What is lucid dreaming?
Is the ability to control your dream consciously as if you were the director. Your dream world will become a reality; taste, sound, smell and sight are all like what you will experience as if it was all real!
Normally when you sleep your brain also goes to sleep leaving you unaware of your dreams which is why you won't be able to recall them properly as they'll be fuzzy in your mind.
Now when it comes down to lucid dreaming you're brain realises that you're dreaming and this self-awareness gives you the ability to be put in the driving seat of your own dreams.
Can anyone learn it?
Yes! It is very simple to learn, in fact everyone does it but our brains aren't aware of it so what need to happen is wake up your conscious self to realise that you're in a dream.
People can have the first of these dreams anywhere ranging from 3 days to 3 weeks with simple methods such as...
- Reality checks
These are just a few things you can do and more will be explained in-depth in this blog!
Is it dangerous?
A question that has people wary of wanting to go through their first lucid dream is whether it is dangerous or not. For example "If you die in your dream will you be lost forever?" NO! Just as long as you remember that you are in control of your dream you can make sure you don't die, you can fight phobias and nightmares and you can even wake yourself up from this state too so if you are afraid then you can easily pull out.
The benefits of this are endless! You can do so much in your dreams when you are in control...
- Visualise amazing landscapes
- Problem solving
- Improve confidence
- Face your fears
- Increase creativity
- Talk to your subconscious
YOU ARE IN CONTROL!
How do I lucid dream?
For those of you who want to jump straight into it read the next post where we will start going into some simple techniques.
If you still have any questions then check out this lens over at squidoo which goes into a few more questions...How do I lucid dream - Your questions answered