Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On Dreaming: Waking Up

I've seen no conclusive evidence for reasoning why some people can easily remember their dreams and why others find it very difficult. I know that, very early in my dream studies, I found places stating that you can only remember a dream if you wake in the middle of it, but I've discovered through practice that's simply not true. While it's more difficult for me to remember dreams that I have not woken in the middle of, I can still occasionally get distinct and indistinct shapes, flavors, scents, and feelings from previous dreams. I have found that those dreams that I wake in the middle of are far more vivid than those that go uninterrupted, but that's not to say I have no recollection of them.

It is with all such discoveries of the dreaming experience that we must take carefully into consideration before accepting it as fact. The dream world is still too far beyond the reach of our sciences (though drawing closer every day) to actually be completely science.

Everybody has their own perceptions, experiences, and practices that very often will contradict what others have found that they themselves are capable of. I have done, and will continue to do, my very best in leaving aspects of the dreaming experience open to other options. I can only describe what I have learned through my own journeys in the hopes that you will make a journey of your own, and share it so that we all may benefit.