Getting Messages from your Dreams

Greetings everyone, For most people—or for almost everyone most of the time—sleep is for the deep bliss of being able to escape for several hours and to benefit by the refreshment that that brings. But there are other possibilities too. In fact, according to some ancient cultures (eg. The toltecs), if you are not lucid dreaming you may as well be dead. Getting answers from your dreams is a step along the way, and quite a powerful one too. In the sleeping and dreaming states, the ego is resting and it is easier to access other parts of your mind...

Meditation Part V: Inward Descent Meditation

This meditation has been the most consistently successful for me over the years. It is based upon my own studies of yoga* and a meditation I learned at the Hindu monastery in Hawaii called the “Shum Meditation.” It also borrows some from yoga nidra, and also from transcendental meditation. I could summarize it by saying “acknowledge it, and move and further inwards. Acknowledge the outward noises, the body, the breath, the thoughts, the feelings, the heartbeat, etc. and keep going. You can see from the above list that what you acknowledge grows more and more subtle. It is akin to...