How to Lucid Dream for Beginners
Lucid dreaming is beneficial for anyone who wants to get in touch with their spiritual side and the other realms. This technique allows you to become conscious in your dreams and therefore find pertinent spiritual information and aid your own spells in manifestation. In this article, we teach how to lucid dream for beginners.
What is Lucid (Conscious) Dreaming?
To most people, dreaming is nothing but a nightly, collective stream of garbled thoughts and images. But there are those that view and use their dreams as a pathway to enlightenment and adventure. Is this you? Then lucid dreaming is right for you! What is lucid (also called conscious) dreaming? It’s when you’re in a dream and actually realize it. When you become lucid, it’s an exhilarating and eye-opening moment. Not only does it allow you to travel the astral plane, and therefore other realms, but also to speak with otherworldly beings. You may meet your guides, ancestors, friends who have passed away, elementals, angels, gods and more. It’s even possible to walk into another person’s dreams.
How I Learned How to Lucid Dream
I started my dream-journey when I was little, at the age of 6. My first lucid dream went something like this – I was in my grandparent’s garage, being taught by a little boy how to fly. He told me I could use this technique in my dreams to fly away from enemies and explore other worlds. Following this conscious dream, there were many more to come. The dreams ceased for a time. But when in my twenties, my dream-journey started again. I have been lucid dreaming ever since. My conscious dreams come more sporadically now, but if I follow the steps I’m about to teach you, I’m able to be conscious in my dreams and remember up to four or five in a night.
How YOU Can Learn How to Lucid Dream: Techniques & Tips
Some of these techniques I have learned from books such as Conscious Dreaming by Robert Moss and Lucid Dreaming by Steven Laberge. Others I’ve learned from personal experience. We sleep about one third of our lives, so if you live to be seventy-five that means you slept twenty-five years of your life! I don’t know about you, but I want to remember some of those 25 years!
1. Start a Dream Journal
The first thing you MUST do when learning how to lucid dream is start a dream journal. Even if you don’t remember your dreams the next morning, it’s essential that you write down whatever your feelings or thoughts are upon waking. This triggers dream recall. And if during the day you remember pieces of dreams, jot those down too! The more you write, the more dreams you’ll recall and the more conscious you’ll become in your dreams. I am not sure why this works…it just works!
2. Positive Thoughts and Dreaming Goals
Go to bed thinking positive thoughts – anger and anxiety won’t help you become lucid. Also, conscious dreaming authors claim if you go to bed with a dream goal in mind, it will come true after some practice. Well, I’ll be honest. I’ve tried this many times with not much luck. If you can accomplish your goal in your dreams, share your secret with me! My most spiritual lucid dreams came on nights when I went to bed in a positive state of mind and being open to whatever happened. Robert Moss emphasizes this in his book, Conscious Dreaming, which I highly recommend as a first lucid dreaming guide for beginners.
3. Try This Lucid Dreaming Recall Meditation
The last technique to do when learning how to lucid dream is to try a guided meditation. Go to a private, quiet room where you won’t be disturbed. Give yourself at least thirty minutes to do this. Sit in a comfortable chair and think back to any dreams you had as a child. Next, remember how you felt in those dreams. Think about how you knew these were dreams and not reality. Move on to recalling dreams from your teen years. Even if you can only remember bits and pieces…they’re worth remembering. Finally, think about your recent dreams and think about how they differ from your past dreams.
Record Your Thoughts and Experiences
When you’re done, record all of the dreams you remembered from the past and any thoughts you had during the process. Try to think about this meditation throughout your day and for the rest of the week. Piece together possible meanings and ways to teach yourself how to remember you’re dreaming, while you’re dreaming. Lucid dreams can take you anywhere you want to go! You can talk to anyone and accomplish anything in your dreams.
4. Create Your Own Dream Encyclopedia
After you’ve recorded your dreams over a long period of time, go back through your dream journal. You’ll start to notice certain dream symbols recurring. Maybe you dream of snakes often. Maybe you dream you’re back in high school and you can’t find your classroom. Take note of repetitive dreams and analyze what these dreams might have meant to you. Record these dream symbols and your personal interpretation. This will serve as your dream encyclopedia and aids in learning how to lucid dream.