Techniques for Doing Lucid Dreams, When You Can Control Your Own Dreams
A lucid dream is the moment when you realize that you are actually dreaming because you feel something odd about the atmosphere at the time. For example, you are aware of the sensation around you when you are flying freely in the sky complete with a pair of magnificent white wings. You realize this is just a dream, because you can't really fly-let alone have wings.
Don't worry, the phenomenon of being aware in dreams is quite common, really. Lucid dreams even allow you to control what happens in the dream. This is the reason why many people want to experience lucid dreams, tempted by the lure of being able to do things they cannot do in real life. Interested in experiencing lucid dreams?
How do you get into a lucid dream?
1. You need to be more sensitive to your surroundings throughout the day
- See : observe what you see more clearly and in detail. For example, shape, color, dimension, movement, to detail the texture.
- Listen : Understand what you hear from the pitch, intonation, volume, emphasis, to various sounds.
- Feel : Be aware of what you touch, what its texture looks like - whether it's soft, rough, dry, sticky, or wet. Also, be aware of what your body is feeling right now, whether it's tired, excited, sick, and so on.
- Taste : Recognize what you're tasting from a variety of different foods-whether sweet, sour, salty, bitter, or bland. Describe clearly the taste of each.
- Smell : Be aware of and differentiate what you smell. The smell of perfume, coffee, onions, the smell of rain, whatever. Clearly imagine the difference in the smell of each of these objects.
- Breathing : Be aware of how you breathe, from how you inhale to how you exhale. Pay close attention to how your chest moves up and down with each breath. To practice it, hold your breath for a few seconds. Then slowly remove it. Now, take a deep breath. Watch the breathing process until you can deliberately change the pattern.
- Emotions : Be aware of and discriminate between any emotions you release. Remember the difference between angry and happy, calm and excited, and any other emotion you can feel. Feel the real emotion.
- Thoughts : Be aware of what you were thinking when you were working on something, or what you are thinking right now. The point is to be aware of everything you think about at every opportunity.