Sign In to Display - 6 months ago
Just read this today... and I was clicking "lucid" as tags for my dreams, apparently that means you are in control of the dream... I only clicked 'lucid' because I thought it means; clear, concise.
"In all of my past lucid dreams, dream figures spoke (or not) when I addressed them. Now, the space above the dream figure blurted out a response---this certainly qualified as unexpected."
"Because this experience clashed with my assumptions about lucid dreaming, an odd wondering began to form in my mind. If the lucid dream just reflected what I expected to experience, then how could anything unexpected occur? Did the presence of the unexpected mean that lucid dreams derive from outside my waking self's thoughts, memories, and mind? And if so, where did the unexpected come from?"
"Decades later, I discovered that Jung had considered a very similar point, maintaining that one finds much more in dreams than reflections of the conscious mind and conscious memories. In dreaming, one touches the unconscious, something that extends beyond the waking self."
"---the unconscious does not merely reflect a "psychic mirror world" of the conscious mind. Whenever I experienced the unexpected while lucid dreaming, I experienced something beyond the mirror, beyond the conscious mind. The information was not from my waking self; rather, it came from the unconscious, "a field of experience of unlimited extent."
Lucid Dreaming - Gateway to the Inner Self, p.52-53
by Robert Waggoner (2008)