Lucid dreaming is one of the most extraordinary experiences you could have as a human being.  Being awake within a dream, you are able to co...

10 Steps For A Successful Lucid Dream

Lucid dreaming is one of the most extraordinary experiences you could have as a human being.  Being awake within a dream, you are able to consciously interact with it just as you interact in the real world. Everything is saturated with color and vibrantly alive, and it feels far more real than waking life does.

WHAT IS LUCID DREAMING?

Lucid dreaming is the ability to “wake up” in your dreams. It is the conscious stirring inside an unconscious dream world.

10 Steps For A Successful Lucid Dream
Most noticeably, conscious dreams look and feel extremely vivid and tangible, on a par with waking life. The difference between a normal dream and a lucid dream is like watching a movie with a bad TV signal vs. actually starring in it.

A lucid dream begins when you realize that you are dreaming, which makes you self-aware. This gives you the full mental faculty to consider the dream in context and explore in “live.” You have the power to control yourself, the scenery, the plot, and other dream elements if you choose.

There are many benefits to lucid dreaming. It takes you into a higher understanding of your and the reality of your life in during your waking life. It can help you appreciate life and the impermanence of reality, help cultivate more consciousness and awareness in waking life by reminding yourself you’re not the victim. You can become anything you want and take control of your dream.

With experience, you can accomplish all kinds of feats – like flying through space, creating new worlds, summoning specific characters and having real sex. But dream control is just the beginning which opens up many diverse applications for your dreamworld.

HERE ARE 10 STEPS FOR HAVING A SUCCESSFUL LUCID DREAM:


1) DREAM DIARIES

Spending at least 10 minutes in putting down and recording your dreams in the morning. Even if you wake up in the middle of the night, try to remember and write down what happened. This trains your brain to become used to retaining memories while you are dreaming and to bring awareness into the dream state.

2)  REALITY CHECKS

Reality check: Try performing 10 or more reality checks during your day, these should be spaced out. Keeping noticing of things on your body or in a familiar setting, if you notice it disappearing, you’re dreaming.

3) MANIFEST

Spending up to 20 minutes in the afternoon to incubate a lucid dream. The techniques to use here include meditation, self-hypnosis, and visualization of what you wish to experience in your dream.  This is also helpful to do right before bed.  KNOW that you will have a lucid dream, and be thankful that you have already manifest a lucid dream.

4) AFFIRMATION

Before you go to bed at night, repeat this to yourself: “I will remember to recognize that I’m dreaming.” Fall asleep repeating this in your head, and this awareness will subconsciously carry into your dreams. Know that in your dream, you will remember that you are dreaming.  Remove all doubt.  Affirmation is important.

5) IDENTIFYING YOUR DREAM SIGNS

Identify dream signs: Dreams aren’t always right, so recognizing dream signs are important.

6) IMAGINATION OF the DESIRED DREAM

The vision of the dream you want: Try imagining yourself being back to the previous dream. But, you have to re lie the ending differently. Visualizing the scene in the dream in a way where the details are clearer than earlier. Next, search for dream signs; like unusual characters, locations, and objects.

7) WAKE UP AT NIGHT

Research has shown that waking up during sleep can increase one’s chance of being lucid. So, to have more lucid dreams, you may want to wake yourself up in the night and bring yourself to full consciousness for a few minutes. You can spend those few minutes in reading about lucid dreams, meditating, visualizing, etc.  Maybe even set the alarm for 3, or 4 am.

8) DIRECT YOUR HALF-ASLEEP STATE

At times, you may wake up in the middle of the night and found yourself in this dreamy state. If this occurs, there is no need for you panic for your body and mind are already relaxed. Just drift into the dream world, and of course, this can easily be accomplished without the least effort.

9) SNAP OUT OF THE DREAM.  FULLY STEP INTO LUCIDITY.

Snap out of a dream and fully step into lucidity: You have to step into the lucid world which means submerging awareness into the lucid dream as well as stabilizing the dream to eradicate and the chance of waking up. Stay calm and realize that you’re dreaming, keep your attention concentrated.

10) HAVE FUN

It’s a wonderful experience to have, and there is nothing anyone or anything can do in a lucid dream to harm you.  If you find yourself scared when you become lucid, know that you are always being guided and protected and that you can wake yourself up at any time you wish.  Talk with people, manipulate your surroundings, try to leave your body, appreciate the vividness of the world around you.

It’s important to remember that there is nothing to fear in a lucid dream.  Some figures you encounter may scare you, but bear in mind that everything you encounter is a reflection of some aspect of yourself.  Love them and forgive them, and know that when you do so, you are loving and forgiving a shadow aspect of you.

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