If you are willing to induce lucid dreams based on how you have planned it before sleeping, the lucid dreaming visualization method I about to share in this post would be of good use to you.
Playing with images before sleeping is something so interesting that our mind likes to participate for adding more fun to it in various ways, many people have told me that they can resume a particular dream when they wake up in the middle, they might not be knowing it, but I think they are recreating the dream with a quick visualization of what they dreamed a few moments before.
So if you think of something over and over again while falling asleep, that has a high probability of appearing in your dreams. Similarly, if you will visualize something at that time, you can actually continue that imagination as a dream.
In other words, you are being the architect of your dreams when you do this, and with practice, you will be able to do this more frequently.
I advise you to be patient with this process because learning to generate dreams based on your visualization is one thing and maintaining your awareness in the dreams is another, thus you need to combine these two skills in order to create a lucid dream of your desire.
Lucid Dreaming Using Visualization
When you induce lucid dreams using various methods at the time when you enter the sleep state from wakefulness, it is called the WILD technique, which means wake induced lucid dreams.
Here’s how to do it: –
1 – Write in Your Dream Journal
If you are not in the habit of keeping a dream journal, start doing it now!
In this step, what we will do is that we will write the planned scene in our journal as if it has happened in the dream. Make sure to write it in the present tense by focusing the main situation, don’t make it too long.
Once you have completed writing this script, read it before you go to sleep (especially in the morning hours when you are half awake).
2 – Visualize
Once you have read what you have written in the journal, start relaxing in your bed for a while, and when you feel a little sleepy, imagine that scene.
Try to make your visualization interesting and make it more real by involving all your senses. Do not add many extra things, but try to maintain the fun part in it by making the imagination more livelier.
3 – Maintain Your Awareness
You will have to find the right time when you are about to fall asleep, just become aware when you are so relaxed that you know in the next few moments, you will be asleep.
At this time start repeating these words mentally while maintaining your vision “This is a dream”.
This will convert your vision into a dream and the words “This is a dream” will help you get lucid.
Dreaming what you have imagined is not a big thing, you can do it easily with a little effort, however maintaining your awareness while falling asleep is what is needed to be able to control that dream and for that, I would suggest you to read my post on the lucid dreaming meditation method.
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