Updated 07/11/14

Introduction to lucid dreaming

In a lucid dream, you're aware that you are having a dream and assert control.

At their best, lucid dreams feel like real life. Expect intricate details, sounds, the feeling of the ground beneath your feet. You'll have no sense of your real body lying in bed.

You can live out your fantasies

Once you know you're dreaming you can take control of your dream. You can do anything and go anywhere you can imagine. With a wave of your hand you can turn night it to day. You can live out your fantasies. The most common activity for new lucid dreamers is to jump in to the air and float or fly through the clouds.

Know yourself

Your dream world is built by your subconscious. Although you can control your dream, your subconscious still adds the environment, characters and events just like in a normal dream. This provides a unique opportunity for your concious and subconscious mind to interact. For example, you can summon a dream guide. A dream guide, unlike other dream characters, knows you're in a dream. They're the personification of your subconscious. Ask them questions and you may find their answers both surprising and revealing.

Can anyone do it?

Some people have lucid dreams naturally, although they don't always realise they can take control. Others have to put a lot of time and effort in to it. When I first became interested in lucid dreaming, I rarely even remembered my dreams. I tried and struggled for months, gave up, tried again and finally had my first lucid dream. I think that if I can do it, anyone can. My goal is to try and make it quicker and easier for you.

Sometimes lucid dreams can be fuzzy, short or you may find yourself watching rather than participating. Don't be discouraged. If you experience any level of lucid dream - you've made it. The quality will come with repeated attempts.

Final thoughts

Time is so precious. Think of how much you loose while asleep. You could spend some of that time having wonderfully uplifting experiences in lucid dreams. What a way to start your day.

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