UNLOCK THE WORLD OF DREAMING LUCIDLY
Have you ever started to dream and then suddenly have experienced the bizarre realization that you may be actually dreaming? This notion is called lucid dreaming and has been scientifically validated and known to exist amongst dreamers. Such a notion has been quite a rarity amongst dreamers, but within the last several years of mainstream research, there now exists many developed methods and practices that can help a dreamer induce lucid dreaming. With practice, lucid dreamers gain the ability to control their dreams.
“My purpose in writing this book is twofold: to share with you what I have researched and learned about lucid dreaming, and to help you learn the art of dreaming lucidly. In Short, it is a book about the practices, techniques, dream interpretation, factual evidence, and history of lucid dreaming. By learning about the topic of lucid dreaming, a dreamer may be able to gain knowledge and insight while also riddling themselves of nightmares, using lucid dreaming for therapeutic use, experiencing their utmost ultimate fantasy, generating fresh ideas, and much more. The key is not to leave dreams to chance but to learn how to experience the world of your dreams through a level of awareness called lucid dreaming.”
ABC NEWS SPEAKS ABOUT – “LUCID DREAMING”
ABC NEWS states, “For many of us, dreams are a strange other world — puzzling, terrifying, and beyond our control. But some psychologists now say, under the right conditions, we can control our dreams to have fun or to learn from them. One way to do that is through lucid dreaming, in which you choose what happens in your dream. You can fly through the air, swim with dolphins, tame the monster in your nightmares, speak to a dead relative — anything you want to do, all the while aware that it’s a dream. “
Dr. Steven LaBerge Founder of The Lucidity Institute at Stanford University explains –“Lucid dreaming is simply a dream in which you know you’re dreaming while it’s happening. “So you know, ‘This is a dream I’m having,’ and therefore, you can control, you can decide. You know it’s all in your mind, so nothing can hurt you. You’re free and you can experiment.”
BENEFITS OF LUCID DREAMING
CREATE YOUR OWN DREAMWORLD
WITH LUCID DREAMING – the possibilities are endless. Imagination is tenfold. You have the unlimited potential for creating any imaginable dream scenario in advance followed by having the imagination and cognitive awareness within the dream. The lucid dream world is made up of many alternate realities and thus everything feels completely tangible and life-like. Every time you wake up in a new dream scene, you will find new experiences and new landscapes to explore!
You can teleport to parallel worlds, explore different timelines, visit different countries and travel to the tenth dimension. This is a thrilling proposition that enables you to explore the nature of the physical universe, as your vast unconscious mind sees it.
Using both dream-induced and wake-induced techniques, lucid dreamers can set up elaborate dream ideas before they start dreaming! Try tapping into your own creativity of what you would like to do and see. Unlock answers to the very questions that has stirred deep inside of you.
INTERACT WITH HEROES
IMAGINE being lucid enough to have a conversation with some of the most influential people of our time or even before we were born. Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Richard Branson, and Ghandi are all heroes and influential thinkers I would enjoy meeting.
There are no limits here. Who would you choose to meet in your lucid dream? What would you ask them? The possibilities are endless, and the impact these wonderful lucid conversations have had on your waking life could be profound.
LUCID DREAMERS EXPLORE THEIR INNER CREATIVE POTENTIAL
CONSCIOUS DREAMING is an exceptionally powerful way to improve your creativity! In fact, some of the most alluring music, art, and idea making can stem from lucid dreaming. To name an few examples: One being, Albert Einstein, whom having been inspired by a lucid dream, developed his theory – the special relativity of the speed of light.
Another lucid dreamer – Salvador Dali, would dream up hand painted photographs in his lucid dreams, wake up, and immediately start painting the explosive imagination from within his dreams. Niels Bohr, an avid lucid dreamer unlocked many areas of lucid dreaming and developed the atomic theory which led to winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dreams reveal our most creative side due to 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 or a musician listening to their favorite composer.
LUCID DREAMERS SUMMON THEIR TRUE SELVES & DISCOVER A PERSONAL MEANING TO LIFE
MANY LUCID DREAMERS use lucid dreams to consolidate their waking philosophies – for figure out the meaning of life. Frequent lucid dreamers have discovered that there appears to be a hidden awareness behind their dreams. This observer, this wiser self, speaks frankly and directly and references both waking and dream elements.
The oneironaut Robert Waggoner, author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, refers to it as a separate consciousness within or “the true self,” an awareness hidden by layers of misguided core beliefs developed in childhood. What questions would you ask if you possessed such profound lucid wisdom?
While it is not uncommon to have nightmares once in a while, especially during periods of stress, experiencing nightmares frequently can diminish psychological well-being. One novel approach that is being explored for treating nightmares is lucid dreaming. Once lucid within the nightmare, the dreamer can some-how realize that there is no real danger, even despite lingering fear!
At this point, the dreamer can attempt to break free of habitual responses, instead consciously choosing how to respond. Ideally, a lucid dreamer has already visualized alternate endings to their nightmares in wake, and therefore can quickly tap into these alternate courses of action. Even careful confrontation with fearful figures can be a beneficial approach to dealing with a nightmare, in some cases leading to further understanding of the nightmare content and allowing personal transformation.
LUCID DREAMING CAN HELP 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 now have the awareness and cognitive control to slow down time, control your fall and float gently to the ground.
Many lucid dreamers 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.
TRAVEL & FLY IN SPACE AND TIME
LUCID TIME TRAVEL dreams really have an interesting way of showing the imaginative mind at work. Flying, hovering, and space travel could never feel so real! They never really match up to expectations because of the complicated twist that comes with dream traveling.
The past and future are drizzled with surrealism, that will make any lucid dreamer wonder if they are not just traveling an imaginary dream timeline but in fact inside a parallel universe. Of course, lucid dreaming is all in the mind. But still, lucid time travel dreams remain a unique and exciting proposition!
LUCID DREAMERS PRACTICE AND IMPROVE REAL LIFE SKILLS
IN HIS BOOK “EXPLORING THE WORLD OF LUCID DREAMING”, Oneirologist 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.
PROCESS TRAUMA, GRIEF, AND HEALING
LUCID DREAMING offers an opportunity to tap into the deep subconscious mind with enough awareness to play out personal trauma and grief that we have buried deep inside of us. When we experience trauma or loss of loved ones, we may carry some cognitive pain and a sense that there is some unfinished business. Lucid dreaming can offer a psychological type of therapy in many different creative ways.
Sometimes, trauma and grief appear in our dreams a something frightening happening to us. If we learn to go along with the dream and use our creativity to realize that it is fear itself within the dream and that nothing can harm us – we can inevitably start the healing process, by moving through these sub-conscious experiences. Lucid dreams can offer us the closure we need to overcome our grief and move forward.