A lucid dream begins at the moment you become aware that you are dreaming, and fully conscious of the experience even though your body is sound asleep. In lucid, as well as in semi-lucid dreams, the Holy Spirit may choose to speak personally with our soul. In my intimate autobiographical account, I share how I was led home to Christ through lucid dreaming as a spiritual practice.
I was born in Havana, Cuba, but my family fled into exile after the communist revolution, and I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. Raised Catholic, I was Baptized and Confirmed. As an adult, however, I came to lead a secular life, concentrating primarily on my career as a writer. I never expected God to personally enter my life.
Then I began experiencing lucid dreams. At first I called them “flying dreams” because flying felt fantastic, and I could think of no better way to make use of them. But as my skill and control as a lucid dreamer improved, a pure and overwhelming Love introduced itself into my life in the form of a mysteriously wonderful Man who began appearing regularly in my dreams. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, dream by dream my soul was being guided along a path in keeping with Christian mystical tradition.