posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 03:22 PM
reply to post by Lunette
It does vary person to person. I'm like you in the sense that I do a lot of internal dialogue and day dreaming but I have always had pretty vivid and
rememberable dreams. Have you ever drifted into a lucid dream before? So you felt more in the experience at the time and how it all plays out rather
than just waking up remembering faded snippets.
I guess there's several ways to do it purposely though. I know a girl who used binary beats or something along those lines quite effectively. She
said she was flying like superman over terrain, which she could form how she wanted as she flew, and it of course felt and appeared as real as
everyday reality. I hate that # though, it's really annoying sound waves of specific frequencies meant to resonate with your brain and stimulate a
lucid dream. It made me uncomfortable and that's not the sort of vibe you want to carry over into a lucid or even normal dream lol.
What I do is simply close your eyes as usual, lie on your back preferably and of course be in darkness. Then just focus on the weird blinking patterns
that form in your vision. Keep doing this for like 5 minutes and if you've manage to keep thought free you will enter that very specific state
between consciousness of this world and entering the dream world. By now the patterns in your eyes should be tripping you out a bit regardless so stay
focused on them and you'll realise weird things happen, at least I do. This is the point you're literally about to 'fall asleep', its a feeling I
can't really describe well but I'm sure you know it. At this point ill sometimes hear noises, have a random loud thought say something to me or
suddenly have a vivid vision or a strange feeling - all sorts of crap, good and bad. This is usually when your consciousness shuts off quickly lol,
but if you learn how to stay awake at that point you can initiate a lucid dream.
The problem usually is when you first try to consciously stay awake and focused and thoughtless at that point, you will get scared and then you'll
have thoughts back in your head and you'll move etc ruining everything. This is ok though, weird # happens to everyone who attempts to be conscious
of that state, I think it was Edison that said he would pull ideas from that state. But don't force it, if you got freaked out and 'backed out' try
again next night.
It's not as glamorous as it sounds though. I think people big themselves up and exaggerate abit about lucid dreaming etc because they sound more
mystical and all that lol. The truth is your forcefully placing yourself in a DEEP state of awareness in what could be any scenario depending on what
you're meant to see. It's like taking certain psychedelics in a way. It's not child's play if you are doing it properly though, I had the single
most terrifying experience of my life in one of these weird dream states. They call it sleep paralysis but it was beyond real. The experience was
short in what would be human time but seemed like an eternity at the time. And I've seen messed up things in real life, believe me.
Not trying to scare you but at the same time I'm trying to make you realise we don't quite fully understand these states of consciousness and why
dreams are so vague etc so its probably not wise to try force a lucid awareness of these states, at least not on a regularly basis. That's just my
opinion. Trust me, I've had some of the most unbelievable sequences of semi lucid and sometimes fully lucid dreams that would blow my mind when I
woke up. My memories of those experiences is fading now though, just like with real life. Remember, stay free of thought and feeling when you are
attempting this whole thing.