Lucid Dreaming Skills – The Uses

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It is important to note that lucid dreaming is a skill that takes time to develop. But for those who have developed it, lucid dreaming is a skill that allows you to access your subconscious and discover your most inner desires and fears and to live out your personal fantasies. This is certainly a skill that is worthwhile to develop.

Some uses of lucid dreaming abilities:

Live out your personal fantasy:
With lucid dreaming, you can do whatever you desire in your dream. You go into a dream knowing what you want to do and just do it. Just like that. A lot of people like to go fly around. Others, well..whatever you want.
Understand your subconscious:
Dreams are a place where your subconscious and deep emotions and thoughts express themselves in symbols, images and all kinds of forms. With some skill, you can interpret your dreams to understand what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

Improve real life skills:
In lucid dreams, you can practice real life skills and it actually works. By practicing doing things in your dream, you can become amazingly skilled in real life. Some Olympic riflemen actually practice in their dreams to become world class. You can do this with any skill: giving an all-star presentation at work or telling your crush you love them 🙂

Steps To Improve
Lucid Dreaming Skills

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Are you ready to learn how to Lucid Dream? Are you ready to experience anything you want in any dimension you want while you sleep in your warm cozy bed? If so, you’ll have to forget and toss aside any hesitation you may have about if it is even possible. Lucid dreaming is possible and it’s a proven scientific phenomenon.

Getting Started to Induce Lucid Dreaming:

While learning any new skill, it takes time and practice. Inevitably you’ll have feelings of frustration and you’ll feel as though it’s not possible. That’s okay. It’s okay that it takes time and everyone moves at a different level. For many of you, it will be the first time using this part of your brain. Take it slow, the whole process is fun!

Fun exercises to get you started:

Floating Objects:
Imagination plays a key role in maximizing your lucid dreaming experience. When you dream, your brain can literally dream of any reality. But because all day we’re experiencing reality as we know it, our brain can be limited to the structure we commonly know. Just because that’s what we’re used to doesn’t mean we can’t bend that reality.
Close your eyes during any quiet time during your day and in some small way bend your world. Perhaps imagine a chair hovering a couple feet off the ground, a wall changing color, a fireball in the palm of your hand or..well…whatever you want. The only thing limiting you is your imagination. Doing this skill helps flex your brain muscle to begin to alter reality and to sensitize your brain to alternate ways of experiencing reality.
A Simple Thought:
This simple thought surprisingly goes a really long way. Before you go to sleep at night, just focus for a couple seconds on this thought: I will remember my dreams when I wake up in the morning. This has worked for me and many others have said the same. There’s something about saying this to yourself that makes you remember your dreams.
If you want to get a little more serious, you can keep a dream journal. When you wake up in the morning, simply jot a couple quick memories down – on your phone, in a journal, wherever. Even if you don’t write down any details, a couple words will bring it all back to you.
Once you have these two steps down, you can look to more advanced techniques towards becoming a lucid dreamer like reality checks.

Easy Dream Interpretation –Basics To Understand Your Subconscious

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In my opinion, one of the best things about lucid dreaming is for sure dream interpretation. It’s so crazy how our brain communicates to us through images, metaphor and stories. Some cultures believe these symbols are angels or even God communicating with us. By understanding and interpreting, we can understand ourselves better.
Let’s start simple.

The basics:

Being chased
Being chased is essentially your subconscious telling you that you’re running away from a problem!! But it most importantly is trying to communicate to you that you should realize you’re running away from something and should turn around to face it. What problem in your life are you avoiding that you should face?

Dying
Despite sounding bad, dying in a dream is actually positive. Dying is represents a part of you that you should leave behind: a bad habit, a relationship, a job, or emotions towards something. It represents you shedding off something holding you back. Congrats – feel refreshed!
Falling
Falling is super duper common and represents feeling overwhelmed. You don’t have anything to grab hold of as you continue to fall into nothingness. That’s okay, we all feel like we’re falling sometimes. Remember, this is your subconscious telling you how it is feeling. You can take steps to feel less overwhelmed. Take some time to feel grounded, whether that means doing something you love or off-loading some stuff in your life that might be causing you to be falling in your dreams.

