If you are interested in dreams, then you might have often wondered if it is possible to dream what you want because this way you can live your fantasies in the dream world.
Dreams are very much similar to reality because there also we feel emotions and sensations like in the real world. For example, when you get hit by a car you will feel the pain, when you cuddle your lover you will feel love, when you touch the fire your hands will burn, all this happens in your dream world exactly as it would be in your waking life.
Most importantly, sometimes what happens in your dreams will cause your body to react. Like, if you see a ghost in your dreams, your pulse rate and breathing rate rises as if you actually experienced that.
Till you wake up, dreams are your reality and that’s why you can do many things in dreams that are impossible in your real life. Continue reading
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced conscious dreamer, the seven best lucid dreaming books that I am going to rank here based on my views will help you to gain a deeper understanding of your dream world.
Obviously, these books contain techniques and tips that will enable you to induce lucid dreams, gain dream control, maintain lucidity, increase dream recall, have outside body experiences etc., but what I consider as the most important thing you will be learning from these materials are the ways to connect with your higher self.
People are looking for shortcuts like lucid dreaming supplements or brainwave entrainment audios to have lucid dreams nowadays, but sadly the popularity of such things has overshadowed some great written works containing precious knowledge about conscious dreaming.
I always prefer the natural ways available for exploring my dream world, so books were my only guides in the journey of lucid dreaming. It took time for me to have my first lucid dream and to get better at it, but this enabled me to learn a lot of things about my inner mind which people who use shortcuts usually don’t get to learn. This is why I am so interested in sharing this list with you. Continue reading
Dream leaf has been the latest buzz in the world of lucid dreaming and this advanced lucid dreaming supplement has been highly praised by the people who have tried it. But what is it actually? Is it really that good? Is it safe? What type of experience people have had with these capsules? I will be answering all these questions in this review.
Apart from the natural lucid dream inducing foods, I have never preferred taking anything to have conscious dreams, not just because of the health risks associated with the supplements but for the sake of good sleeps.
I know that such things causes a lot of disturbance in the regular sleep patterns which can make you go through multiple false awakening loops or repeated occurrence of sleep paralysis, if you understand what I am talking about here, then you know that this could be worse than your most terrifying nightmares.
To me, more important than lucid dreaming were peaceful sleeps, so I took the straight path and I succeeded. It took time, but it made me better at this skill than those who take the shortcuts.
Being an experienced lucid dreamer doesn’t ensure that you will be able to induce a lucid dream frequently, so the sudden popularity that the dream leaf has gained made me to try it out, and here I am going to speak from my experience which will be equally helpful for both beginners and experts to make their decision.
You will get two types of pills in the box, blue colored pills and the red colored ones, like what Morpheus offers to Neo in the movie the Matrix.
These pills contain 5 super effective herbs that can stimulate the parts of your brain which becomes active when you have those vivid conscious dreams.
The blue pill is supposed to be taken when you go to bed and about four hours later you must take the red pill in order to make the maximum use of this product.
There is also an alternate method if you don’t want to wake up in the night where you take the red pill 4 hours before sleeping and you take the blue pill just before going to bed the next day.
Mugwort – This herb is a very well known one as many lucid dreamers have been using it for a very long time. The effect of this herb is increased vividness of the dreams which gives a great advantage to you since you will be able to have dreams that are pretty much real like.
Alpha GPC – To have a lucid dream it requires you to gain the level of consciousness in the dream world as in the waking life, and it is only possible when your rational mind becomes active while you are asleep.
Alpha GPC causes the waking up of your logical brain part which in turn induces a lucid dream.
5-HTP – One of the biggest complaints of the lucid dreamers is their inability to maintain a lucid dream for a long time and I am well aware that it is a very difficult task.
This particular content of this supplement causes an increase in the amount of certain chemicals in the brain that are responsible for the REM cycle of your sleep, which is the phase where one has dreams; as a result you will have long conscious dreams allowing you to enjoy your dreams to the fullest.
Huperzine-A – The prime reason why we are not conscious while dreaming is because we forget most of our regular conscious memories while dreaming, Huperzine-A will help you to have lucid dreams because it causes you to gain awareness of your true reality.
Choline – This boosts up the effects of Huperzine-A. People who complain that they don’t get dreams will start having dreams due to this ingredient of the pill because it helps one to remember his dreams clearly.
One feels that he doesn’t get dreams because of his weak dream recall ability and many a times we miss our awesome lucid dreams because we lose that memory even before we are fully awake, so both these herbs will make your dream memories strong as the real ones.
The main purpose of the dream herb is to tweak your sleep cycle in a way that you get a large continues REM cycle rather than the usual short ones.
People have reported different stories with the dream herb, but as far as I have known no one has complained of having no effect on their sleep or dreams after taking these pills.
A lot of people have had lucid dreams by taking these pills, the success rate is greater for the regular lucid dreamers, however many beginners have also had their first lucid dream because of dream leaf.
