Is it possible to lucid dream tonight?
Lucid dreaming is an amazing way to communicate with your subconscious, face your fears, and improve your problem solving skills, creativity and intuition. However, most people have a hard time even remembering their dreams, let alone be able to become lucid during them. Let’s take a look at some proven ways to make sure that you can start not only remembering your dreams, but become aware that you are in a dream and manipulate your reality to improve your waking life.
A lucid dreaming guide
Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. The first step to being able to become lucid is to start remembering your dreams.
Some people only remember bits and pieces of their dreams occasionally and other people have trouble remember their dreams at all. If you are in one of these categories, you need to start a dream journal.
When you lay down to go to sleep for the night, close your eyes and repeat to yourself the following affirmations or something similar:
“I am enjoying having dreams every night and it is easy for me to remember them.”
“It is easy for me to wake up after I have a dream so I can write it down.”
Repeat this to your self up to 20 times or until you you fall asleep.
This may work for you the fist time, or you may have to do this every night for a couple of weeks for your subconscious mind to get that you are serious about remembering your dreams. Once you start to remember your dreams, you will need to start a dream log or a dream journal.
A dream log is simply a notebook, or some kind of way of keeping track of your dreams. There are many different ways to go about doing this. Here are a few common ways to log your dreams:
- Pen and notebook
- iPad or other tablet (nice because it is back lit and has auto correction for poor spelling right after you wake up)
- Voice recorder (can use your smart phone if needed)
A pen and paper is probably the best thing to use because you can jot things down quickly and you don’t run the risk of accidentally deleting them or any of the other technical malfunctions that an electronic device can have. Also, while writing by hand, you have freedom to jot down more abstract things like pictures or symbols.
Try to keep note of particular reoccurring dream symbols. They could be anything from a specific event, to a person, a certain color, place or feeling that happens to reappear over the course of several dreams.
Once you start remembering you dreams, you can start the process of trying to become aware and lucid in your dream state. One way to do this is by performing reality checks in your waking life. Once you develop a habit of checking to see if you are dreaming while you are awake, this will carry over into your dream state. When you perform a reality check in your sleep, you can then recognize that you are dreaming and become lucid.
Stat by performing a reality check at least 10 times a day. It only takes a few seconds every hour or so and will not be noticeable to anyone around you. All you have to do is look at your hands and ask your self if you are dreaming. If you are awake, your hand will look normal and you will think, “OK I am awake,” and you can go about your business. If you are dreaming, and you have created the habit of asking this question, you will be more likely to ask yourself this question when you are a sleep when you ask this question and you are dreaming, will look down and your hands will look different. Maybe they will have more than 5 fingers or webs between each finger.
Another good reality check is to press your hand against a wall or other solid object while you ask yourself if you are dreaming. If you are dreaming, your had will often pass through the wall. While you are performing this reality check, imagine what it would look or feel like if your had did pass through the wall and thin about what that would be like if you were dreaming.
Another great reality check is looking closely at a clock. When you are awake, take notice of the little things about a clock like the way the minute hand moves. When you are dreaming, the hands may move fast or randomly. This is a trigger for you to realize that you are dreaming.
Meditating on regular basis is another way to train your mind for lucid dreaming. When you meditate, you are lowering your brainwave frequencies to lowered states closer to alpha or theta which is associated with sleep. If you lower your brain frequencies like this while reminding conscious, you are training your mind and body to be aware in altered states of consciousness which will help you be more accustomed to the physical and mental state of lucid dreaming.
Meditating is simply a state where your entire body is relaxed, or asleep, and your mind is still conscious and thinking. To practice meditation, simply, sit or lay in a comfortable position and relax every part of your body one at a time. Breathe in and out deeply relaxing naming off each body part that you are relaxing one at a time. Once your entire body is in sleep mode, relax your mind by imagining yourself in a passive and relaxing place. From there you can simply enjoy and visualize being in your ideal environment, free of stress and worry.
There are many different way to meditate, but getting in an altered state of consciousness like that of meditation will make becoming lucid much easier.
Using brainwave entrainment to become lucid
Listening to brainwave entrainment or binaural beats is a great way to train yourself to be aware while in an alter state of consciousness. This is one of the best ways to fast track your lucid dreaming success. Binaural beats are specialized frequencies infused with calming music or background noise that safely guide your brainwave frequencies to this lowered state of consciousness. Click here to find out more about recommended binaural beats for lucid dreaming, or to check them out here.
There are many more methods of getting into a lucid state for dreaming, but this guide should get you started. If you want the guarantee guide to lucid dreaming with even more information on how to start lucid dreaming as soon as possible, get the Fast Track Guide to Lucid Dreaming here:
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