In a deep teaching about our light body (in volume 3), Isaac describes how to bring yourself into your light body in meditation.
It’s typical that when we meditate, we take on our “spiritual personality,” another character that is still “me,” so to speak.
Instead, surrender and become “nobody,” just the Observer, says Isaac:
. . . You move into your spiritual part and say, “This is me now.” You release all your other personas. I release that Isaac guy who likes to watch the football game, drink a beer, and cheer for the touchdown. I tell myself that’s not who I am now. I am withdrawing to my spiritual self.
But you see, this only builds another persona.
You reinforce another self, the spiritual persona.
We want a real release of all personas.
This is an inner shift you make.
You surrender and become nobody.
If you can make this shift into full relaxation, full release, then the next thing you may do, out of habit, is to fall asleep. This is our usual pattern. Relax fully, then sleep. When you drift to sleep, you feel energy ebbing away.
If you can stay conscious at this point, you will instead feel an increase of energy.
You will begin to see dream images arising. Your practice is to observe them but not go with them, not get hooked into their stories.
Stay as an Observer.
Try to stay awake and aware.
Try to be there consciously when you reach the crossroads to two paths: sleep and unconscious dreaming, or awareness and lucid dreaming.
Be there and see if you can take the conscious path to lucidity. The path on the right.
Or maybe you take the left path, into sleep.
Have you ever been awake at this crossroads?
You may think you’ve gone deeper than you really have. You may think you’ve seen deep layers of your soul, but this is the first of many crossroads. You need to get familiar with it first.
This teaching may not be for everybody. If you’re not ready for it, don’t worry about it. But some are ready, and that’s why I’m giving it.
The practice is, as you teeter on the edge of sleep, stay awake and aware. Watch dream images arise, but don’t go with them. Stay aware and know that these are dreams. These are lucid dreams because you know you are dreaming.
These are Isaac’s words from Chapter 31, Volume 3, Walking The Bridge: The Art of All-Is-Well
(Thanks to Pixabay for this image.)