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Closing Thoughts

 

From my personal experience as a conscious dreamer, I want to give you this advice: Do not feel guilty if you give in to your fantasies and erotic desires. It’s okay; enjoy them!

 

Once you have satisfied those desires, then it’s much easier for you to pursue high minded goals like self-realization and enlightenment. Remember the saying: What you resist persist.

 

Additionally, the more we enjoy our lucid dreams, the more likely we are to put the time and effort into developing our lucid dreaming skills. Read more

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Dream Control

 

Once you have a firm grasp on the core foundational exercises (Keeping A Dream Journal, Preparations For Lucid Dreaming, and Tips To Optimize Your Sleep) and have successfully initiated several lucid dreams through one of the various lucid dreaming techniques, then it’s time to learn how to control your dreams.

 

Beliefs and Expectations

 

The key to all dream control is beliefs and expectations. The only thing limiting you from doing amazing things in your dreams are your own self-limiting beliefs.

 

Your level of conscious awareness and expectation will determine the level of dream control you can achieve.

 

Basically, our dreams are created from our lifetime of knowledge, experience and expectations. We have been taught, programmed and perceived how the 3-dimensional world operates, such as societal rules, gravity and other laws of physics.

 

However, the rules of gravity and societal rules no longer apply in the dream world. We are free to do things that are impossible in our waking lives.

 

Therefore, if you believe you can travel to another universe in a dream, you can!

 

Your dream world is your playground; you get to set the rules. You are the creator of your dream reality. Any limitations you have exist only in your mind. Read more

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Lucid Dreaming Techniques

 

The three previous articles of “Keeping A Dream Journal”, “Preparations For Lucid Dreaming” and “Tips To Optimize Your Sleep” are the core foundational exercises of lucid dreaming.

 

You should practice those exercises for at least a month to make them a habit of your daily bedtime routine. Do not attempt the following lucid dreaming techniques until you have been doing the foundational exercises for at least one month.

 

You can experience occasional lucid dreams just by doing those exercises. However, lucid dreaming techniques make it possible to have lucid dreams more regularly and on demand.

 

All the techniques that we’ll discuss below require substantial mental preparation which can only be achieved through consistent dream journaling, dream goal setting and meditation.

 

Recommendations

 

Many of these techniques require interruption from your sleep. Therefore, I would not recommend attempting these every day because excessive sleep interruption is not good for your health.

 

Keep it to once or twice a week, unless you are a student, on vacation or retired and can afford to sleep in. Then you can do it every day if you wish.  Read more

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Tips To Optimize Your Sleep

 

In the process of learning lucid dreaming, it is helpful to optimize your sleep to ensure mental clarity and energy. If you carry your worry and stress to sleep, then you will not have the awareness to realize when you are dreaming. Therefore, it is helpful to do certain tasks to relax your restless mind before going to bed.

 

Here are some tips to help calm you down before going to bed:

 

1. Meditate Before Going to Bed

 

Negative dreams or nightmares can affect us for an entire day or longer. Thus, it is very important to take only the most positive, peaceful and harmonious thoughts to sleep.

 

If we carry negative or chaotic states into our sleep state, these will be reflected and manifest in our dreams. The following morning, we would often wake up with negative feelings including fear, dread and apprehension.

 

Meditating before drifting off to sleep is very beneficial in producing peaceful and positive thoughts and minimizing the occurrence of negative dreams.

 

2. Avoid Having Meals 2-3 Hours Before Bedtime

 

Digestion requires a lot of energy from our body.

 

3. Avoid Screens (TV, Laptops, Cell Phones) 1-2 Hours Before Bed

 

The blue light from these devices signals to your brain that it is still day time so your body produces less melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep.  Read more

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Preparations For Lucid Dreaming

 

Many beginners, once they become lucid, have no idea what to do. Advanced preparation can keep you grounded and allow you to have a much better lucid dreaming experience.

 

In this article, I will discuss how to prepare for your lucid dreams so you can accomplish your dream goals.

