First, let’s define Lucid Dreaming 😴
being able to actively be aware that you’re dreaming and control the environment/ narrative of your dreams
Sounds pretty cool right!
Here are some areas I’ve been using Lucid Dreaming on:
- Meeting and learning from internal archetypes (ex: talking to “Jealous” and talking to “Love”)
- Conquering my fears
Life rehearsal and practice of real-world skills (ex: public speaking)
Here are some extra benefits!
- Working with internal addiction
- Trauma integration & healing
- Having fun and living your ideal life
What are the best ways to start Lucid Dreaming? 🤔
Although you can find a couple of different methods online, let’s use the 80/20 (Pareto’s Principle) for learning
20% of the causes (inputs) leads to 80% of the outcomes (outputs).
Here are the 2 best methods
1. 💎 Use Reality Checks
-> RC are methods to ensure the reality you are experiencing isn’t a dream. For example;
- Checking the time
- Count your fingers
- Asking yourself what happened five minutes ago
-> Using a reality check in a dream will signal you that you are in a dream, automatically allowing you to be lucid in your dream!
2. 💎 FILD/WILD (Finger/Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming)
-> Waking up in the middle of the night and falling back asleep [leads to highest dream recalls]. Then as you lay in bed you move two fingers (index & middle) as if you’re playing the piano. As time passes by, you will move your fingers in a less and less noticeably action.
Now that you know the 2 best methods start controlling those dreams! 😉