The Lucid Dreaming experiment continues and although I haven’t woken up in my dreams yet, I’m remembering more details when I wake the following morning. I started my dream journal last week and each morning have written down my dreams.
I feel very far away from actually becoming alert and aware within my dreams, but I think that’s how it works. You think you’ll never do it and then the next time you’re dreaming you consciously have the thought; “I think I’m dreaming!” And you’re away!
Yesterday I received a birthday present that blew me away…. The book “A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming” which comes highly recommended as one of the best books on Lucid Dreaming. I started reading it and already agree; it’s brilliant.
The main point I’ve taken from the book so far is that you need to do reality checks often. A reality check is simply asking yourself
“Am I dreaming right now?”
at different intervals in your waking state, throughout the day.
Starting this habit apparently is one of the most effective methods of getting you to wake up inside your dream, but questioning it’s validity.
I’ve decided to give it a go even though I feel completely ridiculous doing it. Several times yesterday, even though I knew I was awake I stopped and questioned “Am I dreaming right now? Am I dreaming?”
I went further into it and pondered how you really tell, it’s become an enjoyable exercise, almost like a mini philosophical meditation.
The book also stated that most people have had at least one spontaneous lucid dreaming experience in their life so far. Is that you? Have you had a lucid dream before? What was it like? How did you come to realise you were dreaming, whilst still asleep?
The whole concept fascinates and intrigues me and I’d love to hear about any experiences you’ve had with it.
Am I dreaming right now?
PS. I’ve had a hard time categorising this article. Would it be ‘personal development’ or ‘spiritual development’? I went with Personal Development as I suppose there’s nothing particularly spiritual about it – even though I would like to use lucid dreaming for my spiritual development.