Almost everyone at least once has experienced conscious dreaming. It can be recognized by an intense emotional and sensorial feeling the person is left with afterwards, an experience that has a lifelong impact and can never be forgotten. The difference between conscious dreaming and ordinary, superficial dreaming is this one major difference, the long lasting effect it has that carries the seed of change in it.
Cybernetic Control in Humans
It is well known in modern science that 20% of our being, is cybernetically controlled. This means that the automatically controlled parts of ourselves are located inside of systems and subsystems that function independently from our will. At the same time, our automated responses are also connected to our consciously controlled parts of ourselves and the former can overwrite the control of the latter. Thus, our unconscious functions are not primitive or subordinated workings, but rather protectors of our life’s key guiding principles. It is more about the tireless sustaining systems within us that ensure continuous operations and provide quick solutions to situations. However, these sustaining and emergency functions are still not quite sufficient for our lives.
The Ordinary Dream
The ordinary dream is an unconscious, self-controlling, automatic function. This is why we cannot remember it. Sometimes it appears as if we did not dream at all and the entire time we spent dreaming is lost. Of course, dreaming does take place even in these instances, but none of it remains in our consciousness, our system is under auto-control without our knowledge and will. Our dreams, therefore will stay hidden and useless to us while awake.
The factor that mainly deteriorates the important effect of dreaming under these circumstances is our non-conscious self-control mechanism. This mechanism is unable to completely restore the daily accumulation of traumas, mistakes and failures. As a result, our nervous system becomes increasingly chaotic and therefore more exhausted. Our nervous system cannot be recovered on its own or simply through more resting. Humankind has always been compelled to search for ways to heal this function; to restore the proper operation of this function without fail on a system level.
How Can You Heal and Develop a Conscious Self-control?
DRC Dream Meditation was born as the O Program of conscious dreaming for the important purpose of restoration. Working with medical and bio-cybernetic developers they achieved success with patients and students through other similar ways; dreaming, relaxation and meditative techniques. Later they found an even more simple solution, a solution which could work for expert dreamers and beginners alike. That is how they decided to create Dream Meditation and hence the birth of DRC.
What is this Meditation Meant to Do?
This meditation helps our dreams and their connected functions, become conscious. Namely, the more we take conscious control over our automated responses, the more our dreams become real and our awake times become conscious. Potentially we can gain control over any part of our body as long as we adequately recover, function properly and we learn to fine-tune our conscious control. With that we can give the command and physiologically the body will carry out the task in a precise manner without having to understand how it does it. For example, when we roll our eyes, we do not know when and which eye muscles are working, which ones have to relax and to what extent or how many muscles we have to do this and where they are located in the first place. Our body will know this on its own. In every case a common shared language must be found to be able to ask these questions.
When we are able to live consciously in our dreams, our colorful, real and memorable dream life can develop and become connected with our wakeful life. Those who dream consciously are people with happy, balanced and successful lives, who love to live fully when awake, as well as while dreaming. All ancient and modern knowledge considers the cultivation of the art of dreaming to be among the most developed forms of life.
A few points of interest: Upanishads, Juan Matis, C. Castaneda, The Senoi People’s Dream Culture, Dr. P. Tholey, Dr. B. E. Zolotov, J. Roberts, Mozart, Mengyelejev, Novalis and many more.