How to do lucid dreaming & dream programming
Lucid dreaming connects with astral travel and out of body experience. It is just different labeling. The experience may vary for other people because of the beliefs they have about different words. If a person intends for a lucid dream, then the label may affect the person not to see what is going on in real-time, in the physical world. Another person can have the understanding that astral travel and lucid dreaming are the same, so he will see what the neighbor girl does, in his “lucid dream,” and have it confirmed.
But commonly the word “lucid dream” is translated into something that is happening inside of your head. It is being aware of the dream, aware you are dreaming. Since people often translate the lucid dream of being inside the head, the colors are often the same as in ordinary dreams. You are only more focused and with a more robust content in lucid dreams. In astral travel or out of body experiences, the colors are often perceived a little different. Because of the idea of “being out of the body,” the colors are often shinier. Objects often have a lustrous effect to them, lighting up like neon lights. To understand more about astral travel and out of body experience, read this: https://abundance7.com/astral-travel-and-out-of-body-experience/.
The colors, the landscape, and the type of information people get access to are different in a lucid dream because of the labeling and ideas associated with them. Now, let us compare lucid dreams to usual dreams. Well, instead of your dreams being “blurry” or weak, they become intense and focused in a lucid dream. To compare an ordinary dream with a lucid dream is to compare a VHS with commercial on it, versus a Blue Ray movie. The awareness is much greater, and the pictures and concepts are more crystal clear in the viewing.
One way to lucid dream is to make habits in waking life. Practices done during the day will be done in dreams. We dream about our day and the things we have experienced. Habits, routines, and the things we do and think about the most are most likely to appear in a dream. The trick is to recognize your patterns in your dreams. One of the experts in lucid dreaming is Stephen LaBerge. He has contributed a lot to the field of lucid dreaming, with different techniques. Below is a list of strategies that helps you induce lucid dreams.
Lucid dream techniques:
Ask, “Is this a dream?” in waking life:
This question is asked to raise the probability to increase lucid dreaming. Here you can request a partner or yourself in different situations: Is this a dream? Do this many times a day. Make it fun, asking the question to your friends or partner in weird cases. When they trip & fall, ask, “Is this a dream?” When your friend gets a kiss close to the nightclub; Is this a dream? When your partner overcook something in the kitchen, “is this a dream?”. You get the idea. Just make it somewhat fun and motivating.
The “What if” question game:
This is a different game because here, you ask other types of questions.
Sit down with a friend and ask him all kinds of questions regarding what is a dream and what is real. For example, What if you could fly? This question clearly indicates a dream. Another what-if question could be, what if you could walk through a wall? Another answer is suggesting a dream. What if your car is broken? This what-if question implies a real-world solution.
The purpose of doing this what-if game is to train your mind in differentiating reality from dreams. Becoming aware of the differences will help you achieve a lucid dream faster. Remember to change who is asking and answering, since asking questions also makes you think.
Do things that confirm you are awake:
A neat trick here is to have a rubber band around your wrist. Tighten the rubber band, so it makes some pain, just a little pinch. Do this daily and often; then you start doing this in the dream, because of habit. Then notice that you don’t feel any pain in the dream. This makes you aware and lucid in the dream.
What happens is that your critical factors get triggered in your dream, often in delta brainwave, where you usually don’t have any vital factor. But when this critical factor gets activated, you will produce gamma brainwaves, inside the dream that already have delta brainwaves. This mix, between Delta and gamma waves, is what results in Lucid dreaming.
Reality checks are something you do to test reality, to see if you are dreaming or awake. The point is to do these often and make it into habits.
A reality check to confirm you are awake is to watch your clock. For example, if the time is 10:30, then seconds later it says 10:30, you know you are awake. This is how time operates typically in the waking state. But if the time suddenly says 05:47 seconds later, then you are dreaming.
Another trick is to hold your breath and check if you can breathe through your nose when you hold your breath. If you can’t, then logically, you are awake. If you can, then you are dreaming. An additional reality check is to try pushing the right finger through your left hand. If the finger penetrates through your hand, then you are in a dream.
The last example of a reality check is to jump up in the air. If you don’t land, but keep levitating, then you are dreaming. Only in dreams, the physical laws operate differently.
