The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed above  bed in a loft bedroom.
The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed above a rustic dining room table.
The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed above a bed in a bright, modern apartment with lots of windows.
The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed in an office.
A beautiful dark haired woman sits before the painting “The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner. A complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols.
The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed above a living room sofa.
The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols, is displayed above a staircase.
“The Dreamer” by contemporary art activist Layla Messner, a complex and multi-layered abstract expressionist painting featuring a turquoise dragon eye and multi-colored octagon symbols.

The Dreamer

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This painting, "The Dreamer", was inspired by Charlie Morley's Lucid Dreaming masterclass on Mindvalley.

I taught myself to lucid dream at 19 or 20 years old and then went on to spend a full semester studying dreams during my master's degree. Then I let my lucid dream practice slide because, at the time, I felt that I wasn't getting full value from my dreams by trying to control them.

When I listened to Charlie Morley's masterclass, I knew his teachings contained the techniques I'd been missing - tools that would allow me to use lucid dreaming to deepen my relationship with the Unconscious. I was immediately determined to reawaken my lucid dreaming powers, and especially to start having healing lucid dreams.

As an alchemical artist and Art Witch, I create art to support the healing process. So I set out to create a painting to help me start lucid dreaming again.

Each day I worked on the painting, I listened to Charlie Morley's books to help me focus on my intention. In the first two months after getting to work on this painting, I had five lucid dream healings, and went on to have many more. 

The abstract intuitive painting is 36 x 48, acrylic on gallery canvas and incorporates symbolism. Original painting only; frame not included.