I had my first lucid dreaming experience when I was about 9 years old.
Waking up, I never really thought much of it. I almost thought it was a memory of mine and that it was real life.
It was such an odd experience that I didn’t end up remembering until many years later.
I had no idea there was an actual knowledge base on the phenomenon that I had experienced. I sat down one day and started searching for things about dreaming and the like and stumbled upon the gigantic community of lucid dreaming! I became a member of about every community lucid dreaming forum that I could - and very actively participated in them.
I ended up learning so much from these sites that I got to the point where I could help others with their lucid dreaming careers. There is so much information online about lucid dreaming, that while I was helping people, I would still be learning new things every day and discovering new things to try in the dream world.
I got in the habit of recording my dreams every morning in my dream journal - and that is really where my lucid dreaming “career” really shot off.
I discovered how easily lucid dreams started to occur at night for me - and every morning I’d be even more excited to have a lucid dream the next night. I started off in lucid dreams with the simple beginner things; flying, jumping really high, running with super speed, etc.
After getting so interested in learning about the dream world and just lucid dreams themselves, I decided to put together an app.
An app called Lucidity with all the questions and answers, technique guides and features that I know I would’ve used when I was a beginner lucid dreamer.
Hopefully lucid dreamers of all experiences will value the work that I put into this app and it will help them on the way to mastering their lucid dream careers!
Lucidity - The Informational Lucid Dreaming App is a Free iOS App that has all the most popular induction techniques readily available whenever you need!
Also included in the app is a fully functional dream journal, to record your dreams. When you download Lucidity, you are obtaining a plentiful source of Lucid Dreaming tutorials and a way for your questions to be answered at your fingertips!
- Simple, iOS 10 inspired user interface for easy use
- Dream journal to increase dream recall and in turn induce many lucid dreams! Also fun to read after some time when you end up forgetting them!
- Many of the most common induction techniques, always ready to be read & cited whenever you see fit!
- Frequently Asked Question section for beginners
- Guides to wake up in your REM sleep period for the most vivid lucid dreams!
- Links to helpful websites with great community forums
You can download Lucidity here.
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