Shards of Consciousness

Posts tagged: dreams

Why We Sleep (Part III)

As you saw in Parts I and II of this series, we sleep for many reasons. The question now is, how can you make your sleep more effective? How can you get the most out of the time you spend asleep? Here are ten techniques to help you on your way. Read more

Why We Sleep (Part II)

Last week I talked about some of the physical reasons that have been found for why we sleep, and the lack of consensus on the reasons for the need for sleep. If you haven't read it yet, go ahead and take a look at it now Read more

Why We Sleep (Part I)

Sleep. We all do it. Some people sleep more than half their life away. Some people sleep just a few hours. Some people sleep in large blocks of time. Some people sleep only a couple of hours at a time. When we are deprived of sleep, our bodies will force us to eventually make up for it. Typically, in sleep we assume a passive physical state and lose awareness of the exterior world. We may remain conscious, such as of dreams or an out of body state, or we may know we were asleep only by waking up and realizing time has passed without any memory of the exterior or the interior worlds. Some people wake up fully cognizant of the physical world around them. Others can take hours to become fully attuned to the physical world. Read more

Changing Paces

Here in the northern hemisphere summer is starting to give way to fall. The weather is cooling. The mint in the garden is beginning to slow its growth. Grass doesn't ask to be mown quite so often. Today I saw the first signs of leaves beginning to brown as the sap recedes in the maples. Over the next couple of months the natural world will be put to bed for the winter. Read more

The Out of Body Experience and Lucid Dreaming (Part III)

In Part I of this series I defined out of body experiences and discussed how they can help you in your personal development. In Part II I detailed techniques I have used to get out of my body and to induce lucid dreaming. This last article in this series will show some of the things I have experienced in my efforts, and what may happen to you. Not all of these things happen all the time, and not all people experience the same thing.
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