Part I. Awakening in the Dream from the Dream: DreamTime

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…and then we return home.” – Australian Aboriginal saying

Two weeks ago in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the first time I officially introduced a lying down meditation. Much to the surprise of our students, it began at 11pm and ended around 7am. When you ask people to sleep on the floor instead of their beds, and you continuously wake them in the middle of the night, naturally they’re not going to be very happy, so initially the idea was met with some resistance. But our community of advanced students took on the challenge.

I pushed our students because I wanted them to have breakthroughs, and many had their first mystical experience. Some had out of body experiences, severe chronic pain in their bodies disappear, or symptoms of long-standing diseases disappear—like magic, overnight. Some reported having lucid, interdimensional experiences, seeing fractal patterns, and many others had more vivid dreams than they’ve had in a very long time. But it didn’t end there; some also reported having profound mystical moments with their eyes open during their walking meditation, when they went to their room to nap, or when they returned home from the event—and that’s exactly what I wanted to have happen. It was all about switching on those sets of circuits that enable us to dream, remember our dreams, and become more conscious ‘in our dreams.’



Over the course of three evenings, each night I aroused our students approximately every hour and a half—right at the completion of their sleep cycle. When I woke them, I’d have them move into trance with the kaleidoscope, followed by watching their mind movies. At times, I also had them gaze into the kaleidoscope, and then I would project a mystical image on the screen for them to remember while the kaleidoscope faded. Next, I asked the advanced students to close their eyes while I talked to them—giving them suggestions about experiencing or becoming those images.

We did this over and over again—back and forth, eyes open and eyes closed, from the kaleidoscope and the images to their inner world—half awake and half asleep. Then I’d have them lie back down, inhale through their nose, and force air out of their mouth. The purpose of this breath was to prevent them from falling too quickly into delta brain wave patterns, as well as to oxygenate their brains so they would remain more awake while their bodies became more relaxed and sleepy. I wanted to catch our students in the realm between alpha and theta—between wakefulness and sleep—because this is the state where we can walk through the door to the subconscious mind and enter our body’s operating system to make lasting changes. The best time to do this is between 1am and 4am, when the body’s melatonin levels are at their highest. This is the realm of the mystical.

The process I was taking them through each night was not only about having them dream, but having lucid dreams. Lucid dreaming is when you have such a heightened level of consciousness and awareness in your dream state that you can actually control your dreams. It’s when our experience in a dream is so real it’s as if our senses are heightened, or as you’ve heard me say before—like having a full on sensory experience without our senses.

Now check this out…If you have an experience where your senses are heightened, then your awareness of that experience (no matter in what reality, time, or space you’re in) is heightened. We could say then that if your experience appears and feels that real, then you’re more conscious of that reality. The difference with our dreams, however, is that the reality you are experiencing is not your physical reality—although it appears as real, if not more real, than the 3D reality in which you are reading this. So now because you are so conscious in that dream realm, you can consciously and purposefully begin to make choices in that realm. When you do this, you are no longer at the mercy of (or an effect of) the dreams that are coming from your subconscious—you are so conscious and aware in your subconscious that you are the cause of your dreams. This is a big step towards moving from a victim to a creator.

As I moved our students between these half-awake and half-asleep states, I had them record their dreams before they fell back asleep. By recalling their dreams in this altered state, they naturally would be reliving the sequence of the dream again. In doing so, many would go right back into the dream they were dreaming. Each time they relived their dream, because they were now experiencing more consciousness and awareness in that dream, they could begin to direct them. You could say that they were now more conscious in the deeper realms of their subconscious mind. Eventually, many students were able to navigate and move freely throughout their dreams, in essence becoming the director of their dreams, rather than the actor. When you can do this, you’re achieving a greater level of dreaming. By practicing this enough times, when it comes time for you to create a new reality, it enables you to dream a more real dream of a new future. This is how we become the architect of our dreams and our futures.

Stay tuned for Part II where I discuss why learning to dream lucidly is such an important skill.



  1. Terri October 28, 2017 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I’ve always wondered if lucid dreaming could help me when I am awake. Great information! Thanks!