Write a dream journal:
Every morning when you wake up, write down your dreams. At first, don’t move, just say out loud your dream. Then proceed to grab a pencil and paper. Write down what you remember of what you just said out loud. If you forget something, you can get back to the posture of where you were talking out loud to remember.
What writing does, is hardwiring your brain, sending a message that what you are writing is essential. You will soon discover that some topics and themes repeat itself in your dreams. Some dream signs and symbols are more prevalent than others. Study the dream signs and remember them. Remembering these in a dream will activate your critical factor, and you will have a Lucid dream. You can also play the “what if game” with those dream signs.
What to do in a lucid dream?
What about learning? Learnings of all kinds. Ask your helpers to go through your life’s activities and behavioral attitudes. Where do they believe you can improve? Ask your guides about themes you want to know more about. Maybe you want to learn about healing, manifesting, or astral travel. Ask your guides to place you in courses and classrooms that teach about these topics. Visiting dream schools with the help of your companions can make you learn a lot. Learn more about how to communicate with your spirit guides here:
Maybe you want to ask to help and do work in an astral city, assisting beings to that need it. Focus your intention on learning, growing, and supporting, like visiting dream schools or do work in an astral city. You are implying with your choices that you want to raise the quality of your being. These types of intentions make it more possible that higher intelligence will bring you the spiritual experiences needed. Since it is good for yourself and others, you gain more knowledge and wisdom. Understand the reason behind spiritual experiences, here: https://abundance7.com/reason-behind-spiritual-experiences/
Personally, I have been in situations in dreams where I have healed people with hands-on methods. To learn more about hands-on healing, read this: https://abundance7.com/hands-on-healing/. Another time I used hypnosis in the dream to help a patient get more self-confidence. So you can use your skills and knowledge to do good in these other worlds. And use the received from dreams to help people here on this planet.
Dream programming is almost the same as lucid dreaming. But lucid dreaming is more about coming into a state of awareness, and from there do whatever you like. The difference is in the way you receive the experience. A lucid dream is to become -generally- aware in the night, to wake up in a dream. But dream programming is about actually programming -specifically- what you want.
You do dream programming before going to sleep, and the results may vary as to what you choose to program. Here are some examples of things you can program in your dreams:
You can say before you go to sleep: “tonight I am going to have dreams with tips and tricks that will show me how to live a better life. I will understand these tips and tricks, and when I wake up, I will remember them.”
Tell your spirit guides; you want to learn something in the lucid dream. This can be done by visualizing a dream school before you fall to sleep. Imagine all the rooms, the walls, ceiling, and how the building looks from an outside view. Now you got a good picture of the physical attributes, next focus on what to learn, the teachers, and the pedagogy.
By holding your hands on your stomach, you start to self-heal, and you can balance your chakras. Read more about balancing chakras here: https://abundance7.com/balancing-meridians-chakras-auras/. Balancing your chakras is one of the techniques to experience astral travel. If you become lucid in a dream, you can transform the experience into astral travel. Simply say in the dream, I am “your name,” and I want to astral project now!
If you want to wake up at a specific time in the morning, visualize a clock and the time you want to wake up”, for example, 8:00. See the numbers on your inner screen. After practicing this method, you will wake up maybe at 10:00, then 9:00 the day after. The third day at 8:15, before you will hit your target time at 8:00. With practice, your mind and body will tune at the right time. Do this programming when you have spare time, like at the weekend.
Use sleep paralysis as a way to reach a lucid dream or astral dream. Lay perfectly still, and feel vibrations in your body. Mentally spread the vibrations to a different body part as much as possible. When your whole body is vibrating, do a sit up. This will push your astral body out of your physical body. Next, learn how to stop sleep paralysis. Hold your breath; then your body has to wake up. Think of beautiful images and focus on your most relaxing memory ever, and focus your mind on getting back into the sleep state.
If you know anybody who will be interested in experiencing lucid dreaming, please share this information with them! It is always fun to have somebody to discuss and learn together with. Let your friends also be “in the know.” If many people you know practice, you can meet each other in a dream. Good luck to you all!