I've been trying to lucid dream for a while now, I've been inconsistent, fluctuating my desire and effort. Recently though, I've tried the napping technique and some cool, strange things have happened. In my dream, I noticed that the text on my computer was changing every time I looked at it (like a reality check), so I said to myself "this is a dream". I wanted to do something exciting, like move stuff with my mind, but I found it took so much effort to control even my movements intentionally.
You describe on your site that dreaming is as real as waking reality. Is my brain just getting used to what lucid dreaming is? It felt like I had to drag my body to move or even like I had to get out of my body to move... Maybe this relates to astral travel? I did move something with my mind, but it was glitchy... It felt weird and not right - not like how sweet I would imagine actually moving something with your mind would be. When I wanted to get "back into my body" I had to fall off my bed? I don't know what this means, any ideas?
Rebecca says: It will take time for your conscious brain to learn the new rules of an unconscious dream world. In your lucid dreams, there is no such thing as gravity. Everything you experience is just a construct of your unconscious, based on your experiences here in the physical world. Like Morpheus said to Neo, "You think that's air you're breathing?"
My advice is to start off doings that you CAN do in the physical world, to give yourself a chance to explore some fun lucid dreams without challenging your conscious logic. Try walking, running, exploring and interacting with characters. Then you can progress on to "impossible" things like flying and telekinesis!
I too found it hard to fly, walk through walls, and manifest objects at first. The key is to stay as lucid as possible, and slowly build up your confidence with little "impossible" tasks. If something doesn't work, leave it alone and try something simpler. There is a conscious block in the way and you need to resolve it in baby steps. Once you get going, it's a sharp learning curve. I have no qualms about running through brick walls or jumping off the Empire State Building anymore... :)
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What is reality? How can we define it - fit it into a box - so that whatever experiments we throw at it, our definition always holds true? I consciously observe the lucid dream world. It is real to me because the firing of neurons in my brain stem are interpreted as real sensory data by my brain. I could argue that lucid dreams constitute part of my reality.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be intense and magical and a little bit spooky. This turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. Becoming aware in the dreamstate is like entering another world. One where physical laws can be manipulated (there is no spoon, Neo) and your fantasies can come true in an instant. There's definitely something magical about that - and it's as if the lucid dream world is a living, breathing organism that can react to your very thoughts.
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?