So what is lucid dreaming?Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming more conscious during the dream. When we are dreaming and realize this fact, we have a unique opportunity to interact with the dream with purpose and with amazement.
Lucid dreaming is one of the most amazing experiences you will ever know. The ability to look around, and know that everything you see is an imaginary realm is simply mind blowing, especially because it feels more real than waking life. Colors are more vivid, perception is clearer, and joy can rush through so strongly that your feet will lift off the ground.
It gets even dreamier when you realize that the other dream figures want to talk to you and show you what you’re ready to see. They can be friendly and other times they can test your boundaries and the limits of your courage. And occasionally, they will let you in on a secret or two that can remind you that the world is not at all what it seems.
Some people say that some foods or meditation or sleeping with a quartz rock under your pillow will induce lucid dreaming. Although it may be possible, the following might be the quickest way for someone to begin lucid dreaming on the first attempt.
Lay down to go to sleep, this works best if you are extremely tired. Lay on your back with your arms at your side and eyes closed. STAY PERFECTLY STILL. You must stay awake. Your brain will send signals to your body to see if your are ready to sleep. These signals include getting an itch, change your body position, wanting to blink or move your eyeballs (remember your eyes should be closed). YOU MUST IGNORE ALL OF THESE IMPULSES.
After about 20-30 minutes you will feel a weight on your chest, you may even hear weird noises. You are now in sleep paralysis. If you open your eyes you will begin to hallucinate (dream with your eyes open) and you will not be able to move your body. Your body is completely asleep. Now that you ar aware you are dreaming, you can shut your eyes and begin to dream instantly. You will be fully aware you are dreaming and can now (with some practice) control your dreams.
Now that you are lucid dreaming there are a few tricks to:
- Check to see if you are dreaming
- Stay dreaming while fully aware you are dreaming
Once you have done this, you have confirmed you are dreaming, and now have control over your dreams.
When you're realizing you are dreaming, your mind will try to wake up. The best method to try to stay asleep and dreaming is to spin in a circle (in your dream). This part of the brain will take all the attention away from waking up and now you will be into a DEEP sleep.
It might take a few times to get this right, but eventually you will be able to do the lucid dreaming. Have fun and share your experiences, for teh lulz.