To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
Lately I have had a very active dream life. In the past I have had very prophetic, lucid and intense dream experiences. I would like to share with you one of the most personal and dramatic dream experiences I have ever had. Very soon after my father passed away after a long and dreadful battle with cancer I lay down to sleep with a photograph of him clasp to my chest. I meditated on him and his existence intensely. My aim was to meet in the dream realm. It worked.
One moment I was saying his name over and over again…the next I am walking up the stairs towards my parents room. The carpet whispered beneath my feet. I pushed the door open and there my father was, sitting up in his bed. He turned to me and looked with understanding eyes.
It was terrifying. The perception that this was not a dream but that I was moved into a different time or place was undeniable. The look in his eyes was alive, human, knowing and scared.
In my dream I shut my eyes and I woke up. My heart rabbit fucked my brain.
I have never tried anything like that again. Whether I met my father on another plane, experienced a moment in the past or dove into the depths of my psyche, it was one of the most intense experiences of my life.
Have you ever had a lucid dream?
WHAT IS A LUCID DREAM?
A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that he or she is dreaming. There are different ways that a person can come to dream lucidly through intention and by accident.
Have you ever experienced astral projection?
WHAT IS ASTRAL PROJECTION?
Astral projection is an esoteric interpretation of any form of out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of an “astral body” separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it.
What is your dream life like? Please share notable dreams or dream experiences in the comments.