Dreams Series Part 2
Has anyone ever experienced lucid dreaming?
There have been MOMENTS while I’ve been dreaming where I know I’m dreaming but I haven’t been able to hold onto the realization for long enough to manipulate my dream. It might be interesting to see this at work. Anyone ever able to do this?
What is lucid dreaming? Simply put, lucid dreaming is dreaming when you KNOW you’re dreaming. I’m sure at one point or another we all have experienced this. If you get really good at this, you can sometimes manipulate the dream. Lucid Dreaming has been scientifically researched and its existence has been well proven.
Inducing Lucid Dreaming
1. Keep a dream journal – One of the key elements of being able to have lucid dreaming is to achieve dream recall. Normally, we wake up with a hazy memory of some of our dreams. But our memories of our dreams quickly dissipate. In order to be able to control your dreams you need to remember them. Having a dream journal will help you do that. You need to keep the journal by your bed and as soon as you wake up, you have to write what you remember from your dreams. With time, you’ll remember more details of your dreams until you’ll be able to describe them completely. That means that you’ve conditioned your mind to have dream recall and lucid dreams.
2.Start dream checking – As you draw closer to being able to have lucid dreams, your dreams will become more and more vivid and real like. There will be times when you will not know whether you’re dreaming or awake. You’ll need to work out a routine to help you realize when you’re dreaming and when you’re not. A good trick is to look at your watch every half hour. In dreams, the hands of a watch don’t move as they do in real life. Don’t ask me why, they just do. Being able to know when you’re dreaming and when you’re not is a vital step on the road to enjoying lucid dreaming on a regular basis.
If anyone has experience with lucid dreaming, I’d LOVE to hear from you.