calicef said: Hello, and thanks for your work ! How can we be sure we’re astral traveling or lucid dreaming ? And not just having extra vivid dreams (ego-driven) giving us just what we want to hear or see ?
This could just be my personal opinion but i find it hard for dreams to be ego driven given that they are the connected to the subconscious part of our psyche. The Ego mind is all about our conscious perception( logic, reasoning, etc.) whereas the subconscious mind which is all about spatial images, feeling, nurturing, feminine energy when we enter into the dream world we are basically going into different dimensional layers of our subconscious and unconscious minds. With that being said, Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming are a bit different.
Astral Projection is the assimilation of consciously separating yourself from your body and triggering an out of body experience, where you are fully aware and conscious of your thoughts and actions. Basically floating outside of your body like you are weightless and pure light.
Lucid Dreaming is when you are already asleep in the dream state and you have a trigger symbol that creates an archetype to become conscious in your dreams. Then you usually have full control over your entire dream because you are conscious of yourself dreaming. Hence you can create dream characters, think of someone who will appear instantly, go places, etc.
Dreams are tricky business because they are full of delusions and symbolic metaphors. I don’t think the ego is directly involved in the dream world, i could be wrong. I’m up for discussion 🙂