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February 26, 2024 57 mins
In this captivating episode of Saturn Returns, Caggie explores the mysterious world of dreams with Charlie Morley, a renowned expert on lucid dreaming, sleep, and the impact of trauma on sleep. With 15 years of experience, authorship, and leading workshops and retreats under his belt, Charlie delves into the depths of our subconscious and the power of dreams. The Lucid Dreaming Gateway: Charlie introduces us to the concept of lucid dreaming, sharing his journey into the 'virtual reality simulation' of his own psychology. He discusses the transformative potential of nightmares when reframed as therapeutic tools, challenging our deepest fears and misconceptions. Neuroplasticity and Healing: The conversation shifts to the remarkable ways lucid dreaming can influence our waking life, from enhancing physical abilities to offering profound relief for panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Charlie presents cutting-edge science highlighting lucid dreaming's role as a potent intervention for trauma recovery. Exploring Dream Practices: Beyond lucid dreaming, Charlie and Caggie discuss various states of consciousness such as meditation, self-hypnosis, Yoga Nidra, and the intriguing realms of dream incubation, the hypnagogic state, astral projection, and the influence of psychedelics on dream exploration. They also consider the concept of prophetic dreams and premonitions. Crafting a Dream Plan: Emphasising dreams as a pathway to healing, Charlie advocates for the practice of journaling dreams and constructing a dream plan. This process allows individuals to confront and integrate their fears, traumas, and anxieties, fostering a profound inner transformation and linking creativity directly with the dream state. Dream Evolution: Reflecting on how our relationship with dreams evolves from childhood to adulthood, Charlie provides insights into the natural ease children have with lucid dreaming and strategies adults can use to rekindle this innate ability. This segment offers hope for reclaiming the magical lucidity often lost in adult life. Charlie Morley's insights offer a revolutionary perspective on dreaming, inviting listeners to engage actively with their dreamscapes as a means of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and the untapped potential of our nightly journeys. This Episode was made possible by our friends at Wild Nutrition. Wild Nutrition create products with purpose, backed by science using natural ingredients of exceptional quality. Use the code SATURNRETURNS for 15% off your first order at — Subscribe to "Saturn Returns" for future episodes, where we explore the transformative impact of Saturn's return with inspiring guests and thought-provoking discussions. Follow Caggie Dunlop on Instagram to stay updated on her personal journey and receive more empowering insights and you can find Saturn Returns on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.  Order the Saturn Returns Book. Join our community newsletter here.  Find all things Saturn Returns, offerings and more here.
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