How to Induce Lucid Dreaming
with Reality Checks

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One of the most common and easiest ways to induce Lucid Dreaming is through what is called reality checks.
You use reality checks so you can do a “check” to see if you are in a dream world or the real world.
By doing it consistently during the day, you train your brain to do it even while you’re sleeping. So when you do it while dreaming, you realize you’re in a dream. Then, your normal dream has just been upgraded to a lucid dream!

Simple Exercises

What is a reality check?
A reality check is when you “check” something in your environment that normally can’t be replicated in a dream. For instance, you can’t see details in your hand in a dream or do simple math.
Examples:
  • Math – can you do a simple math problem? Really push for an answer.
  • Hands – can you see your fingerprints?
  • Re-reading – If you read something and go back to read it again, does it change?
  • Time – Can you clearly read a clock?
Practice Over Time
Getting good and making reality checks a habit is built up over time. But with some consistent effort, you will see yourself jumping into lucid dreams.
A word of caution
When you’re practicing reality checks, make sure to perform reality checks mindfully, with intention and focus. The extra focus wires your brain synapses in just the right way so your brain will do it on its own while you’re dreaming.

 


Learn How To Have Flying Lucid Dreams

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Flying in your dreams is what it’s all about!!! The beauty of Lucid Dreaming is that we can depart from our lives attached to physicality and overcome the boundaries of gravity. How amazing would it be to lift off the ground and speed through never ending scenery of lush forests, deserts or frozen tundra?
Where would you fly to?
It’s actually pretty crazy how resistant our brain can be to us flying in a lucid dream. Our brain is so heavily programmed to the gravity we’re used to. Our biggest constraint to flying is actually ourselves.

Steps To Fly:

Prep
The most important thing to learn how to fly in your dreams is simply to have the confidence that you CAN fly in your dreams.
1. Practice visualizing your dreams while awake
Find a nice quiet spot – I personally like to do this on a bus – to close your eyes and just imagine yourself flying. Pick a specific scene you already know well and fly through it.
A key thing that helps is to find and imagine the details in your scene: is it hot? what colors are vibrant? is your visualization in the normal laws of gravity?
2. Practice becoming more aware of your dreams
Start thinking about remembering your dreams when you go to sleep at night. When you wake up, jot down your dreams in a dream journal to solidify your dream out of your head and onto the page. You’ll be surprised how helpful this is, even a couple lines.
3. Start lucid dreaming with reality checks
Check out an expanded version of reality checks here. A “reality check” is when you have trained your brain to perform a check on your reality. Because there are certain things your brain can’t fully replicate in a dream – like your fingerprints or doing easy math problems – when your brain tries to do this “check” in a dream, you realize you’re dreaming. Getting into the habit of performing “reality checks” is a major factor to consistently lucid dream. Try it, it’s easy!
If you can’t perform a basic reality check like seeing your fingerprints, you will know you’re dreaming!
Let’s Get To It – Steps to Fly
  1. Before you sleep, set a goal that you’re going to fly. Fantasize your desired dream as your consciousness drifts off.
  2. Realize in your dream that you’re actually dreaming. Most commonly this will be done with reality checks. Don’t be frustrated if it doesn’t happen right away. The key is to do this consistently for several weeks. Go to bed with your goal in mind every night. Over time, you will strengthen your ability to realize you’re dreaming.
  3. Get grounded in the dream. When you realize you’re lucid dreaming, don’t freak out! Calm down and “get grounded.” Getting grounded can mean notice the details in the dream or look at your hands. Getting grounded is key to not getting too excited and wake up. If you do wake up, that’s totally okay. You’re getting closer to flying. But if you don’t wake up…
  4. Fly away!

Benefits To Lucid Dreaming –
Improve and Perfect Real Life Skills

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Lucid Dreaming has many benefits. Here we discuss the benefit of perfecting any skill you want. Each step is broken down so anyone can do it.
I remember hearing when I was a kid about an Olympic rifleman. Apparently, he rarely practiced in real life. He actually would practice in his dreams! He would go to sleep at night and visualize himself shooting the target dead on, every time. But he wouldn’t just think, “oh, hit the target.” He would go over every technical part of the process over and over again in all its details. He would become the bullet leaving his rifle and he himself would hit the target.
Wow.
We can do that too.
Lucid Dreaming has allowed me to perfect real life skills I’m working on.

