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Connecting Up Through the Dreamstate

posted Apr 24, 2010, 3:43 PM by Sheri Perl

When I was a kid I could remember my dreams in great detail.  Now I am happy when I can catch a glimpse or two of what is going on in an entire night’s sleep.  However, I am not talking today about the usual run of the mill dreams, but what I refer to as lucid dreams.  These are dreams that I have from time to time in which I am aware of myself as my usual waking consciousness, but at the same time, I realize that I am not in my usual waking reality.  It’s as if I have woken up to discover that I am still in a dream dimension, although I am very much in my normal waking consciousness.  It’s a wild feeling, almost like being a kid in a toy store because I am weightless and at will, I can make myself go up or down, or over and over in somersaults.  I find myself playing with the feelings of movement and energy.  My hands always feel enormous and full of tingling energy.  I usually have a grand time for all of about 60 seconds before it dawns on me that this is an unknown dimension, and then I get scared.  In the past I have always forced myself to wake up—instantly, only to find that I am safe and sound in my bed and very frustrated with myself.  But a few nights ago, I managed to stay awake to explore more of this dimension because I kept thinking, “Danny must be around here somewhere”.  I couldn’t see him, which was a disappointment, but I could definitely feel his presence and I could hear, very faintly a voice saying, “Sheri Migdol, Sheri Migdol, Sheri Migdol.  The best part of the experience however, was this feeling that I was in Dan’s dimension and that he was there with me.  I felt this onrush of happy feelings, and I even remember thinking that if I could see my body lying in the bed, that I was probably smiling.  I eventually woke up from this state, but with a very vivid memory and still, this lingering good feeling.

I have decided to try to initiate this lucid dream state most nights while falling asleep.  So far it hasn’t happened again, but I look forward to it now and will consciously try to bring it on.  Any way to connect up is a good thing, as far as I am concerned.  Please, if you have anything to share along the lines of connecting up with loved ones on the other side, don’t hesitate to let the rest of us in on it.  I do believe we can learn a lot from each other’s experiences.  So, comments anyone?

Wishing you peace,