 

1. Decide A Goal in Advance

 

To get the most out of your dreams, decide in advance what you want to do in your dreams. Stick to one goal per night, per week or until you have accomplished it. This helps to keep your mind focused.

 

1.) Do you want to communicate with your Inner Self for guidance on finding your life purpose to create your extraordinary life?

2.) Do you want creative ideas for your best-selling book, painting masterpiece, successful song lyric?

3.) Do you want to travel the universe?

 

Before going to bed each night, write down your dream goal in your journalRead more

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Keeping A Dream Journal

 

A dream journal can provide a great source of insight into our inner world. Keeping a dream journal is very helpful in improving our dream recall for the purposes of reflection, analysis and creating your dream life. The following steps will help you to get started.

 

1. A Notebook or Journal

 

Find a journal or notebook to record your dreams. Arrange the journal appropriately for recording.

 

You can use the column method: Draw a column down the middle of each journal page. Write your recollections with the label “Dream Recollections” on the left side of the page and the corresponding interpretations labelled “Dream Analysis” on the right side.

 

If you don’t like the column method, then you can write down the dream first and follow up with the analysis underneath it.

 

2. Make the Intention to Remember

 

Dream recall begins before you go to sleep. It doesn’t start when you wake up but before you go to bed. You need to prime your mind beforehand. Make the intention to remember your dreams upon awakening.  Read more

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Understanding Sleep And Brain Waves

 

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining our health. Missing out on a good night’s sleep can cause problems the next day.

 

Sleep gives the body a chance to be recharged from the activities of the previous day and to replenish reserves of energy for the day ahead. This is one reason why we normally awaken in the morning feeling refreshed. With a good night’s rest, both the body and the brain are refreshed and ready for a new day.

 

Five Brain Waves

 

An electroencephalograph (EEG) records a person’s brain wave activity. Our brains cycle through five types of brain waves, referred to as Gamma, Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta. Each type of brain wave represents a different speed of oscillating electrical voltages in the brain.

 

1. Gamma Waves

 

 

 

* Frequency range: >40 Hz (Highest)

* Higher levels of mental activity: including perception, consciousness, and problem solving activity

 

2. Beta Waves

 

 

 

* Frequency range: 12 Hz to 40 Hz (High)

* Associated with normal active consciousness such as: focused thinking, alertness and concentration on a task

* Towards the upper end of the Beta range can indicate stressed or anxious thoughts  Read more

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Introduction To Lucid Dreaming

 

There are many states of dream experience varying from no recollection whatsoever, to semi-lucidity, and to a state known as full lucidity or conscious dreaming.

 

In a lucid dream, everything experienced is extremely vivid and real. You realize you are dreaming and you are able to control what happens in your dream. In this state, you can create any scenario using the imagination and become fully involved with your scenario.

 

Create Any Scenarios

 

You can communicate with your True Self for guidance on any aspects of your life, such as finding your life purpose.

You can travel back in time to ancient civilizations, such as Lemuria and Atlantis.

You can fly, teleport, visit other planets, galaxies and universes.

You can fulfill your erotic desires and meet celebrities.  Read more

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The Purpose Of Dreams

 

Most of us have dreams at night. Dreaming is a natural and intrinsic part of human consciousness. Dreams are very important for most people.

 

Why Dream?

 

Why is dreaming necessary for many of us? Dreaming allows us to act out socially unacceptable thoughts and desires and to sort through issues or to solve problems in our daily life. If we don’t dream when we sleep, then we may become sick.

 

For example, we’re angry at our college professor for giving us a lower grade than we’ve expected or we’re upset at our husband or wife for whatever reason. However, we dare not express our opinion to the professor and we don’t want to disrupt the harmony in the family. Instead, we vent our anger in dreams.

 

Without the ability to release our anger and frustrations in dreams, we would continue to feel stressed out in the daytime, which would eventually cause us to become ill.

 

Satisfy Desires

 

Sometimes our unsatisfied desires are realized in dreams. We can imagine and enjoy a little bit in dreams, so that our minds are somewhat comforted.  Read more