How To Develop The Power To Lucid Dream
Keep the mind clear and as free from material rubbish as is
possible and go to sleep in a negative condition (this will, of course, have to
be cultivated by the subject). A person can, if he will, completely relax his
mind and body to the receptive mood required for dreams to appear as realities,
or true explanations of future events. To dream you are conversing with a dead
relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you
of coming distress unless you follow the advice given. Disastrous consequences
could be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the
higher or spiritual self. The voice of relatives is only that higher self
taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material
plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that
persons should depend more largely upon their own subjectivity for true
contentment and pleasure.
The will is suspended during sleep, so the dream mind is more a
prey to excitability than the waking mind. Thus when images appear upon the
dream vision they are frequently distorted into hideous malformations that fill
it with fear and excitement.
The constant dwelling of the mind upon certain things distorts their shapes
upon subjectivity, thus throwing dreams in exactly opposite channels to the
waking reality. Yet the dreamer always feels a sense of being awake in dreams
like these, and on awakening experiences no recuperation of mind or body after
such contrary dreams, Sleep is not fully sustained while the dreamer is held by
material ideas in the subjective state.