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to perfecting skills while you sleep:

  1. Break down your skills into its parts. What are the different mechanisms involved in completing what you want?
  2. Notice all the details. For instance, the feel of any material on any tools or objects you use. This will be useful for when you’re creating your visualization in your dream.
  3. Practice in real life going through the motions of your skill, noticing everything from steps 1 and 2.
  4. Close your eyes, visualize going through your skill and process slowly but smoothly. Imagine overcoming any steps to the process you have trouble with.
  5. Go through step 4 again, but this time try and imagine yourself AS the objects themselves. Become the rifle, become the basketball, become the piano key.
  6. After you’ve gone through these steps, you can start to imagine this while falling sleep. And then, eventually, while Lucid Dreaming.
Perfecting skills in your dreams is a major benefit to Lucid Dreaming.
What skills do you want to improve on? This doesn’t just need to be about a skill like a sport. You can improve any skill: talking to a crush, performing at work, or even tapping into your consciousness.

10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know
About Lucid Dreaming

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To many, lucid dreaming is a “woo-woo” experience. They know lucid dreaming is kind-of close to something they know to be true (dreaming) and kind-of totally bonkers.
Lucid dreaming is a proven scientific phenomenon.

Here’s 10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Lucid Dreaming

  1. You’ve probably had one already yourself! A popular German study reports that 51% of the population has had a lucid dream!
  2. All lucid dreams start out as any regular dream.
  3. Your dream becomes a lucid dream when you realize you’re dreaming. This most likely happens during REM sleep. REM sleep is when your brain is the most active, according to the American Sleep Association.
  4. It’s possible to train your brain to lucid dreaming more frequently, and more intensely.
  5. A key skill to lucid dreaming is to stabilize your dream when you realize you’re dreaming.
  6. Lucid dreaming is not a nightmare, it’s when you are in control of your dream.
  7. You can fly in your lucid dream.
  8. Well…you can do anything you want in your lucid dream.
  9. Lucid dreams are an excellent way to get in touch with your subconscious. Some discover amazing things about their deep wants.
  10. If you don’t think you have had a lucid dream, don’t worry, you can teach yourself.

Dream Interpretation Guide, Part 1

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Why Interpret Dreams At All?

Our dreams are where our deep inner subconscious communicates and plays around. If we can understand and interpret what our inner conscious is telling us then we can understand our deepest desires and wishes and even our deepest fears. This is beneficial whether we just want to engage in our truest selves or if we want to take informed action based on what we really want. We all have inner desires, but sometimes we numb and suffocate them because we’re afraid of what they really might mean for our lives. Over years, we suppress and numb our deepest desires resulting in us becoming alienated from our very self! I don’t want any of us to be like that!!
Welcome to the journey of getting to know our deepest selves through interpreting our dreams.

First Steps Towards InterpretationRemembering Your Dreams

Knowing what your dream was is the first step toward interpreting a dream. How many times have we woken up thinking of our dream and minutes later having it totally forgotten? We experience our dreams and know in the moment how important it is…but we forget.
To remember dreams, you can take simple steps before and waking up.
Before Falling Asleep
This one is easy. All you have to do is to think about remembering your dreams. That’s it. Some advanced lucid dreamers have a dynamic pre-sleep ritual. But start small. All you need to do is focus on the idea of remembering your dreams.
Waking Up
When you wake up, run through your dreams again. Try and remember as many details as you can. A great tool is to have a Dream Journal. When you wake up, jot down the basic points of your dreams. I’ve found that I don’t really need to even write down all the details, just by writing down the major points of the dream allow it to come back. Writing it down makes the dream real. It gets it out of your head and into the physical world.
Review
Look over your Dream Journal. Think about some of the characters, the colors, the events of your dreams over a couple days or weeks. Begin to feel more familiar with the world of your dreams.
Check out this basic guide to some metaphors in dreams.