We are in a valley, surrounded by clear sky and sunshine and mountains.
Beside the path is a large, current-less river and a massive red steel bridge. It runs from the bank on our side to over the top of the nearest mountain. I realize the bridge is just too huge and unreal and become lucid.
I start to climb the bridge. But soon the stairway disappears and is replaced by a log with two ropes for handrails either side of it.
Though it is precarious, I think: "I can handle this - I'm dreaming!" I effortlessly work my way along until I'm dancing and galloping up the slope of the log.
I wonder what this must look like to the dream people I left behind on the bank... but instead of adopting their point of view, I now see the world in 360-degree vision.
I can see the log rising up in front of me and sloping down behind me at the same time. To my right and left is open ocean, as if the river has expanded.
The people on the ground start cheering. When I consider the distance now between us, the bridge itself rises up, until I am so high, I am at the mountaintop.
I can see everywhere. It is breathtaking.
As I explore along the peak of the bridge I discover a dead end; an interior wall which wraps itself around me. Now I'm standing in a room at the top of the mountain.
There is a radio playing static which starts to tune itself and through it I can hear the cheers and the banter of the people on the ground, delighted that I made it to the top.
But suddenly, now I'm in this room, I get the sense that I can never go back and must press on...
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To lucid dream is to examine an intensely heightened state of self awareness, with all the senses activated - a uniquely human experience. What's more, lucid dreaming offers profound benefits that touch all of us, no matter our culture, beliefs or life circumstances. Ultimately, I think all of these benefits put together could play a serious role in advancing the human race.
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.
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?
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...