There are two main ways for attaining lucidity,
- Falling asleep while keeping consciousness
- Falling asleep, losing consciousness and then bringing your consciousness back by realizing that you are dreaming.
In this tutorial we will be focused mainly on the second method, however I will also provide links for the other methods in the future.
Setting Your Intention
IF you really intend to have a lucid dream then your mind will give it to you. Doing things like dream journaling, reading articles about lucid dreaming or simply thinking about lucid dreaming will increase your desire/intent to have a lucid dream and therefore it will increase your chances for experiencing a lucid dream.
Creating a Reality Checking Habit
– “Dreams are real as reality itself. In order to bring awareness to your dreams we have to bring awareness in our walking life.”
The logical/conscious part of our brain is partially shut down while we are sleeping, in order to activate it we ask the question: “Am I Dreaming?” and then we test to see if we are dreaming or not.
To make sure we ask this question, we will program our subconscious mind to act in a certain way when certain thing happens. For example, we can program ourselves to do a reality check each time we see some close friend.