Lucid Dreaming is a fascinating adventure. You can have many fun experiences in your sleep, surpassing anything the "real" world can offer. However, Lucid Dream is an environment for much more than just fun. And experienced dreamers utilize the concept to their advantage to derive wisdom and knowledge they wouldn't otherwise.
When we dream, we interact with our subconscious mind. Carl Jung, a famous psychotherapist and a disciple of more widely known Sigmund Freud, believed that our subconscious mind tries to tell us important messages in our dreams through various symbolism. Not because it wishes to deceive us (or mask the meaning as Freud believed), but because it's the only way it can.
Entangling the hidden meaning behind dreams is a tricky business and leaves many things to interpretation. In essence, one can only engage in dream analysis if they know themselves very well or with the help of a psychotherapist.
Lucid Dreamers, on the other hand, have a massive advantage in this area. They can ask the entities they encounter in their sleep about the meaning of their presence directly – and they will get a straight answer, most of the time.
Furthermore, Lucid Dreamers can utilize their dreams to derive wisdom about themselves. All you need to do is ask anyone you encounter while dreaming to lead you to your dream self – and then ask them questions you feel are important to you.
To make this experience worthwhile, here are a few inquiries to consider when interacting with your subconscious mind.
How can I improve myself?
Self-improvement can be difficult, and the strategy varies from person to person. We are all different in one way or another. Thus, it's naïve to think there's one right fit-all solution that everyone can follow. Your dream self, however, knows your strengths and weaknesses. It knows the optimal path for self-improvement exclusively for you and will give proper advice on finding it.
Can you show me something important?
In our day-to-day lives, we often fail to pay attention to the subtle things. It can vary from something you overheard and forgot to an important desire you possess yet aren't aware of. Ask your dream self to show you something important, and you will be surprised at what it delivers.
How can I overcome _?
It's no secret that we face many struggles in our lives. No matter who you are and what you do, you will face challenges that appear daunting and impossible to overcome. However, your dream self will wholeheartedly disagree – if you ask them how to overcome certain things, you'll never receive an answer that it's impossible to do so. Instead, you may find out a solution that you never thought about consciously.
One thing to keep in mind is that your dream self may give you an answer that feels odd or even sounds like a riddle. However, that shouldn't sway you from integrating it into your life and making the best of it.
Good luck, dreamer!