Dreams and spiritual consciousness begin at night. It is very important that at least one hour before we go to sleep, we stop taking in stimuli. Inducing consciousness at night means we don't eat, we shut down the computer, we don't turn on the television, we don't start dialing the phone. We either take a quiet walk, or we sit in a quiet place in our house, or outside, and meditate. Quite independent of all that stimuli in the outside world, we try to become aware of something silently pulsing within us. This is the invisible life force.
Once we have learned to detach ourselves from outside stimuli, once we have cultivated calm and joy, not only for ourselves but for others, we have begun to cultivate a state of mental clarity. If we are in this state of clarity when we go to sleep, we might be able to receive divine messages in dreams.
I use the word "might" because we learn from The Book of Kings in the Old Testament that there were schools of prophecy which prepared aspirants to see the future and to receive messages in dreams. because we learn from The Book of Kings in the Old Testament that there were schools of prophecy which prepared aspirants to see the future and to receive messages in dreams.
When space, joy, quiet and blessings become a part of our life, it should begin to influence our actions.
There is a beautiful legend about the ancient king of the Khazars, who ruled over an empire in the Ukraine and Russia. His spiritual awakening caused him eventually to convert to Judaism, and to convert his subjects too. The medieval Spanish Rabbi, poet and philosopher Judah Halevi enlarged upon this legend in his Book of the Kuzari.