Lucid Dreaming - Amazing Virtual Reality: Why it's is for Everyone
I first learned about Lucid dreaming in 1999. I had a lucid dream after watching the movie "What Dreams May Come" starring Robin Williams. There was a
scene in the movie when Robin Williams's character was first experiencing he could do anything after he died...he ended up in the water and could
breath underwater. Something about that scene stuck with me when I went to sleep that night and I ended up having a drowning dream in which I
realized I was dreaming and told myself I can breath down here since it's just a dream. I've been obsessed with lucid dreaming ever since that night
and have gotten to the point where I can become lucid almost any night I want to now.
A lucid dream is any dream in which one, for an uninterrupted and prolonged amount of time, is aware that one is dreaming.
The point of this thread is not to make you aware that lucid dreaming exists because most of you on this forum are well aware of it...the point is to
reinforce the cost to benefit ratio and show how great it can be regardless of your intentions. Most people just read over the topic and think it'd be
nice or interesting to control a dream but they don't realize how easy it is and how amazing it feels.
- If you can't remember your dreams you have to get a notebook and keep it by your bed to record your dreams immediately when you wake up...this
greatly increases dream recall and becomes a habit.
- You have to ask yourself silly questions a couple times a day or check for dream signs. You have to do this in order to train your brain so it
because a habit and eventually you will ask yourself the question "Am I dreaming?" when you really are dreaming at which point you'll know...or you'll
notice a dream sign(checking a clock twice -- in the dream it will be different the second time) and you'll know.
-You can solve problems in your dreams. When I got experienced enough to control the environment of my dream and was able to conjure objects I found
a good use for it. I was having a problem creating a particular program at work and I needed to meet a deadline...I also needed to sleep...I induced
lucid dreaming, conjured a white board and worked out the problem I was having with the program...when I woke up I remembered everything and was able
to move past the problem the next day at work using what I worked on in my dream the night before. It sounds horrible, boring and a waste of a dream
but it helped me and I'm sure others could use extra time in their day(wouldn't be a good idea to do it every night obviously)
-You can travel to sin city...that is to say if you have some guilty desires that you wouldn't ever do in the real world because you're a good
person...you can induce lucid dreaming and go loose in the virtual world of your dreams.
-You can get some piece and quiet with some beautiful scenery. Everyone is so busy and just the opposite of my first benefit this one works nice to
get away from it all. Sometimes I'll just put myself by the ocean overlooking a sunrise just to think and relax(it seems so real...I can hear the
waves, feel the sand and wind -- the brain is a powerful thing).
-You can work on fighting your fears. I've always been afraid of heights(not like 6 stories height but like skyscraper height or air plane height)
but recently I decided to start trying to fly around in my dreams thinking since I knew I was dreaming it wouldn't freak me out...I was wrong...I
still got horrible butterflies in my stomach and super afraid. I've continued trying it and I've found I've been less and less afraid and able to go
higher and further in the dream. Recently I visited a business that resides in a 57 story building which I had been in once before and had a panic
attack. This time I handled it very easily.
*I can't stress enough how powerful the brain is in it's ability to recall senses and make every aspect of these dreams feel real. When I go to the
ocean I can feel the wind the water and the sand just as if I was in Cancun again. When I'm in the mountains I can feel the cold nipping at my nose
and the cool air coming into my lungs as I breath. It's impossible to describe but I guess you could say it's like Neo as the one entering the
Matrix...It's worth the effort it takes to become experienced in it.
A lot of people will think this is silly and still a waste of time and others are already aware of the things I mentioned but hopefully some who don't
find it interesting and give lucid dreaming a go...
Most of the resources I used initially were on the internet and I think that should be enough for most people as the methods/tips are listed almost
everywhere but there are also some good books like "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming"
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