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On Lucid Dreaming

 
Alonelywanderer
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On Lucid Dreaming
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Today I want to talk to you guys about Lucid Dreaming. What is Lucid Dreaming? Well I'm sure many of you may have experienced this before, whether you know it or not. Lucid dreaming is basically being awake while dreaming. It's like realizing you are in a dream, and then doing what ever you'd like in your dream. Sounds awesome? WELL IT IS! You can do, be, and go whatever, and wherever your mind can imagine!

Before I explain how you can do this, I'll explain a little bit about the history of lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming, from what I know, has been used as a spiritual practice since as early as 800 a.d. if not longer. Tibetan monks would practice lucid dreaming to maintain consciousness while asleep. Stories of Hindu yogis staying conscious while asleep share the same concept. Yet, lucid dreaming didn't start gaining in popularity until the later half of the 20th century.

You might wonder, how would Lucid Dreaming affect spirituality? How can dreams bring me lasting happiness? Well the main tool that is required for Lucid Dreaming is awareness. Awareness is one of the primary goals of spiritual growth. Being able to focus on the present is an absolute necessity in being able to enter and maintain a lucid dream. Although, the underlying happiness that we seek won't be found in Lucid Dreaming. It will be found in the processes required to experience this amazingly and yet readily available phenomenon.

I experienced lucid dreaming long before I knew what it is. I had thought that waking up in a dream and being able to control it was a common experience shared by everyone. It wasn't until my high school years that I began to grow a keen interest in the experience. I started by reading a couple books and doing some research on the internet. Everything I read explained basically the same procedure, that I'll explain step-by-step.

1. Start a dream journal

After every dream session, write down your experiences whether you had a lucid one or not. This helps familiarize yourself with the dream world, and reinforces your conscious decision to explore it. A little black notebook and a pen/pencil on your nightstand works best. This way, as soon as you wake up, you can jot down everything you remember.

2. Throughout your day, every so often, ask yourself the question "Am I awake?" or "Am I dreaming?"

Either way you ask yourself, make sure to answer yourself. You don't need to do this out loud. Some people might get weirded out. =] Although it may seem silly at first, this is a good way to train your brain to get into the habit of asking yourself this question. When you are asleep you will eventually begin to ask yourself the question simply out of habit. Asking this question in a dream should provide you with the kick start you need to realize you are dreaming.

3. Become conscious of recurring dream instances.

For example, you might always have dreams about the ocean, or dreams about a favorite t.v. show. Becoming aware of this can turn these recurring dream themes into a trigger for you to start your Lucid Adventure. This technique was the most helpful for me, especially after I graduated high school. I would always have dreams that I was in school, even though I had graduated. So I used that recurring theme as a way to "wake myself up." Every time I was dreaming about school, I thought, " I don't go to school anymore, I must be DREAMING!" This worked for me almost every time.

4. Practice awareness throughout your day.

Just as I stated in my last post, bringing yourself back into the present will help tremendously in not only being able to Lucid Dream , but in EVERY aspect of your life. Maintaining awareness should be the number one priority, and Lucid Dreaming just an awesome side effect. If you find it hard to shut the voice in your head up, then I would recommend some form of daily, or even weekly, meditation that will slowly but surely make it easier for you to quiet to your mind. Just ten minutes a day will suffice. You will notice the positive effects not only in your dreams, but in your waking life as well.

5. LUCID DREAM!!!
Most importantly, DO IT. Before you go to sleep, tell yourself "I AM GOING TO LUCID DREAM TONIGHT." If it doesn't happen for awhile, just be patient and keep trying. It will happen if you persist, I promise. I might have a lucid dream maybe once a month, but the experience is worth the wait. Trust me. =] It's possible to have a Lucid Dream every night if you get good enough at it.

Now that you have the tools to Lucid Dream, what do you do?????
On my second backpacking adventure across the country, I met some traveling gypsies who read my palms, and my tarot. Remarkable stuff if done by the right people. We talked for a while about Lucid Dreaming, and they implored that the next time I lucid dream, I should look at my hands. When I say implored, I mean, SERIOUSLY. That's all they kept saying. "LOOK AT YOUR HANDS, LOOK AT YOUR HANDS, LOOK AT YOUR HANDS!" I didn't understand the significance at first, but within weeks of that encounter I entered a Lucid Dream and remembered what I wanted to do. Let me just say that seeing yourself in a Lucid Dream is quite an experience. It reveals a lot about the true nature of yourself. If I were to explain to you what I saw, it would only detract from the experiences that you might have. Plus it probably wouldn't mean that much to you. Remember, it's not about the goal, but the experience. Once again, try to trust me. If you start Lucid Dreaming, take the opportunity to look at yourself. If you want to take it a step further, I suggest "finding" a mirror in your dream.

Don't limit yourself! Lucid dreaming can provide amazing insight into any aspect of reality you'd like. You could fly all over the multiverse. Have conversations with beings from other dimensions. Find the answer to a life problem that's been troubling you. Or simply fight bad guys with your super matrix kung-fu abilities. The possibilities are INFINITE. But whatever you do, always maintain a level of caution and awareness. Lucid Dreaming is a form of outer body experience, and with it comes a few responsibilities. When dealing with entities you may encounter in the dream world, exercise caution and sound judgment. Just like on Earth, not everyone has your best intentions in mind. Don't let what I just said intimidate you though. I've encountered plenty of entities throughout my experiences and have yet to encounter a threatening one.

Well that about wraps it up. Hope Lucid Dreaming brings you as much enjoyment and insight as it has for me. Lets talk about some of the experiences with Lucid Dreaming you may have had, in the comments section!

Safe Travels =]
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i personally love lucid dreaming, there is a market for simple devices that induce the REM sleep state as well as dream inducers themselves involving a basic eye mask that makes light pulses in certain patterns that guide the mind into the super-conscious state.

good thread OP more people need to experiment with this kinda stuff, it is the key to self mastery and ultimate experience.

you do want to train your mind to tune you conscious and subconscious, to interconnect them and bridge the gap between god mind and the egotistical mind.

like the movie Inception the theory is you develop a subcon' BS detector that allows you to recognize faults in dreams and hence gain awareness.

hope to hear more on this thread OP :)
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Nice! Thanks for the post & link O.
Been working towards this for a while & used salt precipitate to make the dreams bigger & more vivid. It's incredible stuff!
Just need to knuckle down & practice.

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i personally love lucid dreaming, there is a market for simple devices that induce the REM sleep state as well as dream inducers themselves involving a basic eye mask that makes light pulses in certain patterns that guide the mind into the super-conscious state.

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I'm definitely going to check this out. Lucidity, whether asleep or not, just makes life 100% more fulfilling.


Nice! Thanks for the post & link O.
Been working towards this for a while & used salt precipitate to make the dreams bigger & more vivid. It's incredible stuff!
Just need to knuckle down & practice.

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Also going to check out "salt precipitate." Thanks for the info friends!

Had some recent experiences with beings from the Devic realm during a lucid dream. Lucid dreaming is amazing.
Also, recently learned that Lucid Dreaming may be equivalent to astral-projection,and other out of body experiences. I can't find any reason, other than technique, to think otherwise.





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