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  • 12 Amazing Benefits of Lucid Dreaming
    you ask if you possessed such profound lucid wisdom 8 Lucid dreamers practice and improve real life skills In Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming Stephen LaBerge features the testimony from a doctor who practiced surgical cases for the next day during his sleep He boasted a reputation of excellence because of this being able to refine and polish his techniques much faster than the average surgeon Indeed any physical skill can be improved upon while lucid because the tangible experience transfers to real life muscle memory Similarly mental and emotional responses can be realistically rehearsed while lucid dreaming to improve upon skills like public speaking Quite simply practice makes perfect 9 Lucid dreamers safely overcome fears and phobias If you are afraid of heights what s stopping you in a dream from jumping out of an airplane Not only are you completely safe but you can slow down time control your fall and float gently to the ground Having done this lucidly at 10 000 feet lucid dreamers have reported feeling much better about their fear of heights in the waking world As clinical psychiatrist J Timothy Green reported in his article on lucid dreaming and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder dealing with a worst case scenario in a positive way creates new neural patterns in your unconscious mind to help overcome the fear for good 10 Lucid dreamers process grief by reuniting with lost loved ones When we lose loved ones we have the sense that there is some unfinished business Whether the death comes suddenly without warning or slowly and predictably we would all take that opportunity to have another hour with the deceased Lucid dreams of the dead may offer a psychological therapy for the surviving individual They provide a capacity for grieving and healing even if you take the view that the deceased are not actually visiting you and it s just a part of your own psyche playing the role Lucid dreams offer us the closure we need to overcome our grief and move on with our lives 11 Lucid dreamers explore their inner creative potential Conscious dreaming is an exceptionally powerful way to improve your creativity In fact some of the most beautiful music I ever heard took place in my lucid dreams They reveal our most creative side because of the free flow of ideas arising from the unconscious mind To seek creativity in your lucid dreams I ve found there are two pretty effective methods either shout out to the dream to show you a particular form of inspiration Or actively visit a place of inspiration such as a painter exploring an art gallery of the future or a musician listening to their favorite composer 12 Lucid dreamers discover new worlds that lie beyond words The lucid dream world is made up of many alternate realities Every time you wake up in a new dream scene you will find strange goings on and new landscapes to explore They are all completely tangible

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  • Why Aren't We Always Lucid in Dreams?
    dream world is not bizarre at all since we dreamed as children long before we learned all of the physical laws of reality So our unconscious was programmed to recognize fluid imaginative constructs in dreams before the rigid logical rules of waking life No wonder we don t challenge the unreality of the dream world and become lucid in dreams more often Dreams and reality differ only in their respective level of expectations the waking I expects stricter reality rules as you mature The brain understands the boundary between these two worlds as waking up and is able to adapt to a different set of rules When this mechanism fails you have a false awakening That s when the waking I is activated even though you are still inside a hallucinatory dream world It s then much easier to become lucid in dreams since you are judging your dream by logical waking standards For step by step tutorials on lucid dream induction and exploration check out The Lucid Dreaming Fast Track my online study program for beginners and beyond Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the creator of World of Lucid Dreaming where she offers valuable first hand insights Learn more about Rebecca Take her home study program Connect with her on Facebook Twitter and the lucid dream forum Latest Extraordinary fantasy art by Jeremiah Morelli Jeremiah Morelli is a whimsical fantasy artist and visual storyteller He places conceptual fairytale creatures in vivid dreamscapes to capture the imagination He s also a school teacher and amazingly finds the time and motivation to create this huge gallery of artwork Such light and dark fairytale paintings make beautiful places to visit in your lucid dreams Latest 12 awesome Inception style dreamscapes Inspired and named for the notion of Flatland artist and photographer Aydin Buyuktas has created a series of works where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises Based on photos of Istanbul Buyuktas explains We live in places that most of the times don t draw our attention places that transform our memories places that the artist gives another dimension where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise These works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visuality ironic as well as a multidimensional romantic point of view Latest 10 essential oils to boost lucid dreaming One summer the 19th century lucid dream researcher Marquis d Hervey de Saint Deny took a bottle of an unfamiliar scent on his travels to France He whiffed his scent laden handkerchief by day making an unconscious and emotional connection between the French countryside and his chosen scent On returning home he put the bottle away out of sight and out of smell His cunning plan was to have a servant sprinkle a few drops of the scent

