Increased dream recall on IF?
I've been messing around with my IF times lately, to one where I pretty much stop eating at around 6-7 PM, and go to sleep around 12-1 AM. Now, I've always followed my dreams as I enjoy to explore the dream states for spiritual practice (Ibn Arabi, anyone?), not for interpretation reasons though as I think that is all bogus...but to lucid dream/out-of-body experiencing.
Well, without food in my stomach at night my dream recall has improved considerably making me even more prone to experience lucidity. I know the historical Buddha used to advise people not to eat past sundown and the Tibetan Buddhists adhere to that strongly which possibly assists them in their dream yoga practices.
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I used to think the opposite would happen as the body sleeps lighter in a state of digestion, but apparently that is not the be all end all of it.
My diet consists of mostly fruit, then vegetables, meat (lamb, fish, chicken, some beef) and nuts. Before anyone says anything about fruit being the bulk of my diet, consider this, I believe fruit to be the most ideal food source available to humans. What else tastes so good right out of nature that doesn't require the use of condiments to spruce it?
The Prophet Muhammad would always break his fasts with 7 dates.
I workout in the mornings on an empty stomach and feel so completely energetic -- doing hard training, i.e. in the style of Ross Enamait.