Early Morning Meditation and Dream Reliving G. Scott Sparrow

In my experience, the practice of middle-of-the-night meditation has been a powerful catalyst for mystical experiences in subsequent dreams. Secondarily, the practice of rehearsing new responses to problematic dream content––after meditating and just before returning to sleep––has facilitated additional breakthroughs in subsequent dreams, culminating in experiences of light, lucidity, and encounters with higher power. I present anecdotal accounts of the impact of early morning meditation and dream reliving, refer to research that supports this effect, tie this practice to various spiritual traditions, and describe a procedure that can used personally and as an intervention for therapists.