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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Lucid Dreaming
    working memory This area is usually deactivated during REM sleep which explains why it is not typical to realize that we re dreaming or remember all of the detail without serious effort Once lucidity is triggered the dreamer treads a fine line between staying asleep yet remaining conscious enough to remember they re dreaming Interestingly the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is uniquely associated with the subjective experience of deciding when and how to act In Susan Blackmore s wonderful pocketbook Consciousness A Very Short Introduction she explains how this region is directly connected to free will and how this may be an illusion created by our own complex brain processes Blackmore also discusses self awareness and the contentious problem we have when we try to pinpoint the location of our conscious inner self 6 Lucid dreaming can be mapped as a separate state of consciousness Susan Blackmore s work highlights another important feature of lucidity that it may be a special state of consciousness distinct from any other Can these separate states be mapped Some scientists believe so Here s a diagram based on Blackmore s conclusions and the existing theories of human consciousness Although it is extremely difficult to know the relevant dimensions it is possible to visualize how these conscious states might be mapped in a vast multidimensional space It aims to illustrate how some states are commonly experienced and easy to reach being wide awake false awakenings and dreaming while others are rarer and tread the far reaches of the human experience deep sleep sleep paralysis and mystical experiences 7 Vitamin B6 can increase your dream recall and intensity In 2002 a double blind study revealed that participants who took a daily 250mg B6 supplement reported a significant increase in dream content as measured in dream vividness bizarreness emotionality and color This is actually greater than the recommended maximum daily intake for healthy adults which is 100mg In fact you only need about 1 3mg of vitamin B6 each day and you usually get that from the foods you eat So 100mg a day is a sizeable dose especially if you take it on a prolonged basis In the study above participants took the 250mg dose for just 3 days So this is not a long term experiment and should be maintained at your own discretion How much is too much Doses of 500 1 000mg taken daily for several months can lead to sensory neuropathy pain and numbness of the extremities To get started know this casual experiments by other dreamers have shown the amount of B6 needed to increase dream intensity varies from 100 500mg depending on the person I suggest starting with Nature Made Vitamin B6 100mg about two hours before bed for just a few nights in a row then have a break for a few weeks If you don t see any benefit increase the nightly dose at your own risk but remember not to do this on a prolonged basis To boost

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  • How to Control Your Dreams Infographic
    in Articles About Resources Forum Course Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Copyright 2008 2016 Rebecca Turner World of Lucid Dreaming All Rights Reserved Website Design by Cre8ve