Here are some common experiences people have reported after trying out this lucid dreaming supplement: –
Deep Sleep – Many people have talked about deep rejuvenating sleep, especially in the first 4 hour after taking the blue pill, such sleeps have felt like a complete 12 hour sleep to them and that’s due to the lengthening of the deep sleep phase of natural sleep patterns caused by these herbs.
Interesting Dreams – Taking these pills definitely results into some kind of strangeness in one’s dreams, people have reported of having weird dreams that felt very real.
Nightmares – If you can’t stand nightmares then be careful because along with the strange dreams we discussed above most people have also had terrifying nightmares and since the dreams become more vivid it could scare the hell out of you.
Sleep Paralysis – Again, I would like to warn you if sleep paralysis makes your life difficult, then this stuff is not for you because the pills have made many people to experience frequent scary sleep paralysis.
Long Vivid Dreams – Users have loved this product because it has helped them to have long dreams, being a lucid dreamer I understand how badly one wants this to happen.
Dream Recall – Dreamers have praised this product mostly due to their increased dream recall ability after using it, since recalling dreams is what helps one to induce lucid dream frequently. This also makes one’s dreams very much similar to the real life memories.
You can’t induce a lucid dream every night, but dream leaf helps you to increase the probability of conscious dreams.
Many people have not had any success with this lucid dream supplement, however a lot of beginners have had their first lucid dream the very first night after taking these pills.
Apart from what I have talked in the above points, there is not much known harmful effects associated with dream leaf but I would still insist that you consult your physician before trying it out because you never know what might not suit your body, there are chances that such supplements could mess up with your mind and sleeps that’s why I always prefer the natural way.
The capsules are easy to swallow, but they smelled a little weird. Like many people, I had pretty good sleeps in the first four hours and experienced a lot of interesting dreams in the latter phase.
I experienced sleep paralysis and false awakenings multiple times, but since I am able to turn them into a lucid dream it became an advantage.
I once had a very long vivid lucid dream after taking the pills, which I won’t forget ever, it was when I went to sleep after taking the red pill and I remember the dream in complete detail. In that dream I was able to do some dream tasks that I have been planning for a very long time. I kept losing and gaining my lucidity many a times while dreaming, but I was able to write the whole story in my dream journal.
I would again say that I don’t encourage my readers to take the herbs for lucid dreaming, but yes this one works pretty well. You can buy dream leaf from amazon.
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I am going to share my favorite lucid dreaming meditation method in this post because I strongly believe that it will also work for you.
This meditation will not only help you to become aware in your dreams, but it will also relax your body and mind, hence it will relieve you from any tiredness or stress that you might be carrying from your day.
The soundtracks containing binaural beats are indeed effective to help you in lucid dreaming, but I always prefer to avoid external aids when it is about getting into a deep relaxed state of mind.
I do use guided visualizations sometimes, but I am a little disinclined to the use of brainwave entrainment (I have talked about this in my post – Dangers of Using Binaural Beats), however, I won’t stop you from using binaural audios because I know that different people have different experiences with it. Continue reading
Writing my dreams after waking up was once a very difficult task for me and I know many of the lucid dreamers hate doing this because that early morning time is often a busy one that’s why I will provide you a few alternatives here that will enable you to have lucid dreams without a need to keep dream journal.
Before looking at the alternative methods allow me to explain it to you why we actually keep record of our dreams..
Usually we only remember dreams that occurred a few minutes before waking up. Sometimes you may remember a little more but, till the time you take bath you probably would have forgotten them all unless you had an interesting dream.
There are people who say that they don’t get dreams at all but that’s not true, it is not that they are lying as they actually don’t know that they had dreams… why?.. it is because they forget their dreams even before they are fully awake.
This is why beginners in lucid dreaming are always advised to keep a dream journal beside them before sleeping since even if they had a lucid dream they won’t be able to remember it so that will mean that they never had one. Continue reading
For a very long time, I have been troubled by multiple false awakenings but, eventually I figured out a few ways to deal with them and I am going share it with you here.
I am well familiar with that dreadful feeling when you can’t find a way to escape from the chain of annoying dreams that tells you that you have woke up but then again you find that you are still dreaming.
Mostly when I experienced false awakenings it was when I slept during day time but, people experience it in the usual hours of night sleep as well.
In dreams, I used to get up in the same room where I slept so it was often too difficult to detect that if I was still dreaming or not but, what troubled me the most was helplessness of not being able to wake up despite of knowing that it is a dream.
More than 5 false awakenings(I have had 14+) one after another could be very frustrating that you might start to hate your sleep hours but fortunately there are ways using which you can regain your peaceful sleeps. Continue reading
In this post, we will see how to lucid dream tonight easily using a few simple techniques. These are some must to do methods if you are willing to be a conscious dreamer.
Many programs may try to trick you by offering one key method to induce lucid dream but I urge you understand the fact that nothing can make you to lucid dream except your own efforts and strong intentions.
Of course, there are supplements available that can help a person to have lucid dreams but, their effects also vary from person to person.
