Lucid dreaming means dreaming when you know you are dreaming. The name was coined by Frederik van Eeden who used the word "lucid" in the sense of mental clarity. With practice almost anyone can have good dreams.
Lucidity is not the same as dream control. You may be sad and have little control over the dream. However, being lucid in a dream may increase your ability to intentionally influence events within a dream. With practice you can expand the amount of control you have in the affairs of your dreams. Many experienced dreamers choose to do something that only allows for extraordinary freedom of dreaming, such as flying.
Some people may be opposed to good dreams. They say that it is unnatural and can be harmful to the psyche. In my opinion this is not true at all. Maybe if all our dreams were smart and controlled there would be some damage, but if our dreams are lucky and spread among many “normal” dreams we have plenty of time for false dreams.
While we are dreaming, our mind accepts what we see and hear as real. We often find ourselves in a very strange situation compared to our waking life. You may live in a different house or drive a different car. The sky can be green and the river is yellow. In most cases we accept these as fact. Why does the mind not “think” ‘Hey! I don’t have this car ’or‘ This is not where I live! ’Or even‘ Hey! I know the sky should not be this color! '
This is what I call dislike. Things in our dreams that are not "normal". We must ask ourselves, and many have, why our minds readily accept anything we encounter in our dreams as real. We know that there are no beasts. We know the right colors for things. We know our home and our daily routine. When we dream we often forget these things and believe what we see in a dream.
Just knowing this and thinking about it can actually help you on your way to a beautiful dream experience. Immorality is one of the causes of good dreams. The trigger is what triggers or initiates beads.
Here is an example of this from one of my best dreams:
I was driving a blue Ford Bronco on a dirt road. I think it was a model in the late 70's. There was a little boy in the passenger seat. I was riding him because his motorcycle ran out of gas. The bike was in the back. Soon I saw it. I didn’t have a blue Bronco! In the dream I took a break and raised my hands. "I don't have a Ford bronco!" I said, “I'm dreaming!” from then on I was sensible.
A bad dream or a bad dream can be used as a starting point. If you have a dream that always comes true make a conscious effort to see that you are dreaming the next time you are in that situation. If a dream involves someone or a certain place try to imagine as you go to sleep, "The next time I see that house I will know that I am dreaming". As the dream repeats it won’t be long before you see that house, that person, etc. This can take several attempts. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work for the first time.
Another procedure that works for many people is to ask themselves, “Am I dreaming?” and leaving notes. Several times a day ask this question out loud. Rewrite the question on a piece of paper and put it in the refrigerator. Post the same message in other places where you will see them all day. Many people find themselves asking that question or seeing the question written in a note while actually dreaming. This will create a good dream.
My first brilliant dream, the first one I had while trying to achieve madness, was started by a dream of flying.
Try to sleep in the same place and at the same time as possible. It is best to sleep quietly because music or other sounds can affect your dreams. If you prefer to listen to music at bedtime choose soft and cool music, preferably without vocals. Always use the same music. Before you go to bed focus on the trigger. My first time I said, "tonight I'm going to fly", aloud many times and focused on it. The second night I dreamed I was flying but I didn't feel sad. The fourth night I had another dream of flying and at that moment I was miserable. Then I could fly wherever I wanted to go!
The character or combination of factors you use will depend on you. If you have a regular dream theme this is a big cause. Just focus on the future when you see or experience that you will be dreaming. Think about it as often as you can while you are awake.
Lucid dreamers often comment alone in dreams. Do not say out loud, “This is a dream! I know I'm dreaming. ”
Make a list of questions you have about dreams. Read the list often and look at it several times and focus on it before going to bed.
Can you read the text in a dream? Can you number in a dream? These are the questions I had on my list at the same time. I had read in a dream book that it was impossible to read a text or count numbers in a dream, but I could not believe it. I finally found myself useful in the office. I went to the wall calendar and read the text that describes the New England farmhouse. I turned to someone and said, “See? You can read the text in a dream! ”I went back to the calendar to read again and found that the names had changed completely. That surprised me and I noticed someone else about it. Next I went to the desk and found a calculator. I can't delete numbers and get the right answers. Yes, you can read a text and do math in a dream. I proved it to myself with the greatest confidence and confidence I could have by learning anything about dreams.
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Keeping a dream journal is one of the most effective tools for achieving good dreams. Try to write down your dreams as soon as you wake up as much as possible.