Want to dream in high def with beautiful detail? You already do – you just don’t know how to SEE it. Learn how to make your dreams more vivid and intriguing and how to really be aware of the colors, detail, and actions you experience while you’re dreaming.
If your dreams seem blah and humdrum, it’s most likely because your attention to detail is not an overly strong trait in your waking life. Train your waking eye to see more detail and your “sleeping eye” will follow.
Some people just have a knack for an artist’s eye. They notice the curve of the inner petal on a blooming red, rose. They see the different shades of yellow cast by a sun’s ray on a white beach. They notice if lightning is a sheet across the sky or a bolt firmly shooting towards the earth.
If not, then work on improving your attention to detail. Set aside some time each day to just stare at an object – any object. It could be the face of your child in a picture, a pebble you find along your daily walk, or a leaf from a tree outside your house.
Inspect the object from every angle. Turn it upside down and around and over again. After the first few minutes, write down some things you notice about the object. What stands out at you? Color, shape, texture. Then look at the object again and find ten more things you can list about the object. Repeat the exercise again until you have at least 30 different descriptions about the characteristics of that object.
After you’ve practiced this a few times with objects around the house, take the experience outside with you. When you go for a walk, stop and look at flowers along your route or cracks in the sidewalk – even the door to your own home. What do you see?
When driving, take the time at stoplights or while stuck in traffic to perform the same exercises. You might not be able to write down your notes but by now you should know what you need to do well enough to simply list descriptions and things that you see in your head.
Another great technique is to study those I Spy books for kids. Have you seen those? They’re a jumble of objects and you need to find a list of objects within the jumble. The books train your eyes to see things with new clarity.
Over time, what you see when awake will improve and it will follow you to your dreams. This is how to make your dreams more vivid.