Q. How long does it take to learn how to dream lucidly?
A. Almost everyone has the ability to lucid dream! However, the duration depends on the individual and circumstances. Initially, many people have experienced lucid dreams a couple of days after learning about the concept of lucid dreaming. It is more common for people to achieve a lucid dream within a week or two but usually when practicing the lucid dreaming techniques consistently. If the dreamer is in an environment that is stressful or the person dreaming hasn’t attempted a good nights rest every night, then the chances of lucid dreaming will decline. The most important favor that can help you achieve lucidity is the effort you put into it.
Q. How realistic are lucid dreams?
A. The realistic nature of lucid dreams are very impeccable to reality and often extreme. A lucid dreamer would be able to feel the warmth of their own body, touch the ground, and feel like their normal individual self. Dreams can manifest in such a fictitious reality within a dreamers own mind. The dream world is a generated motor sensory world in which a dreamer can explore and do anything they put your mind to. A dreamer could have feelings such as sadness or joyfulness. The dream world could look exactly the same as the real world. However, it is important to understand that the dream world is an internally generated world, and is distinctly separate from the real word.
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Q. I don’t remember my dreams and dont think I am actually dreaming! Am I actually dreaming?
A. Statistically, a dreamer has six or seven dreams per night, but may not recollect the dreams because they don’t think about their dreams upon awakening, and therefore it is instantly forgotten. Improving your dream recall (a method provided in “The Doctrine of Lucid Dreaming” ) is the best way to strengthen your memory and remember your dreams.
Q. What is the difference between having a little lucidity and having complete control?
A. Dreams can be very bizarre and unstable at times, as a dreamer would come to understand! A lucid dreamer has the ability to meet real people and have multi senses such as feeling or touching another person, but random events can happen such as your friend turning into your dog! In some instances, a lucid dreamer may be able to successfully attempt to do some things and other times they may have to flow with the dream in a halfway state of consciousness. The lucid dreamer would need to accept and observe all the bizarre things they may see that will incur during the dream.
Q. I feel as if I can lucid dream naturally. Can this happen?
A. It is a rarity for people to have lucid dreams frequently and naturally although many people have had at least one or two lucid dreams in their lifetime. Statically about 20-30% people lucid dream naturally! Some people may possibly have experienced many lucid dreams but simply forgot them because they haven’t practiced the dream recall method.
Q. What is it like being lucid within a dream?
A. It is not like watching a movie, but being inside the film and acting out the film. (Example: Being the character James Bond in one of his movies, but also being the director at the same time). Although – in many cases when a dreamer recalls their dreams, they think of it as just a story but when having a lucid dream, the dreamer really wakes up consciously in the fictitious dream world.
Q. Why not learn astral projection or hypnosis instead of lucid dreaming?
A. Everyone can understand and/or potentially has had a lucid dream. There is also evidential proof on the existence of lucid dreaming and its attainability. Self-hypnosis is not fully understood by the community and there is no validated theory about astral projection, but its always worth checking out both. Hypnosis can inevitably put you in a trance state that could induce lucid dreaming and astral projection has been known by some dreamers to have experienced it within their dreams.
Q. I have had the ability to recognize that I am dreaming, but am not able to control my dreams. Why is this?
A. Sometimes, it takes practice – with dream control because it revolves around your imagination and memory. Imagine being confident enough within the dream, to tell yourself that you have the ability to create images and have volitional control within your dreams. You should be able to start slow and then achieve flying at a very high and faster pace!