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Lucid Dream Self
Interacting with your lucid dream is a really fun way to gain insights from your subconscious inner self. In his book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner calls this the "awareness behind the dream".
Essentially, you can ask any question in your conscious dream -- and receive an answer in just about any form. It may be written on the wall, spoken to you by a dream character, or a new dream scene may materialize before your eyes.
The answers provided by your dream may sometimes surprise you, coming from a secondary awareness: the subconscious mind.
How to Speak to Your Lucid Dream Self
Next time you're consciously aware in a lucid dream, perform Robert Waggoner's counter-intuitive technique to probe your subconscious mind.
First, ignore any particular dream figures and symbols. Then formulate your question and shout it out to the hidden awareness behind the dream. It's that easy. Just tilt your head back and lucidly shout out your request. A good starter is "Show me something amazing!" Then wait and see what happens...
10 Things to Ask Your Lucid Dream Self
I spoke to Robert about this incredible lucid dream experiment and he gave me a list of 10 more things to shout out to my lucid dream self. Try these yourself:
- Show me something hilarious!
- Show me something important for me to see!
- Let me feel the experience of unconditional love!
- Let me feel a sense of pure and total confidence!
- Show me this lucid dream from your perspective!
- Let me feel my body's optimal health!
- Show me how to have more lucid dreams!
- Show me my most successful past life incarnation!
- Let me see my childhood pet, _____!
- Show me the most constructive way to resolve my problem with _____!
In his popular book about lucid dreaming, Robert explains how to communicate with the awareness behind the dream in greater detail. It's a superb technique that lets you experience all kinds of unexpected phenomenon - and is especially handy if you don't already have (or forget) a lucid dream intention.
The answers to your questions arise directly from your inner self, a place of intuitive insight. What's more, they're not filtered by your rational conscious mind, which can often get bogged down in overthinking. That's really why I like this method.
Interactions with My Lucid Dream Self
Since learning about this method, I often ask questions of my lucid dream self. (Sometimes, nothing happens, so I need to shout the question again which seems to cement my lucidity too.) I have no expectation of the response, I just wait momentarily while my dream formulates an answer to my specific request. I literally have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with my subconscious inner self.
Recently, I had a lucid dream and shouted: "Show me something hilarious!" The next thing I saw was a man-sized, multi-colored furry ape walking down the street towards me. He had a groovy walk and his fur ruffled in high-definition. This bizarre, out-of-the-blue image was hilarious and I fell into fits of giggles. I was also bemused by my dreaming self's sense of humor. Multi-colored apes? Sure, why not :)
Another time, I was standing in a field in my lucid dream and shouted: "Show me something amazing!" The sky lit up and turned into a brilliant orange sunset. I saw a giant woman appear in the sky, with long brown wavy hair and orange robes. She was full of bright light. She didn't say anything but I got an awesome sense of power and confidence felt like this was a projection of my own inner self.
So next time you are lucid, try Robert Waggoner's self-questioning technique and shout out your request to the awareness behind the dream...