Lucid dreaming comes easy to some but for most people, it is a learned behavior. Here are 5 things every avid lucid dreamer knows.
1. Lucid dreaming is all about practice
This may come as a surprise, but like most things that are rewarding, lucid dreaming requires some practice. Very few people are able to lucid dream regularly without a lot of practice - so don't give up if you don't have a lucid dream the first time you try. Take some time to learn how to lucid dream and then work at it for a little bit. Believe me, it is more than worth the effort.
2. Learning lucid dreaming techniques helps...a lot
Before the internet, lucid dreaming was much more difficult to do because information on lucid dreaming techniques was hard to come by. In the last 30 years or so, a lot or research has been done on lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is no longer as mysterious as it once was and, because of the internet, it is easier than ever to find and share information on how to do it. So, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, you may want to first find out what techniques have already been proven to work.
3. Nothing works 100% of the time
So don't get discouraged if you try something once and it doesn't work. If something doesn't work the first time, it doesn't mean that it never will. Remember #1 on this list...practice!
4. Lucid dreaming is absolutely amazing
Lucid dreaming is more amazing than you think it is. In fact, in terms of the uniqueness of the experience, the creativity, excitement, and sheer wonder, there are few things in life that can compare. Our level of creativity is so exceptionally high while we dream that we are often inspired, afraid, or in some way dramatically affected by our dreams. Being able to recall with perfect clarity (yes, this is possible) and even fully control these dreams can open a whole new world of possibilities.
5. Lucid dream supplements work
Yes, they do work - and there is a lot of research that has been done that proves it. For centuries, people have noticed that certain herbs, foods, and nutrients will impact dreams in unique ways but they didn't really understand why or how they work. Now, scientists have learned enough about the brain chemistry involved in lucid dreaming to be able to understand how and why these herbs affect dreams and how to use them synergistically to dramatically enhance to lucid dream experience and dream recall.
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