Dreaming While Awake...
Dream Gazing is a fabulous technique that also taps into the subconscious and other realms but with an emphasis on the imagination. While PLRs can benefit from the use of imagination as a catalyst, there commonly comes a point where the imagination is clearly not the story teller in a PLR. A Dream Gaze by contrast is full of imagery and metaphor..
For this technique the clue is in the name - Dream Gazing. Like a PLR you are again brought to a deep state of relaxation, but with the intention to create an awake dream that will help you resolve or gain insights into some aspect of your life. As the mind always practices dreaming every night (even if you don't remember them!), the mind already has a familiarity with the desired state of relaxed imagery and impressions. Every person is different of course in their style of dreaming, so a little time is spent in exploring the best way for the individual to approach the experience of Dream Gazing.
Dream Gazes can be very short, and once the technique is learnt it can be practiced to great benefit on your own. The fascinating results of this simple technique again illustrate that the subconscious is very busy and knows a lot about the big picture of your life. It is also possible to quite easily move, if it is desired, from a Dream Gaze into a Past Life Regression; the state of relaxation being key, along with the playful engagement with the mind's gentle activity. For beginners on this kind of journey a Dream Gaze is very useful if a person feels apprehensive about experiencing a Past Life Regression.