The Art Of Lucid Dreaming
Sometimes known as conscious dreaming, lucid dreaming is the art of keeping self aware and knowing that one is dreaming while in a dream. This includes being conscious that the events unfolding around you are only part of the dream and being able to exercise control over the dream. All of this is possible for the person who has learned how to use lucid dreaming.
Having control over your lucid dreams is an incredible experience. Everything which you thought you couldn’t keep from holding you back from your goals just falls before you and you have new found mental clarity, even when awake.
However, is it really that easy to have lucid dreams? Can anyone experience lucid dreaming and reap the benefits?
You can easily practice lucid dreaming. Many studies prove that you have the ability to do this, if you commit yourself to learning how to harness this powerful medium while expressing your inner desires.
Not only that, you have to have very defined objectives about exactly what you want to accomplish with your lucid dreaming. Is this about recreation? Is it about solving a problem whose answer eludes you in your waking life? Is this about enhancing your creativity? It’s up to you, but it’s got to be clear. Your objective itself must be lucid!
The next step is to learn the techniques of reaching the mental state where lucid dreaming is possible. You’ll have to begin learning dream recall, which is simply remembering your dreams. To begin lucid dreaming, you need to first be able to recall every detail of the dreams that you have.
It can be slow going to master this skill. The best way to proceed is with keeping a dream journal, sometimes called a Dream Recall Register. You write down your previous night’s dreams as fully as possible. It’s most effective to do this when you first wake up. In time, you will realize that you’ve trained your mind to be able to recall even the smallest details of your dreams. When you reach this stage, you are ready to make the journey into lucid dreaming.
Some individuals have found that the time for preparing the subconscious mind for experiencing lucid dreaming is reduced greatly by having hypnosis. You have the ability to continually recall your dreams by having one or two sessions, in most cases. Once this occurs your mind is then conditioned for lucid dreaming.
Occasionally you may find yourself wide awake while you are lucid dreaming. You will be able to easily recall all the vital details of a dream with the power you have so far achieved. Simply allow yourself to relax and go back to sleep. You can continue your dream in your desired direction. You will begin to realize that you have experienced the power of conscious dreaming the previous night, after you wake up.
You can also induce lucid dreaming by going back to sleep just a couple of hours after you get up in the morning. This type of dreaming can cause you to wonder if you were really dreaming or if you have somehow manifested your thought-forms into reality. Dreaming at this time is the closest you can get to actual lucid dreaming.
This is easy to do by setting your alarm to chime just a couple of hours before you would normally wake up. Once the alarm goes off, simply wake up and turn it off and then go right back to sleep. You can enjoy your lucid dreams. In order for you to pinpoint the best time for lucid dreaming it is most helpful to keep a record of your personal sleeping patterns.
Do you know you can overcome such sleeping disorders as insomnia by learning to lucid dream? If you are one who struggles with getting your sleep during normal sleeping hours, simply tell your mind that sleeping equals lucid dreaming. All those bothersome thoughts that keep you from going to sleep will be taken care of by your mind.
In the past it was it took quite a while to learn how to lucid dream, however with the dawning of new sound technologies it is now much easier than ever before for anyone to enjoy the experience of lucid dreaming.
The technology of binaural audio recordings has been tested and proven to give enormous help to people who want to lucid dream.
Binaural audio recordings work in stereo; a different sound frequency is played in each ear at the same time, phasing the brainwaves correctly and inducing deep relaxation in the listener, opening them up to lucid dreaming.
In the absence of this technology, meditation techniques had to be used by most people to master lucid dreaming. Due to the austere nature of and very long time period required for mastery of the prolonged meditation which could lead to lucid dreaming, the vast majority of people just gave up in frustration.
But binaural sound wave technology can be used in tandem with hypnosis to “fast track” a person into the power of lucid dreaming.
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