I’ve booked my tickets for the Mind Body and Soul Festival in London during the Bank Holiday weekend and have also booked my ticket for a workshop with Charley Morley – a lucid dreaming teacher. I’ve watched a few of his videos and read a couple of bits from him and the enthusiasm he brings out in his teachings is mind blowing. If he spoke about cementing bricks with the same level of passion and enthusiasm, I’d definitely want to attend that talk too!
The concept of lucid dreaming has always taken my interest as I’ve been able to lucid dream since I can remember – it was my Psychology class during A-Level when I realised what I was actually doing with my dreams. But, taking this one step further, the idea of mindfulness during dream sleep and dream yoga is what has created another door to the other world, I am already familiar with through Yoga. The idea of being able to relax and do Tai Chi in your dream is amazing. The notion of facing your fears, unrepressing the repressed, coming face to face with your problems and all of the thoughts that cause stomach knots, is something I definitely want to be a part of.
I have spent so much time focusing on my inner self and what better way to understand my inner self than by accessing my subconscious thoughts and worries in my sleep. Since we sleep for a third of our lives – why not?
I honestly am so excited for this workshop with Charley and also the festival in general. Throwback to my days in Portugal hanging out by the magic lake practicing Yoga and pretending I’m a mermaid. I feel like I need to be around like minded people or just open minded people and sometimes that’s very difficult to find in the City (family/friends aside).
Side note: I did meet this one French guy (one in the whole time I’ve lived in London) who was very into meditation, Yoga and playing guitar on the grass in the sunshine. But that’s it. Out of 4 million people – I’ve met one. Surely, I just have to find the right places. I think this is a step in the right direction.