Lighten Up—It’s Only a Dream

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

The Art of Lucid Living

Life is short. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up! OMG — I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten this type of advice. Unfortunately, like a bumper sticker, these words of wisdom are cute, but not very helpful. In order to benefit from this advice, we need some practical instructions. Luckily, a simple shift in awareness is all that’s required. In the next few minutes, I will lead you on a path towards awakening, so you too might discover The Art of Lucid Living.


I would like to start by examining how death can teach us about life and how our dream-states can guide us to an awareness of our True Nature. For example — I’m sure everyone can relate to having a vivid dream. Everything seems so real that it’s almost embarrassing when you wake up! Your shirt might be soaking wet from sweat because someone was chasing you. Or your heart is racing because you heard footsteps in the attic. When the alarm goes off, in an instant we become aware that it was only a dream. What a relief!