Bushwhacking One’s Way to Nonduality: A Lucid Dreamer’s Experience presented by Robert Waggoner, Author. Twenty years into lucid dreaming, I was not seeking a nondual experience. Rather, I was attempting to go beyond lucid dreaming – to go beyond symbol and form, beyond ideas, expectations and beliefs, beyond waking, dreaming and lucid dreaming’s creations to the source of awareness that lay behind the manifest. That is when things got odd. Waking on various mornings, all I could recall was blue light. There was no action, no objects, no figures, no me – just blue light. I sat there wondering what to put in my dream journal – blue light? Oddly too, I recalled an inner conversation with my Self late one night, which directly asked me if “I” was prepared to cease existence in order to find out what lay beyond the manifest? I actually thought about the question. Then I replied that I had to do so in order to comprehend what was beyond form, even if it meant the end of my form. Unbeknownst to me, I was bushwhacking my way towards a nondual experience of the clear light, or the primary goal of Buddhist dream yoga practice. At the time, I had no interest in Buddhism. Instead I had a burning desire to go beyond form. In retrospect, I should have seen the Buddhist connections. In my dreams and lucid dreams around this time, a curiously helpful Asian man began to instruct me in the dream state. Sometimes he would congratulate me on my success, or give me tips. Thirteen years later, I met this Chinese Buddhist master in waking reality. With inner assistance, my sincere intent prevailed. As the Heart Sutra observes, our awareness can go beyond “form” to experience the clear light of nondual “emptiness.”"