Dream and sleep yoga unravels that the waking state is just another kind of dream similar in nature to the sleeping dream, that consciousness is the makeup of everything, that physical reality is actually inside ourselves and not that we reside inside an external domain which is physical reality. A view that seems to be coming out in the science field as well, most noticeable for me is the work of Robert Lanza of Biocentrisim.
Thus the dream and sleep yoga categorize both experiences as the sleeping dream and the waking dream. The former relating to when we are dreaming and the latter to when we are awake, not sleeping.
There seems to be a very popular point of view in which dreams are considered to be not real, they will say “oh that was just a dream, don’t waste your time thinking about it, its not real”. The supporters of that point of view are under the assumption that REAL means anything that is physical. That is the one conclusion you can arrive to from a reaction such as described above.
Since it is a dream – in your head, does not affect the physical reality (waking dream) it is not real.
Baring in mind that consciousness creates reality, that scientist have proven that physical reality IN FACT is NOT physical at all, that in its most fundamental form, as you go deeper into the atom and its components you get to a point where its just raw energy, the above statement that dreams are not real gets canceled out.
Realizing this, that its all in fact a dream, one may ask what is real?
It stands out that whatever remains real is our experience, it is the one thing we take with us, which remains.
We can only have an experience when conscious.
Real becomes every experience we have, undoubtedly so, we can have very interesting experiences during our sleeping dreams, experiences that remains with us after we wake into the waking dream (the “physical”).
Undeniably though during our time in the sleeping dream we cant always say that we are completely conscious or at least not as conscious as we are in the waking dream. although some may experienced the reverse of having some sleeping dreams which felt more realistic, which means of higher consciousness then the waking dream, mostly by being lucid in the dream.
This leads us into a very interesting point where we have the capability to increase our consciousness in the sleeping dream much easier than the waking dream.
What does that give us and what is actually the sleeping dream’s “build-up” is what will lead to my actual point here.
This is to open up the eyes and look deeper into the potential of lucid dreams. The waking dream, the physical, is a three dimension reality, one can say that in it we are confined by gravity, time and space.
Having those restrictions none existent in the sleeping dream can only show that while there we shift ourselves, boost ourselves to higher dimensions in which we can manipulate and mold this seemingly invisible qualities we experience “without our control” in the waking - physical - three dimension reality.
recently i just thought how it would be to experience life from higher dimensions then the ones we live in - then the whole idea came to me that we already do experience that when dreaming/lucid dreaming. maybe one dimension higher or perhaps an intermediate one between what we know and the next step.
Appreciate it, understand it, explore it, do not take it for granted only because you can naturally reach it each night.