Robert, one more question. You write about asking the “guide behind the dream” (the higher awareness), just by asking a question. This does not work for me. When I ask or say something to the guide, there is no reaction at all. I can use my conscious intention to manipulate the dream, but guide is simply not responding. On the other hand, at one emotionally a bit difficult point (in non-lucid-dream ASC) something grabbed my hand and told me “not to worry and go ahead” (both voice and tactile hallucination/illusion).
Have you developed this skill to communicate with the guide directly somehow?