 Aug 2012 02:23

LOL-all good and why I like this forum
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