Have you ever woken up from a dream and wondered what universe you just came from? How can you disappear from the world for 6-8 hours without realising your gone?
If you are unaware you are dreaming when you are asleep how do you know your waking state is not also a dream…? There is a reason the “The Matrix” was labelled a movie far ahead of its time.
“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?”
– Morpheus, “The Matrix” 1999
Why you dream
N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful psychedelic compound found naturally in plants that is released when you dream, it has a similar structure chemically as serotonin and melatonin and is responsible for the creation of dreams when you sleep.
Studies have suggested the brain produces extremely large quantities of DMT moments before death. Perhaps dreams provide a small taste of what life after death is like…
Since we spend one third of our life in this unconsciousness state (sleeping) it is in your best interest to observe and evaluate your dreams – when you can control your dreams you will control your reality.
“They say we only use a fraction of our brain’s true potential. Now that’s when we’re awake. When we’re asleep, we can do almost anything.”
– Cobb, “Inception” 2010
Become more aware
Unlocking the power of your dreams begins by becoming more aware of the content in your dreams. Unfortunately dreams are like stardust, the moment you awake time erodes them from your memory – make notes in your phone, or on paper, summarising what you can remember.
Try to relax and remember how you felt in the dream, the recalling of the emotion is more powerful than the details.
You may notice a correlation with the emotions felt in your dream with the emotions you experienced the night before.
Now that you are aware of the contents of your dreams, start to ask yourself questions: how did I feel during that dream? Was the emotion positive or negative?
Dreams harbour emotion, when you start to observe the underlying emotions in dreams you can begin to acknowledge your current state of being – the dream state can be a powerful indicator of your state of mind in the waking state.
Become more conscious of your thoughts in the moments before you fall asleep.
As you go to bed, acknowledge that your dreams accurately reflect your thoughts. Have the intention that you will awaken refreshed and recall anything important from your dream state, say this to yourself before you fall asleep.
Have you heard the expression, make money while you sleep? This also applies to dreams, except with your mind…your mind can work for you while you sleep. When you truly unlock the power of dreaming, your mind will begin to turn your dreams into reality.
Lucid dreaming is a specific avenue for dream control where the dreamer is aware they are dreaming and can begin shape elements of the dream to their liking. Lucid dreaming can be a difficult skill to master, but it is not necessary.
Taking control of your dreams simply means cultivating a desired emotion or feeling, this can be done without lucid dreaming.
You must give significant intention, and attention to a subject before it starts to appear in your experience, and in your dreams – studies have shown people who fell asleep with the a desired intention were more likely to fulfil that desire in the future
Consistently bring to mind the experience you want to manifest throughout your day – in the moments before you go to bed, pay particular attention to visualising the desired outcome, and bring light to the emotion.
Dreams can come true
When you begin master the emotional content of your dream, you will go about your day with the renewed energy as you begin to attract what it is you desire.
The brain is magnet which attracts the dominant thoughts which you hold, by syncing up your desires with your dreams your life begins to shape to the form of your thoughts.
“Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about.”
― Stephen Richards
Most people disregard their dreams from having any real significance or meaning, it’s hard not to, most appear totally random, or have images we’d like to quickly forget. The fact is, dreams are extremely powerful indicators of your current state of being – they are a powerful tool when trying to align your inner and outer world.
If you could realise the limitless possibilities in the dream state also apply to your waking state, you can become the real life Neo.