Lucid Dreaming Techniques
Learn How to Have Lucid DreamsDreamers have been having lucid dreams since long before the name was coined. Some lucky people seem to know how to have them without even trying, it "just happens". But what about the rest of us? We have to learn lucid dreaming like we do any other skill.
You can buy various commercial devices to assist lucid dream induction. Some of these are designed to trigger a stimulus during REM sleep (when we do most of our dreaming). Whilst such devices can be an effective aid, most people can learn to dream lucidly without them.
The techniques for lucid dream skills are actually quite simple although they might take weeks or even months to get results. The key is simply to realise that you are dreaming. Then you become "lucid" whilst still asleep. You are conscious yet not awake.
There are essentially two aspects to this induction process:
• Learning to recognise your dreams
• Habitually questioning your state of consciousness
I've broken these two steps down into a few simple elements on the pages that follow, these should guide you through the process.
It doesn't work for everybody, but don't give up too soon. Some individuals learn lucid dream skills in a week, others take months before they first achieve lucidity. It's worth persevering.
Steps to Lucid Dreaming
• Question your state of consciousness
• Record your dreams - the Dream Diary
• Find your personal Dream Signs
• Notice your Dream Signs when asleep
Once you've "got it" and started to dream lucidly, you'll probably find that the biggest difficulty is waking up too soon. If that's the case then you might also want to use the spin technique.