Your consciousness becomes a screen or mirror; but this is when you are in a state of contemplation, a mere observer; when you are active, it is like a searchlight. You have only to turn it on, if you want to see luminously and examine penetratingly anything in any place. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/30-june-1929#p7</ref>
It is only through self- observation one gets an intuitive perception of the Nature forces - sattva, rajas, tamas.
By Observing one’s dreams, one can come to understand them and their significance to our inner life.