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Whether you've dabbled in lucid dreaming without success, or have just recently discovered this wonderful mental skill and want to get started ASAP, I'm here to take you by the hand and show you exactly how it's done...
In case you're not sure, here's the scientific definition of a lucid dream. It's any dream in which you realize you're dreaming and/or are able to control elements of the dream. That's it.
In terms of brain activity, you'll be working at levels resembling full waking consciousness. Despite the fact that you're fast asleep.
This is the paradox of lucid dreaming. But that doesn't make it any less of a real, scientifically proven state of consciousness.
Best of all, anyone can learn how to do it. Today's quick-start guide will cover some of the essentials.
First of all, commit to learning this truly awesome mental skill. That means accepting that you will have to work for it.
You'll be very lucky to start lucid dreaming the first day you hear about it (although it happens, thanks to the power of unconscious incubation).
Most people need to start with some background reading and mentally prepare themselves. This website is a good place to start.
A very simple 3-step plan for beginners to get going is to:
Ok, I'm really skimping on the details. There's a lot more you need to know.
But so many people ask me for the most direct route to lucid dreams - and let's face it, you've got to start somewhere. This is the best place.
For most people, those are the basic minimum steps to start lucid dreaming, because they systematically train your mind to:
Other techniques I recommend will train you to:
Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill. To start right now, take my tutorial-based, interactive and fully illustrated course, The Lucid Dreaming Fast Track.
Dream herbs can offer a shortcut to lucid dreams. They also produce wildly vivid and tangible dreams, which more easily become lucid when combined with your training.
The most reliable dream herb for results is red spider lily (Lycoris Radiata).
The active ingredient is called galantamine and will induce vivid and colorful dream scenes. These are leagues apart from your regular dreams.
In one of my favorite red spider lily dreams I was washed around a giant oceanic world in a floating hut. I could see outside my hut into the world around me with such incredible clarity and vivid detail. It's unbelievable to think that this is all packed away in your subconscious mind!
Red spider lily may well lead you to your first lucid dream. That's because the realism will trigger you to recognize that you're dreaming (ironic, no?) It stirs the conscious brain and creates instant lucidity. Even if not, such dreams will certainly give you a taste of what an intensely vivid dream life is like.
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When you realize that you're dreaming -- while dreaming -- it's important to stabilize your lucid dream using a few simple techniques:
There is a method to this madness. Each of these techniques stir the higher conscious brain in one way or another. And that is the switch that will turn your half-lucid dream into a full blown lucid experience.
Once you have stabilized yourself within your first lucid dream, it's important to stay calm and simply explore your environment.
Generally speaking, don't try to do anything too fancy too soon, like teleport to the moon. It could prove too exciting and cause you to wake up.
Initially, I recommend just walking or floating around, touching nearby objects and soaking up the atmosphere. Relish the fact that your fuzzy internal dream has just been transformed into a living, tangible virtual reality.
This will help you stay in your first lucid dream for as long as possible.
Ready to get started on this amazing journey inwards? Check out my home study program, The Lucid Dreaming Fast Track.
Just had your first lucid dream? Share it in our lucid dream forums.
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