When you become aware that you are dreaming within a dream, and remain asleep…talk about inducing consciousness baby!
What is a Lucid Dream?
We all dream, but in normal dreams you don’t realize in the dream that you are dreaming…
…I first learned about lucidity in dreams in my 20’s when I read “Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming” by Stephen Laberge.
Before that, I had become lucid while dreaming before, I just didn’t know what they were called! This book taught me the difference between a normal dream and a lucid one.
How to have Lucid Dreams
The first step to training your mind and body to induce a lucidity is to improve your memory recall.
The best way to do this is to keep a dream journal.
This can be a recording device or a book or notepad kept very close to your bed, so you can immediately record your memories of your dreams after waking.
If you wait to long, or even roll over, those memories are gone…
This works…I did this, and I was successful in improving my dream recall and also increase the time that lucid dreams occurred…
I kept my dream journal back in my 20’s, but I stopped working on it and have lost my dream recall ability…but I can get it back…I just have to start keeping the journal again.
Another method I have recently tired and have had great success with is the “Dream Play” Paraliminal.
Paraliminals are CDs that use NLP, music, sounds and a soothing voice to “program” your intentions into your subconscious mind.
Each time I have used the Dream Play paraliminal, my dreams have been more vivid and easier to recall…I have not induced lucidity yet, but I have only been using it for a week…and each night “something” different and fun happens in my dreams as per my intentions before falling asleep…
Mediation practice helps you quiet your mind and teaches your subconscious to attend to your intentions, so this is yet another good reason to start your meditation practice NOW!
Benefits of Lucid Dreams
The benefits of lucid dreams are huge to me. First, I want to use my whole self, even the unconscious parts of me, to work towards my goals…dreams are naturally built to help you tap into your subconscious to gain awareness about yourself.
Lucid dreams can help you solve problems that your conscious mind is to busy to notice. But if you can become lucid in a dream, you can play around and talk to geniuses and get insights that you never DREAMED could even be possible…so overall I want to increase the number of “AHA” moments in my waking life.
Then there is just the pure awesome amount of liberating fun I can have while in a lucid dream…
…generally the first thing I do when I “wake up” within a dream is to FLY…of course…who doesn’t want to fly!!
Flying is great fun, but that is just the tip of the inter dimensional iceberg…time travel…yup…space travel…yup…any superpower you can image…yup..yup yup!
If a great dream is awesome, then they need to make a new word that is way better than awesome for great lucid dreams…I would say the sky is the limit…but there are no limits in lucid dreams.
There is also the allure of physic abilities in lucid dream…where you can have physic lucid dreams…
…a physic once told me that I have dreams that foretell the future…of course I know that I too from time to time, but to be told that by a physic sorta woke me up to want to explore that ability in dreams and it waking life…
There is also a widely held notion that lucid dreamers gain the ability to learn how to astral travel…WHOA!! Now that would be some cool stuff beyond the dream world…an entirely different plane of existence?…and I can play there to?…Sign me UP!