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  • Learn How to Have Lucid Dreams
    own lifestyle By following the step by step instructions in Phase Two you will discover How to visualize effectively and create intricate dreamscapes while you re awake in bed How to enact dream chaining a rewarding way of lucidly re entering a dream from which you ve just awoken Which dream supplements to use an optional way to a night of highly vivid dreaming How to identify false awakenings and turn these realistic dreams of waking into lucid dreams How to stop nightmares and convert them to lucid dreams by turning the source of the nightmare in on itself How to hypnotize yourself and plant the seeds of lucidity which prime you to have more lucid dreams Phase Three Exploration Phase Three will transform your early moments of lucidity into epic lucid dreams that color your world forever You ll learn how to avoid common mistakes and maximize your lucid dreaming potential with personal examples of unconscious dream principles at play By harnessing dream control for both fantasies and personal growth you ll improve your waking life You ll take your lucid dreaming skills to advanced levels applying philosophical and therapeutic practices Through the tutorials in Phase Three you will learn How to prolong and control your dreams with my essential principles in dream control How to program your dreams in advance by seeding your desired dreamscape or dream plot How to summon dream figures and use your creative dreaming imagination to play with them How to seek wisdom from your true self by communicating with the awareness behind the dream Which lucid dream challenges to take on first in order to advance your dream control skills How lucid dream therapy can treat anxiety depression phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder The Lucid Audio Tools The program also includes four audio tools to encourage lucid dreaming through self hypnosis and meditation The hypnosis audio is extra special because it s based on a routine that I ve use many times to support my lucidity Now I can pass this experience onto you so you share the exact same mind space that works for me Meditation has played a key role in my life since I was a teenager enabling me to access profound states of awareness and access lucid dreaming faster I encourage you to combine the unique meditation audio with my step by step visualization tutorials to supercharge the effect on your dream life Jump into The World of Lucid Dreaming You can start learning to lucid dream in the next few minutes Simply follow this link to buy instant access to the online program You ll gain full access to 30 powerful lucid dreaming tutorials including the techniques that produced my first conscious dreams at 14 years old and the enhancements I ve learned since 4 digitally mastered hypnosis meditation and subliminal audios for lucid dreaming that will support your mental training through daily relaxation My structured lesson plan for success helping you to maintain essential momentum on

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  • 52 Ways to Have Lucid Dreams
    sleep to wake you during your most likely period of Rapid Eye Movement REM sleep to boost your dream recall Count backwards from 100 as you fall asleep 100 I m dreaming 99 I m dreaming 98 I m dreaming Take afternoon naps when you feel tired especially after meals Allow yourself more lie ins and practice lucid dreaming techniques Don t smoke marijuana or drink excessive alcohol as this inhibits REM sleep Let go of any fears that are holding you back There is nothing to be fearful of when you understand how it all works Aim to get at least 7 8 hours of sleep per night or more if you feel you need more I do Perform Daniel Love s Cycle Adjustment Technique by alternating your daily wake up times Visualize your next lucid dream in advance how you will become lucid what it will feel and look like and what you ll do first Try a Finger Induced Lucid Dream FILD when you wake up in the night lie still and minutely wiggle your index and middle finger till you fall asleep lucidly As you fall asleep lie perfectly relaxed melt your awareness into the mattress and repeat the phrase The next scene will be a dream Hypnotize yourself as you fall asleep visualizing your way into a beautiful garden that represents your unconscious Expect to have spontaneous lucid dreams also known as Dream Induced Lucid Dreams DILDs where you become lucid through flashes of logic Use a lucid dream mask such as the REM Dreamer also known as an Electrically Induced Lucid Dream EILD Play first person video games like Prototype or Left 4 Dead to stimulate the proven phenomenon of Game Induced Lucid Dreams GILDs Some swear by this one go to bed thirsty and place a glass of water the other side of the bedroom You may dream an out of body experience in an attempt to fetch the drink Conversely perform reality checks every time you use the bathroom then go to bed with a semi full bladder and dream urination can induce lucidity Sharpen your visualization skills lay in bed with your eyes closed and visualize the room in vivid detail Visualize outdoor scenes as well Imagine kinesthetic sensations like riding a bike floating on a cloud or running through a field as you fall asleep Take a Vitamin B6 supplement which converts tryptophan found in cheese chicken salmon eggs and milk into serotonin for more vivid dreams Set at least three clear lucid dream intentions before you go to sleep at night Learn as much as you can about lucid dreaming from the bestselling books and online resources Create your own art inspired by dreams to bring dreaming to the forefront of your imagination and boost your dream recall Share email facebook tumblr twitter reddit google pinterest Your Gateway to Lucid Dreams Some people dream to sleep Others sleep to dream Start now About the author Rebecca Turner is the

