Lucid dreaming is a powerful, ancient practice that existed for centuries but still shrouded in mystery. Early references to the phenomenon found in ancient Greek writings. Experts agree that everyone has the potential to lucid dreams. But only a small fraction of people learn how to do it on a regular basis.
So What is Lucid Dreaming?
“Lucidity” = mental clarity; awareness
“Lucid dreaming” = having an awareness of dreaming while dreaming
Lucid dreaming is when one is conscious during the dreaming process.
That is, there is an awareness of dreaming – while you are still dreaming.
Lucid dreaming turns your dreams into a sort of an alternate reality;
one in which you can manipulate and better control the outcome.
When this art mastered, dreams can become a form of fantasy – and lead to incredible dream “realities.”
The Science of Lucid Dreaming
Lucid dreaming has been recorded since ancient times, in early Greek writings. The term “lucid dream” was coined by Frederik van Eeden in 1913.
The first scientific support for lucid dreaming was discovered in 1975 by British parapsychologist Keithe Hearne, who observed pre-determined conscious eye movements from a lucid dreaming volunteer. The volunteer had agreed to perform certain eye movements once they became lucid within their dream.
In 1985, scientist Stephen LaBerge confirmed these findings using electroencephalograms (EEG) and eye movement measurements, scientist Stephen LaBerge confirmed these findings.
Lucid dreaming processed by the frontal lobes of our brains – the areas responsible appears to be an unexpected by-product of a deliberate human function: introspection.
How Does Lucid Dreaming Work?
While there are no “set” levels of lucid dreaming, here are 4 commonly observed stages that are used as a guideline:
1. Low-level Lucidity
This first stage involves a certain level of awareness, wherein you enjoy having certain powers or abilities you don’t have in real life (such as flying) – without questioning them.
2. Intermediate Lucidity
At this stage, you are still performing actions you can’t do in real life – but this time, you are aware of it. There is a more conscious realization of being in an abnormal situation.
For example, you may realize you have special abilities, and begin to test these limits of these.
3. High-level Lucidity
At this stage, your mind understands that you are in a dream world, and you may remember thinking or saying this within your dream.
You may also remember that your body is in your bed, or if you set an intention for your dream before falling asleep, you may recall that as well.
4. Advanced Lucidity
The most advanced stage of lucid dreaming is where you can actively control your dream. This is the rarest stage and can mean different things to different people.
At this level, you may be able to will yourself to do impossible things within your dream, such as breathing underwater.
Benefits of Lucid Dreaming
Lucid dreaming is a very personal experience, and its results differ for everyone. If you’re not Lucid Dreaming at night, you’re probably missing out. BIG TIME. Here’re six reasons why:
1. They’re Fun
Flying, in general, is fun, just the experience of freedom (no roads!) and speed and adrenaline. It makes non-flying-life look like a cruel prison. Lucid dreaming is your chance to actually do it without having to go through years of expensive pilot lessons.
Not only that, you can walk through walls, be mischievous and live out your true desires, without having absolutely no repercussions whatsoever. In other words, it’s the wackiest realities ever. Sounds like FUN, doesn’t it?
2. Creativity and Inspiration
Every human being is creative. The only thing that blocks the so-called “non-creative” people is their conscious mind. But during your dreaming state, this conscious state is pretty much non-existent. That means creativity is full to the brim, waiting for you to tap it.
Say you want inspiration for a new book or a new business, you can have it instantly. Unlimited creativity is the norm. Who doesn’t want that?
The lucid dream provides you an excellent opportunity to see your shadows in the waking reality. It will manifest as a nightmarish situation, which will get worse if you run away. And will de-materialize if you confront it. And when it de-materializes in the dream world, it’s also gone from the reality. This often results in dramatic physical, mental, and emotional healing. Now, shouldn’t you be Lucid Dreaming?
4. Knowing Yourself
When in the dream state, you’re in reality that’s as close to the truth of who you are. Which means, since there are no limitations, rules, and structure in the dream state, your lucid dreams will be a much accurate representation of who you are than the life you’re living in your waking state.
And seeing the (sometimes) stark contrast between who you think you are in the waking reality and who you are in the dream reality is an excellent eye-opener for many. It’s the ultimate personal growth experience. Wouldn’t you agree?
Lucid dreamers are also able to harness their intuition better because, during the dreams, the conscious mind doesn’t hijack the intuition with its ego. Instead, intuition is all there is. You can find answers, get key insights and discover something new. All through the power of your intuition.
For you to do that in your waking state requires extensive practice or a natural gift. But in the dreaming state, it’s completely natural. Your intuition is, in fact, on overdrive. What can you NOT ask your intuition?
6. Consciousness Exploration
Your dream state is a higher level of consciousness in a higher vibrational realm. Hence the tools and resources you have in that realm are super advanced. You’ll be able to engage in things like telepathy, remote viewing, and even communicating with spirits.
Doing so will give you a taste of what it will be like when you ascend to the higher realms of consciousness in the waking reality. And that will show your true potential in life like nothing else you’ve experienced so far. Ready to explore your full potential?
The best part is YOU GET ALL THESE BENEFITS BY TURNING YOUR SLEEP INTO A POWERFUL TOOL. Meaning, you invest “no extra time” and get results. That’s why I’m excited to invite you to a brand new training “Exploring Lucid Dreaming.” If you want to get started in Lucid Dreaming, this is the program you should attend.
Even if you’re a fairly experienced Lucid Dreamer, you’ll pick up a few little gems from this training. These are the Lucid Dreaming techniques that, if you had gotten them a year ago, would have resulted in you having crazy real, HD quality lucid dreams every night if you had gotten them a year ago. And the teacher is Charlie Morley, a leading authority on the phenomenon of Lucid Dreaming. In addition to being a bestselling author and teacher, he is the only expert to date to have presented Lucid Dreaming training to key personnel in some of the world’s biggest institutions – including the United States Congress, Cambridge, Oxford, and the British Ministry of Defence.