  2. Cathie October 28, 2017 at 2:12 am - Reply

    I love how you Dr Joe continue to build upon quantum physics and teach us greater and greater information to raise our awareness and therefore experience beyond our previous expectations
    So grateful to do the work because the rewards are mind blowing……Thank You again and again

  3. Emese October 28, 2017 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Fascinating modifications! I haven’t been able to fall asleep either so it must have had a field effect. I would love to know how intentionally pulling them out of delta and increasing their brain frequencies between 1-4am effected the energy flowing in the liver and lung meridians that were supposed to be heightened during that time, and how the reserve in the pituitary and hypothalamus fluctuated as a result. Did anyone capture the before and after with the GDV?

  4. Vojtech Kadera October 28, 2017 at 7:43 am - Reply

    This is just so great. I am classical musician and I am quite new to all these informations.
    Doing your meditations about 6 months and I do see how many potentials we all have in our ” hands”
    I am thankfull for this and I do hope something like this in Mexico will happen also in Europe!?
    Hope to become ones your student….

  5. Heidi October 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve been one of this blessed group and until know I’m not able to describe it in words , what exactly happened and what is still going on. It’s an interesting mixture of being whole, happy and confused, being powerful and highly aware combined with a very little interest for sleeping or eating.
    There is still an unusual encounter I’m thinking about. For me it is not a simply step to tell and share this little story because I’m not really familiar with such a communication. After the second night on the floor I was with all the other geniuses on the beach for our walking meditation. Standing there with eyes closed and my conscious mind out in nowhere I suddenly felt that something was trying very strong to catch my attention. I opened my eyes and right in front of me I saw a pelican . And instantaneously I heard this pelican say to me in English (not my mother tongue) “Look at me!”. The bird dived into the waves, came back immediately with his filled beak and I heard again this voice: “You can fish anything you like or want out of the ocean of possibilities”. As you can see it was a very special all-in Follow-up – including wise talking birds with a deep understanding and knowledge about the quantum field.

  6. Cath October 29, 2017 at 1:50 am - Reply

    How exciting! I would of love to take part in this Dr Joe, I love that you are bringing an awareness to the world and actual evidence with your students outcomes.

    Love your work !!!

  7. Leda Lu Muniz October 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I was in Cabo and it was an extraordinary experience to go deeper in my dreams, record them and continue to review them, making choices to live them.. So grateful for such teachings and steps for us to practice! I’m in going deeper on it!

  8. Angie October 30, 2017 at 2:24 am - Reply

    This is wonderful, wish I could have been in Cabo. Looking forward to the next one!

  9. Elaine Murphy October 30, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

    When are you coming to Melbourne Australia??!!!!!!

  10. Bethanie Leah Burke Green November 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    This recount of the experience sounds deeply moving and amazing. Actually stupendous. Wondering about setting my own alarm for every 90 minutes? And perhaps follow what steps can be followed independently; and get meaningful results. I used to get up at 4 am to write and I also found it a magical time of mind…

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  12. cathy Preston November 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    wonderful and insightful sharing… thank you so much

  13. Ayo November 4, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Fascinating! I’ll be in Spain for the January week long retreat and hope we do this there as well

  14. Caroline Connor November 4, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Amazing! So wonderful 🙂

  15. Jayne November 4, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    At first I thought this is sadistic 😂😂😂. But it sounds like an amazing experience to be guided through 💚🙏🏼

  16. Ticiano November 4, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    It seems that what is already wonderful will improve further. Can’t wait to be in a week retreat! I would have a question about this: “The best time to do this is between 1am and 4am, when the body’s melatonin levels are at their highest.”. Does this time lapse change substantially according to our habits?

  17. Gisele November 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Would love to participate some day. As I read I ask to be guided as to how this reading is to help me and I stop frequently and journal what comes to mind. It helps a lot, I feel I am coming to see the why of the constant repetitions of the same painful patterns which I have not been able to shake all my life but I think I am making some progress. Many thanks.

  18. Jan Becker November 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I hardly ever remember my dreams. This might be the reason why I feel so locked into my ‘self’

  19. mounina November 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    omg this amazing! my dreams are precious messengers! i would love to become a more active participant in them as i am such an active dreamer!! i will participate very soon in such a workshop!! 🦋

  20. Ryan November 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Dr. Joe thank you for these amazing processes! You continue to push the boundaries of the supernatural and I love it. I feel so blessed to be part of this community.