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  • How To Have Lucid Dreams
    to Have Lucid Dreams I ve been lucid dreaming since I was 14 years old and I ve spent the last five years researching and writing about lucid dream control on this site Understandably I get a lot of emails and forum questions from beginners and by far the most common one goes like this What s the BEST way to have lucid dreams I don t have time to read up about everything I just want to do the one technique that works best Of course no one would waste their time on techniques that don t work They are all valid in their own right each enhancing different aspects of your psychological and physiological opportunities to lucid dream I find that lucid dream techniques work best in combinations eg Writing in your dream journal and doing lots of reality checks Daily meditation and night time dream incubation Adjusting your sleep cycles and take a dream supplement So you can start to see now that there is no best way to have lucid dreams that applies to everyone I know that s not a very satisfying answer but it is undoubtedly true As a consolation prize I m going to share the best way for me to have lucid dreams speaking quite generally over the years My Lucid Dream Routine Over the years I have found that following these techniques usually in combination produce the most lucid dreams 1 Night Time Meditation There is a wonderful half sleep state I go and explore whenever I am in bed and drowsy I lie very still and relaxed and allow my mind to drift I hold on to that thin strand of consciousness while allowing my body to fall asleep Not only is this deeply relaxing it creates all kinds of interesting hypnagogic sensations floating out of body seeing geometric patterns behind closed eyes auditory hallucinations and emerging dream scenes This method is great for increasing your self awareness visualization skills and learning how to walk your mind directly into a lucid dream 2 Dream Journaling If there were one technique that is absolutely essential to frequent lucid dreaming it is to keep a dream journal Spend 10 minutes writing down your dreams each morning and you will find that not only will your dream recall and intensity increase but you will have many more moments of spontaneous lucidity in the dream world Ignore this at your peril 3 Incubation This means planting a seed of an idea into your unconscious mind so that you may recall it while dreaming It s nothing to do with Inception One way to incubate a lucid dream is to say to yourself I will have a lucid dream tonight while performing meditation or self hypnosis Another way is repeatedly think about your desired dream plot or a dream character you d like to meet all through the waking day In the same way that horror movies can incubate nightmares your thoughts and daydreams can

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  • How to Have More Lucid Dreams with Prospective Memory
    the night even when we are asleep and unconscious Remarkable Over the years I found the effect so fascinating that I used to test my prospective memory with various challenges OK I d say in my head as I got into bed the night before it s 11pm now and I want to wake up at 5 30am and record one dream That would happen Then I d set another mental alarm for 90 minutes later in the attempt of coinciding with another period of REM sleep The timing of REM is never that predictable but I have used this technique to significantly improve my dream recall So prospective memory certainly has its uses for lucid dreamers Prospective Memory and Reality Checks Of course there s one other huge application for prospective memory in my life and that s doing reality checks I need to remember to test my reality habitually through the day so I can remember to do the same in my dreams Sean Kelly the creator of Lucid Academy recommends improving your prospective memory by committing to do reality checks every time you see a certain object like a cat or a lock Choose something you might see 5 10 times during your daily routine rather than something that appears 20 times as that would be overkill Then every time you see that object do a reality check Ask yourself am I dreaming Now you have to really mean it and fully probe your self awareness in your environment Don t just say nope and move on It should be a deep thoughtful exercise If you re not entirely sure what that means check out how to improve your self awareness as this will help define meaningful reality checks and awareness of your self To be habitually self aware in waking life means to be more self aware in your dreams Anchors and Mnemonics Devices If you want to go all out with the prospective memory technique you can expand on this concept with methods straight out of NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming An anchor is an Sean Kelly described a link that reminds you of something So here we have linked cats and locks to reality checks Sometimes even with a solid well defined anchor in place you may completely forget to do your reality check You may get home and realize you actually saw two cats on your walk and completely failed to test your reality No problem You just need to set up a simple mnemonic device A mnemonic device is a memory cue that is visually intense and sparks the imagination into life Think of a perfectly normal cat Now imagine it s carrying a giant oversized cardboard check on its back struggling to bear the load which guarantees to pay Mr Cat the princely sum of 500 000 You ve just mnemonically linked cats and checks together in your mind using surreal imagery So the next time you see a cat you

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