Lucid Dreaming Experiment continues

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.

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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?

Sharon

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.

 

 

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How to Lucid Dream – let’s begin.

Recently the term ‘lucid dreaming’ has repeatedly entered my awareness from different sources, and in case you don’t know what that is I’ll briefly explain.

Lucid dreaming simply means becoming aware you are dreaming, whilst you are asleep. It’s bringing your conscious awareness into your sleeping state, and melding the two so you can start to actively participate in, and directly create and control your dreams.

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I’ve had spontaneous experiences of lucid dreaming throughout my life, and they’ve all been really cool. And these days, even though I haven’t had a lucid dreaming experience for some time, if I’m trying to run in a dream some kind of awareness kicks in and I’ll run super fast, or I’ll even fly.

However I’ve only had a handful of times where I’ve felt without a doubt that I’m asleep and dreaming, and can do anything I want. This hasn’t happened for a while now, but I’m going to teach myself (and you if you’re keen) how to do it.

From my initial research I’ve learnt a few pointers to instigate an initial lucid dreaming experience, and this is for anyone whether you’ve done it before or are a complete beginner.

  1. Get a journal and a pen and keep it by your bed. You’ll need to write down your dreams first thing in the morning. It’s important to start this process even if you can only remember one or two random details from your dreams. Usually by doing this just once, then the following morning you’ll remember more details from the previous night, and even more the morning after that.
  2. Create what they call an ‘incubator dream’. It’s a planned dream experience, so you might daydream and choose what your dream will be, then work with this same dream experience and really connect into it as you’re drifting off to sleep. Also, if you wake up during the night, then take yourself into your planned dream – which is referred to as incubating your dream.

There are many more steps and processes you can do to start the process of encouraging your first lucid dreaming experience, but these two are the most important and effective so I thought I’d just start there. Gotta make it manageable for us.

I’ve already got a journal, so I’m going to ensure it’s right by my bed when I go to sleep tonight and that there’s a pen already slotted into it, on a blank page.

I’ve never done the incubator dream tactic, so I’m really keen to give this a go. What I’ve how-to-lucid-dream-what-is-lucid-dreaming-lucid-dream-guide-help-meaningcome up with today is a mental picture of an enchanted forest. In it I’m standing on a grassy clearing with trees around me forming a circle. There is an old willow tree directly in front of me with a door. Through the door is a little house embedded into the tree. I want to have a dream of that forest and enter the tree house, inside is the space where I can sit down with guides, spirits or beings.

Yes, I might be setting my sites high with my incubator dream, but what they hey!

Why do I want to learn to lucid dream, you might be asking? 

I’ve always loved the idea of connecting into my soul, angels and loving beings while sleeping, and it’s proved an easier space as our conscious chatty mind is already out of the way. So often I’ll go to bed with a question on my mind and I’ll ask it to the universe then fall asleep, and the question will be answered either in my dreams or I’ll wake the next morning knowing the answer. This has been extremely helpful when I’ve been stressed, worried and stuck in my life.

However with lucid dreaming, I’ve heard you can take this much further. You can create experiences in your dreams to expand your mind, learn and discover more about how we create our lives, you can call in divine beings and have in depth discussions with them, travel anywhere you want and more, receive deep healings, travel into past lives, and much more.

I want to use that space to explore healing (for myself and others), as well as developing an awareness of my subconscious beliefs and structures, and then learn how to change them during the dream. I’d also love to experience more about dream therapy, and the possibility of helping people work with their dream space for their own healing. As well as using the dream space to connect into angels, guides, and ascended masters for guidance and wisdom.

Do you want to learn to lucid dream with me?

What would your incubator dream be?

And the last tip before I go off to prepare is to repeat the mantra to yourself as you’re going to sleep; I will lucid dream tonight, or I’m going to lucid dream tonight. You can also ask for help to lucid dream from your Soul and divine guidance.

Have fun happy dreamers!

Sharon