Lucid Dreaming: Controlling your dreams

June 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by GD  

Off late, various blogs and websites are buzzing with dreams and dreaming and so one needs to be more precise with lucid dreaming. But very few of us know what exactly is lucid dreaming

According to the Wikipedia, “a lucid dream also known as conscious dream,is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that he/she is dreaming. When the dreamer is lucid, they can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Hence it can be said that lucid dreaming occurs when a person who is actually asleep gains awareness of himself that he is actually being in a dream. Since the sleeper is aware of his dreams when he is dreaming a lucid dream, he/she can control and manipulate them as he sees fit just as one can do with one’s real life.

Generally, the vividness and the realness of a lucid dream depend on the level of conscious and self-awareness that one has during the lucid dream. The more aware and conscious one is, the more vivid and real would be the lucid dream.

According to the age old Mexican and Indian techniques, by looking at one’s pair of hands while dreaming enables the process of lucid dreaming. Looking at your hands while in your dreams is believed to be the signal that you can fully take control of your dream life in the same way as you can take control of your physical life.

Lucid dreaming is not some kind of a gift possessed by only a few, but is a skill which everyone can master through regular practice.

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