If you want to learn lucid dreaming, please check out the excellent work of Stephen LeBerge, Robert Waggoner, and the Tibetan Dream Yoga resources on this site. My emphasis is on helping you wake up out of your waking dream first, since otherwise you will export your waking delusions into the way you experience your lucid dreams.
I take on students for free who convince me that they have a personal commitment to using IDL dream yoga along the lines that are laid out below. The way the process works is that you write to me at Joseph.Dillard@Gmail.Com. Tell me why you want to learn IDL dream yoga. Tell me what you want to do with it. Convince me that you are worth my time, energy, and expertise. Visualize your life in five years and send me a description of what reality you want to create for yourself. Think big, yet be realistic. Don’t tell me that you are going to grow wings and ascend into heaven, so to speak. This work is about getting grounded and staying grounded, about being practical and growing within the current box you find youself in. This is not about escaping from yourself or your life; it is about transformation from the inside out, where you are, as who you are right now. You are already good enough. You are who the world needs. You are a unique conduit for life to express itself. If you don’t sing your song and dance your dance, all of the world will be impoverished through that lack.
IDL is about teaching you to listen to and follow the priorities of your own inner compass, as represented by the emerging potentials that you interview as dream characters and the personifications of your life issues.
The underlying assumption is that the priorities of your inner compass are authentic and organic; you grow your life from the inside out, like a tree and all natural life forms, rather than from the outside in, as we do when we make decisions solely from our waking perspective.
The key is your application of the recommendations that come out of the interviews. Why? Because this is an action dialogue with your inner compass. It shows you are listening by your actions. What that does in turn is move development from the realm of the intellect to the realm of beingness, with a secondary benefit of proving the method. The first builds trust in yourself; the second builds trust in the method.
The idea is for you to make a list of the recommendations that come out of interviews that make sense to you, to then quantify and operationalize them in a way that your progress can be measured, and to work with them every day.
There are no claims that as a consequence of applying this dream yoga that your life issues will go away, but IDL does claim that by following this process that your ability to maintain your peace of mind and happiness in the face of physical, mental, emotional, and interpersonal challenges will steadily increase.
This email relationship does not claim to provide the depth you will receive from in-person participation in the four practitioner training modules or a paid Skype counseling service. How fast you grow, and how much we work together will be determined by your ability to listen to and apply in your daily life the recommendations of interviewed emerging potentials.
I want to help you find and follow your own inner compass, not only for your own sake, but for those around you. Hopefully, you will share these tools with others and perhaps start your own spiritual support community: http://www.integraldeeplistening.com/seminars/start-an-idl-dream-yoga-study-groups.
When you have a plan of service to others you would like to submit, contact me at Joseph.Dillard@Gmail.Com.