  21. Christy November 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr. Joe! I have started having lucid dreams after many years of not recalling any of my dreams! I am looking forward to meeting you again!

  22. Grace Kingsley November 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Leading Edge once again, Dr. Joe. I’ve got a “Ticket to Ride” on your train till I pass over. I’m 75, but I’m young & because of you, I have decided to have a future. A Radical one! My first goal is to send an email that begins “You’re not going to believe this…”

  23. Cindy November 4, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    This was so exciting to read!

  24. Waltraud November 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    very interesting and hopeful. Thank you all who participated in that experiment, especially Dr. Joe Dispenza.
    I too wish I could have been there.

  25. Rose Racco November 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Dr. Joe Dispenza.. when I attended your workshop in Los Cabo’s.. I’ve adapted on of how you programmed the entire group with your meditation to kaleidoscope to dream time to states of awareness at home. It has helped me maintain with my progress of the recognitizing the subconscious to the conscious mind and lucid dreaming becoming like you said “director” of my consciousness state. Genius indeed you are truly! From your open heart to my open heart as well as I have connected with a small group we call the “Dream Time of Dr Joe of Los Cabo’s” where we meditate together during the pineal time and with the pineal meditation collectively and with your guidance and learning we all have experienced mystical experiences in time and space with each other from around the world! And so, I’m sure I can genuinely say, from all of us.. Thank you and we extend our love for you and are very grateful for your presence and have changed our worlds with love divine found in our hearts again! With love, from us all! We connect with love to you Dr Joe Dispenza from our hearts!

    • Rick Morgan December 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Rose I have in following doctor dispenza for a short time. I’ve been on this path of learning how to create my own reality for about a year-and-a-half. The meditation techniques that dr. Joe is teaching is very excited. Having been at participant a student of his, and having started this meditation group, I’m asking if it would be possible to learn and participate what it is you are all doing?
      I think your concept of creating a global meditation group that could create Global consciousness is very very exciting. I would very much love to participate in such a Collective.
      Sincerely, Rick Morgan

  26. Danilie Howe November 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Namaste Dr Joe,

    This your sacred mission is easily educating many in your unique way’
    Being that we are Spiritual Beings having another physical experience,
    your way dovetails nicely with our Spritual Journey back Home,
    as we assist in saving/self-elevating this planet and its people
    in their ascension up the summit of Being ………………………..

    As Gregg Braden has reminded us, in his tome The Isaiah Effect
    “…..we have come to this world for one reason above all other reasons.
    We are here to love and to find love even greater than any known
    by the angela of the heavens.”
    Further more,…..”This book is dedicated to our search for love
    and the memory of our power to bring .heaven to earth.”

    And so I am writing you to express my appreciation of your sacred work
    that is touching so many Souls on their way……………………………………..

    My awakening from the unreality of the dream state has a different perspective
    as has my life long spiritual psychology……….balancing/transmuting my karma now with Violet Flame………..

    At night I travel with the protection of Archangel Michael and his Legions of Blue Flame.
    to any of the 51+ Ascended Masters Retreats around the planet of the Great White Brotherhood.
    We have learned that we accomplish more work spiritually during our deep sleep at night than during the day..

    Evolving out of Gregg’s explanation of Jesus’s Essene Community “feelingful prayer”
    is the following fiat……………………..
    I AM feeling the feeling of Being God Victory of Divine Love


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  27. Bryce November 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Powerful! Wish I had been in Cabo! My life and the lives of family close to me has changed dramatically using Dr. Joes tools. No regrets but I wish I had known of this 20 years ago! Thank you Joe!

  28. Gabriele Becker November 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Die Erfahrungen die ich in den gemeinsamen Nächten in los Cabos erlebt habe, die Träume die ich geträumt und gelebt habe sind unvergesslich für mich!!! Auch nach los Cabos habe ich lucide Träume, werde zur Regisseurin in meinen Träumen und erlebe meinen Einfluss auf meine Zukunft! Ich bin Dr.Joe unendlich dankbar für sein Engagement uns/mir immer neue Wege und Möglichkeiten zu zeigen, wie wir uns in Liebe für uns und unsere Umgebung, unsere Mitmenschen achtungsvoll, freundlich und liebevoll öffnen lernen und als Beschenkte andere beschenken dürfen!!!Danke! !!

