The night after I first looked at your site, I had an excellent dream! In the dream, I took a coat off a chair, and it was still there, so I took it off again, still there... After repeating a couple of times, I thought, 'this has got to be a dream' and sure enough it was. So, I flew around a bit before waking up out of it. I've done a little lucid dreaming previously, and the problem seems to be staying in it... Do you have articles on extending the dream?
Rebecca says: My favorite technique is to stay calm and say out loud "clarity now!" There are a number of other excellent tricks too, like performing reality checks, looking at your hands, or rubbing your hands together to stimulate the sensation of friction. These are all easy to do in a lucid dream.
For a complete list of ways to make your lucid dreams last longer, read the article How to Stay Lucid in Dreams. When I applied these techniques, my lucid dreams went from an average of 20 seconds long, to anywhere between 15 and 40 minutes! You will quickly get better at it.
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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...