AP 91 - How Do You Know You’re Not Dreaming? - Robert Waggoner

"The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened."                          James Arthur Baldwin

Have a look at your surroundings right now. I mean really look. Is any of it real? This is a question we at Ascend keep asking ourselves. How is it that you can see everything in such detail? Such a perfect understanding that we are 100% sure that this reality we are in is the complete understanding of this reality? 

What processes occur in your brain to make vision possible?

What if you trip your information processing and the things you can see become a little less tangible? Ask yourself is what's real for you, is it what's real for me?

When you become conscious in the dream state, you have an astonishing opportunity to experience a vivid and tangible dream world that is not at all real. It's mind-altering. Your complete perception of the waking reality is reduced to a tiny thread of what was there before

Just think about that: in a sleep state, where your body is processing only the tiniest amounts of external stimuli, your internal world is as rich as ever. Your brain realistically reproduces a world with houses, trees, gravity, air, emotions, atoms (in fact anything you can conceive of) and it all feels very, very real.

While limited to the scope of your experience and unconscious imagination, the lucid dream world is still a sensational place with an uncanny capacity to mimic reality.

This special phenomenon, reserved only for those bold enough to delve into this extraordinary state of awareness, provides a safe and natural way to explore the depths of human consciousness. It has the potential to alter the way in which we regard the world around us for the rest of our lives. Rebecca Turner

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

  • The lucid dream diaries
  • the lucid dream beyond a dream
  • how lucid dreams can give you exactly what you want?
  • is it an opening of consciousness?
  • how the dreams shape your reality
  • what is reality?
  • is there even a reality?
  • the most powerful dreams ever created


Ever feel like you are alone? and that no one understands that you are a huge conscious vessel from the result of the big bang, and you feel destined for something bigger, and feel like you want to be a part of something bigger? That's us at Ascend, we feel like the bigger picture has not yet being seen yet, so if you feel like your ready to see the bigger picture of life, then join other like minded individuals who are also searching and are ready to ascend to their next level of enlightenment, of understanding and to enjoy every single moment of this game through awareness.


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MEET ROBERT WAGGONER

Author, Robert Waggoner, is past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.

Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, like Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Washington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Evergreen State College


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