It’s simple. Lucid Dreaming is knowing that you are dreaming while you are dreaming. It is having a dream when all of the sudden you become aware of the fact that you are in a dream. You snap out of that trance, out of that strange effect that makes you forget you are really in your bed, and wake you into the realization that you are indeed sleeping and that you are in a dream, and yet you do not wake up from that dream, you stay in a dream state exactly where you were a moment ago, only with the clarity that none of it is real while it’s all still going on.
This, if you have never experienced it before, is an astounding experience to say the least and no words can describe it if you had not had the exquisite pleasure of dream lucidity.
So why learn to lucid dream? There are many reasons, and beyond just the exhilarating experience itself it is a practice with tremendous benefits. The dream world is the ultimate virtual reality where you can literally create and do anything your imagination can invision. Ever wanted to fly? walk through walls? travel the galaxy? create a galaxy? I am barely scratching the surface here and the list is infinite. But dreams can also be the stage on which you face and overcome fears, learn about yourself and perhaps even about the nature of reality. Sounds fantastical? Find out for yourself, it is a personal journey after all.
Let me repeat something many who came before me pointed out which is the fact that we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Now you can spend a large part of this time in the grandest adventures of your life…
Want to give it a try? Here is the simplest way to start lucid dreaming.