The Key to Dream-World Lucidity
I would like to tell you in the morning…of the demons that I killed inmy dreams.Title song – Blown away
Carl Jung once said that we are dreaming all of the time, only thedistractions of waking life leave us unaware of this fact. Scientificstudy has supported this theory. The physical mechanisms of REM Sleepare functionally inhibited during the day because of all of the other forms of stimulation. But there is more that verifies Jung’s theory, thefact of wakefulness while dreaming. This wakefulness is called
There are several important differences between Lucid Dreaming and Non-Lucid dreaming. Lucid dreams are free from the irrationality andnarrative abstraction of the non-lucid state, and are remembered moreclearly. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer has access to all of thememories and thought function of wakeful life. The dreamer feels nodifferently than when they are awake, but they do know that they aredreaming. When they realize that they are dreaming, it comes as asurprise. Something strange about the occurrences of the dream makes thedreamer realize this. This is always very exciting and the things thatthe dreamer is aware of becomes sharper and more distinct. You feel agreat expansion of your awareness and you realize that you can doanything that you wish. One interesting fact is that you seldom havecomplete control over the dream, the creative side of the mind alwayshas some surprises in store. My method of achieving dream world lucidityis to observe and write down my dreams for a few nights, I look for acommon element in the dreams. When I dream again, I look for that onecommon element, then, realizing that I am dreaming, my mind becomes a playground. Such an ability can be very therapeutic. If a person isexperiencing a recurring nightmare, they can use Lucid Dreaming andconfront and defeat the demons of the nightmares. In closing, I wouldlike to state that the ability to Lucid Dream is a very valuable gift,and is well worth
developing.Working With Your DreamsRemembering your dreams-There are those of us who have problems remembering their dreams. One important fact
is that everyone dreams every time they sleep. If a person did not experience REM (Rapid EyeMovement) State, (another term for the dream state) They would go insane. The dream state is necessaryfor the health of the mind. This is why insomniacs experience a decline in sanity andrationality. The next step in the journey to remembering your dreams is to actually tell yourself,(train your mind), to remember them. This may take some practice. After waking, lie still for a fewmoments and allow the thoughts and ideas left over from the nights dream state to surface, andallow them through association to prompt dream-recallKeeping a dream-diary is a good way to build skill in remembrance of dreams, record in the book all leftover memory (however little there may be) of the nights brain activity. As you continue todo this, dreams will become more complete.