Below, I will share few tips using which you can highly increase the probability of having a lucid dream tonight.
You know there is a very high probability that you might have had lucid dreams already in the past but, you are oblivious to it.
Within the first few minutes after you wake up you forget most of your dreams and this why many people think that they don’t dream at all.
The very fundamental and essential step to have lucid dreams is to keep a dream journal. By doing so, you are also setting a strong intention that you want to explore your dream world which might eventually induce lucid dreams.
Make sure to keep a journal near you when you go to sleep tonight. Continue reading
If you are new to lucid dreaming and you are struggling to induce a lucid dream then the 7 lucid dreaming tips for beginners that I am going to share here will equip you with some essential information that will make it easier for you to have a conscious dream very soon.
The ability to induce lucid dreams varies from person to person because the subconscious mind of different people behaves differently and our dreams are handled by our subconscious mind.
It is true that once we get aware that we are dreaming we can control our dreams and do what we want but, for that also we need to develop a strong rapport with our subconscious mind as it can collapse the dream, wake you up or trick you into a new dream once you become conscious inside a dream.
This rapport can be developed with practice but some people’s subconscious mind has less resistance in letting them to become conscious while dreaming and that is why they are able to lucid dream easily.
It took me about 4 months of continuous efforts to have my first lucid dream (way too longer than the average cases).
One day I shared my experiences and knowledge about lucid dreaming with my friend. You know what? This friend of mine had a lucid dream the very next night after I shared all this stuff with him and that was the first time ever he came to know about this concept!
Obviously, I felt disgusted about how this could happen. However, I learned a very good lesson about lucid dreaming from that particular incident which is what I consider the most important thing to know for a beginner.
I will reveal that in the last but, first allow me to share the other basic tips:- Continue reading
Few years back when I became aware that we can control our dreams I spent months to find the best lucid dreaming technique and from experienced lucid dreamers I came to know that WILD is the most powerful technique however, it failed to give me the desired results.
After experimenting with various other methods I ended up finding the one that worked for me and realized that there is no perfect formula which works for everyone. So, an individual has to find his own best trick to become conscious in his dreams.
Don’t get discouraged by what I have said in the above paragraphs, since you are here to know the right formula for inducing the lucid dreams, you will leave this post with few LD techniques, essential tips to have conscious dreams and the method which works best for me-Who knows maybe it could prove out to be yours best as well.
But, before that I would like to warn you against people who are trying to sell products that contain the secret for inducing lucid dreams, please understand that this is a process which requires patience and efforts. So, keep yourself away from such scams.
This is a simple and most used LD inducing process; it is where you do various activities which increase your chance to wake up in your dreams.
Dream recall, visualization, reality checks and affirmations are the tools of MILD and it is the best practice for the beginners.
Few people consider this to be more effective than MILD and as I mentioned earlier, this trick has worked well for a large number of lucid dreamers.
WILD focuses on staying awake while allowing the body to sleep, when you are able to maintain your conscious awareness as you go from wakefulness to dream state it becomes easy for you to induce guided dreams and due to this there is a chance that you might have an out of body experience or sleep paralyses .
My most favorite method is the one which not only works perfectly for me but, it also enables me to have multiple conscious dreams and it is the cycle adjustment technique which I learned from Rebecca Turner’s lucid dream fast track kit.
This technique is so simple that even kids could do, all you have to do here is to adjust your early morning wake up time so that you can use your “body clock”(natural wake up alarm of your mind) to induce lucid dreams for you.
In order to this-Wake up at least an hour before your usual waking time for about a week and afterwards go back to your normal time(even if you wake up and can’t sleep after that, just lie there with your eyes closed). Now, switch waking up time alternatively from normal time to the new one and you will eventually get lucid dreams in that extra hour sleep.
-Keeping a dream journal is a must.
-Perform regular reality checks.
-Read lucid dreaming books or watch lucid dreaming movies before sleeping.
-Practice Yog Nidra.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I would be very happy to hear from you on the comments section below and if you have had success with any other technique then please do share it with us here.
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Being a person who loves exploring his dream world especially through concepts like lucid dreaming, I have a habit of writing them in my dream journal and even when I don’t keep a dream journal, I often remember dreams that have a lot of connection with my actual life.
It is usual for me to talk about my dreams with others and hearing about their dreams-Sometimes to laugh about the weirdness and sometimes to find out if it is trying to convey any important message.
This one thing never fails to intrigue me, I have had many dreams where I have met people who are no longer alive and this same thing is what I have heard from many others. Even though we may ignore such dreams thinking that they were mere dream figures just like all others, we cannot deny the fact that such dreams usually have something so intriguing about them.
I had a very vivid dream about a dead friend of mine which was a lucid dream and it had such a mysterious essence about it that it persisted in my thoughts for so long.
From the dream experiences of mine and others, I am now very sure that our dreams do have the tendency to tap the powers of which we are unaware in our waking life and hence providing various solutions to our problems. Continue reading