One of the greatest lessons to learn about dreaming is the ability to experience the light of the inner Self while in the dream state, just as one does in deep meditation. For individuals who do not meditate, dreaming may be their alternate doorway for entering higher states of consciousness to experience the inner light of the Self, whether they recall this experience or not. For those who meditate, the dream life is enriched and dreams begin to assist the meditation discipline. Entering meditation and entering higher dream states can be your partners in self-reflection and in experiencing higher states of consciousness.
Light is the nature of consciousness, and by modifying, controlling or manipulating light we change consciousness, and we can influence or control dreams. It only takes the memory of looking into a clear night sky of stars to understand the mind-altering nature of light as experienced in the three-dimensional canopy of the sky – with its stars of light and contrasting darkness. Mental visualization itself is only possible because of the subtle light of the mind that creates and illumines what we call mental imagery. Every great artist knows the power of light.