We all dream. Dreams are imaginations of us. Well instead of just seeing the dream, what if you took an active part in it? Thus, lucid dreaming is all about having total control on your dreams and being able to do whatever you want and go wherever you desire without the constraints of the physical world.
There are two ways to induce Lucid Dreaming. The first one is that of DILD or Dream Initiated Lucid Dreaming wherein you fall asleep and dream and the lucidity comes after a certain point of time and you suddenly become aware that you are dreaming.
The next way is called wake initiated lucid dream (WILD); in this process, you go from wake to sleep stage with no loss of consciousness. To put it more simply you walk through the door from here to your dreams instead of just happening upon them.
Some Tips on how to start lucid dreaming?
If you’re interested in being a lucid dreamer, one of the most successful methods you can use is dream recall. This is the ability to remember your dreams. By developing this ability, you’ll be more readily able to recognize them while you’re asleep. That’s because you’re likely to have the same dream or dream elements on more than one occasion.
To make dream recall easier you can keep a dream journal. This is a notebook or pad of paper that has the sole purpose of recording your dreams. Whenever you have a dream, you should write all you can remember in the journal as soon as you wake up. The longer you are awake the more details of the dream that will be lost.
MILD refers to Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams
The method used here is telling yourself that you’ll remember something in your dream. Once in the dream, you’ll see this object, recall what you told yourself, and realize you’re dreaming.
WBTB refers to Wake Back to Bed
Cycle Adjustment Technique
This was created by Daniel Love, and what it is, is setting your alarm to wake you up an hour and a half before your normal time. Once you’ve adjusted to waking up early, alternate your alarm to wake you up normally and early. During times you are to wake up normally, your body will already be ready to wake up early, and therefore, you will be likely to be awake in your dream.
Wake-initiation of Lucid Dreams (WILD)
This method is described above. If you’d like to use it, the thing to do is to keep your mind awake during the process of your body falling asleep. This is one of the most interesting ways of entering lucid dreams, and is a lot like watching a movie. Just like when you’re watching a movie, you start in a state of readiness, and prepare yourself. Then, you’ll either hit play or start to fall asleep. The screen and what you see when your eyes are closed are both black. Just wait for your movie or dream to begin.
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