Mar 11, 2010
In order to learn how to have lucid dreams, you must first establish a high level of dream recall – the ability to remember your dreams. Once that skill is in place, you can work on becoming lucid – or aware – of your dreams while you are in one.
Lucid dreams are dreams in which you consciously know you are dreaming. It is like a blending of your awake state with your sleep state. In between these two “worlds” lies the chance to learn more about yourself, your passions, the challenges you are facing, and solutions to your problems. It’s a melding of your two minds – the conscious with the subconscious.
Once you are comfortable your dream recall is sufficient, you need to work on the awareness of being in a dream. To get there requires that you practice a skill while awake that will then carry over into being a skill you use while dreaming. You need to practice being more aware of your surroundings.
I know – you’re already “aware”, right? You know what’s happening around you all the time. How could you drive your car or get yourself through the day if you weren’t already quite cognizant of your surroundings?
BUT – how many times a day do you stop yourself and ask whether or not you are dreaming or if what you are experiencing is real?
Probably never and that’s the challenge. If you don’t ask yourself the question during the day, what’s going to prompt you to ask the question when you are in the middle of a dream? Practice asking yourself whether you’re dreaming or not while you are awake and you will start to ask the question in your dreams. When you reach that point, you will be able to become aware of being in a dream and, therefore, achieve lucid dreams.
If you want to learn how to have lucid dreams, start asking yourself the following question several times a day:
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It may take time, and using a lucid dreaming kit to help you induce a lucid dreaming state will help teach you many other tricks for getting to a lucid dream state and STAYING there, but this trick will at least help you build the awareness phase of understanding when you are dreaming.
Eventually, you will find yourself in a dream, you will ask yourself if this is real or if you are dreaming and you’ll be able to look around you and assess your surroundings and when you see that jellyfish are hanging from your bedroom ceiling, you’ll be able to positively answer the question “Why – I AM dreaming!” When you know how to have lucid dreams, you can then move on to controlling your dreams and using your sleep state to accomplish all kinds of things and have all kinds of new experiences.
Mar 7, 2010
Lucid Dreaming Guide
If you want to learn how to control your dreams, the best method is to use a Lucid Dreaming guide developed by an experienced teacher. Achieving the ability to control what happens in your dreams and what you dream about is not a skill you can develop easily without the background of experience – yours or that of an expert.
I was well into my thirties before I realized that there were people who did not remember their dreams – ever. I thought others simply didn’t talk about them as much as I did or didn’t consider them to be important. I often kept a journal of my dreams and have several recurring themes. My husband, on the other hand, never remembers his dreams. He believed he didn’t dream at all – which isn’t true. Everyone dreams. The ability to recall those dreams, however, is different among everyone. Being able to remember your dreams is an important skill in being able to control your dreams.
Since we all start at different stages of dream awareness, it’s important to learn how to control your dreams through the use of a guide that tackles all levels of experience. Without a guide that helps you in your particular stage of awareness, you may struggle to see any success.
The Lucid Dreaming Kit was developed to take those at any skill level through the steps necessary to learn how to lucid dream upon demand.
The author is a teacher and public speaker who manages classes to teach people how to develop this skill. This lucid dreaming guide walks you through weeks of course material in seven days, covering everything you need to know to get to your first controlled dream including:
- how to improve your dream recall
- the strategies you must know in order to lucid dream on demand
- which tools you have at home that can help you increase your dream control
- tips for using your dreams to build a positive future
- checkpoints for success so you know how you are doing on your course work
Reaching a lucid dream state intentionally does not happen overnight. Like any new skill, it takes practice and commitment. Many are drawn to the benefits of being able to control their dreams but only those with a passion for making their lives better and improving their mental capacity actually follow through with building such mental strength.
The following diagram illustrates the steps involved in achieving the ability to dream lucidly on demand.
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Most people can achieve steps 1-4 with little guidance. However, those skills are simply the foundation on which one builds the ability for dream control. Taking dream recall and awareness to the next level and deciding what you will dream about, how to use your dreams to inspire creativity, finding answers to your biggest questions within your subconscious take a much more focused level of expertise.
This lucid dreaming guide comes with a few great extras, an audio CD of binaural beats to stimulate lucid dreaming, reality prompts to help lead you into the appropriate dream state, and software tools that help you turn your journals into an organized collection of experiences. Plus, there’s a helpful screensaver just to remind you of your quest for excellence.
Get more information from the author’s webpage at: Lucid Dreaming guide