What is a lucid dream?
So what is a lucid dream? You may have heard about it before but don’t know much about it. Some people are even freaked out by the idea of it. More on that later! But let me talk to you about what I know of lucid dreams.
Lucid dreaming is when you are half awake/half asleep, and begin to become aware of when you are dreaming. Almost like you know it’s a dream, and you have the choice to continue it on, or awake completely.
This is the exciting part. If it’s a wonderful dream and you really want to delve into the dream further, then you can keep going deeper into it – simply with the intention to go back in and take charge of the dream.
Sometimes, those dreams that have even haunted you for years, you can become aware of them and go back into the dream and change them for good – with the intention to stay in the dream and solve the issue once and for all. Believe me, it works!
Are Lucid Dreams Scary?
From my experience, I can tell you now, there is nothing at all to fear! Absolutely nothing!
I’ve been lucid dreaming on and off over the past 10 years of my life… most likely before this time as well, however, I may have not been aware that I was even having a lucid dream back then.
But now that I know about them, I LOVE them. I find it’s a perfect opportunity to resolve issues in your life – through your ongoing dreams…
Years ago, I had a reoccurring dream that I was being chased by a large “shadowy figure.” Night after night this dream occurred. And yes, I was scared by this dream. To the point that I did not want to go to sleep again.
Then, one night, out of the blue, I had my first lucid dream… I awoke as I was being chased, and I thought to myself, “I can beat this thing, I am going to turn and face it!” With that, I closed my eyes, and slowly went back into the dream again and caught the shady figure head on. I turned to face it.
As I turned to face it, a crazy thing happened. I saw it, and it dissolved right in front of my eyes… Like nothing! I had to blink a few times to see that it really was gone. And yes, sure enough, it had vanished.
From that point onward, I began to realize that I was in control of my dreams and I would never have to have reoccurring nightmares again.
How to Enter A Lucid Dream?
It’s difficult to explain to be honest. I can only explain it from my experience and I will do my best for you. I began to keep a journal of my dreams. I would promise myself before I went to sleep that I would awaken EVERY time I was having, or had had a dream. And I would write the dream down.
This meant sometimes awakening during the night numerous times – up to 8 times a night! I did not do this for too long though. But it gave me insights into my dreams… and here is the trick. I began to awaken automatically whilst I was still in a dream.
This was very handy for me – and this is when I could alter my dreams. My body had become so used to waking up during the dreaming process to record the dream, that it became an automatic process for me!
Binaural beats and isochronic tones are a great way to help you get into the deeply relaxed and lucid state. I’ve began to create some of these myself on my channel Binaural Beats Sounds. Here is one that may help you. It starts at an Alpha level and slowly moves down to delta level (for deep sleep). Try this long lucid dream track.
Remember though, you don’t need this to have a lucid dream! But it can help you relax to get into one.
Are Lucid Dreams Good?
Oh boy, I could share with you some amazing lucid dreams… however, they may need to be edited here! 😉
But yes, they can be amazing. When you are in a beautiful dream – say one with your lover or a best friend, or some other amazing feeling of a dream, you can STAY in the dream – or re-enter the dream. And this is the best part of lucid dreaming!
I remember I had one with a friend who I had spent my early 20’s with. He was the best friend anyone could ever want. Anyway, in this dream, we were back in our 20’s creating mayhem once again – and it was so much fun. I loved it that much that when I began to awaken from the dream, I quickly decided that I was not finished and so started to send myself back into the dream once more. Ahhhhhh, how good they are!
Try Lucid Dreaming Yourself!
All I can say is “Give it a go!” Don’t believe any of the crazy things you hear about lucid dreams on the net. It is a natural process and one that can benefit us in so many ways.
I hope this blog will help you to understand that lucid dreaming can be the most beautiful thing – and really is worth a shot! You can purchase the MP3 4 hour sleep cycle binaural beats track here.
Good luck and enjoy the lucid dreaming process. You have nothing to fear at all, and everything to gain!