Sunday, February 26, 2012

Record those dreams... Lightened Dream, a free dream journaling tool

One of the things we do on my show is to cover basic techniques that help people to come to terms with their dreams and to take the messages they receive seriously. The problem seems to be that keeping a journal handy and then correlating the dreams is often easier said than done.

As the first "real" article on the SoulStream blog, I made the choice to cover a tool I downloaded to actually do that which I ask my audience to do... recording my dreams. I had a dream this morning that I visited a hospital on the Other Side and that this facility was there to help those who had crossed over to heal and to begin functioning in their new lives in the next world. I awoke happy about this dream and remembered enough that I knew I wanted to record it, but not on some paper I'd lose, but in a software tool I could do meaningful things with later.

So, I researched and came up with Lightened Dream, a dream tracking and lucid-dream development tool that is from the good folks at Lucidcode. The package is free and is one of two download tools available at their web site. Lucidcode also provides a tools for measuring your lucidity (ability to control your dreams and "awake" within the dream to control it's content) and even some custom electronics to help with your adventures while asleep.

The Lightened Dream software is a really remarkable tool for tracking dreams. What struck me was the intelligent manner that the software takes in reading through a dream that is entered. A range of categories are already available in the default profile when the software is started, but you can add to the category list to customize it.

A happy discovery was the "Unassigned" word list that then allows you to drag the words in question to the other category boxes to the right of the Unassigned box. Dreams that contain these words then can be called up by looking at the category list on the left. I am impressed with the flexible nature of the tool and know there is much more it can do.

Graphs with representative data about the dreams are integrated intelligently in the package.

While I only have one dream entered into the package thus far, it is clear there is a world of functionality in the tool that one only needs to explore to fully appreciate.

I will certainly be using the software to track my dreams and see where this leads me.

There are extra features with subliminal word displays that you can customize for your needs, REM cycle tools that I can only begin to guess at, likely a tool for helping you begin to come to terms with your REM cycle sleep and affect (will update later as I come to know more), a "Checks" button that appears to be some kind of tool for helping check where you are in an active dream state?, subliminal word displays as mentioned earlier (customizable), a "Recordings" button (empty when I pressed it, so I'm guessing this is a place to record dreams), a "Readings" button that has readings that then are displayed full-screen when the "Play" button is pressed. You can enter your own customized readings into this area. And finally, an "Exercises" button which I believe has to do with recording one's various attempts at lucid dreaming.

Again, I'm still learning what this package is about, but for a free dream recording tool with a wealth of other functions, it is an awesome piece of work and looks to be quite useful. More articles on Lightened Dream will be forthcoming to report on what we've learned in the future!

Download Page: Lightened Dream

SoulStream - All about our show

When Soulstream was conceived, it was not even called that.

At the time, I was working with good friends to do an activity called "Telephone Bridging" to bring through those who have crossed over to a group of people working together privately.

We decided, between my friends, Cathie and Christine, to have fun doing shows and experimenting with new capabilities and ideas in on-air work with electronic voice phenomena and it was a heady and magical time that excited me then as it does now. There is just nothing more cool than to hear from those who have passed on and to have them share how the soul continues on after biological death. 

One thing led to another and I ended up incorporating the practice of doing on-air EVP into my existing GhostRider Paranormal Radio show in early 2010. Little did I realize what we were in for. The readings were extremely popular and the show rose in popularity very quickly. I was somewhat surprised by it all and quickly found that there was a lot to learn and great gains were made and well as great mistakes which have taught me and others so much along the way.

We now do two shows weekly, sometimes more. I work with a great team on the Other Side who do help get the message through. The Other Side and our controls there are integral to the process. They are often the ones who come through or who help others to speak with us. It is an awesome working relationship and we are always learning, always testing new ideas and techniques.

We use on-air Mediumship, on-Air EVP bridging, Ovilus technology, Shack-hack radio and classic EVP to bring through those who want to work with us from the Other Side. We often will mix techniques or focus on just one technique to keep thing fresh and also to test theories and ideas as we go. This is an exciting time for us as well as for our friends on the Other Side. We now, as a species, have the ability for electronically bridge and augment classic mediumship for the first time and I predict that we will learn a lot of new things in the coming years that will ultimately make it possible to interact with the Other Side in a much more reliable and useful way.

Expect more articles and videos here on the SoulStream blog in the future. We want to share our technology and ideas with others to help move the state of the art along.

SoulStream is a member of Association TransCommunication (ATransC), the leading EVP research organization (originally the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena). Membership can be had by anyone and anyone with interest in this subject should check out their website.