  29. Jane November 4, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thank you, looking forward to …

  30. Peter November 4, 2017 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Thank You , Love and Gratitude to all!

  31. Cheryl November 5, 2017 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Since my experience in “Dreamtime” in Cabo, I have continued to have more experiences of lucid dreaming. The vividness of images in my dreams have increased and I remember my dreams in ways I have not previously experienced. I was “all in” for experiencing the all-nighter— I’ve since been able to sleep more soundly too (no more insomnia!!).

  32. Sarah November 5, 2017 at 1:26 am - Reply

    cool. you should design an alarm clock app that does this for any of us.
    I do many of your meditations lying down. I know you say “sit up straight”….yet it still feels like it works gangbusters for me.
    Best wishes!

  33. JOE DAHLEM November 5, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

    I appreciate the continuous flow of informed updates. I began sharing the experiences with a prison population in Farmington Missouri this morning. I have two experiments in progress based on my Tacoma 2016 February.
    Spontaneous remissions happen to me. I will be combining the energy of Broadway theater with the energy of seashores in nearby Hamptons in June 2018

  34. Patricia Bryte November 5, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    I just got Dr. Joe’s new book; having devoured the later two books and continuously reviewing the book audio programs and additional meditations. How fortunate for all of you who attended any of Dr. Joe’s sessions! I am a HeartMath coach and have had a challenging time the past few years – just as I discovered his work. So I have not yet manifested attending weekends. However, over 25 years ago while selling World Book (encyclopedias) in Sacramento, CA, I had an experience Dr. Joe speaks of. My journey began with a weekend program in the Bay Area, Life Discovery, no longer around sadly. I learned many years alter the work I was introduced to was identical to the Silva Mind program! Apparently, my exposure and committed “going to my levels,” through challenging and every day times conditioned me to arrive at that inner level. In those days, however, I had no one to turn to. I shut down the “quiet prayer” after excruciating discernment, much akin to St. Teresa of Avila, whose works I also devoured. I also understand and miss the experience of being in a group of like minds. I have been longing for my tribe for over 30 years.

    My one question would be how you prevent negativity from knocking on your door (maybe literally) when you are in that higher frequency. For me, each time I “return,” as when experiencing the 20-week Conscious Evolutionaries online/tel course with Barbara Marx Hubbard in 2015, I ended up losing my instructor position and “attracting” somehow a strong workplace bullying experience. Is it necessary to “protect” oneself? Or is the challenge to be so strongly maintaining the frequency? Best vibes to you all.

  35. Judith Pannan November 5, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Cant wait for you to come back to Oz Dr. Joe with your seven day course. Have attended the last two workshops in Australia and am eagerly awaiting your return October, 2018.

  36. Valerie Chelseth November 5, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Thank you, Dr Joe. From a very grateful heart. So wish I could have been in Cabo. Loved the live streaming meditation. Love, love , love it.

  37. Chris Pannan November 5, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I’m with you mum, 7 days will be an incredible experience. Another family event 🙏

  38. Kathryn Bates November 5, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    This is so very exciting. This is awesome news. I can’t wait to be experience this in your workshop.

  39. Christine Ringuette November 7, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Very interesting! Will we be doing this in Spain? I hope so.

  40. Hilary November 7, 2017 at 3:29 am - Reply

    You can get a head start with one of several books out on Lucid Dreaming. One I am reading is called Dream Yoga by Andrew Holecek.

  41. Lerato November 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you Dr Joe. I would love for you to come to South Africa!
    I would really love to attend your workshops.

  42. Annika Bay November 9, 2017 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us. I am looking forward to being part of the experience the next time I am able to attend one of your workshops next year.

  43. Carlotta Torrijos November 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you for keeping us in the loop of your advancements. Really appreciate it. See you in NZ and Australia in 2018. Loved Indian Wells. A complete blessing and mystical that transformed my live. I came back to Australia as a new person. Can’t be the old version of myself anymore. Thanks for being there.

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