Nothing IS real.
Since I was a child, I have always been able to remember my dreams in the morning.
I was delighted to learn, as I got older, that dreams are a language of the unconscious (Jung) and our inquiry into the intended messages was the start of a conversation between our conscious and unconscious that could potentially lead to transcendence, via the 'birth' of meaning.
That said, I have never been able to successfully induce lucid dreaming - a state in which we become conscious we are dreaming while in the dream. At times when I have made an effort to become lucid, I wake up with no memory of my dreams, which leads me to quickly abandon continued attempts.
At some point, I reasoned the messages from my unconscious were more valuable than the potential virtual playground that I imagine lucid dreaming to be.
I also believe that SELF - which is my authentic infinite being, is way smarter than my consciousness, who would be guiding the lucid ship. Ultimately, this suggests I am better off for not lucid dreaming at this point in my life.
Self preservation can be an incredible friend or a terrible enemy. Our choices determine which it will be. Choices present us with an opportunity to respond or react to situations in life, and our choices will then determine the conditions.
"Anyone who was (is) out to change the world by changing others was (is) to be regarded with suspicion." ~Jordan B. Peterson, Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture Of Belief
"The Transcendent Function is closely tied to the constructive view of psyche. It assists us in moving from the old way in which our directed, one sided consciousness has been guiding us to a new way of being , bringing us closer to the purpose to which we are being drawn." ~Jeffrey C. Miller, The Transcendent Function
The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter
"The transcendent function is the core of Carl
Jung's theory of psychological growth and the
heart of what he called "individuation," the
process by which one is guided in a theological
way toward the person he or she is meant to be."
"Jung's theory of individuation - that a person
is pulled forward in a purposeful way by the
psyche, was a central departure from the
theories of Sigmund Freud, whose drive theory
posited that a persons life was largely determined
by the push of early events and traumas."
Jeffrey C. Miller
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,