Have you ever wanted to fly? Travel through time? Be invisible?
While technology has gone a long way, we cannot yet realize these wishes in reality, however we can do all of this and much more…in our dreams.
Through lucid dreaming, we can design our dreams according to our wildest imaginations, with nothing to hold us back. So how exactly does one achieve lucid dreaming and gain the ability to control the sub-conscience. All of this can be achieved with the help of three easy steps.
Record your Dreams
Get a small journal or diary, this will be you dream journal. Every night, before you go to sleep, write down what you want to dream about. This is called your target dream. It’s important to write your target dream in a detailed and precise way right before you go to sleep. In the morning, write down what you actually dreamt in the journal, paying close attention to detail and comparing the actual dream to the target dream. Repeat this step every night and every morning.
Practice While Awake
After a couple of nights of recording your dreams, you may move on to the second step. Every night, after writing down your target dream, read it to yourself a number of times. Concentrate on the dream, and visualize yourself in it. After you’re done reading the target dream, close your eyes and imagine a “walk through” of the dream. Imagine what it would be like to be in your desired dream.
Control the Dream
The third and final step is gaining control during the dream. In order to gain control of a dream, you must first realize that you are in fact dreaming. This can be achieved by performing reality checks throughout the day. The more you check reality during the day, the easier it will be for you to check reality during the dream. The classic reality check is to check a text. If you look away and look back again and the text hasn’t changed, you’re awake and in reality. If the text changes in between glances, you are in your dream!
Once you realize that you are in your dream, it is important to come down so that you don’t accidentally wake up from the excitement. From this point, you will be able to gradually add changes and actions to your dream.
Now that you’re a lucid dreamer, be careful…if your dreams are too good you may never want to wake up!