Basically, this post will have 3-4 parts depending on how much information that I have and how much I think is worth it to sharing. The first part will be about Lucid Dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when you are aware that you are in a dream which means you literally know that it is only a dream when you are dreaming. It is caused by the state of awareness during the Rapid Eye Movement (R.E.M.) phrase which is the sleeping phrase where you will start dreaming. If you are able to be ‘conscious’ during this phrase, you will experience lucid dreaming.
Lucid dreaming is not only about being aware in your dreams but also control and manipulate it. They can either change the dream meaning if they hate someone or something in it, they can replace it or they can end the dream. This is extremely hard to do but some people claimed that they managed to do it. Some claim that there is some things that you can do to experience a lucid dream for yourself. I had experience some “episodes” of Lucid Dreaming but I don’t remember doing anything that enables me to know that I’m dreaming.
If you want to experience Lucid Dreaming, this is what you need to do (not professional advice) :
- Write a dream journal: Right after you wake up, you need to write what you dream about as much as you can. You need to do this immediately because the longer you wait, the more you will forget because it is normal for people to forget most of their dreams as soon as they wake up. The point of doing this is to make sure that you brain realises that it’s only a dream especially if it is reoccurring.
- Before you sleep, tell yourself that you will know that you are dreaming. Repeat lines like “I will know that I’m dreaming” or “I am a lucid dreamer” or “I will control my dreams”. People claimed that this method helps.
I am not guaranteeing you that doing this will help you become a lucid dreamer. This thing requires a lot of practice and patience. Not being able to lucid dream doesn’t make you less ‘superior’ than people who do and being able to lucid dream doesn’t make you more ‘superior’ than people who don’t.
Lucid Dreaming is always related to double dream or false awakening. Double dream is when you “woke” up from your dream but instead of really waking up into the real world, you are just “waking up” into another dream. For example, you might wake up after a long dream but when you see your bedroom wall, you will notice that the colour is different or when you get out of your room, you will see that something doesn’t seem right. Maybe you have an extra room, a different bed or there is nobody else.
False awakening is related to lucid dreaming simply because lucid dreamers are aware that they are dreaming. So when they woke up in their bed, they might think that the dream is over when it is actually not. However, you don’t need to be a lucid dreamer to experience false awakening. There are many reports of people experiencing it despite not having any lucid dreams. In fact, some people think that False Awakening will eventually lead to lucid dreaming. However, it is important not to mistaken false awakening as sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is when your eyes are open, but you cannot move.
Thank you for reading today’s post. Sorry because it is a rather short post (I had a very busy day) but as I said there will be more parts. The next part will be about Astral Projection which I will write about tomorrow. Please follow me on twitter if you want to get notified whenever I post a new thing. And also sorry if there is any typos.