“Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?”
WHAT IS LUCID DREAMING?
“Lucid dreaming means dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming. The term was coined by Frederik van Eeden who used the word “lucid” in the sense of mental clarity. Lucidity usually begins in the midst of a dream when the dreamer realizes that the experience is not occurring in physical reality, but is a dream. Often this realization is triggered by the dreamer noticing some impossible or unlikely occurrence in the dream, such as flying or meeting the deceased. Sometimes people become lucid without noticing any particular clue in the dream; they just suddenly realize they are in a dream.”
Credit: The Lucidity Institute
My Lucid Dreams: Recalling Nighttime Adventures
I’ve only had two small tastes but enough of a taste to whet my appetite and be intrigued with the whole phenomena. The first time involved flying in a bright blue sky full of cottony clouds where I was in complete control of my actions. I was twirling and spinning and having the time of my life. The second one was somewhat dramatic: I was being chased up the stairwell of a giant parking structure. I was running faster and faster up the seemingly endless flights of stairs and then suddenly I reached the top. It was nighttime and a million stars shone in the pitch black sky, like sparkling diamonds. There was no place left to run, I looked over the edge and saw only a vast ocean before me glinting in the moonlight. It was then I realized that I was dreaming. I took the plunge and dove straight into the silvery water. I expected it to be cold but it was warm like bath water and I swam and swam enjoying myself until I woke up. That was a month ago and I cannot wait until I have another adventure.
Have YOU ever had a lucid dream? Tell me about it…
*R e l a t e d a r t i c l e s*
Seize control of your dreams (psychologytoday.com)
How to Lucid Dream (wikihow.com)
How can you control your dreams? (scientificamerican.com)
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
I’ll See You In My Dreams: The Shared Dream Phenomenon (thespiritseekers.wordpress.com)