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How To Induce Lucid Dreaming And Reap Its Benefits

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on August 22, 2011 - 9:34 pm (483 views — 422 words)

There are a lot of people who suddenly develop the interest in lucid dreaming after watching the movie Inception starring Leonardo Dicaprio. The topic of lucid dreaming and exploring the levels of human consciousness in the dream state is discussed in this movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer retains consciousness while dreaming. The dreamer may have a semblance of control over what is happening inside the dream, and the environment can be changed or altered without any hindrance from the laws of Physics and social constraints. Lucid dreamers swear that they feel freedom and excitement when they are under this state because they can perform or do anything from sexual encounters to even flying. There are a lot of health benefits attributed to lucid dreaming, it can treat anxiety, stress, and it can overcome fear by building confidence and creativity. That is why people want to know how to induce lucid dreaming.

Lucid dreaming does not happen instantaneously; it takes a lot of dedication, patience and effort to be aware and to control your dreams. If you want to know how to induce lucid dreaming, you should be in it for the long haul. The following are guidelines on how to induce lucid dreaming, from beginning to be aware of your subconscious state to the time you can actively control and alter everything in your dream.

The first step in learning how to induce lucid dreaming is to record your dreams. By remembering what transpired in your previous dreams would help you develop awareness in your dream state. You can start keeping a journal by your bedside and write down your dreams the moment you wake up. Record down how you felt, the emotional surges that you experience and everything that captivated your senses. When reading the dream journal, you can identify the common element in your dreams. Take notice and special attention to events, activities or objects, that keep on recurring in your dream. Your dream signs or trigger lists will be composed of these recurrences.

Reality checks should be performed the moment you notice the dream signs appear in your dreams. You need to be persistent in doing reality checks while awake so that when you encounter dream signs, you can distinguish whether you are lucid dreaming or you are awake.

Once you get the hang of how to induce lucid dreaming, the next step would be to control and prolong the experience because if you get excited, you would lose control and end up awake.